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

  • AAUW Sacramento Branch ($2000) – Women 25 or older seeing first baccalaureate degree. Must be Sac resident and attending Sac City, ARC, FLC, CRC, or CSUS. Deadline: early March
  • Benjamin A. Gilman International (up to $5,000) – US undergrads who might otherwise not study abroad due to financial constraints. Deadline: Term-Based
  • Chairish ($2,500) – Graduating HS Seniors, college undergrad & grad, underrepresented backgrounds, preference to design and engineering related fields. Deadline: Jan 1 & Jan 30th
  • DECASO ‘Future Quest’ ($2,500) Graduating HS seniors & college students from all underrepresented or disadvantaged backgrounds with minimum 2.0 GPA. 500-word essay required. Deadline: January 1, 2019
  • DFA of California ($500-$5,000) Pursuing major in food science, Biology, Chemistry or science degree with minimum GPA of 3.0. Deadline: February 1, 2019.
  • DevTeam.Space STEM ($1,000) – 13 years or older, any educational goal in United States, essay required. Deadline: March 1, 2019
  • Golden 1 Credit Union ($1,000-$5,000) – Members and their dependents. Deadline: January 31, 2019
  • Honey Lake Hospice – ($1,500) Continuing student majoring in nursing, medicine or healthcare related field. Deadline: March 15, 2019
  • Point Foundation Scholarship (up to $3,700 and professional transfer coaching at Community College Transfer Symposium in LA) LGBTQ students enrolled in their final year of community college intending to transfer to a four-year for 2019 admission. Deadline: May 3, 2019
  • SMUD “Powering Futures” (Up to 21 recipients ranging from $1,000-$5,000) – High school seniors or college students with minimum 3.0 GPA and SMUD customer. Deadline: Applications accepted Jan 7 – Feb 24, 2019
  • SNAPS for COLLEGE CASH ($5,000 plus weekly prizes!) – Upload a selfie using photo frame provided and hashtag #snapsforcollegecash #icanaffordcollege #sweepstakes. Deadline: December 30, 2018

Scholarship Opportunities for AB-540 Students

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