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Free Application for Federal Student Aid and California Student Aid Commission Deadline!

MARCH 2ND, 2018 is the DEADLINE to submit your application for FREE college money. This includes community college. If you are applying to any trade school, community college or a 4 year college, ...more

The Common Application

Here is the link to 2017-2018 Common Application Online:

More than 700 U.S colleges participate with the common application. They are mostly private colleges but about 62 public ...more


Financial Aid 101: Fill Out the FAFSA

Wondering how you’ll pay for college? Start by filling out the Free Application for Federal Student Application (FAFSA). If you don’t, it could cost ...more

Scholarships for Seniors-March 2018


♦2018 Cherry Blossom Festival Scholarship♦

Deadline:  March 10, 2018


Eligibility:  Applicant must be a graduating senior of Japanese American descent at an accredited high school with a grade point average of 2.5 on a scale of 4.0. Applicant should be actively involved in her or his local community.

Students will be awarded scholarships on the basis of commitment to their community, written essays, academic achievement and personal character.

If interested in this scholarship please stop by the Counseling office to pick up an application.


♦The Soledad Fernandez Scholarship♦

Deadline:  March 15, 2018


Eligibility Requirements:

  • Of Filipino descent (Full to 50% Filipino)
  • Cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • Reside and attend high school in the SF Bay Area
  • If selected, attend an award ceremony & luncheon with scholardhip benefactors
  • And the following year, attend the luncheon for the next recipient.

If interested in applying for this scholarship please stop by the Counseling office to pick up an application.


♦Italian Catholic Federation♦

Deadline:  March 15, 2018

Award:  $400


The "Italian Catholic Federation"  offers $400 scholarships to Roman Catholic graduating Seniors of Italian descent who have a cumulative GPA of at least 3.2.

If interested in this scholarship please stop in the Counseling office to pick up an application or visit the ICF website @

State Council Cabrillo Civic Clubs of California Scholarship♦

Deadline: March 15, 2018



Application must be fully completed or applicant will be disqualified. Applications will not be accepted or considered, if the required documents are not attached and the following requirements are not met:

1. Applicants must be of Portuguese descent and be a USA citizen or permanent resident.

2. Applicant must have maintained a minimum 3.50 Total Weighted Grade Point Average for Grades 9 -12 and be a graduating Senior of a California high school.

(An official High School Transcript must accompany the application)

3. Applicant meets all entrance requirements of the accredited community college, college, trade school or university the applicant plans to attend.

4. Applicant must have participated in at least three(3) extra-curricular activities while in high school.

5. Applicant must present three(3) letters of recommendation from individuals who will vouch for the applicant’s academic standing, character and personality. One letter must be from the Principal, Dean or Counselor, verifying participation in the extra-curricular activities. One letter must be from a teacher of the high school attended. One letter may be from any other source except a relative and may be an additional teacher. Individuals writing letters are to include their titles or position.

6. Applicants must complete the Application for an Undergraduate Scholarship, including the essay.

IF interested in this scholarship please visit the   website or stop by the counseling office for a application.



♦The Anita Baskervill-Harris Scholarship♦

Deadline:  March 23, 2018

Awards:  $500 to $2000


The Xi Gamma Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority  will be awarding schoalrships to outstanding African American High School Seniors.


1. The Applicant must be a graduating senior from one of the Bay Area counties listed below.

2. The Applicant must reside in one of the following counties: Alameda, Contra Costa, Santa Clara, San

Francisco, Solano, or in the Greater San Francisco Bay Area, in Northern California.

3. Applicant shall participate in an in-person, face-to-face interview. No electronic interviews will be

accepted, including but not limited to: FaceTime, Skype, or conference calls.

4. Scholarship viability will be based on high school records showing a minimum GPA of 3.0. If you submit

an application with a GPA lower than a 3.0 you must also submit a statement that explains the mitigating

circumstances that caused your GPA to fall below a 3.0. (Physical education, dance, typing, home

economics and other non- academic courses will not be included in the GPA calculation).

5. Economic need is based on family size and income.

6. Please submit the following: A personal statement describing who you are and evidence of your

achievements not reflected in other parts of your attached application. The personal statement must

also explain how and why the events described, have shaped your attitude, focus, and most of all, your

intellectual vitality. Essay must be at least 300-500 words, 1-3 pages, typed and double-spaced.


If interested is this scholarship the scholarship can be downloaded from:

or stop by the counseling office to pick up an application.


♦North Coast Section Foundation Scholarship♦

Deadline:  March 26, 2018


To be eligible for consideration, a nominee must:

  • Currently enrolled as a senior student in good standing and a candidatefor graduation from a North Coast Section member high school.
  • Currently earning a cumulative GPA (grades 9-12) of 3.3 or higher.
  • Participated in a varsity sport during his/her senior year.
  • Demonstrated a commitment to school investment through schoolleadership or school service.
  • Demonstrated a commitment to community investment throughvolunteerism (e.g. volunteer work in social, youth, church and/or othercommunity service).
  • Enroll in and begin study at a two-or four-year College within one year of graduating from high school.

If interested in this scholarship please apply @


♦Merv Harris Scholarship♦

Deadline:  March 26, 2018

Award:  2 - $500


To be eligible for consideration, a nominee must:

  • Be enrolled as a senior student in good standing and a candidate forgraduation from a North Coast Section member high school.
  • Be enrolled in the journalism program of a North Coast Section memberhigh school.
  • Contribute articles or photographs for publication in the school newspaper of a North Coast Section member high school.
  • Enroll in and begin study at a two- or four-year college within one year of graduating from high school.

If interested in this scholarship please apply @


The Beauty + Wellness Scholarship for Women 

Deadline: March 31, 2018

Each quarter SKINCARE OX awards two $500 scholarships + a care package filled with healthy organic goodies to high school women who are striving to maintain their health and wellness as they pursue their higher education goals. 


Eligibility requirements:

    • Award: 2x $500

    • Quarterly Deadlines: January 1, March 31st, June 30th, and September 30th every year

    • Eligibility:

        + Must be a graduating high school senior, current college undergraduate, or current graduate student at a 4-year, 2-year, vocational, or technical school in the United States.

        + Must be a U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident

        + Must identify as female.

        + We welcome all majors and GPAs to apply!


They are tremendously proud of the work that they do to help young women all over the country to achieve true mental, physical, and emotional well-being.


Here's the scholarship page and application for your review!


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How to pick the right college!


Admission Test Scores

Many colleges require you to submit SAT® scores, SAT Subject Tests™ scores or both. These admission tests are standard tools for measuring a student's ability to do college-level work. Scores are sent directly from the testing organization to the colleges.

When you sign up to take the SAT, you can choose which colleges should receive your scores, and which scores to send them. Your test fee includes the costs of sending your scores to several colleges. Learn more about how Score Choice™ works.

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