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Local scholarship application

Local community organizations often award scholarships to ANHS students. In order to be considered for one of these scholarships you must have a Local Scholarship Application on file

Please submit three copies of the completed application to your Academic Advisor no later than January 15th, 2019


Regional and National Scholarships


Application    Deadline            Month                                                                                        

Scholarship Name and Details

August Aspiring Nurse Scholarship -
$1,000 scholarship is open to all high school seniors who plan to pursue
college education in nursing, including LPN/LVN, ADN, and BSN programs. Applicant who best demonstrate a track record of academic excellence, particularly in science and mathematics, and a passion for the nursing profession and the overall field of healthcare.
November                                          Elks National Foundation Scholarship -
Applications MUST be submitted to the Elks Lodges closest to the students permanent US address, please check website for locations nearest you. 
  OpTerra Energy Services Scholarship -                                                                      Two $500 Scholarships to senior girls who intend on pursuing a career in education. For questions contact Darcy Brockman at or call (714) 668-7980
December Alert1 Scholarship -                                                                                                   $250 scholarship to university students and college-bound senior high school students interested in the senior care industry. students must answer
three short essay questions and submit by the deadline
  California Association of Educational Office Professionals
(CAEOP) Student Scholarship
$1,000 scholarship for graduating high school student,
maintained a GPA of 2.0 or higher and must intend to pursue an
education in the field of business administration or education
  Hispanic Education Endowment Fund (HEEF) Scholarship - 
Scholarship for latino/a students who have lived in Orange County for
the past three years. OC graduate who plans to enroll full-time at a
four year college or university. First generation college student. 
Financial need(must complete FAFSA or California Dream Act application
and submit your Student Aid Report (SAR) or CalSAR.
January Disneyland Resort Scholarship Program -  
In celebration of the 60th Diamond Celebration of the Disneyland Resort
they are launching a new scholarship program focusing on the
positive role students play in helping strengthen the community. 
  Martin Smilo Undergraduate Scholarship (CEHA) - 
$2,500.00 scholarship awarded to any student who is interested in
pursuing a degree in the sciencesPreference will be given to those
enrolled in Environmental Health
  The Coolidge Scholarship -                                                                                        
The Coolidge Scholarship is an annually awarded, full-ride,
presidential scholarship that covers a student’s tuition, room, board,
and expenses for four years of undergraduate study. 
This one-of-a-kind scholarship may be used at any accredited
college or university in the U.S. For Grade 11 students ONLY.
  The Orange County Hispanic Educational Endowment Fund - 
serves students who live in Orange County (OC), California only.
HEEF provides a limited number of competitive academic scholarships
for OC high school and community college transfers who enroll
at a four-year college or university
February Cox Cares Foundation Scholarship 
Graduating High School Seniors can earn up to $5,000 to pursue
their dreams of a college education
  Elks Legacy Awards -                                                                                               $4,000 scholarships for children and grandchildren of Elks members. 
  Junior League of Orange County, California Scholarship - 
Up to $2,500 will be awarded to deserving students who are striving to pursue a college degree
  Mission Viejo Activities Committee Scholarship - 
Eligibility requirements include being a high school senior, a U.S. citizen
and have 25 hours of community service in Mission Viejo.
The scholarships are based on volunteerism in the community,
academic achievements, leadership skills, school participation and ability to succeed
March Aliso Niguel PTSA Senior Scholarship Program -                                                    Must be an ANHS PTSA member with GPA 2.0+ and volunteer service

Art-A-Fair Foundation Scholarship -                                                                        Up to $5,000 awarded to two juniors or seniors who are planning on a career in the arts

  California-Hawaii Elks Undergraduate Scholarship
for Students with Disabilities
Needs based academic scholarship opened to students with severe disabilities. Can be used for study at a four year university, community college or licensed vocational school
  California Wine Grape Growers Foundation Scholarship (CWGGF) - 
Six scholarships offered for children of vineyard employees.
Money available for students who will be attending any UC or
California State University and for those who will be attending any California Community College
  California School Employee Association (CSEA) Scholarship -           Scholarship Award Program provides financial assistance to dependent children of CSEA members, helping many continue their education after high school. Any graduating senior with a parent in CSEA Chapter 224 may apply
  California State PTA Student Scholarships -                                                            Two scholarships are available with this application, $750 Volunteer Service Scholarship and $500 Dr. Ralph E. White Graduating Senior Scholarship. 
  California Wine Grape Growers Foundation Scholarship (CWGGF) - 
Six scholarships offered for children of vineyard employees.
Money available for students who will be attending any UC or
California State University and for those who will be attending any California Community College
  Change a Life Foundation -                                                                                        Up to $5000 awarded. Scholarships assist economically disadvantaged students who excel academically to attend the university or college of their choice.
  CUEA -                                                                                                                    Scholarships for graduating high school seniors of CUEA members.The parent or guardian of the applicant must be a teacher, speech pathologist, nurse, psychologist or counselor employed in CUSD and a current member of CUEA. The student must be a graduating senior with an overall GPA of 3.2 or better and the student must be 
planning to attend college

Lee Brennan Memorial Scholarship -                                                              Minimum 3.0 GPA, Involvement in ANHS Athletics or participant of the US South Pacific Association Diving Team

  Southern California Association of Governments (SCAG) Scholarship - 
$2,000.00 Scholarships to be awarded. To be eligible students must reside
in Orange County, is a high school junior or senior and have at least
a 3.0 GPA; student must be applying to community college or four year university
  OCAPS Scholarship –                                                                                                   The Orange Armenian Professional Society is offering scholarships to assist the education needs of Orange County Armenian students who put forth the effort to find success in and out of the classroom
  Orange County Legal Secretaries Association, Inc. Scholarship - 
for high school seniors.  Applicants shall be restricted to seniors who will have successfully completed high school by the end of June and will be enrolled
in the fall semester immediately following the school year in a college or business school offering a course of student in the legal field.  All applicants must be legal residents of the State of California and must be attending school within the State of California during the scholarship year
April                             Dennis Mulvaney Military Family Student Scholarship - 
Two High School Seniors can earn $2,500 towards their college education. Student must have a parent, grandparent, aunt, uncle, brother or sister on active duty or a veteran in the US Military service. 
  PFLAG South Orange County Scholarship -                                                       Open to students age 17 to 24 who identity as gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, intersex, queer, or straight ally, who will be continuing higher education

Kyle M. Escobar Memorial Scholarship

Scholarship awarded to an ANHS senior student who has earned a 3.75 GPA or better; please write an essay on what family, friends, compassion, empathy and kindness means to you and how it applies to your life; and submit a character recommendation from a ANHS teacher or administrator. Optional to be a waterpolo player or swimmer. Essays and recommendation letters are due to ANHS Guidance Office by May 1, 2019.


Huntington Learning Center Scholarship -                                                                Student just needs to text to enter to win a scholarship!

  The California Association of Collectors Education

Awarded to California High School seniors who are in this state
legally for their use as a full-time student at any accredited public or
private university, college or trade school


Additional scholarship resources

Beware of scams

Scholarships are a great way to help students achieve their higher-education goals. 


Here are some signs

Be suspicious of any service that offers a money-back guarantee if you do not get a scholarship or if they require your banking, credit card or social security number information.  Also, be leery of services that claim knowledge of "Secret Scholarships" of if they claim to be the only ones with access to info.  If they offer to apply, write essays and give references for you they're likely scams.  Remember that legitimate scholarship awards will notify you in writing, won't claim to be first-come-first-served, won't call from/ask you to call 900 numbers and won't be from a source you didn't already contact/inquire about.