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(650) 574-6146
The 2024-2025 Scholarship Application is now open!

Students can start their application by visiting the Scholarship Opportunities website. Students will be receive an email to their school issued account ( with information on how to apply as well as step-by-step instructions.

If you have any technical difficulties or questions, please contact Yesenia Mercado.
Each year, the three colleges of the San Mateo County Community College District (Cañada College, College of San Mateo, and Skyline College) award institutional scholarships to new, continuing, and transfer students. The scholarship awards are based on academic achievement, financial need and specific interests such as clubs, athletics, and service.

Our scholarships are funded through contributions made by alumni, faculty, staff, businesses, civic groups, and community organizations to the San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation. Through our partnership, the Foundation takes part in promoting student success in ensuring quality, affordable higher education. For more information, please visit the San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation website.

College of San Mateo offers many scholarships with awards up to $20,000 per year.

Who is eligible to apply?
The college offers scholarships for incoming, continuing, and transfer students.

Scholarship deadlines and instructions

CSM scholarship announcements will be sent out by email to "" email addresses first week in May for students who have both received and not received scholarship awards. Please read email thoroughly and follow directions.

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