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2018 ALBEM Scholarship

The Scholarship Committee of the Association of Long Beach Educational Managers and Confidential Employees (ALBEM) is proud to announce the presentation of (2) $1,000 scholarships for graduating RHSA seniors, to one RHSA senior planning to attend a four-year college/university and one RHSA senior planning to attend a community college, full-time, during the 2018-2019 school year. 


Application will be scored with consideration in the following areas: service to school and community, essay, letters of recommendation, grade point average, and ACT/SAT score.


Applications and attachments must be received prior to Friday, March 23, 2018.  A notification later will be sent to scholarship winners and Mr. Omaye on April 22, 2018. Scholarship winner will be honored during an ALBEM Scholarship Ceremony in June at the Grand Event Center (Date TBD) and may bring two guests with them. 


Please see Mr. Byrne or Mr. Omaye for an application.



Scholarship applicants must be residents of Avalon, Lakewood, Long Beach, or Signal Hill.

Alpha Delta Kappa Scholarship

Alpha Delta Kappa Scholarship

Young women planning to enter the Education profession.

Deadline: April 14

See Mr. Omaye for paper application.

2018 Kiwanis Club of Long Beach Scholarship- $1,000

Paul McClaughry - Matt Doyle Scholarships


The Kiwanis Club of Long Beach will be awarding six deserving seniors with scholarships. The Paul McClaughry–Matt Doyle Scholarships were established to support and build vocational goals and community service among Long Beach area youth and recognize the demonstrated evidence of outstanding service and leadership in their school, community and church.


Each of the six seniors chosen will receive a $1,000 scholarship.


WHO IS ELIGIBLE - To be considered for a scholarship, you must meet the following criteria:


 Applicant must be a graduating high school senior who has applied for admission to an accredited two- or four-year college, university, technical school or post-high school program.

 Applicant must maintain a cumulative un-weighted GPA of at least 3.2 (on a 4.0 scale) throughout your high school career.

 Applicant must attend school in the LBUSD or in an accredited high school in the City of Long Beach, CA.

 Applicant must have participated in community/volunteer activities.



 Applications are available from your high school counselor/administration or by email request to, subject line SCHOLARSHIP.

Applications must be received by the Kiwanis Club of Long Beach by April 27, 2018. There will be no exceptions.



 The applications are reviewed by members of the Kiwanis Club of Long Beach.

 These scholarships are designed to help with furthering your education after graduation from high school.

 We are looking for students with a strong desire to further their education through enrollment at college, trade school, vocational school, continuing education, etc. And since the Kiwanis Club of Long Beach is a leading service organization in Long Beach we are looking for students who are giving back to their community through community service.

 We are looking for students who value community service and plan to make community service a part of their life plan. Be sure to emphasize service and leadership that you have demonstrated in your schools, community, church and work (if it applies).



 Scholarship is given for the fall of 2018. The award will be given to the institution in all cases, and will be sent directly to the institution’s financial aid offices within 30 days of receipt of proof of student’s enrollment at the school. When the institution requires the student to pay fees first before it certifies registration, the school will be authorized to reimburse the student.

 If a student is unable to begin college in the fall, and plans to enter in a future semester, the recipient must notify the Kiwanis Club of Long Beach in writing by August 31, 2018 for an extension. An extension is provided for up to one calendar year. If the scholarship is unused by the end of that year, it is forfeited and will be used to fund other scholarships in subsequent years. It is also forfeited if no extension is requested by August 31, 2018.

 Semi-finalists will be notified by May 5, 2018.

 Semi-finalists will be required to attend an interview by a panel of judges on May 14, 2018, location and time (evening) will be provided to the semi-finalists.

 Finalists will be notified by May 18, 2018.

 Award winners will be required to attend the McClaughry-Doyle Scholarship dinner on May 29, 2018, at The Grand, 4101 East Willow, Long Beach 90815. Parents and counselors are welcome to attend the award presentation ceremony as guests of Kiwanis.



Please read all questions carefully, and answer them as completely as you can.


Remember that your completed application will represent you to the Scholarship committee.


