College Center » Scholarships


The College Center maintains a "Scholarship Wall" with up-to-date scholarships for Panorama High School students. Come to the College Center to obtain a copy of the applications and/or website information. Thousands of dollars in scholarships are given to Panorama High School students every year. You can also be one of them.
There are many companies and organizations that charge money to give you scholarship and grant information. If you have to pay it is a SCAM. Do not pay for information you can get for free. 
The following is a list of websites that students can visit to obtain the application and information about the scholarships offered. Reminder: There is NO LIMIT to the number of scholarships you can apply to. Keep in mind the eligibility requirements and the deadlines of each application and where you must send/mail out your completed applications.


Scholarship Search Engines


California Dream Act Student Resources

Financial Aid for Undocumented Students


Federal Financial Aid



Robert C. Byrd Scholarship
(Copy of this scholarship application is attached at the bottom of this page.)
Los Angeles Clippers
Read and Achieve Stay in School Scholarships
Asian Pacific American Network Scholarships
CUU 6TH Annual College Scholarships Program
Serria Pacific Flyfishers Foundation
The Tom Joyner Foundation
Latino Student Athlete
MetroPCS Community Scholars
Patrick Charnon Memorial Scholarship
Holocaust remembrance Project Scholarships
Migrant Farmworkers Scholarships
Sin Barreras Foundation
Wal-Mart Foundation


SAMMY Awards




All That You Dreamed Scholarships
Almanor Scholarship Fund
Aztec Scholarships Program
Bill Coggins Community Leaderships Award
California’s Wine Grape Growers Foundation Scholarship
The Campaign for College Opportunity
Datatel Scholars Foundation Scholarship
Los Angeles Junior Chamber of Commerce Award
METAS Scholarships
Muniz Family Scholarship
New American College Fund
Orange County Hispanic Education Endowment Fund Scholarships Program (HEEF)
Rio Hondo College Scholarships
TELACU Education Foundation
Univision: Exitio Escolar Scholarship
uniclave: exito escolar


Chicana/Latina Foundation
Lambda Theta Nu Sorority Inc., Latino Scholarship Award


OFA National Scholarships Casey Family Awards
Glenn Miller International Scholarship Search Engine
Donna reed Performing Arts Scholarships and Internships
Untied Agribusiness League Scholarships Programs
Mervyn’s Local Hero Scholarships
Princess Grace Scholarships, Grants, and Fellowships
MANA: A National Latina Organization
Patrick Charnon Memorial Scholarship
Armenian Relief Society Undergrad Scholarships
Third Wave Foundation Scholarships
Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute Scholarship
Swackhamer Peace Essay Contest
IFMA Foundation Scholarship
Organic Way to Grow Essay Contest
Altas Essay Competition
Prudential Spirit of Community Award
Worldfest Student Film Awards
Knight Essay Contest SAR
L. Ron Hubbard’s Future Illustrators Contest
Harold F. Wilkins Scholarship Program
Hispanic Scholarship Fund
Scholastic Art and Writing Awards


Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard's List (for US and Non-US citizens):
A comprehensive, 50-page list includes scholarships available to both US and non-US citizens. Scholarships are categorized by deadline and indicate whether citizenship is a requirement or not.

