Scholarships at Mission

Mission College offers a variety of scholarships ranging from $50 to several thousand dollars per year. Eligibility may vary based on fields of study, community and/or college involvement, and/or financial need.

All continuing Mission College students and new students, including graduating high school students, and transferring students may apply.

Current Scholarships Available

Mission College 2024-25 General Scholarships Application

New, returning, continuing or transfer Mission College Scholarship opportunities are available. The 2023-24 MC Scholarship Application-visit the website for more details. Application will open early January.


NEW 2024 Scholarship Opportunity! Apply NOW!

The Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander-Serving Institution (AANAPISI) Scholarship Program online application opens on September 13, 2023, and closes on January 9, 2024 at 5:00 PM EST. Scholarship awards range from one-time $2,500 awards to multi-year $10,000 awards. Recipients of the scholarship must be enrolled as a degree-seeking student during the 2024 Fall Semester at Mission College, 



Karl S. Pister Leadership Scholarship

The Karl S. Pister Leadership Opportunity Program Award provides up to $20,000 distributed over two years. The applicant must be applying to UC Santa Cruz as a transfer student. 

Foster Youth Scholarship

Pivotal Scholarship Applicaion is open to FOSTER YOUTH from Santa Clara and San Mateo Counties. Deadline to Apply March 31st. More details here!

Progress Pride Scholarship!

For the first time, the Mensa Foundation seeks to award our Progress Pride Scholarship: up to two $10,000 scholarships. Scholarship is intended for college-bound, college, or graduate students at U.S. universities who identify as both BIPOC and LGBTQ—and who have a demonstrated record of positive service to the BIPOC and LGBTQ communities.

Latinos in Technology Scholarship

The Hispanic Foundation of Silicon Valley is now accepting new applications for the Latinos in Technology Scholarship! Applications for the 2023-2024 cohort are due February 28, 2023. 

Mission Promise Program

Mission College is proud to be expanding our Mission Promise Program to make college more affordable for our new, first-time college students! Eligible students will have their enrollment fees paid for their first two years AND get up to $1,000 to pay for books or other educational expenses.

STEM Based

STEM: Science Technology Engineering & Math (STEM) Scholarship Opportunities. New opportunities are open!

External Scholarships New opportunities!

Additional scholarship resources and link.