Other Scholarships Available

Scholarships on this page are not funded through MiraCosta College, but are listed as additional resources for students; and students have successfully received outside scholarships.  As with all outside scholarship information, beware of Scholarship ScamsClick here for consumer information from the Federal Trade Commission.

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"HOT" Scholarships for MiraCosta students:

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HIV Positive Scholarship. Eligibility: currently be HIV positive, enrolled full-time in college, include unofficial transcripts, 400-word essay “How you contracted HIV, how it has affected your life, and what you wish those living without HIV knew.” Click here for details. Deadline: Awarded monthly  

LA Tutors $500 Scholarship. Must have designed an innovative project that makes a difference in the lives of others. Submit an essay describing the project. Click here for details. Deadline: the 20th each month

SeoOptimizers $500 Scholarship Design an innovative project that makes a difference in the lives of others and submit an essay describing the goal of the particular project, provide supporting documentation. Click here for details.  Deadline: the 20th each month

Surviving Mesothelioma $1,000 James "Rhio" O'Connor Memorial Scholarships. Essay 700-1,500 words exploring alternative therapies and potential changes and improvements in our HC system in the way we treat cancer. Click for details.  Deadline: the last day of the month.

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"Life Happens" Scholarship for students 17 to 24 years old who suffered the Loss of a Parent. Complete an online application and a 500-word essay or 3-minute video describing how losing a parent(s) or guardian affected them financially and emotionally.  Click here for details. Annual Deadline: March 1

Exabeam Cyber Security $1000 Scholarship. Essay: 600-1000 words. "What is the most important cyber security story in the news in the last year? How has the news media reported it? What advice would you offer to the relevant leaders and policy-makers?" Click here for details. Deadline: March 1, 2017

My Solo 401k Financial $1,000 Scholarship. Essay: 1,000 words "What are the benefits of using funds in your 401k, IRA, or other retirement account to finance your business or franchise?” Click here for details. Deadline: March 10, 2017

Stewart J. Guss $1,000 Scholarships. video: 1-2 minutes “How can we reduce traffic fatalities in the USA?” Click here for details.  Deadline: March 15, 2017

We Are Top 10 $1,000 Scholarship. Essay: 500-1,500 words“What is the Impact of Social Media on our Generation and how can we use it to play a positive role?”  Click here for details. Deadline: March 15, 2017

Smart Service $1,000 Scholarship for students pursuing a career in skilled trades: construction, fire protection, Landscape design or electrical work. Submit a short video or written essay.  Video or  Essay: “Why your chosen field is of interest to you, or How will the Smart Service Scholarship advance your goals, or What role do you see technology playing in the industry that you’re pursuing". Click here for details. Deadline March 17, 2017. 

Don Diego $5,000 - $1,000 Scholarships for students who reside in San Diego County and have participated in the San Diego County Fair and/or other activities associated with the Del Mar Fairgrounds. Questions, email Chana Mannen. Click here for details. Deadline: March 20, 2017

Aaron J. Boria, PLLC, $500 Scholarship. Undergraduate students attending an accredited university in the United States with an interest in law school are eligible to apply. Essay: 1,000 words, “Why you are interested in the law. Tell us about your favorite community involvement and why it was your favorite. Explain how higher education can help reduce crime in our communities.” Click here for details. Deadline: March 30, 2017

BikeIndoor.com $1,500 Scholarship. Essay: 1,000-1,500 words: “What will e-commerce look like in the year 2020.” Click here for details. Deadline: March 31, 2017

Sleepopolis $1,000 Scholarship  video: “How has the internet changed the way you research and buy products? How has the internet changed old-school industries?  If you could change an established industry for the better using the internet, which would it be and what would you do to change it?” Click here for details.  Deadline: March 31

Trending Yet's $1,000 Scholarship. video “Why it is important for a business to have an online presence, how has social media has changed the internet landscape, and why marketing can make or break a company? Click here for details Deadline: March 31, 2017

Hiking Ambition Wellness $1,000 Scholarship for students committed healthy habits. Essay: write about a practical approach to a healthy lifestyle during your college years.  Click here for details.  Deadline: March 31, 2017

COIT 2017 Clean Meme™ Scholarship. Design a meme for a cleaning situation in a house or apartment that requires a professional cleaning service to resolve. Create a meme that shows a humorous take on cleaning. Click here for details. Deadline: March 31

Pet Care Sunday Scholarship  $500 - $1500  Essay: 800-1,500 word: "animal activism, animal care or animal rights." Click here for details. Deadline: March 31

Costculator $1,000 Scholarship for students who need a helping hand in covering their academic expenses. Essay:  Essay 500-1,000 words. "Importance of Entrepreneurship in Economic Development." Click here for details. Deadline: March 31, 2017

Internet Marketing $1,250 Scholarship. Essay: 500-1000 words on Internet marketing and its importance in society. Click here for details. Deadline: November 30 and March 31

Trekking Pole Reviews $1250 Scholarship. Essay: 500-1000 words. "How do you see technology impacting the world around us in the future and where do you see yourself in this future." Click here for details. Deadline: March 31

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Always Training's Fitness $1,000 Scholarship. Write a 700-word essay: "What is your favorite piece of gym equipment and why?"  Click here for details. Annual Deadline: April 1

The Kristina Flores “Overcoming All Odds” $1,000 Scholarship Essay: 1,000 words on how you overcame a significant adversity to complete/continue school. Click here for details. Deadline: April 1

