Scholarships

"You've got to say, I think that if I keep working at this and want it badly enough, I can have it.  It's called perseverance." 

 

~ Lee Iacocca  ~      

Where can I find on - campus scholarships?

View Cerritos College scholarships and apply online by completing the General Scholarship Application at www.cerritos.edu/scholarships. You must apply each and every semester and the deadline to complete the application is usually about one month after the beginning of the semester.

For more scholarships, see Financial Aide's website at: www.cerritos.edu/finaid/

Scholarships for Minorities (download a booklet of listings)

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Latina Leadership Network (10) for $500 each

  •  Must be of Latina heritage (one parent fully Latino or each parent half Latino)
  • 24 units of college work (may include work in-progress)
  •  Earned a 2.5 minimum GPA
  •  Currently enrolled in a California Community College
  •  Must provide a transcript of all work completed (unofficial will be accepted)
  • Deadline: January

www.latina-leadership-network.org

 

Hispanic Scholarship Fund-Community College Transfer $1,000 to $5,000

  • Must be of Hispanic heritage (one parent full Hispanic or each parent half Hispanic) 
  • Permanent Resident or U.S. Citizen
  •  Minimum 3.0 GPA 
  •  Must be a part-time or full-time community college student
  •  Have plans to transfer and enroll full-time at a four-year accredited U.S. institution within the current academic year

 http://www.hsf.net

 

Della Doyle Scholarship - $500.00
Soroptimist of Downey
Title IV Institutional Code - 001161 

  • Currently be a Cerritos College student
  • Must be pursuing a career in a business related field
  • Demonstrate financial need
  • Use the scholarship to help cover the costs of education
  • Must have a cumulative 2.8 GPA or better in college work with transcripts verifying such
  • Deadline: April
  • Applications are available in the Financial Aid Office every March.

 

Lakewood Regional Medical Center Scholarship - $1,000
Title IV Institutional Code - 001161

  • Must have a permanent residence in the following areas served by Lakewood Regional Medical Center including Lakewood, Bellflower,
    Paramount, Downey, Compton, Signal Hill, Artesia, Cerritos, Hawaiian Gardens, Norwalk, Seal Beach, and Long Beach.
  • Must be enrolled or accepted in an accredited school of medicine, pharmacy, nursing, or health related field of study such as nutrition,
    physical therapy, radiology, or respiratory therapy
  • Applications are available in the Financial Aid Office every February.
  • Call (562) 860-2451 ext. 3226 for more information. 

 

Long Beach Legal Secretaries Association
Title IV Institutional Code - 001161 

  • Be pursuing a career in the legal field
  • Demonstrate financial need
  • Acceptable careers include:  Legal secretary including receptionist, legal assistant including paralegal and court reporter, and law office administrator. Scholarships are not intended for students planning to enter law school.
  • Download an application.
  • Download the scholarship checklist.
  • Visit www.lsi.org  or contact Cathleen Siler Atkinson, Andelson, Loya, Ruud & Rome
    17871 Park Plaza Drive
    Cerritos, California 90703
    Phone - 562/653-3200
    Fax - 562/653-3777
    csiler@aalrr.com

 

National Society of Accountants Scholarship Foundation $1,000 each

  •     Be undergraduate student majoring in accounting
  •     Have a "B" or better overall grade point average
  •     Be a U.S. or Canadian citizen

*Application can be downloaded from the internet. http://www.nsacct.org/

 

USA Funds Access to Education Scholarships  $750 to $1,500 each

  •      Have an annual adjusted gross family income of $35,000 or less
  •      U.S. citizens or eligible non-citizens
  •      Not currently in default on any student loans
  •      Plan to enroll for the upcoming academic year in at least 6 units

*Applications can be downloaded from the internet.  http://www.usafunds.org/

 

Hispanic College Fund, Inc.

  •      Must be a full-time student
  •      Must be pursuing a career in business, computer science, engineering, or business-     
  •      related major.
  •      Must have a minimum of 3.0 GPA

*Application can be downloaded from the internet.   www.hispanicfund.org

 

Whittier Retired Teachers Association - (2) $1,500 each
Title IV Institutional Code - 001161 

  • Must provide written proof of acceptance in or continuing enrollment as an upper-division student at an accredited institution of higher learning, on a full-time basis, with a minimum of 12 units per semester.  For a current community college student, proof of application and acceptance to a four year college is needed.
  • Evidence of a minimum 3.0 GPA.
  • Must be a citizen of the U.S.
  • Have a stated goal of a Bachelor's degree with a teaching major.
  • Deadline: March
  • Applications are available in the Financial Aid Office every January.

