Resources for Scholarship Seekers and College Students

College Guidance

BigFuture – The College Board
BigFuture helps you find the right college fit, choose your major, and explore possible careers. You can create a customized plan to prepare for college based on your grade level and preferences.

College Greenlight
College Greenlight, a service provided by Cappex, is a totally free resource for first generation and traditionally underrepresented students. Students can create a profile to find the best college match, apply for scholarships, and connect to life-changing counselors and mentors.

College Guide for Undocumented Students
Bestcolleges.com provides this resource for undocumented students, with information about The DREAM Act, DACA Program, tips for applying to and financing college, and how to navigate the college experience.

College Scorecard
Sponsored by the US Department of Education, College Scorecard allows students and families to gather comprehensive data about universities and colleges across the U.S.

Princeton Review – Career Quiz
Choosing a major is one of the most important parts of heading to college, but how do you know which career is right for you? The Princeton Review offers a 24-question quiz to help you narrow down your personal interests and skills and identify recommended careers.

StudentMentor.org 
StudentMentor.org matches students with a mentor that can help them with many issues including major/career advice, graduate school application process, financing their education, interview advice, time management skills, transferring to another school and many more. You and your mentor can set a schedule of when you meet and what advice that they can offer.

Financial Aid

California Student Aid Commission
For California residents, stay up to date on all state and federal financial aid sources and information. The California Student Aid Commission (CSAC) serves as the leader in financial aid policy and analysis for California colleges, universities, financial institutions and financial aid providers. 

The CSAC website also provides additional information on the Middle Class Scholarship, which is for students pursuing an undergraduate degree at a UC or CSU campus, with a family income and assets less than $156,000.

FAFSA homepage   
The Federal Student Aid is an office of the U.S. Department of Education which ensures that all eligible individuals can benefit from federally funded financial assistance for education beyond high school.

Federal Student Aid Types
The U.S. Department of Education offers a number of financial aid programs, which award about $150 billion a year in grants, work-study funds and low-interest loans to more than 15 million students. Learn more about these resources on this website.

FinAid
Serving as a financial aid resource for students, FinAid provides students with information on scholarships, loans, saving for your education and other types of aid that a student can use to fund their education. The site also has a link to a scholarship search engine for additional opportunities.

Funding Your College Future
Brought to you by the California State Assembly Democratic Caucus, this website provides California residents with state and federal financial aid information about the Middle Class Scholarship, CAL Grant Program, and Cash for College Workshop. Additional financial resources are available for parents and college graduates with outstanding student loans.

¡Gradúate! A Financial Aid Guide to Success
A comprehensive step-by-step guide on the financial aid and college enrollment process for Hispanic high school students and their families produced by the White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanics. In 2010, President Obama reestablished the Initiative to increase educational opportunities, improve educational outcomes, and deliver a complete and competitive education for all Hispanics.

Scholarships

Brightech Magnifying Creativity Scholarship
We know that it can be hard to be creative. You've got finals and term papers and it's hard to find time to create something with your hands that you love. To inspire your creativity we're giving away a $1000 scholarship to the most creative, innovative and unique project that uses a magnifier lamp. You can use any medium you want. It can be a sewing project, paint, your hobby, electronics, you name it.

Brightech STEM Lights Me Up Scholarship
It's really great to see more and more students interested in being a part of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) subjects. We want to support students that are interested in pursuing any STEM-related majors.

FastWeb
A search engine that offers many different resources for students, FastWeb provides links to scholarships programs that students can apply to, helpful information regarding financial aid, student life information, helpful information for job searching and much more.

LGBTQ Student Scholarship Database
Brought to you by the Human Rights Campaign, this website provides a list of scholarships, fellowships and grants available to LGBTQ and allied students at both the undergraduate and graduate-level.

Milton Fisher Scholarship
This scholarship is not a traditional scholarship focused on rewarding academic achievement and financial need. Its specific goal is to reward and encourage innovative and creative problem solving. The Scholarship aims to honor these students and to help make their higher education goals more accessible.

Scholarship America 
Scholarship America provides student resources, including application tips, test preparation and much more. It also provides links to further scholarship opportunities as well as information around financial aid.

The YES (Youth Education Scholars) Program
The YES Program of the Silicon Valley Children’s Fund provides scholarships to foster youth in Santa Clara and San Mateo counties who are full time students at a two-year or four-year college, or accredited vocational program or trade school. YES scholarships are determined based on their unmet financial need and scholars may reapply for up to five years of support if they meet specific standards of progress toward graduation.

A network for current and future college students, Unigo provides cutting-edge tools, compelling content, and essential information to empower students to make the best decisions about their college experience. The network also provides a time-saving, customized list of free scholarships that match a student’s hobbies, interests and academic background.

Job and Internship Guidance

Internships.com
Internships are a critical piece of the college experience to develop the real-world skills you need upon graduation and to make a little extra money. Internships.com, a Chegg service, is a student-focused internship marketplace that provides a wide variety of interactive tools and services to find the best opportunities for you.

Indeed.com
Indeed is the world’s #1 job and internship site. Specify what you are looking for and in what location, and hundreds of job and internships opportunities will await you.