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.

Skyline College Scholarships

Our 2024-2025 Skyline College Scholarship Application is OPEN!

APPLICATION DEADLINE: March 2, 2024 at 11:59 PM

To view and apply for Scholarships, visit our Scholarship Opportunties.

  • If you are a New Applicant, click Sign Up to create your account.
  • If you are a Returning Applicant, click Sign In to complete or update your scholarship application.

**Need Assistance with your Application? You can attend of our Scholarship Drop In Workshops**  

**If you are a Transfer Student, who received a scholarship for 2023-2024, do not forgot to submit proof of your Enrollment Status at your new school. The proof must contain a class summary of your classes and displaying units. Please send all proofs to Ms. Patricia Flores at with your G# for processing. On behalf of Skyline College's Scholarship Committee, we thank you for applying and wish you continued success in your educational goals!

View Scholarship Ceremony information & pictures.

Need help on writing your Thank You Letter? Check out our helpful tips and advice  .

If you are experiencing technical difficulities with your submission, contact Ms. Patricia Flores directly at

Please Note: External scholarships have their own terms and conditions. The donor determines which academic costs are covered by their scholarship. For example, some scholarships require the cost of books and supplies appear on a student's college invoice and they don't cover items purchased outside of the bookstore. It's important that you review the Terms and Conditions of your scholarship. The Financial Aid Office is a third party, we assist with the disbursement of these funds and follow the requirements set by the donor. We don't have the authority to override these requirements.  


WTS Foundation 2023 -2024 Strategic Partnership Scholarship


The WTS Foundation fosters the development of students in the transportation field by encouraging bright new professionals and students to undertake careers in the area of transportation. One way to accomplish this goal is by awarding the WTS Foundation Strategic Partner Scholarship(s) to females and those who identify as female, who want to pursue studies in transportation or a related field, providing steppingstones to help plan for a bright future in an exciting, always advancing career. In 2024, four (4) $5,000 Strategic Scholarships are available to be named and presented by the sponsoring companies: HDR, HNTB, Jacobs, and WSP.

Applications are due by Friday, December 15, 2023, and selected applicants will be notified by February, 16, 2024 of their acceptance. Scholarships will be presented at the WTS Annual Conference in New Orleans, Louisiana during the Gala and Awards Dinner on Thursday, May 9, 2024, and attendance is strongly recommended.  As part of acceptance of the scholarship, the awardees will receive a complimentary registration to the Annual Conference. In addition, the WTS Foundation will support the applicant in attending the 2024 Annual Conference to receive the scholarship: with support of an economy flight and two-night stay at the conference hotel.

The HDR, HNTB, Jacobs and WSP Scholarships are $5,000 each. The minimum criteria for selection are:

  • Applicant must be enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate degree program.
  • GPA of 3.0 or higher.
  • Currently enrolled in a transportation-related field or have career aspirations in the transportation industry, such as transportation engineering, planning, finance, or logistics.
  • Plans to pursue a career in a transportation-related field.

Application Deadline is December 15, 2023! Apply for the WTS Foundation Scholarship. 

2024 Jobs for Youth AI Teglia Scholarship Application


The Jobs for Youth Al Teglia Scholarship program provides 20 youth with $2,000 each. Scholars are selected for financial and personal need, and all Scholars demonstrate a clear desire to succeed. The program is open to Jobs for Youth Members ages 16-21 who reside in San Mateo County. Applicants must be at least a junior in high school and have a minimum 2.0 cumulative GPA.

The Al Teglia Scholarship program can help you on your journey toward earning an Associate degree, Bachelor’s degree, or vocational training certificate. Our goal is to help you enroll in your next semester of classes and to increase your likelihood of graduating. We believe in you! Apply today and let us be part of your success story.

If you have any questions or concerns about your eligibility, please contact us at

Don't wait, start applying as of now and learn about the application process by visiting The JFY Al Teglia Scholarship application period will close at 1:00 PM on Monday January 29, 2024.

2024 JFY AL Teglia Scholarship

APWA Silicon Valley Chapter Engineering Scholarship


The American Public Works Association is a nonprofit, professional association of public works agencies, private companies, and individuals dedicated to promoting professional excellence and public awareness through education, advocacy, and the exchange of knowledge. The Silicon Valley Chapter of APWA intends to offer two (2) Scholarships (each $2,000) to Community College students who reside in the San Francisco Bay Area and will transfer to undergraduate Engineering program at any accredited 4-year University in 2024. Scholarship recipients will be invited to participate in an APWA meeting within the next few months where they will be treated to lunch and have opportunities to network with engineers in the community.

These scholarships are for Community College students who will transfer to any accredited 4-year University with Civil /Environmental/Construction Engineering major. Scholarships may be based on financial needs.

To be eligible for a scholarship you must:
1. Submit a completed application form indicating a sincere interest and the coursework in Civil Engineering.
2. Provide an official transcript of all academic work showing a minimum GPA of 3.0.
3. Submit one letter of recommendation supporting your Engineering interests/career goal and email directly to
4. Submit a letter of acceptance for an underground Engineering program (Full Time) at any accredited 4-year University within the United States.

Interested students can complete and submit the application, transcript, college acceptance letter, and letter of recommendation via email to by May 30, 2024.


Application Deadline is May 30, 2024! Apply for the APWA Silicon Valley Chapter Engineering Scholarship Application.  

Children of Fallen Heroes Scholarship

To qualify for the scholarship, students must be:

  • Pell-eligible
  • 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

There are plenty of scholarships available to apply for outside of the district. See a list of scholarships we recommend looking into based on your personal background, interests, and goals.

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 Ariackna Soler 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 Ariackna Soler 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.