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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.

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.

Joanne Norris Scholarship ​

Application Deadline Scholarship Amount
January 30, 2021 TasteKitchenAndTable Scholarship $1,000
January 31, 2021 Fisher Investments “Invest in Your Future” College Scholarship $5,000
January 31, 2021 The College Scholarship $500
February 1, 2021 Nancy Etz Scholarship $1,000
February 10, 2021 The Minority Foreclosure Awareness Scholarship $1,000
February 11, 2021 African-American Entrepreneurs Grant — Female Award $1,000
February 11, 2021 African-American Entrepreneurs Grant — Male Award $1,000
February 14, 2021 Elite Lawyer Scholarship $500
February 20, 2021 Lounge Lizard: Web Design Scholarship $1,000
February 20, 2021 Web Design Scholarship $1,000
March 1, 2021 Adam K. Veron Grant $1,000
March 1, 2021 Curt E. Liebman MD Grant $1,000
March 1, 2021 Curt Liebman Scholarship $1,000
March 1, 2021 Benjamin Gordon Cambridge Capital Grant $1,000
March 1, 2021 Hani Zeini Grant $1,000
March 1, 2021 Lawyers of Distinction Scholarship $1,000
March 1, 2021 The Sam Haskell Scholarship $1,000
March 15, 2021 Martin Polanco Grant $1,000
March 31, 2021 OppU Achievers Scholarship $2,500
April 1, 2021 Beth DeBouvre Grant $1,000
April 1, 2021 Brad Beman Scholarship $1,000
April 1, 2021 Eric J. Dalius Giving $1,000
April 1, 2021 SarahBeth Hartlage Grant $1,000
April 1, 2021 Zumper Apartments Scholarship $1,000
April 4, 2021 West Coast Trial Lawyers Scholarship $1,000
April 5, 2021 IntelliRings Scholarship $1,000
April 16, 2021 AICA Chiropractic Scholarship $500
April 30, 2021 Dalworth Rug Cleaning Scholarship $2,000
April 30, 2021 Real Estate Education Endowment Scholarship $1,200
May 1, 2021 Dennis Begos Scholarship $1,000
May 1, 2021 Gary Saitowitz Grant $1,000
May 1, 2021 Iyanu Scholarship $1,000
May 1, 2021 Jonah Engler scholarship $1,000
May 1, 2021 Marc Ravenscroft Grant $1,000
May 1, 2021 Rice, Murtha & Psoras Scholarship $1,500
May 5, 2021 Custom Envy scholarship $1,000
May 8, 2021 Diversity in Data Science Scholarship $1,000
May 8, 2021 Women in Data Science Scholarship $1,000
May 11, 2021 Impact Scholarship for Black Students $2,550
June 1, 2021 2020 Neurogan Scholarship $1,000
June 1, 2021 Brian C. Jensen Scholarship $1,000
June 1, 2021 Robert Trosten Scholarship $1,000
June 3, 2021 Reputation Rhino Protection and Preservation of Wildlife and Nature Scholarship 500
June 15, 2021 Trench Shoring Boxes’ Scholarship $500
June 15, 2021 What Will Be Your Trademark? Scholarship $2,500
June 15, 2021 Trench Shoring Boxes’ Scholarship Program $500
June 30, 2021 Injury Doctor Scholarship $1,000
June 30, 2021 OppU Achievers Scholarship $2,500
June 30, 2021 The Little Bundle Superdad Scholarship $2,000
June 30, 2021 The Little Bundle Supermom Scholarship $2,000
July 1, 2021 Collegiate Powerlifter Scholarship $3,000
July 1, 2021 “Go with Experience” Scholarship $1,500
August 1, 2021 The Zimmerman Law Firm Scholarship $1,500
September 1, 2021 Excellence In Health Administration Scholarship $1,000
October 1, 2021 Demaurio Clark Grant $1,000
October 1, 2021 Ian Mausner Grant $1,000
December 31, 2021 The Little Bundle Superdad Scholarship $2,000
December 31, 2021 The Little Bundle Supermom Scholarship $2,000
December 31, 2021 OppU Achievers Scholarship $2,500
Ongoing Rotary Club of Cameron Park Community Foundation TBD