Other Scholarships Available

Scholarships on this page are not funded through MiraCosta College, but are listed as additional resources for students; and students have successfully received outside scholarships.  As with all outside scholarship information, beware of Scholarship ScamsClick here for consumer information from the Federal Trade Commission.

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CompareCards monthly $2,500 Scholarship to a college student who can answer a tricky trivia question. Click here for details. Deadline: open 

Havahart Wireless $500 Scholarship essay contestClick here for details. Biannual: Fall & Spring

William Male Foundation $1,000-$5,000 Scholarships for students pursuing (fine arts, performing arts, film, video, or photography. Applications accepted throughout the year, grants awarded quarterly. Click here for details. Deadline: open

LA Tutors monthly $500 Scholarship. Submit an essay describing the goal of a particular project and provide supporting documentation. Click here for details. Deadline:  20th of each month

SeoOptimizers $500 Scholarship Design an innovative project that makes a difference in the lives of others and submit an essay describing the goal of the particular project, provide supporting documentation.  Click here for details.  Deadline:  20th of each month

Surviving Mesothelioma $1,000 James "Rhio" O'Connor Memorial Scholarships. Essay 700-1,500 words exploring alternative therapies and potential changes and improvements in our HC system in the way we treat cancer. Click for details.  Deadline: last day of each month.

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HomeTeam Homecare $2,000 Scholarship to undergraduate students studying nursing or pursuing a home care- home health certification . Students write a 500-words or less essay describing the greatest challenges they perceive with providing care and support for individuals in need. Click here for details.  Deadline: February 1, 2016

Bulk Office Supply $1000 Scholarship. Essay scholarship open to high school and college students with an interest in pursuing art, teaching, or owning a business.  Click here for details. Deadline:  February 1, 2016

Walnut Solutions $350 Scholarship for students pursuing Computer Science. Applicant submit info graphics about the growth of internet marketing in 2015. Click here for details. Deadline: February 1, 2016

David Elden College $500 Scholarship for students currently enrolled with at least a 2.7 grade point average.  Essay: 1,000 or more words explaining your financial challenges and how $500 can help you? Click here for details. Deadlines: fall semester: September 30; spring semester February 10, 2016

California Strawberry $400 Renewable Scholarships for children of California strawberry field workers. Click here for details. Annual Deadline: February 15, 2016

Levin Firm $1,000 Scholarship Essay Contest to individuals who are currently attending or planning on attending college or graduate school in the near future. The new deadline for entries is February 15, 2016. Click here for details. Biyearly Deadlines: July & February 15, 2015

Zeiger Firm $1,000 Biannual College Scholarship Essay Contest. Submit a 500-word essay: “The right to a trial by jury is a fundamental tenet of our legal system which is enshrined in the United States Constitution. Under current law, however, only people accused of serious crimes that are punishable by more than six months prison have an absolute right to a jury trial. Do you agree with the current state of the law? Why or why not.”  Click here for details.  Biannual Deadline February 15, 2016

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:  Fall: October 31; Spring: February 28

Online Schools Offering Laptops (OSOL) $2,500 Scholarship. Submit a 350+-word essay: “Although technology in the classroom is becoming more prevalent, some would consider it a double edged sword. Do you support iPads, Smartphones, Laptops in classrooms of all ages and sizes? Please explain your position.”  Click here for details. Deadline: Feburary 28, 2016

OneTri $500 Student Triathlete Scholarship Students send in proof that they’ve participated in a triathlon (of any length), a marathon, or a half-marathon. Acceptable forms of proof include a photo of you at the event, a photo of your registration form, or a photo of you with your race number.  Click here for details.  Deadline:  February 29, 2016

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$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.

RentLingo.com Dream Big $1,000 Scholarship to the winner of our dream job essay contest. Click here for details.   Deadline: & October 1 & March 1

Abraham and Lillian Turk Scholarship for San Diego County residents who demonstrate financial need.  Up to 20 awards, up to $10,000 each will be given for students planning to attend accredited 2-year or 4-year colleges, university, technical or vocational schools. Click here for guidelines. Click here for the application. Questions, contact sharyn@jcfsandiego.org, 858.279.2740.  Deadline:  March 1, 2016.

PFLAG Scholarships for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender students who are residents of San Diego County.  LGBT high school seniors and LGBT full-time undergraduate or graduate student can apply.  Essay: Describe something you have done in the past year that has made a positive difference in your community. What will you do to change the world for the better? Click here for details.  Annual Deadline:  March 15, 2016

2015-2016 Mike Weston $500 Memorial Scholarship for high school seniors or currently enrolled community college students, are legal California residents, have a parent - legal guardian - or primary care-giver that is an active member of the U.S. military  (includes Reserves or active National Guard); 3.0 or greater GPA, admitted to a degree program at a college or university for fall 2016.  Write a 500- to 700-word essay “What does it mean to you to be part of a military family?” Must be original, student’s name included in the upper right corner of each page, staple a separate cover page to the essay with the following information: Student's full name, address, city and zip code, a contact number (cell/home), email address, name of high school or community college currently attending. E-mail essay to mwessay@alston.com. Deadline: 5 p.m., March 22, 2016

Sleepopolis $1,000 Scholarship for college students or high school seniors.  Create a 2-5 minute video: “How has the internet changed old-school industries? (ex. mattresses, newspapers, television, etc.).  If you could change an established industry for the better using the internet, which would it be and what would you do to change it? How has the internet changed the way you research and buy products? Click here for details. Deadline: March 31, 2016

