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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FastWeb: complete an online profile to access scholarships, tips on how to apply, organize and manage your lists, avoid scholarship scams, etc.  Click here for details.

Chegg.com for a list of monthly scholarships available. Click here for details.

Scholarship Information for Women pursuing Master's Degrees.

Scholarships open to undocumented students. Click here for details.

How to pay for your MBA

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: last day of each month.

CompareCards monthly $2,500 Scholarship to a college student who can answer a tricky trivia question. Click here for details.

LA Tutors monthly $500 Scholarship. Submit an essay describing the goal of a particular project and provide supporting documentation. Click here for details. Deadline: 20th of 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:  20th of each month

William Male Foundation $1,000-$5,000 Scholarships for students pursuing (fine arts, performing arts, film, video, or photography. Applications accepted throughout the year, grants awarded quarterly. Click here for details. Deadline: open 

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CustomerBloom Scholarship for high school, college, university, or trade school students. Create a Video. Click here for details.  Deadline: November 28, 2015

Ground Sun $1000 Scholarship. Consider the concept of green domestic building space and discuss the threats and pertaining opportunities using one of two mediums. You can write a 600-word blog post OR create a 2- to 3-minute video including the following concepts: what is your motivation to lead a pro-green life and become sustainable, and domestic energy production forms. Click here for details. Deadline: November 28, 2015

Legacy Planning $1,000 Scholarship.  Essay: Write a letter from their ideal future self to their current self, explaining what they will accomplish over the next 10 years, how they will accomplish it, and what the continuing impact of those accomplishments will be after they are gone.  Click here for details.  Deadline: November 29, 2015

Sixt rent a car $5,000 Scholarship  for graduating seniors in the USA, 5 students will be awarded $5,000 toward full-time study at an accredited 2-4 year university. Applicants must have a 3.7 GPA on 4.0 scale, complete the application appraisal form  including submission of your transcript.  Click here for details.  Annual Deadline:  November 30, 2015

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Garden Writers Scholarship for students majoring in Horticulture or Plant Science or Journalism for the spring 2016 semester with an interest in garden communications.  Click here for details (a MiraCosta student won last year) Deadline:  December 1, 2015

Griswold Home Care’s $1,000 biannual scholarship to a qualified student pursuing a bachelor’s, associate’s, graduate, or professional degree.  Click here for details. Deadline: December 1, 2015.

“Go Marketing” $500 Scholarship create a 2+ minute video presenting your marketing plan to market “small business growth” to college students.  Video must be 2+ minutes in length. Click here for details. Deadline: December 1, 2016

Staver Law $2,000 Scholarship to help a student who has suffered injuries in an accident or been personally and directly impacted by someone else's accident. Click here for details.  Deadline: December 1, 2015

Fall 2015 $1000 Business Plan Scholarship for Students with Disabilities Submit a 500 to 1,000-word essay: “What I learned from writing a business plan”. The winner will receive a scholarship. Eligibility: Undergraduate or graduate students with any documented disability. Click here for details.  Deadline: December 4, 2015

College Moving $800 Scholarship for incoming out-of-state freshmen students,  Write two 250-word essays.  Click here for details.  Deadline:  December 5, 2015

John Foy & Associates Strong Arm Leukemia Scholarship for students or a loved one that has been affected by leukemia; must be enrolled in an accredited college or university as an undergraduate or you are an incoming freshman.  Write a 500 to 1000 word essay on one of the three topics.  Click here for details.  Deadline: December 15, 2015

Flosum $750 Scholarship open to students pursuing or intending to pursue their bachelor’s degree in the fields of computer engineering, computer science or in another technical discipline; such as, electrical engineering, physics or mathematics with an interest in the field of computer science. Click here for details. December 15, 2015

Kenneth Carp $1,000.00 Scholarship essay competition. Click here for details. Deadline: December 15, 2015

