Financial Aid Scholarships


Welcome to the electronic version of the Scholarship Wall we have in our Financial Aid Office!

As we come across new scholarships, we’ll post them here for students to review and choose what they may qualify for. Reoccurring/monthly scholarships will be posted at the top, and month-specific annual deadlines will be posted at the bottom.

Some scholarships listed below on this page may require proof or citizenship or legal residency. Get a specific list of scholarships that don’t require proof of U.S. Citizenship or Legal Permanent Residency.

Please note that we are not affiliated with any of the scholarships below and are providing this information as a courtesy to our students. Information provided below comes directly from each scholarship provider. Please click the links provided for each scholarship for full details.


Reoccurring-Monthly Deadline

  • CFF Foundation Education Award ($1,500 one-time)
    Deadline: applications accepted year-round, 1 student awarded each quarter
    • Cocodrie Fly Fishing (CFF) aims to give advice and tips on how you can have the ultimate fly fishing experience. Whether you are a beginner or pro, our courses and tips can help you hone your skills. CFF is proud to offer quarterly awards to university and college students!
    • To participate, applicants should:
      • be currently enrolled in a college or university.
      • students of all majors are encouraged to apply!
      • submit an essay and submit application on the website.
    • For more detailed information, please visit the scholarship link.
  • ISN Skilled Trade & Technology Scholarship ($2,000 one-time)
    Deadline: applications accepted year-round, 1 student awarded each quarter
    • Growing demand and lack of qualified workers in skilled trades and technology means it’s a great time to go back to school and enter these lucrative and fast-growing industries. To help keep up with demand and assist the next generation of professionals, ISN will award a $2,000 scholarship four times a year to eligible students.
    • To participate, applicants should:
      • be 18 years or over and currently be enrolled as a high school senior, or in a community college, undergraduate, graduate, technical college, or vocational program, or be planning to enroll in a high school, community college, undergraduate, graduate, technical college, or vocational program during the 2021-2022 academic program in the United States.
      • have a minimum 3.4 GPA.
      • be pursuing a degree that enables you or others in your community to learn a new trade, develop skills and technology, or start a small business related to home services offered by ISN.
    • For more detailed information, please visit the scholarship link.
  • LA Tutors 123 Innovation in Education Scholarship ($500 one-time)
    Deadline: 20th of each month
    • We at LA Tutors are passionate about sparking the creative genius in students and would love to commend those outstanding students who have a made a difference in the lives of others in some innovative or technological fashion. In order to achieve this, we have established a scholarship for students who meet certain criteria.
    • The application opens the 1st of each month, and closes at 11:59 p.m. on the 20th of each month.
    • To participate, applicants should:
      • be enrolled as a high school or college/university student.
      • have a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0 (or the equivalent).
      • have designed an innovative project that makes a difference in the lives of others (This could be a website, series of blogs, an app, fundraising event, etc.)
      • submit an essay describing the goal of the particular project and provide supporting documentation.
  • Niche.com “No Essay” College Scholarship™ ($2,000 one-time)
    Deadline: end of each month
    • The $2,000  “No Essay” Scholarship is an easy scholarship with no essay required! The scholarship can be used to cover tuition, housing, books, or any education-related expenses.
    • The monthly winner will be determined by random drawing and then contacted directly and announced in Niche’s e-newsletter and on the Scholarship Winners page.
    • You can apply once each month, with a new winner selected every month.
    • To participate, applicants should:
      • Currently attend, or within the next 12 months plan to enroll in, a high school or college listed on niche.com, or be the parent of a student who falls into one of those categories.
      • Apply online at the link provided above.

