College of San Mateo offers many scholarships with awards ranging from $100 to approximately $2,500.
Who is eligible to apply?
The college offers scholarships for incoming, continuing, and transfer students.
2013-2014 CSM Scholarships
Students are encouraged to review CSM Scholarships before beginning the application process. CSM Scholarship applications are available online at starsonline.smccd.edu/Stars. For students both returning to and/or transferring from CSM in the Fall, completed packets will be accepted beginning December 1, 2012. Scholarship applications are accepted online until February 15, 2013 at 11:59pm. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed.
***Please Note: CSM will be CLOSED on Friday, February 15th in observance of Presidents Day Weekend. Scholarship Applications will still be accepted online through STARS until until February 15, 2013 at 11:59pm***
Please note, a complete scholarship application must include the following:
- Complete STARS Online application
- One page personal statement
- At least one letter of recommendation
If you have any questions please contact the Scholarship Coordinator, Karen Chadwick at firstname.lastname@example.org
or (650) 574-6514.
A number of local and national organizations offer scholarships to CSM students. These can be viewed on our Search for Scholarships page. Eligibility requirements vary and separate applications for these scholarships are available through the Scholarship Office. For specific dates and additional information, please contact the Scholarship/Financial Aid Office.
Funding for CSM Scholarships comes from the San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation. Founded in 1966, the Foundation raises funds for scholarships as well as educational programs at the District's three colleges. Contributions to The Foundation are received from many sources: individuals, businesses, civic groups, community organizations, and other foundations.
The mission of the Foundation is to promote student success and nourish program innovation and excellence by providing special financial support for the District's colleges.
For more information about the Foundation, please visit smcccfoundation.org.