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CompareCards awards monthly - $2,500 scholarship to a college student who can answer a tricky trivia question. Click here for details and the monthly due date.

The Drive to Learn $1,000 Scholarship Applicants must be enrolled full time, U.S citizens and non-U. S. citizens. Click here for details.  Annual Deadline: May 1, 2015

LawnStarter $1,000 scholarship for a student who is passionate about starting a business after graduating. Click here for details.  Deadline May 1, 2015

2015 Paralegal Career $500 Scholarship  to a paralegal student pursuing a career in the paralegal field, write a 200-300 word essay about “why you want to become a paralegal.” Click here for details and application. Annual Deadline: May 1

Joshua L. Goldstein, P.C., Immigration Law Firm  1,000.00 scholarship: first generation U.S. citizen, who lives and studies in the U.S.  Submit an original 450-word essay detailing why you or your parents immigrated to the U.S. and the challenges you or your family have had to overcome as a result.  Click here for details.  Deadline: May 1, 2015

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Logistics and Supply Chain $1,000 & $500 Scholarships for students who are interested in the fields of supply chain and logistics, have a 3.0 GPA or better.  Essay: 1,000 words or less” What technological advances would you use to make supply chains more efficient and reduce delivery costs due to rising fuel prices?” Click here for details. Deadline May 15, 2015.

ContactLensheaven.com $1,000 Scholarship Essay: 500 words on how Contact Lenses should be used, or how they improve people's lives, or simply tell your own fun and inspiring contact-lens related story . The most voted story wins.  Click here for details. Deadline: May 15, 2015

$1,000 Business Plan Scholarship for Students With Disabilities Eligibility: enrolled at U.S. college or university and has a recognized disability.  : Write a 500 to 1000 word essay on what you learned from the experience of writing a business plan. Click here for details. Deadline: May 15, 2015

Thomas L. Dickson $1,000 annual scholarship. Video essay based on the topic listed on the website. Click here for details: Deadline May 15, 2015.

Mometrix College $5,000, $2,000 & $1,000 Scholarships. Essay 350 words or less about your favorite test preparation practices and why they work so well. Click here for details. Deadline: May 22, 2015.

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Finance or Accounting $1,000 scholarship.  Outstanding student pursuing a degree in accounting or finance.  Write a 600-800 word essay. Click here for details. Deadline: May 30, 2015

AWeber Email Marketing $1,000 Scholarship. To apply, answer a nine-question survey and write a 500 word essay on one of the topics. Click here for details. Deadline: May 31, 2015

Caring.com $1,500 Scholarship.  Are you caring for an adult relative while enrolled in college? Submit your story though a 1,500-word essay or 2-minute video telling us about your journey.  “Who are you caring for and how are you involved as their caregiver?  How has your role as a caregiver influenced the decision for your major/career path? How would this scholarship be helpful to you in your current student-caregiving role? Click here for details. Questions, contact Alex Leos aleos@caring.com   650.762.5045.  Deadline:  May 31, 2015

2015 Iron Security $500 Scholarship.  Write an original blog post on the question: "In the home security business, a few moments in decision making can mean everything. Here at Iron Security, we’d like to know: When was the last situation where you only had a few moments to make a very important decision and what was the eventual result of that decision?"  Click here for details. Deadline:  May 31, 2015

PicMonkey College $1000 annual Scholarship: Take the survey and write a 400-500 word essay on one of the two questions. Click here for details. Deadline: May 31, 2015

AAC’s Behavioral Health Academic Scholarship essay. 1stplace - $5,000; 2ndplace - $2,500; 3rdplace - $2,500, U.S. Citizen, High school graduate, current full- or part-time undergraduate or graduate student in behavioral health, nursing, counseling, psychology, social work, marriage/family therapy, or other program focusing on treating mental health and/or substance abuse issues. Click here for details. Deadline:May 31, 2015

Pensters $1,000 Scholarship Essay Contest. for current high school, college or university student. Click here for details. Deadline: May 31, 2016

NAVEX Global Policy and Procedure Management Software $1000 Scholarship. Take a 14 question survey and write a 500 word essay on the prompts posted on the website. Click here for details. Deadline: May 31, 2015

Rover $1,000 College Scholarship: take the survey and write a 400-500 word essay on the topic: How do you feel about the rising popularity of sharing economy companies such as Airbnb, Rover, Uber, and Lyft? Tell us how you think the sharing economy will impact the future of the travel industry. Click here for details. Deadline: May 31, 2015

