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. 

Applying for Scholarships

Applying for Scholarships

Scholarships are free money that you do not have to pay back. Scholarships are awarded based on grades, community service, major, class level, where you live, and more. The money that you are awarded can be used to pay for college tuition and other expenses. 

Investing in yourself 

Most scholarships have similar prompts, so you have the advantage of reworking the same essay for each application you submit. If a scholarship is worth $1,000 and you spend 10 hours writing an essay and submitting your scholarship application, it results in $100 per hour invested! Use the Scholarship Essay Worksheet to improve your essays and ability to receive multiple awards.

Getting started

Use Immigrant Rising’s Scholarship Lists and additional scholarship databases to identify scholarships you are eligible to apply. Use the Scholarship Search Chart to list the ones you are eligible for, including deadlines, and create an action plan. Remember the more scholarships you apply for, the greater your chances to be awarded. 

Immigrants Rising Scholarship Lists 

Undergraduate List

Graduate List 

Additional Scholarship Databases 

Dreamers Roadmap

Geneseo Migrant center

http://migrant.net/scholarships/

MALDEF

My Undocumented Life

https://mydocumentedlife.org/category/undergrad-scholarships/

Scholarships A-Z

Silicon Valley Community Foundation 

The College Expo

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How to Apply for Scholarships

How to Apply for Scholarships

Applying for scholarships is tricky! Every scholarship is unique and asks for its own set of requirements. Not to mention, there are different types of scholarships! One thing to always remember is that scholarships are free money. You do not need to pay back a scholarship, it is not a loan! If you have questions about loans, click our previous post here. So let’s get started, how should we apply for scholarships? 

SCHOLARSHIP SEARCH TIPS

  1. Ask for Recommendation Letters 
  2. Have transcripts ready 
  3. Search for local scholarships
  4. Find scholarships that fit you 
  5. Use the ‘About Me’ Sheet in the PDF below to help brainstorm your characteristics 
  6. Keep a ‘Progress Checklist’ which can also be found in the PDF 

FREE MONEY: Outside Scholarship FAQs 

What are “outside scholarships?” Private sources of financial aid.

How can I get one? Most require an application – separate from FAFSA – and essay(s).

Who gives them? Offered by national corporations/institutions, local businesses, community-based organizations, and private foundations.

When are they due? Deadlines vary by scholarship – check early and often during your college search process.

Where can I use them? Most can be applied to any school, but some can only be used for college(s) in a specific location (e.g. region, state)

Why should I care? Scholarships are an excellent supplemental source of aid to cover the remaining costs after financial aid from your school.

Now that we have the basics out of the way, let’s start preparing to apply! 

Download this guide to help you apply for scholarships!