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February, 2018

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Stay In School Scholarship Program


The LA Clippers are pleased to offer an opportunity to assist college-bound students. Six $4,000 Stay In School Scholarships will be offered to seniors planning to attend a four-year college beginning in the fall of 2018. Scholarships will be made available to students residing in the greater Los Angeles area.


Applications can be submitted until February 23, 2018.


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WIN A TRIP TO NEW YORK CITY as well as CASH PRIZES by entering our second annual Video Contest!


Natural disasters often bring people together, as they undertake rescue operations and work to rebuild their communities. People outside the affected communities usually offer additional support. But what about those that see a disaster as a way to make money? Watch John Stossel's video about "price gouging" and create a 1-3-minute video, arguing for or against laws that prohibit price “gouging" during an emergency. How do such laws affect disaster victims? How do they change the incentives of potential suppliers?


The contest is open to filmmakers aged 14-23 at some point during the contest period (Nov. 13, 2017-Feb. 26, 2018). However, all entries must be submitted by an individual who is at least 18 years old as of the date of entry. Filmmakers below that age should have their entries submitted by a teacher, parent, or legal guardian. Teachers, parents, and guardians may submit unlimited entries, but not more than one for the same filmmaker. Employees of Stossel in the Classroom, Fox News, Fox Business, and their immediate family members are not eligible for this contest. Previous winners of a Stossel in the Classroom prize trip are not eligible for prizes in our subsequent contests.


Videos must be submitted no later than 11:59 pm Eastern Time, February 26, 2018.

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Active Life Scholarship to Tackle Your Weakness
Everyone has strengths and weaknesses. The problem is that we often ignore our weakness until it’s too late – like when we need to pass a test. All time basketball great, Michael Jordan once said: “If you push me towards something that you think is a weakness, then I will turn that perceived weakness into a strength.” So in the spirit of forcing you to confront your weakness and do something about it we present the $1,000 Weakness to Strength Scholarship. To apply simply complete the application on this page.
Deadline: February 28, 2018
Who: Current high school or college students age 15 years or older.
Amount: $1,000. May be used at any college to study any major.
What: This scholarship encourages students to identify and take action to improve a weakness and begin to transform it into a strength.
 Short Answer

In 3-5 sentences please answer ONE of the following: What do you consider one of your greatest weaknesses? -OR- Why is it important to try to improve a weakness?




Essay Contest: Why Education Matters

High School Seniors Can Win $1000


To affirm our commitment to academic excellence, the California Association of Latino Superintendents and Administrators (CALSA) and F3 Student AwardsTM (F3) have created an annual essay contest awarding five education awards of $1,000 each for high school students.


TOPIC: Why Education Matters

How do you define success and the role of education in helping you achieve your goal? What are your unique passions and interests? Tell us how you plan to use these personal qualities and experiences to achieve your plans for the future.


PRIZES: Each of the five winners of the CALSA / F3 "Why Education Matters Essay" Contest will receive a $1000 education award.


ELIGIBILITY: Eligibility for the education awards is reserved exclusively for seniors attending a public high school in California and planning to attend a community college or a four-year university upon graduation in June 2018.







Photography Contest: Education For All

High School Seniors Can Win $1000


To affirm our commitment to the artistic talents of our state's students, the California Association of African-American Superintendents and Administrators (CAAASA) and the F3 Student AwardsTM (F3) program are partners in "Education for All," an annual photography contest that provides five student education awards of $1000 each to high school seniors.


Each year, students from across the state are invited to submit photographs that illustrate the theme of Diversity. Collaboration. Achievement. In addition to their photographs, student artists submitted a short essay explaining how their work illustrated the contest theme.


The purpose of this contest is to promote student achievement and public education's commitment to the arts as part of a comprehensive curriculum, as well as to assist public school graduates with the increasing costs of higher education.


TOPIC: Diversity, Collaboration, Achievement.


What do the themes of Diversity, Collaboration, and Achievement in an educational setting look like to you? Find an image that illustrates these central themes and what they mean to today's students.


PRIZES: Each of the five winners of the CAAASA / F3 "Education for All" Photography Contest will receive a $1000 education award.


ELIGIBILITY: Eligibility for the award is reserved exclusively for seniors attending a public high school in California and planning to attend a community college or four-year university upon graduation.


SUBMISSION DEADLINE: February 28, 2018.


The five winners of the Education For All Contest will each be awarded a $1000 education award.


Eligibility is reserved exclusively for high school seniors.






Student Art Contest - Celebrate Success!


