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Current scholarship opportunities
A number of scholarships specifically intended for Solano students are available on this scholarship application site. To apply for a scholarship, click on the “Sign In” button located in the top right hand corner. The deadlines for these programs vary, so revisit the site often to see if any new opportunities are available. You can find more information about the scholarship programs at SCC here.
Note: You will automatically be considered for most of the scholarships based on your completed General Application. You will only need to complete one General Application, although a few scholarships may require additional information. To complete the General Application, please go to the sign in button at the top right of the solano.academicworks.com page and sign-in with your Solano College account! You do not need to create an additional account.
There are many Internet sites that offer scholarship searches that include a variety of public and private scholarships. If you decide to look for scholarships elsewhere, here are some ways to avoid scholarship scams:
- Never pay to apply for a scholarship.
- Avoid scholarship guarantees
- Never provide any personal financial information (bank account info, credit card numbers, etc.)
If you are unsure where to start an extended scholarship search, here are three reputable scholarship search services. Remember the tips above and consider opting out of email updates intended to send you ads as they can fill your email with spam.
2024 Keenan Scholarships
Applications for the Keenan Insurance Scholarships are now open for 2024, with up to $9,600 in scholarships available this year.
Scholarship funds are available for California community college students studying for a certificate or degree in insurance, risk management, financial services or a related field. The scholarships will be funded on a first-come, first-served basis, with students encouraged to apply through the Financial Aid or Scholarship office by October 31, 2024.
Last year, the Keenan Insurance Scholarship helped to positively impact the lives of 15 students across four colleges by providing over $9,000 in scholarships. This year, students can receive up to $600 per semester and up to $1,200 per academic year.
The Foundation for California Community Colleges seeks to help lift students out of poverty and put them on a path to a better life through higher education and job opportunities. This scholarship not only offers tangible financial support for students, but seeks to promote and increase the diversity of professionals working within the insurance, and risk management, sectors.
2024 CCCSFAAA Scholarships
The California Community Colleges Student Financial Aid Administrators Association (CCCSFAAA) will sponsor student scholarships; a total of ten (10) $500 student scholarships, one scholarship for each of the ten (10) California Community College regions across the state.
The following criteria must be met in order to apply for the CCCSFAAA Scholarship:
- Enrolled in at least 6 units for Spring 2024
- Have a cumulative GPA of at least 2.5
- Have remaining need of at least $1,000.00
- Applied for State and/or Federal Financial Aid
You may pick up an application at the Financial Aid Office. It’s simple to apply; just fill out the application (less than 1 page) and attach a statement explaining your:
- Special Circumstances and/or unusual hardship
- Educational and career goals
- Why you have chosen these goals
Return your completed application w/statement attached to:
Financial Aid Office
Bldg. 400, 2nd Floor, Room 425
Application deadline is: March 13th, 2024