You’ve heard the expressions, “Millions of dollars go unawarded each year”, but wonder "Where do I find these scholarships?" With a little time and effort, you may be able to find scholarships that fit your personal profile and eligibility. Always remember a scholarship is FREE, never pay a fee.
Private scholarships from community foundations, service and fraternal organizations, corporations, independent foundations, research institutes, associations and national membership organizations, community organizations and local donors.
Local and community scholarships are listed on Naviance under the “Colleges” tab. The list is found under “Scholarships and Money” then click on “Scholarship List”. Seniors should check this list often as new scholarships are added frequently. Questions should be directed to the Scholarship Coordinator in the College & Career Center.
Scholarships may also be found in many different books published by organizations and businesses such as Kaplan, College Board, Peterson’s and individual authors. These books resemble “telephone books” and contain a wealth of information on scholarships offered across the nation. In these directories you may find scholarships for unique interest or characteristics such as milk drinkers, dart throwers, asthmatics, tall people and cultural backgrounds. Grab a pad of post-it flags and start perusing all these directories have to offer. These directories have similar information. Check them out at your local bookstore.
Sho Funai Scholarship
In March, 2012, we lost one of the best students to ever attend PVHS, Sho Funai. Sho was tragically killed by a drunk driver. He was a valedictorian, football team captain and one of the nicest people I have ever met. He graduated with a bachelor's degree in engineering from UCSD and was awarded his masters degree from UCSD posthumously.
Sho exemplified everything that we wish to instill in our students. He was intelligent, athletic, and compassionate. He is missed by everyone who knew him.
With donated money from the Funai family, the PVHS Booster Club would like to award $2,500 in scholarship money to one or more graduating PVHS seniors. This scholarship money will be awarded to a student or students that have demonstrated many of the same qualities that were personified in Sho.
If you would like to be considered for this scholarship money, please write a 2 page maximum essay on the following:
What do you see as the greatest challenge that your generation of students will face in the next thirty years and what do you plan on doing to make a positive difference?
As part of your application, you must agree to a thorough review of your student records including transcripts, discipline and attendance.
Applications are due to Dr. Stephany's office by May 17.