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Equitable Excellence Scholarship Application

To support students throughout their academic journeys, Equitable will provide 100 $5,000 annual scholarships that will be renewed to award recipients each academic year for four years, for a total of $20,000 per recipient. The company will also award 100 one-time $2,500 scholarships that can help students to underwrite immediate costs associated with higher education such as tuition, books or room and board.

The high school of every recipient, regardless of the scholarship amount, will receive a $500 grant.

To make an even bigger impact directly to educators, we ask each recipient to identify a public school* teacher who made a significant difference in his or her academic journey. To express our gratitude, Equitable will provide a $500 DonorsChoose gift card to each educator.

*Please note,at this time, only public and charter school teachers are eligible to receive support from DonorsChoose.

In addition to providing monetary scholarships, Equitable will offer award recipients with development opportunities and engagement programs to support their onboarding into their first year of college. This will include mentoring, networking and professional skill-building programs with Equitable’s own workforce and executive leadership teams.

When the application opens in the fall of 2023 graduating high school seniors can apply by submitting an essay describing how they exhibit courage in pursuing what’s possible, display strength in managing challenges and share wisdom with others.


We’re committed to students who show potential. Those with the courage to pursue what’s possible; display strength in managing challenges; share wisdom with others. The Equitable Excellence Award is our promise to those individuals dedicated to achieving their dreams. 


  • Be current high school seniors who plan to enroll full-time in an accredited two- or four-year college or university in the United States for the entire upcoming academic year.
  • Be a United States citizen or legal resident living or claiming residency in one of the 50 U.S. states, District of Columbia or Puerto Rico.
  • Be willing to provide a release to publicize their identities and information about their achievements along with photographs for use in Program promotion/information.

 Are you looking to apply during out next application period? Check back in the fall of 2023 when the application period will open.

 To learn more and apply, visit

Congratulations to the 2023 Northern California/Hawaii Equitable Scholarship Winners

Aaron Tran - Morgan Hill, California 

Ann Sobrato High School

Camila Marmolejo Muriel - San Diego, California

Southwest High School

Cao Nguyen - Anaheim, California

Bolsa Grande High School

Coral Perez - San Clemente, California

San Clemente High School

Emujin Batzorig - San Francisco, California

Galileo Academy of Science and Technology  

Itzli Lopez - Torres Goleta, California

Dos Pueblos Senior High School

Jaden Banks - El Sobrante, California

Pinole Valley High School

Jimena Meza Gonzales - Santa Barbara, California

Santa Barbara Senior High School

Joshua Lou - Cypress, California

Oxford Academy

Manh Tri Nguyen - Anaheim, California

Savanna High School  

Max Peng - Cerritos, California

Gretchen Whitney High School

Ricardo Cuautle - La Puente, California

Nogales High School

Basant Gendi - Oxnard, California

Channel Islands High School

Carina Bardo - Chico, California  

Chico High School

Fnu Moazzma - Ridgecrest, California  

Sherman Burroughs High School  

Gianna Villanueva - Rancho Cucamonga, California

Etiwanda High School  

Isabella Hansen - San Francisco, California

Ruth Asawa School of the Arts

Jimena Dorado - San Pedro, California

Port of Los Angeles High School  

Kelly Nguyen - Cerritos, California

Gretchen Whitney High School

Lesly Cordero - Richmond, California

California Virtual Academy- San Joaquin

Melony Dominguez - Los Angeles, California

James A. Garfield High School

Mohammed Zaman - Canoga Park, California  

Chatsworth Charter High School

Phuc (James) Nguyen - Santa Ana, California  

La Quinta High School

Ryan Ontiveros - Torrance, California  

Torrance High School  

Zaide Pasion - Oxnard, California

Channel Islands High School 

Sky Caudill - Pahoa, Hawaii

St. Joseph High School

Torrance Satta-Ellis - Kealakekua, Hawaii

Konawaena High School