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Peralta Foundation Scholarships


Click here to view available scholarships. Unless otherwise noted, to apply for Peralta Foundation Scholarships you need to fill out the Master Scholarship ApplicationFor more information, contact the Vice President’s office in Eagle Village 

“Laney College Scholarships ( Spring 2013)”


1-Chancellor’s Trophy - $1,000-$2,500

District-wide award designed to recognize and honor outstanding second-year students whose scholarship, sense of civic responsibility, and leadership give most promise of future success and service to community. DEADLINE FOR APPLICATION  March 15, 2013. Click for the Application

2-John and Deborah Tunis Scholarship -  $500

 Acholarship awarded to a female student with demonstrated financial need and pursuing a degree or career in math, science, business, industry or vocational education.  MASTER SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION

3-Henry Fort Memorial Book Scholarship Award - $250

Award dedicated to helping students with financial need purchase textbooks.MASTER SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION

4-Follett Bookstore Scholarship Award -  $500

Awarded to two students from each Peralta College who are either graduating or transferring to a four-year institution in the fall. MASTER SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION

5-John & Anna Los Scholarship - $500

Scholarship awarded to a student in Labor Studies Department. Contact Karin Hart at Laney College (510) 464-3210 for more info. MASTER SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION

6-Doddie Gifford Memorial Scholarship - $500

 Scholarship awarded to a student in Labor Studies Department. Contact Karin Hart at Laney College (510) 464-3210 for more info. MASTER SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION

7-Gifford Labor Studies Scholarship - $500

 Scholarship awarded to a student in Labor Studies Department. Contact Karin Hart at Laney College (510) 464-3210 for more info. MASTER SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION

8-Laney College Scholarship Award - $500

 Scholarship awarded to two  Laney College students who have completed at least 30 degree-applicable units with at least a 2.8 GPA. MASTER SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION

9-Peralta Retirees Organization Scholarship Award - $1000

Aawarded to one student from each Peralta College with 30 semester units of college level classes.MASTER SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION

10- Wanda Garcia Memorial Scholarship Fund Award - (3)  $500

One majoring in Biology/Life Science, one in Architecture/Engineering, and one to an international student enrolled in any major.  DEADLINE FOR APPLICATION  MONDAY, APRIL 8, 2013. MASTER SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION

11-Ruth Bittman Memorial Scholarship Award -  $500

A total of four scholarships of $500 each awarded to one student from each of the Peralta Colleges who demonstrates financial need. MASTER SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION

12-Torri Minton Scholarship Award -  $500

Scholarship awarded to one new or returning Laney College student studying journalism or communications. MASTER SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION

13-Phi Theta Kappa Swap Meet Scholarship -


14-Lawrence Chin Scholarship - $500

 Scholarship awarded for outstanding achievement in Business or Accounting at Laney College.  MASTER SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION

15-Wanda Lee Aitch Memorial Scholarship - $500

 Scholarship awarded to a female athlete on Laney’s basketball or softball teams, and pursuing study in Physical Education. MASTER SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION

16-Alice S. M. Cheng Memorial Scholarship - $1000

 Scholarship awarded for outstanding achievement in Accounting at Laney College, and tranfering to a four-year institution. MASTER SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION

17-Peralta Association of African American Affairs – (2) $500

To recognize African American students attending a Peralta Community College District (PCCD) college – Berkeley City College, College of Alameda, Laney College and Merritt College, who demonstrate academic achievements, leadership skills, and community service in the African American community, and to assist them in continuing their education. DEADLINE FOR APPLICATION  MONDAY, APRIL 21, 2014 Click for the Application

18-Faculty Senate Scholarship - (2) $1,000

To encourage Laney students to pursue a career in education, with the hope that some of these students will return to Laney College as future faculty members. DEADLINE FOR APPLICATION  MONDAY, APRIL 9, 2013. Click  for the Application

19-Dwayne N. Hendricks, II Memorial Scholarship - $1000

A scholarship committee chosen by the Hendricks family will award $1,000.00 to one (1) Laney College student who at one time had some difficulties, legally or otherwise, but is trying to improve. Eligible students should be pursuing an Associate’s degree, enrolled in a certificate program or intend to transfer to a four-year institution. DEADLINE FOR APPLICATION MONDAY, APRIL 15, 2013. MASTER SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION


***Return all completed applications to the Office of Academic & Student Affairs (Eagle Village 1)***

For more inquiries you are welcome to contact:

Hayat Guessoum

Clerical Assistant

Office of Academic & Students Affairs (EV1)


Phone: 510-464-3214




Outside of Peralta Scholarships


Local Scholarships


Meng Vocational Grant Program – $1,000

Scholarship grants to Alameda County community college students pursuing vocational and trade careers such as cooks, pharmacy technicians, dental assistants, paralegals, apparel designer and merchandisers, cosmetologists and x-ray technicians.


