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Cosmetology -  March 31, 2017.  Application Link

Vocational Grants - CA Elks Lodges  Application Link

College JumpStart Scholarship -  Application Link
Culinary Arts - Application Link

Horatio Alger Career & Technical Scholarship Program  First application deadline is June 15.  Application Link

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Scholarships and Grants

What do I need to do to Apply for a Scholarship?

You need to do your research!  Looking for a scholarship is like going on a treasure hunt.  You are not going to find  free $$ lying around. You have to look for it!


  • Each scholarship will list "Eligibility Requirements."  Read these and you will know right off the bat if you qualify.
  • Check dates for "Deadline for submission."  You cannot submit a scholarship application late - period!
  • Most scholarships will require at least one letter of recommendation.  
  • Most scholarship applications are online but there are still some that only accept paper applications. Please check in with Ms. Gwen in the College and Career Center for these applications.   



  • Scholarships are free money for college that are usually based on area of study or merit
    • Merit scholarships can be based on things such as good grades, high test scores, athletics, musical or drama talents, community service and financial need. 
  • Reputable companies neither guarantee scholarships nor use aggressive tactics
    • Watch out for companies that make generous scholarship promises, charge you money to apply for and/or receive a scholarship, ask you to send money first, require you send a seminar or request your credit card/bank account number.  
  • Do your own research before spending money!
    •  Most scholarship information is available for free. Check your school website, the internet or your local library. No scholarship is guaranteed.
    • Beware of companies that guarantee a scholarship. Scholarships should come with a disclaimer, not a guarantee
    •  Never give your credit card information, bank account information or Social Security number to hold a scholarship or grant. 
  • Apply for as many scholarships as you can.  There is no limit to how many you may receive.

2017-18 Scholarship Information

California Chafee Grant                                                  

Free Money for Foster Youth for career or technical training or college.  How to Apply? You must submit your FAFSA  and the California Chafee Grant Program Application available online.  To apply, CLICK HERE. 

California Dream Act Application                                    

AB 130 allows students who meet AB 540 criteria (California Education Code 68130.5(a)) to apply for and receive non-state funded scholarships for public colleges and universities. To apply CLICK HERE

AB 131 allows students who meet AB 540 criteria to apply for and receive state-funded financial aid such as institutional grants, community college fee waivers, Cal Grant and Chafee Grant.

Federal Application for Student Aid (FAFSA)               

You MUST submit a FAFSA if you want to apply for federal and state financial aid. While you can submit the FAFSA after this deadline, you will no longer be eligible to receive Cal Grants for that academic year. 

Many colleges and universities also require you submit a FAFSA BEFORE they will grant you any additional private aid, whether it be merit based or need based aid that you are requesting.. Therefore it is best to submit your FAFSA each year by March 2nd to ensure you are being offered the most aid available to you.  For more information or to apply CLICK HERE.


East Bay Consortium - Scholarship Database

Asia & Pacific Islander American Scholarship Fund

International  Students - Scholarship information



Brockman Scholars Program - Texas A&M              Deadline September 30, 2018 (5 pm Central Time zone)

The Brockman Scholarship is a merit-based full scholarship that covers five years of study on the College Station campus of Texas A&M University.

The scholarship supports four years of undergraduate studies in an approved program of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics), as well as the one-year MS Business graduate degree program at Texas A&M’s Mays Business School. CLICK HERE


YoungArts Foundation  Scholarship     Deadline October 1, 2018 

Are You a 15 - 18 yr old visual, literary, design or performing artist? Apply to the YoungArts' National Arts competition.   CLICK HERE


Wendy's Heisman Scholarship                                                 Deadline October 17, 2018 (3 pm PT)

Wendy's Heisman scholarship is for athletes who have a strong academic record (3.0 minimum) and have committed themselves to community service.  CLICK HERE


Horatio Algers National & State Scholarships                                                       Deadline October 25, 2018

The association will award 510 scholarships in 2018 with a maximum amount of $25,000 (for the National Scholarship) and $10,000 (for the State Scholarship) awarded to each student. For more information, CLICK HERE.  


KidGuard for Education Scholarship                           Deadline October 31, 2018

The KidGuard for Education Scholarship is part of our effort to bring awareness and inspire solutions on issues such as cyberbullying, online predators, teen suicide and childhood depression in the age of technology.ELIGIBILITY: All grades 9 - 12 High School Students.  To apply, fill out our short form here: KidGuard for Education Scholarship Application   CLICK HERE

SELECTION PROCESS: We will be selecting a pool of finalists based on the quality of their essay/video. As mentioned, we are looking for essays/videos that are well thought out with proper research and evidence to support their statement. Out of the selected finalists, winners will be selected and contacted shortly thereafter. 


Coca Cola Scholarship                                                               Deadline October 31, 2018 5:00pm Eastern

The Coca Cola Scholarship Program is an achievement-based scholarship awarded to graduating high school seniors each year. Students are recognized for their capacity to lead and serve, and their commitment to making a significant impact on their schools and communities. CLICK HERE


P.E.O Star Scholarship                                   Deadline November 1, 2018

A woman is eligible to be recommended for the P.E.O. STAR Scholarship provided she:

  • Exhibits excellence in leadership, academics, extracurricular activities, community service and potential for future success
  • Has a minimum cumulative unweighted GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale
  • Is in the final academic year (senior year) of her secondary education and  is 20 years of age or under at the end of the calendar year
  • Is a citizen or legal permanent resident of the United States or Canada
  • Plans to attend an accredited postsecondary educational institution in the United States or Canada, full-time or part-time, in the fall of the academic year following high school graduation
  • Is recommended by and receives the vote of a local P.E.O. chapter


WTS Transportation YOU Scholarship                                   Deadline November 1, 2018

WTS awards the Transportation YOU Scholarship to girls pursuing high school studies in science, technology, engineering and math to foster the development of women and girls in the transportation field by encouraging bright new professionals and students to undertake careers in the area of transportation. The Transportation YOU High School Scholarship is in the amount of $1,000. CLICK HERE   Email Marcella Rensi:


Prudential Spirit of Community Scholarship                                         Deadline November 6, 2018 

$1,000 for seniors who recognize the benefits of community service. CLICK HERE


Good Tidings Community Scholarship                                                   Deadline November 8, 2018    

$10,000 for seniors who recognize the benefits of community service.  CLICK HERE


National Security Agency Stokes Educational Scholarship Program     Deadline November 15, 2017.

