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On Wednesday February 8th the College and Career Center will be hosting a SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION WORKSHOP in the MDHS Library and Computer Lab.  We will have "hard-copies" of all MDHS Scholarships and the common application form.   Many of the scholarships are for Mt. Diablo Students only but you must submit an application -- a personal essay is required.  


During the workshop students will have access to computers as needed to pull vital information from their files (e.g., FAFSA or Dream Act receipt.)  They will also be able to direct questions directly to Mr. Rowe our College and Career Adviser.  This is the only scholarship workshop that will be conducted and we are rapidly approaching deadlines.  All you need is your social security number a FAFSA generated EFC score or a Dream Act receipt.  ALL AVAILABLE SCHOLARSHIPS REQUIRE ONE OF THESE TWO FORMS OF DOCUMENTATION. 


(All Seniors, please note that all available MDHS scholarships are listed in your Naviance Accounts on the Scholarships page.)



Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Time: 3:00 PM to 5:40 PM

Location:  MDHS

California Scholarship Federation -- Deadline for Applications Approaches

For students interested in joining the California Scholarship Federation this is the final week.  The deadline is Monday, March 23rd.  

The California Scholarship Federation is an organization designed to recognize "excellence in scholarship."  In order to join students need to be "On-Track" to attend a four year College or University and have achieved a GPA of 3.0 or better in academically rigorous course work.  (Qualifying courses are listed on the reverse side of the application.)

The California Scholarship Federation is nationally recognized for the academic successes of it's members.

Interested students can pick-up an application in the College and Career Center during lunch, brunch or after school.


Educators For Fair Consideration (E4FC)

This is a listing of SCHOLARSHIPS THAT DON'T REQUIRE SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBERS.  A valuable resource and opportunity to gain money for college! Here's the link:

Best Buy Scholarship


The Best Buy Scholarships are available to current high school seniors who plan to enroll in a full-time undergraduate course of study at an accredited two- or four-year college or university or vocational-technical school in the Unites States. Students must demonstrate commitment to and involvement in volunteer community service. One award of 1,000 and one award of $2,000 will be given. In addition, there will be fifty "at-large" awards of $1,000 each and eight National awards of $25,000 each. Selection of recipients will be based on solid academic performance and exemplary community service with consideration also given to participation and leadership in school activities and work experience. Financial need is not considered.


Additional Information

Applications are only available at by clicking on ?Community Relations.? Applications must be completed and submitted online. No paper applications will be accepted.


Applicable Majors: All Fields of Study

Coca-Cola Scholars Program


The Coca-Cola Scholars Program is open to high school seniors who plan to pursue a degree at an accredited post - secondary institution in the U.S. You must have a minimum 3.0 GPA to be eligible for this award. Additionally, you must be one of the following: US citizen; US national; US permanent resident; temporary resident (in a legalization program); refugee; asylee; Cuban-Haitian entrant; or humanitarian parolee. Home-schooled students may also apply.


Applicable Majors: All Fields of Study

Humane Planet Multimedia Contest


Access your creativity. Make real change for animals. Innovate to create a more humane planet.

- The competition is open to participants aged 14 to 18 located anywhere on the planet!
- The competition is multifaceted. Participants may submit:
- A short film
- A public service announcement (PSA)
- Both a short film and PSA

We are seeking unique perspectives and innovative solutions to the critical animal welfare issues of today. A VIP panel of judges will review all entries, and the winners will be announced on or by June 1st.

Applicable Majors: All Fields of Study

Senior Rubincam Youth Award


The Senior Rubincam Youth Award is available to students in grades 10 to 12, or between the ages of 16 and 18. To be considered, you must submit a single - line genealogy in a biographical format for five generations. Submissions should demonstrate understanding of various original and derivative source records. It should apply critical analysis and intellectual skills in compiling the family genealogy. Events should be placed in historical and genealogical context.

Applicable Majors: All Fields of Study

Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC) U.S. Scholarship Program


Students across the country work hard to earn top marks; they dream of the college they'll attend and the education they'll receive. Unfortunately, many of those students can’t afford to get the education of their dreams.

We want these students to reach their full potential. To help them accomplish this, our network of U.S. Chapters, along with RMHC Global, offer scholarships to students in financial need who have demonstrated academic achievement, leadership and community involvement. Since 1985, more than $44 million in scholarships have been awarded.

Scholarships are for students in the United States living in areas where there are participating local RMHC Chapters. Please note that not all Chapters offer all four scholarships below. To view a complete list of participating RMHC Chapters, their respective counties and the scholarships they offer, please click here.

The deadline for the coming academic year is January 27th.


Applicable Majors: All Fields of Study


Gates (GSP) Millennium Scholarship.  This is one of the best possible scholarships available.  Designed to assist deserving minority graduates in completing up to 8 years (PhD level) of school after graduation from High School.  Awards are well over $100,000 per recipient.  All interested Seniors should see Mr. Rowe in the College and Career Center so we can get started with the application process. This is a highly competitive grant.

Careers at the National Security Agency (NSA)

Careers at the National Security Agency (NSA)

Stokes Educational Scholarship Program


With the   Stokes Program, you will attend college full-time, and then work during the summer at NSA’s main headquarters in Fort Meade, Maryland, for a minimum of 12 weeks in areas that are related to your course of study.  One hundred percent of college / University training are paid.


*By participating in the Stokes Educational Scholarship Program, you agree to work for NSA for at least one-and-one-half times the length of study upon graduation. 

**All Seniors are encouraged to apply. Sophomores and Juniors of African American, Hispanic or American Indian, Asian Pacific Islander lineage with high academic and leadership potential are encouraged to apply to become a Gates Millennium Scholar as well. 

US Air Force (AFROTC), US Army (AFROTC), US Navy (NROTC)

US Air Force (AFROTC)




Application required.

Four Year scholarships are available

Receive full Room and Board – combined with FAFSA and Cal Grant’s four years of college will be 100% paid for.

Students may apply for consideration through the College and Career Center. 

*All Seniors are encouraged to apply. Sophomores and Juniors of African American, Hispanic or American Indian, Asian Pacific Islander lineage with high academic and leadership potential are encouraged to apply to become a Gates Millennium Scholar as well.  

Important Dates
Holiday Spirit Week Posted 12/5/18
Senior Portrait Makeups Posted 11/27/18
ASB Membership Posted 8/28/18