Financial Aid & Scholarships



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.


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. 

Scholarships 101 Flyer

StudentScholarships (Links to an external site.)

The Coca-Cola Scholars Program Scholarship -  The Coca-Cola Scholars Program scholarship is an achievement-based scholarship awarded to graduating high school seniors. Students are recognized for their capacity to lead and serve, as well as their commitment to making a significant impact on their schools and communities. With the 33rd class in 2021 (Links to an external site.), the Foundation has provided over 6,450 Coca-Cola Scholars with more than $75 million in educational support. 150 Coca-Cola Scholars are selected each year to receive this $20,000 scholarship. High school seniors, apply here! The application will be open until October 31, 2021, at 5pm Eastern. Register for a live webinar to learn more about the application process.

BU Trustee Scholarship - Every year, BU welcomes approximately 20 outstanding students to the Trustee Scholars Program. Many of our current Scholars had perfect 4.0 grade point averages in high school and ranked in the top of their class. Click here for details. 

The John M. Belk Scholarship - The program is built around our belief that, as a Belk Scholar, you possess unique talents that should be recognized and nurtured. The Belk Scholarship will provide you comprehensive funding (tuition, fees, room and board) plus special study stipends that allow you great flexibility in the on- and off-campus opportunities you choose to explore. Those experiences, paired with our academic programs, deepen your intellect, maturity, and global understanding. Thanks to the generosity of the John M. Belk Educational Endowment, 32 Belk Scholars are currently enrolled at Davidson (eight Belk Scholars named in each entering class). Click here for details.

QuestBridge Applicants: Please visit the QuestBridge website (Links to an external site.) for Johnson Scholarship application instructions. Students who wish to be considered for a Johnson Scholarship — or any Washington and Lee merit-based scholarship — must submit a complete Common App (Links to an external site.), including the additional Johnson Scholarship application essay, no later than December 1. All Johnson Scholarship application instructions are included in W&L's section of the Common App.

Scholarships for Women - Many organizations offer college scholarships for women, including professional organizations, private foundations, research institutions, and state governments. Students can find scholarships based on their major, state, college, or career interests. 

HEISMAN HIGH SCHOOL SCHOLARSHIP - CLASS OF 2022 - The Heisman High School Scholarship, presented by Acceptance Insurance, gives out 100 scholarships to male and female scholar-athletes ranging from $1,000 to $10,000. Please go see Mrs. Gatlin in the college & career center for more information or visit to learn more and apply. Deadline October 15, 2021.

Columbia Engineering Experience - Each fall, Columbia Engineering offers a free selective program designed for high school seniors who are interested in learning about our unique engineering education. Admission is highly selective. The application for the 2021 Columbia Engineering Experience (CE2) is now available. Please submit your application online by Thursday, September 9, 2021. In addition to the online application, you will need to provide an unofficial copy of your high school transcript which can be uploaded within your application, or after submission of your application. Apply to CE2 

John Colvin Scholarship Opportunity - Applications must be submitted by the end of business day, Friday, September 17, 2021.  The Chamber will announce the recipients of the scholarships at our Distinguished Educators Awards event on Wednesday, October 13, 2021. The link for more information and the application form for the John Colvin Memorial Scholarship may be found here: . If you have any questions, please contact Pepper Russell at (949) 502-4129.

The Moose Youth Awareness Scholarship Program - Most students are selected based on academic achievement and leadership qualities. They are challenged to become a “speaker’s bureau” utilizing Moose Kids Talks. Each participant selects a topic and develops a presentation around that topic, educating young people to make wise decisions in life. They are then responsible for finding opportunities to speak to groups of 4 to 9-year-olds children in elementary schools, scouting units, Sunday School classes, Boy’s and Girl’s Clubs and YMCA youth programs just to name a few. Each student is asked to do three or more Moose Kids Talks from the end of the Association Student Congress through January 30, 2022. They are also asked to complete written reports on these presentations. After the student submits their (3) reports, the California/Nevada Moose Association will award them with a $50.00 Visa Card as a thank you and at the same time they will earn Community Service Credit for doing this most worthwhile community service program. This is an excellent experience for their resume. 

Out of those students, finalists are selected by their peers in southern California to receive $100.00 from the Moose Empire District #19, $500.00 from the California/Nevada Moose Riders, and all-expenses paid, round trip to attend the International Youth Awareness Congress in Orlando, Florida, April 28 – May 2, 2022.  Five Students will then be selected by their peers to receive one of five scholarships awarded to any college of their choice, the awards are: $12,000, $8,000, $5,000, $3,000 and $2,000. 

