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.
  • Niche.com “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 niche.com, 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

September 2022

  1. Ayn Rand Essay Contest ($25 to $10,000 one-time award)
    Deadline: 09/26/2022
    • Have you ever read one of Ayn Rand’s thought-provoking novels? Now’s the time! Enter an Ayn Rand Institute essay contest and you’ll have a chance to win prize money. Apply today!
    • To participate, applicants should:
      • request a free e-book at the link above.
      • submit an 800-1,600-word essay (see prompt and requirements at link above).
  2. Don’t Text and Drive Scholarship ($1,000 one-time award)
    Deadline: 09/30/2022
    • Do you know how far you will drive on the freeway if you take your eyes off the road for five seconds, the average time it takes to send a text? An entire football field. According to the Virginia Tech Transportation Institute, texting while driving makes drivers 23 times more likely to get into a “safety-critical event.” The purpose of this scholarship is to help you understand the risks of texting while driving.
    • To participate, applicants should:
      • be in high school or in college (any level).
      • complete the application at the link above.
  3. Incfile Entrepreneur ($2,500 one-time award)
    Deadline: 9/30/2022 and 12/31/2022
    • The future is about to get brighter for two deserving up-and-coming entrepreneurs… and it might just be you! Your ideas, your drive and your dedication could earn you an Incfile scholarship or grant, with the funds you need to learn more and do more to achieve your dreams of business ownership and entrepreneurial success.
    • To participate, applicants should:
      • be a high school senior, undergraduate, or trade school student.
      • attend a US-based high school, trade school, or college/university.
      • have a GPA of 3.0 or higher.
      • have an interest in starting a business.
      • submit an online application at the link above.

October 2022

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Future Business Leaders Scholarship ($1,500 one-time award)
    Deadline: 10/01/2022
    • Allied Van Lines, one of the leading long distance and cross-country moving companies in America, is excited to offer a 2022 scholarship program aimed at students whose area of study focuses on logistics and moving-related fields. We are committed to growing our industry and supporting the brightest students in logistics and moving.
    • To participate, applicants should:
      • plan to attend college Spring 2023.
      • submit an essay and application at the link above.
  • Future Designer Scholarship ($2,000 one-time award)
    Deadline: 10/15/2022
    • At CardsDirect, our job is to capture a moment that resonates with our customers and present it through our greeting cards. We want your help designing our next top-selling holiday card – and are proud to offer our scholarship program. The winner of our Future Designer Scholarship will receive a $2,000 scholarship to a secondary institution of their choice and will have their designs featured as products on our site. Applicants must be at least 17 years old and already accepted or enrolled in this educational organization. One entry per person. Click here for official rules and details.
    • To participate, applicants should:
      • submit card design and apply online at the link above.

December 2022

  1. Trinity Warranty Scholarship (Four $2,000 annual scholarships)
    Deadline: 12/31/2022
    • Trinity Warranty Solutions is proud to offer scholarship opportunities for individuals that are studying in trade schools or colleges to become HVAC Technicians & Refrigeration Technicians. Scholarship opportunities total $8,000 annually (four $2,000 scholarships awarded annually).
    • Applications are due December 31, 2022.
    • 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. 
    • To participate, applicants should:
      • be students planning to enroll or currently enrolled in an HVAC & Refrigeration program in an accredited trade school or college for the entire 2023-2024 academic year.
      • be US Citizens, US Nationals, and US Permanent Residents based on the guidelines utilized by the US Department of Education Federal Financial Aid eligibility
      • have a minimum GPA (grade point average) of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale or equivalent
      • pursue an associate degree, certificate, or diploma in HVAC or refrigeration.
      • not be employed by Trinity or children of employees.
      • submit an online application at the link above.
  2. Incfile Entrepreneur ($2,500 one-time award)
    Deadline: 9/30/2022 and 12/31/2022
    • The future is about to get brighter for two deserving up-and-coming entrepreneurs… and it might just be you! Your ideas, your drive and your dedication could earn you an Incfile scholarship or grant, with the funds you need to learn more and do more to achieve your dreams of business ownership and entrepreneurial success.
    • To participate, applicants should:
      • be a high school senior, undergraduate, or trade school student.
      • attend a US-based high school, trade school, or college/university.
      • have a GPA of 3.0 or higher.
      • have an interest in starting a business.
      • submit an online application at the link above
  3. Allied Vans Lines Scholarship ($1,000 one-time award)
    Deadline: 12/15/2022
    • Allied Van Lines, one of the leading long distance and cross-country moving companies in America, is excited to offer a 2022 scholarship program aimed at students whose area of study focuses on logistics and moving-related fields. We are committed to growing our industry and supporting the brightest students in logistics and moving.
    • To participate, applicants should:
      • submit a brief essay.
      • be enrolled full-time at an accredited college.
      • review requirements at the link 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.