Self-Employment $1,000 Scholarship from ChooseWhat for students with self-employment experience. 750 to 1,500-word essay describing how working for yourself as either a contractor or small business owner has impacted your view of education and your future. Click here for details. Deadline: April 1

Vivint Smart Home $5,000 Scholarship. Video: 1-2 minutes:  “Tell us of a time when you or someone you know was affected by home invasion, burglary or vandalism or of a time when a security system was a benefit to you or someone you know.” Or “Imagine your life without technology. How would you communicate with your friends and family, and what would you do in your spare time to better yourself?”  Click here for detail. Deadline: April 1, 2017

Quit Smoking $2,500 Scholarship.Essay: offer solutions to help raise awareness of the dangers of smoking. Click here for details. Deadline: April 3, 2017

North American Van Lines $1,000 Scholarships to qualified entrants towards their degree in logistics or supply chain management. Click here for details. Deadlines: April 15

A Place for Mom’s Senior Care $1,000 Scholarship to undergraduate or graduate students majoring in gerontology, medicine, nursing, social work, sociology, psychology, PT/OT, speech pathology or long-term care administration. Click here for details.  Deadline: April 15

SEO STEM $1,000 Scholarship for Women. Must be an incoming female college freshmen, sophomore, or junior majoring in the field of Science, Technology, Engineering, or Mathematics. Create a 2-5 minute video on something you could effectively change in the world, and how your education will help you get there. Click here for details. Deadline: April 15,

Shear Comfort $1,500 Scholarship students in mechanical engineering, automotive, aerospace, production, electrical, etc. or a similar program related to the automotive industry. Essay: 300-600 words “In your opinion, what will be the largest technological development in the automotive industry within the next 5-10 years and how do you plan to be a part of it?”  Click here for details. Deadline: April 15

Reservation Counter $1,500 Biannual Scholarship for students who demonstrate a strong aptitude for higher learning, have a drive to improve themselves, and a desire to improve society in general.   Click here for details. Deadline: October 15 and April 15

Pelican Water $1,500-$500 Sustainability Scholarships Essay: "What are some ways to increase awareness about the negative environmental and social impacts of single use bottled water, how would you convince people to filter water at home?"  Click here for details. Deadlines: April 15

CJ Pony Parts $500 Scholarships Create a 3-minute video one of these topics: “What it means to live in America. My first memory of a Mustang. How the auto industry changed America. What a Mustang teaches me about life. or How a Mustang relates to your field of study.” Click here for details. Deadlines: October 15 and April 15

Ronald D. Weiss $2,500 Scholarship. Essay: “With presidential candidates calling for an end to the crushing burden of student debt, some higher education experts have again questioned the federal policy that makes it nearly impossible to discharge student loans in bankruptcy, especially at a time when student loans now comprise the second largest form of consumer debt behind home mortgages. Some argue that allowing the dischargeability of student loans in bankruptcy makes sense both as economic policy and education policy because, as a nation, we want an educated populace as well as the increased earning power and employment opportunities that accompany a college degree. What are the pros and cons of allowing student loans to be discharged in bankruptcy?" Click here for details. Deadline: April 21, 2017

Job Application Database $1,000 Scholarship Click here for details and essay questions. Deadline: April 25

Driver Safety Scholarship. Essay 1,000 words explaining the dangers of texting and driving.  Click here for details. Annual Deadline: April 30

Graduate Student $500 Scholarship. Essay: "How would this scholarship provide financial assistance?" Deadline: April 30,

Get Reviewed Internet Marketing $1,000 Scholarship Essay: 500-2000 words “How the internet is changing the way we do our shopping.” Click here for details. Deadline: April 30, 2017

Frances & Earl Perry Memorial Veterans $5000 Scholarship for Veterans and children of veterans. Essay: 700-1500 words Click here for details. Deadline: April 30, 2017

Digital Marketing $1,000 Scholarship for IT, Computer Science or those passionate about Internet Marketing Students. Essay: 500-1,000 topic on “Importance of Digital Marketing in 2017” Click here for details.  Deadline: April 30, 2017

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Legend Compression Wear $500 Scholarship Essay: 500 word blog: “What it means to be a legend in my life”. Click here for details. Deadline: May 1, 2017

Healthgrad.com $2,000 Healthcare Leadership Scholarship. Applicants must be enrolled in a health related program to be eligible to apply. Essay: 800-1,000 words “If you could change one thing about our health care system, what would it be and why?” Click here for details. Deadline: May 1

Directive Consulting’s Annual ‘Search to Learn’ $1,000 Scholarship. Create a video explaining/demonstrating how Digital Marketing has changed our society, one random/interesting fact about yourself, and your dream job. You can use video effects, backdrop designs, costumes, etc. Click here for details. Deadline: May 14, 2017

San Diego Watercolor Society (SDWS) Merit Scholarship awarding free access to SDWS member activities including: a 12-month membership, subscription to The SDWS Quarterly magazine and online newsletters, waived entry fees for water media paintings submitted to monthly member shows, 2 standard SDWS approved frame sets (including frame, Plexiglas, mats, foam and wiring), lending privileges from the SDWS art library, attendance at monthly artist demonstrations, discounts at local art supply stores, and volunteer opportunities at SDWS events.  Download Application   Click here for details. Deadline: May 15

