The 2013-14 Cañada College Scholarship Application is now open. Cañada College offers many scholarships with awards ranging from $100 to approximately $2,500.
Scholarship applications will be available online at https://starsonline.smccd.edu/Stars. For students new and returning to and/or transferring from Cañada in the Fall 2013 semester, completed packets will be accepted beginning December 1, 2012 with a deadline of February 15, 2013. The college offers scholarships for incoming, continuing, and transfer students.
Please follow the link below to begin your scholarship application. Please note, a complete scholarship application MUST include the following:
- complete online STARS application
- one page personal statement
- at least one letter of recommendation
Application Deadline date will be: Friday, February 15, 2013.
Incomplete applications will not be reviewed.
We anticipate awarding the following scholarships and more to our incoming, continuing and transferring students for 2013-2014 as funds permit:
- Tentative scholarship awards for college students
- Tentative scholarship awards for high school seniors
You will need one letter of recommendation, unofficial transcripts, and a personal statement. Click here for a brief tutorial on how to use the new STARS on-line scholarship application. Also, check out the frequently asked questions for additional tips and information to help you complete the application.
Funding for Cañada Scholarships comes from the San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation. Founded in 1966, the Foundation raises funds for scholarships as well as educational programs at the District's three colleges. Contributions to The Foundation are received from many sources: individuals, businesses, civic groups, community organizations, and other foundations. The mission of the Foundation is to promote student success and nourish program innovation and excellence by providing special financial support for the District's colleges. For more information about the Foundation, please visit www.smcccfoundation.org.
- See also: NSF scholarships page:www.canadacollege.edu/nsfscholar/
- MESA scholarship page: www.canadacollege.edu/canmesa/scholarships.html
- See list of funding opportunities for Non-U.S. Citizens. Published by the National Association of Fellowship Advisors (NAFA); includes applications for an array of nationally competitive and merit-based scholarships.
2013-14 Mills-Peninsula Health Services & Foundation Scholarship - April 1, 2013 Application Deadline
Students pursuing health careers or non-health majors interested in working in a hospital setting are strongly encouraged to apply. Your career aspirations must be:
- A clinical career within a hospital setting, or
- Your program, major or certificate should result in a health care career for which there is community need (this excludes Ph.D., M.D., D.D.S., Chiropractic, Veterinary, Physician's Assistant and other similar programs), or
- A non-health care related career with an applicability in a hospital setting.
Applicants other than current Mills-Peninsula employees MUST BE a resident of San Mateo County for at least one (1) year. Please see application for complete instructions. Awards will be considered on the basis of financial need, scholastic achievement and career potential.
2013 Woodside Terrace AM Kiwanis "Bootstrap" Community College Transfer Scholarship – April 12, 2013 deadline
This is a $5,000 transfer scholarship for a currently enrolled community college student who is a San Mateo County resident attending Cañada College, College of San Mateo, Foothill College or Skyline College that has been accepted for transfer as a junior to a four-year university in fall 2013. This award is for a student who has demonstrated perseverance and commitment in attaining a college education in spite of financial need and/or personal or family hardship.
- San Mateo County resident
- Currently enrolled at Cañada, College of San Mateo, Foothill or Skyline
- Minimum 2.5 GPA in degree-applicable course work
- Transferring to four-year university in fall 2013
- Demonstrated financial need and personal or family hardship
- Must submit 2013-14 FAFSA SAR or California Dream Application Confirmation Page
- Speaks to financial need and personal or family hardship in Personal Statement
- Extracurricular activities including service to community, volunteerism, work in the arts (Music, Drama, Art), or student leadership a plus
- Younger students that have to work, transitioning youth and former foster youth given first consideration though ALL transferring students who meet the criteria are encouraged to apply
If eligible, please complete the application. Completed application packets must be postmarked by April 12, 2013 or hand delivered by 12 noon to the Cañada College Financial Aid Office.
2013-2014 Kay Ellis Nursing Scholarship for Women - April 19, 2013 Deadline
This scholarship opportunity is for student nurses in honor of Kay Ellis, who dedicated her life to helping others and the nursing profession. Three to five scholarships of up to $2,500 per semester will be offered. The application deadline is April 19, 2013.
- Female students must have a minimum 3.0 grade point average and be enrolled in or planning to enroll in an accredited undergraduate nursing program.
- If selected for a scholarship, recipients must be enrolled at least half time (6 or more units) in degree-applicable units for program.
- Applicants must be attending a nursing program in San Mateo, San Francisco and/or Santa Clara counties. Applicants need not be a citizen of the United States to apply.
This scholarship is intended to help low-income female students with preference given to single parents, recent immigrants and students of color in their pursuit of an Associates or Bachelor's Degree in Nursing.
Scholarships for California Students
Since 2003, StudentScholarships.org has been providing scholarship management services for companies, as well as a comprehensive database of scholarships for students. Please click in the link for a list of scholarships for California students and the website for each. See our newsletter at http://www.studentscholarships.org/2013scholarships.php.
Future Teachers Scholarship $$ Available - Applications are due June 12, 2013
The 12th Annual Bright Futures Award: 2013 National ECE Scholarship Program | See Flyer
Bright Horizons Family Solutions is the world's leading provider of employer-sponsored early care, education and work/life solutions. We are excited to offer scholarships ranging from $250 - $1,000 for full-time students pursuing degrees in Early Childhood Education or in a related field. Students must have completed either 30 credits of their Associate's degree program, 60 credits of their Bachelor's degree program or have been accepted into a Master level program. Additional scholarships funds are available for students who live or attend school in these areas: Arizona, California, Colorado, Massachusetts, New Mexico, New York, Virginia, Washington and Wisconsin.
Our scholarship application can be filled out online at http://www.brighthorizons.com/careers/brightfutures.aspx
Only complete applications will be reviewed.
The Burlingame Art Society Scholarship in Art – Deadline April 12, 2013 | Application
The Burlingame Art Society annually awards scholarships to provide monetary support designed to encourage the continuing development of San Mateo County's artists who are seriously committed and dedicated to learning their medium and demonstrate a desire to impact their local community with their art. Multiple scholarships of amounts between $100 and $500 are awarded annually.
- Visual Arts/2-Dimensional: Painting and drawing mediums ONLY including watercolor, oil, acrylic, mixed media, pastel, charcoal, pencil and ink (no photography, sculpture or digitally-generated media)
Applicants must be:
- at least 17 years of age at the time of the application process
- a resident of San Mateo County for at least one year prior to the application deadline
- the primary or principal creator of work samples submitted
Karl S. Pister Leadership Opportunity Program University of California, Santa Cruz 2013-2014 Application Information
The Karl S. Pister Leadership Opportunity Program enables outstanding UC-qualified junior-level community college transfer students to complete their undergraduate studies at UC Santa Cruz. The program provides a $20,000 scholarship distributed over two years, mentoring and academic support, and assistance in finding paid or volunteer summer work experience co-sponsored by private- and public-sector employers. Recipients will be selected by the chancellor of UCSC from nominees submitted by the presidents of participating community colleges. One scholarship is available for each college. Please submit your completed application to the Transfer Center Office, Building 9-142 by 12:00 noon on February 1, 2013.
Chicana / Latina Foundation Scholarship Program – Application Deadline is March 18, 2013
Each year the Chicana Latina Foundation awards merit-based scholarships to Latina college students, valued at $1,500 dollars each. This year we are delighted to offer 35 scholarships.
Applications are now being accepted. The deadline for submission is March 18, 2013.
Applicants must meet ALL of the following criteria to be eligible for the CLF Scholarship:
- Be a woman of Chicana/Latina heritage.
- Have lived at least two years in and be enrolled in an accredited college, university, or community college in an approved Northern California county
- Community College and Undergraduate students must be enrolled as a full-time college student (as defined by your institution*) when applying and for the following academic year, and:
- Have completed 12 college units after high school graduation
- Have a cumulative GPA of 2.5 of college course work
- Commit to attending the CLF Leadership Institute (one weekend in August after being selected and one weekend the following year in February)
- Commit to volunteering ten (10) hours for CLF before March the year after being selected
Palo Alto Rotary Club Vocational Scholarship Available! Deadline to apply is February 14, 2013.
The Rotary Club of Palo Alto vocational scholarships are intended to provide financial assistance to students who will enroll in an accredited career program or vocational program at a community college in Santa Clara and San Mateo Counties. Eligible students will enroll in a program leading to a certificate or degree, and will plan to go directly into employment in that field upon completion of the program. Examples of vocational programs include but are not limited to: automotive technology, accounting, child development, fashion design, graphic design, medical assisting, dental hygiene, and many others. The scholarships are primarily need-based rather than grade-based. The scholarships are not intended for general academic pursuits, for students intending to transfer to four-year colleges, or for graduate degrees.
Up to ten (10) scholarships will be awarded typically in amounts varying from $1,000 to $2,000 for full-time students and lesser amounts for part-time students. The award will be paid to the student upon confirmation of enrollment: it is intended to support the vocational educational goals of the recipient and may be used for tuition or other expenses incurred in pursuit of the educational program.
The application and all details are available online at http://www.rotarypaloalto.org/VocationalScholarships.cfm
PG&E ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR 2013 COLLEGE SCHOLARSHIPS – FEBRUARY 1, 2013 DEADLINE TO APPLY
Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) is now accepting applications from aspiring and continuing college students for financial assistance through their Employee Resource Groups (ERG). At least 100 students will receive $1,000 to $5,000 each for exemplary scholastic achievement and community leadership. All college-bound students living within PG&E’s Northern and Central California service area are eligible to apply.
To apply for a scholarship, students need to submit a basic and supplemental application. Complete scholarship information, including award criteria and applications, is posted on the PG&E scholarship website at www.pge.com/about/community/scholarships/. Completed applications must be uploaded, postmarked or e-mailed to PG&E by February 1, 2013.
Diversity and inclusion have long been hallmarks of PG&E’s heritage. The utility currently has 10 ERGs, including Pride Network, Women’s Network, Samahan, InspirAsian, Black Employees Association, Latino, Access Network, Legacy, Nu NRG and Veterans. In 2012, the utility’s ERGs awarded $302,000 in scholarships to help 163 students with their college expenses.
The Achievement Award Program (TAAP) Scholarship at UC Berkeley
This is a scholarship opportunity offered through the Cal Alumni Association. The scholarship is available to incoming freshmen and community college transfer students, including AB 540 Students. TAAP seeks high-achieving, community service-oriented students and provides them with the financial capital necessary to fund their higher education. In addition, the program fosters a strong support network with Berkeley alumni and provides academic, professional, and personal guidance as students pursue their individual academic journeys at the university.
For more information, please see http://alumni.berkeley.edu/services/scholarships/achievement-award-program or brochure
For prospective Cal Junior Transfers:
• November: Prospective students file UC Berkeley application
• December 15: TAAP application opens
• December–February: Students apply online for The Achievement Award Program (TAAP)
• April–May: Finalists interview with alumni for the award
• June: Recipients are notified
Should you have any additional questions, comments, or concerns, please email: email@example.com
El Camino Chapter of the International Association of Administrative Professionals
Shirley Anderson CAP-OM Memorial Scholarship Award
A $500 scholarship will be awarded to the applicant showing the most promise and interest in the field of office administration and technology who is currently enrolled at one of the San Mateo County Community Colleges.
Criteria for selection are as follows:
- Applicant pursuing a career in business administration
- Applicant’s seriousness of purpose, character and personality, as well as citizenship and leadership
- Recommendation by school official and/or employer concerning student’s ability, character, potential for continuing education, and promise of contribution to the field of office administration
- Scholarship Committee may interview the top four (4) applicants to determine recipient of the scholarship
Return application and all requested materials to:
Barbara Kovach CAP-OM, Scholarship Chair
PO Box 484
Menlo Park, CA 94026
For more information, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Latino College Dollars, Scholarships for California's Latino Students Directory (current)
The Latino College Dollars Scholarship Directory contains clear information on more than 300 scholarships targeting Latino high school, undergraduate, and graduate students across the United States. A guide on how to apply for scholarships in both Spanish and English is included in the directory. For the ease of students and parents, scholarship listings are categorized by education level, deadline, minimum GPA, by whether citizenship is required as well as by region.
Hard copies of the guide can be found in the Career Center, Building 9-113 or downloaded for free at http://www.latinocollegedollars.org/Scholarship_Directory.pdf.
The online directory is searchable by key categories such as grade level, grade point average (GPA) and citizenship at http://www.latinocollegedollars.org/directory.htm.
MALDEF - Mexican-American Legal Defense and Education Fund Scholarship List
A list of scholarships for all students regardless of immigration status. http://maldef.org/leadership/scholarships
Immigrant Student Scholarships Directory
A directory of scholarships that don’t require social security numbers (for Bay Area immigrant students)
SCHOLARSHIPS FOR STUDENTS GOING UNCLAIMED: Unused funds are being returned to donating companies. A large amount of scholarship money that has been set aside by companies for deserving minority students are either collecting dust of or being returned to businesses because of a lack of interest. The following is a list of scholarships and their Web addresses to pass along to friends and family members with college-bound kids so that this free money will not go to waste. (Please note, the Cañada College Financial Aid Odffice has not checked all of these websites below).
