Searching for Scholarships

The SRJC Scholarship Programs Department is available to assist SRJC students with their search for scholarships. Our knowledgeable staff will give you direction on how to search and apply for local, state, and nation-wide scholarship programs. Every Spring we offer informative Scholarship workshops to review our programs in detail and assist you in completing applications. Scholarship Forms and Documents are also available online to assist you when applying for scholarships.

When you are awarded a scholarship through the SRJC Scholarship Office, we will verify your enrollment and other program requirements with the SRJC Admissions Office. Any funds due to SRJC will be deducted from your scholarship award.

Please come by the SRJC Scholarship Office to utilize our outstanding student services! We are located in Plover Hall on the Santa Rosa Campus. You can reach us at (707) 527-4740.

 

Scholarships 101

Do you want more information about scholarships in general? Our Frequently Asked Questions page or Education Corner's website about scholarships may be helpful.

 

Outside Scholarship Opportunities

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 and popular search websites (click link below). Check regularly throughout the year as the scholarships listed may change. 

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

Barry Godwater Scholarship Foundation

up to a maximum of $7,500 per full academic year

September 7, 2021 - January 14, 2022 (SRJC Scholarship Office)

To be eligible for nomination for a Goldwater Scholarship, a student must:

  • Be a full-time1 matriculated sophomore or junior pursuing a degree at an accredited 2- or 4-year institution of higher education during the 2021-2022 academic year,
  • Intend to pursue a research career in a natural science, mathematics or engineering,2
  • Have a college grade point average of at least a 3.00 on a 4.00 scale 3, 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 must submit a photocopy of their Permanent Resident Card, also known as the Green Card.

Students must contact the SRJC Scholarship Programs Director at (707) 527-4740 prior to beginning the application process.  This process is lengthy and requires significant preparation time.

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

Real Estate Education Scholarships

$600 per semester or quarter; $1,200 per academic year

September 1, 2021 - April 30, 2022

Soroptimist International Oakmont Wine Country - Live Your Dream Award  

 

 

Up to $1,000

 August 1 - November 15, 2021

You are eligible to apply if you are a woman who:

  • Provides the primary financial support for yourself and your dependents. Dependents can include children, spouse, partner, siblings and/or parents.
  • Has financial need.
  • Is enrolled in or has been accepted to a vocational/skills training program or an undergraduate degree program.
  • Is motivated to achieve your education and career goals.
  • Resides in one of Soroptimist International of the Americas’ member countries/territories (Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Guam, Japan, Korea, Mexico, Northern Mariana Islands, Palau, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Taiwan, United States of America, Venezuela).
  • Has not previously been the recipient of a Soroptimist Women’s Opportunity or Live Your Dream Award.
  • Does not have a graduate degree.
  • Is not a Soroptimist member, an employee of Soroptimist International of the Americas or immediate family of either.

 

 

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 the website, hover over "Students and Parents" and then "Scholarships" for details.

Cappex

Multiple scholarships from different colleges.

Niche.com

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

Unigo.com

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

GoodCall

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

Fastweb

Personalized matching of scholarships that fit your profile and needs

AffordableColleges.com

Multiple scholarships listed for minority students. 

BestColleges.com

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.

CollegeScholarships.org

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.

OnlineColleges.net

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 vary - visit the website for more information.

MALDEF

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.

Community Organization-Sponsored Scholarships
Many civic and community groups such as Rotary, Lions, Elks, Soroptimist, American Legion, and others offer scholarships and other assistance. Contact the various patriotic, civic, fraternal, religious, ethnic, social, and professional organizations in your community for more information.
 
Employer-Sponsored Scholarships 
Many private businesses and corporations offer scholarships or loans to employees' children or to students who live in the community where the company is located. Others offer aid to students majoring in fields related to the company's activities or interests. Personnel offices at some companies have application information and forms available.
 
Professional, Career and Trade Association Scholarships

Field-specific associations frequently offer support for education. Research directories of professional, career, and trade associations in your field.

 
National Merit Scholarships (for high school students)

The independent, non-profit Merit Scholarship Corporation awards about 5,000 scholarships each year. Students compete on the basis of test scores, academic and extracurricular achievements, and school recommendations. Taking the Preliminary Scholastic Aptitude Test/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT) in the fall of your junior year in high school will enter you in the competition.

 
Artistic Talents, Athletic Abilities or Other Special Skills

Students with unusual talents and abilities should ask their art or shop teacher, coach, or bandmaster about universities and colleges that might recruit students with their particular skills or abilities. Locate magazines and websites related to your special interests and skills for scholarship leads.

 

California State University Scholarship Websites (for transferring students)

NOTE: When you fill out a CSU Admissions application, you may be applying for scholarships as well.

CSU Bakersfield CSU Channel Islands CSU Chico
CSU Dominguez Hills CSU East Bay CSU Fresno
CSU Fullerton Humboldt State CSU Long Beach
CSU Los Angeles CSU Maritime Academy CSU Monterey
CSU Northridge CSU Sacramento CSU San Bernardino
San Diego State San Francisco State San Jose State
Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo Cal Poly, Pomona CSU San Marcos
Sonoma State CSU Stanislaus  

 

University of California Scholarship Websites (for transferring students)

NOTE: When you fill out a UC Admissions application, you apply for scholarships as well.

UC Berkeley UC Davis UC Irvine
UC Los Angeles UC Merced UC Riverside
UC San Diego UC Santa Barbara UC Santa Cruz

 

We do not post unsolicited scholarships or scholarship information to our webpage. Outside vendors, please direct your request to one or more of the reputable scholarship search engines.