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Off Campus Scholarships Opportunities

The scholarship information below is provided for informational purposes.  The scholarships below are provided by individual donors, organizations, businesses, and foundations to support students.  Please click on the links below for access to information about the scholarship listed. 

SEPTEMBER 2012 DEADLINES

California Community Colleges Student Financial Aid Administrators (CCCSFAA) Scholarship is accepting applications from Contra Costa College students to receive two $500 awards.  Applications materials are due  Thursday, September 27, 2012 at 4:00 pm to the Office of Financial Assistance & Scholarships. Two nominees will be forwarded to CCCSFAA for consideration.  Please click here to download the application.  Applicants are required to submit the 2012 CCCSFAA Applications form, CCC unofficial transcript, and statement of candidacy (see application form).

Coronado Neighborhood Council Scholarship is available to Richmond residents pursuing a college education.  Application materials and proof of enrollment are due by Friday, September 28, 2012 to Coronado Neighborhood Council at 1501 Florida Ave., Richmond, CA 94804. For more information and application please click here

SR Education Group/Guide to Online Schools Women's Scholarship is providing $2000 awards to community college students.  Applications are submitted online and due Sunday, September 30, 2012. For more information and application please visit their website by clicking here 

 

OCTOBER 2012 DEADLINES

AES Engineers Scholarship is a $500 award provided by AES Engineering Services to high school seniors and continuing college students.  Applicats must submit an essay addressing one of two topics.  Essays are due via email by Friday, October 5, 2012. For more information please visit their website by clicking here 

COMTO Scholarship Program provides $1000-$3000 awards to students pursuing careers in the transportation industry.  Students must be enrolled full-time, be from a racial minority group, reside or attend college in northern California, be of sophomore standing with a declared major, and have a minimum 2.5 GPA. Applications must be postmarked by Wednesday, October 31, 2012. For more information and download an application please click here 

Degreed UP Scholarship Program from degreedup.com is proud to announce up to four $1,250.00 Cash Scholarship Awards for the 2012 and 2013 school year. Any student (future or current) that has been accepted or attends a community college, technical/trade college, or unviersity may apply. Winners are selected randomly based on application completeness. Applications are due (and must be postmarked by) October 27th. For more information and to complete an application please click here

SR Education Group/Guide to Online Schools Community College Scholarship is providing $2000 awards to community college students.  Applications are submitted online and due Wednesday, October 31, 2012. For more information and to apply please click here 

 

NOVEMBER 2012 DEADLINES

2012-2013 Real Estate Endowment Fund Scholarship provides $400 to $800 awards to community college students pursuing real estate education programs.  Awards are offered to students on a first-come, first served basis.   Due to limited funds applications are due to the Office of Financial Assistance & Scholarship by Thursday, November 15, 2012. Applications that meet the eligibility requirements will be forwarded to the Chancellor's Office for consideration.  For more information and to download the application please click here.

Mike Rose’s Auto Body, Inc. has joined with other members of the community along with their insurance partners, to present the Benevolence Program.,a community relations program whose mission is to: Present refurbished “new” used cars to deserving individuals or organizations during the holiday season. Each year the collision repair industry, as a whole, comes across cars that are written off by either the owner or the insurance company. Often times these are older vehicles that just need some mechanical and body work to get them back to safe condition and on the road. Since there are people that really need vehicles, it made little sense to us to let them go to waste. What really makes the Benevolence Program so great is the way a community comes together to help their neighbors. Everything done to the vehicles is donated by the shop and the community. The body and paint technicians donate their time and talents - the tires, mechanical inspections, parts, paint, the vehicle itself and even 6 months insurance are all donated as well.  The deadline to apply is Monday, November 26, 2012.  For more information, and to complete an application, click here.

Attsavings.com California Internet Scholarship is providing $1000 awards to current and prospective college students attending a college or university in California.  Applications are due online by Friday, November 30, 2012.  For more information or to apply please click here.

Verizon FiOS Scholarship wants to help a lucky student win a $1,000 when you list the top 5 Ways Social Media has Improved Your Educational Experience.  Be creative.  The more creative, the more you will stand out.  Deadline:  Friday, November 30, 2012.  For more information, or to apply, click here.

 

DECEMBER 2012 DEADLINES

Soroptimist Women's Opportunity Award assists women who provide the primary source of financial support for their families by giving them the resources they need to improve their education, skills and employment prospects.  Applications due: Saturday, December 1, 2012. Award recipients will be notified between January and June 2012.  For more information, or to apply, please click here.

