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Local and outside Scholarships not administered by LMC

Please note, the LMC Foundation/Scholarship Program does NOT administer any of the following scholarships nor has any additional information about them. You must contact the offering organizations DIRECTLY if you wish for further information. Thank you.

AIFS Study Abroad Scholarships

Each year, more than $600,000 in scholarships and grants is awarded to deserving students. Funds are available for both summer and semester programs.

For more information click here.

American Indian College Fund

The American Indian College Fund provides scholarships for American Indian students, disbursing an average of 6,000 scholarships annually to students from the more than 500 federally recognized American Indian Nations seeking a better life through higher education.

For a list of scholarships or more information, click here.


Assistance League of Diablo Valley Scholarship

This philanthropic program of Assistance League of Diablo Valley aids students with college expenses based upon their need, school/community activities and grade point average. Applicants must be a residents of Contra Costa County, California.


Scholarships are awarded to graduating high school seniors applying to four year colleges/universities, to community college students transferring with junior level status to four year colleges/universities, and to current year graduates of the Contra Costa County Independent Living Skills Program applying to four year colleges/universities, community colleges, or vocational training programs.


Click here to connect to the Scholarship Program page.


AttSavings.com -California Internet Scholarship

$1,000 scholarship exclusive to California students. The scholarship is available for all current and prospective undergraduate students attending a college or university in the state of California.


Scholarship amount: $1,000

Deadline: November 30, 2012

Eligibility: Current and prospective students attending an institution in California

Entry form: http://www.attsavings.com/scholarship/ca

Ayn Rand Essay Scholarships

Every year the Ayn Rand Institute sponsors annual essay contests that offer 521 prizes and $81,000 in prize money .

For more details visit: www.aynrandnovels.com and choose from the list of subjects.

Deadlines vary.


Bernard L. Hyink Scholarship

Each year, the California Internship and Work Experience Association (CIWEA) honors two students who have participated in an internship or work experience at a two and four year college or university. A $1000 scholarship for 1st place and a $500 scholarship for 2nd place is awarded by the CIWEA. Students must be nominated by a current CIWEA member and must have participated in an internship or work experience program during the winter, spring, summer or fall of 2012.


For more information visit the CIWEA website: www.ciwea.org.


Internal application deadline is Friday, November 16, 2012 for consideration of moving forward.


CKSF Intern Challenge

Common Knowledge Scholarship Foundation supports high school and college students.

Eligibility requirements: Applicants must register online with CKSF and complete quizzes on various topics. The student with the most points from correct answers and the shortest time that it takes to answer the questions wins the scholarship.

Minimum GPA: None

Amount and Deadline varies

For more information click here.


Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation

The Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation supports 1,400 college students each year, with annual scholarships of 3.4 million through two nationally recognized programs on behalf of coca-cola.


For eligibility requirements and to apply, click here.


COMTO Scholarship

The Northern California Chapter of the Conference of Minority Transportation Officials (COMTO) is seeking applicants for scholarship awards of $1,000 – $3,000 each. COMTO is a national, multiethnic organization founded in 1971 to advocate for the transportation careers and transportation needs of minorities.


Applications must be postmarked no later than Wednesday, October 31, 2012. (Applications that are postmarked by October 31, 2012 but not delivered by Monday, November 5th will not be considered.)


Click here to apply.


Educators for Fair Consideration (E4FC)

Supporting undocumented students in their pursuit of college, career and contribution.


E4FC's New American Scholars Program provides financial awards and support services to low-income immigrant college students who live or attend school in the San Francisco Bay Area. They provide scholarships of up to $10,000 to cover tuition and other college expenses. Scholars are selected for their academic excellence, financial need, and community impact. They are expected to participate in E4FC events and commit to community service or professional development activities for the year.

For an application or more information, click here.


Foundation for Global Scholars

At the time of applying for any of the Foundation scholarships, you must be enrolled in a North American college or university where transfer credit from an academic program abroad will be applied to your degree being earned. (The exception to this requirement is the GlobaLinks Learning Abroad Internship Scholarship. There are no other exceptions.)


Please visit www.foundationforglobalscholars.org for more detailed information about each scholarship and deadlines.


Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU)

The Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU) was established in 1986 with a founding membership of eighteen institutions. Today, HACU represents more than 400 colleges and universities committed to Hispanic higher education success in the U.S., Puerto Rico, Latin America, Spain and Portugal.


The 2013-2014 scholarship application will open in the Spring of 2013.


Click here to learn more about HACU and their scholarship program.


Health Professions Education Foundation

The Health Professions Education Foundation is changing application deadlines. September 11, 2012 will be the new deadline for all programs. Prior applications will not be accepted. Please check the website in June 2012 for current and correct posted applications.


For a complete list, click here.


Hispanic Scholarship Fund

The Hispanic Scholarship Fund is the nation's largest not-for-profit organization supporting Hispanic higher education. The HSF general scholarship application is open September 1st through December 15th.


For more information on the HSF Scholarship Program and to apply, click here


Holy Names University, Oakland, CA

Merit scholarships available for graduate and transfer students at this catholic-based liberal arts university.

Go to: www.hnu.edu


Jack Kent Cooke Foundation

The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation’s Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship honors excellence by supporting outstanding community college students with financial need to transfer to and complete their bachelor’s degrees at the nation’s top four-year colleges and universities.

