ScholarshipsThere are numerous scholarship opportunities for students to take advantage of as they pursue their continued education. Please continue to check this webpage periodically to learn of the newest opportunities available. Another valuable resource for high school scholarship opportunities is located in the Career Centers at each high school campus.
Ohlone Promise Scholarship
What is the Promise?
The Ohlone Promise Scholarship pays for required tuition, books, and enrollment fees for two years at Ohlone.
Who is it for?
High school seniors living in the Tri-City area and planning to attend Ohlone College full-time. The high schools covered are:
Fremont Unified School DistrictAmerican, Irvington, Kennedy, Mission San Jose, Robertson and Washington
Newark Unified School DistrictNewark Memorial and Bridgepoint
New Haven Unified School DistrictLogan High School and Conley Caraballo
As education costs rise, more and more middle-income families find themselves stretched to pay for college, just missing the threshold for federal financial aid. At the same time, being able to focus on their studies full-time has been shown to significantly benefit a student's ability to succeed in college.
The Ohlone Promise Scholarship helps address these issues by offering a two year, full-ride scholarship so that students can focus on their education, rather than their finances.
Additional information for applicants:
- First priority will be given to students who just miss the FAFSA threshold to receive federal financial aid.
- This scholarship automatically pays for required tuition, books and enrollment fees. The scholarship will not be distributed in cash.
- The Ohlone Promise Scholarship will pay for a maximum of 60 units over two years at Ohlone College.
- Students will be responsible for miscellaneous supplies and optional fees. Examples of miscellaneous supplies not covered include notebooks, scantrons, software, calculators, art supplies, lab coats/goggles, and other non-textbook items.
- Recipients must meet a 2.8 minimum GPA and finish 12 units a semester to continue receiving the scholarship semester-to-semester.
- Recipients must apply for FAFSA (fafsa.ed.gov/) by March 31 every year to continue receiving the scholarship (for administrative purposes only - not demonstrating need through FAFSA will not cause a recipient to lose the scholarship). Dream Act students are exempt from the FAFSA requirement.
- Scholarship recipients must attend a mandatory Ohlone Promise workshop before the beginning of each semester.
For more information
Apply here for Prospective Students
Level up your education with a $2,000 scholarship from ISN.
Growing demand and lack of qualified workers in skilled trades and technology means it’s a great time to go back to school and enter these lucrative and fast-growing industries. To help keep up with demand and assist the next generation of professionals, ISN will award a $2,000 scholarship four times a year to eligible students.
Entries are now being accepted for the Winter scholarship, which runs from January 16th 2021-April 16th 2021.
Are you eligibile?
- You must be 18 years or over and currently be enrolled as a high school senior, or in a community college, undergraduate, graduate, technical college, or vocational program, or be planning to enroll in a high school, community college, undergraduate, graduate, technical college, or vocational program during the 2021-2022 academic program in the United States.
- You must have a minimum 3.4 GPA.
- You must be pursuing a degree that enables you or others in your community to learn a new trade, develop skills and technology, or start a small business related to home services offered by ISN.
How are winners selected?
- Winners will be drawn at random from all eligible entries shortly after the application deadline has ended.
How and when do I find out if I won?
- Winners will be contacted by email within a reasonable time after the application deadline has ended.
Can I submit more than one entry?
- Each scholarship is limited to one (1) entry per person.
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Amount: $500 – $1,000
The PB&J Scholarship is for students who have experienced personal challenges that may not have allowed them to perform well academically, but who still have the drive to succeed.
Examples of personal challenges include, but are not limited to:
-peer issues: bullying, change of school, minority status, etc.
-family issues: divorce, death, lack of income, homelessness, foster care, abuse, etc.
When in doubt, students are encouraged to apply; this scholarship is meant to be inclusive.
Evaluation & Process
Applicants will be evaluated based on their essay and letters of recommendation; there is no GPA requirement. Please note: letters of recommendation must directly reference the student’s challenges. If the applicant does not wish to share their challenges with their recommender, then the recommendation must reference the student’s personal character.
More than 10 scholarships will be awarded in 2020, based on financing. Winners will be notified in August.
The PB&J Scholarship is distributed by Scholar Sponsor, a non-profit 501c3.
Why is it called the PB&J Scholarship? The Donor Explains
When I attended Farrington High School in Hawai’i, my GPA and test scores were low, but I was determined to go to college. I managed to receive ten different scholarships, which helped me fulfill that dream. To give back to future students, I lived off peanut butter and jelly sandwiches for one week of every month during my first year in college and saved enough money to fund a $500 scholarship for another student like me. The PBJS is now in its sixth year, and has come a long way. Thankfully, I no longer need to eat peanut butter and jelly sandwiches to fund the scholarship, but I chose to keep the name to honor its humble origin.
2019 Kyla Hansen
2019 Abigail McClintic
2020 Christian Frahm
2020 Adol Alinjak Bak
2020 Marcus K Lo
2020 Elle Habib
2020 Victoria Gersch
2020 Youssef Salib
For more information: bit.ly/pbjscholarship2021
Ongoing Scholarship WebsitesCareer One Stop: www.careeronestop.org (Scholarships)Fast Web: www.fastweb.comGood Call: https://www.goodcall.com/scholarships/Discover Business: https://www.discoverbusiness.us/resources/business-degree-scholarships/ (Business Scholarships)