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.
FEBRUARY SCHOLARSHIP DEADLINES
Hispaic Scholarship Fund - Feb 15th
- Must be of Hispanic heritage
- $500 award
- open to women who are currently attending any community college in the United States. The scholarship is also available to women who are transferring to a 4-year institution and have attended any community college in the United States within the last 3 years Min GPA: 2.75
- Must have letter of recommendation
Jeanette Rankin Women’s Scholarship Fund - Feb 17th
- provides unrestricted non-tuition funding and support to women and nonbinary students across the country
- A woman, age 35 or older
- Demonstrated financial need
- A U.S. citizen or Permanent Resident of the United States.
- Pursuing a technical or vocational education, an associate’s degree, or a first bachelor’s degree at an accredited U.S. institution.
- Recommendation letter required
Lounge Lizard Web Design Scholarship - Feb 19th
- must be a student at an accredited school within the United States, or be accepted to begin school at an accredited school within 6 months of application.
- Submit a design or live URL. The web design can be from past or present
- Award= $1000 (one winner)
Sloane Stephens Doc & Glo Scholarship - Feb 20th
- All high school seniors and current undergraduate students
- GPA of 2.5 or higher
- To apply, please share which quality you most value in yourself, and how you believe this characteristic will help you in life.
Innovation in Education Scholarship - Feb 20th
- Award= $500
- Must currently be enrolled as a high school, college/university, or graduate student.
- Must have a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0 (or the equivalent).
- Must be a citizen of, permanent resident of, or hold a valid student visa in the United States or Canada.
- Must have designed an innovative project that makes a difference in the lives of others (This could be a website, series of blogs, an app, fundraising event, etc.)
- Must submit an essay describing the goal of the particular project and provide supporting documentation. There is no minimum or maximum word/page count.
- The essay, idea, or creation must be the applicant’s original work
- All submissions must be uploaded no later than 11:59 pm PST on the 20th of each month.
PG&E ERG & ENG Scholarships - Feb 24th
- Be a high school senior or graduate, have received GED certification or be an undergraduate or postsecondary undergraduate student. Veterans and adults returning to school are encouraged to apply.
- Have a primary residence that is a PG&E customer in California at the time of application.
- Plan to enroll full time in an accredited college or university in the Fall.
Associate Degree Nursing Scholarship Program - Feb 24th
Purpose: to increase the number of appropriately trained nurses providing direct patient care in a qualified facility in California.
Eligible applicants may receive up to $8,000 in exchange for a 12-month service obligation practicing and providing direct patient care in an underserved community.
- applicants must be accepted or enrolled in an accredited undergraduate or undergraduate certificate program pursuing an eligible allied healthcare profession
- maintain a GPA of 2.0 or greater, until program completion.
- They must start their training program by September 30, 2023, and be enrolled in a minimum of six semester units, or its equivalent, until program completion.
The Orion Fund Grants - Feb 28th
- California college students under the age of 32 confronted with a health crisis
Latinos in Technology Scholarship - Feb 28th
Award: up to $30,000
- Must be of Latino or Hispanic origin
- Have a declared major in and been accepted into a STEM program
- Students with the following enrollment statuses are eligible to apply:
- Current college students entering their junior or senior year at a 4-year undergraduate college or university in the upcoming academic school year and planning to enroll on a full-time or part-time basis. Preference will be given to full-time and rising junior students.
- Current community college students transferring to a 4-year undergraduate college or university in the upcoming academic school year and planning to enroll on a full-time or part-time basis. Preference will be given to full-time students and students with sufficient course credits to be classified as a rising junior (60 semester units or 90 quarter units).
- Graduate of a high school in the following Northern California counties: Alameda County, Contra Costa County, Marin County, Napa County, San Francisco County, San Mateo County, Santa Clara County, Santa Cruz County, Solano County, Sonoma County and Yolo County;
- OR, a Graduate of a high school not in the above counties, but enrolled at a college/university within the 11 listed counties.
- Minimum cumulative college grade point average of 3.0
- Demonstrated financial need
Samsung @ First Scholars – Feb 28th
- Current undergraduate students entering their sophomore, junior or senior year in the upcoming academic school year OR undergraduate senior accepted into a master’s program OR current master’s student
- Planning to enroll on a full-time basis (as defined by the program of study) in a California, public four-year college/university
- Preference given to students enrolling in a school in the greater Bay Area (includes Santa Clara, San Mateo, San Francisco, Marin, Alameda, Contra Costa, Napa, Solano, Sonoma)
- Declared major in Science, Technology, Engineering or Math (STEM); preference given to computer science and engineering (CISE) and engineering majors
- Minimum grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale
Price Benowitz Social Justice Scholarship – Feb 28th
- This scholarship is offered to any student currently enrolled in an accredited community college, undergraduate, or graduate program in the United States. This includes incoming first-year college students who are high school graduates or possess a GED.
- The scholarship candidate must possess an interest in social justice, as demonstrated by past and present volunteer, professional, and educational experiences.
- All eligible candidates must be in good academic standing, with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above.
TheDream.US National Scholarship – Feb 28th
- Are undocumented and came to the United States before November 1, 2017, and have continuously lived in the United States since then or have DACA or TPS;
- Came to the United States before the age of 16 (if you were born in the U.S. – you are not eligible for our scholarship);
- Have significant unmet financial need;
- Have graduated or will graduate from a United States high school (or have earned or will earn a high school equivalency diploma) before the Fall of 2023;
- Graduated or will graduate with a high school GPA of 2.5 or better on a 4.0 scale or have a cumulative college GPA of 2.5 or better;
- Intend to enroll full-time in an associate or bachelor’s degree program at a Partner College in your state in the Fall of 2023 or Spring of 2024; and
- Are eligible for in-state tuition at the Partner College you want to attend (not applicable if it is a private Partner College in your state).
MARCH SCHOLARSHIP DEADLINES
ACS Scholars Program – March 1st
- U.S. citizens or a legal permanent U.S. residents (please inquire via email if you have questions regarding asylum or DACA status)
- African descent or Black, Hispanic or Latina/Latino/Latinx, or Indigenous (e.g. Native American, Native Hawaiian, Pacific Islander, Alaskan Native)
- Graduating high school seniors or college freshmen, sophomores or juniors. Seniors can apply for their fifth year.
- Those intending to major or are already majoring in chemistry, biochemistry, chemical engineering, chemical technology, or another chemistry-related science AND planning to pursue a career in a chemistry-related science as well (please refer to link for more details)
- Full-time students at a high school or an accredited college, university, or community college
- Those demonstrating high academic achievement in chemistry or science (Grade Point Average 3.0 or higher
10,000 Degrees Scholarships (various) – March 2nd
- Scholarship awards can be up to $1,500 per student per academic year.
- Students must provide information showing financial need.
- Students must be enrolled in a program leading to his/her first Associate’s degree, Bachelor’s degree, or teaching credential during the current academic year.
- Students must be enrolled in an average of 12 academic units per term during the 2020-21 academic year (or full-time as designated by school).
- The majority of scholarships are available to students from Sonoma, Marin and San Francisco counties though we also administer scholarships for students in the greater Bay Area (California).
Building Better Teachers Scholarship – March 2nd
- Students must have lived in the Bay Area for at least one year.
- Students must be enrolled in an ECE degree program intending to pursue a career with children zero to five (pre-kindergarten).
- Students may be taking community college courses related to early childhood education with plans to transfer to a four-year college to complete a Bachelor’s degree.
- Students must maintain a minimum college GPA of 2.0.
- Students from low- to moderate-income backgrounds are encouraged to apply.
- NOTE: If eligible, you are required to complete and file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) before applying for the Building Better Teachers Scholarship. The FAFSA is available at studentaid.gov. If you are not eligible to file the FAFSA, you must fill out the California Dream Act application, if eligible. The California Dream Act application is available at www.caldreamact.org.
Professional and Technical Training Scholarship – March 2nd
Mission San Rafael Scholarship
- Students must be Marin residents residing in San Rafael OR…
- Students must be graduating seniors from a San Rafael Unified School District high school.
- Students must be attending a vocational program at an accredited or state-approved training institution.
- Students must be enrolling in a program leading to a license or certificate or taking pre-requisite courses for a nursing program.
- Students must have a GED/high school diploma or be 18 years of age.
Sausalito Rotary Scholarship
- Students must be Marin residents.
- Preference given to students residing in Southern Marin (Sausalito, Tiburon, Mill Valley, Marin City).
- Students must be attending a vocational program at an accredited or state-approved training institution.
