Scholarship Opportunities/Essay Contests

  • All Scholarships require current Seniors to complete and submit their financial aid application (FAFSA).  The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) can be submitted beginning October 1 -March 2nd annually.  All seniors need to apply for financial aid even if attending Community College in the Fall. Link:

    NOTE: Seniors, Class of 2022, be sure to choose the correct College year : 2022 -2023 you will begin college 7/1/22 (approximate date).  


    All Senior students should be searching for Scholarships and applying for them. Never pay a fee to apply for any scholarship!  Visit one or all of the search sites below:



    All Scholarships/Essay Contests will be listed in due date order as they become available. SCHOLARSHIPS FOR CURRENT SENIORS ONLY UNLESS NOTED OTHERWISE.


    glendaleOUT 2022 Scholarship  glendaleOUT is pleased to offer one graduating GUSD senior a $1,000 scholarship to support their growth beyond high school! We want to offer this support to an LGBTQ+ community member or ally who contributes meaningfully to the LGBTQ+ community. Criteria to apply:

    1) Current senior enrolled in a Glendale Unified School District high school

    2) Has a minimum 3.0 GPA

    3) Self identifies as a member of the LGBTQ+ community or as an ally

     4) Demonstrates a record of service to the LGBTQ+ community (i.e., is involved and contributes to your school’s GSA;
         does community service with an LGBTQ+ organization)

     To Apply, please submit the following materials using our online submission link here or submit all materials to  APPLICATIONS ARE DUE: MAY 20, 2022

    • Complete the online application form (link above) or the paper copy
    • Unofficial copy of your most recent school transcript
      (confirming enrollment and minimum 3.0 GPA)
    • One letter of recommendation – Please note: Family members CANNOT submit a recommendation letter on your behalf.
      Please have your letter writer describe how they know you, how long they have known you, and indicate why you are a strong award candidate. 
    • A thoughtful, 1000-word maximum essay on how you contribute meaningfully to the LGBTQ+ community. Said another way– we are interested in you describing “Your Advocacy for the LGBTQ+ Community”
    • An updated resume, list of extracurricular activities, or brag sheet
      (i.e., what have you accomplished within and beyond school) 


    ALL SENIORS:  The employment law attorneys at Workplace Rights Law Group are offering three $500 scholarship contest prizes for the fall semester of 2022.  The United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) is the federal agency responsible for enforcing workplace civil rights laws as defined by the Equal Employment Opportunity Act of 1972. In California, in 2017 there were 5,423 individual charges of discrimination brought before the EEOC.  As college applicants or students, you will soon be entering the workforce. Once there, how you’re treated, how you can behave, how you’re paid, eligibility for benefits and all hiring, promotion, discipline and termination decisions will be subject to employment and workplace laws. They will impact your day-to-day life like no other area of the law. Because of that, it’s never too early to begin understanding the rights and obligations you’ll have as an employee.  DEADLINE FOR PARTICIPATIONAugust 1, 2022.  Visit their website:


    • Complete our employment law quiz.
    • Share your results with us on Facebook.
    • Send us the following information:
      • Your name and email
      • Your resume
      • Your transcript OR proof of enrollment
      • Tell us in 150+ words: How you hope employment law will help you as an employee and what you’d like to learn about employee rights.


    Rustic Pathways is offering one $1,000 scholarship and two $250 scholarships!  APPLY HERE.  

    Rustic Pathways empowers students to positively impact lives and communities around the world through its innovative and responsible travel experiences.High school seniors attending an accredited college or university in 2022. $1,000 will also be granted to the school that referred the winning student!  Submit the online application form and answer the following essay question (under 500 words):

    "What kind of global impact project is most critical for you to focus on and why, and what is your plan to make that impact in the next year and beyond"? 

    Application and essay are due BEFORE AUGUST 1, 2022