June 2021 Deadline

  • The Morris Bart, LLC Anti-Distracted Driving Scholarship awards this scholarship to one deserving college student who creates the best public service announcement (PSA) video that outlines the dangers of driving while distracted. 
    • To participate, applicants should:
      • have a 3.0 or higher grade point average (GPA)
      • be currently enrolled in college courses at an accredited college or university or admitted to an accredited college or university for the upcoming semester
      • submit a 90-second or shorter video about the dangers of distracted driving, as outlined in the subsequent section
      • Apply using the scholarship application form at the link above
  • Financial Education PSA Scholarship ($1,500 one-time)
    Deadline: 6/15/2021
    • This year, we are inaugurating our first Financial Education PSA Scholarship to current and incoming undergraduate college students. The goal is to provide students with an outlet to educate their fellows in an area of financial literacy that interests them. You will write a public service announcement (PSA) addressed to your peers. Choose a topic related to financial literacy and craft a persuasive and informative PSA according to the guidelines below.
    • To participate, applicants should:
      • be a current undergraduate student OR an incoming freshman at an accredited college or university in the United States
      • submit a copy of college or high school transcripts
      • fill out the contact form at the link above
      • submit a 500-word (maximum) PSA on a financial literacy topic of their choice by June 15, 2021.

  • California New Car Dealer Association (CNCDA) Scholarship ($5,000 one-time)
    Deadline: 6/15/2021
    • The CNCDA Foundation anticipates awarding up to 20 scholarships of $5,000 with four awards for each of the 5 (five) CNCDA Regions, The CNCDA Foundation Directors will identify a regional finalist to receive an additional $5,000 Award.
    •  To participate, applicants should:
      • be a resident of California
      • be a high school senior or graduate, or current college student.
      • be pursuing an Automotive Technology degree
      • be enrolled or plan on enrolling in an accredited two-year college or vocational technical school for the entire upcoming academic year
      • maintain at least a part-time status of 6 units each term
      • have a minimum grade point average of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale (or its equivalent).

  • ExtremeTerrain’s Student Scholarship ($2,500 one-time)
    Deadline: 6/15/2021
    • ExtremeTerrain is offering two $2,500 scholarships, one for the fall semester and one for the spring Semester to eligible students pursuing a degree in Environmental Studies, Environmental Research, Land Use, Earth and Atmosphere Studies, Sustainable Land Management, Parks and Recreation, or Sustainable Agriculture Systems.
    • To participate, applicants should:
      • be pursuing a degree in Environmental Studies, Ecology, Land Use, Earth & Atmosphere Sciences, Sustainable Land Management, Environmental Biology, Sustainable Agriculture Systems. Proof of enrollment is required along with submission
      • apply online at the link above.

  • AmericanMuscle’s Student Scholarship ($2,500 one-time)
    Deadline: 6/15/2021
    • AmericanMuscle is for students pursuing an automotive-themed major (mechanical engineering, robotics, etc.)
    • To participate, applicants should:
      • be currently enrolled full-time in an American college, Canadian colleges, Automotive Engineering programs, Trade schools, technical institute, or high school seniors planning to attend a college or post-secondary institution
      • apply online at the link above.

  • Randall Blair Isenberg Alcohol Addiction Awareness Scholarship ($1,000 one-time)
    Deadline 6/15/2021
    • The Law Offices of Randall B. Isenberg offers the Randall Blair Isenberg Alcohol Addiction Awareness Scholarship to an individual who has demonstrated an outstanding commitment to raising awareness about alcohol addiction.
    •  To participate, applicants should:
      • be currently enrolled in or formally accept to any accredited U.S. community college, undergraduate or graduate degree program. This includes incoming students who currently hold a high school diploma or GED.
      • possess a history of raising alcohol addiction awareness, as demonstrated by volunteer, educational, or professional experiences.
      • be in good academic standing with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above.
  • First Coast Home Pros Young Entrepreneur Scholarship ($2,500 one-time)
    Deadline 6/15/2021
    • After many other entrepreneurial endeavors growing up (and just a few years after college), Joshua Kennedy founded The First Coast Home Pros Family of Companies. The level of commitment and drive it takes to start a business is not for the faint of heart! It’s a struggle, but that’s why we’ve created a leg up for young college students with big goals and a desire to innovate.
    • To participate, applicants should:
      • be enrolled in an institution of higher education
      • be in good academic standing
      • submit a transcript from either their current college/university or their final year of high school.
  • Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (“FASD”) Scholarship ($2,500 one-time)
    Deadline 6/15/2021
    • In 1979, the law firm of Bogin, Munns & Munns was founded on the principles of respect, dignity, and fairness. We bring these qualities to every client we represent. The firm’s partners decided it was important to also extend these principles beyond the scope of the firm’s practice. They created the Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) Scholarship to help anyone who has an interest in this seldom-talked-about disability personally or professionally to have access to higher education.
    •  To participate, applicants should:
      • have a 3.0 or higher GPA (application must include an official transcript)
      • be enrolled in or accepted at an accredited university or college in the United States
      • submit an original essay on the topic provided at the link above
      • complete and submit an application at the link above.

