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Scholarship Opportunities

Scholarships are monies that you do not have to pay back and are based on criteria such as educational degree/majors, grade point average, or financial need. A variety of scholarships are available to our students. Applying for scholarships is easy. Remember, after every summer semester you will need to reapply.

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With Scholarships at Cerro Coso Community College!

The CCCC Foundation works with dozens of community donors to offer scholarships and awards to Cerro Coso students just like you! With one easy application and more than 50 opportunities for cash awards, go online and get started TODAY!

More than $100,000 available in local awards. $30,000 in local STEM scholarships. Check it out! The 2017-18 scholarship application is now available. Apply now!

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  • Use your student email to log in
  • Visit the CCCC Financial Aid Center for one-on-one assistance with applications
  • Complete your application online
  • Each applicant will be screened for every scholarship.
  • Check the website often for updates and more scholarship opportunities

Apply now for scholarship opportunities for next year - ONE easy online application for more than 50 Awards!

Local Scholarships

The CCCC Foundation is committed to helping students succeed in college through its scholarship program. Fundraising events are held throughout the year to raise money for scholarships for Cerro Coso students. The amounts awarded are determined by the amounts donated throughout the year. The following Foundation Scholarships are available:

  • Teresa Allen Vocational Nursing Scholarship
  • Tania Lynn Atkisson Memorial Scholarship
  • Ted Bachman Memorial Health Careers Scholarship
  • Eric Blackwell Memorial Scholarship
  • Vivian Boultinghouse Memorial Scholarship
  • Steven Paul Brown Memorial Scholarship
  • Clyde Cherry Scholarship Fund
  • Pamela Coward Memorial Scholarship
  • Cox-Veatch Family Memorial Scholarship
  • Bertha Wilson-Cronin Nursing Scholarship
  • Lonny A. Daniel Memorial Scholarship
  • Frank Dickey Memorial Scholarship Fund
  • John Dunker Fine Arts Scholarship
  • East Kern Youth Projects Scholarship
  • Engility STEM Scholarship
  • Connie Farrell Memorial Nursing Scholarship
  • Fire Mountain Foundation Scholarship
  • Billy and Florence Halop Memorial Scholarship
  • Myrlan 'Speed' Handeland Family Scholarship
  • Ruby and Clyde Hartzell Scholarship
  • Patti Keith Scholarship
  • Kielman Family Scholarship
  • Don Kumferman Memorial Scholarship
  • Dorothy P. Leet Memorial Scholarship
  • H. P. Leet Memorial Scholarship
  • Dick Malone Family Scholarship
  • Ray Marsh Memorial Scholarship
  • Lorraine McClung Memorial Art Scholarship
  • Raymond A. McCue Memorial Scholarship
  • Bill Moore Memorial Scholarship Fund
  • Order of Golden Slipper M.H.C. Scholarship
  • Anton & Ruth Ozanich Family Scholarship
  • James M. Pearson Memorial Scholarship Fund
  • Gail Marie Petty Memorial Scholarship
  • Gilbert Plain Family Scholarship
  • President's Scholarship
  • Alice C. Ream Memorial Vocational Nursing Scholarship
  • John 'Jack' Richer Memorial Scholarship
  • Ridgecrest-China Lake Optimist Club Scholarship
  • Jessica Schrader Scholarship
  • Richard J. Stenger Memorial Chemistry Scholarship
  • Senator Walter Stiern Memorial Scholarship
  • Walter Sulek Memorial Scholarship
  • Judy A. Swansson Memorial Scholarship
  • Textbook Scholarship
  • Jewell Thornberry Memorial Nursing Scholarship
  • Dallas E. Tirk Memorial Scholarship
  • John and Bobbie Ward Scholarship
  • June Wasserman Scholarship
  • Helen Weals Family Scholarship
  • Bill Whitworth Memorial Scholarship
  • Ronald Curtis Wilson Memorial Scholarship

Community Scholarships

If you have questions about Scholarships please contact:

Candace Cornett
(760) 384-6221

Outside Scholarships Opportunities

There are a variety of outside scholarships that are available to students from various businesses and organizations. The following websites may provide you with helpful information regarding scholarships. Please note, these sites are not part of Cerro Coso Community College; emails to these organizations will not go to Cerro Coso but rather the agency itself. See tab above for the list of currently open outside scholarships that have come to our attention.

