Looking for financial aid that won't add to your debt? Don't dismiss scholarships.
Scholarships are usually awarded on various criteria reflecting the values and purposes of the donor or founder of the award, and requirements to win scholarships vary as widely as the purposes of the award -- whether it honors your ancestry or your desired career.
Aside from state-provided grants and merit scholarships from the schools themselves, millions of dollars worth of private scholarships in San Francisco can be found on Fastweb.com. Simply register for Fastweb, complete your profile, and be matched instantly with scholarships unique to your situation.
Here's just a sample of the awards pertinent to San Francisco students and accessible from Fastweb:
Vivienne Camp Scholarship
The Vivienne Camp Scholarship is awarded to two young Jewish men and two young Jewish women for college or vocational studies at a postsecondary California institution. You must reside in Marin, San Francisco, San Mateo or Sonoma counties in California. You must also demonstrate academic achievement and financial need. Deadlines vary; therefore, it is encouraged that you apply early.
Thomas Ruppanner Scholarship – UNCF (United Negro College Fund)
The Thomas Ruppanner Scholarship is available to students who are attending United Negro College Fund member schools. You must be a resident of San Francisco, CA and have a minimum 2.5 GPA to be eligible for this award.
Sarlo Academic Scholarship (International Rescue Committee – San Francisco)
The Sarlo Academic Scholarship is available to residents of the following counties in California: Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, San Mateo, San Francisco, San Joaquin, Solano, Sonoma and Stanislaus. Your immigrant immigration status must be, or have been at one time, one of the following: refugee, asylee, certified victim of human trafficking, or have a special immigrant visa (Iraqi or Afghan). Also, you must be a full- time student at an accredited college/ university and have a minimum GPA of 3.0 to qualify for this award.
George Choy Memorial Scholarship (Gay Asian Pacific Alliance)
The George Choy Scholarship is open to Asian/ Pacific Islander students who are gay, lesbian, bisexual, or transgender. To be eligible for this award, you must have a minimum 2.75 GPA and be in the process or applying to, or currently attending school in one of the nine Bay Area counties: Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Napa, Sonomo, or Solano.
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