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Financial Aid and Scholarship Information

Scholarships

In the 2018-2019 school year SCHS students were the recipients of over 20 local scholarships. It PAY$ to take the time to research scholarship opportunities and apply! The SCHS Counseling department will list current scholarships below. In addition, students should check the Scholarships tab in Naviance for many other opportunities based on specific criteria. Make sure you are aware of how to avoid scholarship scams.

Current Scholarships:

  1. Dr. Lynette Robinson Scholarship for Inclusive Education (local), Due March 27th

  2. The Bob Grundstrom Memorial Scholarship (local), Due March 27th

  3. North County African American Women's Association (local), Due March 31st

  4. The Paula B. & Oliver W. Jones Family Foundation (open to 10th, 11th, and 12th grades), Deadline extended to June 1st (email completed applications to jonesfamilyfoundationSD@gmail.com)

  5. Brian Graves Memorial Scholarship, Due. April 1st 

  6. Coastal Community Foundation Scholarships (local), Due April 1st (emailed applications accepted)

  7. Jan Boysen Scholarship (local), Due April 1st (emailed applications accepted)

  8. Kiwanis Club of Carlsbad Scholarships (local), Due April 1st (email completed applications to kiwaniscarlsbadscholarship@gmail.com)

  9. Jeffrey D. Sollender College Scholarship (local), Due April 3rd (online application)

  10. Resource Conservation District (RCD) Conservation Scholarship (local), Due April 6th

  11. MTS Essay Contest: High School Scholarship Contest (local and open to all grades), Due April 10th

  12. Brother Benno Foundation (local), Due April 14th

  13. Mahatma Gandhi Memorial Scholarship (local), Due April 15th (email completed applications to gabby.yates@carlsbadusd.net)

  14. Assistance League of North Coast Scholarship (local), Deadline extended to April 20th (email completed applications to sbouvier@me.com)

  15. Carlsbad Educational Foundation (CEF) College Scholarships (local), Due April 20th

  16. Woman's Club of Carlsbad Scholarship, (local) Due April 30th (email completed applications to gabby.yates@carlsbadusd.net)

  17. Region 18 Association of CA School Administrators (local), Deadline extended to April 30th (email completed applications to stephanie@acsaregion18.org)

*Please check Naviance for more information on available scholarships.

Financial Aid

Financial Aid Checklist for Grades 9 through 12

Types of Financial Aid: Learn about the different funding sources to help pay for college.

FAFSA: The application has been re-opened until June 30th

How to Fill Out the FAFSA Guide and FAFSA on the web (worksheet)

FAFSA Tips (Spanish)

California Dream Act: Financial Aid resources for Undocumented and Non-Resident Students.

Cal Grant: Students must complete a FAFSA before applying for a Cal Grant.

CSS Profile: In addition to the FAFSA, this form is required for certain institutions.

California Student Aid Commission (Cash 4 College): An overview of financial aid options for CA residents.

U.S. Department of Education: College Affordability and Transparency Center 

MALDEF Scholarship Resource Guide: informative resource guide with an extensive list of scholarships, including many that do not inquire about immigration status.