American Business Women Association (ABWA) $2,000 Scholarships helping promote women in business.  Essay scholarships for women:

GoodCall's $2,500 Best Decision Scholarship.Write an essay between 400 and 500 words detailing one of the most important decisions you've made in your life. What information did you rely on? What decision did you make? How did you know it was the right choice?  Click here for details. Bi-Annual Deadline: July 31, 2016 and December 31, 2015

Lawntrepreneur $1,000 Scholarship for students who are interested in pursuing entrepreneurship. Click here for details.  December 31, 2015

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BedwettingStore.com $1,000 Design a Mascot Scholarship. Help the Bedwetting Store design a mascot who’s friendly and will make the subject of bedwetting easier to approach and talk about. To apply simply: 1. Tell us the name and basic concepts of the mascot. 2. Draw the mascot. Click here for details. December 31, 2015

Annual TruckCrashLawGroup.com $1,000 Scholarship for high school seniors or students attending college. Essay: 500 words or less telling us about yourself, your goals, and why you need this scholarship.  Click here for details. Deadline:  December 31, 2015

Caring.com Student-Caregiver Annual Scholarship. The scholarship requires that students act as caregivers for an aging or elderly loved-one while attending an accredited two or four year university. To apply, students will submit a 1,500-word essay detailing their caregiving journey. Three (3) winners will receive $,500, which can be spent on tuition and/or books. Click here for details. Deadlines: May 31 and December 31, 2015.

DietSpotlight.com, a $3,000 and three $1,000 Scholarships.  Essay 900-1,500 words where students share their ideas on the relationship between body weight and self-esteem. Click here for details.  Deadline: December 31, 2015

ADT Home Defender $500 Educational Scholarship Essay contest. Click here for details.  Deadline:  December 31, 2015

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GoodCall $2,500 scholarship for undergraduate and graduate students. Essay: 400-500 word personal statement detailing an important decision you've made in your life. Click here for details.  Biannual Deadlines:  July 31 and December 31 

Lovins, Trosclair, PLLC $1000.00 scholarship to students planning to major in the humanities or social sciences. Click here for details.  Deadline: December 31, 2015.

Insight Marketing $1,200 Scholarship.  600-word essay describing a marketing or advertising campaign you admire. How would you completely describe the target audience for the campaign?  How do you think the target audience informed the brand’s choice of messaging?  Click here for details.  Deadline: December 31, 2015

InfoParrot.com $1,250 Scholarships. Essay 1,000 to 1,600-word .  Click her for details.  Deadline:  December 31, 2015

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: June 30 and December 31

Regeneration Center $1,500 Scholarships to students of Southeast Asian heritage looking to acquire knowledge in the fields of healthcare, science, biology, or mathematics. All candidates must submit an original essay between 500 - 1000 words in answer to the following question: How will this scholarship help you in your career goals? Click here for details. Deadline: December 31, 2015

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Acuity Training $1,000 Scholarship scholarships for students demonstrating outstanding leadership ability. Must be currently enrolled at a college, university, high school or trade school. Create a video discussing the merits of leadership and showcasing a situation or situations where you demonstrated outstanding leadership abilities and explain the benefits from their leadership. Click here for details. Annual deadline: December 31, 2015

LawnStarter $1,000 Scholarship for students interested in pursuing entrepreneurship.  Students must currently own a lawn care business –or- ran a lawn care business in the past –or- plan on starting a business upon graduating college.  Click here for details. Deadline: December 31, 2015

DrugNews $1,000 Scholarship essay 400-600 words, “explain why you wish to pursue a career in drug research; or how the injury of a family member from a drug side effect has affected your educational goals.  Click here for details. Deadlines: Fall: July 31, 2016; Summer : April 30, 2016; Spring:  December 31, 2015

Zenefits $6,000 Advancing Women in STEM Scholarship. Female college student, currently enrolled full-time, has completed at least one full academic year of college with a 3.0 or above GPA, pursuing a degree related to science, technology, mathematics or engineering, and has  financial need. Essay Prompt: “Who or what inspired you to pursue your field of study and what do you find most exciting about it? ” Click here for details. Deadline: December 31, 2015.