SEARCHABLE DATABASE OF MERIT AID AT EACH COLLEGE: (contact colleges individually to find out their policies about awarding merit scholarships to undocumented students)
Good Tidings Community Service Scholarships
Year: High school senior
Due: November
Award: 20 awards of $5000 each
Eligibility: Seniors who recognize the benefits of serving their community. No citizenship
Year: High school senior
Due: December
Award: $1000
Eligibility: Full-time high school senior at the time of application; must demonstrate a strong commitment to community service; must display leadership abilities in school activities or through work experience; must have a grade point average of 2.8 or higher at the time of application; and must attend a high school in a community served by Comcast. Awards are granted without regard to race, color, creed, religion, disability or national origin.
Notes: Applications are sent to eligible high schools. Students should check with their counselor and principal. They can also contact [email protected] to find out if their high school is eligible.
Region: Undefined
Princeton Prize in Race Relations
Year: High school students grades 9-12
Due: January
Award: $1,000
Eligibility: Students whose efforts have had a significant, positive effect on race relations in their schools or communities.
Region: Undefined
Best Buy @15 Scholarship Program
Year: Grades 9-12
Due: February
Award: $1,500
Eligibility: Min 2.5 GPA.
Region: All
Point Foundation: College Scholarships for LGBT Students
Year: High school senior and current college
Due: February
Eligibility: No citizenship requirements. History of leadership and/or allyship in issues that affect the LGBT/Queer community. Must plan to continue this leadership/allyship in the future. No specific GPA but seeking candidates with high academic performance.
Region: Undefined
Banatao Family Scholarships
Year: High school senior
Due: March
Award: $5,000 renewable for 4 years
Eligibility: Financially needy student of at least 50% Filipino heritage living in specified counties and planning to pursue a career in engineering or science (non-health). Minimum 3.0 GPA.
Region: Northern California: Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, Merced, Monterey, Napa, Sacramento, San Benito, San Francisco, San Joaquin, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Santa Cruz, Solano, Sonoma, Stanislaus; Southern California: Los Angeles, Orange, San Diego
Charnon Scholarship of the Center for Education Solutions
Year: Senior
Due: March (but only 250 applications accepted, so act early)
Award: $1,500 renewable for 4 years
Eligibility: No SSN required.
Notes: The selection committee looks for candidates who value tolerance, compassion and respect for all people in their communities, and who have demonstrated their commitments to these values by their actions.
Youth Opportunities Foundation Scholarship
Year: High school senior
Due: March
Award: $200-$500
Eligibility: Applicants must be at least 50 percent Hispanic, must be active in their school or community, and must demonstrate financial need. Students whose parents earn more than $50,000 a year are not eligible.
Notes: For an application send a self-addressed stamped business size envelope to:
Youth Opportunities Foundation, 8820 S. Sepulveda Blvd., Suite 208, P.O. Box 45762,
Los Angeles, CA 90045
Region: Undefined
Cruzando Fronteras/Ayudando a la Comunidad
Year: High school seniors
Due: April
Award: 2 awards of $500 each
Eligibility: Undocumented student with a min. 2.5 GPA and proof of commitment to community service.
Region: Undefined
Tzu Chi Scholarships
Year: High school senior
Due: April
Award: $1000
Eligibility: Min 3.0, community service, low-income.
Notes: Should confirm in the spring, when the new application is available, that there are no citizenship requirements.
Region: Undefined
Los Hermanos de Stanford
Year: High school senior
Due: May
Award: 2 awards of $800 each
Eligibility: Latino students who are committed to academic excellence, community service, and cultural awareness. Financial need it taken into account.
Notes: Do not have to apply to or gain admission to Stanford to be eligible.
Region: Undefined


Salvadoran American Leadership and Educational Fund
Questions on the Scholarship, contact Cecilia Santiago at the Cesar E. Chavez Center for Higher Education at (909) 869-5035.



Colleges with Scholarships for Students without Social Security Numbers
These are colleges who have historically awarded scholarships or provided financial aid to students without a SSN, which includes both AB 540 and international students. Please contact the admissions and financial aid offices at these schools for information about specific scholarships.
Amherst College (Massachusetts)
Bard College (New York)
Bates College (Maine)
Brown University (Rhode Island)
Bryn Mawr College (Women’s college, Massachusetts)
Claremont McKenna College (some full ride scholarships, Claremont, California)
Columbia University (New York)
Cornell University (New York)
Dartmouth College (New Hampshire)
Dominican University of California (for science majors, San Rafael, California)
Harvard University (Massachusetts)
Harvey Mudd College (Claremont, California)
Loyola Marymount University (Catholic, Los Angeles, California)
Mills College (Oakland, California)
Mount Holyoke College (women’s college, Massachusetts)
Mount St. Mary's College (women’s college, Catholic, Los Angeles, California)
National Hispanic University (some full ride scholarships, San Jose, California)
Occidental College (some full ride scholarships, Southern California)
Pomona College (Claremont, California)
Princeton University (New Jersey)
Santa Clara University (some full ride scholarships, Santa Clara, California)
Stanford University (Stanford, California)
Swarthmore College (Pennsylvania)
University of Puget Sound (Washington)
Wesleyan University (Connecticut)
Yale University (Connecticut)

