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2024 Scholarship Applications:

BEFORE YOU APPLY

SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATIONS ARE NOW CLOSED

To apply, view the 2024 Scholarship Opportunities below. Scroll down and choose the Scholarship for which you would like to apply.  Links will remain inactive until applications are open.

Once you click on the scholarship button, you will be taken to the application page for the corresponding scholarship. Fill out the application and select "Apply" when you are finished.

PLEASE NOTE: You can NOT save your changes. Please only fill out the application when you are ready to answer the questions in full.

Applicants should fully read through each of the scholarships to ensure they meet the determined criteria. Once a scholarship(s) is selected, applicants should read through the entire application before beginning the process of filling out the application. We suggest saving your answers into a word document and then copying and pasting into the application. ​

Some applications require a letter of recommendation from a teacher or community member.  If you already have your letter of recommendation, you may upload it where indicated on the application or you may send the Letter of Recommendation Link to the person submitting the letter. There, the letter-writer will easily be able to upload/email their letter to the Foundation.  The letter may be submitted at any time but no later than the application due date of Friday, April 5, 2024.

Also, some applications require a Statement of Financial Need. For instructions and a template, click the Statement of Financial Need link. You should write this statement first before completing the rest of the application so that you are ready to fill out the application in full, the statement is ready.

If you have any problems or questions, please email Jennifer.WHFoundation@gmail.com

NOTE: You should apply for ALL scholarships for which you are eligible. Scholarships funded BY THE FOUNDATION are limited to one per student. However, students may receive as many privately funded scholarships as they are awarded (in addition to a Foundation scholarship, if awarded).

Expectations for Winners:

Scholarship winners should understand and agree to the following upon receiving a scholarship from the Woodland Hills Foundation:

  • Once you are notified that you have received a scholarship, you must confirm your win in writing to jennifer.whfoundation@gmail.com within one week of your notification

  • You name will be published on the Foundation's website, social media and promotional materials including newsletters, press releases and more

  • You will be recognized/receive your certificate during the WHSD Awards Banquet

  • You must take a photograph (selfie) with your awards certificate and send within one week to jennifer.whfoundation@gmail.com

  • You must write a thank you letter to your scholarship donor within one week of being notified or your scholarship

  • WHF (Woodland Hills Foundation) reserves the right to change the number and/or amount of the award, as well as to not award a scholarship if the applicants do not meet the criteria or expectations of our selection committee.

  • Children of WHF Board of Directors are not eligible for awards.

  • Applications become the property of WHF and may be used to promote the mission of WHF and the Woodland Hills School District. Photos of winners may be used in local and/or school district publications and websites.

  • The scholarship recipient must present proof of acceptance to a post-high school program before payment can be made.

  • The award will be paid directly to the student’s chosen school.

  • Further details will be provided to winners upon notification of your scholarship.

2025 Scholarship Opportunities

Please note: 2025 Scholarship Applications are now closed but you can still view our 2024 applications below to prepare for 2025!

​​The Woodland Hills Foundation Academic Advancement Scholarship

Woodland Hills Foundation is proud to award a scholarship to an economically disadvantaged senior who is pursuing post-secondary education at a traditional four year college.   The scholarship is open to all seniors, with a financial need, who will graduate from Woodland Hills High School and who will continue their education at a four-year college. Thoughtful and sincere answers to the questions posed in the application will be the basis for selection for these awards.  All questions must be answered completely.

Application Includes:

Application Questions

Essay

Financial Needs Statement

One Letter of Recommendation from a TEACHER

​AWARDS: One scholarship of $1,000

​​The Woodland Hills Foundation Career and Technical Scholarship

Woodland Hills Foundation is proud to award a scholarship to an economically disadvantaged senior who is pursuing post-secondary education at other than a four-year college.  Past recipients have attended culinary, technical, veterinary, trade, nursing, art, and computer programming schools and community colleges. The scholarship is open to all seniors, with a financial need, who will graduate from Woodland Hills High School and who will continue their education in a vocational, technical, or (non-four-year) educational program that has a diploma, certificate, or Associate’s Degree upon completion (e.g. nursing, computer, technical, business, culinary, trade schools, community or junior colleges). A Thoughtful and sincere answers to the questions posed in the application will be the basis for selection for these awards.  All questions must be answered completely.

Application Includes:

Application Questions

Essay

Financial Needs Statement

One Letter of Recommendation from a TEACHER

​AWARDS: One scholarship of $1,000

​​The Woodland Hills Foundation disABLED Student Scholarship

Woodland Hills Foundation is proud to award a scholarship to an economically disadvantaged graduating senior who has a visible or non-visible disability (defined as someone who has or considers themselves to have a long-term or recurring issue that impacts one or more major activities that others may consider to be a daily function; this definition also includes the perception among others that a disability exists).  We know that 90% of disabilities on campus are invisible and all candidates with a disability are encouraged to apply. Thoughtful and sincere answers to the questions posed in the application will be the basis for selection for these awards.  All questions must be answered completely.

Application Includes:

Application Questions

Essay

Financial Needs Statement

One Letter of Recommendation from a TEACHER

​AWARDS: One scholarship of $1,000

​​The Woodland Hills Foundation Diversity Scholarship

Woodland Hills Foundation is proud to award a scholarship to an exceptional and talented student who has been traditionally underrepresented and identify as being part of a racial minority. All students who identify as being a part of a racial minority are encouraged to apply. Thoughtful and sincere answers to the questions posed in the application will be the basis for selection for these awards.  All questions must be answered completely.

