Off-Campus Scholarship Opportunities

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Outside organizations also send our office scholarship opportunities. Please read through the criteria or click on each link for more information. You must apply for each scholarship opportunity and the organization will inform you of the status of each application.

The Scholarship Office is not affiliated with any of these outside opportunities. Please direct your questions to the contact information on the website for each associated scholarship.

Limited Scholarships

Innovation in Education

Deadline: 20th of each month
Website: Los Angeles Tutoring

LA Tutors awards students who showcase their creativity and make positive impacts with a $500 Innovation in Education scholarship. On an ongoing monthly basis, this scholarship is open to all currently enrolled high school and college students who showcase their creativity while helping those around them (whether that be in a creative fundraiser, an inventive new app, series of blog posts on a particular theme, etc.). The application deadline is 11:59 pm PST on the 20th of each month.

Requirements:

  • Must be currently enrolled in high school or college
  • Cumulative GPA of at least 3.0 (or the equivalent)
  • Must be a citizen of, permanent resident of, or hold a valid student visa in the United States or Canada

To Enter:

  • Visit our online application portal at https://www.latutors123.com/scholarship
  • Submit an essay describing their innovative project
  • Provide supporting documentation (i.e. letter of recommendation, news article/website featuring their project, etc.)

There are no fees associated with our scholarship and featured past recipients and their accomplishments can be found at Innovation in Education Winners.

Annual Upgraded Points Student Scholarship

Deadline: December 31, 2019
Website: Upgraded Points

Write a 1000-word essay about your educational goals and your post-graduation plans.

  • Award: $1000.00

2017 General Marketing Education Scholarship

Deadline: December 15, 2019
Website: Sachs Marketing Group

Write a 1000-word essay about your educational goals and your post-graduation plans.

  • Amount: $1000.00

Westwind Recovery Annual General EDUCATION Scholarship

Deadline: December 15, 2019
Website: Westwind Recovery Residences

Write a 1000-word essay about your educational goals and your post-graduation plans.

  • Amount $1000.00

Paradigm Malibu annual depression treatment

Deadline: December 15, 2019
Website: Paradigm Malibu Adolescent Treatment Center

Write a 1000-word essay about your educational goals and your post-graduation plans.

  • Amount: $1000.00

Brennan Law Scholarship

Deadline: MAY 15, 2019

Website: The Law Offices of Michael J. Brennan

Create a 3-minute video essay answering the following question: Why is it important for those charged with a serious crime to have a proper legal defense?

  • Award: $500.00

InvestmentZen $1k Financial Future Scholarship 

Deadline: April 1, 2020
Website: Investment Zen

Write a 1500-word essay answering one of the following questions:

  1. How are you managing your money in college to prepare for a bright financial future?
  2. What financial challenges have you overcome in your life? What lesson(s) did they teach you?
  3. What are the most common financial pitfalls you see your peers making, and what advice do you have for them?
  • Award $1000.00

Paradigm San Francisco General Education Scholarship

Deadline: July 1, 2020
Website: Paradigm San Francisco

Write a 1000-word essay that describes your academic goals and what you plan to do post-graduation.

Amount: $1000.00

American Pavilion Annual General Education Scholarship

Deadline: July 1, 2020
Website: American Pavillion

Write a 1000-word essay that describes your academic goals and what you plan to do post graduation 

  • Amount $1000.00 

Annual Scholarships

Phi Theta Kappa Scholarships 

WEBSITE: Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship

List of multiple scholarships according to the type of degree as well as other scholarship resources. 

The Chairish “Design Your Future” Scholarship 

Deadline: January 1 & June 30
Website: design your future

Open to students from all underrepresented backgrounds and all majors. Students are asked to submit a 500-word essay designing their ideal future and their plans to achieve that dream. 

  • Award: $2500.00

Citywide Law Scholarship

Deadline: March 1
Website: CityWide Law Group

Compose an essay of 500-1000 words on a legal topic of your choice. 

  • Award: $1500.00

American Welding Society Praxair Limited Scholarship 

Deadline: May 1
Application: Praxair Limited Scholarship

For welding and metal fabrication students with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5. 

  • Award: $1,000.00

Source Data Products Scholarship

Deadline: February 5 & July 15
Website: Source Data Products

Compose an essay of 800-1000 words on a data prompt. 

