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Scholarships are gift-aid awarded on the basis of merit, academic excellence, and in some cases, additional criteria such as study in a particular major, leadership, or financial need.
Welcome to Los Angeles Harbor College Local Scholarship Page.
Below, you will find many new scholarship opportunities offered locally and around the Greater Los Angeles area, as well as long standing scholarships and helpful links. Should you have any questions about any scholarship on this page, please contact our Financial Aid Scholarship Guru, Michelle Barreau at Barreamm@lahc.edu.
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> The "Money-back Guarantee" - especially if the company tries to guarantee that you will win an award.
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July 5, 2016
Accounting students can apply for a $10,000 Leadership Award to be presented by Deloitte
The Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU) has partnered with Deloitte LLP to offer the Jorge Caballero Student Leadership Award of $10,000 for accounting majors who demonstrate leadership qualities through academics and community involvement. As part of the leadership award, applicants will also be considered for a paid internship with Deloitte. The Awardee will receive a scholarship to attend HACU’s Annual Conference where they will be recognized with the award. Deadline to apply is Aug. 21. More
Apply for a fall internship through the HACU National Internship Program
The deadline for students to apply for a fall internship through the HACU National Internship Program is July 8. Fall interns will work with a federal agency from Aug. 25 to Dec. 10. Additional information here.
HACU/Solution Generation Climate Leadership Award application closes Sept. 2
HACU members have until Sept. 2 to apply for the $10,000 HACU/Solution Generation Climate Leadership Award. A single HACU-member institution deemed by the selection committee to have the most innovative outreach efforts to engage its campus and broader community in climate and sustainability solutions. More
HACU Member Advisories are a service of the Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU)
CURRENT OPEN SCHOLARSHIPS
-Scholarships for African American Students-
This scholarship award website is a resource website that provides information on various scholarships that benefit minority students who are pursuing higher education. This website provides links and information on the requirements needed for different scholarships that are being offered.
Application Deadlines vary based on available individual scholarships
National Council of Jewish Women
Los Angeles (NCJW/LA)
The NCJW/LA Scholarship Program is designed to ease the financial burden of people who are trying to better their lives through education in the aftermath of trauma, loss and other setbacks. Our recipients have ranged from survivors of domestic violence to single fathers to first generation college students.
Interested applicants must live and attend school in the Greater Los Angeles area, including Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, and Ventura Counties and may apply for up to two scholarships per cycle. Since 1987, our Scholarship Program has provided over 260 scholarships totaling more than $340,000.
The NCJW/LA has multiple scholarships available, each with their own requirements and deadlines. Please visit the website for the application and for information regarding specific requirements for each of the scholarships available.
Cycle 1 ( February 1, 2017 - May 1, 2017)
Cycle 2 ( August 1, 2017 - November 1, 2017)
|Asian Pacfic Fund Scholarship Programs|
This scholarship website is a resource website that provides information on 13 distinct scholarships are being offered to students of Asian heritage, who are pursuing higher education. This website provides links and information on the requirements needed for different scholarships that are being offered.
Application Deadline is February 24, 2017
|Legacy Scholarship Program|
The Legacy Scholarship Program offers financial support in four areas: Certificate programs, Community College coursework, Undergraduate Degrees, and Graduate Degrees. Scholarships are awarded only for coursework from accredited institutions. Scholarships are based on merit, academic potential, community service, letters of recommendation, and need.
Community College and Certificate Program Legacy Scholarships will be awarded up to $1,000, to apply fill out application on the website,
Application Deadline is January 15, 2017
|Nurse.org Healthcare Leadership Scholarship|
The Healthcare Leaders Scholarship is offered to students entering or currently pursuing an educational program related to nursing or medicine. Students must be at least 17 years of age and have a GPA of 3.0 or higher.
All applicants must submit a 600 to 1,000-word essay explaining what they hope to accomplish during their career in the medical field and how the scholarship would fulfill those goals. Please visit the website for additional requirements and application.
Application Deadline is January 29, 2017
|National Debt Relief Scholarship|
Application Deadline is January 31, 2017.
