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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.