Financial Aid & 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 https://fafsa.ed.gov/ or The CADAA  (California Dream Act Application) www.caldreamact.org 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: https://cssprofile.collegeboard.org/

Other Scholarships 

For Current Seniors 

Nav Entrepreneur Scholarship

Amount: $1,000 for two winners (selected on essay quality)

Application period: open until May 19, 2019

Requirements: Available to students enrolled in courses for the Spring of 2019. Preference will be given to students who run a business or have the desire to open a business.

More details can be found here.

JACL Greater LA Chapter Hana Uno Shepard Memorial Scholarship

Each applicant must submit the request form, the application form, and an essay on a separate sheet. The winner will be selected based on academic record, community service, and extracurricular involvement, quality of essay, letter of recommendation, and clarity of application.

Requirements:

  • A graduating high school senior, residing in LA County or Orange County

  • A member of a single-parent family

  • Of Japanese descent

Deadline is May 15, 2019. Please see Mrs. Leone for application and request form.

 

Scholarship Opportunity For Seniors who plan to go into CTE:

Attention Seniors who are planning to pursue a technical career after high school ( Auto Mechanic, Carpenter,  Welder, Electrician, Surgical Technologist etc.) There is a special scholarship for you! Please see Ms. Maldonado for details on how to apply.

College Board Opportunity Scholarships- Deadline ongoing

Beginning with the class of 2020 ( Current Juniors), College Board will be awarding scholarships ranging from $500 to $40,000. This scholarship program  does not have a minimum GPA or SAT score. Students have a chance to earn scholarships when they: Build their college list, Practice for the SAT, Improve their SAT score, strengthen their college list, Fill out the FAFSA and apply to college.

More information on this  College Board Opportunity Scholarships can be found here

Shelly Spiegal-Coleman 2019 Scholarship

This scholarship is for a High School bilingual senior who is planning to enroll in courses leading towards a teaching or counseling credential addressing the needs of english learners through the promotion of Bilingual Enducation. Requirements:

  1. Must submit a completed and signed application (3pages)
  2. Must submit a one page personal statement explaining why you have chosen to becomes a teacher or a counsler promoting Bilingual Education
  3. Must submit at least 2 letters of recommendation from a teacher, counselor, administrator, or supervisor (including a contact telephone number).
  4. Must enroll in a college (community, state, or private college or university) by Sep 2019
  5. Must submit a copy of spring 2019 transcript

Must submit all of the above documents by Monday April 29, 2019

Please see Mrs. Leone in the counseling office for an application.

The Daniel Carlos Herrera Memorial 2019 Scholarship

Requirements:

  • High School graduate who is pursuing a career in education or community service with a focus on serving an ethnically diverse society
  • Student who is bilingual in English/Spanish, or has a Native American Tribal Affiliation
  • Resilient student who in their earlier school career had an academic or personal obstacle to overcome
  • Student who is, or has been involved in outside community work or service

Application must be postmarked by Monday April 29, 2019

Please see Mrs. Leone in the counseling office for an application

 

9-12 Grade Scholarships

Scholarships from Flight Path Museum

A new Howard Drollinger Scholarship Program for $2500 has been added to our scholarships available for students pursuing careers in aviation.  The other scholarships are: Clay Lacy ($5000), Morrey Plotkin ($5000), and Charles "Pete" Conrad, Jr. ($2000). The deadline for submitting applications is Saturday, May 25. 2019.  Applications are available on our website at http://flightpathmuseum.com/education/scholarship-program/

Student Scholarships:

There are several scholarships programs available for all grades. Please visit here for all the scholarships offered, additional information, and deadlines. If you have any questions please see Mrs. Leone in the counseling office.

Scholarship Buddy:

There are several scholarships programs available for all grades. Please visit here for all the scholarships offered, additional information, and deadlines. If you have any questions please see Mrs. Leone in the counseling office.

College Covered (Discover) (Deadline Jan 31, 2020)

Discover Student Loans is giving away a $5,000 scholarship each month this year! The earlier you enter the more chances you have to win 1 of the 12 scholarships available. For more information and to enter visit here.

California Association of Collectors Educational Scholarship Foundation (CACESF) - Deadline is June 30, 2019.

CACESF is a 501c3 organization that provides scholarships to California high school students who demonstrate an understanding of sound financial and credit management. This year, CACESF is offering a total of three scholarships. First place winners will receive $2,500, second place winners will receive $2,000, and third place winners will receive $1,500. To apply, students must submit an original essay on the following prompt: Debt collection agencies in the US have an important job of collecting unpaid consumer debts. Why is unpaid debt collection so important to the US economy, and what personal finance strategies can you implement in your young adult life to ensure long-term personal financial stability? The application is open to current high school juniors and seniors. All applications must be submitted online at cacesf.org.

Cirkled in Scholarship

$2500 scholarship for 8th-12th grade students. It’s an easy scholarship to apply for, with no income bracket requirements, no minimum GPA, and no lengthy essay to write. Students can use it for any educational need, such as college tuition (4 year, 2 year, or trade school), books and supplies, even transportation if necessary. It’s free to apply. It’s open to all high school grades, not just the seniors. Apply here.

College Board Opportunity Scholarships- Deadline ongoing

Beginning with the class of 2020 ( Current Juniors), College Board will be awarding scholarships ranging from $500 to $40,000. This scholarship program  does not have a minimum GPA or SAT score. Students have a chance to earn scholarships when they: Build their college list, Practice for the SAT, Improve their SAT score, strengthen their college list, Fill out the FAFSA and apply to college.

More information on this  College Board Opportunity Scholarships can be found here.

2019 Scholarships Opportunities

Attached is annual compilation of key scholarship opportunities, internships, and summer programs. Click here for a list of scholarshop opportunities. Interested in an internship? Click here for a list of career focused internship opportunities for students looking to gain valuable career experience. Both lists are updated regularly. It's not too early for students to begin planning for summer, also offered is a list of college focused summer programs click here.

Resources

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

www.icanaffordcollege.info 

www.csac.ca.gov

www.ecmc.org 

www.scholarshare.com

www.fastweb.com

www.going2college.org

www.bigfuture.collegeboard.org

www.petersons.com

www.gocollege.com

www.moolahspot.com