New York English Language & Communication $1,000 Scholarship Create a 2-3 minute Video: “Why language learning is important; how it benefits global communication (of course we have to keep learning and improve from conversaciones en inglés básico; how you have showcased your love of language or learning a language and the associated benefits.  Why it’s increasingly important in the 21st century.”  Click here for details. Deadline: December 31, 2015

SecureYourTrademark.com - Blog Writing contest - $1,500 Scholarship. Students submit a short blog post explaining how the internet helped to shape their career choice, and how it will likely continue to impact their career development once out of school. Click here for details. Deadline: December 31, 2105

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Loganix $1,000 Scholarship. Create an infographic “Pets who need our help” or for your favorite cause related to our topic or bring attention to a problem, recommend solutions or advocate for an organization you are already working. Click here for details. Deadline: January 1, 2016

Asian and Pacific Islander American Scholarship (APIASF) General ScholarshipClick here for details.  Deadline: 6 p.m. (Pacific Time), January 8, 2016

Gates Millennium Scholars Program 2016  Eligibility Requirements, 3.3 or greater GPA, African American/Black, American Indian - Alaska Native, Asian Pacific Islander American, Hispanic American; must be a U.S. Citizen, U.S. national or permanent resident.  Deadline:  8:59 p.m. (Pacific Time), January 13, 2016

Cherwell IT Management $2,500 Scholarships to students pursuing a degree in Information Technology. Write a 500-1,000 word essay describing how you hope to make a positive impact in the business world after graduation. Click here for details. Deadline: January 15, 2016

Killingsworth Environmental $1,000 Scholarship. Write an original/unique essay on “What are your career goals and how do you think a scholarship would help you reach those goals? Why should you receive the scholarship?”  Click here for details.  Deadline:  January 15, 2016

Heintz & Becker $1,000 Scholarship for incoming college freshman and current college students. Write a 500-word essay on one of three the topics provided.  Click here for details.  Deadline:  January 15, 2016.

IT Works Inc. $2,500 Scholarship. Undergraduate students focusing on accounting, research or technology fields, or seeking a Masters in research or clinical administration, or graduate student focusing on research in the health & physical sciences.  Click here for details.  Deadline:  January 17, 2016

Poshified.com $500 Scholarship to help empower women through education scholarship to all female-identifying student enrolled in an accredited college or trade school.  Essays: How have women in your life inspired and empowered you? How do you actively empower the women around you?  Click here for details. Deadline: January 19, 2016

National Debt Relief $1,000 Scholarships. This is scholarship award is open to graduate and undergraduate students pursuing studies in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) fields.  Provide a unique solution to the follow issue: Come up with a unique way to solve the $1+trillion dollar student loan crisis.  Click here for details. Deadline: January 31, 2016

Shorr Packaging Corp. $1,500 Scholarship to a student studying business in an undergraduate program.  In a 600-word essay, describe a time you bought a product from a point-of purchase (POP) display. What about the POP display made it stand out?  Click here for details. Deadline:  January 31, 2016

Thumbtack School-To-Skills $5,000 Scholarship for full-time students chasing their passion to learn a trade that can turn into a business, or are learning fundamental business skills, such as marketing and accounting, or deepening their knowledge and capabilities to improve public policy and foster an environment that serves small business owners and independent professionals.  Complete two essays at 500 words each. Click here for details. Deadline: January 31, 2016

Discountrue $3,000 Scholarship. 700-1000 words essay, must be a current student, U.S. citizen or authorized to study in the U.S., 3.0 GPA.  Topic: "How can you personally help make the world a better place?"  Click here for details.Deadline:  January 15, 2016

