Scholarships

Financial Aid

Financial aid is any form of assistance that a student receives to pay for college costs. These include Grants, Scholarships, Work study and Student Loans. The sources of financial aid can be from the State or Federal Government as well as private organization and companies. Generally students will need to complete the FAFSA application to receive state or federal aid. Students applying to private universities may also be required to complete the CSS profile. To receive scholarships students must seek and submit applications to be considered for this type of aid. 

 

Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

The following steps will prepare you to apply for FAFSA: Make sure to have your documents ready!

1.Create a FSA ID for you and your parents (if they have a social security number) at https://fsaid.ed.gov/ Make sure you write your FSA ID in your “Blue Bible” because you will need it throughout your senior year.

2. Website: www.fafsa.ed.gov

Click on -> START A NEW FAFSA 2018-2019

Enter either your FSA ID if you created one or enter your student information First Name, Last Name, Social Security, and Birth date

Tab 1: Student Demographics

  • Enter your personal information
  • Citizenship Status
  • High School Graduation Status
  • Grade Level
  • Question regarding Foster youth status
  • Confirm High School of attendance
  • Type Eagle Rock High School and our school should pop up

Tab 2: School Selection (You can only add up to 10 Colleges or Universities at a time)

  • Add UC’s, Cal State’s, Private Schools then community colleges.
  • Housing Plans: Indicate your plans, a. On Campus, b. With Parent or c. Off Campus.

Tab 3: Determining Student Dependency Status

  • NO to all questions make you the student “dependent” on your parents or parent.
  • If you say “Yes” to any of the questions please make sure that you can prove it. If so, you are considered “Independent” and you will not have to provide information for your parents.
  • FOSTER YOUTH: Select “Yes” of at any time since you were 13 you were in foster care even if you are no longer in foster care today.

Tab 4: Parental Information for Dependent Students

  • Whose information goes on the FAFSA? Both parents if they are married or if your parents are divorced or separated then the parent who you live with 51% of the time. (Whoever claims you on their taxes does not matter!)
  • If you’re parent is remarried you must include information for both.
  • No Parent information is needed if you were or are in foster care, if you’re in legal guardianship, or if you’re a ward of the court.
  • Parent Income Information: Answer the questions using your parents 2016 income taxes if they haven’t filed. Use the tip on the right side of the screen to look for the Line item on the tax form.
  • Answer all financial questions for your parents even if you have to enter ‘0’ for the answers.
  • Enter Parent Asset Information as requested. Enter ‘O’ if there is none.

Tab 5: Student Income and Assets

  • These are the same questions as asked of parents.
  • If you do not work enter “Not Going to File”
  • Enter zeros ‘0’ for money earned.

Tab 6: Signatures and Certification

  • Are you a preparer? NO
  • Sign and Submit for the Student
  • Select FSA ID so that you can sign your document electronically.
  • Sign and Submit for the Parent
  • Select FSA ID so that you can sign your document electronically if your parent has a social security #.
  • If your parent has an ITIN #, you must print a signature page. Have it signed by your parent and mailed to:

Federal Student Aid Programs
P.O. Box 7652
London, KY 40742-7652

Tab 7: Confirmation

  • Take a picture of this screen and keep for your records.
  • You’re Done!

CONGRATULATIONS YOU SUBMITTED YOUR FAFSA BEFORE THE DEADLINE!

NEXT STEPS:

 

Scholarships and Resources for AB-540 Students

 Undocumented students have the same opportunities for college admissions. By law universities and college may not discriminate based on immigration status in regards to admission. However some restrictions apply in regards to financial assistance for college. See following link for more information. Undocumented students and college (AB540) (English | Spanish) 

AB540 Friendly scholarship websites. 

www.futuros-california.org                             www.maldef.org

www.salef.org                                                    www.latinocollegedollars.org

www.ab540.com                                                 www.e4fc.org

 Students without documentation will not complete the FAFSA application and will complete the Dream Act application.

 

Dream Act Application Instructions

The following steps will prepare you to complete the Dream Act Application: Make sure to have your documents ready!

Website: https://dream.csac.ca.gov/

Click on -> START APPLICATION

Click continue

Answer the question: Are you a U.S. Citizen or eligible non-citizen?

Yes if: You are a Citizen or if you have your Resident Card.

No if: You have a Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA Social Security)

Click Start

Click 2018-2019 School Year

Tab 1: Instructions

  • Click Next

Tab 2: Student

  • Enter your personal information
  • Citizenship Status
  • High School Graduation Status
  • Grade Level
  • Question regarding Foster youth status
  • Confirm High School of attendance
  • Type Eagle Rock High School and our school should pop up

School Selection (You can only add up to 10 Colleges or Universities)

  • Add your colleges with the most expensive Private college you applied to First
  • Proceed with UC’s, Cal State’s, then community colleges.
  • Housing Plans: Indicate your plans, a. On Campus, b. With Parent or c. Off Campus.

Student Income and Assets

  • These are the same questions as asked of parents.
  • If you do not work enter “Not Going to File”
  • Enter zeros ‘0’ for money earned.

