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FIDM National Scholarship Competition

Win a full one-year scholarship to attend FIDMDo you belong to the next generation of solution-oriented creative leaders, entrepreneurs, and trendsetters? Showcase your talent as you demonstrate a strong understanding of aesthetics and the ability to push your limits, in our 2019 National Scholarship Competition, featuring Celebrity Judge Kris Jenner.

Deadline: Mar 29, 2019 *More info here!


FORCE FOR GOOD Film Festival

The University of Notre Dame Department of Film, Television, and Theatre, in cooperation with the Office of Pre College Programs, seeks to showcase and encourage creative students nationally, by presenting the FORCE FOR GOOD Film Festival. An opportunity for high school students to use their cell phones as film cameras in a positive manner. A creative showcase, and a national competition to win a scholarship to Notre Dame’s two-week summer program, Summer Scholars. Be a Force For Good in your school, with your friends, in your community, and the world. Here's how it works.

  1. Current high school freshmen, sophomores, juniors and seniors are eligible
  2. Take a phone, and a creative idea, and make a five minute (or less) short film that touches on the concept of being a "force for good"
  3. Upload your film to the Force For Good Film Festival site on by April 1, 2019.
  4. On April 30, 2019 we'll announce the official selections online. Selected films will be screened at the ANDkids World Film Festival in August 2019 at the University of Notre Dame's Browning Cinema in the DeBartolo Performing Arts Center
  5. A Summer Scholars scholarship winner will be selected from sophomore and junior entries. Winner is eligible to receive a full scholarship to the two-week University of Notre Dame Summer Scholars Program (Film Production Track) for either 2019 or 2020
  6. A Best of Fest winner will be chosen from all entries
  7. Official Selection films will receive recognition and be screened in August along with the winning films at the ANDkids World Film Festival at Notre Dame
  8. Films must be produced and completely made by students. However, they can be produced either inside or outside a classroom environment. We encourage teachers to incorporate the Force For Good Film Festival into a class curriculum, and provide advice and feedback just like any other homework or research assignment.

Deadline: Apr 1, 2019 *Complete submission details at


The Yorba Linda Chamber of Commerce Scholarship

The Yorba Linda Chamber of Commerce will award multiple scholarships of at least $500 each. Scholarship recipients will be invited to attend their school’s Awards Night to receive their scholarship.

Applicant Eligibility:

  • Must be graduating seniors of the Placentia-Yorba Linda Unified School District.
  • Must plan to enter an accredited vocational/technical school, community college or four-year college/university
  • Must be enrolled full-time beginning in the Fall 2019 academic term (unless their schedule is approved by the Yorba Linda Chamber of Commerce)
  • Must have an academic non-weighted 2.3 grade point average or better
  • Must have volunteered at the Yorba Linda Chamber of Commerce or with a Chamber Member
The application becomes complete and valid only when you have turned in ALL items listed below:
  • Online scholarship application and personal info form
  • GPA Information (to be completed and signed by your counselor)
  • Sealed Official transcript(s) of grades
  • Writing prompts

Deadline: Apr 2, 2019 *Apply here!


Yorba Linda Senior Citizens Club Scholarship

YL Senior Citizens Club offers a scholarship to PYLUSD students. Applicants must:

  • Be an enrolled Senior attending Yorba Linda, Esperanza, El Dorado or Valencia High School for the entire 2018-2019 school year
  • Have a minimum 3.0 GPA
  • Be enrolled in a college, community college or university for the fall semester of the 2019-   2020 school year
  • Completion of Application (HERE)
  • Submission of a 250-300 word typewritten or printed essay

Applications will be reviewed for completeness.  Summaries will be evaluated for content and quality of communication.  

Emphasis will be on proper grammar, punctuation, spelling and sentence structure.

Work Experience, Community Service, Honors and Awards, and Leadership and Extracurricular Activities will be evaluated.                     

Deadline: April 6, 2019 *More info here!


APLE’s Scholarship Application

Graduating High Schoolers Scholarship Application. Applicants must present a completed application with the following recommendation forms:

  1. One from a PYLUSD teacher who is familiar with the applicant’s involvement and participation in school activities.
  2. One from your community service supervisor, not anybody at your school, who was directly involved with the applicant’s community service hours.

