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Scholarships at City College of San Francisco

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City College of San Francisco (CCSF) is a community college located in San Francisco, California. The programs are typically two years in length. CCSF is currently the largest community college in the United States, enrolling more than 100,000 students. CCSF is known for its activism and encouragement within the gay, lesbian bisexual and transgender community, as well as one of the first colleges to start a women’s studies program.

Scholarships Offered by City College of San Francisco

The Booker T. Anderson Memorial Scholarship for Transfer Students is for African American students born in the United States who are studying math, science, philosophy, technology, theology, logic, politics, American government, engineering, economics, law or strategic planning. Applicants must submit three or more letters of recommendation noting their dedication toward reaching academic goals. Applications are available on the college website and must be submitted by March in the year the scholarship will be used. Applicants must maintain a grade point average of 2.5 or higher and be planning to transfer to a four-year university after their courses are completed at CCSF. Scholarships are distributed in the amount of $1,000.

The Consular Corps Scholarship for International Students is for international students attending CCSF on an F-1 Visa. Students must be taking at least 12 credit hours and demonstrate financial need. Scholarships are distributed in the amount of $250.

The James E. Court Scholarship in Earth Sciences is for students studying earth sciences with the goal of transferring to a four-year university once their courses at CCSF are complete. Students must submit an essay explaining how their studies in the earth science field will benefit their career goals and aspirations. Students must have completed at least one earth science course. The scholarship is distributed in the amount of $200.

The Mildred Jensen Scholarship is for students who have completed at least 24 credit hours in the business information processing program. Students should apply in the semester preceding their graduation and have a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or higher. One scholarship is distributed annually in a varying amount.

The Joan Allen Stewart Memorial Biology Scholarship is for students pursuing a degree as an RN or other health industry related role. Applicants must have completed at least two courses in the CCSF biology department with plans to transfer to a four-year university to complete their undergraduate study. The scholarship is distributed in the amount of $400.

The Laurine K. Bergin Memorial Scholarship is for women who are pursuing an education and career in physical education, health services or recreation. Applicants must submit a personal essay stating how their education in physical education, health services or recreation will help them to achieve their personal and career goals. Students must maintain a cumulative grade point average of 2.75 or higher. The scholarship application is due by March of the year in which the scholarship will be used. It is distributed in the amount of $500.

The John and Mary Lou Gifford Scholarship is for CCSF students who are pursuing studies and career goals related to the environment or population growth. Students must submit a one page essay explaining in detail how their education will help them achieve their goals of working with the environment or doing research in the field of population growth. Students must have a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or higher and have plans to attend a four-year college or university to complete an undergraduate program. The scholarship is distributed in the amount of $500.

Things to Note About City College of San Francisco Scholarships

All scholarships distributed through the City College of San Francisco are achievement awards and will not affect a student’s financial aid opportunities or eligibility. Information taken into consideration by the scholarship committee when choosing a recipient includes accomplishments, activities the student has taken part in, financial need, information in the letters of recommendation, their level of achievement throughout their academic career and the passion or determination expressed in the student’s personal statement. Students will need to prepare all of the following information before applying for a scholarship:

Personal information
Educational information
Employment history
Extracurricular activities
Financial status (FAFSA forms)
Statistical information
Unofficial transcripts, printed from the CCSF website

Specifics of additional information needed vary according to each scholarship. Many scholarships require essays or personal statements as well as a specific number of letters of recommendation. All information must be submitted together to the CCSF scholarship office.

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