Senior Year Timeline

Senior Brag Sheet

Seniors! This sheet will be helpful for you to fill out to for Letters of Recommendation!

VHS Senior Brag Sheet

SENIORS: Scholarships & More

CSU English & Math Placement Testing (practice and registration)

Students planning to attend a CSU, these websites will help you prepare for the EPT/ELM entrance exams. ALL students (grade 9 and up) are able to use these sites FOR FREE!

English Success

Math Success


Register for the test (Seniors ONLY)

Testing Dates & Locations


2017-2018 Scholarships

You can click the name of the scholarship and it will take you to the website






Solano Association of Realtors Scholarship

1. Must reside in Benicia, Vallejo, Green Valley, Cordelia, or American Canyon.

2. Intend to specialize in real estate, or related fields such as business or finance.

3. Attach academic accomplishments.

4. Provide most current transcripts.

5. Financial need, considered.

6. Interview candidates.



All Year

Flosum Scholarship

1. The applicants must be enrolled in an accredited 4-year university or college located in United States;

2. Graduating high school seniors with a GPA of 3.5 or above are also eligible to apply for the scholarship;

3. Applicants must be pursuing or intending to pursue their bachelor’s degree which can be in the fields of computer engineering, computer science or in another technical discipline such as electrical engineering, physics or mathematics with an interest in the field of computer science.



Aug. 31, 2017

Comcast Leaders & Achievers Scholarship

Graduating senior, commitment to community service, GPA 2.8+, leadership in school activities, commitment to and involvement in their community service, attending college in the fall. If you meet these requirements, speak with Ms. Jeanty for a nomination.



Nomination period ends:

Sept. 6, 2017

Application Deadline:

Dec. 1, 2017

Apartment List Scholarship

As a company filled with many college grads, we know that college is an important life endeavor, but one that can be expensive. We couldn’t have graduated without a little help along the way, and we want to give back to the future leaders of America. Therefore, we are offering a $2,500 scholarship to outstanding students who exemplify one or more of Apartment List’s core values:


Bold While Pragmatic

Endlessly Helpful

Making an Impact

Driven by Data

Succeeding Together

Forever Learning



Sept. 1, 2017




March 1, 2018

Make College Happen (Sallie Mae)

Freshman – Seniors (14-18)

Essay: How do you plan to pay for college?


Aug. 10, 2017

Sept. 7, 2017

Sinkler Miller Medical Association Scholarship

This scholarship will provide awards to students for the 2017 - 2018 academic year. We will select the most qualified candidates who are high school seniors, or those attending medical and nursing school for these awards. High school seniors are eligible for $1,000 scholarships, nursing and post-baccalaureate students for $1,500 scholarships and medical students for $3,000 to $5,000 scholarships.



Sept. 15, 2017

Siemens Competition

The Siemens Competition is open to high school students who are citizens or permanent residents (green card holders) of the United States. Students must be in good standing, enrolled in and attending one of the following (during the 2017-18 school year): Students submitting individual projects must be in good standing, enrolled in and attending their last year of high school (grade 12).

$1,000 - $10,000


Sep. 19, 2017

Questbridge National College Match

The application is for High School seniors in the top 5-10% of the class. Students must come from households making less than $60,000, and qualify for free or reduced lunch.

Admission and Full 4-year scholarships.


Sep. 27, 2017

Odenza Marketing Group Scholarship

To be considered eligible for the Odenza Marketing Scholarship you must:

A) Be between the ages of 16 and 25 on the day of the deadline.

B) Submit answers to the essay questions, which can be found on the application page, prior to the deadline.

C) Have at least one full year of post secondary studies remaining at the time of the award. (Current High School Students are also eligible.)

D) Have a GPA of 2.5 or greater.

E) Be a citizen of the United States or Canada

Read more about Eligibility: Odenza Marketing Group Scholarship by



Sep. 30, 2017

Shout it Out Scholarship

Be thirteen (13) years of age or older at the time of application. Be legal residents of the fifty (50) United States or the District of Columbia. Be currently enrolled (or enroll no later than the fall of 2021) in an accredited post-secondary institution of higher education. Respond to an essay prompt.


