Available Scholarships from Outside Sources

2018 California Community College Student Financial Aid Administrators Association Scholarship

The California Community Colleges Student Financial Aid Administrators Association will again sponsor student scholarships; a total of ten $500 student scholarships: One $500 scholarship for each of the ten CCCSFAAA regions across the State.

Students applying must:

  • Be enrolled in at least 6 units in a California Community college for Spring 2018.
  • Have a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher.
  • Have remaining need of at least $1,000.
  • Have applied for State and/or Federal financial aid.

To apply, please fill-out an application and submit it to the Hartnell Scholarships Office in B-121.

2018 CCCSFAAA Scholarship application

Campus Deadline: January 4, 2018

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

Soroptomist Live Your Dream Award

The Soroptomist Live Your Dream: Education and Training Awards for Women program has been helping women around the world since 1972. This program provides cash grants to women who are working to to better their lives through additional schooling and skills training.

You are eligible to apply if you:

  • Are a woman with primary financial responsibility for yourself and your dependents:
  • Are attending an undergraduate degree program or a vocational skills training program; and
  • Have financial need.

Please apply at: www.soroptimist.org/awards/eligibility.html 

You may also visit the Hartnell Scholarships Office, in B-121, for an application!

Deadline: November 15, 2017

The College of Agriculture Recruitment Scholarship at CSU, Chico

With more than $60,000 in University scholarships offered annually through the College of Agriculture, students attending CSU, Chico have the opportunity to offset the expenses of their education. 

For more information regarding this scholarship program, please visit: www.csuchico.edu/ag/prospective-students/scholarships.shtml

You can also contact the Student Success Office at (530) 898-4262 for more information.

Deadline: December 15, 2017

Wells Fargo Scholarship Program for People with Disabilities

In honor of National Disability Employment Awareness Month, Wells Fargo & Co. has committed $1 million to Scholarship America to implement a special scholarship program to help people with disabilities obtain the education or training necessary to succeed in the career path of their choice. Awards are granted without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sexual orientation, age, gender, disability, or national origin.

Applicants must:

  • Have an identifiable disability (defined as someone who has, or considers themselves to have, a long-term issue that impacts one or more major life activity)
  • Have a minimum GPA of 3.0
  • Be a high school senior or graduate who plans to enroll or who is already enrolled in full-time or half-time undergraduate study at an accredited two-yea or four-year college or university in the United States for the entire 2018-2019 academic year.

For more information, please visit: scholarsapply.org/pwdscholarship

Deadline: November 28, 2017

The Kyle Gohr Leadership Scholarship

As a military veteran, Kyle, an AdvantaClean employee, saw firsthand how PTSD and substance abuse affected those around him, after coming back from deployment. Rather than stand on the sidelines, his passion is to work for Veteran Affairs as a counselor, and is currently pursuing his career. The founding of AdvantaClean started with a mission to help people, and they couldn't be more proud to support Kyle in his venture.

In Kyle's honor, they would like to broaden their support by offering a $1,500 scholarship to those pursuing a degree in mental health. For AdvantaClean, this is a way for them to recognize and say thank you for the sacrifices people like Kyle make to better our communities. 

To Apply: Write a 500-600 word essay, or create a 3-5 minute YouTube video, about one of the topics listed below.

  • If you had the authority to change people's lives who suffer from mental illness in a positive way, what specific changes would you make?
  • Describe your most meaningful achievement and how it relates to your field of study and your future goals.
  • AdvantaClean's core values are Community, Accountability, Respect, Excellence, and Service. Describe how you embody one of AdvantaClean's values and what it means to you.

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

Deadline: November 15, 2017 by 12PM (EST)

The Guitar Pal Art Scholarship Program

The Guitar Pal have decided to give one lucky person a much-needed break. They believe that every person deserves a chance to have their art seen and if you are an aspiring art student, they want to help you out. They hope to take just a little bit of the burden off of your shoulders with this $1,000 scholarship.

To apply, write a 1000 word essay on: "How my favorite artist inspired me."

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

Deadline: December 1, 2017

TopProducts Single Mother Scholarship

TopProdructs firmly believe in the power of education and giving back to the local community, especially single-parent families. They understand the financial strain going to college can place on any family, let alone mothers who not only want to further education, but also must raise their children and run the household every day on their own. As strong advocates of both higher education and family values, TopProducts are pleased to help single moms who have shown strong scholastic ability throughout their high school or college years get the financial help they need to create a secure future for their children.

