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Scholarships

A scholarship is a grant-in-aid awarded to a student on the basis of merit, academic excellence, and in some cases, additional criteria such as study in a particular major, leadership, or financial need. A scholarship is money that does not need to be repaid.

 

Scholarships Available to Our Students

Graduating/Transfer Student (Award TBD)

Applicants must have a 3.0 minimum cumulative GPA. Must submit copy of graduation petition. If a student is transferring they must have completed 56 transferable units. Submit two Confidential Scholarship Recommendation forms from Faculty.

Part Time Student (Award TBD)

Applicants must have a 3.0 minimum cumulative GPA. Prior completion of at least 6 units at LAMC. Enrolled in 6 to 11.5 units at time of application. Submit two Confidential Scholarship Recommendation forms from Faculty.

Full Time Student (Award TBD)

Applicants must have a 3.0 minimum cumulative GPA. Must intend to re-enroll at LAMC Fall 2018. Completed at least 30 units. Enrolled in 12 or more units at the time of application. Submit two Confidential Scholarship Recommendation forms from Faculty.

Associated Student Organization (Award TBD)

The ASO provides awards for two students who have provided service to the college and to the community.
Applicants must be a paid ASO member. Have 2.0 minimum cumulative GPA. This scholarship is available for continuing and transferring students.

AMP Art Supplies (2 Awards: one $500 LAMC bookstore voucher & one $200 bookstore voucher)

Applicants must be currently enrolled in at least one art course at Los Angeles Mission College. Please include image(s) of your art work with your essay if you wish to apply for the $500 award (artwork not required for the $200 award).

Gerald P. Scheib For the Visual Arts (Award TBD)

Applicants must attend school in LACCD. Intend to pursue a career in the fine arts. Have a cumulative GPA of 2.0 and a GPA of 3.0 or higher in art classes. Provide samples of original work. Be available for an interview. Submit an essay of 300 words or less, answering the following: Why pursue art? What does it represent for your future? Describe an event in your life that inspired your passion in art. Describe a person in your life that inspired your passion in art. How can your art affect the world around you?

The LMG Student Veteran of the Semester (1 Award of $500)

The Los Angeles Mission College Veteran Resource Center in partnership with The Law Man Group has established this scholarship, and will provide financial assistance to deserving veteran students pursuing an Associate Degree, Certificate Program, or Transfer into the University system.
Applicants must have completed one semester at Los Angeles Mission College. Must have a minimum 3.0 GPA. Must be enrolled in a least 12 units for Fall 2018. Must be available to travel to the Student Veterans of America national conference held during the first week of January over a 4 day period (all travel expenses will be provided) Must be available for an interview 
**Recommendation form is not a requirement to apply for this scholarship only**  

Carla Bowman (Award TBD)

LAMC student with the intent of transferring to a university to pursue a degree in Life Sciences.
Applicants must have a 3.0 minimum cumulative GPA. Must intend to re-enroll at LAMC Fall 2018. Completed 30 or more units with a minimum 8 units in Life Sciences. Carrying 12 or more units at the time of application. Show potential for academic success by providing examples of written works, such as a term paper. Submitted written examples must be typed. Submit two Confidential Scholarship Recommendation forms from Faculty.

Science & Allied Health (Award TBD)

The Science and Allied Health scholarship was established to inspire, motivate, and assist students with financial support as they pursue their higher educational goals. The donors of the Science & Allied Health scholarship seek to cultivate a spirit of giving that transcends race, culture, religious belief or citizen status. Inspired by the words of Mother Teresa, “Not all of us can do great things, but we can do small things with great love”, the goal of the donors is to support the student community at Los Angeles Mission College.
Applicants must be an Allied Health student or pursuing a Science major (e.g., pre-nursing, certified nursing assistant, pharmacy technician, biology, chemistry, health science). Must be a Los Angeles Mission College student enrolled in at least 6 units at the start of the Fall 2018 semester. Must have completed 2 science or health occupation courses prior to Fall 2018. Must have a GPA of 2.5 or higher.

Sylmar Woman’s Club - Continuing (Award $500)

One award of $500 is granted annually to a continuing LAMC student. The Sylmar Woman’s Club Scholarship Committee will select a candidate based on submitted documentation and a personal interview.
Applicants must be a resident of Sylmar who plans to continue at LAMC for Fall 2018. A United States citizen or Eligible Non-Citizen. Have a 3.0 minimum cumulative GPA. Completed 30 units by Fall 2017. Submit a Confidential Scholarship Recommendation form from a Faculty member, counselor, or career advisor.

