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 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/

Scholarships for Transfer Students

Scholarships for Undocumented College Students

Paying for college is expensive as is, but even more challenging when you are an undocumented student. Even though the undocumented community is not eligible for government-issued financial aid assistance, there are still various resources available including scholarships. Scholarships are ideal for all students because it is money that does not have to be paid back and awarded to students on their own merit. Below are just a few opportunities available to high school students looking for financial assistance to college. 

A great resource when researching scholarships for undocumented students is the Immigrants Rising non-profit. They aim to provide a safe space for resources for undocumented students. A great scholarship serving students from the Los Angeles area is The Andres y Maria Cardenas Family Foundation Scholarship they are awarding students up to $3,000 to be eligible students must be under AB 540. Another scholarship offered to Angelinos is the SALEF Scholarship Fund to Salvadoran or Latinx students who attend high school within the city of Los Angeles, and students are eligible for up to $2,000.

Yet another great resource when researching scholarships for undocumented students is the scholarships.com website which offers a variety of different scholarships. The scholarships found on the scholarships.com page are so diverse there is an opportunity waiting for every student. Some scholarships include the PepsiCo Cesar Chavez Latino Scholarship which encompasses Hispanic students who are looking to pursue higher education in the Arizona and California Central Valley. Another scholarship is the California Hispanic Education Endowment Fund with an award of 2,500. This scholarship is awarded to high school students from the Orange County area looking to pursue higher education. Students must be under the Dream Act/ SB540 act. 

Students can also turn to the get schooled website which has over 50 scholarships for DACA students. Some of those scholarships include The Dream US Opportunity Scholarship for first-time college students offering up to $80,000 for student expenses. Another scholarship available is The Dream US National Scholarship which is open to both high school students and community college graduates. Students can be awarded up to $14,500 for an associate’s degree and $29,000 for those pursuing a bachelor’s degree. The Mexican-American Dream Scholarship is a scholarship offered to immigrant students or children of immigrants and Dream Act/AB 540 recipients looking to pursue higher education. 

Students should never feel discouraged about applying for college because of financial restraints. Students should not let their citizen status determine their ability to pay for college. The Let’s Go Team is here to guide and provide resources to students to help aid them throughout their college experience.