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  1. Cover image for Rev. and Mrs. E B Dunbar Scholarship

    Rev. and Mrs. E B Dunbar Scholarship

    Funded by
    Donald Dunbar
    This scholarship will support a minority student.
    Funded by
    Donald Dunbar
    This scholarship will support a minority student.

    Eligibility Criteria:

    • Race/Ethnicity: BIPOC
    • State: Kentucky or California
    Amount:$1,000
    Deadline is Approaching! 15 days left
    One Click Apply
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  2. Cover image for D’Andre J. Brown Memorial Scholarship

    D’Andre J. Brown Memorial Scholarship

    Funded by
    Cindy Brown
    This scholarship aims to honor the life of D’Andre J. Brown by supporting students who have overcome adversity or hardship in their lives.
    Funded by
    Cindy Brown
    This scholarship aims to honor the life of D’Andre J. Brown by supporting students who have overcome adversity or hardship in their lives.

    Eligibility Criteria:

    • Education Level: High school senior
    • State: California
    • GPA: 3.0 or higher
    Amount:$2,000
    Deadline:Apr 01, 2024
    One Click Apply
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  3. Cover image for Veterans Writing Group of San Diego Ernie Pyle Award

    Veterans Writing Group of San Diego Ernie Pyle Award

    Funded by
    Veterans' Writing Group of San Diego County
    This scholarship seeks to support military veterans who are pursuing their education and those who are active military to cover their college expenses.
    Funded by
    Veterans' Writing Group of San Diego County
    This scholarship seeks to support military veterans who are pursuing their education and those who are active military to cover their college expenses.

    Eligibility Criteria:

    • Education Level: Undergraduate student
    • Background: Veteran or active military
    • State: CA
    • GPA: 2.0 or greater
    Amount:$1,500
    Deadline:Sep 30, 2023
    One Click Apply
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  4. Cover image for Dedication for Education Scholarship

    Dedication for Education Scholarship

    Funded by
    NekiBazaar
    The Dedication for Education Scholarship aims to support first-generation college students in California who show strong academic promise.
    Funded by
    NekiBazaar
    The Dedication for Education Scholarship aims to support first-generation college students in California who show strong academic promise.

    Eligibility Criteria:

    • Education Level: Highschool or undergraduate
    • State: California
    • Background: First-generation and underrepresented minority
    • GPA: 3.0 or higher
    Amount:$1,000
    Deadline:Dec 28, 2023
    One Click Apply
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  5. Cover image for Golden State First Gen Scholarship

    Golden State First Gen Scholarship

    Funded by
    Sirleaf-Gaskin
    This scholarship aims to support first-generation BIPOC students so they can access higher education and pave the path to their futures.
    Funded by
    Sirleaf-Gaskin
    This scholarship aims to support first-generation BIPOC students so they can access higher education and pave the path to their futures.

    Eligibility Criteria:

    • Education Level: Undergraduate student
    • State: California
    • Race: BIPOC
    • Background: First-generation college student
    Amount:$1,000
    Deadline:Nov 28, 2023
    One Click Apply
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  6. Cover image for Pete and Consuelo Hernandez Memorial Scholarship

    Pete and Consuelo Hernandez Memorial Scholarship

    Funded by
    Hernandez Family
    This scholarship aims to honor the life of Pete and Consuelo Hernandez by supporting underrepresented students pursuing higher education in California.
    Funded by
    Hernandez Family
    This scholarship aims to honor the life of Pete and Consuelo Hernandez by supporting underrepresented students pursuing higher education in California.

    Eligibility Criteria:

    • Education Level: High school student
    • State: California
    • Background: First-generation
    • Identity: Underrepresented minority
    Amount:$5,000
    Deadline:Jan 28, 2024
    One Click Apply
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  7. Cover image for Loreen K. Odemu Memorial Nursing Scholarship

    Loreen K. Odemu Memorial Nursing Scholarship

    Funded by
    Shawn Da Silva
    This scholarship honors the life of Loreen K. Odemu by supporting the next generation of nurses.
    Funded by
    Shawn Da Silva
    This scholarship honors the life of Loreen K. Odemu by supporting the next generation of nurses.

    Eligibility Criteria:

    • Field of Study: Nursing
    • GPA: 3.0
    • Education Level: High school senior, Undergraduate or Trade school
    • State: California
    Amount:$700
    Deadline:Apr 10, 2024
    One Click Apply
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  8. Cover image for Faatuai and Fatilua Memorial Scholarship

    Faatuai and Fatilua Memorial Scholarship

    Funded by
    Fatilua Family
    This scholarship will support a Pacific Islander college student.
    Funded by
    Fatilua Family
    This scholarship will support a Pacific Islander college student.

    Eligibility Criteria:

    • GPA: 3.0 or higher
    • Education Level: Undergraduate or graduate student
    • Race/Ethnicity: Pacific Islander
    Amount:$1,000
    Deadline:Nov 25, 2023
    One Click Apply
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  9. Cover image for Doan Foundation Arts Scholarship

    Doan Foundation Arts Scholarship

    Funded by
    Doan Incorporated (Doan Foundation)
    This scholarship aims to support marginalized teens in California who are pursuing careers in the arts so they have the resources they need to achieve their dreams.
    Funded by
    Doan Incorporated (Doan Foundation)
    This scholarship aims to support marginalized teens in California who are pursuing careers in the arts so they have the resources they need to achieve their dreams.