 

Other Scholarship Links: 

 

FastWEB

The largest free scholarship search service on the Internet.  Searchable database of more than 180,000 private sector scholarships, fellowships, grants, and loans.  Students register on-lline and fastWEB responds with a list of matching award programs.

For more information call 800-327-8932 www.fastweb.com

 

CollegeNET

This free Internet scholarship finder lists more than 500,000 private sector awards form 1,570 sponsors, offering
an estimated $1 billion in scholarship money.  Award listings are matched to student profiles.  

www.collegenet.com/mach25/

 

NextStudent Scholarship Search

The NextStudent Scholarship Search Engine makes college funding even simpler with online access to more than 5.9 million scholarships/grants from over 69,000 sources worth over $16 billion.

www.nextstudentloans.com/sse1

 

Additional Re-Entry Scholarship Listings (see below):

 

Ron Brown Scholarship Program

http://www.ronbrown.org/

  • Deadline: Varies
  • Criteria: Varies
  • Award Amount: Varies

 

Marine Corps Scholarships

http://www.mcsf.org

  • Deadline: March (Freshman in college), April (Second year student)
  • Criteria: Family member must be an active or reserve member of the marines
  • Award Amount: Up to $65,000

 

Baptist Scholarship

http://www.free-4u.com/

  • Deadline: Varies
  • Criteria: Varies
  • Award Amount: Varies

Intel Science Talent Search

http://www.sciserv.org/sts/

  • Deadline: Varies
  • Criteria: Varies
  • Award Amount: Varies

Student Gov

http://www.students.gov

  • Deadline: Varies
  • Criteria: Varies
  • Award Amount: Varies

Accounting scholarship         

http://www.aicpa.org

  • Deadline: Varies
  • Criteria: Accounting major
  • Award Amount: Varies

Ayn Rand Essay Scholarship

http://www.aynrand.org/site/PageServer?pagename=education_contests_atlas

  • Deadline:  Before September 17, 2012
  • Criteria: Open to all
  • Award Amount: Up to $10,000

Finaid: The smart scholarship Guide to Financial Aid (scholarships)

http://www.finaid.org/

  • Deadline: Varies
  • Criteria: Varies
  • Award Amount: Varies

International Students Scholarship and Aid Help

http://www.iefa.org/

  • Deadline: Varies
  • Criteria: Varies
  • Award Amount: Varies

Siemens Westinghouse Competition

http://www.lulac.org/programs/scholar.html

  • Deadline: Varies
  • Criteria: Open to all
  • Award Amount: $800

25 Scholarship Gateways from Black Excel

http://www.blackexcel.org/25scholarships.htm

  • Deadline: Varies
  • Criteria: Varies
  • Award Amount: Varies

Naacp Scholarship

http://www.naacp.org/

  • Deadline: Variety of deadlines
  • Criteria: Variety of criteria
  • Award Amount: Variety of awards

Black Allience Educationl Options Scholarships

http://www.baeo.org

  • Deadline: Varies
  • Criteria: Varies
  • Award Amount: Varies

The Rootbert Scholarship Fund

http://www.roothbertfund.org/scholarships.php

  • Deadline: Varies
  • Criteria: Open to all
  • Award Amount: 2,000 - $3,000
  • Application must be requested by mail or downloaded between Nov. 1 - Jan. 31

 

Black in Vegas Scholarship

http://www.blacksinvegas.com/scholarship2.html

  • Deadline: Varies
  • Criteria: Varies
  • Award Amount: Varies

Wired Scholar Free Scholarship Search

http://www.collegeanswer.com/index.jsp

  • Must sign up to search scholarships

(free membership)

  • Deadline: Varies
  • Criteria: Varies
  • Award Amount: Varies

Federal Scholarship and Aid Gateways

http://www.fedmoney.org/

  • Deadline: Varies
  • Criteria: Varies
  • Award Amount: Varies

ScienceNet Scholarship Listing

http://www.cse.emory.edu/sciencenet/undergrad/scholarships.html

  • Deadline: Varies
  • Criteria: Varies
  • Award Amount: Varies

National Assoc. of Black Journalist Scholarships (NABJ)

http://www.nabj.org

  • Deadline: Varies
  • Criteria: Varies
  • Award Amount: Varies

Thurgood Marshall Scholarship Fund

http://www.thurgoodmarshallfund.org 

  • Deadline: Varies
  • Criteria: Must be a U.S. citizen
  • Award Amount: Varies

We also have an online scholarship workshop available so you can get the information you need right here on our website.

Online Workshop: Scholarships

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