The NSA offers up to $30,000 per year paid tuition, year round salary, and work experience for seniors, particularly minority students, planning to major in computer science or computer/electrical engineering. Applicants must be U.S. Citizens, be a high school senior at the time of application, minimum SAT score of 1600 or minimum ACT score of 25. Must be planning to major in computer science or computer/electrical engineering.  A 3.0 GPA or above is preferred. CLICK HERE


Jack Kent Cooke Foundation                                Deadline "late November"

This scholarship rewards excellence by supporting high-achieving high school seniors (unweighted 3.5 GPA and above) with demonstrated unmet financial need (family income up to $95,000) who seek to attend a four-year colleges and universities. Minimum SAT 1200 and ACT 26.  CLICK HERE


Elks National Foundation Scholarships                                     Deadline November 15, 2018 11:59 pm Central Standard Time

The Elks National Foundation will award 500 four-year scholarships to the highest-rated applicants in the 2017 competition.

  • Any high school senior who is a citizen of the United States is eligible to apply.
  • Applicants need not be related to a member of the Elks.
  • College students are not eligible to apply.
  • Applicants must be citizens of the United States on the date their applications are signed; permanent legal resident status does not qualify.
  • Male and female students compete separately.

CLICK HERE for the application link.


Sixt Scholars Program                                                  Deadline November 30, 2018

Sixt rent a car has established a scholarship program to assist high school students who plan to continue their education in college. Scholarships are offered each year for full-time study at an accredited institution of the student’s choice. Eligibility requirement is having a minimum grade point average of 3.7 on a 4.0 scale (or its equivalent).  This is a $5000 scholarship (five scholarships are awarded every year).   CLICK HERE


Comcast Leaders & Achievers Scholarship Program           December 7, 2018

Eligibility - Applicants to the Comcast Leaders and Achievers Scholarship Program must:

  • Have a demonstrated commitment to community service, outstanding qualities in character, integrity and leadership
  • Be enrolled as a high school senior
  • Reside in a community served by Comcast and/or in one of the following NBC or Telemundo markets: Boston, Chicago, Dallas-Fort Worth, El Paso, Los Angeles, McAllen (TX.), New York, Orlando, Philadelphia, Phoenix, San Antonio, San Diego, and Washington, D.C.
  • Plan to enroll in full-time undergraduate study at an accredited two- or four-year college, university or vocational-technical college in the United States for the entire 2019-2020 academic year
  • Have a minimum GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale (or its equivalent)
  • Demonstrate financial need       CLICK HERE


Ace Mentoring Program                                        Program begins in January, apply in the fall

Interested in architecture, construction or engineering?  Ace Mentor program provides scholarships and internships for students. Open to sophomores, juniors and seniors.  Students are encouraged to participate for all three years of high school for maximum benefit.   Students participate in a 12 week program after school.  There is no cost for to participate.  CLICK HERE


Foot Locker Scholar Athletes                                          Deadline December 16th 5:00 pm EST

Foot Locker wants to celebrate YOU, not just because you scored the game-winning point, but because sports have helped you grow into a strong leader at school and in your community.  CLICK HERE


NFIB Young Entrepreneur Award                                                 Deadline December 18, 2017

Non-renewable scholarships to recognize young people who demonstrated entrepreneurial spirit and initiative.  Scholarships valued between $2,000-$15,000. Open to any high school senor who owns and operates his/her own small business.  Students must be entering their freshman year at an accredited two or four-year university, college or vocational/technical institute during the Fall 2016. CLICK HERE


Snaps for College Cash                                                               Deadline December 30, 2018

Win a $5,000 scholarship.  Snap a selfie and upload your image using the photo frame provided on the website HERE. Hashtag and share! Plus weekly prizes!


The ACT College and Career Readiness Student Champion       Deadline December 31, 2018 

This tenacious and persistent, no matter the challenge, and is prepared for life after high school with a goal in mind and a plan in place.

  • A student who has overcome challenges and can articulate education and career actions
  • Students must have a composite ACT score of a 22 on a single test date or a 3.0 or greater on a 4.0 scale
  • Preference will be given to underrepresented or first-generation college students.

Students will fill out their own applications.  CLICK HERE

*Applicants must be members of the graduating class of 2018 who have taken the ACT. 


Hamilton Prize for Creativity - Wesleyan University                            Deadline January 1, 2019

*Four-year Full Tuition to Wesleyan University*

The Wesleyan University Hamilton Prize for Creativity is a four-year full-tuition scholarship to be awarded to the incoming student, beginning with Wesleyan’s Class of 2021, whose work of creative written expression is judged to best reflect the originality, artistry, and dynamism embodied in Broadway’s Hamilton.  Details: CLICK HERE


GE-Reagan Foundation Scholarship Program          Deadline: January 4, 2019

To be eligible for this award, applicants must:

  • demonstrate at school, at the workplace, and within the community the attributes of leadership, drive, integrity, and citizenship;
  • demonstrate strong academic performance (minimum 3.0 grade point average/4.0 scale or equivalent);
  • be citizens of the United States of America;
  • be current high school seniors attending high school in the United States (students living on U.S. Armed Forces base and homeschooled students are also eligible); and
  • plan to enroll in a full-time undergraduate course of study toward a bachelor’s degree at an accredited four-year college or university in the United States for the entire upcoming academic year.       CLICK HERE

JFK Profile of Courage Essay Contest                                           Deadline for submission: January 16, 2019

Eligibility: U.S. high school students grade 9-12 

Contest Topic:

Describe and analyze an act of political courage by a U.S. elected official who served during or after 1917, the year John F. Kennedy was born. Include an analysis of the obstacles, risks, and consequences associated with the act. The essay may concern an issue at the local, state, national, or international level

More information & details:  HERE


Diller Tikkun Olam Award    Nominations Deadline: December 18,2017        Deadline January 8, 2018

