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
- CLLCF Scholarship Program
- 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