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 student’s 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 with 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 a 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

  • Benjamin A. Gilman International (up to $5,000) US undergrads who might otherwise not study abroad due to financial constraints. Deadline: Term-Based
  • 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
  • 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 annually
  • Five Pack Creative Computer Science Scholarship for Veterans ($1,000) For veterans, spouses/children of a veteran who are studying computer science, programming or a related field. Deadline: Dec 1 and Jun 1
  • Folds of Honor (up to $5000) Based on the “unmet need” calculated on the Financial Need page of the application. Mar 31, 2018
  • Health and Wellness Award for Career Success ($1,000) – Current student at accredited U.S. college/university. Deadline: July 31 annually
  • 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 annually
  • 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: Mar 31, 2018
  • 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 annually
  • Point Foundation Community College Scholarship (up to $3,700 and professional transfer coaching) LGBTQ students enrolled in their final year of community college intending to transfer to a four-year for 2019 admission. Deadline: May 3, 2018
  • Powering Futures Scholarship ($5,000 for up to 21 students) Merit and financial need scholarship for enrolled or planning to enroll as full-time student and SMUD customer. Deadline: April 16, 2018
  • Sacramento Post of the Society of American Military Engineers (SAME) ($1,000-$4,000) – high school, junior college, and college students that are pursuing a degree in any engineering field or related technical science (including architecture, mat, physics, geology, & earth science) Deadline: March 12, 2018
  • SMUD (up to $5,000) – current high school senior or graduate; have earned a GED certificate; or currently be a postsecondary undergraduate student, GPA 3.0 minimum. DEADLINE: APRIL 16, 2018
  • Union-Tehama Lodge No. 3 F.&A.M. of California ($1,000): low income students, who are active in the community and / or church, who attend the college of their choice in the Los Rios College District. Deadline: April 10, 2018

Scholarship Opportunities for AB-540 Students

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