Please submit a 1200-1500 word essay on the following topic: TopProducts want to hear your story. Therefore, they request you write a personal narrative describing yourself, your family and what education means to you. Why do you want to obtain a college degree? And how will this scholarship help you achieve your goals?

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

Deadline: December 31, 2017

Women in Marketing Scholarship Program

MagicinMotionHair "Women in Marketing" scholarship program is part of MagicOfLife's effort to help those who demonstrate high academic achievement, exceptional leadership qualities and involvement with community service defray costs of obtaining their education.

Given today's technological landscape where information is freely available and internet memes shape opinions and initiate conversations, MagicOfLife have decided to offer a scholarship to internet marketing students. This scholarship program is available for women who are current undergraduate students pursuing career in marketing. Incoming, full-time and part-time student are eligible, but you need to be currently enrolled to apply.

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

Deadline: December 22, 2017

Iflexion Scholarship

Iflexion is excited to announce the annual Iflexion Scholarship Program to support college seniors, undergraduate and post-graduate students in their educational aspirations. 

To apply, submit an essay on the following topic: "How Mobile Technology will change Retail in 5 years." Your essay must be written in English, with correct spelling and grammar, and it must not exceed 1500 words.

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

Deadline: December 31, 2017

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

Gear Up Your Future Annual Scholarship

Gearupz.com are dedicated in providing their readers with the latest information regarding technology and electrical devices. They believe technology is a core to bring humans to a peak of development. Aspiring to spread awareness, they are opening their annual scholarship program to creative minds who share the same passion.

Submit an essay between 500-3000 words in length about the follow topic: "Your opinion about the future technology in education."

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

Deadline: November 19, 2017

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

The PowerScout Smart Energy Home Security Scholarship

PowerScout are passionate about making it easier for people to use clean energy. With their innovative technology that analyzes power usage more accurately, PowerScout would like to show students that clean energy can save them money. While energy usage may be the last thing on colleges students' minds, PowerScout knows that energy usage habits developed during this time period will play a significant role in how students think about energy later in life. If students learn to appreciate the importance of energy decisions today, they will be empowered to make conscious decisions about their energy usage in the future.

Any current, full-time student of an accredited American college or university, with a minimum GPA of 3.0 or higher, is eligible. To apply, applicants must write a 1000 word essay and/or create a 2 minute long video about a clean tech topic of interest.

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

Deadline: November 30, 2017

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

Jessica Hand Cream Center Scholarship

At the Hand Cream Center, they understand the value of a college education as well as the financial difficulties many students and families may face in financing one. In an effort to help other aspiring young students realize their dream of obtaining a college degree, Hand Cream Center is pleased to announce the creation of their annual scholarship, which is available to current college students or those planning on attending a college or university in the 2017-2018 academic year.

To apply, submit a 500-2000 word essay about the following topic: "Totally natural hand care in today's busy time."

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

Deadline: December 12, 2017

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)

Green Building Technology Scholarship

Brava Roof Tile is a leading manufacturer of composite roof tile. They understand how critical it is to continue researching and developing environmentally friendly building solutions and technologies. A single idea can have the power to change the world.

They have created the Green Building Technology Scholarship for undergraduate or post-graduate students who want to grow as green building champions and make a difference for future generations. This scholarship is available to all students, regardless of the degree being pursued.

Open to US citizens or US permanent residents who are enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program in the US.

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

Deadline: December 31, 2017

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 ShoeWow.com Scholarship

ShoeWow.com has created a scholarship program for students because they respect the time and energy it takes to create a compelling and accurate piece of writing. They would like to be able to help a student forget about some of his/her financial stresses and concentrate more on achieving his/her full potential. This award is particularly suited to those who are studying or specializing in health, sports science, fitness or fashion.

Please send your 1000-2000 word essay on any of the following topics: Sports; Fitness; Fashion.

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

Deadline: December 1, 2017

FeedsYouNeed Scholarship Program

As it is a passion for FeedsYouNeed to support the future generation in the area of technology by providing relevant information to those who need it the most, they are proud to announce a scholarship for students who are interested in the field of technology. This scholarship is aimed at encouraging as well as inspiring students to go further in the quest of achieving a better life through the right use of technology.

Students interested in applying for this scholarship should submit a essay of 1000 words on the topic: "The influence of modern technology on society."

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

Deadline: December 31, 2017

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)

Biannual Joseph J. LoRusso College Scholarship Essay Contest

The Law Office of Joseph J. LoRusso P.A. understands that obtaining a college degree is often the foundation of a successful career in the modern economy. They are also aware that the rising costs of higher education can put a significant financial strain on both students and their families. As a result, they are extremely proud to be offering a $1,000 college scholarship to the winner of their essay contest.

