Outside Scholarships

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This page is designed to help guide students to valuable online resources pertaining to outside scholarships. This list will be maintained regularly - but since the information provided here is from external resources we cannot provide assurance that it will remain 100% accurate. Students should access the resources provided here directly to obtain the most up-to-date information

General Scholarships and Online Resources

Application Details
Application Deadline
African American Scholarships UNCF is the nation's largest minority education organization

Click here for the UNCF (United Negro College Fund) Website











Asian & Pacific Islander American Scholarships  APIASF is the nation's largest non-profit provider of college scholarships for Asian and Pacific Islanders

Click here for the APIASF (Asian & Pacific Islander American Scholarship Fund) Website



















Hispanic and Latino Scholarships HSF empowers Latino families with the knowledge and resources to successfully complete a higher education

Click here for the HSF (Hispanic Scholarship Fund) Website























Native American Scholarships Scholarship Resources for American Indian Students

Click here for the BIE (Bureau of Indian Education) Website

Click here for tips on Native American Scholarships













Fastweb Online resource to help students find scholarship to help pay for school
















Silicon Valley Community Foundation Scholarships Scholarships for high school graduates of Santa Clara and San Mateo County who plan to enroll in a 2 or 4 year college/university Click here for scholarship listings and applications  Varies Varies Varies




Specific Scholarships or Websites Related to Specific Topics of Study

NAME  Area/Focus
Application Details
California Assisted Living Association (CALA) Student/Graduate Conference Scholarship  Assisted Living Careers

CALA Conference recipients will have access to:

  • Gain a greater understanding of the Senior Living profession and explore career possibilities
  • Meet with prospective employers at "invitation only" event
  • Senor Living recruiter will share strategies to navigating a career path
  • Attend cutting-edge educational sessions and network with Senior Living professionals
  • Walk away with practical knowledge and get a head start in career pursuits
Scholarship valued at $950  Click here for details and scholarship application:  caassistedliving.org

Monterey, CA 2019 Spring Conference & Trade Show Application Deadline: May 3, 2019


Palm Springs, CA 2019 Fall Conference & Trade Show Application Deadline: October 4, 2019

Sema Memorial Scholarship  Automotive Careers
  • U.S. Citizenship
  • Incoming freshmen or continued enrollment in college, university or post-secondary career and technology school in the U.S.
  • Minimum 2.5 GPA
  • Degree or certification that leads to a career in automotive
  • All majors welcome
  • Passion for automotives
 Earn up to $5000 Click here for details at https://www.sema.org/scholarships Deadline: March 1, 2019
Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma Scholarship 

Choctaw Tribal Members

Choctaw Nation Career Development Program

Click here for details page 1


Click here for details page 2


Click here for website:www.choctawcareers.com


CSEA Dependent Scholarships  IRS Dependents of CSEA Members (including spouses) can apply for a scholarship
  • Must be a Dependent of a CSEA Member in good standing
  • Academic achievement, character, leadership and extra curricular activities within the community considered
  • Financial need may be taken into consideration
  • First Year Scholarships (43 awarded)
  • Community College Scholarships (5 awarded)
  • College/Vocation Scholarship (5 awarded)

CSEA Members click here to logon at



Hover on "Benefits"

under the column "Education Services" click on "Dependent Scholarships"

Application will be available January 7, 2019 and Deadline: March 1, 2019
CSEA-The Jody Bell Member Student Loan Reducer Program  CSEA (California School Employees Association) Members 
  • CSEA Members in good standing
  • Minimum $10,000 in outstanding federal or private student loans
  • Debt must be in applicant's name only
  • Must be a graduate of a U.S. accredited college or university with a degree
Twenty (20) $500 grants

CSEA Members click here to logon at https://www.csea.com


Hover on "Benefits" under the column "Education Services" click on "Student Loan Reducer Program"

Deadline: February 15, 2019
Scholarship For Dreamers Dreamers
  • HS Grad
  • CA Transfer Stdt
  • Must attend one of these colleges:
  • CSU East Bay
  • CSU Long Beach
  • CSU San Bernardino
  • SFSU
  • SJSU
  • Sonoma State
  • UC Merced
  • UC Santa Cruz
  • University of La Verne
Up to $29,000 towards a Bachelor's Degree and is renewable until a student's funds run out See website www.TheDream.US

National Scholarship Deadline: February 28, 2019


Opportunity Scholarship Deadline:  January 31, 2019

Drezner Family Scholarship  Transfer to a 4-year university or college in 2019-2020
  • Currently attending Monterey Peninsula College or Hartnell College
  • High achieving
  • Career in the Health and Human Services, Education, Psychology, Social Work, Public Health, Medicine or Teaching field
  • Committed to living a life of purpose through service to others
  • Two letters of recommendation
Up to $5,000 renewable for a second year Click here for application details at https://cfmco.academicworks.com/opportunities/339  Deadline: March 15, 2019 
Carmel Woman's Club Scholarship  Women
  • Female
  • Entering or Returning to MPC Fall 2019
  • Full time enrollment
  • Monterey County Resident
  • Have significant financial need
  • Be community service conscious/aware/involved
  • Letter of Recommendation
  • Interview by Carmel Woman's Club Scholarship Committee

Click here for application


Submit completed application to the MPC Student Financial Services Office.  

Contact Person:  Deanna Galdo (831) 646-3042 or dgaldo@mpc.edu

Deadline: April 1, 2019 


Karl S. Pister Leadership Opportunity Award  MPC transfer students accepted to UC Santa Cruz for Fall 2019 
  • Applicant must show exceptional achievement through academic and extracurricular accomplishments despite adverse socioeconomic conditions
  • Demonstrate an involvement in activities that assist and improve the lives of others
  • Exhibit outstanding leadership qualities that reflect the ideals of the Pister Leadership Opportunity Program
  • Because of financial need, would not otherwise be able to attend UC Santa Cruz
  • Qualify for Fall 2019 admission to UCSC as a new junior transfer student

Click here for application




Submit completed application to the MPC Student Financial Services Office.

Contact Person:

Deanna Galdo

(831) 646-3042 or dgaldo@mpc.edu. 


February 8, 2019

Peggy & Jack Baskin Foundation Scholarship   Women
  • MPC female student who will qualify to transfer as a new junior for Fall 2019 to a University of California campus 
  • Be eligible for financial aid
  • History of outstanding academic and extracurricular success despite socioeconomic hardship
  • Cumulative GPA of 3.5 or higher

Click here to access scholarship guidelines and to download application





Submit completed application to the MPC Student Financial Services Office.

Contact Person:

Deanna Galdo

(831) 646-3042 or dgaldo@mpc.edu

Application Deadline:  February 22, 2019


Theta Pi Chapter Scholarship


Sponsored By: International Society For Key Women Educations


Delta Kappa Gamma


California Area V


Theta Pi Chapter

  • Applicant must a woman studying to be a K-12 teacher in CA
  • Applicant has completed 45 units of college work with a GPA of 3.0 or better
  • Strong interest in entering the field of education
  • Evidence of scholastic accomplishment
 $500 a year

 Scholarship Application Instructions

 Scholarship App-Fillable form

 Scholarship App-printable form

Application Deadline:  February 15, 2019