Financial Aid

CURRENT *OUTSIDE SCHOLARSHIPS

The GoCollege Lucky Draw Scholarship

Monthly

$250

GoCollege.com offers a free $250 monthly scholarship to students. To enter, all we ask is that you use the GoCollege.com website and tell us how we can improve it for you.
The Gaining Options for College Collaborative (GO College) is a national data-driven initiative that brings communities together to increase college access and success for low-income, first-generation, and minority students.

Wells Fargo Veterans Scholarship February 29, 2016  

VETERANS

Eligibility

Applicants to the Wells Fargo Veterans Scholarship Program must:

  • Be honorably-discharged veterans or spouses of disabled veterans who have served in the United States military, including the Reserves and National Guard, and have received a Certificate of Eligibility from the Department of Veterans Affairs or another document of service.
  • Be high school or GED graduates who plan to enroll or students who are already enrolled in full-time undergraduate or graduate (first Master’s degree) study at an accredited two-year or four-year college, university, or vocational-technical school* for the entire upcoming academic year.
    *College must not be on warning or probationary status with the federal government, or must not be in litigation with the federal government or a state.
  • Be Pell-eligible and have applied for Title IV and completed FAFSA to ensure full discovery of actual unmet need.
  • Use any military education benefits for which they are eligible.
  • Have a minimum grade point average of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale, or its equivalent.

Please click here for more information and application

Pedrozzi Scholarship March 01, 2016 $1,000 per year*

Pedrozzi Scholarship Scholarships for graduates of Livermore high schools

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS
•Eligible applicants
--Must have either graduated from a Livermore Valley Joint Unified School District high school (Del Valle/Phoenix, Granada, Livermore or Vineyard) or
--Have been a resident of Alameda County upon high school graduation and been accepted at St. Patrick’s Seminary & University.
•Students applying for undergraduate or graduate scholarships must have a minimum GPA of 3.0. There is no minimum GPA requirement for community college or technical/vocational applicants.
For more details, please view their website.

Application DUE March 1, 2016

Please click here for more detailed information and Application

SEMA Memorial Scholarship (Automotive) March 01, 2016 $2000-$5000

College is expensive. SEMA can help. The SEMA Memorial Scholarship Fund is dedicated to fostering the next generation of automotive aftermarket industry leaders and innovators. Scholarship awards range from $2,000 - $3,000, with $5,000 going to the top student. SEMA Scholarship winners will be invited to attend the 2016 SEMA Show. Assistance is available for career paths in the automotive industry in:

Scholarship Eligibility Requirements:

The current minimum eligibility requirements are as follows.
A student must:

Be a U.S. Citizen enrolled full-time in a program of study at an accredited university, college or post-secondary vocational/technical program located within the United States, at the time of application.

(Permanent/Legal residents and High School students are not eligible to apply.)

  • If currently attending a four-year accredited university or college you must have completed a minimum of 50 credit hours OR
  • If currently attending a two-year accredited community college or vocational/technical program you must have completed a minimum of 25 credit hours OR
  • If currently attending an accredited automotive training certification program, you must have half of total curriculum requirements/classroom hours completed.
  • If pursuing a Master’s, Post-baccalaureate or Doctorate degree, provide proof of acceptance or proof of enrollment in a graduate program. 

Have a minimum 2.5 grade point average.

Be pursuing studies leading to a career in the automotive industry or related field.

Remain enrolled as a full-time student in the first academic term following receipt of the award.


The Eula Mae Jett Scholarship March 16, 2016 $250-$1500

Alameda County Legal Secretaries Association is accepting scholarship applications for the 2016-2017 academic year! They will be awarding six (6) $1500 (2 in each of the 3 categories); ACLSA will be awarding three (3) $250 scholarships (1 in each of the 3 categories) to select persons desiring a career in the legal field. A career in the "legal field" shall be interpreted and defined as follows:

(i) legal secretary;

(ii) legal assistant (including paralegal);

(iii) court reporter; and

(iv) law office administrator.

Please click here for application and for more information about the scholarship

Tri-Valley Retired Educators’ Scholarship 2016 March 26, 2016 up to $2500

Up to five scholarships, each worth $2,500.00, are offered by the Tri-Valley Retired Educators Scholarship Foundation. The awards are offered to high-school graduating seniors and college/university students. All applicants must be planning a career in education.
Requirements are: a) applicants must be residents of the Livermore, Pleasanton, Dublin or Sunol area, b) high school applicants must be seniors planning to attend a four-year college in fall, 2016, c) community college applicants must be qualified to transfer as juniors to a four-year institution in fall, 2016, d) 4-year college applicants must be sophomores who will continue as juniors in fall, 2016.
Questions about the scholarship should be sent to greegno@comcast.net or call 925-443-6097.

Click here for instructions and application

AAP Home Services Scholarship March 30st, 2016 $500-$1000

AAP Home Services is offering a scholarship awarded to three (3) eligible students for their most convincing ideas regarding the possible solutions that plumbers and homeowners can offer in the middle of this prolonged California drought.

Choose one of the following prompts for your essay:

  1. How can plumbers contribute to help alleviate the California drought? Give specific examples that detail the strategies plumbers can implement into their work.
  2. What can homeowners do to identify water waste in their own homes and take steps to correct the issue? Discuss any specific plumbing products that can help in this period of drought, and what you feel are the best practices for conserving water.

Please visit their Web site for eligibility and more details.

HispanicScholarshipFund March 30, 2016 $500-$5000
Eigibility Requirements

There are a number of general requirements that must be met to qualify for any scholarship awarded by or through Hispanic Scholarship Fund.  Some specialized scholarships also have additional requirements.

General Scholarship Eligibility Requirements

In order to qualify for an HSF scholarship, each applicant must meet all of the following requirements:

  • Must be of Hispanic Heritage
  • Minimum of 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale (or equivalent) for High School Students
  • Minimum of 2.5 GPA on a 4.0 scale (or equivalent) for College and Graduate Students
  • Plan to enroll Full-Time in an accredited not-for -profit 4 year university or graduate school during Fall of scholarship cycle year
  • U.S. Citizen, Permanent Legal Resident, DACA or Eligible Non-Citizen (as defined by FAFSA)
  • Complete FAFSA
  • Complete state Dream Act financial aid application (if applicable)

Other:

  • Merit-Based scholarships available for Undergraduate and Graduate Students
  • All majors and graduate fields accepted
  • Emphasis on STEM majors
  • Scholarship awards range from $500 to $5,000
GM Women's Retail Network April 15, 2016 up to $5000

Eligibility

The GM Women's Retail Network (WRN) Drive to Succeed Scholarship Program is offered to help increase the number of women pursuing careers as a general, executive or departmental manager; or, an owner/operator of an automotive dealership. A limited number of scholarships will be awarded for the 2016 academic year in amounts up to $5,000.

To be considered for a GM Women's Retail Network Drive to Succeed Scholarship, a student must meet all of the following criteria:

-Must be female
-Must possess a high school diploma or GED
-Must be able to verify enrollment at the beginning of the 2016 fall term
-Must be a citizen of the United States or have the ability to accept permanent employment in the US without the need for visa sponsorship now or in the future
-Must be enrolled in an undergraduate, graduate or non-traditional educational institution that offers formal programs or certifications in automotive retail and/or automotive service;

OR

Currently employed at an automotive dealership and enrolled in an educational institution that offers formal programs or certifications that advance your career within automotive retail.

For application and more Information

Viking Mergers' Entrepreneur Endorsement May 1, 2016 $1000

Click here for Application, requirements, and more information

At Viking, they believe in fostering and encouraging the entrepreneurs of tomorrow.

2016 WyzAnt College Scholarship May 1, 2016 $2000-$10000
How to enter: Students submit an essay online of 150-300 words describing a person who inspires them. Twenty finalists will be selected by popular vote. Tutors on WyzAnt will select the three winning essays.
Award: 1st Place - $10,000, 2nd Place - $3,000, 3rd Place - $2,000
Deadline: May 1, 2016
Eligibility: Anyone who plans to be enrolled in a college or university sometime between August 1, 2016 and November 1, 2018.
Privacy: We never share students’ personally identifiable information with anyone.
Zero Cost: There are no fees at any point.
Website: http://www.wyzant.com/scholarships
Contact: support@wyzant.com or (877) 999-2681

Abbott and Fenner Scholarship Program

June 10, 2016 $1000

To apply for this scholarship you will need to write an essay on the topic below. The essay should be between 500 and 1000 words. Your submissions must be sent to us by email at: scholarships@abbottandfenner.com

Describe your educational career and life goals.  Explain your plan for achieving these goals.  Include your degree/major, why you selected it, and how this degree/major will help you achieve your goals.

For more information click here for Webpage

Ernst Law Group Brain Injury Caregivers Scholarship July 31, 2016 $1000

The Ernst Law Group Brain Injury Caregivers Scholarship offers $1,000 to a student whose life has been touched by a loved one’s injury. We would like to know how we can get this opportunity displayed on your website. We feel your students can benefit from this scholarship as they continue to prepare for their future.

Ernst Law Group Brain Injury Caregivers Scholarship – See more at:

http://www.ernstlawgroup.com/brain-injury-caregivers-scholarship/

Deadline for Applications is: July 31, annually
As passionate advocates for injury victims, we at the Ernst Law Group want to recognize the efforts of caregivers and help them achieve their goals in life. Being a student is never easy, and often involves working a job as well as putting in long hours of study. This is particularly challenging for those who also care for a loved one with a brain injury. We hope that this scholarship will help make the road to education easier and allow caregivers to pursue the career they dream of.

