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Scholarships for the 2023-2024 Academic Year

Scholarships for the 2023-2024 Academic Year

 
 
 

Apply on Your Own Scholarships

PLEASE READ: For the scholarships below, the applications either are open or will soon be open for you to apply independently--no nominations needed, you get to complete the application on your own. Of course if you have questions about the applications, please do ask us in the College and Career Center. 
 
Society of Women Engineers, Santa Clara Valley Section–3/8/24 Female students only. For seniors interested in STEM. Link to apply here
 
 PG&E Scholarships–Deadlines mostly 3/15/24. Variety of scholarships.  Eligible for intended STEM majors. Information Here
 
Chinese Historical & Cultural Project (“CHCP”) Lillian Gong-Guy Memorial Scholarship -- Deadline 3/20/2024The LGGMS award program was established in 2014 in tribute to our late co-founder, Lillian Gong-Guy. Lillian dedicated her life to CHCP and community service. To honor Lillian this Memorial Scholarship will be awarded to exemplary college bound Santa Clara County high school seniors, of Chinese descent (Chinese race/ethnicity in combination with other ethnicities), who have demonstrated academic achievement balanced with strong community service involvement. Last year we awarded scholarships to eight deserving seniors. Scholarship awards start at $1,000.
Apply Here:  https://www.goingmerry.com/s/chcp  More information on the website: http://chcp.org/scholarship/
 
Deborah Dexter Science Scholarship--Deadline expected mid March: $1,000. For women only. Merit-based. Must love science and excel in science classes. Rigorous science classes suggested. Minimum 3.5 GPA for unweighted Academic 10-12 GPA. Application available late February.
 
Deborah Dexter Engineering Scholarship--Deadline expected mid March: $1,000. Merit-based. Must love engineering and science or simply engineering. Demonstrated excellence in science or engineering courses. Minimum 3.5 GPA for unweighted Academic 10-12 GPA. Application available late February.
 
Deborah Dexter Scholarship for New Americans--Deadline expected mid March:  Merit and Need-Based. For undocumented, DACA, or international students. Must demonstrate high motivation and commitment to your community. Minimum 2.5 GPA for unweighted Academic 10-12 GPA. Application available late February.
 
Silicon Valley Community Foundation Scholarships—Deadlines Vary. Many are 3/29/24: Scholarships open December 1st. This is an AMAZING set of scholarships to check out because many are VERY local. Some are specifically for Santa Clara county residents only too! Be careful to check for their citizenship requirements as well. See the full list here: https://www.siliconvalleycf.org/scholarships
 
Mountain View Sister City--Deadline March 31st, 2024. $500. Merit-Based. Student should be involved in extracurriculars and community service. Application linked HERE.
 
Kailee Mills Foundation Scholarship- Deadline April 1, 2024.  The purpose of the Kailee Mills Foundation Scholarship Program is to educate teen drivers about seat belt safety through seat belt awareness, research, volunteerism, and leadership. Scholarship recipients deliver high levels of academic achievement, ambition, leadership, and a desire to make a difference. The Kailee Mills Foundation has awarded $191,000 in scholarships since 2020.
We award numerous scholarships to students across the United States each year. The scholarship awards vary in range but could be up to $20,000. These scholarships must be used at any 2-year or 4-year accredited college or university. All applicants must show academic achievement and help to spread seat belt safety awareness in their community. More information Here
 
Italian American Heritage Foundation Scholarship- Due April 12th, 2024. The Italian American Heritage Foundation (IAHF) scholarship application is now available for the 2023-2024 academic year. Eligible high school seniors, community college, undergraduate, and graduate-level students pursuing continuing education may apply. Award amounts range from $500 to $5,000.  Apply HERE.  
 
Science for Good Scholarship-- Deadline April 15, 2024: $1500-7000. Need-based and Merit-based scholarship. For seniors interested in majoring in a science discipline, computer science, or engineering. Need 2 letters of rec, with one preferably from a science teacher. Application available and linked HERE.
 
Los Altos Kiwanis Club Scholarship - Deadline April 20th, 2024.  All scholarship applications must be turned into Mrs. Evare.  Highly encouraged to have students involved in Key Club Boy/Girl Scouts, and students with financial need to apply.  $2,000 for college bound students, and $1,000 for career training is available.  Multiple scholarships given. Linked HERE
 

Other Scholarships released later in the Spring 2024

 
Kiwanis Club of Mountain View--Deadline Likely Mid-March: Up to $2,000. Need-based. Recommended be 3.0 GPA or above. Student committed to community service. Students involved in Key Club and Girl or Boy Scouts given special consideration. Application will be available in January.
 
Los Altos Kiwanis Scholarship--Deadline expected Late April.  $3,200. Need-aware and Merit-Based. It's a plus if a student is a member of Key Club. Application available in February/March.
 
National League of American Pen Women--Deadline expected March: $1,000. Merit-Based. Minimum 2.5 GPA. Women who are pursuing fine or performing arts in college. Application available in spring.
 
Pavan Reddy Scholarship--Deadline expected late March: $2,000. For seniors admitted to and attending Cal Poly SLO. Merit-Based and Need-Aware. Future science or engineering majors given special consideration. Application available in spring.
 