The awards celebrate Diller Tikkun Olam, or “repairing the world.” The Diller Family Foundation knows that supporting Jewish teen leadership today means creating and inspiring future generations of strong Jewish leaders in the global community. The Awards provide $36,000 for each recipient so that they may use it to further their project or education.  CLICK HERE


Ron Brown Scholars Program                                                                           Deadline January 9, 2019      

Interested applicants are strongly encouraged to apply for the Ron Brown Scholar Program provided you meet the following requirements:

  • Must be Black/African American.
  • Must excel academically.
  • Must exhibit exceptional leadership potential.
  • Must participate in community service activities.
  • Demonstrate financial need.
  • Be a US citizen or hold a permanent resident visa card.
  • Be a current high school senior at the time of your application.  NOTE: Current college students are not eligible to apply.
  • To Apply Click Here:Ron Brown Scholarship Application

APIASF - Asian & Pacific Islander American Scholarship Fund         Deadline January 10, 2019

General Scholarship Minimum Eligibility Criteria:                                    Application Link CLICK HERE

  • Be of Asian and/or Pacific Islander ethnicity as defined by the U.S. Census
  • Be a citizen, national, or legal permanent resident of the United States. Citizens of the Republic of the Marshall Islands, Federated States of Micronesia and the Republic of Palau are also eligible to apply
  • Be enrolling as an undergraduate student in a U.S. accredited college or university in the Fall of 2018. Please read the scholarships by supporter details below for specific eligibility requirements regarding the academic standing required for each scholarship.
  • Have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.7 on a 4.0 scale (unweighted) or have earned a GED
  • Must apply for federal financial aid using the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
  • Submit one letter of recommendation online.


LWV/COA Debate Scholarship Program      Deadline January 18, 2019

The League of Women Voters & College of Alameda have partnered together for a scholarship. This is a Speech Tournament.  

  • Winner will receive a $1000 scholarship and the runner-up will get $500.
  • The topic this year: “What would motivate young voters to vote?” Students can choose their position on the topic and the issues and considerations they believe are central to encouraging more young people to vote.
  • This is essentially a speech tournament – students need to take a position on this topic and create a video of their speech for submission.
  • Students need to review the Speech Guidelines!! Very specific. 
  • Deadline for online submission: January 12th -   Online application link –
  • 10 Speeches will be selected and invited to participate in a Speech Tournament on Friday, April 13, 2018.


Union Plus Scholarship                                  Application Deadline: January 31, 2019

Current and retired members of participating unions, their spouses and their dependent children (as defined by IRS regulations). At least one year of continuous union membership by the applicant, applicant's spouse or parent (if applicant is a dependent). The one year membership minimum must be satisfied by May 31, 2018. CLICK HERE


Delta Sigma Theta Sorority-Berkeley Bay Area Alumnae Chapter Scholarship   Deadline: January 31

A scholarship for African American high school seniors in Alameda County.  CLICK HERE

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Alameda County high school senior
  • Minimum cumulative GPA 3.0 on a 4.0 scale
  • Planning to attend post secondary accredited institution in fall 2017
  • Community service


InspireASIAN (formerly APCA) Scholarship Program                      Deadline January 31, 2019 11:59 pm

The Asian Pacific Islanders for Professional and Community Advancement (APCA), a non-profit Employee Resource Group of AT&T, is seeking qualified applicants for its 2017 Scholarship Program.  The scholarship program is open to all graduating high school seniors of any ethnical or cultural background with a minimum unweighted GPA of 3.4 on a 4.0 scale.  They must be United States citizens or permanent residents of the United States. APCA makes a difference in our community by supporting graduating high school seniors with their college education through our scholarship awards. APCA awards national scholarships to students residing in any state with a local APCA chapter. All students who apply will be considered for the national scholarships awards. Students who are not awarded national scholarships will be considered for state scholarships as supported by local APCA chapters. CLICK HERE


California State PTA                                                             Deadline February 1

$750 scholarship  to recognize volunteer service by high school seniors in a school and in a community. This scholarship program provides funds to register for courses at accredited colleges, universities, trade or technical schools.  To apply, CLICK HERE


eQuality  Scholarship Collaborative                    Application opens in November Deadline February 1, 2019

Is proud to announce their 27th annual scholarship program. For 2016 they are awarding $6,000 scholarships to graduating high school, community college, nursing and medical students in northern and central California. This award will recognize service to the lesbian/gay/bisexual/transgender and queer community. To apply or for more information, CLICK HERE


The California Teachers Association Scholarships                            Deadline February 1, 2019


The CTA Scholarship for Dependent Children offers a maximum of 35 scholarships up to $5,000 each. The highest scoring applicant is awarded the Memorial Scholarship in Honor of Ralph J. Flynn.
The CTA Scholarship in Honor of Del A. Weber offers one scholarship of $5,000 to a dependent child of an active member of CTA, CTA/NEA-Retired or deceased CTA member who is attending or attended a continuation high school or an alternative education program.

The CTA Scholarship for Members offers a maximum of five scholarships of up to $3,000 each. The highest scoring applicant is awarded the American Indian/Alaska Native Memorial Scholarship in Honor of Alice Piper.
The Student CTA (SCTA) Scholarship in Honor of L. Gordon Bittle offers a maximum of three scholarships of up to $5,000 each. The highest scoring applicant is awarded the Pacific Asian American Scholarship in Honor of Philip Vera Cruz.


Jackie Robinson Foundation Scholarship             Deadline February 1, 2019

The JRF scholarship is the vehicle through which more than 3,000 talented young minority high school students apply to become JRF Scholars and carry on the civic-minded legacy of the Foundation’s namesake, Jackie Robinson.  CLICK HERE


Hispanic Community Affairs Council Scholarship             Deadline February 2, 2019

Applicants must meet the following requirements:

  • Of Hispanic heritage as defined by the U.S. Department of Education;
  • A graduating senior, past-year GED recipient, community college student, transferring community college student, student attending a four-year institution, or a student accepted into a post-graduate program or teacher credential program;
  • A resident of Alameda County. Applicant must show proof of Alameda County residence (e.g., Alameda County address on application, Alameda County address on IRS 1040 tax forms);
  • Plan to attend an accredited community college, university or approved technical or vocational school;
  • Community college and university scholarship recipients must be taking in at least six units/credits.


