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Several of our local MDUSD high schools have excellent web pages on scholarships, as well as other topics on career and college.

Students: remember that you can visit the comprehensive school Career Counselor at your home school.  Be sure to make an appointment first and allow for plenty of time to talk and explore possibilities.

Click on the link below to locate other MDUSD high schools.

Scholarships and Financial Aid

College can be expensive. There are several ways people can find help to pay for college: financial aid, scholarships, and loans. Each type of financial support has its pros/cons; one may work for some people and perhaps not for others. We encourage you to research as much as possible to determine what type of financial support will work for your situation.  

*From time to time, we learn of new opportunities. Visit our Home page for the latest news about scholarship and financial aid opportunities.

 

FAFSA information

Completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA®) is the first step toward getting federal aid for college, career school, or graduate school. The application must be completed for you to be eligible for college aid and many scholarships. We recommend students to complete the FAFSA application beginning October 1 of your senior year.

 

CA Dream Act

California Dream Act allows certain undocumented and out-of-state students to receive state financial aid while attending colleges in California. Available aid for Dreamers in CA includes:

  • Cal Grant
  • Middle Class Scholarship
  • Chafee Grant (current and former foster youth)
  • UC University Grant
  • CSU State University Grant
  • California College Promise Grant
  • Student Success Completion Grant
  • Educational Opportunity Program Services (EOPS)
  • Work Study Programs (*check with college)
  • Private Scholarships

 

Scholarships

Here are a few of many websites that may help you find ways to pay for your education.

Scroll down to bottom of page for links to websites.

 

College Board: Lists scholarships, other financial aid, and internships from more than 2,200 programs.

Fastweb: Lists over 1.5 million scholarships

Get Schooled!: Founded through a partnership with Viacom and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, this scholarship search engine is easy to use and includes information on how to navigate high school, college admissions, financial aid and career. 

Niche: Search lists of scholarships by choosing a category or get matched to college scholarships that match your preferences!

Peterson’s: One-stop scholarship resource with a number of free resources including tools and tips you need to start your search.

Scholarship Monkey: Offers three search options: personalized search, search by keyword, and lists of scholarships

Scholarships: One of the largest scholarship databases and is updated daily.