Outside or External Scholarships
The scholarship information below is provided for informational purposes.
The scholarships below are provided by individual donors, organizations, businesses, and foundations to support all college students. Please click on the links below for access to information about the scholarship listed.
Follow the instructions for each scholarship carefully and contact the organization for assistance.
Check back! We update this webpage as scholarships are made available to us.
Kennedy King Memorial Scholarship Fund - Kennedy King Scholarship
Founded in memory of Doctor Martin Luther King, Jr. and Senator Robert F. Kennedy in 1968, we provide $8000 college scholarships to students from minority groups under-represented at California's four-year colleges and universities with financial need and who have demonstrated academic success at one of the three community colleges in Contra Costa County.
Deadline: February 3, 2014 **Call 510 215 3805 to make an appointment to turn in your Kennedy King Application.
Website or Application: http://www.kennedyking.org/forms.htm
Jack Kent Cooke Foundation - Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship
The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship makes it possible for the nation’s top community college students to complete their bachelor’s degrees by transferring to a four-year college or university. The Foundation provides up to $30,000 per year to each of approximately 75 deserving students selected annually, making it the largest private scholarship for two-year and community college transfer students in the country.
Amount: up to $30,000
Website or Application: http://www.jkcf.org/scholarships/undergraduate-transfer-scholarships/
Phi Theta Kappa - Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship
Phi Theta Kappa offers members opportunities to apply for over $87 million in scholarships opportunities from Phi Theta Kappa, partnering senior colleges, universities and foundations. Contra Costa College Contact is: Maritza Jackson Sandoval (former Vande Voorde) 510 215 3908
Deadline: December 2nd 2013
Website or Application: http://www.ptk.org/scholarships
Abbott & Fenner Business Consultants -
Abbott and Fenner Scholarship Program
Abbott & Fenner Business Consultants are pleased to be able to continue with our scholarship program for the 7th year. Students will submit an essay on the topic that appears on the scholarship page of our web site. Full details are available on their web site.
Deadline: June 14, 2014
Website or Application:http://www.abbottandfenner.com/scholarships.htm
American Culinary Federation -
Offers educational scholarships to high school students, college students, professional chefs looking to further their education or become certified and student culinary teams currently competing at ACF regional and national conferences.
Deadline: see website
Amount: see website
Website or Application:http://www.acfchefs.org/ACF/Education/Scholarships/ACF/Education/Scholarships/
Assistance League of Diablo Valley - Community College Student Scholarship
Community College graduate transferring to junior level status at a four-year college or university
Need a minimum grade point average of 3.0. Community Involvement, Resident of Contra Costa County, California, and Financial need.
Deadline: February 28, 2014
Amount: up to $4,000
Website or Application: http://www.diablovalley.assistanceleague.org/ps.scholarshipapplications.cfm?ID=2050
Auxiliary to the National Medical Association, INC -
Lela Duffel Morris Scholarship
Student Currently enrolled in a nursing and/or public health program. Must have a Minimum cumulative GPA 3.0, be African American Student, Active participation in school and/or community activities, Demonstrate Leadership skills, and Two letters of recommendation at least one must be from Faculty/Academic.
Application must be obtained from school Counselor, college Financial Aid Officer, or a member of the Auxiliary to the National Medical Association.
California Nurses Association -
Region 9 Martha Horton Memorial Scholarship
The scholarship is intended to support those accepted for admission to a 2 year accredited Associate Degree Nursing Program and planning to complete the degree program within two years. Applicants must live in Marin, Sonoma, Napa, Humboldt, Mendocino, Contra Costa, or Solano counties.
Website or Application:
California Strawberries -
California Strawberry Scholarship
For Children of strew berry farmers workers. First-time applicants must have a parent that is currently employed as a California strawberry fieldworker. Must be enrolled full-time in a trade school, community college, four-year university, or graduate/professional program during the period for which scholarship is requested. Maintain a Grade Point Average (GPA) of 2.0 or greater.
Amount: $400 to $5,000, based on merit, and can be renewed annually.
Website or Application: http://www.californiastrawberries.com/scholarships
Coronado Neighborhood Council - Coronado Neighborhood Scholarship
You must live in the Coronado Neighborhood or though out the City of Richmond. Must complete application and provide proof of enrollment from the administrations offices.
Website or Application: http://www.coronadonci.com/scholarship.html#
CustomMade - Why Buy Custom Furniture Scholarship
Any student enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate degree program in Fall 2013 or Spring 2014 at any accredited American college, university or trade school. Applicants must submit an essay of 1,000 words minimum on the topic, “Why buy custom furniture?"
