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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
October 15, 2022 Kubosh Law Distracted Driving Scholarship 2022 $1,500
October 15, 2022 SchoolHouse Connection $2,000
November 1, 2022 Annual Digital Monk Essay Scholarship in USA $500
November 1, 2022 Neal Davis Law Scholarship Essay Contest Application $1,000
November 1, 2022 Test Yourself Scholarship $1,500
November 15, 2022 Pastor Tommie Harsley scholarship $1,000
November 15, 2022 Scholarship Essay Question $1,000
November 21, 2022 Scholarship Essay Contest from MVP Accident Attorneys $1,000
November 30, 2022 Aron Govil Scholarship $1,000
November 30, 2022 Kure's College Scholarship $1,000
November 30, 2022 Mental Health Educational Annual Scholarship Round 2 $1,500
December 1, 2022 Avalaunch Media Scholarship $1,000
December 1, 2022 Bobby Mendez Traumatic Brain Injury Scholarship $2,500
December 1, 2022 Geerhart law Scholarship $1,000
December 1, 2022 Nava Law Group, P.C 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
December 1, 2022 Work Injury Awareness Scholarship Contest $1,000
December 1, 2022 Your Time to Climb Scholarship $2,000
December 5, 2022 Chappell Smith & Arden Scholarship Essay Contest $1,500
December 8, 2022 Resoluteness Scholarship $1,000
December 9, 2022 Neumeister & Associates, LLP 2022 Scholarship $1,000
December 14, 2022 Kinan Nimeh Scholarship $1,000
December 14, 2022 Renaissance Recovery Scholarship $1,000
December 14, 2022 The Greg Van Wyk Scholarship $1,000
December 15, 2022 Dirk Derrick Car & Truck Accident Injury Scholarship $1,000
December 15, 2022 Rizwan Ahmed CPA Grant $1,000
December 15, 2022 Vincent Camarda Scholarship for Finance Students $1,000
December 15, 2022 Whittel & Melton Magna Carta College Scholarship $1,215
December 20, 2022 North Spore Scholarship 2022 $2,500
December 20, 2022 The 2022 California Workers Compensation Lawyers Scholarship $1,500
December 25, 2022 Solwiser Solar Scholarship Fund $500
December 31, 2022 Bronx Injury Lawyers P.C Essay Contest $500 Scholarship 2022 $500
December 31, 2022 Not Consumed $1,000 Scholarship Program $1,000
December 31, 2022 Organic Life Start Empower Scholarship $500
January 1, 2023 Chairish Scholarship Program $2,500
January 12, 2023 All American Clothing Scholarship $1,000
February 10, 2023 The Forza Club Scholarship $1,000
February 15, 2023 Francis Santa Scholarship 2022-2023 For Business Students $1,000
February 15, 2023 Mark Mariani Scholarship 20222-2023 For Entreprenurs $10,000
April 30, 2023 McCormick & Murphy P.C. Distracted Driving Scholarship $500
May 31, 2023 Booster Scholarship $1,000
June 1, 2023 Scholarship for Future Entreprenuers $1,000
June 15, 2023 Kovi Fabrics Scholarship 2023 $1,000
July 14, 2023 The Wells Call Annual Scholarship Contest $1,500
July 15, 2023 Samer Habbas & Associates Annual Scholarship $2,500
July 31, 2023 Looking Forward to End Distracted Driving Scholarship Contest $1,000
August 1, 2023 How to protect Yourself From Cyber Crimes Scholarship Contest $1,500
August 1, 2023 Law offices of Theodore A. Naima Undergrad Scholarship Contest $1,000
August 1, 2023 Pines Federal Annual Scholarship $1,000
Ongoing 24+ College Scholarships for College Students Varies
Ongoing 45+ College Scholarships for Minority Students Varies
Ongoing High Ticket Expert Annual Scholarship Application $500
Ongoing Last Mile up to $10,000
Ongoing Rotary Club of Cameron Park Community Foundation TBD
Ongoing Scholarships for Black and African American Students Varies
Ongoing Smart Rain Scholarship Program $1,000
Ongoing The CAPTRUST Scholarship $1,000
Ongoing TrueInsight STEM and Engineering Scholarship $3,500
Ongoing Undergraduate Scholarships Varies