- Students must be enrolling in a program leading to a license or certificate or taking pre-requisite courses for a nursing program.
- Students must have a GED/high school diploma or be 18 years of age.
HACEMOS Scholarship Program – March 2nd
- Be of Hispanic heritage
- High school seniors, or graduates who plan to enroll or students who are already enrolled in full-time undergraduate study at an accredited two-year or four-year college or university in the United States, Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands, Guam or any other U.S. territory for the entire 2022-23 academic year.
- Enroll in at least 12 credit hours per semester in coursework leading to a degree.
- Have a cumulative Grade Point Average of 3.0 or better on a 4.0 scale (or the equivalent).
- 1 letter of recommendation (submitted online no later than March 8th)
Common Scholarship Application (San Diego Foundation) - March 8th (2PM EST)
One application. Over 100 scholarship opportunities
Scholarships are available for:
- Graduating high school seniors
- Current college students (undergraduate or graduate)
- Adult re-entry students
- Students with financial needs (includes middle-income families)
- Students attending four-year universities, community colleges or career/technical schools
Even if you’re not a straight-A, star athlete or student body president, we have scholarship opportunities if you have:
- Commitment to your education
- Potential for success in college
- Minimum GPA of 2.0
- Participation in community service, extracurricular activities and/or work experience
- Current residence in San Diego County (for at least one year)
- Need of help to pay for school (including middle-income families)
- A completed FAFSA or CA Dream Act and Student Aid Report (SAR). This is necessary for all applicants. Recommendation: Please start ASAP as this information is needed to fill out the application. The 2023-2024 academic year for FAFSA opened October 1.
GoSkills Scholarship - March 15th
Any female high-school or college student, who wants to start her own online business
Native American Scholarship Fund - March 15th
- 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
The William G. Nash Foundation Grant for Student Social Entrepreneurs program honors the legacy of William G. Nash, by supporting young changemakers and their visions for impact.
- You are a student or recent graduate
- Your idea makes some type of social impact
- All college students (community college and 4-year college) are welcome to apply, including undocumented students (no work authorization is needed). Recent alumni can also apply!
NOBLE Scholarship - March 24th
- Must be enrolled (at the time of application and disbursement of scholarship) full-time at an accredited college or university and have completed 24 semester (or quarter equivalent) units of college study prior to award disbursement
- Applicants must pursue an academic degree with the intent to work in criminal justice or within the law enforcement profession
- Must have a minimum, cumulative grade point average of 2.7
The Voyager Scholarship for Public Service - March 22nd
- Plan to enroll full-time in their junior year of study at an accredited four-year college or university in the United States in Fall 2023. Eligible students are:
- transferring from a two-year to a four-year college for their 2023-2024 junior academic year
- Have a minimum grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale, or equivalent
- Have demonstrated a commitment to public service
- Plan to pursue a career in public service upon graduation
- Be a United States (US) citizen, US permanent resident (holder of a Permanent Resident Card), or an individual granted deferred action status under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Program (DACA)
Jewish Community Federation Scholarships – March 31st
- Most (but not all) scholarships are for Jewish students from the Federation's service area, which includes the counties of San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Alameda, Contra Costa, Solano, Marin, Napa, and Sonoma
- Scholarships are for full-time students only, enrolled in 12-plus units per quarter/semester.
Chicana Latina Foundation Scholarship - March 31st
- Self-identify as a Chicana and/or Latina
- Be enrolled in an accredited college, university, or community college in one of the following California counties: Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, Monterey, Napa, Sacramento, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Santa Cruz, Solano, San Francisco, Sonoma, or Yolo
- Have lived at least two (2) years in one of the above Northern California counties at the time of application
- Community College and Undergraduate students must:
- Be enrolled in a full-time college student (as defined by your institution) for the 2023-2024 Academic Year.
- Have completed 12 college units after high school graduation
- If you have earned college credit but are still in high school, you are not eligible.
- Have a cumulative GPA of 2.0 college coursework
- Commit to attending the CLF Leadership Institute Sessions on August 4-6th, 2023 and February 2024
- Commit to attending the CLF Annual Awards Dinner on January 2024
- Commit to volunteering 10 hours as a CLF ambassador before March 2024
Markowski-Leach Scholarships - March 31st
- Self-identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, or queer.
- Exemplify excellence in your life and demonstrate promise for becoming a positive role model for other LGBTQ people.
