Financial Aid & Scholarship Opportunities

Addiction Resource Scholarship Essay Contest 
Next Deadline: April 12, 2025 offers a $1,000 scholarship for full-time students age 18 and over pursuing an Associate's, Bachelor, Master, or Doctorate degree. A first and runner-up prize is available through an essay contest, highlighting a subject that is common amongst students, binge drinking on college campuses.

Aspiring Scholars of Yorba Linda
Next Deadline: April 10, 2024
The Yorba Linda Chamber of Commerce Foundation provides scholarships of $500 - $1000 each to high school seniors within the Placentia Yorba Linda Unified School District service area who have a 2.3 or better cumulative grade point average.

Boom & Bucket’s Student Scholarship Program
Next Deadline: June 15, 2024  
Boom & Bucket offers a scholarship of $1,000 to be awarded each year to a currently enrolled students or future student student pursuing a heavy machinery themed program and planning to attend a program within the next 12 months at a college or a trade school anywhere in the United States or Canada.

Boom & Bucket’s Student Scholarship Program
Next Deadline: June 15, 2024  
Boom & Bucket offers a scholarship of $1,000 to be awarded each year to a currently enrolled students or future student student pursuing a heavy machinery themed program and planning to attend a program within the next 12 months at a college or a trade school anywhere in the United States or Canada.

Cirkled in Scholarship
Next Deadline: June 30, 2024
The Cirkled in Scholarship is a quarterly scholarship of $2,500 with a generic theme of “Cirkled In - No Sweat” Scholarship and no essay. There is no minimum GPA or any income requirement for 8-12th grade students and the scholarship can be applied to any educational need, such as tuition, books, supplies, or transportation.

Chapman University Institutional Awards
Next Deadline: Contact Chapman University for additional information on financial aid, scholarships and grants, and institutional awards.
Chapman University offers institutional awards for students to help pay for the cost of education.

Corinne Jeannine Shillings Foundation
Next Deadlines: May 17, 2024 (for Initial and Renewal Academic Scholarships, and Full Year, 1st Semester and Summer Travel Abroad Scholarships) and December 6, 2024 (for 2nd semester Travel Abroad Scholarships)
The Corinne Jeannine Shillings Foundation awards Academic Scholarships and Travel Scholarships to Silver and Gold Award Girl Scouts who plan to/are currently majoring/minoring in a foreign language at a four-year college/university or who plan to study abroad, regardless of their major/minor.

Create Real Impact Contest
Next Deadline: April 2025 
Impact Teen Drivers, a nonprofit organization founded by the California Highway Patrol, holds an annual contest and calls on students, ages 14-22, to showcase their positive solutions and strategies to stop the #1 killer of young people–car crashes caused by reckless and distracted driving! Students enter by using their creativity to either design a poster or produce a 3-minute video on the message of safety for passengers and drivers. There are two ways to enter: individual for personal prizes of $1,000, $500 or $250 OR one entry per high school with prizes of $10,000, $7,500 or $5,000 (ie. a group of Girl Scouts can contact their principal to ask to represent their high school.)

Diller Teen Tikkun Olam Awards
Next Deadline: Applications and Nominations open August 2024
The Helen Diller Family Foundation honors 15 Jewish teens annually with awards of $36,000 each. The Diller Teen Tikkun Olam Awards recognize young changemakers who have significant impact in leading initiatives that embody the values of tikkun olam, repairing the world.

Dragon Kim Foundation Fellowship Program
Next Deadline: January 2025
Dragon Kim Fellowship Program awards up to $5,000 community service grants to support motivated high school students who want to create and manage a program next summer that will make an impact in the community.​

Edison Scholars
Next Deadline: January 2025
The Edison Scholars Program recognizes students who want to be makers of tomorrow — the dreamers, inventors, guardians and pioneers — those who dare to be great. Edison International will award $50,000 college scholarships to 30 high school seniors to help them follow their dreams in science, technology, engineering, or math (STEM) and empower them to change the world. This is a chance for students with big dreams to advance their education and take part in shaping a brighter future.

Edwards Lifesciences Scholarship Program
Next deadline: Opening March 2024
The Edwards Lifesciences Scholarship Program provides renewable $2,500 awards for students pursuing a major in science, technology, engineering or math (STEM majors). Applicants must be United States citizens or legal residents who are high school seniors and residents of Orange County, CA; Salt Lake County, UT; or Puerto Rico, and recipients must demonstrate financial need.

