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List of Outside Scholarships

Note: This is a list of scholarships given out by external entities. If you would like to learn about the financial aid that Caltech can offer you, please see the types of aid we offer, or how to apply for financial aid at Caltech.

Our office has prepared a list of outside scholarships offered through a variety of foundations/agencies that we hope will also be of assistance.  Some of our current students have received funding through the scholarships listed.

This is by no means an all-inclusive list.  You can find many more scholarship opportunities by using a scholarship search website, such as:

Scholarship Opportunities

Organization AES Engineering
Eligibility High school seniors and students attending a postsecondary school.
Format Essay; selection based on character.
Award Amount $500
Deadline October 6th, 2018

 

Organization American Association of Japanese University Women
Eligibility Female students who will be juniors, seniors or graduate students in the 2017-18 school year.
Format Application, Essay
Award Amount $2,000
Deadline October 31st, 2017

 

Organization American Business Women's Association - Verdugo-Glen Chapter
Eligibility Full Terms
Current female undergraduates who are US Citizens, have a home address in Los Angeles County, and have achieved a GPA of 3.0 or higher with a minimum of 60 completed credit units.
Format Application
Award Amount $1,000
Deadline March 1st, 2017

 

Organization American Chemical Society (ACS)  
Eligibility Students interested in entering various chemistry fields  
Format Application; requirements vary by scholarship
Award Amount Various  
Deadline Various  

 

Organization American Council of Engineering Companies
Eligibility College students entering their junior, senior, fifth or graduate year, working toward a degree in engineering or land surveying. 
Format Application, Essay
Award Amount Various; $1,000-7,500
Deadline January 3rd, 2018

 

Organization Asian Pacific Community Fund
Eligibility High school seniors; eligibility criteria varies by scholarship.
Format Application, Essay
Award Amount Various
Deadline Various

 

Organization Avomeen Analytical Services
Eligibility Current students pursuing a career in science.
Format Application
Award Amount Up to $1,000
Deadline August 31st, 2017

 

Organization BMO Financial Group/Lime Connect
Eligibility Current undergraduate and graduate students pursuing a degree in business, engineering, math, physics or a related discipline with a disability.
Format Application, Essay
Award Amount $10,000
Deadline December 21st

 

Organization Cal-SOAP, LA Consortium
Eligibility High school seniors registered with the SOAP program in certain LA-area high schools, community colleges, universities and community organizations.
Format Application, Essay
Award Amount Various
Deadline March 13th

 

Organization Chinese American Citizens Alliance Foundation
Eligibility Various scholarships available.
Format Application  
Award Amount Various
Deadline Various

 

Organization Change a Life Foundation
Eligibility High school seniors in Los Angeles, San Diego or Orange Counties.  Also open to California-based emancipated youths. 
Format Application, Essay; selection based on financial need, academic achievement and community involvement.  
Award Amount Up to $5,000
Deadline March 16th, 2016

 

Organization Citrix ShareFile
Eligibility Current students
Format Essay
Award Amount $2,000-5,000
Deadline December 15, 2017

 

Organization Coca-Cola Scholars Program
Eligibility High school seniors
Format Application; selection based on grades, school/community involvement and employment.
Award Amount Various
Deadline October 31st

 

Organization College Women’s Club of Pasadena
Eligibility Female students who are full-time undergraduates entering either their junior or senior year, or full-time graduate students.  Applicants must have US Citizenship and a GPA of 3.2 or above.  
Format Application, Essay
Award Amount Unknown
Deadline January 31st, 2017

 

Organization Comcast
Eligibility High school seniors with a record of community service, academic achievement and leadership.  Students must be nominated by their high school principal or guidance counselor.
Format Application
Award Amount $1,000
Deadline November 30th, 2017

 

Organization Common Knowledge Scholarship Foundation
Eligibility US high school, college or graduate students.
Format Quiz Competition
Award Amount Various; $250-2,500
Deadline Various

 

Organization Dan David Prize
Eligibility Registered doctoral or post-doctoral researchers doing research in one of the following fields: Social History – History of Science, Bioethics, Personalized Medicine
Format Application
Award Amount $15,000
Deadline March 10, 2018

 

Organization Desk and Derrick Educational Trust
Eligibility Students (second year or higher), who are US or Canadian citizens; have earned a GPA of 3.2 or higher; and are planning a career in the petroleum, energy or allied industries, or research and development of alternative fuels.
Format Application
Award Amount Unknown
Deadline April 1, 2017

 

Organization Dolores Zohrab Liebmann Fund (instructions)
Eligibility Current graduate students who are US Citizens, studying a program within the humanities, social sciences or natural sciences.
Format Application, Essay
Award Amount Actual tuition + $18,000 annual stipend
Deadline January 23, 2017 (postmark date)

 

Organization Discover
Eligibility Incoming freshmen.
Format Sweepstakes
Award Amount $2,500
Deadline Various

 