  • NetPEO Lung Cancer Awareness Scholarship ($2,500 one-time)
    Deadline 6/15/2021
    • As a company, NetPEO recognizes the need for more lung cancer awareness among teenage and young adult tobacco users and non-users. Despite smoking’s known risks, many teens continue to pick up the habit.
    • This is why NetPEO is offering a $2,500 Lung Cancer Awareness Scholarship. Applicants must be college-bound high school students or current college attendees, and must write an essay about how smoking affects society as a whole and what young people can do to address the issue with their peers.
    • To participate, applicants should:
      • be currently pursuing a university degree
      • be in good academic standing
      • submit a 500 to 1,000-word essay on the effect smoking has on the entire community and what young people can do to address this issue among peers.

  • Teen Drinking & Driving Prevention PSA Scholarship ($2,500 one-time)
    Deadline 6/15/2021
    • At McKenzie Law Firm, P.C., we have unfortunately seen the devastating effects of accidents when a teen driver consumes alcohol before driving. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), as many as 2.4 million teenagers in high school drive after drinking each month. Additionally, one in five teenage drivers who were involved in a fatal auto accident had some amount of alcohol in their bloodstream.
    • On the plus side, the number of teenagers who say they engage in drinking and driving is about half what it was three decades ago. This shows that informative campaigns about the dangers of teenage drinking and driving are effective. Through our scholarship, we hope to add to the work being done to help teenagers learn why they should not drink and drive.
    • To participate, applicants should:
      • be currently enrolled in or have been accepted to an accredited university or college
      • submit an essay on the topic (provided at link above) of at least 1,000 words
      • complete the application form listed at the link provided above
      • have a GPA of 3.0 or greater, verified through an unofficial transcript from the student’s current school
      • be a U.S. citizen, national, or permanent resident

  • Entrepreneurial Scholarship ($1,500 one-time)
    Deadline 6/15/2021
    • Simmrin Law Group was built on a spirit of recognizing opportunity, creating value, and lifting up those around us—principles that we believe all entrepreneurs share. This spirit has helped propel our organization to become one of the top law groups in California. Every day, we get to help those who have been hurt, are struggling, or have been wronged by the justice system. We know that we could not have achieved everything we’ve done if it weren’t for our own mentors who encouraged and supported our entrepreneurial drive. That is why it’s so important for us to give back to the next generation of rising entrepreneurs.
    • To participate, applicants should:
      • be currently enrolled in, or have been accepted by, an accredited university/college in the United States. We encourage both undergraduate and graduate students to apply.
      • have a GPA of 3.0 or higher.
      • provide an unofficial copy of your transcript, a completed application, and your essay, no later than the deadline, using the online form at the link above.

  • Birth Injury Survivor Scholarship ($2,500 one-time)
    Deadline 6/15/2021
    • Scott Distasio, the founder of Distasio Law Firm, wants to celebrate the courage, drive, and tenacity of those who have endured the hardships of a birth injury and continue to plow their way through to a brilliant and productive future.
    • To participate, applicants should:
      • have a 3.0 GPA (attach your unofficial transcript with your application).
      • compose an essay on the below topic and submit with your application.
      • submit proof of birth injury diagnosis. This can include a doctor’s note, medical record, or other proof of diagnosis.
      • complete the application form at the link above and submit it.

