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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
You Deserve it Scholarship Scholarship is open to students who are residents of any of the 50 United States, District of Columbia or U.S. Territories and are 16 years of age or older and are either enrolled now, or will be enrolled within three months of registration in a qualified high school, college or university in the United States. August 29 https://scholarshipowl.com/awards/you-deserve-it-scholarship
Balfour Sweepstakes It’s time to buckle down and dream big! Enter today through September 7 for a chance to win $5,000 for school expenses, or one of eight $500 prizes! September 7 https://www.balfour.com/scholarship
Golden Door Scholars Program Golden Door Scholars provides scholarships for DACA students who wish to pursue a career in Computer Science, Tech, Engineering, or a related field. Eligible students may be currently enrolled in college pursuing an undergraduate degree, high school seniors or recent high school graduates. September 16 https://boards.greenhouse.io/goldendoorscholars/jobs/1776057
The Gates Scholarship The Gates Scholarship is a highly selective, full scholarship for exceptional, Pell-eligible, minority, high school seniors. Starting in 2018, the scholarship will be awarded to 300 top student leaders each year with the intent of promoting their academic excellence through college graduation, and providing them the opportunity to reach their full potential. September 15 https://www.thegatesscholarship.org/scholarship
Don't Text & Drive Scholarship The purpose of this scholarship is to help you understand the risks of texting while driving. September 30 http://www.digitalresponsibility.org/dont-text-and-drive-scholarship
NextStepU STEM Scholarship Scholarship is open to students who are interested in pursuing a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, or Math) major. Applicant must be 16-22 years old at the time of entry and be a registered user of NextStepU.com September 30 https://www.nextstepu.com/stem-scholarship/
Jack Kent Cooke Young Artist Award Award is open to classical instrumentalists, vocalists, and composers between the ages of 8 and 18 who have not yet entered college during the 2019-2020 academic year. HS Seniors must meet THIS deadline. Deadline II is January 6, 2019, and Deadline III is March 2, 2019. September 30 https://www.fromthetop.org/apply/scholarship-opportunity-jack-kent-cooke-young-artist-award/
       
 
 
 

Additional Resources

As you search for scholarships, look for opportunities that are specific to YOU. Think about the following during your search:
 
-Ethnicity
-Religion
-Gender
-Talents
-Skills
-Interests
-Traits that make you unique
-Family history
-Extra curricular activities
-Causes you participate in