*Undergrad Students Can Apply!



Sep. 30, 2017

Xerox Technical Minority Scholarship Program

Applicants must be academic high-achievers (3.0 or better GPA). Applicants must be US citizens or visa-holding Permanent Residents of African American, Asian, Pacific Island, Native American, Native Alaskan, or Hispanic descent. They must be enrolled in college as a full time undergraduate or graduate student in a technical field; rather than high school seniors. Students can apply in September of their freshman year of college, or subsequent years.



Sept. 30, 2017

Create Real Impact Scholarship

Create Real Impact Contest Awards are open only to legal residents of the fifty (50) United States and the District of Columbia between the ages of 14 and 22 years. Entrants must be enrolled as full-time students in an accredited educational institution (secondary [middle/high] school, trade school, college, or university). All applicable federal, state, and local laws and regulations apply. Void where prohibited.



Sept. 30, 2016

United States Senate Youth Program

High school junior or seniors interested in public service, leadership and currently serving in an elected or selected capacity in student government, civic or educational organization. Must be a permanent resident of the U.S. and currently enrolled in a secondary school located in the state in which either one of his or her parents or guardians legally resides.



Oct. 2, 2017

Hispanic Heritage Youth Awards

The online application is available until October 2nd, and will be open to students graduating high school in the spring/summer of the following year who maintain an unweighted 3.0 GPA or higher. Students can apply to various award categories.



Oct. 2, 2017

Wendy's High School Heisman Award Program

Male and female high school students who excel in academics, athletics and student leadership. The first 25,000 students that complete an application will win a Wendy's Gift Card in amount $10.



Oct. 2, 2017

Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship

Federal Pell Grant recipients attending a four-year college can apply for this scholarship to help fund a study abroad internship or study program. Awards may be up to $5,000 each.



Oct. 15, 2017

AES Engineers Scholarship

Our belief is that achieving a high grade point average should not be the only criteria for determining who deserves to be helped. For that reason we are offering a scholarship that will be awarded on the basis of character, as determined by an evaluation of the essays that are submitted.


 Scholarships are intended for our future leaders across a wide spectrum of fields of study. This award is available to high school seniors and all students attending a post-secondary educational facility.

**You are not required to be taking Engineering courses to be eligible.



Oct. 6, 2017

UC Berkeley Incentive Awards

For students who are interested in applying to UC Berkeley. High school graduating seniors with a minimum unweighted GPA of 3.5 or a weighted GPA of a 3.8. Students’ EFC should be a maximum of $7,500.

Up to $32,000


Oct. 7, 2017

Haz La U (Make the U) The Hispanic Scholarship Fund

High school student of Hispanic heritage. US Citizen or legal permanent resident

- Academic excellence

- Dedication to community service

- Demonstration of leadership in one’s community

$1,000 - $15,000


Oct. 15, 2017

LULF Scholarship

AB540 Friendly

Scholarships are available on a competitive basis to undergraduate four-year college, and graduate students who meet the following criteria and abide by the following requirements:

Minimum cumulative GPA of 2.80 out of a 4.0 GPA scale. Cumulative GPAs below 2.80 do not qualify for a scholarship. Currently enrolled in an eligible bachelor’s or master’s degree program at an accredited four-year college or university. Completed at least one full-time year of study for undergraduate applicants, and at least one full-time semester of study for graduate applicants. Must reside in the United States.

$500 - $1,000


Sept. 1

Oct. 15, 2017

Alan Turing Memorial Scholarship


The Alan Turing Memorial Scholarship is a $10,000 award, for undergraduate students at UC San Diego who are majoring in Computer Science or Computer Engineering, and who are active in supporting the LGBT community. Preference will be given to students with demonstrated financial need.



Feb. 2, 2017

College Jumpstart Scholarship

Open to Sophomores, Juniors, and Seniors in high school and college students. This scholarship is merit based.



