senator-picDear Friends,

Many of you know prospective or current college students who could use some financial assistance to support them in pursuing their college education. My outstanding staff and interns have gathered a list below of numerous grants and scholarships that could help ease the burden.

My wife, Kate, and I are the proud parents of two college graduates and a prospective college student. We understand how exciting this time can be as well as the challenges associated with finding the financial resources necessary to help students achieve their dreams. That’s why we want you to have this valuable information.

The scholarship and grant information list below is a useful tool to introduce you to many of the scholarship opportunities that are available. If you know of any other resources not included in this list, please forward them to Senator.Anderson@senate.ca.gov and we will be sure to add them to our list.

As the March 2 Cal Grant application deadline approaches, be sure to visit the California Student Aid Commission’s website at www.csac.ca.gov. Last year, 6,400 grants were offered but only 4,300 of those grants were taken. According to the California Student Aid Commission, many middle class students were not aware that they could qualify for FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid). The California Student Aid Commission advises everyone to apply.

Please keep in mind that these scholarships and grants have varied eligibility requirements and deadlines that must be met in order to be considered as a recipient. We strongly advise you to read them in detail and act promptly. To make it as simple as possible, we have arranged them so that the grants and scholarships with the closest upcoming deadlines are at the very top. Additionally, this list is not officially endorsed by the State Senate. It is simply a service my office provides that I hope you will find to be helpful.

As always, it’s an honor to serve you.

Joel Anderson
Senator

P.S. If you have a friend or neighbor that could benefit from receiving this information about the financial resources available to help them pursue their education, please feel free to forward this email to them.

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Scholarship Lists

LPN Training & Financial Aid for Veterans and Military Service Members
http://www.practicalnursing.org/veteran–military–lpn–training

Programs for Veterans & Dependents (CalVet Fee Waiver)
https://www.calvet.ca.gov/veteran–services–benefits/education

California College San Diego Scholarships
http://www.cc–sd.edu/scholarships

San Diego County Office of Education
http://sdcoe.net/parents/Pages/Scholarships.aspx

Search College Board for Scholarships
https://bigfuture.collegeboard.org/scholarship–search

Scholarships & Grants

Name: Salute to Education
Website: http://salutetoeducation.com/
Amount: Varies
Deadline: February 13, 2015

Name: Brad Fowler Memorial Scholarship
Website: http://www.sdhoc.com/community/brad–fowler–memorial–scholarship
Amount: $5,000
Deadline: February 20, 2015

Name: Junior League of San Diego
Website: http://www.jlsd.org/?nd=scholarshipsandgrants
Amount: Varies
Deadline: February 27, 2015

Name: Deana’s Wish Memorial Scholarship
Website: http://www.deanasgift.org/2015–deanas–wish–memorial–scholarship–information.html
Amount: $1,500
Deadline: March 1, 2015

Name: San Diego County Citizen’s Scholarship
Website: http://sdccsf.org/
Amount: $1,000
Deadline: March 2, 2015

Name: Athena San Diego Pinnacle Scholarship
Website: http://athenasd.org/pinnacle–scholarship/
Amount: $2,500 per year for two years
Deadline: Monday, March 2, 2015

Name: San Diego County Scholarship Foundation
Website: http://sdccsf.org/
Amount: $1,000
Deadline: March 2, 2015

Name: SanDisk Corporation Scholarship
Website: http://www.sandisk.com/about–sandisk/corporate–responsibility/community/scholars–program/
Amount: $2,500 annually renewable awards
Deadline: March 3, 2015

Name: Charlotte Mousel Scholarship (Cajon Valley Republican Business Women Federated)
Contact: Email Lorraine Place at lorplace@cox.net for application
Amount: $1,000
Deadline: March 9, 2015

Name: San Diego Downtown Lions Scholarship Fund
Website: http://www.sandiegolions.org/scholarships.htm
Amount: $1,200
Deadline: March 10, 2015

Name: Kohl’s Cares Scholarship Program
Website: http://www.kohlscorporation.com/CommunityRelations/scholarship/
Amount: Up to $10,000
Deadline: March 13, 2015

Name: Music Scholarships
Website: http://msc–gcca.org/Scholarships.html
Amount: Varies
Deadline: March 14, 2015

Name: The Kim and Harold Louie Family Foundation
Website: http://www.louiefamilyfoundation.org/scholarship–application
Amount: $100,000 in total
Deadline: March 15, 2015

Name: Naval Officers Spouses Club of San Diego
Website: http://www.noscsandiego.com/page–1435990
Amount: Varies
Deadline: March 16, 2015

Name: Don Diego Scholarship
Website: http://dondiegoscholarship.org/scholarships/
Amount: $41,500 in total
Deadline: March 16, 2015

Name: Change a Life Foundation
Website: http://changealife.org/scholarship–program/
Amount: Up to $5,000
Deadline: March 19, 2015

Name: The Ronald McDonald House Charities/Hispanic Commitment to Education Resources (HACER) scholarship
Website: http://www.sdmcdonalds.com/2015/01/30000–scholarships–now–available–local–hispanic–students/
Amount: $2,000
Deadline: March 20, 2015

Name: Health Professions Education Foundation Bachelor of Science Scholarship and Loan Repayment Program
Website: http://www.collegexpress.com/scholarships/bachelor–of–science–scholarship–and–loan–repayment–program/2011081/
Amount: Up to $19,000
Deadline: March 24, 2015

Name: La Mesa Woman’s Club Senior Awards
Website: http://www.lamesawomansclub.org/index.php/scholarships
Amount: $1,000
Deadline: March 27, 2015

Name: San Diego Chinese Women’s Association
Website: http://sdcwa.net/scholarships/
Amount: Up to $1,500
Deadline: March 28, 2015

Name: San Diego Farm Bureau
Website: http://www.sdfarmbureau.org/AgintheClassroom/Scholarships.php
Amount: $500-$5,000
Deadline: March 30, 2015

Name: Gloria Barron Scholarship
Website: http://wilderness.org/article/gloria-barron–wilderness–society–scholarship–how–apply
Amount: Around $10,000
Deadline: March 31, 2015

Name: Spencer Reese Scholarship
Website: http://www.sdyouth.org/Scholarships.aspx
Amount: $4,000 per year for 4 years
Deadline: March 31, 2015

Name: Army Nurse Corps Association
Website: https://e–anca.org/ANCAEduc.htm
Amount: $3,000
Deadline: March 31, 2015

Name: San Diego Society of Women Engineers
Website: http://www.swesandiego.org/scholarships
Amount: N/A
Deadline: April 1, 2015

Name: San Diego Blood Bank Scholarship
Website: http://www.sandiegobloodbank.org/high–school–program/scholarships
Amount: $500
Deadline: April 1, 2015

Name: Deputy Sheriff’s Association of San Diego
Website: http://www.dsasd.org/scholarships
Amount: $2,000
Deadline: April 1, 2015

Name: AFSA High School Senior Scholarship Contest
Website: http://www.afsascholarship.org/
Amount: $2,000
Deadline: April 1, 2015

Name: Directed Energy Professional Society Scholarship
Website: http://www.deps.org/DEPSpages/scholarships.html
Amount: Varies
Deadline: April 1, 2015

Name: San Diego Air & Space Museum
Website: http://www.sandiegoairandspace.org/education/scholarship_information.php
Amount: Varies
Deadline: April 1, 2015

Name: Resource Conservation District Scholarship
Website: http://www.rcdsandiego.org/conservation_scholarship.aspx
Amount: $1,000
Deadline: April 13, 2015

Name: College JumpStart Scholarship
Website: http://www.jumpstart–scholarship.net/application–us
Amount: Up to $1,500
Deadline: April 15, 2015

Name: American Association of University Women–San Diego Branch Scholarship
Website: http://www.aauwsandiego.org/localscholarships.html
Amount: Up to $1,500
Deadline: April 18, 2015