All high school students (Grades 9-12) are eligible. But to be eligible for this year scholarships all students must attend and receive their certificate as a Kids Talk Presenter, at the Association Youth Awareness Congress being held at the:

Buena Park Moose Lodge #1945, 8651 Knott Ave., Buena Park, CA 90620  

On Sunday October 16, 2021 - Registration 8:00 AM – 9:00 AM, Congress 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM.

There is a limited amount of sponsorships available so please hurry and send your forms back to me before they run out. Cutoff date is October 14, 2021.

Youth Awareness Informational Video: (Links to an external site.) For a BrochureStudent Application for ConsiderationParental ConsentRegistration Formto attend the Congress, just send me an email.  


College Science Scholarship Opportunity - Dear High School Seniors – The Arnold and Mabel Beckman Foundation is thrilled to invite you to participate in this one-of-a-kind opportunity: the Orange County Beckman Legacy Award Program.

In this program you will:

·         Build your very own lego spectrophotometer (scientific measuring instrument)*

·         Conduct your own experiments

·         Attend virtual or in-person lab hours

·         Be mentored by a science teacher

·         Have a chance to win up to $16,000 in college scholarships!

Please sign up by emailing Mr. Brighton before September 10thSpots are limited and admission is on a first come, first serve basis for eligible students.

*At NO COST to the student; instrument-build materials will be provided to participants by the Foundation.  See the attached flyer for more information. new 2022 Legacy Announcement Flyer_Uni HS.pdf  download 

American Indian Science and Engineering Society (AISES)

AISES is a national, nonprofit organization focused on substantially increasing opportunities for American Indians, Alaska Natives, Native Hawaiians, Pacific Islanders, First Nations, and other Indigenous peoples of North America in STEM studies and careers. One of the ways AISES strives to meet their mission is through the numerous scholarships that are provided for AISES members (membership is free to all pre-college and college students). AISES scholarships are all merit-based and range from $1,000 to $10,000 an academic year and are available at the college and graduate level. The applications open on December 15 of each year and close on March 31 of the following year.  Click here for details. 

Cobell Scholarship, Administered by Indigenous Education, Inc.

The Cobell Scholarship program provides elevated opportunities for American Indian and Alaska Native college students by empowering them with an engaging scholarship experience designed to support their success in higher education. Vocational, undergraduate, and graduate-level students are encouraged to apply. Eligible applicants must be enrolled in a U.S. federally recognized tribe and be attending a nonprofit institution. The applications open on December 15 of each year and close on March 31 of the following year. For more information, please visit (Links to an external site.)

The Dream US Scholarships For highly motivated DREAMERS who want nothing more than to get a college education but are unable to afford the cost. They have no access to federal aid, limited access to state aid, and they sometimes face paying out-of-state tuition. TheDream.US has adopted new immigration eligibility criteria! You are now eligible to apply if you came to the country before November 1, 2015. We offer two scholarships. The National Scholarship is for high school or community college graduates. The Opportunity Scholarship is for students who live in targeted, locked-out states where they cannot get in-state tuition. Your eligibility for both is based upon where you live. Click here (Links to an external site.) for deadlines and details.

Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation (Links to an external site.)


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 Click Here for details Apply by 11:59 pm PST on the 20th of each month

Scholarship Partners & Programs (College Board) 

The Orange County Community Foundation Scholarships (multiple) 

Elks Scholarships! Click on the links below for details
Most Valuable Student (Links to an external site.)

Legacy Award (Links to an external site.)

Emergency Educational Grant  (Links to an external site.)

CHEA Students with Disabilities (Links to an external site.)

CHEA Vocational Grant (Links to an external site.)

SA Elks Lenz Scholarship - Contact Wendy Bacerra 714-397-7130 or

Santa Ana Elks #794 Scholarship - Contact Wendy Bacerra 714-397-7130 or

ZipRecruiter Recurring Scholarship (Links to an external site.)
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 (Links to an external site.) 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 (Links to an external site.)
For information on scholarships offered Click Here (Links to an external site.)

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 (Links to an external site.)

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 
Please Click HERE (Links to an external site.) for additional information and how to register

Scholarships for Students with Disabilities (
Multiple scholarships to review!
Please Click HERE (Links to an external site.) 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 Force (Links to an external site.)Army (Links to an external site.)Coast Guard (Links to an external site.)Marine Corps (Links to an external site.), or Navy (Links to an external site.) there are a number of college scholarships and grants available for service members, veterans and their families
Click Here for details

Financial Aid

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Important Information

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 Guide 2020-2021
Free Application for Federal Student Aid (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!