Thermo Scientific Pierce Scholarship Program is pleased to announce the Winter/Spring 2013 scholarship application.  Two (2) $10,000 scholarships and four (4) $5,000 scholarships will be awarded to undergraduate and graduate students with: a declared major of biology, chemistry, biochemistry, or related life-science field; a minimum of 3.0 gpa; enrolled in an accredited college for the Winter/Spring 2013 semester, and legal US residents (students possessing appropriate Visa status to study in the US are also eligible).  Applications due: Friday, December 14, 2012.    Chosen recipients will be notified by January 8, 2013.  For more information, or to apply, please click here

Frontierbundles.com wants to help out one lucky student with a little extra cash. Enter their Internet Technology Scholarship, and you could win $1000 toward your tuition!  To enter, write a 500 or less work essay on the following topic: "What app or internet technology has most improved your life as a student?"  Applications due: Friday, December 14, 2012.  For more information, or to apply, please click here.

The Soroptimist International of Richmond is now accepting applications for The Women’s Opportunity Awards.  This program assists women who provide the primary source of financial support for their families by giving them the resources they need to improve their education, skills and employment prospects.  Eligible female applicants must provide the primary financial support for their families, be enrolled in, or have been accepted to, a vocational/skills training program or an undergraduate degree program and must demonstrate financial need.    The Women’s Opportunity Awards program involves three levels of cash awards.  The program begins at the local Soroptimist club-level, where award amounts vary. Local-level award recipients become eligible for region-level awards of either $3,000 or $5,000. Region-level award recipients then become eligible to receive one of three international-level awards of $10,000.  Recipients may use the cash award to offset any costs associated with  higher education, such as books, childcare, tuition and transportation. DEADLINE to apply:  Saturday, December 15, 2012.  Completed applications can be returned to janismcn@aol.com, or 411 Western Drive, Point Richmond, CA  94801.  For more information and application, please visit their website by clicking here.

 

FEBRUARY 2013 DEADLINES

PG&E Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) are now accepting applications from aspiring and continuing college students.  All college-cound students living within PG&E's Northern and Central California services areas are eligible to apply.  At leat 100 students will receive $1,000 to $5,000 each for exemplary scholastic achievement and community leadership.  There are currently 10 ERGs to choose from, including: Pride Network, Women's Network, Samahan, InspirAsian, Black Employees Association, Latino, Access Network, Legacy, Nu NRG and Veterans.  To apply for a scholarship, students need to submit a basic and supplemental applications.  Completed applications must be uploaded, postmarked or e-mailed to PG&E  by Friday, February 1, 2013.   Successful applicants will be notified by mail or email no later than April 12, 2013.  For more information, or to apply, please click here

Association of California Water Agencies (ACWA) is accepting scholarship applications. This year, ACWA continues its academic scholarship program by offering a $5,000 scholarship in the name of water leader Clair A. Hill.  To qualify, applicants must:  be California residents attending a California school; have completed their sophomore work; be full-time students in their junior or senior year, at the time of award, pursing a degree related to (or identified with) engineering, agricultural and/or urban water supply, environmental studies or public administration; and plan to attend school for the complete academic year.  The award will be based not only on scholastic achievement, but also on the individual’s commitment and motivation to his / her chosen vocation. Financial need will also be given due consideration.   The top three candidates will be chosen by the Patterson Irrigation District scholarship committee upon receipt of a completed application form and at least two, but not more than three, recommendations for each candidate. ACWA’s Scholarship Subcommittee will select the final scholarship winner.  DEADLINE:  Friday, February 1, 2013. To apply, click here

The Hispanic Scholarship Fund (HSF), Proctor & Gamble Company and its Orgullosa Program have partnered to provide financial resources to assist outstanding Latino undergraduates pursuing degrees in the STEM field (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics). The award amount is $2,500. Eligibility Requirements:

  • Be of Hispanic heritage 
  • Be a U.S. citizen, legal permanent resident or eligible non-U.S. citizen
  • Have a minimum cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale
  • Must major in a Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) field
  • Have plans to enroll FULL-TIME as an undergraduate in a degree-seeking program at a four-year U.S. accredited institution in the U.S., Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands or Guam during the 2013-2014 academic year
  • Preference given to Pell-eligible students
  • Must apply for federal financial aid by completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) in 2013
  • Must complete P&G Consent Form and submit with application

DEADLINE:  Thursday, February 28, 2013.  For more information, or to apply, click here

 

MARCH 2013 DEADLINES

Assistance League of Diablo Valley is awarding scholarships to graduating high school seniors applying to four year colleges/universities, present community college students transferring to an accredited four-year college or univeristy, and to dependents of the court in the foster care program of Contra Costa CountyDEADLINE: Wednesday, March 1, 2013For more information, or to apply, please click here.