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HomeTeam Homecare $2,000 Scholarship to undergraduate students studying nursing or pursuing a home care- home health certification . Students write a 500-words or less essay describing the greatest challenges they perceive with providing care and support for individuals in need. Click here for details.  Deadline: February 1, 2016

Bulk Office Supply $1000 Scholarship. Essay scholarship open to high school and college students with an interest in pursuing art, teaching, or owning a business.  Click here for details. Deadline:  February 1, 2016

Walnut Solutions $350 Scholarship for students pursuing Computer Science. Applicant submit info graphics about the growth of internet marketing in 2015. Click here for details. Deadline: February 1, 2016

David Elden College $500 Scholarship for students currently enrolled with at least a 2.7 grade point average.  Essay: 1,000 or more words explaining your financial challenges and how $500 can help you? Click here for details. Deadlines: fall semester: September 30; spring semester February 10, 2016

Levin Firm $1,000 Scholarship Essay Contest to individuals who are currently attending or planning on attending college or graduate school in the near future. The new deadline for entries is February 15, 2016. Click here for details. Biyearly Deadlines: July & February 15, 2015

Zeiger Firm $1,000 Biannual College Scholarship Essay Contest. Submit a 500-word essay: “The right to a trial by jury is a fundamental tenet of our legal system which is enshrined in the United States Constitution. Under current law, however, only people accused of serious crimes that are punishable by more than six months prison have an absolute right to a jury trial. Do you agree with the current state of the law? Why or why not.”  Click here for details.  Biannual Deadline February 15, 2016

ABODO Scholarship $500 Essay contest. 1,000 words or less “Describe 5 great things you love about your school, but most people don’t know about.  Click here for details. Deadlines:  Fall: October 31; Spring: February 28

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$1,000 Stewart Guss College Scholarship. Write an essay on "What Law Would You Change and Why?” Click here for details. Annual Deadline: March 1.

RentLingo.com Dream Big $1,000 Scholarship to the winner of our dream job essay contest. Click here for details.   Deadline: & October 1 & March 1

Sleepopolis $1,000 Scholarship for college students or high school seniors.  Create a 2-5 minute video: “How has the internet changed old-school industries? (ex. mattresses, newspapers, television, etc.).  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? How has the internet changed the way you research and buy products? Click here for details. Deadline: March 31, 2016

Sleeklens Academic $2,000 Scholarship Essay Contest for full-time students and high school seniors.  Click here for details Deadline: March 31. 2016

JacksonWhite Criminal Law Bi-Annual $1,000 Scholarship Write an 1,000-word essay: “With consideration to the history of the war on drugs, what are the lasting effects we see today, and the possible future impact? Suggest alternative strategies to make the war on drugs more effective.”  Click here for details. Bi-Annual Deadlines: September and March 31

Mathematics  $1,000 Scholarship Contest. Students create a short video, 2 - 3 minutes, showcasing the power of mathematics in an everyday situation.  Click here for details.  Deadline:  March 31, 2016

2016Small Business Success Essay Contest.   https://www.suretybonds.com/scholarships Awarding three (3) $1,500 Scholarship.  Click here for details. Deadline:  March 31, 2016

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Michigan Injury Lawyers $500 scholarship to individuals who are currently attending or planning on attending college or graduate school in the near future. Click here for details.  Deadline:April 15, 2016.

A Place for Mom’s Senior Care $1,000 Scholarship. Essay contest.   Five $1,000 scholarships to students enrolled in an associate’s, bachelor’s or graduate level program at an accredited school in the fields of gerontology, medicine, nursing, social work, sociology, psychology, PT/OT, speech pathology or long-term care administration. Click here for details.  Annual Deadline: April 15

Tungsten Rings & Co. $1,000.00 Scholarship essay contest for students enrolled in a two year, four year, graduate or vocational program.. The scholarship is awarded every fall and spring. Click here for details. Fall deadline: October 15; Spring deadline: April 15

