Companies, non-profit organizations, and various entities offer scholarships throughout the year. The Oxnard College Foundation provides this information below as a courtesy for students to learn more and apply directly. Be aware of deadlines and scholarship requirements when applying to any scholarship or grant.
Outside Scholarship Websites
Click on the accordion dropdown menu below to read about the different outside scholarships and apply directly.
Please note: scholarship deadlines vary. Be sure to read all the criteria and requirements before applying.
Scholarships for Hispanic and Latino/a Students
In honor of Hispanic Heritage Month, BestColleges.com created a scholarship guide to help Hispanics and Latinos. We want to share these resources to inform students about new scholarships and grants.
Top Scholarships for Hispanic and Latino Students
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Scholarship and Resources for Hispanic and LatinX Students
20 scholarship opportunities and other helpful resources that can help Hispanic and Latinx students achieve their college and career dreams.
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2022 Cleanup.Expert Scholarship Program
At Cleanup.Expert, our primary mission is to help homeowners find quality cleaning products they can afford. However, one of our secondary missions is to help make young people's academic dreams a glorious reality.
That's why we're so incredibly excited to announce Cleanup.Expert's 2022 Scholarship Program. The two students we select as contest winners will get money for college.
There are two scholarships available: one for $2,000 and one for $3,500. We encourage all high school seniors and individuals already enrolled in college to apply. Tuition must be for an accredited US institution.
Our contest is a way for students to look at the technology behind home cleaning solutions we offer on our website in a thought-provoking, intriguing, and imaginative way. Students may write an essay or film a video on a topic of our choosing.
Application Deadline & Guidelines:
- Starting Date: January 5, 2022
- Deadline: July 5, 2022
- Winner Announcement: July 10, 2022
- 1st Place: $3,500
- 2nd Place: $2,000
Eligible applicants must be:
- U.S. citizens
- High school seniors who have been accepted to an accredited U.S. college or students currently enrolled at an accredited U.S. college
- Have a minimum GPA of 3.00
Topics for Application Essay or Video:
For your submission, please write an essay of (1,800 to 2,500 words) or create a video that's (15 to 20 minutes) long about one of the fourteen topics listed below:
- Let's say you use a time machine to whisk yourself 30 years into the future. How have automatic pool cleaners changed in the three decades from the current era to the time you now find yourself in?
- Pretend you're going to create your own business cleaning people's residences and other property using pressure washers. Create a compelling business plan that's sure to capture the eyes of investors.
- Describe in detail the top five game-changing innovations in the history of floor mops. How did each alteration in the floor-cleaning device design impact the world?
- Let's say you've just been hired as a tester of robot mops. Describe the process you would use to decide which model was the best.
- Write a fun sci-fi short story or film about robotic pool cleaners becoming so technologically sophisticated that they spontaneously attain sentience. In your hypothetical narrative, how did this event come about, and what does it mean for humanity? Are they still willing to clean their owners' pools, or do they have something else in mind?
- How are gas pressure washers better than electric ones? What jobs are they best suited for?
- What are the strengths of electric pressure washers? What are their limitations?
- What are the attributes of the ideal steam mop? How can you make them better?
- Your mission: create a company that exclusively produces a line of high-quality spin mops. How could you get consumers ecstatic about buying something some people consider a bit on the humdrum side?
- What are flying robot vacuums and how close are they to becoming a reality?
- Create a hypothetical window cleaning robots marketing campaign. Describe the kind of advertising you would use, your target demographic, and what marketing channels you would rely on.
- What are the most exciting innovations in air purifiers these days? How will these innovations help consumers keep their indoor air more breathable?
- What kind of jobs are handheld upholstery cleaners best suited for? What are the advantages and disadvantages of them compared to the canister types?
- What theft deterrent features does a robotic lawn mower have? How do these systems work? How can you improve upon these features to make robo-mowers even less likely to be stolen?
For more information, please visit: https://cleanup.expert/scholarship-for-2022/
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$1,500 Annual Video Contest Scholarship for Students
The IvyPanda team is very excited to tell you that we launched an annual video contest.
Here is some basic information:
Eligibility: Current high school, college, or university students from any country
Awards: The winner will receive a $1,000 scholarship.
