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.
  • Student-specific scholarships can be based on a student's nationality, gender, race, religion, medical history, and so on.

SCC Scholarship FAQs

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.

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
July 31, 2020 BambooHR Scholarship $5,000
July 31, 2020 Best Website Builder Scholarships $700
July 31, 2020 Health & Wellness Scholarship $700
July 31, 2020 Hoskins, Turco, Lloyd & Lloyd Scholarship for Veterans and Their Families $1,000
July 31, 2020 TonaLaw Veteran’s Scholarship $1,000
August 1, 2020 2020 Straight North Stem Scholarship $1,000
August 1, 2020 AdvancePoint Capital’s Financial Literacy Scholarship $1,000
August 1, 2020 Arechigo & Stokka How to Protect Yourself From Cyber Crimes $1,500
August 1, 2020 Cyber Crimes Scholarship Essay Contest $1,500
August 1, 2020 Distracted Driving Scholarship Essay Contest $1,500
August 1, 2020 Life Coach Spotter 2020 Scholarship $1,000
August 1, 2020 Patrick Henry Maddren Scholarship $1,000
August 1, 2020 Teachinguide Online Learning Scholarship $1,000
August 1, 2020 The Best in Philly Scholarship Contest $1,000
August 1, 2020 Undergraduate Scholarship for Victims of Drunk Driving $1,500
August 15, 2020 Graduate Technology Scholarship For Military Veterans $1,000
August 15, 2020 Sygma Technology’s Promotion of STEM Education For Minority Students Award $1,000
September 1, 2020 Boohoff Law College Scholarship $3,000
September 1, 2020 The Entertainment Technology Scholarship $1,000
September 5, 2020 The Supporting Local Businesses Scholarship $1,000
September 15, 2020 KompareIt Higher Education Scholarship $1,000
September 15, 2020 The Lalande Personal Injury Lawyers Bi-annual Scholarship Fund $1,500
September 15, 2020 HomeClean Brighter Future Scholarship $2,500
September 30, 2020 OppU Achievers Scholarship $2,500
October 1, 2020 Avalaunch Media Scholarship $1,000
October 5, 2020 The Responsify Empowering Others Scholarship $1,000
October 15, 2020 RDC Paving The Way Scholarship $500
November 1, 2020 Lowenberg Law Firm Scholarship $1,000
December 1, 2020 Kapuza Lighty Annual Scholarship $1,000
December 11, 2020 Attorneys.org Legal Scholarship $1,000
December 15, 2020 HomeClean Cleaning Service Miami Scholarship $2,000
December 15, 2020 The SunTec Auto Glass Scholarship $1,500
December 31, 2020 BrainReference Scholarship Program $1,500
December 31, 2020 LawnStarter Lawntrepreneur Scholarship $1,000
December 31, 2020 Joanne Norris Scholarship $1,000
December 31, 2020 R3 Stem Cell Scholarship $1,500
December 31, 2020 The Law Firm of Jeremy Rosenthal College Scholarship $1,000
January 31, 2021 The EnergyRates.ca College Scholarship $500
March 1, 2021 Benjamin Gordon Cambridge Capital Grant $1,000
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 16, 2021 AICA Chiropractic Scholarship $500
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 Jonah Engler scholarship $1,000
Ongoing Rotary Club of Cameron Park Community Foundation TBD