Applicants must meet the following criteria:

  1. Graduating senior from a PYLUSD high school
  2. Unweighted academic grade point average 3.0
  3. Demonstrate involvement in and sensitivity to human, social and civic issues.
  4. Demonstrate upstanding character such as responsibility, reliability, and integrity.
  5. Involvement in school and community activities
  6. Interest in a career involving some type of public service

Scholarship recipients must register in an accredited Institution of higher learning, and bring proof of final registration and attendance to the APLE office to receive funds. Return to:Association of Placentia-Linda Educators1250 N Lakeview – Suite A, Anaheim CA 92807

Deadline: Apr 12, 2019 *apply here!


Apartment Guides “What is your responsibility towards ending homelessness?” Scholarship

Apartment Guide is asking you to spend some time thinking and writing about your responsibility towards ending or improving homelessness. This could be homelessness in your immediate community or the problem of homelessness in general. Think about what causes the problem of homelessness. Do you even think it is a problem we should solve? Does every individual need to have a house or is it ok that some may prefer to live differently? What is the difference between being a vagabond and being homeless? What can you do to help those in our society who would like to have a home but don’t have one? Now write about it in 600 words or less for a chance to win $2,500. To be eligible to enter this scholarship contest, applicants:

  • Must be at least 17 years old
  • Must be a U.S. citizen or otherwise legally residing in 1 of the 50 United States or the District of Columbia
  • Must be enrolled in or accepted as a full-time student at an accredited college or university for the Fall 2019 semester
  • Must be pursuing an undergraduate education
  • Have a minimum 2.5 GPA
  • Contest is void where prohibited
  • No purchase necessary
  • Subject to official contest rules here!

Deadline: Apr 12, 2019


Placentia Round Table Women’s Club Scholarship

The Placentia Round Table Women’s Club annually awards scholarships to graduating seniors who live within the Placentia Yorba Linda Unified School District boundaries. We wish to recognize students who are involved in service Activities for their community and school. Our requirement for scholarship recipients is a cumulative G.P.A. of 3.0, unweighted. Students attending 4 year colleges will receive up to $1,000.00; students attending 2 year colleges will receive up to $600.00. Please complete both pages of the application below, include a letter of recommendation and your transcripts.

Deadline: Apr 12, 2019 *apply here!


Anaheim Public Utilities Scholarship  

As a community-owned not-for-profit utility, Anaheim Public Utilities proudly supports local students. Anaheim, Public Utilities is now accepting applications for its Educational Scholarship to honor an outstanding high school senior who is interested in pursuing a degree in engineering, environmental science, sustainability, or other utility-related fields.


  • Student must submit an application and write a 300-500 word essay explaining the benefits of community-owned not-for-profit Public Utilities, such as Anaheim Public Utilities, compared to for-profit Investor-Owned Utilities.
  • Student must live in Anaheim and receive electric and water service from Anaheim.
  • Student must be enrolled as a high school senior at the time Student's application is submitted.
  • Student will be enrolled as a full time student in a two or four year accredited post-secondary institution in the upcoming academic year.
  • Student’s parents or legal guardians cannot be employed by the City of Anaheim.

Deadline: Apr 14, 2019 *apply here!


Kids’ Chance of California Scholarship

A Kids’ Chance of California scholarship helps kids whose parents suffered injury or death on the job. Every year, thousands of California workers are seriously injured at work and more than 350 are killed. These events can devastate families. Part of the fallout can include a significant reduction in income that makes saving money for college or vocational school seem out of reach. Kids’ Chance of California is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to provide need‐based educational scholarships to children of California workers who have been fatally or seriously injured on the job. How do I know whether I’m eligible?

  • You’re between 16–25 years old.
  • Your parent/legal guardian was killed on the job or had a serious injury that has significantly reduced your family’s financial income. For example, your parent has been unable to return to work for a long time or returned to work and the new job pays a lot less.*
  • You’re enrolled, accepted or applying as a full or part‐time student at a university, college, or vocational school. The school does not have to be in California.
  • You can show a financial need based on the Federal Expected Family Contribution—FAFSA criteria:
  • Student applicants and/or parent are not required to be a legal resident of CA or live in CA.

Deadline: May 15, 2019 *flyer here! *application here!


Asian Pacific Fund

The Asian Pacific Fund administers scholarship programs to help undergraduate and graduate students achieve their education goals.

To apply for a scholarship, please review the complete eligibility criteria for each scholarship program listed below:

Matt Fong Asian Americans in Public Finance Scholarship (Deadline: April 1, 2019)

Hsiao Memorial Social Sciences Scholarship (Deadline: May 13, 2019)

Lapiz Family Scholarship (Deadline: April 26, 2019)

Tina E. Yeh Community Service Memorial Fellowship (Deadline: March 29, 2019)