Skip to main contentSkip to footer content

Outside Scholarships

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

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 sdavis001@sdccd.edu for review. Updates will be made after review. Thank you for supporting our San Diego City College Students!  

Scholarships for 2023-2024

*Please note that the scholarship opportunities listed below are NOT affiliated with San Diego City College* 

Please read the eligibility and application instructions on the individual websites carefully and thoroughly.

Name: Arechigo & Stokka Scholarship Contest
Category: Recipient will be chosen based on the submission of a scholarship application by the deadline, meeting eligibility guidlines, providing any required documents, and the completion of an essay responding to the assigned prompt.
Amount: $1,500
# of Awards: Varies
Deadline: August 1, 2024
Eligibility: Applicants must be EITHER out-going high school seniors (graduating summer 2023) OR students currently enrolled in a college, trade school, or university as of the start of the fall 2023 semester.

Name: Ark Behavioral Health Scholarship
Category: Recipient will be chosen based on the submission of a scholarship application by the deadline, meeting eligibility guidlines, providing any required documents, and the completion of an essay responding to the assigned prompt.
Amount: $1,000
# of Awards: Varies
Deadline: July 15, 2024
Eligibility: Student must be a U.S. citizen or otherwise legally residing in 1 of the 50 United States, Puerto Rico+Virgin Islands, and the District of Columbia, a student pursuing a college or university degree (Associate’s,
Bachelor, Master, Doctorate) or a trade certification in a technical college, enrolled full-time at a post-secondary institution, at least 18 years old at time of entry, and have a minimum 2.50 GPA. 

Name: AFWA San Diego Chapter Scholarship
Category: Recipient will be chosen based on the submission of a completed scholarship application by the deadline, meeting eligibility guidlines, and providing any required documents.
Amount: Varies
# of Awards: Varies
Deadline: June 1, 2024
Eligibility: Student must read the elibiligty critera of the scholarship they intend to apply to thoroughly. Further information can be found on linked website. 

Name: Brewerlong Graphic Insight Scholarship
Category: Scholarship awards are based on the ability to create a well-crafted infographic image by exploring the topic uniquely and creatively. Infographics containing false or plagiarized information will be immediately disqualified.
Amount: $1,000
# of Awards: Varies
Deadline: May 31, 2024
Eligibility: The scholarship is open to graduate or undergraduate students attending or planning to enroll in a United States college or university for the Spring Semester of 2024.

Name: Nordson BUILDS Scholarship
Category: Recipient will be chosen based on the submission of a scholarship application by the deadline, meeting eligibility guidlines, and providing any required documents. 
Amount: Varies
# of Awards: Varies
Deadline: Open January 15 - May 15 Annually 
Eligibility: Students pursuing the following majors: Engineering (Electrical, Mechanical, Industrial, and Software), Engineering Technology, Machining, Manufacturing Operations, Supply Chain Management, Business, Marketing, Accounting, Finance, Industrial Management, Information Technology, Biomedical, and Engineering-related STEM majors leading to a career in the manufacturing industry and corporate America. Full list of eligibility criteria listed on main website. 

Name: 2024 Women’s Re-Entry Scholarships
Category: Recipient will be chosen based on the submission of a scholarship application by the deadline, meeting eligibility guidlines, and providing any required documents. 
Amount: May be up to $2,000
# of Awards: Varies
Deadline: May 1, 2024
Eligibility: High school graduate or GED without a bachelor’s degree, non-traditional student: at least 23 years of age and having experienced challenges in life and education that differ from a traditional four-year path, lives or attends school in San Diego County, enrolled or accepted in a degree program at a community college, 4-year college or university, currently taking at least 6 units toward a stated goal, prior to submitting this application, must have already completed at least 20 college-level credits with a minimum GPA of 2.25, excluding physical education and remedial classes, and has not previously received an AAUW Poway-Penasquitos scholarship.

Name: 2024 Lena K. Smith Lady of Leadership Scholarship
Category: Recipient will be chosen based on the submission of a scholarship application by the deadline, meeting eligibility guidlines, and providing any required documents. For any direct inquires, please contact sdzetasscholarship@gmail.com
Amount: Varies
# of Awards: Varies
Deadline: April 26th, 2024
Eligibility: Applicants Must Be Young Ladies With The Following Requirements: San Diego County Residents;
2024 Graduating San Diego County High School Senior, 2024 Community College Transfer, 2024 Non-Graduating College or University Student.

Name: 2024 Making Waves Scholarship
Category: Recipient will be chosen based on the submission of a scholarship application by the deadline, a short essay responding to the prompt, meeting eligibility guidlines, and providing any required documents. 
Amount: $500
# of Awards: Varies
Deadline: May 22, 2024
Eligibility: Current California high school student graduating in 2024 who plans on attending a four-year college or trade school, a California high school graduate who is currently attending a four-year college, or a California high school graduate who is currently attending a two-year college and plans on transferring to a four-year college, 3.0 or higher cumulative GPA, a U.S. Citizen or hold Permanent Residency status.

