"Shed light on the path and the Journey is easy." ...Pennie Douglas

Scholarships are one of the most important elements in going to college. With college costs going up, attaining scholarships are vital in being able to attend the college of your choice. As of now, scholarships should be your second job. First apply for financial aid through FAFSA every year of college. In addition, whether you are a freshman in high school or a senior in college, you should always be looking for and applying for scholarships.

Don't pay money for financial aid or any scholarship application fee. Just think, if you are looking for money to pay for college, why would you spend money? When applying for scholarships never give out your credit card information, bank account, social security number or any bank PIN numbers.

There are four major categories for scholarships.

Most common sites are and BigFuture. Be creative in your search. Try applying for local scholarships first, then seeking scholarships in your field of interest.

Current Scholarship:

Jeannette Rankin Scholarship

The application cycle for the 2019-2020 school year is now open from November 1, 2018 until 11:59EST on March 1, 2019.


  • Your Goals
  • Your plan for reaching your goals.
  • How will you use your education to give back to the community?

  • A woman, age 35 or older
  • Low-income (based on income guidelines listed below)
  • A U.S. citizen or Permanent Resident of the United States.
  • Pursing a technical or vocational education, an associate’s degree, or a first bachelor’s degree.
  • Enrolled in or accepted to a not-for-profit, regionally accredited institution.

    Contact WHD (951) 415-9756 for help in finding scholarships that can benefit you.