Offices & Directories

Outside Scholarship Opportunities

Girl in the city

We realize that every extra dollar helps in paying for college. Student Financial Services is constantly reviewing information from private organizations to uncover scholarship opportunities that students might not otherwise apply for. We encourage you to stop by our office for more information.

Students who are awarded "outside" scholarships that may be applied to their total costs will have the funds added to their financial aid packages; this may allow us to reduce their loans or adjust their packages. 

Soroptimist International Live Your Dream Award
Since 1972, the Soroptimist Live Your Dream Awards program has disbursed $30 million to tens of thousands of women who have overcome poverty, domestic violence and sexual violence, divorce, the death of a spouse, or other life challenges. They are women just like you who had the courage and determination to turn their lives around. Soroptimist of Riverside will award up to $2,500 to this year's recipient(s). The local winner's application will be forwarded for the regional judging and may be chosen to receive a further monetary award.
For more information please visit: 
For more eligibility details and to complete your application click here: Live Your Dream Application
Click here for Reference Forms.
Applications must be emailed to:
Deadline: November 15, 2015

Jack Kent Cooke Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship
Is a highly selective scholarship for the nation's top community college students seeking to complete their bachelor's degrees at 4-year colleges or universities. The Cooke Foundation provides up to $40,000 per year, making it the largest private scholarship for 2-year and community college transfer students in the country. The scholarship is available to community college students who have earned a GPA of 3.5 or above on a 4.0 scale.   
For more information and applications, please visit:
Deadline: December 15, 2015

Scholarship America Dream Award
Scholarship America's Dream Award has been established to assist students from across the nation entering their second year of higher education or beyond high school. Renewable scholarships are offered each year for full-time study at an accredited institution of the student's choice. The awards will grow in amount each year, allowing students to receive aid throughout their college careers. Awards range from $5,000-$15,000.
For more information please visit:
Deadline: December 15, 2015

SF Education Group- Graduate Scholarship for Teachers
Honoring the legacy and character of our nation's 40th President, the GE-Reagan Foundation Scholarship Program rewards college bound students who demonstrate exemplary leadership, drive, integrity, and citizenship with financial assistance to pursue higher education. Each year, the Program selects numerous recipients to receive a $10,000 scholarship renewable for up to an additional three years. Awards are for undergraduate and graduate study.
For more information please visit:
Deadline: January 5, 2016

The GE-Ronald Reagan Foundation Scholarship
Teachers are both underpaid and overworked in the United States. In recognition of the contributions they make and the financial challenges they face, SR Education Group is award $20,000 in annual scholarships for teachers pursuing graduate degrees. Scholarships will be awarded 4 times a year in the amount of $5,000.
For more information please visit:
Deadline: January 7, 2016

The Gates Millennium Scholarship
Funded by a $1.6 billion grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, GMS was established in 1999, as a twenty year commitment, to provide greater access and opportunity to higher education for outstanding student from underrepresented backgrounds. 1,000 recipients are selected each year. This scholarship is geared toward student pursuing studies in computer science, mathematics, life/physical science, engineering, education, public health, library science and/or information science.
For more information please visit:
Deadline: January 13, 2016

Jackie Robinson Foundation Scholarship
Through its Mentoring and Leadership Development Program, the Jackie Robinson Foundation provides scholarship of up to $28,000/four years to minority high school students showing leadership potential and demonstrating financial need to attend an accredited 4-year college or university of their choice. 
For more information and applications, please visit:
Deadline: February 15, 2016

California Strawberry Scholarships
Funds available for high school seniors and college students. Parents must be employed last two consecutive seasons in the California strawberry harvest. Awards for full time students in community colleges, universities, and accredited trade schools. Awards range from $400 to $5,000 based on merit, and can be renewed annually.
For more information and applications, please visit:
Deadline: February 15, 2016

Black at Microsoft African American Heritage Scholarship
Blacks at Microsoft (BAM) is a company-sponsored employee network dedication to supporting the continued growth and development of black employees at Microsoft Corporation. This year, BAM will award two US $5,000 scholarships to outside high-school seniors who are interested in pursuing careers in technology. The scholarships are renewable, so winners who continue to meet the criteria can receive an annual $5,000 award for up to four years. 
For more information please visit:
Deadline: March 1, 2016

Hispanic Scholarship Fund 
As the nation’s largest provider of college financial aid to Latino students, the Hispanic Scholarship Fund offers a diverse range of scholarship programs, including Gates Millennium Scholars.  Our aim is to provide you with the information and resources you need to achieve success. ¡Suerte!
For more information regarding requirements and deadlines visit:
Available: January 1, 2016
Deadline: March 30, 2016

HPSP Scholarship
Army Health Professions Scholarship Program awards 100% tuition, as well as books, health insurance, and other academic fees. This scholarship also gives a monthly allowance of $2,000 a month. To be eligible for the HPSP scholarship you must, be a U.S. citizen with a baccalaureate degree from an accredited school; be enrolled in or have a letter of acceptance or intent from an accredited graduate program located in the United States or Puerto Rico; and maintain full-time student status during the entire length of the program.
For more information and applications, please visit:

Cash for College Scholarships
To participate in the Cash for College scholarship program, a student must meet the following criteria:
1. Attend a CFC workshop
2. Be a high school senior
3. Complete the FAFSA and Cal-Grant GPA verification by the March deadline
4. Complete the CFC Exit Survey
5. Enroll in at least 6 credit hours/units at a 2- year, or 4- year public, or private accredited degree granting institution of their choice beginning in the fall semester after their initial scholarship award.
Deadline: Vary. Please visit website for more information.

Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute, Inc. Scholarship Program
CHCI's scholarship opportunities are afforded to Latino students in the United States who have a history of performing public service-oriented activities in their communities and who demonstrate a desire to continue their civic engagement in the future. There is no GPA or academic major requirement. Students with excellent leadership potential are encouraged to apply.
For more information please visit:
Deadline: Vary. Please visit web site for more information. 

Inland Empire Scholarship Fund
The Inland Empire Scholarship Fund will award $500, $1000, $1500 scholarships to Hispanic students planning to attend a college or university in the fall. The scholarships are available to all Inland Empire (Riverside and San Bernardino County) Hispanic student who are currently high school seniors or students currently enrolled as full-time in a college or university; graduate student included.
For more information please visit:

Scholarship Experts 
Various scholarships with various deadlines. 
For more information visit the Scholarship Experts  website.

Student Scholarships 
Various scholarships with various deadlines. 
For more information visit the Student Scholarships website. 

FastWeb! Scholarships 
Various scholarships with various deadlines. 
For more information visit the FastWeb Scholarships website.

CollegeBoard Scholarships 
Various scholarships with various deadlines. 
For more information visit the College Board website. 
Various scholarships with various deadlines. 
For more information visit the website. 

SallieMae Scholarships 
Various scholarships with various deadlines. 
For more information visit the SallieMae. website. 

Outside Scholarship Providers
The above organizations have provided information to our office regarding scholarship opportunities. The University of Redlands does not endorse any specific outside scholarship provider. As always, students should be wary of scholarship scams.

For additional information and/or questions please call Student Financial Services at 909-748-8047 or e-mail

There are more than 1,700 trees on the University of Redlands campus.

In April 2010, it was designated a Tree Campus USA by the Arbor Day Foundation. Redlands is among just three other colleges or universities in California to receive this designation.

More »