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Search For A Scholarship

There are many sources of scholarship listings and databases available to students on the Internet. We recommend that you not pay for any search service. Learn more about scholarships and how to avoid scholarship scams. Here is a helpful guide for scholarship search engines when looking for additional financial resources. Pacifica is not responsible for the quality of information or services offered on the sites listed on this page and we do not endorse or support their products, policies or services.

Scholarship Searches:

Name Details
Learner’s Annual Online Learning Innovator Scholarship Application deadline: April 1st
HeySunday’s Annual Eco Warrior Scholarship Application deadline: November 20th
American Assoc. of University Women-Educational Foundation Grants and fellowship search
American Psychological Association Scholarships, Grants, and Awards search
Anthony Castelli Veteran’s College Scholarship Essay contest for current military veteran or honorably discharged veteran or parent, sibling, child or grandchild of a current or honorably discharged veteran. Deadline: Memorial Day
Bridging the Dream Scholarship for Graduate Students Deadline October 1
Best Writing Scholarships Literary Scholarships
California Psychological Association The CFA Foundation – minority scholarship program, sponsored training’s
Cancer Scholarship Resources Scholarship search directory
Cancer Survivors and Patients Scholarship Resources Scholarship search directory
Chamber of Commerce Various Essay Scholarships for Minorities
CareerInfo – sponsored by the US Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration Scholarship search database
Chegg Scholarships Scholarship search engine
College Scholarships Scholarship search database. Includes scholarships specific to degree level and other criteria.
Grants offered by the Fulbright Scholar Program Grants offered by the Fulbright Scholar Program
Completing the Dream Scholarships
Disability Scholarships Scholarship resource center
Diversity in Health Care Scholarship United Health Foundation. Accepting applications from February 5th – March 24th, 2024
Dr Michael Vivian Scholarship for Mental Health Professionals Scholarship for Mental Health Professionals.
EduBirdie Scholarships for black students
Edvisors Scholarship search database
Employment Resources National Archives Employment Resources for Veterans
FastWeb Scholarship search database
Federal Grants Wire Clearinghouse for federal grant opportunities, organized by categories
FinAid! Scholarship search directory
Foundation Center Grants and foundation directory
Ford Foundation The Fellowship Programs, offered through the National Academy of Sciences, seeks to increase faculty diversity at U.S. colleges and universities. Fellowships are made at the pre-doctoral, dissertation and postdoctoral levels to students who demonstrate academic excellence, a commitment to pluralism and a strong interest in teaching and research.
Gen and Kelly Tanabe Scholarship $1,000 merit-based scholarships
Go College Scholarship search directory Database of grant opportunities within the U.S. federal government
Harry Frank Guggenheim Foundation Research grants and dissertation fellowships to students during dissertation writing phase.
Hoskins, Turco, Lloyd & Lloyd Scholarship for Veterans and Their Families
Essay Scholarship Deadline: July 31
Students with disabilities Deadline: January 1, 2024
Latin American Educational Foundation Colorado resident. Hispanic heritage and/or actively involved in the Hispanic Community. Community service involvement required
Mesothelioma Cancer Alliance Scholarship Essay or video, scholarship for those who have battled cancer at any point in their lives (not limited to mesothelioma) or those who have a parent, sibling, immediate family member or close friend that has battled or is currently fighting cancer.
National Academy of Education Dissertation Fellowship Program and Post-doctoral Fellowships offered
National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) The NAACP is a leading advocate of equal access to quality education
National Endowment for the Humanities Grants and fellowships available. Reference materials. Summer seminars
National Federation of the Blind Scholarship for legally blind student, must participate in NFB convention and program activities
Open Society Foundations Grant, scholarship, and fellowship
Perfect Memorials Living with Loss Scholarship Deadline April 30
Peterson’s Scholarship, Grant, and fellowships search data base
Recovery Village Healthcare Scholarship Essay contest Scholarships for Minorities
Roy Scrivner Memorial Research Grant The Roy Scrivner Research Grants provide graduate student grants (preference given to dissertation candidates) for empirical or applied research that encourages the study of lesbian, gay, and bisexual family (LGB) psychology and LGB family therapy. Researchers from all fields of the behavioral and social sciences are encouraged to apply.
Sallie Mae Scholarship Search Engine Scholarship search engine
Scholarship America Resource for private scholarships and other financial support
Scholarship Experts Scholarship search directory
Scholarships and Grants Scholarships and grants resources Scholarship search directory
Scholarships360 Scholarship search database
Social Science Research Council Dissertation development fellowship. Grants and fellowships promote diversification of knowledge, perspectives, backgrounds and nationalities.
Southern Regional Educational Board SREB-State Doctoral Scholars Program to help increase faculty diversity. Offers fellowships.
TonaLaw Veteran’s Scholarship Essay Scholarship Deadline November 30
United Negro College Fund Scholarships, fellowships and internships
Veterans & Military Scholarship Essay Scholarship Deadline: June 15
Veteran Resources Scholarship and Grants for Veterans
Women’s Guide to Finance
Financial Planning Resources
Women’s Scholarships Scholarships for women


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External Financial Aid Resources

State Resources

Many states offer grants and/or other types of financial aid to their residents, availability varies. Contact the Department of Education in your state for information, or navigate the Department of Education’s web page at

All states have created innovative college savings programs designed to meet the savings needs of their citizens. These programs seek to make the savings option easier for the average family. They represent positive, productive and affordable options that can ensure an education. For more information on the State sponsored savings plans log onto

Tribal Benefits:

Pacifica accepts tribal benefits. Several American Indian tribal nations provide tuition assistance for students who are recognized members. For additional information on tribal funding, please visit

Vocational Rehabilitation Benefits:

Pacifica’s programs are approved for individuals who are eligible for benefits administered by the Department of Rehabilitation. For more information visit the California State Vocational Rehabilitation website at If you live outside the state of California, contact your state office for complete details and eligibility requirements.

Veterans Administration Educational Benefits:

Pacifica’s programs are approved for the training of veterans and other eligible persons under Title 38, U.S. Code. Pacifica is approved to administer Chapter 33 Post-9/11 GI Bill tuition assistance benefits, Yellow Ribbon Scholarships, Chapter 35 Survivors’ and Dependents’ Educational Assistance and Chapter 31 Vocational Rehabilitation Benefits for qualifying veterans. To find out if you are eligible under any of these programs, call 1-888-GIBILL1 or visit

For students eligible for education benefits through the Veterans Administration, all previous education and training will be evaluated. Credit will be awarded where appropriate and the program will be shortened accordingly. The student and the Veterans Administration will be notified promptly.

Failure to maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher in three consecutive quarters will result in the veteran’s benefits being interrupted and the VA office being notified.

Private Resources:

Numerous private groups, such as companies, unions, civic groups, religious organizations, and ethnic associations may also provide scholarships, grants and/or loans. Minimum qualifications generally require descent from the ethnic group or membership in the religion. Students are encouraged to research whether or not their religious or cultural/ethnic group provides any financial assistance.