Scholarships at College of San Mateo - Overview
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2022-2023 Scholarship Awards Ceremony
Friday, May 13, 2022 from 6:00pm-7:30pm.
The ceremony took place outdoors in front of Building 9 (Library).
The reception (following the ceremony) was in the Bayview Dining Outdoor Terrace (Building 10), 1700 W. Hillsdale Blvd., San Mateo, CA 94402

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 or specific interests such as clubs, athletics, and service.

Funding for our scholarships comes from contributions to San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation. The Foundation is the colleges' partner in promoting student success at our colleges and in ensuring that quality, affordable higher education is available to every member of our community.

It is due to the ongoing generosity of donors since the Foundation's inception in 1966 that many thousands of students have attended college and realized a better life. Contributions to the Foundation are received from many sources: individuals (including Cañada, College of San Mateo, and Skyline alumni, faculty, and staff), businesses, civic groups, community organizations, and other foundations. For more information, please visit the San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation website.

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.

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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