Scholarships are a great way to help fund your college education. Whether you are pursuing a degree, certificate, or are looking to transfer there are scholarships out there for you – you just need to apply. There are literally thousands of scholarships; the list of websites below can help you search for them. And the great thing about scholarships is they don’t need to be repaid! They are free money for you to use to pay for school.
If you visit the Transfer and Career Center, you can get assistance with filling out scholarship applications.
UPCOMING SCHOLARSHIP DEADLINES:
- Open to any graduate students through the age 30, or to undergraduate students ages 25-30 who attend a North American college or university. You remain eligible to enter this contest if you will graduate by spring or summer 2020.
- Applicant must be undocumented
- Must be working, or have recently worked, as an essential work in the healthcare industry, food supply chain, or other essential industries
- writers looking to pursue a career as a writer of horror fiction, nonfiction, or poetry.
- open to high school and college students who will be attending an accredited college or university in the United States in 2020.
- student must be in good academic standing with a GPA of 3.75 or above from an accredited U.S. high school, college or university.
- Applicants must be currently enrolled in either High School, University or College as a full-time student (2020-2021 school year).
- must be a woman, at least 17 years of age;
- must be a mother, with minor children;
- must be pursuing a first vocational degree/certificate; OR a first associate’s degree; OR a first bachelor’s degree; OR a first professional/master’s/doctoral degree;
- must be enrolled in a not-for-profit, accredited institution or program in the U.S. during the 2020-21 academic year.
- must be low-income: all annual family income less than $20,000 for a family of 2; less than $24,000 for a family of 3; less than $28,000 for a family of 4.
- Applicants must be a U.S. Citizen or permanent resident age 50 or older
- Currently enrolled in a four-year undergraduate program or a graduate program at an accredited public or private school, including community colleges or universities within the continental U.S.
- Minimum GPA of 3.0 or higher
- Is a full or part-time student who is in an accredited U.S. post-secondary educational institution (including, but not limited to, college, university or trade school, or similarly accredited program) with a current cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or higher at that institution; and
- Has worked an average of at least twelve (12) hours for each of the previous four (4) weeks at the time of applying; and
- Is a residential parent of at least one minor child; and
- Is a legal resident of the United States of America; and
- Is currently enrolled and furthering his or her education at an accredited U.S. post-secondary institution or program; and
- Is eighteen (18) years of age or older at the time of applying
- open to all high school and college students.
- open to students age 17 and older who are currently in college or plan to start college within the next 12 months
- You must be a current student in an eligible undergraduate program or a graduating high school senior, working towards a bachelors degree or associates degree.
- Be thirteen (13) years of age or older at the time of application
- Be legal residents of the fifty (50) United States or the District of Columbia
- Be currently enrolled (or enroll no later than the fall of 2026) in an accredited post-secondary institution of higher education
UC and CSU Scholarships:
Middle Class Scholarship provides undergraduate students with family incomes up to $150,000 a scholarship to attend University of California (UC) or California State University (CSU) campuses.
UC's Blue and Gold Opportunity Plan makes it so that you will not have to pay UC’s systemwide tuition and fees if you are a California resident whose total family income is less than $80,000 a year and you qualify for financial aid.
General Scholarship Search Websites:
Transfer and Career Center favorites:
CaliforniaColleges.edu - Financial Aid planning and scholarship search
Other Helpful Websites:
www.free-4u.com Health Field Scholarships
Information, Tips & Tricks, and Resources:
Minority Based Scholarships:
Scholarships for Students without Social Security Numbers For Bay Area Immigrant Students.
International and Study Abroad Scholarships:
Many scholarships are available for College of Marin students - incoming, continuing, and transfer.
Non-profit organization that provides preparation and resources for low income students to get to and through college. They offer scholarships, financial aid workshops, a resource library of scholarship/college information, and more.
Military.com Scholarship Finder
A scholarship search site for those in the military and their families.
University of California Scholarships
Planning to transfer to a UC school? Each school offers individual scholarships. Check them all out.
CSU Scholarship Programs
Get an idea of what kinds of scholarships different CSU schools offer. Don't forget to visit the website of the CSU campus you want to attend, too!
Transfer Student Scholarship
By the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation, community college students with a 3.5 GPA, demonstrated financial need, and are transfer bound are eligible to earn a scholarship worth $30,000 a year.
Federal Student Aid provides more than $150 billion in federal grants, loans, andwork-study every year to more than 15 million students. A student may apply for Federal Student Aid at any time by completing the FAFSA application, but transfer students should take care to apply by the March 2nd deadline every year for priority funding. Use the following links to get more information or to begin the application.
US Department of Education Free Application for Federal Student Aid.
Financial Aid for qualified undocumented students
College of Marin Financial Aid Office
Information on federal and state financial aid along with a scholarship listing.
Federal Student Aid
Research all the different types of aid offered by the federal government.
California Student Aid Commission
Financial Aid information including Cal Grants, California Dream Act, UC and CSU grants, and more.
National Student Loan Data System (NSLDS)
The U.S. Department of Education's (ED's) central database for student aid. NSLDS receives data from schools, guaranty agencies, the Direct Loan program, and other Department of ED programs. NSLDS Student Access provides a centralized, integrated view of Title IV loans and grants so that recipients of Title IV Aid can access and inquire about their Title IV loans and/or grant data.
WGS will allow you to manage your Cal Grant and/or Chafee account(s) online by letting you view updates, make school changes, make address changes, make corrections, and post leave of absence requests.
Net Price Calculators
Many students do not pay the advertised tuition and fees cost for their education. Use the net price calculators to get a good estimate of how much you will pay for your education.
California Community College website with financial aid information.
Loan Repayment Calculator
Find out how much your student loan will cost you over the years.
Financial Aid Resources for AB 540 Students (English)
DREAMer's Roadmap - A scholarship search app for undocumented students