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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
November 30, 2021 Emeryreddy Scholarship $2,500
November 30, 2021 New Mexico Financial & Family Veterans’ Scholarship $1,000
November 30, 2021 Seasons Beach Cottage Mental Health Education Scholarship $1,500
November 30, 2021 The Andrew Flusche Scholarship Contest $500
November 30, 2021 The CAPTRUST Scholarship $1,000
November 30, 2021 The Car Review Scholarship $1,000
November 30, 2021 TonaLaw Veteran’s Scholarship $2,500
December 1, 2021 Aaron Wersing Employment Discrimination Scholarship Contest $1,000
December 1, 2021 Bahia Property Management's Entrepreneurial Scholarship $1,000
December 1, 2021 Brian C. Jensen Giveback $1,000
December 1, 2021 Chip Unsworth Scholarship $1,000
December 1, 2021 Community Commitment Scholarship Contest $1,000
December 1, 2021 Florin Scholarship Contest $1,500
December 1, 2021 Giving Back to the Community Scholarship $1,000
December 1, 2021 IIGERS Scholarship $1,000
December 1, 2021 Law Office of Chuck Geerhart Scholarship $1,000
December 1, 2021 Mehta & McConnell $1,000
December 1, 2021 Ottinger Employment Lawyers Annual Scholarship $1,000
December 1, 2021 Psomagen Next Generation Scholarship $2,000
December 1, 2021 Robert Wayne Pearce Investor Fraud Awareness Scholarship $1,000
December 1, 2021 Scottsdale Injury Lawyers Undergraduate Scholarship Contest $1,000
December 1, 2021 Shook & Stone Scholarship $2,500
December 1, 2021 The Larson Law Office Scholarship $1,000
December 1, 2021 The Lux Law Firm Scholarship $1,000
December 1, 2021 The Right to Trial Scholarship $1,000
December 1, 2021 The Sure Oak “Grow Your Career” Intern Scholarship $1,000
December 1, 2021 Work Injury Awareness Scholarship Contest $1,000
December 1, 2021 Your Time to Climb Scholarship $2,000
December 2, 2021 Vaccine Injury Awareness Scholarship $1,500
December 3, 2021 The Working Parent College Scholarship $1,000
December 15, 2021 Cryptopotato Scholarship $1,400
December 15, 2021 David JC Cutler Grant $1,000
December 15, 2021 Fob James Law Firm Scholarship $1,000
December 15, 2021 Gary Stephens Scholarship $1,000
December 15, 2021 Jason E Fisher Scholarship $1,000
December 15, 2021 Jinhee Wilde Attorney Scholarship $1,000
December 15, 2021 KJ Williams Scholarship $1,000
December 15, 2021 Nick Becker Scholarship $1,000
December 15, 2021 Paul Haarman Scholarship $1,000
December 15, 2021 Rizwan Ahmed CPA Scholarship $1,000
December 15, 2021 The Josh Gibson MD Scholarship $1,000
December 15, 2021 The Young Leader Scholarship $500
December 17, 2021 North Spore Scholarship $2,500
December 17, 2021 Our Leaders Of Tomorrow Scholarship $1,500
December 31, 2021 Anta Plumbing Scholarship $1,000
December 31, 2021 Arizona Injury Law Group Scholarship $1,500
December 31, 2021 Beca Estudiantil de Abogados de Accidentes Ahora  $5,000
December 31, 2021 Benjamin Gordon Scholarship $1,000
December 31, 2021 Coupons Plus Deals Scholarship $3,000
December 31, 2021 Elevate Black Entrepreneurs Scholarship $1,000
December 31, 2021 Expert Institute's Life Sciences Scholarship Program $2,000
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 Mesothelioma Hub Scholarship $1,000
December 31, 2021 OppU Achievers Scholarship $2,500
December 31, 2021 Smile By Design Free Scholarship $1,000
December 31, 2021 Stepp & Sullivan, P.C $500
December 31, 2021 The Law Offices of Daniel Kim Scholarship $5,000
December 31, 2021 The Little Bundle Superdad Scholarship $2,000
December 31, 2021 The Little Bundle Supermom Scholarship $2,000
December 31, 2021 The Pacific Bay Recovery Scholarship Award Opportunity $1,500
December 31, 2021 The USD 500 Customer Service Scholarship $500
December 31, 2021 Too Cool to Pay for School Scholarship $1,000
December 31, 2021 United Yacht Sales 'Do The Right Thing' Scholarship $1,500
December 31, 2021 R3 Stem Cell Scholarship $1,500
January 1, 2022 The Chairish "Design Your Future" Scholarship $2,500
January 15, 2022 Excellence in Accounting Scholarship Program for Undergraduate $5,000
January 15, 2022 Champion the Cause Scholarship $1,000
January 15, 2022 Safe for All: Florida Visitors Roadway Safety Scholarship $1,000
January 31, 2022 Jet Future Business Leadership Scholarship $1,000
January 31, 2022 Energy Rates.Ca College Scholarship 2022   $500
February 1, 2022 CCCSFAAA Scholarship Program $500-$1,000
February 1, 2022 John Giorgi Grant $1,000
February 15, 2022 Robert M. Helfend Criminal Defense Scholarship  $500
March 1, 2022 Alex Gierbolini Grant $1,000
March 1, 2022 Alex Gierbolini Scholarship $1,000
March 1, 2022 American Association of University Women (AAUW) Sacramento Scholarship $3,000
March 1, 2022 Dennis Begos Award $1,000
March 1, 2022 Fred Auzenne Grant $1,000
March 1, 2022 Fred Auzenne Scholarship $1,000
March 1, 2022 Rank-it.ca College Scholarship $500
March 15, 2022 Almowafir Scholarship Fund $1,000
March 15, 2022 Leoboost Scholarship $1,000
March 15, 2022 Vito Proietti Scholarship $1,000
April 1, 2022 The Eric Dalius Fortitude Award $1,000
April 15, 2022 Tortuga Study Abroad Scholarship $1,000
April 30, 2022 The Solar Associates Scholarship Program $1,000
May 1, 2022 Insta4likes Scholarship $777
May 15, 2022 Gaming Scholarship Program $5,000
May 31, 2022 The Organic Bunny Scholarship $1,000
June 1, 2022 Disaster Relief Scholarship $10,000
June 1, 2022 The Richard Rawle Memorial Scholarship from Check City $2,000
June 1, 2022 Scholarship for Future Entrepreneurs $1,000
June 30, 2022 DataNumen Scholarship $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, 2021 Peter DeCaprio Grant $1,000
July 14, 2022 The Wells Call Annual Scholarship Contest $1,500
July 30, 2022 Friedman Injury Law Scholarship Contest $1,000
July 31, 2022 Eskew Law Scholarship for Children of Convicted Felons $1,500
August 1, 2022 Brian Colombana Scholarship $1,000
August 1, 2022 Eric Dalius Scholarship $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
December 1, 2022 Salwin Law Gorup Law School Scholarship Contest $1,000
Ongoing Rotary Club of Cameron Park Community Foundation TBD