Bell Labs Fellowships for under-represented minorities http://www.bell-labs.com/
Student Inventors Scholarships http://www.invent.org/collegiate/
Student Video Scholarshipshttp://www.christophers.org/vidcon2k.html
Coca-Cola Two-Year College Scholarshiphttp://www.coca-colascholars.org/programs.html
Holocaust Remembrance Scholarships http://holocaust.hklaw.com/
Ayn Rand Essay Scholarships http://www.aynrand.org/contests/
Brand Essay Competition http://www.instituteforbrandleadership.org/IBLEssayContest-2002Rules.htm
Gates Millennium Scholarships http://www.gmsp.org/nominationmaterials/read.dbm?ID=12
Xerox Scholarships for Students http://www2.xerox.com/go/xrx/about_xerox/about_xerox_detail.jsp
Sports Scholarships and Internshiphttp://www.ncaa.org/about/scholarships.html
National Assoc. of Black Journalists Scholarships (NABJ) http://www.nabj.org/html/studentsvcs.html
Saul T. Wilson Scholarships (Veterinary) http://www.aphis.usda.gov/mb/mrphr/jobs/stw.html
Thurgood Marshall Scholarship Fund http://www.thurgoodmarshallfund.org/sk_v6.cfm
Fin Aid: The Smart Students Guide to Financial Aid scholarships http://www.finaid.org
Presidential Freedom Scholarships http://www.nationalservice.org/scholarships/
Microsoft Scholarship Program http://www.microsoft.com/college/scholarships/minority.asp
Wired Scholar Free Scholarship Search http://www.wiredscholar.com
William Randolph Hearst Endowed Scholarship for Minority Studentshttp://www.apsanet.org/PS/grants/aspen3.cfm
Multiple List of Minority Scholarships http://gehon.ir.miami.edu/financial-assistance/Scholarship/black.html
Guaranteed Scholarships http://www.guaranteed-scholarships.com/
BOEING scholarships http://www.boeing.com/companyoffices/educationrelations/scholarships
Easley National Scholarship Program http://www.naas.org/senior.htm
Maryland Artists Scholarships http://www.maef.org/
Jacki Tuckfield Memorial Graduate Business Scholarship (for AfrAm students in South Florida ) http://www.jackituckfield.org/
Historically Black College & University Scholarshipshttp://www.iesabroad.org/info/hbcu.htm
Actuarial Scholarships for Minority Students http://www.beanactuary.org/minority/scholarships.htm
International Students Scholarships & Aid Helphttp://www.iefa.org/
College Board Scholarship Search http://cbweb10p.collegeboard.org/fundfinder/html/fundfind01.html
Burger King Scholarship Program http://www.bkscholars.csfa.org/
Siemens Westinghouse Competitionhttp://www.siemens-foundationorg/
GE and LuLac Scholarship Funds http://www.lulac.org/Programs/Scholar.html
CollegeNet's Scholarship Database http://mach25.collegenet.com/cgi-bin/M25/index
Union Sponsored Scholarships and Aid http://www.aflcioorg/scholarships/scholar.htm
Federal Scholarships & Aid Gateways 25 Scholarships Excel http://www.blackexcel.org/25scholarships.htm
Scholarship & Financial Aid Help http://www.blackexcel.org/fin-schhtm
Scholarship Links (Ed Finance Group) http://www.efg.net/link_scholarship.htm
Aid & Resources For Re-Entry Students http://www.back2college.com/
Scholarships and Fellowships http://www.osc.cuny.edu/sep/links.html
Scholarships for Study in Paralegal Studies http://www.paralegals.org/Choice/2000west.htm
HBCU Packard Sit Abroad Scholarships http://www.sit.edu/studyabroad/packard_nomination.html
Scholarship and Fellowship Opportunities http://ccmi.uchicago.edu/schl1.html
INROADS internships http://www.inroads.org/
ACT-SO "Olympics of the Mind" Scholarships http://www.naacp.org/work/actso/act-so.shtml
Black Alliance for Educational Options Scholarships http://www.baeo.org/options/privatelyfinanced.jsp
ScienceNet Scholarship Listing http://www.sciencenet.emory.edu/undergrad/scholarships.html
Graduate Fellowships For Minorities Nationwide http://cuinfo.cornell.edu/Student/GRFN/list.phtml?category=MINORITIES
Rhodes Scholarships at Oxford http://www.rhodesscholar.org/info.html
The Roothbert Scholarship Fund http://www.roothbertfund.com