Financial Aid & Scholarships

Scholarships

UHS SCHOLARSHIP COMMITTEE

The UHS Scholarship Committee selects students for multiple community scholarships and awards. This committee consists of teachers, counselors, and administrators. Recipients are recognized at our annual awards event. 

TIP: If you plan to submit multiple applications, save your work in a Word document to copy and paste to your next application.

Applications:

More scholarships will be added throughout the school year, so keep checking back!

*Note: Uni, nor any of it's affiliates, are responsible for the legitimacy or quality of the scholarships listed. 

Willow Tree Scholarship

For graduating high school seniors in Orange County, Ca who will enter their first year of post-secondary education at any two or four year accredited institutions in the US by  Fall semester 2020 or Winter quarter 2021. Essay prompt: "What do you imagine college will look like, and how do you know you will persevere and succeed in higher education?"
Award $1,000
Apply by June 8, 2020
 
The HostingAdvice.com Future Web Developers Scholarship
Awarded annually, is available to undergraduate and graduate students aspiring to attain employment in the IT sector. Eligible majors include tracks of study in a number of computer science-related fields, including, but not limited to, web development, software engineering, digital security, systems management, artificial intelligence, networking, and data analytics, among others.
Award: $1,000
Apply by September 30, 2020
 
Rustin Pathways Global Perspectives Scholarship
Rustic Pathways is offering a scholarship to a high school or college student attending an accredited U.S. college or university in 2020.  Students are asked to reply to an essay prompt.
Award $1,000
Apply by August 1, 2020
 
Prime Medical Alert Scholarship
At Prime Medical Alert, we understand that nurses are one of the most important components of America’s healthcare industry. We want to help the next generation reach their dreams. This scholarship is open to applicants working toward a two year or four year degree. Applicants shall be working towards a degree with the intent of becoming a RN or LPN upon graduation.
Apply by July 31, 2020
 
Innovation In Education Scholarship
Must currently be enrolled as a high school or college/university student within the United States or Canada. Must have a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0 (or the equivalent). Must be a citizen of, permanent resident of, or hold a valid student visa in the United States or Canada.Must have designed an innovative project that makes a difference in the lives of others (This could be a website, series of blogs, an app, fundraising event, etc.)
Award: $500
Apply by 11:59 pm PST on the 20th of each month
 
 

The Orange County Community Foundation Scholarships (multiple)

Elks Scholarships! Click on the links below for details
Most Valuable Student

SA Elks Lenz Scholarship - Contact Wendy Bacerra 714-397-7130 or wnuvalbacerra@gmail.com
Santa Ana Elks #794 Scholarship - Contact Wendy Bacerra 714-397-7130 or wnuvalbacerra@gmail.com
 

ZipRecruiter Recurring Scholarship
Scholarship Award: $3,000
Deadlines: June 30th & December 31st every year
Eligibility Requirements: Student must be 18+ years old and enrolled in classes by deadline date
You can visit our ZipRecruiter Scholarship Page for more information. If you have any further questions or concerns, please reach me via phone or email.

National Student Leadership Conference/Scholarships
For more than 25 years, outstanding high school students have come to the NSLC to explore
a future career, develop leadership skills and experience college life.
For an overview of the programs Click Here
For information on scholarships offered Click Here

 

STEM Scholarships
Department of Defense scholarships provide cash awards to students who have demonstrated ability and aptitude for excelling in STEM fields in disciplines of importance to DoD.
Click Here for details

Congressional Award
Open to ages 14 to 23 year-olds. 
Award: Participants earn Bronze, Silver and Gold Congressional Award Certificates and Award Medals.
Awards are based on four program areas: Volunteer Public Service, Personal Development, Physical Fitness and 
Expedition/Exploration.
Please Click HERE for additional information and how to register

Scholarships for Students with Disabilities (Disability.gov)
Multiple scholarships to review!
Please Click HERE for the link

Military Scholarships (ROTC)
More than 1.4 million Americans have made the choice to serve their country. The brave men and women who voluntarily invest their time in the United States Military are some of the well-respected citizens of the country. Choosing to enter the military should not forfeit your dreams of receiving a college education. Whether you are a member of the Air ForceArmyCoast GuardMarine Corps, or Navy there are a number of college scholarships and grants available for service members, veterans and their families
Click Here for details

Nursing Scholarships https://www.affordablecollegesonline.org/degrees/nursing-programs/scholarships/

Financial Aid and Grants for Nursing Studentshttps://www.accreditedschoolsonline.org/nursing-schools/scholarships-and-financial-aid/

Certified Nursing Assistant Scholarships https://www.accreditedschoolsonline.org/medical-and-health/cna-classes/financial-aid-scholarships/

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Additional Sources

  • Foundations
  • Religious/community orgs
  • Local businesses
  • Civic groups
  • Professional associations
  • Ethnicity-based organizations
  • Your/your parent's employer

Financial Aid

Click here for the 2019 financial aid Night presentation
Types of Aid

The Financial Aid Process

Finding financial aid can seem overwhelming. The infographic below provides helpful information about the financial aid process.
 

Financial Aid Process

 

FAFSA

FAFSA Guide 2019-2020
Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA): https://studentaid.ed.gov/sa/fafsa
High School Seniors: File your FAFSA online between Oct 1st and Mar 2nd.

Financial Aid Websites

Reference Guide: Cal Grant & Other State Aid
College Cost Comparison
College Scorecard
Federal Aid Eligibility
Info for Parents
Types of Aid

Financial Aid Resources

FAFSA: Dependency Status
FAFSA: Who is my Parent?
Federal Aid Eligibility
Financial Aid Process
Financial Aid Workshop PPT
Loan Basics for Parents
Loan Basics for Students
Types of Aid

Financial Aid Myths

"My parents make too much money so I won't qualify for aid."
There is no income cut-off to qualify for federal student aid. Many factors besides income are taken into account. In addition, some schools won't even consider you for merit-based scholarships until you have submitted the FAFSA. Don't assume... fill out the FAFSA and find out.

"Only students with good grades get aid."
Most federal aid programs do not take grades into account. Provided you maintain satisfactory academic progress in college, you'll continue to receive aid.

"The FAFSA is too hard to fill out."
The FAFSA is easier than ever. There are instructions for every question, and if you need help you can ask representatives via online chat. Most students complete the FAFSA in just 23 minutes!