About Scholarships at Ohlone - Financial Aid Office
Did You Know…?
$1.6 million is the average lifetime earnings of a graduate with an associate's degree—$400,000 more than for a high school graduate. Students who earn a California community college degree or certificate nearly double their earnings within three years. Source: Community College League of California. Go to Admissions and Records for information about how to get started at Ohlone College.
Throughout the year, the Financial Aid Office receives announcements of scholarship opportunities for Ohlone College students. The focus of each scholarship is different. Some require high grades, most require financial need, and some are awarded to students who are majoring in certain areas.
The Financial Aid Office will post these announcements on the scholarship board in Building 7 as well as make general announcements in campus media.
Students are encouraged to take time to research scholarships to help pay for their educational expenses, rather than taking out loans. Most scholarships only require a personal statement, a résumé, and answering one or two questions. Applying for scholarships is free. Scholarships do not need to be repaid!
Students should investigate scholarships offered by their (or their parents’) employer, civic organizations, Associations, and private foundations. Register with a free scholarship search engine such as www.fastweb.com or www.scholarships.com . Attend Transfer Center Workshops to get help writing your Personal Statement and resume.
Beware of scholarship scams or claims that “guarantee” a scholarship. Reputable companies neither guarantee scholarships nor use aggressive tactics. To learn more about scholarship scams, visit www.ftc.gov/scholarshipscams.
There are two types of available scholarships at Ohlone College: