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Outside Scholarships

There are several search engines that you can use to look for outside scholarships:

Paying for College: Student Resource Guide  http://roybal-allard.house.gov/Students, courtesy of U.S. Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard, contains a list of scholarships opportunities.

Our office has also compiled a list of outside scholarships below, organized by scholarship deadline.

Scholarship Name Deadline Amount Website Notes
Army Health Professions Ongoing   Website Financial aid for members of the military
Post 9/11 GI Bill Ongoing   Website Financial aid for veterans
STRIVE Ongoing Up to $5,000 Check with your fire department State Tuition Reimbursement as Incentive for Volunteer Emergency Responders

Disability Awareness Scholarship

January 10

 $1,000

Website

Submit an essay 500-1000 word essay about how you or someone you know overcame a disability to do something great. Minimum 3.0 GPA.

Nursing Education Scholarship

January 10

$1,000

Website

Submit an essay 500-1000 word essay about what you hope to accomplish during your career in the medical field.

Create A Greeting Card Scholarship January 15 $10,000 Website Submit 16" x 23" photo, artwork or computer graphic for the front of a greeting card appropriate for business and consumer use.
Mawista Scholarship for Extraordinary Personalities 2013/2014 January 15, 2014 6,000 Euros Website Must be a current student to apply. International students can also apply.
Mensa Scholarship January 15 $1,000 Website Essay-based scholarship for Mensa members. Consideration is not given to grades, academic program or financial need.
2014 Talbots Women´s Scholarship Program January 20, 2014 $5,000-$30,000 Website For U.S. or Canadian women who earned their high school diploma or GED before 2004 and have at least 3 quarters left before they graduate.
Clair A. Hill Scholarship February 1 $5,000 Website For college Juniors and Seniors pursuing a degree related to engineering, agricultural/urban water supply, environmental studies or public administration.
APS Minority Scholarship February 7 Varies Website For African-American, Hispanic American, or Native American Freshmen & Sophomores who are majoring in physics.

ACS Scholars Program

March 1 Up to $5,000 Website For African American, Hispanic, or American Indian students pursuing a degree in the chemical sciences or chemical technology.
California Strawberry Scholarship Program March 1 Varies Website Full-time enrollment in a trade school, community college, four-year university, or graduate/professional program during the period for which scholarship is requested.

Drive to Learn Scholarship

March 1

$1,000

Website

Write a 750-1,000-word response to one of the essay questions mentioned on the scholarship website.

SEG Foundation Scholarships

March 1 $500-$14,000 Website For students whose grades are above average and who are pursuing a career in applied geophysics, geosciences, physics, geology, or earth and environmental sciences.

Odenza Marketing Group Scholarship

March 30

$500

Website

For students with a minimum 2.5 GPA

Napa Engineers Society Scholarship

March 31

$500-$1,000

Website

For Napa Valley residents with a GPA of 3.0 or higher who are majoring in an Engineering field.

DegreeDirectory Academic Scholarships April 1 $500-$1,000 Website For students getting a degree Nursing, Art, Design, Social Sciences, Business, or Communication.
Media & Technology Blogging Scholarship April 1, 2014 $1,000 Website Must be a current student to apply.

Peter Pasula Study Habits Scholarship

April 1

$500

Website

Answer the question “What study tips would you give a high school freshman, and why are they important?”

DirectTV Scholarship April 30 $2,500 Website Write a blog entry of 500 to 1,000 words about the importance of technology and what is your favorite piece of technology.
A Place for Mom Scholarship April 30, 2014 $1,000 Website Must be enrolled in an associate's degree, bachelor's degree or graduate level program in the fields of gerontology, long term care administration, social work, medicine, nursing, or sociology at an accredited 2-year college or 4-year university.

Find a Law Scholarship

May 15

$500

Website

 
B. Davis Scholarship May 26 $1,000 Website Essay Topic: Discuss, in less than 1000 words, what you would consider to be the most important issue that society has to deal with in the next 10 or 20 years? Why do you think this issue so important?

American Indian College Fund

May 31

 

Website

For Native American students.

AWSCPA Scholarship

May 31

Varies

Website

For women accounting students who will take their CPA exam within 1 year or receiving the scholarship.

