Physical Campus Closure - Institute has transitioned to operating remotely (see further details)

Financial Aid - People walking at Ladera Campus

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
American Assoc. of University Women-Educational Foundation Grants and fellowship search
ACA Foundation Essay Contest
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
Association on American Indian Affairs Scholarship programs for both undergraduate and graduate students who are from federally recognized tribes and tribes not recognized federally.
Bats Finder Essay contest Deadline: December 12
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
CGTrader Essay contest Deadline: December 14
Chegg Scholarships Scholarship search engine
College Scholarships Scholarship search database. Includes scholarships specific to degree level and other criteria.
Council for International Exchange of Scholars Grants offered by the Fulbright Scholar Program
Davis-Putter Scholarship Funds Grants for active participants in struggles for civil rights, social/economic justice or other progressive issues.
Disability Scholarships Scholarship resource center
Drug-Rehabs.org Essay Scholarship Deadline: July 1
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.
Future of Bariatric Surgery Scholarship Deadline: January 1 and July 1
Gary Sinise Foundation Programs for Veterans
Gen and Kelly Tanabe Scholarship $1,000 merit-based scholarships
Go College Scholarship search directory
Good Call Scholarship search directory
Grants.gov 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.
Health Professions Education Foundation Scholarship and loan repayment programs-California health professions (MFT, Clinical Social Workers, Psychologists).
Healthcare Leaders Essay contest
Help Teaching Scholarship Short story or informational article Deadline June 1
Hispanic Scholarship Fund Scholarship search directory
Hoskins, Turco, Lloyd & Lloyd Scholarship for Veterans and Their Families
Essay Scholarship Deadline: July 31
Huggable.com Essay Scholarship Deadline: June 30
Latin American Educational Foundation Colorado resident. Hispanic heritage and/or actively involved in the Hispanic Community. Community service involvement required
Licensed Mental Health Services Provider Education Program Encourages mental health service providers to work in Mental Health Professional Shortage areas or qualified facilities in California by authorizing a plan for repayment (up to $15,000) of their educational loans in exchange for their service in a designated shortage area for at least 2 years.
Medigo Scholarship Essay scholarship Deadline: September 1
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
Recovery Village Healthcare Scholarship Essay contest
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
Scholarships.com Scholarship search directory
Shinesty Scholarship Program Deadines: April 30 and October 30
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.
Student Aid on the Web Financial aid and scholarships search wizard. Other educational financial resources.
The Financial Literacy Scholarship Essay Scholarship Deadline: April 30 and October 30
TonaLaw Veteran’s Scholarship Essay Scholarship Deadline November 30
Thomas Law Office Essay contest Deadline July 16
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