They provide scholarships worth up to $30,000 per year to community college students to help them earn a four-year degree.


Applicants will be able to access the online application at www.jkcf.org from September 17, 2012, to December 5, 2012.

Note: To be eligible for the program, students must be nominated by the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Faculty Representative at their two-year institution. Students cannot apply directly to the Foundation.


Kennedy-King Memorial College Scholarship Fund

Founded in memory of Doctor Martin Luther King, Jr. and Senator Robert F. Kennedy in 1968, we provide $8000 college scholarships to students from minority groups under-represented at California's four-year colleges and universities with financial need and who have demonstrated academic success at one of the three community colleges in Contra Costa County.


Applications for 2013 will be posted in mid October.


Click here for more information and to apply.


Juvenile Hall Auxiliary Vocational & Academic Scholarships

The Juvenile Hall Auxiliary of Contra Costa County offers financial aid to students who were or are in placement under the jurisdiction of the Court in the amounts of at least $300 per quarter or $500 per semester. 

Click here for more information and eligibility.


Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund (MALDEF)

Encourages all students, regardless of immigration status, to seek private scholarships for their educational expenses.

Click here for a list of scholarship listings


My Recipe– My Heritage Scholarship Essay Contest

Offered by FastRecipes.com is awarding $4,500 worth of prizes. The scholarship essay aims at increasing the awareness of culinary history as a vital aspect of cultural studies and a means of preserving and perpetuating ethnic traditions and values. 

Both US citizens and foreign students currently attending a US college, university, or another institution of higher education are eligible to participate. The essay should explore the place culinary traditions hold in one’s cultural/ethnic identity. 

Deadline: The contest will be closed for additional entries once the first 200 essays are received.  Winners will be announced within 8 weeks after the last entry has been submitted. 

For more information and submission guidelines, visit My Recipe – My Heritage Scholarship Guidelines


National College Resources Foundation/The College Expo

National College Resources Foundation/The College Expo’s mission is to increase college enrollment among underserved/underrepresented youth.

Deadlines Vary.

New scholarships available


Pan American Roundtable of Contra Costa & Alameda Scholarship


Click here for application


Deadline is November 15, 2012


P.E.O. (Philanthropic Educational Organization)

P.E.O. is a philanthropic organization for women. Founded in 1869 as a small friendship society, P.E.O. quickly grew into a diverse, widespread sisterhood with one mission: promote educational and personal growth opportunities for women.

Scholarships for California Women Residents (only):

All P.E.O. California scholarships have specific eligibility requirements and restrictions. Application packets can be requested annually from September 1st through January 9th.

For a list of scholarships, check out their website at www.peocalifornia.org


Real Estate Endowment Scholarship

The Chancellor’s Office is pleased to announce the availability of 2012-2013 Real Estate Endowment Fund Scholarships for community college students. These awards are available for academically able students who need financial assistance to help meet costs related to enrollment in community college real estate education programs. Eligible students are those majoring in Real Estate, or if a Real Estate major isn’t offered by the college, those majoring in Business Administration with a concentration in Real Estate.


The scholarship application period is set for September 14, 2012-March 15, 2013


For an application, click here.


R.O.T.C. -US Air Force Scholarships

Air Force ROTC can help you overcome the financial hardships associated with college, and when you complete your degree, you have got a guaranteed career after school –debt free.

We can help with:

For more information, click here.



Offers several scholarships. Must submit an online short written response (250 words or less) on specific topics.


Deadlines vary.

Check out their website for more information.


Soroptimist Women's Opportunity Award

The Women’s Opportunity Awards program assists women who provide the primary source of financial support for their families by giving them the resources they need to improve their education, skills and employment prospects.


Applications are due each year by December 1 to the address listed below in Step 4. Award recipients will be notified between January and June.


Click here to get more information and to access application.


Talbot's Scholarship Program

The Talbots Scholarship Program is funded by the Talbots Charitable Foundation Inc. and was created to support those women ready to start a new chapter and pursue a college degree later in life. Since its inception in 1997, we have awarded over $1.6 MILLION IN SCHOLARSHIPS.


For more information, click here.


The Blue and Gold Opportunity Plan

UC Financial aid program intended to expand access to the University for lower-income students by establishing a minimum level of grant aid for undergraduates with financial need and household incomes below the state median of $60,000.


To be eligible for the Blue and Gold Opportunity Plan, please visit: www.universityofcalifornia.edu/blueandgold


The College Prowler Monthly Scholarship

Submit Your College Application Essay and Win $2,000. A New Winner Chosen Every Month.



Applicant must be a current high school or college student.
Graduate students are not eligible.
Applicant must submit a college essay that is their original work.

Applicant must be a legal resident of the United States. International students with valid visas are also eligible.

Please visit: http://campuslife.collegeprowler.com/the_scholarship.asp


US Bundles.com 2013 College Scholarship

US Bundles.com understand every cent counts when it comes to college. That's why they are offering $1000 to the college student who can best answer the following question by December 10, 2012.


Click here for more information


Verizon FiOS Scholarship

Win $1,000 toward your tuition when you list the Top 5 Ways Social Media Has Improved Your Educational Experience


For more details, click here


Deadline for entries is November 30, 2012