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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 15, 2021 through March 5, 2021 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.
  • At least one letter of recommendation is required for all scholarships. You must provide the name and email address for the person who will be providing one for you in the General Application. Start thinking about who can do this for you early. 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
August 15, 2021 The Mortgage Mike Scholarship  
August 20, 2021 Gloves Scholarship $1,000
August 31, 2021 The Exclusive Hawaii Scholarship $1,500
September 1, 2021 Excellence In Health Administration Scholarship $1,000
September 1, 2021 Finale Inventory Scholarship $3,000
September 1, 2021 $1,000
September 1, 2021 Public Service Scholarship $1,000
September 15, 2021 Imagine Dragons Origins Scholarship
September 21, 2021 WiseGeek Recent Immigrants Scholarship $500
September 30, 2021 CouponXoo Scholarship $2,000
September 30, 2021 Money Key Scholarship $1,000
September 30, 2021 NuView Treatment Center Scholarship $1,000
September 30, 2021 NS Global Consulting Scholarship $1,500
September 30, 2021 Phoenix Attorneys to Award Autism Scholarship $1,000
September 30, 2021 Too Cool to Pay for School Scholarship $1,000
October 1, 2021 Brewerlong Scholarship $1,500
October 1, 2021 Demaurio Clark Grant $1,000
October 1, 2021 Future Business Leaders Scholarship $1,500
October 1, 2021 Ian Mausner Grant $1,000
October 1, 2021 Michael E Weintraub Esq Scholarship $1,000
October 15, 2021 Annual Prevounce Preventive Health Scholarship
October 25, 2021 Design For Recovery Scholarship $1,000
October 31, 2021 Infotracer Scholarships $1,000
October 31, 2021 Student Success Scholarship
November 1, 2021 Arash Hadipour Niktarash Scholarship
November 1, 2021 We The Students Scholarship
November 30, 2021 Emeryreddy Scholarship $2,500
November 30, 2021 New Mexico Financial & Family Veterans’ Scholarship
November 30, 2021 Seasons Beach Cottage Mental Health Education Scholarship $1,500
November 30, 2021 TonaLaw Veteran’s Scholarship $2,500
December 1, 2021 Giving Back to the Community Scholarship
December 1, 2021 IIGERS Scholarship $1,000
December 1, 2021 Ottinger Employment Lawyers Annual Scholarship
December 1, 2021 Psomagen Next Generation Scholarship $2,000
December 1, 2021 Robert Wayne Pearce Investor Fraud Awareness Scholarship $1,000
December 1, 2021 Shook & Stone Scholarship $2,500
December 1, 2021 The Larson Law Office Scholarship
December 1, 2021 The Lux Law Firm Scholarship $1,000
December 1, 2021 The Right to Trial Scholarship $1,000
December 1, 2021 Work Injury Awareness Scholarship Contest
December 2, 2021 Vaccine Injury Awareness Scholarship
December 3, 2021 The Working Parent College Scholarship
December 15, 2021 Cryptopotato Scholarship $1,400
December 15, 2021 David JC Cutler Grant
December 15, 2021 Fob James Law Firm Scholarship $1,000
December 15, 2021 Jason E Fisher Scholarship $1,000
December 31, 2021 OppU Achievers Scholarship $2,500
December 15, 2021 The Young Leader Scholarship $500
December 17, 2021 North Spore Scholarship
December 31, 2021 Anta Plumbing Scholarship
December 31, 2021 Beca Estudiantil de Abogados de Accidentes Ahora 
December 31, 2021 Elevate Black Entrepreneurs Scholarship
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 Smile By Design Free Scholarship
December 31, 2021 Stepp & Sullivan, P.C
December 31, 2021 The Law Offices of Daniel Kim Scholarship
December 31, 2021 The Little Bundle Superdad Scholarship $2,000
December 31, 2021 The Little Bundle Supermom Scholarship $2,000
December 31, 2021 Too Cool to Pay for School Scholarship $1,000
December 31, 2021 United Yacht Sales 'Do The Right Thing' Scholarship
December 31, 2021 R3 Stem Cell Scholarship $1,500
January 15, 2022 Champion the Cause Scholarship
February 15, 2022 Robert M. Helfend Criminal Defense Scholarship 
March 1, 2022 College Scholarship
Ongoing Rotary Club of Cameron Park Community Foundation TBD