Financial Aid Scholarships

Welcome to the electronic version of the Scholarship Wall we have in our Financial Aid Office!

As we come across new scholarships, we’ll post them here for students to review and choose what they may qualify for. Reoccurring/monthly scholarships will be posted at the top, and month-specific annual deadlines will be posted at the bottom.

Some scholarships listed below on this page may require proof or citizenship or legal residency. Get a specific list of scholarships that don’t require proof of U.S. Citizenship or Legal Permanent Residency.

Please note that we are not affiliated with any of the scholarships below and are providing this information as a courtesy to our students. Information provided below comes directly from each scholarship provider. Please click the links provided for each scholarship for full details.

Reoccurring-Monthly Deadline

  • CFF Foundation Education Award ($1,500 one-time)
    Deadline: applications accepted year-round, 1 student awarded each quarter
    • Cocodrie Fly Fishing (CFF) aims to give advice and tips on how you can have the ultimate fly fishing experience. Whether you are a beginner or pro, our courses and tips can help you hone your skills. CFF is proud to offer quarterly awards to university and college students!
    • To participate, applicants should:
      • be currently enrolled in a college or university.
      • students of all majors are encouraged to apply!
      • submit an essay and submit application on the website.
    • For more detailed information, please visit the scholarship link.
  • ISN Skilled Trade & Technology Scholarship ($2,000 one-time)
    Deadline: applications accepted year-round, 1 student awarded each quarter
    • Growing demand and lack of qualified workers in skilled trades and technology means it’s a great time to go back to school and enter these lucrative and fast-growing industries. To help keep up with demand and assist the next generation of professionals, ISN will award a $2,000 scholarship four times a year to eligible students.
    • To participate, applicants should:
      • be 18 years or over and currently be enrolled as a high school senior, or in a community college, undergraduate, graduate, technical college, or vocational program, or be planning to enroll in a high school, community college, undergraduate, graduate, technical college, or vocational program during the 2021-2022 academic program in the United States.
      • have a minimum 3.4 GPA.
      • be pursuing a degree that enables you or others in your community to learn a new trade, develop skills and technology, or start a small business related to home services offered by ISN.
    • For more detailed information, please visit the scholarship link.
  • LA Tutors 123 Innovation in Education Scholarship ($500 one-time)
    Deadline: 20th of each month
    • We at LA Tutors are passionate about sparking the creative genius in students and would love to commend those outstanding students who have a made a difference in the lives of others in some innovative or technological fashion. In order to achieve this, we have established a scholarship for students who meet certain criteria.
    • The application opens the 1st of each month, and closes at 11:59 p.m. on the 20th of each month.
    • To participate, applicants should:
      • be enrolled as a high school or college/university student.
      • have a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0 (or the equivalent).
      • have designed an innovative project that makes a difference in the lives of others (This could be a website, series of blogs, an app, fundraising event, etc.)
      • submit an essay describing the goal of the particular project and provide supporting documentation.
  • “No Essay” College Scholarship™ ($2,000 one-time)
    Deadline: end of each month
    • The $2,000 “No Essay” Scholarship is an easy scholarship with no essay required! The scholarship can be used to cover tuition, housing, books, or any education-related expenses.
    • The monthly winner will be determined by random drawing and then contacted directly and announced in Niche’s e-newsletter and on the Scholarship Winners page.
    • You can apply once each month, with a new winner selected every month.
    • To participate, applicants should:
      • Currently attend, or within the next 12 months plan to enroll in, a high school or college listed on, or be the parent of a student who falls into one of those categories.
      • Apply online at the link provided above.