The runner-up prize is $500
Deadline: October 31, 2021
Certa Law Personal Injury & Wrongful Death Scholarship
We just committed to run an annual $1,000 for the current or soon-to-be undergrad who have had their life altered due to a bodily injury from an automotive or pedestrian accident, be it their own injury, that of a loved one, or an influential individual.
For further details click on the link below.
Minimum eligibility requirements: The Certa Law Personal Injury & Wrongful Death Scholarship is open to any high school or University student in the world.
Application deadline: December 15th each year
Award amount: $1,000
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Our team at Best Value Schools has recently come out with a resource, The Impact of HBCUs and How to Support Them, we believe would be a good fit on your site – you can check it out below:
The battle for equality continues even today, but through it all, HBCUs have stood strong, acting as pillars of strength and providing opportunities to the Black and minority students who attend them.
To educate readers on their importance of HBCUs, we were sure to include:
- The history of how these institutions came to be
- A list of the most popular HBCUs in the U.S
- Ways people can support these institutes of higher education
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Scholarships for Women
Best Value Schools provides a list of scholarships available for females to assist with educational expenses and encourage females to pursue higher education.
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$1,000 Car Review/Essay Scholarship for Hispanic & Latin Students
What is the $1000 Essay Scholarship?
Carindigo is offering a scholarship of $1,000 to Hispanic & Latin students studying in the United States. This scholarship would be an excellent approach to offer need-based aid to students seeking financial assistance. The scholarship would be awarded annually, and students will be shortlisted based on their performance in the essay.
Deadline: November 30th, 2021
Award Amount: USD 1000
Florin|Roebig knows how valuable higher education can be, not only in shaping society but in helping young people reach their long-term academic and professional goals. For this reason, we’re proud to announce a scholarship contest awarding $1,500
First, second and third place prizes are available through an essay contest, highlighting the long-term impact of living through a pandemic as a student.
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Digital Excellence Awards Scholarship Opportunity
$1,000 Scholarship Opportunity each Quarter for a Student in Needs
Emerging talent is the life force of creating digital content that is informative and high quality. For the future of the digital marketing industry, it is important to support the newcomers who have an interest in digital media and want to study. We believe investing in eager students and fledgling digital innovators have rewards in the long run with creative and high-quality results, which benefits the entire industry.
To promote this endeavor, we are directing 25% of our 2021 profits to scholarship recipients to help and train talented young people who demonstrate a desire to work in the digital media landscape and who, otherwise, may have financial difficulties to obtain quality education.
Digital Excellence Awards is proud to announce that we will award at least a $1,000 scholarship to a lucky student by the second week of each quarter in 2021.
The funds will be available for incoming and current college and university students.
Please note, we are accepting sponsors as well for the scholarship program to support additional students in their education.
How to Apply for Our $1,000 College Scholarship
To apply for the Digital Excellence Awards Scholarship Program, eligible students should write an essay of 500 words or more about digital media. This could include through web design, website development, online video, social media, or any kind of digital content.
The content should be original and unique; not copied from anywhere else. We will check for plagiarism.
- Must have been accepted to an accredited school and registered as a student for this and next school year.
- Must be no more than 25 years old at the time of the scholarship presentation.
- Any student looking for an education in web design, digital marketing, SEO, or computer science.
Scholarship Application Deadline
To be considered each quarter for the scholarship, please submit your essay before the 25th of the last month each quarter.
- Quarter One Deadline is March 25
- Quarter Two Deadline is June 25
- Quarter Three Deadline is September 25
- Quarter Four Deadline is December 25
The scholarship winner will be announced in the second week of each quarter.
- Entries will be evaluated for spelling and grammar as well as overall storytelling
- This is a one-time scholarship of $1,000 every quarter (we might get additional scholarships from sponsors)
- Scholarship winnings will be sent directly to the university/college financial aid office
- The scholarship can only be used for tuition, books, or on-campus room and board
- If you have any questions, please contact us via our form on our contact page
Digital Excellence Awards Scholarship Application
Please submit your scholarship application and essay using the form below.
If you have any questions, please fill out our form on the contact page.
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The David Ebrahimzadeh Scholarship
The scholarship is ideally meant for someone who is passionate about real estate, but it is open to any student in any major/field of study.
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Scholarship for Military Children
At Study.com, we aspire to make education accessible to everyone, and that means supporting all members of our community, including active duty service members, veterans, and their families. With this in mind and in honor of Military Appreciation Month, we created a college guide for veterans & active service members, with information on resources such as VA TAP and DANTES that help veterans prepare for college, and support for dependents and spouses of veterans.
To help active duty service members and veterans financially, we have also developed a $500 scholarship for military children! Students can apply now through July 1st.
Deadline: July 1st
Study.com is a leading online education resource making learning accessible for over 30 million students and educators a month.
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45+ College Scholarships for Minority Students
This guide is published by Purdue University Global. This resource shares 45+ financial aid scholarships for future and current students as well as potential graduate students to supplement the cost of education or professional development endeavors. Information on where to find scholarships and grants is supplied. Also highlighted within the resource are opportunities dedicated to specific demographics such as African Americans, Asian Americans, Latino Students, Native Americans, and much more. The featured scholarships are current and are provided by trusted organizations. The resource will constantly be updated to ensure students can apply to the most accurate scholarships available.
Below is the URL to the scholarship opportunities guide:
Healthline and Prevention Institute Scholarship
The application for the 2022 Healthline Stronger Scholarship will open in March 2022. If you or someone you know is interested in applying, follow us on social media today to be the first to know when the application is live.
Healthline launched the Healthline Stronger Scholarship in 2017 to support college students using their education to improve the health and wellness landscape. Each year, we partner with a mission-driven organization to pick a different health and wellness theme. Together, we recognize outstanding students going above and beyond to address this topic through their coursework, extracurriculars, career goals, and community outreach.
Over the last five years, the Healthline Stronger Scholarship has:
- Awarded $100,000+ in scholarship funds
- Recognized 17 outstanding students
- Served 5 health and wellness areas, including health equity, food security, mental health, and chronic conditions
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Hyperfavor's Shine Your Own Way Scholarship
The Shine Your Own Way scholarship is an initiative to boost students’ confidence and self-love. At the same time, we wish to provide them with a fund to keep them motivated with their study. By entering our essay contest, the student will have a chance of receiving a $1,000 scholarship. Detailed information about our contest can be found here: https://hyperfavor.com/pages/scholarship
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$300 – $1000 Scholarship for 2021 Hosted by WoWPencils.com
Here at WoWPencils.com, we understand how hard it is for some students to find the money for college and meet multiple educational expenses. Our 2021 Scholarship Program will help a couple of lucky students to solve this problem and ease the burden of funding their college education.
Two winners will be chosen and get scholarships of $300 and $1000 respectively to pay their tuition fees in an accredited U.S. college. What do you need to become a winner? Send us your essay and wait for the deadline when all applications are submitted and your essay is published on our website. After that, voting opens. You can share a link to your essay with your family and friends and ask them to vote for you! The finalists will be selected by a public vote. The essays with the highest total number of votes will win.
College students and high school seniors are encouraged to apply!
The applicants should:
- reside in the United States;
- be high school seniors accepted to an accredited U.S. college or currently enrolled students at an accredited U.S. college, undergraduate and graduate college students;
- have a minimum Grade Point Average (GPA) of 3.00 (use an online grade calculator to know your study grades).
For your submission, write an essay(s) of 500 to 1,500 words long about:
- your favorite stationery item or stationery set that you use in your everyday student life. Share your story on why you’ve chosen this product(s), what its peculiarities and pros and cons are. Or…
- how do you use office supplies for other purposes (not as intended) and in what situations?
- Application starting date: February 1, 2021
- Application deadline: November 21, 2021
- Essay publication date/voting opens: November 25, 2021
- Voting ends: December 24, 2021
- Winner announcement: December 25, 2021
- First place: $1,000
- Second place: $300
How to Apply for a Scholarship
All interested students are invited to email their essays to email@example.com with the subject line “WoWPencils.com Scholarship.” They should provide proof of enrollment to an accredited U.S. college or the most recent college transcript.
The essays should be free of typos and grammatically correct. All submitted essays should be original/unique and written in your own words. All works will be checked using special plagiarism software. Plagiarism will result in disqualification: if it is detected, an application will be automatically canceled (a corresponding notification will be sent to your email address).
- each student is allowed to submit up to two essays. Note: if you submit two essays, only one of them will be nominated for the award;
- the essay must contain a photo of the stationery that is described;
- all participants who apply for the scholarships allow WoWPencils.com to publicize their essays online.