  • Changing the Law Scholarship ($2,500 one-time)
    Deadline 6/15/2021
    • According to GovTrack, every year since World War II, over four million words of new law were enacted in each two-year Congress. With every year that passes, U.S. law expands with no sense of slowing down. With all of these new laws getting attention, some of the older ones that need updating or refinement get left behind. These old laws can cause headaches for both legal experts and average citizens alike. Laws that do not change with the times affect us all.
    • There are many laws that deserve reexamination. Many are archaic, outdated, and need a fresh set of eyes to look them over. What law do you feel is the most important? If you could do anything to change a law, how would you change it? As a part of the younger generation, you are the future of this country’s legal destiny. The power is in your hands to challenge laws and decide on how you can make them better. What sort of laws do you envision changing, so they fit the issues of the 21st century better? Pacific West Injury Law is offering a $2,500 scholarship to new and current college students.
    • To participate, applicants should:
      • be a current or incoming college student
      • be in good academic standing and able to provide proof
      • submit an essay and application form (available at link provided above)

  • Blass Law Teen Responsibility Scholarship ($2,500 one-time)
    Deadline 6/15/2021
    • Blass Law is providing an annual scholarship of $2,500 to a student committed to ending the problem of teen drinking and driving in their community. Blass Law created this scholarship to encourage teens to think about ways to create a safer driving environment for everyone in their community.
    • To participate, applicants should:
      • have a GPA of 3.0 (attach your unofficial transcript to the application form)
      • be enrolled in a four-year college or university
      • submit a 500- to 1,000-word essay on the topic provided at the link above
  • Dansker & Aspromonte Associates First Responder Scholarship ($2,500 one-time)
    Deadline 6/15/2021
    • Our team at Dansker & Aspromonte Associates knows the invaluable roles first responders play in keeping our community safe and helping our residents thrive. We want to hear from the families of first responders about how those people have impacted their life directly.
    • “We take immense pride in supporting first responders in their community, and we want to shine a light on the impact they make from their jobs,” said Salvatore Aspromonte, one of the founding partners of the firm. “Our goal is to help reciprocate the good that first responders do by contributing scholarship funds to one of their loved ones.”
    • First responders put their lives on the line every day to help others. We want to find a deserving candidate who can put the giving, selfless spirit of these brave people into words.
    • To participate, applicants should:
      • apply for undergraduate education or currently enrolled in a college or university
      • have a family member who is a first responder
      • submit an essay that falls within the criteria listed on the link above
      • submit their unofficial transcripts.

  • Cleanup.Expert Scholarship ($1,600-$3,200 one-time)
    Deadline 6/20/2021
    • Here at Cleanup.Expert, we understand how hard it is to find money for college. Whether you’re still in high school or actively enrolled, it’s a struggle to fund further advancing your education. Thankfully, our 2020-2021 Scholarship Program is here to help ease a little bit of that burden for two lucky students.
    • With our focus on cleaning products for busy homeowners, we want young people to understand cleaning products’ social and environmental impact. Students may choose between several topics for their essays and videos revolving around current cleaning industry issues.
    • To participate, applicants should:
      • be a U.S. citizen
      • be a high school senior who has been accepted to an accredited U.S. college or a student currently enrolled at an accredited U.S. college
      • have a minimum GPA of 3.00
      • write an essay of (1,500 to 2,500 words) or create a video that’s (15 to 20 minutes) long about one of the thirteen topics listed on the link above.

  • Chairish Scholarship ($2,500 one-time)
    Deadline 6/30/2021
    • Chairish is offering a scholarship designed to support students from diverse backgrounds and students who are majoring in design-related fields such as architecture, interior design, landscape architecture, and engineering fields. Each year, we will award up to $5,000 in college scholarships to two deserving students. Good luck!
    • Chairish is committed to helping college students achieve their dreams. If you are overcoming obstacles to earn a college degree, we want to hear from you! Students from all majors are encouraged to apply, but preference will be given to applicants pursuing design and engineering-related fields.
    • To participate, applicants should:
      • have a minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA
      • be at least 18 years old as of the date of application
      • be a permanent legal U.S. resident physically residing in the fifty United States of America or the District of Columbia
      • be enrolled or planning to enroll at an accredited two-year, four-year, or technical/vocational college or university in the United States
      • submit a 500-word essay designing their ideal future and what the student plans to do in order to achieve that dream.
  • Home Kitchenary Scholarship ($1,500 one-time)
    Deadline 6/30/2021
    • Getting enrolled in out-of-state schools is never easy. You have to leave your home behind for your better future. So to help you succeed in your goal, Homekitchenary has launched a scholarship program called “Share your story with Homekitchenary.”
    • So, we encourage you to share your story of moving from home to school (out of state) and let us know what hurdles you have to go through. Our goal is to help future generation students for better preparation for the college transition by telling them what it was like for you.
    • To participate, applicants should:
      • be attending a 4-year program or 2-year college or university as an out-of-state student
      • have a GPA of 3.0 or higher
      • submit an essay on the topic provided at the link above.

