Scholarships for Parents

Scholarships for Parents

  1. $1,000 “Mom to Scholar” Scholarship for Mothers 
  1. Live Your Dream Award 
  1. Capture the Dream, Inc. Single Parent Scholarship 
  • Deadline: 7/30/2022 
  • Amount : $1,000 
  • The goal of the Capture the Dream, Inc. Single Parent Scholarship is to help eliminate one of the leading obstacles preventing single parents and minority students from attending college – the soaring cost of tuition. We provide talented students with the means to be able to reach higher education, which helps develop the future leaders of the Bay Area – and the world.
  1. Park Foundation Scholarship 
  • Deadline: 6/01/2022 
  • Amount: varies 
  • The Park Foundation Scholarship is offered to one male and one female. The recipient must be either a single female, head-of-household student with dependents; a single male, head of household with dependents; or a Vietnam veteran who no longer has access to educational benefits and has a GPA of at least 3.0. The student must be a custodial parent and must demonstrate financial need. 
  • https://www.parkfoundation.org/search.php?coding=group&group=ALL&title=%20Grants
  1. Patsy Takemoto Mink Education Foundation Scholarship
  • Deadline: August 2022
  • Amount: $5,000
  • Must be a woman, at least 17 years of age.Must be a mother, with minor children. Must be pursuing a technical/vocational degree, an associate’s degree, a first bachelor’s degree, or a professional/master’s/doctoral degree. Must be enrolled in a not-for-profit, accredited institution or program during the 2019-20 academic year. Must be low-income (annual family income less than $20,000 for a family of 2; less than $24,000 for a family of 3; less than $28,000 for a family of 4.)
  1. Deblinger Family Scholarship 
  • Deadline: August 2022
  • Amount: $10,000
  • The Deblinger Family Foundation wants to enable low-income, single mothers to focus on achieving their academic goals and performance so that they can create a successful future. Applicants must be single, female parents who are currently enrolled, or have been enrolled in the past year, in a community college to obtain an associate’s degree, certificate, or in a four-year college transfer program. Students who already have an associate’s degree and plan to transfer to a four-year college are also eligible. Applicants must be current residents of Alameda County, Santa Clara County, Santa Cruz County, or San Mateo County in California. Preference will be given to residents of East Palo Alto, Oakland, San Jose, and Watsonville. Additionally, applicants must have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale and demonstrate financial need. 
Scholarships for Transfer Students

Scholarships for Transfer Students

  1. UCLA College Reentry Scholarship
  2. Transfer Tuition Scholarship – University of Arizona 
    • https://financialaid.arizona.edu/types-of-aid/scholarships/2022-2023-terms-and-conditions
    • Community college (2 year) transfer students
    • Have a minimum 3.50 combined cumulative college GPA from all post-secondary institutions attended.
    • Completed a minimum of 36 units, and no more than 80 units, from a community college at the time of admission to Arizona
    • Completed admission application by July 1, 2022
    • Non-Arizona Residents – $5,000-$10,000 per academic year
  3. MSP Crankstart Transfer Scholars Scholarship Program
    • https://csun.academicworks.com/opportunities/3078
    • Open to qualifying matriculated CSUN undergraduate students.
    • Must have a FAFSA or California Dream Act application on file for the upcoming academic year.
    • Have transferred within the last four years and must be currently at the undergraduate level
    • Undergraduate continuing students must have a CSUN GPA of at least 2.8.
    • Incoming transfer students must have a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0.
    • $2500.00
    • Deadline 05/08/2022
  4. Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship
  5. Tau Sigma Honor Society Scholarship 
  6. RC Williams III Memorial Scholarship Endowment
    • In memory of an administrator who dedicated to service and education at East Los Angeles College.
    • $500
    • Deadline: No Deadline
    • Eligibility
    • GPA 2.5 or higher
    • ELAC full-time student
    • Proof of community service
    • Intent to transfer to a 4-year institution
    • First-generation college student
    • Open to all ELAC students regardless of residency status
    • https://elacfoundation.com/rc-williams-iii-memorial-scholarship-endowment/
Scholarships for High School Students

Scholarships for High School Students

Jackie Robinson Foundation Scholarship

Award: $30,000

Deadline: January 12, 2022

Description/Eligibility: 

Candidates must be a graduating, minority high school senior willing to present evidence of financial need and who demonstrate both a record of academic excellence and leadership potential as well as a dedication to community service. Student must also be a United States citizen who plans to attend an accredited and approved 4-year college within the United States or affiliated with a United States-based college or university. 

