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Financial Aid & Scholarships


Financial Aid & Scholarships : Types of Aid

Types of Aid

Scholarships Available to Our Students

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.

Edison Scholars Program - December 16, 2019 (30 Awards - $40,000)

To be eligible for the Edison Scholars Program you must:

1) 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.
2) Eligible STEM majors include computer and information systems, engineering, engineering technology, management information systems, mathematics, natural resources and conservation and physical sciences.
3) Applicants must live in Southern California Edison's service territory.
4) The top 50 finalists will be required to submit a short video. Don't stress, it's simple.
5) Dependents of Edison International and SCE employees and retirees are not eligible.
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Imagine America Scholarship - December 31, 2019 (5 Awards - $1,000)

The Imagine America Foundation created its Imagine America High School Scholarship Program in 1998 to provide scholarships for high school students. This annual scholarship program has helped thousands of high school seniors afford a career education at hundreds of career schools across the United States. Each year, every high school in the United States and Puerto Rico may nominate up to five graduating seniors to receive a $1,000 Imagine America scholarship!
The Foundation works with more than 20,000 high school guidance counselors across the country. Graduating high school seniors who meet the recommended guidelines are eligible to receive a $1,000 tuition discount that can be used at career colleges participating in the Imagine America Scholarship Program throughout the nation. The program runs annually and has a Dec. 31 deadline, of the student's graduating high school year.
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Getting Real About Distracted Driving Scholarship - December 31, 2019 (2 Awards - $1,000)

To be eligible for the Getting Real About Distracted Driving Scholarship you must be:
1) Planning on or currently attending an accredited college, university or continuing education program.
2) No GPA Requirement, financial requirement or any other kind of requirement - Just knowing you are making the effort to get out of bed and do something positive before noon qualifies.
3) Take the pledge to not use your phone while driving, and definitely not to drive while you're buzzed.. And definitely don't use your phone if driving .
4) All forms of ads accepted including: PSA, commercial, music, billboards, media, graphics, etc. MUST BE AN ADVERTISEMENT WITH CLEAR CALL-TO-ACTION.
5) No time restraints, however, keep in mind that you are making an advertisement, not a Ridley Scott movie.
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Ron Brown Scholarships Program - January 9, 2019 (10 Awards - $40,000)

To be eligible for the Ron Brown Scholarships Program you must:

1) Be Black/African American.

2) Must excel academically.
3) Must exhibit exceptional leadership potential.
4) Must participate in community service activities.
5) Demonstrate financial need.
6) Be a US citizen or hold a permanent resident visa card.
7) Be a current high school senior at the time of your application.
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SP Scholarship - December 31, 2019 (10 Awards - $10,000)

To be eligible for the SP Scholarships:

1. You must be at least 13 years old and enrolled or will enroll in a college or university in the US.

2. You must be a legal resident of the U.S. or Puerto Rico.
The ScholarshipPoints program was created in 2006 to help students win scholarships without the hassle of filling out paper applications and writing dozens of essays. is owned and operated by Edvisors, a company dedicated to helping students plan and pay for college. To date, Edvisors has given away more than $650,000 through the ScholarshipPoints program.
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YDI Scholarship - December 29, 2019 (1 Award - $1,000)

A) You must be a resident of any of the 50 United States, District of Columbia or US Territories
B) You must be 16 years of are or older
C) You must either be enrolled now, or will be enrolled iin a qualified high school, college or university within the United States.
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GenM Scholarship - December 31, 2019 (4 Awards - $5,000)
GenM helps students learn digital marketing through free courses. Our mission is to enable anyone, anywhere to acquire the skills, experience and relationships they need to succeed in the job market.
Every 3 months we hand out a $5,000 USD scholarship to one student. To be eligible for the GenM Quarterly Scholarship a student:
A) Must currently be in high school, college, or university
B) Must be at least 16 years of age on the day of the deadline
C) Must be a resident of the United States or Canada
D) Must complete their profile, which will include a picture, areas of interests, any expertise you may have and areas of work that you are interested in.
*Note that you can be enrolled in any type of study
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GoTranscript Academic Scholarship - December 31, 2019 (1 Award - $1,000)

To be eligible for the GoTranscript Academic Scholarship:
1) Applicant must be a high school senior or current full-time college freshman.
Participants must register using your university or college issued email.
GoTranscript is a professional transcription company, founded in 2005. Our team consists of nearly 20,000 professional transcriptionists, proofreaders, and customer support specialists. All staff members are carefully trained and certified. We review our service quality regularly to ensure best-in-class results.

