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.

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

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.

Honors Scholarship

Learn about the Honors Scholarship

Each year The Honors Program awards a scholarship for the best paper written in one of its seminars. Any student in an honors seminar held during the current academic year may submit a seminar paper for consideration. Submissions will judged by a panel comprised of faculty and administrators. The winning student will receive a scholarship, a certificate of award, and recognition during the college's annual Honors and Awards Ceremony. In past years, the amount of the scholarship has been $500.

Scholarship Procedures and Judging Criteria


  • The paper was written in and for an honors seminar during the scholarship school year
  • While the paper may be on any topic addressed in a CRC honors seminar, it must be a work of scholarly non-fiction
  • The paper must be the student's original work with all sources cited
  • The competition must receive at least three entries or no scholarship will be awarded for this year
  • Deadline for the competition: TBA


  • The paper must be submitted with a cover sheet with the student's name, the title of the seminar, the professor's name, and the semester the seminar was offered.
  • The student's name should only appear on the title page.
  • All papers must be typed and double-spaced.

Judging Criteria:

  • Clarity of thought and presentation
  • Objective, in-depth analysis of a topic
  • Application of pertinent theory and/or research
  • Effective development and support of the writer's position or argument
  • Evidence of original work
  • Appropriate citations and documentation of source material

Please submit manuscripts to: Rick Schubert's mailbox in the Humanities and Social Sciences area office. No email submissions will be accepted. Should you have any questions, please contact Dr. Schubert at (916) 691-7494 or schuber@crc.losrios.edu.

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 ​