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New Year Brings New Scholarship Opportunities


New Year Brings New Scholarship Opportunities

Each year, the three colleges of the San Mateo County Community College District -- Cañada College, College of San Mateo, and Skyline College -- award institutional scholarships to new, continuing, and transfer students. The scholarship awards are based on academic achievement, financial need or specific interests such as clubs, athletics, and service.

Funding for our scholarships comes from contributions to San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation. The Foundation is the colleges' partner in promoting student success at our colleges and in ensuring that quality, affordable higher education is available to every member of our community. It is due to the ongoing generosity of donors since the Foundation's inception in 1966 that many thousands of students have attended college and realized a better life. Contributions to the Foundation are received from many sources: individuals (including Cañada, College of San Mateo, and Skyline alumni, faculty, and staff), businesses, civic groups, community organizations, and other foundations. For more information about San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation, please visit www.smcccfoundation.org.

The 2015-16 Cañada College Scholarship Application is now open. In order to apply for scholarships, students must have a college-issued "my.smcccd.edu" email address and be enrolled within the San Mateo County Community College District (Cañada College, College of San Mateo and Skyline College). If you are not currently enrolled for fall 2014 or spring 2015 semesters but plan to attend next year, please Apply for Admissions to attend the summer 2015 or fall 2016 semesters. Once admitted, you will be sent your "my.smccd.edu" email address and be able to apply for our scholarship program.

Please click HERE to view our Scholarship Opportunities and apply. If you are a new applicant, click the Sign Up button to create your account. If a returning applicant, click Sign In to complete or update your scholarship application. Please click here to download instructions to help you complete the application. The Application Deadline is February 12, 2015 at 11:59 p.m.

Please attend a Scholarship Application Workshop if you have questions or need assistance. All workshops will be held at Cañada College in the Financial Literacy Lab, Building 9-123.

Date
Day
Time
December 4, 2014
Thursday
1:00 - 2:00 PM
December 10, 2014
Wenesday
5:00 - 6:00 PM
January 26, 2015
Monday
1:00 - 2:00 PM
January 27, 2015
Tuesday
5:00 - 6:00 PM
February 2, 2015
Monday
1:00 - 2:00 PM
February 3, 2015
Tuesday
5:00 - 6:00 PM
February 9, 2015
Monday
1:00 - 2:00 PM
February 10, 2015
Tuesday
5:00 - 6:00 PM
February 12, 2015
Thursday
1:00 - 2:00 PM

 

Need Help Writing a Personal Statement?

Our office is hosting workshops on the following dates to assist you in writing your personal statement for the Cañada College Scholarship Application and other scholarship oportunities. These workshops are being offered in partnership with the Learning Center and TRiO Student Support Services to provide tips and advice to help you develop a thoughtful and well written personal statement.

Date
Time
Location
January 27, 2015
1:00 - 2:00 PM
Financial Literacy Lab (9-123)
February 9, 2015
4:00 - 5:00 PM
Financial Literacy Lab (9-123)
February 10, 2015
1:00 - 2:00 PM
Financial Literacy Lab (9-123)

 

 

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