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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
The Hate U Give (THUG) Scholarship Slam  Scholarship slam is open to individuals who are 25 years of age or younger and are a current or former high school student and who will attend or is attending college within the U.S. or its territories. Scholarship slam has four categories: poetry, film shorts, music, and visual arts.  November 9  https://www.powerpoetry.org/poetry-slams/hate-u-give-thug-scholarship-slam
 Anne Ford and Allegra Ford Thomas Scholarships  The Anne Ford and Allegra Ford Thomas Scholarships offer financial assistance to two graduating high school seniors with documented learning disabilities and/or ADHD who are pursuing post-secondary education.  November 12  https://www.ncld.org/scholarships-and-awards/
 Elk's 2018 Most Valuable Student scholarship  Most Valuable Student scholarships are for students pursuing a four-year degree, on a full-time basis (minimum of 12 semester hours), in a U.S. college or university. All scholarships are in the form of certificates of award conditional upon the full-time enrollment of the winner in an accredited U.S. college or university.  November 15  http://www.elks.org/scholars/scholarships/mvs.cfm
Sixt Scholars Program  Sixt rent a car is pleased to offer five high school seniors graduating in 2019 the opportunity to receive a $5,000 scholarship and become a Sixt scholar. The program is designed 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.  November 30  https://www.sixt.com/sixt-scholars/
Dirk Derrick Car & Truck Accident Injury Scholarship An award for any current or soon-to-be undergrad who has had his or her life altered due to an injury from a car or truck accident, be it their own injury, that of a loved one, or an influential individual. December 20, 2018 https://www.derricklawfirm.com/library/scholarship.cfm
The Final Fantasy Fan Scholarship The Final Fantasy Fan Scholarship is a highly competitive award for high school and college students who enjoy the Final Fantasy game franchise. December 15, 2018 https://www.finalfantasyxvapp.com/scholarship
Alert1 Student for Senior Scholarship Alert1 is offering a $250 scholarship to a student attending an accredited U.S. college or university who wants to help seniors. January 10th, 2019 11:59 PM PST https://www.alert-1.com/company/scholarship/6747
 Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc San Jose Alumnae Chapter Scholarship  Applicant must be of African American descent, residing and graduating high school senior in Santa Clara county, plan to attend an accredited 2 or 4 year college or university, have a minimum GPA of 2.75. Application includes application form, two sealed letters of recommendation, official sealed transcript, two-paged (double spaced with one-inch margins) essay describing academic aspiration, current 4x6 photo, be available for interview (if selected as a finalist- February 23, 2019), attend Harambee Scholarship Luncheon (March 24, 2019)  January 25  See Ms. Perez for an application
 
 
 

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