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Scholarships
Financial Aid
AB 540, Dream Act, and DACA


Scholarships

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:

 

 

APRIL

Davis-Putter Scholarship Fund    

  • Must be living in the U. S. and planning to enroll in an accredited school 
  • Actively involved in peace and justice reform against racism, sexism, homophobia, and other forms of oppression; building the movement for economic justice; and/or creating peace through international, anti-imperialist solidarity 

Footwear Design Scholarship

  • Applicant must be a United States citizen or eligible non-citizen 
  • Applicant must be studying design 
  • Applicant must be enrolled or about to enroll in an accredited two or four-year college, university or vocational/technical school 
  • Applicants must maintain a 2.5 GPA or above 

INCIGHT Scholarship  

  • You must be a current  Washington, Oregon or California resident. 
  • You must have a disability.  This can be any type of disability as it is defined by the ADA, DSM-V, IDEA, or other governing body. 
  • You must be attending higher education during the funding cycle following your application (2020-2021 School Year.) 

Taiwanese American Scholarship Fund 

  • U.S. Citizen or U.S. permanent resident AND a direct blood descendant of a Taiwanese citizen 
  • High school senior or 1st year college student residing in the United States 
  • Plan to attend a University or College as a full-time 1st or 2nd year student in the Fall of 2019 in the United States (If selected, high school seniors must submit college acceptance letter for verification.) 
  • Have a minimum cumulative unweighted high school/college GPA of 3.0 
  • Have a household income at or below the Federal/State/County Low Income Level 

American Indian Education Fund Scholarship

  • Provide documentation of tribal enrollment for yourself or a parent. 
  • Enroll in an accredited technical school, college, or university as a full-time undergraduate. 
  • Maintain a grade point average of at least 2.0 

Dream SF Scholarship  

  • 18 years of age or older 
  • Living in the Bay Area 
  • Available 20 hours a week, including from  9:30 am to 12:30 pm every Friday 
  • Proficient in English 
  •  You also need to be currently enrolled, planning to enroll in, or recent graduate from an educational program such as a 2 or 4-year university or trade school.  
  • Commit to a 6 month or 11 month fellowship 
  • Be invested in working with and supporting immigrant communities and have a strong connection to one’s immigrant community. 

BHW Women in STEM Scholarship

  • Women who are pursuing an undergraduate or master's degree and are majoring in science, technology, engineering, or mathematics during the 2020 school year. 

National Black Nurses Association Scholarships

  • Must be a member of NBNA and a member of a local chapter (if one exists in your area). If a chapter does not exist within a 50-radius of your location you can join NBNA as a Direct Member.  
  • Candidate must be currently enrolled in a nursing program (B.S.N., A.D., Diploma or L.P.N./ L.V.N. Masters , and Doctoral) and in good scholastic standing at the time of application. 
  • Applicant must have at least one full year of school remaining. 

Native American Scholarship Fund 

  • Are ¼ or more degree American Indian, and an enrolled member of a U.S. tribe  
  • Students must attend a college or university on a fulltime basis, seeking a BA or higher 

RentHop Scholarship

  • 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. 

The Tang Scholarship

  • Self-identified as Asian/Pacific Islander and gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender; (at least 25% API ancestry); and involved in the GLBT community; 
  • Graduate from a high school in one of the nine Bay Area counties; Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara County, Napa, Sonoma or Solano; 
  • Full-time (minimum 12 units for all semesters/quarters) enrollment in an accredited two, four-year university or graduate school; (college, university, community college or vocational school). 
  • United States citizen or legal resident 
  • Demonstrated financial hardship; 
  • Minimum unweighted grade point average 3.0 (on a scale of 4.0) for all schools attended or attending; 
  • Be between the age of 17 and 25 on 30 April 2020 

Deblinger Family Scholarship 

  • Single, female parents who are Head of Household 
  • Currently enrolled, or have been enrolled in the past year, in a community college to obtain an associate’s degree, certificate or in a four-year college transfer program. Students who already have an associate’s degree and are planning to transfer to a four-year college, are also eligible 
  • Current residents of Alameda County, Santa Clara County, Santa Cruz County, and San Mateo County; preference will be given to residents of East Palo Alto, Oakland, San Jose and Watsonville 
  • Minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale 
  • Demonstrated financial need 

