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Modesto Junior College

Outside Non-MJC Funded Scholarship Opportunities

Disclaimer: The scholarships listed here are from agencies outside MJC. These scholarships vary in their qualifications, requirements, and deadlines. If you do receive a scholarship from any outside agency, please notify the MJC Financial Aid Office.

The MJC Scholarship Office provides the information listed as a courtesy. We do not promote, validate, or maintain the Web sites for the Outside Non-MJC Scholarship websites.

Scholarships for Undocumented students 

Scholarship opportunities for undocumented students are available.  Click on the link below:

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ACWA Awards

Each year, the Association of California Water Agencies offers two $3,000 scholarships to undergraduate students in the fields of water resources, public administration, engineering, irrigation technology and other water-related fields; and one $7,000 scholarship to a graduate student in water law, policy or public administration.

April 1 is the deadline for eligible students to apply for the scholarships.  

American Chemical Society Scholars Program

Designed to encourage African-American, Hispanic, and Native American students to pursue undergraduate college degrees in the chemical sciences. 100 scholarships up $2500 for freshman, $3000 for sophomores and $5000 for juniors and seniors

Association of California Water Agencies Scholarship

This scholarship is open to all of the following majors: engineering, biology, resource management, landscape architecture, irrigation science, agriculture, environmental studies, and others.

Barry Goldwater Scholarship

The purpose of the Foundation is to provide a continuing source of highly qualified scientists, mathematicians, and engineers by awarding scholarships to college students who intend to pursue research careers in these fields. 

Betty Rendel Scholarship

Three $1,000 scholarships are designed for undergraduate women who are currently majoring in political science, government or economics. For further questions, contact 703-548-9688.

Calcot-Seitz Foundation

For students who will be enrolled full time at a four year college or university and who plan to major in Agriculture. - Application deadline March 31, 2017. For questions please call (661) 395-6874

California Association of Nurseries and Garden Centers

California Association of Nurseries and Garden Centers is offering scholarships ranging from $100 to $5,000 to students majoring in Horticulture, Agribusiness, Viticulture or Pomology. If you have any questions about the CANERS Foundation Program, please contact Darrelyn D. Adams via email

The California Federation of Republican Women

*$1,000 scholarship is being offered to an undergraduate registered Republican woman who is majoring in political science, communication, or directed toward law. The applicant must have completed 2 years of college. 

California Strawberry Field Workers Scholarship Fund

  • Must be a current high school senior or college student
  • Parent must be employed last two consecutive seasons in strawberry harvest
  • Must enroll full time at an accredited college or university

Campus RN Nursing Scholarship

This nationwide scholarship program is the most comprehensive of its kind for nursing programs and nursing students because it features scholarship winners from six different regions across the country in which CampusRN has launched state edition sites. CampusRN will award six $2500 scholarships to a needy and deserving nursing student in each region.

Chaffee Grant for Foster Youth

Must be eligible for Pell - must have a gpa of 2.8 or higher -must be 23 or younger to qualify.

Change a Life Foundation Scholarship 

Change a Life Foundation operates a scholarship program for emancipated youth throughout California and for graduating high school seniors in Los Angeles, San Diego, and Orange Counties .Because this scholarship is not available to use at the community college level, only former foster youth who are ready to transfer to a four-year college can apply.The Change a Life Scholarship Program wishes to bridge the financial gap that college-bound students face. The donor wishes to do this by providing scholarships to students with great potential, high financial need, strong academic demonstration and community/civic involvement. Scholarships are meant to assist economically disadvantaged students who excel academically to attend the university or college of their choice, with a scholarship of up to $5,000 to defray unmet needs such as: tuition, room and board, lab fees, books, and health care insurance.

Christian Public Servants John L. Hollis Scholarship

Open to all seniors in high school, recent high school graduates, or first year college students with declared intention of preparing for a career in public service (i.e. teaching, law enforcement, fire safety, nursing, public administration, political science, etc.) and will attend either Modesto Junior College or Stanislaus State University. For more information contact Christian Public Servants - (209) 324-1517. Deadline for this scholarship is March 15 of each year.

Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation

Annually awards 400 scholarships, of $1,000 and $2,000, to students attending two-year higher-education institutions granting terminal degrees. Each campus can nominate one student. 

Basic eligibility: Nominees must have at least a 2.5 GPA, have some community service or be employed part- or full-time, and be enrolled in at least two courses during the upcoming fall term a two-year institution. 