HiLine Coffee $1,000 Scholarship. Essay 500+ words “How coffee makes me a better person” Click here for details. Deadline: May 15, 2017

Unclaimed Diamonds $1,000 Scholarship. Essay: 500-1,000 word "Impact of e-commerce/online shopping on small business owners of America." Click here for details. Deadline: May 15, 2017

City CoPilot, $500Scholarship. Essay: 300-500 words “Tell us about a time that you faced an ethical dilemma and what you did to overcome it.” Click here for details.  Deadline: May 15

Flower Exchange Growing Together $1,000 Scholarship. Essay: 200 words how the scholarship can benefit you and your educational plans; demonstrate Community Service. Click here for details. Deadline: May 16, 2017

Community Service $500-$1,000 Scholarships  Must be a U.S. resident and have performed at least 20 hours of community service in the last year. Essay: 500 words on a photo of something or someone that has inspired you to continue your education and plan your future career. Click here for details. Deadline: May 31, 2017

Brain Enhancement $750 Scholarship. Essay: 500-1,000 words. “Describe how the human brain has changed over the past 40 years. Or, Identify and describe the differences between a healthy brain and an unhealthy brain. What are some of the causes, symptoms, and ways to prevent an unhealthy brain?” Click here for details. Deadline: May 31, 2017

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Central Infusion Alliance Essay $1,000 Scholarship  Essay: 1,000 to 3,000 words explaining how a healthcare worker has made a difference in your life or the life of someone near and dear to your heart. Click here for details. Deadline: June 1

Nursing Assistant $500Scholarship for students enrolled in a full-time nursing or medical program, 3.0+ GPA.  Submit a 500 – 1,000 essay on what you hope to accomplish during your medical career. Click here for details. Deadline: June 15

Snoring HQ $1,000 Scholarship create a video: “How will you make an impact on the sciences, media, or marketing industries? In what ways will your education help you make this impact (be specific)? What motivates you to reach these goals?  Click here for details. Annual Deadline: June 30

Lynne Goldberg Balance for Success $500 Scholarship 250-word essay explaining how you are managing stress and competing priorities, like classes, studying, friends, sports, work, etc. to maintain a healthy balance, and how the $500 award would help you maintain balance to continue your success in college and beyond. Click here for details.  Deadline: June 30

Philadelphia Protestant Home $1,000 Scholarship. Essay: 1,000 words “How can society help to remove the stigma that is associated with moving into a senior living community, particularly a Continuing Care Retirement Community? Click here for details. Annual Deadline: June 30

Oak Furniture Company University £500 Scholarship Create a 3-5 minute video or a 500-word blog on how to make the most of a small living space. Click here for details. Deadline: June 30

AirToolsGuide $200-$500 Scholarships. 500-2,000 Essay describing a small DIY project you undertook in about words highlighting highlight the following: What was the project about? What problem it solves? How much time it took to create it? What tools/materials you used to build it? Step-by-step Instruction of building the project. You can also include Images to make your article more comprehensive and easy to understand for readers. Click here for details. Deadline: June 30

Comfy Office $800 Internet Marketing Scholarship. Essay: 500-1,000 words “Advantages and Disadvantages of Internet Marketing. Why do you believe that internet marketing is important? How is this utilized on our website/articles?” Click here for details. Deadline: June 30

Recreation Space $1,000 Scholarships. video about your most favorite outdoor activity, why you chose it and how it benefits your health. Click here for details. Deadlines: June 30

Probability for Games of Chance $1,000 Scholarship for students studying math related fields. Essay: 1,000 words on the application of mathematics towards games of chance and the ways in which someone without an advanced knowledge of probability can excel in these games.” Click here for details. Deadline: June 30, 2017

Overnight Mattress Topper $1,500 Scholarship. Essay: 1,000 words on sleep issues “How to sleep better, how to prevent sleep disorders, etc.” Click here for details. Deadline: June 30, 2017

Sole Door Cooking $500 Scholarship. Essay: 1,000-2,000 words about cooking recipes or tips. Click here for details. Deadline: June 30, 2017

2017 Entrepreneurial $500 Scholarship. Essay: 750 words. “Describe what makes a person an entrepreneur and what your entrepreneurial journey looks like.” Click here for details. Deadline: June 30, 2017

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Solar $1,000 Scholarship. 500-1,000 word essay “What excites you most about the future of solar?” Must be a full-time student with a 3.2 or greater GPA. Click here for details. Deadline:  July 1

Doctor Spring’s Annual $500, $1,500, and $3,000 Scholarships. Essay: 700-1,000 words “Describe the future trends in healthcare delivery, be it Precision Medicine, Artificial Intelligence and Clinical-Outcomes driven decision-making or any other trends of your choice.” Click here for details. Deadline: July 1

Bespaardeals $1,000 Scholarship. Essay “What innovations are you foreseeing in the online coupon/voucher code market in the coming 5 years.”  Click here for details.  Annual Deadline: deadline July 14

Whiting Law Group $1,000 Scholarship. 500-word essay “What sort of moving violations should keep a truck driver off the road permanently after only one violation?” Click here for details.  Annual Deadline:  July 15

Christensen Law Distracted Driving Awareness $2,500 Scholarship Essay: 1,800-2,000 words on how distracted driving has impacted your life. Click here for details. Deadline: July 15

My LED Lighting Guide $1,000 Scholarship. Essay: 1,000 words on one of four topics. Click here for details. Deadline: July 15, 2017

