QuestBridge National College Match Program
QuestBridge, a program aimed at high-achieving, low-income students, has a college match program available to students. The application is available online, and students selected as finalists have their application fees waived at participating colleges. For more specific information on how to apply, and to see which nationally-ranked private colleges participate in the program, use the link below.
The application is due September 27, 2013, so don't delay.
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California's "Middle Class Scholarship"
This is a new program that may be of interest to many of our Cupertino High School students and their families. California has created a "Middle Class Scholarship" for its public university students. It goes into effect in 2014 and the funding ramps up each year until 2017.
- Who qualifies: UC and Cal State students with family incomes of $150,000 or less and at least a C average. The program is for those who are not eligible for Cal Grants.
- To enroll: Apply the same way you would for a federal loan, using the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). It has a March 2 deadline and must be resubmitted every year of college.
- Scholarship amount: The discount on system-wide tuition and fees (campus fees and room and board are not included) will range from 10 to 40 percent when the program is in full effect in 2017. Until then, the rates will be lower.
- Sliding scale: For families with incomes of $100,000 or less, the maximum systemwide tuition discount is 40 percent. For those earning $125,000, it's 25 percent. The discount drops by 0.6 percentage points for every $1,000 in income above $100,000.
- State funding: $107 million in 2014; $152 million in 2015; $228 million in 2016; $305 million in 2017
- Funding caveat: If a state has a budget deficit, funding for the scholarship can be reduced by one-third.
- Details: www.facebook.com/CSAC.StudentAidCommission
Cupertino High School’s Guidance Office maintains a scholarship file in the Naviance document library.
Contact your Guidance Counselor or College Career Advisor via e-mail if you need your log-in. Each student has a Naviance account and parents can access the information by using their student's log-in information.
- Naviance - look in the document library for a list of scholarships
- Fastweb - national database of scholarships
- Writing Competitions for College Money
- Database of colleges offering merit aid - see details of merit aid programs at any school
Note: *You should NOT have to pay for scholarship applications. Be aware of scams!
|Scholarship Name||Application Deadline||Description|
De Oro Club
|March 15, 2017||
De Oro Club is a local women's social club. It began in 1921 by local wives of orchard owners, the old Collins school was purchased as a place local wives could have cultural entertainment.
From humble beginnings the club has grown and prospered. They would like to offer a scholarship of $1,000 to a Cupertino High School senior who plans to pursue a career in education.
If you are interested, please give Ms. Yazdani in the CCC 2-3 paragraphs on why you are interested in pursing a career in education by March 15, 2017.
|Air Systems Foundation||May 1, 2017||
-Scholarships range from $250-$5,000 for students attending a two-year or four-year college/university
-Must reside in Santa Clara County
-In addition to residing in Santa Clara county, one scholarship per year will be made available to the child of an air systems Inc. employee if the child meets all other requirements
|Asian American Women's Alliance (AAWA) 2017 Scholarship||April 29, 2017||
The Asian American Women's Alliance (AAWA) is awarding scholarships to high-achieving students with strong academic records who exhibit leadership skills, who are passionately involved in their schools and/or community and are dedicated to social change.
This year, AAWA is proud to present 4 scholarships of $500 each to Asian American
and Pacific Islander students of any gender currently enrolled as a high school senior, college
student or graduate school student.
|Great Clips Scholarship||March 31, 2017||
This scholarship is available to help students on their path to a successful and rewarding career in the field of cosmetology.
Value Range = $250-$1,500
|Philippine Professional and Business Society||
June 19, 2017
Annual Philippine Professional & Business Society of Santa Clara Valley Inc., Scholarship Awards Program.
-Graduating senior wholly or partially of Filipino Ancestry
-Must attend the PPBS Scholarship Dinner-Dance on Nov. 11, 2017 at the San Jose Holiday Inn
-All Scholarship application materials must be received on or before June 19, 2017
-Must have a 3.5 GPA by the end of the 3rd quarter
$5,000 will be proportionately awarded to the top 7 awardees.