District Scholarships

  1. Asian Pacific Islander Faculty & Staff Association (APIA) Scholarship ($300 one-time)
    Deadline: April 15, 2022
    • The Asian Pacific Islander Faculty & Staff Association (APIA) seeks to recognize outstanding students who exemplify the spirit of APIA by achieving academic excellence and demonstrating personal commitment and dedicated service to their community and/or campus. APIA awards a $300 scholarship to one student at each of the three NOCCCD campuses: Cypress College, Fullerton College, and North Orange Continuing Education. (Previous APIA scholarship recipients are ineligible to reapply)
    • To participate, applicants should:
      • Be a currently enrolled NOCCCD student.
      • Plan to be enrolled at least half-time at an accredited 4-year college or university in the next fall term OR be finishing a certificate in a Career Technical Education field this semester.
      • Demonstrate community involvement or volunteer work
      • Have a minimum grade point average of 3.0
      • Review all requirements and apply at the link provided above
  2. NOCCCD Black Faculty & Staff Scholarship ($375 one-time)
    Deadline: April 15, 2022
    • This fund is established by the Black Faculty & Staff Association (BFSA: Cypress College, Fullerton College and NOCE: North Orange Continuing Education) in order to help underrepresented students continue their education.  BFSA believes in higher education, transferring to the universities and Career Technical Education. ‘Unity, Connectivity, Empowerment…thru Education’.
    • To participate, applicants should:
      • Be a resident of the state of California
      • Be a member of an Underrepresented Student Population
      • Have 12 or more units completed at Cypress College, Fullerton College, or NOCE AND enrolled at least part time for Spring 2022.
      • Have 2.5 G.P.A or higher (Submit Official or Unofficial Transcripts)
      • Have a goal of transferring to a four-year college or university and/or completion of a Certificate (CTE) program of study.
      • Review all requirements and apply at the link provided above
  3. Latino Faculty & Staff Association (LFSA) – Enrique “Kiki” Zuniga Scholarship (award amount not listed)
    Deadline: April 22, 2022
    • When Mr. Zuniga retired, Fullerton lost one of its pillars. This scholarship is dedicated to him for his significant accomplishments and his love for guiding non-traditional students to academic success.
    • To participate, applicants should:
      • Have minimum Cumulative GPA of 2.0 (at FC and/or CC).
      • Have completed at least 9 units and currently enrolled in at least 6 units (at FC and/or CC)
      • Be enrolled in Fullerton College or Cypress College must have the goal of transferring to a 4-year University (Students enrolled in the North Orange Continuing Education (NOCE): please refer to link above for requirements)
      • Review all requirements and apply at the link provided above

March 2022

  1. Cypress College Foundation Scholarship
    Deadline: 3/28/2022
    • The 2022 Foundation Scholarships Application is now available online! While each scholarship has unique criteria, you need only fill out this single application to be considered for all Foundation scholarships.
    • Be sure to fill out the application carefully and completely.
    • Applications are due Monday, March 28.
    • Award recipients will be notified by email in late April and invited to the Cypress College Foundation Scholarship Awards Ceremony, which will be held on campus on May 13 at 3:30 p.m. There will also be a pre-event Zoom on May 12 at 6 p.m. where students and donors will have the opportunity to meet each other in individual Zoom rooms. 
    • Have a question? Please email us at
  2. No Essay Smart Owl Scholarship ($7,000 one-time award)
    Deadline: 03/29/2022
    • ScholarshipOwl prides itself on making applying for scholarships easier than ever. This sweepstakes is available for all U.S. students who are ages 16 and older and are high school or college students. Each month a monetary award is offered.
    • To participate, applicants should:
      • be a resident of any of the 50 United States, District of Columbia or US Territories except for Rhode Island and Michigan.
      • be 16 years of age or older
      • either be enrolled now, or will be enrolled within three months of registration in the Scholarship Sweepstakes, in a qualified high school, college or university within the United States.
  3. LULAC National Scholarship Fund ($250-$2,000 one-time award)
    Deadline: 03/31/2022
    • Established in 1975, LNESC and LULAC created the LULAC National Scholarship Fund (LNSF) to help youth in underserved communities make the dream of college enrollment a reality. LNSF is a unique partnership between grassroots advocates and corporations that fund educational opportunities for deserving youth across the U.S. Former recipients of LNSF scholarships are now leaders in fields of business, science, government, and education.
    • To participate, applicants should:
      • be a U.S. citizen, legal permanent resident, or be granted Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA).
      • have applied to or be enrolled as a full-time student in a college or university, including 2-year colleges, or vocational schools that lead to an associate’s degree. Graduate students must have applied to or be enrolled as a part-time student in a college or university.
      • submit application, transcript, enrollment, and essay response at the link provided.