HotelsCheap.com $1,500 Scholarship Award based upon overall application response, career objectives and financial need. Click here for details. Fall deadline: October 15; Spring deadline: April 15

Shear Comfort $1,500 Scholarship  to a student of our enrolled in an engineering program related to the development of vehicles (mechanical engineering, automotive, aerospace, production, electrical, etc.) or Automotive Technology, or a similar program related to the automotive industry. Write a 300-600 word essay: “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.  Bi-Annual Deadlines:  October 15 and 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. Fall deadline: October 15; Spring deadline: April 15

North American Van Lines - five $1,000 Scholarships to qualified entrants towards their degree in logistics or supply chain management at the college or university of their choice. Click here for details. Deadlines: Fall: September 1, Spring: April 15

Long Island Attorney Ronald D. Weiss $2,500 College Scholarship Contest   Click here for essay topic.  Deadline: April17

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Karin Riley Porter Good Works $500 Scholarship. For students with a 3.0 or higher GPA.  Submit a 500-word essay discussing your leadership and dedication to community service, including criminal justice causes; a letter of recommendation is required.  Click here for details. Deadline: May 1, 2016

KaplunMarx $1,000 Scholarship. Write a 500–1,000 word essay on “What law would you change or introduce to make the USA a safer place to live?  Click here for details.  Deadline:  May 1, 2016

Healthy Life Style $1,000 Scholarship Write a 300-500 word essay explaining your views on one of the topics provided and submit the essay through into the blog section.  Click here for details.  Deadline:  May 15, 2016

SeniorCare.com http://www.seniorcare.com/scholarship/ $1500 Aging Matters Scholarshi.  Write an essay 1,000 words or less essay on why Aging Matters to you.  Click here for details.  Deadline: May 15, 2016

Thomas L. Dickson $1,000 scholarship. Video essay based on the topic listed on the website. Click here for details: Annual Deadline: May 15

Dickson Law Group Video Essay Students currently enrolled in an accredited college, in good academic standing.  Click here for details. Deadline: May 15, 2016

Cottage Inn $500-$2,500 Scholarships for 3 high school seniors.  Click here for details. Deadline: May 31, 2016

Entrepreneur Endorsement $1,000 Scholarship. Create a video or short essay: “If you could start a company or business with a celebrity (dead or alive), whom would it be and why? Also what type of company or business would you start with that celebrity and why?”  Click here for details. Deadline:  May 31, 2016

Goodbye Loans $1,500 Scholarship for high school student or currently enrolled ungergraduate student attending college Spring 2016 semester.  Write an article up to 1,500 words on how they have been able to pay for college.  Click here for details.  Deadline:  March 31, 2016

Westway Electric Supply $1,000  Illuminating Ideas Scholarship.  Essay 500-1,000 words discussing three ways your school is currently wasting or misusing energy, provide realistic opportunities that your school can use to be more energy-efficient. Click here for details. Deadline: May 31, 2016

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SAT TV Depot Social TV Scholarship Essay Contest. Eligible: U.S. citizen or permanent U.S. legal resident, full-time undergrad or graduate level, 2.5 GPA.  Blog on the topic: “Have you ever been influenced to start watching a new TV show because of social media? Which show? Did it live up to the hype?  Click here for details. Deadline:  June 1, 2016

Consolidated Food Service $500 Hospitality Scholarship to students enrolling or enrolled in a Culinary Arts or Hospitality Management program. Essay 500 words or less, describing how you became interested in seeking a career in Culinary Arts or Hospitality and what you hope to bring to the industry. Click here for details. Annual Deadline:  June 15

ExtremeTerrain $3,000 Scholarships to students who are pursuing a degree in Environmental Studies, Environmental Research, Land Use, Earth and Atmosphere Studies, Sustainable Land Management, Parks and Recreation, or Sustainable Agriculture Systems.   Essay 700–1500 words describing who you are, why you feel it is important to maintain access to public lands for recreational use, and how you plan to use your degree to advocate for the recreational use of public lands. Click here for details.  Fall deadline: October 15; Spring deadline: June 15