GSUSA Gold Award Scholarship Program
Apply between March 15 – April 17, 2024
The 2023 GSUSA Gold Award Scholarship Program provided a $5,000 academic scholarship to one Gold Award Girl Scout per council who demonstrated extraordinary leadership, measurable and sustainable impact, and addressed an issue of global and/or national significance.

Gloria Barron Prize for Young Heroes
Next deadline: April 15 annually 
The Gloria Barron Prize for Young Heroes, a program of the nonprofit organization Young Heroes Project, celebrates inspiring, public-spirited young people from diverse backgrounds all across North America. Each year, the Barron Prize honors 25 outstanding young leaders ages 8 to 18 who have made a significant positive difference to people and the environment.

LA Tutors
Next Deadline: the 20th of each month
LA Tutors awards students who showcase their creativity and make positive impacts with a $500 Innovation in Education scholarship. On an ongoing monthly basis, this scholarship is open to all currently enrolled high school, college, and graduate students who showcase their creativity while helping those around them (whether that be in a creative fundraiser, an inventive new app, series of blog posts on a particular theme, or another idea). The application deadline is 11:59 pm PST on the 20th of each month.

$2,000 Nitro Scholarship
Next Deadline: February 29, 2024
The $2,000 Nitro Scholarship Sweepstakes is open to legal residents of the 50 United States, the District of Columbia and any US Territory age 17 or older at the time of entry, and who meet one (1) of the four (4) following eligibility requirements at the time of entry.

Prudential Emerging Visionaries Program
Next deadline: November 2024
Prudential Emerging Visionaries recognizes young people, ages 14-18, for innovative solutions to a financial or societal challenge and accepts applications from September-November annually. Selected applicants may qualify for up to $15,000 in awards, an all-expenses-paid trip, and coaching and skills development..

QuestBridge College Prep Scholars Program & National College Match
Next deadline: September 26, 2023 
The College Prep Scholars Program equips high-achieving high school juniors from low-income backgrounds with the knowledge, confidence, and resources to apply to top colleges.

Rover College Scholarship
Next deadline: May 2025
Graduating high school seniors write a 400-500 word essay for a chance to win $2500.

SoCalGas Scholarship Program
Deadline is March 19, 2024
The SoCalGas Scholarship Program encourages students to pursue higher education and supports their academic endeavors. Up to $315,000 will be awarded to high school seniors attending four-year university, community college or trade school.

Society of Women Engineers SWE Orange County Section Scholarship
Next deadline: March 2024
SWE-OC offers Graduate and Undergraduate Student Scholarships to students at our local colleges, and an Endowed Scholarship that Orange County for high school seniors.

T-Mobile Changemaker Challenge
Next deadline: Challenge opens February and applications are due in May 
T-Mobile, the T-Mobile Foundation, and Ashoka are teaming up for the fifth Changemaker Challenge, a nationwide contest that gives young leaders ages 13-18 with bold ideas for driving digital empowerment, putting equity into action, and supporting a thriving planet the opportunity to take their ideas for creating a more connected, equitable, and sustainable future to the next level.

Taco Bell Ambition Accelerator
Next deadline: February 15, 2024
Early Entry Deadline: March 19, 2024

Taco Bell Foundation’s Ambition Accelerator aims to fuel the next generation’s bold ambitions for creating change. Youth ages 16-26 with an idea to impact your community for the better or an already established social impact initiative can apply and win total cash prizes up to $25,000. Applications will be accepted until March 14 (US) and March 15 (India), 2024!

Taco Bell Foundation Live Más Scholarship
Next deadline: Application is open from November-January 
The Taco Bell Foundation Live Más Scholarship is This scholarship is for students  (ages 16-26) who are passionate about creating a better future and making a positive impact on their community. This is not needs or achievement based; it is a passion-based scholarship program.

VFW Scout of the Year
Next deadline: March 1 annually 
Veterans of Foreign Wars recognizes Gold Award Girl Scouts for standout citizenship, patriotism and love of country.

Search for scholarships  available for Girl Scouts on the Girl Scouts of the USA (GSUSA) website.