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Outside organizations also send our office scholarship opportunities. Please read through the criteria or click on each link for more information. You must apply for each scholarship opportunity and the organization will inform you of the status of each application.

The Scholarship Office is not affiliated with any of these outside opportunities. Please direct your questions to the contact information on the website for each associated scholarship.

Current Scholarships

Shared Energy Future Foundation (SEFF) Trade School Scholarship

Deadline: February 29, 2024 at 11:59 p.m. (PST)
Amount: $1,000
Requirements: Shared Energy Future Foundation (SEFF) Trade School Scholarship
Application: Shared Energy Future Foundation (SEFF) Trade School Scholarship Application

Eligibility Requirements:

-High school senior with a 2.0 or above GPA or 1st Year Apprentice

-Demonstrated interest in pursuing a career by attending a trade school

-Demonstrated financial need will be considered

-Planned enrollment in a trade school in the following fields:

  • Automotive
  • Carpenters
  • Commercial/Specialized Driver’s License
  • Electrical
  • Heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC)
  • Welding
  • Plumbers/Pipefitters

-Personal Statement; two pages (single sided), double-spaced, and 12-point Times New Roman font

    Workplace Rights Law Group Scholarship

    Deadline: August 1, 2024
    Amount: $500
    Website: Workplace Rights Law Group Scholarship

    Write a 500-word essay on how you hope employment law will help you as an employee and what you’d like to learn about employee rights.

    Renaissance Recovery Scholarship

    Deadline: August 16
    Amount: $1,000
    Website: Renaissance Recovery Scholarship

    Write a 700 word essay on the following prompt:

    “Explore the role of art, music, literature, or other forms of creative expression in the recovery process. How can these mediums be integrated into addiction treatment programs to enhance mental well-being?“

    Long Beach Alumnae Chapter Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. Scholarship

    Deadline: February 10, 2024
    Website: Long Beach Alumnae Chapter Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. Scholarship

    Eligibility Requirements:

    • Be a community college student transferring to an accredited four-year college/university in the Fall 2024 semester
    • Pursue a career in Education
    • Minimum 3.0 GPA
    • In need of financial assistance

    Jack Kent Cooke Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship

    Deadline: January 11, 2024
    Amount: Up to $55,000
    Website: Jack Kent Cooke Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship

    Eligibility Requirements:

    • Plan to enroll full-time in a baccalaureate program at an accredited college or university in Fall 2024
    • Cumulative grade point average of 3.5 or better
    • Demonstrate unmet financial need (maximum annual gross income of $95,000)
    • No previous enrollment or attendance at a four-year institution

    Live Your Dream Soroptimist Scholarship

    Deadline: November 15
    Amount:  $1,000 – $16,000
    Website: Live Your Dream Soroptimist Scholarship

    Eligibility Requirements:

    • A woman with primary financial responsibility for yourself and your dependents.
    • Attending an undergraduate degree program or a vocational skills training program.
    • Have a financial need.

    Changing the World Scholarship

    Deadline: July 8, 2024
    Amount: $1,000
    Website: Changing the World Scholarship

    Eligibility Requirements:

    • You are (or will be) an undergraduate student pursuing a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) degree
    • You are at least 17 years of age
    • You are a permanent resident or citizen of one of the 50 states

    In 500 words or less: As a STEM major, how do you think your career path will help make the world a better place?

    Your Health Journey Scholarship

    Deadline: July 31
    Amount: $500
    Website: Your Health Journey Scholarship

    Eligibility Requirements:

    • Works toward a healthy lifestyle
    • A high school senior, undergraduate student, or graduate student
    • Applicant must be a current U.S. citizen or permanent legal resident

    Essay prompt: Share your health journey and the changes you made to become healthier

    Harold J. West Memorial Scholarship

    Deadline: April 15, 2024
    Amount: $2,500
    Website: Harold J. West Memorial Scholarship
    • Must have a child(ren) (marital status is irrelevant)
    • Have to be working part-time during college – minimum 24 hours
    • Have a minimum cumulative unweighted high school or college GPA of 3.2
    • Attends or plans to attend a University of California (UC), Cal State University (CSU), or Community College in Southern California
    • Household income below the county low-income level

    The Beliz Law Firm

    Deadline: June 1
    Amount: $500
    Website: The Beliz Law Firm Scholarship

    The Beliz Law Firm is offering a scholarship that will raise awareness about distracted driving and help students achieve their goals. To apply, submit an original video with 3 important distracted driving safety tips.