This scholarship is offered during the Spring and Fall semesters between (2017-2022).
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North American Van Lines Logistics Scholarship - December 15, 2019 (5 Awards - $1,000)

To be eligible for the North American Van Lines Logistics Scholarship you must be a:

1) U.S. Citizen (or permanent resident).
2) Enrolled (or enrolling) as a full time student of an accredited college/university within the United States for completion of an undergraduate degree in Logistics or equivalent field.
3) Limit of one (1) entry per contestant.
4) Employees, professional affiliates, and agents of North American Van Lines (and their immediate families) are not eligible.
5) The applicant must comply with IRS rules to qualify for the tax-free benefits of the scholarship, including following.
A) It does not exceed your expenses;
B) It is not designated or earmarked for other purposes (such as room and board), and does not require (by its terms) that it cannot be used for qualified education expense; and
C) It does not represent payment for teaching, research, or other services required as a condition for receiving the scholarship.
6) Eligible educational institution. An eligible educational institution is one whose primary function is the presentation of formal instruction and that normally maintains a regular faculty and curriculum and normally has a regularly enrolled body of students in attendance at the place where it carries on its educational activities.
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Burger King Scholars Program - December 15, 2019 (10 Awards - $50,000)

Scholarship grants range from $1,000 to $50,000 and are intended to help students offset the cost of attending college or post-secondary vocational/technical school.
Recipients are selected based on their grade point average (GPA), work experience, extracurricular activities and community service.
Created in memory of BURGER KING Co-founder James "Jim" W. McLamore, the BURGER KING Scholars program has awarded $35 million in scholarships to more than 33,000 high school students, BK employees and their families across the U.S., Canada and Puerto Rico since 2000. In 2018 alone, the Foundation awarded $3.7 million to more than 3,400 students in North America.
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Real World Design Challenge (7 awards - $50,000)

The Real World Design Challenge (RWDC) is an annual high school competition run by a public-private partnership with the goal of sustainably increasing the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) workforce. The partners brought together $263 million in resources and began working with governors to build an infrastructure of states to scale across the United States. The first year, ten states participated. And we have added states every year.
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Super Money's Financial Literacy Scholarship - December 31, 2019 (1 Award - $2,500)

To be eligible for the SuperMoney's Financial Literacy Scholarship you must:

1) Be enrolled full-time in high school as a senior or be a part-time or full-time student in a college, graduate school, trade school, or coding bootcamp.

2) Have an overall average GPA of at least 3.0.
3) Be a citizen or permanent resident of the United States.
4) Upload an unofficial transcript or an enrollment verification document.
5) Submit a 400- to 600-word essay
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Fund For Education Abroad
Summer 2020, Fall 2020, and academic year 2020-2021 applications will open on November 11, 2019. Click the link below for more information. 
Do you have a desire to study abroad but are low on funds and resources? The Fund for Education Abroad (FEA) may be your solution. FEA offers scholarships that range from $1250-$10,000! 
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Middlebury Language School

This opportunity is open to all students who meet the below criteria, regardless of citizenship. Scholarships are limited and highly competitive. Students are strongly encouraged to also apply for regular Middlebury need-based financial aid.

  • Meet all requirements for Language School admission.
  • Be currently enrolled full-time at either a Historically Black College and University or a Hispanic Serving Institution or a Tribal College/University.
  • Show strong demonstrated interest (could include but not limited to previous coursework, volunteer work using language, internship, travel, or study abroad) in any of the eleven languages taught.
  • Show high academic achievement
  • Have the support of their home institution.

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Hispanic Heritage Foundation

Click the link below to find out more information about this dynamic non-profit organization. Resources include scholarships, leadership and workforce development programs, workshops, networking opportunities, and much more!
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Federal Pell Grant

The Federal Pell Grant program is for undergraduate students who have not yet completed a first baccalaureate or professional degree. Awards are based on your Expected Family Contribution (EFC) and enrollment status. Students may receive grants worth up to $6,195 per academic year (for the 2019-2020 academic year).

Unlike other federal financial aid programs, the receipt of a Pell Grant does not depend upon the availability of funds at a particular school. Also, if a student applies, demonstrates financial need and meets all eligibility criteria, he or she can be eligible to receive a Pell Grant at any eligible school. Students, though, are limited to receiving Pell Grant from only one school at a time, even if they are attending two schools during the same period of enrollment.