“You Make Me Happy” $500 Scholarship Must have a 3.0 GPA. Essay: 800-1,500 words describing your experiences with some of your favorite apps. Click here for details. Deadline: July 31, 2017

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ACLS $1,000 Scholarship for Healthcare Providers.  Essay: 750-1,000 words “Discuss emergency medical care from the perspective of a medical student. Basic life support is a critical skill for all healthcare providers and advanced and pediatric life support are also practiced by certain nurses and physicians depending on where they are working. Explain how you will prepare mentally and physically before performing life saving techniques on patients in your career.” Click here for details. Deadline: August 19, 2017

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BabyHighChairCenter Internet Marketing $1,500 Scholarshi. Essay: 700-1200 words on “Internet marketing and its role in information dissemination in 2017.” Click here for details. Deadline: September 28, 2017

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Paralegal Career $500 Scholarship for students pursuing a paralegal career. Essay: 200-300 words about why you want to become a paralegal. Click here for details. Deadline: October 1

Guidezilla $1,000 Scholarship for students with a passion for online business. Student must have a “PayPal” account to receive the scholarship award. Essay: 700 words: “Why do you think some online businesses fail?”  Click here for details.  Deadline:  October 31, 2017

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Hair Critics Modern Day Weave & Beauty $1,000 Scholarship to aspiring African American women. Essay 800-word “How social media trends will change the way fashion and beauty is consumed in the next 10 years.”  Click here for details.  Deadline: November 11, 2017

The Furious Grill $1,000 Scholarship. Essay: 500-1000 words on We are what we eat. Click here for details Deadline: November 15, 2017

HomeLight $1,000 Scholarship. Short writing piece including why you are interested in real estate, how will your career help more people find their dream home, and what impact have you had on homes or homelessness in your community. Click here for details. Deadline: April 1, 2017 and November 15, 2017

LincolnLabs $1,000 Scholarship. Essay: 500-1000 words about computers and technology. Click here for details. Deadline: November 30, 2017

Pick My Baby Care $1,000 Scholarship. 800 -1000 words Article on “Child Safety Tips and Breast Feeding Benefits of Baby” Click here for details. Deadline: November 30, 2017

The Sumo Gardener $1,000 Scholarship. Essay: 1,000-3,000 words describing a DIY project you did and include images of the project. Click here for details. Deadline: November 30, 2017

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Comfy PC Work Internet Marketing $1,000 Scholarship. Essay: 500-1,000 words on the advantage of internet marketing. Click here for details. Deadline: December 20, 2017

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Scholarships (listed by due date)

Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society Scholarships For information on Phi Theta Kappa at MiraCosta College, contact Julie Bollerud, Administrative Assistant to the Vice President of Student Services, Administration Bldg. 1000, Oceanside campus. Click here for Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society - Associate Degree Scholarships - deadlines vary

P.E.O. Women Scholarships (Philanthropic Educational Organization) Grants up to $3,000 to females enrolled at MiraCosta College, attending full-time (12 units), who have had a lapse of at least 24 consecutive months as a student at some time, are within 24 consecutive months of completing educational goal (A.A or certificate), enrolled in a program leading to work or job advancement.

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California Strawberry $400 Scholarships for children of California strawberry field workers attending college full-time with a 2.0 or greater (GPA). First-time applicants must have a parent that is employed as a California strawberry field worker for the current and prior two harvest seasons. Applicants also qualify if they are a California strawberry ieldworker. Questions, email Dyann Meschi, Scholarship Coordinator, 831.724.1301. Click here for details. Annual Deadline: February 15

Accounting & Financial Women’s Alliance (AFWA) Scholarships San Diego Chapter: $250 Associate or Certificate Accounting & Finance Scholarship, $500 Undergraduate Accounting Scholarship, and $750 Master’s Degree Accounting & Finance Scholarship.  Questions, contact Pebbles Dumon, AFWA Treasurer & Scholarship Chair.  Click here for details. Annual Deadline:  February 28, 2017. 

Association for Women in Science (AWIS) San Diego Chapter $1,000 Scholarships for community college, undergraduate, and graduate Women in San Diego County who are in pursuit of a degree in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics). Download application. Annual Deadline: February 28, 2017

NAWIC (Nat’l Assoc. of Women in Construction) $1,000 Scholarships. Eligibility: A male or female student pursuing any college degree who has a parent employed in the San Diego Construction industry. -Or- A female student pursuing a college degree in a construction related profession such as Architecture, Construction Engineering or Construction Management.  Required: official transcript, two letters of recommendation, a personal. Click here for InformationClick here for application. Deadline: February 28, 2017

SEMA (Specialty Equipment Marketing Association) Automotive $2,000 to $5,000 Scholarships. Eligibility: U.S. Citizen enrolled full-time (12+ units), minimum 2.5 GPA, pursuing a career leading to a career in the automotive industry or related field, remain enrolled full-time following receipt of the award. Career path in the automotive industry: Accounting, Administration, Advertising, Design/Graphics, Engineering, Information Technology, Manufacturing, Photo/Journalism, Race Car Driver/Crew, Sales/Marketing, Technicians, and Transportation. Click here for details Questions, contact Juliet Marshall 909.978.6655. Annual Deadline: March 1, 2017