Oct. 17, 2017

Dr. Pepper Tuition Giveaway

If you’re a student between the ages of 18-24, you can submit your One Of A Kind story to enter for the chance to compete to win up to $100,000 in tuition. You’ll be eligible to submit a video once you reach 50 votes.

Up to $100,000

August 14

Video Submission: Oct. 17, 2017

Horatio Alger Scholarship Programs

Horatio Alger Scholarship Programs specifically assist high school students who have faced and overcome great obstacles in their young lives. While many programs are directed primarily to recognizing academic achievement or leadership potential, the Horatio Alger program seeks students who have exhibited determination, integrity, and perseverance in overcoming adversity, as well as critical financial need.

$2,500 - $20,000


Oct. 25, 2017

Good Tidings

Community Service Scholarship

The Good Tidings Community Service Scholarship was created in 1999 for High School Seniors who recognize the benefits of serving their community. Scholarships are awarded to high school seniors in the graduating class of 2016 based on greatest service and financial need. Twenty $5,000 scholarships will be awarded in the fall of 2018.



Oct. 26, 2017

U.S. Bank Scholarship Program

Our Scholarship Program is available to high school seniors or current undergraduate college students enrolled by September 1, 2018, at an eligible two- or four-year college or university.  Submit online application & watch 8 modules. Winners will be selected at random.

5 prizes of $5,000


Oct. 27, 2017

Good360 Sustainability Scholarship

– 3.3 Minimum GPA To Apply


– Must Be A High School Senior Applying To College Or Currently Attending College


– Must Have An Interest In Environmentalism Or Sustainability


Sept. 1

Oct. 30, 2017

Coca Cola Scholarship

3.0 end of Jr. year, high school senior in US, planning to pursue degree at accredited post-secondary institution

$1000 - $20,000


Oct. 31, 2017

Zombie Apocalypse Scholarship

Be thirteen (13) years of age or older at the time of application. Be legal residents of the fifty (50) United States or the District of Columbia. Be currently enrolled (or enroll no later than the fall of 2021) in an accredited post-secondary institution of higher education. Respond to an essay prompt.

*Undergrad Students Can Apply!



Oct. 31, 2017

Stokes Educational Scholarship Program


Stokes is open to high school seniors planning on majoring in computer science or computer/electrical engineering. As an NSA employee with the Stokes Program, you will attend college full-time, receive up to $30,000 per year for tuition and mandatory fees; and work during the summers at NSA for 12 weeks in areas that are related to your course of study. You'll acquire real-world experience and receive a year-round salary. Please note: must maintain a 3.0 on a 4.0 scale after your freshman year, if selected as a program participant, you are required to work in your area of study for NSA after your college graduation for at least one-and-one-half times the length of study.

Up to $30,000


Oct. 31, 2017

National Eagle Scout Association (NESA) Scholarships

Academic scholarships are based on school and Scouting participation, academic performance, and financial need. Applicants must score a minimum 1800 SAT or 28 ACT to apply. These include a varying number of $5,000 NESA scholarships, and a varying number of $5,000 Mabel and Lawrence S. Cooke scholarships. The Mabel and Lawrence S. Cooke scholarships are awarded annually and include four $25,000 scholarships (payable at $6,250 per year) and one $48,000 scholarship (up to $12,000 payable for four years), plus a varying number of others.

$5,000 - $12,000 a year


Oct. 31, 2017

Mel C. Marshall Scholarship

Any high school senior or current college student who will be enrolling fulltime in an academic institution for the academic year beginning in the semester following the date of application. The student’s academic field must be related to the building, construction or PRECAST concrete industry (can include safety, accounting, IT, etc.) The applicant must be a California resident.

$500 a semester ($4,000 total)


Oct. 31, 2017

National Rice Month Scholarship

High school graduating Seniors in growing rice states (California, Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, and Texas). Make U.S. rice production the main focus and interest.

$1,500 - $4,000


Oct. 31, 2017

Voice of Democracy Scholarship Program

Must be 19 years of age or younger at time of application. Must be a student in grades nine through twelve, who is enrolled in a public, private or parochial high school or home study program in the United States, its territories and possessions, or in an overseas U.S. military/civilian dependent school. Foreign exchange students and previous Voice of Democracy first-place state winners are ineligible.Must be a U.S. citizen or legal resident. This award is for U.S. students.