- Are accepted into one of the following universities for the academic year in which the grant will be awarded: San Francisco State University, Stanford University, University of California at Berkeley, University of California, San Francisco, or University of California, Hastings College of the Law. Students applying to or transferring into one of these Universities are encouraged to apply, even if their application has not yet been accepted.
- Will be enrolled full-time, as defined by the university.
- All undergraduate recipients must have earned a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 2.5 in all prior college level coursework.
APRIL SCHOLARSHIP DEADLINES
Davis Putter Scholarship Fund - April 1st
- need to be involved in movements for progressive social change
- enrolled in a degree, trade or training program
- have financial need.
Dream SF Fellowship – April 1st
- 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.
- Fluency in an additional language is preferred, but not required.
- Student must be a dependent of a Soldier on federal active duty, a retired Soldier, or a deceased active or deceased retired Soldier. Children of National Guard/Reserve Soldiers are eligible if the Soldier is on Title 10 Orders for the entire academic year.
- Student must be registered as a dependent of the Solider in DEERS (Defense Eligibility Enrollment Reporting System).
- Student must be under the age of 24 (eligibility ends at the end of the semester/term in which the student reaches their 24th birthday. Example – turning 24 in December would mean the scholarship would be awarded for fall term ONLY.)
- Student must remain unmarried for the entire academic year.
- Student must not be a member of the National Guard, Reserves, or other military branch.
- Student must be enrolled, accepted, or pending acceptance as a full-time student in an accredited post-secondary or vocational institution listed in the US Department of Education’s Database of Accredited Postsecondary Institutions
- Student must maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.0 on a 4.0 scale.
- Any MG James Ursano Scholarship recipient who also receives funding from other sources (i.e. GI Bill, scholarships, VA benefits, etc.) may not be eligible to receive their full scholarship from AER.
ScholarSHPE - April 2nd
Grants, scholarships, and career development resources and events for Hispanic engineers and engineering students
- Active SHPE Member (To become an active member, please visit shpe.org and select “Join” in the top right hand corner of the webpage.)
- Minimum Cumulative GPA: 2.5 (This is a cumulative GPA as listed on the transcript of your latest academic institution.)
- Plan to pursue a STEM degree
- Attending an academic institution in the United States or Puerto Rico
- To apply to any of our scholarships, you must first complete our ScholarSHPE Common Application. This will allow you to easily apply to multiple scholarship opportunities without having to start every application from the beginning.
- Grade level: Full-time undergraduate at a four year college/university in 2023-24
- Ethnic heritage: Asian heritage (at least 50%)
- A minimum GPA of 3.0
- Major: Social Science, Accounting, Business Administration, or related fields
- Preference given to those with interest in public sector work or those with community service and community advocacy
American Indian Education Fund Scholarship – April 4th
- Native American, Alaska Native, or Native Hawaiian (student or one parent must be enrolled and have documentation)
- Attending an accredited 2 or 4-year college/university or technical/vocational school
- Must be enrolled as a full-time student
- GPA between 2.0 - 3.5 is desirable, however, ALL current or future undergraduate students are encouraged to apply
- An ACT score of 14 or above is desirable
- Online schools and summer programs are not applicable
- must be a student with home residence in California
- involvement in some form of community service
- demonstrate financial need
- have a 3.0 GPA
- attend a college or university in the US.
- Must have a google account to submit application**
Stephen Feinberg Multi-Year Scholarship Program - April 14th
• Be a U.S. citizen/legal permanent resident
• Preparing to pursue, or currently pursuing, an undergraduate degree full-time at an accredited college or university. Current high school seniors are also eligible to apply.
• Have a minimum 2.5 GPA on 4.0 scale
• Exhibit leadership and be active in community
• Selected applicants will be qualified African-American or black students
INCIGHT Scholarship - April 15th
- NEW REQUIREMENT: 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. This classification includes, but is not limited to:
- Development delay
- Emotional disturbance
- Hearing impairment
- Intellectual disability
- Multiple disabilities
- Orthopedic impairment
- Other health impairment
- Specific learning disability
- Speech or language impairment
- Traumatic brain injury
- Visual impairment, including blindness
- You must be attending higher education during the funding cycle following your application (2022-2023 School Year.) This includes college, university, community college, or vocational school. You may be pursuing any type of degree within these institutions (Associates Degree, Bachelors, Masters, Doctorate, etc.)
