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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
June 3, 2021 Reputation Rhino Protection and Preservation of Wildlife and Nature Scholarship 500
June 15, 2021 What Will Be Your Trademark? Scholarship $2,500
June 20, 2021 3LAU "Everything" Scholarship $14,770
June 30, 2021 Boster Bio Scholarships $1,000
June 30, 2021 Earnest scholarship $5,000
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
June 30, 2021 Too Cool to Pay for School Scholarship $1,000
July 1, 2021 Barbecues Galore Art Scholarship $1,000
July 1, 2021 BodEvolve Scholarship $2,500
July 1, 2021 Collegiate Powerlifter Scholarship $3,000
July 1, 2021 “Go with Experience” Scholarship $1,500
July 1, 2021 Michael Giannulis Scholarship $1,000
July 1, 2021 Shook & Stone Scholarship $2,500
July 16, 2021 Stanger Stanfield Law Undergraduate Scholarship $1,000
July 31, 2021 Elizabeth Auger Annual Scholarship for Students with Type 1 or Type 2 Diabetes $1,000
July 31, 2021 Hoskins, Turco, Lloyd & Lloyd Scholarship for Veterans and Their Families $1,000
July 31, 2021 Paragon’s ‘Relocate Or Remodel?’ Scholarship $1,000
July 31, 2021 The Dominguez Firm Legal Scholarship Award $5,000
August 1, 2021 It Can Wait! Scholarship $1,000
August 1, 2021 The Zimmerman Law Firm Scholarship $1,500
August 2, 2021 WiseGeek Disability Scholarship $500
September 1, 2021 Excellence In Health Administration Scholarship $1,000
September 1, 2021 Finale Inventory Scholarship $3,000
September 1, 2021 $1,000
September 1, 2021 Public Service Scholarship $1,000
September 21, 2021 WiseGeek Recent Immigrants Scholarship $500
September 30, 2021 CouponXoo Scholarship $2,000
September 30, 2021 Money Key Scholarship $1,000
September 30, 2021 NuView Treatment Center Scholarship $1,000
September 30, 2021 NS Global Consulting Scholarship $1,500
September 30, 2021 Phoenix Attorneys to Award Autism Scholarship $1,000
September 30, 2021 Too Cool to Pay for School Scholarship $1,000
October 1, 2021 Brewerlong Scholarship $1,500
October 1, 2021 Demaurio Clark Grant $1,000
October 1, 2021 Future Business Leaders Scholarship $1,500
October 1, 2021 Ian Mausner Grant $1,000
October 1, 2021 Michael E Weintraub Esq Scholarship $1,000
October 25, 2021 Design For Recovery Scholarship $1,000
October 31, 2021 Infotracer Scholarships $1,000
November 30, 2021 Emeryreddy Scholarship $2,500
November 30, 2021 Seasons Beach Cottage Mental Health Education Scholarship $1,500
November 30, 2021 TonaLaw Veteran’s Scholarship $2,500
December 1, 2021 IIGERS 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 Shook & Stone Scholarship $2,500
December 15, 2021 Cryptopotato Scholarship $1,400
December 15, 2021 The Young Leader Scholarship $500
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 The Little Bundle Superdad Scholarship $2,000
December 31, 2021 The Little Bundle Supermom Scholarship $2,000
December 31, 2021 Too Cool to Pay for School Scholarship $1,000
December 31, 2021 OppU Achievers Scholarship $2,500
December 31, 2021 R3 Stem Cell Scholarship $1,500
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
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!

Event Details

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. 


  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 ​