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CISOA Student Scholarship
The California Community College’s Chief Information Systems Officers Association (CISOA) is proud to announce the establishment of their annual scholarship program.
The 2021 CISOA Student Scholarship Program will award ten (10) $1,000 scholarship to students currently enrolled in college at least part-time (6 units per term) with a 3.0 GPA or higher and have declared a major in an Information Technology related field of study (Computer Networking, MIS, Computer Science, Cyber Security, Electronics, etc.). Each statement outlining their educational goals and how they plan to use the scholarship funds.
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HireAHelper $2,000 Scholarship for Oxnard College students
This scholarship occurs four times a year and is open to high school seniors and current college students.
Information related to the scholarship is on the link below.
Earliest application dates are as follows:
Spring Contest Cycle: April 17 - July 17 of each year.
Summer Contest Cycle: July 18 - October 14 of each year.
PetOnBed.com Scholarship Program
We’re looking for essays that incorporate animal research, veterinary content, as well as personal stories and thoughts on the following topics. If you’re looking to become a veterinarian, or perhaps want to return to college to start a new career, we want to help you fulfill your dreams with our $800 PetOnBed.com Scholarship Program for 2021.
Higher education may at times mean tighter budgets and tight deadlines. With that said, PetOnBed.com’s main goal is to help people take care of and train their pets. We hope to provide scholarships to students who can affect the future of all animals, and the livestock industry as a whole.
Our scholarship program aims to foster dialogue between communities, veterinarians, and participate in educational efforts aimed at promoting public understanding of animal research, as well as the ongoing efforts to promote the safety and wellbeing of all animals.
With that said, the PetOnBed.com Scholarship Program is pleased to announce the 2020 recipients of the PetOnBed.com Scholarship, celebrating life’s passion for the wellbeing of all animals.
The 2020 Recipients are:
- First place: Ms. Katya C. Samano “Orthopedic dog bed“
- Second place: Nicole R Russell “Dog Collars and the Importance of Microchipping Your Pet“
Topics for Essay
Topic #1 Tips for Successful House training for Cats and Dogs
It doesn’t matter whether you’re the proud pet parent of a kitten or puppy. As soon as you bring home your new best friend, you’ll need to teach him not to do his business on the floor. For most first time pet parents, house training can be daunting, but it doesn’t have to be. In this essay, you’ll need to discuss the following:
- Pick a Location
- Consistent Routine
- Positive Reinforcement-Never Punish
- 24/7 Access to Water
- Regular Feed Times
- Keeping You Dog or Cat Close To You
- Understand the Signs
Topic #2 Are Heated Pet Beds Safe?
We adore our pets, and don’t want them to freeze during the cold winters. When using heated pet beds indoors, you’ll need to understand how to properly use them, when to use them, and what the potential for safety hazards are. In this essay, you’ll need to discuss the following:
- Discuss health conditions with the use of a heated pet bed.
- Electrical hazards
- Do Pets Need a Heated Pet Bed?
- What is a Safe Temperature for a Pet Bed?
- 6 Safety Tips When Using a Heated Pet Bed
- Can Kittens or Puppies Use a Heated Pet Bed?
- What’s the Difference Between a Heated Pet Mat and a Heated Pet Bed?
- Explain the Difference Between a Self-Warming Pet Bed and a Heated Pet Pad?
Topic #3 Dog Beds
According to Statista, “pet care is the second largest consumer packaged goods market in the United States in terms of e-commerce sales. The most popular online retailers for pet products are Amazon.com, PetSmart.com, and Walmart.com.” That said, dog beds play an important role in pet care, and in keeping your pet comfortable while he rests and sleeps. With orthopedic dog beds being very popular, discuss why these dog beds are hugely beneficial to dogs with hip dysplasia, joint issues, and other health issues? Discuss the following:
- Human-grade foam
- Ergonomic memory foam/gel foam
- Post-surgery, hip dysplasia, osteoarthritis, pressure point relief, alignment support
- Cool support
- Non-slip material
Topic #4 Indoor Rabbit Hutch
According to the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA), rabbit ownership during 2017-2018 was on the rise in the US. “More people than ever own specialty or exotic pets, such as fish, ferrets, rabbits, hamsters, guinea pigs, gerbils, turtles, snakes, lizards, poultry, livestock and amphibians.” Finding the best indoor rabbit hutch is important for good rabbit care.
