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Scholarships and Grants

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

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


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



  • Scholarships are free money for college that are usually based on area of study or merit
    • Merit scholarhips can be based on things such as good grades, high test scores, athletics, musical or drama talents, community service and finacnial 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 scholarhisp 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.

2016-17 Scholarship Information

California Chafee Grant                                                  

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

California Dream Act Application                                    

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

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

Federal Application for Student Aid (FAFSA)               

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

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


East Bay Consortium - Scholarship Database

Asia & Pacific Islander American Scholarship Fund

Vocational Grant - For Technical & Vocational Training of your choice.  Open to any citizen of U.S. living in CA or HI, Grants up to $2,000 per year, 2 yrs. maximum.

International  Students - Scholarship information




Wendy's Heisman Scholarship                                                 Deadline October 2, 2017 (3 pm PT)

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


Horatio Algers Scholarship                                                       Deadline October 25, 2016

The association will award 510 scholarships in 2016 with a maximum amount of $2,5000 awarded to each student. For more information, CLICK HERE 


Good Tidings Community Scholarship                                                   Deadline October 26, 2016    

$5,000 for seniors who recognize the benefits of community service.  CLICK HERE


Coca Cola Scholarship                                                               Deadline October 31, 2016

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


Prudential Spirit of Community Scholarship                                         Deadline November 4, 2014 

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


National Security Agency Stokes Educational Scholarship Program     Deadline November 15, 2015.

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


Jack Kent Cooke Foundation                                Deadline "late November"

This scholarship rewards excellence by supporting high-achieving high school seniors with financial need who seek to attend the nation's best four-year colleges and universities.  CLICK HERE


Elks National Foundation Scholarships                                     Deadline November 30, 2016 11:59 pm Central Standard Time

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

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

CLICK HERE for the application link.


Sixt Scholars Program                                                  Deadline November 30, 2016

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


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

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


NFIB Young Entrepreneur Award                                                 Deadline December 18, 2017

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


Hamilton Prize for Creativity - Wesleyan University                            Deadline January 1, 2017

*Four-year Full Tuition to Wesleyan University*

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


Diller Tikkun Olam Award                                                                                          Deadline January 4, 2017

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


Ron Brown Scholars Program                                Deadline January 9, 2017Interested 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

The Gates Millennium Scholars Program    Deadline January 13, 2017

Scholarship to provide outstanding African American, American Indian/Alaska Native, Asian Pacific Islander American, and Hispanic American students with an opportunity to complete an undergraduate college education in any discipline area of interest.  CLICK HERE


Ronald McDonald House Charities                           Application is Open from October 1st - Deadline January 17, 2017

Graduating high school seniors may only apply for one of the four scholarships. The deadline for the 2017 academic year is January 17, 2017 at 11:59 PM Central Time Zone, and all mailed back-up documents must be postmarked by the same date. Applicants will be notified of scholarship award status by June 16, 2017. To apply CLICK HERE


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

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

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Alameda County high school senior
  • Minimum cumulative GPA 2.75 on a 4.0 scale
  • Planning to attend post secondary accredited institution in fall 2017
  • Community service

APCA Scholarship Program                                Deadline January 31, 2017

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


Christermon Foundation Scholarship               Deadline February 1, 2017

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


California State PTA                                                             Deadline February 1, 2017

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


eQuality  Scholarship Collaborative                             Application opens in November Deadline February 1, 2017

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


PG&E Employee Resource Group                                    Deadline February 4, 2017 midnight Pacific !

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


CIF/Farmer's Insurance Scholar-Athlete of the Year            Deadline February 10, 2017

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


Bay Area All Star Scholarship Team                              Deadline February 10, 2017

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

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

Student applicants must meet the following criteria for nomination:

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

·         Be a legal resident

·         Display leadership qualities in and out of the classroom

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

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

·         Demonstrate a commitment to extracurricular activities 

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


Jackie Robinson Foundation Scholarship             Deadline February 15, 2017

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


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

Deadline February 15, 2017  

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


LWV/COA Debate Scholarship Program      Deadline February 17, 2017

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 “Should the voting age be reduced to 16?”
  • 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. (locker to the left)
  • Deadline for online submission: February 17th   Online application link –
  • 10 Speeches will be selected and invited to participate in a Speech Tournament on Saturday, April 22, 2017.

Military Commanders' Scholarship Fund        Deadline February 17, 2017

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. 