Currently Open

All About Education Scholarship

It's often been said that "education is the key to success." What doors could your educational "key" open? It's not cheap to get a college degree, and many college-bound students see a shut door for education. We're here to help open it again.
Deadline: Monday, April 30, 2018. Amount: $3,000.

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Awareness in Veterans Scholarship

DrugRehab.org is proud to award a $5,000 scholarship towards any education related expense to the winner of our first essay contest about the different ways in which addiction and mental illness affects veterans today.
Deadline: Tuesday, May 1, 2018. Amount: $5,000.

Ann Ruff Memorial Scholarship

QUALIFICATIONS: 1) Grade point average of at least 3.0 in college work. 2) Completion of at least 24 credit hours or equivalent semester hours. 3) Acceptance from an accredited College or University for the 2017-2018 school year. Applications must include the following to be considered complete: 1) A personal letter of no more than 2 typed pages stating the applicant’s goals and future plans. 2) Copies of all college transcripts. 3) Two current letters of recommendation. 4) Proof of acceptance from an accredited College or University. 5) The completed application. If there are questions about the requirements, form, or process please contact Penny Talley at 760-375-8631 or email to ptalley@cerrocoso.edu. Mail the completed application with the documents specified above in time to be received by May 16, 2018 to: Penny Talley, 3000 College Heights Blvd., Ridgecrest, CA 93555
Deadline: Wednesday, May 16, 2018. Amount: $1200.

B. Davis Scholarship

This Scholarship is available to all high school juniors and seniors as well as all students currently registered in any post secondary institution.
Deadline: Tuesday, May 22, 2018. Amount: $1,000.

Ampronix College Scholarship Program

At Ampronix, we strive to give back to the community and that is why we are promoting our College Scholarship Program. We will be giving away a total of $2,250 to 3 chosen applicants who demonstrate passion for their field of study and great desire to give back to their community.
Deadline: Thursday, May 31, 2018. Amount: $1000 or $750 or $500.

Vernon Computer Source Scholarship

Vernon Computer Source is pleased to offer a scholarship totalling $2,000, which will be awarded to students who show strong academic and career goals. Applicants must be working towards a degree, currently be enrolled in an accredited university or planning to attend university within the next 12 months. Verification of enrollment will be required before any money is awarded.
Deadline: Thursday, May 31, 2018. Amount: $2,000.

Fifth Month Scholarship

What does the number five mean to you? One is the loneliest number. Three is a crowd. Then there is five. What's so special about five? Well, for starters, this lucky number could help you win a $1,500 scholarship.
Deadline: Thursday, May 31, 2018. Amount: $1,500.

Cottage Inn Scholarship

Cottage Inn would like to recognize those that embrace education. Education is a fundamental need for the future growth of our nation. We are seeking applicants with a minimum of a 3.0 GPA in High School. The scholarship award will be made payable to the college or university of your choice to help pay for your education.
Deadline: Thursday, May 31, 2018. Amount: $2,500, $1,000, and $500.

Abbott and Fenner Scholarship Program

Abbott & Fenner are committed to continuing our efforts at helping those who have the desire and ambition to succeed.
Deadline: Thursday, June 14, 2018. Amount: $1,000.

BigSun Scholarship

The BigSun Organization is proud to be able to help young athletes succeed in their academic pursuits. In order to do our part we are offering an annual scholarship to a deserving student. All student athletes are eligible for this award, regardless of which sport they are participating in.
Deadline: Tuesday, June 19, 2018. Amount: $500.

Caring.com Student-Caregiver Bi-Annual Scholarship

Are you caring for an adult relative while enrolled in a U.S. college or university? When you're living with your aging loved one, managing their finances because they no longer can, taking them to doctors appointments -- we know that caregiving can be both difficult and rewarding. As America’s leading senior care resource for family caregivers, we know that juggling the responsibilities of caregiving and student life is a unique challenge.
Deadline: Saturday, June 30, 2018. Amount: three $1,500 scholarships.

Ziprecruiter $3000 Scholarship

Write about the best part-time job or internship for students. ZipRecruiter is offering a $3,000 scholarship to the winning college or university student with the most creative entry in our Autumn 2017 Scholarship Promotion.
Deadline: Saturday, June 30, 2018. Amount: $3,000.

