Grant and Scholarship Resources

Grants and scholarships are free money to go to college. Please visit the following websites to learn more about college grants and scholarships:

Grants

  • Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
    Filling out the FAFSA is the first step towards receiving financial aid for college. Applications are due every year on March 2nd.
  • Cal Grants
    The California Student Aid Commission awards Cal Grants, grants for California students attending colleges in-state.
  • I Can Afford College
    This website by the California Community colleges is designed to help you afford college and build a better future.

Scholarships

  • BigFuture
    The College Board’s college planning website.
  • College Gold Rush
    A goldmine of information, tools and clear direction on how to access every available dollar to go to college.
  • East Bay Consortium
    The East Bay Consortium Scholarship Directory contains information about a variety of local and national scholarships. It contains a scholarship section for undocumented students.
  • Ed Fund
    The Ed Fund’s scholarships are for low-income WCCUSD seniors graduating a 2.5 GPA.
  • Educators for Fair Consideration (E4FC)
    Supporting undocumented students in their pursuit of college, career and citizenship.
  • Fastweb
    Fastweb lets you search for scholarships from all over the country.
  • FinAid.org
    FinAid lets you search for scholarships from all over the country, and gives tips on how to figure out loans and other kinds of aid.
  • BestColleges.com
    Scholarships for Hispanic and Latino students

College Access Initiative

The Ed Fund’s College Access Initiative seeks to increase the number of West Contra Costa Unified School District students who seek and attain a post-secondary education.