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.

CCAR Scholarship Foundation April 30, 2016 $1500-$2000
Contra Costa Association of REALTORS - Please visit Web site for more details and Application

Eligibility

Scholarship candidates may be either undergraduate or graduate students; all applicants must strictly comply with the application process & fully meet all of the following requirements.

Without exception, candidates must. . .
  1. Have already completed ONE YEAR of full-time college study; i.e., cannot be an incoming freshman
  2. Be currently enrolled full-time in college
  3. Have completed courses of study that reflect an emphasis on real estate, finance and/or business
  4. Have a GPA (grade point average) of 3.0 or higher
  5. Be a resident of Contra Costa County.
Submit an application to include
  • Your most recent transcript
  • Letter of recommendation on school stationery from one of your teachers
  • A 300 word essay stating your reasons for pursuing a career in real estate, finance and/or business
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
THE EZDINERO LATINO SCHOLARSHIP FUND May 1, 2016 $1000

Scholarship Requirements

  • Must be of Hispanic Heritage
  • Minimum of 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale (or equivalent) for High School Students
  • Plan to enroll Full-Time in an accredited not-for-profit OR for-profit 2- or 4-year university or graduate school during SPRING or FALL of scholarship cycle year
  • U.S. Citizen, Permanent Legal Resident, DACA or Eligible Non-Citizen (as defined by FAFSA)
  • Merit-based scholarships available for undergraduate and graduate students
  • All majors and graduate fields accepted
  • Scholarship awards are $1000 per application period

Click here for more information and application

Bay East Foundation May 06, 2016 $1000

Click here for more information and HERE for Application

Minimum qualifications are:

  • Primary residence within Alameda County
  • GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • Must attend a qualified educational institution with programs acceptable for credit towards a bachelor degree

The completed application packet including application, transcripts and letters of recommendation are due by noon, May 6, 2016. If you have any questions please contact Brittawnya at 925-730-3277 or BrittawnyaP@Bayeast.org

Nordson BUILDS Scholarship May 15, 2016 up to $4000
From The Ohio Foundation of Independent Colleges - http://www.ofic.org/smr/nordson/nordsonquestionsanswers/
The mission of Nordson BUILDS is to attract and develop a diverse, highly-skilled talent pool for careers in the manufacturing industry.  It is designed to help bright and motivated students access and complete postsecondary education by lessening the financial barriers of enrolling in college for many, and decreasing the loan burden for individuals that apply for financial aid.  Students must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to be eligible to receive a Nordson BUILDS Scholarship. 
Click here for more information and application

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

The Springboard Foundation June 15, 2016 up to $2500

2016 SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION 

The Springboard Foundation, a non-profit affiliate of Springboard Consulting, is pleased to announce the availability of scholarships to full-time college students who have documented disabilities of any type deemed to be protected under the Americans with Disabilities Act and/or the Rehabilitation Act of 1973.

These scholarships are given as one-time awards. The rules for eligibility are contained in the Application document.

The Springboard Foundation is pleased to provide this opportunity to several promising students each year, based on available funds.

For any questions, please contact info@thespringboardfoundation.org

ELIGIBILITY

  1. Must be a full-time student currently attending a four-year college or university (12-credits or more per semester) during the year. In addition, must have already completed 24-credits and be enrolled for the upcoming semester (minimum of 12-credit hours), for the scholarship to be awarded.
  2. Must be a U.S. Citizen or lawfully admitted for permanent residence.
  3. Must provide proof of disability by submitting an Evaluation / Reasonable Accommodations Report by the Director of the College’s Disabilities Services Office) stating eligibility for services due to a disability.
  4. Have a GPA of 3.0 or above.
CALIFORNIA COUNCIL OF THE BLIND July 1, 2016  

The California Council of the Blind gives a number of awards to the most deserving student applicants who are legally blind residents of California. Awards are made to students who will enter or continue undergraduate or graduate studies at an accredited college, university, or vocational school.
To qualify to receive a scholarship award, you must be a full-time student registered for at least 12 semester/8 quarter units for each term of the entire academic year or 9 semester/6 quarter units each term for graduate students. If you believe that you have extenuating circumstances, such as additional disability or job requirements, that prevent you from meeting this requirement, please provide a complete explanation of your situation. Applicants must be enrolled on a full-time basis. It is not required that the institution attended be located in California. These awards are granted in two parts (half in the Fall and half in the Spring) upon receipt of proof of enrollment. Awards will be granted on the basis of academic performance and other factors. Your application must be typed or it will be automatically rejected. If you have previously applied, you must submit an entirely new application, including supporting documentation. Your application may be denied if it is incomplete. If a requested item is not applicable, please provide a brief explanation.
List of items required for the application process:
1. A completed (typed or word processed) application form
2. Official transcripts (with institution’s seal)
3. Doctor’s verification of legal blindness
4. Letter(s) of recommendation (Optional)
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Your application will be rejected if you fail to include a Doctor’s statement or a statement from a qualified professional, such as a Rehabilitation Counselor, certifying that you are legally blind.

Click here for Application and More Information

The Kaplan Group Annual Scholarship July 17, 2016 $1000

Click here for more details

Application Instructions:

Please choose one of the two 600 word essays listed on link above to complete the application.

Submit your essay as a PDF with a title page including the following information:
•Name
•School
•Field of Study
•Year of School
•Phone Number
•Email Address
•Name your essay file as follows: •lastname-firstname-essay-1.pdf (for essay #1)
•lastname-firstname-essay-2.pdf (for essay #2)

Email your application to scholarship@kaplancollectionagency.com

Complete the short survey on their Web site (survey is required but not used in the scholarship decision process).

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.

Broke Scholar August 31st, 2016 $1000 Bi-Yearly

Eligibility
•Officially accepted to or currently enrolled in a U.S. college or university for 2016
•Undergraduate cumulative amounting to minimum 2.5 GPA
•Any field of study accepted

How to Enter
What is your best idea for making money as a college student?

Step 1.Tweet or post a picture on Instagram of your idea with the hashtag #BrokeScholar. You can use one of the buttons below if you’d like.

Click here for more information

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 Opportunities

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

 

 

Blue and Gold Opportunity Plan is a financial aid program intended to expand access to UC for lower-income students. Read more here http://admission.universityofcalifornia.edu/paying-for-uc/glossary/blue-and-gold/

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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