SJCC Scholarship Program

2016-2017 Scholarship information and application materials will be available shortly.

Please 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


Eligibility & Requirements for the SJECCD Foundation Scholarships


Eligibility & Requirements for the SJCC Campus and Associated Students Scholarships

Scholarship Application Procedures

  1. Select the scholarships you want to apply for from the scholarship listings above

  2. Complete one application for each scholarship you are applying for:

    a) Be sure to submit all other required documents
  3. Scholarships may require essays, letters of recommendation, graduation petition, or verification of eligibility to transfer.

    a) Some documents take time to acquire so plan ahead – allow two weeks or more to secure these documents.
    b) All required documents must be submitted with the application by the deadline.
    c) NOTE: All applicants are required to submit the following:
                  *Complete Scholarship Application
                  *Copies of all college transcripts (official or unofficial)
                  *Class schedule from SJCC and any other schools you are attending
  4. Return complete scholarship application materials to the Financial Aid Office by the deadline.

                  *Late applications will not be considered for award.

  5. Scholarship recipients will be contacted approximately two weeks before the Scholarship Award Ceremony. All recipients are required to attend the ceremony. If recipients are unable to attend, the Financial Aid Office must be notified prior to the ceremony.

  6. All recipients must write a thank you note to each donor they received scholarship awards from. These must be submitted prior to receiving your award, which will be available around the beginning of the Fall 2014 semester.

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.


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


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