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Best Online Government Scholarship Sites:

Federal Student Aid Office  

U.S. Department of Education  

U.S. Department of Labor  

Department of Veterans Affairs 

Additional Resources:

African American scholarships

Asian American scholarships

Latino scholarships
Hispanic Scholarship FundHispanic Fund

LGBTQ Students


Native American grants and scholarships
Bureau of Indian Education

American Indian College Fund

Scholarships for undocumented students

Generation Progress



Please check the scholarship website frequently - We update it  whenever we hear of new scholarships


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. 

Due Date Scholarship Name Comments
9/14/2018 Women's Transportation Seminar OC Around $4,000, for women going into transportation fields
June 2019

Abbott & Fenner Business Consultants

 $1,000, grades 11 and 12, essay
October 15, 2019 Adoption Network Law Center

$10,000 paid directly to college/university, applicant must be a birth parent or adoptee; submit acceptance letter to college, resume, submission form

October 8, 2018 AES Engineers  $500 leadership and character essay
March 5, 2019

Aliso Niguel PTSA Senior Scholarship Program

must be an ANHS PTSA member 

GPA 2.0+ /volunteer service

April 30 each year American Legion Scholarship $2500 for tuition to college or trade school.  Must have parent, grandparent or sibling who is a veteran or on active duty in US Military.  
Multiple deadlines Asian Pacific Fund 9 Scholarship programs each with unique eligibility criteria.  $1,000 - $20,000.  Minimum 3.0 GPA, must be a U.S. Citizen or permanent resident and can be of any ethnic background.
TBD Asian Pacific Community Fund Taiwanese American Scholarship $1,000; US citizen or Permanent Resident AND direct blood descendant of a Taiwanese citizen; 3.0+ unweighted GPA; Household income at or below the Federal/State/County Low Income Level
open until December 14, 2018 or until 10,000 applications are received. AXA Achievement Scholarship $10,000-$25,000. lead a project that benefits others/overcome personal challenge.
June 19, 2019 Big Sun Scholarship $500 student athlete 
TBD Burger King Scholars Program

$1,000; 2 or 4 year/ trade or technical school.

 2.5+ GPA; work part-time at least 15 hours/week or 40 weeks per year; financial need; community service

TBD Cabrillo Civic Clubs of CA $500; Portuguese heritage/US citizen; 3.5+ GPA (W); extra curricular activities; 3 letters of recommendation
TBD California Alarm Association

$750-$7,500 for children of law enforcement and fire service personnel


CAC (Callifornia Assoc. of Collectors)


$1500-$2500; open to juniors and seniors; legal CA resident; planning to attend a  2 or 4 year college or trade school
TBD CAEOP California Association of Educational Office Professionals  $1,000
TBD California School Employees Association, Capistrano Chapter 224  Graduating Senior whose parent, grandparent or legal guardian is a member in good standing; may be used at trade/technical school, community college or 4 year college/university
January yearly

California State University Fullerton President's Scholars Program

3.75+ GPA (10-12)  above average SAT scores, CA resident, community service
March 8, 2019 California Wine Grape Growers Foundation Scholarships $2,000- $8,000; Cal State, UC or Community College; Must be child of vineyard employees working in 2014 or 2015 wine grape growing season
TBD Capistrano Unified Council PTSA (CUCPTSA) $500. Must be a member of ANHS PTSA .  2.0+ GPA; 4 year, community college, trade/technical school
TBD Capistrano Unified Management Association (CUMA) $750
TBD Change a Life Foundation $5,000 4 yr. college; 3.5+ GPA; 1500+ SAT/21+ ACT; AP courses; US citizen or permanent legal resident; extracurricular activities, community service
February 15, 2018 Christermon Foundation Must be affiliated with CA licensed beverage industry through a parent or grandparent's current employment with a company holding a valid liquor, beer or wine license (airline/restaurant/hotel/brewery/winery etc.)
October 31, 2018 Coca-Cola 3.0+ GPA
April 2019

Community Leaders Scholarship


Use Local Scholarship Application and return to your Academic Advisor  by April , 2019. Scholarship opportunities based on leadership, academics and need.
TBD Cox Charities Scholarship $1,000-$5,000; 3.0+ GPA; 2 or 4 year university in US. US citizen or permanent resident;  Extracurricular activities, community service or work experience; financial need
TBD CUEA Scholarship parent must be teacher in CUSD and member of CUEA.  3.2+ GPA 
TBD Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Scholarship This Scholarship Awards Program provides scholarships to outstanding African-American college-bound high school students.   Students must be a resident or Orange County who have been accepted by an accredited college or university and have gone through a formal application, screening and interview process with the sorority.
December 14, 2018 Edison International Financial need; planning to study math, physics, chemistry, engineering, computer science, information systems at 4 year college; preference given to first generation college students
November 15, 2018 Elks National Foundation Most Valuable Student
 $4,000-$50,000 based on Scholarship, Leadership and Financial Need
November 15, 2018 Fisher & Talwar Legal Inspiration Scholarship U.S. citizen; 3.0+ GPA
TBD Great Clips Scholarship Program $250-$1500 ; students pursuing cosmetology career

October 25, 2018


Horatio Alger Association  $2,500-$20,000. financial need, perseverance in overcoming personal adversity
TBD India American Heritage Foundation Graduating 2018 from Southern California school and have at least one parent of Asian Indian ancestry (see flyer for more details)
TBD Italian Catholic Federation
Italian descent/Baptised Roman Catholic 3.2+GPA
March 1, 2019 Junior League of Orange County Graduating high school senior
GPA of 3.0 or above
Citizen or permanent resident of the U.S.