Your Filipino Professionals Association
|April 1, 2017||
The program seeks to recognize college-bound students who have demonstrated academic excellence, leadership potential and strength of character. Scholarships will be awarded to students within the San Francisco Bay Area who are involved with the Filipino community. Get hard copy application in the CCC
Below are the eligibility requirements:
|Honmyo Nguyen Family Trust Scholarship||April 19th, 2017||
• Current graduating senior or graduate of a public or private high school in Santa Clara County
• Currently enrolled or planning to enroll on a full-time basis at a four-year California public college (Cal State) or university (UC)
• Minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.3
• Demonstrated financial need
|April 28, 2017||Vietnamese American Professional Women Association of Silicon Valley (VAPW).
|California Teachers Association||March 27, 2017||
-Applicant must be a member of an under-represented group, such as: Hispanic, American Indian/ Alaskan Native, Asian/Pacific Islander, African American, GLBT or disabled
-Must pursue a college degree at an accredited four-year institution of higher education and a credential for a teaching career in pre K-12 Public Education
-Applicant must submit a completed application form with one letter of recommendation
-Send official transcript
*See the CCC for hard copy application
|PG&E Scholarship||March 31, 2017||
PG&E is awarding college scholarships to local students interested in being a part of California’s clean energy future.
PG&E is awarding $5,000 scholarships—renewable up to 4 years—to diverse students pursuing STEM studies in California schools.
Targeted majors include:
High school seniors, current college students, veterans and adults returning to school are encouraged to apply.
|April 8, 2017||
- You must be a graduating senior in high school or a freshman, sophomore, or junior in college.
- You must be graduating high school or in college and between the ages of 16 and 22.
- We reserve the right to verify the date of your high school graduation and/or college enrollment.
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|Civic Clubs Scholarship||March 15, 2017||Amount: $500.00
Criteria: Portuguese descent, 3.50 GPA, participated in 3 extracurricular activities
Submit application with:
- Three letters of recommendation
|ABWA (American Business Women's Association)||March 31, 2017||Pathfinder will offer two (2) $2,000 scholarships to two deserving female students attending an accredited college or university authorized to confer baccalaureate degrees within the United States. The field of study is open and not specified. Submission is done online exclusively. The link to the application is not sent via email. You must send your name and email to, firstname.lastname@example.org. Your name and email will be put into their scholarship database. Once that happens, you will receive an email which will include the website address and a personalized ID and password. All information is done on line. (See the Press Release in the CCC)
|Kaiser Permanente||April 5, 2017||
Applications are due by April 5, 2017. Apply at
-High School student graduating in 2017
-Planning to attend an accredited two or four year college,
university, trade or technical school in fall of 2017.
-High School or student's residence located in the Kaiser
Permanente Northern CA service area and
-Minimum GPA of 2.5
See the link below for more details:
|CAA/ESA||March 24, 2017||
Applicants must be a graduating senior. Eligible students must have a father, mother, or guardian who meets the following qualifications.
a.) Full time active employee b.) Parent is a full-time member of the police or sheriff's department or fire department. Parent/Guardian may also be a volunteer member of a fire department. c.) Parent or guardian must be an active duty police officer, firefighter, paramedic, or EMT. d.) Children of DHS, FBI, and other Federal employees do not qualify. Application available in the CCC.
|Silicon Valley Realtors Scholarship||For nomination: February 13, 2017||
$1,000 - Guaranteed to one Cupertino High School senior. They are looking for a Citizen-Scholar, which is defined as a student with strong academic achievement along with involvement in the broader community. Only three applications may be submitted to the SVR selection committee. Those three will be selected from all preliminary applicants who submit an essay to the CCC by February 13, 2017, at 3:15 PM. To be considered, please submit a description of your community involvement and an essay not exceeding 300 words on one of the following topics: 1) Who or what has been most significant in shaping your career plans? and Why? 2) What changes would you propose for your community to make it a better place in which to live? How could you help? 3) What do you believe is the most significant challenge for education over the next decade? What should be done?
The top three will be able to reuse this essay on their application. Once selected as one of the top three, the final application will be due March 6, 2017.
|CHCP Scholarship||March 28, 2016||
Applicants must meet all of the following requirements:
|PFLAG||March 31, 2017||The San Jose Peninsula chapter of PFLAG (uniting LGBTQ people with families, friends, and allies) offers scholarships to high school students in Santa Clara. Awarded to students of any gender identity, whose history, activities, and personal plans demonstrate support for justice and equality for gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender persons. Awarding up to eight $3,000 scholarships to students who will attend a two or four year college. Hard Copy Applications available in the CCC.|
|Coolidge Scholarship||February 22, 2017||
The Coolidge Scholarship is offering junior students a full ride scholarship that covers a student's tuition, room, and board, and expenses for four years of undergraduate study.
Criteria for the scholarship is based on academic merit.
-You must be a high school junior who plans to enroll in college in the fall of 2018
-American Citizen or legal permanent resident.
Applications must be received by 7:00pm EST.
The application is available on their website.
|Google Scholarship||March 2, 2017||Google is providing a 3-week summer institute and potential $10,000 scholarship for students interested in pursuing a CS degree. Applications for Google's Computer Science Summer Institute (CSSI) and the Generation Google Scholarship have opened for graduating high school seniors. Students should apply to both opportunities!|
|Chi Am Scholarship||March 10, 2017||
Chi Am Circle is happy to announce their 2017 Scholarship award program for Santa Clara County high school seniors of Asian descent is now open to applicants.
-3.3 Minimum GPA
-Active in their school and community
This year, they are also pleased to announce a new Scholarship for Autism Spectrum Disorder Students. This new scholarship is for high school seniors with Autism Spectrum Disorder to support further schooling or training. Applications. (See website for details)
|Youth on Course||February 28, 2017||
Must be a high school senior enrolled as a full-time student in an acreditted Northern California high school with a minimum GPA of 3.0. Scholarships are both need and merit based. You do not need to be a member of Youth on Course, but Youth on Course Members and/or golfers will be given first priority. You can join today at youthoncourse.org/join
*See more info in the CCC.
|Northrop Grumman Scholarship||February 4, 2017||
The Northrop Grumman Mission Systems-Marine Systems, Sunnyvale campus, has established a highly competitive scholarship competition for high school students pursuing a degree in engineering, computer science, mathematics or physics at an institution of higher learning.
Please feel free to contact Paul Rivers, Engineering Scholarship Program Manager at 410-765-1268 or email: Scholars@ngc.com, if there are any questions.
|National League of American Pen Women||March 3, 2017||
They are offering three $1,000 scholarships to female high school students graduating in 2017, undergraduate college students or returning college students of any age who are continuing their education in the fields of Art, Writing or Music.
See the CCC for hard copy application!
|California Association of Collectors Educational Scholarship Foundation||March 30, 2017
This year, CACESF is offering a total of six scholarships—three to high school juniors and three to graduating seniors. First place winners will receive $2,500, second place winners will receive $2,000, and third place winners will receive $1,500.
To apply, students must submit an original essay on the following topic: The importance of establishing and maintaining good financial credit during your college years.
|Ronal McDonald House Cahrities Scholarship||January 18, 2017||
Seniors: 2/4YR College Bound, MIN 2.7GPA, US Legal Resident, Leadership, Academic Excellence, Commitment to community
|SETON HALL SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT CHALLENGE||March 12, 2017||
High School Students: Submit a 300-500 word statement that describes an innovative approach or idea that you have addressing on the un sustainable development goals.
|Silicon Valley Community Foundation's Scholarships||February 22, 2017, for many; some later||
More than 40 scholarships are available. Awards range from $1,000 to $40,000. Students may apply online starting Jan. 4, 2017. Eligibility requirements vary, but all scholarships consider financial need.
|University Tutor Monthly Scholarship||End of Every Month||
Open to anyone 16 years of age or older.
|Big Sun Scholarship||June 19, 2017||
All student athletes are eligible regardless of the sport they are engaged in. The student must be a high school senior or be attending a post-secondary institute.
Submit a short essay (500 - 1,000 words) answering the following questions:
How did your participation in sports during your high school years influence you?
Has your participation influenced your career goals?
Has your participation influenced how you relate to your family?
|April 15, 2017||
Must be between the ages of 8 and 18 (not yet age 19)
Be a permanent residents of and currently residing in the U.S.A. or Canada
Currently working on an inspiring service project or have done so within the past 12 months
Working as an individual to lead their service work. The Barron Prize does not accept applications from large groups of young people.