Welcome to the City College Scholarships page! You will find all of the information you need to search for scholarships to help fund your journey here at City College.

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 on campus and outside scholarship opportunities on an ongoing basis - visit SDCity.AcademicWorks.com. Please note - be sure to use Firefox or Google Chrome when you visit http://sdcity.academicworks.com

If you have any questions, please contact us. 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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Scholarship information

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General Criteria
This applies to ALL applicants for ALL scholarships.

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

Specific Criteria:
For specific requirements to apply for individual scholarships, including essay topics or whether to submit specific information like letters of recommendation or financial aid forms, please read the requirements for that scholarship. 

Please note that all academic information that you submit, including GPA, course completion, enrollment, and club membership 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 in the Spring semester at the Scholarship Awards event. 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 students from San Diego City College. The generous gifts of faculty, staff, and our supporters* throughout the San Diego community make these awards possible. San Diego City College is grateful to all of those contributing to the academic excellence and success of our students. These scholarships are tailored to specific career program, leadership involvement, talent and athletic ability.

Over $265,000 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.

You must be enrolled at San Diego City College in the Fall semester and plan to enroll in the Spring to be eligible to apply for these scholarships. 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 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 cityscholarships@sdccd.edu 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.

Scholarship FAQs and Tips

Below are a few tools and resources to help you start and complete your on campus scholarship applications. Please note you will need your current financial aid award, unofficial transcripts and your most up to date education plan to complete the general application at sdcity.academicworks.com before gaining access to all on campus scholarship opportunities.