A Scholarships Search Strategy
The following resources are available on the SF State website:
- Search the SF State Financial Aid Scholarships website
- for scholarships available to students in most majors (scroll down for a brief list of scholarships due this semester):
- for campus scholarships—by college:
- by keyword:
- Check with your college and department for scholarships they sponsor not listed elsewhere.
- Michigan State University Library maintains a comprehensive database of grants to individuals. Many of these are fellowships, and some are only for Michigan State students. But overall, it’s a great resource:
- See also UC Berkeley’s Scholarship Connection, which is a searchable database:
- For scholarships for international students, see:
- For general information that AB540/undocumented students should have about financing college, see: Educators for Fair Consideration’s downloadable “Financial Aid Guide for Undocumented Students” and scroll down for a pdf titled, “The College & Financial Aid Guide for AB540 Undocumented Immigrant Students”:
- For lists of scholarships open to AB540/undocumented students or without citizenship requirements, see SF State’s Financial Aid website’s page dedicated to this subject:
http://www.sfsu.edu/~finaid/ab540/scholarships.html#ab130schol. See also, Educators for Fair Consideration’s New American Scholars Program, which provides financial awards and support services to low-income immigrant undergraduate and graduate students who live or attend school in the San Francisco Bay Area:
- If you have not previously written scholarship essays, refer to these sites for “how to”:
- These sites have some sample scholarship essays, so that you can see what a strong essay looks like:
Best of luck in your scholarship search!