The essay contest is open to students who are planning on attending an accredited U.S. college or university during the Spring 2018 semester. Both current college students and those starting college next spring are welcome to apply.

To participate, applicants must submit a 500-600 word essay answering the following question: "Although there are Federal and State laws that require cities to build and maintain safe roads and highways, thousands of people are hurt or killer each year on U.S. roads and highways due to poor road quality and conditions. Based on your research, what are the most common road conditions that contribute to car accidents?"

For more information, please visit: injuryflorida.lawyer/scholarship/

Deadline: December 12, 2017

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

Nature Immerse Scholarship for the Best Outdoor Memory

There are many scholarships for students who love sports, arts or music, as well as for those who academically achieve their target at schools, colleges and universities. What is more, beyond these fields, the aids in finance are also available for those who love nature and want to be a part of nature.

All participants for the Nature Immerse Scholarship must submit a 500-1000 word essay on the following topic: "What is your best outdoor recreations memory?"

In addition to the scholarship application and essay, applicants must submit their academic records and resume, and a one-page letter discussing their background, career goals and financial need. 

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

Deadline: November 24, 2017

ATOPDAILY Scholarship Program

ATOPDAILY believes that education is a critical and valuable opportunity in our lives. Everybody should freely enjoy the right to an education. However, significant expenses for higher education such as tuition, fees, books, housing and other related expenses may end the dreams for some students to achieve their educational goals.

Therefore, in order to make things a little easier and encourage talented students to continue with their education, and also to contribute to human resource development, ATOPDAILY is pleased to be awarding a yearly $1,000 scholarship to one student with the best creative ideas. To apply for this scholarship, applicants must submit a short essay (1000+ words) about "your inspiration in life".

For more information, please visit: www.atopdaily.com/scholarship-program/

Deadline: November 11, 2017

Headphones Helper Annual Scholarship

Headphones Helper have set this unique online marketing scholarship for undergraduate students and post-graduate students with a keen interest in eCommerce and Entrepreneurship. The winner of the scholarship will be awarded $500.

This scholarship is reserved for students of colleges and universities only. The content you create must be original and highly creative. Your content must be holistic, fun and must serve the purpose of the topic stated. In 500-1000 words, create content on the following topic: "Online Marketing and Its Importance in 2017".

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

Deadline: November 30, 2017

SiW Internet Marketing Scholarship

SEO is War are happy to announce a scholarship for all the young and hardworking students who have dreams of achieving big in their future. If you are a graduate or undergraduate or even a post-graduate student of any educational institution anywhere in the world, you are encouraged to apply for this scholarship program. Any student of science, art, commerce, information technology, marketing, business background or any other field can apply for this program.

 Application process:

  • Write an essay/article, at least 1000 words in length, on the topic of Internet Marketing and send it to: scholarships@seo-is-war.com
  • Make sure to also forward your resume/CV, as well as proof of being a student.

For more information, please visit: seo-is-war.com/scholarship-program/

Deadline: December 31, 2017

OutdoorNinjas "outdoor enthusiast" Scholarship

OutdoorNinjas.com is dedicated in providing its readers with helpful advice and tips about hunting, fishing, self-defense, survivalist skills and other outdoor activities. Aspiring to provide awareness, they are opening their annual scholarship program to creative minds who share the same passion.

To apply, please write a 500-1000 word long story about an outdoor activity of your choice. Your essay should emphasize the power of outdoor life and should be valuable enough to help other people. Keep in mind that they are also looking for personality, so please make sure to take out general advice and cliches!

For more information, please visit: outdoorninjas.com/page/scholarship/

Deadline: November 30, 2017

Hooked to Books Scholarship

Hooked to Books acknowledges the importance of education and highly value knowledge. In an effort to promote reading and education among young people, they are pleased to announce the Hooked To Books Annual Scholarship for college students.

In order to apply, submit a 500-2,000 word essay, written in English, answering the following question: "How did a book change your life?"

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

Deadline: December 20, 2017

Study Pug Math Help Scholarship

This annual scholarship award is for students who are currently enrolled as a high school or college/university student within the United States or Canada. Applicants must complete the student information form and submit a 500-1,000 word essay, in PDF format, on the following topic:

"To the best of your ability, complete a 500-1000 word article discussing how a math teacher, a math class, a math tutor, or a math lesson has changed how you see the world around you."

