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Financial Aid and Scholarship Information



In the 2018-2019 school year SCHS students were the recipients of over 20 local scholarships. It PAY$ to take the time to research scholarship opportunities and apply! The SCHS Counseling department will list current scholarships below. In addition, students should check the Scholarships tab in Naviance for many other opportunities based on specific criteria. Learn how to avoid scholarship scams.

Current Scholarships:

  1. Districts Make the Difference Video contest, Due Sept. 30th

  2. Hispanic Heritage Youth Awards, Due Oct. 15th

  3. 2019 Mana Scholarship (undocumented students), Due Oct. 23rd 

  4. Christopher Columbus Essay Contest, Due Oct. 29th

  5. Coca Cola Scholars Foundation, Due Oct. 31st

  6. Ron Brown Scholarship program, Due Nov. 1st (early deadline then Jan. 9th)

  7. Elks Foundation Most Valuable Student Scholarship, Due Nov. 5th

  8. APIA Scholarship Program, Due Jan. 22nd

  9. Brian Graves Memorial Scholarship, Due. April 1st 

*Please check Naviance for more information on available scholarships.

Financial Aid

Financial Aid Checklist for Grades 9 through 12

Types of Financial Aid: Learn about the different funding sources to help pay for college.

FAFSA: The application opens October 1st and is due March 2nd! 

How to Fill Out the FAFSA Guide and FAFSA on the web (worksheet)

FAFSA Tips (Spanish)

Cal Grant: Students must complete a FAFSA before applying for a Cal Grant.

CSS Profile: In addition to the FAFSA, this form is required for certain institutions.

California Student Aid Commission: An overview of financial aid options for CA residents.

MALDEF Scholarship Resource Guide: informative resource guide with an extensive list of scholarships, including many that do not inquire about immigration status.