Scholarships

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

  • 2018 Spirit of Unity Scholarship ($1,000) African American student majoring in field of engineering, science or technology. Deadline: Postmarked by May 4, 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
  • Education.com ($10,000) Pursuing career as preschool-5th grade teacher with an Education related degree with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0. Deadline: June 30, 2018
  • FamilyAssets Scholarship ($3,000) Currently enrolled student either volunteering providing services to seniors or helping take care of an elderly relative at home. Deadline: August 1, 2018
  • Health and Wellness Award for Career Success ($1,000) – Current student at accredited U.S. college/university. Deadline: July 31 annually
  • Horatio Alger Association Scholarship (up to $2,500) Pursuing career or technical program with demonstrated financial need. Deadline: June 15, 2018
  • 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
  • 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 30, 2018
  • Worgul, Sarna & Ness, Criminal Defense Attorneys, LLC Scholarship ($5,000) Demonstrate outstanding service to the community and have strong academic performance. Application, letter of recommendation and 3.0 GPA required. Deadline: May 31, 2018

Scholarship Opportunities for AB-540 Students

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