  • New Silver Fintech Scholarship ($500-2,000 one-time)
    Deadline 6/30/2021
    • We are a globally located, diverse fintech startup, and want to encourage young entrepreneurs to dream big and start a business of their own one day after they graduate. The best way to get there is by learning the ropes and growing from there! That’s why we decided to launch the New Silver Fintech Scholarship, targeted at technology and entrepreneurship-based majors.
    • While this program is open to anyone attending an accredited college or university, preference will be given to women who are enrolled in technology and entrepreneurship related majors.
    • To participate, applicants should:
      • be currently enrolled or in the process of enrolling as a full-time student at an accredited U.S. college or university
      • be a US citizen or permanent resident (including DACA students)
      • submit an essay and application at the link provided above.

  • David Malcom Scholarship ($2,500 one-time)
    Deadline 6/30/2021
    • In spite of not having a college degree, David Malcolm has enjoyed great success, graduating from the Harvard Business School Presidents Program. Over four decades, he built an enviable career in real estate, earning the highest commercial real estate designation (CCIM), and founding, managing, and advising multiple companies. Having come from a poor family, Mr. Malcolm created wealth while also engaging in public and community service. He served in local, regional, and state offices and supported countless community organizations, many in education. Mr. Malcolm’s philanthropic efforts include substantial support to The San Diego Foundation and notably, the new David Malcolm Scholarship.
    • The David Malcolm Scholarship is for students who have overcome obstacles to educational achievement – personal, family, demographic or situational – and require help to continue on the path to success.
    • To participate, applicants should:
      • be a high school senior that has already been accepted into an accredited college or university, or a current student enrolled at an accredited college or university full-time
      • have a minimum GPA of 3.5
      • submit an essay and complete the application at the link provided above.

July 2021 Deadline

  • Community Leadership Scholarship ($2,500 one-time)
    Deadline: 7/15/2021
    • As a renowned civil rights attorney, Ben Crump, founder of Ben Crump Law PLLC, has always placed a tremendous value on the importance of community leadership. Today, with his legal team, Crump strives to find similarly impassioned leaders of tomorrow and help them achieve their goals of leading communities toward a better future.
    • Ben Crump Law PLLC proudly invites college-bound students who are in financial need to apply for the firm’s Community Leadership Scholarship. We will award $2,500 to the applicant who most impresses the scholarship committee with their grasp of the value of community leadership and who best describes a vision for leading communities in the future.
    • To participate, applicants should:
      • have a 3.5 or higher grade point average (GPA)
      • submit a thought-provoking essay on the topic described at the link above
      • apply using the scholarship application form at the link above

August 2021 Deadline

  • Global Perspectives Scholarship ($250-$1,000 one-time)
    Deadline: 8/1/2021
    • Rustic Pathways empowers students to positively impact lives and communities around the world through its innovative and responsible travel experiences.
    • To participate, applicants should:
      • be a current undergraduate student OR an incoming freshman at an accredited college or university in the United States in 2021
      • submit a 500-word (maximum) essay on the topic provided on the link above
      • complete the online application at the link above

