SJCC Scholarship Program

2016-2017 SJCC Scholarship information and applications are now available.  Click here for scholarship opportunity information and online application site.

Scholarship application deadline is Friday May 20, 2016 - be sure to submit all applications and associated documents and materials by this deadline.

See "Other Scholarships" (below) for more scholarship opportunities

The SJCC Scholarship Program includes scholarships sponsored by community organizations, businesses, campus organizations, and district/college faculty and staff. Specific requirements vary according to criteria set by each donor as well as the SJCC Scholarship Committee. The following criteria are generally given the most consideration:

    • Academic Achievement – Grade Point Average
    • Community Service
    • Demonstrated talents and abilities
    • Leadership Ability/Skills
    • Educational & Vocational Objectives
    • Commitment to education and community
    • Financial Need (may be a factor, but seldom an exclusive factor)
    • Quality of application (complete, neat, well written, etc.)

Scholarship FAQs

Scholarship Application Procedures

1. Browse to the Academic Works site: 

2. Click on the "Sign Up" button at the top, right corner of the page

      You can also view the various scholarship opportunities prior to signing in: click on "Show Filters" on the right side of the page and select San Jose City College for the list of SJCC Scholarship Opportunities

3. Enter your email address and create a password to start the application process

4. Follow the instructions to submit the general application

     Each scholarship opportunity may have additional requirements.  Follow the instructions for each and complete the stated requirements.


Other Scholarships

Listed below are various scholarships from organizations outside of the San Jose-Evergreen Community College District. Eligibility and application requirements and deadlines will vary. Please click on each link for more information.

Click here for information about Medical Assisting scholarship opportunities:  scholarships geared specifically toward medical assisting certificate and degree programs, as well as over 14,000 general scholarships.


Toptal STEM Scholarships for Women: will award 12 scholarships to aspiring female computer scientists, developers and software engineers.  Every winner will receive $5,000 and a year of weekly one-on-one mentoring by a Toptal senior developer 


HACU Scholarships:

The Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU) has partnered with Deloitte LLP to offer the Jorge Caballero Student Leadership Award of $10,000 for accounting majors who demonstrate leadership qualities throgh academics and community involvement.  Deadline to apply is August 21, 2016 - click here for more information


**Horatio Alger National Career & Technical Scholarship Program (510 awards of $2,500 each!!).  For students pursuing a two-year degree or certificate to prepare for employment.  Click here for more information or visit the website.


Italian American Heritage Foundation Scholarship - click here for more information


Silicon Valley Community Foundation Scholarships


Scholarships resources from Educators for Fair Consideration (E4FC)


Check this out for a big list of scholarships – Click here!!


Scholarships for DREAMers, by DREAMers


Click here to search for other scholarships


Click here for scholarships that do not have US citizenship requirements


Other Scholarship Notes:

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