<p>Up until now I have not applied or looked into any scholarships. I see people talking about McDonalds and Best Buy scholarships. If i'm correct most scholarships have deadlines that have passed.</p>

<p>Can anyone guide me into where I can find scholarships that are still available. Any websites to find local scholarships in Southern California or the whole state itself?</p>


<p>sorry can't help w/ that...i know a lot of texas scholarships.....</p>

<p>i'm with you mikep.. i'm from nor cal.. but any california scholarships would be nice.</p>

<p>Most of the major scholarship deadlines have already passed if I am not mistaken (though there may be a few that I do not know about). Your best source of information for local and regional scholarships would be from your guidance counselor or career advisor.</p>

<p>Local scholarships are definitely your best bet. </p>

<p>I've still got a lot of local scholarships that aren't due yet, they're for decent chunks of change (anywhere from $500 to $5000), and the best part is they're the ones you have the best chance of winning. They're not hard to fill out either. </p>

<p>I'd be surprised if your guidance office doesn't handle any scholarship opportunities. If they don't, maybe you could find a way to check with another school's guidance office?</p>

<p>^^^The problem is all the local scholarships here consider financial need, which means there are no completely merit scholarships here which doesnt help.</p>

<p>Here, only a few consider financial need. Most of them are based on some kind of merit, such as academics, community service, leadership, or a combination of those things. Plus there are some random other ones asking to write an essay about such and such.</p>

<p>Not to mention, even if you're middle class, if you're considering a really expensive school you still have "need."</p>

<p>Lol...i dont get any need. MIT gave me 0 nadda zip.</p>

<p>Well I have the need. Single mother and not much $$ whatsoever.</p>

<p>^^ Oh man, I totally feel for you. Single mother who would qualify for free tuition... but my dad has a six-digit income!! Not that he'll pay for college.. he's not terribly responsible in that realm... Ugh, I have a non-existent six-digit income. Sorry to rant. But the system can not do much for people with divorced parents...</p>

<p>So, yeah, local scholarships are looking really useful for me - my guidance counselor has been really helpful in that realm. Definitely those are your best bet - ask your GC, or look on your school''s Naviance if your school has naviance/posts scholarship info there. Also, you might try looking into your mother's workplace. I think sometimes workplaces have scholarships for children of employees!</p>

<p>GOOD LUCK AND I TOTALLY SYMPATHIZE WITH YOU on the need for scholarships. :-//</p>