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Watch the Interview of MiraCosta College student, Ingrid Phillips, who has received over $30,000 in scholarships to pay for college.

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Design a Unique T-shirt $500 Scholarship Criteria: U.S. Citizen or permanent legal resident, full-time student enrolled at an accredited college contest allows students to enter their unique T-shirt designs and vote on their favorites. The entry with the most votes will win a $500 scholarship. Submit your design before the December 1 voting deadline.

Single-Mother $1,000 Scholarship.  Write a 500+ word essay on the advantages of going back to school while caring for your children as a mother. How do you believe motherhood has helped prepare you for the challenges that you will face as a student? Examples may include the ability to succeed in time management skills, ability to listen carefully to others and ability to effectively manage multiple priorities. Details online on how to apply.  Deadline:   December 5, 2014

Plush Beds $1,000 scholarship essay contest.  Applicants must submit an essay of 1,000 words minimum with the title "The Unique Advantages of Living a Green Lifestyle & the Steps to Get There."  Review the details and Apply online.  Deadline:  December 5, 2014

Cash Auto SalvageScholarships awarding $1000 & $500. Write a 300-word essay explaining your educational goals, how they pertain to the automotive industry, and how winning this scholarship will help you obtain your goals. 3.0 GPA required. Click here to apply online. Deadline: December 15, 2014

FrontierBundles.com Cyberbullying Awareness $1,000 ScholarshipCreate a poster that raises awareness of student cyber bullying. Review details online. Deadline:  December 15 2014

Foreclosure.com $5,000 & $1,000 Scholarships   Eligibility:  college students apply by submitting an essay:  "The foreclosure crisis that swept the nation several years ago claimed countless well-to-do homeowners, who were forced out of their houses when the economy hit rock-bottom. Those victims, along with the economy, are now beginning to slowly recover. And with collective home prices — and interest rates — still at very attractive levels, these 'foreclosure victims' have transitioned into potential 'boomerang buyers.' How can these buyers with checkered pasts best take advantage of the current desirable real estate market conditions? There are a several actions these 'boomerang buyers' can take to get back into home ownership. Please describe in your own words how the 'rent-to-own' option, among others, might best benefit these folks until they are ready to go 'all in' on another mortgage." Apply online. Deadline December 15, 2014

CenturyLinkquote.com $1,000 Google Fiber Scholarship  Essay: Describe if and why we need access to gigabit internet speeds. Cliick here for details. Deadline: December 15, 2014

USBundles.com $1,000 Scholarship. The Future of Google scholarship essay: describe what you think the future of internet search will look like 10 years from now. Review the  Rules and Regulations and Click here to apply online. and Deadline: December 15, 2014

AT&T Internet and Education $1,000 Scholarship  Create an infographic showing how students utilize social media in and out of the classroom.  Click here for details.   Deadline: December 15, 2014

Emergency Lights Co., $1,000 scholarship Create a video entry about our topic, write a 500 word essay explaining your arguments, submit both through our website and link your video entry to our Facebook or Twitter. Topic: "How Would You Solve the U.S. Skilled Labor Crisis?  Many are now claiming that the lack of skilled labor in the U.S. is reaching crisis level. Research this problem, and submit a video and essay suggesting solutions.”   Click here for details. Deadline: December 15, 2014

Verizon $1,000 scholarship.  Create an info graphic about how modern students utilize the Internet compared to other generations. Visit website for details, Deadline: December 15, 2014

$1,500 scholarship - create a 60-second Video Commercialfor Mhelpdesk. Your commercial should be directed at businesses who could use Mhelpdesk software, and should be entertaining, funny or otherwise interesting.  Visit the website for details.  Deadline: December 15, 2014.

F.C. Tucker Scholarship. $1,500 Essay contest “How would your completed degree help you make a contribution to keeping US businesses viable and competitive in a global economy?”The winner will be chosen based on the quality of their personal essay and the character reflected in their personal statement.  Click her for details. Deadline: December 15

DermMedica $1,500 Scholarship. Write a 500-word essay on one of the topics: “Botox and procedures like it have often been reactions to wrinkles and the such. What is your opinion on pre-wrinkle treatments and other preventative surgeries used by younger people to prevent the outward appearance of age? There has been controversy in the industry about when aesthetic surgeries are acceptable for adolescents. Should teenagers have the right to pursue these treatments?  or  Procedures and treatments are constantly evolving every day in the skin care industry. What kind of procedures/treatments do you think we will be performing 25, 50 and 100 years from now?” Click here for details  Deadline: December 15, 2014

LocalInternetService.com $1,000 Scholarship. Write inn 400 words or less: How teachers can better utilize social media in the classroom to enhance the learning process. Click here for details. Deadline: December 15, 2014

Palantir $1,500 to $10,000 Scholarships for Women in Engineering. Eligibility: Must be an undergraduate or graduate student, majoring in a STEM field, enrolled full-time, have completed at least one year of study. Submit a 500-word essay. Visit the website for details. Deadline December 21, 2014

BrokerFish $1,000 Scholarship Essay: 500 to 1,000 words on "The Importance of International Health Insurance for Expatriates." and  include a photograph that captures the thrust of your essay. The essay should focus on why international health insurance is so important for people when studying, working, or retired away from their home country. Click here for details. Deadline:  December 21, 2014

SeniorAdvisor.com $1,500 In-Home Care Innovation Scholarships for students enrolled in an at a 2-year or 4-year institution.  Submit a 500-750 word essay on one of our three essay topics listed online. Deadline:  December 21, 2014

Excel Builders 2015 Spring $1,000 Scholarship. Write an essay on one of the following topics: Luxury Topic: With companies like nest popping  up, home design and customization has never been so interesting, what features would you like to see on the homes of the future?  Sustainability Topic: Environmentally friendly home building is a hot topic. How can we, as potential home buyers, come to the aid of our planet? Novelty Topic: A zombie plague has swept across the land! Tell us about the defensive and comfortable features of your post-apocalyptic pad. Visit the website for details.  Visit the website for details. Deadline: December 30, 2014.

Fitness Lifestyle $500 Scholarship. Complete the online survey and answer the survey question in 500 words or less.    Deadline:  December 30, 2014. 

Smith Monitoring $1,000 scholarship. Write an 800 word or more essay on the "5 Benefits of Home Automation. Click here for details. Deadline:  December 31, 2014

$1,000 HomeownersInsurance.com Scholarship, open to current HS Senior and college freshmen/sophomore students.  It is an essay-based scholarship contest. Click here for details. Deadline:  December 31, 2014

A Better America Scholarship Program $1,500 scholarship to a leading student that outlines the contribution they intend to make to American society after graduation. Students must outline this in 200 words or less. Questions: info@greediting.com  View the website for details.  Deadline:  December 31, 2014

JustNebulizers.com Respiratory Care $1,000 Scholarship Video contest for students with respiratory conditions such as asthma, cystic fibrosis, chronic bronchitis, or COPD.  Send a creative video under 3 minutes long answering the following two questions: 1. How has living with a respiratory condition molded who you are? 2. What advice would you give to others in your shoes? Apply Online  Deadline: December 31, 2014

Smith Monitoring $1,000 Scholarship Essay contest for current college student to assist in the costs associated with attending school. December 31, 2014

Small Pet Select $1,000 Scholarships:

ACLS Medical Training $1,000 Scholarship  Write a 500 to 1000-word essay on one these topics:  If you have assisted someone in a life support situation, describe your role in the process, the emotions or feelings that you experienced, and how the situation was resolved. If you have not assisted someone in a life support situation, describe how you have prepared (mentally and/or physically) to respond when the event arises. Consider and describe what it might be like to provide basic or advanced life support in an emergency.  Email essay: scholarship@aclsmedicaltraining.com Deadline:  December 31, 2014

Student Debt Relief $2,000 scholarship.   Write an article up to 1,500 words on what you will do or have done before, during, and after college to keep your student loan debt to a minimum.  View website for details.  Accepting articles between December 1, 2014 thru December 31, 2014

$1,000 Scholarships for Students 50+ years of age, enrolled at an accredited college, 3.0 GPA. Write a 500+ word essay on the advantages of going back to school after age 50. What have you learned as an older American that has prepared you for the challenges you face as a student? Defend & explain your answer.  Details Online. Deadline:  January 1, 2015

CCPRO Annual Writing Scholarship competition awarding two $1000 scholarships to current and former California community colleges students who write a compelling news story, pitches the story to his/her local community newspaper or online publication and is published. Articles must be published between July 1 and December 1, 2014. When applying, students must show proof of publication. Click here for details   Deadline: January 1, 2015

American Bullion - five $500 annual scholarships. Complete the online application, write a 500 to 2,000-word essay on “Why is gold a good investment for future generations?  Click here for details. Deadline:  January 1, 2015

Tapper's Fashion & Jewelry Design Scholarship. Essay  $1,000 & $500 awardsEssay of 1,000 words or less “How does current fashion design impact the world of luxury jewelry design?”  Click here for details.  Deadline January 1, 2015

Signal $1,500 and and $500 Scholarships for students studying or planning to go into the fields of technology, marketing, or entrepreneurship.  Write a 500+ word essay:  “How has your life up until now prepared you for college? How do you think college will change your future path? Are there any roadblocks you’ve had to overcome, and if so, how did they affect your journey? Looking further down the line, how will college prepare you for the journey towards your desired career?”  If you are feeling creative,  take a photo or create a slideshow that shows how your journey has shaped you–it’s not required, but these extra efforts are more likely to catch our eye when we’re choosing our scholarship winners! Click here for details.  Deadline:  January 1, 2015

California Internship & Work Experience Association (CIWEA) $1,000 Scholarship for students who complete an Internship, Work Experience or Co-op program by December 31, 2014.  In 750 words or less, answer: “How has my internship/work experience influenced my career choice?” Visit the MiraCosta College Career Center for questions about the programs.    Click here for details.

Vet Tech Schools $500 scholarship. The best 200-300 word essay on the topic of why you’ve chosen to study to work with animals will be selected. Applicants must be college students pursuing an associate’s degree or certification as a Veterinarian, Veterinary Assistant or Veterinary Technician. Visit the website for details. Deadline: January 15, 2015.

Video Essay $1,100 Scholarship - Dolman Law Group. Present a 2-3 minute video on: “Texting has become one of the most popular forms of communication among young people today. The University of Michigan reports that one-quarter of all teens respond to a text message at least once every time they drive. Texting and driving is an extremely dangerous practice that caused thousands of preventable accidents and injuries each year. While many states have enacted legislation limiting texting and driving, it is still a prevalent practice among many drivers. What legal and social initiatives could lawmakers implement in order to curb texting and driving? Click here for details.  Deadline:  January 15, 2015.

COIT.com $1500 Scholarship.  Write a short essay (250 words or less) telling us your tips and tricks for getting your security deposit back. For details Click here for details. Deadline:  January 15, 2015

Wholesale Halloween Costumes $500 Scholarship Create a cover photo for Wholesale Halloween Costumes Facebook page! When designing an image, you're welcome to use product images from our website, or one of your own. Images of your own may include an original photograph, illustrated graphic or a mix of both. Entries will be judged on overall Appearance, Quality, Originality and Creativity. One submission per person. Click here for details. Deadline: January 28, 2015

Levin Law Firm two $1,000 scholarships.  Applicants submit an essay on:  “Millions of people each year are injured in accidents involving cars and other motor vehicles. What are some ways the law can be changed in order to make our roads and highways safer?”  Apply online Deadline:  January 31, 2015

$10,000 GREETING CARD Scholarship Contest for students, and the Gallery Collection will be selecting an additional entry from a member of the United States Military for a $1,000 award.

CreditRepair.com scholarship Write an essay of 800+ words about your credit score and why it is important for your future success. Students must explore how their credit reports will positively or negatively affect their lives during the next 10 years, and what they can do now to improve their credit scores; describe and demonstrate knowledge of credit scores, connect the significance of college years to the credit report, and discuss why improving the candidate's credit score can improve his or her future. YouTube submissions are strongly encouraged, although not required. Videos should be no longer than 4 minutes. Click here for details. (Fall deadline: August 31, 2015). Spring Deadline:  February 28, 2015

Structured Settlement Career Planning $1,000 Scholarship essay for the prompt, "What Can College Students Do to Improve Their Job Prospects?" Apply Online Deadline:  March 1, 2015

DTC-Digital Marketing $500 Scholarship. Essay 500+ words, share how you think digital marketing will develop in the next five to ten years, and what you think the industry will be like when you’re out of school and working in the marketing industry.” You may focus on one how one aspect of digital marketing will change, or you can address how each branch of digital marketing will grow to interact with the others. Click here for details. Deadline March 1, 2015

$1,000 Stewart Guss College Scholarship. Write an essay on "What Law Would You Change and Why?” Click here for details. Email your essay to scholarship@attorneyguss.com. Deadline: March 1, 2015.

American Advisors Group College $1,000 Scholarship to a highly motivated student who is committed to making smart financial decisions. In 800 words or less, tell us How does saving money relate to social, political, or environmental challenges? For more information, Click here for details. Deadline: March 21, 2015

Lighting55 $1,250 need-based scholarship for college students. To apply answer four personal open-ended questions. The responses that are the most persuasive, compelling, and well written, will be considered.  Click here for details. Deadline:  April 15, 2015

HotelsCheap.org $1,500 Scholarship.  The fall scholarship recipient won based upon their  overall application responses, career objectives and financial needs.  Click here for details. Deadline:   April 15, 2015

College Networking $500 Scholarship.  Write 450-700 words for the prompt, "How to Network While Maintaining a Challenging Course Load."  Apply Online Deadline:  April 25, 2015

The Drive to Learn $1,000 Scholarship Applicants must be enrolled full time, U.S citizens and non-U.S. citizens are eligible to apply.  In 750-1000 words, prepare a written response that addresses 1 of 4 prompts.  Apply Online.  Annual Deadline: May 1, 2015

2015 Paralegal Career $500 Scholarship awarded annually to a paralegal student pursuing a career in the paralegal field, write a 200-300 word essay about “why you want to become a paralegal.”  Eligible students must be enrolled in a paralegal degree program at a college or university, or a high school student who has been accepted to a college and plans to study a paralegal related major. Click here for details and application. Annual Deadline: May 1

Logistics and Supply Chain $1,000 & $500 Scholarships for students who are interested in the fields of supply chain and logistics, have a 3.0 gpa or better.  Essay: 1,000 words or less” What technological advances would you use to make supply chains more efficient and reduce delivery costs due to rising fuel prices?” Click here for details. Deadline May 15, 2015.

Mometrix College $5,000, $2,000 & $1,000 Scholarships. In order to enter, students must submit an essay of no more than 350 words telling us about their favorite test preparation practices and why they work so well. Click here for details. Deadline: May 22, 2015.