HACER - National Scholarship                                                         Deadline February 4, 2019

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Be a high school senior
  • Be a legal U.S. resident
  • Be younger than 21 years old
  • Carry a minimum 2.7 GPA
  • Be eligible to attend a two- or four-year college or university with a full-time course of study
  • Disclose other scholarship programs that he/she has applied
  • Must enroll and attend an accredited institution in the academic year after their selection. Verification needed as scholarship funds are paid directly to the schools
  • At least one parent of Hispanic heritage



Northrup Grumman Engineering Scholarship                              Deadline February 5, 2019

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Must be a U.S. Citizen
  • Must be a resident in one of the counties or communities mentioned above (Alameda)
  • Must be a graduating senior of a public or accredited private high school in sponsoring location
  • Must plan to attend an accredited college or university as a full-time student in an approved engineering, computer science, mathematics or physics program
  • Must have a minimum composite SAT score of 1150 or ACT score of 27 (initial application only)
  • Must have a minimum GPA of 3.5 (un-weighted)
  • To Apply CLICK HERE


PG&E Better Together STEM Scholarships                                          Deadline February 5, 2018

  • Twenty scholarships of $10,000 each and 20 scholarships of $1,000 each are available to students in PG&E service areas who are pursuing a degree in an eligible STEM discipline at a four-year California college or university.
  • Students planning to enroll in fulltime undergraduate study for the 2018-2019 academic year should apply by February 5, 2018 at

PG&E Employee Resource Group                                    Deadline February 5, 2018 midnight Pacific !

As PG&E employees actively engage in the communities in which they work and live, many do so through our various Employee Resource Groups. These groups not only help bring our employees together, but provide an essential bridge of communication to our customers, regardless of culture, age, gender or other defining elements. As part of the support these groups provide to the communities we serve, ERGs offer scholarship opportunities for those pursuing higher education. For more information, CLICK HERE 


Kaiser Permanente Asian Association                           Deadline February 6, 2019

KPAA awards seven $3,500 scholarships that recognizes students who have brought demonstrable, tangible benefit to an Asian community and have potential to be future leaders. Some eligibility requirement include being a high school student graduating in Spring 2016 and planning to attend an accredited two or four year institution. Minimum 2.5 GPA required. For application and more information, CLICK HERE


Bay Area All Star Scholarship Team                              Deadline February 10, 2019

The Bay Area All-Star Scholarships will be awarded to seven outstanding and well-rounded students residing within the Bay Area’s nine counties. All public high schools within these counties are encouraged to nominate two male and two female students for this prestigious college award. Each award recipient will receive a scholarship in the amount of $5,000 and will be recognized at team ceremonies.

A teacher, coach or school administrator must nominate all scholarship candidates. To nominate a student(s), the school official must write a letter of recommendation describing the unique qualities, achievements and circumstances that make the student(s) an exceptional scholarship nominee.

Student applicants must meet the following criteria for nomination:

·         Be a college-bound senior currently attending a Bay Area public high school

·         Be a legal resident

·         Display leadership qualities in and out of the classroom

·         Have a minimum grade point average of 3.0 from sophomore to senior year of high school

·         Demonstrate the value of education, good work ethic and community outreach

·         Demonstrate a commitment to extracurricular activities 

Application -  please check locker to the left or HERE by the college and career center today. 


CIF/Farmer's Insurance Scholar-Athlete of the Year            Deadline February 11, 2019

College-bound high school seniors whose academic and athletic careers have been truly exemplary and whose personal standards (i.e., integrity, honesty, etc.) and accomplishments are a positive model for others. CLICK HERE 


Christermon Foundation Scholarship               Deadline February 15, 2019

Scholarship for seniors whose parents and grandparents affiliated with the CA licensed beverage industry.   CLICK HERE


Alzheimer’s Foundation of America Teens for Alzheimer’s Awareness College Scholarship  

Deadline February 15, 2019  

The Alzheimer’s Foundation of America (AFA) is pleased to offer the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America Teens for Alzheimer’s Awareness College Scholarship. Scholarship awards to deserving college-bound students will be a $5,000 scholarship to the winner; and $2,500 and $1,000 scholarships to the first and second runner-up, respectively. Additionally, ten $500 scholarships will be awarded for Honorable Mention.    CLICK HERE 

Van Sickle Scholarship                                                        Deadline February 16, 2019

$5,000 college scholarship for seniors with excellent scholastic, leadership and personal qualities.  Need based.   Applications available in the College and Career Center.  Application is available in the scholarship binder in the College & Career Center or  CLICK HERE


Military Commanders' Scholarship Fund        Deadline February 16, 2019

Applicants to the Military Commanders' Scholarship Fund must: 

  • be dependent children of active duty, reserve, National Guard or retired members of the United States military who hold valid Exchange & Commissary shopping privileges at the time of application,

  • be high school seniors or graduates who plan to enroll for the first time in a full time undergraduate course of study at an accredited two-year or four-year college or university, and

  • have a minimum cumulative 3.5 grade point average on a 4.0 scale, or the equivalent, at the time of application. 


Youth on the Course                                                                          February 18, 2019 11:59 PST

To qualify, youth must be enrolled as a full-time senior in a Northern California high school, have a minimum GPA of 3.0 and have been accepted at a four-year college/university. All applicants must prove financial need and merit. Scholarship application process begins in January/February each year.  Application -  please check locker to the left or stop by the college and career center today. CLICK HERE


Vegetarian Resource Group Scholarship                    Deadline February 20, 2019

Applicants will be judged on having shown compassion, courage, and a strong commitment to promoting a peaceful world through a vegetarian diet/lifestyle.  CLICK HERE


Live Más Scholarship                                                              Deadline February 21, 2019

This scholarship is for the innovators, creators and dreamers who want to share his/her passion and receive support to pursue this passion through a higher educational outlet. This is not needs or obstacle based; it is a passion based scholarship program.  Create and submit a video (2 minutes or less in length) that tells us the story of your life’s passion.  CLICK HERE


Asian Pacific Fund Scholarship Programs                   Deadline February 26 2019

The ASF administers 12 scholarship programs each with unique eligibility criteria. Scholarship amounts range from $1000 to $20000 and many are renewable. You must be an incoming or current college student of any ethnic background. Must plan to enroll full time in the fall, have at least a 3.0 GPA and be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident.  For more information CLICK HERE 


