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SCHS Math, Science and Arts Scholarship and The F. Dennis and Sharon Flynn Memorial Scholarship
Deadline to apply: January 31, 2023 3:00 pm CT

The San Clemente High School Math, Science, and Arts Scholarship Fund and the F. Dennis and Sharon Flynn Memorial Scholarship Fund were established to assist graduating high school seniors in pursuing a higher education.

This scholarship program is administered by Scholarship America ®, the nation’s largest designer and manager of scholarships and other education support programs for corporations, foundations, associations and individuals. Eligibility for individual programs is determined at the sole discretion of the sponsor, and eligible applications are reviewed by Scholarship America’s evaluation team. Awards are granted without regard to race, age, color, creed, religion, sexual orientation, disability or national origin.

Applicants to the San Clemente High School Math, Science, Arts Scholarship Fund must meet all of the following criteria:

  • Be a graduating high school senior from San Clemente High School.
  • Plan to study and obtain a degree in a math, science (including medical-related fields), or arts-related major.
  • Enrolled as a full-time student (minimum of 12 units) at an accredited four-year college or university.

Applicants to the F. Dennis & Sharon Flynn Memorial Scholarship Fund must meet all of the following criteria:

  • Be a graduating high school senior from San Clemente High School or Dana Hills High School.
  • Study towards an undergraduate degree at a Catholic or Jesuit College or University.

Awards

The San Clemente Math, Science, Arts Scholarship Fund:
Recipients will receive an award ranging from $1,500-$6,500.

Awards are one-time only. Past recipients may not reapply.

Awards are for undergraduate study only.

The F. Dennis & Sharon Flynn Memorial Scholarship Fund:
Recipients will receive a $1,000 award. One award from each school will be granted.

Awards are one-time only. Past recipients may not reapply.

Awards are for undergraduate study only. The student must be planning to study towards an undergraduate degree at a Catholic or Jesuit College or University and receipt of the award is contingent on attendance in an undergraduate program at a Catholic or Jesuit University. If there is a change in school choice the award may be forfeited.

Notification

Applicants will be notified in March. Not all applicants to the program will be selected as recipients.

Selection of Recipients

Scholarship recipients are selected on the basis of:

  • Academic record
  • Demonstrated leadership and participation in school and community activities
  • Work experience
  • A statement of career and educational goals and objectives
  • Unusual personal or family circumstances
  • An online recommendation

Financial need will be considered. Recipients of the Flynn Memorial Fund are preferred to demonstrate need. Recipients of the San Clemente High School Fund must demonstrate need.

Scholarship America will select recipients for the San Clemente Math, Science, Arts Scholarship Fund, and Orange County Community Foundation will facilitate the recipient selection for The F. Dennis & Sharon Flynn Memorial Scholarship Fund. Not all applicants to the program will be selected as recipients. All applicants agree to accept the decision as final.

Payment of Scholarships

Scholarship America processes scholarship payments on behalf of The Orange County Community Foundation. Payments are made in one installment in early August.

As part of your application, you must upload the following document:

  • A current, complete transcript of grades. Grade reports are not accepted. Transcripts must display student name, school name, grades and credit hours for each course and term in which each course was taken.

NOTE: If you are providing SAT or ACT test scores, and those scores are not listed on your high school transcript, you will need to upload a copy of your test score report(s) separately. If you are uploading a college transcript, those scores are not required..

One online recommendation form must be submitted on your behalf no later than February 3, 2023 3:00 pm Central Time.

Your application is not complete unless all required documents are submitted electronically through the Scholarship America Student Hub.

The Orange County Community Foundation has partnered with Scholarship America. Select the button below to be directed to the Scholarship America Student Hub!