Navolutions $500Scholarship. Write a 300-1000 word essay, or publish a 1-5 minute video on Youtube, telling us about a time that you successfully made someone (or several people) switch from Internet Explorer to a better browser. Entries will be judged on presentation, content, and overall creativity. Click here for detaills Deadline: June 1, 2015

HomeInsurance.com $1,000 scholarship. Create an original an essay between 1,000 and 1,500 words on one of the two topics provided. More details and the online application form can be found here: https://homeinsurance.com/home-insurance-scholarship.html. Deadline: December 31, 2014.

Discount Park and Ride's Paving The Future $2,500 Scholarship Create a 700+ proposal for your business idea. For more information, Click here for details. Deadline: June 15, 2015

Dry Defender Protect Your Bed $1,000 Scholarship: Create an arch-nemesis for the Dry Defender cartoon character by making some type of creative piece using the Dry Defender and his nemesis facing off.  This can be a short film, comic, drawing, etc.  Click her for details.  Deadline: June 30, 2015

Bradley R. Corbett Law Office $2,000 Scholarship.  Choose one essay topic: How will you further benefit our society by obtaining a degree? or Why is there a high correlation between the level of education attained by an incarcerated person and his or her recidivism rate? How does education help break the cycle of poverty?  Submit essay to scholarship@bradleycorbettlaw Annual Deadline: July 15

NursingTrack.com $1,000 annual Scholarship available to a Nursing student participating in a qualified undergraduate, graduate or certificate level nursing program. Complete an application and submit a 600-800 word essay. Apply Online Annual deadline:  August 1

Nurses Make a Difference Annual $1,000 Scholarship for an aspiring nurse who is currently enrolled in an undergraduate nursing program at a college or university or is a high school student who has been accepted into a school with a nursing program. The winning applicant will provide the best 200-300 word essay on the topic of how nurses can make a difference in people’s lives.  Apply online. Deadline:  August 1, 2015

$1,000 Scholarship Award for Career Success Write an essay about your career aspirations and how their current course load will help you achieve success in your careers. Where do you see yourself 10 years from now? Thinking outside the box is encouraged!  Visit the website for details.  Deadline:  August 31, 2015

Karmanhealthcare.com Scholarships awarding 2 $500 scholarships per year.  Criteria: Open to all college and university students with a mobility disability who use a Wheelchair or other mobility devices on a regular basis; are currently enrolled at a college or university, 16 years or older, with a 2.5 grade point average (gpa) or higher.  Annual deadline: September 1

Charles Moo $500 Scholarship Eligibility: students of Asian descent; 18 years of age.  Write 450-700 words, "Provide three ideas on how new businesses can use social media to increase revenue." Review details online.   Deadline: September 7, 2015

Creditrepair.com $3,000, $1,500 and  $500 scholarships, Essay about your credit score and why it is important for your future success, how your credit reports will positively or negatively affect their lives during the next 10 years, and what they can do now to improve their credit scores. Students must have a minimum GPA of 2.5.  Spring application opening in \September

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Scholarships (listed by due date)

Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society offers its members the opportunity to apply for scholarships from Phi Theta Kappa, their partnering senior colleges, universities, and foundations – a benefit unmatched by other honor societies. The average Phi Theta Kappa member is enrolled full-time with a GPA of 3.8.  Click here for Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society scholarships. Fall and spring scholarships available - review the website for details.

Garden Writers Association Scholarship for horticulture journalists. Students majoring in horticulture, plant science,and journalism in the spring 2015 term with an interest in garden communications are encouraged to apply. Download the scholarship packet. Deadline: December 1, 2014.

PLANET Academic Excellence Foundation (AEF) Scholarships for students enrolled in landscape contracting and/or horticultural programs at two-year or four-year colleges. Scholarships awarded in March at the PLANET’s Student Career Days event.

Spring 2015 Thermo Scientific Pierce Scholarships awarding two $10,000 scholarships and four $5,000 scholarships, to undergraduate and graduate students majoring in biology, chemistry, biochemistry, or a related life-science field. Students must have a GPA of 3.0, be enrolled for the spring 2015 semester, legal U.S. residents or have Visa status to study in the U.S.  Click here for details and apply online. For questions please email piercescholarship@thermofisher.com  Deadline:  December 29, 2014  

Smith Monitoring is offering a prospective or current college student the opportunity to receive a $1,000 scholarship to assist in the costs associated with attending school. December 31, 2014

$2,000 Engineering Scholarship Civil, Geotechnical, Structural, Construction, Electrical, Environmental, and Mechanical, and Land Surveying from the Public Works Dept & American Council of Engineering Companies- San Diego Chapter. Download Application   Annual Deadline:  January

CCPRO Annual Writing Scholarship competition awarding two $1000 scholarships to current and former California community colleges students who write a compelling news story, pitches the story to his/her local community newspaper or online publication and is published. Articles must be published between July 1 and December 1, 2014. When applying, students must show proof of publication. View the website for guidelines and application. Deadline: January 1, 2015

California Internship & Work Experience Association (CIWEA) $1,000 Scholarship for students who complete an Internship, Work Experience or Co-op at MiraCosta College by December 31, 2014. 

$1,500 Nursing Scholarship to current/future nursing student. Write a 150-200 word essay, the topic is “My journey to becoming a nurse.”  Review the website for details.  Deadline:  January 10, 2015

The Gates Millenium Scholarship program promoting academic excellence to complete an undergraduate education in all disciplines and graduate education in computer science, mathematics, life/physical science, engineering, education, public health, library science and/or information science. Visit the website for details Deadline: 9 p.m.,January 15, 2015

NEWH Hospitality $4,000 scholarship: Student pursuing a career in Hospitality, I/nterior Design, or Architecture. Click here for eligibility and application. Deadline:  January 26, 2015

NEWH Hospitality Scholarships. Click here to view scholarships.

California Strawberry Scholarship ranging from $400 to $500 based on merit and can be renewed annually for currently enrolled students whose parents are have been employed the last two consecutive seasons in the California strawberry harvest.  Click here for details. Deadline: February 15, 2014

CANCER for College - scholarships for cancer survivors and amputees.  Criteria: US resident enrolled in community college/university/trade school; must be a cancer patient, cancer survivor and/or amputee; perpetual scholarship recipients must be willing to attend regional events associated with scholarship awarded and available for selected interviews and or media coverage. Online Application.  Annual Deadline:  January

AFWA - Accounting Financial Women’s Alliance, San Diego Chapter. Eligibility: must be attending accounting, finance or related classes towards completion of an associate degree or Accounting Certificate, 3.0 GPA. Candidates reviewed on leadership, character, communication skills, academic performance and financial need. View Flyer for details   Click here for the application. Annual January deadline. Submit your application to the San Diego Chapter by January 31, 2015

The Education Foundation for Women in Accounting (EFWA)- click here for a list of Accounting scholarships for women who are pursuing Accounting degrees at the undergraduate, graduate, and postgraduate levels.

LGBTQ Scholarships up to $25,000. (MiraCosta students win) The Point Foundation is offering scholarships to help promising LGBTQ students who have financial need, demonstrate academic excellence, leadership skills, and community involvement despite obstacles. Attention will be paid to students who lost financial and social support of their families and/or communities as a result of revealing their sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression.  Students enrolled 2013-14 in undergraduate or graduate programs are eligible to apply.  Apply Online.  Annual deadline in January

New School of Architecture Design scholarships and review the list of scholarships online.  Presidential Scholarship 2012-13. Annual deadline in January

National Military Family Association - Military Spouse Scholarships. Scholarships and grants range $500 to $2,500 depending on the type of funding needed and available. You can apply each year, even if you have been awarded already in the past. Applications are open from December of one year through January of the next.

