Outside Scholarships

The SRJC Scholarship Office receives information about scholarship opportunities from outside organizations on a continual basis. We have compiled a list of those scholarship opportunities (see below). Check regularly throughout the year as the scholarships listed will change. 

For Scholarship Opportunities through SRJC, please visit the Online Bulletin Board. Additional tips can be found on our Searching for Scholarships page.

PLEASE NOTE: By clicking any of the links below, you are leaving the Santa Rosa Junior College website. The Scholarship Office attempts to determine if these are worthwhile opportunities, however Santa Rosa Junior College does not endorse these organizations nor is responsible for any outcome. Keep in mind you should never pay for a scholarship application or search service. 

Scholarships are listed in alphabetical order. For more details, click on the linked scholarship name.

Outside Scholarship List

Scholarship Name Amount Dates Available Details/Requirements
Chicana Latina Foundation Scholarship 35 awards at $1,500 January 1 - April 7, 2018
  • Scholarships are available for full-time Latina students with a 2.5 or higher GPA. See website for mor details.
Horatio Alger Career & Technical Scholarship

up to $2,500

March 15 - June 15, 2018
  • Have completed high school (or earned a high school equivalency credential)
  • Will be enrolled in eligible program in Fall 2018
  • Exhibit a strong commitment to pursue and complete a career or technical program 
  • Demonstrated critical financial need (must be eligible to receive the Federal Pell grant as determined by completion of the FAFSA)
  • Demonstrated perseverance in overcoming adversity
  • Be under the age of 30
  • Be a United States citizen
P.E.O. Continuing Education Grant Varies - up to $3,000 rolling deadline
  • Applicants must be sponsored by a P.E.O. chapter (contact Eleanore Schiro, P.E.O. Chapter JO at eschiro@sonic.net)
  • Must be a citizen of and studying in the United States or Canada
P.E.O. Educational Loan Up to $12,000 rolling deadline
  • Is sponsored by a P.E.O. chapter (contact Redwood Empire Reciprocity, P.E.O. at eschiro@sonic.net)
  • Must be a citizen or legal permanent resident of the United States or Canada
Vietnam Veterans Redwood Empire Scholarship $500-$1,000 February 22 - May 1, 2018
  • Open to children and grandchildren of Vietnam veterans graduating from high school and current military veterans enrolled in any college or vocational training program
Wells Fargo Veterans Emergency Grant Program up to $1,000 rolling deadline
  • Emergency financial grants to veterans already enrolled in postsecondary education who might otherwise be forced to drop out of college because of unforeseen financial emergencies
College Board Opportunity Scholarship  up to $40,000 rolling deadline
  • This isn’t your typical scholarship program. It doesn’t require an essay or an application, and it doesn’t have a minimum GPA or SAT score requirement. Instead, it rewards all students’ efforts and actions on their way to college. The more effort that students put in and actions they complete, the more chances they have to earn a scholarship. 
SNAPS For College Cash up to $5,000, college tech package or $200 gift card - weekly prizes. 12/30/18
  • Visit icanaffordcollege.com
  • Click the Snaps for College Cash banner.
  • Snap a selfie using your smartphone.
  • Upload your image using the photo frame provided.
  • Hastag and share! #snapsforcollegecash #icanaffordcollege #sweepstakes
  • Keep the post public to maintain entry eligibility. 
American MENSA Number of awards and amounts vary.

01/15/19 before 10:00 p.m. 

  • The Local Chapter of American Mensa, Redwood Empire Mensa, is accepting scholarship applications from eligible students with a legal or school address in the Northern California Counties of Sonoma, Napa, Mendocino, Lake, Humboldt, or Del Norte Counties. 

Scholarship Search Websites

Many of the below websites offer similar functionality. Compare sites and find out which ones work best for you and your scholarship search process.

Website Details
10,000 Degrees

Scholarships and scholarship lists for Sonoma and Marin County undergraduate students. Once on website, hover over "Students and Parents" and then "Scholarships" for details.


Free scholarship searching and personalized matching to more than 3.2 million scholarships.


Free scholarship searching and personalized matching to more than 3.6 million scholarships.


Searches and personalized matching of scholarships that fit your profile and needs


Personalized matching of scholarships that fit your profile and needs


Multiple scholarships listed for minority students. 


Personalized matching of scholarships that fit your profile and needs. Includes nearly 20,000 scholarships for a wide range of fields of study.

California Colleges for International Education

Multiple scholarship opportunities listed for international education. Criteria varies - visit the website for more information.

College Board

Personalized matching of scholarships that fit your profile and needs, with  2,300 sources of college funding.


Lists a broad array of college funding opportunities. The organization also offers its own scholarships, including the $10,000 Blogging Scholarship, for students who maintain a weblog and attend college.


Multiple scholarships listed for minority students

Scholarship America

Scholarship America manages thousands of scholarship programs. Many are only open to employees of the sponsoring company or their families, but some are available to students in the general public. Visit their website for details.


Scholarships for Undocumented Students

SRJC Foundation Scholarships, SRJC Business & Community Scholarships and Doyle Scholarships (as well as many Outside Scholarships) are open to all students who meet the eligibility requirements, regardless of their documentation status. For additional resources specifically for undocumented students see below and visit the SRJC Dream Center.

Website Details
Educators for Fair Consideration (E4FC)

Multiple scholarships listed for immigrant students that don't have U.S. citizenship or legal permanent residency. Criteria varies - visit the website for more information.


Free, informative resource guide for students, parents, and educators with an extensive list of scholarships, including many that do not inquire about immigration status.


Have you been awarded an Outside Scholarship?

Congratulations! Visit our Managing Outside Scholarship Awards for information on how our office handles outside scholarship checks. 

Please note that federal financial aid regulations require that the financial aid awards you receive cannot exceed your student budget. It is possible, therefore, that outside scholarships could reduce a component of your package of financial aid awards. We may need to reduce your financial aid awards by the amount of the outside resources received to ensure that your total awards do not exceed your student budget. In these cases, the Financial Aid and Scholarships Office attempts first to reduce loan or work aid; scholarships are only reduced as a last resort.