Scholarships

Scholarships for Students in Northern California

No Comments 29 May 2015

California is one big state with lots of great opportunities for students to get money for college.  It’s so big, in fact, we had to split the list of scholarships into two! This list is for students residing in northern California, with some additional scholarships for students who live anywhere in the Golden state.

Local scholarships are great to look into because they will have fewer applicants than national ones since they’re only for students in your area.  In this list, we’ve highlighted some scholarships that are for first-generation and underrepresented students, as well as including a few other great opportunities to get free money for college.  Additionally, the due dates for the scholarships on this list are year-around, so make sure you note which ones you can apply to now and which ones you may have to wait until next year for.

 

10,000 Degrees Undergraduate Scholarships

SCHOLARSHIP OVERVIEW

These scholarships are for current and prospective undergraduate students with significant financial need who live in Marin and Sonoma County, California. To qualify for these scholarships, applicants must plan to enroll in at least 12 credits of course work for at least one semester or two quarters of the upcoming academic year at a regionally accredited college/university.

DETAILS

DEADLINE:          Mar 2

AWARD RANGE:               $1,000 – $5,000

 

Bobby Griffith Memorial Scholarship

SCHOLARSHIP OVERVIEW

This scholarship is for high school seniors or graduates in Contra Costa County, California, who have demonstrated service to the LGBTQ community.

DETAILS

DEADLINE:          Feb 1

AVERAGE AWARD:          $5,000

 

eQuality Scholarship Collaborative Scholarship for High School Graduates

SCHOLARSHIP OVERVIEW

This scholarship is for students who reside in northern or central California but may study elsewhere. To qualify for this scholarship, applicants must have demonstrated service to the LGBTQ community (applicants of all sexual orientations and gender identities are eligible).

DETAILS

DEADLINE:          Feb 1

AWARD RANGE:               $6,000 – $12,000

 

Hazel Reed Baumeister Scholarship

SCHOLARSHIP OVERVIEW

This scholarship is for graduating seniors and graduates of public or private high schools in San Mateo County or Santa Clara County, California.

DETAILS

DEADLINE:          Feb 25

AVERAGE AWARD:          $5,000

 

Odette Moren Scholarship

SCHOLARSHIP OVERVIEW

This scholarship is for current residents of East Palo Alto, California, or those who have permanently resided in East Palo Alto while attending high school. To qualify for this scholarship, applicants must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0.

DETAILS

DEADLINE:          Feb 25

AVERAGE AWARD:          $10,000

 

Ralph Hale and Martha L. Ruppert Educational Scholarship

SCHOLARSHIP OVERVIEW

This scholarship is for current graduating seniors or graduates of a public or private high school in San Mateo County or Santa Clara County, California. To qualify for this scholarship, applicants must be a “late bloomer” who demonstrates academic promise and continuous grade point average improvement during high school or college.

DETAILS

DEADLINE:          Feb 25

AVERAGE AWARD:          $5,000

 

 

Bright Futures Scholarship

SCHOLARSHIP OVERVIEW

This scholarship is for students in San Mateo or Santa Clara County, California, who have applied for but were not awarded a community foundation managed scholarship; or students who were awarded a scholarship and can demonstrate an unmet need after all forms of college financial aid are secured.

DETAILS

DEADLINE:          Feb 25

AVERAGE AWARD:          $10,000

 

Lenore Hirsch-Jay Falk/Waller-Crafford Scholarship

SCHOLARSHIP OVERVIEW

This scholarship is for graduating high school seniors in Napa County, California, who have worked hard to overcome academic challenges.

DETAILS

DEADLINE:          Mar 6

 

 

Marie A. Calderilla Scholarship

SCHOLARSHIP OVERVIEW

This scholarship is for women who are graduating high school seniors or re-entry students planning to attend a college in the San Mateo County Community College District (Cañada College, San Mateo Community College and Skyline Community College) pursuing first undergraduate degrees or certificate programs

DETAILS

DEADLINE:          Mar 23

AVERAGE AWARD:          $20,000

 

 

Viva La Mujer Scholarship

SCHOLARSHIP OVERVIEW

This scholarship is for women who are graduating high school seniors or re-entry students planning to attend a college in the San Mateo County Community College District (Cañada College, San Mateo Community College and Skyline Community College) pursuing first undergraduate degrees or certificate programs.

DETAILS

DEADLINE:          Mar 27

AVERAGE AWARD:          $500

 

 

Association of California Water Agencies Scholarship

SCHOLARSHIP OVERVIEW

This scholarship is for students in water resources-related fields who are residents of California. To qualify for this scholarship, applicants must attend a four-year, publicly funded college or university in California as juniors or seniors during the year the scholarship is awarded

ETAILS

DEADLINE:          Apr 1

AVERAGE AWARD:          $3,000

 

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June Scholarships

No Comments 15 May 2015

June is just around the corner, and we’ve got a whole new batch of scholarships with deadlines next month.  We’ve included a variety of scholarships, with a focus on first-gen and underrepresented students.  Make sure to check the full scholarship page to see if you meet all the qualifications and to get more information about competitiveness, level of effort to apply and more.

Want to get matched with even more scholarships just for you?  Make sure you’ve registered with College Greenlight and completed your profile as much as possible and don’t forget to apply for the Summer Challenge Scholarship!

 

Bruce Lee Foundation Scholarship

SCHOLARSHIP OVERVIEW

This scholarship is for students who are 16 years of age or older and who will be attending or are already attending a two-year college, four-year university, or licensed trade or vocational school in the United States. Criteria used in evaluating applicants include, but is not limited to, involvement in extra-curricular activities/community service/work experience, future potential, and knowledge of Bruce Lee.

DETAILS

DEADLINE:          Jun 12

AVERAGE AWARD:          $1,000

 

Rosemary Quigley Memorial Scholarship

SCHOLARSHIP OVERVIEW

This scholarship is for students with cystic fibrosis who are pursuing undergraduate or graduate degrees. To qualify, applicants must have a clear sense of life goals, and have an exemplary commitment to living life to the fullest, despite having CF.

DETAILS

DEADLINE:          Jun 12

AWARD RANGE:               $500 – $2,000

 

Billy Welu Bowling Scholarship

SCHOLARSHIP OVERVIEW

This scholarship is for college students who compete in the sport of bowling. To qualify for this scholarship, applicants must be amateur bowlers and maintain at least a 2.5 GPA.

DETAILS

DEADLINE:          Jun 15

AVERAGE AWARD:          $1,000

 

Abbott & Fenner Scholarship

SCHOLARSHIP OVERVIEW

This scholarship is for high school juniors and seniors as well as students currently registered at an accredited college or university. To qualify, applicants must submit an essay discussing their educational career and life goals.

DETAILS

DEADLINE:          Jun 15

AVERAGE AWARD:          $1,000

 

Pedro Zamora Young Leaders Scholarship

SCHOLARSHIP OVERVIEW

This scholarship is for high school seniors and college freshmen, sophomores, and juniors (ages 26 and younger) who demonstrate an active commitment to fighting AIDS and have taken on roles of public service and leadership.

DETAILS

DEADLINE:          Jun 15

AWARD RANGE:               $2,500 – $5,000

 

Exercise for Life Athletic Scholarship

SCHOLARSHIP OVERVIEW

This scholarship is for high school seniors with cystic fibrosis who are demonstrate scholastic ability, athletic ability (as evidenced by regular exercise) character, leadership, service to the community, need for financial assistance, and daily compliance to CF therapy. Applicants should jog on a regular basis and be training for a 1.5-mile qualifying run. All candidates will be judged on the basis of time.

DETAILS

DEADLINE:          Jun 19

AVERAGE AWARD:          $10,000

 

AWG Minority Scholarship

SCHOLARSHIP OVERVIEW

This scholarship is for African American, Hispanic, and American Indian women. To qualify for this scholarship, applicants must be full-time students pursuing an undergraduate degree in the geosciences (geology, geophysics, geochemistry, hydrology, meteorology, physical oceanography, planetary geology, or earth science education) at an accredited college or university.

DETAILS

DEADLINE:          Jun 30

AVERAGE AWARD:          $6,000

 

Navigate Your Future Scholarship

SCHOLARSHIP OVERVIEW

This scholarship is for high school seniors who are planning a career in the general aviation field.

