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Scholarship Opportunities

2016 Scholarship CatalogThe Fresno City College Scholarship Program has helped thousands of students attending Fresno City College achieve their educational goals.

To be successful, this program depends on our donors who demonstrate their support for our college and their commitment to higher education with their generous contributions. Awards range from $100 to $1500 per year. Our donors designate specific criteria based on academic achievement, educational and career goals, and financial need.  See the FCC Scholarship Listing link below for each criteria. 

NEW APPLICATION DATE!! Our regular FCC Scholarship application TENTATIVELY opens by November 2016 for 2017-2018.  

If you have an online application account already created for any other FCC scholarships, login under "returning user" using your existing user name and password.  For more information on the individual scholarship criteria click Scholarship ListingClick on "View All" for alpha listing

Fresno City College 2017-18 Scholarship Application DATE CHANGE: By Nov. 2016 (TENTATIVE) Deadline March 2, 2017 @ 11:59 p.m. Students attending Fresno City College in Fall 2017 and Spring 2018 may apply.  Awarded September 2017.

Bernard Osher Endowment Scholarship   Opens July 15 - Deadline September 16, 2016 @ 11:59 p.m.     Up to $1100 each! Must have 24 "degree applicable" college units completed prior to Fall 2016 and be eligible for the 2016-17 Board of Governor's Fee Waiver. Award notification for these recipients will be sent in late October or early November via district email.

Leon S. Peters Honors Program Scholarship Opens Jan 1 - Deadline March 2nd @ 11:59 p.m.  Those accepted into the FCC Honors Program who have completed at least twelve (12) units of transfer courses, six (6) or more of which must be in the Honors Program may apply. Awarded May 2016.

Deans Medallion Scholarship for Spring 2017 (Graduating students only) Opens Jan 1- Deadline April 15 The Dean’s Medallion Scholarship awards $500 annually to a FCC Associate Degree Candidate from each Instructional and Student Services Division whose academic achievements, service to the community, and general excellence have brought honor to the college. Candidates must have completed or will be completing their degree at Fresno City College during the Summer, Fall, and Spring semester immediately preceding to the Commencement Ceremony to be held in May 2017. If you meet the above criteria, you are encouraged to complete this application to be considered for this award. Awarded May 2017.

FCC Police Academy Scholarships  SPRING and FALL APPLICATIONS have specific dates to apply - please check back for updates for your class. Students currently enrolled in the Spring 2016 or Fall 2016 FCC Police Academy may apply for these scholarships. To be awarded upon your graduation date in Spring/Fall.

Business Office Occupations Teachers Scholarship Application (Transfer Students Only)   CLOSED -  

 Dr. Tom Crow Distinguished Student Scholarship

The Dr. Tom Crow Distinguished Student Scholarship recipient will be announced and presented with a $1,100 award at one of the 2016 Scholarship Ceremonies held at Fresno City College, Reedley College, or the North Center campuses.  This scholarship was established in honor of Dr. Tom Crow and was made possible by generous donations from the community and State Center Community College Foundation Board of Directors as a part of the Bernard Osher Endowment for Community Colleges.  

 Dr. Tom Crow served as the Chancellor of State Center Community College District from 2003 – 2010.  He was admired for his quest for academic excellence, outstanding leadership, and service to the district and to the community.  This scholarship is intended to recognize a student of State Center Community College District who best exemplifies these qualities.


Click on the links below for the Announcement and the Nomination Form (Available in April each year)

Dr. Tom Crow Distinguished Student Scholarship Announcement

Nomination Form


Students need to complete the general Fresno City College scholarship online application to be considered for any of our Institutional scholarships. However, some donors may require additional documents and/or interviews/auditions from their applicants. Please refer to each scholarship criteria for more information. To view each scholarship criteria online, click on this FCC Scholarship Listing link by category.

Most scholarships require full time enrollment (12 or more units) at Fresno City College, however, the FCC nursing, dental hygiene, and radiological technology scholarships require being enrolled in those programs. DSP&S (Disabled Students Programs & Services) scholarships require a minimum of six units or half-time enrollment at FCC. A minimum 2.5 grade point average (GPA) is required, unless otherwise specified. Some scholarships require a minimum GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale and must be maintained throughout the award year to remain eligible for subsequent disbursements.

Scholarship Notification
The Scholarship Committees and donors review scholarship applications for selection of recipients from March through August. Students who are selected will be sent an email to their school email address in mid August. Recipients will be advised of the terms of the award, how it is disbursed during the school year and the need to maintain GPA requirements and enrollment status during the year the scholarship is received. Scholarship awards will be presented at an annual awards ceremony that will be held in September.

Occasionally, scholarship recipients cannot accept their awards and the Selection Committee will then select alternate students, according to the order they are ranked as alternates. Unfortunately, there are not enough funds to award a scholarship to all students who apply. Please continue to apply for scholarships each year.

Contact Us

Fresno City College
Scholarship Office, LI-120 (Library- Media Center)
1101 E. University Ave
Fresno , CA 93741

Contact:  Josephine Llanos 
Phone: (559) 442-8293
Fax: (559) 499-6053


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