Sunoco - two $1,000 Scholarships. As future graphic designers, we would like to see what type of creative concepts you can develop around our high quality fuels for our retail POP. Click here for details. Deadline: May 31, 2015

CSC Global Online Brand Protection $1000 Scholarship. In 500 words or less, provide a response on the topic listed on the website. Click here for details. Deadline: May 31, 2015

2014-2015 Source Supply Scholarship essay contest: 1,000 words discuss the importance of keeping the environment clean. How does recycling make an impact on the environment? And how can the systems we, as a nation, have in place be improved? Click here for details. Deadline: May 31, 2015

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Lamps.com 2014 $1000 Scholarship. Write a 500-1000 word essay on the topic: How does lighting affect your learning environment or living space? Click here for details: http://www.lamps.com/scholarship-2014. Deadline: June 1, 2015 

The Effect of Grandparents Scholarship. Write a short story in the range of 500-1000 words on how your grandparent affected your life and why. Make sure your short story is original and factual. Click here for details. Deadline: June 1, 2015.

Oz Moving & Storage $1,000 essay scholarship. One award for the student with the most provocative and well-written essay from one of the topics. Click here for details. Deadline: June 1, 2015

Single Parent $1,000 Scholarships  awarded to single parents. Email your 300-600 word essay explaining your career goals and the challenges of being a single parent in school.  Click here for details.   Deadline:  June 1, 2015

Disabled Veterans - Chicago Injury Center’s Annual $250 - $500, & $1000 Scholarships. Write a 500+ word essay discussing the unique challenges they have faced as a disabled veteran and how their experiences have prepared them to overcome the challenges they will see as students. Click here for details. Deadline: June 1, 2015.

The Rural Students $500 Scholarship essay contest.  Click here for details.  Deadline: June 1, 2015

Navolutions $500 Scholarship. Write a 300-1000 word essay, or publish a 1-5 minute video on YouTube, telling us about a time that you successfully made someone (or several people) switch from Internet Explorer to a better browser. Entries will be judged on presentation, content, and overall creativity. Click here for details Deadline: June 1, 2015

College & Automotive Trade School $1000 Scholarship. Answer the question posted on the website in 500-1000 words. Click here for details.  Deadline: June 1, 2015

Revzilla Design $1000 Scholarship. Test your design skills to create a new t-shirt design for the ZLA army. Click here for details. http://www.revzilla.com/revzilla-design-scholarship-2014.  Deadline: June 1, 2015

Avrek Law $1,250 - $5,000 Scholarships for undergraduate or graduate students attending, or a 2-year or 4-year college.  Essay:  "How can we educate our community about the dangers of distracted driving and what are some practical ways we can drastically reduce distracted driving related accidents?" Click here for details. Deadline:  June 1, 2015

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Discount Park and Ride's Paving The Future $2,500 Scholarship Create a 700+ proposal for your business idea. Click here for details. Deadline: June 15, 2015

Dry Defender Protect Your Bed $1,000 Scholarship: Create an arch-nemesis for the Dry Defender cartoon character by making some type of creative piece using the Dry Defender and his nemesis facing off.  This can be a short film, comic, drawing, etc.  Click her for details.  Deadline: June 30, 2015

Zip Conferencing $2,500 Scholarship for a communications, marketing and business majors. Essay 500 – 1,000 words:  In what way has the use of new communication technologies affected the way that you interact with the world around you? How do you plan on employing the skills learned from those experiences in pursuit of your professional goals?  Format and submit as a post on the Zip Conferencing Facebook page.  Deadline:  June 30, 2015

Selflender $1000 Scholarship for aspiring Entrepreneurs. Full-time student enrolled in a 2-year, 4-year, or graduate program pursuing a degree in business, finance, entrepreneurship, computer science, economics, accounting, or math.  Essay: 500- 800 words "Tell us how you interact with banks today. Where do you think the future of banking is headed? Are you doing anything to build credit history today? If so, how are you doing it?"  Click here for details. Deadline: June 30, 2015

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AlphaCard $1,000 College Scholarship. Essay: 250-300 words “What measures could schools or universities implement to improve campus safety?”  Click here for details.  Deadline July 1, 2015 by 5 pm