Name: Peace Law Firm Disability Rights Advocacy Scholarship
Category: Recipient will be chosen based on the submission of a scholarship application by the deadline, meeting eligibility guidlines, and the ability to write a well-crafted essay exploring the topic in a unique and creative way
Amount: $1,500 
# of Awards: 1
Deadline: August 1, 2024
Eligibility: The scholarship is open to current high school students, undergraduate, and graduate students attending a college or university in the Spring/Fall 2024 semester. Full list of eligibility criteria listed on main website. 

Name: Pittsburgh Injury Lawyers P.C. Scholarships Essay Contest 2024
Category: Recipient will be chosen based on their written essay submitted by the deadline, along with meeting  eligibility guidlines
Amount: Varies
# of Awards: Varies
Deadline: July 31, 2024
Eligibility: The Scholarship opportunity is open to both undergraduate students wishing to go to law school sometime in the future and current graduate/law students. All applicants must be actively enrolled in a U.S. undergraduate, graduate, or law school program.

Name: TechNational Scholarship Award - AI Essay Competition
Category: Recipient will be chosen based on their written essay submitted by the deadline, along with meeting  eligibility guidlines
Amount: $1,000 
# of Awards: Varies
Deadline: May 1, 2024
Eligibility: This Scolarship is open to high school seniors and currently enrolled college students in any field of study. They must be a legal resident of the United States.

Name: Rustic Pathways Global Perspectives Scholarship
Category: Recipient will be chosen based on their written essay submitted by the deadline, along with meeting  eligibility guidlines
Amount: Varies
# of Awards: Varies
Deadline: August 25th, 2024 - 11:59 p.m.
Eligibility: Applicant must be a high school or college student attending an accredited college or university in 2024

Name: Abbott & Fenner 2024 Scholarship
Category: Recipient will be chosen based on their written essay submitted by the deadline, along with meeting  eligibility guidlines
Amount: $1,000
# of Awards: Varies
Deadline: June 7, 2024
Eligibility: The Scholarship opportunity is open to all high school juniors and seniors as well as all students currently registered in any acredited post secondary institution

Name: Find My Electric Scholarship for the 2023-2024 Year
Category: Reciepient will be selected based on application content and 1,000 word essay titled the following: “Shaping a More Sustainable Future: My Contribution and Vision.” 
Amount: $1,000
# of Awards: varies
Deadline: May 1, 2024
Eligibility: Applicants must be undergraduate student enrolled in an accredited college or university in the United States; majoring in a field that contributes to sustainability, such as environmental science, clean energy, engineering, policy studies, law, applicable STEM fields, etc.; holding a 2.0/> GPA. Further criteria listed on scholarship website. 

Name: Future Leaders in Finance - Scholarship
Category: Recipient will be chosen based on their 500-550 word essay on the “Making a Budget: Simple Steps to Keep Track of Your Money” topic
Amount: Varies
# of Awards: Varies
Deadline: August 19, 2024 
Eligibility:The applicant must be at least 18 years old or older, enrolled full-time in high school or part-time or full-time in college, trade school, or graduate school, and have a GPA of at least 2.8

Name: Future of Finance Scholarship Award
Category: Recipient will be chosen based on their written essay
Amount: $2000
# of Awards: 1
Deadline: 17th of August annually
Eligibility: Full-time or part-time college/university students with a minimum GPA of at least 2.0

Name: Last Mile Education Fund Scholarships
Category: Recipient will be chosen based on their submitted application content
Amount: Varies 
# of Awards: Varies
Deadline: Ongoing
Eligibility:Specific criteria varies by fund

Name: Giva Annual Student Scholarship
Category: Recipient will be chosen based on their written essay submitted by the deadline 
Amount: $1,000
# of Awards: Varies
Deadline: June 1st of each year
Eligibility: All students, regardless of major, currently attending a college or university located in the United States in a degree program either full or part-time

Name: EDUMED Scholarships and Grants for Transgender Students
Category: all students

Amount: varies
# of Awards: Varies
Deadline: Varies
Eligibility: Transgender college students

Name: STEPS Scholarship & Resources for LGBTQIA Students
Category: all students
Amount: varies
# of Awards: Varies
Deadline: Varies
Eligibility: Students who are currently attending a 2 or 4 year institute

Outside Scholarship Funding

 

If you have been awarded a scholarship from an agency outside of San Diego City College, and the Scholarship Office hasn’t received your check, contact the agency and ask them to:

  • Send your scholarship check as soon as possible
  • Make the check payable to “San Diego City College”
  • Include your student ID number and full name in the memo line on the check
  • Mail the check to: San Diego City College

       Attn: Financial Aid/Scholarship Office A-270

       San Diego, CA 92101-4787

If YOU received the check directly from the outside agency and it is payable to San Diego City College:

  • Write your full name and student ID number on the check if it is not already printed on the check
  • Deliver the check to Financial Aid/Scholarship Office, A-270