High School Senior Support Scholarship


NCBW-SGVC High School Senior Support Scholarship provides one-time expenses assistance ($250.00) for currently enrolled high school juniors entering senior year of High School, including college-bond foster youth. This scholarship is not for tuition, but rather expenses beyond the classroom and can include assistance for needs including but not exclusive to: High School Graduation expenses (cap/gown, yearbook, graduation announcements, pictures), transportation (TAP card),  SAT test, college prep and educational conferences, instructional programs related to college or career pursuits.  NCBW-SGVC seeks to honor high school juniors who exhibit strong academic potential, demonstrate leadership potential, and show significant involvement in extracurricular activities and community service.

How and When to Apply:

Students must apply for the NCBW-SGVC High School Support scholarship during their last semester of junior year in high school.  Download the application here.

To Be Considered for a NCBW-SGVC Scholarship, a Student Must:

  • Apply for the NCBW-SGVC Scholarship by completing the scholarship application (including essay question), beginning February 18th of each applicable scholarship year.

  • Demonstrate leadership through academic achievements and campus/community activities.

  • Have an overall grade point average of 2.5 or higher.

  • Be enrolled in a Public High School of the applicable scholarship year.

  • As a high school junior provide proof of enrollment (e.g. High School, college, vocational, or technical school acceptance letter) into an institution of study.

  • Mail official sealed school transcripts to NCBW-SGVC Scholarship Committee’s attention, P.O. Box 92387, Pasadena, CA 91109.

  • Enclose with your application a recent photo of yourself, such as your school photo, preferably a color head shot measuring at least 3x5 inches.  This photo may be used in internal and external articles if you are a recipient.

  • Provide a letter of recommendation from a teacher, community or public service leader (i.e. church leader, community leader, volunteer organization).

  • Be a U.S. citizen. Proof of citizenship required (certified copy of birth certificate, U.S. passport, or Naturalization papers).

  • Complete the required essay (minimum 250 words), which states what your current goals.

  • Once submitted, all information and materials become the property of NCBW-SGVC, and will not be returned. All information will be kept confidential in accordance with NCBW-SGVC standard practice.

  • Adhere to the deadline of May 20th of each applicable scholarship year.