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Outside Scholarship Opportunities

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 Myths

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 
 OutsideSchAL_.pdf
Outside Scholarship List M-Z
OutsideSchMZ_.pdf

Scholarships for Women     
SchforWomen.pdf
Scholarships for Minority Students
SchforMinorityStudents.pdf
Scholarships for Non Residents    
SchforNonResidents.pdf
Study Abroad Resources
 SchforStudyAbroad.pdf

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_.docWritingaScholarshipEssay_.doc

Writing a Personal Statement                                   PersonalStatementHTCC_.pdf
by Chuck Whitchurch, Honors Transfer Council of Caifornia

 

 

 

Scholarship Tips
·         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.