Name: The Active Calendar Scholarship
Website: http://www.activecalendar.com/1000–active–calendar–scholarship/
Amount: $1,000
Deadline: April 20, 2015

Name: The Fountainhead Essay Contest
Website: http://essaycontest.aynrandnovels.com/TheFountainhead.aspx?theme=blue
Amount: Up to $10,000
Deadline: April 26, 2015

Name: San Diego County Plant and Flower Association
Website: http://www.flowerandplant.org/scholarshipopportunities.html
Amount: Varies
Deadline: April 30, 2015

Name: Lifeguard Services Scholarship
Website: http://www.sandiego.gov/lifeguards/junior/scholarships.shtml
Amount: $525
Deadline: April 30, 2015

Name: Women in Transportation Scholarship
Website: http://www.wtsinternational.org/sandiegocounty/scholarships/
Amount: $2,500
Deadline: May 4, 2015

Name: Distinctive Window Treatment Plus – Design Your Future Scholarship
Website: http://www.distinctivewindows.com/scholarship.htm
Amount: $1,000
Deadline: May 25, 2015

Name: Reed Tech Scholarship
Website: http://www.reedtech.com/about–us/scholarship/
Amount: $1,000
Deadline: May 30, 2015

Name: Southland Electrical Supply Scholarship Program
Website: http://www.southlandelectrical.com/scholarship.asp
Amount: $1,000
Deadline: May 30, 2015

Name: AmeriQuest Transportation Services Scholarship
Website: http://www.ameriquestcorp.com/transportation/contact/ameriquest–transportation–services–scholarship.aspx
Amount: $1,000
Deadline: May 30, 2015

Name: Accounting Software Scholarship by Corcentric
Website: http://www.corcentric.com/contact/accounting–software–scholarship.aspx
Amount: $1,000
Deadline: May 30, 2015

Name: Nissenbaum Internet Law Scholarship
Website: http://www.gdnlaw.com/Internet–Law–Scholarship.htm
Amount: $500
Deadline: May 30, 2015

Name: Jack & Jill of America Foundation
Website: https://www.jackandjillfoundation.org/scholarships/
Amount: Up to $2,500
Deadline: June 1, 2015

Name: Foundation Community Spirit Scholarship Program
Website: http://www.foodandclothescloset.org/#!scholarships/c1fcx
Amount: N/A
Deadline: June 1, 2015

Name: Abacus Scholarship
Website: http://www.gocollege.com/abacus/
Amount: $500
Deadline: June 15, 2015

Name: Minority Corporate Counsel Association Lloyd M. Johnson Jr. Scholarship
Website: http://www.mcca.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=page.viewpage&pageid=477
Award: Varies
Deadline: June 15, 2015

Name: Optimist Club International
Website: http://www.optimist.org/e/member/scholarships4.cfm
Award: Varies
Deadline: June 15, 2015

Name: PrepScholar Replace the SAT/ACT Scholarship
Website: http://blog.prepscholar.com/announcing–our–10000–scholarship–you–redesign–the–sat–/–act
Amount: $10,000
Deadline: June 30, 2015

Name: TopMedicalAssistantschools.com Scholarship Program
Website: http://www.topmedicalassistantschools.com/scholarships/
Amount: $500
Deadline: July 31, 2015

Name: Les Hart Memorial Scholarship
Website: http://santeechamber.com/
Amount: $1,000
Deadline: End of November (Application to open in September 2015)

Scholarships with Multiple/Various/Unspecified Deadlines

Name: American Legion
Website: http://www.legion.org/scholarships
Amount: Varies
Deadline: Varies

Name: Armed Forces Electronics and Communications Association
Website: http://sandiego.afceachapters.org/index.php/education/events‐and‐programs/
Amount: Varies
Deadline: Varies

Name: John Wright Memorial Scholarship
Website: http://www.treefund.org/scholarships/tree‐fund‐scholarships
Amount: Varies
Deadline: Varies

Name: National Federation of Republican Women Scholarships
Website: http://www.nfrw.org/programs/scholarships.htm
Award: Varies
Deadline: Varies