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Grove Scholars Program

The Fall 2024 Grove Scholars Application is now open.

Application Requirements

  1. Complete the application, which includes the three essay questions (see details below)
  2. Complete the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) or Dream Act Application for the 2024-2025 academic year.
  3. Enroll in an Career or Technical Education program on the Approved CE Programs list.
  4. Have a completed Student Education Plan (SEP) created after March 1, 2024, that includes at least two (2) semesters of course planning and one (1) CTE course in the fall semester.
  5. Have at least a 2.0 GPA and 75% completion rate (applies to continuing students only).
  6. Be a full-time student at Skyline College.

Questions about your Application?

Start your Fall 2024
Grove Scholars Application
  • This online application is only for students who have not yet been selected as a Grove Scholar
  • If you have been previously selected for the Grove Scholarship and wish to apply for renewal, you must request a renewal application by sending an email to
    • Online applications submitted by renewal applicants will not be considered.
  • For more information or assistance with the application process, students should email us at or contact SparkPoint at Skyline College

Essay Questions

  • This application has three (3) separate essay questions
  • All essays must be submitted for the application to be accepted
  • It is recommended to write these 3 essays BEFORE starting the application form so that you can copy/paste each essay into the application
  • There is a strict 2,000 character limit on each response. Be mindful not to exceed this limit.

Essay 1: Statement of Financial Need

Please thoroughly describe your current financial situation and how the Grove Scholarship funds will impact your educational journey. (2,000 character limit).

Essay 2: Academic Commitment

Please tell us why you are committed to your academic program and describe the strategies you are using to achieve academic success. (2,000 character limit).

Essay 3: Career Goals

What is your 5 year professional plan after you complete your certificate program at Skyline College? What steps have you taken toward achieving your career goal? (2,000 character limit).

About the Grove Scholars Program

Through funding from The Grove Foundation, SparkPoint at Skyline College is proud to offer a needs-based educational scholarship to students pursuing certificates in Career and Technical Education programs at Skyline College.  View the Approved CE Programs list.

Students may be awarded up to $2,000 for the semester, which is broken up into 4 installments. Students will need to attend an orientaiton and 4 meetings with SparkPoint team members to receive the full scholarship. To date, over 675 of these $2,000 scholarships have been awarded to Skyline College students. Scholars participate in financial education workshops and individual financial coaching, career counseling, and additional services to support academic success and goals. The scholarship is offered each semester and there is a competitive application process a student will need to complete.