Scholarships and Financial Aid
Please visit NAVIANCE to see all scholarships that are currently open.
Scholarships and grants
These can be awarded by multiple sources: colleges and universities, businesses, companies, non-profits, and local individuals.
The "Scholarship Websites" tab offers some options to obtain these financial awards. Most are "free" money (you don't have to pay it back), but what it does require is leg-work on your part. Applications, recommendations and essays are just some of the requirements that take your time. But it can be well worth it!
**It is recommended, to prevent unwanted spam and continuous emails after you head off to college, that you set up a separate email address to use for scholarship accounts. Maybe something like "firstname.lastname@example.org". Just remember to check it!
WESTERN UNDERGRADUATE EXCHANGE SCHOLARSHIPS (WUE)
Many out-of-state colleges offer reduced tuition rates for California students. These scholarships are available on a first-come, first-served basis. For information on colleges that offer WUE, click here.
Completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA®) is the first step toward getting federal aid for college, career school, or graduate school.