Asian Pacific Fund Scholarship Programs                   Deadline February 19, 2017

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


Vegetarian Resource Group Scholarship                    Deadline February 20, 2017

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


Van Sickle Scholarship                                                        Deadline February 25, 2017

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


Chinese American Citizens Alliance                            Deadline postmarked by February 27, 2017

Oakland Lodge

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


Youth on the Course                                                                          February 28, 2017 11:59 PST

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



Bio Rad Scholarship                                                        Deadline March 1, 2017

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


CSEA Scholarship                                                           Deadline March 1, 2016

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


Educators for Fair Consideration (E4FC)                                        Deadline March 1, 2017

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS:                                Application Instructions & LINK

  • Foreign-born

  • Financial need

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

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

  • Minimum GPA requirement:

    • For high school students: 3.3 cumulative high school GPA

    • For college/graduate students: 3.0 cumulative college GPA

  • Demonstrated academic preparation and community/extracurricular involvement

  • San Francisco Bay Area residency requirements:

Google Scholarships                                                       Application Deadline: March 2, 2017.

Generation Google Scholarship: The Generation Google Scholarship helps aspiring computer scientists excel in technology and become leaders in the field. Selected students will receive 10,000 USD (for those studying in the US) or 5,000 CAD (for those studying in Canada) for the 2017-2018 school year. As part of the scholarship, current high school seniors who are entering their first year of university in 2017-2018 will be required to attend Google's Computer Science Summer Institute (CSSI) in the summer of 2017.


Computer Science Summer Institute: Google is invested in increasing the enrollment and retention of computer science students. With this in mind, we’re hosting our 10th annual Computer Science Summer Institute, a three-week introduction to computer science for graduating high school seniors with an interest in technology — especially students from historically underrepresented groups in the field.

Please visit for more information and to application.


Asian Pacific Fund - Growing up Asian in America                                         Deadline March 3, 2016

Three winners will receive one $1,000 scholarship for student art, essay and video contest about the 2017 theme. This year, the APF theme is "Letter to the Senator". What would you share with a senator if you had a chance to meet her? For more information or to apply, CLICK HERE. 


2017 Lewis Howard Latimer Scholarship                      Deadline March 5, 2017

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

Robert L. Lippert Foundation                                  Deadline March 9, 2017

We are requesting that each area high school submit written recommendations for three students. Applications are due in AHS College & Career Center on March 9th. We are looking for the opportunity to assist those deserving students who might not otherwise qualify for assistance, which means we’re not necessarily looking at the top three students in the class; although, we wish a well rounded student who not only exemplifies a high level of scholarship, but also leadership and participation in extra-curricular activities. If you are interested in applying, check locker to the left or stop by the College and Career Center today.  CLICK HERE


2016 Northern California Cherry Blossom Festival      Deadline March 11, 2016

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

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


Tzu Chi Scholarship 2017                                                  Deadline March 11, 2016

Eligibility:    CLICK HERE 

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

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

  3. Applicant has a minimum 3.0 GPA.

  4. Applicant will enroll in an accredited U.S. college full-time for the academic year 2016-2017. 

CA-HI Elks: Undergrad Scholarship Program for Students with Disabilities         Submission Deadline March 15, 2017

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


State Council Cabrillo Civic Clubs of CA, Inc.        Deadline March 14, 2017

Scholarship for seniors of Portuguese descent. Applicants must maintain a 3.50 total weighted GPA.  check locker to the left  for a copy of the application. 


John L. Rosa Scholarship Fund                                                               Deadline March 15, 2017

$2,500 a year for a maximum of 4 years will e paid in periodic installments during the academic year. You will be assigned a mentor who will encourage and follow your academic and personal growth. Each applicant's situation will be individually considered. check locker to the left or stop by the college and career center today. 


Italian Catholic Federation                                                 Deadline March 15, 2017

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

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

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


Nisei Student Relocation Commemorative Fund                                Deadline March 15, 2016

$2,000 scholarship for graduating high school seniors who are planning to continue their education. The student or at least one of the student’s parents must be born in Cambodia, Laos, or Vietnam. For more information or to apply, CLICK HERE. 


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

Deadline March 15, 2017 (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. 


Eula Mae Jett Scholarship                                                Deadline, March 16, 2016

Alameda County Legal Secretaries Association (ACLSA) is accepting scholarship applications for the 2016-2017 academic year. They will be awarding six (6) &1500  scholarships and three (3) $250 scholarships to those desiring a career in the legal field.

