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College JumpStart Scholarship -  Application Link
Culinary Arts - Application Link

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

Scholarships and Grants


You need to do your research!  Looking for a scholarship is like going on a treasure hunt.  You are not going to find free money 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.

2020-21 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.  Apply to Chaffee Grant here 

California Dream Act Application                                    

AB 130 allows students who meet AB 540 criteria to apply for and receive non-state funded scholarships for public colleges and universities. Apply to California Dream Act Application 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. Information and Apply for FAFSA


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Elevate Women in Technology Scholarship       Deadline October 1, 2021

The Elevate Women in Technology Scholarship exists to move the tech industry in the right direction by empowering the next generation of extraordinary women leaders.  Elevate Women in Technology Scholarship


Scholarship American Dream Scholarship       Deadline October 15, 2021

Applicants must meet all of the following criteria as of the application deadline date:

  • Be at least 17 years of age.
  • Be U.S. citizens, U.S. permanent residents (holders of a Permanent Resident Card), or individuals granted deferred action status under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Program (DACA).
  • Have received a high school diploma or the equivalent from a U.S. school by September 2020.
  • Have completed or expect to successfully complete a minimum of one full year of postsecondary education by June 2021.
  • Plan to enroll in full-time undergraduate study at the sophomore year level or higher at an accredited two- or four-year college, university or vocational-technical school in the United States for the entire 2021-2022 academic year.
  • Be studying to obtain an Associate’s or first Bachelor’s degree.
  • Have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale (or its equivalent).
  • Demonstrate financial need.     Application Link 


YoungArts Foundation  Scholarship     Deadline October 16, 2020 

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


Golden Door Scholarship -  Deadline October 25, 2020

Golden Door Scholars partners with DACA students to invest in their education and help them define their futures. Applicants must have DACA and be pursuing a bachelor's degree.  Golden Door Scholarship


Horatio Algers National & State Scholarships  Deadline October 25, 2020

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.  Horatio Algers National & State Scholarships


Wendy's Heisman High School Scholarship     Deadline October 20, 2020

Winning a Heisman High School Scholarship requires a weighted GPA of 3.0 or better, participation in at least one school-sponsored sport, and demonstrated leadership at school and in the community. Heisman High School Scholarship


Coca Cola Scholarship    Deadline October 31, 2020 5:00 pm 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. Coca Cola Scholarship


National Security Agency Stokes Educational Scholarship Program     Deadline October 31, 2019

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. National Security Agency Stokes Educational Scholarship Program


P.E.O Star Scholarship Deadline November 1, 2019

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
  • P.E.O. Star Scholarship


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. WTS Transportation YOU Scholarship   Email Marcella Rensi


Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Deadline October 30, 2020

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.  Jack Kent Cooke Foundation


Prudential Spirit of Community Scholarship  Deadline November 10, 2020

$1,000 for seniors who recognize the benefits of community service. Prudential Spirit of Community Scholarship


Good Tidings Community Scholarship  Deadline November 6, 2020 12:00pm PST   

$10,000 for seniors who recognize the benefits of community service.  Good Tidings Community Scholarship


Elks National Foundation Scholarships   Deadline November 15, 2020 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.

Elks National Foundation Scholarships Standard Time for the application link.


Brockman Scholars Program - Texas A&M   Deadline December 1, 2020 (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. Test Optional for 2020!

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. Brockman Schlolars Program - Texas A&M


National Space Club Keynote Scholars Award $10,000   Application Deadline: December 2, 2020

In order to qualify, students must meet the following criteria:  Application Link

  1. Must be a U.S. citizen.
  2. Must e a high school senior, undergraduate, or graduate student.
  3. Must deliver a speech on the topic of space travel and/or space exploration. (Video required)
  4. Must be majoring in or planning to major in a STEM field.
  5. This award is for U.S. students.


Stephen J. Brady Stop Hunger Scholarship.   Application Deadline: December 5, 2020

The Stephen J. Brady Stop Hunger Scholarship program recognizes student innovation and youth led solutions to fight hunger in America.  These young people are creating awareness and mobilizing peers in their communities to be catalysts for change. $5,000  Application Link 


Learning Disabilities Won't Stop Me Scholarship.   Application Deadline: December 5, 2020

​Scholarship applicants must fulfill the following criteria:

  • Enrollment in an accredited high school (Seniors Only), college, or university in the U.S.
  • Must be a student with learning disabilities attending school
  • Scholarships will be awarded to two students enrolled in either a law school, grad school,  and undergraduate program
  • Maintain a cumulative Grade Point Average (GPA) of a minimum of 3.0
  • Application Link 


Hispanic Heritage Foundation Youth Awards  Deadline December 6, 2020


  • Be currently enrolled in high school and graduating in the spring of 2021)
  • Must have a minimum unweighted 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale or 7.5 on a 10.0 scale
  • Must enroll at an accredited higher education institution in 2020-2021
  • Be of Hispanic heritage (includes Spain, Brazil, Philippines)
  • If selected, attendance to regional awards ceremony is mandatory and travel is at the recipient’s expense
  • Be a U.S. permanent resident, U.S. citizen, or qualify under the DACA
  • Youth Awards Application


DeWalt Trades Scholarship      December 14, 2020


  • Be high school seniors or graduates, or current postsecondary undergraduate students.
  • Plan to enroll or are enrolled in full-time undergraduate study at an accredited two-year college or vocational-technical school for the entire upcoming academic year
  • Majoring in a degree/certificate which aligns with the Maker goals ( trade construction,
    motor/power sector, mechanics, or technology degree/certificate)  $10,000 award!
  •  Application Link


Wellroot Family Services Scholarship.   December 14, 2020 (3:00pm CT)

