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SBCC Schloarships

The SBCC Scholarship Application deadline is in early March
.  They offer scholarships for both continuing and transfer students.

Other Scholarships 

Search for transfer scholarships offered by the college or university to which you are transferring.  Many schools offer their own transfer scholarship programs to encourage students to consider that school when making plans to transfer.  For example UCSD has scholarships available to incoming freshmen (Nov. 30 deadline). 

Many sororities, fraternities, and honor societies also offer scholarships for transfer students. Tau Sigma National Honor Society is an organization geared specifically toward transfer students.
Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society offers more than $37 million in scholarship funds for members who are finishing an associate degree and plan to enroll in a bachelor's degree program the following fall. These scholarship funds are available at more than 700 affiliated four-year colleges and universities nationwide. 

• Scholarship Search Site
Search more than 7,000 scholarships, fellowships, loans, and other financial aid opportunities. Select Category Search or Keyword Search. Choose selections from at least one category.
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My College Options
This site has an extensive list of scholarships within California.

• Biola College Outside Scholarship Search
Biola College hosts a site of Scholarships searchable by entering criteria on the left hand side. Once an interesting scholarship is found, search for that scholarship by name to get updated information.

Educators for Fair Consideration.
Educators for Fair Consideration offer a list of scholarships that do not require a SSN.  They also offer links to other pages of scholarships with a variety of criteria.  One of these is the Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard’s List which is a comprehensive, 50-page list of  scholarships available to  U.S. and non-U.S. citizens. Scholarships are categorized by deadline and indicate whether citizenship is a requirement.

The catch-all program for California college students is the CalGrant suite of financial aid, which subsidizes higher education for most state residents.  Cal Grants provide something for everyone, with flexible college financing options tailored to a variety of circumstances.The program is open to all California applicants, who are each required to submit two important documents before the March 2nd Cal Grant deadline:  Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and Cal Grants GPA Verification Form. A good description of the CalGrants prgram can be found on

Hispanic Scholarship Fund
The Hispanic Scholarship Fund offers scholarships for Hispanic Students for two and four year schools.

• Thermo Scientific Pierce Scholarship Award
Thermo Fisher Scientific is offering our future science scholars an opportunity to win $10,000 in scholarship funding for the 2016 Spring semester. This scholarship was created to help provide educational opportunities for the future generation of scientists. Graduate students or undergraduate students must be enrolled in an accredited college for the 2016 Spring semester to qualify for this scholarship. A pre-selected committee will award two $10,000 scholarships and four $5,000 scholarships among the candidates. Community College students are eligible.  Deadline for applicants is midnight. on November 24, 2015

The Coca-Cola Community College Academic Team 
The Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation proudly continues its support of Two Year Colleges through the Coca-Cola Community College Academic Team Program by providing up to $237,500 in stipends. 200 stipends are awarded annually across four tiers of recipients in varying amounts: Fifty New Century Gold Scholars are awarded $1,500, fifty Silver Scholars are awarded $1,250, and fifty Bronze Scholars are awarded $1,000.  To be eligible for this program, students must submit an application for the All-USA Community College Academic Team and be selected as a nominee by their college. The application process opens in October and applications are due in early December each year.  This scholarship is administered by Phi Theta Kappa, and application details can be found on their website,  You do not need to be a member of Phi Theta Kappa to apply for this scholarship. 

The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship
The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship makes it possible for the nation’s top community college students to complete their bachelor’s degrees by transferring to a four-year college or university. 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.  Click here for more information.  Dr. Jack Friendlander, Executive Vise President, is the SBCC Faculty Representative for this scholarship.  Deadline:  December 15, 2015

Emily M. Hewitt Memorial Scholarship
Emily M. Hewitt was a California artist, author, teacher and docent whose life found meaning when communicating her love of Nature to others. Eligibility for application is extended to any student or graduate student enrolled full-time in an accredited California post-secondary educational institution whose educational career goals clearly coincide with Emily’s interest in communicating and interpreting nature’s wonder.  Students pursuing degrees in environmental protection, forestry, wildlife and fisheries biology, parks and recreation, park management, environmental law and public policy, environmental art, and California history are encouraged to apply.  Dedication ideals of the scholarship will be considered at least as important as financial need in making the award.  Information about this scholarship.  Deadline: April 15.

Soroptimist Live Your Dream Awards
The Soroptimist Live Your Dream Awards program assists women who provide the primary source of financial support for their families by giving them the resources they need to improve their education, skills and employment prospects.  In addition to providing the primary financial support for their families, eligible applicants must be enrolled in, or have been accepted to, a vocational/skills training program or an undergraduate degree program and must demonstrate financial need. Also, please note only residents of Soroptimist International of the Americas’ member countries and territories are eligible to apply for the educational grants. The Women’s Opportunity Awards program involves three levels of cash awards.  The program begins at the local Soroptimist club-level, where award amounts vary. Local-level award recipients become eligible for region-level awards of either $3,000 or $5,000. Region-level award recipients then become eligible to receive one of three international-level awards of $10,000.  Deadline:  November 15

Frame My Future Scholarship Contest 2016
The 2016 scholarship contest is open to students who are:  Attending a US college or university full-time for the 2016-2016 academic year (including community college, undergraduate or graduate school) and a legal US resident. Entry Period: October 14, 2015 - March 8, 2016.  Judges will select Finalists based on the creativity of the full entry, including the entry image and accompanying description (maximum of 500 characters). The full entry must: Be your own work and relate to the theme - This is how I want to Frame My Future and contain proper grammar and spelling. 1 Grand Prize Winner - $1,000 scholarship, $1,000 donation check to winner's 2016 attended college/university, and a commemorative Frame My Future frame. 4 Scholarship Winners - $1,000 scholarship and commemorative Frame My Future frame. 

