Foothill College Scholarship Information

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Most scholarships are posted in September with deadlines in mid-February.

Month-By-Month Scholarship Timeline

  • July - The scholarship system will shut down to archive the prior academic year's information.
  • August - The scholarship system will re-open for the new academic year.
    • Now is a great time to start working on the general scholarship application that is required for all Foothill scholarships.
    • A few scholarships with early deadlines will be posted.
  • September - The majority of Foothill scholarships will be posted.
  • Mid-February - The majority of Foothill scholarships will close for review.
  • March - Round one of the scholarship review process begins. Scholarship finalists are selected.
  • April - Round two of the scholarship review process begins. Scholarship winners are selected.
  • May - Scholarship winners are notified and most scholarship awards are disbursed.
  • June - A few scholarships with late deadlines will close for review. Winners will be selected and notified by the end of the month.

Steps for Scholarship Application Process

  1. Log in to MyPortal
  2. Click on your Students tab
  3. Click on the AcademicWorks logo
  4. If needed, use your student identification number and MyPortal password to log in to the AcademicWorks system.
  5. Under the Applications tab in AcademicWorks, select “General Applications”
  6. Click on the “General Application” link in that section to complete your general scholarship application
  7. Click on Opportunities
    • Scroll to "Recommended" to view a customized list of scholarships. (*Note: It will take 24 hours from the time you finish and submit your general scholarship application for this list to be customized for you.)
    • Scroll to ‘Ours’ to view all of the currently posted scholarships for the Foothill-De Anza District.
    • Scroll to ‘External’ to view outside scholarship opportunities.
  8. Apply for scholarships for which you qualify by the listed deadline.

Please Note:

  • Applying for scholarships is a competitive process. Please be aware that not every student who applies for scholarships will win.
  • If you don't meet the minimum criteria for a scholarship that you apply for, your application will not be considered for that scholarship.
  • If you fail to attach a legible copy of any of the required documents for a scholarship, such as your Foothill College transcript, resume, etc., your application for that scholarship will be incomplete and it will not be considered.
  • All required documents must be submitted online. The Financial Aid Office does not accept any documents, such as letters of recommendation, on a student’s behalf.
  • You can go to the Foothill College Media Center (Portable Buildings, Parking Lot 5, Rooms 5941 & 5942) to scan your academic transcripts for FREE.
  • Once you’ve applied for Foothill scholarships, you can monitor the status of those applications in AcademicWorks by going to the Applications tab and clicking on “Active”.
  • There is no limit to how many scholarships you can apply for. However, please be sure to review and verify you meet the minimum qualifications for a scholarship prior to applying.
  • Most scholarships disburse during Spring or Fall quarters of each academic year. Please note that in order for the Foothill College system to disburse your scholarship funds, you must be enrolled in at least six units for the term, unless otherwise stated in the scholarship posting.
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Additional Scholarship Information

Scholarship Search Engines: Information and services on all four of the links below are FREE. is a highly recommended online resource that provides a free matching service for scholarships. Once you complete a profile, you’ll have access to a database of more than 1.5 million scholarships. is a widely used online resource for students of all ages to search for college scholarships and other financial aid information. is an all purpose college and scholarship information site which includes links to nine free internet scholarship search data bases, links to college websites and online applications, college admissions office email addresses and (mostly toll free) phone numbers, ACT and SAT prep information, and much, much more. The site has been the recipient of more than 25 internet awards and receives more than 150,000 visits each month. E4FC has developed resources to help undocumented students across the United States find scholarships to pay for college.

Scholarships and Grants Free US College Scholarships, Grants, Competitions and Awards Resources.

Another good source for scholarship information can be found at

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Scholarship Review Committee

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Scholarship Giving at Foothill College

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