The San Diego Foundation awards $1,000 to $5,000 Scholarships annually

Eligibility:  San Diego County residents pursuing higher education, undergraduates, adult reentry students, graduating high school seniors, graduate school

Students must be attending community college, 4-year, career/technical schools, graduate, medical or professional schools, or teaching credential programs,

Must Register to Apply online first before completing the Common Scholarship Application. 

Opens in December with a February deadline

Beverage Industry College Scholarships for students affiliated with the CA licensed beverage industry through a parent or grandparent's current full-time employment. Review the website for details. Deadline: February 1, 2015

American Indian AIGC Scholarships  Eligibility: must be a student (high school, 2-yr and 4-yr college or graduate school), demonstrate financial need through Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), provide personal enrollment in a federally recognized American Indian tribe or Alaska Native group, or possess one fourth (1/4) degree verifiable federally recognized American Indian blood through the submission of a Tribal Eligibility Certificate (TEC). Apply Online  Annual Deadline:  March 1

Sierra Club San Diego - N. County Group awarding two $500 Scholarships to students attending either MiraCosta or Palomar for the spring 2015 semester. Course study and career objective must be in an environmental, sustainability, or conservation related field. Annual Deadline: November 1.  TWO MiraCosta students won this award for 2014-15!

ASC Scholars Award “CHEMISTRY for Life"  minority scholarships for African-American, Native-American and Hispanic students planning to pursue full-time study in a chemically-related field with outstanding academic records and a desire to pursue a career in the chemical sciences can apply for an ACS Scholars Award. Deadline: Spring deadline: Fall deadline: March 1; Spring deadline: November 1

Students who suffered the Loss of a Parent or Guardian College-bound students, ages 17-24.  Apply Online Annual March deadline

The Latina Leadership Network of the California Community Colleges is pleased to announce that applications are available for the 2014 LLN Student Scholarship Awards. The LLN Student Scholarship is designed to provide 4 $500 community college scholarships Apply Online. Opening in the spring with a March deadline

Structured Settlement Career Planning $1,000 Scholarship Eligibility: enrolled in at least 6 units at a two year college, trade school, or four year college; a minimum 3.3 GPA; at least 18 years of age.  Deadline: March 1, 2015

SEMA Automotive (Specialty Equipment Marketing Assoc.) $2,000 - $3,000 Scholarships. Assistance available for careers in the automotive industry: Accounting, Administration, Advertising, Design/Graphics, Engineering, Information Technology, Manufacturing, Photo/Journalism, Race Car Driver/Crew, Sales/Marketing, Technicians, and Transportation. A MiraCosta student won a $2,000 SEMA Scholarship for 2014-15. To be eligible for this award, you must:

Be a U.S. citizen enrolled in a full-time program of study at an accredited university, college or vocational/technical program in the United States.

Two-year community college or vocational/technical program students must have completed 25 or more college credits

Have a minimum of a 2.5 grade point average

Be pursuing studies leading to a career in the automotive aftermarket or related field

Remain enrolled as a full-time student for the first full semester following receipt of the award

click here for FAQ. SEMA Contact is: Juliet Marshall, julietm@sema.org, (909) 978-6655 .Apply Online 

2015-2016 online application will open November 3, 2014 with a March 2015 deadline. Visit the website for details.

North County AFRICAN-AMERICAN WOMEN'S Association (NCAAWA) Scholarship Eligibility: Female of African American descent, graduating high school senior, college, ROP, trade or adult school student. Residing or attend school in: Carlsbad, Escondido, Fallbrook, Oceanside, San Dieguito, San Marcos or Vista with a "C" average or above with good citizenship. Enrolled full-time (12 units) in college, ROP, trade or technical school for entering semester. Must submit a completed application, resume, official transcript and two letters of recommendation from teachers, ministers, employers, or community organizations.  Official transcript must be in an officially sealed envelope or sent directly from a counselor.  Download application.  (Annual scholarship) Deadline: March 31, 2015

Education-Portal.com Architecture & Drafting Degrees Undergraduate Academic Award   A $500 academic award given to a student pursuing an associate or bachelor degree emphasizing Architecture, Architectural Drafting, Architectural Design, or Architectural Engineering. Annual Deadline:  April 1

Architecture and Drafting Degrees   $500 scholarship for a student pursuing an associate or bachelor degree emphasizing Architecture, Architectural Drafting or Design, or Architectural Engineering. One award per year. Sponsored by DegreeDirectory.org. Annual Deadline:  April 1

Art and Design - associate Degree Scholarship A $500 scholarship for students who are interested in pursuing associate level degrees related to Art, Computer Aided Design, Fashion Design, Visual Communications, Interior Design, and Computer Graphics. Sponsored by DegreeDirectory.org. Annual Deadline:  April 1

BUSINESS Scholarship to undergraduate students who are interested in pursuing bachelor level degrees related to Business Management, Information Systems Management, Marketing, Finance, Accounting, Human Resource Management, and Entrepreneurship. Sponsored by DegreeDirectory.org  Annual Deadline:  April 1

Business - bachelor Degree Scholarship A $1,000 scholarship for undergraduate students who are interested in pursuing bachelor level degrees related to business management, information systems management, marketing, finance, accounting, human resource management, and entrepreneurship. Sponsored by DegreeDirectory.org   Annual Deadline:  April 1

Communications and Journalism - bachelor Degree Scholarship A $500 scholarship for students who are interested in pursuing bachelor level degrees related to Communications, Journalism, Public Relations, Business Communications, Advertising, and Broadcasting. Sponsored by DegreeDirectory.org Annual Deadline:  April 1

Degrees - Undergraduate Academic Award A $1,000 academic award given to a student pursuing a degree in Computer Science or Computer Engineering.  Sponsored by Education-Portal.com  Annual Deadline:  April 1

Computer Technology and Information Systems - associate Degree Scholarship A $500 scholarship for students who are interested in pursuing associate level degrees and certificates related to Computer Science, Information Technology, Computer Networking, Computer Software, Database Technology, and Information Security.  Sponsored by DegreeDirectory.org Annual Deadline:  April 1

Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement Degrees - Undergraduate Academic Award A $500 academic award given to a student pursuing any associate or bachelor degree emphasizing a Criminal Justice or Law Enforcement concentration. Sponsored by Education-Portal.com  Annual Deadline:  April 1

LIBERAL ARTS and GENERAL STUDIES Degrees - Undergraduate Academic Award A $500 academic award given to a student pursuing an associate or bachelor degree emphasizing Liberal Arts, General Studies, or Humanities. Sponsored by Education-Portal.com  Deadline: Annual Deadline:  April 1

SOCIAL SCIENCES - bachelors Degree Scholarship A $500 scholarship for students interested in pursuing bachelor level degrees in Political Science, Anthropology, Sociology, Psychology, Economics and History. Sponsored by DegreeDirectory.org  Deadline: Annual Deadline:  April 1

Farm Bureau for San Diego County students majoring in an Agriculture related field. Apply online: Deadline: April

A Place for Mom’s Senior Care Innovation $1,000 Scholarships: awarding FIVE $1,000 scholarships to students in the fields of Gerontology, Medicine, Nursing, Social Work, Sociology, Psychology, PT/OT, Speech Pathology, or Long-Term Care administration. Apply Online. Deadline April 15, 2015

College Networking $500 Scholarship Eligibility: enrolled in at least 6 units at a two year college or trade school; maintain a minimum 3.2 GPA; at least 18 years of age. Application deadline: April 25, 2015

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Scholarships (annual scholarships and information)

A list of Scholarships for Women  compiled by Onlinecolleges.net Review the criteria and deadline dates before applying.