    Point Foundation

    Deadline: February 22 5:00 p.m. PST
    Website: Point Foundation Community College Scholarship

    Annual Scholarships

    Keenan Insurance Scholarships

    Deadline: Thursday, October 31
    Amount: Up to $1,200 per academic year
    Website: Foundation for California Community Colleges – Keenan Insurance Scholarship
    • Scholarship preference shall be given to underrepresented students who are working towards a certificate or degree in insurance, risk management, financial services or a related field, such as business administration with a concentration in or focus on the insurance and benefits industry. 
    • Applicants must be eligible for a California College Promise Grant or be experiencing other circumstances demonstrating financial need.
    • Applicants must be enrolled in and complete three (3) units each semester, or the quarter equivalent, in insurance, risk management, financial services, or related courses in order to be eligible to receive a scholarship.


    Application Period: September 1 to October 15
    Website: NCJW|LA Scholarships

    Eligibility Requirements:

    • Currently enrolled and planning to attend College the following term
    • Must live and attend school in Los Angeles County

    Phi Theta Kappa Scholarships 

    Deadline: December 1 at 3 p.m. PST
    Website: Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship

    Eligibility Requirements:

    • PTK Member
    • Enrolled at a Community College in Fall 2024 or Spring 2025
    • More than 36 units completed by December 31, 2024

    Chief Information Systems Officers Association (CISOA) Scholarship

    Amount: $1,500
    Deadline: March 17
    Website: Chief Information Systems Officers Association CISOA Scholarship

    Provide a personal statement outlining your educational goals and how you plan to use the scholarship funds

    AJ Wang Foundation – Scholarship Fund

    Application Period: April 15 - June 1
    Amount: $2,000
    Website: AJ Wang Foundation Scholarship

    The AJ Wang Foundation grants scholarships of $2,000 per year for up to three years while attending selected community colleges in the Los Angeles, Ventura, and Orange County areas.

    Students must meet the following criteria: 

    • Full-time attendance
    • Minimum 2.75 GPA
    • Resident or citizen of USA and its territories or DACA and/or Dream Act eligible
    • Have a cumulative high school GPA of 2.5 or higher on a 4.0 scale
    • Be a graduating high school senior with the goal to attend a community college and earn a degree or certification, and/or meet transfer requirement
    • Submit the application form, letter of application, resume, and latest transcript from 9th grade through at least the first semester of high school senior year to

    Notification of awards will be provided by late July via email. For more detailed information, please visit

    American Welding Society Praxair International Scholarship 

    Deadline: March 1
    Award: $2,500
    Website: Praxair International Scholarship

    For welding and metal fabrication students with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5. 

    Source Data Products Scholarship

    Deadline: February 15 and July 15
    Award: $500
    Website: Source Data Products Scholarship

    Compose an essay of 800-1000 words on a data prompt. 

    • ​Ten Ways to Properly Research Your New IBM Cloud Host Before You Commit to a Contract
    • Five Tips for Creating a Data Disaster Recovery Readiness Plan
    • How to Protect Your Network, Data and IT Assets During a Server or Application Upgrade
    • How to Unlock the Power of Your iSeries/AS400 Systems With Mobile Apps For Business

    CJ Pony Parts Video Contest Scholarship

    Deadline: April 15 & October 15
    Award: $500
    Website: CJ Pony Parts Scholarship Video Contest

    Create a short video on one of the following topics:

    1. What is your first memory of a Mustang?
    2. How does a Mustang relate to your field of study?
    3. With the recent development of autonomous/self-driving vehicles, how do you see that changing the automotive industry?
    4. CJ Pony Parts has been around for over 30 years; where do you see yourself 30 years from now?
    5. As Lee Iacocca was the lead influencer for the debut of the Ford Mustang in April 1964, who is most influential in your life and why? 

    Pretty Photoshop Actions Scholarship

    Deadline: October 15
    Award: $500
    Website: Pretty Photoshop Actions Scholarship

    Carefully research and compose an essay style Adobe Photoshop tutorial of 800-1000 words, with screenshots and photos included to illustrate your points on one of the provided topics:

    1.  Any How-To tutorial using Photoshop or Overlays for Photoshop.
    2.  Any unique photography-related tutorial.
    3.  Favorite tips for enhancing color in Photoshop.
    4.  Photoshop overlay ideas for adding WOW to your photos.
    5.  How Photoshop has changed photography.

