Student Finance

Outside Scholarships

PUC has collected these helpful resources to help you find additional information about grants and loans. We’ve also included a list of helpful websites for your scholarship search. There are billions of dollars in financial aid available to students every year—go and get it!

Big Future by The CollegeBoard
The College Board is the organization behind the SAT and AP exams. This website lists more than 2,200 scholarship opportunities.

California Student Aid Commission
More than just the home of Cal Grant, the CSAC’s website is a helpful place to find additional information about financial aid.
This collaboration between state, community, and independent California colleges and the California Department of education offers information for both students and parents as well as a large alphabetical scholarship list that’s easily searchable.

If your family chooses to borrow money to invest in your education, this helpful resource allows you to find, compare, and apply for private loans.

For over 15 years, Fastweb has been one of the premiere scholarship search sites. It lists over 1.5 million scholarships worth over $3.4 billion.

Federal Student Aid
From the U.S. Department of Education, this website provides a plethora of general information about paying for college, including how to submit your FAFSA.

Gates Millennium Scholars Program
Sponsored by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, the GMSP annually awards scholarships to 1,000 minority students.

This scholarship search engine matches students to over 250,000 scholarships worth $40 billion.

Hispanic Scholarship Fund
The HSF is the largest provider of financial aid for Latino students in the U.S. and awards over 4,000 scholarships annually.

This website lists over 3.2 million scholarships and also allows you to create a profile to be personally matched to scholarships you may be eligible for.

Scholarship Search by Sallie Mae
Search for over 5 million college scholarships worth over $24 billion. You can even set up alerts to notify you when new scholarship opportunities are available. is a search engine listing over 3 million local, state, and national college scholarships and grants worth over $19 billion.

This website lists over 3.6 million scholarships worth over $14 million.

United Negro College Fund
The UNCF annually awards over 10,000 scholarships worth over $100 million.

Talk with the office of student financial services for more ideas of where else you can look for scholarships and additional aid. Don’t hesitate to call (707) 965-7200 or email with any questions you may have.

Additional Resources

Understand your options and responsibilities for taking out a private loan and compare lenders to help you determine which private student loan best meets your needs.

GI Bill Education Benefits
Learn more about the educational benefits offered by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. GI Bill® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA).

Roybal-Allard Scholarship List
U.S. Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard maintains an extensive list of scholarships, internships, fellowships, and scholarship websites to help students and families pay for college.