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Scholarships help you pay for college.

Scholarships Information

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.


RCCD Foundation Scholarships

The Riverside Community College District (RCCD) Foundation offers scholarships for continuing and transferring students. To be considered for a scholarship, you must complete the scholarship application and go through the eligibility and selection process.

For Current MVC Students

The 2022-23 general application for RCCD Foundation Scholarships will be open:
October 18, 2021 – January 14, 2022

For High School Seniors

The 2022-23 application for RCCD Foundation Scholarships for current high school seniors will be open:
January 1 – April 30, 2022

For a comprehensive list of outside scholarship opportunities, visit the RCCD Scholarship Site. Navigate to the Opportunities section and look under under External. Get started by accessing the RCCD Scholarship site.


General Scholarships

  • SME Foundation Scholarships: Students pursuing two-year, four-year or graduate degrees in manufacturing or engineering are eligible for SME Education Foundation scholarships. One scholarship application provides students with the opportunity to be considered for all available Foundation scholarships.
    • Application Deadline: February 1, 2022.
  • Real Estate Education Scholarship Program: Awards are available for students who need financial assistance to help afford enrollment costs in community college real estate education programs. Scholarships will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis, so visit the website and apply as early as possible.
  • ATHENA Scholarship: The Greater Riverside Chambers of Commerce is accepting applications for its annual ATHENA scholarship. One individual from each of the area's higher learning institutions will receive the scholarship. 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. Winners must be available to attend the ATHENA Award presentation on Thursday, May 26 at the Mission Inn Hotel & Spa at 11:30 am.
    • Access Applicationpdf
    • Application deadline: April 22, 2022 at 5 pm.
    • Award: $1,000
    • Submit your application to Quirina Arana by email ( or fax it to (951) 683-2670.
  • Career One Stop: A U.S. Department of Labor career exploration and training site that includes a comprehensive list of scholarships and grant awards.
  • Immigrants Rising: A list of scholarships available to undocumented students. Formerly known as E4FC.


MVC Scholarships


For further assistance with scholarships, please contact us.