Tab 3: Determining Student Dependency Status

  • NO to all questions make you the student “dependent” on your parents or parent.
  • If you say “Yes” to any of the questions please make sure that you can prove it. If so, you are considered “Independent” and you will not have to provide information for your parents.
  • FOSTER YOUTH: Select “Yes” of at any time since you were 13 you were in foster care even if you are no longer in foster care today.

Tab 4: Parental Information for Dependent Students

  • Whose information goes on the Dream Act? Both parents if they are married or if your parents are divorced or separated then the parent who you live with 51% of the time. (Whoever claims you on their taxes does not matter!)
  • If you’re parent is remarried you must include information for both.
  • No Parent information is needed if you were or are in foster care, if you’re in legal guardianship, or if you’re a ward of the court.
  • Parent Income Information: Answer the questions using your parents 2016 income taxes if they haven’t filed. Use the tip on the right side of the screen to look for the Line item on the tax form.
  • Answer all financial questions for your parents even if you have to enter ‘0’ for the answers.
  • Enter Parent Asset Information as requested. Enter ‘O’ if there is none.

Tab 5: Signatures and Certification

  • Sign and Submit for the Student
  • Click on Parent Signature
  • Make sure you follow the instructions for Parent Signing.
  • Sign and Submit for the Parent

Tab 7: Confirmation

  • Take a picture of this screen and keep for your records.
  • You’re Done!

CONGRATULATIONS YOU SUBMITTED YOUR DREAM ACT APPLICATION BEFORE THE DEADLINE!

NEXT STEPS:

  • 3 Days after you submit your Dream Act Application create your Webgrants account in order to see your Cal Grant. https://mygrantinfo.csac.ca.gov/
  • Check your emails regularly.

 

Scholarship Websites

https://myscholly.com/

collegexpress.com

scholarships.com

cappex.com

www.finaid.orgThe calculator featured on this site is a great tool for figuring out exactly how much you will need in scholarships.

www.gmsp.org- Gates Millennium Undergraduate Scholars Program

www.jackierobinson.org - Jackie Robinson Foundation, Inc.

www.scholarships.com - A free college scholarship search and financial aid resource. It provides links to contests that offer scholarship awards up to $10,000.

www.fastweb.com - This site offers a free scholarship search along with other resources for college students.

www.uncf.org - United Negro College Fund - provides resources and scholarships for African American students.

www.apiasf.org- Asian & Pacific Islander American Scholarship Fund - provides resources and scholarships for Asian American students.

www.hsf.netHispanic Scholarship Fund - Provides resources and scholarships for Latino/Hispanic students.

www.bie.edu and www.collegefund.org - Bureau of Indian Education and the American Indian College Fund – provides resources and scholarships for Native American students. 

www.chafee.csac.ca.gov - California Student Aid Commission: Chafee Grant for Foster Youth

www.csac.ca.gov and www.edfund.org - California Student Aid Commission

 

SCHOLARSHIPS

Review the information provided and visit the scholarship websites for more information (deadlines & requirements)


 

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Two scholarships are available:

$750 Volunteer Service Scholarship — This scholarship recognizes graduating seniors for their volunteer service in schools and communities, allowing them to register for courses at accredited colleges, universities, trade or technical schools. Applicants must be PTA members graduating from a California high school between January 1 and June 30 of the current academic year.

$500 Dr. Ralph E. White Graduating Senior Scholarship – Honoring the volunteer and public-service legacy of Dr. Ralph E. White and his wife, Eleanor, this additional scholarship provides $500 each to two successful applicants of the Volunteer Service Scholarship who intend to pursue a career in a medical field.

Applications, reference forms and all supporting documents must be received in the California State PTA office by February 1. All applicants are notified of their status in March. Scholarship winners receive a letter of congratulations and recognition certificate from California State PTA along with a check.

 

 

 

  • 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.

https://laclippersfoundation.fluidreview.com/

 

  • Now through Dec. 1, high school seniors with a passion for science, technology, engineering or math (STEM) can apply for Edison International’s $1.2 million scholars program that awards $40,000 scholarships—paid over four years—to 30 students seeking to make a difference in the world.
Attached is the press release. For links to other stories and photos about the Edison Scholars Program and past winners, please see link below.
  • LOS ANGELES, Oct. 18, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) students enrolling in undergraduate or graduate programs for the 2018-2019 academic year are encouraged to apply online for a Point Foundation Scholarship. Point Foundation is the nation's largest scholarship-granting organization for LGBTQ students of merit and currently is providing financial assistance and programmatic support to 98 students.

    Applications open online at www.pointfoundation.org/apply on November 1, 2017.

    Students may submit the application until 11:59 p.m. PST January 29, 2018.

  • The GE-Reagan Foundation Scholarship Program rewards college-bound students who demonstrate exemplary leadership, drive, integrity, and citizenship with financial assistance to pursue higher education.
    Each year, the Program selects numerous recipients to receive a $10,000 scholarship renewable for up to an additional three years – up to $40,000 total per recipient. Awards are for undergraduate study and may be used for education-related expenses, including tuition, fees, books, supplies, room, and board. In addition, Scholars are invited to participate in a special awards program and receive ongoing leadership-development support.

