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.

Rover College Scholarship May 31st, 2016 $1000

The Rover College Scholarship is open to graduating high school seniors and current college freshman, sophomores and juniors. You must submit an essay of between 400 and 500 words that answers the question: "Sharing economy companies like Uber, Lyft, Airbnb, and Rover have seen a big rise in popularity over the last few years. How do you think the sharing economy will change in the next 5 years? What impacts do you think it will have on the lives of college students, both in big cities and small towns?"

Click here for more information

Adam Greenman American Dream Scholarship

June 1st, 2016 $1000
Eligibility Criteria:
Applications must be received in full by June 1st of each year.
Applicants must be currently enrolled in a university and continue to be enrolled in the following academic year, or be applying to a university for enrollment in the following academic year.

Application Process:
Provide proof of Legal Residency in the U.S.
Submit a 500-700 word essay to adamgreenmanscholarship@gmail.com describing the career you want to pursue and how your education can contribute to the American Dream.
The winning finalist will be awarded a $1000 scholarship to be used for educational expenses at the university of his or her choice.
Click here for more information

Athnet Sports Recruiting Scholarship June 1st, 2016 $1000

Eligibility:

  • Must be a current or former athlete at the high school or college level.
  • Must be a current college student or high school senior entering college.
Applicant must submit an essay on the lessons they have learned playing sports.
Click here for more information
CURE-Cancer Support Scholarship June 1st, 2016 up to $5000
Eligibility:
The scholarship is designated for students who were diagnosed with cancer in childhood and whose disease and related treatments placed a significant financial burden on them and their families. Scholarship recipients must furnish a letter of confirmation by a licensed physician as proof of their cancer diagnosis. Please note that this documentation will be required following the award notification and should not be submitted with the application. Applicant must reside in the United States of America.
The recipient must demonstrate academic achievement through evidence of working to one’s potential and be accepted for admission at an institution of higher education, e.g. college, community college, university or vocational school. All grades must be substantiated by official documentation.
Click here for Application and more information
180 Medical Scholarship June 1st, 2016 $1000
Eligibility
Students attending a two-year, four-year, or graduate school program full time in the fall are eligible to apply. Applicants must be under a physician's care for a spinal cord injury, spina bifida, transverse myelitis, neurogenic bladder, or ostomy (ileostomy, colostomy, or urostomy). Must be a legal resident in the United States.
Click here for Application and more information
The Horatio Alger National and Technical Scholarship June 1st, 2016 up to $2500

Receive up to $2,500 to pursue a career or technical certificate/degree

  • Have completed high school or plan to complete high school by Spring 2016 with plans to enroll at a community college for the first time by fall 2016
  • Exhibit a strong commitment to pursue and complete a career or technical program at an accredited non-profit community college in the United States (eligible schools must be affiliated with AACC – a list can be found here – http://www.aacc.nche.edu/pages/ccfinder.aspx)
  • Demonstrated critical financial need (must be eligible to receive the Federal Pell grant as determined by completion of the FAFSA)
  • Demonstrated perseverance in overcoming adversity
  • Be involved in community service activities
  • Be younger than 30 years old
  • Be a United States citizen
The application will be open through June 1, 2016
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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.
CouponFollow Scholarship June 30, 2016 $5000

Application Requirements

  • Your desired University must be in the United States;
  • You must submit your application by June 30th, 2016;
  • You must answer all required questions in our application form;
  • You must choose one of the Universities from the list. Begin typing the name of your University for it to appear. If it does not appear in the list, click on "Don’t see your university listed?" below.

Click here for Application and more information

Omni Papers Writing Contest June 30, 2016 $100-$500

Guidelines
The contest is open to all students from worldwide.

What is the task?
Write an essay on the topic “The ideal higher education model for my country.”
Try your best to cover the following questions:

1. What higher education model do you see ideal?
2. What changes would you make to improve your country’s higher education model?

Don’t be afraid of experiments and remember: the most creative works have more chances to win.
Send your essays to info@omnipapers.com. Also, don’t forget the subject line of your message should be “OmniPapers Writing Contest”. And write your name, country and university in the body of this message.

Anything else?

  • The language of your essay should be English.
  • You can write it in academic or non-academic style.
  • The number of words should be between 1,000-1,500.
  • Save and send your essay in Word Doc or PDF formats.
  • Participants must be 20-25 years old.

One student can submit only one essay!
Click here for more information.

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.

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Karman Healthcare Scholarship September 01, 2016 2 @ $500

Scholarship will apply to students this year who have a mobility disability, excelled academically, and those who have a regard for disability awareness in America.

All academic applicants who meet the criteria are welcome to submit their application to this year’s Karman Healthcare Scholarship Fund.

Students participating must meet the following criteria:

  • Must be currently enrolled at an accredited college, or university in the U.S.
  • Aged sixteen (16) years or older
  • Open to all college, and university students with a mobility disability who use a wheelchair, or other mobility devices on a regular basis.
  • Maintain a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of at least 2.5 (or equivalent)
  • Standard 8.5 in. x 11 in. sheet of paper to submit your entry if you are mailing in your submission.

*There is a limit of one scholarship per student per year, any student can win the scholarship only once in the same year.
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OnlineJobApplication.org Scholarship November 30, 2016 $500-$1500

How to apply?

  • Visit:http://onlinejobapplication.org/
  • Complete the form on the page
  • In 100 – 150words each describe the following
  • Which industry doyou want to enter and why?
  • How can you make a difference in this industry?
  • What have you done to prepare for a career in this industry?
  • Name one person from this industry who is your role and why?

Your application will be reviewed. Only successful applicants will be contacted.

Rules

  • The responses to these questions are a must and should be completed by the applicant.
  • The scholarship is open to students from all disciplines and majors.
  • The application maybe published on our site.

Eligibility

Currently enrolled (or will be by the time scholarship is awarded) in an Undergraduate or Graduate program.

For applicants under 18, you must have permission from a parent or legal guardian.

Click here for more information and application

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 scholarships 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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