Spokeo Connections $1,000 Scholarship essay contest.  Click for details.  Deadlines: Spring -December, Fall -:July 1, 2015

Castlemahon $2,500 High School Scholarship.  Graduating high school student entering college for the first time.  Write an essay covering any topic of Irish History. Click here for details. Deadline: July 1, 2015

TheHealthy.com $500 essay contest scholarships to incoming college freshman. Click here for details. Deadline: July 15, 2015

American Muscle $2,000 Scholarships. Offering 4 yearly scholarships for students pursuing an automotive major. Submit a 700-1500 word essay on the topic asked. Two scholarships for fall and two additional ones during the month of November for the spring. Click here for details. Deadline: July 15, 2015

Bradley R. Corbett Law Office $2,000 Scholarship.  Choose one topic: How will you further benefit our society by obtaining a degree? or Why is there a high correlation between the level of education attained by an incarcerated person and his or her recidivism rate? How does education help break the cycle of poverty?  Submit essay to scholarship@bradleycorbettlaw Annual Deadline: July 15

NurseJournal.org  $3,000 Global Health Scholarship for students enrolled in Nursing, Public Health, or Medicine.  NurseJournal.org is an organization in Cardiff, CA.  Essay 500-800 words: “There is an urgent need for global health professionals to address delivery strategies for the provision of critical health services both domestic and abroad. What kind of skills do you think are necessary to be an effective global health professional in the face of a pandemic?”  Click here for details. Deadline: July 15, 2015

Gagne, Scherer & Associates, LLC $1,200 Scholarship. Essay contest. Click here for details.  Deadline:  July 17, 2015

Levin Law Firm scholarships to individuals who are currently attending or planning on attending college or graduate school Click here for details. Deadline:  July 17, 2015.

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Single Parent Scholarship - LaMantia Law Firm. Submit a one to three-page, typed essay telling your story as a single parent pursuing an education.  Click here for details.  Click here for the application form.   Deadline: July 27, 2015

Invensis Young Thinker Scholarship  Essay, 600+ words: “In your opinion, which was the most disruptive mobile technology of 2014 and how is it a game changer? How will it evolve to impact the future?”  Click here for details.  Deadline:  July 31, 2015

Goedeker’s Book $500 and two $100 Scholarships. Write an essay about why attending college and your field of study are important to you. Give us some insight into your personal background, your philosophy about learning, why you chose your field in particular, and any other information you feel is relevant. These will be judged based on originality, creativity, organization of thought, and proper spelling, punctuation, and grammar. Click here for details.  Deadline: July 31, 2015

TV Providers.com $1,000 Scholarship.  What is your favorite moment in sports? Think of a moment that inspired you or had you celebrating for days. Recreate your favorite in a drawing, painting, short film or design.  Click here for details. Deadline:  July 31, 2015

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NursingTrack.com $1,000 Scholarship available to a Nursing student participating in a qualified undergraduate, graduate or certificate level nursing program. Complete an application and submit a 600-800 word essay. Click here for details Annual Deadline:  August

Belltown Spine & Wellness $1,000 Scholarship.  Essay: In what ways can a holistic perspective improve healthcare in the U.S.?  Terms and conditions.   Click here for details.  Deadline:  August 1, 2015.

Nurses Make a Difference Annual $1,000 Scholarship currently enrolled in an undergraduate nursing program or a high school student who has been accepted into a school with a nursing program. Essay 200-300 words on the topic of how nurses can make a difference in people’s lives.  Click here for details. Deadline:  August 1, 2015

Chicago Line $2,000 Scholarship for college students or incoming freshman, 2.5 GPA or greater.  Essay: "In an ideal world, what new creation would you contribute to Chicago's physical and/or cultural landscape?"  Click here for details. Deadline:  August 1, 2015

"Greater Minds" scholarship. is seeking to award individuals who have either been personally affected or had a close relation affected by medical malpractice.  Click here for details. Deadline:  August 1, 2015

VideoSurveillance.com Submit a 250-300 word essay on surveillance cameras in a college campus setting. Click here for details. Deadline:  August 1, 2015.