That said, please explain why door locks, sufficient space, removable divider walls, comfort, and good flooring is important for these domesticated rabbits. What should you look out for when it comes down to quality construction, safety, and keeping your pet rabbit safe from other pets?
Topic #5 Guinea Pig Cage
With these gentle creatures making great first pets, guinea pigs are also lively and intelligent animals, and need to have a secure environment away from predators. They also need to live in regulated temperatures, and not be exposed to extreme heat or cold temperatures.
With guinea pigs enjoying human companionship, it only makes sense to keep them indoors in a high-quality, spacey guinea pig cage. That said, let’s discuss why starter cages should be avoided? What are the benefits of an XL-Deluxe guinea pig cage Discuss the key features of a best-selling guinea pig cage, and why these features are important for the well-being of your guinea pig?
Topic #6 Cat Flea Collars
To protect our pets from pesky fleas and ticks, it’s necessary to use flea and tick preventatives. Please discuss why natural flea and tick preventatives are a healthier option for your cats.
Compare and contrast toxic chemicals from regular flea and tick collars to natural chemical-free preventatives. Explain why non-toxic flea and tick treatments combined with natural mineral and trace elements strengthen the immune system, and help to fight off fleas and ticks in cats?
Topic #7 Dog Collars
According to The American Pet Product Association (APPA), $72.13 billion is expected to have been spent on pets this year. That said, discuss why dog collars are an important part of pet care, and how one should choose a dog collar for their dog?
What are the key features that a pet parent should opt for in a dog collar? Why should microchipping your pet, go hand-in-hand with purchasing a dog collar and pet safety?
- Must be a high school graduate by the time of the award (November 30, 2021).
- Must be enrolled in high school, homeschooled, or a college student who plans to attend or currently attends an accredited post-secondary institution located within the United States.
- All applicants must have a minimum 3.0 GPA when applying and when the scholarship is awarded.
How to Apply
To apply to the PetOnBed.com Scholarship Program, fill out the application form below. You must also include your official transcript or proof of enrollment to a accredited college.
Please take the time to fill out the information, since any fields that are missing or not filled out will invalidate the application. Along with the application, you should also include an essay of 1,500 – 2,500 words, which uses the correct grammar, punctuation and writing mechanics. The essay should cover one of the questions that are answered in detail. Make sure that all content is 100% unique, as we will check each entry for plagiarism. Write in plain text, size 14, Times New Roman or any other of the standard.
Remember to make your answers informative, factual and interesting. You can use authoritative scientific sources of information and refer to them.
All written submissions become property of PetOnBed and may be posted on our website, blog, social media accounts, or elsewhere as we see fit.
If you have any questions about the program, you can reach us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please give us 2-5 days to reply.
Application Deadline & Guidelines
- Starting Date: November 30, 2020
- Deadline: November 29, 2021
- Winner Announcement: December 6, 2021
- I Place: One-time award of $500
- II Place: One-time award of $300
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Helping women and girls live their dreams
We Are Soroptimist.
A global volunteer organization that provides women and girls with access to the education and training they need to achieve economic empowerment.
Soroptimist's Live Your Dream Awards program is a unique education award for women who provide the primary financial support for their families. The Live Your Dream Awards give women the resources they need to improve their education, skills and employment prospects.
The Live Your Dream Awards offers three levels of cash awards. Eligible applicants can submit their application between August 1 - November 15. Ultimately, a Live Your Dream Awards finalist has the potential receive up to $16,000 to help offset tuition costs, purchase books, get transportation, or find reliable childcare so she can worry less about how to pay her bills and focus on reaching her dreams.
Before starting your application, make sure you are eligible. You are eligible to apply if you are a woman who:
- Provides the primary financial support for yourself and your dependents. Dependents can include children, spouse, partner, siblings and/or parents.
- Has financial need.
- Is enrolled in or has been accepted to a vocational/skills training program or an undergraduate degree program.
- Is motivated to achieve your education and career goals.
- Resides in one of Soroptimist International of the Americas’ member countries/territories (Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Guam, Japan, Korea, Mexico, Northern Mariana Islands, Palau, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Taiwan, United States of America, Venezuela).
- Has not previously been the recipient of a Soroptimist Women’s Opportunity or Live Your Dream Award.
- Does not have a graduate degree.
- Is not a Soroptimist member, an employee of Soroptimist International of the Americas or immediate family of either.