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.

Visit the Student Scholarship Awards Ceremony website for dates and deadlines and to view scholarship recipients.

Skyline College Scholarships

The next Scholarship cycle will be for the 2021-2022 academic year and will OPEN November 2020!

Application Deadline: March 2, 2021 at 11:59 PM

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 or call (650) 738-4390.

Join us at the 8th Annual The Latino College Expo on September 25th at 1:00 PM- 4:00 PM (PST). The expo is designed to help students learn more about scholarship opportunities, filled out the FAFSA or the California Dream Act Application, and attend seminars. Admission is $5.00, click here for more information and to register.

Latin College Expo


Real Estate Education Endowment Scholarship

The Foundation for California Community Colleges is pleased to announce the availability of 2020-2021 Real Estate Education Endowment Scholarships for California Community College students. These awards are available for students in good academic standing who need financial assistance to help afford enrollment costs in community college real estate education programs.


  • Must be pursuing either a major in Real Estate or, if a Real Estate major isn’t offered by their college, a major in Business Administration with a concentration in Real Estate.
  • Must have completed at least one college-level real estate course with a grade of C or better (2.0).
  • Can be full-time or part-time.
  • Must demonstrate financial need.




  • $600 max per semester.
  • $1,200 max per academic year.

The total amount available for scholarships is limited to the amount of interest income generated by the Real Estate Education Advancement Fund. 

The campus Financial Aid Director or Scholarship Coordinator will determine student eligibility and initiate award funding after the student submits the Real Estate Scholarship Application.

Scholarship selection criteria has remained unchanged and includes low- income/disadvantaged status, GPA, and declared interest in real estate as a career path. Specific eligibility criteria are delineated in the Real Estate Education Scholarship Guidelines.

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September 1, 2020 – April 30, 2021

Students must submit their application to their college’s Financial Aid Office to Ms. Patricia Flores, The Financial Aid Office will determine eligibility and forward the Real Estate Scholarship Invoice to the Foundation’s office. All materials must be received by May 1, 2021.

The scholarship application, letter of recommendation, and academic transcript documenting grades and current/completed courses must be retained in college files for each scholarship recipient. A checklist is available online.

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

Name of Scholarship Type Amount Deadline
Bonsai Finance Veterans $1000 September 28, 2020
HIV RNA Scholarship  Health Science Students $2000 December 7, 2020
2020- 2021 Real Estate Education Endowment Scholarship Real Estate Students $1200 April 30, 2021
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
GoTranscript All Students $1000 Ongoing
Price It Here Business $1000 Ongoing
Win-Win-Win All Students $1000 Ongoing
Lowenberg & Kumar All Students $1000 Ongoing
Photonify All Students $!000 Ongoing/Monthly
FlatPyramid 3D Art $1000 Ongoing/Quarterly
CFF Foundation All Students $1500 Ongoing/Quarterly
Youth Forward - All Students $3000 Ongoing/Trimester
American Muscle Automotive All Students $2000 Ongoing/Semester
MedEvac   All Students $5000 Ongoing/Yearly
Hedding Law Firm All Students $2500 Ongoing/Yearly
The Youthist All Students $1000 Ongoing/Yearly
Food Stamps Now All Students $1000 Ongoing/Yearly
TastyPlacement All Students $1000 Ongoing/Yearly


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.