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“Race to Inspire” $500 Scholarship. Race Entry is anonline race registrationcompany that supports students of all disciplines pursuing   self-improvement and enhanced health through race preparation and participation. Many people have different reasons for running in a race. We want to hear & share your inspiring story. Write an essay,1,000-2,000 words, sharing your race story. Click here for details.  Deadline: August 15

Herolocity $1,000 Scholarship for a full-time student majoring in Business, Marketing or related field, 3.2 GPA, volunteered at a non-profit at least once this year or helped a small business with advice or services at your free will with no payment accepted. Write a 1,000-word case study of how a real business created a marketing strategy for their business and the outcome of their strategy. Click here for details.  Deadline:  August 30, 2015

$1,000 Scholarship Award for Career Success Write an essay about your career aspirations and how their current course load will help you achieve success in your careers. Where do you see yourself 10 years from now? Thinking outside the box is encouraged!  Visit the website for details.  Deadline:  August 31, 2015

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Karmanhealthcare.com 2 $500 Scholarships per year for college students with a mobility disability who use a Wheelchair or other mobility devices on a regular basis. Click here for details Annual deadline: September 1

Charles Moo $500 Scholarship for students of Asian descent, 18 years of age.  Essay: 450-700 words, "Provide three ideas on how new businesses can use social media to increase revenue." Click here for details.   Deadline: September 7, 2015

Countyoffice.org $1,000 Scholarship. Write a 500-1500 word essay: "The most important local county office to me is..."  Click here for details.  Deadline: September 30, 2015

Customer Engagement-Focused $1,000 Marketing Scholarship to a undergraduate or graduate student, 3.0 GPA, seeking to enter a marketing field focused around customer engagement or research.  Essay: 300-500 words explaining why the student would like to enter this field, or the student’s perceived value of customer-focused marketing programs.  Click here for details. Deadline: October 1, 2015

Tungsten Rings & Co. $1,000.00 Scholarship essay contest for students enrolled in a two year, four year, graduate or vocational program.. The scholarship is awarded every fall and spring. Click here for details. Spring deadline: April 15, and Fall deadline: October 15

ABODO Scholarship $500 Essay contest. 1,000 words or less “Describe 5 great things you love about your school, but most people don’t know about.  Click here for details. Deadlines:  Spring: February 28; Fall: October 31.

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DietSpotlight.com, a $3,000 and three $1,000 Scholarships.  Essay 900-1,500 words where students share their ideas on the relationship between body weight and self-esteem. Click here for details.  Deadline: December 31, 2015

ADT Home Defender $500 Educational Scholarship Click here for details and the essay question.  Deadline:  December 31, 2015

National Debt Relief $1,000 Scholarships. This is scholarship award is open to graduate and undergraduate students pursuing studies in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) fields.  Provide a unique solution to the follow issue: Come up with a unique way to solve the $1+trillion dollar student loan crisis.  Click here for details. Deadline: January 31, 2016

$1,000 Stewart Guss College Scholarship. Write an essay on "What Law Would You Change and Why?” Click here for details. Annual Deadline: March 1.

Long Island Attorney Ronald D. Weiss $2,500 College Scholarship Contest   Click here for essay topic.  Deadline: April17, 2016

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Scholarships (listed by due date)

Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society Scholarships

NAMM (National Association for Music Merchants) supports the grants and scholarships to encourage individuals to pursue education and careers in the music products industry. Click here for details. 

P.E.O. (Philanthropic Educational Organization) awards grants up to $3,000 to females enrolled at MiraCosta College who have had a lapse of at least 24 consecutive months as a student at some time, are within 24 consecutive months of completing educational goal (A.A or certificate), are a U.S. or Canadian citizen, enrolled in a program leading to employment or job advancement. Apply to one of the following Chapters:

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College Networking $500 Scholarship Eligibility: enrolled in at least 6 units at a two year college or trade school; maintain a minimum 3.2 GPA; at least 18 years of age. Click here for details. Deadline: April 25, 2015

California Coast Credit Union $500 Scholarship for students who have completed 12 or more units, a GPA of 3.0 or greater, at MiraCosta College. Currently enrolled in nine or more units at MiraCosta College and plan to continue at MiraCosta for the fall 2015 semester; U.S. citizen or a resident alien; hold a current leadership role in an on-campus or community service organization or have completed a minimum of 25 documented hours of community service in the 6 months prior to applying. Submit two (2) letters of recommendation from staff or faculty at MiraCosta College or applicant’s service organization. Complete a 500-word essay and submit with the scholarship application.   Essay topic: “California Coast Credit Union, like all credit unions, was founded on the principle of people helping people. Please tell us about an experience where you used your time and talents to help an individual, a group or the community.”Click here to download application. Deadline: Mail application by:  April 30, 2015

