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What is a Scholarship?

A scholarship is money given to you to help pay for your education or related expenses. Scholarships come from a variety of sources, such as your college or a private organization.

Examples of types of scholarships:

  • Merit scholarships are based on a student's achievements.
  • School scholarships are given to students by the school they attend.
  • Work scholarships require students to work to receive scholarship money.
  • Field of Study scholarships are given to students pursuing a specific field of study or academic program.
  • Need scholarships are based on financial need.

Apply for SCC Scholarships

Scholarship applications will be accepted from January 14, 2022 through March 4, 2022 at 11:59 pm.

Scholarship Application Process

New this year! SCC Professor David Fabionar has created an instructional video to help guide students on the scholarship application process:

SCC Scholarship FAQs

What are the requirements for applying for scholarships?

  • In order to apply for scholarships, you must have a Los Rios student ID number.
  • All applicants must have completed a minimum of six units at Sacramento City College and must be enrolled in a minimum of six units at Sacramento City College.
  • A letter of recommendation may be required for some scholarships. Please carefully check the requirements for each scholarship you intend to apply for to anticipate whether it will be required, and allow plenty of lead time when requesting a recommendation be done on your behalf. A faculty member, counselor, or employer are all good options. You may want to talk to them about providing you a recommendation first, and even provide them with an educational resume.

How do I apply for scholarships?

  • Visit and click on the "Sign In" button at the top right-hand corner using your Student ID Number.
  • Complete the General Application. The more information you provide, the more likely you are to be awarded a scholarship.
  • This single application will be used to auto-match you to any of the hundreds of scholarship opportunities for which you qualify.
  • You will also be presented with additional scholarships for which you MAY be eligible. These scholarships require more information, like an additional essay question, a transcript, or an answer to several questions.
  • Note: You will not see all the scholarships that you have been matched to, but your application will be in the pool to be reviewed by our readers.

How many scholarships may I apply for or be awarded?

There is no limit to how many scholarships you can apply for or be awarded.

Am I allowed to apply for other Los Rios scholarships—scholarships at ARC, CRC, and FLC?

You may apply as long as you meet each college’s eligibility requirements. In general, you must be enrolled in at least six units at an individual college to apply for scholarships at that college.

Do I need a high GPA to qualify?

Many of the scholarships are not based on GPA.

Can I apply if I won awards last year?

Yes. We encourage qualified students to apply even if they have previously received a scholarship.

I missed the application deadline. What happens now?

Unfortunately, incomplete applications will not be considered for any scholarship. Please submit your application before the deadline.

My recommendation letter has not yet been submitted. What do I do?

If you feel a sufficient amount of time has passed since you asked for a recommendation, you may send a reminder through AcademicWorks. As a safeguard, you may choose to ask another person for a recommendation.

Who is reviewing my applications and awarding scholarships?

The review committee is comprised of SCC faculty and staff who are dedicated to maintaining the integrity of the scholarship awarding process.

When will I find out if I received a scholarship?

All applicants will be sent an email alerting them of the status of their scholarship. The notification is either a congratulatory award letter or a letter of regret. Notifications will be sent in May.

If you are awarded a scholarship, you are required to accept your scholarship by clicking on the link within the email asking you to officially accept your award. Applicants who did not receive a scholarship will also be notified via email in May.

Apply for an Outside Scholarship

Time Sensitive Scholarships

We encourage you to do your own research to find other scholarship opportunities. Remember that you should never have to pay for a scholarship. Any scholarship that costs you money is probably a scam.

Application Deadline Scholarship Amount
January 15, 2022 Excellence in Accounting Scholarship Program for Undergraduate $5,000
January 15, 2022 Champion the Cause Scholarship $1,000
January 15, 2022 Safe for All: Florida Visitors Roadway Safety Scholarship $1,000
January 31, 2022 Jet Future Business Leadership Scholarship $1,000
January 31, 2022 Energy Rates.Ca College Scholarship 2022   $500
January 31, 2022 eQuality Scholarship Collaborative $6,000
February 1, 2022 CCCSFAAA Scholarship Program $500-$1,000
February 1, 2022 John Giorgi Grant $1,000
February 15, 2022 Equipment Leases Inc. College Scholarships $1,000
February 15, 2022 Robert M. Helfend Criminal Defense Scholarship  $500
March 1, 2022 Alex Gierbolini Grant $1,000
March 1, 2022 Alex Gierbolini Scholarship $1,000
March 1, 2022 American Association of University Women (AAUW) Sacramento Scholarship $3,000
March 1, 2022 Dennis Begos Award $1,000
March 1, 2022 Fred Auzenne Grant $1,000
March 1, 2022 Fred Auzenne Scholarship $1,000
March 1, 2022 College Scholarship $500
March 15, 2022 Almowafir Scholarship Fund $1,000
March 15, 2022 Chips Unsworth Grant $1,000
March 15, 2022 Leoboost Scholarship $1,000
March 15, 2022 Vito Proietti Scholarship $1,000
April 1, 2022 The Eric Dalius Fortitude Award $1,000
April 15, 2022 Tortuga Study Abroad Scholarship $1,000
April 30, 2022 The Solar Associates Scholarship Program $1,000
May 1, 2022 Insta4likes Scholarship $777
May 1, 2022 Stevenson Klotz Scholars Fund $2,000
May 15, 2022 Gaming Scholarship Program $5,000
May 31, 2022 The Organic Bunny Scholarship $1,000
June 1, 2022 Disaster Relief Scholarship $10,000
June 1, 2022 The Richard Rawle Memorial Scholarship from Check City $2,000
June 1, 2022 Scholarship for Future Entrepreneurs $1,000
June 30, 2022 DataNumen Scholarship $1,000
June 30, 2022 The Chairish "Design Your Future" Scholarship $2,500
June 30, 2022 The William D King Scholarship $1,000
July 1, 2022 Arash Hadipour Niktarash Give Away $1,000
July 1, 2021 Peter DeCaprio Grant $1,000
July 14, 2022 The Wells Call Annual Scholarship Contest $1,500
July 30, 2022 Friedman Injury Law Scholarship Contest $1,000
July 31, 2022 Eskew Law Scholarship for Children of Convicted Felons $1,500
August 1, 2022 Brian Colombana Scholarship $1,000
August 1, 2022 Eric Dalius Scholarship $1,000
August 1, 2022 Gounaris Abboud Scholarship Contest $1,000
August 1, 2022 Leaders in the Workplace Scholarship Contest $1,000
August 1, 2022 Legalizing Recreational Marijuana Scholarship $1,000
August 1, 2022 The Life Coach Spotter Scholarship     $1,000
August 1, 2022 The Benefits of Legalizing Recreational Marijuana Scholarship $1,000
August 1, 2022 The Zimmerman Law Firm Scholarship    $1,500
August 1, 2022 Workplace Rights Law Group Scholarship Contest $500
August 3, 2022 Disability Rights Advocacy Scholarship $1,500
November 15, 2022 Pastor Tommie Harsley scholarship $1,000
December 1, 2022 Salwin Law Gorup Law School Scholarship Contest $1,000
December 1, 2022 The Right to Trial Scholarship Contest $1,000
Ongoing Rotary Club of Cameron Park Community Foundation TBD