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

Deadline: December 15, 2017

VelvetJobs Scholarship

VelvetJobs is proud to announce a $1,000 scholarship for students studying in the USA or overseas. The "Employee Morale" scholarship aims to get students thinking about their own potential future management position and how their decisions can affect employee morale.

  • Open to USA or international students
  • Entrants must be 18 years or older
  • No GPA requirement

For more information, please visit: www.velvetjobs.com/scholarship/velvetjobs-scholarship-2017

Deadline: December 16, 2017

ChameleonJohn University Student Scholarship

The mission of ChameleonJohn.com is to help people save money on their online purchases. After saving money for thousands of consumers, they have decided to give a hand to student who are struggling financially and thus established an annual University Student Scholarship with which $2,000 will be awarded to one student from the United States.

Application Requirements:

  • Your desired university must be in the United States
  • You must submit your application by the deadline date
  • You must answer all questions in the application form
  • You must choose one of the universities listed in the application form, or click on "Can't find your university?"

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

Deadline: December 15, 2017

Himalayas on Foot Scholarship

Himalayas on Foot is motivated to help students, both Undergraduate and Postgraduate, who are dedicated to pursuing their dream to study tourism and environment and help to make the world a safer and better place. Any area of study qualifies for the scholarship, however students in the following areas of study may be especially interested: Travel, Environment, Environmental Law, and Tourism and Hospitality.

To qualify for this scholarship, applicants must be currently enrolled in or have been accepted into a college for the upcoming semester. Proof of enrollment or acceptance is required.

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

Deadline: December 14, 2017

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

SHT Scholarship

The people at SHT believe that the investment in knowledge pays off in the future. So, with that in mind, they created the SHT Scholarship for students pursuing their education in any field like Engineering, Science, Humanities, Law, Arts, Medical or any other. SHT's aim is to help everyone continue their education so they can achieve their professional and persona goals.


  • Applicable to all students pursuing their education in any field
  • Open to students from the UK, Canada, Australia, Asia and the US
  • Must have at least a 3.5 GPA

 Application Process and Guidelines:

  1. Applicant should submit info graphics or article (1,000 words or more) about the growth, or benefit, of one home appliance. Your info graphics or article will be judged on the level of creativity and uniqueness, as well as its content.
  2. You should tell SHT why you are pursuing an education in your field and why you are interested in their scholarship.
  3. Email all of the above to: pr@smarthometalks.com, along with the following: Your CV/Resume; Relevant course entry form; Acceptance letter of the college or university in which you are studying, or planning to study.

For more information, please visit: smarthometalks.com/sht-scholarship/

Deadline: November 30, 2017

Online Resume Builders $1,000 Annual College Scholarship

Online Resume Builders if pleased to announce their annual college scholarship available for both regular students and also students planning on studying abroad. As a leader in the resume building industry Online Resume Builders believe in helping the next generation of job seekers and college students. By analyzing over 100,000 resumes they have found some of the worst resumes belong to students. Students have little to no professional experience, these candidates often struggle to construct a meaningful and detailed resume that will help them transition into a career post graduation. This scholarship is designed to help college students realize the importance of building a strong resume 


  • There is no minimum GPA required
  • Both domestic and international students may apply
  • Applicant must be enrolled, or due to be enrolled, as full-time status
  • Resume submissions can in the following formats: PDF, Word, URL, or email attachment and sent to: scholarship@onlineresumebuilders.com

For more information, please visit: onlineresumebuilders.com/resume-scholarship/


Spring 2018- January 1, 2017-December 15, 2017

The Furious Grill Scholarship

FuriousGrill is an outdoor cooking blog specializing in grilling, smoking and barbecue articles, including recipes, tips, tricks, cooking tutorials and product review. By being an online community, FuriousGrill recognize the power of written words online. They would like to give an opportunity and help creative minds exhibit their abilities in this area.

Students from universities, colleges or high schools are encouraged to apply. If you are below the age of 18, please make sure to get the consent of your parents or legal guardian before participating.

How to Apply:

Write a story/essay that is 500-1,000 words long on the topic of "We Are What We Eat". This piece of content must be creative and unique and meet the following criteria:

  • Should be High-Quality
  • Should express your own opinion and personality
  • Should not include general advices everyone already knows

Submit your story/essay as a Word doc file to: scholarship@furiousgrill.com. Please include the following information with your submission:

  • Your complete name. address, and phone number
  • Name of your school
  • Any school ID or proof of being a student

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

Deadline: November 15, 2017

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

For a list of scholarship opportunities, please visit:


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

For a list of scholarships, go to:


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