Sleeklens Academic $2,000 Scholarship Essay Contest for full-time students and high school seniors.  Click here for details Deadline: March 31. 2016

JacksonWhite Criminal Law Biannual $1,000 Scholarship Write an 1,000-word essay: “With consideration to the history of the war on drugs, what are the lasting effects we see today, and the possible future impact? Suggest alternative strategies to make the war on drugs more effective.”  Click here for details. Biannual Deadlines: September and March 31

Mathematics  $1,000 Scholarship Contest. Students create a short video, 2 - 3 minutes, showcasing the power of mathematics in an everyday situation.  Click here for details.  Deadline:  March 31, 2016

2016 Small Business Success Essay Contest.   https://www.suretybonds.com/scholarships Awarding three (3) $1,500 Scholarship.  Click here for details. Deadline:  March 31, 2016

Travel Lovers $1,000 Scholarship. www.tripping.com/scholarships Essay contest: "What is your favorite vacation destination’? Write an engaging travel guide to your favorite vacation spot. It should entice and inspire travelers and above all, help them plan the best visit possible! What’s important are the details: where did you stay? Which restaurants and cafes did you dine at? Is there a certain must-do activity when visiting this destination? Rich descriptions make the guide, so don’t hold back!  Click here for details. Deadline: March 31, 2016.

Small Business Success $1500 Scholarship.  Submit a 500-1,000 word essay about how small business has influenced your life and how you plan to use that experience in the future. Eligibility: enrolled as a full-time student in a higher education program for Fall 2016, must have small business experience and required information.  Click here for official rules.   Click here for details. March 31, 2016

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Satellite Broadband ISP $500 Scholarship 750+ word essay: “For you as a college student, how would your life be changed/different if you never had access to the Internet? What would be the positives? Negatives? How would you do things differently in order to succeed? Click here for details. Deadline: April 1

Civil Justice Scholarship. for students currently attending or planning to attend a college or university during the fall 2016 academic year. Must be in good academic standing, 3.0 or greater GPA and possess an interest in social justice, as demonstrated by past and present volunteer, professional, and educational experiences. Click here for details. Deadline:   April 1, 2016

Anthony Vecchio $1,000 - $500 Scholarships for U.S. citizens or legal permanent residents; college students or graduating high students. Essay on the criminal justice system’s central focus. “Do you think the justice system focuses on punishment more than rehabilitation for criminals? What should be the central focus of our criminal justice system?” Click here for details. Deadline April 15, 2016

Michigan Injury Lawyers $500 scholarship to individuals who are currently attending or planning on attending college or graduate school in the near future. Click here for details.  Deadline:April 15, 2016.

BackgroundChecks.org. $2,000 Scholarships Write an essay, 1,000 words or more "Why Public Records and Open Government Are Important to a Free and Open Society".  Click here for details. Deadline:  April 15, 2016

A Place for Mom’s Senior Care $1,000 Scholarship. Essay contest.   Five $1,000 scholarships to students enrolled in an associate’s, bachelor’s or graduate level program at an accredited school in the fields of gerontology, medicine, nursing, social work, sociology, psychology, PT/OT, speech pathology or long-term care administration. Click here for details.  Annual Deadline: April 15

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. Fall deadline: October 15; Spring deadline: April 15

HotelsCheap.com $1,500 Scholarship Award based upon overall application response, career objectives and financial need. Click here for details. Fall deadline: October 15; Spring deadline: April 15

Shear Comfort $1,500 Scholarship  to a student of our enrolled in an engineering program related to the development of vehicles (mechanical engineering, automotive, aerospace, production, electrical, etc.) or Automotive Technology, or a similar program related to the automotive industry. Write a 300-600 word essay: “In your opinion, what will be the largest technological development in the automotive industry within the next 5-10 years and how do you plan to be a part of it?”  Click here for details.  Biannual Deadlines:  October 15 and April 15

Reservation Counter $1,500 Biannual Scholarship for students who demonstrate a strong aptitude for higher learning, have a drive to improve themselves, and a desire to improve society in general.   Click here for details. Fall deadline: October 15; Spring deadline: April 15

North American Van Lines - five $1,000 Scholarships to qualified entrants towards their degree in logistics or supply chain management at the college or university of their choice. Click here for details. Deadlines: Fall: September 1, Spring: April 15

Hackard Law $2,500 Scholarship for a  U.S. citizen, 18+ years,currently enrolled in a college or university. Essa, 500 words: “Identify the most important life lesson you have learned from a grandparent or elder.”  Click here for details. Deadline:  August 16, 016

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

BuildASign $1,500 Scholarship for students involved in leadership in community and school activities. 500-750 words about a time you did one of the following:  Challenged a commonly held belief or idea, created something new to solve a problem, or persevered through rejection.  Click here for details. Bi-Annual Deadlines: Fall: November 18, 2016 and Spring: April 29, 2016

Mattress Clarity Scholarship. Create a short 2 to 5 minute video describing how you plan to make an impact on the industry, in what ways your education will help you make this impact, and what your motivations are to succeed in life. Click here for details.  Deadline:  April 30

DrugNews $1,000 Scholarship essay 400-600 words, “Explain why you wish to pursue a career in drug research; or how the injury of a family member from a drug side effect has affected your educational goals.  Click here for details. Biannual Deadlines: December 31, July 31, and April 30

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Karin Riley Porter Good Works $500 Scholarship. For students with a 3.0 or higher GPA.  Submit a 500-word essay discussing your leadership and dedication to community service, including criminal justice causes; a letter of recommendation is required.  Click here for details. Deadline: May 1, 2016

KaplunMarx $1,000 Scholarship. Write a 500–1,000 word essay on “What law would you change or introduce to make the USA a safer place to live?  Click here for details.  Deadline:  May 1, 2016

Legend Compression Wear $500 Scholarship. Write a 500-word minimum blog article about: “What it means to Be a LEGEND in my life”.  Click here for details.  Deadline: May 1, 2016

Healthy Life Style $1,000 Scholarship Write a 300-500 word essay explaining your views on one of the topics provided and submit the essay through into the blog section.  Click here for details.  Deadline:  May 15, 2016

SeniorCare.com http://www.seniorcare.com/scholarship/ $1500 Aging Matters Scholarship.  Write an essay 1,000 words or less essay on why Aging Matters to you.  Click here for details.  Deadline: May 15, 2016

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

Dickson Law Group Video Essay Students currently enrolled in an accredited college, in good academic standing.  Click here for details. Deadline: May 15, 2016

Nordson BUILDS $2,000 to $10,000 Scholarships. Scholarships ranging from will be awarded to students planning to enroll or already enrolled in an accredited public or private not-for-profit postsecondary institution. The mission of Nordson BUILDS is to attract and develop a diverse, highly-skilled talent pool for careers in the manufacturing industry.  Click here for details. Deadline:  May 15, 2016.

Cottage Inn $500-$2,500 Scholarships for 3 high school seniors.  Click here for details. Deadline: May 31, 2016

Entrepreneur Endorsement $1,000 Scholarship. Create a video or short essay: “If you could start a company or business with a celebrity (dead or alive), whom would it be and why? Also what type of company or business would you start with that celebrity and why?”  Click here for details. Deadline:  May 31, 2016

Goodbye Loans $1,500 Scholarship for high school student or currently enrolled undergraduate student attending college Spring 2016 semester.  Write an article up to 1,500 words on how they have been able to pay for college.  Click here for details.  Deadline:  March 31, 2016

MyBioSource $1,000 Scholarship for Undergraduates, high school seniors and international students, with a 3.0 or greater GPA, majoring in Biology, Biochemistry, Chemistry, Molecular Biology or a related science fields.  Download Application.  Click here for details. Deadline: May 31, 2016

Westway Electric Supply $1,000  Illuminating Ideas Scholarship.  Essay 500-1,000 words discussing three ways your school is currently wasting or misusing energy, provide realistic opportunities that your school can use to be more energy-efficient. Click here for details. Deadline: May 31, 2016

Caring.com Student-Caregiver Annual Scholarship. The scholarship requires that students act as caregivers for an aging or elderly loved-one while attending an accredited two or four year university. To apply, students will submit a 1,500-word essay detailing their caregiving journey. Three (3) winners will receive $,500, which can be spent on tuition and/or books. Click here for details. Deadlines: December 31 and May 31

Rosenstein Law Group $500 Scholarship 400-600 word essay about your most meaningful achievements and how they relate to your field of study and your future goals. Click here for details. Deadline: May 31, 2016

AddictionResource.com Scholarships. Essay: 1,000–1,500 words on “Why do you see drug abuse and addiction as a problem for individuals and society? What is the best way for society to overcome the issue of drug abuse, and why? What would an addiction-free world look like, and how would it differ from the world today? What message do you have for current addicts?”  Click here for details. Annual Deadline: May 31

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SAT TV Depot Social TV Scholarship Essay Contest. Eligible: U.S. citizen or permanent U.S. legal resident, full-time undergrad or graduate level, 2.5 GPA.  Blog on the topic: “Have you ever been influenced to start watching a new TV show because of social media? Which show? Did it live up to the hype?  Click here for details. Deadline:  June 1, 2016

HomeFirst Scholarships $750, $500 and $300 awards. Essay: How has the housing market been affected by the economy throughout the past 5 years? How do you think the market will look 5 years from now? Click here for details. Deadline: June 1, 2016

BrainBuxa $1,000 Scholarship. Write a 1000-word essay about “Building A Bright Career in Management Administration” and create a visual infographic to accompany your essay. Click here for details. Deadline: July 2, 2016

Personality Type Scholarships $2,000 and $500 awards for students interested in the study of Personality Type Theory.  Essay: 1,000 -1,500 words on "How you became interested in personality type, how you have found it to be of use in your every day life, what practical uses do the systems have that you think are most important, what authors or experts in the field most influenced you and why, how do you think these systems can be used to support personal growth, what misuses do you think there are of these systems, your personal vision as to how type can lead towards a better society, and how have you contributed to the study or use of personality type?” Click here for details. Deadline:  June 3, 2016

Consolidated Food Service $500 Hospitality Scholarship to students enrolling or enrolled in a Culinary Arts or Hospitality Management program. Essay 500 words or less, describing how you became interested in seeking a career in Culinary Arts or Hospitality and what you hope to bring to the industry. Click here for details. Annual Deadline:  June 15

ExtremeTerrain $3,000 Scholarships to students who are pursuing a degree in Environmental Studies, Environmental Research, Land Use, Earth and Atmosphere Studies, Sustainable Land Management, Parks and Recreation, or Sustainable Agriculture Systems.   Essay 700–1500 words describing who you are, why you feel it is important to maintain access to public lands for recreational use, and how you plan to use your degree to advocate for the recreational use of public lands. Click here for details.  Fall deadline: October 15; Spring deadline: June 15

