Woodland Community College Foundation Scholarships
The Woodland Community College Scholarship Program is administered by the Yuba Community College District Foundation. Foundation scholarships are made possible through generous donations from community organizations, corporations, and individual donors.
- A Yuba Community College District (YCCD) student ID number is required to apply for foundation scholarships. If you do not have a YCCD student ID number, you must apply for admission to Woodland Community College to obtain an ID number.
- Dual enrollment students graduating from high school must complete a new application for admission for the summer or fall term.
- Activate your YCCD student email. The school will use your college email to communicate with you. Example Email: Z0000000@go.yccd.edu
- Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) for the upcoming academic year. The federal school code for Woodland Community College is 041438.
- Attend a scholarship workshop and get some tips on how to complete a scholarship application and write an essay.
Note: Some foundation scholarships require completion of the FAFSA to determine eligibility.
- Scholarships are listed as Opportunities in AcademicWorks. Application link is located at the bottom of this page, click “Apply Today!”.
- Opportunities are available to incoming, re-entry, continuing and transfer students.
- Incoming: someone who has NEVER attended college before. Dual enrollment high school students are considered incoming.
- Re-entry: a student who has not attended school for four to six semesters.
- Continuing: enrolled in any college during the previous term and plans to attend Woodland Community College in the fall.
- Transfer: currently enrolled at Woodland Community College and transferring to a 4-year college or university in the upcoming academic year.
- Do not leave any questions unanswered on your AcademicWorks General Scholarship Application. Failure to provide all necessary information may disqualify you from scholarship opportunities.
- It is important that the information you provide regarding your “intended” program of study/major be up to date with your campus Admissions and Records Office, prior to the selection process.
- Enrollment requirements vary per scholarship. Most foundation scholarships require half-time enrollment, but some require full-time or three-quarter time enrollment.
- Full-time: 12+ units
- Three-quarter: 9 to 11.5 units
- Half-time: 6 to 8.5 units
- Less than half-time: .5 to 5.5 units
- Personal Statement: You must include a personal statement with the general scholarship application. The essay must not exceed two pages (minimum of 200 and maximum word count 700). Your essay should include the following:
- Personal and Academic Achievements
- Academic Plans and Career Goals
- Extracurricular Activities
- Contributions to the Community
- Why you believe you are a good candidate for this scholarship.
- Letters of Recommendation: You are required to submit two letters of recommendation. It is recommended at least one letter be from a YCCD faculty member, dean or director, or from a member of the communities served by YCCD.
- Transcripts: Unofficial transcripts are required for ALL applicants.
- Incoming: upload your high school transcript.
- Re-entry, continuing & transfer: upload your unofficial transcripts from YCCD and other colleges you have attended.
Note: Some scholarships require you submit both your high school and college
transcripts. Such requirements will be listed in the scholarship description.
- Income Verification: You are required to provide proof of earnings (i.e. Federal Income Tax Return or 2016 W-2 Forms, Social Security, Disability, SSI, CalWorks, State Disability, Unemployment Insurance, Veteran Benefits, etc.) Failure to upload income verification may disqualify you from consideration for scholarships.
- Be sure to complete the AcademicWorks general scholarship application by the deadline. Remember to submit all required documentation, if applicable.
- There are some scholarship opportunities you do not have to apply to, but will be automatically matched to after you complete your General Application.
- Recommended scholarships that may require additional information will display under recommended opportunities. Click on the opportunity (scholarship) name to view a description of the scholarship requirements. Click on apply to provide the additional required information.
- Please read the scholarship eligibility requirements carefully to make sure you meet ALL eligibility requirements before applying.
- Foundation Scholarship Deadline: April 17, 2020 ***EXTENDED***
Scholarship Selection Process:
Candidates are selected on the basis of academic achievement, financial need, personal strengths, honors and awards, leadership, and commitment to giving back to the community. All completed applications are evaluated by Woodland Community College Scholarship Committees. Scholarship selection committees screen applications for the most qualified student(s) per the scholarship requirements by the donors.
By submitting an application, you (the student) are authorizing the various departments or committees at the college to access grade and course completion information. You also authorize the college to publicize information about the awarding of scholarship(s). Additionally, you may be required to write a thank-you letter to the donor, attend a scholarship recipient reception, and/or take a photo to be used for publicity purposes.
Scholarship recipients are notified by email once the screening process for scholarships has occurred. Scholarship monies are released in the following fall term upon verification of enrollment and any other required criteria.
The number and award amount of scholarships are for general information purposes only and should not be considered a guarantee of what you will receive, if selected. Actual award amounts vary based on students’ individual eligibility, funds available, and other factors.
All scholarships are for enrollment at Woodland Community College only, and cannot be used at other colleges or universities. Failure to enroll, meet all eligibility requirements, or dropping all classes after enrollment nullifies eligibility and award funds may be required to be repaid to the Foundation Office or donor.
How to Apply
The foundation scholarship application is provided online through AcademicWorks. To apply for Woodland Community College Foundation Scholarships, click on the “Apply Today!” button below to begin your online scholarship application. You are required to have a YCCD student email and create a password to be able to sign in and begin your scholarship application.