Scholarship and grants can come from many sources, whether it be from federal or state government, the public sector, or private businesses. Governments provide grants based on financial need as determined by the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), while private businesses may award scholarships based on an essay. Dominican awards the majority of its scholarships and grants based on academic merit and/or financial need.
Many government organizations, non-profit entities, and private businesses offer scholarships to students. Each organization will have their own set of criteria that a student must meet in order to apply. While it’s up to you to find and apply for these scholarships, here are a few tips to help in that search:
- Avoid scams! Scholarships that ask for credit card or bank account information are most likely not legitimate.
- Create an email account to use just for applying for scholarships.
- Focus on applications that request an essay. You’ll have less competition.
- Avoid applications that only ask for your basic information. You’ll typically have more competition.
Here are a few scholarship resources to get started:
Dominican students have successfully received scholarships from several Bay Area organizations. Please visit the following websites to determine each scholarship eligibility requirements, application window and deadline.
- Bill King Scholarship
- California Chafee Grant For Foster Youth
- California Strawberry Scholarships
- Ciwea’s Bernard L. Hyink Student Scholarship
- Financial Women’s Association Of San Francisco
- Sausalito Women’s Club
- Soroptimist International Of Santa Rosa
- The Marin Retired Teachers Association Scholarship Fund
- The Sausalito Art Festival Foundation Scholarship