Banatao Family Filipino American Education Fund Scholarship 

Award: $20,000

Deadline: February 28, 2022

Description/Eligibility: 

Applicants must be current high school seniors with excellent academic achievement, especially in the sciences. Students must also hold both educational and career goals in engineering/science and exemplify financial need. A minimum GPA of 3.0 is also required in order to qualify for this scholarship. 

Fontana Transport INC. Scholars Program

Award: $5,000

Deadline: March 14, 2022

Description/Eligibility: 

Candidates must be underrepresented first-generation high school seniors who need financial assistance and are passionate about furthering their education as a means to help out their family, community, and themselves. The student applicant does not have to be a U.S. citizen, but a minimum 3.5 weighted GPA is required. Graduating high school seniors must also be planning to pursue a full-time undergraduate degree in the United States at any 4 year accredited university by fall 2022 and plan to study in any of the following concentrations:

  • Transportation Management
  • Math
  • Science
  • Engineering ( Any field of engineering)
  • Architecture
  • Environmental Design
  • Pre-Med
  • Psychology
  • Spanish Language/Literature

CACEF’s Scholarship 

Award: $1,500 – $2,500

Deadline: June 30, 2022

Description/Eligibility: 

CACESF’s scholarship contest is open to current high school juniors and seniors who are enrolled in a California high school and will be attending an accredited public or private college, university, or trade school within 12 months of graduation.

ERO Eco Scholarship 

Award: $1,000

Deadline: Scholarships are awarded on a rolling basis

Description/Eligibility: 

Qualified applicants must be students who will be accepted to a two or four-year higher education institution planning to major in an environmental studies program at an accredited California College or University. A minimum high school GPA of 3.25 (based on a scale of 4.0) is required as well as the completion of at least one high school science class in addition to the minimum required for graduation. Applicants must also be a United States Citizen and currently be residing in California. 

Scholarships for Black Students

Scholarships for Black Students

KnowBe4 Scholarship for Black Americans In Cybersecurity 

Award: $10,000

Deadline: April 18, 2022

Description/Eligibility: 

  • Recipients must be Black in regard to race.
  • Maybe a male or female pursuing or planning to pursue, a degree with a focus on cybersecurity or information assurance.
  • In 2021 you must plan to be an undergraduate freshman, sophomore, junior or senior student, or graduate student.
  • GPA must be at least 3.2 on a 4.0 scale (or an analogous rank based on a comparable scale).
  • You must be a US citizen.
  • May be attending on campus or online & either full-time or part-time.
  • Must be attending in the US.

Generation Google Scholarship 

Award: $10,000

Deadline: December 10, 2021

Description/Eligibility: 

  • Intend to be enrolled in or accepted as a full-time student in a Bachelors, Masters, or PhD program at an accredited university or college in the United States or Canada for the 2022-2023 academic year
  • Be studying computer science, computer engineering, or a closely related technical field
  • Demonstrate a strong academic record
  • Demonstrate financial need
  • Exemplify leadership and demonstrate a passion for improving representation of underrepresented groups in computer science and technology

100 Black Men of America Scholarship 

Award: $5,000 

Deadline: March 30, 2021

Description/Eligibility: 

  • High school students must have earned a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.75 and demonstrate the commitment to pursuing continued academic achievement post-high school (applicants must provide copies of official transcripts to support this declaration).
  • Current college students must have earned a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 during their college tenure.

Applicants must provide the following:

  • A completed application (attached).
  • Two letters of recommendation: the first shall be from someone who can credibly speak to the applicant’s academic achievement and commitment to post-secondary educational pursuits. The second shall be from someone who can speak to the overall character of the applicant.
  • A copy of an official transcript from the institution currently or most recently attended.
  • An essay centered on the following topics. Essays should be a minimum of 1000 words.
    • Given the events of 2020, describe the traits of strong leadership, how you have seen them effectively deployed, and or the impact of the failure to do so.
    • Define character and describe the importance of the role of personal character in goal achievement.
    • Describe how the COVID 19 pandemic has impacted you and affected your outlook on the future.
  • High-Quality Photo of passport size or larger to be used in future 100 Black Men of America publications.

