Financial Aid & Scholarships

The links to the right will provide you accesses to several resources you can utilize to learn about and apply for financial aid and scholarship. 

Scholarships for SENIORS

Chapman University Fowler Engineering Scholarships- Application Due when Chapman Application is Due

Chapman University's newest school is the Dale E. and Sarah Ann Fowler School of Engineering. They have multiple scholarship opportunities based on financial need and academic interests.  Please visit HERE for more information.


Santa Ana Elks #794 Lenz Scholarship- Due January 10, 2020

Students must be a high school senior, child or grandchild of an ELK #794 member and a US Citizen to apply. Contact Letty Rodella at for more information.

Southern Methodist University Hunt Leadership Scholars Program- Due January 15, 2020
All students interested in applying to Southern Methodist University please click HERE for more information regarding this program.
Santa Ana Elks Legacy Award- Due January 31, 2020, 11:59am CST

Student must be a high school senior, child ro grandchild of an ELK in good standing for the past 2 years, and have taken the SAT or ACT by 12/31/19. The award is $1,000 per year for for years. Please click HERE for more information.

Tall Club of Orange County-Due February 1, 2020
Scholarship for female students who are 5'10 or taller and male students who are 6'2" or taller.  Multiple scholarships of $1,000 are available. Please visit HERE for more information.
Cox Scholarship-Due February 5,2020
Cox Charities awards college scholarships to graduating high school seniors who are interested in pursuing careers in a STEM related field and have a passion for giving back to their community. Please click HERE for more information!
Santa Ana Elks CHEA Students with Disabilities Award-Due March 15, 2020
Student must be a senior or graduate with a disability and a US Citizen. The award is a $1,000-$2,000 renewable award. Applications are available on November 15th HERE
State Council Cabrillo Civic Club of California Scholarship-Due March 15, 2020
Applicants must be of Portuguese decent and be a US citizen or permanent resident. Minimum GPA of 3.5 required.  Please click HERE for additional requirements and for an application.
Asian Pacific Community Fund Scholarships-Due March 25, 2020
The Asian Pacific Community Fund offers four scholarships for graduating seniors. Information regarding the scholarships can be found HERE.
The Asian Pacific Fund administers 10 scholarship programs to help undergraduate and graduate students achieve their education goals. To apply for a scholarship administered by the Asian Pacific Fund, please review the complete eligibility criteria for each scholarship program, and download the application for the program(s) for which you are eligible. Details on each program can be found HERE.
Asian Pacific Fund Scholarship (Deadline: Friday, March 27)
Benson Louie Scholarship (Deadline: Monday, April 6)
Lapiz Family Scholarship (Deadline: Friday, April 24)

Irvine Unified Council PTA Scholarship-Due April 16, 2020

 IUCPTA is pleased to offer one $500 Scholarship at each Irvine High School (Creekside, Irvine High, Northwood High, San Joaquin, Woodbridge High, University High, and Portola High) to a graduating senior that will be used towards continued education after graduation. Recipients must attend an accredited college/university, community college or trade or technical school within the first year following high school graduation. Please click HERE for more information and how to apply.

Willow Tree Scholarship -Due June 8, 2020, 11:59pm PST

The Willow Tree Scholarship is open to graduating high school seniors in Orange County, California who will enter their first year of post-secondary education at any two or four year accredited institution in the United States by Fall semester 2020 or Winter quarter 2021. Recipients are awarded a scholarship of $1,000 to be used toward their first year of college. Winners of the scholarship will be selected on their ability to write an essay expressing critical ideas that can generate a thoughtful connection with the reader.

Eligibility and Official Rules:

  • Currently a graduating high school senior attending school in Orange County, California.
  • Must have a minimum of 3.0 overall GPA.
  • Will attend college in pursuit of a two or four year degree in any major by January 2021.
  • Must submit a personal essay answering the given year’s writing prompt (not to exceed 750 words). See left panel.
  • Candidates who submit a personal essay permit The Wall POV Project the right to solicit the essay to be a part of the “Point of View” educational book series.

Please click HERE to apply.

City Property Management Scholarship -Due July 31, 2020

Please click HERE for more information on this scholarship for seniors who are interested in pursing a career in HOA Management or Real Estate.

Financial Aid Night Presentation Materials

Please see the information below from Financial Aid Night at Northwood High School on Thursday, September 26th.

Financial Aid Presentation

Creating and Using FSA ID

CSS Profile Student Guide

Creating a CSS Profile Account- Parent Information