By: Ariana Galvez

As deadlines approach and college applications open, we all know it comes along with a great amount of unsettling stress. Welcoming us into adulthood is now paying for an education we’ve always received for free. Most of us come from low income homes and the thought of paying large amounts of money for school is a bit alarming, but here are a few scholarships and programs that may help or even pay your way through college.


Abercrombie & Fitch Scholarship-  Abercrombie & Fitch provides a scholarship program for African American students from low income families. The scholarships can reach up to 3,000 for each person. This scholarship is usually given to students attending a 4-year college.

Deadline: February 1, 2019


Cal Grant A & B-  Applicant must demonstrate academic performance and financial need; applicants must also submit FAFSA to federal processor and Cal Grant GPA Verification Form to California Student Aid Commission.

Deadline: October 1, 2018 (Posted until March 1, 2018)

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California Strawberry Growers Fund Scholarship-  The California Strawberry Scholarship Program has gifted hardworking students in over $2 million dollars of scholarship money. With this program low income decendents of farmworkers are praised for their dedication with the opportunity to follow their dreams in education.

Deadline: Applications for the 2019–2020 academic year reopen October 2018.

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Coca-Cola Scholarship –  This program is for graduating seniors: It is gifted to students who are able to demonstrate the well ability to lead and serve the community through scholarly and outside activities. They have demonstrated their ability. To create change within their community.

Deadline: October 31,2019



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