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Hill & Ponton Veteran's Scholarship offering four $1,000 merit based scholarships awarded two in the fall and two in spring  to veterans of the U.S. Armed Forces. Click here for details.  Deadlines:  May 1 and November 1

San Diego County Flower & Plant Association Scholarships for students planning continued study in ornamental horticulture and/or currently attending an accredited college, and intend to contribute to the horticultural community in California after graduation. Click here for details. Questions, contact: Jan Berry 760.431.2572 Ext. 101, Deadline: April 30

High School/Solana Beach residents: Solana Beach Civic and Historical Society Scholarships - two $1,000 awards for graduating high school seniors, residing in Solana Beach, planning to attend college or technical school in the fall. Must, have at least a 3.0 grade point average, financial need, and be involved in the community.  Click here for details.  Deadline:  April 30.

Griswold Home Care $1,000 biannual scholarship: Award offered to a qualified student pursuing a associates, bachelor’s, graduate, or professional degree at an accredited college or university. Click here for details. Deadline: May 1, 2015

GFWC Contemporary Women of North County $1,500.00 Scholarship for students currently enrolled at MiraCosta College, 3.0 or greater GPA, demonstrates financial need, volunteers in the community. 

ARTISTS: San Diego Watercolor Society Merit Scholarships. Awards provide free access to SDWS member activities: 12-month membership, subscription to SDWS Quarterly magazine/online newsletters, waived entry fees for watermedia paintings submitted to monthly member shows, two standard SDWS approved frame sets (including frame, Plexiglas, mats, foam and wiring), lending privileges from the SDWS art library, attendance at monthly artist demonstrations, discounts at local art supply stores, volunteer opportunities at SDWS events.  Click here for details.  Questions, email scholarship@sdws.org.  Annual Deadline:  May 15

Finance - Accounting $1,000 Scholarship. Students must be full-time, majoring in Finance, Accounting, or a related field. Click here for details. Deadline: May 30, 2015.

Crown & Caliber Entrepreneur’s $1,000 Scholarship based on entrepreneurial abilities. Submit your best business proposal plan for an online business startup that would challenge the likes of Google and Facebook. Click here for details. Deadline: May 31, 2015

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Astanza Q-Switched Laser Annual $2,500 Scholarship to support students entering the fields of medicine, nursing, engineering, physics, biology, or applied sciences. Your MiraCosta College transcript is in place of an acceptance letter, but state in the email that an acceptance letter is not included.  The cover letter must be well written explaining why you deserve the scholarship and why you are pursuing education in one of the areas listed above.  Click here for details. Deadline: June 30, 2015

The San Diego Foundation - Common Scholarship Application - Opening in December, 2015.

Expert Institute's Annual Healthcare & Life Sciences $1,000 Scholarship to students pursuing a degree in medicine or life sciences. Click here for details. Deadline: December 31, 2015

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$10,000 GREETING CARD Scholarship Contest

The Latina Leadership Network (LLN) Student Scholarship provides four $500 community college scholarships. Click here for details. Annual Deadline: March

North County AFRICAN-AMERICAN WOMEN'S Association (NCAAWA) Scholarship

Students who suffered the Loss of a Parent or Guardian College-bound students, ages 17-24.  Click here for details Annual Deadline: March

SEMA (Specialty Equipment Marketing Association) Automotive $2,000 - $3,000 Scholarships for careers in: Accounting, Administration, Advertising, Design/Graphics, Engineering, Information Technology, Manufacturing, Photo/Journalism, Race Car Driver/Crew, Sales/Marketing, Technicians, and Transportation. Click here for eligibility requirements and click here to apply online Questions, contact is: Juliet Marshall (909) 978-6655. Annual Deadline: April 1

AAUW (American Assoc. of University Women) Poway-Penasquito Scholarships Female high school graduate or GED without a bachelor’s or advanced degree, enrolled or accepted in a degree program at a community college, 4 year college, or university, and currently taking courses toward goal; 23 years or older, experienced challenges in life and education that differ from the traditional 4-year path; completed 20+ units, resides in North San Diego County. Two letters of Recommendation, and Personal Statement (one-page, double spaced) are required. Click here for the details Annual Deadline:  April 15

AAUW (American Association of University Women) Carlsbad-Oceanside-Vista (COV). $1,500 Jeanne Gruenwald Scholarship for students enrolled at MiraCosta College. Click here for the scholarship criteria. Annual Deadline: April 30

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Disability-Related Scholarships

Disability Scholarships and Education website

Disabled Student Scholarships

Disability Related Scholarship List for Students and Family (2012)

Disability Scholarships for students with disabilities.  Save the link as a Favorite and review their website often for scholarship opportunities.