Promoting Diversity – Actuarial Diversity Scholarship

Award: $1,000-$4,000

Deadline: March 31, 2022

Description/Eligibility: 

  • Must have at least one birth parent who is a member of one of the following minority groups:
    • Black/African American,
    • Latinx,
    • Native North American,
    • Pacific Islander.
  • Enrolling as or enrolled as a full-time undergraduate student at a U.S. accredited educational institution.
  • Minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale), emphasis on math or actuarial courses.
  • Entering college freshmen must have a minimum ACT math score of 28 or SAT math score of 620.
  • Intent on pursuing a career in the actuarial profession.

ACS Scholars Program

Award: $5,000

Deadline: March 1, 2022

Description/Eligibility: 

  • U.S. citizens or legal permanent U.S. residents
  • African-American/Black, Hispanic/Latino, or American Indian (please see below for more details)
  • Graduating high school seniors or college freshmen, sophomores or juniors. Seniors can apply for their fifth year.
  • Those intending to major or are already majoring in chemistry, biochemistry, chemical engineering, chemical technology, or another chemistry-related science AND planning to pursue a career in a chemistry-related science as well 
  • Full-time students at a high school or an accredited college, university, or community college
  • Those demonstrating high academic achievement in chemistry or science (Grade Point Average 3.0 or higher)
Scholarships for LGBTQ+ Students (2022)

Scholarships for LGBTQ+ Students (2022)

LEAGUE Foundation LGBTQ Scholarship

Due: April 15, 2022

Award: Varies

Academic: Highschool Senior

Region: National

Description: Since 1996, LEAGUE Foundation has awarded 195 college scholarships totaling $423,500 to self-identified lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender (LGBTQ+) graduating US High School Students and or US Military Base High School students based on the following achievements: a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale; significant involvement in community service; and acceptance to an accredited US junior college, four year college, or university.

Link: https://www.leaguefoundation.org/

Out to Innovate Scholarship for LGBTQ+ Stem Students

Due: June 4, 2022 (Application opens April 1, 2022)

Award: (1st Place Winner) $5,000 & (2nd Place Winner) $2,500

Academic: Completed minimum of 2 years of post-secondary education, Declared STEM major

Region: National

Description: The Out to Innovate™ Scholarships, established in 2011, are intended for LGBTQ+ undergraduate and graduate students pursuing degrees in science, technology, engineering, or mathematics (STEM) programs. The scholarships are designed to promote academic excellence and increased visibility of talented LGBTQ+ students in STEM careers.

Link: https://www.noglstp.org/programs-projects/scholarships/

Point Scholarship

Due: January 18th, 2022

Award: “Last Provider” Basis → “…fills in the gaps and provides funds not provided by other [funds]”

Academic: Enrolled or Intend to enroll into a U.S. accredited college or university

Region: National

Description: Point Foundation (Point) is the nation’s largest higher education scholarship-granting organization for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) students. Point’s multifaceted support of its scholarship recipients (“scholars”) extends far beyond direct financial contribution toward the cost of their education. Each scholar is paired with a mentor and participates in leadership development programs and events.

Link: https://pointfoundation.org/point-apply/apply-now/

eQuality Scholarship

Due: January 31, 2022

Award: $6,000

Academic: High school senior, Transfer student, Medical student

Region: California

Description: eQuality is the joint effort of a group of individuals and organizations based in the San Francisco Bay Area (see list on Home page). It began in 1989 as a scholarship program by Pacific Gas and Electric Company’s lesbian and gay employee group, now PG&E PrideNetwork. The following year, the Bay Area Network of Gay and Lesbian Educators joined the effort. Additional members have joined eQuality over the years, and more are always welcome.

Link: https://www.equalityscholarship.org/apply.html

Pride Foundation

Due: January 7, 2022

Award: Varies

Academic: Pursuing Post-secondary education in the 2022-2023 school year

Region: Northwest (Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, or Washington)

Description: Pride Foundation provides essential financial resources and community support to LGBTQ+ student leaders across the Northwest. Since awarding our first scholarship in 1993, we’ve awarded more than $7 million to more than 2,200 students in Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, and Washington.