Submission Deadline: December 15, 2013
Website or Application: http://www.custommade.com/scholarships/consumer-advantages-of-buying-custom-furniture-scholarship/
CustomMade - Why Buy Custom Jewelry Scholarship
Any student enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate degree program in Fall 2013 or Spring 2014 at any accredited American college, university or trade school. Applicants must submit an essay of 1,000 words minimum on the topic, “Why buy custom jewelry?"
Submission Deadline: December 15, 2013
Website or Application: http://www.custommade.com/scholarships/consumer-advantages-of-buying-custom-jewelry-scholarship/
Doctors Medical Center - Carol Welsh Memorial Scholarship
The scholarship is to help students with tuition and books that are pursuing a career in medicine or a health-related field. Applicant must prove permanent residence in West Contra Costa County, and citizen of the United States. An in person interview with the Scholarship Committee will be scheduled with all final candidates. Application must include: School transcripts showing at least 3.5 GPA, Personal easy of 500 words, letter of recommendation, and your resume.
Website or Application: http://www.doctorsmedicalcenter.org/news/72-scholarships-to-benefit-healthcare-students
GSA Network - eQuality Scholarship Collaborative
Applicants for all scholarships must have demonstrated service to the LGBTQ community, leadership, hardship or special circumstances and academic achievement. Applicants of all sexual orientations and gender identities are eligible. There are scholarships for Community College Transfer Students and Nursing students. Visit website for more information & application.
Submission Deadline: February 16, 2014
Website or Application: http://www.equalityscholarship.org
Golden Gate Restaurant Association - Golden Gate Restaurant Association Scholarship
Student applications for awards are judged on the basis of commitment to pursuing a career in the restaurant or hospitality industry, need, personal merit, and evidence of ability to benefit from additional training.
Applications and guidelines are distributed each year beginning January 1. Deadline for submission of the application to the GGRASF Office is April 30.
Website or Application: http://ggra.org/education/scholarship-foundation/
LIFE: A Nonprofit Organization - The LIFE Lessons Scholarship
College and college bound students, ages 17-24 who have suffered the death of a parent or guardian.
Can enter two ways by Essay (500 words max) or by Video (3mins max). The essay and video should explain how the lack of adequate life insurance coverage (or no coverage at all) impacted your family’s finances and the ability to fund college cost.
Website or Application: http://www.lifehappens.org/life-lessons/
Marconi Civic Club - Cabrillo College-Fred Moro & Batista "Lily" Ghio Memorial Scholarship
Applicants must complete 9 units each semester, maintain a minimum 3.0 grade point average for all Cabrillo College work and be of Italian descent. Attach a one page statement regarding your academic objectives, future goals, and aspirations. Applicants must provide a letter of recommendation and Cabrillo College Transcripts.
Website or Application: http://www.zinch.com/scholarships/cabrillo-college-fred-moro-batista-lilyghio-memorial-scholarship
Shift Insurance - California Student Scholarship
California resident between the ages of 18 and 25 and are currently a full-time student at a community college or 4 year university in California. Tell about how you have managed to begin creating your own path toward success—by seizing opportunities, taking initiative, and going the extra mile.
Website or Application: http://www.shiftins.com/community/scholarships.aspx
Soroptimist Women’s Opportunity Awards
The Soroptimist Women’s Opportunity Awards give women the resources they need to improve their education, skills, and employment prospects. Eligible applicants must be women who provide the primary financial support for their families, and who are enrolled in or have been accepted to a vocational/ skills training program or an undergraduate degree program.
Deadline: December 15, 2014
Application: WOAApplication.pdf WOAReferenceForm.pdf
Sunkist - A.W. Bodine-Sunkist Memorial Scholarship
This scholarship is for CA or AZ students with a background in agriculture, have financial need and a GPA & extracurricular activities indicative of potential for success. See website for more information.
Amount: varies; upto $2000
Website or Application: http://www.sunkist.com
Click on "About Sunkist" > "Scholarships"
Victoria’s Hair & Spa & Blackhawk Women’s Scholarship Fund
Applicants must be female residing in Contra Costa County, have at least a 3.5 GPA, have financial need, be active in the community service, and graduating HS Senior, or Junior College Student, who will be attending a 4 year college/university.
Website or Application: http://www.bwscholarshipfund.com/