DETAILS

DEADLINE:          Jun 26

AVERAGE AWARD:          $2,500

 

Delete Cyberbullying Scholarship Award

This scholarship is for high school, college, and graduate students and students planning to enter college. To qualify for this scholarship, applicants must be attending or planning to attend an accredited US college or university for undergraduate or graduate studies and be US citizens or permanent residents. To apply for this scholarship, applicants must write a short essay no longer than 500 words in length on a given topic related to cyberbullying.

DETAILS

DEADLINE:          Jun 30

AVERAGE AWARD:          $1,000

 

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May Scholarships

No Comments 20 April 2015

May is coming up fast, and we want you to take advantage of these scholarships before their deadlines arrive! We’ve included scholarships for underrepresented and first-generation students, as well as a few others.  Make sure to follow the link to get the full information and find out if you qualify.  If you do, take some time to apply!

 

NSHSS Ambassador Awards

SCHOLARSHIP OVERVIEW

This scholarship is for high school seniors who are NSHSS Ambassadors. To qualify for this scholarship, applicants must have maintained a cumulative 3.7 GPA and serve as good will ambassadors within their high schools and community.

DETAILS

DEADLINE:          May 2

AVERAGE AWARD:          $1,000

 

The Sara Scholarship

SCHOLARSHIP OVERVIEW

This scholarship is for women who are high school seniors planning to pursue a college degree.

DETAILS

DEADLINE:          May 4

AVERAGE AWARD:          $2,000

 

East Villagers Service Scholar Contest

SCHOLARSHIP OVERVIEW

This contest is for young, service-minded scholars enrolled in middle through high school in the United States and Canada.

DETAILS

DEADLINE:          May 4

AWARD RANGE:               $150 – $500

 

 

Asylees as Authors Scholarships

SCHOLARSHIP OVERVIEW

This scholarship is for asylees, refugees, and legal permanent residents who used to be asylees or refugees. Documents showing immigrant status must be provided by applicants.

DETAILS

DEADLINE:          May 15

AWARD RANGE:               $1,000 – $5,000

 

National Association of Government Employees Scholarship

SCHOLARSHIP OVERVIEW

This scholarship is for members and spouses, children, grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and significant others of members of one of the following organizations: National Association of Government Employees (NAGE), International Brotherhood of Police Officers (IBPO), International Brotherhood of Correctional Officers (IBCO), and the International Association of EMTs and Paramedics (IAEP).

DETAILS

DEADLINE:          May 22

AVERAGE AWARD:          $500

 

Abercrombie & Fitch Global Diversity & Leadership Scholar Awards (Worldwide)

SCHOLARSHIP OVERVIEW

This scholarship is for high school seniors who are members of NSHSS. To apply for this scholarship, applicants must submit an essay exploring their perspectives on the theme of diversity and inclusion. Submissions are judged on ingenuity and quality.

 

DETAILS

DEADLINE:          May 16

AVERAGE AWARD:          $1,000

 

James J. Davis Memorial Scholarship for Students Studying Abroad

SCHOLARSHIP OVERVIEW

This scholarship is for undergraduate students enrolled in a full academic year or fall, spring, or semester/quarter study abroad program at an accredited university.

DETAILS

DEADLINE:          May 22

AVERAGE AWARD:          $1,000

 

 

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The Summer Challenge Scholarship

1 Comment 15 April 2015

We are proud to announce a brand new scholarship, just for the class of 2016! The College Greenlight Summer Challenge Scholarship is your chance to win one of two $500 scholarships for getting started on your college and scholarship search. Check out our introductory video here, or read on for more details on how to participate.

How to Qualify

1. Fill out a free profile on College Greenlight and make sure it is complete and up-to-date 

2. Add 10 colleges to your college list by logging into your account and clicking on the “college” tab at the top of your student dashboard. 

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To add colleges to your list, we recommend checking out the profile pages of colleges you’re interested in by entering the school’s name into the search bar on the right-hand side of the page. You should also check out any messages you receive from colleges who are interested in meeting you. These messages mean that a college thinks you would be a good fit on campus, and are a great way to get to know awesome schools you may not have heard of or may not have considered before!

