Grant Aid and Scholarships

Grant Aid

Grant Aid is financial assistance that ASPIRE offers to qualified participants each semester.  

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


College Guide for Indigenous Students offers a useful guide on the following:

  • 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 

Scholarship Aggregators

Below are some helpful websites where you can search for different available scholarships.
Silicon Valley Community Foundation (SVCF)

Individual Scholarships

No essay college scholarship 2,000 No Essay

Nursing Scholarship for non-traditional transfer students

Barbara Rhomberg Nursing Scholarship

Study Abroad Scholarship For Students who Receive Federal Pell Grant

Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program                                                                          
Latino’s in Tech Latinos in Technology Scholarship
Award that Recognizes Black College Writers Hurston/Richard Wright Foundation
Scholarship for Filipino American’s Pursuing Psychology Filipino American Psychology Scholarship                                                                     
Scholarships for underrepresented minority students majoring in undergraduate chemistry-related disciplines and are also intending to pursue careers in chemistry-related fields

ACS Scholars Program

Zombie Apocalypse Scholarship

Zombie Apocalypse Scholarship                                                         

Scholarships For Bay Area Students

Scholarship for students that:  graduated from a public or private high school in San Mateo County, San Francisco County, or Santa Clara County AND is considered a LATE BLOOMER: “ students who show academic promise and improvement during the last years of high school or in the first few years of college, but are unlikely to receive other scholarships because of their low GPAs”



Ralph Hale and Martha L. Ruppert Educational Scholarship 

Scholarship for: HS graduated from the greater San Francisco Bay Area (includes San Francisco, San Mateo, Marin, Alameda, Contra Costa, Santa Clara, Napa, Solano, Sonoma, Monterey Bay, Santa Cruz, Monterey, and San Benito counties) AND desire and a plan to pursue a career in police work, corrections or other criminal justice fields



The Harold Johnson Law Enforcement Scholarship