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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
2020 CCCSFAAA Scholarship Financial Aid Applicants
  •  Minimum enrollment of 6.0 units
  • Minimum CGPA of 2.50
  • Minimum unmet need of $1000 (determined by MPC Financial Aid Office)
  • Have applied for state and/or federal financial aid

Click here for scholarship details and instructions 


Click here for scholarship application


April 1, 2020


California Strawberry Scholarships 

Open to children of CA Strawberry field workers only


CA Strawberry field workers may also qualify

  • 1st time applicants must have a parent currently employed as a CA strawberry field worker for the current and prior two harvest seasons
  • Full-time enrollment in a trade school, community college, 4-year university or graduate/professional  program
  • Minimum 2.0 CGPA or greater 

Deadline for Reapplying Applicants:

February 1, 2020 MIDNIGHT



Deadline for New Applicants:

February 15, 2020 MIDNIGHT


Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma Scholarship 

Choctaw Tribal Members

Choctaw Nation Career Development Program

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Drezner Family Scholarship Fund  Service to others The Drezner Family Scholarship Fund supports students at Hartnell College and Monterey Peninsula College who are planning to complete their bachelor's degree at four-year colleges  or universities.  The Scholarship seeks students who care deeply about living a life of purpose through service to others, and who are strongly motivated to be successful and make a positive difference in their community.  $5,000 which is renewable a second year


March 15, 2020


Gertrude Dee Roeder Scholarship  Nursing student at a program in the State of California and a resident of Ventura County, CA
  • Enrolled fulltime in a nursing program in the State of CA accredited by the CA Board of Registered Nursing
  • Ventura County CA Resident
  • Minimum 2.0 GPA

Gertrude Dee Roeder Schp Flyer


Gertrude Dee Roeder FAQs 


Application Cycle Opens on:  December 13, 2019



February 13, 2020



James Randall Rosendale Scholarship Monterey County Eagle Scouts only 
  • Applicant must have been a resident of Monterey County at the time they became an Eagle Scout
  • Current undergraduate college student or high school senior of good character
  • Minimum 2.5 GPA
  • Must be attending an American accredited college or university, other than UC Berkeley
  • Full time enrollment required  
Scholarship Amount limited to $30,000 or the college/university's published cost of attendance, whichever is less

James Randall Rosendale Scholarship Pg 1


James Randall Rosendale Scholarship Criteria Pg 2


James Randall Rosendale Scholarshp Application Pg 3

Application cycle opens on:

January 1, 2020



Midnight, February 29, 2020 


Karl S. Pister Leadership Opportunity Program (KSPLOP)-University of California, Santa Cruz  MPC transfer students accepted to UC Santa Cruz starting Fall 2020
  • Show exceptional achievement through academic and extracurricular accomplishments despite averse 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 Program
  • Because of financial need, would not otherwise be able to attend UCSC  
  • Complete the 2020-2021 FAFSA or Dream Act application by March 2, 2020
$20,000 distributed over two years

KSPLOP Flyer 2020


KSPLOP Application 2020 fillable





Extended Deadline:

February 13, 2020




Submit application to the MPC Financial Aid Office no later than 5:30pm


Latinos in Technology Scholarship Latinos in STEM Programs
  • Must be of Latino or Hispanic origin
  • Declared and accepted into a STEM Program
  • Transferring to a  4-year undergraduate program for   2020-2021
  • Graduate of specific Northern CA Counties or enrolled at a college/university within the listed counties
  • Minimum 3.0 CGPA
  • DACA recipients who are A.B. 540 students eligible to apply
Up to $30,000 (paid over three years provided renewal eligibility requirements are met)

Deadline: November 12, 2019


Middlebury Language Schools  Summer Scholarship  Students attending Historically Black, Hispanic Serving Institutions or Tribal Colleges
  • Meet all requirements for Language School Admission
  • Currently enrolled  full-time at a HBCU, HSI or Tribal College/University
  • Strong demonstrated interest, volunteer work using language, internship, travel or study abroad in any of the eleven languages taught
  • Show high academic achievement
  • Have support of their home institution
Scholarship will receive funding to cover the comprehensive fee (tuition, room & board) for one summer

Deadline: December 15, 2019 midnight ET



Monterey County Film Commission's Director Emeritus Richard Tyler Scholarship Award Majors relating to film
  •  Must be 18 years of age or older
  • Currently enrolled for at least 9.0 units
  • Minimum 2.5 CGPA
$2,000 or (two) $1000 awards




Postmarked by Wednesday, April 15, 2020




The Monterey County Film Commission


Scholarship Award Committee

P.O. Box 111

Monterey, CA  93942

The National Scholarship   DREAMers
  • Currently have DACA or TPS status or came to the U.S. before the age of 16
  • Continuously resided in the U.S. since      11-01-14 to the present and have had no lawful status
  • Currently in high school or graduated from a U.S high school or obtained a GED from a U.S. program
  • Have no felony convictions, misdemeanors or pose a threat to national security or public safety

Covers tuition and fees for up to a maximum of $14,500 for an Associate degree




$29,000 for a Bachelors degree at one of the Partner Colleges


Some recipients may be eligible for an additional $4000 (or $1000 per year)  for books, supplies and transportation


Application cycle opens:

November 1, 2019


February 27, 2020



11:59pm Pacific Standard Time

Peggy & Jack Baskin Foundation Scholarship  Female Applicants Only
  • Women with history of outstanding academic and extracurricular success despite socioeconomic hardship
  • Intent to give back to her community, in the U.S.
  • California Resident
  • U.S. citizen or Eligible non-citizen
  • Minimum 3.5 CGPA
  • Complete 2020-2021 FAFSA by March 2020 deadline
  • Eligible for financial aid and not in default
  • Eligible for Fall 2020 admission to a UC campus as a new Junior transfer student

$20,000 over two years

Click here for application details


Click here for application


Extended to 

Friday, February 28, 2020


at 5:00pm


Submit application to the MPC Financial Aid Office NO LATER THAN 5:00pm 

Soroptimist International-"Live Your Dream Award" Female applicants who is the primary support for herself and dependents
  • Dependents can include children, spouse, partner, sibling and/or parents
  • Has financial aid
  • Is enrolled in or has been accepted to a vocational/ skills training program or undergraduate degree program
  • Does not have a graduate degree 
  • Not a previous recipient of a Soroptimist "Women's Opportunity" or "Live your Dream Award"

$1000-$3000-Local Awards


$5000-Regional Level Awards

Deadline: November 15, 2019


The World Affairs Council of the Monterey Bay Area Scholarship International Affairs Majors The World Affairs Council of the Monterey Bay Area, Inc. is a non-profit, non-partisan organization established to promote the presentation, discussion and student of international affairs.  The World Affairs Council of the Monterey Bay Area makes annual $2,000 merit-based WAC Scholarships to local students from California State University Monterey Bay (CSUMB), Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey (MIIS) and Monterey Peninsula College (MPC).  $2,000

Apply at:

Deadline: March 15, 2020