The California Community Colleges Student Financial Aid Administrators Association will again sponsor student scholarships; a total of ten $500 student scholarships, one $500 scholarship for each of the ten CCCSFAAA regions across the State. Also, this is the fifth year for the $1,000 scholarship which will be offered for the next 5 years from the “Marianna Deeken, Well it Depends” scholarship fund. One student will be chosen from a different region each year; this year is Region 7. This scholarship will be given to the top candidate from that given region. LAHC will nominate up to two students for the scholarship.
Following is the CCCSFAAA scholarship application criteria:
· Student must be enrolled in at least 6 units in a California Community college for Spring 2017.
· Student must have a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher.
· Student must have remaining need in at least $1,000.00.
· Student must have applied for State and/or Federal Financial aid.
It’s simple to apply. Just fill out the application
and also attach a statement explaining:
- Any special circumstances and/or unusual hardship;
- Your educational and career goals;
- Why you have chosen these goals; and
- Any community involvement or leadership roles which you may have had.
Once you have completed the CCCSFAAA Application and a statement, turn in your documents to the LAHC Financial Aid Office.
Application Deadline is February 7, 2017.
|California Strawberry Scholarship|
The California Strawberry Scholarship program offers scholarships for the children of California strawberry field workers. They are now accepting scholarship applications for the 2016-2017 academic year.
- PRIMARY QUALIFICATION for first-time applicants: Applicant must have a parent that is currently employed as a California strawberry fieldworker (including the prior two harvest seasons);
- Full-Time enrollment required in an accredited trade school, community college, four-year university, or graduate school;
- Recipients must maintain a Grade Point Average of 2.0 or greater.
- Students will have to create an account in order to apply.
Application Deadline is February 1, 2017
|Phillipine International Aid - U.S. Scholarship Fund|
The Philippine International Aid Fund will award up to 5 scholarships to students of Filipino Ancestry. Applicants must be a U.S citizen, have minimum GPA of 2.75 and are attending a community college/university in California. Scholarship awards will range from $500 to $2000. Please click on the link for additional requirements and criteria.
|Headphone Selection Scholarship|
Headphone selection will award a $500 scholarship to a new applicant annually and must be used towards the cost of your education. An essay submission of 750 - 1,000 words is required and the winner will be chosen based on the best submission. Please visit the website for additional requirements and criteria.
Application Deadline is March 1st, 2017 (11:59 PST)
Jewish Vocational Service of
Los Angeles Scholarship
The JVS Scholarship Program provides qualified Jewish students whose primary residence is in Los Angeles with need-based financial aid, in the belief that education represents the first step to career success.
- Must be Jewish
- Minimum age of 16 years
- Permanent and legal resident of Los Angeles County - for a minimum of three years
- U.S. citizen or documented legal permanent U.S. resident (green card)
- Planning to attend an accredited public or private college, university or vocational school in the U.S.
- Planning to enroll full-time (minimum 12 units per term)
- Maintain a minimum 2.7 GPA for undergraduate students and a minimum 3.0 GPA for graduate students for every semester or quarter enrolled.
- Demonstrated and verifiable financial need including FAFSA (student aid report)
Application Deadline is March 5, 2017.
Palos Verdes Homes Association
Harry M. Brandel, Jr. Scholarship
The goal of the Harry M. Brandel, Jr. Scholarship is to award scholarship funds to qualified applicants who are majoring in : architecture, landscape architecture, civil engineering, land use planning or fine arts. Please visit the website for additional requirements and criteria.
- Resident of Palos Verdes Estates or Miraleste District.
- One of the parents or guardians is a member of the Palos Verdes Home Association
- Accepted into a an accredited college or university.
Application Deadline is March 31, 2017.
|United Friends of the Children College Sponsorship for Foster Youth|
United Friends of the Children is committed to ensuring that current foster youth have access to a high quality education and the opportunity to pursue their goals. The College Sponsorship Program offers students $3,000 a year for up to three years for college-related expenses, as well as assistance with graduate school applications and post-graduation planning.
- Current or former Los Angeles County foster youth who are/were ILP eligible and are 23 years-old or younger, including those participating in Kin-Gap.
