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SJCC Scholarship applications are currently closed

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:

  • SJCC Scholarship applications are currently closed.

Additional sjcc  scholarship opportunities

Change Scholarship LogoSJCC Robert N. Chang Charitable Foundation Transfer Scholarship

Applications are currently closed.


Vietnamese Student Association Leadership Scholarship

This scholarship was designed to acknowledge SJCC Vietnamese-American leaders. The scholarship will recognize and reward the outstanding individual who:

  • is committed to giving back to the Vietnamese-American community
  • has demonstrated leadership qualities

Award: $1000 

Applications are currently closed.



In order to qualify for the scholarship, you must:

  • Complete and submit the application and essay (see below)
  • Current SJCC student
  • Current 9+ units at SJCC
  • Completed 40+ transferable units
  • Transferring to a 4-year college/university in the Fall
  • GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • CA Resident
  • Demonstrated financial need, leadership, and community involvement
  • Demonstrated active service to the Vietnamese-American community
  • Priority will be given to applicants of Vietnamese decent
  • To accept the scholarship, applicant must be at the Vietnamese Graduation ceremony on Thursday May 16, 2024 at SJCC.

Essay: In 500-700 words, explain what leadership means to you and how you’ve grown as a leader in the Vietnamese-American community?


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.

Jim McEntee Legacy Scholarship

This scholarship fund is open solely to community college students in Santa Clara County who are transferring this academic year to a four-year university with junior year status. Students are encouraged to apply who have overcome obstacles to obtain a college education, including but not limited to: racial, religious, minority and/ or immigrant status, LGBTQ, disability, foster child, and/ or poverty. By submitting this application, you agree to receive mentorship by
our organization (if selected) until you graduate. Most first year recipients are eligible for a second year scholarship if enrollment is current and the recipient has been in regular contact with their scholarship mentor. Applications are confidential and will be accepted during the months of February, March, and April 2024.

Deadline: applications must be received by 11:59 pm on May 12, 2024. Recipients will be notified no later than June 10, 2024.


Roshan Rahbari Scholarship Fund via Silicon Valley Community Foundation

This scholarship was established in loving memory of Roshan Rahbari, a former student of West Valley Community College and a graduate of Leland High School in San José, California. In his 18 years of life, Roshan touched the lives of many. He believed in harmony among people of different backgrounds and had a rainbow of friends. He was sensitive to the plight of people in need of help and saw everyone as an individual worthy of respect. His dream was to become a psychologist for young people, and it is in his kind spirit that his parents established this scholarship fund to help young people realize their dreams.

Deadline: June 2, 2024


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 


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