Betsy Anumu, Counselor

Open Scholarships & Opportunities for CHS Students

Updated: 10/2/18

Scholarships come in throughout the year.  Check this list frequently for updates. Local ones say “local”.  Hard copies (if available) are in the scholarship binder in the counseling office or the Career Center.  When you apply to colleges, check their sites or financial aid office for scholarships they may have for prospective students!  Naviance has links for scholarships as well. In addition, some good scholarship sites are:

For seniors in the full IB diploma program, check this website for scholarships:

California Association of IB World Schools Scholarships.


Due 10/17/18 Wendy’s High School Heisman Scholarships Up to $10,000

Min. 3.0 GPA, Athletes, Involved in leadership and community service, Several scholarships offered

Apply at:


Due 10/25/18 Power Poetry Scholarship Slam $1000

Poem on Who or what has had the greatest influence/impact on your life?

For information and to apply go to:


Due 10/25/18 Horatio Alger Scholarships (state and national) $6000-$25,000

Planning to go to a two or four year college with the goal of getting a bachelor’s degree or higher?

Financial Need (family income below $55,000), Be involved in community service/co-curricular activities,

Min. GPA 2.0, US  citizen, display integrity and perseverance in overcoming adversity.

Apply at:


Due 10/31/18 Cirkled in Back to School Scholarship $2500

In 3 sentences, tell us: Other than your essential school supplies, if you could keep only 3 items in your locker for the rest of the school year, what would they be and why?

For more information and to apply go to:


Due 10/31/18 Coca-Cola Scholars Scholarships $150-$20,000 Nationally

US citizens or legal residents, Min. 3.0 unweighted GPA

Coca-Cola Scholars are well-rounded, bright students who not only excel academically, but are also actively involved in their schools. These leaders are passionate and service-oriented, and demonstrate a sustained commitment to bettering their community.

Apply at:


Due 11/1/18 NSDAR Essay Contest $300-$1200 and a trip to Washington DC. *local*

Christopher Columbus Essay Contest sponsored by Nat. Society Daughters of the American Revolution.

800-1200 word essay on “Comparing Ship Technology: The Ships Columbus Used vs. Ships of Today”.

Pick up packet in Career Center or Counseling.  Awards at local, state, national level.


Due 12/14/18 AXA Achievement Scholarships $2500-$25000

United States citizens or legal residents living or claiming residency in one of the 50 united states, Washington, D.C. or Puerto Rico

Demonstrate ambition and self-drive as evidenced by outstanding achievement in school, community or work-related activities.

Apply at:


Due 12/28/18 National WWII Museum Essay Contest $500-$1000

1000 word essay – see website for details, open to all high school students in the US

For information to apply go to:


Due 12/30/18 “Snaps for College Cash” Sweepstakes $5000, college tech package, or $250 gift card

Sponsored by California Community Colleges.  Students can enter sweepstakes by visiting:


Due 2/25/19 American Indians Committee Scholarships $1000*local*

Daughters of the American Revolution offers scholarships to Native Americans who are enrolled members of a tribe.

Min. GPA 3.0; financial need, For 2 or 4 year college/university/vocational school

Pick up application packet in Career Center or Counseling.