Grant Aid and Scholarships

TRIO(SSS) - Grant Assistance Program

Also referred to as "Grant Aid"

Grant Aid is financial assistance that TRIO(SSS) offers to qualified participants once a year.  

In order to qualify you must:

  • Maintain full-time student status during the semester (carrying 12 or more units)
  • Complete at least three counseling appointments per semester
  • Be eligible for the Pell Grant 
  • Have a semester GPA of 2.5 or higher       
  • Have Freshmen or Sophomore standing (59 units and below) 
  • Juniors and Seniors do not qualify (60 units+) 

Scholarship Resources

1. Scholarship Guides

  • College Guide for Indigenous Students
    • A guide to financial aid and documenting tribal status
    • An expert interview on the scholarship application process
    • A comprehensive list of scholarships and grants for Indigenous students
    • Details on Indigenous Serving Institutions and Tribal Colleges, with accompanying scholarship information 

2. Scholarship Aggregators

Below are some helpful websites where you can search for different available scholarships:

3. Individual Scholarships

Scholarship Start Date End Date
  $2,000 No Essay Scholarship Always active
  Barbara Rhomberg Nursing 
Early Apr  Late Apr

  Benjamin A. Gilman International  
  Scholarship Program

Multiple Sessions throughout the year
  Latinos in Technology Scholarship Early Dec Late Mar
  AAPA Various Scholarships Various times for various scholarships
  ACS Scholars Program Early Dec Early Mar

  Zombie Apocalypse Scholarship

Late Jan Late Oct
  Ralph Hale and Martha L. Ruppert
Early Dec Late Mar
  The Harold Johnson Law 
  Enforcement Scholarship 
Early Dec Late Mar