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Fastweb's The Best College Scholarships: 2018 Edition

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California Women for Agriculture Scholarship Programs

In their continuing commitment to promote awareness and education, the Salinas Valley Chapter of CA Women for Agriculture offers two scholarship programs for women in Monterey, San Benito and Santa Cruz Counties. There is no age restriction for either scholarship, nor is either based upon financial need. Scholarships range from $500 to $2,000.

Requirements for the Women Pursuing Degrees in Ag. Scholarship:

Must be female resident or high school from Monterey, San Benito or Santa Cruz County.

  1. Must be pursuing bachelor's degree, an associate's degree, or a degree from an accredited trade school in agriculture or related subject area. This scholarship is only for undergraduate degrees and trade schools.
  2. If applicant is in high school when applying, they must have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher.
  3. If applicant is enrolled in a college or trade school when applying, they must have a cumulative GPA of 2.8 or higher.

Click on the following link for application: Women Pursuing Degrees in Ag. Scholarship

Requirements for the Farm Worker Scholarship:

Must be a female resident or high school graduate from Monterey, San Benito or Santa Cruz County.

  1. Must be employed as a farm laborer or have at least one parent or a spouse who has been employed as a farm laborer for two consecutive seasons in Monterey, San Benito or Santa Cruz County.
  2. Must be pursuing a bachelor's degree, an associate's degree or a degree from an accredited trade school in any subject area.
  3. If applicant is in high school when applying, they must have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher.
  4. If applicant is enrolled in a college or trade school when applying, they must have a cumulative GPA of 2.8 or higher.

Click on the following link for application: Farm Worker Scholarship

Deadline: Monday, March 19, 2018

Wells Fargo Veterans Scholarship Program

Wells Fargo is strongly invested in supporting our nation's veterans, including a commitment to assist them in completing postsecondary education programs to help them return to, and succeed in, a competitive job market. The Wells Fargo Veterans Scholarship Program provides scholarships to fill unmet financial need of veterans after military benefits and other grants and scholarships have been packaged by their schools. This financial support will allow veterans to focus on completing their education and reduce reliance on student loans.

To be eligible, applicants must:

  • Be honorably-discharged veterans, or spouses of disabled veterans who have served in the US military, including the Reserves and National Guard, and have received a Certificate of Eligibility from the Department of Veterans Affairs, or another document of service.
  • Be high school or GED graduates who plan to enroll, or students who are already enrolled, in full-time undergraduate or graduate study at an accredited 2- or 4-year college or university, or vocational-technical school, for the entire upcoming academic year.
  • Be Pell-eligible and have applied for Title IV and completed a FAFSA to insure full discovery of actual unmet need.
  • Use any military education benefits for which they are eligible in the upcoming academic year.
  • Have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale, or its equivalent.

For more information, please visit: www.scholarsapply.org/wellsfargoveterans/

Deadline: February 28, 2018 by 11:59pm CST

Church of the Wayfarer United Methodist Church 2018 Scholarship Opportunities

The Church of the Wayfarer Foundation proudly celebrates 34 years of awarding scholarships to graduating high school seniors and currently enrolled community college students of the Monterey Peninsula. Since 1982, they have awarded over $600,000 to scholarship applicants.

The scholarships are based on the following:

  • academic proficiency
  • community service
  • participation in Christian church activities

To download the scholarship application, go to: churchofthewayfarer.com/COTW-Scholarship-Packet-2018.pdf

The application must be submitted either by email, mail or hand-delivered:

  • Email to: office@churchofthewayfarer.com
  • Mail to: P.O. Box 2205 Carmel, CA 93921
  • Hand-deliver to: The church office at Lincoln St & 7th St, Carmel, CA

Deadline: February 15, 2018

WTSO Scholarship Fund

WTSO are offering scholarships to five lucky students for the 2018-2019 school year. Each winner will be awarded $5,000 to be applied towards their tuition. 

In an increasing digital age, maintaining person-to-person relationships is more important than ever. At WTSO, cultivating personalized, attentive relationships with their customers is the foundational philosophy of their business an their way of life. Through this scholarship, they hope to inspire students to keep meaningful communication alive.