Free Scholarship searches on the web

Need money for college? These websites do the looking for you! Register with a brief personal resume and they will email you scholarships that fit you!
Scholarship Experts - One of the best, most comprehensive free online scholarship searches available to students, parents, and educators.
Scholarship Monkey - claims a data base of one million scholarships with a value in excess of $3.5 billion. If that's not enough reason to give this site a shot, how often do you get a monkey to talk to you?
Latino College Dollars
Scholarships for Latino students regardless of immigration status.
Scholarship Gateway—huge list of minority scholarships and resources.
Adventures in Education - Students can conduct a keyword search of a data base containing 10,000 scholarships.
Broke Scholar has a data base with more than 650,000 scholarships with a total value of more than $2.5 billion.
College Answer - Sponsored by Sallie Mae, they use the Scholarship Experts data base.
College Board Scholarship Search - The College Board’s free scholarship search utilizes a database of more than 2,300 sources of college funding totaling almost $3 billion in scholarships and aid.
College Data - This free scholarship search allows students to save results in a “data locker”.
College Connection Scholarships - This service provides free scholarship searches and personalized scholarship application letters.
College Tool Kit -These folks allow you to search for scholarships by geography, heritage, religion, extra curriculars, family affiliation, high school, or scholarship name.
FastAid - These folks say they are, “The World's largest and oldest private sector scholarship database”.
Fast Web –very large database of free scholarships
Find Tuition - This free scholarship search site lists $24 billion in scholarships.
Free Scholarship Guide - These folks offer an online scholarship search and a free downloadable scholarship guide.
Free Scholarship Search - This site doesn't list as many scholarships as some sites, but it's very well done and lists some awards not often found elsewhere.
Go College - Their search encompasses 800,000 individual awards worth over $2.8 billion in scholarships, and they say they maintain a strict privacy policy.
My Free Degree - Their database contains “billions of dollars of college scholarships and financial aid awards”, including some for bowlers, knitters, C students, cartoonists, etc.
Next Student - According to their site, they give you free access to a database “of more than 42,000 college funding sources comprised of more than 2.4 million individually awarded scholarships valued at over 3.4 billion dollars”.
The Scholarship Page - Started by a student in 1997, this site primarily featured engineering scholarships, but has since expanded to include others. - This site claims a “scholarship database of 3,0000 sources worth up to $3 billion.”
Scholarships Canada - These folks call their site “Canada's most comprehensive scholarship portal”.
Scholar Site - Their introduction reads, “Welcome to, the site that allows you to search for scholastic financial aid quickly and accurately, without forcing you to lose time and privacy by entering personal information.”
School Soup - Their scholarship data base lists $32 billion in scholarships.
Student Aid on the Web - A U.S. Department of Education sponsored free online scholarship search.
Super College - An online scholarship search sponsored by Harvard educated folks who publish books on college planning.
Nationally Coveted Scholarships and Fellowships - Not really a scholarship match program but a very good site that lists undergraduate, graduate and postdoctoral awards.
International Education Financial Aid - The IEFA website was created to be a resource for financial aid, college scholarship and grant information for US and international students wishing to study abroad.
Part of the 4Anything network, this catalog of resources for students offers a list of scholarship opportunities and organizations.
College Quest
Search for a college and see a step-by-step guide to financial aid.
Scholarship Research Network Express
Provides an overview of the topic of financial aid, and offers links to federal, state and private programs. Find a FAQ.
Scholarship Page
Browse the database of scholarships, or search for a specific one. Provides an opportunity for companies or organizations to add a scholarship.
Corporation for National Service
Strengthen communities through service, with application forms for posting. Links to AmeriCorps, and Learn and Serve America.
Articles address scholarship myths and financial aid trends. Includes a glossary of terms.
The Princeton Review Financial Experts
Free online scholarship search-find thousands of reliable scholarships worth millions of dollars in aid.
American Indian College Fund
Foundation started by 30 tribal colleges seeks to provide financial aid for Native American students across the US. Find a list of schools.
Learn about this national service organization, and find details about membership and funding.
Gates Millennium Scholars Program
Billion dollar grant from the pockets of Bill and Melinda Gates supports the higher educational needs of high-achieving minorities.
Go College
Perform a college and financial aid search to figure out the best combination of academics and affordability.
Financial Aid for Lesbian, Gay and Bisexual Students
Visitors to this site will find a listing of gay and lesbian financial aid resources for university funding.
College Scholarship Information
How will you pay for college? Use CollegeView's scholarship search to explore thousands of national, local and school-specific scholarships and awards. Registration may be required.
Jackie Robinson Foundation
Organization helps African-American students find college scholarships. Learn about its programs and sponsors.
Hispanic Times - Fieldnotes on Minority Scholarships
Features fieldnotes and news about organizations, scholarships and help for minority professionals. Access information on fellowships.
Nursing Scholarships and Nursing Grants - All Nursing Schools
Use this resource on nursing scholarships and nursing grants to learn how to fund a education.
International Scholarships Online
Provides a searchable database of grants, scholarships, and loan programs available for students preparing to study abroad.