US Dish Scholarship June 1 $1,000 Website Applicants must have at least 2.5 GPA, and post a 300-500 social media post about what technology has impacted the way we watch TV and the TV industry the most and why.
Single Mother Scholarship June 5, 2013 $1,000 Website Enrolled at an accredited high school, college, or university in the U.S. A mother who is going back to school and must maintain a cumulative Grade Point Average (GPA) of at least 3.0 (or equivalent)
Abbot & Fenner Business June 14 $1,000 Website Essay Topic: What have you done outside the classroom that demonstrates qualities sought after by PUC? Which quality means the most to you?
BigSun Scholarship June 20, 2014 $500 Website All student athletes are eligible regardless of the sport they are engaged in. The student must be a high school senior or be attending a post-secondary institute.
AfterCollege Scholarships June 30 Varies Website For students studying allied health, business, engineering, science, nursing and other programs.

Mark A. Forester Scholarship

July 31

$1,000

Website

Write a 300-500-word essay explaining how they go about honoring America's military heroes.

Domo Scholarship August 31 $2,500 Website Scholarship For Business Management

DegreeDirectory Student Saver Scholarship

September 13 $1,000 Website Winner is chosen based on their response to the question: What are you doing over summer break to save for your education expenses?
Tuition Won't Stop Me Scholarship September 13 $1,000 Website Create a short video of yourself that tells us about your experience using credit by exam (CLEP, DSST, Excelsior, AP, etc.) to cut the cost of your degree.
AfterCollege Scholarships September 20 Varies Website For students studying allied health, business, engineering, science, nursing and other programs.
California Students Scholarship September 30 $500 Website Question: Think of an opportunity you recently took advantage of. How did you ensure that your experience would be a stepping stone for future successes? What did you learn?
AES Engineering Scholarship October 6 $500 Website Essay Topic: Reflecting on your personal experiences and/or circumstances, tell us something about yourself that distinguishes you as a potential scholarship candidate.

The Elie Wiesel Foundation for Humanity Scholarship Prize

December 6

Up to $5,000

Website

For college Juniors and Seniors.

HSF General Scholarship December 15 $1,000 - $5,000 Website For Latino students with a GPA of 3.0 or higher.

Quickship Toner Scholarship

December 15

$1,500

Website

1,000-word minimum essay on one of the topics:
1. How will technology affect the printing industry?
2. How has printing contributed to your education?

Tenshon Semi-Annual Scholarship

December 15

$1,500

Website

For students in the fields of architecture, design or engineering. Create a unique shade sail structure.

Therapy Professionals Scholarship

December 15

$1,000

Website

For students with minimum 3.0 GPA studying physical, massage, recreational or occupational therapy.

Scholarship for Finance & Economics

December 15

$1,000

Website

Submit a 500-1000 word essay which describes what they hope to accomplish during their career in the finance, economics, or investment fields.

Birkenstock Scholarship December 16 $1,000 Website Creative humor writing! It may be about general health issues, proper eating, foot health, ankle appreciation, or podiatry related. Make us laugh.
AT&T Internet and Education Scholarship December 18 $1,000 Website Available to high school seniors and current undergraduate/graduate students.
Latino Entertainment Scholarship December 21 $1,000 Website Write a 300-500 word article about how the TV and entertainment industries have adapted to the growing Latino market in the United States.
lowVARates.com Military Scholarship December 30, 2013 $1,250 Website Military students or children of a parent in the military. Do not need to be currently enrolled in college. No age requirement.
AfterCollege Scholarships December 31 Varies Website For students studying allied health, business, engineering, science, nursing and other programs.
Gen and Kelly Tanabe Scholarship December 31 $1,000 Website  
JustHomeMedical Scholarship December 31 $1,000 Website For students going into health care.
Krill Oil Educate Your Heart Scholarship December 31 $1,000 Website Essay Topics: 1. How has the importance of heart health impacted you, your family, or your community? 2. How can an individual change his/her lifestyle to promote a healthy heart and holistic wellbeing?
Penny Stocks Lab Scholarship December 31 $1,000 Website Essay Topic: Discuss, in 1,000 words or less, what financial literacy means to you and how you foresee it impacting your life after you graduate.