Attention Students:  

2015-2016 Scholarship Application is now OPEN!

Application Deadline:  February 12, 2015 by 11:59 p.m.

Pictures from Scholarship Recognition & Award Ceremony


Each year, the three colleges of the San Mateo County Community College District -- 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. The Foundation is the colleges' partner in promoting student success at our colleges and in ensuring that quality, affordable higher education is available to every member of our community. It is due to the ongoing generosity of donors since the Foundation's inception in 1966 that many thousands of students have attended college and realized a better life. Contributions to the Foundation are received from many sources: individuals (including Cañada, College of San Mateo, and Skyline College alumni, faculty, and staff), businesses, civic groups, community organizations, and other foundations. For more information about San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation, please visit

2015-2016 Scholarship Application Now OPEN!

For continuing, new, transferring, and high school students please click on the below link for the:

Need Help - Attend a Financial Aid Application Lab: 

  • Every Tuesday from 1:30-2:30 p.m in Room 2117-B
  • Every Wednesday from 4:00-5:30 p.m. in Room 2117-B 

If you have any questions please call or email the Scholarship Coordinator, Jenny Yang at or call (650) 738-4266

External Scholarship Opportunities:

An up-to-date list of scholarships from external organizations is below and available from the Skyline College Financial Aid Office. Most external organizations select their scholarship recipients and may have a deadline different from the Skyline College and San Mateo County Community College District Foundation Scholarships.

Foster Youth Scholarship: 
Pepperdine University - Seaver College Scholarship (due Jan. 5, 2015)

Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) Honor Society Scholarships:

To apply for the below scholarships, click here:  PTK Scholarship Application
--Oberndorf Lifeline to Completion Scholarship due October 31, 2014
--GEICO Pathway to Completion Master's Degree Scholarship due October 31, 2014
--All-USA, All-California and Coca-Cola Scholarships due November 3, 2014
--Questions, contact Joyce Lee at or Dr. Christine Case at

Jack Kent Cooke Transfer Scholarship

Due early December 2014. 
--Information visit: Jack Kent Cooke Foundation
--Questions, contact Stephen Fredricks, MESA Director at

Barry Goldward (STEM) Scholarship
--Due in February 2015. 
--Information visit: Barry Goldwater Scholarship
--Questions, contact Stephen Fredricks, MESA Director at

Udall Scholarship for American Indian Tribal Policy or Environmental Science
--Due March 4, 2015.
--Information visit:  Udall Foundation
--Questions, contact Stephen Fredricks, MESA Director at

Scholarship Tips:

For more tips on searching for scholarships, please visit: 

If you have questions, please contact the Financial Aid Office, Bldg. 2 - Room 2234 or call Jenny Yang at (650) 738-4266

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