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The Mike Morse Law Firm Scholarship of $500 (second prize) to $1,000 (first prize) is available to undergraduate students attending college fall 2016 with the intention of going to law school. A 1,000 word essay on one of three subjects offered by the donor is required. Deadline: June 15, 2016

PurAqua Products is offering a $2,000 scholarship to applicants who have been accepted as a full-time student, have a 3.0 GPA or better, and who submit an essay response on how they plan to change the aquatic world. A resume, transcript, and letter of recommendation are needed. Deadline: June 15, 2016

Pasadena CyberKnife is offering a $3,000 Future in Medicine Scholarship to students interested in pursuing a career in medicine. Deadline: June 15, 2016

The Los Angeles DUI Attorney Diabetes Scholarship of $1,000 will be awarded to both undergraduate and graduate students who have been diagnosed with any type of diabetes and carry a 3.0 GPA. Applicants must submit an essay on one of three topics. Deadline: June 15, 2016

Dynamic Fitness Solutions is offering a $1,000 scholarship for the best 300 to 500 word essay how fitness hass helped you pursue your academic goals. This opportunity is open to incoming freshmen and current college undergraduates. Deadline: June 22, 2016 is sponsoring a $3,000 Essay Writing Contest. Applicants may choose one of five topics on which to write a 1,000 to 1,700 word essay. The top three essays will receive $2,000, $2,500 or $3,000. Deadline: June 25, 2016

ABC Humane Wildlife Control & Prevention, Inc. is offering the "Women in STEM Scholarship" of $1,000 to women who are in a STEM field of study. Selection will be based on the best essay on, "Why you are passionate about science, technology, engineering, or math, and how your pursuit of these fields will help preserve biodiversity, improve the health of our planet, or alleviate human suffering." Deadline: June 26, 2016

CouponFollow is offering a $5,000 to best 500 to 750 word response to the following: Tell us why you think it's important to be financially responsible, and how you can utilize today's technologies to be more financially responsible. Include examples of any apps, websites, or services you've used. Deadline: June 30, 2016

Physicians Group Management (PGM) is offering two, $1,500 scholarships to undergraduate and graduate students pursuing a career in computer science and who demonstrate an interest in the health care industry. Deadline: June 30, 2016

Inverters R Us Power Scholarship is a $1,000 merit-based scholarship. Applicants must be US citizens or permanent residents with a minimum GPA of 3.0. A 500 to 1,500 original word essay on the benefits of usng solar energy is required for this scholarship. Deadline: June 30, 2016

The Law Offices of Michael D. Waks is offering a $1,000 scholarship to an incoming or current college student who has a disability, has a 3.0 GPA or higher, and is a U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident. Deadline: July 1, 2016

Wells Fargo Collegesteps Sweepstakes is a drawing for students who have enrolled in Wells Fargo’s CollegeSTEPS program. The grand prize is $5,000 with 20 first prizes of $500. There are two more drawings to be held this year. Deadline: July 14 is offering a $1,000 scholarship to an eligible student who has been a caregiver for an adult relative. Applicants must submit an essay or video sharing their caregiving story. Deadline: July 15, 2016

Thefix is awarding a scholarship of up to $2,500 for the best essay in the form of a Top Ten list that helps awareness about addiction. Deadline: July 15, 2016

Lending Tree is offering a $2,500 scholarship to a high school senior who submits a 30 second video explaining how he/she plans to pay for college. Deadline: July 15, 2016

Gagne, Scherer & Associates, LLC are offering a scholarship of $1,200 for the best 500 to 1,000 word essay regarding the special laws to which military are subjected. Deadline: July 17, 2016

Quit Smoking Community is offering a $3,000 scholarship to undergraduate or graduate students who write an essay that brings awareness to the hazards of smoking. Deadline: July 21, 2016

Leaf Filter Gutter Protection is offering a $500 scholarship for the best 350 to 500 word essay answering one of the following questions: How do you define success? What traits do you have that will enhance your education or future career? Where do you see yourself 10 years from now? Deadline: July 29, 2016

The Renters Guide Albany is offering the Off-Campus Student Scholarship of $500 for the best 400-500 word essay on how living off campus has changed your college experience for the better. Deadline: July 31, 2016

Coastal is offering a $5,000 scholarship to Biology and pre-med students who plan to continue their education in the eye care field. Deadline: July 31, 201

Dolman Law Group is awarding $1,100 to a current or incoming freshman who submits a 2-3 minute video essay discussing the laws regarding motorcyclist and the use of helmets. Deadline: July 31, 2016