Scholarship America Dream Award
Awards will be given to students selected from across the nation who will be entering their second year or higher of education beyond high school, based on the fact that too often scholarships are only offered in their freshman year. The scholarships will be renewable and growing in amount, incenting the student to complete their education.  Scholarship awards are between $5,000 and $15,000 each year, beginning in the second year and growing by $1,000 each year until graduation (up to a 5-year degree program).  Both general scholarships and STEM-specific scholarships will be distributed each year. Students may choose either application track. (STEM applies to students in a science, technology, engineering or math related major or program.)  Eligible students must be in at least their first year of a postsecondary degree or certificate program with a 3.0+ GPA, and must demonstrate financial need. In addition, community leadership and volunteerism, and overcoming barriers to school success will also be considered. (Visit the Criteria page for more details.)  Deadline:  December 15, 2015

P.E.O California (women only)
P.E.O. is a philanthropic organization for women. Founded in 1869 as a small friendship society, P.E.O. quickly grew into a diverse, widespread sisterhood with one mission: promote educational and personal growth opportunities for women.  All P.E.O. California scholarships have specific eligibility requirements and restrictions. Application forms are available from September 1 through January 10. Completed packets are due February 1.  Visit their web site (link above) for more information on their various scholarships.

Gallagher Koster Health Careers Scholarship Program
The Gallagher Koster Health Careers Scholarship Program was established to provide outstanding, financially-needy undergraduate students with the financial assistance they need to pursue their health-related career.  Additionally, students must be enrolled in an accredited institution in a program of study that prepares them for a career in health care. Examples of qualifying degree programs include, but are not limited to pre-medicine, nursing, public/community health, physical therapy, occupational therapy, pharmacy, biology, chemistry, psychology, social work, dentistry, and optometry.  Students eligible to be considered for the award must demonstrate financial need. Financial need will be determined using information provided by the school's Financial Aid office on the form provided in the scholarship application materials.  Students must also meet the Satisfactory Academic Progress standards set by their institution and have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher (on a 4.0 scale).  A student is eligible for receiving an award for no more than two academic years.  Check their web site in March 2016 for the 2016 - 17 application.  Applications deadline is in May.  You can also put yourself on their mailing list and be notified when the 2016 scholarship application is released.

Transferring to UCLA from a Community College
Community College Transfer Scholarships (CCTS) focus on students transferring to UCLA from one of 107 California Community College campuses. Scholarships are awarded through an application screening and interview process. The scholarship award ($4,000) is divided into equal annual installments to be paid over two years. Applicants must attend UCLA beginning the fall quarter immediately after transferring.  Eligible students must have a minimum 3.75 GPA. At the time they apply, applicants must have completed the equivalent of 90 UC-transferable quarter units, at least half of them from California community colleges.  Deadline:  May 1, 2016

Tau Sigma National Honor Society
Tau Sigma is an academic honor society designed specifically to "recognize and promote the academic excellence and involvement of transfer students."  The chapter advisor or contact at a 4-year college receives the scholarship announcement via email in the fall and distributes the announcement to all Tau Sigma members.  The local advisor determines the deadline for electronic submission of applicants. When all applications have been received, the chapter advisor selects the application of the nominee(s) that will represent the chapter.  All chapters may nominate at least one member to represent the chapter.  The scholarship application(s) chosen to represent the local chapter are submitted electronically to the Executive Director no later than deadline date (usually mid November). Scholarship applications will be evaluated by the Tau Sigma Scholarship Review Committee (the advisors of five Tau Sigma chapters).  The Committee provides the Executive Director with the names of the scholarship recipients.  The scholarships are announced in December and awarded in January.  In 2013 the awards were:  two $2,500 scholarships, five $2,000 scholarships, three $1,500 scholarships, four $1,000 scholarships, twelve $750 scholarships and eight $500 scholarships.

Patsy Takemoto Mink Education Support Awards
In 2015, the Foundation will offer five Education Support Awards of up to $5000 each to assist low-income women with children who are pursuing education or training. Education Support Awards are disbursed in two separate installments over the academic year (one each semseter), and may be used for direct school expenses or for living expenses while you are enrolled in an educational program.  Check back in April 2016 for information about the 2016 scholrships.

• Zombie Apocalypse Scholarship
Who says there aren’t any scholarships for zombie fans?  Has “The Walking Dead” got you thinking what you might do if your streets were filled with flesh-eating zombies? Maybe you’ve envisioned your own post-apocalyptic world overrun with the living dead, forcing you to come up with a zombie survival plan – and quick! Hone in on those survival tactics and imagine what your school or college campus might be like in a zombie apocalypse. Our Zombie Scholarship Committee wants to know your plan to avoid the zombies, where you would hide (or maybe you don’t need to), and the top five things you would bring to stay alive. 

The 2015 Zombie Apocalypse Scholarship is underway, and we are giving one successful “survivor” $2,000 towards his or her college education. Do you think you have what it takes to make the cut? Applicants must: Be thirteen (13) years of age or older at the time of application, be legal residents of the fifty (50) United States or the District of Columbia, be currently enrolled (or enroll no later than the fall of 2021) in an accredited post-secondary institution of higher education.  Applications for 2015 close 31 October, 2015. 

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