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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.

Current Scholarships

Jaime & Blanca Jarrín Foundation and Los Defensores Scholarship

Deadline: June 2, 2024
Amount: $5,000
    Website: Jaime & Blanca Jarrín Foundation and Los Defensores Scholarship

    Eligibility Requirements:

    • 3.0 GPA or higher
    • Majors: journalism, communication, or law
    • In need of financial aid
    • Service in the Hispanic community

    Arnold Maeda Manzanar Pilgrimage Grant

    Deadline: January 3, 2025
    Amount: $1,000
    Website: Arnold Maeda Manzanar Pilgrimage Grant 

    Eligibility Requirements:

    1) The applicant MUST be a college student.
    2) The applicant MUST show evidence of how three or more of these focus areas are evident in
    their life.
    3) The applicant MUST incorporate how their experiences have driven them to make changes
    in their life or community.
    4) The applicant MUST be willing to work with the Manzanar Committee to work on the 2025
    Annual Manzanar Pilgrimage.
    5) The Written project MUST use non-euphemistic Terminology (see Euphemisms, Definitions,
    and Preferred Terminology pages of application).
    6) The applicant MUST complete and sign the media release form.

    DemoChicks Scholarship

    Deadline: June 15, 2024, 5:00 p.m. PST
    Website: DemoChicks Scholarship

    Eligibility Requirements:

    • Majoring in the fields of: Architecture, Construction, Engineering, Science, Technology, Mathematics 
    • 200-300 word personal statement. Choose one essay topic:

      • Discuss a challenge you encountered while pursuing your studies or career in a STEM field. How did you overcome this challenge, and what did you learn from the experience?
      • Learning extends beyond the classroom walls. Describe how you’ve sought out opportunities for experiential learning and hands-on experiences in your STEM studies, despite the challenges of navigating a field where women are often underrepresented. How have these experiences enriched your education and prepared you for future success?
      • Reflect on a moment in your educational journey where you’ve confronted gender biases or stereotypes in STEM. How did you respond to these challenges, and what strategies did you use to advocate for inclusivity in your learning environment?

    Docking Drawer $1,000 Scholarship

    Deadline: May 28, 2024
    Amount: $1,000
    Website: Docking Drawer $1,000 Scholarship 

    Eligibility Requirements:

    • Must be at least 18 years old
    • Must be a legal resident of the United States or a holder of a valid student visa
    • Must be currently enrolled in or accepted to a full-time undergraduate program in an accredited US university or college

    Diamocycle - Future Entrepreneurs Scholarship

    Deadline:  June 1, 2024
    Amount: $1,000
    Website: Diamocycle - Future Entrepreneurs Scholarship

    Eligibility Requirements: 

    • Enrolled as at least a sophomore in a business program at a community college or a 4-year college/university
    • Currently taking classes towards the degree

    Strong Marine Services Scholarship

    Deadline: August 30, 2024
    Amount: $2,000
    Website: Strong Marine Services Scholarship

    Eligibility Requirements:

    • Enrolled as a full-time undergraduate or graduate student
    • Write an original essay of 500+ words on the topic “Tips for Renting a Yacht for Your Next Vacation”

    HeySunday’s Annual Eco Warrior Scholarship

    Deadline: December 1, 2024 
    Amount: $1,000
    Website: HeySunday’s Annual Eco Warrior Scholarship

    Eligibility Requirements:

    • Applicant must be a current U.S. citizen or permanent legal resident.
    • A high school senior, undergraduate student, or graduate student.
    • Believes living a more sustainable lifestyle is important.

    Workplace Rights Law Group Scholarship

    Deadline: August 1, 2024
    Amount: $500
    Website: Workplace Rights Law Group Scholarship

    Write a 500-word essay on how you hope employment law will help you as an employee and what you’d like to learn about employee rights.

    Renaissance Recovery Scholarship

    Deadline: August 16, 2024
    Amount: $1,000
    Website: Renaissance Recovery Scholarship

    Write a 700 word essay on the following prompt:

    “Explore the role of art, music, literature, or other forms of creative expression in the recovery process. How can these mediums be integrated into addiction treatment programs to enhance mental well-being?“

    Live Your Dream Soroptimist Scholarship

    Deadline: November 15, 2024
    Amount:  $1,000 – $16,000
    Website: Live Your Dream Soroptimist Scholarship

    Eligibility Requirements:

    • A woman with primary financial responsibility for yourself and your dependents.
    • Attending an undergraduate degree program or a vocational skills training program.
    • Have a financial need.

    Changing the World Scholarship

    Deadline: July 8, 2024
    Amount: $1,000
    Website: Changing the World Scholarship

    Eligibility Requirements:

    • You are (or will be) an undergraduate student pursuing a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) degree
    • You are at least 17 years of age
    • You are a permanent resident or citizen of one of the 50 states

    In 500 words or less: As a STEM major, how do you think your career path will help make the world a better place?

    Your Health Journey Scholarship

    Deadline: July 31, 2024
    Amount: $500
    Website: Your Health Journey Scholarship

    Eligibility Requirements:

    • Works toward a healthy lifestyle
    • A high school senior, undergraduate student, or graduate student
    • Applicant must be a current U.S. citizen or permanent legal resident

    Essay prompt: Share your health journey and the changes you made to become healthier

      The Beliz Law Firm

      Deadline: June 1, 2024
      Amount: $500
      Website: The Beliz Law Firm Scholarship

      The Beliz Law Firm is offering a scholarship that will raise awareness about distracted driving and help students achieve their goals. To apply, submit an original video with 3 important distracted driving safety tips.

