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.

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;

Click here for more information regarding this scholarship and to view definitions.

Skyline College Scholarships

Our 2020-2021 Skyline College Scholarship Application is now OPEN as of November 1st 2019!

APPLICATION DEADLINE: March 2, 2020 at 11:59 PM.

To view and apply for Skyline scholarships, visit our Scholarship Opportunities page.

  • If you are a new applicant, click Sign Up to create your account.
  • If you are a returning applicant, click Sign In to complete or update your scholarship application.

Workshop Information
Need help filling out your scholarship application? Attend a Scholarship Application Workshop - please look below for a list of dates & times.


Workshop Title







Wednesday, November 6, 2019

Scholarships for International Students

Building 6

Room 203

1:00pm- 2:00pm

Thursday, November 7, 2019

Scholarship Helpful Hints and Advice

Building 8

Room 119

3:00pm – 4:00pm

Wednesday, November 13, 2019

Personal Statement Workshop for


Building 8

Room 119

9:00am – 10:00am



Thursday, December 5, 2019

UC Santa Cruz Karl S. Pister Scholarship


Building 8

Room 119

2:00pm- 3:30pm

Tuesday, December 10, 2019

 Personal Statement Workshop for Scholarships

Building 8

Room 119

2:00pm- 3:30pm



If you have any questions please call or email the Scholarship Coordinator, Patricia Flores at or call (650) 738-4390.

Please Note: Announcements will be sent out by email to "" email addresses first week in May for students who have both received and not received scholarship awards. Please read email thoroughly and follow directions.

2020-2021 Scholarship Awards Ceremony
All awarded scholarship recipients will be honored at the annual Scholarship Awards Ceremony. The ceremony will be at 6:00 PM on Thursday, May 7, 2020 in the Skyline College Theater, Building 1.

External Scholarship Opportunities


Name of Scholarship Type Amount Deadline
Best Laptop Ninja All Students $1000 December 10, 2019
ICAN Cycling All Students $1000 December 10, 2019
Digital Marketing - SEOReseller All Students $1000 December 15, 2019
WisePick Content Curation All Students Up to $1500 December 15, 2019
Smartphone Overuse Awareness - Parrish Law Firm All Students $1000 December 15, 2019
Veteran Hero 2019 Scholarship Veterans $5000 December 31, 2019
Rise Up First Generation Student Scholarship First Generation Students $5000 December 31, 2019
VIP Puppies All Students $500 December 31, 2019
Exponents All Students $500 December 31, 2019
Vicpas Touch Technology All Students $1000 December 31, 2019
1 Media Studio All Students $500 December 31, 2019
PSDtoWPService All Students $500 December 31, 2019
IQPhoto Studio All Students $500 December 31, 2019
Candere All Students $350 December 31, 2019
Maptive All Students $2500 January 5, 2020
College Monk All Students $1500 January 31, 2020
The Chairish "Design Your Future" Scholarship Engineering/Math  $2500 January 31, 2020
Give Me Liberty - College Monk All Students $1000 January 31, 2020
Protoly All Students $1000 February 1, 2020
Latest Computer Gadgets All Students $750 February 9, 2020
Karl S. Pister Leadership Opportunity Program Scholarship for UC Santa Cruz   All Students $20000 February 7, 2020 
Healthy Living All Students $2500 February 12, 2020
Pendini All Students $500 February 29, 2020
Crestmoor Neighborhood Memorial Scholarship San Bruno Residents Up to $10000 March 3, 2020
Modern Castle All Students $1000 March 31, 2020
Asmzine Technology $350 April 15, 2020
Voy Media Business Students $2500 April 30, 2020 All Students $1000 May 1, 2020
Scholarships for Teachers Education/Teacher Track Varies Ongoing
The Elizabeth Greenshields  Art  Varies Ongoing
"The Llimanator" Macfarlane Inagural  Female Youth Varies Ongoing
G2 Crowd Entrepreneur All Students $5000 Ongoing
Native American Student Support Guide Native American Students Varies Ongoing
A Place for Mom Medical/Social Sciences $1000 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.