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CURRENT *OUTSIDE SCHOLARSHIPS

The GoCollege Lucky Draw Scholarship

Monthly

$250

GoCollege.com offers a free $250 monthly scholarship to students. To enter, all we ask is that you use the GoCollege.com website and tell us how we can improve it for you.
The Gaining Options for College Collaborative (GO College) is a national data-driven initiative that brings communities together to increase college access and success for low-income, first-generation, and minority students.

2015 Sandia National Labs Scientific Honors Program February 09, 2015 Internship
Scientist clipartSummer 2015 Full-time PAID Internship at Sandia Lab. Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, or Mechanical Engineering majors. FOR LAS POSITAS COLLEGE STUDENTS.

Applicants must be able to work full-time at Sandia during the summer.  Employment is conditional upon the satisfactory completion of a urinalysis drug test and passing a background check.

Click here for more details and APPLICATION

PG&E Bright Minds Scholarship February 09, 2015  

PG&E awards ten renewable scholarships of up to $20,000 per year for up to five years and 90 one-time $2,000 scholarships.

Who is eligible?

Applicants must meet all of the following criteria:

  • Be a minimum of 16 years of age and be a high school senior or graduate, have received GED certification or be a current postsecondary undergraduate student.
  • Be a PG&E customer (based on current copy of bill).
  • Plan to enroll in full-time undergraduate study at an accredited two-year or four-year college, university or vocational-technical school for the entire 2015-2016 academic year pursuing first postsecondary degree.

Please visit Web site for application and more details.

Hispanic Community Affairs Council February 13, 2015 $750

Scholarships are awarded to high school graduates, GED recipients, community college students, students attending a four-year college or university, and students accepted into a postgraduate education or credential program. The scholarships are dedicated to recognizing the Hispanic/Latino culture and the education of Hispanic/Latino students.

Applications must be postmarked no later than Friday, February 13, 2015. Get your application now.

California Strawberry Growers' Scholarship

February 15, 2014

$400-$5000

The California Strawberry Scholarship program offers scholarships for the children of California strawberry field workers. We are now accepting scholarship applications for the 2015-2016 academic year.

  • PRIMARY QUALIFICATION for first-time applicants: Applicant must have a parent that is currently employed as a California strawberry fieldworker (including the prior two harvest seasons);

  • Full-Time enrollment in an accredited trade school, community college, four-year university, or graduate school;

  • Maintain a Grade Point Average of 2.0 or greater.

CCCSFAAA Scholarship February 26, 2015 $500 / $1000
CCCSFAAA Scholarship

CCCSFAAA Scholarship
Deadline February 26, 2015

You must be:
Enrolled in at least 6 units for Spring 15
Have a cumulative GPA of at least 2.5
Have remaining unmet need of at least $1000.00
Have filed a FAFSA or California Dream Application for 2014-15.


FOR California Community College Students

Please see flyer for Application and Details

Cyril Smith Trust Scholarship March 13, 2015, by 4:30 pm  

Did you attend a public high school in the City of Merced for at least three full years?

Applicants must have:

  • attended a public high school within the City of Merced for a minimum of three years and must have been a resident of Merced County during the period of attendance
  • applied for admission to a four year public/private institution of higher learning in the State of California which is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges, excluding community or junior colleges
  • a cumulative GPA of not less than 3.80, for the last two years in high school or if currently in college, a freshman GPA of 3.25 or higher
  • enrolled in/will enroll in full-time course work for the award year

Please see application and brochure for more details or visit their Web site.

The CANERS Foundation (HORTICULTURE) March 15, 2015 $2500
The CANERS Foundation distributes scholarship applications for the benefit of students who are interested in pursuing an education and career in horticulture to all two year and four year colleges from which a horticulture degree can be obtained.

General Criteria:

-Legibility is critical (12-point type preferred - No unusual fonts)
-Grades are important but a B student who participates in horticulture related activities may be selected over the A student who does not participate in FFA or 4-H or other related activities.
-Current school year letters of recommendation are important. Sources to contact for these letters are noted on the application. Email letters of recommendation are not accepted.
-Current transcripts need to be included with the application. Computer-generated transcripts (not printed by the school's admissions office) must be signed by the horticulture instructor.

APPLICATIONS MUST BE POSTMARKED NO LATER THAN MARCH 15, 2014.

Scholarship Application and a Checklist of things to watch for to help you submit the application accurately.

The Mesothelioma Cancer Alliance Scholarship

March 31, 2015

$4000

APPLICANTS INCLUDE

Those who have battled cancer at any point in their lives (not limited to mesothelioma).
Those who have a parent, sibling, immediate family member or close friend that has battled or is currently fighting cancer.

APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS

Must be enrolled full-time at an accredited two-year or four-year university, community college or junior college, or a graduate degree program.
This scholarship is offered nationwide to United States citizens.
Students must be in academic “Good Standing” and have a minimum Grade Point Average of 3.0 or higher to be eligible.

Web site for more details

Women's Retail Network

April 15, 2015 up to $5000

To be considered for a GM Women’s Retail Network Dealer Development Scholarship, a student must meet all of the following criteria:

•Must be female
•Must possess a high school diploma or GED
•Must be able to verify enrollment at the beginning of the 2015 fall term
•Must be a citizen of the United States or have the ability to accept permanent employment in the US without the need for visa sponsorship now or in the future
•Must be enrolled in an undergraduate, graduate or non-traditional educational institution that offers formal programs or certifications in automotive retail and/or automotive service;

OR,

Currently employed at an automotive dealership and enrolled in an educational institution that offers formal programs or certifications that advance your career within automotive retail

Application must be post marked no later than April 15, 2015.

Two Nineteen Scholarships

April 30, 2015

$1000-$5000

Salvadoran American Leadership and Education Fund
Purpose:
To financially assist and support Central American and Latino undergraduate, graduate and professional students pursuing higher education.
Qualifications:
Applicant must be an AB540 student attending a Community College in California; have financial need; have demonstrated a history of community involvement; possess a minimum 2.5 GPA; a graduating high school senior, undergraduate, graduate or professional student; reside and study in California; and pledge to help other students through mentoring, tutoring and other community service opportunities offered through SALEF.
Criteria: Selection is based on the application materials submitted for review.

Doctor on Demand Scholarship

July 31, 2015

$5000

The Doctor On Demand scholarship is available to any Medical, or Undergraduate student enrolled in a health-related field-of-study at an accredited college or university for the fall of 2015. This includes current, and recently graduated high-school students who will be attending their first semester fall 2015.

Application

PVF Meng Grant Program 

None

$500 - $1000

Full-time student currently enrolled in a 2-year vocational training program at a community college, have a career goal, minimum GPA of 2.50, financial need, U.S. citizen, live in Alameda County, 35 years old or younger, no plans to continue to a four year institution, have evidence of partial self-support. Information and application at http://www.venturesfoundation.org 

DAR National Society

Various Scholarships

 

The NSDAR awards multiple scholarships to students showing dedication to the pursuit of degrees in diverse disciplines including history, law, nursing, and education.

The DAR Scholarship Committee awards scholarships to qualified applicants regardless of race, religion, sex or national origin. All multi-year scholarships, typically renewable up to four years, must be for consecutive years of attendance at an accredited college or university in the United States. The only exception is the American Indian Scholarship that is available for students pursuing vocational training.

Leon L. Granoff Foundation

Varies

Varies

Must be an undergraduate student and California resident attending a California college or university. Selection based on academic excellence, ability and potential.For more information write to:
Leon L. Granoff, Foundation Scholarship Program P.O. Box 2148 Gardena, California 90247-0148

Health Professions Education Foundation

Varies

$2,500-$25,000 

The Foundation administers a number of scholarship and loan repayment programs for health professional students and graduates. All program recipients are required to provide direct patient care in a medically underserved area of California as designated by the Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development. All programs require applicants to document their financial need. Additional criteria that will be considered in the selection of recipients include the applicant’s work experience, community background, career goals, the length of commitment to practice in a medically underserved area, community involvement, and prior academic performance. ViewWebsite for details: www.healthprofessions.ca.gov

Public Health Scholarships - Please visit Web page for list of Various Scholarships

For Veterans

Special Operations Warriors Foundation

Go to Website for details

Varies

The (SOWF) provides college scholarship grants, based on need, along with financial aid and educational counseling to the children of Special Operations personnel who were killed in an operational mission or training accident. Applications and additional information can be found online at www.specialops.org

Veterans Scholarship Program

None

$2500

Must be honorably discharged from any branch of the US military or Coast Guard and be enrolled or about to enroll in an entrepreneurial course of study.Completed application packets must include a current resume, academic transcript, copy of military discharge certificate, brief essay of career goals, and two letters of recommendation. Details at: www.franchise.org  Click here for Application 

Transfer

Cal Poly Scholarship Programs www.ess.calpoly.edu  search under the “scholarships” tab for details on the scholarships.

CSU Scholarship Programs   Deadline varies. Inquiries regarding student scholarships should be directed to the CSU campus Financial Aid Office to which a student is attending and/or applying for admission. Each campus maintains a list of available scholarships including selection criteria and application procedures. For information please visit, www.calstate.edu

Devry Community College Scholarships       Over 50 half-tuition scholarships are available to applicants who have earned an associates degree. Visit the Website at: www.devry.edu

George A. Miller Scholars Program

Varies

$ 7,000

The Miller Scholars Program is intended for students who are both Low-Income and First-Generation transfer students.
Students are selected based on their academic research, commitment to community service, and leadership potential.
www.aap.berkeley.edu/

Golden Gate University Scholarships     There are various scholarships, some paying full tuition for Golden Gate University, for community college transfer students, underrepresented minority students, working students, and other categories. For further information on Golden Gate Scholarships, call Enrollment Services, 415-442-7800 visit: www.ggu.edu   then click on the “admissions and costs” link, then “financial aid” links to get to the scholarships page.

University of California Scholarship Programs

Varies

Varies

Each University campus and some campus alumni associations award scholarships to students in recognition of achievement and potential. A wide variety of scholarships are available — including the University wide Regents Scholarship program and campus-based scholarships such as Alumni Scholarships and Chancellor's Scholarships. There are also restricted scholarships for students with specific backgrounds, academic interests or career objectives. At most campuses, students are eligible to receive more than one award. For more information please visit: www.universityofcalifornia.edu

Helpful Information

College Scholarship Guide from The Simple Dollar

Mycollegescholarship.org "exists to provide the best possible information on scholarships."

Students with Disabilities from Best Colleges.com

FREE INFORMATION ON HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS OF ADDITIONAL SCHOLARSHIPS IS AVAILABLE!

The BEST resource is the internet, where vast amounts of information and several free scholarship search programs are available.  Check out the scholarship section of the Las Positas College Financial Aid Office for links to free searches at www.laspositascollege.edu/financialaid/scholarships.

*IMPORTANT -Las Positas College is not affiliated with and does not endorse any of the Web sites listed. This is simply a compiled list of web resources which may provide helpful information. LPC does not make any warranty regarding the accuracy or reliability of any information provided in this list. Clicking any link listed, other than the LPC's, above will transfer the user to a page not under LPC’s control.

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