The Financial Aid and Scholarships portal features a scholarship highlight, provides a list of scholarship opportunities, and a collection of scholarship search resources so users can browse and match scholarship opportunities to their skills and needs. The Santa Ana Public Library aspires to be at the forefront of providing awareness of financial assistance opportunities to members our community.

Scholarship List

The Scholarship coordinator works hard to provide and maintain a list of available scholarships. The current list contains scholarships that range in due date from January 2020 to August 2020 and will be updated every three months. To view or download the most recent list of open scholarships, click here.

Scholarship Search

There are many resources available to help you find money to fund your education. Below are several scholarship search engines you may find useful.



This resource contains a database of over 150,000 scholarships, and allows browsing by keywords or viewing the entire scholarship list at once.


This resource contains a database of more than 7,000 scholarships, fellows, loans, and other financial aid opportunities, and allows browsing by keywords or category.


Find college financial aid; conduct a scholarship search with our scholarship search engine.


This resource contains a database of grants, scholarships, and loan programs specifically for students wishing to study abroad. The site allows browsing by keywords or categories, or viewing the entire scholarship list at once.

Financial Aid Resources

Financial Aid 101:

Provides useful information on how to apply for financial aid, to-do lists, application tips, and FAQs.

3 Steps to Financial Aid:

Provides a simple plan for obtaining funds to pay for education.


The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is required for students to become eligible for the more than $150 billion dollars in federal grants, loans, and work-study funds offered each year by the U.S. Department of Education.


Online Application for the California Dream (Development, Relief, and Education for Alien Minors) Act. Allows students that were brought into the United States under the age of 16 without proper visas/immigration documentation, and who have attended school on a regular basis and otherwise meet in-state tuition and GPA requirements to apply for student financial aid benefits.


Provides general resources covering the financial aid process.

Financial Aid Resources for Veterans


The Santa Ana Public Library Veterans Resource Center provides an extensive list of education funding opportunities for Veterans. Please visit the Education page for further information.