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 have or have had life challenges that are unusually difficult.

Our program identifies individuals with incredible resilience, determination, and commitment to education as a path to a better life for themselves and their families. We offer scholarships to New Recipients, current or former Foster Youth, and Previous Recipients in subsequent years at community colleges or four-year institutions. Basic eligibility for a first-time applicant is that the individual must be enrolled in a local community college. 

Our Scholarship awards are made in the spring of each year. A committee of dedicated chapter members review and select the recipients. The awards are granted at a special reception for recipients and their guests.

Scholarship Committee

Community College Scholarships To Help Transform Lives

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. These scholarships are available.

  • New Recipient scholarships of $2,000 each are available for students who have not previously received an Assistance League scholarship. Please note the other requirements for eligibility.
  • Previous Recipient scholarships of $3,500 each are available for students who have previously received an Assistance League scholarship. Requirements differ from the “new recipient” requirements.
  • Foster Youth scholarships of $2,000 each are available. Applicants must be a current or former dependent of the Foster Care program and have not previously received a scholarship from Assistance League of Sacramento. Requirements differ from the”new or previous” requirements.

Scholarship FAQ’s Mar 2022

Scholarship Information and Forms

Honoring Our 2021 Scholarship Recipients

Honoree’s Heartwarming Story