Safe Driving Video Scholarship. Create a 30 second to 2 minute video that addresses one of the following questions:  “How will the advent of self-driving vehicles help and/or harm the human race? Take a stance on the issue and present an argument.” –or– “Studies have shown distracted driving to be linked to higher likelihood of car accidents. Explain why you think distracted driving is or is not an epidemic and how it can be combatted.”  Click here for details. Deadline:  June 15

Medical Assistant Degrees $500 Scholarship. Submit a 750-1,00 word essay on why you wish to pursue a career in the healthcare field.  Click here for details. Biannual Deadlines: December 31 and June 30

Lynne Goldberg Balance for Success Scholarship for a first-year student currently enrolled full-time in college. Submit a 250-word essay explaining how you are managing stress and competing priorities, like classes, studying, friends, sports, work, etc. to maintain a healthy balance, and how the $500 award would help you maintain balance to continue your success in college and beyond. Click here for details. Annual Deadline: June 30

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Lumity 2016 Health Care and Science $1,000 & $500 Scholarships for currently enrolled college students participating in educational programs involving Health Care, Dermatology, Nutrition or Science.  Essay Question:  Besides helping others, what intrigued you to take college courses related to the health care field.  Click here for details.  Deadline:  July 1, 2016

Gagne, Scherer & Associates, LLC., $1,200 Scholarship Essay contest:Members of the United States military are subject to a special set of laws known as the Uniform Code of Military Justice (UCMJ). There are many offenses contained the UCMJ that criminalize conduct, that, while perhaps frowned upon by some, is completely legal for civilians. It is generally argued that these laws are necessary to preserve order and discipline among military members. Do you agree? Why or why not?”  Click here for details.  Deadline: July 17, 2016

BlogSetup $500 Entrepreneurial  Scholarship. Essay 1,000 words “What was your business plan and what inspired its creation? Were you faced with a problem and saw an opportunity to provide a better solution? How did you advertise your business? Did you do it alone or with a partner(s)? If the latter, what was each persons role and why were they assigned it? What problems did you face along the way? How did you solve the problems? In hindsight, what would you have done differently? What did you learn?  Click here for details. Deadline:  July 31, 2016

GoodCall's $2,500 Best Decision Scholarship. Write an essay between 400 and 500 words detailing one of the most important decisions you've made in your life. What information did you rely on? What decision did you make? How did you know it was the right choice?  Click here for details. Biannual Deadlines : December 31 and July 31

ScrubWire $1,000 Nursing ScholarshipTwo $500 awards to students who have been accepted into a nursing program, have a 3.4 or higher GPA. Write a 600–850 word nursing related article.  Click here for details. Annual Deadline:  July 31

Investment Banking $1,000 Scholarship for undergraduate and graduate students interested in finance, investment banking and/or corporate securities law. Choose one of three essay topics. Click here for details. Biannual Deadlines:  December 31 and July 31

GoodCall $2,500 scholarship for undergraduate and graduate students. Essay: 400-500 word personal statement detailing an important decision you've made in your life. Click here for details.  Biannual Deadlines: December 31 and July 31

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School Quran $350 Scholarship for undergraduate or graduate students. Create a video of 3-5 minutes explaining the benefits of online learning. We want to hear what motivates you, and what you have done to help society in a positive direction. Click here for details. Deadline: August 1, 2016

FlipKey Study Abroad Scholarship for full-time students, 18 years or older, enrolled in a current or upcoming study abroad program. Submit a 1,000-word essay to press@flipkey.com describing why travel is important to you. Click here for details.  Deadline: August 15, 2016

Joel J. Kofsky $1,500 Scholarship for students who are currently college or graduate school. Essay 500-1,000 words: “Describe what safety precautions and traffic laws should be emphasized in order to prevent some of the millions of car accidents and other motor vehicle accidents every year, and how you would plan to educate the public on the importance of these precautions and laws.”  Click here for details. Deadline: August 16, 2016

Albertson & Davidson $2,500 Scholarship.  Essay Contest: “Courts in the United States have little power to change the terms of a valid will, even if some of its terms seem unfair to people who would normally expect to inherit assets. Do you think that it should be legal to disinherit your spouse or children, and should courts be able to change the terms of a will that they decide is unfair? Why or why not?  Click here for details. Deadline: August 24, 2016

Engage the Crowd $1,000 Scholarship.  Create a 2-5 minute video of yourself talking about: “How ideas help shape the world around us, why education is a critical element to future success, and touching on why you strive for greatness and what motivates you”?  Click here for details. Deadline: August 28, 2016

Baumgartner Law Firm Auto Accident $1,000 Scholarship awarded to a needy student who has been affected by a car accident and is committed to helping others. Click here for details.  Email your questions.  Deadline:  August 31, 2016

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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

White Collar Defense Diversity $500 Scholarship for African-American and Hispanic students from single-mother homes who are committed to pursuing a quality education and have a demonstrated ability for overcoming adversity and challenges related to their backgrounds.  Essay: 1,000-word essay describing the applicant’s personal situation as a minority with a single mother, the impact that it has had on their life, and how they have overcome those challenges. Click here for details. Deadline: September 1, 2016

Bella Bathrooms for Outstanding Business Innovation $1000 Scholarships: Create a 3-5 minute video about a time you showed fantastic business ingenuity. The video must demonstrate your potential and offer clear insight into how you went about achieving your goal.  Click here for details. Deadline: September 20, 2016

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Fantasy Sports Daily $1,000 Scholarship for students enrolled in a two-year, four-year, or a graduate program.  Candidate must answer four personal, open-ended, and thought-provoking questions. Responses should be persuasive, compelling, and well-written to be considered finalists. Click here for details. Apply online.  Deadline October 1