April 2022

  1. GMiS STEM Scholarship ($500-$5,000 one-time award)
    Deadline: 04/30/2022
    • Great Minds in STEM is an organization that enables Hispanic students pursuing careers in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) to be leaders in the national STEM community. For its scholarship program, it seeks out students who demonstrate leadership qualities or service within underserved communities.
    • To participate, applicants should:
      • demonstrate merit through academic achievements, leadership and campus/community activities
      • be pursuing a science, technology, engineering or math degree
      • have an overall minimum GPA of 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale for merit-based scholarships. Applicants may have a minimum 2.5 GPA for non-merit-based donor scholarships.
      • be of Hispanic descent and/or must demonstrate significant leadership or service within the underserved community
      • be enrolled full-time or part-time at the time of application and the time of the scholarship award
      • be enrolled in a STEM or health-related undergraduate or graduate program for the upcoming fall semester, at an accredited 2-year or 4-year college/university in the U.S. or its territories.
      • visit the link provided to review more details and to apply.
  2. Real Estate Education Scholarship ($1,200: $600 per semester)
    Deadline: 4/30/2022
    • The Real Estate Education Scholarship Program is a scholarship program for eligible, economically disadvantaged students. Awards are for students who are in need of financial assistance to meet the cost of attendance at a California Community College and who have demonstrated interest in a real estate career through their enrollment in real estate related courses.
    • To participate, applicants should:

June 2022

  1. Sexual Abuse Survivor Scholarship ($2,500 one-time award)
    Deadline: 06/15/2022
    • John Fitch of the Fitch Law Firm LLC is a victim’s rights advocate and appreciates the opportunity to defend the rights of victims of sexual abuse. The Fitch Law Firm LLC sponsors this scholarship as a way to promote the stories of those who have been victims of sexual abuse, while also showing how these students are overcoming the abuse and moving forward with their lives. This scholarship is also designed as a way to support students who have overcome a history of sexual abuse on their path to pursuing a college degree.
      The Fitch Law Firm LLC uses its work and the essays in this scholarship to help educate members of the public about sexual abuse law and the difficulties victims of this abuse must overcome in the short term and long term.
      The firm hopes that through the promotion of these stories and essays that the public will become more aware of how sexual abuse can happen and how to protect themselves and their loved ones from becoming victims by practicing safety and increased awareness.
    • To participate, applicants should:
      • be a current college student who is at least 18 years old
      • be in good academic standing
      • submit a written essay up to 500 words and submit application at link provided above
  2. Changing the Law Scholarship ($2,500 one-time award)
    Deadline: 06/15/2022
    • With every year that passes, U.S. law expands with no sense of slowing down. With all of these new laws getting attention, some of the older ones that need updating or refinement get left behind. These old laws can cause headaches for both legal experts and average citizens alike. Laws that do not change with the times affect us all. There are many laws that deserve reexamination. Many are archaic, outdated, and need a fresh set of eyes to look them over. What law do you feel is the most important? If you could do anything to change a law, how would you change it? As a part of the younger generation, you are the future of this country’s legal destiny. The power is in your hands to challenge laws and decide on how you can make them better. What sort of laws do you envision changing, so they fit the issues of the 21st century better?
    • To participate, applicants should:
      • be a current or incoming undergraduate or graduate student
      • be in good academic standing and able to provide proof
      • be a U.S. Citizen or authorized to attend school in the United States
  3. Delete Cyberbullying Scholarship ($1,000 one-time award)
    Deadline: 06/30/2022
    • In an effort to get students committed to the cause of deleting cyberbullying, we are offering the $1,000 Delete Cyberbullying Scholarship Award for high school and college students to help cover educational expenses.
    • To participate, applicants should:
      • be a high school student (9th-12th grader), college student or graduate student attending or planning to enter an accredited U.S. college or university.
      • complete the online application form at the link above.
  4. MyBioSource Inc. Scholarship ($1,000 one-time award)
    Deadline: 06/30/2022
    • MyBioSource is proud to announce their annual “MyBioSource Scholarship Program” for S.T.E.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) majors. MyBioSource is all about opening up doors to thriving students allowing them to explore the endless possibilities in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics. With our scholarship program, students will be able to use the award towards tuition, books, supplies, or other costs that come along with obtaining a higher education. MyBioSource knows the world of “STEM” is constantly changing and progressing and new discoveries are found every day, and just maybe one of the applicants selected will hold the key to the next big break!
    • To participate, applicants should:
      • be enrolled as a freshman, undergraduate or graduate student at an accredited college or university for the 2022 Fall semester
      • have a major in Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics or related fields
      • complete the application (at link provided above) along with a 250 word response on why you have chosen to enter the field of “STEM” and why you should receive the scholarship

