December

December Scholarships

Dell Scholarship
Deadline: December 1, 2020
Criteria: 1)Participate in a program-approved college readiness program in grades 11 and 12. 2)Plan to enroll full-time at an accredited higher education institution in the pursuit of a bachelor's degree in the fall directly following high school graduation. 3)Be eligible to receive a federal Pell Grant in the first year of college. 4)Demonstrate a need for financial assistance. 5)Earn a minimum of a 2.4 GPA. 6)Be on track to graduate from an accredited high school in the current academic year.
Description: While we have a required 2.4-grade point average, Dell Scholars targets low-income, highly motivated students who are better than their numbers indicate and demonstrate the drive to succeed despite personal obstacles. 
Amount: $20,000 
For more information:   https://www.dellscholars.org/scholarship/

Make the U Scholarship
Deadline: December 6, 2020
Criteria: Academic excellence - Dedication to community service - Demonstration of leadership in one's community.
Description: Colgate-Palmolive in partnership with the Hispanic Heritage Foundation, encourages you to get on the path to higher education. The Haz La U Program helps put Hispanic youth on the track to college by providing financial relief via educational grants totaling $100,000.
Amount:    - 10 Bronze Grants, each at $2,000
- 10 Silver Grants, each at $3,000
- 10 Gold Grants, each at $3,500
- 1 National Grant, at $15,000
For more information:  https://studentscholarships.org/scholarship/12459/make_the_u_scholarship_scholarship.php#sthash.giU2fxDP.dpbs
https://www.colgatepalmolive.com/en-us/core-values/community-responsibility/make-the-u

The Hispanic Heritage Youth Awards 
Deadline: December 6, 2020
Description: Youth Awards for Latino high school seniors who excel in the classroom and community.  Recipients receive a one-time grant to fund their college education or community service effort that tackles a social issue.
Criteria:  Must have a 3.0 GPA or higher and be heading to an accredited higher education institution.  Must be of Hispanic heritage (includes Phillipines, Spain and Brazil).

For more information:  https://hispanicheritage.org/programs/leadership/youth-awards/

The Science Ambassador Scholarship
Deadline: December 14, 2020 at midnight
Criteria: Plan to attend college in the United States; will be pursuing a degree in the STEM field. To apply, submit a three-minute video of yourself explaining a topic in science you are passionate about. You can discuss any topic in science you like, not necessarily your field of study. Upload the video to YouTube, and make sure the video is set to public. 
Description: A full tuition scholarship for a woman seeking an undergraduate degree in science, engineering, or math, funded by Cards Against Humanity. 
Amount: The winner of the Science Ambassador Scholarship will receive full tuition coverage for up to four years. 
For more information:  http://www.scienceambassadorscholarship.org

The Equitable Excellence Scholarship 
Deadline: December 15, 2020 by 3pm Central time
Description: Applicants should highlight academic achievement, work ethic, and support of  their community through volunteerism and work experience.
Criteria:  Must be a US citizen and currently a high school senior with plans to attend a 2 or 4-yr college or university. WILL CLOSE WHEN 10,000 HAVE BEEN RECEIVED - APPLY EARLY
Amount:  Varies at $2500, $10,000 and $25,000 - over 350 being offered

For more information:  https://learnmore.scholarsapply.org/equitableexcellence/

Raoul Teilhet Scholarships
Deadline: December 15, 2020
Amount: $3000
Criteria: 1)Applicants must be high school seniors or undergraduate continuing college students. 2)The applicant’s parent or guardian must be a member in good standing of an AFT local union in California. 3)The applicant must be listed as a dependent on their parent’s or guardian’s tax return.
Award selection is based on academic achievement, special talents and skills, participation in extracurricular activities, community service, financial need, and a 500-word essay on a social issue of the applicant’s choice. Scholarships are awarded for any one year of higher education: High school seniors who received Raoul Teilhet Scholarships are not eligible for another scholarship as continuing college students. For more information: https://www.cft.org/scholarships
Let's Get YOU Flying! (Flight Training Scholarship)

Deadline: December 30, 2020
Criteria: Applicant must be a female living with Monterey or Santa Cruz counties. To be used by the recipient to obtain her private pilot license or to obtain an advanced rating to further her pursuit of a career in aviation.
Amount: $ 2000
For more informationhttps://www.montereybay99s.org/scholarship.html

The Little Bundle Superdad Scholarship 
Deadline: December 31, 2020 - second round deadline June 30, 2021
Description: Scholarship is in support of single dads who sacrifice for their children.   
Criteria:  Open to high school seniors in financial need who have been raised by a single dad or who are single fathers themselves.  Must be US citizen or permanent legal resident, accepted by a 2 or 4 year vocational or technical institution in the US after graduation.  
Amount:  Twice a year at $1000 each event

For more information:  https://littlebundle.com/pages/superdad-scholarship

OppU
Achievers Scholarship

Deadline: December 31, 2020 (and 3/1/21, 6/30/21 &  9/30/21)
Amount: $2,500
Eligibility: GPA above 3.0
How to Apply: Students submit a short essay through the portal on our scholarship page 
Link: https://www.opploans.com/scholarship/

Scholarship Guides to Review
Scholarship Guide for Hispanic and Latino Students
 
Scholarship Guide for LGBTQ Students
 
Scholarship Guide for Students of Color