Outside Scholarships are scholarships offered by individuals and organizations outside of City College of San Francisco. 

Application opening dates and deadlines for the Outside Scholarship Applications may vary. Please check each application for important dates and application procedures.

Scholarship awards are subject to change. Awards are based on available funds. All scholarships may not be awarded.

Attention Financial Aid Students:

If you are a Financial Aid Student, you must have an unmet financial need which is equal to or greater than the scholarship amount. If you are unsure about your financial aid unmet need, you can:

  1. Check the amount of financial aid unmet need on your myRAM Portal
  2. Contact the CCSF Financial Aid Office and ask them about the amount of your financial aid unmet need

Failure to follow this procedure may result in an overpayment which you will have to pay back to the College. Please avoid unnecessary financial aid problems and verify the amount of your financial aid unmet need prior to accepting a scholarship.

After you have verified your financial aid unmet need, you can apply for some Outside Scholarships on ScholarshipUniverse. For Outside Scholarships not available on ScholarshipUniverse, please contact the individual or organization offering the scholarship to obtain an application.

Some Outside Scholarships are merit-based scholarships and may not require unmet need verification. 

Some of these scholarships may be available on ScholarshipUniverse as an external scholarship. 

Name of Scholarship Minimum Cumulative CCSF GPA Minimum Completed CCSF Units Minimum Enrolled CCSF Units at Time of Application Transferring, Continuing, and/or Graduating Award Amount Deadline Additional Requirements On Scholarship Universe?
Academy of American Poets Prize N/A N/A Be currently enrolled at CCSF Continuing at CCSF or Transferring to baccalaureate institution in Fall 2021 1 @ $100 March 12, 2021 Application is to submit 3 poems to English Department Secretary, L558.  No
Asian and Pacific Islander American (APIA) Scholars Credit Students Credit Students  Currently enrolled at CCSF Must enroll in 12 CCSF units for Spring 2021 or transfer to a participating university in Spring 2021 6 @ $2,500 - $5,000 each TBD Be Asian or Pacific Islander ethnicity. Detailed requirements on APIA Scholars Website. Yes (external)
California Community College Real Estate Endowment Fund  2.0 3 units in Real Estate 6 units in Real Estate Continuing at CCSF in Fall 2021 Up to $1,200 per academic year Application filing period: September 1, 2020 - April 30, 2021 Students currently enrolled in Real Estate Program at CCSF who are considered disadvantaged or are financial aid eligible. Application available at CA Community College Real Estate Scholarships Website, but must submit completed application to the Scholarship Office No
Garden Study Club of the Peninsula Scholarship N/A N/A Currently enrolled in an Environmental Horticulture course at CCSF Continuing at CCSF or Transferring to baccalaureate institution in Fall 2021 Amount and number vary by donor TBD Applicants must have demonstrated academic ability and commitment to continuing study and work in Environmental Horticulture in the Bay Area. Must be a U.S. Citizen. Prerequisite to application is willingness by the recipient to meet with the sponsors of the scholarship after the winner is announced. Available in March from Steven Brown, EH/F. No
The Darrel Hess Community College Geography Scholarship N/A 6 transferrable units in Geography 3 units Transferring to baccalaureate institution in Fall 2021 semester as a full-time junior 3 @ $1,000 March 12, 2021 Applications are available through the American Association of Geographers. Digital submissions encouraged. Submit to Patricia Solis with AAG Hess Scholarship as the subject line.  Yes (external)
The I Magnin Scholarship 2.5 6 units 6 units Continuing at CCSF or Transferring to baccalaureate institution in Fall 2021 TBD April 1, 2021 Majoring in Fashion Design or other retail-based program. Preference given to students working in the retail industry or have fashion experience. This is an outside donor. Funds are subject to availability. For more information and application, go to CCSF Fashion Department Scholarships Website. No