• La Vista / La Sierra High Schools Scholarships
    Please Return Scholarship Applications to the Counselor
    $1,000 Please write a typed essay of no more than 1,000 words, describing your chief interests, talents, family background, any awards or special achievements, any school club participation, any volunteer work, career goals, how you plan to reach your goals, and any other pertinent information you feel should be used in considering you for this scholarship. Please attach the essay to your application. Deadline to Submit: March 22, 2024
    $1000 scholarships to be used on tuition and books, The Assistance League serves as a community support group that provides funds for scholarships, academic awards, and other areas of need. Deadline to Submit: First Tuesday of May Every Year
    The Career & Technical Scholarship Program is funded through the generosity of Horatio Alger Association Members, Dennis R. Washington and Jim F. Dicke II. Scholarships are awarded to students who have faced and overcome great obstacles in their lives who wish to pursue a career or technical education at an accredited non-profit post-secondary institution in the United States.  - Opens on March 15, 2024
    Becoming a Certified Wellness Coach (Coach) lets you play a role in improving mental health and well-being of children and youth in California. Discover your path to certification today. Deadline to Submit: May 24,2024
    The Daniel S. Coelho Memorial Scholarship Fund, a permanently endowed fund with the Daniel S. and Jenny L. Coelho Family Foundation, was created by the Coelho family as a permanent legacy to their husband and father, Daniel.  - Deadline to Submit: April 14,2023
    FSTO is happy to sponsor scholarships for students planning to enter the education profession - as a teacher, a counselor, SLP, or librarian. 
    - Scholarship recipients will be notified on or before May 3, 2024.
    - Recipients will be invited to be recognized at the FJUHSD School Board meeting on May 14, 2024. 
    - Deadline to Submit - April 12, 2024 (Before 4:00pm)
    This is a $500 scholarship to be used for tuition and books or school supplies. The mission of Rotary is to provide service to others, promote integrity, and advance world understanding, goodwill, and peace through its friendships of business, professional, and community leaders. Deadline to Submit: First Tuesday of May Every Year 
    The KM Legacy Foundation was created in 2017 by Katharine Monson to raise money for brain cancer awareness & research and also to provide leadership opportunities for Fullerton Joint Union High School District students both during their time in high school and beyond. As a former member of Fullerton Union High School’s (FUHS) ASB, Katie believed that the leadership opportunities that she was offered greatly shaped her personality and outlook on life. Her FUHS experience enabled her to persevere through health and personal challenges that quickly came her way right after high school. The foundation provides scholarships to students as a way to carry forward similar opportunities to future leaders. Remember – Kindness Matters! Deadline to Submit: March 29,2024 ($2,000)

    Scholarships are another form of gift aid. Scholarships are usually given for achievements in academics, arts, or athletics. Some might be based on financial need.  There are so many scholarships available, which means its likely you qualify for some. Searching online is a great place to start, and these websites can help:
    APIASF.org. The Asian & Pacific Islander American Scholarship Fund (APIASF), the nation's largest non-profit organization that provides scholarships to exceptional Asian and Pacific Islander Americans with financial need.
    Cappex.com - A comprehensive directory of merit scholarships and academic scholarships from colleges across the country.
    CareerOneStop.org - Search more than 7,500 scholarships, fellowships, grants, and other financial aid award opportunities.Look through the whole list of scholarships below, arranged in order of closest deadline, Narrow your list with "Search by keyword", & filters to see only awards for certain award types, locations, level of study, and more.

    Collegeboard.org. This online tool created by College Board can help you locate scholarships, internships, and grants, which match your education level, talents, and background.
    FAFSA (Financial Aid) Scholarships - Find & apply for as many scholarships as you & it's free money for college or career school! Start researching early, and meet deadlines, and you may be on your way to success.
    Fastweb.com. Another Place to look for millions of scholarships, Fastweb provides personalized matching of scholarships depending on your interests, talents, and career goals.
    Orange County Scholarships Scholarship funds are established by local individuals, families, businesses and organizations. They provide tuition assistance and financial support to new and continuing college students, and many offer renewable awards..
    SallieMae - When it comes to paying for college first look for money you won’t have to pay back (scholarships and grants). Then explore federal student loans. Finally, consider a responsible private student loan to cover the rest.
    Studentscholarships.org. - Registered Users will be able to search for Scholarships, Bursaries, Grants, Careers & Salaries,Videos and Course Outlines. To access our Free Scholarship Database, simply create your own profile
    UNIGO - To make your search easy from the start, Unigo divides its list of scholarships into comprehensive categories. This can help you pick a starting point and eliminate pointless browsing through categories you know are not a fit. Here are just some of the many categories from which to choose
    ROTC Scholarships
    Air Force ROTC Scholarships - https://www.afrotc.com/scholarships/

    Tips in Applying for Scholarships
    One of the FJUHSD Seniors earned over $13,000 worth of scholarships. Our Senior was happy to write out tips for our fellow students in becoming successful in applying for scholarships. Certainly, earning that much money in scholarships helps your family's financial burdens on university/college costs.
    1. Apply for all the Scholarships that you are Eligible for. Apply for even scholarships that are
       $100. They add up!
    2. Stay Organized. I kept a list of each scholarship that I applied for with the amount and if I got     
         the scholarship. I also kept a folder where I kept a few copies of my resume, letters of    
         recommendation, transcript and personal statement.
    3. Write a Good Personal Statement. I was able to use my personal statement for 20/27
        scholarships that I applied for. I wrote my personal statement on an obstacle that I was
        able to overcome.
    4. Make this your job. I spent hours filling out forms and making copies of letters of rec, my
        personal statement, resume, and transcripts. Applying for scholarships is a good use of your
        time. If you are applying for a scholarship that is $2000 and you spend an hour working on it,
        then you just made yourself $2000 an hour!
    5. Believe in yourself. You do not have to have the highest GPA or be in tech and full IB.
        You have to be a well-rounded person who has goals and works hard to achieve them.
    6. Think Ahead. Earning scholarships can lessen or take away your student loans. Save a copy
        of all the scholarships that you applied for your younger siblings. Ask if you can reapply.
    7. Never Give Up. It took me a few months to actually get a scholarship, but once I got them
        I got many. In one week I got 5 scholarships!
    8. Show your Thanks. After I was awarded a scholarship (I would usually get a letter in the mail,
        sometimes a phone call) I would send out a hand made thank you card and call them.
    9. Ask Questions. If you are unsure about a question on the scholarship application talk to your
         counselors. They are all really nice and more than willing to help.
    10. Apply for Local Scholarships. 24/27 scholarships that I applied for were local scholarships. I
         used the scholarships that were listed on Naviance. 
    11. Keep Track. Each scholarship fund has its own way of giving you the money. Some will mail
          you a check, some will want to wait to see a list of your fall class schedule, some will give
          you the check at an awards ceremony, and some will need a copy of the paper indicating
          your tuition. Create a spread sheet so you know which scholarship money you get. If you
          have not received your money for a while, politely contact the organizations (send an email
          or call asking what is the next step and if they need anything from you.) Best of Luck! I
          earned 13/27 scholarships I applied for.