Scholarships are merit-based, need-based, and non-need-based monetary awards. They may range from paying a portion of your tuition to fully funding all costs linked to your college education. Scholarships do not need to be repaid.

Scholarships are a great way to access additional funds for college. As an Angeles College student, it is important for you to look for scholarships that can help reduce the amount you need to work and borrow to fund your education. New opportunities arise as you enter your core courses, or join community organizations. We encourage students to search for scholarships throughout their time at Angeles College.

Applying for Institutional Scholarships

Angeles College will post institutional scholarship opportunities as they become available.

Applying for Outside Scholarships

Outside scholarships are available through commercial or other private organizations and can be researched independently by students online. These outside scholarships generally require a separate application, having varying deadlines and eligibility requirements, and may or may not require an interview.

What is an Outside Scholarship?

External scholarships from private donors may also be restricted to specific expenses by the organization awarding it, and the Financial Aid Office working in conjunction with the Business Office will apply the scholarships accordingly. However, this could reduce previously awarded funds. Depending on the type of award and the purpose for the external scholarship, institutional and/or donor-sponsored scholarships could be reduced to correct the excess.

Combining Scholarship Awards/Scholarship Over awards

In general, the total amount a student is awarded cannot exceed the charges the award intended to pay. Federal Pell or SEOG Grants are never reduced in the context of scholarship awarding as the fund can pay up to the cost of attendance.

How Outside Scholarships Affect Your Financial Aid Package

A student is not allowed to receive a total amount of student aid (including scholarships, grants, federal student loans, private student loans, and Federal Work-Study) that exceeds the student’s Cost of Attendance. For more information, please visit:

What to do if you receive an outside scholarship?

If you receive a scholarship from an OUTSIDE DONOR, follow these 4 steps:

  1. Request the outside scholarship make CHECKS PAYABLE to ANGELES COLLEGE.
  2. Give the donor your identifiers (eg. Full name, program you are enrolled in, cohort #) and ask them to include it with your award.
  3. Have the donor include a letter explaining the conditions of the award (if any) and what quarters/terms the scholarship is applied to when the check is sent to ANGELES COLLEGE.
  4. Make sure to contact the Financial Aid Office to report the award.


Financial Aid Office
3440 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 310
Los Angeles, CA 90010

Scholarship Search Engines

To help you search, we recommend the following nationally known online scholarship search services: