Meritus Scholarship (Deadline: Jan. 21, 2011)

Meritus Scholarship

Deadline: Jan. 21, 2011

To be eligible for a scholarship, your application must reflect that you:

  • Are a Senior attending a San Francisco public high school
  • Have a cumulative minimum 3.0 GPA to maximum 3.7 GPA (unweighted)
  • Can document financial need
  • Plan to attend a four-year accredited college or university beginning in the fall term after graduation
  • Demonstrate academic preparation to attend college through appropriate course work
  • Demonstrate the ability to overcome obstacles to achieve academic and personal goals as captured in a personal essay
  • Demonstrate quality involvement with others via work, school, family or in the community as reflected in letters of recommendation

Gates Millenium Scholarship (Deadliine: January 10, 2011)

Gates Millenium Scholarship

Deadliine: January 10, 2011 (11:59 EST)


  • Are African American, American Indian/Alaska Native, Asian Pacific Islander American or Hispanic American
  • Are a citizen, national or legal permanent resident of the United States</span>
  • Have attained a cumulative high school GPA of 3.3 on an unweighted 4.0 scale or have earned a GED
  • Will enroll for the first time at a U.S. located, accredited college or university in the fall of 2011 as a full-time, degree-seeking, first-year student (with the exception of students pursuing a high school diploma while concurrently enrolled). First-time college enrollees can also be GED recipients
  • Have demonstrated leadership abilities through participation in community service, extracurricular or other activities
  • Meet the Federal Pell Grant eligibility criteria
  • Have completed and submitted all three required forms: the student’s application (Nominee Personal Information Form), an evaluation of the student’s academic record (Nominator Form) and an evaluation of the student’s community service and leadership activities(Recommender Form) by the deadline
  • Only 1,000 will be selected Nationally, very competitive, but they’ll cover all your college expenses if selected.


Good Tidings Scholarship (Deadline: 11/8/2010)

Good Tidings Scholarship

Deadline: 11/8/2010

Maximum Amount: $5000


  • High school senior
  • From community of need in the Bay Area
  • Consideration is given to those of greatest needs
  • Requires: Include a one-page letter of recommendation from a teacher, counselor, Charity Director or person familiar with your community service. Attach no more than a single-sided, two-page, double-spaced essay describing your unique community service activities. Discuss any of the following subjects: what made you choose/create this project, how did you help the community, how many people were affected by your work, why is community service important to you, what have you gained or learned from this experience, and what will you do in the future?


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