PVF Meng Grant Program 

None

$500 - $1000

Full-time student currently enrolled in a 2-year vocational training program at a community college, have a career goal, minimum GPA of 2.50, financial need, U.S. citizen, live in Alameda County, 35 years old or younger, no plans to continue to a four year institution, have evidence of partial self-support. Information and application at http://www.venturesfoundation.org 

DAR National Society

Various Scholarships

 

Daughters of the American Revolution - The NSDAR awards multiple scholarships to students showing dedication to the pursuit of degrees in diverse disciplines including history, law, nursing, and education.

The DAR Scholarship Committee awards scholarships to qualified applicants regardless of race, religion, sex or national origin. All multi-year scholarships, typically renewable up to four years, must be for consecutive years of attendance at an accredited college or university in the United States. The only exception is the American Indian Scholarship that is available for students pursuing vocational training.

Leon L. Granoff Foundation

Varies

Varies

Must be an undergraduate student and California resident attending a California college or university. Selection based on academic excellence, ability and potential.For more information write to:
Leon L. Granoff, Foundation Scholarship Program P.O. Box 2148 Gardena, California 90247-0148

Health Professions Education Foundation

Varies

$2,500-$25,000 

The Foundation administers a number of scholarship and loan repayment programs for health professional students and graduates. All program recipients are required to provide direct patient care in a medically underserved area of California as designated by the Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development. All programs require applicants to document their financial need. Additional criteria that will be considered in the selection of recipients include the applicant’s work experience, community background, career goals, the length of commitment to practice in a medically underserved area, community involvement, and prior academic performance. ViewWebsite for details: www.healthprofessions.ca.gov

Public Health Scholarships - Please visit Web page for list of Various Scholarships

For Veterans

Please Visit LPC Veterans First Program Web page for more Information on Various Scholarship Opportunities
LPC Veterans First Program

Special Operations Warriors Foundation

Go to Website for details

Varies

The (SOWF) provides college scholarship grants, based on need, along with financial aid and educational counseling to the children of Special Operations personnel who were killed in an operational mission or training accident. Applications and additional information can be found online at www.specialops.org

Veterans Scholarship Program

None

$2500

Must be honorably discharged from any branch of the US military or Coast Guard and be enrolled or about to enroll in an entrepreneurial course of study.Completed application packets must include a current resume, academic transcript, copy of military discharge certificate, brief essay of career goals, and two letters of recommendation. Details at: www.franchise.org  Click here for Application 

Transfer

Cal Poly Scholarship Programs www.ess.calpoly.edu  search under the “scholarships” tab for details on the scholarships.

CSU Scholarship Programs   Deadline varies. Inquiries regarding student scholarships should be directed to the CSU campus Financial Aid Office to which a student is attending and/or applying for admission. Each campus maintains a list of available scholarships including selection criteria and application procedures. For information please visit, www.calstate.edu

Devry Community College Scholarships       Over 50 half-tuition scholarships are available to applicants who have earned an associates degree. Visit the Website at: www.devry.edu

George A. Miller Scholars Program

Varies

$ 7,000

The Miller Scholars Program is intended for students who are both Low-Income and First-Generation transfer students.
Students are selected based on their academic research, commitment to community service, and leadership potential.
www.aap.berkeley.edu/

Golden Gate University Scholarships     There are various scholarships, some paying full tuition for Golden Gate University, for community college transfer students, underrepresented minority students, working students, and other categories. For further information on Golden Gate Scholarships, call Enrollment Services, 415-442-7800 visit: www.ggu.edu   then click on the “admissions and costs” link, then “financial aid” links to get to the scholarships page.

University of California Scholarship Programs

Varies

Varies

Each University campus and some campus alumni associations award scholarships to students in recognition of achievement and potential. A wide variety of scholarships are available — including the University wide Regents Scholarship program and campus-based scholarships such as Alumni Scholarships and Chancellor's Scholarships. There are also restricted scholarships for students with specific backgrounds, academic interests or career objectives. At most campuses, students are eligible to receive more than one award. For more information please visit: www.universityofcalifornia.edu

Helpful Information

College Scholarship Guide from The Simple Dollar

Mycollegescholarship.org "exists to provide the best possible information on scholarships."

Students with Disabilities from Best Colleges.com

FREE INFORMATION ON HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS OF ADDITIONAL SCHOLARSHIPS IS AVAILABLE!

The BEST resource is the internet, where vast amounts of information and several free scholarship search programs are available.  Check out the scholarship section of the Las Positas College Financial Aid Office for links to free searches at www.laspositascollege.edu/financialaid/scholarships.

*IMPORTANT -Las Positas College is not affiliated with and does not endorse any of the Web sites listed. This is simply a compiled list of web resources which may provide helpful information. LPC does not make any warranty regarding the accuracy or reliability of any information provided in this list. Clicking any link listed, other than the LPC's, above will transfer the user to a page not under LPC’s control.

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