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CURRENT *OUTSIDE SCHOLARSHIPS

Scholarship Title Deadline Amount of Scholarship

 

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.
AES Engineering Scholarship October 06, 2014 $500.00
How to Apply
Students must submit an essay of between 500 and 1000 words in answer to the following question:

When you look back on your life in 30 years, what would it take for you to consider your life successful?  What people, things and accomplishments do you need? 

Amount of award: $500.00
Deadline for entry: October 6, 2014

Submit essay to: scholarships@aesengineers.com

There is no application packet for this award. Please do not include your resume at this time.
Be sure to include your full name as well as the name of the school you are attending this year and your plans for next year. Web site
The Pan-American Round Table of Contra
Costa & Alameda
November 7, 2014 by 5pm  

APPLICATION

Requirements:

1) One of the applicant’s parents must have been born in a Latin country.

2) Speaking of the Spanish language is preferred although is not a requirement.

3) The applicant must be a college or University student.

4) The application must be accompanied by an essay (250-500 words) discussing your educational objectives and future plans.

Limit your essay to a single-spaced one typewritten page.

5) Provide any other information that would assist us in your evaluation, such us: 
a) Community activities and leadership positions: club memberships, offices held, volunteer work.

   b)  If you have done significant community service and want this to be considered please include a recommendation or verification. (Note: The recommendation letter should be written on official letterhead stationery.)

   c)  List of awards and honors you have received in HS or College.

6) Recommendations from a professor/instructor

7) Enclose the official transcripts of your College grades

Application arriving after deadline will not be accepted.

Deadline Completed Package must be received by November 7TH

If you have more questions you can contact Dr. Nancy Thorn at 925-373-7714 or Cecilia Valent at 925-339-0521

Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Scholarship December 02, 2014 40,000 per year

The application for 2014-2015 will open by October 6 and will close December 2.

As part of their scholarship, recipients may:
-Receive up to $40,000 per year to attend an accredited 4-year college or university
-Use the award for tuition, living expenses, books, and other required fees
-Pursue any area of study
-Have access to the greater JKCF Scholar community

The Foundation will select up to 85 Undergraduate Transfer
Scholarship recipients from a nationwide applicant pool each year for this highly selective scholarship.

As minimum criteria, students must:
-Be a current student at an accredited U.S. community college or 2-year institution with sophomore status or a recent graduate (within the last 5 years)
-Have a cumulative college GPA of 3.5 or above
-Plan to transfer to a 4-year college or university to begin studies in the following fall
-Demonstrate unmet financial need

Gates Millennium Scholars Program 2015 January 14, 2015, 8:00 pm Pacific Time  
Please visit Web page for more details

Eligibility Requirements
:
Minimum GPA
3.3
Ethnicities:
African American/Black, American Indian - Alaska Native, Asian Pacific Islander American, Hispanic American
Residency Status:
U.S. Citizen, U.S. national or permanent resident
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 - Scholarships Various Scholarships  

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

College Scholarships from Outlaw Student

(formerly StraightForward Media Scholarships)

Varies $500
Outlaw Student
OutlawStudent.com offers a variety of different $500 scholarships to students every year. You may recognize these programs: from 2003 to early 2010, they were known as the StraightForward Media Scholarship Programs. We’ve now separated them from our advertising agency website and implemented them under the banner of the Outlaw Student site.
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 - Various Scholarships

Veterans

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 Scholarships
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

Guide for Hispanic Students from AC Online

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 Websites 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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