- You must be enrolled and provide enrollment verification to INCIGHT.
BHW Women in STEM Scholarship - April 15th
- Women who are pursuing an undergraduate or master's degree and are majoring in science, technology, engineering, or mathematics during the 2020 school year.
The Tang Scholarship - April 17th (by 5pm)
- 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;
- Scholarship will be awarded for 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;
- Demonstrated academic promise;
- 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 2023
College of Marin Student Scholarship - April 23rd
You must be a current or future COM student to apply for scholarships.
CBCF Reducing the Financial Barrier Scholarship (need-based) - April 28th
- Scholar must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident
• Scholar must be African American or Black
• Scholar must submit Federal Student Aid Report (FAFSA) to demonstrate financial need
• Scholar must have a minimum 2.5 GPA on a 4-point scale
• Scholar must be enrolled full-time at an accredited 2-year or 4-year college or university, or a vocational-technical school
• Open to all discipline areas
RentHop Scholarship - April 30th
- 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.
- To apply, submit an essay under 500 words that concisely answers the question:
- Imagine yourself 10 years in the future after having graduated college and living the life of your dreams: find a listing on RentHop you picture yourself living in and write how it contributes to your ideal day. Please provide a link to the listing. Finalists may have an opportunity to be featured on our blog.
All About Education Scholarship - April 30th
- This award is for U.S. students
- Must be a legal U.S. resident
- Must be 14 years of age or older at time of application
- Must be a legal resident of the 50 United States or the District of Columbia.
RealityHop Scholarship - April 30th
- must be a current student in an eligible undergraduate program or a graduating high school senior in the U.S., working towards a bachelor’s degree or associates degree.
- must apply using your school email address
Great Minds in STEM Scholarship Program - April 30th
- 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 for merit-based scholarships. Applicants may have a minimum 2.5 GPA for non-merit-based donor scholarships.
- Applicants must be of Hispanic descent and/or must demonstrate significant leadership or service within the underserved community
- Applicants may be enrolled full-time or part-time at the time of application and the time of the scholarship award
- Applicants must be enrolled in a STEM or health-related 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.
- If you have already earned a bachelors degree and are seeking support for another bachelors degree OR you have already earned a masters degree and are seeking support for another masters degree OR you have already earned a doctoral degree and are seeking support for another doctoral degree, you are ineligible to apply to this scholarship program.
GMiS California Health Sciences Scholarships – April 30th
- Be a member of a traditionally underrepresented group in the health sciences
- Be pursuing a health-related undergraduate degree from an accredited institution in the U.S. or Puerto Rico with at least a 3.0 Cumulative GPA (On a 4.0 scale)
- Be a U.S. Citizen, Permanent Resident, or Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival (DACA).
- Additional preference will be given to applicants, who:
- Are pursuing careers in the areas of mental health, rehabilitative, geriatric medical specialties, or individuals with disabilities
MAY SCHOLARSHIP DEADLINES
WIFLE Scholarship Program - May 1st
- Physically attend and be a full-time student at an accredited four-year college or university; or be currently enrolled in a full-time in a fully accredited community college with the intention of transferring to a four-year degree;
- Have completed at least one full academic year of college work at an accredited college or university or community college;
- Major in Criminal Justice or related discipline such as social sciences, public administration, computer science, finance, linguistic arts, chemistry, physics, etc., leading to a four-year degree (Students in graduate and postgraduate programs are also eligible; students pursuing Associate degrees are not eligible, unless as stated above, fully articulate in the application their intention to transfer to a four-year program.);
- Have a minimum 3.0 overall grade point (GPA) average;
- Demonstrate a commitment to the community through a 500-word essay describing their involvement in a community project, and the results or impact of that involvement to the community; OR, if the applicant if currently serving or has served an internship with a law enforcement agency, preferably a federal law enforcement agency, the applicant must provide details including the name if the agency, the dates served and describe the value of the experience and the accomplishment through the internship in a 500-word essay;
- Have at least one community leader or member of a community or police official sponsor their application with a written statement of support;
- Submit a completed application with the required information, 500-word essay, transcripts, and a recommendation letter from a community leader or police official;
- Be a citizen of the United States
Deblinger Family Scholarship - May 19th
- Single, female parents who are the heads of their households
- Currently enrolled in a community college to obtain an associate’s degree, certificate or in a four-year college transfer program
- Students who already have an AA degree and are planning to transfer to a four-year college, are also eligible
- Applicants must already be accepted into an accredited nonprofit school/program before applying for a scholarship
- Current residents of Alameda County, San Francisco County, Santa Clara County, Santa Cruz County, and San Mateo County; preference will be given to residents of Oakland, San Francisco, East Palo Alto, San José and Watsonville.