College Scholarships for Students from Foster Care

Casey Family Programs and The Orphan Foundation of American are pleased to announce that applications are now available ( The Casey Family Scholars Program will award approximately 75 new scholarships for undergraduate study and career/technical training at accredited institutions and programs. A limited number of graduate school scholarships will also be awarded. Scholarships include support services.

Orphan Foundation of America (OFA) – 
Tina Raheem at OFA – (800) 950-4673
John Emerson at Casey Family Programs – (206) 270-4921

Concrete Industry Management (CIM) Scholarships

CIM at California State University, Chico is one of only four university programs in the U.S.-and the only one on the West Coast-that offers concrete construction and business education in collaboration with industry leaders. The $200 billion concrete industry urgently needs professionals with the knowledge and know-how to meet the challenges of this rapidly changing, progressive business sector. If you can handle trigonometry, the fundamentals of chemistry and physics, and technical and business courses, then you can benefit from very good, very concrete career opportunities. Excellent careers in Concrete Industry Management include:

  • technical sales for concrete products & equipment
  • marketing concrete production & finishing equipment
  • concrete product distribution management
  • concrete production management (concrete block, concrete pipe, ready-mix & pre-cast/pre-stressed concrete)
  • concrete specialists for engineering, architectural, and construction firms.

Eager to employ CIM interns and graduates, the concrete industry offers full scholarships and well-paid internships. A new major available in California only through CSU, Chico. For more information, contact Kristin Cooper Carter, Director at (530) 898-4073 or

Dorothy Andrews Kabis Memorial

This internship gives undergraduates the opportunity to spend part of the summer working at National Headquarters in Alexandria, VA. Applicants must be a junior in college, have a general knowledge of government, interest in politics, campaign experience, and clerical office skills. For more information, call 703-548-9688.


Giva's Corporate Student Scholarship is for anyone attending a college or university worldwide. This scholarship is aimed at assisting undergraduate or graduate students further their education as well as expand their social responsibility and community services footprint in the world. There is no specific course of study or major required. 

HACU Scholarships

The Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU) is accepting online applications for the HACU Scholarship Program. MJC is a member of HACU and MJC students are eligible for these scholarships. Students must meet the following criteria for all scholarships:

  • Demonstrate financial need
  • Eligible for Federal Financial Aid (student must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident)
  • Meet criteria for specific scholarships to which they are applying
  • Enrolled at a HACU-member college or university in the U.S. or Puerto Rico at the time applications are completed and scholarships awarded.

The following are the Scholarships available:

  • Aetna Nursing Scholarships
  • Deloitte Scholars Program
  • Lockheed Martin Scholarships Award
  • NASCAR/Wendell Scott Award
  • Office Depot Scholarship
  • United Health Foundation Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities Scholarship
  • HACU/Wal-Mart Achievers Scholarship

Health Plan of San Joaquin

This scholarship will be awarded to two ($2500) newly admitted, first semester nursing students (MJC RN Program) who demonstrate an interest in community health, intend to work in the Central Valley and who have financial need.  

Health Professions Education Foundation

ADN and BSN Scholarship Applications are now available!

The applications for the Associate Degree Nursing and Bachelor of Science Nursing Scholarship programs are now available for download on our website. To be eligible for the scholarship you must be either enrolled or accepted into an accredited California nursing program and graduate after January.

2016 Associate Degree Nursing Scholarship Application

2016 Bachelor of Science Nursing Scholarship Application 

Health Professions Students from Disadvantaged Backgrounds

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) has posted the application for the Scholarships for Disadvantaged Students (SDS).

Hilmar Cheese

In support of higher education, our annual scholarship provides college or trade school tuition scholarships. Application are accepted December through March 1.

Hispanic Scholarship Fund

Offers scholarships to Hispanic students who are high school seniors, community college transfer students, undergraduates, or graduate students. 

Horatio Algers Scholarship Fund

The Horatio Alger Association honors the achievements of outstanding individuals in our society who have succeeded in spite of adversity and who are committed to supporting young people in pursuit of increased opportunities through higher education.

Jack Cooke Kent Foundation

Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship. Deadline has expired.

Legal Secretaries, EULA MAE JETT Scholarship Program

This scholarship is granted to those individuals interested in pursuing a degree in legal studies. This scholarship specifically excludes law school. Past recipients have studied to become legal secretaries, paralegals, and court reporters. For more information or application, contact the Scholarship Chairperson: Stacie Velasco, CCLS at   (209) 480-6720


Life Happens

The “Life Happens” Scholarship Program is open only to legal residents of the fifty (50) United States and the District of Columbia, who are between 17 and 24 years of age, have experienced the death of a parent or legal guardian, and are currently enrolled in, or have been accepted to, a college, university or trade school within the fifty (50) United States.

