Help Pay for College with a CCSF Scholarship
City College of San Francisco offers a variety of scholarships to help you pay for the costs of attending college. Scholarships are awarded to students based on various special qualifications, such as academic achievement, artistic abilities, demonstrated leadership, and athletic talents, or to students who are in particular fields of study, who are from a particular heritage, who are members of underrepresented groups, or who demonstrate a financial need.
Scholarships are provided to City College of San Francisco students by the generosity of foundations, corporations, and individual donors.
News and Announcements
College Support Scholarship Now Available
Child Development Training Consortium Now Available
APIA AANAPISI Scholarship Now Available
Spring 2021 Scholarship Applications
The application for the College Support Scholarship is now available to students in College Support courses. The scholarship is for books, supplies, transportation, childcare, and other college-related necessities. The eligibility criteria is as follows:
Award Amount: If the student continues to meet requirements, they can be paid up to $1,000 over the course of 2 semesters ($500 per semester)
- Currently participating in one of the following programs:
- African American Scholastic Programs (AASP)
- Asian Pacific American Student Success (APASS)
- Continuing Student Counseling
- Guardian Scholars Program (GSP)
- Latino Services Network (LSN)
- New Student Counseling
- VASA/Oceania Student Success Program
- Enroll in & maintain 9+ credit units
- Enrolled in a College Support class each semester Scholarship is awarded (check Course Listing with your counselor)
- Have a term & cumulative GPA of at least a 2.0
- Have completed 6 units at CCSF
Please note, to avoid duplication, you will only be allowed to participate in only one of the ten scholarship programs listed above. Furthermore, renewable eligibility is based on a student following these requirements:
- Must attend two appointments with a program counselor during the semester when scholarship funds are being awarded.
- Have a current electronic education plan by a counselor in the semester when awarded.
- Participate in at least one academic enrichment session designated by your counselor each semester.
The application must be completed on ScholarshipUniverse through the myCCSF Login Portal. Along with the Scholarship Application, a Personal Statement and a CCSF Unofficial Transcript are required. Personal Statement requirements are as follows:
- Write about your career goal
- Describe how you are working to achieve your career goals in your current activities, interests, employment, educational achievements, special needs, and/or financial circumstances
- Be specific about the steps you are taking to reach your goals and why you would like to work in the field you have chosen
- Be between 1-2 pages in length
- Be double-spaced with one-inch margins
- Use 12-point Times New Roman font
- Include name and student identification number in the upper right-hand corner
The scholarship deadline is Monday, October 19, 2020.
Students pursuing a career in early childhood or child development, MAY be eligible to apply for the new Educational Support Grant of $35 per unit to a maximum of $210/semester.
The application for the Child Development Training Consortium (CDTC) is now available. Please note the following Eligibility Priorities:
- Priority 1: Employee of a licensed, or eligible for an exemption*, child care/development program including center-based, licensed family child care, out-of-school care . Employment in a transitional kindergarten or kindergarten classroom is also acceptable.
- Priority 2: Students who are not currently employed and enrolled in a practicum course (CDEV 71 or 72).
- Priority 3: Students who are not currently employed and enrolled in a minimum of 12 units (per semester/term).
An additional eligibility criterion is included in the online application. Eligible students MAY receive up to $35 per unit to a maximum of $210/semester (summer/fall & spring). Courses must be completed with a “C” or better. Include all classes you enrolled in Summer 2020 and this semester – Fall 2020. Limited funding is first come, first served.
* Licensed Exempt centers are limited to the following: on school site, parents on site, military, tribal, employment agency, home based program, before/after school program, parks and recreation and adult ed/child care.
Steps to apply for the Educational Support Grant:
- Go to childdevelopment.org
- Select “Early Childhood Education (ECE) Student Career & Education Program”
- Select the “Educational Support Grant” link where it says “Apply here”
- Follow the 3 easy steps and ALL directions to complete and submit the Educational Support Grant application
If you have questions or need further information, contact Sheila Norman at email@example.com. For support in languages other than English, contact PDP at firstname.lastname@example.org. The scholarship deadline is Friday, October 30, 2020.
APIA (Asian and Pacific Islander Americans) Scholars is a non-profit organization that aims to make a difference in the lives of APIA students by providing them with resources that increase their access to higher education. The Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander-Serving Institution (AANAPISI) Scholarship Program is a collaboration with AANAPISIs and the communities they serve to provide scholarships, expand institutional capacity and mobilize local resources to help foster economic development.
The application for the APIA AANAPISI Scholarship is now available. The eligibility criteria is as follows:
$2,500 one-time award up to $5,000 multi-year award
- Be of Asian and/or Pacific Islander ethnicity as defined by the U.S. Census
- Be a citizen, national or legal permanent resident of the U.S.
- Citizens of the Republic of the Marshall Islands, Federated States of Micronesia and the Republic of Palau are also eligible to apply
- Be enrolled full-time (12 units) at CCSF in Spring 2021
- Students transferring in Spring 2021 to 1 of 33 partner colleges (e.g., SFSU, SJSU, CSUEB, UCI) are also eligible
- Intend to obtain an Associate's or Bachelor's degree
- Students with a Bachelor's degree are NOT eligible
- Fill out the Free Application for Federal Aid (FAFSA) for the 2020-21 year
- You do not necessarily need to receive federal financial aid to be eligible for the scholarship
The application must be completed online at the APIA Scholars AANAPISI Scholarship Website. For questions, please email the Asian Pacific American Student Success Program (APASS) at email@example.com or contact APIA Scholars. The scholarship deadline is Wednesday, November 11, 2020 at 2pm PST.
For Spring 2021, General, Select and Departmental Scholarship Applications will open online January 11, 2021 on ScholarshipUniverse. Some Departmental Scholarship Applications will also be available via downloadable PDF on January 11, 2021.
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