HCP National Insurance Merit-Based $2,000 Scholarship open to all undergraduate students at MiraCosta College. Address a yearly essay topic 1,000 to 2,000 words.  Click here for details.  Annual Deadline: October 1

Paralegal Career $500 Scholarship.  Students 18 years or older, current college student pursuing a paralegal related undergraduate degree or certificate program or a high school student accepted to a paralegal related program.  Click here for details.  Deadline: October 1, 2016

Psychology Guide.com $1,500 Scholarship essay contest. Merit-based opportunity for U.S based students pursuing a Bachelor's or Master's degree in the Psychology, Counseling, Therapy or Social Work, 2-year college students enrolled in an undergraduate level program next year are also eligible to receive the scholarship. Click here for details. Annual Deadline: October 1

Reservation Counter $1,500 Annual Scholarship.  Four essays questions and three references required. Click here for details.   Deadline: October 15

LPNBSN.net $250 Education Scholarship Research and write a 1,000+ word essay on “The Nursing Shortage in the U.S. “Describe the state of the current nursing shortage in the U.S., explore how the nursing shortage affects healthcare in the U.S., propose solutions to address the nursing shortage, describe how the nursing shortage will affect or currently affects your ability to give patient care.  Click here for details  Annual Deadline:  October, 31

Digital Marketing $1,500 Scholarship. Write an essay 700-800 words  “How Will The Internet And Digital Media Influence The Way We Shop In 2025?”  the most thought-provoking entry will win.  Click here for details. Deadline:  October 31

My Online Marketer International Social Media $650 to $1,000 Scholarships. Create a 3-5 minute video of a time that you showed fantastic online marketing ingenuity. The video must demonstrate your potential and offer clear insight into how you went about achieving your goal, give real life examples. will obviously give you a higher score. If you emerge a winner, you will receive £650 or $1000 to use in funding your higher education.  Click here for details. Questions: email: Cormac@myonlinemarketer.co.uk Deadline: October 31, 2016

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Bella Ballroom $1,000 Scholarship. Must be currently enrolled majoring in dance, theater, music, performing arts or related field, GPA of 3.0 or greater. Submit a 2-minute (or less) video showcasing your talent in performing arts, and write a 200-500 word essay on one of the topics provided. Click here for details. Annual Deadline: November 15, 2016

Liase Divorce Solutions $500 Video Scholarship Topic: “If you are a dynamic, passionate, hard-working student create a 2-4 minute video explaining why you think education and excellent communication is the key to a brighter future, and how you can shape society.”  Click here for details. Deadline: November 15, 2016

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“Go Marketing” $500 Scholarship create a 2+ minute video presenting your marketing plan to market “small business growth” to college students.  Video must be 2+ minutes in length. Click here for details. Deadline: December 1, 2016

Garden Writers Scholarship for students majoring in Horticulture or Plant Science or Journalism for the spring 2016 semester with an interest in garden communications.  Click here for details (a MiraCosta student won last year) Annual Deadline:  December 1

Griswold Home Care’s $1,000 biannual scholarship to a qualified student pursuing a bachelor’s, associate’s, graduate, or professional degree.  Click here for details. Annual Deadline: December 1

2016 Susan Hansen Realty $500 Scholarship. Must be currently enrolled at a college or university. Answer 3 questions in a 500 word essay: Why are you attending a University/College and what field do you want to pursue once you’re graduated? What are the top 3 things you have learned so far from your current classes/program? If you had to change your current program and go into a different field of study what would you choose and why? Click here for details. DeadlineDecember 5, 2016

Acuity Training $1,000 Scholarship scholarships for students demonstrating outstanding leadership ability. Must be currently enrolled at a college, university, high school or trade school. Create a video discussing the merits of leadership and showcasing a situation or situations where you demonstrated outstanding leadership abilities and explain the benefits. Click here for details. Annual deadline: December 31

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Scholarships (listed by due date)

Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society Scholarships For information on Phi Theta Kappa at MiraCosta College, contact Julie Bollerud, Admin. Assistant to the Vice President of Student Services, Bldg. 3400, Oceanside campus.

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. 

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The San Diego Foundation Scholarships Eligibility: students who you have a commitment to education, potential for success in college, 2.5 or greater GPA, participate in community service and/or extracurricular activities and/or work experience, and financial need. Apply if you are a current college students (undergraduate or graduate) attending community college, 4-year institutions or a career/technical school, Adult re-entry student (25+ years old), Graduating high school senior, Student with financial need (includes middle income families). Complete the Common Common Scholarship Application Questions, call 619.814.1343 or Email scholarships@sdfoundation.org. Annual Scholarship: Opens in January with a February deadline

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California Strawberry $400 Renewable Scholarships for children of California strawberry field workers. Click here for details. Annual Deadline: February 15

Association for Women in Science (AWIS) San Diego Chapter $1,000 Scholarshipsfor community college, undergraduate, and graduate Women in San Diego County who are in pursuit of a degree in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics). Download application. Deadline: February 23, 2016

$10,000 GREETING CARD Scholarship Contest. students submit a unique photo, artwork, or computer graphic for the front of a greeting card; designs must be appropriate for business and consumer use. The student with the best design will win a $10,000 scholarship and have their design made into an actual card. Click here for details. Annual Deadline: February 26

San Diego Chapter: Accounting & Financial Women’s Alliance (AFWA) Scholarship. Applicants must be currently enrolled in the appropriate educational program, and maintain a 3.0 GPA or better. Click here for details. Deadline: February 29, 2016