Sylmar Woman's Club - Transfer ($500)

One award of $500 is granted annually to an LAMC transfer student. The Sylmar Woman’s Club Scholarship Committee will select a candidate based on the documentation and a personal interview.
Applicants must be a resident of Sylmar who attends LAMC. United States citizen or Eligible Non-Citizen. Have a 3.0 minimum cumulative GPA. Enrolled in a transferable academic program. Graduating from LAMC in Spring 2019 or Summer 2019 and have applied to a four-year university for admission in Fall 2019 (Please attach a copy of the Graduation Petition). Submit a Confidential Scholarship Recommendation form from a Faculty member, counselor or career advisor.

Non Huynh (Award(s) of $250 to be used for tuition and/or text books & supplies)

The Nguyen family highly values education and wishes to establish the Non Huynh Scholarship, available for Los Angeles Mission College students on the basis of academic or other achievement.
Applicants must be participants of the CalWORKS and/or Foster & Kinship Care Education program at Los Angeles Mission College. Students must have completed 20 semester untints at time of application. Have a 2.5 minimum GPA.

Jose Luis Vargas’ San Fernando Valley Scholars Network (1 Award of $500)

The Jose Luis Vargas’ San Fernando Valley Scholars Network Scholarship was established to serve the neediest of needy foster youth student, in order to remove barriers to education through financial support. During his tenure as the Educational Opportunity Programs director at California State University Northridge (CSUN), Jose Luis Vargas started the “Resilient Scholar” program for foster youth and he helped establish the San Fernando Valley Scholars Network. Mr. Vargas was an adept administrator, a mentor to thousands of students, and a role model. A champion of disconnected youth, he understood the importance of social support, as well as educational assistance, for students' success.
Applicants must be a former foster or probation youth (either formal, informal, kinship, probation, or ARC student etc.).
Applicants must demonstrate a need for funds in order to remove barriers to education through a personal biographical statement.
This information can be included in your general 500-word essay. Must be attending Los Angeles Mission College.

Rosalie Hilger Achievement Scholarship (2 awards; $500 each, to be used for tuition and/or LAMC Bookstore)

Ernest Hilger on behalf of the Hilger Family Trust has established these two scholarships in honor of his beloved wife of 45 years, Rosalie Hilger. Rosalie taught and guided students for 24 years as an Adjunct Professor at East Los Angeles Community College and Los Angeles Mission College’s Child, Family and Consumer Studies Departments. Rosalie was the Director of the Foster and Kinship Care Programs at Los Angeles Mission College and the regional coordinator for these programs. To honor Rosalie’s legacy and contributions to Foster Youth these scholarships have been established to assist students who have successfully met life’s challenges and have demonstrated a positive life path for themselves and their family. Applicants must meet one or more of the following: 1) Enrolled in Family and Consumer Science/Human Services curriculum regardless of stated major. 2) Be a Foster Youth (current, emancipated or former). 3) An unaccompanied Homeless Youth who is now an adult. 4) A Family and Consumer Studies (FCS) student. 5) A student coping with emotional and physical scars of childhood that they have overcome. 6) A current or prior participant in Foster & Kinship Care Education (FKCE Programs).
Applicants must be a US Citizen or eligible non-citizen (lawful permanent resident) and a resident of the state of California for the last two years. Enrolled at Los Angeles Mission College (LAMC) (or cross enrolled between LAMC and other LACCD schools) as a full time student in an AA or AS matriculation outcome taking 12 units per term. Or a part time student taking a minimum of 9 units per term at Los Angeles Mission College (LAMC) (or cross enrolled between LAMC and other LACCD schools). Have an approved Student Education Plan, signed off by faculty or approved counselor for each semester the scholarship is in effect. Successfully completed a minimum of three (3) credits in any of the following areas of study at LAMC prior to application: Foster and Kinship Care Education (FKCE), Family and Consumer Studies Programs at LAMC, Child Family and Education Studies Departments at LAMC. Meet and maintain satisfactory academic progress in all courses. Submit an autobiographical statement (500-1000 words) demonstrating excellent leadership skills and positive goal oriented lifestyle achievements for success in meeting life’s challenges. This autobiography should demonstrate a “CAN DO ATTITUDE” and give specific examples of how you have applied the following self-affirmations in your life: I CAN, I WILL, I MUST! Applicants must provide a list of extracurricular, leadership and volunteer activities to their community (**Scholarship recipients must provide 15 hours of approved documented community service to the college or other community organization for the scholarship to remain in effect**). An official school transcript (course competencies must include course work in Family and Consumer Science / Human Services Curriculum regardless of stated major). Submit three (3) letters of recommendation.

