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SJCC Scholarship applications available in Spring 2024

The sjcc Scholarship program

The SJCC Scholarship Program includes scholarships sponsored by community organizations, businesses, campus organizations, and district/college faculty and staff. Specific requirements vary according to criteria set by each donor as well as the SJCC Scholarship Committee.

To apply for SJCC Scholarships, use the following site:

  • Deadline to apply: TBD Spring 2024
  • Scholarship awards announced: Late April 2024
  • Scholarships disbursed: Fall 2024 (September 2024), and Spring 2025 (February 2025), as applicable

Additional sjcc  scholarship opportunities

Change Scholarship LogoSJCC Robert N. Chang Charitable Foundation Transfer Scholarship

Timeline to be announced in Spring 2024


other scholarships

Listed below are various scholarships from organizations outside of the San Jose-Evergreen Community College District. Eligibility and application requirements and deadlines will vary. Please click on each link for more information.

Blue and Gold Opportunity Plan

The Blue and Gold Opportunity Plan is a financial aid program intended to expand access to the University of California for lower-income students.

UC's Blue and Gold Opportunity Plan will ensure that you will not have to pay UC's system-wide tuition and fees out of your own pocket if you are a California resident whose total family income is less than $80,000 per year and you qualify for financial aid - and that's just for starters.

Blue and Gold students with sufficient financial need can qualify for even more grant aid to help reduce the cost of attending.

APIA Scholarship Program: Scholarship awards range from one-time $2,500 awards to multi-year $20,000 awards.  APIA Scholars provides scholarships to underserved APAI students with a special focus on those who:

  • Live at or below the poverty level, or are otherwise of low socioeconomic status;
  • Are the first in their families to attend college;
  • Are representative of the APIA community’s diversity, (geographically and ethnically}, especially those ethnicities that have been underrepresented on college campuses due to limited access and opportunity; and
  • Have placed a strong emphasis on community service and leadership as well as solid academic achievement.


YES Scholarship: Youth Education Scholarship from the Silicon Valley Children's Fund. Open to current and former Foster Youth from Santa Clara and San Mateo Counties.    
Click here for the application and more information.
AAUW San Jose Scholarship
The American Association of University Women, San Jose (AAUW) advances equity for women and girls through advocacy, education, philanthropy, and research. Click here for the application and more information.
FormSwift Scholarship Program - deadlines vary
Click here for information about Medical Assisting scholarship opportunitiesscholarships geared specifically toward medical assisting certificate and degree programs, as well as over 14,000 general scholarships.
Horatio Alger National Career & Technical Scholarship Program. For students pursuing a two-year degree or certificate to prepare for employment. Read more information about the Horatio Alger National Career & Technical Scholarship Program or visit the website.
​​MALDEF Scholarship Resource Guide
Silicon Valley Community Foundation Scholarships
Scholarship resources from Immigrants Rising
Scholarships for DREAMers, by DREAMers
College Resources Network – search for other scholarships
Scholarships that do not require US Citizenship 


Other Scholarship Notes:

  • Fastweb and UNIGO Scholarships are scholarship search engines.

  • Create a profile, including personal, academic and extra-curricular activities and information

  • Access a list of scholarships that fits your profile and you may qualify for.

  • Apply for as many as you can, as often as possible.

  • Never pay to apply for scholarships – applying for scholarships should always be free!!

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