East Bay Consortium Latino Scholarships – $500 – $1000
Several scholarships are available to Latino students in the east bay.


Minority Scholarships


United Negro Fund – Varies

List of scholarships for African American students.


NAACP – Varies

Various scholarships for African American students.


Hispanic Community Affairs Council Scholarship – $750-$1500
Scholarships are awarded to high school graduates, GED recipients, community college students, students attending a four-year college or university, and students accepted into a postgraduate education or credential program. The scholarships are dedicated to recognizing the Hispanic/Latino culture and the education of Hispanic/Latino students.


Mass Mutual Scholars – $5000
Mass Mutual looks forward to assisting 30 full-time, multicultural students entering their sophomore, junior, senior or fifth year of college (maximum $5,000 each) with over $150,000 in scholarships. Students must be of African American/Black, Hispanic or Asian/Pacific Islander descent and be interested in pursuing a career in the insurance and financial services industry.


Asian American Government Executives Network – $1000 – 1500

The scholarship program assists Asian American students in their continuing education to better prepare themselves for positions of leadership in the Federal, State, and Local governments.

Transfer Scholarships


Cal Poly Scholarship Programs search under the “scholarships” tab for details on the scholarships.


CSU Scholarship Programs

Inquiries regarding student scholarships should be directed to the CSU campus Financial Aid Office to which a student is attending and/or applying for admission. Each campus maintains a list of available scholarships including selection criteria and application procedures.


Devry Community College Scholarships

Over 50 half-tuition scholarships are available to applicants who have earned an associates degree. Visit the website at: or


Golden Gate University Scholarships

There are various scholarships, some paying full tuition for Golden Gate University, for community college transfer students, underrepresented minority students, working students, and other categories. For further information on Golden Gate Scholarships, call Enrollment Services, 415-442-7800 visit: then click on the “admissions and costs” link, then “financial aid” links to get to the scholarships page.


Jack Kent Cooke Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship Program
Provide scholarships worth up to $30,000 per year to community college students to help them earn a four-year degree.  Eligibility: Plan to enroll full-time in a baccalaureate program at an accredited college or university in the fall semester, have a cumulative undergraduate grade-point average of 3.50 or better on a scale of 4.0, and have significant unmet financial need.  To be eligible for the program, students must be nominated by the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Faculty Representative at their two-year institution.


University of California Scholarship Programs
Each University campus and some campus alumni associations award scholarships to students in recognition of achievement and potential. A wide variety of scholarships are available — including the University wide Regents Scholarship program and campus-based scholarships such as Alumni Scholarships and Chancellor’s Scholarships. There are also restricted scholarships for students with specific backgrounds, academic interests or career objectives. At most campuses, students are eligible to receive more than one award.


Undocumented and Migrant Students Scholarships


Undocumented Students Scholarships – Varies

List of Scholarships that do not require a social security number.


Gloria and Joseph Mattera National Scholarship Fund for Migrant Children (100 scholarships) – $150-$500
Scholarship is to financially assist migrant youth who have the potential and the desire to further their education to achieve their personal and career goals. Eligible applicants must be entering or enrolled in college or other types of post-secondary programs, high school dropouts or potential dropouts. For application and additional information please visit


Frank Kazmierczak Memorial Migrant Scholarship – $1000
Must be Child of a migrant worker or a migrant worker (priority will be given to those with mobility in the last 3 years). Must have teaching as a career goal, scholastic achievement, and financial need. For more information and application visit:


Veterans Scholarships


Special Operations Warriors Foundation Scholarships
The (SOWF) provides college scholarship grants, based on need, along with financial aid and educational counseling to the children of Special Operations personnel who were killed in an operational mission or training accident. Applications and additional information can be found online at


Veterans Scholarship Program – $2500
Must be honorably discharged from any branch of the US military or Coast Guard and be enrolled or about to enroll in an entrepreneurial course of study. Completed application packets must include a current resume, academic transcript, copy of military discharge certificate, brief essay of career goals, and two letters of recommendation. For an application visit


Tillman Military Scholar Who is eligible to apply to become a Tillman Military Scholar? -Veteran and active duty military servicemembers -Of both pre- and post-9/11 service -From all branches of the U.S. Armed Forces: Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps and Coast Guard, including service in the National Guard and Reserve -Spouses of active or veteran servicemembers -Including surviving spouses -Servicemember or spouse seeking assistance to pursue an undergraduate, graduate or post-graduate degree as a full-time student at a public or private, 4-year U.S.-based accredited institution


Other Scholarships – $1000

The Psychological Impact of TV Scholarship is open to current or prospective college students who are enrolled or are planning on enrolling in a college or university program.  Students write an essay on how TV has impacted our global culture.


