Off-Campus Scholarships

The following scholarships are sponsored by outside agencies and are not affiliated with CSU Stanislaus.

Please contact the agencies directly with any questions regarding application materials and the award selection process for the scholarships listed.

External Scholarship
Sites & Applications
Who Can Apply Deadline
All Saints Scholarship All enrolled CSU Stanislaus students March 17th of each year
Amador Branch of American Association of University Women (AAUW) Upper Division Scholarship Upper Division/Graduate Scholarship
*Resident of Amador County for two of the last six years
*See application for additional criteria
Amador Branch of American Association of University Women (AAUW) Re-Entry Scholarship Re-Entry Scholarship
*Resident of Amador County for two of the last six years
*Financial need required
See application for additional criteria
Amador Branch of American Association of University Women (AAUW) Re-Entry Scholarship Re-Entry Scholarship
*Resident of Amador County for two of the last six years
*Financial need required
See application for additional criteria
March 15th of each year
A.W. Bodine-Sunkist Memorial Scholarship For undergraduate students having personal or family involvement** in California or Arizona agriculture (**student/siblings/parents/grandparents must be or have been or currently involved) April 30th each year
AWF (Army Women's Foundation) Legacy Scholarship Scholarships up to $2,500
* Must be woman (or child of) who has served or is serving honorably in the U.S. Army, U.S. Army Reserve, Army National Guard
* Junior or Senior class standing
* Minimum cumulative GPA of at least 3.00
* Must have documentation of active service or past service (see web site for complete criteria)
Post marked by January 15, 2014
Barbara Rhomberg Excellence in Nursing Scholarship For Nursing majors enrolled full-time; working towards a bachelor's degree
* For re-entry or non-traditional student (at least a 3-year gap between high school and enrollment in college or university
After July 1, 2014; Postmarked by August 31, 2014
Bloss Memorial Scholarship
Merced Union High School District
P. O. Box 2147
Merced, CA 95344-0147
(209) 385-6406
GPA: 2.80, Award Amt: $500-$2,000, Class Level: 
* Incoming freshman, Transferring, Continuing
* Must enroll in an accredited California post-secondary school
* Must have graduated from the Merced Union High School District June 1973, or any year thereafter
* Shall be ineligible to apply after ten semesters of equivalent college attendance or completion of a baccalaureate degree, whichever comes first
California Strawberry Scholarships Scholarships for children of strawberry farm workers, awards start from $400 to $5,000 and can be renewed annually
* must have at least one parent who is a strawberry field worker in California
* full-time enrollment is required
March 1st, 2014
California Students Scholarship $500 award for full-time students at a community college or 4-year university in California (award announced December 2, 2013)
* 500-600 essay required on specific topic
* See web site for additional criteria
September 30, 2014
Capture the Dream Scholarships Various scholarships available (scholarships for single parents, minorities) - $1,000 each
* Financial need
* Leadership history
* Community service record
* Professional recommendations
* Academic performance
April 1st to 
July 15th, 2014
CEO Of Tomorrow Scholarship $2,500 award for students interested in business leadership and/or entrepreneurship
* 500-600 Word Essay
* Fully completed online form
* Affidavit of Eligibility
* Publicity/Liability Release
* Copyright Assignment
* IRS Form W-9
* Copy of United States Driver’s License
* Headshot photograph in high-resolution, digitally as a JPEG or TIFF file
Open from November 1, 2013 and June 1, 2014
Clair A. Hill Scholarship (Sponsored by the Patterson Irrigation District) For students in a water resources-related field of study
* Must be California resident
* For Junior or Senior college students
* Must be full-time (at least 12 units)
* Financial need will be considered
February 1st, 2014
Disability Awareness Scholarship $1000 award - awarded annually
* Must be at least 17 years of age and accepted to a university or college
* Full-time enrollment is required
* Minimum GPA is 3.00
* Essay required - see scholarship web page for specific topic
January 10th, 2014
Do-Over Scholarship For U.S. citizens
* 13 Years or older currently enrolled or enroll before fall 2020
* Requires essay on following topic:  'If you could get one 'do-over' in life, what would it be and why?'
June 30th, 2014
Dr. Alma S. Adams Scholarship for Outreach and Health Communications to Reduce Tobacco Use Among Priority Populations Scholarship awarded to students who have shown a commitment to reducing tobacco use through community service April 30th, 2014
The Dream Us The scholarship program targets young students who, as result of their immigration status, are not eligible to apply for federal financial aid to support their college education. March 31st, 2014
The Drive to Learn Scholarship $1,000 scholarship - for U.S. citizens and non-U.S. citizens
* Must be full-time
* Requires 750-1000 word essay (choose 1 of 4 topics)
* See web site for additional information
March 1st, 2014
Education Portal Scholarships Undergraduate Scholarships & Graduate Scholarships April 1st, 2014
The Egghart Certified Public Accounts Scholarship for Native American Accounting Students For Native American Students - 3 Awards of up to $5,000 each
* Must be full-time
* Must be actively involved in the Native American Community
* Must have minimum GPA of 3.50
* 60 Hours of community service with an approved Native American Community Agency
* See web site for additional information
February 1st, 2014
Emily M. Hewitt Memorial Scholarship A Scholarship opportunity from the Calaveras Big Trees Association
Read scholarship requirements on application
April 15th, 2014
Entertainment Blogging Scholarship (Sponsored by USDish) $1,000 Award - Essay required
* For Undergraduate students
* Must be U.S. Citizen or permanent legal resident of U.S.
* Minimum cumulative GPA 2.50 (High School students must have taken SAT or ACT)
* Full-time enrollment
* 300-500 Word essay (view website for prompt)
June 7th, 2014
The Es El Momento Scholarship Up to $5,000 scholarship
Latino/Hispanic heritage
Minimum 3.0 GPA
First generation college student
November 18th, 2013
Eula Mae Jett Scholarship Program Given by Legal Secretaries, Inc. - awards @ $1,000 each
For students planning to go into the legal field
Minimum GPA 3.00
Annually, postmarked by April 1
Fitness Scholarship (by Creative BioScience) To promote a healthier lifestyle and to help college students learn about healthy eating habits early
$1,000 award
300-500 word essay required
for legal residents of U.S; 18 years of age or older
November 1st
Ford Foundation Fellowship Programs Graduate students planning a career in teaching & research at the college or university level

See website for more information

January 9th, 2014
Frances Crawford Marvin American Indian Scholarship.pdf Undergraduate & graduate Native American Students February 1st, 2014
Gates Millennium Scholars Various Scholarships  
Garden Club of America Scholarships Various Scholarships  
Golden1 Credit Union Scholarship $1,000 to $5,000
Student or student's parent/guardian has been a Golden 1 member for at least one year as of January 15, 2013
Student is involved in community volunteer and extracurricular activities
Minimum GPA of 3.00
See website for additional criteria
January 15th, 2014
Government Finance Officers Association Scholarships Four scholarships available - criteria varies February 21st, 2014
Greenpal Business Scholarship $2,000 Scholarship May 31st
Health Professions Education Foundation - Bachelor of Science Nursing Scholarship (BSN) For students accepted or enrolled in a Bachelor of Science Nursing (BSN) program
Awardee may receive up to $13,000
Must committee to practicing direct patient care in a medically under-served area (MUA) of California for two years
October 1st, 2013
Health Resources and Services Administration's (HRSA) Nursing Scholarship Program For students enrolled or accepted for enrollment in accredited RN training programs.For U.S. citizens or permanent residents May 7th, 2013
Hispanic Association of Colleges & Universities (HACU) For students enrolled at a HACU-member college or university (see web site) - several scholarships available
* Minimum GPA 3.00
* Must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident
* Meet criteria for specific scholarships for which you apply
Financial need required (completeFAFSA application)
June 27th, 2014
Inspirational Basketball Scholarship High School Seniors and Current College Students August 10, 2014
Italian Catholic Federation Scholarship Various Scholarships  
James Madison Graduate Fellowship For students who plan to become secondary school social studies teachers
* Must be a U.S. citizen or a U.S. national
* Must be a teacher or plan to become a teacher of American history, American government, or social studies at a secondary school level
* Must possess a bachelor's degree or plan to receive a bachelor's degree no later than August 31 of the year in which you are applying
* Must wait at least three years from the time that any previous graduate degree was awarded before applying for a James Madison Fellowship
March 1st of each year
John F. & Anna Lee Stacey Scholarship for Art Education Art majors February 1st of each year
John Hollis Scholarships
Christian Public Servants at (209)578-0102
GPA:  3.00, Award Amt:  $500, Class Level: Undergraduates
* Applicants must be residents of Stanislaus County
* Must have a declared intention of a career in public service (i.e., teaching, law enforcement, fire safety, nursing, public administration, political    science)
* see application for other criteria
March 15 of each year Scholarships Open to students enrolled in an accredited college or university Fall of 2013

Write a 500 to 1,000 word essay describing at least 3 steps that you plan to take in the next year to start a path towards having a career that you love.