Blackhawk Women's Scholarship Fund is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization established in 2001 to increase educational opportunities for college-bound women in financial need in Contra Costa County.  It offers scholarships to graduating female High School seniors, or Junior College students residing in Contra Costa County who are ready to transfer to a 4 year college/university in Fall 2013. Scholarships are primarily awarded based on financial need, academic achievement of 3.5 GPA or higher, good citizenship and strong character. They are designed to be a last resort for women who have exhausted other sources of college aid.  DEADLINE: Wednesday, March 1, 2013.  For more information, or to apply, please click here.

Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program is now accepting applications.  The Gilman Scholarship Program offers awards of up to $5,000 to U.S. students who intend to participate in an undergraduate study abroad program.  To qualify, applicant must be a U.S. citizen receiving Pell Grant (or able to provide proof of receipt of Pell Grant at time of application or during term of study abroad), accepted into an accredited study aboard program (excluding Cuba or any other county on the US Department of States current Travel Warning List), and will be studying aboard for at least four weeks.  DEADLINE: Tuesday, March 5, 2013.  To find out more information, or to apply, click here.

East Bay Association for Women in Science (ebAWIS) awards several $1,000 scholarships to re-entry women at College of Alameda, Contra Costa College, Diablo Valley College, Laney College, Merritt College or Berkeley City College. The scholarships will enable students to complete the second year of a community college science program.  Students may receive the scholarship only once.  : The applicant must be: a re-entry woman who plans to complete the first year and continue on to the second year of a community college science program only for the East Bay Community Colleges listed above, making good progress in the first year of a community college science program, exhibit potential for success in the field of science, and demonstrate a need for financial assistance, as requested in the scholarship application.  Applications are submitted on-line.  DEADLINE:  Friday, March 29, 2013.  For more information, or to apply, click hereAward recipients will be notified by email on April 8, 2013.  Awardees will be honored at the AWIS Awards Banquet in April or May 2013, specific date to be provided to award recipients.

 

APRIL 2013 DEADLINES

DegreeDirectory.org is now accepting applications for students interested in pursuing associate degrees, diplomas and certificates related to:  Nursing and Medical Assisting, Art and Design, and Computer Technology and Information Systems.   A $500 scholarship will be awarded to each of these 3 areas. Selection is based on academic history, extracurricular activities, and employment history. Eligible students must be full-time students during the academic year the scholarship is received. Financial need is not considered.  Funds are sent directly to the recipient by check to the student's permanent mailing address.  DEADLINE:  Monday, April 1, 2013.  For more information, or to apply, click  here.

DegreeDirectory.org is now accepting applications for students interested in pursuing bachelor level degrees related to:  Social Science, Business, and Communications and Journalism.  Five Hundred dollars ($500) will be award to the Social Science and Communication and Journalism winners, $1,000 to the recipient of the Business scholarship.  Selection is based on academic history, extracurricular activities, and employment history. Funds are sent directly to the recipient by check to the student's permanent mailing address. Financial need is not considered.  Eligible students must be full-time students during the academic year the scholarship is received. DEADLINE:  Monday, April 1, 2013.  Funds are sent directly to the recipient by check to the student's permanent mailing address.  For more information, or to apply, click here.

Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc (Vallejo/Fairfield Alumni Chapter) is seeking a Solano County male graduating from high school or transferring from community college.  This $1,000 scholarship is awarded to a male possessing a 2.5 gpa, who has financial need.  Applicant must provide a typed or handwritten cover letter including: (1) full name of parents, phone number and family gross income for 2012; (2) letter of recommendation from high school/college administrator; (3) copy of high school/college ranscript; (4) SAT, PSAT, and/or CAT scores – high school students only; (5) statement addressing hos this scholarship will benefit you; and (6) 2 x 2 school photo of self.  DEADLINE:  Monday, April 15, 2013.  For an application, please stop by the Office of Financial Assistance and Scholarships, SSC Building, room 102.