The Wellroot Family Services Scholarship Program recognizes students for their community service, academic performance, and demonstrated leadership and participation in school. Awards ranging from $1,000 to $4,000 will be granted for the 2021-2022 academic year.  Application Link


Pet Lover Scholarship.     December 15, 2020

Are you a pet lover? Do you strive to help your pets live their best lives while also doing what you can to positively impact the world? We want to meet you! Application is simple - we want to see a photo of your pet and hear more about them. Pettable Scholarship


Equitable Excellence Scholarship.  Deadline December 15, 2021

All applications received, up to a maximum of 10,000 or by the deadline date, whichever occurs first, will be considered.  Application Link 

  • Students who have achieved an extraordinary community service accomplishment through hard work and effort will be identified.
  • Recipients will be selected with primary consideration given to the student’s demonstrated outstanding accomplishment as described in their essays and online recommendation.
  • Academic record, leadership, participation in school and community activities, and work experience will also be considered as a demonstration of student’s full ability to succeed in the future.
  • Financial need is not considered.
  • Applicants must be United States citizens or legal residents


Burger King Scholars    Deadline December 15th 

The requirements to become a BURGER KING℠ Scholar are simple. You must apply within the application period, and fit the prerequisites below:

  • Have a strong academic record with a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 2.5,
  • Be passionate about serving the community, and
  • Be a high school senior, BURGER KING® employee, spouse/domestic partner or child of an employee.

If you want to go a step further, the McLamore Family Foundation created the James W. McLamore WHOPPER® Scholarship Award, granting a $50,000 scholarship to three students each year since 2011. The four-year scholarship is intended to help the top students that apply achieve their educational and professional goals, along with serving as a tribute to Jim himself. Here are the details.  Burger king Scholars Link


The Gen & Kelly Tanabe Scholarship     Deadline December 31, 2020

The Gen and Kelly Tanabe Scholarship is a merit-based program that helps students fulfill their dreams of a higher education.  Application Link 


Cirkled In "No Sweat" Scholarship        Deadline December 31, 2020

No Income or GPA requirements and no long essay. $2500 - Apply by creating an Cirkled In account and create a portfolio. Application Link 


MoolahSPOT $1,000 Scholarship       Deadline December 31, 2020

Who is Eligible: Any student at least 16 years or older who plans to attend, or is currently attending, college or graduate school. Students may be of any nationality and reside in any country. Students may study any major or plan to enter any career field at any accredited college or graduate school. Although applicants can be from any country, all applications must be completed in English.  MoolahSPOT Scholarship 


OppU Achievers Scholarship   Deadline December 31, 2020, March 31st, and June 30th 2021

To apply for the OppU Achievers Scholarship, submit a short essay responding to the prompted question below. For an idea of what our review committee is looking for, take a look at these scholarship essay examples from past recipients.  OppU Achievers Scholarship

To be eligible for the OppU Achievers Scholarship, a student must:

  • Be enrolled full time in high school or at least part time in college, graduate, professional, or trade school.
  • Possess a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0/4.0.


The Huggable Supermom Scholarship   Deadline December 31, 2020 & June 30, 2021 

- Must be a graduating high school senior in your final semester who has been accepted to university or must be currently enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate degree program at a 4-year, 2-year, vocational, or technical institution in the United States.

- Must be a US citizen or permanent legal resident.

- Must be a single mother, child of a single mother, or closely impacted by a single mother.

- All fields of study and GPAs will be considered.    Huggable Scholarship


Hamilton Prize for Creativity - Wesleyan University         Deadline January 1, 2020

*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: Hamilton Prize for Creativity


GE-Reagan Foundation Scholarship Program          Deadline: January 5, 2021

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.    GE-Reagan Foundation Scholarship


Diller Tikkun Olam Award    Nominations Deadline: December 18th      Deadline January 8, 2021

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. Diller Tikkun Olam Award


Foot Locker Scholar Athletes   Deadline January 8, 2021 15:00 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.  Foot Locker Scholar Athlete


Ron Brown Scholars Program  Deadline January 9, 2021 (postmarked by)     

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


2021 Chevron Corp. Black History Scholarship    Deadline for submission: January 11, 2021

Criteria and eligibility:  Application Document 

  1. Scholarships will be awarded to high school seniors who demonstrated academic achievement with a 2.5 or higher GPA, performed community service and demonstrated leadership skills. 
  2. Each student must complete the below application packet and submit a 500-750 word typed essay along with an up-to-date transcript.
  3. Students must attend a public school in Alameda, Contra Costa counties (excluding Richmond, El Cerrito, Hercules, Pinole, San Pablo as they are serviced by the Richmond Refinery BHAC)
  4. Open to public schools only (Non private and/or parochial students)


P.E.O California Scholarships for Women Residents      Deadline for submission: January 10, 2021

All P.E.O. California scholarships have specific eligibility requirements and restrictions. Application forms are available online beginning September 1, 2020 through January 10, 2021. Completed packets must be postmarked no later than January 15, 2021.  Ms. Gwen has a family connection to this scholarship.  Please let her know if you apply.   P.E.O CA State Application 


Rezvan Foundation Scholarship      Application Deadline: January 15, 2021

Applicants must: 

  • Is a California resident
  • Is currently enrolled in an accredited high school
  • Has a GPA of 3.5 or higher
  • Has submitted application(s) to one or more four-year university/ies
  • Has no disciplinary record (academic or criminal)
  • Is an adopted minor, a minor in foster care, or has one or more parent who has passed away
  • Has a determinable desire to ‘pay it forward’ and be of service to others     

Rezvan Foundation Scholarship


APIASF - Asian & Pacific Islander American Scholarship Fund         Deadline January 14, 2021

General Scholarship Minimum Eligibility Criteria:                                 CAPIASF Application

  • 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 2020. 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.


JFK Profile of Courage Essay Contest                                           Deadline for submission: January 15, 2021

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


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.


Live Más Scholarship    Deadline January 20, 2021

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. Awards will range up to $25,000.  Live Mas Schalarship


Chia Family Foundation Scholarship Program  Application Deadline: January 20, 2021

The Chia Family Foundation’s goal is to support Chinese-Americans in their pursuit of higher education. To do so, they have established the Chia Family Foundation Scholarship, providing awards from $5,000 to $15,000 per year.

To apply, students must be Chinese-American by direct lineal descent (based on self-identification and indication of family origins in China; if unknown, applicants will be asked to provide a reason). Applicants must also be U.S. high school graduates who have completed a minimum of one full year of college education by June 2021, and must be planning to enroll full-time in 2021-22 at a private, nonprofit four-year college ranked in U.S. News’s Top Twenty-Five National Liberal Arts Colleges. (Click here for a list of eligible schools.) Application Link


Point Foundation Scholarship    Application Deadline: January 27, 2021

Point Foundation (Point) is the nation’s largest higher education scholarship-granting organization for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) students.  Point Foundation Scholarship

  • A proven track record of leadership and community involvement
  • Strong academic achievement
  • Working for the betterment of the LGBTQ community
  • Financial need


Equitable Excellence Scholarship Program.         Deadline January 28, 2021

Equitable Foundation has established the Equitable Excellence Scholarship Program to assist high school seniors who are planning to continue their education at a two- or four-year college in the United States by Fall 2021. Recipients will be selected with primary consideration given to the student’s demonstrated outstanding accomplishment as described in their essays and online recommendation. Financial need is not considered.  Application Link 


The California Teachers Association Scholarships  Deadline January 29, 2021

CTA Scholarships

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.


Union Plus Scholarship          Application Deadline: January 31, 2021

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. Union Plus Scholarship


InspirASIAN (formerly APCA) Scholarship Program  Deadline January 31, 2021 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. InspireASIAN Scholarships


eQuality  Scholarship Collaborative  Application opens in November Deadline January 31, 2021

Is proud to announce their 28th annual scholarship program. For 2021 they expect to award 10-15 $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, eQuality Scholarship Collaborative


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, California State PTA


Jackie Robinson Foundation Scholarship   Deadline February 1, 2021

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.  Jackie Robinson Foundation Scholarship


Hispanic Community Affairs Council Scholarship    Deadline February 1, 2021

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.
  • Hispanic Community Affairs Council Scholarship


HACER - National Scholarship  Deadline February 3, 2021

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
  • HACER - National Scholarship Application


Delta Sigma Theta Sorority-Berkeley Bay Area Alumnae Chapter Scholarship   Deadline: February 5, 2021

A scholarship for African American high school seniors in Alameda County. Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Application

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 2021
  • Community service


Van Sickle Scholarship  Deadline February 6, 2021

$5,000 college scholarship for seniors with excellent scholastic, leadership and personal qualities.  Need based.   This application is Old School - you have to print it out and mail it in.    View scholarship online


PG&E Employee Resource Group  Deadline February 10, 2021 midnight Pacific!

As PG&E employees actively engage in the communities in which they work and live, many do so through our var
ious 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, PG&E Employee Resource Group


Bay Area All Star Scholarship Team     Deadline February 7, 2020

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        Bay Area All Star Application 


CIF Scholar-Athlete of the Year     Deadline February 10, 2020

Students must: 1. Possess no less than an unweighted cumulative (grades 9-12) grade point average of 3.50; 2. Have demonstrated athletic ability in at least two years of varsity play within California (must be participating in athletics as a senior); and 3. Most of all, have portrayed themselves as athletes of character displaying the Six Pillars of Character: trustworthiness, respect, responsibility, fairness, caring, and citizenship CIF  Scholar-Athlete of the Year


Youth on the Course    February 15, 2021 11:00 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. Youth on the Course


Christermon Foundation Scholarship               Deadline February 15, 2021

Scholarship for seniors whose parents and grandparents affiliated with the CA licensed beverage industry. e.g work for a restaurant or grocery store that has a valid liquor license.  Christermon Foundation Scholarship


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

Deadline February 15, 2021 

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.  Alzheimer's Foundation


Military Commanders' Scholarship Fund        Deadline February 17, 2021

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. 

  • Military Commanders' Scholarship Fund


Amazon Future Engineer Scholarship Program $10,000.     Deadline February 18, 2021

Applicants to the Amazon Future Engineer Scholarship Program must be:

  • Be U.S. citizens or permanent residents.
  • Be high school seniors who are currently enrolled in or who have completed a high school or college dual degree course where computer science is the subject. Example courses include:
    • International Baccalaureate Computer Science Course
    • Advanced Placement (AP) Computer Science A or Advanced Placement (AP) Computer Science Principles
    • Computer science through a college dual enrollment program
    • Other High School course where only Computer Science is taught
  • Be planning to attain a bachelor’s degree in computer science, software engineering, computer engineering or other computer science related field of study from an accredited 4-year college or from a 2-year college with the intent to transfer to a 4-year college.
  • Have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale (or its equivalent).  Application Link


Vegetarian Resource Group Scholarship    Deadline February 20, 2021

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


Goya Culinary Arts Scholarship Program.     Deadline February 26, 2021 3:00pm CT

Goya Foods has established a scholarship program to assist incoming college freshmen majoring in Culinary Arts or Food Sciences (Nutrition). Renewable scholarships are offered each year for full-time study at an accredited two- or four-year college or university of the student’s choice. Application Link


Let Grow: Think for Yourself College Scholarship Essay     Deadline February 26, 2021

Celebrate your independent thinking with a powerful personal essay. You could win up to $5000 in scholarships. The scholarship can be used for any post secondary institution of high education (2yr, 4yr, trade school).  Application Link


Asian Pacific Fund Scholarship Programs - 10 different scholarships     1st Deadline February 26, 2021

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 Asian Pacific Fund Scholarship Program


Penguin Random House Creative Writing Awards     Deadline March 2, 2021


  • Be current high school seniors at a public high school in the United States
  • Be 21 years of age and under
  • Plan to enroll in an accredited two-year or four-year college, university, or approved vocational-technical school Fall 2021
  • Submit one original literary composition in English in one of the following genres of poetry, spoken word, fiction/drama or personal essay/memoir.
    • All submissions must be typed, double-spaced with a minimum 12 point font size and no longer than 10 pages.
    • All literary pages with multiple pages must be numbered with a page number and total number of pages (Ex. 1/3, 2/3, 3/3).
    • A four-page minimum is recommended for the fiction/drama genre.
    • Spoken word entries must upload a typed entry along with an emailed audio format file.
    • Only one entry per student may be submitted and considered.

Only the first 1000 applications will be accepted.  Application Link


Asian Pacific Fund - Growing up Asian in America   Deadline March 6, 2021 by 5pm

Three winners will receive one $1,000 scholarship for student art, essay and video contest about the 2020 theme. This year, the APF theme is "Why I Count".  For more information or to apply, Growing Up Asian


Northern California Cherry Blossom Festival      Deadline March 7, 2020

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.   Northern California Cherry Blossom Festival

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


COE Celebration of Excellence Scholarship    Deadline March 9, 2021

The COE Application can be accessed electronically, at: Oakland Bay Area Links, Celebration of Excellence

The eligibility requirements are: 

● Encouraging students who self-identify as Black or African American to apply 

● High school senior, graduating in May/June 2021 

● Must attend virtual event on Sunday, April 18, 2021 (Photos will be taken at 2:45, and event begins at 3:00)

● A Cumulative Weighted GPA of 3.4 or higher 

● Show an active participation in school and/or community activities 

● Show demonstrated leadership skills 

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

Celebration of Excellence Scholarship


Lockheed Martin  STEM Scholarship    Deadline March 12, 2020

Applicants must:

  • Be U.S. citizens
  • Be high school seniors with a minimum GPA of 2.5, or college freshmen or sophomores with a minimum GPA of 2.5
  • 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
  • This $10,000 scholarship is renewable!!

Deadline to apply is March 12, 2021  For more information and to apply, visit Lockheed Martin Scholarships


Louie Family Foundation Scholarship   Deadline March 15, 2021

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, Louie Family Foundation Scholarship


CA-HI Elks: Undergrad Scholarship Program for Students with Disabilities        

Submission Deadline March 15, 2021

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.  CA-HI Elks


State Council Cabrillo Civic Clubs of CA, Inc.    Deadline March 15, 2021

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

State Council Cabrillo Civic Clubs of CA, Inc


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

Deadline March 15, 2020 (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. 


Toyota/Steve Young Scholar-Athlete Scholarship     Deadline March 15, 2020

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. Toyota/Steve Young Scholar-Athlete Scholarship


Beyond the Boroughs     Deadline March 15, 2021

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. Beyond the Boroughs

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


Asian Commercial Professionals (ACP)   Deadline, March 20, 2021 5pm

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. Asian Commercial Professional (ACP


Karen Ha Scholarship    Deadline March 24, 2021 

Korean American Community Foundation of San Francisco has launched the Karen Ha Scholarship Program, a need based scholarship program to support college education for Korean American students.  Karen Ha Scholarship


Soledad Fernandez Scholarship   Deadline March 25, 2020

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


FEEA Scholarship    Deadline March 25, 2021

Children, step-children, and legal dependents of full- or part-time permanent federal civilian or postal workers employed with the federal government for more than three years, as well as the employees themselves and their spouses. FEEA Scholarship


Robert L. Lippert Foundation    Deadline March 25, 2020

Applications are due in AHS College & Career Center on March 25th. 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.  Robert L. Lippert Foundation Scholarship


Soprema Scholarship Program    Deadline: March 30, 2021

SOPREMA has established a scholarship program to assist students pursuing a degree in architecture, engineering, construction management or a similar field at an accredited four-year college or university.  Scholarship recipients are selected on the basis of academic record, demonstrated leadership and participation in school and community activities, work experience, essay, and an online recommendation. Financial need is not considered.  Application Link


Safe Credit Union Scholarship      Deadline March 31, 2021

The annual program, now in its 20th year, awards 10 outstanding college-bound seniors a $1,000 scholarship, for a total investment of $10,000. With SAFE’s commitment to student achievement in mind, the Scholarship Committee will select awardees based on their exceptional grade point average, financial need, community involvement, work experience, letters of recommendation, and a personal statement. Eligible applicants must live or attend school in the counties SAFE serves: Alameda is one of them.  Safe Credit Union Scholarship 


Recent Immigrant Scholarship from Bold.Org      Deadline: March 31, 2020

This scholarship is open to any high school student who immigrated to the United States on or after January 1, 2010 and plans to live & work here.    Recent Immigrant Scholarship

ESSAY TOPIC - Please write an essay that addresses all of the following points:

  • Describe your background and how you ended up in the U.S.
  • Why are you optimistic about living and working in the U.S.?
  • How does the U.S. compare to your home country? Feel free to discuss what you like about both places.

ESSAY LENGTH  500–1000 words


Scholarship Navy Wives Clubs of America  Deadline March 31, 2021

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 Scholarship Navy Wives Clubs of America.


Hearthstone Housing Foundation Scholarship Deadline: March 31, 2021

Many students struggle to obtain a college degree due to the rising costs of education. To address this need, the Hearthstone Scholarship Fund was established in 2009. Scholarship awards range from $500 to $5,000 and are available to students who reside in a Hearthstone property or in the surrounding community (I checked and we qualify as a surrounding community). What they look for? Be from a low income household.  Hearthstone Housing Scholarship


Blacks at Microsoft Scholarship Deadline: March 31, 2021

To be considered for a BAM Scholarship, you must:  Application Link 

  • Be a high-school senior of African descent (African American or African).
  • Plan to attend a four-year college or university in the fall of the year following high-school graduation.
  • Plan to pursue a bachelor's degree in engineering, computer science, computer information systems, or select business programs (such as finance, business administration, or marketing).
  • Demonstrate a passion for technology.
  • Demonstrate leadership at school or in the community.
  • Have a cumulative GPA of 3.3 or higher.
  • Require financial assistance to attend college


Foundation 649                   Deadline April 1, 2021

2021 Asian American Scholarship: The Foundation 649 Scholarship is a one-time grant of $2,000 that can be applied to college tuition. The aim of our scholarship is to promote and share Asian American culture and stories from students across the country.  Requirements and Application Link 


"Hunter Garner Scholarship" Project Yellow Light Contest     Deadline April 1, 2021

People know distracted driving is dangerous, but they do it anyway. As an applicant you have one clear mission: create a PSA to encourage your friends to avoid distracted driving, specifically using your phone while driving. Whether it’s sending a text, commenting on a photo, or messaging your friends in your favorite app, it’s never ok to message while driving. Together, we can spread the word and help keep our roads safer.

The "Project Yellow Light/Hunter Garner Scholarship" ("Contest") consists of three competitions:

1) one for Video,

2) one for Billboard Design (March 1st Deadline)

3) one for Radio

Eligibility: high school juniors and seniors (or the equivalent thereof) between the ages of 14 and 20 at the time of entry ("HS Contest"). Project Yellow Light Link 


DOP Scholarship   Deadline April 1, 2021

The Daughters of Penelope, Echo Chapter #4, is now accepting applications for their DOP Scholarship for 2021.  Two (2) recipients will be chosen to receive a $1,000 scholarship each. DOP Scholarship


  • 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.   

Davis-Putter Scholarship Fund               Deadline April 1, 2020

The Davis-Putter Scholarship Fund aids people active in movements for social and economic justice. These need-based scholarships are awarded to students who are able to do academic work at the college or university level or are enrolled in a trade or technical program and who are active in the progressive movement.   Davis-Putter Scholarship Fund


Wa Sung Community Service Club- 2021 Merit Scholarship    Deadline April 5, 2021

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 2021.  Award recipients MUST attend the Wa Sung Merit Awards ceremony. Wa Sung Community Service Club


National Center for Learning Disabilities - two scholarships       Deadline April 5, 2021

The Anne Ford Scholarship is a $10,000 scholarship ($2,500/year over four years) granted to a graduating high school senior who will be enrolled in a full-time bachelor’s degree program in the fall. Students must have a documented learning disability (LD) and/or ADHD.   Application Link

The Allegra Ford Thomas Scholarship is a $5,000 scholarship awarded over two years ($2,500 each year) to a graduating high school senior who will enroll in a two-year community college, a vocational or technical training program, or a specialized program for students with LD and/or ADHD in the fall. Students must have a documented learning disability (LD) and/or ADHD.  Application Link


Chinese Acacia Club Scholarship   Deadline April 10, 2020 (must be Postmarked by)

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

Chinese Acacia Club Scholarship


  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


CAA Youth Scholarship Program  Deadline: April 12, 2021 

Your Parent must be a full-time active member of the police or sheriff's department or fire department.   

CAA Youth Scholarship Program


Italian Catholic Federation     Deadline March 15, 2021 EXTENDED the Deadline April 15th

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, Italian Catholic Federation


Federal Service Employee Scholarship Program        Deadline: April 15, 2021 

First Command Educational Foundation awards scholarships each year to persons seeking associate, undergraduate, and graduate degrees, attending a trade school, or seeking professional certifications.  Federal Service Employee Scholarship


Ivy & Pearls Foundation Scholarship                  Deadline April 15, 2021 (postmarked or uploaded)

In 2021, scholarship awards of $1,000-$2,000 will be granted to graduating high school seniors attending a two-year, four-year, or vocational college.  Scholarship Link 

Applicant Eligibility

  • Applicants must be of African or African-American descent
  • Applicants must reside in San Mateo County, Santa Clara County, Alameda County, or Contra Costa County
  • Applicants may be female, male, or non-binary
  • Applicants must have a minimum G.P.A. of 2.75 on a 4.0 scale
  • Applicants must be a high school senior, graduating in Spring 2021
  • Applicant must be accepted to a two-year, four-year, or vocational college and show proof of enrollment before scholarship funds will be dispersed

    All completed application packages should be mailed to:

Ivy & Pearls Foundation, P.O. Box 50054, Palo Alto, CA 94303 or submitted via email to by April 15, 2021.


Kappa Community Project Scholarship  Deadline April 15, 2021

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.  Kappa Alpha Psi Scholarship

Eligibility 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


2021 We the Students Essay Contest      Deadline: April 15, 2021

Essay PromptWhat is the relationship between Equality and Justice?

Answering this question requires considering each of these principles and analyzing the relationship between them. To truly explore this question in an essay that is between 500 -800 words, you’ll need to go beyond "dictionary definitions." Must be in grades 8-12 and between the ages of 14-19.  Application Link 


BHW Scholarship        Deadline April 15, 2021

Women who are pursuing an undergraduate or master's degree and are majoring in science, technology, engineering, or mathematics during the 2020 school year.  BHW Scholarship 


CSEA Scholarship   Deadline April 16, 2021  

$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.   CSEA Scholarship


USTA - Nor Cal: Champions of Character Scholarships     Deadline April 17, 2020

USTA Northern California Diversity and Inclusion Committee offers four annual scholarships to support the Level One strategic priority of Diversity with a Multicultural focus.  Our four annual scholarships to support and encourage multicultural participation among high school students entering college. Champions of Character Scholarship


SWE Society of Women Engineers Golden Gate Chapter       Deadline April 23, 2021


  • Female
  • Living or attending school in the boundaries of the Golden Gate Section (includes San Francisco, Marin, Napa, Sonoma, San Mateo counties and parts of Contra Costa and Alameda counties). See document below for eligible zip codes.
  • Graduating senior going on to pursue degree at four-year college or university in engineering or computer science. We do not accept applications for seniors pursuing mathematics or science degrees.
  • SWE Golden Gate Chapter application


Bonta CA Progress Foundation Scholarship   Deadline for 2021 is coming

Eligibility Requirements:
• High school senior, entering first-year college student, or current first-year college student
• California resident (residents of the 18th Assembly District — Oakland, Alameda, and San Leandro — will be given preference)

Several Application Components:
• 2021-2022 Student Aid Report (SAR)
• One-page resume
• Official transcript
• 500-word essay responding to the following theme: ANNOUNCED WHEN SCHOLARSHIP GOES LIVE (Section 5 of this form)
• Two letters of recommendation that speak to the applicant’s character, integrity, and/or uniqueness (these may be from teachers, counselors, supervisors, coaches, and/or mentors) (Send by email to


Scholarships for Alameda High Students Only: 1-11 

All AHS Scholarship applications need to be EMAILED TO  

-Only include items that are requested.  If a letter is NOT required, do NOT include one.  It will not be considered. 

1 ) Alice B. Hansen Scholarship   Deadline April 23, 2021

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. Alice B. Hansen


2) Margaret McElhinnie Rotanzi Scholarship    Deadline April 23, 2021

One $4000 scholarship will be awarded to a graduating senior of Alameda High School who has a minimum GPA of 2.8, Lives in the city of Alameda and is pursing higher education in an accredited 4-year institution. 

Margaret McElhinnie Rotanzi


3) Beatrice B. Barrett Scholarship   April 23, 2021

$1000 awarded to senior  who is accepted/enrolled in a 2 or 4 year college and has an intent to pursue any science discipline.  Beatrice B. Barrett Scholarship


4) Cox Hollywood Scholarship   Deadline April 23, 2021

$500 awarded to senior headed towards 4 year or 2 year college who is well-rounded, deserving Science student who would benefit from this scholarship, cannot receive more than (2) scholarships in one school year.  Cox Hollywood Scholarship


5) Marlene and Steve Kofman  Scholarship     Deadline April 23, 2021

$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-based.  Marlene and Steve Kofman


6) Paul Hardy Parker Scholarship      Deadline April 23, 2021

$5000 awarded to senior pursuing a career in education.   Paul Hardy Parker Scholarship


7) Sally Gallagher Scholarship      Deadline April 23, 2021

$1000 awarded to senior pursuing a career in education.   Sally Gallagher Scholarship


8) Steven Sizer Scholarship   Deadline April 23, 2021

The purpose of the Steve Sizer Scholarship is to recognize the most deserving science student with $1000 scholarship.   Steven Sizer Scholarship


9) Miss Nicole Jones Memorial Scholarship   Deadline April 23, 2021

The Miss Nicole Jones Memorial Scholarship was set up to honor Nicole Jones who was a beloved teacher in the district.  The $1000 award is for a senior pursuing a career in education. Miss Nicole Jones Memorial Scholarship


10) Florinda Bartalini Scholarship   Deadline April 23, 2021

The $1000 award is for a senior pursuing a career in Public Health or Health Science such as Nursing.  This scholarship rotates amongst the AUSD high schools. 2021 is AHS's turn.  Florinda Bartalini Scholarship


Kiwanis Club of Alameda     Deadline April 30, 2021

Candidates for any Kiwanis Foundation scholarships must meet the following qualifications:

1. Will graduate in 2021 from a high school in the City of Alameda.

2. Has a financial need, evidenced by a Student Aid Report issued by either:

a. The US Department of Education (the candidate must have filed a Free Application for Federal Student Aid) or; b. The California Student Aid Commission (the candidate must have filed a California Dream Act Application).

3. Has been accepted to a vocational or trade school, or a college or university (collectively “institution”) accredited by an agency recognized by the US Department of Education Office of Postsecondary Education.

4. Demonstrates scholastic or other ability.

5. Demonstrates character, integrity and leadership through participation in school and/or extracurricular activities.

Forms and information are posted at  For questions, email us at 

Applications and documents must be completed and submitted no later than April 30, 2021 (postmark date).   Mail to:  Alameda Kiwanis Foundation  PO Box 1217  Alameda CA 94501


Young Filipino Professionals Association  Deadline April 30, 2021

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,  Young Filipino Professional Association.


USPAACC Scholarship   Deadline April 30, 2021 (11:59 pm EDT)

  • 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 2020 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
  • USPAACC Scholarship


Tzu Chi Scholarship    Deadline April 30, 2021

Tzu Chi Scholarship Eligibility

  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 2021-22. 


Robert T. Nahas Scholarship   Deadline April 30, 2021

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.  Robert T. Nahas Scholarship


George P. Scotlan Scholarship    Deadline April 30, 2021

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.  George P. Scotlan Scholarship


Morgan Family Scholarship   Deadline April 30, 2021                                          

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.  Morgan Family Scholarship


Ann and Jon Reynolds Scholarship    Deadline April 30, 2021

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. Ann and Jon Reynolds Scholarship


Disability Advocate Scholarship      Deadline April 30, 2021

This scholarship will grant one student a $1,000 scholarship to be used on tuition or other education-related expenses. Eligibility: Students who have been accepted or currently attend a 2 or 4-year college or university in California & have GPA of at least 3.0.  Application Link 


Bio Rad Scholarship            Deadline May 1, 2021

Three levels of scholarships are awarded:

  1. - Bio-Rad Scholarship: $2,000 20 Bio-Rad Scholarships are awarded each year.
  2. - Ron Mardigian Scholarship: $3,000 One Ron Mardigian Scholarship is awarded each year.
  3. - David and Alice Schwartz Scholarship: $3,000 One David and Alice Schwartz Scholarship is awarded each year. 
  4. For more and to apply Bio Rad Scholarship


Brower Youth Award   Deadline May 1, 2020

Earth Island Institute established The Brower Youth Award for Environmental Leadership in 2000 to honor renowned environmental advocate David Brower. Youth environmental change leaders ages 13 to 22 (as of May 1, 2019) living in North America (including Mexico, Canada, some Caribbean Islands) and US “Territories” are encouraged to applyBrower Youth Award 


Alpha Nu Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority                Deadline  May 1, 2021

Alpha Nu Omega Chapter awards scholarships to African American high school and college students from Alameda and Contra Costa County. Each scholarship description provides specific information regarding the
donor, the amount of the scholarship, and specific criteria for eligibility. You may apply to multiple
scholarships from Alpha Nu Omega, however, eligible students will only be awarded one scholarship.  Alpha Nu Omega 2021 Scholarship 


Sigma Iota Chapter of Omega Psi Phi             Deadline  May 1, 2021

The Sigma Iota chapter of the Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. offer financial support to African American high school seniors who plan on continue their education at a four-year university or college.    

Sigma lota Chapter of Omega Psi Phi


The Agnes Jones Jackson Scholarship      Scholarship opens in March - Deadline May 2020

The Agnes Jones Jackson Scholarship was established in the memory of the late Agnes Jones Jackson who was a long time NAACP member from the San Francisco branch.   The Agnes Jones Jackson Scholarship

ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA - To be eligible for the scholarship applicants must:

  1. Must be a current member of the NAACP.

  2. Be a US citizen.

  3. Must not have reached the age of 25 by the application deadline.

  4. Must be currently enrolled or accepted to an accredited college or university in the United States.

  5. Must demonstrate financial need based on the federal poverty guidelines.

  6. High School Seniors - Must possess a grade point average of 2.5 (C+) on a 4.0 system.


The Huberus W. V. Willems Scholarship for Male Students    Scholarship opens in March - Deadline May 2020

The Hubertus W.V. Willems Scholarship for Male Students is awarded annually to a male, US citizen who attends an accredited institution in the United States and is majoring in one of the following fields: Engineering, Chemistry, Physics or Mathematical Sciences.   The Hubertus W.V. Willems Scholarship

ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA - To be eligible for the scholarship applicants must:

  1. Be a male majoring in one of the following fields: Engineering, Chemistry, Physics or Mathematical Sciences.

  2. Be a US citizen.

  3. Be currently enrolled or accepted to an accredited college (excluding proprietary schools) in the United States.

  4. NAACP membership and participation is highly desirable.

  5. Must demonstrate financial need based on the federal poverty guidelines.

  6. Must possess a grade point average of 2.5 (C+) on a 4.0 system.


Alameda Chinese Club    Deadline May 1, 2021

Eligible students of Asian heritage  who are graduating from a public high school in Alameda are invited to apply. One parent of the student must be of Asian descent. Your completed application will need to be mailed by May 1st Alameda Chinese Club


Bay East Foundation Scholarship  Deadline May 14, 2021

This award is $1,000 and for this award your primary residence in East Bay, attend an accredited 2yr or 4yr university and have a 3.5 or higher. For additional information or to download an application Bay East Association of Realtors


AEA Alameda Education Association Scholarship    Deadline May 5, 2021

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
  4. Please turn in your applications to Mr. Holmes's room (rm. 233) on the 5th. 


Alpha Gamma Boulé Foundation Scholarship                Deadline May 12, 2021

Developed in partnership with UNCF, the Alpha Gamma Boulé Foundation Scholarship program was created to award merit-based scholarships to African American males that are rising college undergraduates (freshmen, sophomores, juniors, seniors) who are residents of Alameda County in California. Minimum GPA 3.0.   Alpha Gamma Boulé Foundation Scholarship 


East Bay Coast Guard Spouses Club Scholarship    Deadline May 14, 2021

Eligibility: the applicant must be a military dependent.  For more details please read the link that explains eligibility & requirements. To be eligible the applicant must be a military dependent and a graduating high school senior. East Bay Coast Guard Spouses Club Scholarship  for the application.


Kids Chance California     Deadline May 15, 2021

We provide educational scholarships to the children of California workers who have been seriously or fatally injured in work-related accidents. Kids Chance Scholarship


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.   MLK Jr. Scholarship


Chinese American Citizens Alliance Oakland Lodge                     Deadline May 17, 2019

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.   Chinese American Citizens  Alliance Application


AEG Oakland Community Scholarship  Deadline May 17, 2021

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.

AEG Oakland Community Scholarship


The Fudge Scholarship                  Deadline May 21, 2021

Our annual scholarship was created to aid students from any background with financial support. The central theme for this years scholarship. In 2021 the need for careful student financial planning is more important than ever before. As we live and study during a global pandemic we face new challenges and uncharted territory. The Fudge Scholarship


Rotary Club of Alameda Scholarship   Deadline May 21, 2021

The Rotary Club of Alameda Scholarship Committee will select the 2021 scholarship winners based on the following criteria:

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

FYI: Requires a letter of Rec from Mr. Ithurburn. Because of the school closure, Rotary has opened up the letter of recommendation requirement: It can be from Mr. Ithurburn, any Administrator, teacher or counselor.  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 no later than Friday, May 21st. Incomplete or late applications will not be considered. Rotary Club of Alameda Scholarship 2021 & Student Letter explaining the Rotary guidelines


Japanese Chamber of Commerce of NorCA      Deadline Received by May 22, 2020

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.  Japanese Chamber of Commerce of NorAC Application


PB&J Scholarship       Deadline May 31, 2021

Who is the scholarship for?  We are looking for students who have experienced challenges in their life and who have the drive to succeed.  Open to all college bound seniors - attending 2yr or 4yr college in fall 2020.          PB&J Scholarship 


P.E.O JA Memorial Scholarship  Deadline May 31, 2021

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 one $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 2021. P.E.O JA Memorial Scholarship


Kaiser Permanente African American Professional Association Scholarship   Deadline May 31, 2019 

I could not find 2020 update but check this Link that provides detailed information about the scholarship. Have questions? Contact Aisha Williams or Alisha Blinks Applications are being accepted online at The funds will be made payable to the college, university, trade, or technical school the winners will attend in the fall.


The Vipin Agrawal Memorial Scholarship Fund   Deadline May 31, 2021

Provides two computer science scholarships each year to students from low-income and immigrant backgrounds. In order to create diversity in the industry and spark new innovations, it is important to platform diverse undergraduate students.  Scholarship Link

VAMF awards scholarships to high school seniors who have the following qualifications:

  • Attending a California State University, either CSU and UC school systems, AND went to a California high school
  • Pursuing an undergraduate degree in computer science or related fields
  • Parents immigrated to the United States
  • Annual household income of less than $75,000
  • Holds a GPA of 3.0 or higher


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


Oscar Grant Foundation Scholarship   Deadline June 1, 2021 

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 Oscar Grant Foundation Scholarship


Elevate Mental Health Awareness Scholarship   Deadline June 1, 2021

To be eligible for this scholarship, you must meet the requirements below. Please read the requirements carefully to ensure you meet eligibility before applying.  Application Link

  • Must be a current high school or college student.
  • Must have personally experienced challenges with mental health or have had people close to them who have experienced mental health challenges.
  • Must be a U.S. Citizen or permanent legal resident
  • All GPAs will be considered.
  • All majors are encouraged to apply.


Margaret L. McQuinn Scholarship   Deadline June 15, 2021

Miss McQuinn was an educator in the City of Alameda.  She taught at Mastick, Longfellow and Chipman schools.  This scholarship will primarily benefit Alameda students.  There will be five scholarships for $5,000 to students entering a 4 yr college, and two scholarships for $1,500 awarded to students attending a 2 yr AA or CTE program.  Awards will be granted based on  - academic achievement, SAT/ACT, leadership, community service and financial need.  Margaret L. McQuinn Scholarship Application 


2021 Earnest Scholarship                  Deadline June 30, 2021

No essays. No entry fees. Enter for a chance to win one of 50 Earnest Scholarships and you could get $5,000 for books, tuition, and more. Earnest Scholarship


Alameda Chamber of Commerce Scholarship    Deadline June 30, 2021

Eligibility:   Scholarship Link 

  1. Applicant must be a graduating high school senior planning to further his or her educational or career goals by attending a two- or four-year college or technical, vocational, or apprenticeship program.
  2. Applicant must demonstrate academic persistence and dedicated service to his or her local community.
  3. Applicant must attend high school in Alameda.
  4. The deadline for the 2021-22 scholarship is June 30, 2021, 11:59 pm PT. Applications received after that will not be considered.
  5. No officer, director, manager, or trustee of the Foundation or Chamber, nor any substantial contributor, along with each of their family members, are eligible for the scholarship grants.
  6. Be a U.S. Citizen or legal permanent resident with a valid permanent resident card or passport stamped I-551.


My Organic Company Scholarship       Deadline June 30, 2021

A high school senior scholarship - If you are currently attending high school or recently graduated within the past year, you can be considered for this scholarship. College acceptance and enrollment will be verified before awarding scholarship.  My Organic Company Scholarship 

- Must be a US citizen or permanent legal resident.

- Must be a single parent or child of a single parent.

- All fields of study and GPAs will be considered.


WiseGeek LGBTQ+ Awareness Scholarship $500      Deadline July 1, 2021

Eligibility Requirements:  Students who identify as part of the LGBTQ+ community & U.S. Citizen or permanent legal resident.  Application Link 


PG&E Better Together Scholarship.    Deadline July 2, 2021

  • Be a high school senior or graduate; an individual that has earned their GED; a current college undergraduate; or a non-traditional student.
  • Reside in Pacific Gas and Electric Company’s (“PG&E”) service territory, or be a dependent of a resident in PG&E’s service territory. See attached list of counties identified by PG&E.
  • Plan to enroll in full‑time undergraduate study at an accredited four (4) year college or university in California for the entire 2020-2021 academic year. The applicant must be pursuing their first undergraduate degree.
  • Must be pursuing a degree in one of the following STEM disciplines:
    • Engineering (e.g. electrical, mechanical, industrial, environmental, power and/or energy)
    • Computer Science/Information Systems
    • Cyber Security
    • Environmental Sciences
    • Application Link. Application opens in June 2021


2021 Afghan American Scholarship Program   Deadline July 7, 2021

The Afghan-American Community Organization (AACO) Scholarship was initiated and funded by generous members of the Afghan-American community, Somaya and Masie Ishaq. AACO is looking for applicants who demonstrate commitment to their education through a variety of means despite financial hardship. Additionally, applicants must display a passion for the Afghan-American community as well as a commitment to serving and uplifting it. Both graduate and undergraduate students are encouraged to apply.  Application Link