Academics » Scholarships


Does the thought of Paying for College have you scared?
The Sallie Mae Paying for College website has some very valuable information.
They have a series of videos you can watch on a variety of subjects as well as information about scholarships and grants.
Click here to access the page 
Welcome to the Western Center Academy Scholarship Page 
This page will be updated regularly with local scholarship information. 
Seniors, please be sure to check each scholarship application for deadlines. 

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Scholarships are gifts. They do not need to be repaid. There are thousands of them, offered by schools, employers, individuals, private companies, nonprofits, communities, religious groups, and professional and social organizations.
Below are some useful websites to complete your $cholar$ship search: 
BigFuture:  BigFuture is part of College Board online tools for scholarship finder. Begin exploring scholarship opportunites by taking an inventory of your interests.  Your academic stregnths, extracuuicular activities and career goal are also importatnt. Use Schoalrship seat to get started.

FastWeb can help you find the right college and scholarships to help you pay for it. The Internet's premier scholarship search includes more than 600,000 scholarships worth more than $1 billion. FastWeb's customized college search offers access to 4,000 colleges. Also find expert advice and how-tos on admissions, financial aid, selecting a major, choosing acareer and more.

 Fastweb Scholarships
California provides students with an all-inclusive guide for their college and career paths.  It has a College serach and Schoalrship Finder. 
Class of 2020
Senior Scholarship Portfolio
Any senior wishing to be considered for local scholarships must submit a completed Scholarship Portfolio.
Scholarship Portfolios are due January 10, 2020
Please download the file below to complete the application.
Elks National Foundation
Most Valuable Student Scholarship
Open to graduating seniors.
Application Opens 8/5/19
Application Deadline 11/15/19
Information and application can be found at the following link: Elks Foundation Most Valuable Student Scholarship
Fastweb Back to School Scholarship Opportunities
Back to School Scholarships
Click the link to learn about a variety of scholarships open to all high school students! 
AES Scholarship Opportunity

Purpose of Scholarships

AES Engineering is pleased to be able to continue offering scholarships to motivated students to help in the furthering of their education.

Scholarship Criteria

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.

How to Apply

Students must submit an essay of between 500 and 1000 words in answer to the following question:

When you look back on your life in 30 years, what would it take for you to consider your life successful? What relationships or accomplishments will be important on this journey?

Amount of award: $500.00
Deadline for entry: October 6, 2019

Submit essay to

Queen Sheherazade 
Scholarship Pageant 2020

The Riverside County Fair & National Date Festival is now accepting applications for the Queen Scheherazade Scholarship Pageant. The Scholarship Pageant is open to young ladies who exhibit exceptional character and are students within Riverside County. Applicants must be at least 17 years of age by the day of the Pageant, November 23, 2019, and have not reached the age of 22 by the Fair’s opening day, February 14, 2020. All candidates must be residents or students of Riverside County and have at least a 3.0 unweighted GPA.


Queen Scheherazade and her Court will reign over the 2020 Riverside County Fair & National Date Festival, act as the goodwill ambassadors for the event and make many promotional appearances. The Queen and her Court will benefit from experiences with public speaking and media relations. Queen Scheherazade will be awarded a scholarship in the amount of $3,500 and Princesses Dunyazade and Jasmine will each be awarded $3,000. Applications are available online at and will be accepted until October 9, 2019 at 5:00 pm.

Hemet Harmoneers Scholarship
Vocal or Choral Music Majors 
Students must declare their intent to audition by March 1, 2020
If interested, please submit the required application no later than March 15.
Application is attached below
Edison STEM Scholarship 

STEM College Scholarships for High School Seniors

The Edison Scholars Program recognizes students who want to be makers of tomorrow — the dreamers, inventors, guardians and pioneers — those who dare to be great.

Each year, Edison International awards $40,000 college scholarships to 30 high school seniors to help them follow their dreams in science, technology, engineering or math (STEM) and empower them to change the world.

This is a chance for students with big dreams to advance their education and take part in shaping a brighter future.


Here’s the rundown of requirements:

  • Must be a high school senior with at least a cumulative 3.0 GPA, plan to pursue studies in the STEM fields at a four-year accredited college or university and show financial need.
  • Eligible STEM majors include computer and information systems, engineering, engineering technology, management information systems, mathematics, natural resources and conservation and physical sciences.
  • Applicants must live in Southern California Edison’s service territory.
  • The top 50 finalists will be required to submit a short video. Don’t stress, it’s simple.
  • Dependents of Edison International and SCE employees and retirees are not eligible.

The application period for the 2020 Edison Scholars is now open! Deadline to apply is 6 p.m. PST on Monday, Dec. 16.

Soroptimist International Scholarship 
Soroptimist International of San Jacinto - Hemet Valley would like to offer the opportunity to a  High School graduating senior girl. The awards will range from $500  up to $1000 and a priority is given to a graduating high school girl from our valley with a range of community service to the Valley and the school.   
Application attached below. 
Gregg Figgins Memorial Scholarship 
  • Open to all graduating high school seniors
  • To enter you must write an essay on the assigned topic
  • See attached application below for more details. 
  • Must be sent US mail postmarked by 1/25/20

Future Flyer Pitch

Scholarship competition for future entrepreneurs!
Open to high school juniors and seniors.
Click the link below for more information
Altura Credit Union High School Scholarships
Please check the site for the many scholarships they offer:
Women in Transportation Scholarship 

One of WTS-IE's primary goals is to provide scholarships for women pursuing careers in transportation. Each year, women with permanent residence in the Inland Empire, or who are enrolled at a college of university located within the Inland Empire, are invited to apply for a scholarship. This includes high school seniors who plan to enroll in college or university for their freshman year. In January 2019, WTS-IE awarded $45K in scholarships.

The 2019-2020 WTS-IE Scholarship application period is now open and applications are due by October 25, 2019. Please note the application process below.