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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 losrios.academicworks.com 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
November 30, 2021 Emeryreddy Scholarship $2,500
November 30, 2021 New Mexico Financial & Family Veterans’ Scholarship $1,000
November 30, 2021 Seasons Beach Cottage Mental Health Education Scholarship $1,500
November 30, 2021 The Andrew Flusche Scholarship Contest $500
November 30, 2021 The CAPTRUST Scholarship $1,000
November 30, 2021 The Car Review Scholarship $1,000
November 30, 2021 TonaLaw Veteran’s Scholarship $2,500
December 1, 2021 Aaron Wersing Employment Discrimination Scholarship Contest $1,000
December 1, 2021 Bahia Property Management's Entrepreneurial Scholarship $1,000
December 1, 2021 Brian C. Jensen Giveback $1,000
December 1, 2021 Chip Unsworth Scholarship $1,000
December 1, 2021 Community Commitment Scholarship Contest $1,000
December 1, 2021 Florin Scholarship Contest $1,500
December 1, 2021 Giving Back to the Community Scholarship $1,000
December 1, 2021 IIGERS Scholarship $1,000
December 1, 2021 Law Office of Chuck Geerhart Scholarship $1,000
December 1, 2021 Mehta & McConnell $1,000
December 1, 2021 Ottinger Employment Lawyers Annual Scholarship $1,000
December 1, 2021 Psomagen Next Generation Scholarship $2,000
December 1, 2021 Robert Wayne Pearce Investor Fraud Awareness Scholarship $1,000
December 1, 2021 Scottsdale Injury Lawyers Undergraduate Scholarship Contest $1,000
December 1, 2021 Shook & Stone Scholarship $2,500
December 1, 2021 The Larson Law Office Scholarship $1,000
December 1, 2021 The Lux Law Firm Scholarship $1,000
December 1, 2021 The Right to Trial Scholarship $1,000
December 1, 2021 The Sure Oak “Grow Your Career” Intern Scholarship $1,000
December 1, 2021 Work Injury Awareness Scholarship Contest $1,000
December 1, 2021 Your Time to Climb Scholarship $2,000
December 2, 2021 Vaccine Injury Awareness Scholarship $1,500
December 3, 2021 The Working Parent College Scholarship $1,000
December 15, 2021 Cryptopotato Scholarship $1,400
December 15, 2021 David JC Cutler Grant $1,000
December 15, 2021 Fob James Law Firm Scholarship $1,000
December 15, 2021 Gary Stephens Scholarship $1,000
December 15, 2021 Jason E Fisher Scholarship $1,000
December 15, 2021 Jinhee Wilde Attorney Scholarship $1,000
December 15, 2021 KJ Williams Scholarship $1,000
December 15, 2021 Nick Becker Scholarship $1,000
December 15, 2021 Paul Haarman Scholarship $1,000
December 15, 2021 Rizwan Ahmed CPA Scholarship $1,000
December 15, 2021 The Josh Gibson MD Scholarship $1,000
December 15, 2021 The Young Leader Scholarship $500
December 17, 2021 North Spore Scholarship $2,500
December 17, 2021 Our Leaders Of Tomorrow Scholarship $1,500
December 31, 2021 Anta Plumbing Scholarship $1,000
December 31, 2021 Arizona Injury Law Group Scholarship $1,500
December 31, 2021 Beca Estudiantil de Abogados de Accidentes Ahora  $5,000
December 31, 2021 Benjamin Gordon Scholarship $1,000
December 31, 2021 Coupons Plus Deals Scholarship $3,000
December 31, 2021 Elevate Black Entrepreneurs Scholarship $1,000
December 31, 2021 Expert Institute's Life Sciences Scholarship Program $2,000
December 31, 2021 Hoskins, Turco, Lloyd & Lloyd Scholarship for Veterans and Their Families $1,000
December 31, 2021 Law Firm of Jeremy Rosenthal Scholarship $1,000
December 31, 2021 Mesothelioma Hub Scholarship $1,000
December 31, 2021 OppU Achievers Scholarship $2,500
December 31, 2021 Smile By Design Free Scholarship $1,000
December 31, 2021 Stepp & Sullivan, P.C $500
December 31, 2021 The Law Offices of Daniel Kim Scholarship $5,000
December 31, 2021 The Little Bundle Superdad Scholarship $2,000
December 31, 2021 The Little Bundle Supermom Scholarship $2,000
December 31, 2021 The Pacific Bay Recovery Scholarship Award Opportunity $1,500
December 31, 2021 The USD 500 Customer Service Scholarship $500
December 31, 2021 Too Cool to Pay for School Scholarship $1,000
December 31, 2021 United Yacht Sales 'Do The Right Thing' Scholarship $1,500
December 31, 2021 R3 Stem Cell Scholarship $1,500
January 1, 2022 The Chairish "Design Your Future" Scholarship $2,500
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
February 1, 2022 CCCSFAAA Scholarship Program $500-$1,000
February 1, 2022 John Giorgi Grant $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 Rank-it.ca College Scholarship $500
March 15, 2022 Almowafir Scholarship Fund $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 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
December 1, 2022 Salwin Law Gorup Law School Scholarship Contest $1,000
Ongoing Rotary Club of Cameron Park Community Foundation TBD