Other Scholarship Links

    The external scholarship list and links were compiled by CMC as a service to help students locate external funding.

    The list should not be construed as any type of endorsement or support of any particular organization, individual, points of view, products, or services offered by these external organizations.

    CMC does not control or guarantee the accuracy, relevance, timeliness, or completeness of the external information.

    Academic Business Scholarship

    The Academic Business Scholarship awards a $1,000 scholarship provided by DegreeDirectory.org, a higher education website dedicated to helping students make informed choices about their academic future. The scholarship is for undergraduate students who are interested in pursuing bachelor level degrees related to business management, information systems management, marketing, finance, accounting, human resource management, and entrepreneurship. Click here for the application.

    AES Engineering Scholarships

    AES Engineering is pleased to be able to continue offering scholarships to motivated students to help in the furthering of their education. Our belief is that achieving a high grade point average should not be the only criteria for determining who deserves to be helped. For that reason we are offering a scholarship that will be awarded on the basis of character, as determined by evaluated the essays that are submitted. Scholarships are intended for our future leaders across a wide spectrum of fields of study. This award is available to high school seniors and all students attending a post secondary educational facility.  You are not required to be taking Engineering courses to be eligible.

    The Ayn Rand Institute Essay Contests

    Ayn Rand’s novels are inspiring and intellectually challenging. But they can also be financially rewarding for high school and college students. The Ayn Rand Institute sponsors annual essay contests that offer 600 prizes and $100,000 in prize money every year.

    California-Hawaii Elks Association Scholarship

    The California-Hawaii Elks Association is offering $1,000 scholarships to eligible students. Please see Financial Aid for an application and additional information; or click the link above. Click here for the application.

    Defense Commissary Agency (DeCA)

    DeCA has established a program offering a scholarship at every commissary where eligible students have applied. More information is available on the Scholarships for Military Children Program website. 

    Double D Trailers - $500 Scholarship

    If you have an interest in horses or are involved in equine activities this is the scholarship for you!

    The Double D Trailers annual $500 scholarship is available to students in attendance at a high school, college or university within the United States and Canada, who are following a curriculum path leading to a degree of study as an undergraduate and graduate with a Bachelor's Degree. Eligible students should demonstrate an interest in horses either through ownership or involvement in equine organizations and activities. Interested students are asked to write about their career objectives and how they relate to the equine industry. Submissions are due by each May 1st and the winner will be announced on May 15th.

    Double D Trailers - $5,000 Scholarship

    The Double D Trailers annual $5,000 scholarship is accessible to students attending a high school, college or university within the United States and Canada, who are pursuing an engineering design and degree of study as an undergraduate and graduate with a Bachelor's Degree.

    Edison Scholars Program

    Edison International is awarding scholarships of $40,000 for high school seniors planning to study science, technology, engineering or math (STEM) on the college or university level.  Edison Scholars scholarships are provided over four years at $10,000 per year.

    Epsilon Sigma Alpha Foundation

    The ESA Foundation awards numerous scholarships annually. To view the scholarships that are available for the 2014-15 academic season, please select your state of residence to see what's available.

    Foster Youth Grant (Chafee Foster Youth Grant)

    Must be a current or former foster youth and not have reached your 22nd birthday as of July 1 of the award year.The court must have established your dependency when you were between the ages of 16 and 18. Must have financial need. Must be enrolled at least ½ time (6 units). Program of study must be at least one academic year long. Meet Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) 67% Completion Rate and GPA of 2.0 or better. Up to $5000 a year for career and technical training or college. Does not have to be repaid. Submit application on line at www.chafee.csac.ca.gov Set up a Student Account through: www.csac.ca.gov under WebGrants for Students to check on the status of your application. WebGrants for Students is also used to monitor your CalGrant award.

    Fred Rogers Memorial Scholarship

    The Fred Rogers Memorial Scholarship is in honor of Fred Rogers, the creator and long-time host of Mister Rogers' Neighborhood. The scholarship provides three $10,000 scholarships to students looking to pursue careers in Children's Media in the fields of either Production of Original Content or Research. Click here for additional information and click here for the application.

    The Gates Millennium Scholars (GMS) Program

    The Gates Millennium Scholars (GMS) Program selects 1,000 talented students each year to receive a good-through-graduation scholarship to use at any college or university of their choice. We provide Gates Millennium Scholars with personal and professional development through our leadership programs along with academic support throughout their college career. 

    Harriet Beecher Stowe Center - Student Stowe Prize

    The Student Stowe Prize recognizes outstanding writing by United States high school and college students that motivates positive action for social justice. The Prize recognizes writing that is making a tangible impact on a social justice issue critical to contemporary society.   Issues may include, but are not limited to: race, class and gender.  Entries must have been published or publicly presented.

    Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers

    IEEE offers a variety of scholarships, grants, and fellowships for IEEE Student members. Submit a project or paper for consideration and have the opportunity to win and gain peer recognition for your effort. Terms and conditions may apply.

    Insurance Providers: Look Twice, Save A Life Scholarship

    InsuranceProviders.com is proud to introduce a new scholarship promoting motorcycle safety among students.

    The Look Twice, Save A Life Scholarship of $1,000 is awarded to any student who is currently attending or planning to attend college or some form of higher education.

    The scholarship will be awarded on an annual basis for the Spring semester. The deadline to apply is December, 1st.

    Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship 

    This scholarship honors excellence by supporting outstanding community college students with financial need to transfer to and complete their bachelor’s degrees at the nation’s top four-year colleges and universities. The Foundation provides up to $30,000 per year to each of approximately 75 deserving students selected annually, making it the largest private scholarship for two-year and community college transfer students in the country.

