National scholarships are often highly competitive due to the volume of applicants across the entire country, so if you are from the Bay Area, check out our list of local scholarships below. We recommend that students research additional local scholarships (state/city/school) either online or by asking a counselor at their school. Additionally, many colleges offer their own scholarships, so be sure to check colleges’ financial aid webpages to learn about these opportunities!
One tip: If you are awarded a scholarship, be sure to ask if it is awarded each year for four years and how it’ll be paid – sometimes you get a check, sometimes they send it to your college. Take some time to think about how you’ll spend your scholarship money wisely. If your scholarship is awarded just once, we recommend that you divide the money up, and use it over the course of four years.