“External Scholarships” refers to any scholarship offered by a donor, organization, business, or foundation outside of the CCC Foundation.  These scholarships may be offered to students at the local, regional, statewide, or even nationwide level. To learn more about these various scholarship opportunities, please review the scholarship listings below.

This information is offered by informational purposes only and does not imply any endorsement from Contra Costa College. Clicking the links below will direct you to the external web site for that scholarship opportunity. Follow the instructions carefully and contact the organization directly for questions or assistance. Always use caution when providing personal identification information online. For more information on scholarship scams, click the “Scholarship Tips & Resources” link from the left side menu.

2017-2018 Kennedy King Application NOW OPEN!!

Kennedy King ScholarshipThe Kennedy King scholarship was founded in memory of  Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and Senator Robert F. Kennedy in 1968. It is an annual $5,000 per year scholarship awarded to students who plan to transfer to an accredited U.S. College or University and obtain a Bachelor’s Degree. To apply, students must: Belong to a minority group underrepresented in the California College and University system, have completed at least 12 transferable units of course work from any of the Contra Costa Community College District campuses, and be eligible to transfer to a four year college or university with junior standing in the fall 2017 or spring 2018 terms.

For more information please visit the Kennedy King website: http://www.kennedyking.org/​

Type Organization Link Deadline
Culinary Golden Gate Restaurant Association www.ggra.org/scholarships/ 04/30


General Assistance League of Diablo Valley http://www.diablovalley.assistanceleague.org/ps.projects.cfm?ID=95 04/03/2017
General Marcus Foster Education Fund http://marcusfoster.org/programs/scholarships/ Varied
Nursing National Nurses United http://www.nationalnursesunited.org/pages/cna-scholarships/ 08/01


General Cognizant Technology Solutions http://www.cognizant.com/makingthefuture​ 03/31/2017
General Soroptimist International of Richmond www.soroptimistofrichmond.org Varied
General Eduactors for Fair Consideration (E4FC) http://e4fc.org/undergraduateresources.html Varied
STEM United Negro College Fund https://www.uncf.org/scholarships Varied


National Automotive Technicians Educational Foundation http://www.automotivescholarships.com/


General The National LGBTQ Scholarship Fund https://www.pointfoundation.org/point-apply/communitycollege 04/30/2017
STEM Nordson BUILDS Scholarship Program www.ofic.org/smr/nordson


Nursing Health Resources & Services Administration https://bhw.hrsa.gov/loansscholarships/nursecorps 05/11/2017