Scholarships for Community College Students

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Community Colleges are often a great alternative to four-year colleges and universities. They are more likely to be close to home, tuition is usually much lower than the price of other in-state public universities, and most community colleges offer excellent educational opportunities across a variety of majors and vocational training programs. In many cases, two-year programs and Associate Degrees can even transfer seamlessly to those four-year programs later, when you're a little more certain about what, exactly, you want to study.

In addition to the low costs of community colleges in general, there are also a variety of additional scholarships, grants, and financial aid opportunities sponsored by the schools' charitable foundations, local businesses, and other outside organizations. Whether you're a first-time community college freshman, returning sophomore, or transferring from a community college to a four-year school, there are scholarships available that fit almost every student's situation.

Read on to browse through our entire collection of community college scholarships, or sign up today to get a personalized list of scholarships and grants that matches your own unique eligibility situation!

Krishnan-Shah Family Scholarship

This scholarship is available for graduating high school seniors and community college students in Silicon Valley. Applicants must be the first in their families to attend college.

Total: $10000 Awards:  5
Deadline:  February 20

TheDream.US Scholarship Program - Community College Graduates

This scholarship is available for student who have graduated or will graduate with their associate's degree who are eligible for DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) or TPS (Temporary Protected Status). Students must demonstrate significant financial need, have a grade point average of 3.0 or higher, and attend one of TheDream.US's partner colleges.

Total: $25000 Awards:  250
Deadline:  February 28

Vocational Nurse Scholarship

This award is available for California residents who are attending or planning to attend a vocational nursing program at a college/university in the state of California with a grade point average of 2.0 or higher.

Total: $4000 Awards:  40
Deadline:  February 28

Bernard E. Dillon Vocational Skills Scholarship

This award is for students attending vocational-technical classes at an accredited vocational-technical school. Students must be current members of American Military Retirees Association (AMRA), their spouses or dependent children, or their grandchildren (who can be claimed as dependents on their parents' income tax return).

Total: $1000 Awards:  5
Deadline:  March 1

Kody Hodge Scholarship

The Kody Hodge Scholarship is available for theater majors at Amarillo College. Applicants must have a grade point average of 2.75 or higher and must demonstrate unmet financial need.

Total: $2000 Awards:  1
Deadline:  March 31

Dallas Area Paralegal Association Scholarship Fund

Dallas Area Paralegal Association Scholarship is available to Dallas-area paralegals who are currently enrolled in a local college or university. Applicants must have a grade point average of 3.0 or higher and demonstrate unmet financial need.

Total: $1500 Awards:  1
Deadline:  April 1

Pine Cone Foundation Scholarship

This scholarship is open to U.S. high school seniors who have a documented learning disability (ADHD alone does not qualify) and plan to attend Sierra College or a Los Rios Community College District institution. Students must have a grade point average of 2.5 or higher, and must demonstrate financial need by qualifying for a Board of Governors Fee Waiver (BOGW).

Total: $1783 Awards:  5
Deadline:  April 14

Vocational (Bettinger, Holden, & Perry) Scholarship

This award is available for U.S. and Canadian students who are enrolled in a one- or two-year program with the intent to become a grower or greenhouse manager. Students must have a grade point average of 2.0 or higher; applicants with lower grade point averages may be considered if they have otherwise outstanding qualifications or extenuating circumstances.

Total: $1500 Awards:  1
Deadline:  May 1

Kansas Career Technical Workforce Grant

This award is available to Kansas undergraduate students who are planning to enroll in a certificate/two-year vocational-technical program.

Total: $500 Awards:  170
Deadline:  May 1

Iowa Vocational-Technical Tuition Grant

This award is available to Iowa students who are enrolled in vocational-technical or career option programs at Iowa community colleges. The student must demonstrate financial need.

Total: $1200 Awards:  2836
Deadline:  July 1

Mississippi Tuition Assistance Grant (MTAG)

This award is available to Mississippi undergraduate students who are enrolled at or planning to enroll at an eligible Mississippi college or university. Students must have a grade point average of 2.5 or higher and an ACT score of 15 or higher (or SAT score of 720 or higher), and must receive less than the full Federal Pell Grant as determined by the completion FAFSA.

Total: $1000 Awards:  24329
Deadline:  September 15

Miami Marlins Scholarship

The Miami Marlins Scholarship is available for college freshman and sophomore students who are majoring in culinary arts or hospitality management at Miami Dade College.

Total: $500 Awards:  1
Deadline:  October 30