Private Scholarships

The Donald A. Strauss Scholarship

The Strauss Foundation awards scholarships to junior and senior students from selected four-year California colleges and universities who have demonstrated an interest in public service, have outstanding leadership potential, and are in the upper one-third of their class.

View the foundation's website at for more information

Strauss Foundation Fellowship Scholarships awarded to Junior class level students who

  • Have demonstrated an interest in public service
  • Have outstanding leadership potential
  • Have developed and can demonstrate effective communication skills
  • Wish to 'make a difference' in local, regional, or national communities.

Davis-Putter Scholarship Fund – targeting need-based students working actively for peace and justice

Morris K. Udall Scholarship and Excellence in National Environmental Policy Foundation

Gates Millennium Scholarships

American Association of University Women  (for Scholarships)

http://www.aauw.or/fga/  (for Community Action Grants for activist women)

United Negro College Fund

The Korean American Scholarship Foundation

Association on American Indian Affairs

Hispanic Scholarship Fund

Harry S. Truman Scholarships Foundation – for undergraduates seeking funding for graduate school – focus on leadership and community service

Jack Kent Cooke Graduate Scholarship – provides awards of up to $50,000 per year for up to six years of study to deserving low-income college seniors and recent college graduates.