American Association of University Women (AAUW) Poway-Penasquito Branch: Re-entry Woman Scholarships for female high school graduate, or GED, without a bachelor’s or advanced degree, enrolled or accepted in a degree program at a college, taking courses towards a goal; 23 years or older, 2.0 GPA, enrolled in at least six units towards a stated goal, lives or attends school in North San Diego County. Click here for the details Annual Deadline: March 1st

CCC Real Estate Scholarship $400 per semester for students pursuing a major in Real Estate, completed at least one real estate course with “C” or better (2.0 GPA), must complete 6 units of Real Estate coursework each semester funded, and demonstrate financial need.  Click here for eligibility guidelines and requirements. Click here for Checklist  and Download Application   Annual Deadline while funds last: March

$10,000 Greeting Card Scholarship Submit a unique photo, artwork or computer graphic for the front of a greeting card; designs must be appropriate for business and consumer use. The student with the best design will win a $10,000 scholarship and have their design made into an actual card. Click here for details. Review FAQs Official Rules. Annual Deadline: March 2, 2017

CANERS Foundation Scholarship for college students currently enrolled in six units or more in a program related to the Nursery industry or Horticulture related field. Click here for details and application. Deadline: March 15, 2017

MiraCosta College 2017-18 ANNUAL Scholarship. Complete the applicatiobn online. Click here for Single Sign-On Page. Deadline: March 16

Jeannette Rankin Women's Scholarship for low-income Women, 35 years or older, working to complete her college degree. Eligibility: A woman, U.S. citizen or permanent resident, Age 35 or older as of March 18, 2016, Low-income (financial guidelines are available on the website), pursuing a vocational education, an associate’s degree, or a first bachelor’s degree.  Click here for details. Deadline: March 17, 2017

American Business Women’s Association (ABWA) Soaring Eagles Chapter $2,000 Scholarship for women who are U.S. Citizens, San Diego County residents, attending community college (freshman or sophomore), 2.5 or better GPA. Interested students must email: Suzanne Southwell.  Annual Deadline March 31

North County African-American Women's Association (NCAAWA) Scholarships Female of African American descent, graduating high school senior, college, ROP, trade/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. MiraCosta College students win this scholarship each year. Application opens January 1 and must be postmarked by the deadline to be considered. Click here for details. Click here for Scholarship application. Annual Deadline: March 31.

The Latina Leadership Network (LLN) Student Scholarship provides four $500 community college scholarships. Click here for details. Annual Deadline: March

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Hispanic Scholarship Fund (HSF) $1,000 to $5,000 Awards Eligibility: must be of Hispanic Heritage, college students must have a 2.5 or greater GPA (high school students 3.0+ GPA), plan to enroll full-time (12+ units) in college for fall semester, U.S. Citizen - Permanent Legal Resident - DACA - or Eligible Non-Citizen (as defined by FAFSA), must complete FAFSA or California Dream Act application. Click here for details. Annual Deadline: April 15

American Association of University Women (AAUW) Carlsbad-Oceanside-Vista (COV) $1,500.00 Scholarship.  Eligibility:  student currently enrolled at MiraCosta College, Palomar College, transferring or returning junior or senior at California State San Marcos.  Must be planning to attend a college or university in San Diego County, is a resident of San Diego County, has completed a 24 or more college units, 12 in each of the last two semesters, is enrolled in 12 units for Spring 2017 with a minimum 3.0 GPA, and financial need will be considered. Click here for eligibility criteria.  Click here for Application. Deadline:  April 30, 2017

Hospitality Degrees $1,500 Scholarships.  Click here for details. Deadlines: November 30 and April 30

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Hill & Ponton Veteran's Scholarship offering four $1,000 merit based scholarships awarded two in the fall and two in spring  to veterans of the U.S. Armed Forces. Click here for details.  Deadlines: November 1 and May 1

GFWC Contemporary Women of North County $1,500 Community College Scholarship for a Female student enrolled at MiraCosta or Palomar, 3.0 or higher GPA, financial need, volunteers in the community.  Click here for the application.  Deadline:  May 15

San Diego Watercolor Society Merit Scholarships.   Click here for details.   Annual Deadline:  May 15

San Diego Army ROTC Scholarship.  San Diego State University (SDSU) Army ROTC trains Cadets/Students to become future Commissioned Officers in the U.S. Army as well as leaders in the professional business world. Students must meet the criteria and be enrolled in an Army ROTC program as a full-time student at one of the five San Diego County university partners: SDSU, UCD, UCSD, Cal State San Marcos, and Point Loma Nazarene University. Award includes: full tuition and fees or $10,000 room/board; $1,200/year for books; and monthly stipend: $300 Freshmen, $350 Sophomore, $450 Junior, and $500 Senior. Questions, contact Mr. Gastelum or Mr. Vasquez at 619-594-4943. Eligibility Criteria: Be accepted into one of our of the program universities, and be a US Citizen, hold a cumulative college GPA of 2.5, be physically and medically qualified, and possess good moral character. Deadline: May 15, 2017

1st Art Gallery $1,000 Scholarship.  Art students submit a piece of art that makes them proud. This can be any type of art submission, such as: a painting, photograph, statue, song, animation, video, film, illustration, story, poem or any other type of art.  Click here for details.  Deadline:  May 31