  • Award: $500.00

CJ Pony Parts Video Contest Scholarship

Deadline: April 15 & October 15
Website: CJ Pony Parts

Create a short video on one of the following topics:

  1. What is your first memory of a Mustang?
  2. How does a Mustang relate to your field of study?
  3. With the recent development of autonomous/self-driving vehicles, how do you see that changing the automotive industry?
  4. CJ Pony Parts has been around for over 30 years; where do you see yourself 30 years from now?
  5. As Lee Iacocca was the lead influencer for the debut of the Ford Mustang in April 1964, who is most influential in your life and why? 
  • Award: $500.00

Pretty Photoshop Actions Bi-Annual Scholarship

Deadline: October 15
Website: Pretty Photoshop Actions

Carefully research and compose an essay style Adobe Photoshop tutorial of 800-1000 words, with screenshots and photos included to illustrate your points on one of the provided topics. 

  • Award: $500.00

Pretty Lightroom Presets Scholarship

Deadline: april 15
Website: Pretty Presets For Lightroom

Carefully research and compose an essay style Adobe Lightroom tutorial of 800-1000 words, with screenshots and photos included to illustrate your points on provided topics. 

  • Award: $500.00

All For Mailers Scholarship

Deadline: March 15 & September 15 
Website: All for Mailers, Inc.

Using careful grammar and punctuation, answer one of three topics in 800-1000 words. 

  • Award: $500.00

National Council of Jewish Women

Deadline: November 1
Website: National Council of Jewish Women

One application for multiple scholarships.  See link for details. 

  • Award: $1,000.00 – $2,000.00

Catching the Dream Scholarship

Deadline: March 15, April 30 & September 15
Website: Catching the Dream

For students with 25% or more American Indian heritage and an enrolled member of a recognized US tribe. 

  • Award: Based on Catching the Dream’s projected income. 

Tigerchef Scholarship

Deadline: May 5 & November 15
Website: TigerChef

Submit a 500-600 word essay on what inspired you to choose an educational path in the food industry. 

  • Award: $1,000.00

Future Entrepreneurs of America Scholarship

Deadline: May 1 & December 31
Website: TableLegs Online

Submit a 500-1000 word essay answering at least 2 of 3 questions provided regarding entrepreneurs. 

  • Amount of Award: $500.00

Virtual Reality Rental Co. Scholarship 

Deadline: August 20 & December 31
Website: Virtual Reality Rental Co.

Write a 500-700 word essay on, What makes you passionate about building a business?

  • Award: $1000.00

IEI Contest Bi-Annual Scholarship

Deadline: may 1 & november 1
Website:  IVEY Engineering

Compose an essay of 800-1000 words on one of three engineering topics. 

  • Award: $500.00

GreenPal Business Scholarship

Deadline: October 15
Website: Greenpal

National Council of Jewish Women Greater Long Beach and West Orange County

Deadline: May 1, 2021
Website: www.ncjwlongbeach.org/scholarship

A student is eligible based upon satisfaction of all three criteria: 

  • The applicant is a Jewish student who has already completed a minimum of 12 undergraduate units or 8 graduate units at an accredited college, university or trade school.
  • The student’s permanent address is in greater Long Beach or West Orange County. (If in doubt, inquire about specific location)
  • Completed application, personal statement, and necessary recommendations must be received by May 1, 2021. Word format preferred, via email to: info@ncjwlongbeach.org or in one envelope to: NCJW Scholarship Committee, 6216 E. Pacific Coast Highway, Long Beach, CA 90803.
Recipients will be notified by June 1, 2021

AJ Wang Foundation – Scholarship Fund

Deadline:  By email no later than mid-night on June 1st annually
Website: www.ajwangfoundation.org

The AJ Wang Foundation grants scholarships of $2,000 per year for up to three years while attending selected community colleges in the Los Angeles, Ventura, and Orange County areas.  The application period is April 15 -  June 1 annually.

Students must meet the following criteria each year: 

  • Full time attendance
  • Minimum 2.75 GPA
  • Resident or citizen of USA and its territories or DACA and/or Dream Act eligible
  • Have cumulative high school GPA of 2.5 or higher on a 4.0 scale
  • Be a graduating high school senior with the goal to attend a community college and earn a degree or certification, and/or meet transfer requirement
  • Submit application form, letter of application, resume, latest transcript from 9th grade through at least first semester of high school senior year to schou88888@gmail.com

Notification of awards will be provided by late July via email. For more detailed information, please visit www.ajwangfoundation.org and fill out and print the application.

