Fostering Better Lives Through Education

Assistance League of Sacramento awards scholarships to students attending community colleges in the Greater Sacramento area. Like many scholarship programs, our awards go to students with financial need and demonstrated ability, aptitude and a promise of a bright future. But, beyond those basic criteria, we seek to support students of any age who had and/or have life circumstances and challenges that are unusually difficult.

Initial scholarship winners are eligible to apply for Previous Recipient awards in subsequent years at community colleges and four-year institutions.

2017 Community College Scholarship Applications Available Now

Assistance League of Sacramento supports eight philanthropic programs to help those in need in our community. Scholarships at the community college level are one of our outstanding endeavors. Each year we look for students who are successfully managing their early college education, even though they have had or continue to have life circumstances or challenges that are more difficult than most.

  • The “New Recipient” scholarships are for $1,000 each. Seven are available this year. These are for students who have not previously won an Assistance League scholarship. Please note the other requirements for eligibility.
  • The “Previous Recipient” scholarships are for $2,000 each. Two are available this year. They are for students who have previously won an Assistance League scholarship. You will note these requirements differ from the “new recipient” requirements.


  • By Mid-October 2016, Scholarship applications will be available at Sacramento Area Community Colleges. They are now available on this website. See below.
  • February 8, 2017 is the deadline to postmark your completed application.
  • By March 31, 2017, Scholarship winners will be notified.
  • In the spring of 2017, the winners will be honored at a special celebration during which they will receive their Scholarship checks.

2017 New Recipient Scholarship Materials

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