Link: https://pridefoundation.org/find-funding/scholarships/guidelines/

Scholarship & Grants for AAPI Students

Scholarship & Grants for AAPI Students

APIA Scholarship

  • Due: January 26, 2022
  • Awards: Ranges from one-time awards of $2,500 to multi-year awards of $20,000
  • Region: National
  • Description: 
    • For underserved APIA students who are the first in their family to attend college and face economic challenges. Must be a U.S. citizen or legal permanent resident, enrolling to a U.S. accredited college or university during Fall 2022, and has a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.7 on a 4.0 scale or has earned a GED. To learn more, visit their website at, https://apiascholars.org
  • Link: https://apiascholars.org/scholarship/apia-scholarship/

Korean Ancestry Grant

2022 Kao Kalia Yang Scholarship

  • Due: April 1, 2022 (Opens January 2022)
  • Awards: Multi-year distributed award of $25,000
  • Region: National
  • Academic level: High school student in the U.S.
  • Description:
    • Supporting education, the underprivileged, and positive social impact initiatives. Looking to help economically challenged Hmong American youth fulfill their dreams of obtaining higher education. Must be of blood-descent of Hmong race or ethnically identify as Hmong American (with citizenship or as a legal resident). To learn more, visit https://www.apcf.org/kao-kalia-yang-scholarship-open
  • Link: https://www.apcf.org/kao-kalia-yang-scholarship-open

AICPA Scholarship Award for Minority Accounting Students

San Diego Chinese Women’s Association

  • Due: *Check for availability again on January 2022
  • Awards: 
    • One time $1,500 for use at a four-year university
    • One time $1,000 for use at a two-year community college or vocational school
  • Region: San Diego County, California
  • Academic level: High school standing GPA of 3.0/2.5 respectively to scholarship applied for
  • Description:
    • Every year, the San Diego Chinese Women’s Association awards scholarships to selected outstanding students of Chinese descent who are attending high school in San Diego County.  Scholarships are open to both male and female applicants of at least one-quarter Chinese descent. For more information, stay updated by visiting their website https://sdcwa.net/scholarships/
  • Link: https://sdcwa.net/scholarships/
Scholarships for Undocumented High School Students | Due: May

Scholarships for Undocumented High School Students | Due: May

Check out these 5 scholarships to apply to! Deadlines are coming up soon, be sure to read the guidelines clearly. You got this!

JMF Creative and Performing Arts Scholarship

Amount: 2,000

Due date: May 14, 2021

Eligibility: Graduating high school senior pursuing arts major

Requirements: 1000 word essay 

Website: https://josephmfannellmemorialfund.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/JMF-Performing-Arts-Scholarship-2021.pdf 

Kelly Somey Digital Marketing Scholarship

Amount: 1,000

Due date: May 14, 2021

Eligibility: Graduating high school senior interested in digital space

Requirements: 300-500 word essay

Website: https://union.co/articles/2021-kelly-somey-scholarship-application 

The Trotter Project’s Farmer Lee Jones Scholarship

Amount: 10,000

Due date: May 15, 2021

Eligibility: Graduating high school senior interested in agricultural studies

Requirements: essay, video, and letter of recommendation

Website: https://www.thetrotterproject.org/scholarships 

2021 EQuity Scholarship Essay Competition 

Amount: 5,000

Due Date: May 28, 2021

Eligibility: Must be enrolled in an accredited college or university in fall 2021

Requirements: 700-900 word essay

Website: https://www.equitysv.com/scholarship-essay-competition 

Proyecto H.A.C.E.R. College Book Scholarship

Amount: 1,000, 500, and 250

Due Date: May 31, 2021

Eligibility: Must be a graduating high school senior or identity as a woman or non-binary

Requirements: essay and letter of recommendation

Website: https://www.lambdapichi.org/page/2021_BookScholarship 

Scholarships for Parents

Scholarships for LGBTQ+ Students | Due: May – June

Check out these 5 scholarships to apply to! Deadlines are coming up soon, be sure to read the guidelines clearly.

Gay Asian Pacific Alliance (GAPA) Foundation

Deadline: June 6

Award: $1,000-$5,000

Eligibility:

  • Must be entering a post-secondary institution in the United States. High school seniors, undergraduate, and graduate students are welcome to apply
  • Application is open to students who attend community college, university, and trade/vocational school 
  • Applicants should have a strong history of activism within the API and/or LGBTQ communities; however, do not need to identify as either to apply
  • Open to students who attend/enrolled in a US accredited school (no need to be a US citizen)

Link: https://theprismfoundation.org/scholarships

Leroy F. Aarons Scholarship Award

Deadline: May 20

Requirements: 

  • Applicants must be planning to pursue a career in journalism, be able to demonstrate their passion and commitment to the profession
  • Applicants also must demonstrate an awareness of the issues facing the LGBTQ community and the importance of fair and accurate news coverage
  • Applicants must be NLGJA: The association of LGBTQ journalists members in good standing 
  • Current and incoming undergraduate and graduate students can apply. Proof of acceptance or current enrollment required 

