The San Diego Foundation offers more than 60 different scholarships through just one application, a database of scholarships offered by local and national organizations, and a Scholarship Seekers’ Toolkit.
The College Cost Reduction and Access Act of 2007 established a Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program. This program discharges any remaining debt after 10 years of full-time employment in public service. The borrower must have made 120 payments as part of the Direct Loan program in order to obtain this benefit.
DAR Scholarship, funded through the Daughters of the American Revolution National Society, awards multiple scholarships to students showing dedication to the pursuit of degrees in diverse disciplines including education. Scholarships are awarded to qualified applicants regardless of race, religion, sex or national origin.
The Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute (CHCI) Scholarship Awards is afforded to Latino students who have a history of performing public service-oriented activities in their communities and who plan to continue contributing in the future. There is no GPA or major requirement. Students with excellent leadership potential are encouraged to apply.
Through its Fellowship Program for Minorities, the Ford Foundation seeks to increase the diversity of the nation's college and university faculties. Administered by the National Research Council (NRC) since 1979, these programs provide fellowship support at the predoctoral, dissertation and postdoctoral levels. Eligibility is limited to U.S. citizens who can demonstrate superior academic achievement, are committed to a career in teaching and research at the college or university level, show promise of future achievement as scholars and teachers, and are well prepared to use diversity as a resource for enriching the education of all students.
Gates Millennium Scholars Program Scholarships are available to continuing Gates Millennium Scholars in the area of education to help fund the cost of education by covering unmet need and self-help aid.
Female Student Scholarships
American Association of University Women (AAUW) Educational Foundation offers fellowships and grants to support women. Eligibility available to most degree seeking candidates including doctoral candidates completing dissertations or scholars seeking funds for postdoctoral research leave from accredited institutions. Students are encouraged to apply for each award that aligns with their eligibility.
The P.E.O makes loans and scholarships available to qualified women who desire higher education and are in need of financial assistance.