The OCC Scholarship Office provides information about outside scholarship opportunities. These sites are not affiliated with the college. The sites are meant as a tool in aiding students who are researching opportunities. The information provided is periodically updated by the OCC Scholarship Office.
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Scholarship Search Secrets: A Publication of Student Loan Network
List of Scholarship & Financial Aid Search Sites
The two lists below contain an extensive list of organizations offering scholarships. These organizations are not affiliated with Orange Coast College.
Outside Scholarship List A-L
Outside Scholarship List M-Z
Scholarships for Women
Scholarships for Minority Students
Scholarships for Non Residents
Study Abroad Resources
The following documents may be helpful when writing your scholarship essay.
FastWeb Tips on Writing a Scholarship Essay WritingaScholarshipEssay_.pdf
FastWeb Tips on Writing a Scholarship Essay WritingaScholarshipEssay_.doc
Writing a Personal Statement PersonalStatementHTCC_.pdf
by Chuck Whitchurch, Honors Transfer Council of Caifornia
· Be organized. Gather all applicable information or documents and watch for deadline dates. Don’t wait until the last minutes.
· Follow instructions. Most scholarships require an essay, letter of recommendation, or transcript. Make sure you proofread everything before you submit your applications.
· Be honest and be yourself. Don’t give false or exaggerate your qualifications such as your campus club participations, extracurricular, community services, GPA, or organization memberships.