The Whirlwind Steel Student Scholarship of $1,000 is available for the best 500 word essay on, “Who/what inspired you to enter a construction-related field.” A 30 second video is also required. Applicants must have a minimum GPA of 3.0. Deadline: July 31, 2016 is offering a $3,500 scholarship for the best comprehensive but oncise business plan for your own startup idea and a one-minute video of your elevator pitch geared to investors. Deadline: July 31, 2016 

Summit Disability Law Group is offering a $1,000 scholarship to a student who has a disability, has a minimum GPA of 3.5, and submits a completed scholarship application. Deadline: August 1, 2016

The NRC Research Associateship Programs (RAP) promotes excellence in scientific and technological research conducted by the US government through the administration of programs offering graduate, postdoctoral, and senior level research opportunities at sponsoring federal laboratories and affiliated institutions. Deadline: August 1, and November 1, 2016

cuLearn is offering twenty, $1,000 scholarships to students who are legal US residents. Recipients are selected by a random drawing. Deadline: August 10, 2016

Official Coupon Code is offerng a Future Leaders Scholarship of $3,000. Applicants must write an essay covering three of four topics suggested in the application. Deadline: August 15, 2016

The Albertson & Davidson, LLP Scholarship of $2,500 will be awarded for the best 500 word essay on whether or not it should be legal to disinherit your spouse or children, and should courts be able to change the terms of a will that they decide is unfair. Deadline: August 24, 2016

Intermountain Vein Center is offering a $1,000 scholarship to full-time students for the best 800 to 1,000 word essay promoting a practical approach to healthy lifestyle during college years and how these habits can be sustained over a lifetime. Deadline: August 31, 2016

Daily Lineups is offering a $1,000 scholarship. To apply for the scholarship, each candidate must answer four personal, open-ended, and thought-provoking questions. The students whose responses are the most persuasive, compelling, and well-written, as judged by our executive management team will be considered finalists. Deadline: September 1, 2016

White Collar Attorneys are offering a $500 scholarship to African American and Hispanic students from single-mother homes who are committed to pursuing a quality education and who have a demonstrated ability for overcoming adversity and challenges related to their backgrounds. Applicants must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0. Deadline: September 1, 2016

Soliant Consulting is offering a $1,000 scholarship to a student who writes a 500 word essay on how a business can balance being philanthropic and profitable. Deadline: September 1, 2016

Tungsten is offering a $500 scholarship for the best Youtube video, "explaining why tungsten rings are better than other forms of metal and why so many men are choosing them." Deadline: September 2, 2016

VitalityMedical is awarding a $500 scholarship to the best visual poem, in a style of your choosing, on the theme of "how using disability aids has added vitality to your life." Deadline: September 15, 2016

Fantasy Sports Daily is awarding a $1,000 scholarship to eligible college students who submit a completed application answering short essay questions regarding academic goals, interests, and favorite sport moments. Deadline: October 1, 2016

J. Brandt Recognition College Scholarship 2016 is a $500 scholarship for the best 1,000 word essay on the goals you want to achieve while in college. You must also submit a three minute video to YouTube about previous goals you have set and accomplished. Deadline: October 5, 2016

The Pelican Water Sustainability Scholarship of $500 to $1,500 is being offered to high school seniors and college students with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.5. Recipients will be selected based on the best essay on increasing awareness about the negative environmental and social impacts of single use bottled water and how you would convince people to filter their own water at home. Deadline: October 15, 2016

Digital Marketing is offering a $1,500 scholarship to current students between the ages of 15 and 24 for the best 700-800 word essay on, “How the Internet and digital media will influence the way we shop in 20205.” Deadline: October 31, 2016

Enhance Insurance is offering a $2,500 for the best 750 to 1,250 word essay on, "Why insurance is important to me." For every 250 scholarship essays submitted for consideration, one applicant will receive $2,500. Deadline: October 31, 2016

FitSmall Business has a $1,000 scholarship for the best 500 to 1,00 word essay on, "What I learned from writing a business plan." Applicants must have a documented disability. Deadline: November 1, 2016

Zumper HQ is offering a $1,000 scholarship for the best essay regarding how you have helped your classmates or community in a tremendous way (started a club that raised money for charity, championed recycling, etc.). Deadline: November 15, 2016 is offering a $1,500 scholarship for the best 500 to 750 word essay telling about a time you challenged a commonly held belief or idea, created something new to solve a problem, or perservered through rejection. Applicants must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.5 and one lettr of recommendation. Deadline: November 18, 2106

The Reeves Law Group is offering a $3,000 scholarship for a future lawyer who demonstrates, through past, current, and expected future deeds, a genuine commitment to serve the less fortunate. Deadline: December 15, 2016

Silver Cross is offering a $1,500 scholarship for students who use mobility equipment; a power wheelchair, manual wheelchair, or mobility scooter. Deadline: December 15, 2016