Scholarships with Deadlines that have Passed for the 2023-2024 School Year

 

Self-Nomination Scholarships--DEADLINE 11/27

PLEASE READ: For all self-nomination scholarships, email Ms. Lowe at heather.lowe@mvla.net by November 27th, 2023. Please list all of the self-nomination scholarships you would like to be considered for. For every self-nomination scholarship, you need to have an updated resume available in Naviance. If you have a resume that is a Google doc, you can simply link the resume into Naviance. For particular scholarships, there may be additional steps to self-nominate, so pay attention to your email for further instructions. And lastly, if you are nominated there will be more application steps in the future, so please be aware of the possible future commitment that you are making. 
 
Bay Area All-Star Scholarship Team (BAASST)—Deadline 11/27: $5000. Need-aware. For students who display leadership qualities in and outside the classroom, demonstrate the value of education, good work ethic, community outreach and extracurricular activities. Minimum GPA 3.0. Only two male and two female nominees from each high school can be nominated. 
 
Northern California Scholarship--Deadline 11/27: $8000. Renewable for 4 years. Merit and Need-based. US Citizens and Permanent Residents only. For students who have taken a rigorous course load, have excelled academically, are significantly involved in their community, and demonstrate financial need to afford college. 
 
University Club of Palo Alto--Deadline 11/27: Up to $5,000. Renewable for 4 years. Need-based. No citizenship requirements. Strong GPA of A-/B+ average. Students with work experience strongly preferred. Student should also have extracurriculars and volunteering experience. 
 
Silicon Valley Realtors Scholarship--Deadline 11/27: $1,500. Merit-Based. Must be attending a four-year college in the fall of 2024. U.S. Citizens and permanent residents only. Students need extensive commitment to community service. It is recommended that students have a GPA of 3.7 and above.
 
Hispanic Scholarship Fund - Deadline 2/15/24: $500-$5,000 based on relative need. Scholars are selected based on merit. Must be of Hispanic heritage; U.S. citizen, permanent legal resident, or DACA; Minimum of 3.0 GPA; Plan to enroll full-time in a public four-year university in 2024-2025; Submit FAFSA or CADAA.  Link to apply and details about scholarship here
 
Community Roundtable Scholarships - Deadline 2/28/24. One application HERE to apply to all scholarships below.  More information on THIS FLYER
 
  • Rotary Club of Los Altos--Deadline 2/28/24: $800-2,500. Need-based. Minimum 3.0 GPA. Student committed to community service. Application available in December or January. 
 
  • Rotary Club of Mountain View---Deadline 2/28/24: $500-2,000. Need-based. Student with a solid academic record. Student committed to community service. Application available in December or January. 
 
  • MVLA Scholars---Deadline 2/28/24: $2,000-6,000. Need-based. Renewable. Minimum 2.75 GPA. First-generation college students given special consideration. Students would be assigned a mentor to support them in college. Application available  in December or January. 
 
  • Mountain View Chamber of Commerce---Deadline 2/28/24. Need-based. Minimum 2.5 GPA. Student committed to community service. For students interested in community and 4-year colleges. Application available  in December or January. 
 
  • Kiwanis Club of Mountain View -- Minimum 3.0 GPA (unweighted). Scholarship recognizes time serving community as well as academic and extracurricular achievements.
 
Hale/Ruppert Educational Scholarship—Deadline 2/29/24: Up to $10,000. US Citizens and AB 540 students. Need-based. Applicant is a 'late bloomer' who demonstrates academic promise and continuous grade point average improvement during high school or college; Maximum cumulative GPA of 3.3 on a 4.0 scale; Applicant demonstrates community involvement. Link and details HERE.  

Apply on Your Own Scholarships

Ron Brown Scholar Program—Deadline 12/1: $10,000 per year for four years. Need-based. For African-American seniors who excel academically, exemplify leadership potential, participate in community service activities, and demonstrate financial need. Must be a U.S. citizen or hold permanent resident visa card. https://ronbrown.org/apply/ron-brown-scholarship/
 
Peninsula College Fund—Deadline 2/09/24: $3000 per year for 4 years. Need-based. Local scholarship. Scholarship opens Nov. 1st. GPA 2.8-3.8 cumulative GPA (unweighted). No citizenship requirements. Must plan to attend a four-year accredited college/university beginning in the fall. Underrepresented minority and/or first-generation college student. Demonstrate an ability to overcome obstacles to achieve academic and personal goals. Demonstrate active involvement in the community or active engagement with others via work, school, or family responsibilities. The application is linked HERE
 
JUNIORS
There are a few national scholarships that you might be interested in as a junior. Keep in mind national scholarships are VERY competitive to get, make sure that you match the criteria for these opportunities. And while they are a lot of work, it's great practice for applying to scholarships your senior year.
 
Horatio Alger National Scholarship: Deadline March 15, 2023. $25,000. Minimum 2.0 GPA. US Citizens only. Be involved in volunteering/community service. Have a family adjusted gross income less than $55,000 a year. Application linked HERE.
 
Questbridge–Deadline, September 27, 2023: Click HERE for eligibility criteria and the application process. And yes, you will be a senior by the time you apply but this is an extensive application that you should know of in advance. 
 
 

Scholarship Tips

Please keep in mind the FAFSA and the California Dream Act application are used to award Cal Grants,
State Grants, work study funds, and loans. To supplement your financial aid, please remember to check
your Naviance account for a complete list of scholarships. For additional scholarship information, please
visit the following websites:
 
 

Immigrants Rising Website - List of Scholarships that don't Require U.S. Citizenship: 

https://immigrantsrising.org/resource/undergraduate-scholarships/