Organization Ebell of Los Angeles
Eligibility US Citizens who are rising sophomores or higher, permanent residents of Los Angeles County, and have earned a GPA of at least 3.25.
Format Application, Essay, Interview; selection based on financial need, academic achievement, character and community involvement
Award Amount $5,000 for up to 3 years
Deadline April 3rd, 2017

 

Organization Force & Motion Foundation
Eligibility Students performing research involving multi-axis measurement or multi-axis testing.
Format Application, Research Proposal/Summary
Award Amount $10,000
Deadline January 30th, 2015

 

Organization GoCollege
Eligibility US citizens, nationals and permanent residents enrolled or accepted for enrollment in college
Format Sweepstakes
Award Amount $500
Deadline December 15th, annually

 

Organization Google
Eligibility Students interested in/majoring in computer science.
Format Application, Essay; requirements vary by scholarship
Award Amount Various
Deadline Various

 

Organization Horatio Alger Association of Distinguished Americans (Honeywell Scholarship)
Eligibility Current freshmen pursuing a degree in a STEM field, have critical financial need and have earned a GPA of at least 3.0
Format Application
Award Amount $10,000
Deadline March 15

 

Organization Intel
Eligibility Full-time graduate students majoring in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Chemical Engineering or Material Science, who are members (or descendents of members) of a Native American tribe.
Format Application, Essay
Award Amount $10,000
Deadline August 25, 2017

 

Organization LATutors
Eligibility Current or prospective student with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or greater, who is a US or Canadian citizen, permanent resident or student visa holder.
Format Project, Essay
Award Amount $500
Deadline 20th of each month

 

Organization LimeConnect/Google
Eligibility Disabled undergraduate, graduate or PhD students pursuing a degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering or a related field.
Format Application, Essay
Award Amount $10,000
Deadline December 4, 2016

 

Organization Measurement Science Conference
Eligibility US Citizens currently enrolled in an engineering, science or quality assurance degree program with a GPA of 3.0 or greater.
Format Application
Award Amount Up to $2,000
Deadline February 1st, 2018

 

Organization National Space Club
Eligibility Requirements vary by scholarship.
Format Application
Award Amount Various
Deadline Various

 

Organization Novus Biologicals
Eligibility Enrolled or accepted students with a declared major in a science-related field.
Format Application, Essay
Award Amount $1,500
Deadline July 17th, 2017

 

Organization Orange County Community Foundation
Eligibility Current sophomores and juniors who are majoring in Engineering, Health Science or Science; have financial need; and have achieved a GPA of 3.2 or higher.
Format Application, Essay
Award Amount $5,000
Deadline April 15th, 2017

 

Organization Point Foundation
Eligibility Prospective or current students who are members of the LGBTQ community.
Format Application
Award Amount Various; depends on need
Deadline January 29th

 

Organization Ronald McDonald House Charities
Eligibility High school seniors who are legal US residents and have at least one parent of Hispanic heritage.
Format Application, Essay; selection based on financial need, community involvement, academic achievement.
Award Amount Various, minimum $1,000
Deadline January 18th, 2017

 

Organization Science, Mathematics & Research for Transformation (SMART)
Eligibility Students pursuing an undergraduate degree in Science, Technology, Engineering or Math. 
Format Application
Award Amount Up to full scholarship
Deadline Unknown

 

Organization Siemens Foundation
Eligibility High school juniors whose parents are employees of Siemens. 
Format Application; selection based on performance on PSAT/NMSQT test. 
Award Amount $1,000 per year
Deadline Unknown

 

Organization SME Education Foundation
Eligibility High school seniors, undergraduates and graduate students pursuing degrees in manufacturing or a related field. 
Format Application; requirements vary by scholarship.
Award Amount Various
Deadline February 1st

 

Organization Society of Petroleum Engineers
Eligibility Students pursuing a university degree related to the gas/oil industry. 
Format Application, Essay
Award Amount Various
Deadline Various

 

Organization Society of Plastics Engineers
Eligibility Full-time undergraduates who are pursuing a degree (or show an interest) in the plastics industry.
Format Application, Essay
Award Amount Various
Deadline Various

 

Organization Student Award Search
Eligibility High school juniors and seniors, and any student registered at a postsecondary institution. 
Format Essay
Award Amount $1,000
Deadline May 22nd, 2018

 

Organization Switzer Foundation
Eligibility Master's and PhD students who are US Citizens enrolled full-time at the graduate level for the 18-19 academic year.
Format Application, Interview
Award Amount $15,000
Deadline January 8th, 2018

 

Organization Thermo Scientific
Eligibility Current or prospective students who have enrolled in the Fall 2017 term, declared their major in Biology, Chemistry, Biochemistry or a related field, and earned a GPA of at least 3.0.
Format Application
Award Amount Various; $5,000-10,000
Deadline June 15th, 2017

 

Organization The Women in Aerospace Foundation
Eligibility Rising junior or senior women with a GPA of at least 3.0, who are planning on pursuing a career in the aerospace field.
Format Application, Essay
Award Amount $2,000
Deadline June 21st, 2017

 


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