 For more information, please visit: www.wtso.com/scholarship

Deadline: June 30, 2018 by 11:59pm (EST)

Scholarships for International Students

The "American Dream" can mean something different to everyone. For international students hoping to attend school in the United States of America, that dream means getting accepted to and paying for college. That dream also comes with a hefty price tag, as the cost of higher education in the U.S. continues to rise.

Applying for scholarships is one of the best ways for students- both domestically and internationally- to offset the costs of higher education. There are thousands of scholarships available each year...but the scholarship application process can sometimes be a little daunting. To help ease the process for you, a guide and a large list of scholarships has been put together for your use.

For more information, please visit: www.thesimpledollar.com/100-scholarships-for-international-students-2017-18/

Deadlines vary

RawSpicebar Annual Community Volunteer Scholarship

At RawSpiceBar, they believe that volunteer involvement is an integral part of a strong and prosperous community. To encourage this value, they have decided to reward a college or university student who demonstrates outstanding volunteer involvement in their community. The winner this annual award will a $1,500 scholarship to use towards their tuition.

To be eligible, applicants must:

  • Be enrolled full-time at a college or university in the USA or Canada for the 2018-2019 academic year.
  • Be in good standing with their current institution.
  • Exemplify outstanding community volunteer involvement.
  • Have permission from a parent of guardian if they are under the age of 18.

For more information, please visit: rawspicebar.com/pages/scholarship

Deadline: June 30, 2018

The PetCareUp Scholarship Program

PetCareUp has announced a new $1,000 scholarship to be awarded to a deserving candidate who demonstrates a high skill in article writing. The topic to write about is anything relating to "Dog". High school seniors, as well as college and university students of any field of study, are all encouraged to apply. 

To Apply:

  • Write a creative and informative article about the topic mentioned, between 500-800 words long.
  • Submit your article by emailing it to: john@petcareup.com
  • Make sure to include your personal information, such as full name, phone number and address.
  • Also include the name of the school/college/ university you will attend or are attending.

For more information, please visit: petcareup.com/scholarship/

Deadline: May 31, 2018

Pretty Actions Scholarship

The Pretty Photoshop Actions bi-annual scholarship provides college and university students an opportunity to earn money to further their education. 

Carefully research and compose an essay style Adobe Photoshop tutorial of 800-1000 words on any of the following topics:

  1. How Photoshop has changed photography.
  2. How to re-touch skin in Photoshop for photographers.
  3. Favorite tips for enhancing color in Photoshop.
  4. Three must-know Photoshop overlays ideas for adding WOW to your portraits.

For more information, please visit: www.photoshopactions.com/pages/pretty-photoshop-actions-scholarship-program

Bi-Annual Deadlines: April 15th and/or October 15th

LATutors Innovation in Education Scholarship

LATutors believe that it is more than just grades that make a great well-rounded student. They are passionate about sparking the creative genius in students and would love to commend those outstanding students who have made a difference in the lives of others in some innovative or technological fashion. In order to achieve that, LA Tutors have established a scholarship for students who meet certain criteria. 

To be eligible, applicants:

  • Must currently be enrolled as a high school or college/university student within the United States or Canada.
  • Must have a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0.
  • Must be a citizen of, permanent resident of, or hold a valid student visa in the United States or Canada.
  • Must have designed an innovative project that make a difference in the lives of others (such as a website, series of blogs, an app, fundraising event, etc.)
  • Must submit an essay describing the goal of the particular project and provide supporting documentation.
  • The essay, idea, or creation must be the applicant's original work.

For more information, please visit: www.latutors123.com/scholarship/

Deadline: On the 20th of every month, by 11:59pm (PT)

The Press Cleaners Scholarship

Press Cleaners loves to see new ideas flourish, and it's one of the main reasons they created their scholarship. Their business is growing quick and they want to give back to students in need of a little help in their own entrepreneurial ventures. They want to hear from you about how you plan on solving a problem or what solution your business idea poses.

Write and submit a 500-800 word essay describing you business idea and what problem it will help solve.

