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Avoiding Scholarship Scams
Students and parents, do not pay for advice for scholarship opportunities.
Many scams are targeted toward families who are not familiar with the process and who are 1st generation students, low-income, or athletics.
Parents always want the best opportunities and think that these scammers are professionals.
If you pay for scholarship opportunities, then it may be a scam. 
When applying for scholarship opportunities for which you must write an essay, please use's "Submit a Paper for Review" tool ahead of time to get feedback. The PDF is below.
*The following list of scholarships are offered by outside agencies.  These scholarship opportunities are NOT part of Pomona Unified School District.
PUSD Partners' Scholarships
Scholarship Description and Contacts Amount Deadline
National Scholarship Databases
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Regional and National Scholarships
up to $2,500 Varies
$500 - $40,000 2/28/23
$500-$5,000 2/15/23
$1,000 1/13/23
PUSD Partners Scholarships
Associated Pomona Teachers (APT) Scholarship $500 5/17/23
California School Employees Association (CSEA) Scholarship $500 4/21/23
Bright Prospect Scholarships $500 - $5,000 TBD
Lions Club - Oratorical Contest TBD TBD
Martin Luther King Scholarship of Pomona Valley (PUSD Career Centers) $250 -$2,000 10/19/22
Varies Varies
Optimist Tea for the Soul TBD TBD
Optimist - My future in ties/My Road to Success TBD TBD
Optimist International Essay Contest TBD TBD
PABSE Scholarship TBD TBD
Pomona Administrators, Confidential/Classified Management Employees (PACCE) Scholarship $500 TBD
Rene Webb Scholarship (Principal's Choice) $500 TBD
Rotary Student of the Month End of the Year Scholarship TBD TBD
Rotary Dan Stover Music Contest TBD TBD
Rotary 4-Way Speech Contest TBD TBD
Sarah Ross Scholarship $250 - $1,000 TBD
Local College and Career Events with Scholarship Opportunities
Latino College Expo 9/10/22 Varies 8/22/22
Steam Expo   Varies 10/17/22
Black College Expo 1/9/23 Varies 1/9/23
Scholarship Profiles
Scholarship Name Who is the ideal candidate? Deadline Link
Reverend & Mrs. EB Dunbar Scholarship - $1,000 BIPOC student who has overcome obstacles. (Single parents given preference) 10/15/23 Profile Link
Hispanic Heritage Youth Awards  HS senior with Hispanic Heritage, 3.0 GPA, involved in community work 11/13/23 Profile Link
"The Office" Super Fan  A fan of the "The Office" 11/8/23 Profile Link
The Science Ambassador Scholarship Girls & Non-Binary students who love "youtubing" & STEM
Profile Link