Searching for Scholarships

The SRJC Scholarship Programs Department is available to assist SRJC students with their search for scholarships. Our knowledgeable staff will give you direction on how to search and apply for local, state and nation-wide scholarship programs. Current SRJC scholarship opportunities and applications can be found on the Online Bulletin Board. Computers are available for you to use to apply for scholarships and search external scholarship websites. Every Spring we offer informative Scholarship Workshops to review our programs in detail and assist you in completing applications. Scholarship Forms and Documents are also available online to assist you when applying for scholarships.

When you are awarded a scholarship through the SRJC Scholarship Office, we will verify your enrollment and other program requirements before mailing your scholarship check directly to your current address, on file with the SRJC Admissions Office. Any funds due SRJC will be deducted from your scholarship award.

Please come by the SRJC Scholarship Office to utilize our outstanding student services! We are located in Plover Hall on the Santa Rosa Campus. You can reach us at (707) 527-4740.

We also provide scholarship service and support at the SRJC Petaluma Campus at the First Stop Center, Jacobs Hall, Room 109. Please call (707) 778-2461


For Scholarship Opportunities through SRJC, please visit the Online Bulletin Board.


Scholarships 101

Do you want more information about scholarships in general? Our Frequently Asked Questions page or Education Corner's website about scholarships may be helpful.


Outside Scholarship Opportunities

The SRJC Scholarship Office receives information about scholarship opportunities from outside organizations on a continual basis. We have compiled a list of those scholarship opportunities and popular search websites (click link below). Check regularly throughout the year as the scholarships listed may change. 

Outside Scholarship List


Community Organization-Sponsored Scholarships
Many civic and community groups such as Rotary, Lions, Elks, Soroptimist, American Legion and others offer scholarships and other assistance. Contact the various patriotic, civic, fraternal, religious, ethnic, social, and professional organizations in your community for more information.
Employer-Sponsored Scholarships 
Many private businesses and corporations offer scholarships or loans to employees' children or to students who live in the community where the company is located. Others offer aid to students majoring in fields related to the company's activities or interests. Personnel offices at some companies have application information and forms available.
Professional, Career and Trade Association Scholarships

Field-specific associations frequently offer support for education. Research directories of professional, career and trade associations in your field.

National Merit Scholarships (for high school students)

The independent, non-profit Merit Scholarship Corporation awards about 5,000 scholarships each year. Students compete on the basis of test scores, academic and extracurricular achievements, and school recommendations. Taking the Preliminary Scholastic Aptitude Test/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT) in the fall of your junior year in high school will enter you in the competition.

Artistic Talents, Athletic Abilities or Other Special Skills

Students with unusual talents and abilities should ask their art or shop teacher, coach, or bandmaster about universities and colleges that might recruit students with their particular skills or abilities. Locate magazines and websites related to your special interests and skills for scholarship leads.


California State University Scholarship Websites (for transferring students)

NOTE: When you fill out a CSU Admissions application, you may be applying for scholarships as well.

CSU Bakersfield CSU Channel Islands CSU Chico
CSU Dominguez Hills CSU East Bay CSU Fresno
CSU Fullerton Humboldt State CSU Long Beach
CSU Los Angeles CSU Maritime Academy CSU Monterey
CSU Northridge CSU Sacramento CSU San Bernardino
San Diego State San Francisco State San Jose State
Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo Cal Poly, Pomona CSU San Marcos
Sonoma State CSU Stanislaus  


University of California Scholarship Websites (for transferring students)

NOTE: When you fill out a UC Admissions application, you apply for scholarships as well.

UC Berkeley UC Davis UC Irvine
UC Los Angeles UC Merced UC Riverside
UC San Diego UC Santa Barbara UC Santa Cruz