Laguna Niguel Rotary

Use Local Scholarship Application

Laguna Niguel Women's Club

Use Local Scholarship Application
March 2019 Lee Brennan Memorial Scholarship Minimum 3.0 GPA and involved in athletics at ANHS or participant of U.S. Southern Pacific Association Diving Team
May 31, 2019 Liaison Technologies $5,000; 30-60 second video that discusses/explains/demonstrates an important aspect of data in today's or tomorrows society;  resume
May 2019 Marbella Scholarship Senior boys and girls that have participated on a golf team are eligible to apply (cannot be member of Marbella).
March 2019 Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation Child of Marine or Navy Corpsman who served in a Marine unit;  GPA 2.0+, planning to attend accredited undergraduate college or career training school.
TBD Military Spouse Club of Camp Pendleton Open to individuals whose sponsors are active duty members of USMC, Navy currently stationed aboard (officer or enlisted ,retiree). Educational achievements, written composition, extracurricular activities
March 15, 2019 Mission Viejo Volunteerism Scholarship  $1,000; volunteer service, leadership experience, school experiences (including sports), work experiences; essay (250-400 words)
TBD Monarch Beach Sunrise Rotary All expenses for 2 years at community college, trade or technical school;  2.0+ GPA
TBD National Charity League Laguna Chapter

Community service, academic record, activities, essay


Nursing Schools Almanac

Aspiring Nurse Scholarship

$1,000; academic excellence (science/math), plan to study nursing (LPN/LVN,ADN, BSN)
TBD Orange County Armenian Professional Society Armenian descent; 3.4+ GPA; transcript, LOR, essay
TBD Orange County Chinese-American Chamber of Commerce Foundation $5,000/year for 4 need/academic achievement;  3.5+ GPA (non-weighted) SAT 1800, ACT 27+
TBD Orange County Community Foundation Beatrice Levin Scholarship

Participation in AVID program for 2 at least 2 years at ANHS.  GPA 2.5+; financial need; extra-curricular activities.

TBD Orange County Community Foundation (various scholarships)

Complete general application first, then supplemental application for each scholarship you wish to apply for.

TBD Orange County Youth Sports Foundation
Jim Valentine Courage Award

Athlete who has overcome serious illness or injury; financial need 

must be nominated by athletic director                   

  Orange County Youth Sports Foundation Scholar/Athlete Awards

 $2,500; athletic performance/leadership/attitude.  financial need  3.5+ GPA

must be nominated by athletic director

TBD Orange County Women's Soccer League $500; written application and essay on how soccer has made an impact on your life.
April 2019 Pearl Cotliar Award

$1,000.  Senior girls.  Essay on community service or life event.

May 2019

PFLAG (Parents, Families & Friends of Lesbians and Gays, bisexual and transgender individuals)

$2500;  3.0 GPA; identify as gay, lesbian, bixexual, transgender, intersex, queer or straight ally.



Check website frequently for updates

November 30th, 2018 Sixt Scholars Program $5,000; 3.7-4.0 GPA (unweighted) 2 or 4 year university; fin. need; extra-curricular activities
May 1, 2019 So. Cal Gas Scholarship

$1500/$2000 community college/4- year college

February, 2019 Simon Youth Foundation

$1500; U.S. resident;  2 or 4 year university or trade/technical school' financial need; academic performance, leadership; school and community activities

April 2019 UCI, Stanley Behrens Family Foundation Scholarship $2500, renewable annually.  3.5+ GPA; US Citizen or Permanent Resident; Family income cannot exceed $110,000

October 31, 2018

Voice of Democracy Top Award is $30,000   Applications available in Guidance

Beware of Scholarship 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.


Scams:  "Phishing" and "Pharming"


Unsolicited emails that bear the logo of your bank or credit card.

Appear legitimate but are traps to lure you into giving out your personal account information.


Unsolicited emails that encourage you to visit a website or click on suspicious links.

Make sure your inbox spam filters are up to date.


Reporting Scams

National Fraud Informatio Center (NFIC)

Federal Trade Commission (FTC)- File an online complaint at .

State Attorney General's Office- File your complaint with the Consumer Protection Division in your state.  Visit National Assoc. of Attorney Generals to find your state Attorney General's Office.

US Postal Inspection Service (USPIS)-File an online complaint involving mail fraud at