Welcome, Patriots, to our Scholarships page! Here you will find local, state, and national scholarships to help you pay for college. We understand that searching and applying for scholarships can be a daunting experience. Therefore, we are providing you with resources and guides to help you through this process. Remember you can also come to the College Center located in the Blue & Gold Center to speak with Ms. Lopez OR Ms. Quiñonez for further assistance.
10 Reasons to Apply for Scholarships:
- The cost of tuition and housing is expensive and your financial resources are limited.
- You have studied many long hours to get great grades.
- Scholarships are investments in assisting you to pay for your educational expenses.
- Not all scholarships are based on need, some are based on academic or personal achievements.
- Scholarships are a great way to pay for school - it is funding that you don't have to pay back!
- You are unique in all that you do and it is about time that you tell someone else about it, why not in a scholarship application personal essay?
- Asking for letters of recommendation gives you a chance to connect with your professors.
- There are many scholarships that were established for students with your interests and talents.
- Writing an essay about yourself may not be an easy task, but is good practice for writing cover letters, resumes, and personal statements.
- The number one reason to apply for a scholarships is you might get one!
Birmingham Scholarship List:
Scholarships By College:
- Cal State Schools
- Cal Maritime Academy
- Cal Poly Pomona
- Cal Poly SLO
- CSU Bakersfield
- CSU Channel Island
- CSU Chico
- CSU Dominguez Hills
- CSU East Bay
- CSU Fullerton
- CSU Humboldt
- CSU Long Beach
- CSU Los Angeles
- CSU Monterey Bay
- CSU Northridge
- CSU San Bernardino
- CSU San Marcos
- Fresno State
- Sacramento State
- San Diego State
- San Francisco State
- San Jose State
- Sonoma State
- Stanislaus State
ADDITIONAL SCHOLARSHIP WEBSITES/ RESOURCES:
- www.studentscholars.org - A place to search for a variety of scholarships.
- www.petersons.com - Scholarship list as well as tools and and tips to start your search.
- www.fastweb.com - Find numerous scholarships with a click of a button. Do note that you will need to create a free account and profile before accessing scholarships.
- www.unigo.com - Scholarship list as well as information on jobs, Internships, college profiles and rankings.
- www.cappex.com - Must register to view scholarships. includes a "what are my chances" tool.
- www.collegeboard.org - Beyond the SAT you can also search for scholarships.
- www.niche.com - simple and easy to use scholarship search
- www.scholarships.org - one of the largest databases and updated daily.
- www.collegeNet.com - Scholarships listed by award amounts.
- https://www.purdueglobal.edu/blog/student-life/scholarships-minority-students/- Purdue University list of scholarships for Minority students.
Scholarships for Undocumented students:
- www.thedream.us A great resource for students for students who are Dreamers/undocumented.
- www.hsf.org yearly scholarship DACA students are eligible
- Maldef Scholarship Resource Guide - pages and pages of scholarships students can apply to.
*As with all information found online, please be cautious about where you send personal information. The sites listed above are generally reliable, providing legitimate information, but not always. If it sounds too easy, it is probably not legitimate.