Foundation for Developmental Disabilities (FDD) Scholarships for students planning a career or presently working in the field of developmental disabilities, child development, or related field, residents of and attending college in San Diego and Imperial Counties.  Click here for details. Deadline: 4:30 p.m. May 8, 2015

180 Medical $1,000 Scholarships for students attending a 2-year, 4-year, or graduate school program full-time in the fall. Applicants must be under a physician's care for a spinal cord injury, spina bifida, transverse myelitis, neurogenic bladder, or ostomy (ileostomy, colostomy, or urostomy), and legal U.S. resident. Click here for details. Questions, email 180 medical. Deadline:   June 1, 2015

Belltown Spine & Wellness $1,000 Scholarship.  Essay: In what ways can a holistic perspective improve healthcare in the U.S.?  Full terms and conditions.  Click here for details.  Deadline:  August 1, 2015.

ADHD Scholarship by Shire awarding 50 $2,000 scholarships plus one year of ADHD coaching to assist in meeting the challenges of higher education.  Students required to be legal U.S. residents diagnosed with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), are accepted to or enrolled in undergraduate programs, and are under the care of a licensed health care professional for ADHD.  Click here for details and Apply Online. Annual Deadline: February

American Association of Health & Disability (AAHD) Scholarship for a student with a disability enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program, pursuing studies related to the health and disability:  public health, health promotion, disability studies, disability research, rehabilitation engineering, audiology, disability policy, special education and majors that will impact quality of life of persons with disabilities. Click here for details.   Annual deadline: November

Deana’s Wish Memorial Scholarship  for a student diagnosed with, or have an immediate family member who has been affected by esophageal or stomach cancer. Click here for details Questions? Contact Denise Ross 760-705-3055. Deadline March 1

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$1,000 JustWalkers.com Mobility Scholarship    Deadline: June

$1,000 Buckfirelaw Disability Scholarship.  Eligibility Criteria: U.S. citizen, enrolled at an accredited college or university, has a disability diagnosis from any person qualified to make a diagnosis, 3.0 GPA, has completed at least one semester of classes at an accredited college or university.  Click here for details  Deadline: November 1, 2014

National Alliance on Mental Illness - List of scholarships currently available for young adults living with a mental health condition

Foundation for Developmental Disabilities–Peterson Scholarship for college students planning a career, or working in the field of Child Development, Developmental Disabilities or a related field, must be a resident of and attending college in San Diego and Imperial counties. Annual fall scholarship. Deadline: November (MCC student won $1,500)

Cerebral Palsy Scholarships Foundation for CA residents, age 17 or older, with a diagnosis of Cerebral Palsy who will be attending an accredited undergraduate U.S. college, university or vocational school in the Fall 2012/Winter 2013. Up to $2,500 for credit course work. Up to $500 for audit/non-credit coursework for one class. E-mail  for more information. Deadline: May

National Federation of the Blind offers a national and state scholarship to legally blind students each year. National scholarships range from $3,000 to $12,000. Scholarship information Questions?  Contact: Kia Vaca, National Federation of the Blind of California

180 Medical Scholarships program for college students and high school seniors with spinal cord injuries, spina bifida, and transverse myelitis.  Download Application.  Annual Deadline:  June

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Foster Youth Scholarships

FOSTER Youth Scholarships - United Friends of the Children Foster Youth

Change A Life Foundation scholarship program for Emancipated Youth and graduating high school seniors in Los Angeles, San Diego, and Orange Counties. Emancipated Youth criteria: 12th grade student enrolling at 4-year institution OR currently attending a Community College and ready to transfer,  2.75 GPA, financial need, U.S. Citizen or Permanent Legal Resident, community service. Apply Online  Contact: Mikelle Meyer (949) 788- 9999.  Annual Deadline: March

Fostering Change Visit the website for a list of former Foster Youth scholarships and information.  Link to Independent Living skills program resources and information

