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Most students know that they must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to find out their Expected Family Contribution (EFC). The EFC is a relative measurement of the student's ability to pay for school, and this number is often used to determine the amount of federal and state assistance available. This is a good start, but the true Cost of Attendance (COA) is often different than the sticker price. Most students have expenses beyond tuition, including room and board, books, and other costs. Before turning to student loans, students with financial need can look for scholarships to help close the gap between their EFC and COA. Our Scholarship Directory for need-based scholarships is a great place to start.

Susan Schulman Begley Memorial Scholarship

This award is open to women who are establishing themselves as a head of household and a single parent, and due to extreme circumstances following the dissolution of an abusive or emotionally traumatic relationship, have no other adequate financial means, and require funds to meet immediate needs for themselves and their children, including rent & food. Students must reside in Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, and Ventura counties in California.

Total: $1000 Awards:  1
Deadline:  November 1
2019

June Miller Nursing Education Scholarship

This scholarship is open to U.S. students who are accepted or enrolled in a degree program in nursing. Students must reside and attend college/university in Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, or Ventura counties in California.

Total: $2000 Awards:  2
Deadline:  November 1
2019

Dodell Women's Empowerment Scholarship

U.S. women who are 35 years of age or older and are re-entering or continuing school n order to learn a marketable skill which will lead to economic self-sufficiency are eligible for this award. Students must live and attend school in Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, or Ventura counties in California.

Total: $1000 Awards:  2
Deadline:  November 1
2019

Sherman & Frances L. Teller Teacher Credential Scholarship

The Sherman & Frances L. Teller Teacher Credential Scholarship is provided to K-12 educators pursuing a teaching credential (includes special education and ESL) at a University of California or California State University campus in the greater Los Angeles area. Students must also reside in the greater Los Angeles area (includes Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, and Ventura counties).

Total: $2000 Awards:  2
Deadline:  November 1
2019

Stephen L. Teller & Richard Hotson TV and Cinema Scholarship

U.S. students who are enrolled in a community college film, television, cinema, or theater program and have completed at least 12 credits in their program are eligible for this award. Students must reside and attend school in Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, or Ventura counties.

Total: $1000 Awards:  2
Deadline:  November 1
2019

Singerman - Nosseck Memorial Childcare Scholarship

This scholarship is open to U.S. students who enroll in a trade school program that leads to certification, in order to learn a marketable skill which will lead to economic self-sufficiency. Students must reside in Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, or Ventura counties in California; students must also attend a school in these counties, unless attending an online school.

Total: $1000 Awards:  1
Deadline:  November 1
2019

Centenary University Out of State Grant

This grant is open to U.S. students who are incoming first-time freshmen or transfer students at Centenary University in New Jersey and are not New Jersey residents. Students must demonstrate financial need.

Total: $7000 Awards:  120
Deadline:  November 1
2019

1,000 Dreams Fund for High School Students

The 1,000 Dreams Scholarship Fund is available for high school women in the U.S. who wish to pursue additional lessons, activities, or projects beyond the normal scope of the class room.

Total: $1000 Awards:  3
Deadline:  November 1
2019

E.J. Sierleja Memorial Fellowship

This award is for graduate students with a grade point average of 3.4 or higher who are planning a career in rail transportation, are Institute of Industrial & Systems Engineers members, and plan to graduate after May/June 2019.

Total: $2000 Awards:  1
Deadline:  November 15
2019

CISE Undergraduate Scholarship

This award is for current undergraduate students who are majoring in industrial engineering, have a grade point average of 3.4 or higher, have a graduation date after May/June 2019, and are members of the Institute of Industrial & Systems Engineers. Students may attend a college in the U.S. or U.S. territories, Canada or Mexico.

Total: $1000 Awards:  1
Deadline:  November 15
2019

Dwight D. Gardner Scholarship

This award is for current undergraduate students who are majoring in industrial engineering, have a grade point average of 3.4 or higher, and are members of the Institute of Industrial Engineers.

Total: $3000 Awards:  11
Deadline:  November 15
2019

Harold and Inge Marcus Scholarship

This award is for U.S. undergraduate students who are majoring in industrial engineering, have a grade point average of 3.4 or higher and are members of the Institute of Industrial & Systems Engineers.

Total: $1000 Awards:  11
Deadline:  November 15
2019