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 2023 1 @ $100 March 15, 2024 Application is to submit 3 poems to English Department Secretary (Tanya Clarkson tclarso@ccsf.edu), Batmale Rm 558.  No
Asian and Pacific Islander American (APIA) Scholars Credit Students Credit Students  Currently enrolled at CCSF Continuing at CCSF or Transferring to Baccalaureate institution in Fall 2023 6 @ $2,500 - $5,000 each January 12, 2023 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 2023 and/or Spring 2024 Up to $1,200 per academic year Application filing period: September 1, 2022 - April 30, 2023 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 2023 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 2023 semester as a full-time junior 3 @ $1,000 December 31, 2022 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)
English as a Second Language Department Scholarship 3.0 12 units 3 units N/A Up to $1000 March 15, 2024 Full-time immigrants, Permanent Residents, or foreign students who are currently enrolled in CCSF ESL credit courses. Must have completed one or more ESL credit courses at level 12 or higher. Financial need and career/transfer goals considered. Available from Jessica Buchsbaum, ESL Office, Batmale 616.             Ph: 415-239-3003. No
The Mills-Peninsula Medical Center Auxiliary Scholarship 2.7 N/A

Must be enrolled in or accepted to a healthcare career program with completed prerequisites. Examples of healthcare careers include, but may mot be limited to: EMT, Hospital Admin, Laboratory, Nursing, Pharmacy, PT/OT, Radiology, Ultrasound/MRI

N/A $1.000 - $10,000 May 15, 2023

Each year, the Mills-Peninsula Medical Center Auxiliary awards scholarships to individuals who live in San Mateo County and who are pursuing a career in healthcare. Awards are based on the following criteria: Past academic performance, participation/leadership in school and community activities, work experience, a personal statement including career and educational aspirations and goals, and any unusual personal or family circumstances.

Recipients must demonstrate financial need and be a resident of San Mateo County unless they are an employee of Mills-Peninsula Medical Center.

More information and the application are available online at https://www.sutterhealth.org/ways-to-give/volunteering/mphs/scholarship.

For questions regarding the application process, email MPHSVolunteerServices@sutterhealth.org for the fastest response or leave a message on the scholarship phone line: (650) 696-2465, option 1.

Ascend Foundation Scholarships Varies on scholarship Varies on Scholarship Varies on Scholarship Varies on Scholarship $10,000 January 31, 2024

View the Ascend Scholarship page for more information on the available scholarships offered. Each scholarship has a different set of requirements needed to apply. 


For questions, you can email Loan Huynh at lhuynh@ccsf.edu