- Minimum cumulative G.P.A of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale, and in good academic standing
- Demonstrate financial need
Against the Grain Artistic Scholarship – May 31st
- Must be of at least 25% Asian and/or Pacific Islander ethnicity
- Must be a citizen, national or legal permanent resident of the U.S.
- Must be either a high school senior or a college student currently enrolled fulltime at an accredited U.S. vocational, junior college, or four-year college/university and must be a full- time, associate/bachelor/master degree seeking student by the upcoming academic calendar year and pursuing a major in the visual/performing arts (film, theatre, fashion, photography, graphic design, dance, music, journalism, mass communications, etc.)
- Have demonstrated leadership abilities through participation in community service, extracurricular, or other activities
- Have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale (unweighted)
American Indian College Fund - May 31st
To be eligible, students must be an enrolled member (or a descendant of one) of a federally or state-recognized tribe while demonstrating a cumulative grade point average of at least 2.00 and maintaining full-time enrollment.
2023 Behind The Wheel Scholarship - May 31st
- Applicants must be currently enrolled in an accredited community college, undergraduate, or graduate program within the United States
- Applicants must have a current GPA of 3.0 or higher
- Be enrolled with your respective Tribe, either federally recognized or non-federally recognized Tribe, from the continental US or Alaska.
- Submit a copy of Tribal enrollment (there is no minimum blood quantum requirement for eligibility). This can be a copy of the student's Tribal I.D. card or a copy of an official letter from the Tribe. You must be directly recognized as a citizen or member of your Tribal Nation.
- Be enrolled as full-time student.
- Have a minimum 2.5 out of 4.0 GPA.
- Submit a current class schedule and transcript.
- Attend an accredited institution seeking an Associate's Degree or higher (the Association does not fund certificate programs or seminaries).
- Provide essays described in the application that show the student’s connection to their Tribal Nation and Indian Country.
JUNE SCHOLARSHIP DEADLINES
Actuarial Diversity Scholarship - June 1st
- Must have at least one birth parent who is a member of one of the following minority groups:
- Black/African American
- Native North American
- Pacific Islander
- Enrolling or enrolled as a full-time undergraduate student at a U.S. accredited educational institution.
- Minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale), emphasis on math or actuarial courses
- Entering college freshmen must have a minimum ACT math score of 28 or SAT math score of 620
- Intent on pursuing a career in the actuarial profession
- Be a full time student (undergraduate or graduate) in good academic standing at an accredited college or university, OR
- Be a graduating high school senior with written proof of acceptance at an accredited institution of higher learning.
- Have a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 2.5
- Submit a completed application along with all required supplementary documents by the application deadline.
Roshan Rahbari Scholarship Fund - June 2nd
- Current resident of California
- Current community college student transferring to a four-year college or university on a part-time or full-time basis
- Minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0
- Demonstrated service to community or school
- Demonstrated financial need
- Character qualities such as integrity, compassion and generosity
Abbott and Fenner Scholarship – June 10th
The A&F Scholarships are available to all high school juniors and seniors as well as all students currently registered in any accredited post secondary institution.
Respond 500-1000 words to this prompt:
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.
Applicants must be enrolled as full-time college junior or senior at any U.S. college, university, or vocational school for the 2023-2024 academic year, beginning in September.
restricted to students majoring in business, economics, or computer science.
Paul Tunnell Career Climb Scholarship – June 30th
- Applicants must be actively employed in the long-term care industry at the time of application and award
- Planning to continue working at a Skilled Nursing Facility, Assisted Living or in Long Term Care
- Applicants must have one year of work experience in long-term care
- Applicants must complete the application form in its entirety, including essay and two (2) letters of reference for submission to be considered
- Scholarship funds are to be used for tuition, textbooks and required materials associated with your education. (QCHF reserves the right to request proof of required materials) To request scholarship funds; recipient must submit receipts and a fund request form and proof of required materials when requested.
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
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