Your completed application form, resume and interview questionnaire should be transmitted in one of two ways:


Mail by United States Postal Service, first class, postage paid to:


Kiwanis Club of Long Beach

Scholarship Committee

6285 E Spring Street, Box 532 Long Beach, CA 90808




E-Mail to:



Pam Dingwell, Vice President of Administration

Kiwanis Club of Long Beach

562-506-6286 or – subject line SCHOLARSHIP


2018 Paul McClaughry - Matt Doyle Scholarship



STEP 1 - Applicant’s Information


Name _________________________________________________________

First Middle Last



Street Apt # City Zip



Home Phone Cell Phone E-mail


School__________________________________ Un-weighted GPA_____



First and Last Name Phone E-mail


STEP 2 - Personal Resume


Please prepare your resume including personal data, educational background, academic programs/honors, work experience, special interests/skills, and any other relevant information.


STEP 3 - Interview Questionnaire


Please address each of the following questions in the order given

  1. Tell us about the activities that you’ve been involved with and what organizations or activities you were the leader. Highlight a special activity.
  2. Have you been a volunteer at school or in the community? What did you do?
  3. What is your understanding of Kiwanis International and its mission?
  4. Are you familiar with the Kiwanis International Service Leadership Clubs, Key Club and Circle K?
  5. Indicate your plans for college, trade school, vocational school, continuing education, apprenticeship, etc. and let us know your major.
  6. How do you plan to pay for your education and why are you applying for this scholarship? Include any scholarships you have applied for or already received.
  7. What are you planning to do after graduating from college, trade school, vocational school, continuing education, etc.? What career plans do you have?
  8. How will you be involved in Community Service after graduation?
  9. Who is your role model and why?
  10. What has been the biggest challenge in your life?
  11. What has been the best thing that ever happened to you?
  12. Give us a sentence that best describes you.
  13. Why do you feel you deserve this scholarship?

Grand Prix Foundation 2018 Scholarship Application

We are happy to announce that the Grand Prix Foundation of Long Beach will once again be offering seven $1,500.00 scholarships under its Robert E. Leslie Scholarship Program this year. The awards are offered to Long Beach area high school seniors graduating in 2018. The scholarships will bearded based on academic achievement, community service, need, and potential. Applicants should be US citizens who are residents of Long Beach or attend a Long Beach high school. Scholarship awards will be made by check payable to the student and are unrestricted. A copy of the application can be found below, which you can duplicate as needed. 


Applications must be returned to me by E-mail or mail no later than March 2, 2018. We anticipate making the awards in April.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me at



The Grand Prix Foundation was incorporated in January of 1991 as a non-profit organization whose main purpose is to raise funds through a series of charitable events held in conjunction with the annual Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach. In addition to donating money to charitable organizations in the Greater Long Beach area, the Foundation Board of Directors established a scholarship program for graduating seniors from the high schools in the Long Beach area.


The Robert E. Leslie Scholarship Program, named for former Foundation Director and retired Long Beach Fire Chief, Robert E. Leslie, is intended to provide assistance to qualified students to be used to continue their academic or vocational education at an accredited college or university. The Foundation will award seven (7) scholarships in the amount of $1,500.00 each to the most qualified and deserving candidates from the applications submitted from all the participating high schools.


Recipients must be citizens of the United States and residents of Long Beach or Lakewood. Proof of citizenship may be required. These awards shall not be conditioned upon race, color, religion, age, sex, marital status, physical disability, or national origin of the recipient.




The application should include the following:

· Completed Application (2 pages)

· Digital photo of applicant (head shot preferred)

· 2 Reference Letters, at least one from a non-school source.

· Certified Transcripts - Grades 9 through 12




Selection of recipient shall be based upon an evaluation of a student’s academic achievement, academic potential, extra-curricular activity, community service, work experience, educational or vocational goals, and financial need.




Please complete and return this form by March 2, 2018 directly to Valerie deMartino, Scholarship Chair by email to: or mail to GP Foundation, 3000 Pacific Ave., Long Beach, CA 90806

Delta Sigma Theta Sorority-Long Beach Alumnae Chapter 2017-2018 Scholasrship

Dear Applicant:


The journey now begins. I’m so happy that you decided to take the first step in bettering your future by applying for college and this 2017-2018 scholarship from the women of Long Beach Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. We couldn’t be prouder of you and the choices you are making to be the change you want to see in the world. Our goal is to assist African-American students in their pursuit in post-secondary education.