Fall 2014 Deadline: January 13, 2014
Spring 2015 Deadline: September 8, 2014
Marine Technology Society Scholarship * Must apply to membership in the Marine Technology Society (can apply online)
* For students studying a marine science/engineering/technology field
* See website for application and additional information

no later than April 15th

Mary Graham Children’s Shelter Scholarship * GPA: 2.00, Award Amt: $1000 (multiple)*, Class Level: Continuing, Graduate, Post baccalaureate, Financial need student
* Applicants must be former residents of the shelter (for any duration)
* Must possess and maintain good academic standing during year award is received
* Part-time and full-time enrollment accepted
* Financial need required (apply and qualify for financial aid using the 2011-2012 FAFSA form before 3-2-2011)
* Applicants must be former dependents of the San Joaquin County foster care system
* Award recipients will need to submit a letter of thanks addressed to the Mary Graham Children’s Shelter scholarship committee with a summary as to how the award is enabling them to achieve their educational goals.
Mass Mutual Scholars (Sponsored by Mass Mutual Financial Group) $5,000 award
Open to students of African American, Asian/Pacific Islander or Hispanic descent
Must be U.S. citizen or legal permanent resident
Minimum GPA of 3.00
Must be full-time
Additional criteria listed on web site
May 2nd, 2014
Michigan Auto Law Car Accident Survivor Scholarship $500 Scholarship Award
For students who have overcome injuries from a car accident
Cumulative GPA of 2.75 or higher
Must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident
December 31st, 2014
Middle Class Scholarship
Information only - apply by completing FAFSA each year
To provide up to 40% off of statewide fees (tuition) at the UC and CSU campuses for families making under $100,000 that do not qualify for other financial aid programs
* To provide a 10% tuition reduction for families making up to $150,000
* Student must complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at or California Dream Act Application at
No later than March 2nd of each academic year
Mother Lode Mineral Society Scholarship 1 award @ $750; 1 award @ $500

For students majoring in Earth Sciences, Geology or Physical Geography
* For US Citizen or legal resident
* Must demonstrate financial need
* submit at least one letter of recommendation
* Additional criteria/information available on web site

April 30th, 2014
National Black MBA Association Scholarships Business Administration majors Deadlines Vary
National Dairy Shrine Scholarships Ag Studies majors - various scholarships March 1 through April 15, 2014
National Gerontological Nursing Association A Place for Mom Senior Care Innovation Scholarship April 30th, 2014
NLEAFCF Scholarship Awards.pdf Children of Law Enforcement & Firefighting Personnel who were lost in the line of duty  
Pacific Water Quality Association - PWQA Member Company Scholarship, Major of Study Related to Potable Water Quality Scholarship Two $1,000 Awards
* Pursuing a major that supports water quality
April 1st, 2014 Scholarship Contest

$1,000 Scholarship, Writing Contest

July 1st, 2014
Pediatric Dentist of Tomorrow Scholarship $500 Award
* To students hoping to enter the dental field in the future.
March 15th, 2014
PG&E 'Bright Minds' Scholarship Program 10 awards of up to $30,000 each (renewable)
* additional scholarships $2,500 each (non-renewable)
* Additional criteria listed on PG&E website
February 28th, 2014
Resume Companion 
Bi-annual Scholarship
$1,000 Scholarship Giveaway

Available each semester to one talented student who can write the best resume based on the life of any fictional or non-fictional character.