Application Includes:

Application Questions

Essay

Financial Needs Statement

One Letter of Recommendation from a TEACHER

​AWARDS: One scholarship of $1,000

​​The Woodland Hills Foundation H.U.G.S. Volunteer Scholarship

Woodland Hills Foundation is proud to award a Woodland Hills Senior who has demonstrated outstanding service to others at the local, state and/or national level. Applicants must have engaged in volunteer activity that occurred within the 12 months prior to the application.  Thoughtful and sincere answers to the questions posed in the application will be the basis for selection for these awards.  All questions must be answered completely.

Application Includes:

Application Questions

Essay

Financial Needs Statement

One Letter of Recommendation from a TEACHER

Confirmation of Volunteer Hours

​AWARDS: One scholarship of $1,000

Woodland Hills Foundation Alumni Scholarship

Open to all seniors who will graduate in 2022 from Woodland Hills High School and who will continue their education in a vocational, technical, or four-year educational program that awards a diploma, certificate, Associate or Bachelor’s Degree upon completion.

Application Includes:

Application Questions

Essay

Financial Needs Statement

One Letter of Recommendation from a TEACHER or Woodland Hills STAFF

​AWARDS: One scholarship of $1,000

 

​​​​The Darcy Lynne Herman Scholarship

The Darcy Lynne Herman Scholarship is open to all seniors who will graduate in from Woodland Hills High School who have demonstrated success in both science and humanities studies, and who will continue their education in a 4-year or longer educational program which grants a Bachelor’s degree or higher upon completion. Awards will be based on a scholarship application. Thoughtful and sincere answers to the questions posed in the application, as well as evidence of academic success in science and humanities courses based on the student’s high school transcript, GPA, and a letter of recommendation, will be the basis for selection for these awards. All questions must be answered completely.

​Application Includes:

Application Questions

Essay

One Letter of Recommendation from Teacher/Staff/Coach/Advisor

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MUST EXHIBIT SUCCESS IN BOTH SCIENCE AND HUMANITIES

AWARDS:  Two scholarships of $1,000 each

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Opportunities

​The Colleen E. Kennedy Memorial Scholarship

The Colleen E. Kennedy Memorial Scholarship is open to all seniors who will graduate from Woodland Hills High School who have had success academically and athletically, demonstrated community spirit through volunteer service, and who will continue their education in a vocational, technical, or (non 4-year) educational program that awards a diploma, certificate, or Associate Degree upon completion (e.g. nursing, computer, technical, business, culinary, trade schools, community or junior colleges.).

Application Includes:

Application Questions

Essay

Two Letters of Recommendation (One Teacher, One Community Member)

Confirmation of Volunteer Hours

AWARD: One scholarship of $1,000

Patti Fedishen Zollner Scholarship

Open to all seniors who will graduate from Woodland Hills High School.  The award must be used for tuition or books for continuing his/her education at a community college, trade or technical school, two or four year college.

Application Includes:

Application Questions

Essay

AWARDS:  Two scholarships of $1,000 each

 

The Julia Anne McCool Memorial Scholarship for the Arts & Humanities

This scholarship is open to all seniors who will graduate in from Woodland Hills High School who will continue their education in music, art, performance, liberal arts or humanities. Preference will be given to those continuing their education in music or art. Award will be based on scholarship application, completion of an original essay, and an optional sample of creative work (a portfolio, video of a performance piece, etc.).

Application Includes:

Application Questions

Essay

Two Letters of Recommendation (One Teacher, One Community Member)

Option to Upload a Creative Work Sample

MUST CONTINUE YOUR EDUCATION IN MUSIC, ART, PERFORMANCE, LIBERAL ARTS OR HUMANITIES (Preference given to those continuing education in music or Art).

AWARD: One scholarship of $2,500.

2024 Rotary Club of Forest Hills “Service Above Self” Tom Nunnally Memorial Scholarship

Open to all seniors who will graduate in 2022 from Woodland Hills High School and who will continue their education in a vocational, technical, or four-year educational program that awards a diploma, certificate, Associate or Bachelor’s Degree upon completion.

Application Includes:

Application Questions

Essay

One Letter of Recommendation from a TEACHER or Woodland Hills STAFF

Volunteer Log

​AWARDS: One scholarship of $1,000

 

​The Pay It '04-ward WH Alumni Scholarship

The Woodland Hills High School Class of 2004 is dedicated to investing in the future, and it’s with great pride that we introduce the Pay It ’04-ward WH Alumni Scholarship.


This scholarship is aimed at supporting a senior student who is committed to pursuing higher education through college, university, vocational school, or other post-secondary pathways.
 

Our selection process for the scholarship will ensure that all students, regardless of background, have the opportunity to apply and be considered. The award will be based on a scholarship application, which will include thoughtful and sincere responses to questions posed on the application.
 

This scholarship isn’t just about financial support – it represents our commitment to supporting and empowering students from all backgrounds to chase their dreams and create a positive impact in their community. If you are a high school senior ready to take the next steps in your educational journey, we encourage you to apply to the Pay it ‘04-ward WH Alumni Scholarship.

Application Includes:

Application Questions

Essay Questions

One Letter of Recommendation

Financial Needs Statement

AWARD: One scholarship of $2,004

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