SCHOLARSHIPS

Education Is a Powerful Defense Against Poverty

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 commitment to their educational goals. But, beyond those basic criteria, we seek to support students of any age who have had difficult life challenges.

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 three types of scholarships: New Recipients, current or former Foster Youth, and Previous Recipients who are in subsequent years at community colleges or four-year institutions.

Our Scholarship awards are made in the spring of each year. Scholarships are awarded at a special reception for recipients and their guests.

General Scholarship Criteria

  1. Valid California Driver’s License or California ID
  2. Submit a Completed scholarship application by February 10, 2023
  3. Meet the Criteria for the scholarship for which you applied.
  4. Attending American River (ARC), Cosumnes River (CRC), Folsom Lake (FLC), Sacramento City (SCC), Sierra and Woodland Community Colleges.
  5. Previous Recipients attending other accredited institutions of higher learning.
  6. A completed application packet including: signed scholarship application, one academic reference and one from an unrelated personal or business reference.
  7. Transcripts verifying criteria have been met
  8. Assistance League of Sacramento members and their families are not eligible.

Assistance League of Sacramento has three (3) different scholarships. Students applying as a former foster youth can also be considered for a new recipient scholarship, if they meet the academic requirements.

  1. Student meets general scholarship criteria listed above.
  2. Be a first time recipient of an Assistance League of Sacramento.
  3. Be a continuing college student who has successfully completed a minimum of six (6) units and will complete a minimun of nine (9) additional units by the the end of the current session in which they are enrolled.
  4. Have a cumulative grade point average of 2.5 or above.
  1. Student meet the general scholarship criteria.
  2. Be a continuing student enrolled in the Los Rios Community College District or in another accredited institution of higher learning.
  3. Have completed a minimum of fifteen (15) unites and will complete a minimum of nine (9) additional units by the end of the current session in which the student is enrolled.
  4. Have a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or above.
  1. Student meets the general scholarship criteria.
  2. Be a first time recipient of Assistance League of Sacramento.
  3. Be a continuing college student who has successfully completed a minimum of six (6) units and will complete a minimum of six (6) additional units by the end of the current session in which the student is enrolled.
  4. Have a cumulative grade point average of 2.0 or above.
  5. Be a current or former dependent in the foster care program and submit a foster youth verification letter or Notice of Action.
Application

Three Step Application Process:
1. Click here to download Instructions.

2. Click here to download application.

3. When all information is collected, upload documents to our secure site:

Due Date – February 10, 2023

Completed application package MUST be received by 12:00 midnight on this date. Late applications or facsimiles will not be accepted.

eMail questions regarding the application to:

scholarship@alsacramento.org

Notification of Awards

Notification will be made to the applicant on or about mid-April 2023.

Contact Us:

scholarship@alsacramento.org

Reference
  1. Click here to download the Reference form.