Doris McClain/Annabelle Godwin Child Development ($8,000 to be divided among successful applicants)

The intent of these scholarships is to honor the contributions of Doris McClain and Annabelle Godwin by encouraging promising students to make a career commitment both academically and professionally to the Early Childhood Education field. The aim is to help quality students where modest assistance can aid to achieve their goal of a career and professional participation in the field. Recipients to be selected by the full time Child Development faculty.
Applicants must have completed nine (9) units in Child Development with a 3.0 minimum cumulative GPA at time of application. Currently enrolled in Child Development courses leading to a Child Development Certificate or a California Child Development Permit. Show evidence of professional involvement outside the college classroom. Submit a written statement describing career goals and professional involvement in Child Development. This information can be included in your general 500-word essay. Submit two Confidential Scholarship Recommendation forms completed by faculty, one which must be completed by a full-time Child Development faculty member.

Gumpert Child Development ($6,000 to be divided among successful applicants)

The Gumpert Child Development Scholarship is sponsored by Evelyn and Richard Gumpert to provide financial support for single parent students committed to pursuing the academic requirements for a career in the field of Child Development.
Applicants must be a single parent currently enrolled at LAMC. Be pursuing a Child Development major. Be completing or have completed a minimum of 12 Child Development units by the end of Spring 2019 with at least 6 Child Development units already successfully completed with a cumulative GPA of 2.8 or higher. Submit an essay explaining career and academic goals, as well as a statement of financial need. This information can be included in your general 500-word essay. Submit two Confidential Scholarship Recommendation forms completed by faculty, one of which must be from a full time Child Development faculty member.

Marco Antonio Firebaugh Memorial (Amount TBD)

Assembly Bill 540 (AB 540) was authored by Assemblyman Marco Antonio Firebaugh and endorsed by Governor Gray Davis. Enacted in January of 2002, this law exempts eligible non-resident students who have attended high school in California and received a high school diploma (or its equivalent) from paying non-resident tuition at California’s public institutions of higher learning. When this legislation passed, several Los Angeles Mission College student leaders, in partnership with parents, faculty, staff, and community members, took the initiative to create the Marco Antonio Firebaugh Memorial Scholarship, formally known as the AB540 Scholarship, at Los Angeles Mission College.
Applicants must be a non-resident as determined by Admissions & Records. Be a continuing student at Los Angeles Mission College for the Fall 2018 & Spring 2019 academic year. Must be enrolled in at least 3-12 units at the time of award disbursement. Must have a high school diploma or GED. Submit a wallet size photo with general 500 word essay (photo becomes property of the Marco Antonio Firebaugh Selection Committee, not to be returned). You must also attend five consecutive Dreamer’s Pathway committee meetings or participate in three Dreamer’s Pathways committee events.

Millie Dein (Covers Enrollment Fees only)

Applicants must be enrolled in 12 or more units per semester at Los Angeles Mission College. Demonstrate financial need. Must demonstrate good citizenship. Have a 2.0 minimum cumulative GPA. Award can only be applied to 2018-2019 enrollment fee charges and cannot be applied to prior semester/year charges. Scholarship is awarded for Fall 2018 and Spring 2019 semesters. Maximum value of waived fees cannot exceed $598 per semester. Recipient cannot receive Millie Dein Scholarship and BOG Fee Waiver simultaneously. Recipient must write a “Thank You” letter to the Foundation Board of Directors expressing their gratitude for the award.

Desktop Scholarship

All desktops are intended for use for courses taken at Los Angeles Mission College
Applicants must submit a written statement explaining why you believe you are the best candidate to receive a desktop. Include personal information, hardships if any, and educational/career goals. This information can be included in your general 500-word essay. Must have completed at least one semester at LAMC. Must be enrolled in 6 or more units per semester. Demonstrate financial need. Must demonstrate good citizenship. Have a 2.0 minimum cumulative GPA. GPA will be reviewed at the end of Spring 2018 semester for Fall 2018 award consideration. Recipient cannot receive a Desktop Scholarship more than one time. Recipient must write a “Thank You” letter to the Foundation Board of Directors expressing their gratitude.