Chinese American Citizens Alliance                            Deadline postmarked by February 27, 2017

Oakland Lodge

The National Lodge of the Chinese American Citizens Alliance is sponsoring an essay contest to provide a forum for expression by the youth who will be the future leaders. The Oakland Lodge is one of the locations where students may come to participate in the essay contest on Saturday, March 4, 2017. For more information, CLICK HERE


Louie Family Foundation Scholarship                              Deadline February 28, 2019

The Kim and Harold Louie Family Foundation is pleased to invite your qualified seniors to apply for our 2017 scholarship program.  This is our tenth year of administering the scholarship program, and we have awarded approximately $1 million in scholarship funds.  There is no fee to apply.  To apply, CLICK HERE 


Tzu Chi Scholarship                                                 Deadline March 1, 2019

Eligibility:    CLICK HERE 

  1. Applicant demonstrates financial need for college tuition and related expenses.

  2. Applicant is a U.S. high school graduating senior or equivalent.

  3. Applicant has a minimum 3.0 GPA.

  4. Applicant will enroll in an accredited U.S. college full-time for the academic year 2018-19. 


Immigrants Rising                                      Deadline March 1, 2018

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS:                                Application Instructions & LINK

  • Foreign-born

  • Financial need

  • Do not have permanent residency (green card) or citizenship in the U.S.

  • Current or intended enrollment in an accredited college or graduate program for 2017-2018

  • Minimum GPA requirement:

    • For high school students: 3.3 cumulative high school GPA

    • For college/graduate students: 3.0 cumulative college GPA

  • Demonstrated academic preparation and community/extracurricular involvement

  • San Francisco Bay Area residency requirements:


Celebration of Excellance Scholarship    Deadline March 2, 2018

The eligibility requirements are: 

Self-identify as an African American

High school senior, graduating in May/June 2018

Must attend or have a family member attend event on Sunday, April 22

A Cumulative Weighted GPA of 3.3​ or higher (applicants under 3.3​ will not be considered)

Show an active participation in school and /or community activities

Demonstrated leadership skills

Provide a commitment to attend and graduate from a four-year college or university    CLICK HERE

Five students will be honored and presented with a $2000 scholarship voucher at the 27th annual Celebration of Excellence.  The reception will be held at Samuel Merritt University in Oakland on Sunday, April 22, 2018 at 3 pm


Asian Pacific Fund - Growing up Asian in America                                         Deadline March 2, 2018

Three winners will receive one $1,000 scholarship for student art, essay and video contest about the 2018 theme. This year, the APF theme is "My Hope for the Future".  For more information or to apply, CLICK HERE. 


Robert L. Lippert Foundation                                  Deadline March 5, 2018

We are requesting that each area high school submit written recommendations for three students. Applications are due in AHS College & Career Center on March 5th. We are looking for the opportunity to assist those deserving students who might not otherwise qualify for assistance, which means we’re not necessarily looking at the top three students in the class; although, we wish a well rounded student who not only exemplifies a high level of scholarship, but also leadership and participation in extra-curricular activities. If you are interested in applying, check locker to the left or stop by the College and Career Center today.  CLICK HERE


Asian Commercial Professionals (ACP)                               Deadline, March 11, 2019

Eligibility includes Asian-American students from High School thru College or in a certified apprenticeship program, pursuing a career in engineering, architecture or one of its related fields or in the building trades, ACP is offering a scholarship to a student or trainee in one of those fields. CLICK HERE. 


Lockheed Martin  STEM Scholarship                                     Deadline March 12, 2019

Applicants must:

  • Be U.S. citizens
  • Be high school seniors with a minimum GPA of 3.5, or college freshmen or sophomores with a minimum GPA of 3.0
  • Plan to enroll in full-time undergraduate study at an accredited four-year college or university in the United States for the upcoming academic year
  • Be majoring or planning to major in one of many specified eligible STEM programs
  • Demonstrate financial need
  • Be willing to consider a paid internship with Lockheed Martin following their freshman, sophomore or junior year of college (note: the internship is not required to receive a scholarship)

Deadline to apply is March 12, 2019    For more information and to apply, visit

Northern California Cherry Blossom Festival      Deadline March 15, 2019

Applicant must be graduating senior of Japanese American descent with a GPA of 2.5. Applicant should be actively involved in their local community. Two (2) winners will receive $2,000 cash, participate in various Cherry Blossom Festival activities.  CLICK HERE

For more information call Steven Hirabayashi, 510-471-7324 or via email at


CA-HI Elks: Undergrad Scholarship Program for Students with Disabilities         Submission Deadline March 15, 2019

This scholarship program is a financial needs-based and academic-use scholarship. It is intended for undergraduate work at an accredited community college, four-year college, university, or licensed vocational school. The funds cover academic expenses only, which includes tuition, books, lab fees, and on-campus room and board. CLICK HERE 


Soledad Fernandez Scholarship                               Deadline March 15, 2018

Scholarship for seniors of Filipino descent (full -50%).  Cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher. Reside in the Bay Area for high school.   CLICK HERE


State Council Cabrillo Civic Clubs of CA, Inc.        Deadline March 15, 2019

Scholarship for seniors of Portuguese descent. Applicants must maintain a 3.50 total weighted GPA.  CLICK HERE


Beyond the Boroughs                                                             Deadline March 15, 2018

Scholarships up to $20,000 over four years will be awarded to full-time students who have been accepted to an accredited four-year college, university, or equivalent (culinary school, for example). Applicants can be current high school seniors entering college in the fall or students currently attending a college or university. CLICK HERE

Scholarship Application Requirements:

  • Acceptance to an accredited four-year college, university, or equivalent
  • Low income household
  • G.P.A. of 2.5 or higher
  • Involvement in an extra-curricular activity or work
  • Completion of full application including a completed Student Aid Report from the FAFSA or the CSS Profile


Italian Catholic Federation                                                 Deadline March 15, 2019

To apply, students must achieve a total cumulative GPA of at least 3.2 and meet one of the following:

Are Roman Catholic and of Italian Descent or Are Roman Catholic but need not be of Italian Descent or live where Branches of the Federation are established if either Roman Catholic parent, guardian or grandparent is a member of the "Italian Catholic Federation."

