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


Dates Available


Barry Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Foundation


Up to $7,500 a year

September 3, 2019 – January 24, 2020

  • Be a full-time matriculated sophomore or junior pursuing a degree at an accredited 2- or 4-year institution of higher education during the 2019-2020 academic year,
  • Intend to pursue a research career in a natural science, mathematics or engineering,*
  • Have a college grade point average of at least a 3.00 on a 4.00 scale, and
  • Be a U.S. citizen from the 50 states or the District of Columbia; a U.S. national for those students nominated by institutions in Puerto Rico, Guam, Virgin Islands, American Samoa, and Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands; or a permanent resident. A permanent resident nominated for the scholarship must include a letter stating his/her intent to become a U.S. citizen. A photocopy of the nominee’s Permanent Resident Card, also known as the Alien Registration Card or Green Card, must also be submitted.

Boren Scholarships

Varies, up to $20,000

February 20, 2020 5pm EST

  • Be currently enrolled and fully matriculated at SRJC having graduated from high school or earned a GED
  • Plan to use the award for study abroad, with interest in studying less commonly spoken languages
  • Must be a U.S. Citizen and demonstrate a clear interest in U.S. National Security

North Bay Italian Cultural Foundation Scholarships

3 @ $500

October 18, 2019

  • For Italian 1 2, 3 and 4 students currently enrolled in one of these Italian classes in SRJC.
  • Students with fewer than 12 units on their college transcript must also include their high school transcript. High school enrichment applicants must attach their most current high school transcript.
  • Scholarship recipients will be asked to volunteer in some capacity at an NBICF event. For further scholarship information, please email NBICF Scholarship Committee Chair, Gino Muzzatti at gmuzzatti@santarosa.edu

P.E.O. Continuing Education Grant

Varies up to $3,000

rolling deadline

  • Applicants must be sponsored by a P.E.O. chapter (contact Jenny Froyd, P.E.O. Chapter JO at jennyfroyd@gmail.com)
  • Must be a citizen of and studying in the United States or Canada

P.E.O. Educational Loan Fund

Up to $12,000

rolling deadline

  • Is sponsored by a P.E.O. chapter (contact P.E.O. Chapter JO  at jennyfroyd@gmail.com)
  • Must be a citizen or legal permanent resident of the United States or Canada

P.E.O Returning SRJC Students Scholarship

Up to$1,000

rolling deadline

  • Target Applicant: women who are returning to school after 24 cumulative months absence.
  • Field of study: Medical
  • See linked application for further information and requirements.

Real Estate Endowment Fund Scholarships


Varies  @ $600 max per semester or quarter 

September 1, 2019 – April 30, 2020

  • Must be pursuing either a major in Real Estate or, if a Real Estate major isn’t offered at a particular college, a major in Business Administration with a concentration in Real Estate
  • Must have completed at least one college-level real estate course with a grade of C or better (2.0)
  • Must complete 6 units (or the quarter equivalent) of Real Estate coursework during each semester or quarter funded
  • Can be full-time or part-time
  • Must demonstrate financial need



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.



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.


Multiple scholarships from different colleges.


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.