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 (CA) Branch (Four $2,000) Women 25 years of age and oler who are seeking their first baccalaureate degree and enrolled one of the in Los Rios Community Colleges or CSU Sacramento. Deadline: Mar. 5, 2018
  • 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
  • California Strawberry ($400-$5,000) – Merit-based scholarship for students with a parent currently employed by CA strawberry harvest. Deadline: Feb 2018
  • Cancer Horizons ($1,000) Merit-based scholarship for student who has been diagnosed with cancer Deadline: Feb 2018
  • 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
  • Frame My Future Scholarship – ($500-$5,000) Original art creation that expresses personal and professional life after college. Deadline: Mar 1, 2018
  • Friends of the California State Fair Scholarship – ($1,000-$2,500) Multiple scholarships awarded for 14 categories. Deadline: Mar 1, 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: Dec 1, 2017 and 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
  • PG&E ($1,000-$10,000) – high school senior, high school graduate,  GED certification, or undergraduate student. Primary residence is a PG&E customer in CA at the time of application. Plan to enroll full-time in an accredited college or university in California. Deadline: December 1, 2017 – February 5, 2018
  • 2017 Smart Home Scholarship ($1,000) Interest in smart home revolution. Essay required. Deadline: December 10, 2017
  • WASH Scholarship for the Arts 2018 ($1,000) High School Senior or College art major. Deadline: March 1, 2018

Scholarship Opportunities for AB-540 Students

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