Scholarships can help offset the cost of college and can be used toward a variety of educational costs throughout the school year.

There are a wide variety of scholarships available to our students. Students are eligible to apply to for  campus and outside scholarship opportunities on an ongoing basis - visit to create an online profile to apply for campus scholarships. Please be sure to use Firefox or Google Chrome when you visit

If you have any questions, please visit us in M200, Office of Student Affairs. We're here to help you succeed.

If you are a current scholarship recipient we invite you to stop by M200- Student Affairs to learn more about maximizing your funding for the current school year.

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How to Apply for Scholarships

Important Information

General Criteria

Students must be enrolled at San Diego City College for Fall and Spring semesters to be eligible for on campus scholarship opportunities.

Specific Criteria

Each scholarship opportunity has specific requirements, please read the requirements for each scholarship and be sure to submit all documentation to be considered for the opportunity. 

Please note all academic information submitted; GPA, course completion, enrollment,  club membership, etc. will be verified. Please exercise integrity when you apply for scholarships.

Applicants will be notified by e-mail with the Scholarship Selection Committees' decisions. Awards will be presented at the Scholarship Awards Ceremony during the Spring semster. Attendance at the event is required for release of scholarship funds. Nonattendance will, in most cases, result in forfeiture of the scholarship award.

NOTE: The District and College provide notice of all student scholarship opportunities made known to them regardless of the qualifications, which the entities offering the scholarships may attach to the scholarships. The District and College do not discriminate or grant preferential treatment on the basis of color, race, gender, ethnicity, or national origin in their public education programs.

On Campus Scholarships

The San Diego City College Foundation and the Office of Student Affairs are very pleased to offer scholarships to qualified San Diego City College students. The generous gifts of faculty, staff, and community supporters throughout San Diego make these awards possible. San Diego City College is grateful to all who contribute to the academic excellence and success of our students. These scholarships are tailored to specific career programs, leadership and/or community involvement.

Over $400,000 in scholarships are made available each year between San Diego City Foundations and the San Diego Community College District Board of Trustees. Applications are made available online from December 1 - February 25 each year at

Student eligibility is based on Fall and Sprng enrollment at San Diego City College. The units successfully completed in the Fall semester will be counted toward the minimum number of units required to apply. Please read the information and requirements (criteria) on each application before applying.

No person shall be unlawfully subjected to discrimination or denied full and equal access to, or the benefits of, district programs or activities on the basis of ethnicity, national origin, religion, age, sex, gender identity, gender, race, color, medical condition, ancestry, sexual orientation, marital status, physical or mental disability. 

Refer to Board of Trustees Policy 3410 for more information. 

Outside Scholarships

Many scholarships are offered each year by private organizations, businesses, and educational institutions. Each scholarship has different requirements and application procedures. To find out more, visit the individual scholarship websites.

Are you interested in posting your scholarship opportunity on our webpage? Did you find a broken link or need to report on one of the listed opportunities?

Please send your information to for review. Thank you for supporting our San Diego City College Students!

Outside Scholarship Reimbursements

Please note - Reimbursements/refunds will ONLY be processed once the semester starts and will only be processed after the add/drop period - typically the second Friday of the semester for 16 week courses and the third Monday of the semester for 8 week courses.