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.
Visit the Student Scholarship Awards Ceremony website for dates and deadlines and to view scholarship recipients.
Skyline College Scholarships
The 2020-2021 Skyline College Scholarship Application is CLOSED.
Scholarship Announcements will be sent out by email to "my.smccd.edu" email addresses on the first week of May for students who have both received and not received scholarship awards. Please read the email thoroughly and follow directions.
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2020-2021 Scholarship Awards Ceremony
All awarded scholarship recipients will be recognized at the Student Scholarship Awards Ceremony on May 7, 2020. On behalf of Skyline College's Scholarship Committee, we thank you for applying and wish you continued success in your educational goals!
If you have any questions, please email Scholarship Coordinator Patricia Flores at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (650) 738-4390.
Americans Council of Engineering Companies- Peninsula Chapter
To be eligible, you must:
1. Be a resident of San Mateo County.
2. Be enrolled at a community college (Cañada College, Skyline College, College of San Mateo,
Evergreen Valley College, etc), a California State University (CSU East Bay, CSU
Sacramento, etc.) or University of California System (UC Davis, UC San Diego, etc.)
3. Indicate an interest in engineering or land surveying based on courses taken in the fields of
Engineering or Land Surveying.
4. Have a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or higher (4.0 basis) through Fall 2019
APPLICATION DEADLINE – June 1, 2020 (Postmarking)
Students interested in this scholarship should write a letter to Ernest Chan, Scholarship Spring
2020, DES Architects & Engineers, 399 Bradford Street, Suite #300, Redwood City, CA 94063.
The letter should not be more than two pages long and must be postmarked no later than June 1,
2020. No applications will be accepted with a postmark after that date.
It should include the following information:
1. Filled out application.
2. You must include an original "sealed" transcript of your Fall 2019 final grades. Your
application will not be accepted without the inclusion of such.
3. A short narrative with descriptions of the following topics:
A. Describe your career goals that may include future education and employment goals.
B. Describe your work experience, including companies worked for and duties performed.
Previous Engineering/Surveying experience is helpful, but not required.
C. Describe your financial need and how you would use this scholarship. Please indicate if
you are interested in summer or part-time employment to supplement the scholarship.
SPONSOR AND AWARD
The Scholarship is sponsored by the Peninsula Chapter of the American Council of
Engineering Companies of California. All applicants will receive a written response (by email) sent no
later than July 1, 2020. The scholarship recipient(s) will be invited to our July 2020 Chapter's monthly
luncheon meeting to present himself/herself to the organization and receive the scholarship. The
number of scholarships will vary depending upon the number of responses. The minimum
award will be $2500.
For more information and application, please check Peninsula Chapter Scholarship and Application .
San Mateo County Employer Advisory Council
PURPOSE of Scholarship: To assist San Mateo County residents who are studying some aspect of Business Administration, Human Resources, or other areas of study that will ultimately provide the opportunity to make a contribution to our society. Scholarship awards are to be used to further the education of recipients.
ABOUT the EAC: Employer Advisory Councils (EAC’s) were formed in 1978 to serve in an advisory capacity to the Employment Development Department (EDD) Workforce Services Program. The San Mateo County EAC meets monthly to exchange information, ideas, and concerns about Human Resources management issues.
REQUIRED for Application:
• Brief letter of introduction (approximately 300-500 words) stating your financial needs as well as career and personal goals. Your letter should demonstrate why you should be awarded this scholarship. Include mailing address, telephone number where you can be reached, and email address.
• One letter of recommendation from school counselor or teacher, community agency, employer, or other professional entity familiar with your qualifications • History of academic accomplishments, volunteer services, certificates of achievements, etc., demonstrating a desire to learn
• Personal interview with the EAC Scholarship Committee
• Scholarship recipient(s) must attend Awards Ceremony with EAC Board, via Zoom, Friday,
August 14, 2020.
ELIGIBILITY for Scholarships: Any undergraduate student residing in San Mateo County, enrolled or planning to enroll in: Community College, College or University, Vocational Training Program, or Adult School R.O.P. Previous San Mateo County EAC Scholarship recipients are not eligible.
Award AMOUNT: $1,000.00 Awards
- Applications must be postmarked, or emailed, no later than Friday, July 24, 2020.
- Finalists will be interviewed on Friday, July 31, 2020.
- Recipients will be notified no later than Friday, August 7, 2020. Awards Ceremony with EAC Board will be held via Zoom on Friday, August 14, 2020.
For more information, please click here to submit your application.
Children of Fallen Heroes Scholarship
To qualify for the scholarship, students must be:
- Have a Pell-eligible EFC
- Must be less than 24 years of age
- Or enrolled at an institution of higher education at the time of his or her parents or guardians death
For purposes of the Children of Fallen Heroes Scholarship, a “public safety officer” is:
- An individual serving a public agency in an official capacity, with or without compensation, as a law enforcement officer, firefighter, or chaplain;
- An employee of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) who is performing official duties of the agency, if those official duties:
- are related to a major disaster or emergency that has been, or is later declared to exist with respect to the area under the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act; and
- are determined by FEMA to be hazardous duties;
Check Children and Fallen Heros Scholarship Act for more information regarding this scholarship and to view definitions.
External Scholarship Opportunities
|Name of Scholarship||Type||Amount||Deadline|
|The 2020 Cooper Hurley Injury Lawyers Driving Awareness Scholarship||All Students||$1000||July 15, 2020|
|Cyber Security||IT Students||$1000||July 15, 2020|
|San Mateo County Employer Advisory Council Scholarship||All Students||$1000||July 24, 2020|
|Phoenix Bats||All Students||$500||July 25, 2020|
|Consumer Law||All Students||$1500||July 30, 2020|
|Auger & Auger Disabled Scholar Award||All Students||$1000||July 31, 2020|
|The Nargis E. Ragab First Generation Scholarship||All Students||$1500||July 31, 2020|
|Sober Partners Scholarship||All Students||$1000||July 31, 2020|
|Reach for the Skiber Scholarship||All Students||$1000||July 31, 2020|
|The Dominguez Firm, LLP Scholarship||Law Students||$5000||July 31, 2020|
|BambooHR||All Students||$5000||July 31, 2020|
|The Last House||All Students||$1000||July 31, 2020|
|One Mile at Time Scholarship||All Students||$1500||July 31, 2020|
|Lulu's Scholarship||All Students||$1000||July 31, 2020|
|Elizabeth Auger - Diabetes||All Students||$1000||July 31, 2020|
|Antibodies.com Scholarship Program||Biology Students||$2000||August 1, 2020|
|Rustic Pathways||All Students||Up to $1000||August 1, 2020|
|Digital Signages||All Students||$1000||August 15, 2020|
|Bonsai Finance||Veterans||$1000||September 28, 2020|
|Scholarships for Teachers||Education/Teacher Track||Varies||Ongoing|
|The Elizabeth Greenshields||Art||Varies||Ongoing|
|G2 Crowd Entrepreneur||All Students||$5000||Ongoing|
|Native American Student Support Guide||Native American Students||Varies||Ongoing|
|TTR Data Recovery||High School Students||$1000||Ongoing|
|Same Day Loans 365||All Students||$500||Ongoing|
|Price It Here||Business||$1000||Ongoing|
|Lowenberg & Kumar||All Students||$1000||Ongoing|
|CFF Foundation||All Students||$1500||Ongoing/Quarterly|
|Youth Forward - DmvEdu.org||All Students||$3000||Ongoing/Trimester|
|American Muscle Automotive||All Students||$2000||Ongoing/Semester|
|Hedding Law Firm||All Students||$2500||Ongoing/Yearly|
|The Youthist||All Students||$1000||Ongoing/Yearly|
|Food Stamps Now||All Students||$1000||Ongoing/Yearly|
Additional Scholarship Resources
For more tips on searching for scholarships, please visit:
- Student must go to My AmeriCorps Website and electronically submit a request indicating Skyline College as their school.
- 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.
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.