ACVS is offering a $500 Animal Compassion Undergraduate Scholarship to students currently in college with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 who plan to pursue graduate studies in veterinary medicine. Applicants must have a proven history of animal advocacy. Deadline: December 30, 2016

Slickdeals is offering two $5,000 scholarships to students who submit a 500 word essay on the best money-saving tip for college. Deadline: September 30, 2016

Influence Print Visual Communication Design Scholarship is a $1,000 scholarship for students majoring or interested in design and applied arts or graphic design with strong academic records and outstanding creative abilities. Applicants must be a US citizen or a permanent legal resident of the US. Undergraduate students must have a cumulative GPA of at least 2.5 and graduates must have a GPA of at least 3.0. Deadline: December 31, 2016 is offering a $1,000 for CA residents who submit the best video showing their favorite road trip destination in CA. Deadline: December 31, 2016

Global English Editing is offering a $1,000 scholarship the best 200 word essay on how you intend to change America. Applicants must be US citizens or have a valid green card. Deadline: December 31, 2016

National Debt Relief is offering five, $1,000 scholarships for students pursuing or intending to pusue a bachelor's degree in science, technology, engineering, or math. This scholarship requires applicants to submit a unique way to solve the $1+ trillion dollar student loan crisis. Deadline: January 31, 2017

Online Colleges recently added a resource on STEM opportunities for women and minority students. For deadlines, please visit the website.

Scholarships in Our Lobby

Southern California Garden Club is offering two $1,000 scholarships to students who are residents of Los Angeles, Ventura or San Bernardino counties, have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 and are in a major focusing on horticulture, botany, biology, earth science, or a related subject. For more information, see the application in the lobby of the Office of Financial Aid & Scholarships.

Applications for some of the above scholarships are also available in the Cal Poly Pomona Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships on the third floor of the CLA Building #98 (the pointy building).

Pre-Health Dreamers Scholarship List is available online and in our lobby. It is a list of scholarships for health-related graduate programs that are available to undocumented students.

Planning to become a medical doctor, dentist, or a veternarian? The F. Edward Hebert Armed Forces Health Professions Scholarship Program can help you with your tuition (100%) along with a monthly stipend. For more information contact Sergeant First Class Paul Kang at or (877) 719-0504.

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DREAMer's Roadmap is an app that collects scholarships from different organizations for which AB540 students can apply.

Making College Affordable is a helpful link on how to apply for scholarships including where to find them, how to make your essay stand out and other helpful hints. Created specifically with minorities in mind, this is a helpful website for everyone.

Search Engine Opinions -  according to the creators of this website, it is a quick, easy way to see what each search engine appears to offer .

PIVOT is a website hosted by our library that shares fellowships and grants for research.

Online Master's Program Directory (OMP) is a directory of graduate-level scholarships

Funding Your Psychology Degree is a website specifically for psychology majors looking for scholarships.

FastWeb scholarship search one of the largest, most accurate and most frequently updated scholarship database with more than $3 billion in scholarships.

College Connection Scholarships has been listing free scholarship information, monthly, since 1995.

CollegeNET Mach 25 Scholarship Search database contains over 600,000 awards totaling over $1.6 billion. Keyword Search gives you a quick way to narrow down your choice to a particular scholarship or group of scholarships.

FastAid is a free, private sector scholarship search. 

College- Scholarships is a free scholarship directory that lists scholarships for students enrolled in traditional college programs or earning online degrees.

Nerdscolar Find free money for college and search scholarships from over 10,000 financial aid programs.

Scholarshipexperts website is a fast, easy and free way to find and apply for scholarship. offers over 250,000 college-specific and private scholarships that you can browse by a variety of categories.

State Scholarships and Grants provide information and websites for California State scholarships. This is an excellent source for free money from countless US scholarships available through the State of California.

Student Scholarship Search allows you to browse and search for a wide variety of scholarship opportunities without having to create an account.

The California Latino Scholarship Directory is a search engine for scholarships for California's Latino students.

The Sallie Mae Scholarship search provides access to an award database containing more than 3 million scholarships worth over 16 billion dollars. The database is expanded and updated daily.

The United Negro College Fund site allows you to search through thousands of different scholarships and grants.

Best Colleges has a web page entitled "Scholarships for African American Students" along with advise for everyone in writing scholarship essays.

Visit the Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships located in the CLA Bldg. 98, 3rd floor for more outside scholarship opportunities.

Scholarship Scams: Beware of companies that guarantee or promise scholarships. Do not send money to companies that make generous promises, charge a fee for you to receive aid, request money by claiming you are a finalist or request your credit card or bank account number.

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