2016 Taiwanese American Scholarship Fund 20 - $2,500 scholarship awards. Must be U.S. citizen and direct blood descendant of a Taiwanese citizen; high school senior or 1styear college student; plan to attend College or a University fall 2016.  Click here for details. Deadline:  February 29, 2016

2016 Chen Foundation - Ten $2,000 Renewable ScholarshipS. Eligibility: California high school seniors planning to attend a California community college or university, 3.0 or higher GPA, who have a household income at or below California State Low Income Level per 2014 or 2015 tax return. Click here for details. Deadline:  February 29, 2016

Jewish Community Foundation San Diego Scholarships for graduating high school seniors in San Diego County who plan to attend a community college or university, demonstrate outstanding achievement in the workplace, entrepreneurial ventures, or community service, have a minimum 3.0 GPA, a gross family income maximum $90,000/year. Click here for details.Questions, email Sharyn Goodson or call (858) 279-2740. Deadline: 5 p.m. February 29, 2016

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High School Student Scholarship: Jewish Community Foundation of San Diego Abraham and Lillian Turk Scholarship 20 awards up to $10,000 for graduating high school seniors, or those who have graduated within 5 years, planning to attend a 2-year or 4-year college, technical or vocational school, and have financial need. Click here for flyer and Click here for guideline and application. Questions: email Sharyn Goodson or call 858-279-2740.  Deadline:  March 1, 2016

CCC Real Estate Scholarship $400 per semester for students pursuing a major in Real Estate, completed at least one real estate course with “C” or better (2.0 GPA), must complete 6 units of Real Estate coursework each semester funded, and demonstrate financial need. 

Directing Change Film Contest.  $50 Gift Card to first 30 California Community College Film Teams.  The Directing Change Film Contest invites students to create 60-second films about suicide prevention and mental health that are used to support awareness, education, and advocacy efforts on these topics. Click here for details. Deadline: March 1, 2016

Horticulture Scholarship - Caners Foundation for students majoring in Horticulture or Agribusiness related to Horticulture.  Click here for details.  Download Application.  Deadline:  March 15, 2016

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Hispanic Scholarship Fund (HSF) $1,000 to $5,000 Awards

Dos Valles Garden Club Pauma Garden Club $1,000 Agriculture Scholarships for students with career plans related to agriculture education, animal science, biotechnology, botany, conservation, entomology, floriculture, forestry, landscape architecture, plant biology, plant genetics, urban planning or research in related fields. Applicants must be a resident of Valley Center, Pauma Valley or Rincon AND/OR have attended school within the Valley Center-Pauma Unified School District. The candidate must be a high school senior or alumnus, home schooled student ready for college, or a college student enrolled in 12 or more units. Click here for details.   Deadline:  April 1, 2016

Horticulture Scholarship - Farm Bureau of San Diego County$500 up to $5,000 Scholarships for students enrolled in a 2-year or 4-year college/university pursuing a course of study in Agriculture or a closely related field, and has a permanent residence in San Diego County. Click here for detailsDownload application.  Deadline: April 4, 2016

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P.E.O. Women Scholarships (Philanthropic Educational Organization) 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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HubShout $1,000 Scholarship. Students must have completed at least one year of college with a minimum 3.0 GPA. The scholarship will go to the strongest candidate who is passionate about internet marketing. Fall and spring awards.  Click here for details. Deadlines: November 1 and March 1

San Diego Chinese Women’s Association  $500 Merit Scholarship for community college students of Chinese descent.  Scholarships are open to both male and female applicants of at least one-quarter Chinese descent. A completed application form, essay, letter of recommendation, and official transcript are required. Click here for details. Deadline: March 30, 2016

North County African-American Women's Association (NCAAWA) Scholarships Female of African American descent, graduating high school senior, college, ROP, trade/adult school student. Residing or attend school in: Carlsbad, Escondido, Fallbrook, Oceanside, San Dieguito, San Marcos or Vista with a "C" average or above with good citizenship. Enrolled full-time (12 units) in college, ROP, trade or technical school for entering semester. MiraCosta College students win this scholarship each year. Application opens January 1 and must be postmarked by the deadline to be considered. Click here for details. Annual Deadline: March 31.

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

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

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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 details Questions, contact Juliet Marshall 909.978.6655. Deadline: April 1

American Association of University Women (AAUW) Scholarships

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Hospitality Degrees $1,500 Scholarships for students pursuing a degree in hospitality.   Click here for details. Biannual Deadlines: November 30 and April 30

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:  November 1 and May 1

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.  Click here for information and application.  Annual Deadline: May 15

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

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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. Annual Deadline: November 1

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Soroptimist "Live Your Dream" Scholarships for Women/head of household (MiraCosta College students win each year). Eligibility criteria: Women, head of household with the primary financial responsibility of herself and her dependents, Must be attending an undergraduate degree program or vocational/skills training program, and have a financial need. Submit a Live Your Dream application with two reference forms. Click here for Reference forms. Click here for Letter of Recommendation tips. Apply to only ONE of the local Chapters listed below by their deadline date:

Soroptimist International Oceanside-Carlsbad Chapter Scholarships. Click here to review the Eligibility Checklist. Submit the application and two Reference forms. Click here for details. Annual Deadline: November 15

Soroptimist International Fallbrook Chapter Scholarship. Submit the application and two Reference forms.Click here for details. Annual Deadline: November 15

Soroptimist International Rancho Bernard Chapter Scholarship. Submit the application and two Reference forms. Click here for details. Annual Deadline: November 15