    Pretty Lightroom Presets Scholarship

    Deadline: April 15
    Award: $500
    Website: Pretty Presets For Lightroom Scholarship

    Carefully research and compose an essay style Adobe Lightroom tutorial of 800-1000 words, with screenshots and photos included to illustrate your points on one of the provided topics:

    1.  Any How-To Lightroom or Lightroom Mobile tutorial.
    2.  Any unique photography-related tutorial.
    3.  How Lightroom has changed photography.

    All For Mailers Scholarship

    Deadline: March 15 & September 15 
    Award: $500
    Website: All for Mailers Bi-annual Scholarship

    Using careful grammar and punctuation, answer one of three topics in 800-1000 words:

    1. Combining and tracking Direct Mail Marketing with Internet Marketing and tracking click-through rates.
    2. Five Tips for including social media marketing in your Mail Drop Campaign and keeping track of response rate.
    3. How Leveraging the Right Mailroom Equipment Can Reduce Corporate Costs

    Catching the Dream Scholarship

    Deadline: March 15, April 30 & September 15
    Website: Catching the Dream Scholarship

    For students with 25% or more American Indian heritage and an enrolled member of a recognized US tribe. 

    • Award: Based on Catching the Dream’s projected income. 

    TigerChef Scholarship

    Deadline: May 15 and November 15
    Award: $1,000
    Website: TigerChef Scholarship

    Submit a 500-600 word essay on what inspired you to choose an educational path in the food industry. 

    Future Entrepreneurs of America Scholarship

    Deadline: May 1 & December 31
    Amount: $500
    Website: TableLegs Online - The Future Entrepreneurs of America Scholarship

    Submit a 500-1,000 word essay answering at least 2 of 3 questions provided regarding entrepreneurs. 

    • In your opinion, what is it that makes someone an entrepreneur?
    • In your opinion, what major characteristics do successful entrepreneurs exhibit, and why these characteristics?
    • Describe your entrepreneurial experiences and why you would make a great future entrepreneur or business leader

    Virtual Reality Rental Co. Scholarship 

    Deadline: August 20 & December 31
    Award: $1000
    Website: Virtual Reality Rental Co. Scholarship

    Write a 500-700 word essay on, What makes you passionate about building a business?

    Ivey Engineering Scholarship

    Deadline: May 1 
    Award: $1,000
    Website: IVEY Engineering Annual Scholarship

    Compose an essay of 800-1000 words on one of three engineering topics. 

    GreenPal Business Scholarship

    Deadline: November 15
    Amount: $2,000
    Website: GreenPal Business Scholarship

    Elevate Mental Health Awareness Scholarship

    Deadline: April 30
    Amount: $500
    Application Website: Elevate Mental Health Awareness Scholarship

    Eligibility: All students in any field of study who have been affected by mental health.

    Scholarship Program for Gaming Excellence

    Deadline: May 15
    Amount: $5,000
    Application Website: Gaming Scholarship Program

    A $5,000 scholarship is awarded annually to a college or university student interested in the fields of technology and mobile gaming. Additional scholarship opportunities are available for Interior Design, Visual Art, Graphic & Web Design, Marketing, Mobile App UI Prototype Development, Engineering, and Real Estate.   

    Limited Scholarships

    Innovation in Education

    Deadline: 20th of each month
    Website: Los Angeles Tutoring – Innovation in Education Scholarship

    LA Tutors awards students who showcase their creativity and make positive impacts with a $500 Innovation in Education scholarship. On an ongoing monthly basis, this scholarship is open to all currently enrolled high school and college students who showcase their creativity while helping those around them (whether that be in a creative fundraiser, an inventive new app, a series of blog posts on a particular theme, etc.). The application deadline is 11:59 pm PST on the 20th of each month.


    • Must be currently enrolled in high school or college
    • Cumulative GPA of at least 3.0 (or the equivalent)
    • Must be a citizen of, permanent resident of, or hold a valid student visa in the United States or Canada

    To Enter:

    • Visit our online application portal at
    • Submit an essay describing their innovative project
    • Provide supporting documentation (i.e. letter of recommendation, news article/website featuring their project, etc.)

    There are no fees associated with our scholarship and featured past recipients and their accomplishments can be found at Innovation in Education Winners.

    National Council of Jewish Women Los Angeles

    Opens: October 15 
    Website: NCJW – LA Scholarship

    A student is eligible based upon satisfaction of all three of the following criteria: 

    • Applicants must live and be currently enrolled in school in the Greater Los Angeles area, including Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, and Ventura Counties
    • Meet qualifications for each specific scholarship
    • Provide proof of grades, enrollment and financial need

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