The Long Beach Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated serves the greater Long Beach area of Long Beach, Lakewood, Signal Hill, Paramount, Seal Beach, Bellflower and Los Alamitos. Our programs and service projects stem from the sorority’s Five-Point Programmatic Thrust: Economic Development, Educational Development, International Awareness and Involvement, Physical and Mental Health, and Political Awareness and Involvement.


Each year the Long Beach Alumnae Chapter awards academic scholarships to graduating and transferring students in the Long Beach Alumnae service area (listed above).


An applicant should attend a high school in Long Beach Unified School District (LBUSD), Long Beach, Lakewood, Signal Hill, Paramount, Seal Beach, Bellflower or Los Alamitos; or be a community college student residing in the Long Beach Alumnae service area transferring to a regional accredited four-year college/university in the Fall 2018 semester; or an active participant in the Long Beach Alumnae Chapter’s educational programs including: Delta G.E.M.S. or 2015 – 2016 E.M.B.O.D.I. Selection will be based on the applicant’s completed application, academic excellence, financial need and recommendations. Please refer to the eligibility requirements here.


One winner will receive the Martha Dauway Scholarship, which honors a charter member of our chapter who placed great value on education and community service. The scholarship is designed to recognize a student’s commitment to community service and giving to others. You must be able to demonstrate a passion and commitment to public service and show proof of service hours.


If you are selected, the scholarship winner and guardian must be available to attend our Visions of H.O.P.E. awards and scholarship luncheon on Saturday, April 21, 2018. Also, if selected, please note that the scholarship award will be contingent upon our receipt of proof of your enrollment at a four-year institution.


All applicants must submit a completed application packet (found here) including essay, letters of recommendations and photograph received no later than January 17, 2018. Thank you for your interest in the Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., Long Beach Alumnae Chapter’s scholarship. Continue to be the change you wish to see in the world!




Dominique R. Bell

President Long Beach Alumnae Chapter

Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.

"I am, was, and always will be a catalyst for change!" -Shirley Chisholm


For questions or additional information please contact or

(844) 378-5222 ext. 2205.

Congress-Bundestag Vocational Youth Exchange Program

Nacel Open Door, a non-profit educational exchange organization, is pleased to announce the continuation of the Congress-Bundestag Vocational Youth Exchange Program.  The Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange Program provides a unique intercultural educational opportunity for American and German youth.  Each year over 300 American high school students receive full scholarships to become exchange students to Germany, where they will live with host families for a year and attend German schools.


Applications are being accepted for the 2018-2019 program year!  This unique program allows graduation high school seniors to spend a year in Germany living with a host family, participating in a school or training program, and getting hands-on work experience through an internship with a German company.  Participants have been placed in fields as diverse as the arts, architecture, automotives, carpentry, child care, culinary arts, education, engineering, filming, forestry, graphic design, health care, hotel management, industrial design, information technology, international business, journalism, metalworking, nursing, photography, theater and veterinary science, to name a few.


Interested students must be nominated by their high schools to apply for this program before completing the application materials.  Students should consult their principal, guidance counselor, or call Nacel Open Door at 800-622-3553 for assistance.  The application can be downloaded from  Click the CBYX Vocational Scholarship picture to get program information and an application.  The application deadline is January 31, 2018.  Please have completed applications sent to:  For more information about this program, contact Nacel Open door at or Susan Franck with any questions.  Sue can be reached at 800-622-3553, ext. 603, or at  We 


The program encourages applicants from all economic, ethnic, religious, and social backgrounds.  We highly encourage interested, outstanding students to apply for this educational and rewarding opportunity.

Bezos Scholars Program

Applications are now being accepted for the 14th annual Bezos Scholars Program, a leadership development program for public high school juniors and educators.  The application deadline is February 9, 2018.  


The Bezos Scholars Program inspires and challenges young people to act on their passions to address community needs.  Each year, 12 high school juniors and an educator from each of their high schools are selected from across the United States to participate.


