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.


Skyline College Scholarships

Our 2023-2024 Skyline College Scholarship Application is Now Available! 

APPLICATION DEADLINE: March 2, 2023 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.

Need help? You can view our presentation or attend one of our Scholarship Workshops   and we have several videos to help you complete your scholarship application. 

 

 

 

If you are a Transfer Student, who received a scholarship for 2022-2023, do not forgot to submit proof of your Enrollment Status at your new school. The proof must contain a class summary of your classes and displaying units. Please send all proofs to Ms. Patricia Flores at floresp@smccd.edu with your G# for processingOn behalf of Skyline College's Scholarship Committee, we thank you for applying and wish you continued success in your educational goals!

**Click here to view the prerecorded Scholarship Ceremony **

To view our 2022-2023 Skyline scholarships, visit our Scholarship Opportunities page.

Need help on writing your Thank You Letter? Click here   for helpful tips and advice.

 

 

 


Jack Kent Cooke Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship

The Jack Kent Cooke Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship application will open on Common App for Transfer today, October 6. Your campus' high-performing students with financial need seeking to transfer and complete their bachelor's degree could be eligible to apply. Each award is intended to cover a significant share of the student’s educational expenses – including tuition, living expenses, books and required fees – for the final two to three years necessary to achieve a bachelor’s degree. Awards vary by individual, based on the cost of tuition as well as other grants or scholarships they may receive. This highly competitive scholarship includes:

  • Up to $55,000 per year to attend a four-year accredited undergraduate school.
  • Ability to pursue any area of study.
  • Personal advising about selecting a college and navigating financial aid.
  • Multifaceted advising about how to transition to a four-year college and maximize the student experience.
  • Opportunity to apply for the Internship Stipend program, Conference and Travel Stipend, and Graduate Scholarship.

Learn more about how students can apply for this scholarship by clicking below.

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Please contact us at scholarships@jkcf.org with any questions. We look forward to receiving your students' applications!

Application Deadline is January 12, 2023


William & Cora Saperstein Foundation

The purpose of the William and Cora Saperstein Foundation is to further education by awarding deserving individuals pursuing an Associate Degree with a 2-year stipend to help offset tuition and living costs.

Deadline to apply: Tuesday, May 31, 2022.

 

Qualifications for Applicants:

  • Complete application
  • Prospective full-time student pursuing an Associate Degree (2 year program) 
  • REsident of San Mateo County Community College District
  • emonstrate a need for financial support an Expected Family Contribution (EFC) number less than 5,800
  • This is a $1,000 scholarship

Have Questions? Send an email to:wacsfoundation@gmail.com 


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;

Check Children and Fallen Heros Scholarship Act for more information regarding this scholarship and to view definitions.


External Scholarship Opportunities

There are plenty of scholarships available to apply for outside of the district. See a list of scholarships we recommend looking into based on your personal background, interests, and goals.


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 Ariackna Soler 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 Ariackna Soler 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.