Financial Aid

The majority of scholarships for high school students are offered during a student's senior year. Most of our graduates receive the large percentage of aid offered via need-based providers (FAFSA/CSS Profile/Universities), our local/regional scholarship providers and the merit-based aid offered from colleges and universities.

We provide a list of our local and regional scholarships in 2 formats: electronically through the student and parent emails and we also print many of the applications/flyers and post them for students and parents to browse and copy. These lists are by no means comprehensive, but a great place to start. We try to share as many scholarship opportunities as we are aware of.

Important Dates for 2019-2020 school year

October -

  • FAFSA & CA Dream Act window begins
  • Coca-Cola Scholarship

November -

  • SB Scholarship Foundation Honors Deadline
  • Elks Most Valuable Scholarship

December -

  • Edison Scholarship

January -

  • SB Scholarship Foundation Regular Deadline
  • Carpinteria Education Foundation Scholarships

February -

  • Cox Cares Scholarship

March -

  • FAFSA & CA Dream Act priority Deadline

Scholarships –

Please visit us in the College & Career Center and browse through our Scholarship books. These books can help you find scholarships in the area where you will be attending college.

Lastly, visit the Financial Aid and Scholarship web pages of the Colleges and Universities you have applied to.

Search Engines and Scholarship Programs

  • Scholly – A mobile app that provides students with a fast and simple way to find scholarships for college (Created by Christopher Gray, a Coca-Cola Scholar!).
  • Fastweb – Create a profile and let fastweb do the research on scholarships, internships colleges and more for you.
  • CashCourse – Information that helps college students stay financially informed.
  • Common Knowledge Scholarship Foundation – Educational and scholarship opportunities for students of all levels.
  • Cappex – A free website where you can learn which colleges want you, before you apply and learn about more than $11 billion in merit aid scholarships.
  •– A free college scholarship search and financial aid information.
  • Scholarship America – Provides information and resources for your scholarship search.
  • KnowHow2GO – Complete information on college prep, whether in middle school or seniors.
  • HS Finder (Hispanic Scholarship Fund) – Scholarship information for Latino students.
  • Thurgood Marshall College Fund – Provides scholarships, programmatic and capacity building support to the 47 public Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs).
  • Gates Millennium Scholars – Provides outstanding low income African American, American Indian/Alaska Native, Asian Pacific Islander American, and Hispanic American students with an opportunity to complete an undergraduate college education in any discipline they choose.
  • Asian & Pacific Islander American Scholarship Fund – The nation’s largest non-profit organization devoted to providing college scholarships for Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPI).
  • American Indian College Fund – Provides Native American students with scholarships and financial support for the nation’s 33 accredited tribal colleges and universities.
  • Dell Scholars Program – Recognizes academic potential and determination in students that have a definite need for financial assistance.
  • UNCF – Awards 10,000 students each year through 400 scholarship and internship programs so that students from low- and moderate-income families can afford college tuition, books and room and board.
  • Chegg – A place to connect with scholarships and learn about colleges.

Financial Aid Links

Student Loan Information:

Consumer Affairs Loan Reviews