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Scholarship Resources

There are several ways to find available scholarships:

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Cabrillo College Scholarships

Scholarships are available each year for current students, enrolling high school graduates and transferring students. They are awarded annually on a competitive basis, with consideration given to academic promise, scholastic achievement, financial need and student potential.


Cabrillo Division/Department Scholarships

These awards are subject specific awards (i.e. English, Math, Allied Health, etc.). For more information, criteria, and applications, check with instructors and/or Division Offices in February or March.

Applications are usually available late September.

Once available, you can download an application through our online Scholarship Binder or pick one up at our office.

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Community & Private Organization Scholarships

Applications are sent to Financial Aid throughout the year. Criteria can range from college major to ethnic origin or financial need. To check out the latest opportunities click on the link below.

View our Scholarship Binder online!

Examples of some winning scholarship essays can be found online here:

Personal Statement Essay Examples

Winning Essays for Healthcare Schoarships


Cabrillo College High School Scholarships

Are offered to encourage Santa Cruz County High School Seniors to begin their college education at Cabrillo College. Each scholarship fund is designed to assist students who meet specific eligibility requirements (see application for eligibility requirements). Recipients must enroll in full-time courses at Cabrillo College to receive their award.

Applications are available now and due by March 23, 2018!

You can complete an application online here.

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Online Searches

There are hundreds of scholarship opportunities that an ambitious student can discover. The best way to match your particular characteristics to scholarship opportunities is to search online. Students may use computers in the Learning Resource Center or the Library for this purpose. There are several FREE on-line scholarship searches available. Any search requesting money is most likely a scam.

Cabrillo recommends searching the following:

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View our Scholarship Binder online!

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International Students

International Education Financial Aid (IEFA) - www.iefa.org

Students Studying in the U.S. - http://www.studying-in-us.org/

Scholarships for International Students- http://www.studying-in-us.org/scholarships-for-international-students-in-the-united-states/

Financial aid information for international students wishing to study in a foreign country. At these sites, you will find a listing of grants, scholarships, loan programs, and other information to assist students in their pursuit to study abroad.

Cabrillo College International Student Program

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Other Useful Info

Have you applied for Financial Aid at Cabrillo?
You may be eligible for a Federal Pell Grant, a Cal Grant, Student Loans, Federal Work Study, or have your tuition waived with a BOG Fee Waiver.


To apply for Financial Aid:

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