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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
HACER National Scholarship (McDonald's)  There’s a lot more to McDonald’s than the Big Mac. The McDonald’s HACER ® scholarship program grants scholarships and college resources for eligible Hispanic students. With opportunities on national levels, HACER ® is one of the largest programs committed to college scholarships for Hispanics. So what are you waiting for? This is your moment.  February 5  https://www.mcdonalds.com/us/en-us/community/hacer.html
 PG&E Scholarships  PG&E has a wide range of scholarships to help the next generation of Californians succeed and innovate in both STEM-based and other disciplines.  February 5 https://www.pge.com/en_US/residential/in-your-community/education-programs/grants-and-scholarships/scholarship-opportunities/scholarship-opportunities.page?WT.mc_id=Vanity_scholarships
 Northrop Grumman Engineering Scholars Program  This scholarship program helps support promising high school seniors who intend to pursue a career in an approved engineering, computer science, mathematics or physics program and who live in communities where Northrop Grumman Mission Systems has a major presence.  February 5 http://www.northropgrumman.com/CorporateResponsibility/Community/Pages/engineeringscholars.aspx
 APIQWTC (Asian Pacific Islander Queer Women & Transgender Community) Scholarship  The APIQWTC scholarship supports queer API women and transgender people in their pursuit of technical/professional training or higher education. The scholarship hopes to recognize those who are active in the community and encourage future leaders. APIQWTC will be awarding scholarships of $2500 each to two Asian/Pacific Islander lesbian, bisexual, or queer women or transgender individuals pursuing technical/professional training or an undergraduate/graduate degree.  February 9  http://www.apiqwtc.org/resources/apiqwtc-scholarship/
 San Jose Scottish Rite Foundation Scholarship  The scholarship is $2500 for the first year and recipients can qualify for up to three additional years, they are enrolled in a four year college and are successfully advancing to graduation. The application asks about relatives belonging to Masonic organisations, however, membership is not a criteria for the scholarship grant.  February 17  http://www.sanjosescottishrite.org/home
 Spirit of Anne Frank Awards  To reward students who lead the way in combating prejudice and injustice in their communities.  February 19
Parentinn – Cyberbullying Prevention for Teens Scholarship  In an effort to the cause of preventing cyberbullying, we have created the Cyberbullying Prevention for Teens Scholarship for Undergraduate or Postgraduate students/ high school, college or graduate student or a student planning to enter college to receive $2500 award.  February 28  http://www.parentinn.com/scholarship/
 
 
 

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