All About Education Scholarship

  • 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 

Great Minds in STEM Scholarship Program  

  • Applicants must demonstrate merit through academic achievements, leadership and campus/community activities 
  • Applicants must be pursuing a science, technology, engineering or math degree 
  • Applicants must have an overall minimum GPA of 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale 
  • Applicants must be of Hispanic descent and/or must significantly demonstrate leadership or service within the underserved community 
  • Recipients must be enrolled in an accredited undergraduate or graduate program for the upcoming fall semester, at an accredited 2-yr or 4-yr college/university in the U.S. or its territories. 

 

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.

To qualify for either of these scholarship, file your FAFSA or California Dream Act Application by the priority filing deadline of March 2nd.

 

General Scholarship Search Websites:

Transfer and Career Center favorites:

JLV College Counseling 

Peterson's Scholarship Search Engine

CaliforniaColleges.edu - Financial Aid planning and scholarship search

MyCollegeOptions

BigFuture

Paying for College Student Resource Guide

 

Other Helpful Websites:

cappex.com

Niche Scholarships

Career One Stop

ScholarshipExperts.com

www.scholarships.com

www.supercollege.com

www.collegetoolkit.com

www.free-4u.com Health Field Scholarships

www.findingmoneyforcollege.com

www.Collegenet.com

fastweb.com

www.studentscholarshipsearch.com

Education Corner

 

 

Minority Based Scholarships:

Scholarships for Students without Social Security Numbers For Bay Area Immigrant Students.

Hispanic Scholarship Fund Institute 

Maldef.org

Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities

www.latina-leadership-network.org

Chicana/Latina Foundation

UNCF - United Negro College Fund

Asian & Pacific Islander American Scholarship Fund

Asian Pacific Fund

American Indian College Fund

American Indian Science and Engineering Society

 

International and Study Abroad Scholarships:

International Scholarships

International College Scholarship Search

Diversity Abroad

Institute of International Education

 

Other Resources:

College of Marin Scholarships

Many scholarships are available for College of Marin students - incoming, continuing, and transfer.

10000degrees.org
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.


Financial Aid

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.

fafsa.ed.gov
US Department of Education Free Application for Federal Student Aid.

California Dream Act Application

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.

WebGrants4Students.org
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.

icanaffordcollege.com
California Community College website with financial aid information.

Loan Repayment Calculator 
Find out how much your student loan will cost you over the years.


AB 540, Dream Act, and DACA

College of Marin: California Dream Act information (PDF)

Fears about confidentiality and privacy

How to Support College-Bound Undocumented Students: Advice for Parents (PDF)

Life After College: A Guide for Undocumented Students (PDF)

University of California: Frequently Asked Questions from Undocumented Students (PDF)

Information on DACA – Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals

Educators for Fair Consideration

GRADD - Graduates Reaching a Dream Deferred

University of California resources for undocumented students

UC Berkeley AB 540 Information

UC Davis AB 540 Information

San Francisco State University AB 540 Information


Financial Aid Resources for AB 540 Students (English)

California Dream Act Application

DREAMer's Roadmap - A scholarship search app for undocumented students

UC DREAM Loan Program

Financial Aid Guide for Undocumented Students (PDF)

Scholarships That Don’t Require Citizenship (PDF)

New American Scholars Program

10,000 Degrees – Information for Undocumented Students

Quest Bridge - Scholarships

MALDEF - Scholarships


Financial Aid Resources for AB 540 Students (Spanish)

¿Cómo Apoyar a Los Estudiantes Indocumentados en su Camino a La Universidad?: Consejos para Los Padres

Ayuda Financiera del Estudiante

Guía de Asistencia Financiera para la Universidad y Colegios Comunitarios para: Estudiantes Inmigrantes Indocumentados AB 540 (PDF)