Financial Aid - Phone: (310)233-4320 (310)233-5320
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.
Scholarship Scam Alert
There are many businesses who would like to sell you the opportunity for them to search for scholarships for you. They promise to locate several sources of scholarships you qualify for. Be alert and be aware, we discourage paying anyone to search for scholarships on your behalf.
SCAM WARNING SIGNS:
> Fee's. Financial aid should never cost you. They should never ask you to pay a "finders fee" or "search fee." Scammers may also use the term "donation". They may ask you to donate to their fund in order to get your credit card information, or they may ask you to purchase a "gift card" in order to receive the money. These are all warning signs that you may be targeted for a scam. You should never invest anything beyond the cost of a postage stamp.
> Personal Information If they ask you to provide personal information such as bank accounts, credit card info, or social security information, this is a SCAM.
Do not give any personal information out. Scammers use this ploy to get your financial information and then drain your account or run up charges on your credit card.
> The "Money-back Guarantee" - especially if the company tries to guarantee that you will win an award.
Please look out for these warning signs before you proceed to apply for a scholarships.
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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
Los Angeles Harbor College
Application Deadline is March 17, 2017.
-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)
|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
South Bay Business Women’s Association Scholarship
The South Bay Business Women’s Association is a non-profit organization whose mission is to provide an effective education and mutual support for working women. The SBBWA is offering a scholarship to women who are graduating high school seniors, college students who have completed at least one year of study, or students continuing with post-graduate work. Candidates must be planning to enroll full-time for the upcoming academic year in a college or a specialized education program. Applicants must have a minimum grade point average of 3.0 (for high school seniors a weighted average is used). Scholarship amounts and the number of scholarships awarded by the SBBWA is determined annually. In 2017 the scholarship awards will be $1500 each. Please visit the SBBWA's website for additional information and criteria regarding the scholarship.
Application Deadline is March 27, 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
Pine Cone Foundation Scholarship for Students with Documented Learning Disabilities
The PCF scholarship program assists eligible students with documented learning disabilities who demonstrate academic promise and meet the Board of Governors Fee Waiver (BOGFW) criteria. Because the BOGFW waives enrollment fees, the award monies support students specifically with purchasing books and prescription glasses, as well as covering health service, student center, parking permit and Universal Transit Pass fees.
To be eligible for a PCF scholarship, each applicant must:
- Be a graduating high school senior
- Plan on enrolling at one of California Community Colleges with a course load of at least 8 credits
- Demonstrate financial need; student must complete the FAFSA process and be approved for the Board of Governors Fee Waiver (BOGFW) upon application submission
- Must have a GPA of 2.5 or higher upon applying and graduation
- Provide most current documentation of an identified learning disability*; Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder alone is not considered to be a learning disability; eligible candidates with AD/HD must also provide documentation of a specific learning disability
- Be a United States citizen, as well as a California resident
- Submit a complete application with all required paperwork in 1 package, postmarked on or before the deadline date; any incomplete or late applications will be disqualified
* A Specific Learning Disability is a disorder in one or more of central nervous system processes involved in perceiving, understanding, and / or using concepts through verbal (spoken or written language) or nonverbal means. This disorder manifests itself with a deficit in one or more of the following areas: attention, reasoning, memory, communicating, reading, writing, spelling, calculation, coordination, social competence and emotional maturity. - U.S. Department of Education Rehabilitation Services Administration.
Please visit the website for additional information, criteria and application.
Application Deadline is May 1, 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
Arthur H. Goodman Memorial Scholarship Fund
(CDC Small Business Finance)
CDC Small Business Finance annually selects deserving individuals to receive scholarships from the Arthur H. Goodman Scholarship Endowment Fund. This fund provides financial assistance to dynamic, community-minded women and minority students transitioning from a community college in California or Arizona to four-year universities. A personal statement, two letters of recommendation and official transcripts are required as a part of the application, for additional scholarship details please visit the CDC Loans website.
Application Deadline is June 30, 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 Port of Los Angeles 2017 Summer Internship Program
The Human Resources Division will be accepting resumes for the 2017 Summer Internship Program from March 1 through March 15, 2017, only. Applications received after the March 15 deadline will not be considered.
The Port of Los Angeles (POLA) Summer Internship Program provides a unique opportunity of experiential learning,
networking, and personal development for undergraduate and graduate students. Placement assignments are made based on a combination of factors, including the needs of the participating divisions, the intern’s skill set and availability in the intern’s expressed area of interest.
- Ideal intern candidates are expected to be motivated, responsible, punctual, and committed,
- Must be community college or university students,
- Returning to school in the Fall,
- With a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 2.5 (3.0 for graduate students),
- Not related to a Port employee, and
- Adhere to the Department’s Dress Code Policy.
Please visit the Port of Los Angeles website for additional criteria and internship application.
- 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.