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$1,000 College Scholarship Program

Our 1,000 Scholarship Program is designed to acknowledge exceptional students throughout the greater Los Angeles and San Diego areas. We will award 20 scholarships of $1,000 each (10 in the Los Angeles area and 10 in the San Diego area) to students who are motivated in their academic endeavors, active in their schools, and contributing to their community, giving back to others through their participation, service, and volunteer work. Submission of an essay and letter of recommendation will provide a testament to the character and abilities of the student applicant. Proof of acceptance to an accredited college or university in 2019 AND a W-9 tax form will be required before release of award funds.­­­

Applicant Qualifications

  • Graduating high school senior enrolling into a two- or four-year college OR community college student transferring into a four-year university
  • Minimum 3.0 grade point average (GPA)
  • Evidence of community and/or school involvement
  • Fill out the online application for student's area of residence:
  • Attach the following two supporting documents to the online application. These documents must be legible.
    • A copy of your school transcript including your GPA and ACT or SAT scores (if applicable). 
    • A letter of recommendation from someone other than a parent/guardian who has experience working with you either through a school activity, job, or community involvement.
    • Provide a short essay that answers ONE of the three topics listed in the online application (maximum 700 words).
    • Application, supporting documents, and short essay must be submitted together by Thursday, March 21, 2019, 11:59pm, Pacific Time.

    Award Announcement

    • Award recipients will be announced on this webpage on April 19, 2019.
    • Recipients will also receive an email notification.
    • Recipients must provide proof of college/university enrollment by August 16, 2019, and a signed W-9 tax form to receive their award.


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