***A carer in the "legal field" shall be interpreted and defined as follows: legal secretary, legal assistant (including paralegal), court reporter and law office administrator. For application, please check locker to the left or stop by the college and career center today

For more Information, contact Dalia Liang @ or 510-207-1359


The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society                         Deadline, March 19, 2016

is excited to announce the start of a new campaign and scholarship opportunity particularly for High School students in the Bay Area. Student pairs will compete in a 7-week fundraising competition.  The student pair that raises the most money at the end of the seven weeks is named Students of the Year and each receives a $500+ scholarship to the college/university of his or her choice.   

We are currently accepting applications for this exciting opportunity! To request an application, contact Molly Diedrich at or 415-625-1132


Asian Commercial Professionals (ACP)                               Deadline, March 20, 2017

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


CAA Youth Scholarship Program                                     Deadline: March 24, 2017

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


Society of Women Engineers - Golden Gate Section High School Scholarship Program            Deadline March, 24, 2017

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

2017 Chen Foundation Scholarship Program     Deadline March 29, 2017 11:59 pm

10 – $2,000 Renewable Scholarships for High School Seniors Planning to Attend a California State University or a California Community College. The Chen Foundation is focused on helping economically-challenged youth fulfill their dreams of obtaining higher education. The scholarship is renewable, allowing scholarship recipients to receive an additional $2,000 award for the Fall quarter/semester of their 2nd year of college if they maintain a minimum 3.0 GPA and active service in the community.  CLICK HERE


PG&E Better Together Scholarships                             Deadline March 31, 2017

Pacific Gas and Electric Company and The PG&E Corporation Foundation (collectively, "PG&E") are offering Better Together Scholarships for undergraduate study to students who are PG&E customers. Before beginning the application process and to better understand the Better Together Scholarships, please read the following guidelines and instructions. To apply/get more information, CLICK HERE 


Toyota/Steve Young Scholar-Athlete Scholarship           Deadline March 31, 2016

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


Louie Family Foundation Scholarship                              Deadline March, 31, 2016

The Kim and Harold Louie Family Foundation is pleased to invite your qualified seniors to apply for our 2016 scholarship program.  This is our tenth year of administering the scholarship program, and we have awarded approximately $1 million in scholarship funds.  There is no fee to apply.  To apply, CLICK HERE Travel Lovers Scholarship                         Deadline March, 31, 2016

Two winners: $1,000 each. High school seniors entering a four year university, community college, or technical school in 2016 are eligible.  Applicants submit an original visitors guide to their favorite vacation destination (where to go, what to eat, can't miss attractions). To apply CLICK HERE

Soledad Fernandez Scholarship                                     Deadline April, 1, 2017                                          

The $5000 Soledad Fernandez Scholarship  is endowed by the Cora and Pablo Tellez family who were inspired by Soledad Fernandez's "zest for life and love for her family" among other qualities. Eligibility requirements: Filipino descent (Full to 50% Filipino) Cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher, Reside and attend  high school in the SF Bay Area. To apply, CLICK HERE 


Young Filipino Professionals Association                         Deadline April, 1, 2017

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


Rose M. Ratka Scholarship                                            Deadline April, 1, 2017

Recipients will be awarded $2,000, to pay for tuition, books or school supplies. Award recipients must have a minimum 2.5 GPA and must be a member of Alliance to apply for this scholarship. If you do not have an account with Alliance, you may join at the time of application. The $10 lifetime membership fee and the checking account monthly fee will be waived. A minimum deposit of $25 is required to open a membership account.   CLICK HERE


Alpha Nu Omega Chapter Scholarship                                 Deadline April 3, 2017

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


Wu Sung Community Service Club- 2017 Merit Scholarship            Deadline April 3, 2017

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 2017.  Award recipients MUST attend the Wu Sung Merit Awards ceremony. CLICK HERE


Kaiser Permanente Asian Association                           Deadline April 5, 2017

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


Kiwanis Club of Alameda                                                            Deadline April 14, 2017

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


San O Bar Club                                                                     Deadline April 15, 2017

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


Bay Area Taiwanese American Community Scholarship                                          Deadline April 24, 2017

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


Scholarships for Alameda High Students Only: 1-8 

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

1 ) Alice B. Hansen Scholarship                                                        Deadline April 28, 2017

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


2) Margaret McElhinnie Rotanzi Scholarship                            Deadline April 28, 2017

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


3) Abraham & Sarah Kofman Alameda Times-Star Journalism Scholarship April 28, 2017                          $500 awarded to the most deserving student Journalism student from AHS . Please check locker to the left or stop by the college and career center today!  CLICK HERE