For more information, please visit: www.presscleaners.com/scholarship/

Fall Semester Deadline: August 31st

​Spring Semester Deadline: January 1st

The AgoraPulse Social Media Management Scholarship

This scholarship program is a highly competitive award for high school and college students interested in Social Media Management. Unlike most scholarships which simply require good luck to win, the AgoraPulse scholarship puts the tools for winning in your hands by judging your entry on your ability to appreciate and explain social media management!

Students applying must submit a brief essay explaining the best use of social media management- the act of engaging with a targeted audience on social media to increase brand visibility and build trust and top of mind awareness- that they have seen.

For more information, please visit: www.agorapulse.com/social-media-management-scholarship

Deadline: December 15th (annually)

LA Tutors Scholarship

LA Tutors believe that it's more than just the grades that make a great well-rounded student. Creativity is the air everyone breathes, but sometimes we forget imagination can be a natural problem solver. LA Tutors are passionate about sparking the creative genius in students and would love to commend those outstanding students who have made a difference in the lives of others in some innovative or technological fashion. In order to achieve this, they have established a scholarship for students who meet certain criteria.

For more information, please visit: www.latutors123.com/scholarship/

Deadline: the 20th of every month!

MP Scholarship

Mallorca Properties is proud to be offering a scholarship to help those in need with their education because it is something they value highly. They understand college comes with significant expenses and they know how hard it is for many students and their families to cover these expenses when they are having a hard times making ends meet as it is. To help make things easier Mallorca Properties are thrilled to offer a bi-yearly $1,500 scholarship to students currently attending or planning on enrolling in an accredited U.S. or UK college, university or graduate program in the near future.

All applicants must write and submit a 600+ word essay on what you learned from your parents about personal finances.

For more information, please visit: www.mallorca-properties.co.uk/blog/en/details/scholarship-opportunity-for-college-students/

Bi-Yearly Deadlines: October 15th or April 15th

The Summit Shah Scholarship

Dr. Summit Shah has founded this scholarship program in reaction to the rising tuition costs. Dr. Shah has been a tireless advocate of access to higher education and has founded the Summit Shah Scholarship to ensure that deserving students from all parts of the economic spectrum can reach their academic goals. One student will be chosen to receive a $1,000 scholarship to be applied to their higher learning education.

To be considered for this scholarship, please submit a short essay (500 words or less) recounting an incident or time when you experienced failure. How did it affect you, and what lessons did you learn?

For more information, please visit: www.summitshahscholarship.com/

Deadline: May 1, 2018

24 Hourly Dentist's Spreading Smiles Scholarship

24 Hourly Dentist feels that higher education is the stepping stone to future success. With education costs going higher each year, it is important to reward and provide relief to students in this economy, no matter their social or socioeconomic backgrounds. Which is why 24 Hourly Dentist will be rewarding one very special applicant a $1,000 scholarship.

To apply, along with your application, please submit an original, user generated video that inspires people and gets them to smile.

Video specifications-

Length: 15 seconds to 3 minutes max.

In your introduction, please include: "Hi my name is, (first and last), I am (age), I attend/ will be attending (name of institution) and this is my video I made for the 24 Hourly Dentist’s Spreading Smiles Scholarship"

*24 Hourly does not condone and will not accept any submissions that include nudity, violence, bigotry, drugs, profanity, messages of hate or any act seen as distasteful.


  • All applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent legal residents of the United States
  • Be a high school or home school senior graduating or earning a GED who will enroll as a freshman at a 2-year or 4-year college or university; or
  • Be enrolled during the 2016-2017 academic year on a full-time basis and in good academic standing at an accredited 2-year or 4-year college or university or graduate school program.
  • 24 Hourly may disqualify any applicants who submit any inappropriate material that can be deemed offensive or unsafe.

For more information, please visit: dentist.24hourly.com/scholarship/

Deadlines: Spring- March 1st/ Summer- June 1st/ Fall- September 1st/ ​Winter- December 1st

Laser Spine Institute Scholarship

The leader in minimally invasive spine surgery is giving one lucky student the chance to have help achieving his or her educational goals. Could it be you?

They are searching for someone who's passionate about helping others to live healthy, happy lives, and on the path to pursuing a degree in a health- or science-related program. Laser Spine Institute will award $1,500 to one full-time undergraduate or graduate student enrolled at a college or university. To apply, review the application details and submit your signed application, transcript and essay by the deadline. 