Link: https://www.nlgja.org/resources/aarons/

Traub-Dicker Rainbow Scholarship

  • Award: one-year scholarships of $1,500 or $3,000 to those graduating high school or already enrolled in college in any year of study, including graduate school 
  • Deadline: June 11, 2021
  • Info/requirements:
    • Scholarships are paid directly to the recipient’s school and are applied toward tuition
    • Academic achievement
    • Outstanding community service and leadership
    • Commitment to impacting LGBTQ issues

Link: https://www.stonewallfoundation.org/scholarships

The Community College Scholarship Program

  • Award: $2,000-$4,800 in tuition scholarship each year and other counseling and coaching benefits from the program
  • Deadline: May 3rd
  • Requirements:
    • Must be enrolled or intending to enroll at an accredited CC based in the US in the fall of 2021
    • Must have 1-2 years of CC left AND (1) intending to transfer to a bachelor’s program at a four-year college for Fall 2022 or Fall 2023 OR (2) graduate with an associates degree in Fall 2023
    • Must be “out” as a person who identifies as a member of the LGBTQ community 

Link: https://pointfoundation.org/point-apply/community-college/

The Out to Innovate™  Scholarship

Award: This scholarship has various scholarships and awards. Check the website for further details

For scholarship guidelines and eligibility please visit the website as there are more than one scholarship and prices. 

Link: https://www.noglstp.org/programs-projects/scholarships/

Scholarships for LGBTQ+ Students (2022)

Scholarships for Asian American Pacific Islander Students | Due: May – June

Check out these 5 scholarships to apply to! Deadlines are coming up soon, be sure to read the guidelines clearly. You got this!

Hsiao Memorial Social Services Scholarship

Award: $1,000

Deadline: May 17, 2021

Academic level: Undergraduate student, recent graduate, graduate student 

Region: National

Field of Study: Preference to Social Sciences and Economics

Eligibility:

  • A graduate student attending college and university in the U.S. in fall 2020
  • Pursuing a graduate degree in the social sciences
  • Preference is given to topics that benefit those in social/economic need, especially Asian and Asian American communities
  • Must be a U.S. citizen, permanent resident, or foreign national 
  • GPA requirement: 3.0 

Link: http://asianpacificfund.org/what-we-do/scholarships/apply-for-scholarship/#hsiao

Lapiz Family Scholarship 

Award: $2,000

Academic level: incoming freshman or current, full-time undergraduate in 2021-2022

University: University of California (preference given to Davis and Santa Cruz)
Eligibility: 

  • GPA requirement 3.0
  • Must be a US citizen 
  • Farmworker or child of farmworker or migrant farmworker 
  • Must show financial need

Deadline: April 30, 2021

Link: http://bit.ly/Lapiz-Family

Korean American Scholarship Foundation (Western Regional Chapter Applications*)

*NOTE: This scholarship is organized into seven regions and the application process is handled separately by each region, we are the Western Region Chapter)

GPA: minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0

Heritage: Students with a Korean heritage studying in the United States regardless of citizenship status (including Korean Nationals). If extra funds are available, other students (non-Korean) may qualify for some scholarship 

Enrollment (enrolled full time during scholarship application year):

  • Full-time undergraduate
  • graduate 
  • high school students 

Deadline: June 30th, 2021

Financial: can demonstrate a need for financial assistance

Link: https://www.kasf.org/apply-wrc/

AEP Diversity in the Environmental Profession Student Scholarship 

Award: $1,000

To whom: Black, Indigenous, and People of Color 

Academic level: open to high school juniors and seniors interested in pursuing an education in environmentally-related topics

Deadline: October 2nd 

Link: https://www.scholarships.com/financial-aid/college-scholarships/scholarship-directory/race/asian-pacific-islander/aep-diversity-in-the-environmental-professionstudent-scholarship

Against the Grain Artistic Scholarship

Academic Level: high school senior or a college student currently enrolled full-time at an accredited U.S. vocational, junior, or four-year college/university 

Heritage: at least 25% Asian and/or Pacific Islander ethnicity

Major: major in the performing, visual arts, journalism, and/or mass communications.

Requirement: 

  • Must be a US citizen, national or permanent legal resident 

Link: https://www.scholarships.com/financial-aid/college-scholarships/scholarship-directory/race/asian-pacific-islander/against-the-grain-artistic-scholarship