MassMutual Financial Group Scholars

This scholarship is designed for high achieving college students of African American, Asian/Pacific Islander, or Hispanic descent interested in pursuing careers in the insurance and financial services industry. 

Modesto Garden Club

Deadline April 5, 2017 -  Contact Scholarship Chairperson at  

Mother Lode Mineral Society

The Mother Lode Mineral Society is offering a $750 scholarship to an MJC or CSU Stanislaus student that is a Geology or Earth Science Major. Contact Ginger Erwin at 209.669.5986 for application packet or for additional information.

National Hispanic Business Women Association (NHBWA) Scholarship

The National Hispanic Business Women Association offers scholarships to eligible students who meet the following requirements:

  • Be a student with home residence in California
  • Participate in some form of community service
  • Attend an accredited American College or University
  • Pursue an undergraduate or graduate degree
  • Be a student in good standing with at least a 3.0 GPA or better
  • Financial need

Outside Scholarships  

This offers multiple scholarship opportunities to all students.

P.G. & E Bright Minds 

This scholarship is for students or future students planning to enroll full time in an accredited two year or four year college, university or vocational technical school for 2017-2018. Veterans are encouraged to apply. 

Sallie Mae Fund First In My Family Scholarship Program

Sallie Mae fund developed First In My Family Program in partnership with the Hispanic College Fund to offer scholarships to Hispanic-American students who are first in their family to attend college. Selected students receive scholarships ranging from $500 to $5,000. 

Sallie Mae Fund Unmet Need Scholarship Program
*The Unmet Need Scholarship Program is intended to help financial aid officers meet the unmet need of full-time, undergraduate students whose financial aid packages fall short by $1,000 or more. Open to families with a combined income of less than $30,000, Unmet Scholarships provide a "last dollar" resource when no other funds are available.

Sallie Mae Fund American Dream Scholarship Program
*Developed in partnership with the United Negro Fund, the American Dream program offers scholarships ranging from $500 to $5,000 to African-American students with demonstrated financial need. 
Sallie Mae 911 Education Fund
*Created in response to the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, the 911 Education Fund provides scholarships to children of those who were killed or permanently injured in the attacks.

San Joaquin Engineers Council Scholarship

Open to all engineering students. Application must be post marked by Saturday, January 7, 2017

San Joaquin Farm Bureau Federation

*Offering up to five $1,000 scholarships to students who are children of members of the San Joaquin Farm Bureau Federation and who are planning to major in any agricultural field. For more information, contact Bruce Blodgett at (209) 931-4931.

The Scholarship America Dream Award

The Scholarship America Dream Award is a unique scholarship opportunity for students currently enrolled in post-secondary education programs who need help paying for their second year and beyond. Award amounts range between $5,000 and $15,000, depending on need, and increase by $1,000 each year to encourage students to finish their degree.

SEMA Memorial Scholarship

Scholarship assistance for students pursuing careers in the automotive industry. Must demonstrate great potential and share enthusiasm and passion for the industry. Deadline is Wednesday, April 1, 2017. 

Shirley Elke Scholarship

This scholarship is sponsored by Soroptimist International of Modesto. This scholarship is for a female student who is pursuing a career in the field of "Creative Visual Arts" to include drawing, painting, and graphic art. Deadline for this scholarship opportunity is February 15, 2017!

For application or more information contact Jennifer Cowell at (209) 324-7144 or email

Soroptimist Live Your Dream Scholarship

This scholarship is for head of household women who are currently enrolled or plan to enroll in college.  or for more information please email or call (209) 499-5529

Stanislaus Community Foundation 

The Stanislaus Community Foundation announced that it is making scholarships available to residents of Stanislaus County. Board members said private donations have funded several perpetual awards for high school seniors and university or college students. Scholarships to be awarded begin at $500 per school year.

Women's Opportunity Award

  • Provide the primary financial support for her dependents (including children, spouse, siblings and/or parents)
  • Demonstrate financial need
  • Are enrolled in, or have been accepted to, a vocational/skills training program or an undergraduate degree program
  • Are motivated to achieve their educational and career goals
  • Reside in one of Soroptimist International of the Americas’ member countries or territories
  • Have not previously been the recipient of a Soroptimist Women’s Opportunity Award; are not a Soroptimist member, employee of Soroptimist or immediate family of either

Student Financial Services


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