San Fernando Valley Food & Wine (Award TBD)

Applicants must have completed a minimum of 12 degree applicable units within the LACCD at the time of initial disbursement. Must be enrolled in 12 or more unties for Fall 2018 & Spring 2019 at Los Angeles Mission College. Have a 2.5 minimum cumulative GPA. Scholarship is divided and disbursed for Fall 2018 and Spring 2019 semesters. Recipient must write a “Thank You” letter to the Foundation Board of Directors expressing their gratitude for the award.

Spanish American Institute Scholarship-Awarded Fall Only (Award TBD)

The SAI Scholarship is made available to provide financial assistance to deserving Latino students or students who support or advocate for Latino students. Applicants must complete a one-page, typed self-profile essay on background, interests, goals, and need for award, and indicate how he/she identifies with the Latino culture or the ways he/she supports or advocates for those of Latino descent. Have a 3.0 minimum cumulative GPA. Full-Time Student (12 units per semester).Resident of Southern California between San Diego and San Luis Obispo. A willingness to interact with SAI and grant permission to publish award's ceremony photos on SAI website.

Trustee Emeritus Mona Fields (Award TBD)

The purpose of the Mona Fields Scholarship is to assist students who hope to enter the “helping professions”, such as teaching, law enforcement, allied health, administration of justice, early childhood education, etc.
Applicants must have completed a minimum of 12 degree applicable units within the LACCD at the time of initial disbursement. Have a 3.0 minimum cumulative GPA. Submit an essay explaining career and academic goals. This information can be included in your general 500-word essay, and will be used to validate the helping profession requirement. Scholarship is awarded for Fall 2018. Recipient must write a “Thank You” letter to Ms. Fields and deliver the letter to the LAMC foundation office.

Osher Foundation (Awards up to $1000 per academic year; maximum of $500 per semester)

Applicants must have completed a minimum 24 degree applicable units within the LACCD at the time of initial disbursement. Must be enrolled at Los Angeles Mission College, at least half time (6 or more units) during all terms in which the award remains active for the 2018-2019 academic year. Must have received and be receiving the California Community College Board of Governor’s (BOG) Fee Waiver. Student must be meeting all satisfactory academic progress requirements, as defined for all federal aid programs within the LACCD, at time of application. Awards will be adjusted based on enrollment status (Full-Time, Three-Quarter, & Half-Time). Must demonstrate financial need and have unmet financial need after all other aid is considered. Student must write a “Thank You Letter” to the Osher Foundation: The Foundation for California Community Colleges Attn: Resource Development 1102 Q Street Suite 3500 Sacramento, CA 95811. *Students on academic probation will lose their eligibility for any future disbursement(s).*

Mayor Tom Bradley Scholarship- Osher Challenge (Awards up to $1000 per academic year; maximum of $500 per semester)

Applicants must submit a 500 word essay discussing: “What is your impression of Mayor Tom Bradley?”  Must have completed a minimum of 24 degree applicable units within the LACCD at the time of initial disbursement. Must be enrolled at Los Angeles Mission College, at least half time (6 or more units) during all terms in which the award remains active in the 2018-2019 academic year. Must have received and be receiving the California Community College Board of Governor’s (BOG) Fee Waiver. Students must be meeting all satisfactory academic progress requirements, as defined for all federal aid programs within the LACCD, at time of application. Awards will be adjusted based on enrollment status (Full-Time, Three-Quarter, & Half-Time). Must demonstrate financial need and have unmet financial need after all other aid is considered. Student must write a “Thank You Letter” to the Osher Foundation: The Foundation for California Community Colleges Attn: Resource Development 1102 Q Street Suite 3500 Sacramento, CA 95811. *Students on academic probation will lose their eligibility for any future disbursement(s).*

President’s Circle Scholarship - Osher Challenge (Awards up to $1000 per academic year; maximum of $500 per semester)

Applicants must have completed a minimum of 24 degree applicable units within the LACCD at the time of initial disbursement. Must be enrolled at Los Angeles Mission College, at least half time (6 or more units) during all terms in which the award remains active in the 2018-2019 academic year. Must have received and be receiving the California Community College Board of Governor’s (BOG) Fee Waiver. Student must be meeting all satisfactory academic progress requirements, as defined for all federal aid programs within the LACCD, at time of application.  Awards will be adjusted based on enrollment status (Full-Time, Three-Quarter, & Half-Time). Must demonstrate financial need and have unmet financial need after all other aid is considered. Student must write a “Thank You Letter” to the Osher Foundation: The Foundation for California Community Colleges Attn: Resource Development 1102 Q Street Suite 3500 Sacramento, CA 95811. *Students on academic probation will lose their eligibility for any future disbursement(s).*


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