    Eligibility Criteria:

    • Education Level: High school senior
    • GPA: 2.5 or higher
    • State: California
    • Financial Status: Low-income
    • Field of Study: Arts
    Amount:$4,000
    Deadline:Feb 01, 2024
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  10. Cover image for Coach Ray Memorial Athletic Scholarship

    Coach Ray Memorial Athletic Scholarship

    Funded by
    Derek Jindra
    This scholarship aims to honor the legacy of Coach Ray by supporting deserving athletes who excel in the classroom and in athletics.
    Funded by
    Derek Jindra
    This scholarship aims to honor the legacy of Coach Ray by supporting deserving athletes who excel in the classroom and in athletics.

    Eligibility Criteria:

    • Education Level: High school senior
    • Sport: Basketball
    • Gender: Female
    • State: California
    • GPA: 2.8 or higher
    Amount:$500
    Deadline:Mar 15, 2024
    One Click Apply
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  11. Cover image for Cat Zingano Overcoming Loss Scholarship

    Cat Zingano Overcoming Loss Scholarship

    Funded by
    Cat Zingano
    This scholarship will be awarded to one high school or undergraduate student who is fighting through their own loss of a close family member, legal guardian or loved one, and is in need of financial support for their education as they move forward.
    Funded by
    Cat Zingano
    This scholarship will be awarded to one high school or undergraduate student who is fighting through their own loss of a close family member, legal guardian or loved one, and is in need of financial support for their education as they move forward.
    All students are eligible
    Amount:$10,000
    Deadline:Jul 20, 2024
    One Click Apply
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  12. Cover image for Joanne Pransky Celebration of Women in Robotics

    Joanne Pransky Celebration of Women in Robotics

    Funded by
    Women in Robotics
    This scholarship aims to honor the impact of Joanne Pransky by supporting women in robotics throughout their education.
    Funded by
    Women in Robotics
    This scholarship aims to honor the impact of Joanne Pransky by supporting women in robotics throughout their education.

    Eligibility Criteria:

    • Education Level: High school or two or four-year undergraduate student
    • Gender: Female-identifying
    • Field of Study: Robotics
    Amount:$3,000
    Deadline:Feb 29, 2024
    One Click Apply
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  13. Cover image for Maida Brkanovic Memorial Scholarship

    Maida Brkanovic Memorial Scholarship

    Funded by
    Brkanovic
    This scholarship, in memory of Maida Brkanovic, will support one student who emulates Maida's lifestyle through their own selfless actions.
    Funded by
    Brkanovic
    This scholarship, in memory of Maida Brkanovic, will support one student who emulates Maida's lifestyle through their own selfless actions.
    All students are eligible
    Amount:$1,000
    Deadline:Nov 16, 2023
    One Click Apply
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  14. Cover image for Jillian Ellis Pathway Scholarship

    Jillian Ellis Pathway Scholarship

    Funded by
    Jillian Ellis
    This scholarship is designed to support a non-traditional African American student who has big goals in life.
    Funded by
    Jillian Ellis
    This scholarship is designed to support a non-traditional African American student who has big goals in life.

    Eligibility Criteria:

    • Ethncity: African American
    • Background: Adult learner or first-generation college student
    Amount:$1,000
    Deadline is Approaching! 19 days left
    One Click Apply
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  15. Cover image for “The Office” Obsessed! Fan Scholarship

    “The Office” Obsessed! Fan Scholarship

    Funded by
    Bold.org
    This scholarship seeks to support students who love "The Office" by helping them afford the costs of college.
    Funded by
    Bold.org
    This scholarship seeks to support students who love "The Office" by helping them afford the costs of college.
    All students are eligible
    Amount:$500
    Deadline:Nov 08, 2023
    One Click Apply
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  16. Cover image for Once Upon a #BookTok Scholarship

    Once Upon a #BookTok Scholarship

    Funded by
    Bold.org
    This scholarship aims to support students who love reading and have been impacted by the #BookTok community.
    Funded by
    Bold.org
    This scholarship aims to support students who love reading and have been impacted by the #BookTok community.
    All students are eligible
    Amount:$500
    Deadline is Approaching! 23 days left
    One Click Apply
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  17. Cover image for “Stranger Things” Fanatic Scholarship

    “Stranger Things” Fanatic Scholarship

    Funded by
    Bold.org
    This scholarship seeks to support fans of "Stranger Things" to ease their pursuit of higher education.
    Funded by
    Bold.org
    This scholarship seeks to support fans of "Stranger Things" to ease their pursuit of higher education.
    All students are eligible
    Amount:$500
    Deadline:Nov 08, 2023
    One Click Apply
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  18. Cover image for Nintendo Super Fan Scholarship

    Nintendo Super Fan Scholarship

    Funded by
    Bold.org
    This scholarship aims to support students who have been impacted by the world of Nintendo as they pursue higher education.
    Funded by
    Bold.org
    This scholarship aims to support students who have been impacted by the world of Nintendo as they pursue higher education.
    All students are eligible
    Amount:$500
    Deadline:Nov 08, 2023
    One Click Apply
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  19. Cover image for GUTS- Olivia Rodrigo Fan Scholarship

    GUTS- Olivia Rodrigo Fan Scholarship

    Funded by
    Bold.org
    This scholarship is perfect for students who have been impacted by Olivia Rodrigo's "Guts" album!
    Funded by
    Bold.org
    This scholarship is perfect for students who have been impacted by Olivia Rodrigo's "Guts" album!
    All students are eligible
    Amount:$500
    Deadline:Nov 01, 2023
    One Click Apply
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