COA Scholarships Click on this button to see a list of scholarships available specifically for College of Alameda students. This list includes Peralta Foundations Scholarships.                                                                                                                                             .
External Click on this button to see a list of external scholarships for college students. Remember that you must report all external scholarships to COA Financial Aid Office.
Other  Click on this button for more resources on scholarships.


Things to keep in mind during your scholarship search…

  • Don’t rule yourself out. Scholarships are not limited to class valedictorians and star athletes. They are awarded based on a number of factors—from your career goals to exceptional writing skills displayed in an essay contest.
  • Apply for as many awards as you qualify for. Even small awards can be helpful in covering costs, such as books.
  • Pay close attention to deadlines. Missing a deadline is a sure way to become disqualified.
  • Look for scholarships offered by a variety of sources, including companies, unions, foundations, community organizations, churches, and more.
  • Tell family, friends, teachers, and others in your community that you are looking for scholarships. They may know something you do not.
  • Understand the conditions of an award, such as maintaining a specific GPA or participating on an athletic team.
  • Watch for scholarship scams. You should never pay for scholarship advice or information.
  • If you receive a scholarship, be sure to write a thank-you note to the organization. You may want to reapply for the scholarship in the future so it is important to make a good impression.