First year scholarships in the amount of $400 will be awarded to approximately 200 applicants. First year scholarship winners are eligible for second, third, and fourth year awards of $500, $600, and $1,000 respectively. For more information, CLICK HERE 


Bio Rad Scholarship                                                        Deadline March 16, 2019

$1,000 college scholarship for seniors who have an interest in the Science field. For more and to apply CLICK HERE


East Bay Division Scholarship Foundation, Inc. CA Retired Teachers Assoc.  

Deadline March 19, 2018 (turn in the application to Ms. Gwen)

CalRTA is reward a minimum of $1500 to students based on financial need, application to a college or university, participation in school and community, academic achievement, commitment to becoming a teacher. If you are interested in applying, check the scholarship binder in the College & Career Center. 


2018 Lewis Howard Latimer Scholarship                      Deadline March 19, 2018

We are pleased to award the annual Lewis Howard Latimer scholarship to qualified African American high school seniors living in the greater San Francisco Bay Area in recognition of academic and civic achievement during the student’s high school years.  Our scholarship is named in the honor of Lewis Howard Latimer, who was an African American inventor and draftsman. His blueprints were used as the basis for a court decision for patents to Alexander Graham Bell for the telephone. This is a one-year non-renewable award ranging from $800 - $2,000. Multiple scholarships will be awarded.  CLICK HERE


Society of Women Engineers - Golden Gate Section High School Scholarship Program            Deadline March, 23, 2018

Awards more than $10,000 each year to young Bay Area women graduating from high school and going on to pursue degrees in engineering and other related degrees. Our section has one of the top SWE scholarship programs in the nation, awarding more than $10,000 each year to local students. For more information and to apply CLICK HERE

CIF North Coast Section Foundation scholarship      Deadline March 25, 2019

To recognize and reward student athletes who balance academic achievement, athletic participation and service to community. SCHOLARSHIPS: A total of at least eight $1,000 scholarships will be awarded to four female and four male student athletes.



USPAACC Scholarship                                                       Deadline March 29, 2019

  • At least 16 years of age at the time of application
  • A high school senior
  • Of Asian Pacific Island heritage (except for Bruce Lee Scholarship)
  • A citizen or permanent resident of the United States
  • Beginning full-time study at an accredited post-secondary educational institution in the United States in Fall 2018
  • Able to attend 2018 CelebrAsian Procurement Conference May 29 – June 1, Bethesda, MD
  • Academic achievement of 3.3 GPA or higher
  • Leadership in extracurricular activities
  • Involvement in community service
  • Financial need


Chinese Acacia Club Scholarship                                            Deadline March 30, 2018

This scholarship will be awarded to deserving students graduating from high school in June 2018.  CLICK HERE


  1. Accepted to a college or university
  2. Minimum GPA of 3.8 or higher
  3. Submission of current official transcripts
  4. Two Letters of recommendation from a teacher or counselor
  5. California resident


San O Bar Club                                                                     Deadline March 30, 2018

This scholarship will be awarded to deserving students graduating from high school in June 2016 with a "C" average or above, and living in a single parent home. The student must be continuing at a 4 year university, a 2 year community college, trade school, or academy. Scholarships will range from $500 to $1,000. check locker to the left or CLICK HERE


CAA/ESA Youth Scholarship Program                                     Deadline: March 30, 2018

Your Parent must be a full-time active member of the police or sheriff's department or fire department.   If you are interested in applying, check the scholarship binder in the College & Career Center.   CLICK HERE


Toyota/Steve Young Scholar-Athlete Scholarship           Deadline March 31, 2018

This $2,500 scholarship is awarded annually to one male and one female college-bound high school senior ($2,500 each), whose academic and athletic careers have been exemplary and whose personal standards and accomplishments are a positive model for others. CLICK HERE


Kappa Alpha Psi Scholarship                                               Deadline April 1, 2019

Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity Inc. is a predominantly African-American Fraternity founded in 1911 on the campus of Indiana University. For several decades Kappa Alpha Psi has sponsored a scholarship program for high school seniors in an effort to increase the number of African Americans attending college throughout the United States.  CLICK HERE

ELIGIBILTY To be eligible for the Kappa Alpha Psi Scholarship contest:

  •  Applicant must be a graduating High School Senior 
  • African-American, Hispanic, and Asian (male or female) are highly encouraged to apply 
  • Must enroll at a four year College/University in the Fall of 2018. (Proof required upon acceptance) 
  • Applicant must be a U.S. citizen. 
  • Applicant must have a 3.0 or higher GPA 
  • Live in Alameda, Contra Costa, San Mateo, Marin, or San Francisco Counties


Wa Sung Community Service Club- 2018 Merit Scholarship            Deadline April 2, 2018

Applicants must be a graduating senior of Asian Descent, currently attending a high school in Alameda or Contra Costa County and will be attending college in the Fall 2018.  Award recipients MUST attend the Wa Sung Merit Awards ceremony. CLICK HERE


Young Filipino Professionals Association                         Deadline April 15, 2018

Three $2,000 scholarships for graduating seniors involved in the Filipino community and accepted into a four-year university will be awarded. For more information, CLICK HERE.


CSEA Scholarship                                                           Deadline April 20, 2018

$1,000 college scholarship for seniors who are dependents of CSEA members.  Scholarships are awarded on the basis of academic achievement, citizenship (including character, leadership, and service), and financial need.  To apply, CLICK HERE.


Bay Area Taiwanese American Community Scholarship                                          Deadline April 24, 2017

$500 awarded to outstanding SF Bay Area high school students who demonstrate leadership potential and involvement in the Taiwanese American community. The scholarship supports and enables outstanding student leaders to continue their community impact while pursuing their higher education. Recipients of this scholarship will be recognized at the annual San Francisco Taiwanese American Cultural Festival. To apply, CLICK HERE 


Rotary Club of Alameda Scholarship                                      Deadline April 27, 2018

The Rotary Club of Alameda Scholarship Committee will select the 2017 scholarship winners based on the following criteria:

  • Academic Achievement
  • Community Service Involvement
  • Extra-curricular Activities Participation
  • Financial Need
  • Quality of Interview

The attached electronic application form should be completed, signed and submitted electronically with all additional requirements in a folder clearly marked with your name. Send the electronic file to Les Hilger at no later than Friday, April 27. Incomplete or late applications will not be considered.The application is available in the Locker or CLICK HERE


Scholarships for Alameda High Students Only: 1-10 

All AHS Scholarship applications need to be turned into Ms. Gwen in the CCC.

1 ) Alice B. Hansen Scholarship                                                        Deadline April 30, 2018

Ten $1,000 scholarships will be awarded to graduating seniors from Alameda High School who are pursuing higher education at an accredited 2 or 4-year institution and demonstrate financial need. Please check locker to the left or stop by the college and career center today! CLICK HERE


2) Margaret McElhinnie Rotanzi Scholarship                            Deadline April 30, 2018

One $4000 scholarship will be awarded to a graduating senior of Alameda High School who has a minimum GPA of 3.0, Lives in the city of Alameda and is pursing higher education in an accredited 2 or 4- year institution. Please check locker to the left or stop by the college and career center today! CLICK HERE


3) Abraham & Sarah Kofman Alameda Times-Star Journalism Scholarship    Deadline April 30, 2018                            

$500 awarded to the most deserving student Journalism student from AHS . Please check locker to the left or stop by the college and career center today!  CLICK HERE


4) Beatrice B. Barrett Scholarship                                                 Deadline April 30, 2018

$1000 awarded to senior  who is accepted/enrolled in a 2 or 4 year college and has an intent to pursue any science discipline. Please check locker to the left or stop by the college and career center today!  CLICK HERE


5) Cox Hollywood Scholarship                                                        Deadline April 30, 2018

$500 awarded to senior headed towards 4 year or 2 year college who is well- rounded, deserving, versatile, would benefit, good grades not required, citizenship considered, cannot receive more than (2) scholarships in one school year. Please check locker to the left or stop by the college and career center today!  CLICK HERE


6) Marlene and Steve Kofman  Scholarship                               Deadline April 30, 2018

$3000 awarded to a senior attending a 4 year college or technical arts school intent/interest in arts/min. 3.0 GPA/ Alameda resident/full-time student/need-basedPlease check locker to the left or stop by the college and career center today!  CLICK HERE


7) Paul Hardy Parker Scholarship                                               Deadline April 30, 2018

$5000 awarded to senior pursuing a career in education. Please check locker to the left or stop by the college and career center today! CLICK HERE


8) Sally Gallagher Scholarship                                               Deadline April 30, 2018

$1000 awarded to senior pursuing a career in educationPlease check locker to the left or stop by the college and career center today! CLICK HERE


9) Florida Bartilini Scholarship                                               Deadline April 30, 2018

$1000 awarded to senior pursuing a career in public health Please check locker to the left or stop by the college and career center today!  CLICK HERE


9) Steven Sizer Scholarship                                               Deadline April 30, 2018

The purpose of the Steve Sizer Scholarship is to recognize the most deserving science student with $1000 scholarship.  Please check locker to the left or stop by the college and career center today! CLICK HERE


PEO DOP Scholarship                                                                         Deadline April 30, 2018

The Daughters of Penelope, Echo Chapter #4, is now accepting applications for their DOP Scholarship for 2018.  Two (2) recipients will be chosen to receive a $1,000 scholarship each. CLICK HERE


  • Be a female, seventeen (17) years of age or older at the time of application.
  • Be a legal resident of Alameda or Contra Costa Counties, California.
  • Plan to attend an accredited college or university in California beginning in the Fall of 2018. 
  • Have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above.  (Please include a copy of your transcripts.)
  • Must demonstrate quality involvement with others via work, school, family, religious affiliation, or the community.
  • Optional:  Submit a copy of their Student Aid Report.   

Robert T. Nahas Scholarship                                                         Deadline April 30, 2018

Originally, two Robert T. Nahas scholarships were awarded. In 1983, Nahas funded two additional scholarship awards. Each of the four awards are $5,000 for four years for total of $20,000. They are presented to two male and two female native born graduating students who have been accepted by an accredited four-year college or university. Criteria include a 3.0 minimum grade point average, a record of community service and participation in the school’s competitive sports program.  CLICK HERE


George P. Scotlan Scholarship                                                       Deadline April 30, 2018

Two Scotlan Scholarships are awarded, one to a male and one to a female, native born graduating student of an Alameda County high school. The awardees each receive $5,000 for four years for total of $20,000. Criteria for the Scotlan Scholarship include a 3.0 minimum grade point average, a record of community service and a demonstration of financial need.  CLICK HERE


Morgan Family Scholarship                                                          Deadline April 30, 2018                                             

Two Morgan Family Scholarships are awarded, one to a male, one to a female, native born graduating student of an Alameda County high school. The awardees each receive $5,000 for four years for a total of $20,000. Criteria for the Morgan Family Scholarship include a 3.0 minimum grade point average, a record of community service and a demonstration of financial need. CLICK HERE


Ann and Jon Reynolds Scholarship                                             Deadline April 30, 2018

Two Reynolds Scholarships are awarded, one to a male, one to a female, native born graduating student of an Alameda County high school. The awardees each receive $5,000 for four years for total of $20,000. Criteria for the Reynolds Scholarship include a 3.0 minimum grade point average, a record of community service and a demonstration of financial need. CLICK HERE


Kaiser Permanente African American Professional Association Scholarship   Deadline May 1, 2018

Applications are being accepted online at  Winners will be notified in June 2018. Scholarship funds will be distributed in August 2018. The funds will be made payable to the college, university, trade, or technical school the winners will attend in the fall.

Alpha Nu Omega Chapter Scholarship                                 Deadline May 1, 2018

Each year Alpha Nu Omega Chapter, awards scholarships to high school and college students for the upcoming academic year. Each scholarship description provides specific information regarding the donor, the amount of the scholarship, and specific criteria for eligibility.  For more information CLICK HERE


Alameda Chinese Club                                                        Deadline May 4, 2018

Eligible students of Chinese heritage who are graduating from a public high school in Alameda are invited to apply. One parent of the student must be of Chinese descent. Turn in the completed application to Ms. Gwen on May 4th. CLICK HERE


Bay East Association of Realtors                                       Deadline May 4, 2018

This award is $1,000 and for this award your primary residence in East Bay, attend an accredited university and have a 3.5 or higher. For additional information or to download an application CLICK HERE


East Bay Coast Guard Spouses Club 2017 Scholarship        Deadline May 10, 2017

Eligibility: the applicant must be a military dependent.  For more details please read the link that explains eligibility & requirements. CLICK HERE for the application


Kiwanis Club of Alameda                                                            Deadline May 11, 2018A candidate for any of the Kiwanis Foundation Scholarships must meet the following criteria: 1. Resident of the City of Alameda 2. 2016 graduate of any high school in the City of Alameda 3. Must have applied to an accredited trade/technical school, college or university, and have demonstrated scholastic ability by submitting SAT (or ACT) scores, transcript of high school and any college courses taken. 4. Demonstrates a financial need by filing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) with US Department of Education (a copy of the Student Aid Report is required with the application documents). 5. Shows evidence of character, integrity and leadership through participation in extra curricular, civic or community activities. To apply, CLICK HERE


Martin Luther King Jr. Scholarship                                      Deadline May 15, 2018

The Martin Luther King, Jr. Scholarship is for graduating African American males attending a college or university in the Fall of 2018. This scholarship seeks to help alleviate the financial burdens that contribute to disproportionately low rates of college attendance for black men. Students with strong academic merit, leadership abilities, and service¬-oriented mindsets are highly encouraged to apply.   CLICK HERE


AEA Alameda EducationAssociation Scholarship                               Deadline May 18, 2018

AEA is looking for deserving students who might not otherwise be recognized if the sole criteria were GPA alone. The AEA has decided to award the scholarships on the basis of the following criteria:

  1. A minimum GPA of 3.0 during the junior year and first semester of senior year.
  2. Demonstrated leadership in community and school service/activities.
  3. Recommendation of faculty members.  Scholarship Link:     CLICK HERE   
  4. Please turn in your applications to Mr. Holmes's room (rm 233) on the 18th. 


AEG Oakland Community Scholarship                               Deadline May 18, 2018

The purpose of this scholarship is to provide financial assistance to economically disadvantaged students matriculating into a 4-year college or university for the 2017-18 academic year. CLICK HERE


Japanese Chamber of Commerce of NorCA          Deadline Received by May 25, 2018

The JCCNC is offering Two eligible Bay Area/Northern California students will each be awarded $3,000 from the JCCNC Scholarship program. Eligibility Requirements: 1)  US citizen with a Japanese ancestry/legal Japanese residents of the United States 2) Have attained a cumulative GPA of 3.30 on a 4.0 scale. 3) Will enter an accredited college or university as a full-time, degree-seeking freshman in the fall of 2018. 4) Have demonstrated academic interests in the study of fields of US Japan relations. CLICK HERE for the application.


Scholarship Navy Wives Clubs of America                                             Deadline May 30, 2016

The NWCA, INC annually awards 30 scholarships each in the amount of $1,000 to $1,500. To be eligible, an applicant must be a dependent child (natural born, legally adopted or stepchild) of an active duty, retired with pay or deceased ENLISTED member of the US Navy, Marine Corps or Coast Guard. For more information and to get the application CLICK HERE


P.E.O JA Memorial Scholarship                            Deadline May 31, 2018

P.E.O. is a philanthropic women's organization whose mission is to support continuing education for women.  Chapter JA of P.E.O. in Berkeley is offering a $1,000 scholarship to a qualified high school senior who will be attending an accredited college or university in California beginning in the Fall of 2018.  CLICK HERE


Family Law Scholarship                                                                    Deadline May 31, 2017

This scholarship is available to high school seniors and current college students nationwide who plan on attending, or are attending, an accredited 4-year college/university or 2-year accredited community college in the Fall of 2017. The Family Law Scholarship is open only to applicants whose parents have gone through a divorce or are planning on pursuing a career in family law.   CLICK HERE

Tuite Law DUI Accident Scholarship                        Deadline May 31, 2017

The Scholarship will be judged on merit and need. Academic achievements as well as any leadership experiences will be taken in to account.  CLICK HERE


  • This scholarship is judged & awarded primarily on merit & need.
  • Completed application must be submitted online by May 31, 2017.
  • Applicant must plan to attend college by fall semester 2017.
  • Must have a minimum G.P.A. of 3.0.  A transcript must be attached for application for consideration. 
  • Applicant must submit an un-opened copy of official transcripts if selected as a finalist.
  • This scholarship is a one-time award worth $750 to be awarded the fall semester of 2017.
  • Although not required, applicants are encouraged to submit recommendation letters and/or resumes to substantiate their application. 
  • Applicant will be required to demonstrate both their merit and their need for this scholarship

Google Scholarships - for those of you are planning on studying Computer Science in college.  You will be applying as an undergrad. 


Chinese American Citizens Alliance                                    Deadline June 1, 2018

Oakland Lodge

This scholarship program is open to graduating high school students of Chinese ancestry who are attending high school in Alameda County and will be attending a 2-yr or 4yr college starting Fall 2016. Scholarship will be awarded to winners at the Scholarship Banquet in June. CLICK HERE  


Oscar Grant Foundation Scholarship                                  Deadline June 7, 2018

Eligibility: Academics: 2.5 or higher Grade Point Average (GPA) Territory: You must be a resident of Alameda and Contra Costa County high school ONLY.Status: High School Senior Entering 4 year college institution. For more information CLICK HERE


The Fisher & Talwar General Scholarship        Deadline November 15, 2018                  

Is now available to students currently pursuing or plan on pursuing a college degree.Eligibility: Available to students who are pursuing a degree (graduate or undergraduate).   CLICK HERE

To be eligible, applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Must be a U.S. citizen.
  • Must be a full-time student who is currently attending (or planning to attend full-time) an accredited institution of higher education.
  • Must provide proof of current enrollment or plans to enroll in an accredited institution of higher education. If you have not received acceptance, you may still apply, but be sure to provide proof of acceptance and enrollment for the scholarship to be released.
  • Must have a minimum of 3.0 GPA.