Do-Over Scholarship

Mistakes - we've all made them. Too bad life doesn't always give you a mulligan. Or does it? What if you had the chance to "do-over" a moment in your life? What would it be? How would it affect you and your future?
Deadline: Saturday, June 30, 2018. Amount: $1,500.

The Bradley R. Corbett Scholarship

Bradley R. Corbett, a qualified and experienced criminal defense attorney located in San Diego, is offering an annual $2000 scholarship to one college/university student in the United States.
Deadline: Sunday, July 15, 2018. Amount: $2,000.

R&D Systems Scholarship

R&D Systems is proud to support education in science with a scholarship program established to students who are pursuing a degree in a science related field.
Deadline: Friday, July 20, 2018. Amount: $1,500.

Novus Biologicals Scholarship Program

Research is a critical component for the development and advancement in the life science community. We want to further scientific achievement by helping students who are interested in developing a career in science.
Deadline: Friday, July 20, 2018. Amount: $1,500.

Flavor of the Month Scholarship

Winning scholarships can be sweet - especially with this special a la mode award for scholarship seekers who love ice cream.
Deadline: Tuesday, July 31, 2018. Amount: $1,500.

Job-Applications.com Scholarship

Job-Applications.com is proud to announce our new initiative, a college scholarship awarded twice a year designed to help working parents currently enrolled in higher education.
Deadline: Saturday, August 18, 2018. Amount: $1,000.

Make Me Laugh Scholarship

Scholarships can be fun! Take a break from the boring application routine and make us laugh. That's right; we want a real LOL moment.
Deadline: Friday, August 31, 2018. Amount: $1,500.

Shout It Out Scholarship

Have something on your mind? Let it out, or better yet SHOUT it out. Give your thoughts a voice and earn free college money at the same time.
Deadline: Sunday, September 30, 2018. Amount: $1,500.

AES Engineers Scholarship

AES Engineering is pleased to be able to continue offering scholarships to motivated students to help in the furthering of their education.
Deadline: Saturday, October 6, 2018. Amount: $500.

Zombie Apocalypse Scholarship

Has "The Walking Dead" got you thinking what you might do if your streets were filled with flesh-eating zombies? Maybe you've envisioned your own post-apocalyptic world overrun with the living dead, forcing you to come up with a zombie survival plan - and quick!
Deadline: Wednesday, October 31, 2018. Amount: $2,000.

Education Matters Scholarship

While continuing your education takes time, and money, there's a certain value that everyone is hoping to achieve. Our Education Matters Scholarship is giving you the chance to state why education matters. Why does education matter to you? What is the value you hope to receive from college? What would you do to convince the college cynics?
Deadline: Friday, November 30, 2018. Amount: $5,000.

Top Ten List Scholarship

Inspired by David Letterman and his top ten lists, we created the Top Ten List Scholarship. With so many awards based on grades and extracurricular activities, this unique scholarship gives you the chance to show us what's truly special and different about you. Get creative, be serious, or tug at our heart strings. Whatever you do, you only have ten reasons to convince us, so make each one count.
Deadline: Monday, December 31, 2018. Amount: $1,500.

Unigo $10K Scholarship

College is one of the most amazing experiences of your life. It's a leap into possibility, into the unknown. It will shape the course of your future.
Deadline: Monday, December 31, 2018. Amount: $10,000.

I Have a Dream Scholarship

It's crazy to think of all the amazing stories that happen as soon as we close our eyes and drift to sleep. It could be in a deep slumber or perhaps in a carefree daze, but our dreams can help shape our ideas, perceptions, and - now - education.
Deadline: Thursday, January 31, 2019. Amount: $1,500.

Sweet & Simple Scholarship

Big things come in small packages. And now, those simple gifts can really pay off in our Sweet and Simple Scholarship!
Deadline: Thursday, February 28, 2019. Amount: $1,500.

JobSource1.com 5K Scholarship

JobSource1.com is proud to announce this exciting news! If you’re a college/university/highschool student or know someone who could use a hand, we are offering a $5,000 ACADEMIC SCHOLARSHIP for the 2019-2020 academic year.
Deadline: Sunday, March 31, 2019. Amount: $5,000.

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