Curt Pozan Trades Scholarship

Deadline:  December 8, 2021

Website:  http://bold.org/scholarships/curt-pozan-trades-scholarship/

Open to all students currently pursuing a trade certificate in construction trades, remodeling, carpentry, interior design, painting, architecture, building materials science, plumbing, mechanical, electrical, green building, general contracting, sustainability, masonry, and welding.

The CVS Health Foundation – Health Care Careers Scholarship

Deadline:  June 30, 2021

Application Website: https://scholarships.uncf.org/Program/Details/e354b8d9-67a7-4c84-92b3-bff75664735b

This opportunity is for all eligible African American and Hispanic American Students pursuing the following majors: 

Actuarial Science, Analytics, Biochemistry, Biology, Business-related, Data Science, Finance, Human Resources, Information Technology, Nursing, Pharmacy, Supply Chain Management and Logistics. 

The Empaxis Scholarship for Women in Business

Deadline:  Annually in November

Application Website: https://www.empaxis.com/scholarship/

A $2,000 scholarship will be awarded annually to a female college student in the United States interested in pursuing a career in business and entrepreneurship. 

Elevate Mental Health Awareness Scholarship

Awarded twice per year. Two Deadlines:  November 30, 2021 & June 30, 2022

Application Website: https://calvinrosser.com/scholarships/mental-health-awareness 

Eligibility: All students in any field of study who have been affected by mental health.

Scholarship Program for Gaming Excellence

Deadline:  Annually on May 15th

Application Website: https://www.sprakdesign.com/gaming-scholarship-program-usa-canada/

A $5,000 scholarship awarded annually to a college or university student interested in the fields of technology and mobile gaming.  Additional scholarship opportunities are available for Interior Design, Visual Art, Graphic & Web Design, Marketing, Mobile App UI Prototype Development, Engineering, and Real Estate. 

Soroptimist Live Your Dream Awards

Deadline:  Annually in November

Application Website: http://apply.soroptimist.org/acc/r/

The Soroptimist Live Your Dream Awards is the signature project of Soroptimist International of the Americas. Soroptimist International of Anytown is one of nearly 1,300 clubs that make up Soroptimist International of the Americas, a global volunteer organization that provides women and girls with access to the education and training they need to achieve economic empowerment. 

The Max Gorin Scholarship

Deadline:  June 30, 2022

Application Website:  http://maxgorinscholarship.com/

Founded in 2021, the Max Gorin Scholarship will award one $1,000 scholarship per year to an applicant enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program. See website for further details and the online application form. 

Taco Bell – Live Más Scholarship

Deadline:  January 11, 2022 at 5:00pm PST

Application Website: https://apply.mykaleidoscope.com/scholarships/livemas2022

No grades, test scores or essays. The Live Más Scholarship is for students who are pursuing higher education, preparing for the workforce, or using their passion to ignite change in their communities and beyond. See website for further details and the online application. 

JVS SoCal 

Deadline:  March 31, 2022 at 11:59pm PDT

Application Website:    https://www.jvs-socal.org/scholarship-application/  

Need based, Undergraduate, and Graduate Scholarships. Applicants must be Jewish, permanent and legal resident of Los Angeles County (for a minimum of 3 years, U.S. Citizen or documented legal permanent U.S. resident (green card), enrolled full-time (minimum 12 units per term), maintain a minimum 2.7 GPA (Undergraduates) or 3.0 GPA (Graduates). See application site for additional requirements. 

The Ebell/Flint Scholarship

Deadline:  April 4, 2022

Application Website: http://ebellofla.com/club/philanthropy/scholarship/

Applicants must be US Citizens or have Permanent Resident status, permanent residency in Los Angeles County, Full time Undergraduate status at time of application and attending a 2 or 4 year college of University within Los Angeles County. Cumulative GPA of 3.25 or higher is required. See website for more information and the application. 

Sprak Design Scholarship Program for Marketing

Deadline:  May 15th Annually

Application Website: https://www.sprakdesign.com/marketing-scholarship-program-usa-canada/

Applicants must be enrolled Full Time at an accredited college or University pursuing a degree in Marketing, Journalism, or related field with a Cumulative GPA of 3.9 or higher, permanent US resident, at least 18 years of age, graduated from High School or equivalent, have successfully completed at least one term at college or University prior to applying. See website for more information and the application.

