uAspire Bay Area Scholarship Guide
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Local Scholarships for Bay Area StudentsDeadlineAmountApplication RequirementsEligibility RequirementsOther RequirementsContact Info
Name of ScholarshipDeadlineAmountApplication RequirementsResidencyMin. GPALocationEthnicityOther RequirementsWebsite
QuestBridge9/27/2018Admission and 4-year scholarship to a selective college• Must a be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident (however, some partner colleges wll consider undocumented and international students)
• Must be attending a high school in the U.S.
• Demonstrate competitive level of academic achievement as well as financial hardship
U.S Citizen, Permanent Resident, might also consider undocumented and international studentsCompetitiveNationalN/ASubmit a letter of recommendation from a teacher in a core academic subject. A secondary school report from high school counselor. Academic transcripts and standardized test reports: SAT, ACT, SAT II, IB or AP scores.
Continue the Dream for Academic Excellence Scholarship10/12/2018Varies• Serious commitment to helping others and/or acting as a role model by promoting higher education.
• Must be an undocumented student (AB540 or otherwise) who attends SF State. U.S. Citizen/ Permanent resident/ International students not eligible to apply. Preference will be given to people with higher financial need.
• Selected recipients are required to attend December 9th reception to receive the award.
Undocumented studentNASFSU NA1) Serious commitment to helping others and/or acting as a role model by promoting higher education.
2) Must be an undocumented student (AB540 or otherwise) who attends SF State.
3) U.S. Citizen/ Permanent resident/ International students not eligible to apply.
4) Preference will be given to people with higher financial need.
5) Selected recipients are required to attend December reception to receive the award.
Phone Number: (415) 405-4177

Make the “U” (Haz La “U”) Hispanic Scholarship Fund Scholarship10/15/201810 $2,000 grants
10 $3,000 grants
10 $3,500 grants
1 $15,000 grant
• A high school student graduating in the spring/summer of 2019
• Must enroll in college in 2019-2020
• Identify as Hispanic/Latino
• Minimum 3.0 GPA (on a 4.0 scale) or 7.5 (on a 10.0 scale)
• Attend regional ceremony in your region. Attendance is mandatory and HHF will not cover any cost of attending
U.S Citizen, Permanent Resident, DACA3.0National Hispanic/Latino1. Completed Youth Awards Application
2. Letter of Recommendation
3. GPA Verification Form
Horatio Alger California Scholarship Program10/25/2018$7,000• high school senior in CA, graduate in spring/summer of 2019, and plan to enter college the following fall
• strong commitment to complete a bachelor's degree
• financial need ($55,000 or lower adjusted gross family income is required)
• be involved in co-curricular and community service activities;
• display integrity and perserverance in overcoming adversity;
• minimum GPA of 2.0;
• be a US Citizen
U.S Citizen2.0CaliforniaN/ARequired forms: Certification Forms (academic information), High School Transcript, Support Form (show adversity), Income Verifation, Citizenship Verification
Courage to Grow Scholarship10/31/2018$500• Senior or junior in high school
• 2.5 Minimum GPA
• Must be U.S. Citizen
• Explain in 250 words why you deserve this scholarship
Ron Brown Scholarship11/1/2018 for early consideration$40,000 ($10,000/year) • Must be in grade 9th-12th grade
• Under the age of 20
• Must be nominated by a teacher
• Written essay with citations
• Final deadline is January 9, 2019 - note again in January tab
U.S. Citizen/permanent residentNational
APIASF AANAPISI Scholarship Program11/1/2018$2,500 - $5,000• 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 US.
• Live at or below the poverty level, or are otherwise of low socioeconomic status
• Are the first in their families to attend college
• Are representative of the AAPI community's diversity, geographically and ethnically, especially those ethnicities that have been underrepresented on college campuses due to limited access and opportunity
• Have placed strong emphasis on community service and leadership as well as solid academic achievement
• Be enrolled as a full-time student in a degree-seeking program at one of the the participating institutions. Local colleges include: San Francisco State, San Jose State, CSU East Bay, Sacramento State, City College of San Francisco, De Anza College, Laney College
U.S Citizen & Permanent Resident. Citizens of the Republic of the Marshall Islands, Federated States of Micronesia and the Republic of Palau are also eligible to applyCertain schoolsAsian/Pacific Islander
NCWIT Award for Aspirations in Computing11/5/2018Local scholarship at UCSB: $1,000
Scholarship at UCSC: $4,000
Santa Clara U. scholarship: $6,000
• Female students only
• Must have ability in computing, IT aptitude, leadership abilities, strong academic history, and plans for a postsecondary education.
• In order to get scholarship, student must be admitted in the partner schools.