Soroptimist International Vista Chapter Scholarship. Submit the application and two Reference forms,.and Click here for details. Annual Deadline: November 15

Soroptimist International La Jolla Scholarship. Submit the application and two Reference forms,  Annual Deadline: November 15

Soroptimist International La Mesa Chapter Scholarship.  Download application and two Reference forms. Questions, contact Jennifer Cosio or 619.548.9375. Annual Deadline: November 15 

Soroptimist International Laguna Beach Chapter Scholarship Click here for eligibility requirements, the application, and two Reference forms. Annual Deadline: November 15

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Disability-Related Scholarships

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180 Medical $1,000 Scholarships for college students with spina bifida, a spinal cord injury, transverse myelitis, and ostomy or neurogenic bladder. View the Brochure. Deadline:  June 1, 2016

Heart Disease Awareness $1,000 Scholarship awarded to an undergraduate college student who has been affected by heart disease.  Click here for details.  Deadline: June 15, 2016

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California Council of the Blind Scholarships for college, university, and vocational school students who are legally blind, and are either residents of California or non-residents of California attending school in this state. Scholarships are for entering freshman, undergraduates, and graduate students. Click here for details  Deadline: July

Business Plan $1,000 Scholarship for Students with Disabilities. Submit a 500-1,000 word essay on “What I learned from writing abusinessplan.” Eligibility: Undergraduate or graduate students with a documented disability. Click here for details. BiAnnual Deadlines:  November 1 and April 2

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

CA Assoc. for Postsecondary Education and Disability (CAPED) Disability Related Scholarships.  Apply online.  Click here for details. Annual Deadline:  August 31

Mesothelioma $2,500, $1,250, $750 and $500 Scholarships awards.  Essay 750 to 1,500 words.  Mesothelioma is a terminal cancer diagnosed in close to 3,000 Americans each year. The only established cause of mesothelioma is exposure to asbestos. Click here for details. Deadline: October 9

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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

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. Annual Deadline: February

2016 Deana’s Wish Memorial $2,000 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, 2016

Soliant Consulting $1,000 Scholarship to focused on a business degree.  Essay: 500+ words: “How can a business balance being philanthropic with being profitable?” It is free to apply and students' information will not be sold or used in any way.  Click here for details. Deadline: March 15, 2016

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$1,000 Buckfire Law 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 

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

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

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. Annual Deadline: May

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. Annual Deadline:   June 1

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

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

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NEWH: The Hospitality Industry Network Scholarships. Review the website for scholarship opportunities offered throughout the year. Click here for details and download application. Annual Deadline: September 30

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The San Diego Foundation Annual Scholarships

Foster Youth Scholarships

Click here for: 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

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

CampusRN Scholarship Funds - click here for a list of Scholarships for Nursing & Allied  Health Students Nursing Grants

Next Step Test Prep Pre-Health Scholarship awarding scholarships to three deserving students pursuing careers in the health professions. All you need to enter is your resume, transcript, and an essay explaining why you are pursuing a health profession career. Click here for details. Deadline: January 31, 2016

HomeTeam Homecare $2,000 Scholarship to undergraduate students studying nursing or pursuing a home care- home health certification . Students write a 500-words or less essay describing the greatest challenges they perceive with providing care and support for individuals in need. Click here for details.  Deadline: February 1, 2016

After College AACN $2,500 Scholarship for student seeking a baccalaureate, masters or doctoral degree in Nursing. Special consideration will be given to students in a graduate program with the goal of becoming a nurse educator; students completing an RN-to-BSN or RN-to-MSN program; and those enrolled in an accelerated program. Click here for details. Deadlines: December 31, September 30, June 30, and March 31

Travel Nursing Education $1,000 Scholarship for students currently attending a full-time nursing or medical program.  Click here for details. Deadline: May 17, 2016

Medical Assistant Degrees $500 Scholarship. Submit a 750-1,00 word essay on why you wish to pursue a career in the healthcare field.  Click here for details. Deadlines: December 31 and June 30

ScrubWire $1,000 Nursing ScholarshipTwo $500 awards to students who have been accepted into a nursing program, have a 3.4 or higher GPA. Write a 600–850 word nursing related article.  Click here for details. Annual Deadline:  July 31

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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: November and April

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

F.A. Davis Undergraduate $1,500 Nursing Scholarship   Eligibility: must be currently pursuing one of the following undergraduate nursing degrees leading to NCLEX eligibility: LPN/LVN, RN, or RN-BSN.  Must be enrolled in a nursing program for the 2015 school year. Must be a student in good standing with an overall GPA of 3.0 or higher. U.S. and Canadian students (must be a citizen, legal resident, or holder of a valid student Visa). Click here for details. Deadline: July

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

ScrubWire $1,000 Nursing ScholarshipTwo $500 awards to students who have been accepted into a nursing program, have a 3.4 or higher GPA. Write a 600–850 word nursing related article.  Click here for details. Annual Deadline:  July 31

LPNBSN.net $250 Education Scholarship Research and write a 1,000+ word essay on “The Nursing Shortage in the U.S. “Describe the state of the current nursing shortage in the U.S., explore how the nursing shortage affects healthcare in the U.S., propose solutions to address the nursing shortage, describe how the nursing shortage will affect or currently affects your ability to give patient care.  Click here for details  Annual Deadline:  October, 31

HRSA 2015 NURSE Corps Scholarship Program application cycle closed in May.. Please refer to the Application and Program Guidance for of the program requirements.

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

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List of Nursing Scholarship websites:

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Hispanic Latino Scholarships

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MANA de San Diego Scholarship Programs for 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.

