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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
April 16, 2021 AICA Chiropractic Scholarship $500
April 16, 2021 CISOA Scholarship $1,000
April 30, 2021 CCCSFAAA Scholarships $500
April 30, 2021 Dalworth Rug Cleaning Scholarship $2,000
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 Iyanu Scholarship $1,000
May 1, 2021 Jonah Engler scholarship $1,000
May 1, 2021 Marc Ravenscroft Grant $1,000
May 1, 2021 Rice, Murtha & Psoras Scholarship $1,500
May 1, 2021 Wisegeek Scholarship $500
May 5, 2021 Custom Envy scholarship $1,000
May 8, 2021 Diversity in Data Science Scholarship $1,000
May 8, 2021 Women in Data Science Scholarship $1,000
May 11, 2021 Bold Scholarships for Black Students $2,550
May 11, 2021 Impact Scholarship for Black Students $2,550
May 14, 2021 Solvable Scholarship $1,000
May 15, 2021 Cryptopotato Scholarship $1,400
May 20, 2021 World Wide Best Office Chairs Scholarship $500
May 31, 2021 Seasons Beach Cottage Mental Health Education Scholarship $1,500
June 1, 2021 2020 Neurogan Scholarship $1,000
June 1, 2021 Brian C. Jensen Scholarship $1,000
June 1, 2021 Robert Trosten Scholarship $1,000
June 3, 2021 Reputation Rhino Protection and Preservation of Wildlife and Nature Scholarship 500
June 15, 2021 Trench Shoring Boxes’ Scholarship $500
June 15, 2021 What Will Be Your Trademark? Scholarship $2,500
June 15, 2021 Trench Shoring Boxes’ Scholarship Program $500
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
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 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 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
October 1, 2021 Brewerlong Scholarship $1,500
October 1, 2021 Demaurio Clark Grant $1,000
October 1, 2021 Ian Mausner Grant $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
December 1, 2021 Psomagen Next Generation Scholarship $2,000
December 1, 2021 Shook & Stone Scholarship $2,500
December 15, 2021 Cryptopotato Scholarship $1,400
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 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!

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
    • 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: Sunday, April 4, 2021
  • Selection notification via email: Friday, April 16, 2021
  • 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

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 ​