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Scholarships are financial aid awards designed to help you pay for your education. Scholarships can be a one-time award or renewable and may require that certain academic or demographic qualifications be met. Below is a collection of scholarships available directly to MVC students.
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Scholarship

The Greater Riverside Chambers of Commerce is pleased to announce the availability of a $1,000 scholarship to each of our higher learning institutions, to any undergraduate or graduate college student. Applicants must be knowledgeable about their chosen field of study, have demonstrated academic achievement, have given back to their community through public service, and served as role models and mentors to others. Recipients must be available to attend the ATHENA Award presentation on Thursday, May 23 at the Mission Inn Hotel & Spa at 11:30 am.

Savings and Grant Program

Recent graduates of a California public high school may be eligible to receive $500 to $1500 for use towards education expenses. The California Kids Investment and Development Savings Program (CalKIDS), funded by the State of California, is providing eligible students with these funds to promote a college going culture. Eligible student participants may receive awards to use for higher education including $500 automatic deposits in a CalKIDS account for eligible low-income public school students, students identified as foster youth, and students identified as homeless. Deposits may be cumulative for students meeting multiple eligibility requirements.

  • Application period: Ongoing until funds are exhausted.
  • Check your eligibility and get started online on the CalKIDS website
Scholarship

Administered by the Foundation for California Community Colleges, the Keenan Insurance Scholarship seeks to increase the diversity of professionals working within the insurance, risk management, and financial services industry by providing scholarships to underrepresented students at California Community Colleges. Applicants must be eligible for the California College Promise Grant or be experiencing other circumstances demonstrating financial need, and be enrolled in and complete three (3) units each semester in insurance, risk management, financial services, or related courses. The scholarship amount is $600 per semester.

Scholarship

Last Mile invests in the next generation of technology talent and therefore, offers financial assistance to unrepresented students majoring in tech and engineering. Emergency grants up to $599 are typically awarded within a few days. Larger grants (up to $10K) are awarded to students who demonstrate a high degree of need.

Scholarship

SchoolHouse Connection is a national non-profit organization working to overcome homelessness through education. Students beginning college for the first time in 2025 (high school juniors or seniors planning to take a gap year) can apply for the scholarship now. The scholarship award includes $2,500 and other benefits.

Eligibility requirements include: currently residing in the United States (undocumented applicants are eligible); born on or after June 1, 2004; will begin college for the first time in 2025 (not including dual-enrollment courses); and experienced homelessness in the last six years.

Year-Round List of External Scholarships

Throughout the year, numerous scholarship opportunities are received from organizations outside of RCCD. RCCD does not endorse any of the outside scholarships, but provides the information as a possible resource for students. Browse the list year-round.

External Scholarships

 

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