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Financial Aid & Scholarship Information

Financial Aid

  • FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid)
  • Federal Student Aid Resources
  • DREAM ACT: The CA Dream Act Application is used to apply for state financial aid.  This is not an application for federal financial aid. Students who have a Social Security Number that was issued after completing the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) process must file the Dream Act application. These Social Security cards will say “Valid For Work Only With DHS Authorization.” Other students with Social Security numbers must file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). 
  • CSS/Financial Aid Profile: By filling out one form, you can apply online for nonfederal financial aid from almost 400 colleges, universities, professional schools, and scholarship programs.  
  • Cal Grant Information
  • Subsidized vs. Unsubsidized loans
 
Notable Scholarships 
 
NAME DESCRIPTION DEADLINE WEBSITE
Maasai Haile Jones Memorial Scholarship Offered in conjunction with Unigo. 3 scholarships are awarded annually to African-American high school seniors or college freshmen from San Jose, CA
majoring in English or creative writing.
December 31, 2020 https://sites.google.com/view/maasaimemorial/scholarship
Reagan Foundation Scholarship the GE-Reagan Foundation Scholarship Program rewards college-bound students who demonstrate exemplary leadership, drive, integrity, and citizenship with financial assistance to pursue higher education. January 4, 2021 https://www.reaganfoundation.org/education/scholarship-programs/ge-reagan-foundation-scholarship-program/
Trailheads Scholarship Through the creation of this scholarship program, our goal is to recognize and support students who have faced and overcome their own challenges. January 15, 2021 https://www.trailheads.com/scholarship/
APIA Scholarship Scholarship is open to Asian and Pacific Islander American students who will be enrolling in a U.S. accredited college or university as a degree seeking student January 14, 2021 https://apiascholars.org/scholarship/apia-scholarship/
Taco Bell Live Mas Scholarship This scholarship is for young innovators, creators and dreamers (ages 16-24) who want to share his/her/their 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. January 20 https://www.tacobellfoundation.org/live-mas-scholarship/
Point Foundation Scholarship Fund Scholarships are open to high school seniors and current college student who are “out” as a person who identifies as a member of the LGBTQ community. January 25 https://pointfoundation.org/point-apply/apply-now/
CareerFitter Scholarship Scholarships for qualified students who are planning to enroll or participate in a college, university or graduate school program during an upcoming spring/summer/fall term. January 31 https://www.careerfitter.com/scholarship
eQuality Scholarship Collaborative Applicants for all scholarships must have demonstrated service to the LGBT+ community. Applicants of all sexual orientations and gender identities are eligible. January 31 https://www.equalityscholarship.org/apply.html
 
 
 

Additional Resources

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-Ethnicity
-Religion
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-Skills
-Interests
-Traits that make you unique
-Family history
-Extra curricular activities
-Causes you participate in