National Latino & American Indian Scholarship Directory - CD Directory is in the MiraCosta College 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

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

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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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

Hispanic Scholarship Fund (HSF) $1,000 to $5,000 Awards

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

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.

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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

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. Deadlines: Fall: October 1 – 31 and Spring: April 1 – 30

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

FlipKey Study Abroad Scholarship for full-time students, 18 years or older, enrolled in a current or upcoming study abroad program. Submit a 1,000-word essay to press@flipkey.com describing why travel is important to you. Click here for details.  Deadline: August 15, 2016

Benjamin A. Gilman STUDY ABROAD Scholarship for students interested in study abroad programs awards up to $5,000. 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

Going Global: A College Student’s Road Map to Studying Abroad.  Key elements include: popular destinations and subjects of study; true cost of studying abroad and how to reduce it; tips for travel, safety, and finding housing while abroad; alternatives to travel abroad programs, including internships, teaching and volunteer opportunities; Financial Aid and Scholarships.  Click here for details.

AIFS Study Abroad Scholarships scholarships for students who demonstrate academic achievement.

Asia Learn, Scholarship China, Hong Kong, Japan, Malaysia, Singapore, South Korea, and Thailand. 

Barcelona Study Abroad Experience

David L. Boren Scholarships Nat’l Security Edu Program for undergraduates, U.S. citizen, GED or high school graduate, study abroad in a country outside Western Europe/Canada/Australia/New Zealand. Apply online

CEA Global Education  scholarships  Argentina, Chile, China, Costa Rica, Czech republic, England, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, South Africa, Spain

CIS Abroad: Australia, China, Costa Rica, Czech Republic, Ecuador, England, France, Ghana, Hawaii, Ireland, Italy, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, Scotland, South Africa, Spain, and Thailand.

ELAP (Experiential Learning Abroad Program) Buenos Aires, Argentina; Valparaiso and Vina del Mar, Chile; San Jose, Costa Rica; Santiago, Dominican Republic; London; Guanajuato, Mexico: Cusco and Lima, Peru. 

KEI (Knowledge Exchange Institute) Study and Intern abroad in your major.

ItaliaRail study abroad in Italy.  Two $1,000 scholarships for education expenses while studying in Italy.  Visit the website for details.

International Scholarships.com grants, scholarships, loans and information to study abroad.

ISA offers a wide variety of study abroad programs at accredited schools and universities around the world.

ISAC (India Study Abroad Center) Scholarships

NOLS (National Outdoor Leadership School)

Study Abroad Funding IIE (Institute of International Education) directory lists detailed descriptions of study abroad scholarships, fellowships, grants, and paid internships.

Via Lingua Int’l (teach English as a Foreign Language)

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4-Year Colleges & Universities

University of California (UC) BLUE & GOLD Opportunity Plan is a financial aid program intended to expand access to UC for lower-income students. UC's Blue and Gold Opportunity Plan will ensure that you will not have to pay UC’s system wide tuition and fees out of your own pocket if you are a California resident whose total family income is less than $80,000 a year and you qualify for financial aid. Click here for details.

Pomona College - Claremont Colleges, Claremont, CA The HATOFF-SWAN Scholarship was created at Pomona College with the hope of supporting a MiraCosta College transfer student. Students who have applied to Pomona College should inquire about the "full-ride" HATOFF-SWAN Transfer scholarship.

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Arizona State University  scholarships

Azusa Pacific Univ San Diego Scholarships

Cal State University, FULLERTON scholarships.  CSU Scholarship Program for Future Scholars applications available in the MiraCosta scholarship office

California State University San Marcos (CSUSM) Scholarships.

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Colorado State University- Western Undergraduate exchange (WUE) Transfer Scholar Award.  Transfer Student Center Information: (970) 491-1858, or email TransferStudentCenter@colostate.edu.

Methodist Theological School in Ohio 2015-16 national scholarship competition. The Harding Scholarships awarding full tuition plus $1,000 annual stipend and the Alford scholarships awarding full tuition plus $2,000 annual stipend. Complete details and application online. Questions? Email admissions@mtso.edu or call 800.333.6816. Deadline: February 1, 2015.

Mount St.. Mary’s College, Los Angeles, CA.  offers merit scholarships up to $16,000 per school year to l students interested in applying for Fall 2014. Questions: Call (310) 954-4250.

National University Scholarships and National University Transfer to Success Scholarship

San Diego CHRISTIAN College   Call 1-(800)-672-2242

Saint Mary’s College, Moraga, CA Honors Entrance $14,000 Scholarship to all transfer students with 30 or more transferable units, 3.5 or higher cumulative GPA, plus a competitive $5,000 scholarships for students who are members of either Phi Theta Kappa or Alpha Gamma Sigma honor societies. Click here to schedule a visit, and click on visiting campus or call 925.631.4983.

SDSU - San Diego State University scholarships

TEXAS A&M University -Bush School of Government & Public Service

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University of California, BERKELEY (CAL): The Leadership Award Alumni Scholarship is a one-year, merit-based scholarship that recognizes Cal students who demonstrate innovative, motivational leadership impacting their academic, work, or community environments

University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) Alumni Assoc. merit-based scholarships.

University of California, Riverside (UCR) - scholarship information.

University of California, San Diego (UCSD)- - scholarship information.

University of Southern California (USC) - website for scholarships

USC Norman Topping Student Aid Fund (NTSAF) Scholarship program for entering students.  Deadline May 8, 2013.  Contact: Felipe Martinez (213) 740-7575 felipema@usc.edu

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Website List

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