Pell Grants are designed to help the neediest students. A student who is not eligible for a Pell Grant may be eligible for other financial aid. The total amount of aid a student receives, including a Pell Grant, cannot exceed the student's cost of attendance. As with all other federal aid programs, student must reapply for a Federal Pell Grant every academic year by completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG)

The FSEOG program is a campus-based federal financial aid program. This means that each college participating in the program receives a set amount of money to distribute to students. The regulations governing FSEOG require that funds be awarded first to the "neediest" financial aid students or those with the lowest income. In addition, priority is given to Federal Pell Grant recipients. Because the amount of funding in FSEOG is limited, awards will be given to the earliest applicants with the highest amount of financial need. The annual award at Los Angeles Mission College is $500 per student.

Federal Work Study (FWS)

The FWS program is a federal program which enables students the opportunity to earn part or all of their financial need by working on-campus while attending school to help pay for college costs. This type of part-time work can add to a student's educational experience and can be a valuable asset when seeking employment after college graduation. The FWS award reflects the amount of money that a student is eligible to earn as wages.

The placement in a job depends upon skills, availability of jobs and the hours available for work. Because program funding is limited, awards will be given, based on first-come first-serve, to students responding to the FWS Interest List.  Students are invited to join the Interest List during the summer, based upon having completed their FAFSA and financial aid file.

Federal Direct Loan Program

The William D. Ford Direct Loan program, provided through the U.S. Department of Education, includes both Direct Stafford (student) loans and Direct PLUS (parent) loans. There are two types of Direct Stafford loans- subsidized and unsubsidized. The Subsidized Stafford loan is a loan for which the federal government will make the interest payments on the loan while you are in school and during other approved periods of deferment.

The Unsubsidized Stafford loan is a loan for which you are responsible for the interest from the time the loan is disbursed until it is paid in full. You can choose to pay the interest or allow it to accrue (accumulate) and be capitalized (i.e., added to the principal amount of your loan). Capitalizing the interest will increase the amount you repay.

For the student loans, the interest rate is 4.53% for both subsidized and unsubsidized loans for the 2019-2020 academic year. Parent loans are awarded based on credit worthiness. These loan programs are for students who are attending college at least half-time (6 units or more) and who are eligible to receive financial aid.

Los Angeles Mission College does not automatically package federal loans. Students who are interested in loans should contact the Financial Aid Office at 818-364-7648 or visit the Student Loan Process page.

NSLDS Disclosure:  Any loan borrowed by the student or parent will be submitted to the National Student Loan Database System (NSLDS) and will be accessible by guarantee agencies, lenders and schools determined to be authorized users of the data system.

Cal Grant Program

Cal Grant awards are state grants that are awarded and administered by the California Student Aid Commission (CSAC). To apply for a Cal Grant, you must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and have your Grade Point Average information sent to CSAC by March 2 for the following academic school year you are applying for.

Los Angeles Mission College participates in the Cal Grant B and Cal Grant C programs. The Cal Grant B program is intended to help students from disadvantaged/low income families. Cal Grant B awards are worth up to $1,672 (for the 2019-2020 academic year) per academic year and may be renewed up to four years. The Cal Grant C program assists students enrolled in vocational programs and are worth up to $1,094. To find out more on the various Cal Grant Programs, visit the California Student Aid Commission's website at

Chafee Grant

The Chafee Grant is a federal grant administered by the California Student Aid Commission and provides financial assistance to current and former foster youth to use for college and vocational training. Eligible students may receive up to $5,000 per academic year. To learn more about this program, visit the Chafee Grant webpage at

California College Promise Grant (CCPG) formerly Board of Governors (BOG) Fee Waiver Program.

The California College Promise Grant (CCPG), formerly the Board of Governors (BOG) Fee Waiver, CCPG is offered by California Community Colleges. Under this program, enrollment fees are waived for eligible students. Applicants do not have to be enrolled in a specific number of units or courses to receive the waiver and no repayment of funds is required. You are eligible to apply for a waiver if you are a California resident or as an AB540 student and you are enrolled in at least 1 unit. Please Note: The CCPG Fee Waiver program only waives your enrollment fees. If you need more help to cover some of your educational expenses, you must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or California Dream Act Application (CADAA) for AB540 students. To download the 2018-2019 CCPG Fee Waiver Application click here

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