      Annual Scholarships

      Keenan Insurance Scholarships

      Deadline: Thursday, October 31
      Amount: Up to $1,200 per academic year
      Website: Foundation for California Community Colleges – Keenan Insurance Scholarship
      • Scholarship preference shall be given to underrepresented students who are working towards a certificate or degree in insurance, risk management, financial services or a related field, such as business administration with a concentration in or focus on the insurance and benefits industry. 
      • Applicants must be eligible for a California College Promise Grant or be experiencing other circumstances demonstrating financial need.
      • Applicants must be enrolled in and complete three (3) units each semester, or the quarter equivalent, in insurance, risk management, financial services, or related courses in order to be eligible to receive a scholarship.


      Application Period: September 1 to October 15
      Website: NCJW|LA Scholarships

      Eligibility Requirements:

      • Currently enrolled and planning to attend College the following term
      • Must live and attend school in Los Angeles County

      Phi Theta Kappa Scholarships 

      Deadline: December 1 at 3 p.m. PST
      Website: Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship

      Eligibility Requirements:

      • PTK Member
      • Enrolled at a Community College in Fall 2024 or Spring 2025
      • More than 36 units completed by December 31, 2024

      Chief Information Systems Officers Association (CISOA) Scholarship

      Amount: $1,500
      Deadline: March 17
      Website: Chief Information Systems Officers Association CISOA Scholarship

      Provide a personal statement outlining your educational goals and how you plan to use the scholarship funds

      AJ Wang Foundation – Scholarship Fund

      Application Period: April 15 - June 1
      Amount: $2,000
      Website: AJ Wang Foundation Scholarship

      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 the application form, letter of application, resume, and latest transcript from 9th grade through at least the first semester of high school senior year to

      Notification of awards will be provided by late July via email. For more detailed information, please visit

      American Welding Society Praxair International Scholarship 

      Deadline: March 1
      Award: $2,500
      Website: Praxair International Scholarship

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

      Source Data Products Scholarship

      Deadline: February 15 and July 15
      Award: $500
      Website: Source Data Products Scholarship

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

      • ​Ten Ways to Properly Research Your New IBM Cloud Host Before You Commit to a Contract
      • Five Tips for Creating a Data Disaster Recovery Readiness Plan
      • How to Protect Your Network, Data and IT Assets During a Server or Application Upgrade
      • How to Unlock the Power of Your iSeries/AS400 Systems With Mobile Apps For Business

      CJ Pony Parts Video Contest Scholarship

      Deadline: April 15 & October 15
      Award: $500
      Website: CJ Pony Parts Scholarship Video Contest

      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? 

      Pretty Photoshop Actions Scholarship

      Deadline: October 15
      Award: $500
      Website: Pretty Photoshop Actions Scholarship

      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:

      1.  Any How-To tutorial using Photoshop or Overlays for Photoshop.
      2.  Any unique photography-related tutorial.
      3.  Favorite tips for enhancing color in Photoshop.
      4.  Photoshop overlay ideas for adding WOW to your photos.
      5.  How Photoshop has changed photography.

      Pretty Lightroom Presets Scholarship

      Deadline: April 15
      Award: $500
      Website: Pretty Presets For Lightroom Scholarship

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

      1.  Any How-To Lightroom or Lightroom Mobile tutorial.
      2.  Any unique photography-related tutorial.
      3.  How Lightroom has changed photography.

      All For Mailers Scholarship

      Deadline: March 15 & September 15 
      Award: $500
      Website: All for Mailers Bi-annual Scholarship

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

      1. Combining and tracking Direct Mail Marketing with Internet Marketing and tracking click-through rates.
      2. Five Tips for including social media marketing in your Mail Drop Campaign and keeping track of response rate.
      3. How Leveraging the Right Mailroom Equipment Can Reduce Corporate Costs

      Catching the Dream Scholarship

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

      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 15 and November 15
      Award: $1,000
      Website: TigerChef Scholarship

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

      Future Entrepreneurs of America Scholarship

      Deadline: May 1 & December 31
      Amount: $500
      Website: TableLegs Online - The Future Entrepreneurs of America Scholarship

      Submit a 500-1,000 word essay answering at least 2 of 3 questions provided regarding entrepreneurs. 

      • In your opinion, what is it that makes someone an entrepreneur?
      • In your opinion, what major characteristics do successful entrepreneurs exhibit, and why these characteristics?
      • Describe your entrepreneurial experiences and why you would make a great future entrepreneur or business leader

      Virtual Reality Rental Co. Scholarship 

      Deadline: August 20 & December 31
      Award: $1000
      Website: Virtual Reality Rental Co. Scholarship

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

      Ivey Engineering Scholarship

      Deadline: May 1 
      Award: $1,000
      Website: IVEY Engineering Annual Scholarship

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

      GreenPal Business Scholarship

      Deadline: November 15
      Amount: $2,000
      Website: GreenPal Business Scholarship

      Elevate Mental Health Awareness Scholarship

      Deadline: April 30
      Amount: $500
      Application Website: Elevate Mental Health Awareness Scholarship

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

      Scholarship Program for Gaming Excellence

      Deadline: May 15
      Amount: $5,000
      Application Website: Gaming Scholarship Program

      A $5,000 scholarship is 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.   

      Limited Scholarships

      Innovation in Education

      Deadline: 20th of each month
      Website: Los Angeles Tutoring – Innovation in Education Scholarship

      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, a series of blog posts on a particular theme, etc.). The application deadline is 11:59 pm PST on the 20th of each month.


      • 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
      • 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.

      National Council of Jewish Women Los Angeles

      Opens: October 15 
      Website: NCJW – LA Scholarship

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

      • Applicants must live and be currently enrolled in school in the Greater Los Angeles area, including Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, and Ventura Counties
      • Meet qualifications for each specific scholarship
      • Provide proof of grades, enrollment and financial need

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