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.
External Scholarship Opportunities
|Name of Scholarship||Type||Amount||Deadline|
|Supporting STEM||STEM||$1000||July 31, 2018|
|VOLT Lighting||STEM||$500||July 31, 2018|
|Friendly Dental||Healthcare||$1000||July 31, 2018|
|Microfluidics||STEM||$1000||August 1, 2018|
|HostGator Technology||All Students||$1500||August 30, 2018|
|Youth Society for Education||All Students||$500||September 14, 2018|
|GoSkills||Business/Entrepreneurship||$2000||September 15, 2018|
|OppU Achievers||All Students||$2500||September 30, 2018|
|Soma Weight Loss||Healthcare||$1000||September 30, 2018|
|Deserve||International Students||$5000||September 30, 2018|
|Responsify||All Students||$1000||October 5, 2018|
|Squarefoot||Business/Entrepreneurship||Up to $3000||October 30, 2018|
|Zumper Apartments||All Students||$1000||November 15, 2018|
|Dr. Usha Rajagopal||All Students||$1000||December 31, 2018|
|VOLT Lighting||STEM||$500||December 31, 2018|
|AromaTech||Retail/Marketing||$500||December 31, 2018|
|Automotive Stuff||Automotive||$500||December 31, 2018|
|Chase Rubin||1st, 2nd, & 3rd year students||$1000||January 1, 2019|
|Lexington Law||Education/Teacher Track||$750||January 1, 2019|
|JMD Furniture||All Students||$1000||January 31. 2019|
|Scholarships for Teachers||Education/Teacher Track||Varies||Ongoing|
|The Elizabeth Greenshields||Art||Varies||Ongoing|
|"The Llimanator" Macfarlane Inagural||Female Youth||Varies||Ongoing|
Additional Scholarship Resources
For more tips on searching for scholarships, please visit:
- Student must go to My AmeriCorps Website and electronically submit a request indicating Skyline College as their school.
- 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.
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.