All applicants must:

  • Be currently enrolled as a full-time student at a university or college for the current school year and intend to continue such enrollment for the subsequent school year.
  • Currently have a minimum 3.5 GPA at a university or college.
  • Be seeking a degree in a health- or science-based program, with an interest in pursuing a career in health care.
  • Have an active .edu email address for the university or college they attend.

To enter:

  • Submit a 750 to 1,000-word essay on the assigned topic: "What do you feel are the three most critical issues facing the health care industry today and what ideas would you put into place to help address them?"
  • Email your official transcript, essay, the signed application and the terms and conditions PDF to: Scholarship@LaserSpineInstitute.com

For more information, please visit: www.laserspineinstitute.com/scholarships/

Deadline: June 15th, annually

Don't Text & Drive Scholarship

The Law Offices of Matthew J. Quinlan would like to do their part in preventing texting & driving accidents so have decided to raise awareness about the problem within the group of people who most needs increased awareness, i.e. 18-24 years of age, by offering a bi-annual $1,000 college scholarship. This scholarship not only raises awareness on the dangers of texting & driving, but also seeks to lighten the financial load of students and their families when it comes to seeking a higher education.

Any student, 24 years old or younger, who is currently admitted or enrolled in a 4-year college/university or graduate school, or will be applying to one in the next calendar year, is encouraged to apply. 

Applicants must submit a 500+ word essay on the following topic: 

[Find the Last Text Conversation You Had When You Were Texting & Driving.  Screen-Cap It.  All Of It.  Include The Screen-Cap(s) In Your Submission.]

Discuss The Importance Of That Text Conversation In Relation To The Risk You Took.  Why Did You Feel The Urge To Take That Risk That Particular Time?  Do You Text & Drive Frequently?  Why Is It Difficult For You To Stop Texting & Driving?  Can You Stop Texting & Driving Completely?  Will You?

For more information, please visit: www.mjqlaw.com/scholarship/

Deadlines: September 15th and/or March 15th

Women's Guide for Paying for College

With options ranging from institutional scholarships and federal loans to organizational grants and work-study programs, women pursuing post-secondary education can often secure funding from multiple sources to finance their collegiate experience. For many female students, however, the problem is finding scholarships catering specifically to their interests and goals. The guide below makes this process easier by highlighting the type of women’s funding programs available, providing insight on how to find and apply for scholarships, and giving advice on how to seek out unconventional funding sources.

Financial aid doesn’t always come from large-scale companies or organizations. Many sources of scholarships are small, local-based companies looking to help those in their communities. Some scholarships are very particular, and some much more broad in their requirements, with something available for nearly every skill or demographic.

Discover scholarships - just for women, in a variety of fields and degree levels - by visiting the following website: www.affordablecollegesonline.org/womens-guide-paying-for-college/

Deadlines vary

Scholarships for African-American Students

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Deadlines vary

43 Business Degree Scholarships for College Students

Many students believe that scholarships, awards, and grants are only available to those in severe financial need or those with very high academic records. The truth is, however, there are many scholarships and awards available to business degree students. Many are directed to applicants in particular areas of study or with certain demographic traits. Limiting criteria for scholarships often lower the pool of qualified candidates substantially, making them easier to obtain. Following are some potential scholarships to pursue.

For more information, please visit: www.discoverbusiness.us/education/online-mba/resources/business-degree-scholarships/

Deadlines vary

HubShout Internet Marketing Scholarship

HubShout is pleased to be supporting the next generation of Internet Marketing professionals. The scholarship is open to students with at least one year of college. They must also have a minimum of 3.0 GPA to apply. A scholarship award of $1,000 is awarded to the strongest candidate with a demonstrated passion for Internet Marketing.

To apply, please visit: hubshout.com/?p=Scholarship

Deadlines: March 1st and November 1st

Scholarships for Undocumented Students

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Deadlines vary

Varsity Tutors Scholarship Contest Description

Varsity Tutors holds a monthly $1,000 college scholarship contest where students write an essay in response to a monthly prompt. Visitors to the Varsity Tutors scholarship webpage are able to vote via social media for submitted entries. The top five entries with the most votes are reviewed by Varsity Tutors at the end of the month and one winner is subsequently chosen to receive the $1,000 college scholarship.

