Office of Financial Assistance
Student Services Center, Room 102

Scholarships are a financial resource provided to students by the generosity of the Contra Costa College Foundation, local businesses, community groups, alumni, and a variety of other private donors. Scholarship funds help to assist students in paying for their higher education expenses when federal and state financial assistance is not enough.

Unlike loans, scholarship funds do not have to be paid back. The Contra Costa College Office of Financial Assistance encourages all students to apply for scholarship opportunities!

Scholarship funds are limited and usually awarded on a competitive and/or special criteria basis, such as GPA, academic major, or demonstrated volunteerism, leadership, or community service. Because scholarships are a private educational resource, selections for recipients are usually made by the donor/organization based on these types of criteria.

Types of Scholarships

Need help applying for scholarships?

Visit our Scholarship Tips & Resources page for more information on getting help applying for scholarships, scholarship workshops, how to write a winning scholarship essay, and how to avoid scholarship scams.​