4) Beatrice B. Barrett Scholarship                                                 Deadline April 28, 2017

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


5) Cox Hollywood Scholarship                                                        Deadline April 28, 2017

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


6) Marlene and Steve Kofman  Scholarship                               Deadline April 28, 2017

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


7) Paul Hardy Parker Scholarship                                               Deadline April 28, 2017

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


8) Sally Gallagher Scholarship                                               Deadline April 28, 2017

$500 awarded to senior pursuing a career in educationPlease check locker to the left or stop by the college and career center today! CLICK HERE


Rotary Club of Alameda Scholarship                                      Deadline April 28, 2017

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

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

The attached electronic application form should be completed, signed and submitted electronically with all additional requirements in a folder clearly marked with your name. Send the electronic file to Les Hilger at no later than Friday, April 28. Incomplete or late applications will not be considered.The application is available in the Locker or CLICK HERE


Robert T. Nahas Scholarship                                                         Deadline April 30, 2017

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


George P. Scotlan Scholarship                                                       Deadline April 30, 2017

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


Morgan Family Scholarship                                                          Deadline April 30, 2017                                              

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


Ann and Jon Reynolds Scholarship                                             Deadline April 30, 2017

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


Chinese American Citizens Alliance                                    Deadline May 4, 2016

Oakland Lodge

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


Alameda Chinese Club                                                        Deadline May 5, 2017

Eligible students of Chinese heritage who are graduating from a public high school in Alameda are invited to apply. One parent of the student must be of Chinese descent. Turn in the completed application to Ms. Gwen on May 5th. CLICK HERE


Bay East Association of Realtors                                       Deadline May 6, 2016

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


Live Más Scholarship                                                              Deadline May 12, 2017

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


Scholarship Navy Wives Clubs of America                                             Deadline May 30, 2016

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


P.E.O JA Memorial Scholarship                            Deadline May 31, 2017

P.E.O. is a philanthropic women's organization whose mission is to support continuing education for women.  Chapter JA of P.E.O. in Berkeley is offering a $1,000 scholarship to a qualified high school senior who will be attending an accredited college or university in California beginning in the Fall of 2017.  CLICK HERE


Family Law Scholarship                                                                    Deadline May 31, 2017

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

Tuite Law DUI Accident Scholarship                        Deadline May 31, 2017

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


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

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


Oscar Grant Foundation Scholarship                                  Deadline June 1, 2017

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


Chinese Acacia Club Scholarship Fund                                   Deadline June 9, 2017

This Scholarship is an academic grant to provide financial assistance for worthy and well qualified graduating seniors attending college or university. Eligibility: Acceptance to a college or university, minimum GPA of 3.8 or higher, two letters of rec., transcript w/ Fall grades, CA resident.  Maximum award $1000.  If you are interested in applying, check locker to the left or stop by the College and Career Center today.  CLICK HERE


K. Hunter Goff Bankruptcy/Consumer Rights Scholarship          Deadline July 31, 2017

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


  • This scholarship is judged & awarded primarily on merit & need.
  • Completed application must be submitted online by July 31, 2017.
  • Applicant must plan to attend college by fall semester 2017.
  • Must have a minimum G.P.A. of 3.0.  A transcript must be attached to application for consideration. 
  • Applicant must submit an un-opened copy of official transcripts if selected as a finalist.
  • This scholarship is a one-time award worth $500 to be awarded the fall semester of 2017.
  • Although not required, applicants are encouraged to submit recommendation letters and/or resumes to substantiate their application. 
  • Applicant will be required to demonstrate both their merit and their need for this scholarship

Auto Accident Law Firm Survivor Scholarship                            Deadline August 1, 2017 

Appel Law Firm offers an annual scholarship to college and graduate students who have been survivors of car accidents and have overcome their injuries. Each year we offer the Auto Accident Law Firm Survivor Scholarship. The winner receives $1,000 towards their school tuition. See below for eligibility, scholarship requirements, deadlines, submission instructions and a PDF copy of the application.

ELIGIBILITY: Applicants must meet the following criteria:                        CLICK HERE

  • Be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident.

  • Have sustained injuries from a car or truck accident or been affected by someone else’s accident.

  • Be accepted or enrolled in an accredited college or university within the United States. Graduate and Law School students are encouraged to apply.

  • Have a cumulative GPA of 3.00 or higher.

The Fisher & Talwar General Scholarship        Deadline November 15, 2017                  

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

To be eligible, applicants must meet the following criteria:

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