U.S CitizenN/ALocal and NationalNA
Good Tidings Community Service Scholarships11/8/2018$10,000• Seniors who recognize the benefits of serving their community.
• No citizenship requirements but must show proof of acceptance into a university in order to receive the scholarship money.
• Award based on greatest service and financial need.
AnyN/AGreater Bay AreaN/A
Essay describing unique community service activities - recommended to focus on one project. Letter of recommedation from a person familiar with community service and financial need. Must live in Greater Bay Area
Latinos in Technology Scholarship11/13/2018Up to $10,000 per year for up to 3 years• Must be Latino or Hispanic
• Have declared or accepted into a STEM program
• Current college student entering their junior or senior year
• Graduate of a high school in the following Northern California counties: Alameda County, Contra Costa County, Marin County, Napa County, San Francisco County, San Mateo County, Santa Clara County, Santa Cruz County, Solano County, Sonoma County and Yolo County OR not a graduate of a high school in listed counties, but enrolled at a college/university within the listed counties
• 3.0 cumulative college GPA
• Demonstrated financial need

U.S Citizen, legal residents, DACA3.0Bay AreaLatino or Hispanic1) Personal Statement
2) Financial Need Documentation
3) Academic Transcript of Grades
4) One Letter of Reference
Latinos in Technology Scholarship11/19/2018Up to $3,000 for 3 years• Must be Latino or Hispanic
• Have declared or accepted into a STEM related program
• Current college students entering their junior or senior year
• Minimum college GPA of 3.0
• U.S. citizen or eligible non-citizen
• Demonstrated financial need
DACA recipients are eligible to apply 3.0Santa Clara county, San Mateo County, Fremont, Newark, Union City, Scotts Valley, Latino/Hispanic
Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Scholarship11/20/2018up to $40,000 per year• Unweighted cumulative GPA of 3.5 or above.
• A combines Math and Critical Reading schore of 1200.
• A composite ACT score of 26 or higher.
• Demonstrate unmet financial need (family income up to $95,000)
• Must attend a 4 year accredited college.
You do not have to be a U.S. citizen to apply. Non-US citizens may be eligible for the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation’s scholarships if they demonstrate unmet financial need, regardless of their eligibility for other types of federal and institutional financial aid. You must, however, reside in the United States or a US territory and attend high school in the United States.3.5NationalNA
Elks National Foundation "Most Valuable Student Scholarship" 11/15/2018$1,000-$12,500 per year • 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.
•Student must have taken either the ACT or SAT on or before October 27, 2018
•Must enroll at accredited 4-year institutions
U.S CitizenN/ANational
Comcast Leaders and Achievers Scholarship12/7/2018$1,000• Full-time high school senior.
• Plan to attend an accredited, non-profit college, university, or vocational/technical school.
• Demonstrated leadership abilities. Commitment to community service.
• 2.8 GPA or higher. Nomination required by school principals and guidance counselors
CAP Bay Area Scholarship12/11/2018up to $5,000 for up to 5 years• Graduate from high school
• 4 year college bound
• Low income (EFC below $5000)
• Bay area, all 9 counties: Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, Napa, SF,
San Mateo, Santa Clara, Solano, Sonoma
Open to all, must submit FAFSA or Dream Act applicationNABay AreaNA
Dell Scholarship12/1/2018$20,000• 2.4 minimum GPA
• Demonstrated financial need
• Pell grant eligible
• Enroll full time at an accredited high education institution the fall after high school
• Participate in a program-approved college readiness program in grades 11 and 12
Dr. Juan Andrade, Jr.
Scholarship for Young
Hispanic Leaders
11/30/2018$1,000 for a 4-year institution, or $500 for a 2-year institution (non-renewable) • Must be enrolled at a 2 year college or 4 year university
• At least one parent of Hispanic ancestry
• Demonstrated financial need
• Non-U.S. Citizens are eligible to apply (DACA or undocumented)
• Must complete 2 essays
• Must submit a portrait picture of applicant
• Must provide resume and transcript
• Must submit 3 letters of recommendation
Open to allNALatino/Hispanic
Illustrators of the Future
12/31/2018; 3/31/2019; 6/30/2019; 9/30/2019$500 - $5000• Applicants must apply and be selected as a co-winner in one of the quarterly contests ($500 prize) to have the opportunity to apply for the Annual Grand Prize Contest ($5000 prize) - which at this point, would be awarded in April 2020. Contest is effectively ongoing, there is always a chance to apply NANANational
Alert1 Scholarship1/10/2019$250•Attending an accredited college or university
•Write an essay answering the following 3 questions:
•What is your experience with senior citizens?
•What is the most important lesson you’ve learned from senior citizens?
•How will you help senior citizens in your chosen career?
JFK Profile in Courage Essay1/18/2019Up to $10,000Describe and analyze an act of political courage by a US elected official who served during or after 1917.
GE-Reagan Foundation
Scholarship Program
1/4/2019$10,000 (renewable
up to 3 years)
• Demonstrated leadership
• Minimum 3.0 GPA
• U.S. Citizen
• Plan to enroll at an accredited 4 year college
U.S. Citizen3.0National
Ron Brown Scholarship1/9/2018 final deadline$40,000 ($10,000/year) • Must be in grade 9th-12th grade
• Under the age of 20
• Must be nominated by a teacher
• Written essay with citations
U.S. Citizen/permanent residentNational
APIASF General Scholarship Program1/10/2019$2,500 -$20,000• Be of Asian and/or Pacific Islander ethnicity
• Be a citizen, national or legal permanent resident of the US (citizens of the Republic of Palau are also eligible to apply)
• Be enrolling as an undergrad student to a US accredited college or university in Fall 2018
• Minimum cumulative GPA of 2.7 or earned a GED
• Must apply for FAFSA
• Submit one letter of rec.
• Live at or below the poverty level, or are otherwise of low socioeconomic status
• Are the first in their families to attend college
• Are representative of the AAPI community's diversity, geographically and ethnically, especially those ethnicities that have been underrepresented on college campuses due to limited access and opportunity
• Have placed strong emphasis on community service and leadership as well as solid academic achievement
2.7NationalAsian Pacfic IslanderOne letter of recommendation. Essay questions.
Washington Crossing
Foundation Scholarship
1/15/2019$500-$5000• High school senior
• U.S. Citizen
• Planning a career of service to the U.S. in local, state or federal government
Meritus College Fund1/11/2019$3,500 per year for 4 years. • SFUSD student with 3.0-3.7 GPA.
• Must attend a four year college, plan on attending a 4 year university
• Demonstrated financial need
• Short response and personal essay
3.0 - 3.7San FranciscoN/A
Mensa Foundation Scholarship1/15/2019Various amounts• Need not to be a Mensa member
• U.S. Citizen or Permanent resident
• Written essay
• Must enroll in an accredited institution for 2019-2010 year
SF Achievers1/15/2019
Up to $3,000 per year ($12,000 total) for a 4-year college. Up to $1,500 per year until transfering to a 4-year program, then eligible for $3,000 per year ($9,000 total)
• Seeking high-potential African American young men
• Senior graduating from a SFUSD high school
• Cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher. GPAs w/ lower than a 2.5 may be accepted if student provides compelling narrative explaining how their GPA is not reflective of their abilities
• Demonstrate financial
• Attend two- or four-year accredited college in Fall 2014
2.5SFUSD high schoolBlack/African American
Complete application requires the following documents: 1) Application form, 2) essay- why attend college?, 3) personal statement, 4) Two Recommendations, 5) High School Transcript, 6) Proof of Financial Need
Asian Pacific Islander
American Scholarship
1/10/2018$2,500-$20,000• Live at below poverty level, low socioeconomic status
• First generation college student
•Demonstrated community service and leadership
• 2.7 minimum GPA (un-weighted)
• Submit one letter of recommendationn-weighted)
Point Foundation
1/28/2019Last dollar - whatever gap is left over after other aid has been applied • Must be enrolled at an accredited college or university
• Community college students must be transferring to a 4-yr college or university
•Must be "out" as a person who identifies as a member of the LGBTQ
• Financial need
• Academic achievement
• Community involvement and work experience
Direct Text Book Focus
Photo Essay Contest
1/30/2019$500• Enrolled at a U.S. based college/university NA National
Princeton Prize in Race Relations1/31/2019$1,000• Students whose efforts have had a significant, positive effect on race relations in their schools or communitiesN/ASan FranciscoN/AMust have a supporter/recommendation to vouch for student and their activities
Golden 1 Credit Union Scholarship1/31/2019Up to $1,000 for Community College in CA
Up to $5,000 for 4 year college in CA
• Minimum 3.0 GPA
• Community service and extracurricular activities
• Be a Golden 1 member for one year or a dependent of a Golden 1 member
InspirAsian Scholarship1/31/2019$2000 National
$1000 CA
• Graduating seniors enrolling in a 4 year or 2 year institution
• 3.4 minimum GPA (un-weighted)
• U.S. Citizen or permanent resident
• Must be a resident of a state with an APCA chapter. California is one of the states
3.4California and other states with a APCA chapterAsian/Pacific IslanderComplete online application, one letter of recommendation
Equality Scholarship Collaborative (Graduating HS Seniors, Recent HS Graduates)1/31/2019$6,000• be a resident of northern or central California but may study elsewhere (see map of specific counties);
• have completed or expect to complete high school or equivalent between 1 Jul 2014 and 30 Jun 2019; and
• plan to attend or began attending an accredited post-secondary institution (college, university, or vocational/trade school) for the first time in 2019
NANorthern and Central CaliforniaApplicants for all scholarships must have demonstrated service to the LGBT+ community. Applicants of all sexual orientations and gender identities are eligible.
Equality Scholarship Collaborative (Community College Transfer Students) 1/31/2019$6,000• be a resident of northern or central California but may study elsewhere (see map for specific counties);
• have graduated or expect to graduate from community college between 1 Jul 2014 and 30 Jun 2019; and
plan to attend or began attending an accredited 4-year college or university for the first time in 2019.
NANorthern and Central CaliforniaApplicants for all scholarships must have demonstrated service to the LGBT+ community. Applicants of all sexual orientations and gender identities are eligible.
Microsoft Scholarship Program (will reopen Oct 2018)1/31/2019Covers tuition• Must be enroll in a bachelor's program at a 4 year university
•Pursuing competer science, computer engineering, or a STEM related major
•Maintain a 3.0 GPA
Jackie Robinson Foundation Scholarship
2/1/2019Up to $7,500 (renewable)• Financial need
• Graduating high school senior
• Plan to attend four-year university in the U.S.
• Demonstrate dedication to community service
• SAT Score over 1000 or ACT over 21
• U.S. Citizen
NationalMinority H.S. Student
Hispanic Community Affairs Council Scholarship Fund2/2/2019Community college: $750; All other: $1,500; Number of recipients depend on availability of funds• Graduating senior, GED recipient, current 2-year/4-year college/university student, postgraduate or credential program
• Hispanic hertage
• Applicant will be evaluated based on financial need, scholaistic work, essay, and interview
• Must be from Alameda County
NAAlameda CountyHispanics/LatinoMust complete essay in 250 words or less that illustrates why student should be awarded scholarship. Include leadership skills, community involvement, and how culture/heritage relates to you, your education, and career goals. Also need most recent 1040 Tax Forms or W-2 Forms if didn't file
We the Student Essay Contest2/14/2019$500-$5000Submit a 500-800 word essayU.S. Citizen or legal residentNational
PG&E Scholarship Opportunities2/4/2019$1,000 to $10,000Multiple Scholarships Available:
• Better Together STEM Scholarship
• ACCESS Network Employee Resource Group (students with disabilities)
• Asian Employee Resource Group
• Black Employee Resource Group
• Latino Employee Resource Group
• PrideNetwork Employee Resource Group (LGBTQ)
• Samahan-Filipino Employee Resource Group
• Women's Network Employee Resource Group
variesPG&E Customer (Northern California)variesUpload proof of residency and unofficial transcript (copy of PG&E bill from w/in last six months or other proof of residency in PG&E service area), two contacts for letters of recomendations, essays
Bay Area All-Star Scholarship Team2/10/2019$5,000• MUST BE NOMINATED BY A TEACHER OR SCHOOL ADMINISTRATOR.
• Students must be a college-bound senior currently attending a Bay Area public high school
• be a legal resident
• display leadership qualities in the classroom having a minimum GPA of 3.0 from sophomore to senior year of high school
• demonstrate the value of education, good work ethiic, and community outreach
3.0San Francisco Bay AreaN/AStudents must be nominated by a teacher or a school administrator and complete an online application; Submit 2 letters of recommendation, most recent official transcript(s) from each high school attendedContact your school counselor to be nominated

password to application is: giantsapp2018
826 Valencia Scholarships2/22/2019$15,000• Demonstrate financial need
• Go to school in the Bay Area
• demonstrate intent to enroll in a vocational school, college, or university
• Have participated in at least ten hours of 826 Valencia programming at our centers or partner schools
NABay AreaNA
TACT Scholarship2/20/2019$2,000• Student of Chinese descent
• volunteer service including, but not necessarily exclusive to, the Chinese American community
2.5San Francisco county and city residentChinese descentA career goal in education, human services, arts, or communication, participation
in school and extracurricular activities; demonstrated leadership in school
and/or community
Davidson Fellows Scholarship2/13/2019varies• Be 18 or younger as of Oct. 1, 2018.
• Be a U.S. citizen residing in the United States, or a Permanent Resident of the United States residing in the United States, or be stationed overseas due to active U. S. military duty.
• There is no minimum age for eligibility.
• The Davidson Institute is looking for students whose projects are at, or close to, the college graduate level with a depth of knowledge in their particular area of study. This scholarship is not geared toward students at the novice level.
Alzheimer's Foundation of America Scholarship2/15/2019$25,000• Current high school seniors
• U.S. citizens or permanent residents
• Attend a 4 year university
• Write an essay on the topic provided
U.S citizen or permanent residentNational
Hispanic Scholarship Fund2/15/2019$500-$5,000• Must be of Hispanic Heritage
• Minimum of 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale (or equivalent) for High School Students
• Minimum of 2.5 GPA on a 4.0 scale (or equivalent) for College and Graduate Students
• Plan to enroll Full-Time in an accredited, not-for-profit, 4-year university, or graduate school, during the FALL of a scholarship cycle (year)
• U.S. Citizen, Permanent Legal Resident, DACA or Eligible Non-Citizen (as defined by FAFSA)
• Complete FAFSA or state based financial aid application (if applicable)
U.S. citizen, permanent residents, Eligible non-residents, and DACA
The Peninsula College Fund 2/16/2019$3,000 for up to 4 years• Students from Palo Alto High School, Gunn High School, Sequoia High School, East Palo Alto Academy, Eastside College Preparatory School, Menlo-Atherton High School, Summit Preparatory Charter High School, and Woodside High School.
• Plan to attend a four-year university Fall 2016
3.0 - 3.8Peninsulaunderrepresented minorityFinancial need/ first generation college student
Maisin Scholars2/15/20194-year students: $3,000/yr. 2-year students: $1,500/yr• SFUSD senior who will attending a 2 or 4 year college.2.0-3.5San Francisco
Vegetarian Resource Group Scholarships2/20/2019$5,000-$10,000• Graduating high school in 2018
• Demonstrated interest in vegetarianism in the community or school
Krishnan Shah Scholarship2/20/2019Up to $10,000 (renewable for four years)• Graduating high school senior or current community college student
• pursuing first undergraduate degree
• planning to enroll in a four-year college or university on a full-time basis in the upcoming fall session
• current resident of California
• demonstrated financial need or hardship
• minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale
• demonstrated involvement in activities (extracurricular, volunteer, paid, etc.)
3.0CaliforniaN/AComplete online application; personal statement; two letters of reference; official transcript; financial need documentation; proof of citizenship, residency status, or AB 540 status
Kaiser Permanente Asian Association Scholarship2/6/2019$3,000• Must have brought demonstrable tangible benefit to an Asian community and have the potential to be future
• Students may have demonstrated this potential through activities in school, the community, or in the face of unusual circumstances
• Must have minimum 2.5 GPA
• live in Kaiser Permanente Northern California service area
• plan to attend an accreddited 2 or 4-year postsecondary institution
2.5Kaiser Permanente Northern California service areas
Ralph Hale and Martha L. Ruppert Educational Scholarship (Opens January 7)2/20/2019Up to $10,000• Applicant is a "late bloomer" who demonstrates academic promise and continuous grade point average improvement during high school or college
• applicant demonstrates community involvement
• maximum cumulative grade point average of 3.3 on a 4.0 scale
• demonstrated financial hardship
• current graduating senior or graduate of a public or private high school in San Mateo County, San Francisco County, or Santa Clara County
• planning to enroll or enrolled in two- or four-year college, university or vocational school as a full-time student
• United States citizen or eligible non-citizen (eligible non-citizens include United States legal residents and A.B. 540 students)
maximum 3.3San Francisco County, San Mateo County, or Santa Clara CountyN/AComplete online application; personal statement; two letters of reference; official transcript; financial need documentation; proof of citizenship, residency status, or AB 540 status
Shui Kuen and Allen Chin Scholarship

2/26/2019$1,000/ not renewable• Incoming college freshmen at a 4 year university 2016-2017
• Community advocacy and social justice work on behalf of Asian American, immigrant, gay and lesbian and/or other progressive causes
• Student or parent currently/formerly employed at an Asian owned or Asian Cuisine restaurant
• No citizenship status requirement
• Demonstrated financial need
3.0Local/Bay AreaAsian
Banatao Family Filipino Education Fund

2/26/2019$5,000/ renewable• Incoming college freshmen at a 4 year university (2015-2016)
• 3.0 GPA
• Majoring in engineering, mathematics, computer science, environmental and physical science.
• Ethnic Filipino (at least 50%)
• Resident of Northern California Counties
3.0Northern CaliforniaFilipino
Silicon Valley Community Foundation (Opens January 7)Variesvaries, but can be up to $40,000 • Must be a current or former resident of Santa Clara, San Mateo, and San Francisco
• Varies depending on the scholarship
variesSanta Clara, San Mateo, and San FranciscoNA
eLearners Scholarship2/28/2019$1,000• For students enrolling in an online college
• Write a 250 word essay
Pursuit of Excellence

(Application opens November)
2/28/2019$500 - $5,000• High school seniors enrolled at Eastside College Preparatory, Summit Prep, East Palo Alto Academy, Phoenix Academy, or high schools in the Sequoia Union District, Palo Alto District, or Mountain View-Los Altos DistrictN/APeninsulaOnly financially needy students will be considered. Generally with a family income no greater the $50,000. Must have satisfactory academic standing, accepted into an accredited institution, and preference provided to students who worked during H.S.
National Farmers Farm Kids Scholarships2/28/2019$1,000• Open to high school seniors who plan to pursue agriculture-related degrees
• Students must pursue degrees from accredited colleges or universities.
• National Farmers announces three national scholarship winners in the spring of each year.\
Dream.US Scholarship2/28/2019Cover up to $25,000 for bachelor's degree• Must be seeking a degree from one of the partner colleges
• Have a minimum of a 2.5 GPA
• Must demonstrate financial need
• Must receive DACA or Temporary Protective Status.
Must apply to a partner college
Microsoft Disability Scholarship3/1/2019$5,000/ year• Be a current high school senior with living with a disAbility (as defined by WHO), whether that be visual, hearing, mobility, cognitive, speech or other disAbility.
• Plan to attend an undergraduate program in a 2 or 4-year University/College or Technical College in the fall of the academic year following high-school graduation. Schools must be in the USA or have a USA-Affiliate for financial transactions (contact Seattle Foundation to verify non-USA school’s eligibility).
• Declare a major in engineering, computer science, computer information systems, law, business, or a related field (e.g. paralegal, pre-law, finance, business administration, or marketing).
• Demonstrate a passion for technology.
• Demonstrate leadership at school and/or in the community.
• Have a high school cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher.
• Require financial assistance to attend college.
• Enrollment status must be full-time or half time.
SEG Scholarship3/1/2019$500-$10,000• High school senior planning to attend college next year or an undergraduate or graduate college student;
• Has above average grades;
• Is intending to pursue a college curriculum directed toward a career in applied geophysics
American Chemical Society Scholarship3/1/2019Up to $5000 per academic year• Be African-American/Black, Hispanic/Latino, or American Indian
• Be a U.S. citizen or permanent U.S. resident
• Be a full-time student at a high school or accredited college, university, or community college
• Demonstrate high academic achievement in chemistry or science (Grade Point Average 3.0 “B” or better)
• Demonstrate financial need according to the Free Application for Federal Student Aid form (FAFSA) and the Student Aid Report (SAR)
• Be a graduating high school senior or college freshman, sophomore or junior intending to, or already majoring in chemistry, biochemistry, chemical engineering, chemical technology, or another chemically-related science
• Be planning a career in the chemical sciences
U.S. Citizen or permanent resident3.0
Atsuhiko Tateuchi Memorial Scholarship3/1/2019$5,000• For students in Pacific Rim states like California, Alaska, Hawaii, Oregon, Washington
• Financial need
• Japanese or other Asian ancestry
• Students from middle income families are encouraged to apply
Jewish Community Federation & Endowment Fund (application opens Feb 1)3/29/2019Varies•The Federation's College Scholarships are funded by 11 different scholarship funds, each with its own eligibility criteria and requirements (see below).
Many (but not all) scholarships are for Jewish students from the Federation's service area (Sonoma and Marin Counties, San Francisco, and the Peninsula) to attend an undergraduate program, based on a combination of need and merit. There are exceptions, so please see the detailed eligibility requirements below.
• Applicants may be eligible for more than one scholarship fund and may receive more than one award.
• Applicants will select the scholarship funds for which they are eligible during the application process. Applicants need not submit more than one application.
• Previous recipients may apply for a renewal each year, as long as they continue to meet the eligibility criteria and the fund allows for renewals. Renewals are not guaranteed.
If a student is applying for a renewal, they may not apply for a new scholarship.
• Scholarships are for full-time students only, enrolled in 12-plus units per quarter/semester.
VariesSonoma and Marin Counties, San Francisco, and the Peninsula
Blacks at Microsoft Scholarship3/8/2019$5,000• Of African American heritage
• Attend college
• Pursue a career in technology
• Realize the impact technology has on the world
Sons of Italy Western Foundation Scholarship3/1/2019$2,500• Must be wholly or partially of Italian descent
• Must attend an accredited trade school, college, university or community college for fall 2017
• Must be attending a high school in San Francisco, San Mateo, or Santa Clara counties
NASan Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara counties Italian
Life Lessons Scholarship3/1/2019Up to $15,000• Open to students who are between the ages of 17 and 24 that have experienced the death of a parent or legal guardian, and are currently enrolled in, or have been accepted to, a college, university or trade school in the United States
Essay or video about how the death of a parent impacted students' lives
Tzu Chi Scholars Northwest Region

3/1/2019$1,000Provide financial assistance to outstanding college-bound high school graduates
• Selected based on financial need, academic achievement, and community involvement.
• must be a US high school graduating senior
• demonstrate financial need for college tuition
• have a minimum 3.0 GPA
• will enroll in an accredited US college full-time for academic year 2018-19
3.0Northern CaliforniaNA
Documents required: 1) completed Tzu Chi scholarship form, 2) official high school transcript, 3) copy of one of the following document sets demonstrating financial need: a) 2014 1040 tax return, b) 2013 1040 tax return, c) any other official documentation for proof of financial hardship, 4) two letters of recommendation from teachers, counselors, or other advisors, 5) typed autobiography (2-5 pages) describing why you shuold be awarded and include: a) reasons for your financial need, b) your personal and academic achievements, c) your academic and career plans, d) your past, current, and future involvements/plans towards making a difference, 6) a 2-page essay about Tzu Chi describing how and what Tzu Chi inspires you.
Marcus Foster Education Institute Scholarship3/2/2019$500 - $5,000• Oakland Unified high school seniors (district or charter).
• Black young men graduating high school in any of the 9 Bay Area counties
• Pleasanton Unified high school seniors
• Children of Port of Oakland Employees
• Former MFEI scholars currently in college
• Awards made to students attending community college, vocational/trade school, or 4-year college/university
• No GPA requirement
N/ABay AreaBlack/African-AmericanIf applying as a continuing student, must meet following requirements:
- Graduated from an Oakland Unified School District public or charter high school in last 3 years.

- Completed the most recent FAFSA or CA Dream Act Application by the March 2nd priority deadline.

- Currently attend a four-year institution, two-year institution, non proprietary institutions, or trade/technical program with plans to continue in the Fall.

- Graduated from a San Francisco Bay Area high school in last 3 years (Black Young Men applying for College Bound Brotherhood Scholarship only).
Tragic is Magic3/4/2019$1,000• You are eligible if you have been or are currently involved with San Francisco ILSP and are between the ages of 17 and 22.
• You must have been eligible for foster care between ages 16 and 18.
• We also accept applications from foster youth not affiliated with SFILSP but still attaining higher education.
• GPA: 2.80 and above
2.8San Francisco Bay AreaNoneMust be between ages 17-­22 (high school seniors, college freshmen, sophomore, junior & senior), Proof of enrollment from university, One recommendation (counselor, mentor, social worker etc.) * no relative, Answer one of the following essay questions (250-­500 max.), Proof of community service hours, Social Workers contact information
Asian Commercial Professional Leadership Education Nexus Scholarship3/11/2019$1,000-$2500$1,000 Scholarship applicants must be either: a current Asian-American High School graduating senior or College or trade school student, or admitted to and pursuing a course of study in one of the fields related to commercial real estate, including, but not limited to: Facilities Management, Real Estate Agency, Brokerage or Development, Architecture, Engineering (Civil, Mechanical, Electrical, Structural, Materials, Industrial, Architectural, Environmental and all related engineering disciplines), General Contractor, Construction ManagementNANA
East Bay College Fund Scholarship3/8/2019Up to$16,000 for up to 4 years• Senior attending Oakland Public High School
• Documented financial need
• Must have applied to a tleast 2 four year intstitutions
• Will be attending a four-year accredited college or university in the fal
3.0-3.7OaklandMust be able to attend in person interview.oreintation, award ceremony and retreat
Superintendent's 21st Century Award3/8/20196 $2000SFUSD SeniorN/ASan Francisco1,000 word essay, 2 letters of recommendation
LATA scholarship3/8/2019$500-$5,000• Must be an SFUSD high school senior or have attended an SFUSD school
• Must be of Latin American heritage
• Must have financial need
• Must demonstrate a commitment to a college education
• Must demonstrate leadership in our community and commitment to give back to our community
BMW Engineering Scholarship3/15/2019$6,000• U.S. resident.
• 3.75 or better grade point average on a 4.0 scale (required).
• Rank in the 90th percentile in both math and critical reading on SAT I or composite ACT scores.
• Pursue an engineering or related science degree through an ABET accredited program.
Soledad Fernandez Scholarship3/15/2018$5000 for 4 year college/university
$2,500 for community college
• Filipino descent (Full to 50% Filipino)
• Cumulative GPA of B (3.0) or higher
• Reside and attend high school in the SF Bay Area
• If selected, attend an award ceremony and luncheon with scholarship benefactors. And the following year, attend the luncheon for the 2016 recipient
3.0San Francisco Bay AreaFilipinoCover Letter, Essay, Transcript, FAFSA or Guardian's Income Tax Return Form, Letter of Admission to an accredited college or university, Interviews conducted as needed
Beyond the Boroughs National Scholarship (Available January 2019)3/15/2019$20,000• High school senior accepted to an accredited four year college or university
• Low income household
Sister Rita Jeanne Scholarships3/15/2019$3,000• Be a high school senior who is interested in journalism
• Submit a portfolio of your journalistic skills
• Make sure to contact state director to obtain submission.
Form Swift Scholarships3/15/2019$1,000• You must be a graduating senior in high school or enrolled in college. Community college, professional college, and graduate students are all eligible, in addition to undergraduates at four-year universities.
• You may not be related to any of FormSwift’s staff or our extended family.
•International students, including students from a college or graduating from a high school outside the United States, are also eligible to apply.
•To be enter in the FormSwift Scholarship Program, either write a one to two-page business plan or make a business plan infographic about one of the following topics:
• A Startup
• A Restaurant
• A Non-Profit
• A Transportation Company
• A Clothing Company
Education First

(Application opens January 2019)
$6,500 college scholarship for tuition/books; $4,000 honorable mention for tuition or books
• High school senior from participating SF high school (Balboa, Thurgood Marshall,and MIssion). Schools are in low-income communities and have lower percentages of college applicants N/A
Balboa, Mission, and Thurgood Marshall high schools
Essay responses to show strength of character, commitment to learning. Demonstrate financial need and academic promise and show that they have the tools and motivation to be successful in college.
Steve Tirado Family Scholarship
Up to $5000 a year, ($20000 max over 4 years)
• Bay Area high school student
• 3.0 or above
• Must demonstrate financial need
• Planning to attend a 4 year university
Italian Catholic Federation First Year Scholarship3/15/20191st year: $400
2nd year: $500
3rd year: $600
4th year: $1,000
• Roman Catholic and of Italian descent
• Does not need to be of Italian descent, but is a Roman Catholic and parents are members of the Roman Catholic Federation
• 3.2 minimum GPA
3.2 minimum GPACalifornia, Arizona, Nevada, IllinoisItalian

Taiwanese American Scholarship Fund3/27/2019$5,000• United States citizen AND direct blood descendant of a Taiwanese citizen
• High school senior or 1st year college student residing in the United States
• Plan to attend a University or College as a 1st or 2nd year full-time student in the Fall of 2018 (If selected, high school seniors must submit college acceptance letter for verification.)
• Have a minimum cumulative unweighted high school/college GPA of 3.0
• Have a household income at or below the Federal/State/County Low Income Level (Must be able to show 2016 or 2017 tax return should applicant be selected for award.)
• The scholarship is open to ALL majors
Taiwanese descent
USPAACC Scholarships3/29/2019$3,000-$5,000• At 16 years of age at the time of application
• High school senior
• Of Asian Pacific Islander heritage
• U.S. citizen or permanent resident
• Beginning full time study at an accredited post secondary institution in 2018
Asian, Pacific Islander
After College Scholarships3/31/2019Varies• Various Scholarships for STEM, business, and nursing students
Dream Act Scholarship3/31/2019$500• The DREAM Act Scholarship is open to any student enrolled in a community college, private or public undergraduate college or university, graduate program, business school, or law school in the United States.
• All candidates who apply for this scholarship must be in good academic standing and possess a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher.
• The scholarship candidate must submit a 700-word essay or statement that considers current immigration conditions and reforms in the United States and offers at least two concrete ways that these conditions might be improved.
• The scholarship candidate must submit a professional resumé listing past academic, professional, and volunteer experience
Project Yellow Light Billboard Scholarship4/1/2019$2,000• Be a high school junior or senior between ages of 14 and 20
• Create a billboard advertisement to encourage safe driving
Davis-Putter Scholarship fund4/1/2019$10,000• Financial need
• Personal statement
• 2 letters of recommendation
Western Digital Scholarships For STEM4/3/2019Up to $5,000• Undergraduate student enrolled (or to be enrolled) full-time at an accredited 4-yr college or university in the US, China, Japan, India, Malaysia, Philippines or Thailand
• Undergrad students majoring in Comp Sci, Engineering, Math or Science in a B.S. program only
• Demonstrated financial need or hardship
• Traditionally underrepresented populations in the STEM disciplines, including females and individuals of African-American or Latino descent in the US
3.0Scholarship recipients will be selected based on academic excellence, demonstrated leadership in extracurricular and/or community activities, financial need, and th eoveral quality of the application
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