Program Overview:

  • Apply by February 9, 2018Successful applicants are ambitious public high school juniors who demonstrate academic rigor, curiosity, and leadership.  
  • Attend the Aspen Ideas Festival:  Student and educator teams will receive an all-expenses-paid scholarship to participate in the Aspen IDeas Festival in Aspen, Colorado (June 24-June 30, 2018).  The week is filled with leadership training and power-packed conversations with global leaders, such as social entrepreneurs, scientists, award-winning journalists, poets, and more.
  • Transform Your Community:  With ongoing support, leadership training, and $1,000 in seed funding, Scholar teams return home to launch a community change project that will transform their schools and communities, drawing on the tools and leadership skills learned at the Aspen Ideas Festival, and throughout the year.
  • Join a Network: Becoming a Bezos Scholar means joining an incredible alumni community.  After the year-long program, Scholars pursue higher education, competitive internships, and win prestigious scholarships and awards.  The Bezos Scholars Program offers alumni support through internship opportunities, ongoing gatherings, and more importantly, lifelong support in pursuit of their passions.

Please visit our website at to learn more about the Program and meet current Scholars.  Contact Nicole Hanson at with additional questions.

High School Student Essay or Video Contest: $1,500. All Entrants Receive Certificates.

The Foreign Policy Association, in conjunction with Scholastic, is sponsoring an essay and video contest for grades 9-12.  In a short essay (up to 750 words) or video (up to 5 minutes long), students are to answer the question: What is America's biggest challenge in the world today?


The top prize in each category is $1,500 and an all-expenses-paid trip to New York City to attend the 2018 Foreign Policy Centennial Spring Dinner in May.  Second- and third-prize winners will each receive $500.  Importantly, it gives these students an opportunity for national recognition.  Every student who enters, along with their teacher, will receive formal certificates of recognition for their efforts.  Click here for more details. 


The deadlines for entries is January 31, 2018.  For more information, go to


The contest is a terrific way for students to think critically about foreign policy and its importance to the nation.


The Foreign Policy Association celebrates its centennial in 2018.  Since 1918, the FPA has worked to promote discussion of foreign policy in schools and among the general public.  The Foreign Policy Association is bipartisan organization endorsed by every U.S. President since  its founding by Woodrow Wilson 100 years ago.


Scholastic is honored to partner with the FPA in these efforts to teach the next generation of leaders, who will shape our relations with the rest of the world in decades to come. 

We the Students Essay Contest

Should schools be able to keep tabs on students' social media accounts to prevent internet bullying?  Should there be regulations that prohibit President Trump from tweeting?  With our "We the Students" essay contest, students can win prizes just for sharing their thoughts on these issues!


Each year, "We the Students" gives high-school students in grades 8-12 from across the U.S. a chance to share their perspectives on a trending topic.


This year, we're asking students to consider what role the government should play in monitoring internet content and we are awarding $20,000+ in scholarship and prizes, including:

  • 1st Place - $5,000 and a scholarship to our 2018 Constitutional Academy in Washington, D.C.
  • Runners Up - Six prizes at $1,250 each
  • Honorable Mentions - Eight prizes at $500 each

For more details, and to enter, sign up here and submit your 500-800-word essay before February 5, 2018.

Scholarship Opportunity for AAPI Students

Scholarship Opportunity!


The Asian & Pacific Islander American Scholarship Fund (APIASF)  provides scholarships to Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) students with financial need.

Click here to apply to the APIASF General Scholarship

The deadline to apply is January 11, 2018 @ 5:00 PM EST


Click here for additional information on APIASF Scholarships

 Based in Washington, D.C., APIASF is the nation's largest non-profit provider of college scholarships for AAPIs. Since 2003, APIASF has distributed over $100 million in scholarships to AAPI students across the country and in the Pacific Islands. APIASF received your contact information from the College Board Student Search Service.

If you have any questions, please contact APIASF at or call 877-808-7032 option 3.


Freemont Foundation Scholarship - Applications Being Accepted


Applications are now being accepted for the Freemont Foundation Scholarship Program. 

The James M. & Erma T. Freemont Foundation will award thousands of dollars in scholarships for the 2018-19 academic year to students with a record of leadership and volunteerism in the community and participation in extracurricular school activities. 

The deadline is February 2, 2018.

Please share this information with your students.


Interested students may receive complete details and apply for the Freemont Foundation Scholarship Program by visiting  


Please feel free to contact us at

McDermott Scholars


It's not too late for your students to apply to the Eugene McDermott Scholars Program at UT Dallas.

The scholarship includes:

  • Tuition and fees.
  • Book stipends.
  • $1,400 stipends each month of the year.
  • Up to $12,000 to study abroad.
  • Up to $3,000 for career-oriented support.
  • Cohort travel to Santa Fe, NM; Austin, TX; and Washington, D.C.
  • Network of professional staff, faculty, alumni and cohorts.