Hardship Scholarship Deadline: May. 29, 2008 Amount: $10,000
Nursing Scholarship Deadline: May 29, 2008 Amount: $1,500
Psychology Scholarship Deadline: May 29, 2008 Amount: $2,500
Elementary Education Scholarship Deadline: May 29, 2008 Amount: $2,500
Computer Science Scholarship Deadline: May 29, 2008 Amount: $1,000
Business Administration Scholarship Deadline: May 29, 2008 Amount: $2,000
Education Scholarship Deadline: May 29, 2008 Amount: $1,900
Biology Scholarship Deadline: May 29, 2008 Amount: $1,500
English Scholarship Deadline: May 29, 2008 Amount: $2,000
Communications Scholarship Deadline: May 29, 2008 Amount: $2,000
Political Science Scholarship Deadline: May 29, 2008 Amount: $2,500
  • Ron Brown Scholarships
  • FastWEB Scholarship Search
  • Jackie Robinson Foundation Scholarships
  • Intel Science Talent Search
  • Thurgood Marshall Scholarship Fund
  • FinAid: The Smart Students Guide to
Financial Aid (scholarships)
  • United Negro College Fund
  • McDonald's Scholarships (Annual)
  • Broke Scholars Scholarships
  • National Society of Black Engineers Scholarships
  • National Merit Scholarships
  • College Board Scholarship Search
  • Black Excel Scholarship Gateways
  • FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid)
  • LULAC - National Scholastic Achievement Awards
  • Scholarship & Financial Aid Help
  • Siemens Foundation Competition
  • College Board Scholarship Search
  • International Students Scholarships & Aid Help
  • Historically Black College & University Scholarships
  • Guaranteed Scholarships
  • Hope Scholarships and Lifetime Learning Credits
  • Presidential Freedom Scholarships
  • Decca Scholarships
  • Scholarships Pathways
  • Princeton Review Scholaahips & Aid
  • American Legion Scholarships
  • Free Scholaaship Search
  • Horace Mann Scholarship Program
  • Ayn Rand Institute
  • The David and Dovetta Wilson Scholarship Fund—
  • Congressional Hispanic Scholarships
  • Nursing Scholarships
  • College-Bound High School Seniors - Scholarships
  • AFROTC High School Scholarships
  • Minority Scholarships
  • The Elks National Foundation Scholarships
  • Art Deadlines and Scholarships
  • Marine Corps Scholarships
  • STATE FARM INSURANCE Hispanic Scholarships
  • National Scholarships at All Levels
  • Baptist Scholarships
  • Methodist Scholarships
  • Project Excellence Scholarships
  • Americorps
  • 100 Minority Scholarship Gateways
  • American Chemical Society Scholarships
  • Sallie Mae Grants and Scholarships
  • Scholarships List and Search
  • Hispanic Scholarship Fund
  • College Net Scholarship Search
  • Scholarships For Hispanics
  • Actuary Scholarships for Minority Students
  • Astronaut Scholarship Foundation
  • ELA Foundation Scholarships (disabled)
  • Third Wave Foundation Scholarships
  • College Connection Scholarships
  • Super College Scholarships
  • Scholarship Database (Alphabetical Listing)
