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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 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
May 30, 2022 $1,000
May 31, 2022 Mental Health Educational Annual Scholarship Round 1 $1,500
May 31, 2022 The Organic Bunny Scholarship $1,000
May 31, 2022 $20,000
June 1, 2022 Disaster Relief Scholarship $10,000
June 1, 2022 $1,500
June 1, 2022 The Richard Rawle Memorial Scholarship from Check City $2,000
June 1, 2022 Scholarship for Future Entrepreneurs $1,000
June 5, 2022 PixelPlex Bi-Annual STEM Scholarship $2,000
June 30, 2022 $1,000
June 30, 2022 $2,500
June 30, 2022 DataNumen Scholarship $1,000
June 30, 2022 $1,000
June 30, 2022 $500
June 30, 2022 $2,000
June 30, 2022 $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, 2022 Jeffcoat Firm Nursing Scholarship $1,000
July 1, 2021 Peter DeCaprio Grant $1,000
July 1, 2021 Teen Safe Driving Scholarship $2,000
July 14, 2022 $1,500
July 15, 2022 $10,000
July 16, 2022 $1,000
July 25, 2022 $2,500
July 30, 2022 Friedman Injury Law Scholarship Contest $1,000
July 30, 2022 $1,500
July 31, 2022 Bond Exchange Scholarship $1,000
July 31, 2022 Eskew Law Scholarship for Children of Convicted Felons $1,500
July 31, 2022 The Zorayr Manukyan Grant $1,000
August 1, 2022 $1,000
August 1, 2022 $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
August 15, 2022 Lem Garcia Legal Career Scholarship Fund $1,000
November 1, 2022 $500
November 1, 2022 $1,500
November 15, 2022 $1,000
November 30, 2022 $1,000
November 30, 2022 $1,500
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 $1,000
December 1, 2022 $1,000
December 1, 2022 $2,000
December 8, 2022 $1,000
December 9, 2022 $1,000
December 14, 2022 $1,000
December 14, 2022 $1,000
December 15, 2022 $1,000
December 20, 2022 $2,500
December 20, 2022 $1,500
December 31, 2022 $500
January 1, 2023 $2,500
Ongoing Rotary Club of Cameron Park Community Foundation TBD
Ongoing Scholarships for Black and African American Students Varies
Ongoing Undergraduate Scholarships Varies

Athletic Scholarships

Scholarships Available to Student-Athletes

There are several scholarships specifically designated for student-athletes. Visit the Los Rios Colleges Foundation application page in January to apply.

CRC Steve Krisiak Athletic Department Scholarship

Donor: CRC Athletic Department Staff
GPA: 3.00
Units Completed: 24.00
Current Units: 12 or more units
Quantity: 2
Amount: $500.00
Transferring/Continuing: Transferring
Other Requirements: Applicant must be transferring with a minimum of 24 completed units and must have completed at least one year of athletic competition at CRC.

James Clark Memorial Scholarship

Donor: Family/Friends of Jim Clark
GPA: 2.50
Units Completed: 6.00
Current Units: 12 or more units
Quantity: 1
Transferring/Continuing: Transferring
Other Requirements: Must be a student athlete, enrolled in 12+ units, transferring to a 4-year university. Must demonstrate financial need.

Computer Information Science Scholarship

CyberCorps: Scholarship for Service

Students attending specific participating institutions may qualify for CyberCorps scholarships, which are funded through grants awarded by the National Science Foundation. Scholarship recipients are obligated to serve at a federal, state, local, or tribal government organization in an information assurance position for a period equivalent to the length of the scholarship or one year, whichever is longer.

Learn more at the CyberCorps: Scholarship for Service website.

Microsoft Cybersecurity Scholarship Program

The Microsoft Cybersecurity Scholarship Program supports community college students completing their cybersecurity degrees and attaining industry certificates through scholarships (up to $500) or subsidies for cybersecurity certification exam costs (up to $375).

Students currently enrolled in a cybersecurity-related program at a two-year institution, such as Cosumnes River College, are able to demonstrate financial need by providing Pell Grant eligibility, financial aid award letters, or other evidence of need are eligible.

Apply Online

Dreamer Scholarships

Scholarships Available to Dreamers

The following websites provide information on scholarships open to undocumented students.

Honors Research Symposium and Honors Scholarship

Symposium and Scholarship Details

CRC is hosting its second annual Honors Research Symposium, Friday, May 6, 2022, 10:00 am to 2:00 pm via Zoom!

To have your work considered for presentation, you must be a current CRC Honors Program student and must:

  1. Submit an abstract (of 150-250 words) of either:
    • a finished paper written for, or a seminar presentation that was delivered to, a CRC Honors course, or
    • an abstract (of 150-250 words) for a work-in-progress from a CRC Honors course
  2. Have your submission endorsed by the member of the Honors faculty for whom you wrote the paper, gave the presentation, or are developing the relevant work-in-progress.

Dates and Details

  • Abstract submission deadline: Friday, April 22, 2022
  • Selection notification via email: Friday, April 29, 2022
  • If selected, students will be invited to give a five-minute "work-in-progress" or a 10-15-minute "finished research project" presentation. Presentations will be followed by responses from panelists.
  • Limit of one submission and one presentation per student.

The best "work-in-progress" presentation will be awarded a $250 scholarship, a certificate of award, and recognition during the Honors Program's annual awards ceremony. The best "finished research project" presentation will be awarded a $500 scholarship, a certificate of award, and recognition during the Honors Program's annual awards ceremony.

Please submit entries using the form below. Should you have any questions, please contact Dr. Schubert at (916) 691-7494 or

LGBTQ+ Scholarships

Scholarships Available to LGBTQ+ Students

The following are outside (non-CRC) scholarships for LGBTQ+ students.

Affordable Colleges Online - College Scholarships for LGBTQ Students

Umoja Diop Scholarships

Scholarships Available to Students of African Descent

Umoja Diop can provide assistance with outside scholarships for students of African ancestry.

Scholarships for African American Students (Best Colleges website)

Financial Aid Opportunities for Minority Students (Best Colleges website)

UNCF Scholarships, Programs, Internships, and Fellowships ​