Fostering Opportunities Dollars for Scholars (FoDFS) Visit the website for deadlines on applying for scholarships as new or continuing students. Students require proof of prior dependency in San Diego County, enrollment in school and official transcripts, recommendation letter from supportive adult. Questions call (619) 226-4133.Casey Family Programs provides, improves, and ultimately prevents the need for FOSTER care.  Visit the website for details. California CHAFEE Grant for foster youth - California Student Aid Commission. Money for foster youth for college or career training.  Apply Online

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Just in Time for Foster youth. Review the website for details

America's College Fund for Foster Youth - Casey Family Scholarships serves FOSTER Youth providing college scholarships, connecting with mentors and internships, sending care packages, or testifying before Congress. Click here for scholarships and grants. Annual Deadline: March

Promises2kids (formerly the CAPF Guardian Scholarship) assists youth exiting the San Diego foster care system in their efforts to gain an education.   Click here for Guardian Scholars information.

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Health Profession Scholarships

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HRSA 2015 NURSE Corps Scholarship Program application cycle is now open and will close on May 21, 2015 at 7:30p.m. Eastern Time (ET). Please refer to the 2015 Application and Program Guidance for of the program requirements.

NurseJournal.org  $3,000  Global Health Scholarship Essay 500-800 words: “There is an urgent need for global health professionals to address delivery strategies for the provision of critical health services both domestic and abroad. What kind of skills do you think are necessary to be an effective global health professional in the face of a pandemic?”  Click here for details. Deadline: July 15, 2015

HRSA Nurse Corps Scholarship Program  In exchange for 2-year service commitment at a critical shortage facility, the scholarship program pays: tuition, eligible fees, and other reasonable costs. Click here for details

AAUW COV (Carlsbad, Oceanside, Vista) $1,500 Jeanne Gruenwald Scholarship Eligibility Criteria: A community college student enrolled in a Registered Nursing program or Transferring or returning Junior or Senior student in a four-year Program for Fall 2013, U.S. citizen, resident of San Diego County, planning to attend a college in San Diego County or So. Cal., 3.0 GPA. Download Application    Annual Deadline: May

California Organization of Associate Degree NURSING Directors (Southern) Leadership Scholarships for nursing students in 2nd, 3rd or 4th semester in a CA program, U.S. citizen, CA resident, 3.0 GPA.  Download Application.  Annual Deadlines: April and November

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Hispanic Latino Scholarships

2014-2015 MANA de San Diego Scholarship Program - LATINAS pursuing a degree. Click here for details. Annual Deadline: February

Educators for Fair Consideration (E4FC) Empowering undocumented young people in their pursuit of college, career and citizenship.  Review the list of information available for immigrant students that do not have U.S. citizenship or legal permanent residency as well as advice and tips for writing winning scholarship applications.  Click here for details.

Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute Scholarships. Eligibility: full-time in college, participation in public/community service activities. Click here for details Deadline:  April

National Latino & American Indian Scholarship Directory  - review the CD with over 3,700+ pages of useful information and searchable scholarship.  The CD Directory Version is in the MiraCosta Library Hub in the Reference Section.

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BECA Foundation, Inc.$500- $1,000 scholarships for San Diego County high school graduates entering college in the fall; $500-$2, 000 Alice Newell Joslyn Medical Fund for students entering Medical/Health Care: dental or medical assistant, nursing, physical therapist, or seeking BS., Master's, or Doctorate in the health field, living in San Diego County.

Chicano Organizing & Research in Education (CORE) Scholarship . Eligibility: undocumented Chicano/Latino high school student/GED graduate enrolling for the first time in an accredited college with financial need and academic potential. Deadline: February

HSF - Hispanic Scholarship Fund . $1,000 to $5,000 scholarship awards. Apply for Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), DACA applicants do not apply for FAFSA, however, must submit household income information, have 3.0 or greater GPA on, U.S. citizen or legal permanent resident with a valid permanent resident card or passport stamped I-551, be pursuing, or plan to pursue, your first undergraduate or graduate degree. Plan to enroll full-time as an undergraduate or graduate student at a U.S. accredited institution in the U.S., Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands, or Guam in the upcoming academic year. Click here for details. Deadline: April 2015

San Diego National Assoc. of Hispanic NURSES (SDNAHN) . Eligibility: must be in an accredited nursing program with at least one semester of  studies completed. Download Application   Deadlines: March 1 and November 1

