A scholarship is a sum of money granted to a student to help further their education. Scholarships come from various sources like a school, organization, or other private source. Every scholarship has specific requirements and deadlines that have to be met to qualify. Here are a few examples:

  • Merit scholarships are based on the students achievements in various areas like: athletics and academic interests to name a few.
  • School scholarships are given to students by the school they attend. They can be associated to a specific field of study or students interests at that institution.
  • Work scholarships require a student to earn their award by working.
  • Field of Study scholarships are awarded to students who are pursuing specific field of study.
  • Need scholarships are based on the student meeting specific financial need criteria. Some scholarship competitions use a Federal Financial Need formula.
  • Student-Specific scholarships can be based on a student’s nationality, gender, race, religion, medical history and other student-specific factors.

SCC Scholarships:

External Scholarships:


Adoption Network Law Center Scholarship Program (up to $10,000) Birth parent or adopted child pursuing higher education.

American Agri-Women Resource Center ($500-$1000) Agriculture relationship and interest. Deadline:  Jun 1, 2017

American Association of Colleges of Nursing (Varied Amount) Undergraduate & graduate nursing education. Deadline: Various

AMERICANMUSCLE Automotive Scholarships ($2,000) Students pursuing an automotive themed major. Deadline: October 15, 2017

Beauty + Wellness Scholarship ($500) – Graduating HS senior or current college student. Organic/Skin Care essay required. Deadline: September 30, 2017

Benjamin A. Gilman International (up to $5,000) US undergrads who might otherwise not study abroad due to financial constraints. Deadline: Term-Based

BigSun ($500) Student athletes regardless of the sport. HS senior or attending a post-secondary institute. Deadline: Jun 19, 2017

Black Chamber of Commerce Foundation ($1,000) HS seniors graduating in June, & college freshmen returning to school in fall (17 – 25) with 2.0 -3.5 GPA. Deadline: Jul 21. 2017

Bradley R. Corbett ($2,000) Any degree-seeking category, no minimum GPA. Deadline: Jul 15, 2017


CA Conservation Corps (up to $4,000) – Corps members who meet the performance eligibility requirements. Deadline: N/A

CPR Near Me Healthcare and Education ($1,000) – Major in healthcare or education. Deadline: Monthly

CGTrader Scholarship ($500-$2,000) – Spring 2017 full-time student. Submit essay regarding the future of technology in education. Deadline: June 1, 2017

Christopher W. Keyser ($1,500) Undergrad enrolled in 4-year college/university program with interest in the legal or criminal justice. Deadline: July 31, 2017

CIEN AMIGOS-IME BECAS ($1,000) Consulate General of Mexico (Sacramento), Cien Amigos, Inst. of Mexicans Abroad (IME), Mexican Cultural Center of N CA. Deadline : May 31, 2017

Cystic Fibrosis Awareness ($1,500) Students attending US higher education institutions. Deadline: Jun 1, 2017

Divine Mercy Foundation (6 at $1,000) Established to help disadvantaged students reach their highest potentials in keeping with their human dignity. Deadline: May 15, 2017

El Dorado County Mineral & Gem Society ($500-$1,000) Graduates of El Dorado County high schools who are pursuing a degree and/or career in earth sciences, lapidary arts and other related fields at an accredited college or university. Deadline: May 1, 2017


Griswold Home Care ($1,000) – Students pursuing a bachelor/associate/ graduate/professional degree at accredited college/university. Deadline: May 31, 2017

Health and Wellness Award for Career Success ($1,000) – Current student at accredited U.S. college/university. Deadline: July 31, 2017

HerbAffair ($1,000) – Currently enrolled in school with a GPA of 3.0. Deadline: July 31, 2017

Indy Displays Graphic Arts Scholarship ($1,000) – HS senior entering college for Fall 2017 and pursuing major in Graphic Design or Applied Arts. Deadline: July 1, 2017

John Foy & Associates Strong Arm Leukemia ($1,000) – High-achieving students who has been/or has a loved one affected by leukemia. Deadline: June 15, 2017


LogoMaker ($2,500) – Undergraduate students in the US regardless of major. Deadline: July 31, 2017

Mesothelioma Cancer Alliance ($4,000) – Those who have/or have had an immediate family member battled cancer at any point in their lives (not limited to mesothelioma). Deadline: Dec 1, 2017

Nordson BUILDS ($2,000-$10,000) – Majoring in Engineering, Machining, Manufacturing Operations, Supply Chain Management, Business, Marketing, Accounting, Finance, Industrial Mgmt, Information Technology & engineer-related STEM field. Deadline: May 15, 2017

Oz Moving & Storage ($1,000) – Creative multi-media piece or well-written essay entry that relates back to the subject of moving. Deadline: June 15, 2017


Reservation Counter College ($1,500) – Students in a 2/4 year, or graduate program. Awarded fall & spring semester. Deadline: May 31, 2017

Rotary Club of Sacramento Foundation Community College to Four-Year College (3 – $2500) – Assist towards one year of undergraduate academic study in a four-year college of the student’s choice. Deadline: Extended to May 15, 2017

Rotary Club of Sacramento Foundation – Annual Scholarship (10 – $750) – Available to College Bound Graduating Seniors, persons with GED attending a Junior College or Community College. Deadline: Extended to May 15, 2017

Rover Daily Treat ($1,000) – Graduating HS senior or currently a freshman, sophomore, or junior in college. Deadline: May 31, 2017

2017 Smart Home Scholarship ($1,000) Interest in smart home revolution. Essay required. Deadline: December 10, 2017



Undergraduate Transfer (up to $40,000) Full time in a baccalaureate program at an accredited college or university in fall. Deadline: October 24, 2017

Varsity Tutors College Contest ($1,000) Write an essay, and promote using social media. Deadline: Varies

Westway Electric Supply “Illuminating Ideas” ($1,000) Graduating HS senior or enrolled undergraduate with an expected grad no earlier than Dec. 2016. Deadline: May 12, 2017