    Jeannette Rankin Women's Scholarship Fund

    The Jeannette Rankin Women's Scholarship Fund provides low-income women, age 35 or older, pursuing a technical or vocational education, an associate's degree, or a first bachelor's degree, with scholarships. Since 1976, Jeannette Rankin Women's Scholarship Fund has awarded more than $2 million in scholarships to more than 750 women. Application deadline is March 1st.

    Live Más! 

    Taco Bell Foundation is awarding $1 million in scholarships to young adults. They are looking for innovators, creators and dreamers who have the passion to pursue their unique dreams. If chosen, Taco Bell Foundation will help pay for your post-high school educational pursuit.

    Fill out the form on their webpage and upload a video explaining why you deserve a Live Más Scholarship based on the questions above and the Application Guidelines in the Terms & Conditions. You have nothing to lose, and everything to gain.

    Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation (MCSF)

    The MCSF offers scholarships to children of active, deceased, or honorably discharged Marines. More information is available on the MCSF website.

    Middle Class Scholarship

    The Middle Class Scholarship (MCS) is a new program beginning in the 2014-15 academic year that provides undergraduate students with family incomes up to $150,000 a scholarship to attend University of California (UC) or California State University (CSU) campuses.

    Owen Locke Memorial Scholarship

    The Owen Locke Memorial Foundation also provides scholarships to eligible students in need. Apply here.


    OurMilitary.mil provides links to dozens of scholarships specifically for military children. More information is available on the OurMilitary.mil website.

    Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship Opportunities

    Phi Theta Kappa offers members opportunities to apply for over $87 million in scholarships opportunities from Phi Theta Kappa, partnering senior colleges, universities and foundations – a benefit unmatched by other honor societies.

    Scholarship America

    In 1958, an optometrist in Fall River, Mass., had a simple but profound idea—if everyone in his community gave just a dollar to an educational fund, it would be enough to help nearly every student in the community attend college. Dr. Irving Fradkin called his plan "Dollars for Scholars," and it has expanded into what today is the nation's largest non-profit, private-sector scholarship and educational support organization—Scholarship America.

    Since its founding, Scholarship America has distributed more than $3 billion to 2 million students across the country through various programs including Dollars for Scholars, Dreamkeepers, and Scholarship Management Services.

    Scholarships for Military Children

    The Scholarships for Military Children Program was created to recognize the contributions of military families to the readiness of the fighting force and to celebrate the role of the commissary in the military family community. 

    Society of Women Engineers

    SWE Scholarships support women pursuing ABET-accredited baccalaureate or graduate programs in preparation for careers in engineering, engineering technology and computer science in the United States and Mexico. In 2014, SWE disbursed over 230 new and renewed scholarships valued at more than $700,000.

    Southern California Association of Governors (SCAG) Scholarship

    The SCAG Scholarship Program is designed to offer local government and planning experience that students can use to develop long-term career goals. The Scholarship will provide a $4,000 scholarship award for seven high school or community college students from the SCAG region (and potentially an additional eighth scholarship award that is not tied to a specific county, but could be awarded at the Committee’s discretion) and a two-week internship with a local planning agency, council of governments, or SCAG. Recipients will also have an opportunity to meet with their local government representatives and practicing planners to discuss the importance of urban planning and a future career in public service.

    ThanksUSA Scholarship Program

    ThanksUSA offers over 1,000 scholarships for military spouses and children totaling over $3.5 million. More information is available on the ThanksUSA website.

    US Bank Scholarship

    Available to high school seniors and college undergraduates. Forty $1,000 scholarships awarded in a random drawing. Applications will be accepted starting late January 2015 until May 31, 2015. usbank.com/scholarship 

    VFW Scholarship

    Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) will provide service members and veterans with the financial assistance they need to complete their educational goals without incurring excessive student loan debt. Must be a retired, honorably discharged, active duty, or a member of the National Guard or Reserve. Must have a military rank of E-5 or below and have completed basic training and follow-on training. Must participate in, be accepted to or currently enrolled in a VA-approved program or school at an accredited post-secondary institution. Must demonstrate a need for financial assistance.

    Veterans United Foundation Scholarship

    To assist military service members and their families by awarding scholarships to help pay for tuition and books. Must fall into at least one of the following categories: current active-duty service member, veteran of the US Armed Forces, spouse of a service member or veteran, surviving spouse or child of a fallen service member, child of a service member or veteran. Must be currently pursuing a post-secondary degree (associates, bachelors, masters or doctorate) at an accredited college or university or plan to attend a college or university the following academic year. Must demonstrate financial need. Award can only be used toward tuition and books.

    William Randolph Hearst Endowed Fellowship for Minority Students

    The Aspen Institute Program on Philanthropy and Social Innovation (PSI) in Washington, DC, offers the William Randolph Hearst Endowed Fellowship three times annually. This is not a scholarship.The student must be able to work as an intern for 12-15 weeks in the Washington, DC, office of the Aspen Institute during the academic semester in which the fellowship is awarded. 

    Scholarships for Military Families

    The following websites match students to scholarships for which they are eligible to apply:


    Sallie Mae




    Nerd Wallet


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    Please watch out for scholarship scams. If you have to pay money to get money, it's probably a scam. 

    Every year there are a few scholarship search "scams" that imitate legitimate search companies, foundations and sponsors. These companies may request money for their services, advertise that they "guarantee" results or ask for inappropriate personal information such as your bank or Social Security number. Beware of anyone who requests money for scholarship search services.