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Assoc. of Raza Educators (A.R.E.), scholarships for undocumented college students and graduating high school seniors. Scholarships are based on need and active participation in community. Students complete an application and, interview process. Download Application Deadline: March

Hispanic Business Women Association (NHBWA) Scholarship. Download Guidelines and Application    Deadline: March

Latino and Salvadoran Students (SALEF) Latino and Salvadoran Students   Fulfilling Our Dreams Scholarship Fund.  Download Application. Deadline: April

Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU) Scholarship Program offers several scholarships ranging in value from $1,000 - $3,500. Scholarships for undergraduate students at 2-year or 4-year institutions in various fields of study. Review the website for scholarship opportunities.

The Latina Leadership Network of the California Community Colleges is pleased to announce that applications are available for the 2014 LLN Student Scholarship Awards. The LLN Student Scholarship is designed to provide 4 $500 community college scholarships. Annual Deadline: March

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Military Scholarships

Hill & Ponton Veteran's Scholarship offering four $1,000 merit based scholarships awarded two in the fall and two in spring  to veterans of the U.S. Armed Forces. Click here for details.  Deadlines:  May 1 and November 1

Anthony Castelli Attorney's - $500 Veteran's College Scholarship for active duty, veteran honorably discharged, parent, sibling, child or grandchild of an active duty or honorably discharged veteran. Essay: 750 - 1000 words on “The American Military's Place in Preserving Freedom for the United States” Click here for details. Deadline: May 25, 2015

VA Expands Fry Scholarship to Surviving Spouses of service members who died on active duty.  Click here for details and Click here for the Fact Sheet.

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VETERANS United Scholarship Program funded by employee donations. Award five $2,000 biannual scholarships.  Eligibility: have a connection to the military by being one of the following: Veteran, Active-duty, military spouse, child of a military member or veteran; pursuing a post-secondary degree, submit a transcript 2.5 GPA,  and submit a 750-word essay based on three prompts, Apply online.  Fall: October 1 – 31; Spring: April 1 – 30

Chicago Injury Center’s Annual $250 - $500, & $1000 Scholarship for disabled veterans. Applicants should write a 500+ word essay discussing the unique challenges they have faced as a disabled veteran and how their experiences have prepared them to overcome the challenges they will see as students. Click here for details. Deadline: June 1, 2015

AFCEA Educational Foundation  Scholarships & Grants for students who are active-duty, veteran, spouse or dependent. General Emmett Paige Scholarship One application covers several scholarships. Annual deadline: November

Hope For The Warriors® Scholarships for legal spouses or caregivers of U.S. military service members who were wounded, injured or killed while in the line of duty between 2001 and the present. Deadline October

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Freedom Alliance Scholarship Fund honors bravery and dedication to those who sacrificed life/limb defending our country by providing educational scholarships to their children. Click here for details.

Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation, Inc. applicants must be the son or daughter of military personnel, View the eligibility in mid-February, apply online. Click here for details

Military SPOUSE Tuition Assistance program   Department of Defense (DoD) "MyCAA" (My Career Advancement Account)

Camp Pendleton Officers' Spouses' Club (OSC) offers annual scholarships to individuals whose sponsors are active duty members of the Navy, Marine Corps or sister services stationed at Camp Pendleton. The sponsor may be enlisted, an officer, or honorably retired from the Navy or Marine Corps by the time the application is submitted. Individuals whose Navy or Marine Corps sponsor is deceased may also apply. All applicants, must live within a 50-mile radius of Camp Pendleton. Click here for details. Annual Deadline: February

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Study Abroad Scholarships

Benjamin A. Gilman STUDY ABROAD Scholarship for students interested in study abroad programs awards up to $5,000 to participate in study abroad and is open to U.S. citizens who are receiving a Pell Grant from their Federal Financial Aid Award. Eligibility: enrolled as undergrad student at 2 or 4-yr U.S. school, U.S. citizen, receiving Pell Grant, study abroad program is 4+ weeks in one country and no more than an academic year, and receiving academic college credit. Learn how to create a compelling application by visiting the online presentation and get started on your international experience today! Apply Online

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4-Year Colleges & Universities

Transfer Student Application Fee Waiver - The Western Association for College Admission Counseling and the National Association have worked together to create a Transfer Student Application Fee Waiver.  Download the fee waiver form.

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Website List

Click here for a list of Annual Scholarships

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