    To be eligible for this award, applicants must:

    • demonstrate at school, at the workplace, and within the community the attributes of leadership, drive, integrity, and citizenship;
    • demonstrate strong academic performance (minimum 3.0 grade point average/4.0 scale or equivalent);
    • be citizens of the United States of America;
    • be current high school seniors attending high school in the United States (students living on U.S. Armed Forces base and homeschooled students are also eligible); and
    • plan to enroll in a full-time undergraduate course of study toward a bachelor’s degree at an accredited four-year college or university in the United States for the entire upcoming academic year.
     
  • The Ronald McDonald House Charities

(RMHC) gives $250,000 in scholarships
annually to eligible high school seniors
who reside and attend school in Los
Angeles County. Recipients must
demonstrate academic excellence,
leadership and community service. All
students are encouraged to apply.
There is also the RMHC Hispanic
American Commitment to Educational
Resources (HACER) scholarship, which
awards scholarships to Southland
Hispanic high school seniors as well as
the RMHC African American Future
Achievers scholarship given to
Southern California African –
Americans high school seniors who
plan to have an impact in their
communities. The RMHC also has the
Asia Scholarship Program that honors
high school seniors of Asian Pacific
descent with both a scholarship as
well have a $500 honorarium to a
community‐based organization of the
students’ choice.
Students can apply at the website
below starting October 2017
For the fall 2018 school year.
https://rmhcsc.org/scholarships

 

 

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    Sponsored by: Do Something (Scholarships)
    Applicant must be age 13 to 25 and live in or be a citizen of the U.S. or Canada. No minimum GPA or essay required.You could win an easy $5,000 scholarship just by sharing 5 simple ways for friends to reduce stress. The sponsor will send you easy, fun mental health hacks, and all you have to do is a click a button to send them to friends. That¿ll help friends unleash their potential this school year, and automatically enter you to win the scholarship.
    Application Deadline     September 30
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    Applicant must be a U.S. resident 13 years of age or older. A short 250-word or less essay on the following topic required: Imagine that your high school/college has been overrun with Zombies. Your math professor, the cafeteria ladies and even your best friend have all joined the walking dead. Use your brain to flesh out a plan to avoid the Zombies, including where you would hide and the top five things you would bring with you to stay alive.
    Application Deadline     October 31
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  • $1,000 College JumpStart Scholarship
    Sponsored by: College JumpStart Scholarship Fund
    Applicants must be 10th, 11th or 12th grade high school, college or adult students. Applicants may study any major and attend any college in the U.S. Applicants must be legal residents of the U.S. and complete the online application form including the required personal statement. The award may be used for tuition, room and board, books or any related educational expense. Applicant must be committed to using education to better their life and that of their family and/or community.
    Application Deadline     April 15; October 17
    http://www.jumpstart-scholarship.net/application-us
  • MyProjectorLamps Scholarship

    Sponsored by: MyProjectorLamps USA

    Applicant must be a high school senior or undergraduate student in the United States who is considered to be in 'good standing' at their current institution. Minimum 3.0 GPA required. One page essay detailing ideas about the use of multimedia and data visualization in K-12 classrooms is required.

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    MyProjectorLamps Annual Scholarship is open to all students in the United States who are attending high school, college or university. Submit your essay today.
  • Spotlight Scholarship/Music Center:  https://www.musiccenter.org/spotlight      DUE: Oct. 16, 2017
  • APIASF General Scholarship Program

    The APIASF General Scholarship online application will open in September 2017 and close in January 2018. Please check back in September 2017 for the 2018-2019 APIASF General Scholarship Application. Scholarship awards range from one-time $2,500 awards to multi-year $20,000 awards. APIASF provides scholarships to underserved AAPI students with a special focus on those who:

    Live at or below the poverty level, or are otherwise of low socioeconomic statusAre the first in their families to attend college; Are representative of the AAPI community's diversity, geographically and ethnically, especially those ethnicities that have been underrepresented on college campuses due to limited access and opportunity; and have placed strong emphasis on community service and leadership as well as solid academic achievement.  Go to--- http://www.apiasf.org/scholarship_apiasf.html?ep_mid=11403777&ep_rid=304379398

  • The Hispanic Heritage Foundation (HHF) is accepting applications for the 2017 Youth Awards educational grants program.
    "Our 19th Annual Youth Awards program will award students, graduating Class of 2018, with educational grants to pursue their higher education or to fund a community-based project. Recipients will be selected for their accomplishments in the classroom, community, and for their excellence in various educational categories.
    Students and parents will be celebrated at 10 regional ceremonies: Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas, Houston, Los Angeles, Miami, New York, Phoenix, Northern California, and Washington, DC."
    To APPLY and find out more information about the program, please visit www.hispanicheritage.org.  The DEADLINE to apply is Monday, October 2nd, 2017.

  • #BecauseILoveYou Scholarship

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The basic requirements are this: (1) you are 25 years of age (or younger), and (2) you are a current or former high school student who will attend or is attending college within the U.S. or its territories. Add an original poem to Power Poetry by Tuesday, November 7, 2017. You'll need to register as a member of our community first."

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