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CCC Scholarships

Congratulations to the 2014 CCC Foundation Scholarship winners!
Here is the list of CCC Foundation Scholarships Winners!

There are two differnt types of scholarships:

1. CCC Foundation Scholarships
CCC departmental \ program and a variety of other campus based scholarships

2. Outside Scholarships
External organizations that offer scholarships including: Kennedy King, Jack Kent Cooke and Phi Theta Kappa, and many others.

Upcoming workshop:
Scholarships for Latina College Students (Scholarship amount: $1500)

Click here for workshop details

Steps to a Scholarship

Reference Letters
Review all the scholarships and decide which scholarships you want to apply for, work on personal statements and essays. Most importantly: Get reference letters.

Most scholarship applications require at least two reference letters from professors and employers. Reference letters take time to write and, like you, professors and employers are busy people. Ask now and they will appreciate your initiative, organization skills and advance notice.

Tell your Reference letter writer what scholarship(s) you are applying for and ask them to name the scholarship in the reference letter. Reference letters make a good impression on the selection committee if they are at least 1/2 a page long. You can ask for reference letters from more than one person.

Here are some articles on how to ask for reference letters:
Wikihow Article: How to Ask Your Professor for a Letter of Reference Via Email
Foothill College Career Center: It's Scholarship Season: how to ask for a letters of recommendation
How to ask for a Letter of Reference

Writing your Personal Statement \ Essay
Your winning personal statement should allow the scholarship comittee to have an inside glimpse into your life and accomplishments. After reading your personal statement, it is important for the selection committee to come away with feeling like they understood your core interests, skills and values.

Here are some articles on how to write your personal statements:
Scholarship Personal Statement Guide
Top 10 Tips for Writing Effective Scholarship Essays
Scholarship Essays

Deadline for all CCC Foundation Scholarships: Monday February 3rd 2014 by 12:00pm

Completed scholarship applications are due in the Foundation Office - AA203 on February 3, 2014 by 12:00pm. You can always turn it in early and are encouraged to do so. It is your responsibility to make sure your application is complete. Incomplete or late applications will not be considered.

Questions? Email scholarships@contracosta.edu

 

 
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