Aid & Scholarships

On the Web
Tuition Funding Sources

Access more than $41 billion in scholarship awards along with a career personality test and detailed college and career information. Library card required for non-library computers.

Scholar Match

Scholar Match connects donors with college-bound students and helps bring college within reach.

Educators for Fair Consideration

E4FC supports low-income immigrant students in their pursuit of higher education and citizenship. Scholarships that don't require social security numbers.

FAFSA on the web

Free Application for Federal Student Aid.


A comprehensive annotated collection of information about student financial aid.

U.S. Department of Education

Grants, Contracts, Financial Aid, Education Resources. etc.


Find college financial aid, conduct a scholarship search with the scholarship search engine, and get the money you need to pay for college.

College Board Scholarship Search

FREE tool to find scholarships, other financial aid and internships from more than 2,200 programs, totaling nearly $6 billion.

Cal Grants

Students attending qualifying colleges and technical schools in California are eligible for approximately $12,000 a year to pay for college expenses. That's a grant, not a loan! This website tells you all you need to know, including how to submit your FAFSA.

Zinch Scholarship Search

Create your profile and get matched with scholarships for FREE. Interact with other students and share tips. You can also learn about, get recruited by, and interact with more than 850 colleges and universities from all over the world.

California Dream Act

The California Dream Act allows students who meet AB540 criteria to apply for different types of financial aid.

Hispanic Scholarship Fund

The nation's largest not-for-profit organization supporting Hispanic higher education

Chicana/Latina Foundation

Each year the Chicana/Latina Foundation awards merit-based scholarships to Latina college students.


TheDream.US is a new multimillion dollar National Scholarship Fund for DREAMers, created to help immigrant youth who've received DACA achieve their American Dream through the completion of a college education.

MALDEF Scholarship Guide

The 2014/2015 Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund scholarship guide

CHCI Next Opp

New online tool that allows users to search for scholarships, internships, and fellowships by the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute. Also provides helpful reading materials to further educate users about the college-going process.


FREE data based guide to scholarships of all types.  One thing that makes this site unique is that you can search by a scholarship's entry difficulty and competition level.  

Zip Recruiter Scholarship

ZipRecruiter is offering a $3,000 scholarship for students, available each semester!

Looking to have students write:
a) 250 word follow-up email for after a job interview
b) A brief 250 word description discussing each section they chose to include in their email template


Around the Bay
OPL Teen Opportunities lists

For regular updates on local and national scholarships, see the "Teen Opportunities" binder at your local branch. Or ask for our "Si Se Puede" guide to assist immigrant youth in achieving their college dreams. Available in Spanish.

East Bay Consortium

More than 200 local (East Bay) and national scholarships. The Consortium also provides approximately 40 scholarships for East Bay students attending 4-year colleges or universities and/or community colleges.

East Bay College Fund

Scholarships, mentoring, counseling and life skills training for East Bay (primarily Oakland) public high school students from low income families and communities with historically low college attendance rates. Provides annual Great Expectations scholarships to more than 30 local students.

Marcus Foster Education Fund Scholarships

In partnership with local business, community groups, and individuals, provides scholarship funds to at least 60 graduating high school seniors who are pursuing a post-secondary degree every year.

Oakland Dollars for Scholars

Oakland Dollars for Scholars awards scholarships to eligible high school seniors attending a high school located in the city of Oakland, California.

Port of Oakland Asian Employees Association Scholarship

Scholarship program to encourage deserving Oakland high school students (of any ethnicity) to pursue post-secondary education. The program has grown steadily over the years, and to date, the AEA has awarded 203 scholarships totaling $293,500.

Boys and Girls Club of Oakland

Scholarships for students who have been active members of Boys & Girls Clubs of Oakland for at least three years.