1. About LMC
  2. Calendar
  3. Library
  4. News
  5. A-Z Index
  6. Directory
  7. Español
  8. Online Classes
  9. InSite


Helping dreams to come true


Local Area scholarships

Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Apply by: October 3, 2017

Amount: Up to $5,000

The Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program is a program of the U.S. Department of State's Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs.


To be eligible for a Gilman Scholarship, an applicant must:

  • Be a United States citizen
  • Be an undergraduate student in good standing at an accredited institution of higher education in the United States (including both two-year and four-year institutions);
  • Be receiving a Federal Pell Grant or provide proof that he/she will be receiving a Pell Grant during the term of his/her study aborad program or internship;
  • Be in the process of applying to, or accepted for, a study aborad or internship program
  • Be proposing to study in a county not currently under a Travel Warning issued by the United States Department of State

For more information on program, eligibility,program statistics,selection criteria and to apply visit:

Gilman Scholarship


John Burton FoundationApply by: TBD

Amount: TBD

Offers direct service initiatives to assist foster youth and former foster youth enrolled in CA colleges and universities. Please visit John Burton Foundation for current scholarship opportunities.



Live Your Dream Education $ Training Award Program (Pittsburg Club)Apply by: November 15, 2017

Amount: 2 at $1,500 each

Since 1972, the Soroptimist Live Your Dream Awards program (formerly the Women’s Opportunity Awards) has disbursed more than $30 million to tens of thousands of women who have overcome poverty, domestic and sexual violence, divorce, the death of a spouse, or other life challenges. They are women—just like you—who had the courage and determination to turn their lives around.


You are eligible if you are a woman who:
• Provides the primary financial support for yourself and your dependents. Dependents can include children, spouse, partner, siblings and/or parents.
• Has financial need.
• Is enrolled in or has been accepted to a vocational/skills training program or an undergraduate degree program.
• Is motivated to achieve your education and career goals.
• Resides in one of Soroptimist International of the Americas’ member countries/territories (Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Guam, Japan, Korea, Mexico, Northern Mariana Islands, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Puerto Rico, Taiwan, United States of America, Venezuela).
• Has not previously been the recipient of a Soroptimist Women’s Opportunity or Live Your Dream Award.
• Does not have a graduate degree.
• Is not a Soroptimist member, an employee of Soroptimist International of the Americas or immediate family of either.
• Has a Social Security number or Tax ID number. (This is required for tax purposes and is only necessary if you are a resident of the United States. You will not be asked to share this information unless you have been given an award.)


For more information and to download application click here: Live Your Dream Application

For the Live Your Dream Reference Form click here: Live Your Dream Reference Form


Jack Kent Cooke Foundation - Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship

Apply By: October 24, 2017

Amount: Up to $40,000

This scholarship for top community college students seeking to complete their bachelor's degrees is the largest private scholarship for community college transfer students in the country.


Minimum Eligibility Requirements:

  • Be a current student at an accredited U.S. community college or two-year institution with sophomore status by December 31, 2017, or a recent graduate (since spring 2013).
  • Plan to enroll full time in a baccalaureate program at an accredited college or university in fall 2018.
  • Have a cumulative undergraduate grade point average of 3.5 or better on a scale of 4.0 (or equivalent).
  • Demonstrate significant unmet financial need. We will consider applicants with family income up to $95,000. However, we anticipate that a majority of scholarship recipients will be eligible to receive a a Pell Grant.
  • Have not previously enrolled at or attended a four-year institution.

For more information and to apply visit: Jack Kent Cooke Foundation


Want to learn more about the Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship and how to apply? Register to attend a webinar for the scholarship on September 20, 2017 at 3:00 p.m. ET. Register here





CashCourse My Story Essay Contest 2017 Apply by: November 172017

Amount: $1,500/$750/$250

What is your earliest money memory? Submit an essay that describes your money memory, what you learned from it, and how it shaped your approach to your financial future.



  • 1 grand prize winner - $1500
  • 1 second place winner - $750
  • 4 runners up - $250 each

The contest ends November 17, 2017. Submit your essay today! Click the link below to enter contest.