NCJW-LA

Deadline:  April 15, 2022 (Spring Cycle)

Application Website: http://NCJW|LA Scholarships Program Spring 2022 – NCJW|LA Scholarships (smapply.io) 

Nine different scholarships committed to advancing economic justice and equity for women and their families. Committed to students of all backgrounds, including non-traditional students, mothers returning to school, students over the age of 35, and students pursuing vocational degrees. 

Society of American Military Engineers

Deadline:  April 11, 2022

Application Website:  http://www.same.org

Multiple Student and Veteran Scholarship Opportunities offered by the Los Angeles Post of the Society of American Military Engineers for Students in Los Angeles County pursuing STEM degrees. 

Current Scholarships

National Council of Jewish Women Greater Long Beach and West Orange County

Deadline: May 1, 2021
Website: www.ncjwlongbeach.org/scholarship

A student is eligible based upon satisfaction of all three of the following criteria: 

  • The applicant is a Jewish student who has already complete a minimum of 12 undergraduate units or 8 graduate units at an accredited college, university or trade school.
  • The student’s permanent residence is in greater Long Beach or West Orange County. (If in doubt, inquire about specific location.)
  • Completed application, personal statement and necessary recommendations must be received by May 1, 2021. Word format preferred, via email to: info@ncjwlongbeach.org or in one envelope to: NCJW Scholarship Committee, 6216 E. Pacific Coast Highway, Long Beach, CA 90803. 
Recipients will be notified by:  June 1, 2021

AJ Wang Foundation – Scholarship Fund

Deadline:  By email no later than mid-night on June 1st annually
Website:  www.ajwangfoundation.org

The AJ Wang Foundation grants scholarships of $2,000 per year for up to three years while attending selected community colleges in the Los Angeles, Ventura, and Orange County areas.

Students must meet the following criteria: 

  • Full time attendance
  • Minimum 2.75 GPA
  • Resident or citizen of USA and its territories or DACA and/or Dream Act eligible
  • Have a cumulative high school GPA of 2.5 or higher on a 4.0 scale
  • Be a graduating high school senior with the goal to attend a community college and earn a degree or certification, and/or meet transfer requirement
  • Submit application form, letter of application, resume, latest transcript from 9th grade through at least the first semester of high school senior year to schou88888@gmail.com   

Notification of awards will be provided by late July via email. For more detailed information, please visit www.ajwangfoundation.org and fill out and print the AJ Wang Foundation Application.

California New Car Dealers Association (CNCDA) Car Career Scholarship

Deadline:  June 15, 2021  at  11:59AM PST
Website:  https://learnmore.scholarsapply.org/cncda/

This Scholarship is for students enrolled in auto tech programs in the state of California. The top twenty scholarship awardees will receive $5,000 each and one statewide recipient will receive $10,000.

Students must meet the following criteria: 

  • Be a resident in California
  • Be high school seniors or graduates, or current college undergraduates who plan to enroll in part-time (minimum of 6 credits) or full-time undergraduate study at an accredited two-year college or vocational-technical school for the upcoming academic year. If a student is selected as a recipient and will not be enrolled for the entire academic year, the award will be prorated.
  • Be pursuing an Automotive Technology degree.
  • Have a minimum grade point average of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale (or its equivalent). 

Award Notifications will be made in August 2021

California Assisted Living Association

Deadline:  October 10, 2021
Application Website:  http://caassistedliving.org/education-events/conferences/student-scholarships/

Multiple scholarships available to those interested in serving older adults and exploring a potential career path in Senior Living. 

The 2021 Next Generation HVAC Scholarship

Deadline:  November 30, 2021
Application Website:  https://tradeacademy.com/trade-school/scholarship

Multiple scholarships for those pursing and education in HVAC. There will be 20 recipients of $2,500 each along with a 1-year supply of WD-40 products, Truewerk workwear system, and a 1 year Housecall Pro “Essentials” subscription. 

Women with Impact

5-Week Academies: July 11, 2022 and August 9, 2022
Application Website: https://www.girlswithimpact.org/100kblackwomen

Women With Impact is currently embarking on an effort to train 100K Black women and girls in leadership with support from Shea Moisture.