Online Resources

Online Resources

The “I Can Afford College” campaign’s “A Little Bit of Magic” video produced by the Zach King Team about financial aid available to students at California’s 113 community colleges.


Financial Aid Programs Literature - State

  • FUND YOUR FUTURE  Digital Magazine.  The California Student Aid Commission is the principal state agency responsible for administrating financial aid programs for students attending public and private universities, colleges, and vocational schools in California. FUND YOUR FUTURE is a Commission's complementary publication which provides financial aid policy analysis and leadership, in partnership with California's colleges, universities, financial aid institutions and financial aid associations.
  • California Student Aid Commission  (For information on the Cal Grant Program.)

Financial Aid Programs Literature - Federal

  • FEDERAL STUDENT AID .  The office of Federal Student Aid provides publications, fact sheets, online tools, and other resources to help you prepare and pay for college or career school.


Guide to Graduating Debt-Free:



Scholarships and Grants

(This list is offered as information only.  Please be cautious and educated when reviewing/applying for on-line resource opportunities.  The following links are accurate to the best of our knowledge at the time of posting and may expire. )

NEWLY ADDED (updated February 2017)

NEWLY ADDED (updated December 2016) 

  • Anchell International Documentary Photography Scholarship. The scholarship is intended to encourage students to become involved in social issues, and to promote socially conscious documentary photography
  • Azazie Fashion Leaders Scholarship Program. This is a new $1000 scholarship available for undergraduate students studying fashion at an accredited U.S. college or university during the 2017-18 academic year. Students are encouraged to submit a video application. 
    Submission DEADLINE: May 31, 2017
  • Davis Scholarship This Scholarship is available to all high school juniors and seniors as well as all students currently registered in any post-secondary institution.  DEADLINE: May 22, 2017
  • Business Plan Scholarship for Students with DisabilitiesThe winner will receive a $1000 scholarship.
    Submission Deadlines: April 1 (Spring semester), November 1 (Fall semester).
  • CGTrader Scholarship 2016 challenge to win $1,000 for your education bills. All you have to do is write and submit an original essay on the topic The future of virtual reality: on the footsteps of changing the world or on the brink of failure?
  • Children of Police Officers. Larry R. Williams, PLLC is offering a $2,000 scholarship for children of police officers.
  • Frame My Future
  • Grade Potential Tutoring is proud to provide San Diego students with the opportunity to win an annual college scholarship of $1,000! The Golf Ball Sports Scholarship. Award $1000, DEADLINE: January 31, 2017
  • Hammock Experts is offering a $1,500 annual scholarship (one time) and 

    4 scholarships available every year (2 per semester).

  • Law Offices of Kensley R Barrett $500 college scholarship to the winner of an all new essay contest.

  • The MD Labs Scholarship Program. MD Labs awards semi-annual pharmacy scholarships through its various programs, including scholarships geared specifically for current college students and Pharmacy graduate students who are planning on a career in pharmacy.
  • MyLEDLightingGuide's scholarship goal is to provide guidance for business, engineering, and environmental science students. We offer this opportunity for all of those students who relate to the goal of MyLEDLightingGuide. 
  • Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship Honor Society page indicate that scholarships are available!  This is an outstanding resource for scholarship opportunities.
  • The SEO & Content Marketing Scholarship -
  • Realty Medics invite you to submit an essay detailing – 'What makes a great property management company and what suggestions can you make to improve the industry?'  
  • caregiver Scholarship

  • Sixt rent a car has an annual nationwide scholarship to share. They will be awarding 5 students $5,000 toward their study at any 2 or 4 year accredited university.

  • The Torres Foundation, Inc., a 501(c)(3) educational non-profit offers students $500 grants for up to four continuous semester or $2000.  Students must be first generation Mexican-American, maintain a GPA of 3.0, graduate from a local San Diego high school, be in good standing at the college, and maintain a full-time scholastic schedule.
  • Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship Jack Kent Cooke Foundation. ‘Awarded applicants will receive up to $40,000.  Mesa College students have been known to receive this competitive nationwide scholarship and now it is your turn.  Apply today.  Applications due no later than October 25, 2016.’ Dean Miller 

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Scholarships for Students of Color

Scholarships for Undocumented Students

  • scholarship resources catalogued by Educators for Fair Consideration (E4FC) for undocumented undergraduate and graduate students.
  • TheDream.US is a new multimillion dollar National Scholarship Fund for DREAMers, created to help immigrant youth who’ve received DACA achieve their American Dream through the completion of a college education.

"TheDream.US provides college scholarships to highly motivated DREAMers who want to get a college education but cannot afford it. Our scholarships will help cover your tuition and fees for an associate’s or bachelor’s degree at one of our Partner CollegesNote: You must be accepted to and eligible for in-state tuition (if applicable) at one of our Partner Colleges in order to receive the Scholarship."

  • Generation Progress educates, engages, & mobilizes a new generation of young progressives  

SCHOLARSHIPS/ASSISTANCE FOR VETERANS Veterans Benefits Scholarship: Three $2,000 scholarships available to students enrolled in an associate's degree, bachelor's degree or graduate level program at an accredited 2-year college or 4-year university. Each eligible student will submit a 500-750 word essay on the following essay topic:
Give an example of one veterans benefit and explain how it helps senior veterans. Then propose your own benefit to help senior veterans.

Deadline is December 31, 2016. Scholarship award recipients will be announced January 31, 2017.


"Scholarship America and Wells Fargo are pleased to announce the launch of the Wells Fargo Veterans Scholarship and Wells Fargo Veterans Emergency Grant programs, designed to fill funding gaps to help veterans complete the postsecondary education or training they need to return to -- and succeed in -- civilian life and work. These programs can make a significant impact on campuses across America, and we need your help to spread the word"

"The Wells Fargo Veterans Scholarship Program provides scholarships up to $10,000 per year, to fill gaps for veterans and the spouses of disabled veterans after military benefits and other grants and scholarships have been utilized. To ensure that recipients can focus on completing their degree, these scholarships will be renewable, and award amounts will grow by $1,000 each year."

"Wells Fargo’s emergency grant program helps veterans already enrolled in postsecondary education meet their household expenses when faced with unexpected financial setbacks. Ranging up to $1,000, these immediate, one-time grants will ensure that recipients are able to stay in school without creating undue financial hardship for themselves or their families."

"Veterans (and spouses of disabled veterans) on your campus can start taking advantage of these programs right away! Applications for the Wells Fargo Veterans Scholarships are open until February 29; applications for emergency grants will stay open on an ongoing basis while funds are available. Both programs are accessible via"


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