A.W. Bodine - Sunkist Growers Scholarship is now accepting applications. It is open to students entering any phase of their undergraduate college career (enrolled in or have applications pending) at any accredited college and planning to pursue a course of study leading to a recognized degree in any field of study.  The number of recipients varies each year.  The award amount may vary, it averages $2,000.00 per academic year.  Scholarships are renewable, based on an annual review, for up to four years of full-time undergraduate study, and it may be extended under special circumstances. The recipients must maintain good academic and disciplinary standings, carry at least 12 graded units per term and earn a minimum 2.7  grade point average.  Qualifications are:  the student or someone in the student’s immediate family must have derived the majority of his or her income from California or Arizona agriculture, financial need, and GPA and extra-curricular activities indicative of potential for success.  DEADLINE: Tuesday, April 30, 2013.   For more information, or to apply click here

 

May 2013 DEADLINES

The Jewish Community Foundation is now accepting applications.  Applicants must be enrolled full-time or have applied to an accredited California university; in good academic standing (minimum 3.0 GPA), and have justified financial need. The Weingarten Scholarship Committee will give preference to applicants who are Jewish, have a permanent residence in the Bay Area (Alameda, Contra Costa, Napa, Solano, San Francisco, Marin, Sonoma, Santa Clara, and San Mateo Counties ), and to those students attending public universities in the Bay Area.  5 -7 scholarships will be awarded each year in June. Scholarships are need-based and will  not exceed $5,000 in award value. DEADLINE:  May 7, 2013 by 5:00 p.m.  For more information, or to apply, please vist their websit by clicking here.

Student Award Search Aid is accepting applications for the B. Davis Scholarship.  This $1,000 scholarship is NOT an academic scholarship, but Student Award Search Aid would like to know where you are going to school now and what your future academic plans are.  To apply, students must be a high school junior or senior, or attending a post secondary institution.  There is no age restriction.  Write an essay of less than 1000 words about:  “What you would consider to be the most important issue that society has to deal with in the next 10 or 20 years?  Why do you think this issue so important?”  Be sure to include your name and the school you are attending this year and nest.  Submissions must be sent via email to:  awards@studentawardsearch.com.  DEADLINE:  Monday, May 27, 2013.  For more information, click here.

Caretenders Scholarship Program is offering a $500 scholarship to student attending an accredited United States and Canadian university, college, trades or technical school in Fall 2013.  To apply, applicant must complete online application and write 1000 word essay about:  What age do you plan to retire?  How much money do you think you will need to have saved prior to retiring?  What are some of the key decisions you will make in your life to ensure you can retire at the age you want?  What are some of the biggest mistakes people make that hinder their ability to live comfortably in retirement?  DEADLINE:  Friday, May 31, 2013.  For more information, click here.

LM Scholarship Program is offering a $1,000 scholarship to student currently enrolled/will be enrolled in degree program at least 2 years in length by September, has a 3.0 gpa and submits answer to essay question.  DEADLINE:  Friday, May 31, 2013.  For more information, click here  

 

JUNE 2013 DEADLINES

Rogers Community Volunteer Scholarship is offering $500.  To be eligible, you must be attending school full-time Fall 2013 in the United States or Canada, be enrolled in an undergraduate degree program, contribute 10 hours of non-paid volunteer service within your community during last 12 months and have a 2.5 gpa.  DEADLINE:  Saturday, June 1, 2013.  For more information, click here.

Sedary and Associates Scholarship awards a $500 scholarship to a students between the ages of 16-22 who is enrolled in a college, university, trades or technical school Fall 2013, have a 3.0 gpa, and submits an essay answering the question on  the sponsor’s website.  DEADLINE:  Saturday, June 15, 2013.  For more information, click here.   

BigSun Organization is offering an annual $500 scholarship to assist a deserving young athlete succeed in their academic pursuits.  The successful applicant will be a high school senior, or attending a post secondary institute and currently involved in some sport at that institution or within the community.  All student athletes are elilgible, regardless of which sport in which they participate.  The deadline to apply is Friday, June 21, 2013.  The winner will be notified within 2 weeks.  For more information, or to apply, please click here.

Lift Parts Express Scholarship is a $1,000 award.  To be eligible, student must be a current senior in high school, freshman/sophomore in college, a legal resident of the United States or Canada, enrolled/expected to be enrolled Fall 2013.  DEADLINE:  Sunday, June 30, 2013.  For more information, click here.

Last Updated: 5/14/2013

 
 
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