- Community college students with a cumulative 2.8 GPA or above and plans to transfer to a four-year university in Fall 2017
- Students who are committed to fulfilling their educational goals.
Award: $3,000 per year for three to five years.
Application Deadline is April 21, 2017
|WSCGA Foundation Scholarship|
The Women's Southern California Golf Association is offering a scholarship to Southern California women who excel academically and have a passion for golf. An essay submission of 1,000 words is required. Please visit the website for additional requirements and criteria.
Application Deadline is May 15th, 2017
|Abbott and Fenner Business Counsultants Scholarship|
Abbott & Fenner are committed to continuing our efforts at helping those who have the desire and ambition to succeed. The winner(s) of this annual scholarship will receive their award within 2 weeks of the listed deadline. All applicants should include their full name and mailing address with their submissions. An essay submission of 500-1000 words is required. Please visit the website for additional requirements and criteria.
Award Amount : $1000
Application Deadline is June 12th, 2017
|Island View Private Fund Scholarship|
Island View Private Loan Fund Scholarship will offer an annual scholarship to business students currently enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate degree program at an accredited college or university. An essay of 1000 words is required (see website for essay prompt) The winner will be chosen based on best submission, winner will be announced August 1st, 2017.
Application Deadline is July 1st, 2017.
|New Release Stream Scholarship|
NewRelease.stream is a popular site for cordcutters who want the latests new releases from streaming services such as Netflix, Hulu, and Amazon Prime TV. They also review the latest streaming devices and provide extensive guides on how to watch TV without cable. Here are some examples: Amazon Prime New Releases, Hulu New Releases, and What’s New On Netflix.
Our goal is to help cordcutters get up to the minute updates on the latest movie and TV show titles available on streaming services. We are passionate on providing knowledge and tips on how to cut cable today using streaming devices, digital antennas, and various streaming services. We strive to empower people to fully harness technology. The NewRelease.stream Technology in Education Scholarship enables future professionals to share their thoughts on the power of technology. Please visit the website for additional requirements and criteria.
One student will be chosen to receive $1,000 in scholarship fund based on their essay responses to the following:
How has technology changed the traditional collegiate system and are those changes good or bad? How do you believe technology will revolutionize post-secondary education in the future?
Application Deadline is July 1st, 2017.
The Getty Foundation
Multicultural Undergraduate Internships: Students
The Getty Foundation's Multicultural Undergraduate Internship program has provided substantive, full-time work opportunities to 3,000 undergraduates, exposing them to potential careers in the arts. Aiming to encourage greater diversity in the professions related to museums and the visual arts, the program provides funding for internships at cultural organizations across Los Angeles, including at the Getty Center and the Getty Villa. The Foundation's support enables organizations to host students in full-time, paid internships for ten weeks during the summer.
The internships are intended for outstanding students who are members of groups underrepresented in careers related to museums and the visual arts. Students gain experience in key areas such as curatorship, conservation, education, publications, and related programmatic activities. Candidates are sought from all areas of undergraduate study and are not required to have demonstrated a previous commitment to the visual arts.
- Be of a group underrepresented in museums and visual arts organizations, including, but not limited to, individuals of African American, Asian, Latino/Hispanic, Native American, or Pacific Islander descent;
- Be currently enrolled undergraduates. Students must have completed at least one semester of college by June 2017. Students graduating in May or June 2017 are also eligible. (Students who are enrolled in a second BA or BS program are not eligible.)
- Reside or attend college in Los Angeles County; and
- Be a United States citizen or permanent resident.
Application Deadline is February 1st, 2017
- Undocu Friendly Scholarships -
In the effort to create equal access to higher education, Undocumented Student Programs at University of California, Riverside compiled a list of undocu friendly scholarships. Please feel free share with students and community.
Application Deadline varies
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Disclaimer: Some websites to which the Electronic Financial Aid Office provide links are for the convenience of users and are not managed or maintained by Los Angeles Harbor College. The College and the Financial Aid Office do not review, control, or take responsibility for the contents of those sites.