October 2022

  1. Future Business Leaders Scholarship ($1,500 one-time award)
    Deadline: 10/01/2022
    • BrewerLong is pleased to announce our Future Business Leaders Scholarship for 2023. This $1,500 scholarship award will go to an incoming student, undergraduate or graduate student enrolled in a college or university in the Spring Semester of 2023. Scholarship funds will be directly disbursed to the winner’s school and may cover all school-related expenses. 
    • To participate, applicants should:
      • be a graduate or undergraduate student attending or planning to enroll in a United States college or university for the Spring Semester of 2023.
      • compose an essay of 500 words or less describing how you think law does or should service and repair business.
      • submit an online application at the link provided above.
  2. College Monk ($1,500 one-time award)
    Deadline: 10/15/2022
    • The College Monk $1,500 No-Essay Scholarship is a scholarship with no GPA requirements. The purpose of the scholarship is to provide financial assistance to high school graduating students or college students who are going to attend an accredited institution in the US.
    • To participate, applicants should:
      • submit an online application at the link provided above.

Scholarship General Information

It takes time and energy to conduct a successful scholarship search, but it is well worth the effort when you are awarded a scholarship to help fund your higher education.

The best ways to find scholarships:

  • Check with your high school counselor
  • Check with your parent’s employer or organizations with which they are affiliated
  • Check with organizations and businesses within your community
  • Check with your college or university financial aid and/or scholarship office
  • Surf the web

Types of Scholarships

Merit Based Scholarships: Awards based on academic performance and personal achievement.

Merit plus Need Scholarships: Awards based on academic performance, personal achievement, and financial need.

Private Scholarships: Awards based on criteria set by a private, non-affiliated organization or individual.

Institutional Scholarships: Awards based on criteria set by the college or university. These awards can be merit based or plus need based.

Be Cautious of Scholarship Scams

The following are signs of a possible scholarship scam:

  • If you are required to pay money to get a scholarship
  • If you are guaranteed win a scholarship
  • If they say, “everyone is eligible” or “free money”
  • If you are contacted for a scholarship you never applied for
  • If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is.

Get more information on scholarship scams.

Scholarship Application Timelines

Applying for many scholarships can be done during any time of the year. However, different awards have different deadlines. For institutional awards, the deadlines are typically early Spring. You should check with your college or university to see what their established deadline is. Regardless, if you are late applying for an award one year, you should note the award and make every effort to reapply next year.

Tips for marketing yourself for a scholarship

Develop a great personal statement or essay

The essay is your ultimate communication tool-make a great impression. Think about this question: What makes you worthy of an investment as a student? Proofread, rewrite, and seek peer reviewers (writing is a process).

Develop a great academic transcript

Consistent academic performance is a good sign. A solid GPA is desirable for most scholarships. A bad semester or year is not the end of the world—If you have overcome challenges, explain that in your personal statement. Otherwise, your application will be confusing to the evaluator.

Demonstrate evidence of leadership or service

Submit documentation of leadership, service, or character. Explain your situation and add flavor as to who you are as a person and aspiring student. Connect your personal story with your career or educational goal.