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San Diego Web Design $500 Scholarship for MiraCosta students. This scholarship is offered by a MiraCosta College Media Arts & Technology (MAT) alumnus for a MiraCosta student. Create a 4+ page informative originally themed WordPress website that focuses on helping non-profits in North County San Diego. This can be in the form of a directory, informative page profiles, etc.  Must be currently enrolled at MiraCosta College in a MAT program and plan to continue fall 2017 at MiraCosta, have a 3.0 or greater GPA, letter of recommendation from a MAT department instructor required, must be an American citizen, permanent resident, or hold a valid student visa. Click here for details. Deadline: June 30, 2017

Fostering Opportunity Scholarships. Eligibility: must be attending college in San Diego County, enrolled in 9 or more units, 2.0 GPA.  New applicants must submit proof of being in the San Diego County Foster Care Program (letter from CPS) and a letter of recommendation form a supportive adult.  Click on the Students link at the top of the page for scholarship details. Download Application. Deadlines: Spring: October 10 and Fall: June 30

San Diego Web Design $500 Scholarship. Must be currently enrolled at MiraCosta College in a MAT program and plan to continue fall 2017 at MiraCosta, have a 3.0 or greater GPA, letter of recommendation from a MAT department instructor required, American citizen or permanent resident or hold a valid student visa.  Create a 4+ page informative originally themed WordPress website that focuses on helping non-profits in North County San Diego. This can be in the form of a directory, informative page profiles, etc.  Click here for details. Deadline: June 30, 2017

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eSports $1,200 Scholarship.  Essay 800 words: “Well-written and well-researched article about eSports. Anything about eSports should do, but we prefer topics about Economics, Marketing, career paths related to the industry, or the stigma around playing video games.”  Click here for details. Deadline: July 10, 2017

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Hospitality: NEWH Icon of Industry $7,500 Scholarship for college student who completed half the requirements for an undergraduate degree or enrolled in a graduate program, have financial need and eligible outstanding debt for tuition, books and supplies, 3.0 or higher GPA pursuing a career objective in Hospitality, Interior Design, or Hotel Management, and participated in an industry internship program or similar position. Essay: your background, experience, goals and objectives after graduation. What prompted you to choose this career? Describe the contributions you have made to your school program or fellow students through leadership or participation. Click here for details. Deadline: September

NEWH: The Hospitality Industry Network Scholarships. Review the website for scholarship opportunities offered throughout the year. Click here for details and download application. Annual Deadline: September 30

NAMM (National Association of Music Merchants) scholarships offered each year to undergraduate and graduate students to support their travel needs and expenses to attend the annual NAMM Show at the Anaheim Convention Center in January.

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Griswold Home Care $1,000 Scholarship to a qualified student pursuing a associates, bachelor’s, graduate, or professional degree at an accredited college or university. Click here for details. Annual Deadline: November 1

NEWH Orange County $2,500 Hospitality Scholarships.  Awarding scholarships at a NEWH Orange County Regional event in December 2016. Open to hospitality major students attending college in: San Diego County, Orange County, Riverside County, San Bernardino County, Imperial County and Hawaii. Download Application.  Annual Deadline: November

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Women's "Live Your Dream" Soroptimist Scholarships. Eligibility: Women, head of household with the primary financial responsibility of herself and her dependents, Must be attending an undergraduate degree program or vocational/skills training program, and have a financial need. Submit a Live Your Dream application with two reference forms. Click here for Reference forms. Click here for Letter of Recommendation tips. Apply to only ONE of the local Chapters listed below by November 15

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Asian & Pacific Islander American (APIASF) General Scholarship. Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) high school and college students who will be enrolling or are currently enrolled in a U.S. accredited college or university as a degree-seeking undergraduate student. Multiple scholarship opportunities. Click here for detailsClick here for scholarship application resources. Annual Deadline: January

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The San Diego Foundation Scholarships for students who are committed to education and college success, have a 2.5 or greater GPA, participate in community service and/or extracurricular activities and/or work experience, and have financial need. Click here for details. Questions, Email or call 619.814.1343 Click here for Scholarship Application Annual Deadline: February

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Disability-Related Scholarships

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National Federation of the Blind offers national and state scholarships to legally blind students each year ranging $3,000 to $12,000. Click here for details Questions, contact: Kia Vaca, National Federation of the Blind of California

Mesothelioma $2,500, $1,250, $750 and $500 Scholarships awards.  Essay 750 to 1,500 words.  Mesothelioma is a terminal cancer diagnosed in close to 3,000 Americans each year. The only established cause of mesothelioma is exposure to asbestos. Click here for details. Deadline: October 9

Business Plan $1,000 Scholarship for Students with Disabilities. Submit a 500-1,000 word essay on “What I learned from writing a business plan.” Eligibility: Undergraduate or graduate students with a documented disability. Click here for details. Deadlines: April 2 and November 1

American Association of Health & Disability (AAHD) 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. Click here for details.   Annual deadline: November

ADHD $2,000 Scholarships Shire is awarding 50 scholarships plus one year of Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) coaching to students to assist in meeting the challenges of higher education. Students must be legal U.S. residents diagnosed with 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. Deadline: March 8, 2017

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Foundation for Developmental Disabilities (FDD) Scholarships for students planning a career or presently working in the field of developmental disabilities, child development, or related field, residents of and attending college in San Diego and Imperial Counties. Click here for details. Annual Deadline: April 22

180 Medical $1,000 Scholarships for students attending a 2-year, 4-year, or graduate school program full-time in the fall. Applicants must be under a physician's care for a spinal cord injury, spina bifida, transverse myelitis, neurogenic bladder, or ostomy (ileostomy, colostomy, or urostomy), and legal U.S. resident. Click here for details. Questions, email 180 medical. Annual Deadline: June 1

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California Council of the Blind Scholarships for students who are legally blind and are residents of California attending in-state or out-of-state institutions, and non-residents of California attending school in California. Students must be full-time (12 units), but if you have extenuating circumstances that do not enable you to meet the enrollment requirement, provide an explanation of your circumstances. Application must be typed. Click here to download application. Deadline: July 15

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Foster Youth Scholarships

Promises 2 Kids Guardian Scholarship.