  • Textbook Nova 2021 Scholarship ($1,000 one-time)
    Deadline: 8/1/2021
    • Textbook Nova is a textbook search engine with the one of the largest databases of academic media and educational material online. We offer college students options to find the least expensive way to purchase the textbooks required by your courses to complete your education.
    • Our mission statement is to help students pay for college and this year we would like to help even more. Textbook Nova welcomes college students with a knack for writing to apply for our 2021 Scholarship. Our goal is to help provide financial aid for students, and the winner will be awarded with a $1000 scholarship. All currently enrolled and incoming students of the 2021 Fall school year are encouraged to apply.
    • To participate, applicants should:
      • be currently enrolled or incoming students to an accredited educational institution as a full time student during the 2021 academic year. Undergraduate students of all majors are encouraged to apply
      • write an essay response between 1,000 to 1,500 words on one of the topics listed at the link above
      • complete the online application at the link above
  • The Law Office of Nancy L. Cavey Scholarship ($1,000 one-time)
    Deadline: 8/1/2021
    • As a way to give back to the community, the Law Office of Nancy L. Cavey is offering a $1,000 scholarship this year. Eligibility and application requirements are found below.
    • To participate, applicants should:
      • be either currently enrolled or accepted to a University, College, or trade school in the United States of America
      • write an essay explaining their plans for their education and why the scholarship should be awarded to that particular student. We ask that the essay be at least 500 words, however, we are more interested in compelling content than any specific length or word count
      • apply online at the link above.
  • The Dan Calugar Finance Scholarship ($10,000 one-time)
    Deadline: 8/15/2021
    • The Dan Calugar Finance Scholarship empowers students interested in studying finance to pursue higher learning. To apply for this $10,000 scholarship, eligible students must submit a 2000-word essay and meet the eligibility requirements. See additional details below.
    • To participate, applicants should:
      • be either a junior or a senior for the fall term of 2021, or a post-graduate student
      • be either a finance major or in a degree program (such as computer science or mathematics) that is consistent with a career in finance or investment analysis
      • be attending college as an in-state student
      • submit an essay describing the experience you have had developing and trading algorithms for systematic trading of stocks, bonds, options, and/or futures. (more details provided at link above)
      • apply online at the link above.

  • Hampton Law Firm Scholarship ($1,000 one-time)
    Deadline: 8/25/2021
    • Every year, our firm grants a $1,000 scholarship to the American college student who creates the best written or video essay. This year’s topic is to discuss the role attorneys play in ensuring people’s rights are protected, specifically within the criminal justice system.
    • To participate, applicants should:
      • record a one- to two-minute video explaining the role attorneys play in protecting people’s rights within the criminal justice system. (see detailed instructions at link above)
      • OR submit an 1,000 – 1,500 word essay explaining how attorneys protect people’s rights to criminallawscholarship@gmail.com
      • apply online at the link above.

Scholarship General Information

It takes time and energy to conduct a successful scholarship search, but it is well worth the effort when you are awarded a scholarship to help fund your higher education.

The best ways to find scholarships:

  • Check with your high school counselor
  • Check with your parent’s employer or organizations with which they are affiliated
  • Check with organizations and businesses within your community
  • Check with your college or university financial aid and/or scholarship office
  • Surf the web

Types of Scholarships

Merit Based Scholarships: Awards based on academic performance and personal achievement.

Merit plus Need Scholarships: Awards based on academic performance, personal achievement, and financial need.

Private Scholarships: Awards based on criteria set by a private, non-affiliated organization or individual.

Institutional Scholarships: Awards based on criteria set by the college or university. These awards can be merit based or plus need based.

Be Cautious of Scholarship Scams

The following are signs of a possible scholarship scam:

  • If you are required to pay money to get a scholarship
  • If you are guaranteed win a scholarship
  • If they say, “everyone is eligible” or “free money”
  • If you are contacted for a scholarship you never applied for
  • If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is.

Get more information on scholarship scams.

Scholarship Application Timelines

Applying for many scholarships can be done during any time of the year. However, different awards have different deadlines. For institutional awards, the deadlines are typically early Spring. You should check with your college or university to see what their established deadline is. Regardless, if you are late applying for an award one year, you should note the award and make every effort to reapply next year.

Tips for marketing yourself for a scholarship

Develop a great personal statement or essay

The essay is your ultimate communication tool-make a great impression. Think about this question: What makes you worthy of an investment as a student? Proofread, rewrite, and seek peer reviewers (writing is a process).

Develop a great academic transcript

Consistent academic performance is a good sign. A solid GPA is desirable for most scholarships. A bad semester or year is not the end of the world—If you have overcome challenges, explain that in your personal statement. Otherwise, your application will be confusing to the evaluator.

Demonstrate evidence of leadership or service

Submit documentation of leadership, service, or character. Explain your situation and add flavor as to who you are as a person and aspiring student. Connect your personal story with your career or educational goal.