  • Navy Scholarship Lists
  • National Assoc. of Black Journalists Scholarships (NABJ)
  • Science and Engineering Student Scholarships
  • The Roothbert Fund Scholarships
  • International Students Help and Scholarships
  • NACME Scholarship Program
  • Black Excel Scholarship Gateway
  • Peterson's Aid and Scholarships Help
  • Alpha Kappa Alpha Scholarships
  • Coveted National Scholarships
  • 25 Scholarship Gateways from Black Excel
  • Martin Luther King Scholarships
  • Financial Aid Research Center
  • Art and Writing Awards
  • Wells Fargo Scholarships
  • Chicana/Latina Foundation
  • Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute
  • Asian American Journalist Association
  • American Assoc. of University Women
  • Scholarships by State
  • Scholarship News
  • Orphan Foundation of America
  • American Fire Sprinkler Scholarship Contest
  • Daughters of the American Revolution Scholarships
  • Alphabetical Index to Scholarships and Aid
  • Adventures in Education
  • Verizon Scholarship Program
  • College View's Scholarship Search
  • Scholarships on the Net (1500 Links)
  • Alexander Graham Bell Association for the Deaf
  • The Minority/Disadvantaged Scholarship Program (architecture)
  • Music For The Blind
  • War Memorial Fund
  • Minority Scholarships (All levels)
  • Findaid: Minority Scholarships
  • Scholarship Scams
  • Students of Color Scholarships
  • Dow Jones Scholarship and Program Listings
  • Ernest Hemingway Awards Scholarships
  • Minority Journalism Internships
  • Jewish Scholarships
  • Ford Foundation Fellowships for Minorities
  • Datatel Scholarships
  • Alpha Kappa Alpha Awards
  • National Black Police Assoc. Scholarships
  • Elks Most Valuable Student Scholarship
  • National Back Nurses' Assoc. Scholarships


Student Inventors Scholarships
Coca-Cola Two Year College Scholarships
Holocaust Remembrance Scholarships
Ayn Rand Essay Scholarships
Brand Essay Competition
FinAid: The Smart Students Guide to Financial Aid scholarships

Presidential Freedom Scholarships

Microsoft Scholarship Program
Hope Scholarships &Lifetime Credits
William Randolph Hearst Endowed Scholarship for Minority Students
Guaranteed Scholarships
Easley National Scholarship Program
Maryland Artists Scholarships
Jacki Tuckfield Memorial Graduate Business Scholarship (for AA students in South Florida)
Historically Black College & University Scholarships
International Students Scholarships &Aid Help
College Board Scholarship Search
CollegeNet ' s Scholarship Database
Federal Scholarships &Aid Gateways 25 Scholarship Gateways from Black Excel
Scholarship &Financial Aid Help
Scholarship Links (Ed Finance Group)
FAFSA On The Web (Your Key Aid Form &Info)
Aid &Resources For Re-Entry Students
HBCU Packard Sit Abroad Scholarships (for study around the world)
Scholarship and Fellowship Opportunities
INROADS internships