Scholarship Workshops

The Contra Costa College Office of Financial Assistance is proud to host several upcoming Scholarship Workshops. Students will be able to receive one-on-one assistance online to view scholarship opportunities, download and print applications, and write their scholarship essays. Click the link below to view the dates, times, and locations:

2016 Scholarship Workshops 


Scholarship Search

Sign up for one of these credible scholarship search tools to find more scholarship opportunities that you may qualify for!



Scholarship Monkey


Avoid Scholarship Scams!

Every year, hundreds of thousands of students are defrauded by scholarship and financial aid scams. Don’t be a victim! Use the resources below to determine how to identify a fraudulent organization and how to protect yourself:

Federal Trade Commission  

Federal Student Aid                                               


Writing a Winning Scholarship Essay

Your scholarship essay, or personal statement, is your chance to shine! Use the resources below to make sure your essay is a winner:

How to Write a Winning Scholarship Essay 

Scholarship Essay Worksheet 


How to Ask for a Letter of Recommendation

Many scholarships require one or more Letters of Recommendation. This gives the scholarship committee a chance to see how others feel about your academic and personal achievements. Use the resource below to find out how you should request Letters of Recommendation:

How to Request Letters of Recommendation


Scholarships for Undocumented Students

Educators for Fair Consideration (E4FC) provides several useful tools for undocumented students to find and apply for scholarships. Visit them online at:

Undocumented students may also apply for most of the Contra Costa College Foundation Scholarships. Please click on “CCC Scholarships” from the left side menu for more information and a link to the online application (usually available in November each year).