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Gagne, Scherer & Associates, LLC., $1,200 Scholarship Essay contest:Members of the United States military are subject to a special set of laws known as the Uniform Code of Military Justice (UCMJ). There are many offenses contained the UCMJ that criminalize conduct, that, while perhaps frowned upon by some, is completely legal for civilians. It is generally argued that these laws are necessary to preserve order and discipline among military members. Do you agree? Why or why not?”  Click here for details.  Deadline:July 17, 2016.

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School Quran $350 Scholarship for undergraduate or graduate students. Create a video of 3-5 minutes explaining the benefits of online learning. We want to hear what motivates you, and what you have done to help society in a positive direction. Click here for details. Deadline: August 1, 2016

Joel J. Kofsky $1,500 Scholarship for students who are currently college or graduate school. Essay 500-1,000 words: “Describe what safety precautions and traffic laws should be emphasized in order to prevent some of the millions of car accidents and other motor vehicle accidents every year, and how you would plan to educate the public on the importance of these precautions and laws.”  Click here for details. Deadline: August 16, 2016

Albertson & Davidson $2,500 Scholarship.  Essay Contest: “Courts in the United States have little power to change the terms of a valid will, even if some of its terms seem unfair to people who would normally expect to inherit assets. Do you think that it should be legal to disinherit your spouse or children, and should courts be able to change the terms of a will that they decide is unfair? Why or why not?  Click here for details. Deadline: August 24, 2016

Engage the Crowd $1,000 Scholarship.  Create a 2-5 minute video of yourself talking about: “How ideas help shape the world around us, why education is a critical element to future success, and touching on why you strive for greatness and what motivates you”?  Click here for details. Deadline: August 28, 2016

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Karmanhealthcare.com 2 $500 Scholarships per year for college students with a mobility disability who use a Wheelchair or other mobility devices on a regular basis. Click here for details Annual deadline: September 1

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Fantasy Sports Daily $1,000 Scholarship for students enrolled in a two-year, four-year, or a graduate program.  Candidate must answer four personal, open-ended, and thought-provoking questions. Responses should be persuasive, compelling, and well-written to be considered finalists. Click here for details. Apply online.  Deadline October 1

HCP National Insurance Merit-Based $2,000 Scholarship open to all undergraduate students at MiraCosta College. Address a yearly essay topic 1,000 to 2,000 words.  Click here for details.  Annual Deadline: October 1

Paralegal Career $500 Scholarship.  Students 18 years or older, current college student pursuing a paralegal related undergraduate degree or certificate program or a high school student accepted to a paralegal related program.  Click here for details.  Deadline: October 1, 2016

Reservation Counter $1,500 Annual Scholarship.  Four essays questions and three references required. Click here for details.   Deadline: October 15

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Bella Ballroom $1,000 Scholarship. Must be currently enrolled majoring in dance, theater, music, performing arts or related field, GPA of 3.0 or greater. Submit a 2-minute (or less) video showcasing your talent in performing arts, and write a 200-500 word essay on one of the topics provided. Click here for details. Annual Deadline: November 15, 2016

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2016 Susan Hansen Realty $500 Scholarship. Must be currently enrolled at a college or university. Answer 3 questions in a 500 word essay: Why are you attending a University/College and what field do you want to pursue once you’re graduated? What are the top 3 things you have learned so far from your current classes/program? If you had to change your current program and go into a different field of study what would you choose and why? Click here for details. DeadlineDecember 5, 2016

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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, Admin. Assistant to the Vice President of Student Services, Bldg. 3400, Oceanside campus.

NAMM (National Association for Music Merchants) supports the grants and scholarships to encourage individuals to pursue education and careers in the music products industry. Click here for details. 