College Scholarships and Resources for Women. Click here to review scholarships for female students.

College Resource Network - college scholarship search website

Educators for Fair Consideration (E4FC) Empowering undocumented young people in their pursuit of college, career and citizenship.  Review the list of information available for immigrant students that do not have U.S. citizenship or legal permanent residency as well as advice and tips for writing winning scholarship applications.  Click here for information.

Aid Opportunities for Minority Students categories include: All Minority Students, African American Students, Hispanic and Latino Students, Native American Students, Pacific Islander Students, Undocumented Students

American Institute of CPAs (AICPA) 2013-2014 Scholarships visit the website for details on the scholarships offered.   Women's Independence Scholarship Program (WISP) Training and Education Assistance for Survivors of Intimate Partner Abuse.  Download Application for details

Accounting Scholarships and Resources - scroll down the page and click on the Scholarship link

African American Scholarships - African Americans - Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) list of Scholarships

ALL-USA TODAY Community College Academic Team - Coca-Cola Community College Academic Team Scholarship is a collaboration of USA TODAY, Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation, Coca-Cola Foundation, AACC, and Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society (PTK) award nearly $350,000 in stipends to outstanding community college students. The All-USA/All-State Community College programs share a common application and eligibility criteria.  Visit the website for PTK criteria

American INDIAN College fund - American INDIAN Frances Crawford Marvin Scholarship, National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution. Qualifications: must be Native American enrolled full-time at 2-year or 4-year college or university, financial need, 3.0 GPA. Need: family history essay, transcript, 3 letters of recommendation, proof of American Indian blood. Click here for details. 

For more information about American Indian College Fund scholarships for tribal college students, please contact a member of the Student Success Services team at 800.776.3863.

American Indian & Latino Scholarship Directory: CD with over 3,700+ pages of useful information and searchable scholarship.  The CD is in the MiraCosta Library Hub in the Reference Section.

Asian American Architects and Engineers (AAa/e) Foundation, scholarships for young professionals and students pursuing a career in Architecture, Engineering or Construction (AEC). Apply Online Annual Deadline: May

Asian & Pacific Islander American Scholarship Fund (APIASF)  APIASF provides students with resources that increase their access to higher education for future success and contributions to a stronger America,  Annual scholarship: September deadline

BECA Foundation, Inc. a non-profit Latino scholarship organization. Scholarships available January – March

CANCER for College - college scholarships for cancer survivors and amputees.  Criteria: US resident enrolled in community college/university/trade school; must be a cancer patient, cancer survivor and/or amputee; perpetual scholarship recipients must be willing to attend regional events associated with scholarship awarded and available for selected interviews and or media coverage. Preliminary Online Application.  Application period is October 1, 2013 thru January

Fellowship Connection - - list funding opportunities for NON-U.S. Citizens, click on the links: College & Financial Aid Guide for AB540 Undocumented Immigrant Students.

General Scholarships

High School Scholarships

American Hotel and Lodging Association - This site has a long list of scholarships for those majoring in hospitality.

LGBT:   National LGBT Scholarship fund Apply online

National Latino & American Indian Scholarship Directory  - review the CD with over 3,700+ pages of useful information and searchable scholarship.  The CD Directory Version is in the MiraCosta Library Hub in the Reference Section.

Minority Scholarships

NAMM (National Association of MUSIC Manufacturers) - Annual scholarships for individuals pursuing degrees in MUSIC education or MUSIC BUSINESS.  Review the website for annual scholarship opportunities.  Annual trade show in Anaheim, CA, each January. Create an account and apply Online.  Scholarship deadline: APRIL

Non-Citizen Scholarships

TEACH Grant.  TEACHER Education Assistance for College and Higher Education Grant (TEACH) website enables you to complete: TEACH Grant Initial and Subsequent Counseling and A TEACH Grant Agreement to Serve (ATS) so that you may receive one or more TEACH Grants to pay for your education.  Visit the Teach Grant website for details.

UNCF (United NEGRO College Fund) - list of programs offering scholarships

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Disability-Related Scholarships

Disability Scholarships and Education website

Disabled Student Scholarships

Disability Related Scholarship List for Students and Family (2012)

Disability Scholarships for students with disabilities.  Save the link as a Favorite and review their website often for scholarship opportunities.

Michael Yasick ADHD Scholarship by Shire awarding 50 $2,000 scholarships plus one year of ADHD coaching to assist in meeting the challenges of higher education.  Students required to be legal U.S. residents diagnosed with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), are accepted to or enrolled in undergraduate programs, and are under the care of a licensed health care professional for ADHD.  Click here for details and Apply Online. Deadline: February 18, 2015

AAHD Frederick J. Krause Health and Disability Annual Scholarship for a student with a disability enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program, pursuing studies related to the health and disability:  public health, health promotion, disability studies, disability research, rehabilitation engineering, audiology, disability policy, special education and majors that will impact quality of life of persons with disabilities.  Eligibility:  applicant must have a disability; must be enrolled full-time as an undergraduate student (junior standing and above) or enrolled in a graduate school; preference given to students majoring in a field related to disability and health; must be a US citizen or legal resident living in the US. Deadline: Visit the website for details.  November 15, 2014.

JustNebulizers.com Respiratory Care Scholarship $1,000 VIDEO contest for students with respiratory conditions such as asthma, cystic fibrosis, chronic bronchitis, or COPD.  Send a creative video under 3 minutes long answering the following two questions: 1. How has living with a respiratory condition molded who you are? 2. What advice would you give to others in your shoes? Apply Online  Deadline: December 31, 2014

Deana’s Wish Memorial Scholarship  for a student diagnosed with, or have an immediate family member who has been affected by esophageal or stomach cancer. Download Application Questions? Contact Denise Ross 760-705-3055. Deadline March 1

ADHD Shire 2013 Scholarship Program for U.S. citizens who have been diagnosed with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) are accepted to or will be enrolled in an undergraduate program at an accredited college, university, trade school, technical school, or vocational school under the care of a licensed health care professional for ADHD. Register Online and apply Annual Deadline: March 19, 2014

ADHD & YOU  website with helpful information for those with ADHD

$1,000 JustWalkers.com Mobility Scholarship   For college students with limited mobility who use a wheelchair, power scooter, crutches, rollator or other mobility device on a regular basis. To enter, students write a 600-word essay: “Describe a time when you faced a major obstacle. What did you do and what did the experience teach you?”    Deadline: June

$1,000 Buckfirelaw Disability Scholarship.  Eligibility Criteria: U.S. citizen, enrolled at an accredited college or university, has a disability diagnosis from any person qualified to make a diagnosis, 3.0 GPA, has completed at least one semester of classes at an accredited college or university.  Apply Online  Deadline: November 1, 2014

National Alliance on Mental Illness - click here for a List of scholarships currently available for young adults living with a mental health condition

Foundation for Developmental Disabilities–Peterson Scholarship for college students planning a career, or working in the field of Child Development, Developmental Disabilities or a related field, must be a resident of and attending college in San Diego and Imperial counties. Annual fall scholarship. Deadline: November (MCC student won $1,500)

DLH Scholarship for students or family member (parent, grandparent, sibling, child) diagnosed with esophageal or stomach cancer, U.S. Citizen and California resident, entering or continuing college, 3.0 GPA., financial need. The submission package will include a brief video or short essay, transcripts, letter of recommendation, and supporting documents. Deadline:  July 1.

