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Asian & Pacific Islander American Scholarship Fund Program

This scholarship is open to those of Asian and/or Pacific Island descent. Applicants must be U.S. citizens, national, or legal permanent resident(s) and be enrolled in an accredited U.S. college or university. A minimum cumulative GPA of 2.7 is required. In addition, you must submit a FAFSA by February 1 and submit one letter of recommendation. Visit the Asian & Pacific Islander American Scholarship Fund site for more information.

Atlas Shrugged Essay Contest

The Ayn Rand Institute sponsors an annual essay contest that offers 680 prizes and over $99,000 in prize money every year. This award is open to 12th-graders, undergraduate, and graduate students who write an original essay based on the topic provided by the Ayn Rand Institute. Visit the Ayn Rand Institute’s essay contest site for more information.

California Students Scholarship

Shift Insurance offers a $500 scholarship for California residents age 18–25 enrolled full-time in a California institution. Out-of-state scholars who are new California residents may also apply. Visit the Shift Insurance site for more information.

Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute Scholarship

CHCI’s scholarship opportunities are awarded to Latino students in the United States who have a history of performing public service-oriented activities in their communities and demonstrate a desire to continue their civic engagement in the future. There is no GPA or academic major requirement. Students with excellent leadership potential are encouraged to apply. The award is $5,000. Visit the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute site for more information.

Cross Tuition Scholarship

Cross Tuition is a nonprofit organization that provides grants to students seeking a Christian education. This $1,000 scholarship is open to all Christian graduate students. To apply, students must register online and create a profile. Once a profile is created, students will be emailed an application. Visit the Cross Tuition site for more information.

Davis-Putter Scholarship Fund

The Davis-Putter Scholarship Fund provides grants to students actively working for peace and justice. These need-based scholarships are awarded to those able to do academic work at the university level and who are part of the progressive movement on campus and in the community. The maximum grant is $10,000. Visit the Davis-Putter Scholarship Fund site for more information.

Hearthstone Housing Foundation Scholarship Fund

Hearthstone Housing Foundation, a provider of affordable housing for families of low income, elderly, and the disabled, offers scholarships to develop and empower new generations to achieve their educational endeavors. Awards range from $500–$5,000. Visit the Hearthstone Housing Foundation site for more information.

Hispanic Scholarship

The Hispanic Scholarship Fund/General College Scholarships are designed to assist students of Hispanic heritage in obtaining their first undergraduate or graduate college degree. A minimum GPA of 3.0 is required, and students must submit a FAFSA by February 1. The amount of the awards varies from $1,000–$5,000. Visit the Hispanic Scholarship Fund site for more information.

Korean American Scholarship

Applicants must hold a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above, demonstrate financial need, and be a full-time student in a school of the designated Western states (per the Korean American Scholarship Foundation’s delineation of regions during the school year). Awards may be up to $2,000. Visit the Korean American Scholarship Foundation site for more information.

La Unidad Latina Foundation Scholarship

La Unidad Latina Foundation is a private, nonprofit organization that supports Hispanic students in their pursuit of a higher education. This scholarship is open to all Hispanic students. Award amounts range from $250–$1,000. Visit the La Unidad Latina Foundation site for more information.

Los Angeles Schweitzer Fellows Program

Students enrolled in graduate or professional degree-granting programs from any accredited academic institution in the Los Angeles area may apply. Students’ proposed service project must focus on health and/or the social determinants of health. They must be enrolled throughout the fellowship year (April–May). December graduates should check with the program director for eligibility. Visit The Albert Schweitzer Fellowship site for more information.

Media & Technology Blogging Scholarship offers a $1,000 Media & Technology Blogging scholarship to a current or incoming undergraduate or graduate student at an accredited university who writes and publishes a blog post describing his or her interaction with technology, and how technology functions as part of interaction with today’s society. Visit the Direct2TV site for more information.

National Italian American Foundation Scholarship Program

Each spring, the National Italian American Foundation awards scholarships and grants to outstanding Italian-American students. Awards are based on academic merit and can be used the following academic year. Visit the National Italian American Foundation site for more information.

Owen Locke Memorial Foundation Scholarship

This scholarship provides tuition, school fees, and books for eligible applicants. Applicants must have limited financial resources available for school and must be ineligible for funding from public or government agencies. Individual career goals and aspirations will be considered. The proposed education must be at an accredited college or university. Visit the Owen Locke Memorial Foundation site for more information.

Paul and Daisy Soros Fellowship for New Americans

This fellowship is offered to graduate students who are considered “new Americans”—naturalized citizens or green card holders. Applicants must have a bachelor’s degree in the graduate degree program for which they request support and must be 30 years old or younger. Visit The Paul and Daisy Soros Fellowship for New Americans site for more information.

Quikship California Essay Contest

Quikship offers a $1,500 scholarship to be used for tuition or books. Eligible students must be enrolled in a graduate program at any accredited American college or university. Applicants must be U.S. residents. Submit an essay of 1,000 words minimum on one of two topics. Visit the Quikship site for more information.

Rotary International District 5330—Global Grant Scholarship

This scholarship is offered by the Rotary Club and Rotary International District 5330 of Riverside and San Bernardino Counties. It is open to graduate students studying abroad in at least one of Rotary’s areas of focus: peace and conflict resolution, disease prevention and treatment, water and sanitation, maternal and child health, basic education and literacy, or economic and community development. Awards begin at $30,000, and preliminary application must be submitted by October 30. Visit Rotary International or Rotary District 5330 for more information.

San Diego Foundation Scholarships

The San Diego Foundation recognizes that the sustainability and quality of the region depends on a well-educated and experienced workforce. The foundation’s Community Scholarship Program is the largest provider of scholarships in the San Diego region with more than 150 scholarship funds at an average fund size of over $150,000. Visit The San Diego Foundation site for more information.

Scholarship Foundation of Santa Barbara

Scholarship awards usually range from $500–$5,000 per academic year. Recipients must maintain full-time status and a minimum 2.0 GPA to remain eligible. Recipients are eligible for four years of undergraduate funding and four years of medical/graduate-level funding. Applicants must have attended at least four of the six years between grades 7–12 at a Santa Barbara County school and have graduated or received a GED from a Santa Barbara County high school. Visit the Scholarship Foundation of Santa Barbara site for more information.

Soroptimist International of Los Angeles Graduate Student Fellowship Award

Soroptimist International of Los Angeles is a nonprofit organization focused on helping women. Each year, Soroptimist offers a fellowship to a female graduate/doctoral student in the amount of $3,500. Applicants must be U.S. citizens and California residents attending an accredited master’s or doctoral program in Los Angeles County. One fellowship will be awarded in March or April annually. Visit the Soroptimist International of Los Angeles site for more information.

Zeta Phi Beta Sorority General Graduate Scholarship

The Zeta Phi Beta Sorority’s National Education Foundation offers this scholarship to women pursuing a professional, master’s, doctoral, or post-doctoral degree. Award recipients receive $2,500 for one academic year. Applications are accepted September 1–February 1 annually. Visit the Zeta Phi Beta Sorority National Educational Foundation site for more information.