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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

 Name
Requirements/Notes
Website
Amount
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

 

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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

 

 

  

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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

 

 

 

 

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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

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

http://www.fastweb.com/

 

 

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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
Requirements/Notes
Amount
Application Details
Deadline
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 
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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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Click here for details page 1

 

Click here for details page 2

 

Click here for website:www.choctawcareers.com

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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

 

 

 

 

Deadline:

February 7, 2020

 

Submit application to the MPC Financial Aid Office at COB

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)  siliconvalleycf.org/scholarships/lit 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  middlebury.edu/ls/finaid/fellowships/hbcu

Deadline: December 15, 2019 midnight ET

 

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

 

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$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

 

 

thedream.us/scholarships/national-scholarship/

 

Application cycle opens:

November 1, 2019

Deadline:

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

Deadline: Friday, February 21, 2020

 

Submit application to the MPC Financial Aid Office at COB

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

https://www.soroptimist.org Deadline: November 15, 2019