Cerebral Palsy Scholarships Foundation for CA residents, age 17 or older, with a diagnosis of Cerebral Palsy who will be attending an accredited undergraduate U.S. college, university or vocational school in the Fall 2012/Winter 2013. Up to $2,500 for credit course work. Up to $500 for audit/non-credit coursework for one class. E-mail  for more information. Deadline: May

National Federation of the Blind offers a national and state scholarship to legally blind students each year. National scholarships range from $3,000 to $12,000. Scholarship information Questions?  Contact: Kia Vaca, National Federation of the Blind of California

180 Medical Scholarships program for college students and high school seniors with spinal cord injuries, spina bifida, and transverse myelitis.  Download Application.  Annual Deadline:  June

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Foster Youth Scholarships

FOSTER Youth Scholarships - United Friends of the Children Foster Youth

Change A Life Foundation scholarship program for Emancipated Youth and graduating high school seniors in Los Angeles, San Diego, and Orange Counties. Emancipated Youth criteria: 12th grade student enrolling at 4-year institution OR currently attending a Community College and ready to transfer,  2.75 GPA, financial need, U.S. Citizen or Permanent Legal Resident, community service. Apply Online  Contact: Mikelle Meyer (949) 788- 9999.  Annual Deadline: March

Fostering Change Visit the website for a list of former Foster Youth scholarships and information.  Link to Independent Living skills program resources and information

Fostering Opportunities Dollars for Scholars (FoDFS) Visit the website for deadlines on applying for scholarships as new or continuing students. Students require proof of prior dependency in San Diego County, enrollment in school and official transcripts, recommendation letter from supportive adult. Questions call (619) 226-4133.Casey Family Programs provides, improves, and ultimately prevents the need for FOSTER care.  Visit the website for details. California CHAFEE Grant for foster youth - California Student Aid Commission. Money for foster youth for college or career training.  Apply Online

Just in Time for Foster youth. Review the website for details

Orphan Foundation of America - Casey Family Scholarships serves FOSTER Youth providing college scholarships, connecting with mentors and internships, sending care packages, or testifying before Congress. Click here for scholarships and grants. Annual Deadline: March

Promises2kids (formerly the CAPF Guardian Scholarship) assists youth exiting the San Diego foster care system in their efforts to gain an education.   Click here for Guardian Scholars information.

Pepperdine University scholarship for former foster youth who want to major in business. Eligibility: must be admitted to Pepperdine’s Seaver College,  have been in formal foster care under court supervision during high school, U.S. citizen, declare a major in business administration, international business, or accounting, have a B average or better in BOTH high school and community college (if attending community college), maintain at least a B average while at Pepperdine, complete the bachelor’s degree within five years of starting college.  Admission application deadline for Fall 2015 is January 5, 2015. Click here for application information

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Health Profession Scholarships

CampusRN Scholarship Funds - click here for a list of Scholarships for Nursing & Allied  Health Students Nursing Grants

Nursing scholarships - click here to review the list

Nursing Careers Guide and Nursing Entrance Exams Guide

FindCNAclasses provides a list of Nursing Scholarships

NURSING College Resource Network - click here for the NURSING Scholarship database

Minority Nurse Scholarships - review the website 

Sonography scholarships.  Click here for a list of Diagnostic Medical Sonography scholarships. The list is updated continuously.

HRSA Nurse Corps Scholarship Program  In exchange for a 2-year service commitment at a critical shortage facility located in a HPSA, the NURSE Corps Scholarship Program pays: tuition, eligible fees, other reasonable costs, such as books, clinical supplies/instruments and uniforms, monthly stipend of ($1,302 for the 2014-2015 school year).  U.S. citizens (born or naturalized), nationals or lawful permanent residents, enrolled or accepted for enrollment in a professional nursing degree program (baccalaureate, graduate, associate degree, or diploma) at accredited school of nursing located in the U.S., begin classes no later than September 30.  Apply Online

ACLS Medical Training Scholarship Program $1,000 Essay contest Topic: If you have assisted someone in a life support situation, describe your role in the process, the emotions or feelings that you experienced, and how the situation was resolved. If you have not assisted someone in a life support situation, describe how you have prepared (mentally and/or physically) to respond when the event arises. Consider and describe what it might be like to provide basic or advanced life support in an emergency. Go to the website for details. Deadline: December 31, 2014 

$1,500 Nursing Scholarship to current/future nursing student. Write a 150-200 word essay, the topic is “My journey to becoming a nurse.”  Review the website for details.  Deadline:  January 10, 2015

Nurses Make a Difference Annual $1,000 Scholarship for an aspiring nurse currently enrolled in an undergraduate nursing program. The winning applicant will provide the best 200-300 word essay on the topic of how nurses can make a difference in people’s lives.  Apply online. Deadline:  August 1, 2015

Nursing and Medical Assisting - associate Degree Scholarship  A $500 scholarship for students who are interested in pursuing associate level degrees, diplomas and certificates related to Nursing, Medical Assisting, Medical Laboratory Technology, Physical Therapy, Veterinary Technology, and Radiologic.  Sponsored by DegreeDirectory.org  Annual Deadline: April 1

A Place for Mom’s Senior Care Innovation $1,000 Scholarships: awarding FIVE $1,000 scholarships to students in the fields of Gerontology, Medicine, Nursing, Social Work, Sociology, Psychology, PT/OT, Speech Pathology, or Long-Term Care administration. Apply Online. Deadline April 15, 2015

AAUW COV (Carlsbad, Oceanside, Vista) $1,500 Jeanne Gruenwald Scholarship Eligibility Criteria: A community college student enrolled in a Registered Nursing program or Transferring or returning Junior or Senior student in a four-year Program for Fall 2013, U.S. citizen, resident of San Diego County, planning to attend a college in San Diego County or So. Cal., 3.0 GPA. Download Application    Annual Deadline: May

California Organization of Associate Degree NURSING Directors (Southern) Leadership Scholarships for NURSING students in S. Calif. associate Degree in Nursing (ADN) programs.  Eligibility: Nursing student, in  good standing, in 2nd, 3rd or 4th semester in a CA AND program verified by nursing faculty, U.S. citizen, CA resident, 3.0 GPA.  Download Application.  Annual Deadline: April and November

CA Choose Nursing Scholarship Programs California Financial Aid Applications, Scholarships, and Related Information.  Visit the website for details. 

San Diego National Assoc. of Hispanic Nurses (SDNAHN) Brain Track Nursing Scholarship. Eligibility: must be in an accredited nursing program with at least one semester of  studies completed. Download Application   Deadlines: March 1 and November 1

Nursing and Medical Assisting Associate Degree Scholarship 

DegreeDirectory.org $500 scholarship for students who are interested in pursuing associate level degrees and certificates related to Nursing, Medical Assisting, Medical Laboratory Technology, Physical Therapy, Veterinary Technology, Radiologic Technology and others. Apply online. Deadline: April 1/yearly

Assoc. of Surgical Technologist (AST.org) Review the website for details. Annual deadline: March

UCLA MEDPEP (Médicos, Enfermeros, y Dentistas Para El Pueblo) to support low-income Latino and underrepresented minority students through community college transition to 4-year colleges and health professional programs. Eligibility: enrolled in a CA community college, belong to a special population (1st generation college student, low-income, etc.), interested in a career in medicine, nursing, or dentistry, committed to issues affecting underserved communities. Visit the website for details.

SMDEP: Summer Medical and Dental Educational Program. visit website for details.