1st Place= $30,000


Nov. 1, 2017

Ron Brown Scholars Program

The Ron Brown Scholar Program (RBSP) honors the legacy of Ronald H. Brown through a selective scholarship program that advances higher education for community-minded and intellectually gifted African Americans. RBSP competitively awards Ron Brown Scholars four-year $40,000 scholarships ($10,000 each year) to the most talented and economically-challenged high school seniors who demonstrate a keen interest in public service, community engagement, business entrepreneurship and global citizenship – the four pillars of the late Ronald H. Brown’s mission to uplift people of all races, cultures and ethnicities – especially our disadvantaged youth.

$10,000 a year


Early deadline: Nov.1, 2017


Final: Jan 9, 2018


The ComEd STEM Scholarship is a new program initiative, that is designed to encourage Illinois residents with the pursuit of their college education.  Commonwealth Edison Company (ComEd) is the major energy delivery company within the state of Illinois.  The candidates must be enrolled in one of targeted STEM fields at any accredited four-year institution within the United States.  The applicants should provide the following documents in addition to the Student Application Form: One Academic Recommendation, Transcript (latest) and Resume



Oct. 13, 2016

Golden Door Scholars

DACA qualified

Lives in a state that doesn't allow in-state tuition for DACA students

High GPA

Taking advanced or challenging high school classes

Driven to excel and help others succeed too

Has held leadership positions or is involved in the community

Has applied for a variety of scholarships




NCWIT Award for Aspirations in Computing

The National Center for Women & IT (NCWIT) is “designed to increase women’s meaningful participation in computing careers by providing encouragement, visibility, community, leadership opportunities, scholarships and internships to high potential technically inclined young women.” High school women can apply for this scholarship by filling out an online application.

$500 and a Laptop


Nov. 14, 2017

Prudential Spirit of Community Award

The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards program is the United States' largest youth recognition program based exclusively on volunteer community service. State Honorees receive an award of $1,000, an engraved silver medallion, and an all-expense-paid trip with a parent or guardian to Washington, D.C., for national recognition events.

$1,00 and a trip to Washington D.C.


Nov. 8, 2017

Most Valuable Student:

Vacaville Elks Lodge #2638

The Elks National Foundation will award 500 four-year scholarships to the highest-rated applicants in the 2018 competition.


Any high school senior who is a citizen of the United States is eligible to apply.

Applicants need not be related to a member of the Elks.

College students are not eligible to apply.

Applicants must be citizens of the United States on the date their applications are signed; permanent legal resident status does not qualify.

Male and female students compete separately.

(2)$50,000, (2)$30.000, (14)$20,000, (480)$4,000:


Nov. 27, 2017

Jack Kent Cooke Foundation College Scholarship Program

At a minimum, applicants must:

*Plan to graduate from a US high school in spring 2018

*Intend to enroll in an accredited four-year college beginning in fall 2017

*Earn a cumulative unweighted GPA of 3.5 or above

SAT combined critical reading and math score of 1200 (based on the old SAT scores) or above and/or ACT composite score of 26 or above

*Demonstrate significant unmet financial need. We will consider applicants with family income up to $95,000. However, we anticipate that a majority of scholarship recipients will be eligible to receive a Pell grant

$40,000 for 4 years of Undergrad.

Up to $50,000 for Graduate

Late sept.

Nov. 30, 2017

Education Matters Scholarship

Be thirteen (13) years of age or older at the time of application. Be legal residents of the fifty (50) United States or the District of Columbia. Be currently enrolled (or enroll no later than the fall of 2021) in an accredited post-secondary institution of higher education



Nov. 30, 2017

Sixt Scholars Program

*Have a minimum 3.7 GPA on a 4.0 scale

*Graduating high school senior in the USA, academic year 2017/2018

*Plan to enroll in a full time 2 or 4 year university

*First 500 valid applicants will be considered

Five $5,000

Sept. 1

Nov. 30, 2017