Scholarship season at City College begins Dec. 1

Students can apply for over 50 scholarships using the Academic Works portal
City student Jeannette Mayo Gallegos presented with a scholarship
San Diego City College student Jeannette Mayo Gallegos, at podium, flanked by City president Ricky Shabazz, holding check, and other college faculty and administration officials, receives a $55,000 Jack Kent Cooke scholarship at the 2022 scholarship ceremony. City College Flickr

San Diego City College students can apply for scholarships starting Dec. 1, according to financial aid outreach specialist Merry Matti.

There are over 50 scholarships available.

“Scholarships offset a variety of expenses, such as tuition, fees, books, classroom materials and other items,” Matti said.

“They’re great to have on your resume. If you don’t have enough work experience, you can put them on your transfer applications. And you can use them to just elevate your educational experience.”

To begin applying for a scholarship, students are advised to create an account for San Diego City College’s Academic Works.

Students can then complete the general application. Scholarships may also have other individual requirements outside of the general application, such as a letter of recommendation.

Matti said investing the time in the application only has upsides.

“All you can do is get money in return,” she said. “So that time was very worth it.”

The outreach specialist also said students looking for support in applying should visit the scholarship office in A-270, the Learning Resource Center, the Writing Center in L-209, and the Welcome Office in A-201.

“There’s a lot of resources out there,” Matti said. “Always take advantage of the resources that are available.”

The deadline to apply is Feb. 25, 2024.

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