Keep checking this page for scholarship updates! 

NOTE: "TRANSFERS" indicates the scholarship is for students who are applying now to transfer to a 4-year university in Fall 2019

Name Description Deadline

NSF Scholarship

For Cañada College STEM majors in Math 251 or higher.

September 24
Harvard Kennedy University School of Government's Annual Public Policy and Leadership Conference   Scholarship to attend the Harvard Kennedy University Kennedy School of Government’s Annual Harvard Public Policy and Leadership Conference -- For anyone interested in combining science/engineering with a graduate degree in public policy. Everything is free -- travel, hotel, food, etc. Click here to read about one student’s experience.  (3.0 GPA, open to DACA, citizens and residents)  Conference at Harvard in February – TBA

Elevate Tutoring Scholarships for all STEM Majors 

 $5,500 for a hybrid scholarship/tutoring job  working with middle or high school students in math or science subjects (4-6 hours per week)   open now

November 15

TRANSFERS - Minority Transportation Officials (COMTO) Scholarship

minority engineering majors in N.California interested in careers related to transportation - apply if you are going to be at a 4-year university next fall


Women's Opportunity Awards (Soroptimist) 

 The Women’s Opportunity Awards program assists women who provide the primary source of financial support for their families by giving them the resources they need to improve their education, skills and employment prospects.  Open to DACA, Citizens and Residents.

November 15

TRANSFERS - Latinos in Technology

 -- awarding over 100 scholarships for local Latino students entering their junior or senior year of college (open to AB540 students too)  -  deadline late Nov or early DEC

TRANSFERS - Jack Kent Cooke Scholarship

-- awarding over 100 scholarships for local Latino students entering their junior or senior year of college (open to AB540 students too)  - November 27
 National Geospatial Intelligence Agency - Stokes Scholarship + internship

- free tuition, plus an annual salary while you attend school, including paid summer internships, plus promise of job upon graduation (US citizens only)

  TRANSFERS (PTK) -Hites & Guistewhite Scholarships  $7,500, all majors, 3.5 GPA, all immigration status,deadline Dec 1st TBA
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)  

scholarships plus paid summer internship!   Open to engineering, computer science, biology, oceanography, environmental science, math majors and more.  Up to $8,000 scholarship plus a $6,500 paid summer internship at a NOAA facility; and, up to $8,000 scholarship for a 2nd academic year!

NOAA Educational Partnership Program -   

Hollings Program


TRANSFERS - Clair Hill Scholarship (Assn of California Water Agencies) 

$5,000 for students interested in water issues (open to all students of any immigration status) - must be transferring to UC or CSU campus in the fall  – TBA

PG&E Employee Association Scholarships  

STEM students have won these scholarships - open to any immigration status TBA

Silicon Valley Engineering Education Award

 $1,000 for future engineers (part-time and full-time students can apply, open to any immigration status) TBA

Silicon Valley Community Foundation

 –multiple scholarships for local students (open to AB540 students too) Many STEM students have won a scholarship from the Silicon Valley Community Foundation! Deadlines Vary 

Cañada College Scholarships  

EVERYONE should be applying!!  Lots of STEM students win these scholarships -- open to any immigration statusopen now, March 2
American Chemical Society (ACS) Scholarships   up to $5000, open to majors in chemistry, biochemistry, chemical engineering.  apply online, TBA

TRANSFERS - UCLA Latino Alumni Association Scholarship

   incoming transfer students, open to any/all immigration status –  TBA
Educators for Fair Consideration (E4FC)  $7,000 all majors, min GPA 3.0, must be born outside the US (open to all immigration status, but now focused on students who do not qualify for AB540/DACA). Transfer students have won in the past TBA

TRANSFERS- Udall Scholarship 

for transferring STEM students who are pursuing an environmentally-related career, OR Native American students interested in environment or health. TBA


  Ernesto Galarza Scholarships – open to all majors (any immigration status) TBA
 TRANSFERS- Society of Women Engineers (SWE) Silicon Valley Scholarships   $1,000 for students transferring to a 4-year university (open to all, regardless of immigration status)  TBA

TRANSFERS- Dream.US National Scholarships 

 for DACA or TPS students transferring to a 4-year university partner - CA partner universities include UC Santa Cruz, UC Merced, SJSU, SFSU, CSU East Bay, Sonoma State and more  opens in Nov /   TBA
 TRANSFERS - SJSU Engineering - Silicon Valley Engineering Scholarships   for incoming transfer students (including AB540/DACA) - 3.0 GPA  – STEM students have won MAJOR awards! TBA 

Student Advocate for Higher Education Scholarship 

- $300-$500, should be enrolled in a Community College, minimum GPA of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale, Contact: - TBA

TRANSFERS Hispanic Scholarship Fund (HSF) 

  apply on-line (all majors) Open to DACA students this year!  Many STEM recipients!  TBA

SanDisk Scholarship

 if you are transferring OR have only one year left at Canada, have 3.0 GPA and are Computer Science & Engineering majors  - TBA

NASA MUREP Tuition Scholarship plus Internship

 this program offers to pay your tuition and also $6000 for a summer internship at NASA.  US citizens, 3.0 GPA most STEM majors TBA
 Chicana/Latina Foundation Scholarship    $1,500 plus mentoring workshops (open to all, regardless of immigration status), must be enrolled as a full-time college student when applying and for the following academic year, and have completed 12 college units, and have a cumulative GPA of 2.5  TBA

Architecture Majors - AIA Silicon Valley 

  multiple scholarships  TBA
Western Union Scholarship Program  Open to all students of any immigration status. TBA
Calderilla Scholarship  for Female Community College Students up to $20,000 (paid over 4-5 years) limited to San Mateo Community College District students!, all majors, 2.5 GPA (open to AB540 students too) TBA

Smart Cookie Scholarship

focused on first or second generation immigrants from Latin America


HENAAC (Great Minds in STEM) Scholarships

 for engineering, applied science, computer science and math students (any/all immigration status) Several STEM students have won this scholarship TBA

TRANSFERS - Achievement Award - UC Berkeley Cal Alumni Association Scholarship 

($6,000 per year plus a laptop, open to AB540 students)  opens March 1




  UC Berkeley Cal Alumni Association Scholarship ($6,000 per year, family income < $86K, Latino, African American, Native American, open to students of all immigration status)   - deadline May 1st TBA


PACE Engineering Scholarship 


 several $1,500 awards for local community college engineering majors with an interest in civil engineering or surveying.  San Mateo County resident. 3.0 GPA. deadline May 1st -- click here to print the application TBA

TRANSFERS - CFMA Scholarship 

 several awards for students interested in construction - good opportunity for Civil Engineering majors!   3.0 GPA for past two years deadline May 1st -- click here to print the application  TBA

TRANSFERS - CyberCorps Scholarships

majoring in Computer Science and interested in cyber security?  Check out the universities that offer CyberCorps scholarships   Deadlines Vary

Bay Area Gardeners Foundation Scholarships 

all majors, all immigration status,minimum GPA 2.5 TBA 

TRANSFERS - UCSC Noyce CalTeach Scholarship 

 up to $35,000 for STEM transfer students interested in exploring a career in teaching.  Includes a one-week internship in September before classes begin. -- TBA 

IEEE Power & Energy Scholarship & Internship

 if you are an electrical engineer interested in concentrating in power/energy systems, this opportunity is for you!  –   TBA
 AHETEMS (SHPE) Scholarships –   various awards, one application 2.75 GPA, science, engineering or math majors (any immigration status)   deadline July 31st  July 31