​​​​SJCC Scholarship Program

2020-2021 SJCC Scholarships

Deadline extended to May 15, 2020

See "Scholarship Application Procedures" below for more information

Also, see "Other Scholarships" (below) for other 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 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.

Blue and Gold Opportunity Plan

The Blue and Gold Opportunity Plan is a financial aid program intended to expand access to the University of California for lower-income students.

UC's Blue and Gold Opportunity Plan will ensure that you will not have to pay UC's system-wide tuition and fees out of your own pocket if you are a California resident whose total family income is less than $80,000 per year and you qualify for financial aid - and that's just for starters.

Blue and Gold students with sufficient financial need can qualify for even more grant aid to help reduce the cost of attending.


Asian American Women's Alliance (AAWA) 2019 Scholarship

AAWA is proud to offer four AAWA Scholarship Awards of $500 each to Asian American and Pacific Islander students.  Click here for the application and more information.  Deadline: October 16, 2020.

YES Scholarship: Youth Education Scholarship from the Silicon Valley Children's Fund. Open to current and former Foster Youth from Santa Clara and San Mateo Counties.    

Click here for the application and more information.


AAUW San Jose Scholarship

The American Association of University Women, San Jose (AAUW) advances equity for women and girls through advocacy, education, philanthropy, and research. Click here for the application and more information.


FormSwift Scholarship Program - deadlines vary


Click here for information about Medical Assisting scholarship opportunitiesscholarships 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 


**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. Read more information about the Horatio Alger National Career & Technical Scholarship Program or visit the website.


​​MALDEF Scholarship Resource Guide 2016-2017

Silicon Valley Community Foundation Scholarships

Scholarship resources from Immigrants Rising

Another list of scholarship opportunities!!

Scholarships for DREAMers, by DREAMers

College Resources Network – search for other scholarships

Scholarships that do not require US Citizenship 


Other Scholarship Notes:

    • Fastweb and UNIGO Scholarships are scholarship search engines.
    • Create a profile, including personal, academic and extra-curricular activities and information
    • Access a list of scholarships that fits your profile and you may qualify for.
    • Apply for as many as you can, as often as possible.
    • Never pay to apply for scholarships – applying for scholarships should always be free!!



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