After you’ve added 10 schools to your list, make sure to adjust your rankings so that your favorite schools are listed at the top of your page!

3. Choose 5 scholarships that you’ll apply for and change their status in your scholarship center 

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Your scholarship center will include dozens of opportunities that we’ve matched you with based on your profile. You’ll need to pick at least 5 scholarships that you will apply for and chance their status to “will apply” under the “next steps” tab (pictured below).

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4. Click the APPLY button for the Summer Challenge Scholarship in your College Greenlight Scholarship Center 

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Access your College Greenlight Scholarships page from your student dashboard and then click the bright green apply button listed next to the Summer Challenge Scholarship!

It’s that easy! So if you’re in the class of 2016 we challenge you to take the time to apply for this awesome opportunity, and get your summer started on the right foot.

This scholarship expires on September 1st, so make sure to apply soon!

Scholarship Eligibility Requirements: This scholarship will go to a College Greenlight student who adds 10 colleges to their college list, and 5 scholarships to their scholarship list. Applicants must have a valid College Greenlight profile, and must click the “apply button” listed with this scholarship here. Applicants should embody College Greenlight’s mission in one or more of the following ways: demonstrated financial need, underrepresented minority status, or by being the first in their family to attend college. Membership in a college preparatory program is a plus.

 

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Texas Scholarships

No Comments 14 April 2015

Are you a student based in the state of Texas and looking for money for college? This list is curated just for you! Local scholarships are a great resource because they limit the number of applicants eligible to apply for the scholarship, increasing your chances of winning. Don’t forget to follow the links to get the full information on each scholarship to see if you’re eligible.

Not a student living in Texas? Check out our scholarship list for Chicago students and one for Texas, Illinois, and New York students.

 

Jesse H. Jones & Mary Gibbs Jones Scholars Program

SCHOLARSHIP OVERVIEW

This scholarship is for graduating high school seniors who attend public schools in Harris County, Texas. To qualify, applicants must be nominated by their high school. Selection will be based on academic achievement, economic need, leadership skills, community service, and character. Scholarship recipients must enroll full-time at an accredited four-year college or university in the United States in the fall semester after high school graduation.

DETAILS

DEADLINE:          Jun 1

AVERAGE AWARD:          $5,000

 

MAC Grant

SCHOLARSHIP OVERVIEW

This grant is for high school seniors who reside and attend school in McLennan County, Texas. To qualify, applicants must have a gross family income of less than $50,000 (as reported on Free Application for Federal Student Aid – FAFSA).

DETAILS

DEADLINE:          May 1

AVERAGE AWARD:          $2,500

 

Evelyn Frensley Scholarship for Achievement in Science or Mathematics

SCHOLARSHIP OVERVIEW

This scholarship is for juniors attending high school in Harris County, Texas, who demonstrate exceptional achievement and ability in science or mathematics.

DETAILS

DEADLINE:          Apr 24

AVERAGE AWARD:          $2,000

 

Gray Family Scholarship

SCHOLARSHIP OVERVIEW

This scholarship is for high school seniors and current college students in North Central Texas.

DETAILS

DEADLINE:          May 1

AVERAGE AWARD:          $500

 

Texas Chapter of American Public Works Association Higher Education Scholarship

SCHOLARSHIP OVERVIEW

This scholarship is for Texas students who are enrolled as full-time students (12+ hours) in an undergraduate or higher degree program in civil engineering, public administration, chemistry, microbiology, business management, finance, or any public works or municipal government related field.

DETAILS

DEADLINE:          May 10

AVERAGE AWARD:          $1,000

 

Dr. Dan J. and Patricia S. Pickard Scholarship

SCHOLARSHIP OVERVIEW

This scholarship is for African-American men who are graduating from high schools in Dallas County, Texas.

DETAILS

DEADLINE:          May 1

AVERAGE AWARD:          $1,000

 

Past President’s Parley Scholarship Award

SCHOLARSHIP OVERVIEW

This scholarship is for residents of Texas who are children, grandchildren, or great grandchildren of a veteran or a veteran in their own right, who served in the Armed Forces during the eligibility dates for membership in The American Legion (see application).

DETAILS

DEADLINE:          May 15