Back to School Nursing Scholarship Program $2,500 Nursing Scholarship   Deadline: January

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Hispanic Latino Scholarships

Latino Scholarships

Minority Scholarships,

Non-Citizen Scholarships

Educators for Fair Consideration (E4FC) Empowering undocumented young people in their pursuit of college, career and citizenship.  Review the list of information available for immigrant students that do not have U.S. citizenship or legal permanent residency as well as advice and tips for writing winning scholarship applications.  Click here for information.

Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute Scholarships. Eligibility Criteria:  Full-time enrollment in a United States Department of Education accredited community college, four-year university, or graduate/professional program during the period for which scholarship is requested, financial need, consistent, active participation in public and/or community service activities, strong writing skills, US citizen, lawful permanent residents, aisles, or individuals who are lawfully authorized to work full-time without restriction for any U.S. employer and who, at the time of application, possess lawful evidence of employment authorization. Apply online Deadline:  April

National Latino & American Indian Scholarship Directory  - review the CD with over 3,700+ pages of useful information and searchable scholarship.  The CD Directory Version is in the MiraCosta Library Hub in the Reference Section.

MANA de San Diego - Sylvia Chavez Memorial Scholarships provide financial assistance to LATINAS pursuing a degree, demonstrated leadership, community involvement, educational and career goals, have special circumstances, and financial need. Must be a San Diego County LATINA enrolled in community college or university, 2.75 GPA, community involvement. The MANA scholarship will be available November 2014

BECA Foundation, Inc. is a non-profit Latino scholarship organization offering $500- $1,000 general scholarships for San Diego County high school graduates entering college in the fall; $500-$2, 000 Alice Newell Joslyn Medical Fund for students entering Medical/Health Care: dental or medical assistant, nursing, physical therapist, or seeking BS., Master's, or Doctorate in the health field, living in San Diego County.

Chicano Organizing & Research in Education (CORE) Scholarship website. Eligibility: undocumented Chicano/Latino high school student/GED graduate enrolling for the first time in an accredited college with financial need and academic potential. Deadline: February

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HSF - Hispanic Scholarship Fund - Review website for details. $1,000 to $5,000 scholarship awards. Eligibility: Applied for Free Application for Federal Student Aid, DACA applicants do not apply for FAFSA, however, must submit household income information, have 3.0 or greater GPA on, U.S. citizen or legal permanent resident with a valid permanent resident card or passport stamped I-551, be pursuing, or plan to pursue, your first undergraduate or graduate degree. Plan to enroll full-time as an undergraduate or graduate student at a U.S. accredited institution in the U.S., Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands, or Guam in the upcoming academic year. Apply Online

San Diego National Assoc. of Hispanic NURSES (SDNAHN) . Eligibility: must be in an accredited nursing program with at least one semester of  studies completed. Download Application   Deadlines: March 1 and November 1

Assoc. of Raza Educators (A.R.E.), scholarships for Undocumented continuing college students and graduating high school seniors. Scholarships are based on need and active participation in community. Students complete an application and, interview process. Download Application Deadline: March

Hispanic BUSINESS WOMEN Association (NHBWA) Scholarship. Download Guidelines and Application    Deadline: March

Latino and Salvadoran Students (SALEF) Latino and Salvadoran Students   Fulfilling Our Dreams Scholarship Fund.  Download Application. Deadline: April

Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU) Scholarship Program offers several scholarships ranging in value from $1,000 - $3,500. Scholarships for undergraduate students at 2-year or 4-year institutions in various fields of study. Review the website for scholarship opportunities.

Latina Leadership Network (LLN) awards $500 scholarships to Latina students attending CA community college.   Criteria: Latina heritage, 24 units (including work in-progress), 2.5 GPA, attending a CA community college, community involvement, 2 letters of recommendation required, unofficial transcripts. The annual deadline is in January l

Non-U.S. Citizen Scholarships

Resources for AB 540 Immigrant Students.

AB540 Undocumented Immigrant College & Financial Aid Guide for Students

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Military Scholarships

National Military Family Association - Military Spouse Scholarships. Scholarships and grants range $500 to $2,500 depending on the type of funding needed and available. You can apply each year, even if you have been awarded already in the past. Applications open December 1st

Camp Pendleton Officers' Spouses' Club (OSC) offers annual scholarships to individuals whose sponsors are active duty members of the Navy, Marine Corps or sister services stationed at Camp Pendleton. The sponsor may be enlisted, an officer, or honorably retired from the Navy or Marine Corps by the time the application is submitted. Individuals whose Navy or Marine Corps sponsor is deceased may also apply. All applicants, must live within a 50-mile radius of Camp Pendleton. Review the OSC website for details. Deadline: February

VA Expands Fry Scholarship to Surviving Spouses of servicemembers who died on active duty.  Expansion of Post 9/11 GI Bill Benefits is part of Veterans Choice Act Legislation.  The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced it will begin accepting applications beginning November 3, 2014, for the Fry Scholarship under newly expanded eligibility criteria to include surviving spouses. The expanded criteria for the Fry Scholarship is the latest in a series of VA actions to implement provisions of the Veterans Access, Choice, and Accountability Act of 2014 (“Choice Act”). Click here for details and Click here for the Fact Sheet to learn more about this important new benefit,.

To apply or make an election, complete and send an application. Download Form VA-Form 22-5490 and send a copy via the GI Bill website (http://www.benefits.va.gov/gibill) using the “Ask a Question” button. You may also mail the completed form to your nearest Regional Processing Office, or request a paper application by calling 1.888.442.4551.

VETERANS United Scholarship Program funded by employee donations. Award five $2,000 biannual scholarships.  Eligibility: have a connection to the military by being one of the following: Veteran, Active-duty, military spouse, child of a military member or veteran; pursuing a post-secondary degree, submit a transcript 2.5 GPA,  and submit a 750-word essay based on three prompts, Apply online.  Fall: October 1 – 31; Spring: April 1 – 30

Oakleaf Club of San Diego County–Maggie Driscoll  $500 to $1,000 Scholarships for students pursuing careers in MEDICAL and Dental fields (ex. nursing, radiology technologist, dental hygienist, doctor, respiratory therapist, etc.). Must be a family member of an officer or enlisted member of U.S. MILITARY active duty, retired or deceased, and enrolled in a degree or certificate program.  Download Application.  Deadline:  April 

AFCEA Educational Foundation  Scholarships & Grants for students who are active-duty, veteran, spouse or dependent. General Emmett Paige Scholarship One application covers several scholarships. Annual deadline: November

Hope For The Warriors® Scholarships for legal spouses or caregivers of U.S. military service members who were wounded, injured or killed while in the line of duty between 2001 and the present. Deadline October

Freedom Alliance Scholarship Fund honors bravery and dedication to those who sacrificed life/limb defending our country by providing educational scholarships to their children. Visit the website for details.

National Military Family Association Military Spouse Scholarship. The annual Military Spouse Scholarship opens in December. Visit the website for details.

Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation, Inc. applicants must be the son or daughter of military personnel, View the eligibility in mid-February, apply online. Review the website for details

Military SPOUSE Tuition Assistance program   Department of Defense (DoD) "MyCAA" (My Career Advancement Account)

North County Retired Military Association (NCRMA)

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Study Abroad Scholarships

Benjamin A. Gilman STUDY ABROAD Scholarship for students interested in study abroad programs awards up to $5,000 to participate in study abroad and is open to U.S. citizens who are receiving a Pell Grant from their Federal Financial Aid Award. Eligibility: enrolled as undergrad student at 2 or 4-yr U.S. school, U.S. citizen, receiving Pell Grant, study abroad program is 4+ weeks in one country and no more than an academic year, and receiving academic college credit. Learn how to create a compelling application by visiting the online presentation and get started on your international experience today! Apply Online

Boren Scholarships   provide American undergraduate students with the resources and encouragement they need to acquire skills and experiences in areas of the world critical to the future security of our nation, in exchange for their commitment to seek work in the federal government.  Preference is also given to students who will study abroad for longer periods of time and who are highly motivated by the opportunity to work in the federal government.  Maximum scholarship awards are: $8,000 for a summer program (special initiative for STEM students only; 8 weeks minimum) $10,000 for a semester, $20,000 for a full academic year. Annual Deadline: February

AIFS STUDY ABROAD Scholarships scholarships for students who demonstrate academic achievement.

Asia Learn, Scholarship China, Hong Kong, Japan, Malaysia, Singapore, South Korea, and Thailand. 

Barcelona Study Abroad Experience

CEA Global Education  scholarships  Argentina, Chile, China, Costa Rica, Czech republic, England, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, South Africa, Spain

David L. Boren Scholarships Nat’l Security Edu Program for undergraduates, U.S. citizen, GED or high school graduate, study abroad in a country outside Western Europe/Canada/Australia/New Zealand. Apply online

Brockport Study Abroad: Australia, China, Costa Rica, England, France, Ghana, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Jamaica, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Russia, Philippines, Scotland, Spain, Thailand, and Vietnam. 

CIS Abroad: Australia, China, Costa Rica, Czech Republic, Ecuador, England, France, Ghana, Hawaii, Ireland, Italy, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, Scotland, South Africa, Spain, and Thailand.

ELAP (Experiential Learning Abroad Program) Buenos Aires, Argentina; Valparaiso and Vina del Mar, Chile; San Jose, Costa Rica; Santiago, Dominican Republic; London; Guanajuato, Mexico: Cusco and Lima, Peru. 

GSE (Global Student Experience) Buenos Aires, Sydney, London, Paris, Florence, Rome, Guadalajara, Mexico; Barcelona, Granada, Madrid, Spain.  

KEI (Knowledge Exchange Institute) Study and Intern abroad in your major.

ItaliaRail study abroad in Italy.  Two $1,000 scholarships for education expenses while studying in Italy.  Visit the website for details. Deadline is November 30th, 2014.

International Scholarships.com grants, scholarships, loans and information to study abroad.

ISA offers a wide variety of study abroad programs at accredited schools and universities around the world. Scholarship information

ISAC (India Study Abroad Center) Scholarships

NOLS (National Outdoor Leadership School)

Semester at Sea Financial Aid & Scholarships =

Study Abroad Funding IIE (Institute of International Education) directory lists detailed descriptions of study abroad scholarships, fellowships, grants, and paid internships.

Via Lingua Int’l (teach English as a Foreign Language)

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4-Year Colleges & Universities

Transfer Student Application Fee Waiver - The Western Association for College Admission Counseling and the National Association have worked together to create a Transfer Student Application Fee Waiver.  Download the fee waiver form.

POMONA College - Claremont Colleges, Claremont, CA. HATOFF-SWAN "full-ride" Transfer scholarship.  MiraCosta students Transferring to Pomona College should inquire to Pomona College about applying to the HATOFF-SWAN Transfer scholarship.  Students MUST complete a FAFSA to be eligible. Pomona College facts and figures; Pomona College majors and minors

University of California (UC) BLUE & GOLD Opportunity Plan  - UC financial aid program intended to expand access to the university for lower-income students by establishing a minimum level of grant aid for undergraduates with financial need and household incomes of less than $80,000.  Visit the website for details.  Students MUST file your FAFSA by the MARCH deadline to be eligible for the upcoming academic year.

CSUSM Scholarships eligibility: Annual scholarship available January through March for students enrolled in at least 6 units in a program leading to a degree or certificate, submit a typed essay. Visit the website for details. (MiraCosta College students who transferred to CSUSM won scholarships:   Mario won a $10,000 LPL Financial scholarship, Laura won a $5,000 Change A Life scholarship; others received a fully loaded MAC Book). Do not miss the Deadline:  March

SDSU - San Diego State University scholarships

Arizona State University  scholarships

Azusa Pacific Univ San Diego Scholarships

Cal State University, FULLERTON scholarships.  CSU Scholarship Program for Future Scholars applications available in the MiraCosta scholarship office

Colorado State University - Western Undergraduate exchange (WUE) Transfer Scholar Award.  Transfer Student Center Information: (970) 491-1858 TransferStudentCenter@colostate.edu.

Methodist Theological School in Ohio 2015-16 national scholarship competition. The Harding Scholarships awarding full tuition plus $1,000 annual stipend and the Alford scholarships awarding full tuition plus $2,000 annual stipend. Complete details and application online. Questions? Email admissions@mtso.edu or call 800.333.6816. Deadline: February 1, 2015.

Mount St.. Mary’s College, Los Angeles, CA.  offers merit scholarships up to $16,000 per school year to l students interested in applying for Fall 2014. Questions: Call (310) 954-4250.

National University - California Community College Promising Scholar Award

Pepperdine University scholarship for former foster youth who want to major in business. Eligibility: must be admitted to Pepperdine’s Seaver College,  have been in formal foster care under court supervision during high school, U.S. citizen, declare a major in business administration, international business, or accounting, have a B average or better in BOTH high school and community college (if attending community college), maintain at least a B average while at Pepperdine, complete the bachelor’s degree within five years of starting college.  Admission application deadline for Fall 2015 is January 5, 2015. Click here for application information

Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT)  scholarships for transferring students. Visit the website for details.  

San Diego CHRISTIAN College   Call 1-(800)-672-2242

TEXAS A&M University -Bush School of Government & Public Service

University of California, BERKELEY (CAL): The Leadership Award Alumni Scholarship is a one-year, merit-based scholarship that recognizes Cal students who demonstrate innovative, motivational leadership impacting their academic, work, or community environments

UC BERKELEY: The Achievement Award Program is a four-year scholarship program for incoming freshman students and a two-year scholarship program for incoming junior transfer students. Only incoming Cal students are eligible to apply for this scholarship program. The scholarship is renewable, provided recipients meet the following program requirements. Scholarship Connection is UC Berkeley's clearinghouse for scholarships information on that are funded by sources outside the University.

University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) Alumni Assoc. merit-based scholarships.

UCLA Center for the Study of Latino Health and Culture CESLAC’s MEDPEP (Médicos, Enfermeros, y Dentistas Para El Pueblo) addresses the under-representation of minorities in health care professions and the resulting lack of health services in those communities. MEDPEP seeks to replace the Great Society-era “urban under class” model which still dominates health policy with a paradigm that finds and builds upon the strength and richness in Latino and underrepresented minority (URM) communities.

University of California, Riverside (UCR) - scholarship information.

University of California, San Diego (UCSD)- - scholarship information.

University of Southern California (USC) - website for scholarships

USC Norman Topping Student Aid Fund (NTSAF) Scholarship program for entering students.  Deadline May 8, 2013.  Contact: Felipe Martinez (213) 740-7575 felipema@usc.edu

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Website List

http://www.collegeresourcenetwork.com/ - college scholarship search website

www.fastWEB.com - create a personal profile and scholarship information is e-mailed to you

www.Scholarships4School.com

www.finaidfacts.org/scholarships.htm

www.CollegeBoard.com/pay

Scholarships4School.com - scholarships listed by category

www.scholarshiphelp.org

www.scholarships.com

www.edupass.org/finaid - information for International students

The Princeton Review

American Council on Education

MiraCosta College Financial Aid Office

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