Local Scholarship Program

  • HJUHSD Scholarship Program
  • HJUHSD Local Scholarship Program

    • The HJUHSD Local Scholarship Program has partnered with Going Merry to host our local scholarships and offer you State and National Scholarships. 
    • Below is a link to Going Merry and the "How To" information.  We will be meeting (virtually) to build your profiles.  I will also be offering evening and weekend workshops (check your email for calendar invites). 
    • You can start uploading your Supporting Documents now! 3 small Scholarship Essay, at least 3 letters of Recommendation and a copy of your 7th Semester Transcript.  You will request that after semester grades come out.
    • State and National Scholarships have already started taking applications so please be sure to log on to Going Merry on a regular Basis for new scholarships. 
    • Our local scholarships will be available for application on December 1, 2020.  Please let me know if you need any help. 
    • Looking forward to working with The Class of 2021!
    • Going Merry Link:


  • How to apply for the HJUHSD Local Scholarships:

    • Create a Going Merry account/profile by visiting www.goingmerry.com (check out the "How To" information first, located above)
    • Create an account using your personal email address-not your school email address and make it appropriate
    • Identify 2 - 3 individuals who can write you a letter of recommendation.  Two letters are required from: A staff membercommunity member, employer/former employer, clergy, etc.  You need to request your letter of recommendation by 11/30/2020 to move on in the scholarship application process.  Staff members will not accept requests after 11/30/2020.   You can make this request with your Going Merry profile.  It's super easy! (Please allow up to 3 weeks to receive your letter)
    • Complete any additional information needed. Include any additional pages, essays, art submissions, etc. as required for those scholarships that ask for them and upload them to your Going Merry account.  Links to required documents for scholarships asking for additional forms required are below.  Please upload these documents to your Going Merry profile in your "Documents" folder.  Label file with scholarship name.  
  • Items that you will need to create

    to apply for scholarships: 

    • Student resume - Include all activities, clubs and organizations and athletic teams that you have been active in while in High School.  
    • Scholarship Essay/Personal Statement - NEW! All the HJUHSD Local Scholarships require that you write three short essays.  Guidelines are included below in the "Student Tools" Area. 
    • Letters of Recommendation - You should upload 2-3 letter of recommendation to be included in your applicatin.  Letters of Rec can be from HW Staff, Your Elementary and Middle School Staff or other members of the community.  A good rule of thumb is to give your recommender a "Student Activities Record" (Available in student tools") or a Resume so that they have plenty of information to include in your letter. 
    • Transcript - A second semester transcript are required to be attached to all "Local Scholarship Program" applications.  For Special Applications, please follow the directions on the apllication.  Some apps require Transcripts and some do not.  Also, be aware of the type of scholarship they are requesting.  Official Transcripts - Require a signature and District stamp.  Sealed Transcripts require that your official transcript be put into a sealed envelope by the Registrar or Career Center.  You can request your transcript from Mrs. West in the Main Office or from Mr. Amavisca in the Career Center.  Transcript request form for Mr. Amavisca to run your transcript are also located in the student tools area.  
    • Awards and Honors - Some scholarships require that you include certificates or citation letters for the awards and honors that you have been given.  Scan these Items and save as a PDF to include them in your applications

    NOTE:  All "Required Document" areas must be filled with a document before you can "submit" an application. Once all required documents are attached to the application, the program will allow you to submit your application. Not all applications require the same attachments, so please be sure the required documents are attached.

Scholarships not on Going Merry

  • California Teachers Association Scholarships - Multiple deadlines

  • California-Hawaii Elks Assoc Vocational Grant - On going application

  • Edison Scholars Program - Deadline: December 14, 2020

  • WiseGeek Women in "???" Scholarships - Deadlines begin Dec 15, 2021

  • Brock Jarrett Toledo Scholarship - Deadline: December 31, 2021

Scholarships - October Deadlines

Scholarships - November Deadlines

  • College of the Sequoias - November 22, 2021

  • Education Matters Scholarship - November 30, 2021

  • Dr. Juan Andrade Scholarship for Young Hispanic Leaders - November 30, 2021

Scholarships - December Deadlines

  • A Daring Path Scholarship - December 31, 2021

  • Educational Employees Credit Union Student Grant December 3, 2021

  • Dell Scholarships - December 1, 2021

  • Brock Toledo Jarrett Memorial Scholarship - December 31, 2021

Scholarships - January Deadlines

  • Asian & Pacific Islander American Scholarship - Deadline: January 26, 2022

  • National FFA Scholarship - January 14, 2021

  • National FFA Non-Member Scholasrhips - January 14, 2021

  • Dairy Farmer's of America - January 15, 2022

  • ACSA Every Student Succeeding Scholarship - January 27, 2021

  • Golden One Credit Union Scholarship - Deadline: January 30, 2022

  • Union Plus Education Foundation Scholarship - January 31, 2021

Scholarships - February Deadlines

  • Kings County Black History Committee - February 25, 2022

Scholarships - March Deadlines

  • California State Pipe Trades Council Scholarship - March 1, 2022

Scholarships - April Deadlines

Scholarships - May Deadlines

Scholarships - June & July Deadlines

Scholarship Booklet - December Additions

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Scholarship Booklet - 2020-21

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Scholarship Winner's Letter

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  • Hey Huskies!  

    Have you won a scholarship?  If you have been awarded a scholarship and they have contacted you directly, we would like to get that information from you for our records.  We will use this information for our awards ceremony in late May and to create statistical reports for our program (How much money in scholarships we have won). Click on the "And The Winners Are" picture to access the form.  Fill out as much of the information on the form as possible.  You can also email me a copy of your award letter and I can enter the information for you.  

    Please continue to send in your scholarship wins even though we have already published the Video.  We will not be able to add your win to the video but, we can still count it for our final report on scholarships won by our students. We are pretty close to reaching ONE MILLION DOLLARS for Hanford West!  This includes scholarships that are reported to you in your Financial Aid Award Letters you receive from the school you will be attending.  (Examples - UC Regents Scholarship, CSU Presidents Scholarship, Blue and Gold Scholarship at the UC's, etc)  

    Good job this year Huskies!  

  • Warning! Scholarship Scams!

    Scam Warning Signs: Requesting you to pay a fee, money back offers or guarantees, credit card or bank account information required, providing “exclusive information,” Selling or providing personal information to 3rd party organizations.

    You will NEVER have to pay to apply for a scholarship!