The award provides an essentially debt-free college education with benefits valued at more than $250,000 (out-of-state) or $150,000 (in-state) over the four-year term.

Deadlines: Nov. 2, 2017 (early) or Jan. 3, 2018 (final).

CABE Long Beach 2017 Scholarship Application

CABE​ ​Long​ ​Beach

2017​ ​Scholarship​ ​Application

Michael García & Martha Estrada Scholarship Memorial


Current​ ​High​ ​School​ ​Students​ ​(9th-12th)​ ​ ​LBUSD​ ​Students​ ​Only

1st Place $1000

2nd Place $600

3rd Place $400 


Deadline​ ​November​ ​13,​ ​2017


How​ ​does​ ​being​ ​bilingual/multilingual​ ​make​ ​dreams​ ​come​ ​true?


¿Cómo​ ​siendo​ ​bilingüe/multiling​üe​ ​hace​ ​los​ ​sueños​ ​realidad​?


The Essay Contest for 2017 will focus on the many advantages of being bilingual./biliterate. The theme for this year’s writing contest is: “How​ ​does​ ​being​ ​bilingual/multilingual​ ​make​ ​dreams​ ​come​ ​true?”


Students are encouraged to approach this writing contest in an imaginative and meaningful manner, expressing themselves in either English or another language. Teachers can assist students in focusing on the theme by exploring how their bilingual/ biliterate skills will enhance their opportunities for learning, career, leadership, self-esteem as well as the development of their cultural legacy in their future. The use of the writing process is encouraged (prewriting, revising, editing, and publishing) to develop a meaningful and expressive literary piece. Each literary piece should focus on the theme and demonstrate final editing quality. Winners will be selected based on the following criteria:

  • Content – How well the writing captures the essence of the theme
  • Language – The use of expressive, authentic, rich language
  • Genre – The creative use of literary forms (such as short essay, poetry, narrative, or biography)

Please read the following directions for submitting student writing

  • Writing should be typed double spaced, three pages maximum
  • Written and submitted in English and Spanish
  • Students must be bilingual/biliterate or learning another language to submit this essay
  • Winners will be notified the week of November 20 th .
  • Winners will read their essay at the awards ceremony February 9th , 2018
  • Winning writing entries will be submitted by Long Beach CABE to the state level CABE in November, 2017


LB​ ​CABE​ ​2017​ ​Writing​ ​Contest​ ​Student​ ​Nomination​ ​Form


Name _________________________________Grade ________




Student Address ___________________________________________________


City ___________________________Zip Code__________


Home Phone_(_____)_________Cell Phone__(_____)___________


Parent’s Name______________________________Signature________


Mail​ ​or​ ​e-mail​ ​completed​ ​applications​ ​and​ ​essays​ ​to​ ​Valerie​ ​Gonzalez at​ ​ ​Wilson​ ​High​ ​School​ ​rm​ ​C17.​ ​

The Eugene McDermott Scholars Program



The University of Texas at Dallas

The Eugene McDermott Scholars Program at The University of Texas at Dallas is one of the nation's most generous and selective undergraduate merit awards.

Valued at more than $250,000 (out-of-state) or $150,000 (in-state), the scholarship includes tuition, stipend, study abroad and professional development funding.

UT Dallas students have access to distinguished faculty, innovative academic programs, nationally recognized research and countless career-oriented opportunities. Learn more about our newest McDermott Scholars.

McDermott Scholars have:

  • Interned at Google, Amazon, JPMorgan Chase, U.S. Supreme Court, NPR, National Institutes of Health and CERN.
  • Gone on to Harvard, Yale, MIT, Stanford, Johns Hopkins and Cambridge.
  • Won Fulbrights, Goldwaters, NSF Fellowships, Marshalls and a Gates Cambridge.
  • Worked at Microsoft, McKinsey, Texas Instruments, the White House, U.N., NASA, Cleveland Clinic and PricewaterhouseCoopers.

Deadlines: Nov. 2, 2017 (early) or Jan. 3, 2018 (final).


Qualifications and deadlines are online. Please contact us or visit our website for more information.

As scholarships come to our office, we post them immediately.  Keep checking back often for new scholarships.