Once again, the Association of California School Administrators (ACSA) and F3 Student AwardsTM are partnering to Celebrate Success by sponsoring a statewide art contest for all K-12 public education students.

  • Ten students each win $250
  • Two winners in each grade span: K-2; 3-5; 6-8; 9-10; 11-12
Winning entries: 
Each “Celebrate Success” winner receives a $250 check sponsored by F3 Student AwardsTM
Contest theme & rules:
Students should create a work of art that visually captures the essence of success—unique to their own perspectives—in a celebratory fashion.  Entrants will be critiqued on theme, execution, and creativity.
  • Drawings must be solely the original work of the student entrant; Plagiarized drawings will be immediately disqualified without any opportunity for resubmission;
  • Entrants must submit only one drawing;
  • Decisions of the judges are final; and
  • All entries become property of ACSA and F3 and will not be returned.


Paper to be used for the drawings must be no smaller than 8.5” x 11” and no larger than 11” x 17”. Composition may be vertical or horizontal in orientation. Artists may use any colorful medium that includes markers, paints, pastels, colored pencils, or crayons. Pencil drawings shall also be acceptable.

Include with each entry on a separate piece of paper the student's full name, age, grade, name of school/school district, principal/ teacher’s name, and contact number for the principal/teacher. Any submission that is not made in accordance with these instructions shall be immediately disqualified without any opportunity for resubmission.


Contest eligibility:

All California public education students, grades K-12.



February 28, 2018. Entries must be postmarked no later than February 28, 2018.


Submitting Entries:

All “Celebrate Success” art contest entries must be submitted to the following address:

Gicel Viveros, Educational Services Assistant Association of California School Administrators (ACSA) 1029 J Street, Suite 300 Sacramento, CA 95814


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META Foundation

META Scholarships are as follows:


Platinum Scholarship:  This scholarship provides up to $6,000, payable over four years, to entering college freshmen attending four-year colleges and universities.


Gold Scholarship:  This scholarship provides up to $2,000, payable over four years, to either four-year college or university students or to community college students who plan to transfer to a four-year institution in the fall.



To be eligible to apply for a META scholarship, students must meet the following criteria:
1. Must be applying, accepted or enrolled at an accredited institution of higher education as a full-time undergraduate student pursuing an academic discipline.
2. Students enrolled in community or junior colleges are also eligible to apply provided they intend to enroll in and obtain a bachelor degree from a four-year accredited institution.
3. Must have a 3.00 GPA and be in good academic standing.
4. Must be a U.S. Citizen or Legal Permanent Resident of Hispanic origin
5. Must be graduating from high school in Southern California or have graduated from high school in Southern California
6. Preference is given to students who have demonstrated leadership or mentoring qualities through their record of involvement and participation in civic activities in school or in their communities.


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Application deadline of Wednesday, February 28 at midnight.



The Wells Fargo Academic Leaders Fellowship Program is a selective, full scholarship for Pell-eligible high school seniors. The fellowship will be awarded to 20 student leaders in 2018 with the intent of promoting their academic excellence and leadership development, through college graduation. 

The Wells Fargo Academic Leaders Fellowship Program will only be awarded in 2018. Selected Fellows will be eligible for up to five years of funding to complete their bachelor’s program.



Fellows will receive funding for the full cost of attendance* that is not already covered by other financial aid, as determined by the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).


Basic Eligibility

To apply, students must be:

  • A high school senior
  • Pell-eligible
  • A US citizen, national, or permanent resident
  • In good academic standing with a minimum cumulative unweighted GPA of 3.5 on a 4.0 scale (or equivalent)

Additionally, students must submit either an SAT or ACT score.  

Selected Wells Fargo Fellows must enroll full-time, in a four-year degree program, at a US accredited, not-for-profit, private or public college or university. Failure to enroll in the fall of 2018 will lead to forfeiture of the scholarship. 

Wells Fargo Fellows must participate in all Wells Fargo Webinars and attend all Summer Leadership Summits in order to maintain funding eligibility. 


Ideal Candidate

The Wells Fargo Academic Leaders Fellowship Program is looking for students who are:

  • Graduating in the top 10% of their high school class
  • Taking rigorous college-preparatory coursework
  • Recognized as leaders in their community


DEADLINE: 2/28/18                                                    


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P.E.O. Scholarship - Chapter PV, Lancaster



- Female

- 3.0 + GPA

- Planning to pursue higher education, part or full time


Application below


Deadline: 2/28/18


Email completed application and personal essay showcasing your achievements and talents to

VFW Scout of the Year Program
See application below
Deadline: 2/28/18 to Mrs. Chainey