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Hospitality Degrees $1,500 Scholarships for students pursuing a degree in hospitality.   Click here for details. Biannual Deadlines: April 30 and November 30

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The San Diego Foundation - Common Scholarship Application - Opens December, 2015.

Novus Biologicals $1,500 Spring 2016 Scholarships. Click here for details. December 11, 2015

R&D Systems $1,500 Spring 2016 Scholarships. Click here for details. December 11, 2015

Expert Institute's Annual Healthcare & Life Sciences $1,000 Scholarship to students pursuing a degree in medicine or life sciences. Click here for details. Deadline: December 31, 2015

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$10,000 GREETING CARD Scholarship Contest. students submit a unique photo, piece of 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 his/her design made into an actual card to be sold in our line. Click here for details. Annual Deadline: February 26, 2016

San Diego Chapter: Accounting & Financial Women’s Alliance (AFWA) Scholarship. Applicants must be currently enrolled in the appropriate educational program, and maintain a 3.0 GPA or better. Click here for details. Deadline: February 29, 2016

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P.E.O. Women Scholarships (Philanthropic Educational Organization) Grants up to $3,000 to females enrolled at MiraCosta College 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), are a U.S. or Canadian citizen, enrolled in a program leading to employment or job advancement. Apply to one of the following Chapters:

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HubShout $1,000 Scholarship. Students must have completed at least one year of college with a minimum 3.0 GPA. The scholarship will go to the strongest candidate who is passionate about internet marketing. Fall and spring awards.  Click here for details. Deadlines: November 1 and March 1

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. Annual Deadline: March 31.

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

Students who suffered the Loss of a Parent or Guardian College-bound students, ages 17-24.  Click here for details Annual Deadline: March

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SEMA (Specialty Equipment Marketing Association) Automotive $2,000 - $3,000 Scholarships for careers in: 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 applications opens in November. Deadline: April 1

American Association of University Women (AAUW) Scholarships

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Soroptimist "Live Your Dream" Scholarships. Annual Scholarships for Women, head of household. (MiraCosta College students win each year). November deadlines. Eligibility criteria:

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 $1,500.00 Scholarship for students currently enrolled at MiraCosta College, 3.0 or greater GPA, demonstrates financial need, volunteers in the community.  Click here for information and application.  Annual Deadline: May 15

ARTISTS: San Diego Watercolor Society Merit Scholarships. Awards provide free access to SDWS member activities: 12-month membership, subscription to SDWS Quarterly magazine/online newsletters, waived entry fees for watermedia paintings submitted to monthly member shows, two 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, volunteer opportunities at SDWS events.  Click here for details.  Questions, email scholarship@sdws.org.  Annual Deadline:  May 15

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Griswold Home Care $1,000 biannual scholarship: Award offered 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

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Disability-Related Scholarships

Disability Scholarships and Education website

Disabled Student Scholarships

Disability Scholarships for students with disabilities 

California Council of the Blind Scholarships for college, university, and vocational school students who are legally blind, and are either residents of California or non-residents of California attending school in this state. Scholarships are for entering freshman, undergraduates, and graduate students. Click here for details  Deadline: July

Belltown Spine & Wellness $1,000 Scholarship.  Essay: In what ways can a holistic perspective improve healthcare in the U.S.?  Full terms and conditions.  Click here for details.  Deadline:  August 1

CA Assoc. for Postsecondary Education and Disability (CAPED) Disability Related Scholarships.  Apply online.  Click here for details. Annual Deadline:  August 31

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

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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 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. Annual Deadline: February

2016 Deana’s Wish Memorial $2,000 Scholarship  for a student diagnosed with, or have an immediate family member who has been affected by esophageal or stomach cancer. Click here for details. Questions? Contact Denise Ross 760-705-3055. Deadline March 1, 2016

Soliant Consulting $1,000 Scholarship to focused on a business degree.  Essay: 500+ words: “How can a business balance being philanthropic with being profitable?” It is free to apply and students' information will not be sold or used in any way.  Click here for details. Deadline: March 15, 2016

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$1,000 Buckfire Law 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.  Click here for details 

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

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

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: May

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

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

$1,000 JustWalkers.com Mobility Scholarship    Deadline: June

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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

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Foster Youth Scholarships

Click here for: 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

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

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.