The CANERS Foundation – $2500-up
For students who are interested in pursuing an education and career in horticulture to all two year and four year colleges from which a horticulture degree can be obtained. Visit the Web site for application and details:


Superpower Scholarship – $2500
Which villain or superhero would you want to switch places with for a day? Awarded by This award is for U.S. students, Must be a legal U.S. resident, Must be a resident of one of the 50 United States or the District of Columbia, and Must be 13 years of age or older at time of application.


Tom Kitayama Jr. Memorial Scholarship – $500
Application open to any student eligible to attend college in the coming year, with plans to major in agriculture or a related field. Applicant must have a permanent address in Alameda County, but does not need to be a farm Bureau member. Those who qualify will be interviewed by a scholarship committee.  If you have any questions: Alameda County Farm Bureau, 638 Enos Way, Livermore, CA 94551.  Call (925) 449-1677 – $500 – $1000
Various scholarships available at

Associate’s Degree Level Scholarships:  Associate’s Degree in Nursing and Medical Assisting – Associate’s Degree in Art and Design – Associate’s Degree in Computer Technology and Information Systems – Online Associate’s Degree /Scholarships – $500 – $1000
Various scholarships available based on academic goals.


The Campus Explorer Exclusive Scholarship – $1000
A monthly $1,000 giveaway, designed to help students pay for their higher-education expenses. Every month, Campus Explorer will announce a new scholarship – and a new way to win. A winner will be randomly selected from the entrants. Visit website for details.


Scholarship for Women Interested in Automotive Retail Dealership Careers – Up to $5000
Scholarship is offered to help increase the number of women pursuing careers as a general, executive or departmental manager; or, an owner/operator of an automotive dealership.


Frugal Dad Undergraduate Scholarship – $5000
Must be 16 years of age or older at time of application, be a legal U.S. resident, and be enrolled in an accredited college or university.  Must give consent to provide a digital photograph of self and quote for display on if required to upon notification of winning the award. Answer 5 essay questions (500 words or less)


B. Davis Scholarship – $1,000
Scholarship is available to all high school juniors and seniors as well as all students currently registered in any post secondary institution. To apply for this scholarship you will need to write an essay of less than 1000 words. Your submissions must be sent to us by email:


Big Sun Scholarship – $500
All student athletes are eligible regardless of the sport they are engaged in. The student must be a high school senior or be attending a post secondary institute.
All essay submissions should be sent to:


America’s Best Blogging Scholarship – $1000
Applicant must be a U.S. Citizen or Permanent Legal Resident of the United States and may not be an associate (employee) of any division of Scholarship – $1000-5000
Currently enrolled college students (graduate students, law students and/or high school seniors are NOT eligible) are invited to apply by submitting an essay. Freshman entering Fall 2012 are eligible once they have received student identification numbers. Five winners will be selected.


Dowd and Guild Scholarship – $1000
Must be a US citizen or permanent resident and currently enrolled or entering into an undergrad program. Student must be in good academic standing. Selection based on need for financial aid, educational performance, personal essay, participation in school leadership and extracurricular activities, and commitment to the community. Completed applications include personal essay and official high school or college transcripts.


Leon L. Granoff Foundation Scholarships – Varies
Must be an undergraduate student and California resident attending a California college or university. Selection based on academic excellence, ability and potential. For more information write to: Leon L. Granoff, Foundation Scholarship Program P.O. Box 2148 Gardena, California 90247-0148


Straight Forward Media Scholarships – $500
Scholarships are offered to students in a wide variety of majors every year. Each scholarship program is open to both American and international students who are attending four-year colleges, two-year and community colleges, vocational and technical schools. Visit:


Health Professions Education Foundation Scholarship Programs – $2,500-$25,000
The Foundation administers a number of scholarship and loan repayment programs for health professional students and graduates. All program recipients are required to provide direct patient care in a medically underserved area of California as designated by the Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development. All programs require applicants to document their financial need. Additional criteria that will be considered in the selection of recipients include the applicant’s work experience, community background, career goals, the length of commitment to practice in a medically underserved area, community involvement, and prior academic performance. For applications and additional information visit,


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