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SMCCCD Scholarships

Each year, the three colleges of the San Mateo County Community College District (SMCCCD) -- Cañada College, College of San Mateo, and Skyline College -- award institutional scholarships to new, continuing, and transfer students. The scholarship awards are based on academic achievement, financial need or specific interests such as clubs, athletics, and service.

Funding for our scholarships comes from contributions to San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation which ensures that quality, affordable higher education is available to every member of our community. Visit the San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation website to learn more.


External Scholarship Opportunities


Name of Scholarship Type Amount Deadline
Supporting STEM STEM $1000 July 31, 2018
VOLT Lighting  STEM $500 July 31, 2018
Friendly Dental Healthcare $1000 July 31, 2018
Microfluidics STEM $1000 August 1, 2018
HostGator Technology All Students $1500 August 30, 2018
Youth Society for Education All Students $500 September 14, 2018
GoSkills  Business/Entrepreneurship $2000 September 15, 2018
OppU Achievers  All Students $2500 September 30, 2018
Soma Weight Loss Healthcare $1000 September 30, 2018
Deserve International Students $5000 September 30, 2018
Responsify All Students $1000 October 5, 2018
Squarefoot  Business/Entrepreneurship  Up to $3000 October 30, 2018
Zumper Apartments All Students $1000 November 15, 2018
Dr. Usha Rajagopal All Students $1000 December 31, 2018
VOLT Lighting STEM $500 December 31, 2018
AromaTech Retail/Marketing $500 December 31, 2018
Automotive Stuff Automotive $500 December 31, 2018
Chase Rubin 1st, 2nd, & 3rd year students $1000 January 1, 2019
Lexington Law Education/Teacher Track $750 January 1, 2019
JMD Furniture All Students $1000 January 31. 2019
Scholarships for Teachers Education/Teacher Track Varies Ongoing
The Elizabeth Greenshields  Art  Varies Ongoing
"The Llimanator" Macfarlane Inagural  Female Youth Varies Ongoing


Additional Scholarship Resources

Application Process

  1. Student must go to My AmeriCorps Website and electronically submit a request indicating Skyline College as their school.
  2. Student must be registered for classes in the semester they are requesting funds for.

Please note: To ensure proper and timely payment of your award, it is our practice to accept only one Americorps award request per term. Skyline College must see that you are enrolled in at least 0.5 units for the term you are requesting. If you are not enrolled, your request will be denied. Your award is then pending the release of federal funds to Skyline College.

Timeline for Americorps Scholarships

  • The process may take up to 6 weeks
  • Email Financial Aid Director Regina Morrison once you complete your electronic voucher
  • A check will be mailed to Skyline College's Financial Aid Office (2 weeks)
  • Check requisition forwarded to Cashiers Office (2 weeks)
  • A check will be mailed to student's address on file with the Admissions & Records Office (1-2 weeks)
  • Please note: mailing address can be updated through your WebSMART account

Payment Schedule for Financial Aid and Other Scholarship Payments

There are two major payment days at the beginning and at the mid-point of each semester for all students eligible for payments by those dates. These are followed by secondary payment dates every week to pay students who were not previously ready for payment. For disbursement dates, please see the Financial Aid Status page.

Additional Assistance

If you have any questions, please email Financial Aid Director Regina Morrison or call (650) 738-4350.

How do I pay for a study abroad experience?

Study abroad can seem expensive, but there are sources of financial aid available to help with the costs. Please visit the Study Abroad website for more information.