2017 Cal Coast Cares Foundation Foster Student Scholarship.  

Change A Life Foundation Scholarship up to $5,000 for Foster Youth/Emancipated Youth/Non-Minor Dependent.

America's College Fund for Foster Youth - 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

Fostering Opportunity Scholarships. Eligibility: must be attending college in San Diego County, enrolled in 9 or more units, 2.0 Grade Point Average (GPA).  New applicants must submit proof of being in the San Diego County Foster Care Program (letter from CPS) and a letter of recommendation form a supportive adult.  Click on the Students link at the top of the page for scholarship details. Download Application. Deadlines: Spring: October 10 and Fall: June 30

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Health Profession Scholarships

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2017 Healthcare Leaders $1,000 Scholarship for students entering or currently pursuing an educational program related to nursing or medicine, must be at least 17 years and have a 3.0+ GPA.  Submit a 600 - 1,000-word essay explaining what you hope to accomplish during your career in the medical field and how the scholarship would fulfill those goals. Recommended topics are included in the Personal Essay section.  Click here for details.  Deadline:  January 29, 2017

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After College AACN $2,500 Scholarship for student seeking a baccalaureate, masters or doctoral degree in Nursing. Special consideration will be given to students in a graduate program with the goal of becoming a nurse educator; students completing an RN-to-BSN or RN-to-MSN program; and those enrolled in an accelerated program. Click here for details. Deadlines: December 31, September 30, June 30 and March 31

ADNursing Ten $500 Scholarships.  The California Organization of Associate Degree Nursing Directors (COADN) Southern Leadership is offering scholarships to ADN students in Southern California. Eligibility: Nursing student in 2nd, 3rd or 4th semester in a CA Associate Degree Nursing Program; US citizen with California residency, GPA of 3.0 or higher. Click here to download application. Annual Deadline: April 4

California Organization of Associate Degree NURSING Directors (Southern) Leadership $500 Scholarships. Nursing student of good standing in second, third, or fourth semester in a California Associate Degree Nursing Program; and verified by nursing faculty/program director. US citizen with California residency, GPA of 3.0 or higher. Download Application.  Deadlines: April 7, 2017

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Healthgrad.com $2,000 Healthcare Leadership Scholarship. Applicants must be enrolled in a health related program to be eligible to apply. Essay: 800-1,000 words “If you could change one thing about our health care system, what would it be and why?” Click here for details. Deadlines: November 1 and May 1.

HRSA NURSE Corps Scholarship Program enables students accepted or enrolled in a diploma, associate, baccalaureate or graduate nursing programs, including RN to BSN, RN to MSN-NP, Direct Entry MSN-NP program to receive funding for tuition, fees and other educational costs in exchange for working at an eligible NURSE Corps site upon graduation. Click here for details.  Annual Deadline:  May 5

Back to top Medical Assistant Degrees $500 Scholarship. Submit a 750-1,00 word essay on why you wish to pursue a career in the healthcare field.  Click here for details. Deadlines: December 31 and June 30

NurseJournal.org  $3,000  Global Health Scholarship Essay 500-800 words: “There is an urgent need for global health professionals to address delivery strategies for the provision of critical health services both domestic and abroad. What kind of skills do you think are necessary to be an effective global health professional in the face of a pandemic?”  Click here for details. Deadline: July

ACLS $1,000 Scholarship for Healthcare Providers.  Essay: 750-1,000 words “Discuss emergency medical care from the perspective of a medical student. Basic life support is a critical skill for all healthcare providers and advanced and pediatric life support are also practiced by certain nurses and physicians depending on where they are working. Explain how you will prepare mentally and physically before performing life saving techniques on patients in your career.” Click here for details. Deadline: August 19, 2017

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Kaiser Permanente Deloras Jones RN Academic Excellence Scholarship for those attending an approved nursing program. Applicants must have completed one semester of nursing coursework and have an adjusted gross income of less than $50,000 per family member. Click here for details. Deadline September 1

LPN BSN.net $250 Education Scholarship Research and write a 1,000+ word essay on “The Nursing Shortage in the U.S. “Describe the state of the current nursing shortage in the U.S., explore how the nursing shortage affects healthcare in the U.S., propose solutions to address the nursing shortage, describe how the nursing shortage will affect or currently affects your ability to give patient care. Click here for details  Annual Deadline:  October, 31

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Hispanic Latino Scholarships

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. Click here for details. Deadline: January 27, 2017

Buenas Opiniones $2,500 Scholarship for Latinos. Submit a 500–1,000 word essay on your struggles as a Latino student. Click here for details Deadlines: Fall: August 31, 2017; Spring: January 31, 2017

BECA Foundation, Inc. $500- $1,000 scholarships for San Diego County high school graduates entering college in the fall; Click here for details.

Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU) Must be a member for at least six months to apply for scholarships. Scholarship Program offers several scholarships ranging in value from $1,000 - $5,000. Scholarships for undergraduate students at 2-year or 4-year institutions in various fields of study. Click here for scholarships.

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

MANA Scholarships. Recipients are selected based on a number of academic and non-academic factors including leadership, community engagement, educational and professional goals, financial need and special circumstances. Scholarships are awarded and recipients and their families celebrated at an annual Scholarship Reception.  Click here for details; questions call MANA at 619.297.0115. Deadline: February 24, 2017

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: November 1 and March 1

Assoc. of Raza Educators (A.R.E.), scholarships for undocumented college students and graduating high school seniors. Scholarships are based on need and active participation in community. Students complete an application and, interview process. Click here for details. Annual Scholarship. Deadline: March

Hispanic Business Women Association (NHBWA) Scholarship. Download Guidelines and Application    Deadline: March

Abraham & Lillian Turk Scholarships for graduating high school seniors or those who have graduated within the last five years and have not yet attended a post high school institution. Up to 20 scholarship awards, up to $10,000 each, to San Diego graduating high school seniors to attend college or vocational school; applicant must meet the program requirements. Click here for details. Click here to apply. Deadline: March 1, 2017

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Military Scholarships

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. Deadlines: Fall: October 1-31, Spring: April 1–30

Frances & Earl Perry Memorial Veterans $5000 Scholarship for Veterans and children of veterans. Essay: 700-1500 words Click here for details. Deadline: April 30, 2017

Hill & Ponton Veteran's Scholarship offering four $1,000 merit based scholarships awarded two in the fall and two in spring  to veterans of the U.S. Armed Forces. Click here for details.  Deadlines:  November 1 and May 1

VA Expands Fry Scholarship to Surviving Spouses of service members who died on active duty.  Click here for details. Click here for VA-Form 22-5490 and send a copy via the GI Bill website using the “Ask a Question” button. You may also mail the completed form to your nearest Regional Processing Office, or call 1.888.442.4551 to request an application.

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. Click here 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. Click here for details

My CAA* Grant Program for Military Spouses (*Career Advancement Account)

Military Spouse Association of Camp Pendleton offers Camp Pendleton Officers' Spouses' Club (OSC) 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. Click here for details. Annual Deadline: February

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Study Abroad Scholarships

MiraCosta College Institute of International Perspectives - visit their office on the Oceanside campus for study abroad opportunities and scholarships.

Benjamin A. Gilman Study Abroad Scholarships for students planning to study abroad; awards up to $5,000. The Gilman Scholarship Program is open to U.S. citizen undergraduate students who completed a FAFSA and are receiving Federal Pell Grant funding at a two-year or four-year college or university to participate in study and intern abroad programs worldwide. Click here for details

AIFS Study Abroad Ambassador $1,000 Scholarships for fall semester. Contact the MiraCosta College International Office for details.

MoneyGeek.com Paying for Study Abroad. Click here for details.

FlipKey Study Abroad Scholarship for full-time students, 18 years or older, enrolled in a current or upcoming study abroad program. Submit a 1,000-word essay to press@flipkey.com describing why travel is important to you. Click here for details.  Deadline: August 15, 2016

Going Global: A College Student’s Road Map to Studying Abroad.  Click here for details.

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

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. Click here for details

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

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.

ISA: Internships & Service Learning program locations: Chile, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, India, Ireland, Jordan, Morocco, Peru, South Africa

ISAC (India Study Abroad Center) Scholarships

Italia Rail - Italy is open to those who have enrolled in their college or university's Study Abroad program in Italy.

International Scholarship Search is the premier financial aid, college scholarship and international scholarship resource for students wishing to study abroad.

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

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4-Year Colleges & Universities

University of California (UC) BLUE & GOLD Opportunity Plan is a financial aid program intended to expand access to UC for lower-income students. UC's Blue and Gold Opportunity Plan will ensure that you will not have to pay UC’s system wide tuition and fees out of your own pocket if you are a California resident whose total family income is less than $80,000 a year and you qualify for financial aid. Click here for details.

California State University San Marcos (CSUSM) Scholarships.

Pomona College - Claremont Colleges, Claremont, CA The HATOFF-SWAN Scholarship was created at Pomona College with the hope of supporting a MiraCosta College transfer student. Students who have applied to Pomona College should inquire about the "full-ride" HATOFF-SWAN Transfer scholarship.

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

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 Scholarships and National University Transfer to Success Scholarship

Pepperdine University Online Bachelor of Science in Management program is geared toward evening students and/or working professionals. MiraCosta College has a TAG Agreement with Pepperdine University and the TAG will not only guarantee a pathway into the BSM program, it will also provide students with a $3,000 scholarship towards their first term. The TAG Scholarship is part of a larger scholarship that could potentially cover up to30% of tuition costs. Contact the MiraCosta Transfer Center for details regarding TAG..

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

Saint Mary’s College, Moraga, CA Honors Entrance $14,000 Scholarship to all transfer students with 30 or more transferable units, 3.5 or higher cumulative GPA, plus a competitive $5,000 scholarships for students who are members of either Phi Theta Kappa or Alpha Gamma Sigma honor societies. Click here to schedule a visit, and click on visiting campus or call 925.631.4983.

SDSU - San Diego State University scholarships

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

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

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

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

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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