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Health Profession Scholarships

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

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: March 31, June 30, September 30, December 31

Next Step Test Prep Pre-Health Scholarship awarding scholarships to three deserving students pursuing careers in the health professions. All you need to enter is your resume, transcript, and an essay explaining why you are pursuing a health profession career. Click here for details. Deadline: January 31, 2016

HomeTeam Homecare $2,000 Scholarship to undergraduate students studying nursing or pursuing a home care- home health certification . Students write a 500-words or less essay describing the greatest challenges they perceive with providing care and support for individuals in need. Click here for details.  Deadline: February 1, 2016

HRSA 2015 NURSE Corps Scholarship Program application cycle closed in May.. Please refer to the Application and Program Guidance for of the program requirements.

HRSA Nurse Corps Scholarship Program  In exchange for 2-year service commitment at a critical shortage facility, the scholarship program pays: tuition, eligible fees, and other reasonable costs. Click here for details

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: June 30 and December 31.

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 2nd, 3rd or 4th semester in a CA program, U.S. citizen, CA resident, 3.0 GPA.  Download Application.  Annual Deadlines: April and November

F.A. Davis Undergraduate $1,500 Nursing Scholarship   Eligibility: must be currently pursuing one of the following undergraduate nursing degrees leading to NCLEX eligibility: LPN/LVN, RN, or RN-BSN.  Must be enrolled in a nursing program for the 2015 school year. Must be a student in good standing with an overall GPA of 3.0 or higher. U.S. and Canadian students (must be a citizen, legal resident, or holder of a valid student Visa). Click here for details. Deadline: July

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

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Hispanic Latino Scholarships

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MANA de San Diego Scholarship Programs for LATINAS pursuing a degree. Click here for details. Annual Deadline: February

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 details.

National Latino & American Indian Scholarship Directory - CD Directory is in the MiraCosta College Library Hub in the Reference Section.

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BECA Foundation, Inc.$500- $1,000 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 . 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

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

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. Annual Deadline: March

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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. Download Application Deadline: March

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

Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute Scholarships. Eligibility: full-time in college, participation in public/community service activities. Click here for details Deadline:  April

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

HSF - Hispanic Scholarship Fund $1,000 to $5,000 awards. Click here for details. Annual 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.

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Military Scholarships

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:  May 1 and November 1

VA Expands Fry Scholarship to Surviving Spouses of service members who died on active duty.  Click here for details and Click here for the Fact Sheet.

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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: Spring: April 1 – 30; Fall: October 1 – 31

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

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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

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

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. Click here for details. Annual Deadline: February

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Study Abroad Scholarships

MiraCosta College - International Travel/Study Abroad Seminar: November 12, 2015 Aztlan B, Oceanside Campus. Click here for details.

Benjamin A. Gilman STUDY ABROAD Scholarship for students interested in study abroad programs awards up to $5,000. 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

Going Global: A College Student’s Road Map to Studying Abroad.  Key elements include: popular destinations and subjects of study; true cost of studying abroad and how to reduce it; tips for travel, safety, and finding housing while abroad; alternatives to travel abroad programs, including internships, teaching and volunteer opportunities; Financial Aid and Scholarships.  Click here for details.

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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.

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.

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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

California State University San Marcos (CSUSM) Scholarships.

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Colorado State University- Western Undergraduate exchange (WUE) Transfer Scholar Award.  Transfer Student Center Information: (970) 491-1858, or email 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 Scholarships and National University Transfer to Success Scholarship

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

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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.

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

Click here for a list of Annual Scholarships

American Council on Education