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
10,000 Degrees Undergraduate Scholarship varies October 1, 2017 - March 2, 2018
  • Multiple scholarships are available for undergraduate students with high financial need. Individual criteria varies.
  • Priority given to HS graduates of Marin or Sonoma County.
Boren Scholarship varies - up to $20,000 August 15, 2017 - February 8, 2018
  • 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
MENSA Education and Research Foundation Scholarship various, up to $2,500 September 18, 2017 - January 15, 2018
  • Enroll at an accredited institution for 2017-18
  • Legal U.S. residency
  • Simple application requiring basic information and an essay only
P.E.O. California State Chapter Scholarship varies October 1, 2017 - February 1, 2018
  • Scholarships for California Women Residents (only), specific eligibility requirements and restrictions vary.
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
Sonoma State University Scholarship Program varies, $500-$5,000 October 1, 2017-February 1, 2018
  • Applicants must have a GPA of 3.0 or higher and have applied to or been accepted by Sonoma State University (formal admission is not required) for the 2018-19 academic year.
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

Other Scholarship Search Websites

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.


Multiple scholarships listed for Minority Students. 

Affordable Colleges Online

Scholarship information can be found on this site by hovering over "Resources" and then "Financial Aid & Scholarships."


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 internal 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.

College Grant Resource Guide

A helpful directory of grants and scholarships for both undergraduate and graduate students, including government grants, career-related grants, and grants targeted to specific student populations, such as disabled students and black women.

College Prowler

Gives out more than $50,000 in scholarships every year and provides a free scholarship search that matches students to more than 3.2 million scholarships.


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.


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

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 the Doyle Scholarship (as well as many Outside Scholarships) are open to all students who meet the eligibility requirements, regardless of their documentation status. These scholarships are posted on the Online Bulletin Board.  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.

My (Un)Documented Life Scholarships

Multiple scholarship opportunities listed for undocumented students. Criteria varies - visit the website for more information.


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.