Financial Aid & Scholarships

Financial Aid and Scholarships

FAFSA-Financial Aid

The FAFSA(Free Application for Federal Student Aid) is used to apply for financial aid.All information and the application can be found at or for those who are not US citizens. You can file a FAFSA between October 1st and March 2nd of the senior year.

Cal Grants: TUSD submits GPAs for all seniors each year. This means that you DO NOT have to fill out the GPA Verification Form. As long as you complete your FAFSA by March 2nd, you will be considered for Cal Grants.

In addition to the FAFSA, some colleges and universities will require the CSS Profile. That can be found here:

Local Scholarships

LOCAL SCHOLARSHIP meeting will be held on November 2nd & 3rd at the beginning of lunch for Seniors interested in learning about the application process. Sign up on your Naviance account (under College Visits) to attend either presentation held in the library.

2017-2018 Local Scholarship Application 

2017-2018 Local Scholarship Instructions 

Other Scholarships 2017-2018

Big Sun Scholarship-DUE 6/19/18
Amount: $500
Scholarship is open to all student athletes who are high school seniors or current college students. Applicant must submit an essay on how their high school sports participation influenced them.

Apply here:

California Association of Collectors (CAC) Educational Scholarship Foundation-DUE 6/1/18
Amount: Up to $2,500
Scholarship is open to California high school juniors and seniors who will be attending any accredited public or private college, university, or trade school within 12 months of the scholarship award. Applicant must submit an essay on a given topic related to financial credit.

Apply here:

Fundera College Scholarship -DUE 6/1/18
Amount: $2,000
Scholarship is open to incoming and current college students in the United States. Applicant must be a young entrepreneur. Student must submit a video on a topic related to technology and small businesses.

Apply here:

Lapeze & Johns PLLC Trial Attorneys Scholarship-DUE 6/1/18
Amount: $1,500
Description: Scholarship is open to current U.S. high school juniors and seniors with at least a 3.0 GPA and planning to enter an accredited four-year university after graduation. Applicant must submit a PSA or essay on one of five struggles faced by teens today (depression, bullying, Sexual Activity, Drug Use, Alcohol Use).

Apply here:

Galactic Unite Bytheway Scholarship-DUE 6/1/18
Amount: Up to $7,500
Description: Scholarship is open to incoming first-year female college students pursuing STEM degrees at any accredited four-year college or university in the United States. Applicant must be a U.S. citizen.

Apply here: Scholarship-DUE 6/1/18
Amount: $1,000
Description: Scholarship is open to current high school and college students located in the United States and Canada. Applicant must submit a short story or informational article for children

Apply here:

 NBCuniversal Tony Coelho Media Scholarship-DUE 6/6/18
Sponsor: The American Association of People with Disabilities
Amount: $5,625
Description: Scholarship is open to incoming and current undergraduate and graduate students with disabilities who are interested in pursuing a career in the communications, media, or entertainment industry. While applicant does not need to be a U.S. citizen to be eligible for the scholarship, applicant must currently be enrolled in a college or university in the United States.

Apply here:

Advancement of Women in Sports and Entertainment Scholarship-DUE 6/15/18
Sponsor: The Floyd Mayweather Jr. Foundation
Amount: $1,000
Description: Scholarship is open to female undergraduate students who are majoring in Public Relations, Communication, Media Studies, Marketing or Journalism. Applicant must be a legal resident of the United States and have a desire to work in the entertainment or sports industry

Apply here:

JACL Greater Los Anhers Chapter Hana Uno Shepard Memorial Scholarship-5/15/18

Eligibility Requirements:

-Graduating Highschool Senior

-A member of a single parent family

-of Japanese descent

Winner will be selected based on academics,community service, extracurricular involvement and clarity of application.

For further information email

See Ms. Maldonado for an application.

Horatio Alger Career & Technical Scholarship Application($1000)- 6/15/18

For High school seniors who will be enrolled in an eligible Career /Technical program for Fall 2018. Must demonstrate a strong commitment to pursue and complete a career or technical program, have financial need and demonstrate perseverance in overcoming adversity. Must be a US Citizen.

 For more information and to apply visit:

Los Hermanos de Stanford Scholarship -5/12/18

Multiple Scholarships awarded ranging from $500-$1000 to outstanding Latino students graduating from high school with plans to attend any 2 year or 4 year institution of higher learning. Students will be awarded based on community service, academic excellence and cultural awareness, all guiding principles of the organization.

More information and the application can be found here:

Taiwanese-American Citizens League Community Scholarship

This scholarship is open to all seniors and juniors regardless of race, national origin, and financial needs. Must be well-rounded students who have demonstrated leadership skills, extracurricular activity involvement, community service, and academic success.

Apply here,

The 2018 Aspiring Nurse Scholarship- Deadline 8/31/18, for high school seniors who plan to pursue college education in nursing, including LPN, LVN, and BSN programs.

Apply at


The following links are great for national scholarship searches and more information on financial aid: