Scholarships

List of College Scholarship Organizations


List of Scholarships

SPRING 2020

TELACU College Success Program Scholarship - $5,000

Deadline Varies, Registration opens in December | SENIOR

Administered by the TELACU Education Foundation, the College Success Program was created in 1983 to develop and empower new generations of leaders in the communities it serves. The Program is funded by TELACU and the generous contributions of our partners - corporations, colleges, and universities, non-profit organizations and individuals - who have joined us over the past 30 years in advancing educational opportunities for our community.
Scholarship amounts range from $500-$5,000, which include any matching funds from the college or university. Applicants entering college as a first-year student this fall are eligible to apply for a scholarship that can be renewed for up to four (4) years.
Applications must include all required documents and be postmarked no later than January 29 for renewing scholars and February 26 for new applicants. APPLY HERE

Bonatao Family Filipino American Education Fund - $5,000

Deadline February 23, 2020 | SENIOR

The Banatao Family Filipino American Education Fund will award five scholarships of $5,000 to qualified incoming freshmen enrolled at four-year colleges or universities. APPLY HERE 

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Applicants must be incoming freshman enrolled full-time at an accredited four year-college or university in the upcoming academic year
  • Pursue a career in engineering, physical, computer or environmental sciences (excluding healthcare professions such as physician, nurse, pharmacist, dentist, etc.)
  • Applicants must be of Filipino heritage (at least 50%)
  • Minimum GPA of 3.0
  • Show financial need
  • Residents of one of the Northern California counties

Know Your Rights Scholarship

Deadline February 28, 2020 | UNDERGRADUATE

The Know Your Rights Scholarship in an effort to spread awareness about individual rights. When individuals are not armed with specific knowledge about their individual rights, they run the risk of making self-incriminating statements during or after an arrest. We hope that this scholarship will encourage discussion and help educate others about their individual rights. APPLY HERE

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Students must be currently enrolled in an undergraduate, graduate, or law program at an accredited university within the United States.
  • Students must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.
  • High school students who wish to apply must be graduating and/or enrolled in a college or university by the scholarship deadline.

Create-A-Greeting-Card Scholarship - $10,000

Deadline March 2, 2020 | FRESHMAN, SOPHOMORE, JUNIOR, SENIOR, UNDERGRADUATE

Submit original photo, artwork or computer graphics for the front of a greeting card. APPLY HERE

Tzu Chi USA Scholarship - $1,000

Deadline March 6, 2020 | SENIOR

The Tzu Chi USA Scholarship is a scholarship program funded by Buddhist Tzu Chi Foundation to recognize and provide financial assistance to outstanding college-bound high school graduates and continuing undergraduate students who were prior recipients in selected areas of the United States. Tzu Chi USA Scholars are selected on the basis of their financial need, academic achievement, and community involvement. APPLY HERE

Eligibility Criteria:

  • completed Tzu Chi USA Scholarship application form for High School students.
  • A copy of one of the three following documents demonstrating financial need and showing the name of the applicant:
    • Family’s complete 2019 1040 U.S. Income Tax Return including all schedules, or
    • Family’s complete 2018 1040 U.S. Income Tax Return including all schedules and most recent 2019 W-2 and/or 1099, or
    • Any official documentation from the government agency which serves as proof of financial hardship
  •  Two letters of recommendation from teachers, counselors, and/or other advisors.
  • An official high school transcript
  • An autobiography and a two-page essay about Tzu Chi. 

Actuarial Diversity Scholarship - $1,000 - $4,000

Deadline March 15, 2020 | FRESHMAN, SOPHOMORE, JUNIOR, SENIOR

The Actuarial Diversity Scholarship promotes diversity within the profession through an annual scholarship program for Black/African American, Hispanic, Native North American and Pacific Islander students. The scholarship award recognizes and encourages the academic achievements of full-time undergraduate students pursuing a degree that may lead to a career in the actuarial profession. APPLY HERE

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Must have at least one birth parent who is a member of one of the following minority groups:
  • Black/African American, Hispanic, Native North American, Pacific Islander.
  • Enrolling as or enrolled as a full-time undergraduate student at a U.S. accredited educational institution.
  • Minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale), emphasis on math or actuarial courses.
  • Entering college freshmen must have a minimum ACT math score of 28 or SAT math score of 620.
  • Intent on pursuing a career in the actuarial profession

SAFE Credit Union Scholarship - $1,000

Deadline March 20, 2020 | SENIOR

APPLY HERE

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Eligible applicants must live or attend school in the counties SAFE serves: Amador, Butte, Contra Costa, El Dorado, Nevada, Placer, Sacramento, San Joaquin, Solano, Sutter, Yuba, and Yolo.

Physicians for Social Responsibility Scholarship - $1,000-$3,000

Deadline March 21, 2020 | SENIOR

APPLY HERE

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Contestants must be high school seniors (or students who entered high school on track to graduate in 2020 but who graduated early) attending school in Sacramento County or in one of the following surrounding counties: Alpine, Amador, Calaveras, El Dorado, Nevada, Placer, San Joaquin, Solano, Sutter, Yolo, or Yuba.
  • Contestants must be in good academic standing.
  • Contestants who are under the age of 18 must have the consent of a parent or legal guardian to enter the contest.
  • PSR/Sacramento employees and board members and their first and second degree relatives are not eligible to enter the contest.
  • To enter the contest, students must submit their essays and demographic information via the online entry system available on the PSR/Sacramento website at the following URL: https://www.sacpsr.org/index.php/essay-contest/online-entry/.
  • In order to be eligible for a scholarship award, students who are chosen as finalists or alternate finalists must also submit an essay contest signature form which includes a statement signed by the contestant documenting that the essay being submitted is his or her original work.

Asian Pacific Fund Scholarship - $2,000 - $3,000

Deadline March 28, 2020 | INCOMING FRESHMAN

The Asian Pacific Fund administers 10 scholarship programs to help undergraduate and graduate students achieve their education goals. APPLY HERE

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Grade level: Incoming freshman to be enrolled as a full-time student at an accredited four-year college or university in the Fall of 2020
  • Be of Asian and/or Pacific Islander ethnicity as defined by the U.S. Census
  • First in immediate family to attend college
  • Minimum GPA: 2.80
  • Financial need
  • Resident of California, with preference given to Bay Area residents

MusicAuthority's Annual Music Lovers Scholarship - $1,000

Deadline April 1, 2020 | SENIOR, UNDERGRADUATE

MusicAuthority recognizes the positive impact that music can have on a student’s learning experience. Studies have shown how music can enhance learning- from improving memory performance to relieving anxiety, music can be a great component to aid a student’s college experience. APPLY HERE

Eligibility Criteria:

  • All applicants must be enrolled, or due to be enrolled, as a full-time student at an accredited US college or university for the semester that they are applying to receive the scholarship. 
  • Applicants are not required to have a minimum GPA.
  • Domestic, international, and undocumented students may apply.
  • Students attending online universities are welcome to apply.

ASMZINE Scholarship - $350

Deadline April 15, 2020 | UNDERGRADUATE

ASMZINE would like to offer a scholarship for students interested in Technology and Blogging. APPLY HERE

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Enrolled or accepted at an accredited USA college or USA university.

Lapiz Family Scholarship - $2,000

Deadline April 24, 2020 | INCOMING FRESHMAN, UNDERGRADUATE 

The Asian Pacific Fund administers 10 scholarship programs to help undergraduate and graduate students achieve their education goals. APPLY HERE

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Grade level: Incoming freshman or current, full-time undergraduate in 2020-21
  • University: University of California (any campus, preference given to Davis and Santa Cruz)
  • Minimum GPA: 3.0
  • Farm worker or child of farm worker or migrant farm worker
  • Financial need
  • Any ethnic or racial background
  • US citizen or permanent resident

Julianne Malveaux Scholarship - $1,000

Deadline April 30, 2020 | COLLEGE SOPHOMORE AND JUNIOR

Scholarship for African-American women who are college sophomores or juniors enrolled in an accredited college or university. Applicants must be majoring in journalism, economics, or a related field. Minimum 3.0 GPA required. Must be a U.S. citizen. APPLY HERE

Eligibility Criteria: 

  • Must attend a university or a four-year college
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA
  • Citizenship requirements: US
  • Restricted to female students
  • Restricted by race for Black students
  • Must not be attending high school currently
  • Must study full-time
  • Restricted to students studying Economics, Journalism

It's Really All About the Education - $3,000

Deadline April 30, 2020 | FRESHMAN, SOPHOMORE, JUNIOR, SENIOR, UNDERGRADUATE

It's often been said that "education is the key to success." What doors could your educational "key" open? It's not cheap to get a college degree, and many college-bound students see a shut door for education. We're here to help open it again. School can get expensive, so we want to know how winning a $3,000 All About Education Scholarship could help make a difference in your life. Will it ease the burden of student loans? Will it offer you the opportunity to pursue a dream? Will it help you inspire others to work towards their own goals? APPLY HERE

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Be thirteen (13) years of age or older at the time of application
  • Be legal residents of the fifty (50) United States or the District of Columbia
  • Be currently enrolled (or enroll no later than the fall of 2026) in an accredited post-secondary institution of higher education
  • Submit an online written response to the prompt

Michele Dyke Memorial Scholarship

MIchele Dyke
Michele Dyke

The Michele Dyke Scholarship will support newly admitted EAOP students who enroll at UC Davis. Students must have participated in EAOP at high schools in the five regions served by the UC Davis EAOP. Students must demonstrate leadership qualities, community service and a passion for helping others.

At the moment this award is not yet available. If you would like to dontate to this award, please go to our Michele Dyke Memorial Scholarship donation page.

 

 

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