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Scholarships at SCC

The Scholarship Office at Santiago Canyon College processes a variety of scholarships for both students continuing at SCC and students transferring to a four-year university. Below are general descriptions and timelines of some of the opportunities available at our campus. 

Contact our office if you have specific questions about our scholarship opportunities.

First Year Scholarships

Scholarships are available every fall semester for incoming first year who have completed less than 12 college credits. The application is usually available right before the start of the fall term and during the early part of the fall semester. Funds are disbursed in the spring semester. 

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Annual Scholarships

Online applications are typically available January through March for current SCC students and students transferring from SCC to a four-year institution. Recipients are recognized during a special Scholarship Ceremony at the end of the spring semester. Funds are disbursed during the following academic year. 

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Continuing Education Scholarships

Scholarships​ are available for students enrolled in the Continuing Education Program and for students transitioning from the Continuing Education Program in to the college credit programs at SCC. Continuing Education programs include English Language (ESL), High School/GED program and Career Education. The applications are usually available in the spring semester. ​

Departmental Scholarships

Some academic and student service departments on campus offer scholarships for SCC students. Some departmental scholarships include Athletic Scholarships, Art Scholarships, and Veteran Scholarships etc. Check with your academic or student service department to see if any scholarships are offered.

One Time Scholarships (OTS)

Students can apply independently for scholarships offered outside of our campus. Scholarships are offered outside of our campus by a variety of sources, such by local businesses, high schools, employers, and volunteer organizations etc. The SCC Scholarship Program Office does not advertise or provide scholarship information from outside organizations or agencies. If you have been awarded a scholarship from an outside organization or agency, please visit our office for more information on processing the scholarship.

Click here for more information on sending a scholarship to SCC.

Looking for more scholarships?

There are scholarships offered outside of our institution by a variety of agencies, organizations and non-profits. Although SCC does not advertise or endorse scholarships offered outside of our campus, students are encouraged to look for additional scholarships. We highly recommend starting with the Department of Education's website for information on safely searching for scholarships. A tip for students is to start at the local level. Check your local community resources and non-profits for scholarship opportunities. The Department of Labor also has a nation-wide scholarship search engine available.

Department of Education Scholarship Information

Department of Labor's Scholarship Search