Interested students can enter the contest here: www.varsitytutors.com/college-scholarship

American Public Works Association- Monterey Bay Chapter Scholarship

Every year APWA's Monterey Bay Chapter awards up to four scholarship grants to college students pursuing degrees in civil engineering or other public works/construction related degrees. Open to permanent residents of Monterey, San Benito and Santa Cruz counties who are enrolled in at least 12-units of course work at an accredited university or community college. Preference will be given to students who have completed one full year of course work and have completed, or are currently taking, classes specific to civil engineering, construction management, and related disciplines.

Click here for application!

Deadlines vary

Asian American Journalists Association- Scholarships, Internships and Grants

Open to high school seniors and current college students interested in journalism. Students are not required to identify as Asian American to apply to most of the programs listed!

Visit the website for more information: www.aaja.org/apply-for-a-scholarship-now/

Deadlines vary

Freedom Alliance Scholarship Fund

The Freedom Alliance Scholarship Fund was the vision of founders, Lt.-Col. Oliver North, USMC (Ret.), and the late Lt.-Gen. Edward Bronars, USMC. The Freedom Alliance Scholarship Fund honors Americans in our Armed Forces who have sacrificed life and limb defending our country by providing educational scholarships for their children.

Students wishing to apply for a Freedom Alliance Scholarship should first review the qualification and eligibility requirements to verify they do indeed qualify for this scholarship.

Applicant must be one of the following:

  • The dependent son or daughter of a U.S. Soldier, Sailor, Airman, Guardsman, or Marine who has become permanently disabled as a result of an operational mission or training accident.
  • The dependent son or daughter of a U.S. Soldier, Sailor, Guardsman, or Marine who has been killed in action.
  • The dependent son or daughter of a U.S. Soldier, Sailor, Guardsman, or Marine who has been classified as a Prisoner of War (POW) or Missing in Action (MIA).

All applicants must also meet the following requirements:

  • Be currently in their senior year of high school, a high school graduate, or a currently enrolled full-time undergraduate student.
  • Be under the age of 26 at the time of application.

To apply, please visit the website: www.fascholarship.com/

Autolist Used Car to Dream Car Scholarship

Autolist's team hails from locations across the globe and from varied socioeconomic backgrounds, but they are united by a common thread: a college education. A college degree has never been more critical but college costs continue to increase, and Autolist feels supporting students in this endeavor has never been more important. Towards that goal they are offering a quarterly $1,500 scholarship for outstanding students based either on merit or need basis.

This scholarship is open to any legal US resident at least 18 years of age who is currently attending high school and will be attending an accredited university or college in the next academic year; or a student currently attending an accredited university or college (undergraduate and graduate students are both eligible).

For more information on how to apply, please visit their website: www.autolist.com/used-car-to-dream-car-scholarship


Spring- March 1st

Summer- June 1st

Fall- September 1st

Winter- December 1st

Veterans United Foundation Scholarship

This scholarship program aims to assist military service members and their families by awarding five bi-annual $2,000 scholarships to help pay for tuition and books. Potential applicants must be pursuing a post-secondary degree at an accredited college or university and have a connection to the military by being one of the following:

  • Active-duty service member 
  • Veteran 
  • Spouse of military member or veteran 
  • Surviving spouse of a fallen soldier 
  • Child of a military member or veteran

High school seniors and current college/university students are encouraged to apply. Applicants must submit an essay no longer than 750 words based on one of three prompts made available in the spring and fall by Veterans United Scholarship Program. 

Please visit the website for more information on how to apply: www.veteransunited.com/about/scholarships/

Fall Deadline: October 1st thru 31st 
Spring Deadline: April 1st thru 30th






Who to contact

Scholarship Assistant/Financial Aid Technician
Phone: (831) 755-6811
B - Student Services
Office: B-121
Building: B - Student Services
Phone: 831-755-6806
B - Student Services
Office: Financial Aid Department
Building: B - Student Services