Outside Scholarships

Independent organizations and corporations offer a variety of scholarships!

For our students, we have collected a listing of current scholarships below, including application deadlines and requirements and direct links to each organization's websites. 

 

IGrad Scholarships

Deadline: Open

$500-$5,000 awards, see link below for eligibility requirements 

Apply to: IGrad Scholarships (log-in with your SMC credentials and click  'Tools' > 'Scholarship Search')

 

ScholarMe Scholarships

Deadline: Open

$500-$5,000 awards, see link below for eligibility requirements

Apply to: ScholarMe Scholarships

 

Army ROTC Scholarship Program

Deadline: Open

ROTC awards scholarships to hundreds of students, regardless of families' financial status. Based solely on merit, these scholarships pay up to $68,000 for tuition and fees. Each scholarship also includes an annual book allowance and a stipend of up to $4,000 a year.

Apply to:
Mr. Roger Eltzroth, Scholarship and Enrollment Officer
(510) 643-7682
roger.eltzroth@berkeley.edu
army.berkeley.edu

 

Swiss Benevolent Society

Deadline: Open

The Swiss Benevolent Society of San Francisco awards several scholarships to students of Swiss descent demonstrating financial need and academic excellence. The students must be seeking admission to accredited institutions of higher learning. Contact Swiss Benevolent Society for more information. For an application, send a self-addressed stamped envelope to the listed address.

Apply to:
Swiss Benevolent Society
Pier 17, Suite 600
San Francisco, CA 94111
 

CareFitter Annual Scholarship

Deadline: January 31 (annually)

$1,000 award, see link below for eligibility requirements. 

Apply to: CareerFitter’s Annual Scholarship

 

Epilator Hub Scholarship

Deadline: January 31 (annually)

$1,000 award, see link below for eligibility requirements

Apply to: Epilator Hub Scholarship

 

AAUW Scholarship (Danville, Alamo, Walnut Creek)
Deadline: March 12 (annually)

$1,500 award, local women only, see link below for other eligibility requirements

Apply to: AAUW Scholarship

 

Nordson BUILDS Scholarship

Deadline: May 15 (annually)

$2,000-$10,000 award, see link below for eligibility requirements 

Apply to: Nordonson BUILDS Scholarship

 

Dirk Derrick Scholarship

Deadline: December 15 (annually)

$1,000 award, see link below for eligibility requirements 

Apply to: Dirk Derrick Scholarship

 

Discover Student Loans $5000 Scholarship

Deadline: Last day of each month through 2021 (monthly)

$5,000 award (12), see link below for eligibility requirements 

Apply to: Discover Student Loans Scholarship

 

Hello Campus Tour Guide Scholarship

Deadline: April 30, 2021 

$5,000 awards (2), see link below for eligibility requirements 

Apply to: Hello Campus Tour Guide Scholarship

 

NOW Scholarship

Contra Costa NOW is a San Francisco Bay Area chapter of the National Organization for Women, one of the oldest and most prominent feminist organizations in the US. For the first time Contra Costa NOW is offering one $1,000 scholarship to a woman of color enrolled in a non-profit accredited college or university, either in a two-year or four-year academic program. We are looking to support a woman who has demonstrated leadership as an activist in her community. Contra Costa NOW is committed to enabling marginalized women. We have earmarked this scholarship to support and uplift women of color and help support women’s education.
Deadline: April 30, 2021

$1,000 award (1) and $500 award (1)

Apply to: Contact cococonow@gmail.com for eligibility requirements and official application form

 

Utopia Management Scholarship

Deadline: May 1, 2021

$1,000 award, see link below for eligibility requirements 

Apply to: Utopia Management Scholarship

 

Nordson BUILDS Scholarship

Deadline: May 15, 2021

$2,000-$10,000 award, see link below for eligibility requirements 

Apply to: Nordson BUILDS Scholarship

 

The Abacus Life Scholarship

Deadline: August 20, 2021

$1,000 award, see link below for eligibility requirements 

Apply to: The Abacus Life Scholarship

 

Court Records Scholarship

Deadline: September 1, 2021

$500-$1,500 awards (3), see link below for eligibility requirements 

Apply to: Court Records Scholarship

 

True Eye Expert Scholarship
Deadline: March 31, 2022

$1,000 award, see link below for eligibility requirements

Apply to: True Eye Expert Scholarship

Other Outside Scholarship Resources

Can also do research for other opportunities with our list of outside scholarship websites or our financial literacy resource iGrad (will need to log-in with your SMC credentials and click  'Tools' > 'Scholarship Search'.

Outside agency scholarship payments must be payable to "Saint Mary's College" and mailed to:

Saint Mary's College of California
Attn: Financial Aid Office

1928 Saint Mary's Road
PMB 4530
Moraga, CA 94575