For Fall 2014 semester January 1- July 15, 2014
For Spring 2015 semester August 31 - December 15 2014
Ritchie-Jennings Memorial Scholarships Program Accounting, Business, Finance, or Criminal Justice majors; undergrads & grads  
Ronald E. McNair Scholars Program A Post-Baccalaureate Achievement Program between CSU Stanislaus and UC Merced/a two-year program
* Applicants must be enrolled in a formal degree program either at CSU Stanislaus or UC Merced on a full-time basis
* Minimum cumulative GPA of 2.80
* Must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident of the United States
* Additional information and criteria listed on web site.
Scholarships for African Americans free scholarship search  
Scholarships for Social Sciences majors    
Scholarships Programs administered by Army Emergency Relief various scholarships  
SMART Scholarship Undergraduate Awards - $25,000
* Must be U.S. citizen 
* Must be currently enrolled at a university
Opens in August 2014
Stanislaus Community Foundation Scholarship For students of Stanislaus County or any student entering any college or university in Stanislaus County
* Students must maintain a B average or above during senior year in high school and the year in which the scholarship is received
February 3 - March 28, 2014
Virginia Smith Scholarship Trust
Cyril E. Smith Scholarship
For further information and application materials, contact:
Virginia Smith Scholarship Trustees
632 W. 13th Street
Merced, CA 95340
(209) 381-6604
GPA: 2.80, Award Amt: varies, Class Level: Transferring, Continuing, Financial need student
* Must have attended public high school in the city of Merced for a minimum of three years
* Must have completed 60 units and/or junior status
* Must demonstrate financial need
Soroptimist Women's Opportunity Awards Program For women who are the primary financial support for their family and are enrolled in an undergraduate degree program December 1st of each year
Stanislaus Community Foundation Scholarships Scholarships from $500
* To Stanislaus County residents attending a school in Stanislaus County.
* Scholarship recipient shall maintain a minimum B average during the year the award is received.
February 3 - March 28, 2014
For Finance & Economics majors
Scholarship for Finance & Economics majors  - $1,000 award
For students currently enrolled in finance, economics or investment-related fields and who are pursuing advance education in these particular areas
* Minimum GPA 3.00 
* Must submit 500-1000 word essay (see scholarship web page for specific topic)
* Must be U.S. citizen or a foreign student with a valid U.S. Student Visa
December 15th, 2013 Various scholarships available  2014
A.W. Bodine-Sunkist Memorial Scholarship Awards average $2,000 per year
* Student of someone in student's immediate family must have derived the majority of his/her income from agriculture.
* Must have financial need
April 30th, 2014
Therapy Professionals Scholarship (by A scholarship in support of disability awareness.
* $1,000 award
* Must express an interest in physical, massage, recreational, or occupational therapy or psychology professions (see attachment for additional criteria)
* Minimum GPA 3.00
December 15th, 2013
Thermo Scientific Pierce Scholarship Award  (For Spring 2013 semester) 2 $10,000 scholarships and 4 $5,000 scholarships
* For undergraduate and graduate students
* Biology, Chemistry Biochemistry majors or a related life-science field.
* Minimum GPA of 3.00
* Must be U.S. citizen (students with appropriate Visa status are also eligible)
December 31st, 2013
Thomas R. Pickering Foreign Affairs Fellowships (2 different fellowships) Students interested in becoming Foreign Service Officers in the U.S. Dept. of State - for Juniors, Seniors & recent college graduates Undergrad: January 24, 2014
February 7th, 2014
Top Ten List Scholarship $1000 non-renewable scholarship
* Must be a legal U.S. resident
* Must be a resident of one of the 50 United States or the District of Columbia
December 31st, 2014
TruFit Good Citizen Scholarship for College For students who demonstrate good citizenship through community volunteerism and leadership
* Grand Prize:    $5,000 - 1 award
* First Prize:      $2,500 - 4 awards
* Second Prize:  $1,000 - 35 awards
* 250-word essay of 60-second video required (see web site for additional information)
(or until 3,000 applications have been received)
Tuition Won't Stop Me College Scholarship $1,000 scholarship
* Create a short video (1-3 minutes)
* Upload your video to Youtube
* Brief entry form
* See web site for additional information/requirements
September 23 2013 - January 31, 2014
Unions Scholars Program (sponsored by the United Negro College Fund, American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees and the Harvard University Labor and Worklife Program) To help students earn money for college and to increase student interest in the labor movement.  See website for additional information and criteria
* 2.5 GPA
* African American, Hispanic American, Asian Pacific Islander American, American Indian/Alaskan Native
* See website for more information
February 28th, 2014
United Negro College Fund Scholarships (UNCF) Various scholarships  
U.S. Army ROTC Scholarships   Ongoing
USDA E. Kika De La Garza Fellowship Program Must provide essay describing your interest in the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) February 12th, 2014
VacationRoost Scholarship Interactive Marketing Scholarship - $2,500 (2 awards given per year)
* 300-500 word essay required (see web site:
W. Creighton Schwan Scholarship Sponsored by the Northern California Chapter of National Electrical Contractors Assoc., NECA
* For students focusing on a career in construction management for the electrical industry, electrical engineering, electrical inspection, or a related field
* Must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident
* Minimum GPA 3.00
* Must demonstrate involvement in community service
Waechter Medical-Legal Scholarship $1,000; 150-word essay required
* No GPA requirement
* Creative wins
* Open to all students
January 31st, 2014
Wholesale Halloween Costumes Company $500 Scholarship AwardEssay Required
* Must be a legal resident of the U.S. or hold a vaid student visa
* See website for additional information
January 22nd, 2014
Women in Technology Scholarship Multiple scholarships awarded each year - up to $2,500 per recipient
* For women who are attending or planning to attend a two- or four-year college within the United States
* See website for additional criteria
December 14, 2014
Working Parent College Scholarship Award $1,000 scholarship award to working parent attending college
* 3.0 GPA
* Worked at least 12 hours per week of the previous 4 weeks
* Residential Parent of at least one child
* Legal resident of the United States
* 18 years or older and currently enrolled 
* Write 600-1000 word essay: Clearly outline three keys to successfully balancing parenthood, working, and excelling in school
(winner chosen December 19, 2014)
Zinch Super Student Stimulus Scholarship Various Scholarships
* Financial need will be considered