Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA)
To be considered for Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) grant and loan money, you must be a need-eligible graduate or undergraduate student whose family holds an enrollment membership from a tribe eligible for services from the Department of Education. You must be working towards a degree. To apply, mail your FAFSA to the Federal Processor and contact the BIA office representing members of your tribe for a BIA grant application. The BIA is responsible for reviewing and awarding all BIA grants.
Visit the BIA website by clicking here.
California National Guard Education Assistance Award Program (CNG EAAP)
To qualify, you must be a California resident for at least one year, an active member who has served two (2) years in the Californa National Guard, the State Military Reserve, or the Naval Militia. You must agree to remain an active member throughout the participation or period in the program.
Visit the CNG EAAP website.
Law Enforcement Personnel Dependents Grant Program (LEPD)
The program provides need-based grants to dependents and spouses of: California peace offers (Highway Patrol, marshals, sheriffs, police officers), Department of Corrections and California Youth Authority employees, and permanent/full time firefighters employed by public entities who have been killed in the performance of duty or totally disabled as a result of an accident or injury caused by external violence or physical force incurred in the performance of duty.
Visit the LEPD website.
California Chafee Grant for Foster Youth
To qualify, you must be a current or former foster youth and not have reached your 22nd birthday as of July 1 of the award year. The court must have established your dependency when you were between the ages of 16 and 18. (KinGap youth, adopted youth, guardian placement, and voluntary placement may not be eligible for the Chafee Grant, unless court dependence was established, at anytime, between the ages of 16 and 18). The California Department of Social Services verifies foster youth eligibility status.
Visit the Chafee Grant website.