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
Amount:$1,000.00
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.

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 first Honors Research Symposium, Friday, April 30, 2021, 10:00 am to 2:00 pm via Zoom!

Check back in Spring 2022 for the next symposium submission dates. Finalists will be invited to present their works at the symposium and "best of" presentations will be awarded scholarships.

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

MESA Scholarship

MESA Scholarship Information

The Los Rios MESA Scholarship awards selected applicants varied monetary scholarships ($100 – $300). Applications are due each year during spring semester.

Who can Apply?

Any MESA or ASEM student who is enrolled in the MESA program at ARC, CRC, or SCC during spring semester is eligible to apply. To apply for the MESA scholarship, download the Scholarship Application (PDF). The application is an editable PDF file; please download the file to your computer before editing the file. 

Requirements

  1. Completed Scholarship Application consisting of:
    • Contact Sheet
    • Math & Science Courses Sheet
    • Awards, Honors, Achievement & Activites Sheet
  2. Personal Statement
  3. A complete set of transcripts from every college you have attended (unofficial acceptable)
  4. Faculty Recommendation Form*
  5. Faculty Letter of Recommendation in a sealed envelope.* Envelopes are available in the MESA office.

Items 1-3 must be submitted digitally via Canvas. Sign in to Canvas and select the blue Submit Assignment button.
*Items 4-5 are the only components that may be physically turned in to the MESA Center in RHS-122.

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 ​