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transfer/4-year college scholarships

These scholarships offer financial assistance to community college students transferring to a 4-year college/university.  Scholarships may be offered by major corporations or local organizations/ companies.  LMC does not determine recipients of scholarships.  Please contact organizations directly with any questions. 

Kennedy-King Memorial Scholarship $10,000 02/02/18

The Kennedy-King Memorial Scholarship Fund each spring awards a number of two-year scholarships of $5,000 per year to students who transfer in the fall or spring following the award from Contra Costa County community colleges to junior standing in four-year accredited institutions.




  1. Belong to a minority group under-represented in the California College and University system, principally African-Americans; Americans (North, Central, or South) derived from Spanish speaking cultures; Native Americans; and Pacific Islanders.
  2. Be enrolled for the fall semester prior to the award (or have completed your course work within the past year) at Diablo Valley, Contra Costa, or Los Medanos Colleges. Applicants may not be currently enrolled nor intend to enroll before next June in a four-year college or university.
  3. 3. Be eligible (have sufficient and proper units) to transfer to a four-year institution with junior standing for the next fall term (or at the latest the next spring term) following the award.

  4. 4. Provide evidence of financial need.

  5. Complete and submit on time the application with required attachments. If selected for interview, you MUST attend the Saturday morning Selection Committee interviews in the spring.


To complete Kennedy-King scholarship applications, eligible students in the three Contra Costa Community Colleges will need to download the following four documents:


  1. Letter & Instructions: The letter from the Selection Committee sets forth the qualifications students must meet to be eligible to apply for a Kennedy-King scholarship. The instructions provide the information needed to complete the application.
  2. Application: This is the application students must complete.
  3. Counselor’s Verification: The student’s community college counselor must complete this verification of the student’s readiness to transfer to a four-year college with junior standing.
  4. Personal Reference Form: This form will be used by the student’s three references to express their views on the suitability of the student for a Kennedy-King scholarship. (You will need three of these)


Submit your completed application, counselor's verification, and 3 reference forms to the LMC Scholarship Coordinator by the February 2, 2018 deadline. Incomplete and/or late applications will not be considered.


For more information on the Kennedy-King Memorial College Fund visit: http://www.kennedyking.org/

Jack Kent Cooke Foundation - Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship Up to $40,000 10/24/17

This scholarship for top community college students seeking to complete their bachelor's degrees is the largest private scholarship for community college transfer students in the country.


Minimum Eligibility Requirements:

  • Be a current student at an accredited U.S. community college or two-year institution with sophomore status by December 31, 2017, or a recent graduate (since spring 2013).
  • Plan to enroll full time in a baccalaureate program at an accredited college or university in fall 2018.
  • Have a cumulative undergraduate grade point average of 3.5 or better on a scale of 4.0 (or equivalent).
  • Demonstrate significant unmet financial need. We will consider applicants with family income up to $95,000. However, we anticipate that a majority of scholarship recipients will be eligible to receive a a Pell Grant.
  • Have not previously enrolled at or attended a four-year institution.

For more information and to apply visit: Jack Kent Cooke Foundation


Want to learn more about the Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship and how to apply? Register to attend a webinar for the scholarship on September 20, 2017 at 3:00 p.m. ET. Register here

Math and Science Teacher Program Up to $3,000 09/30/17

The CSU East Bay Math And Science Teacher (MAST) Program is designed to provide scholars opportunities to explore science and mathematics teaching at the K-12 levels. This program is open to current STEM majors. Scholars will join a community of students interested in STEM education.


Scholarship Opportunities and Requirements

  • Graduating by June 2019 – $1,000 Scholarship
  • Requirements: Participate in two quarterly STEM Education workshops
  • Graduating by June 2018 – $3,000 Scholarship
  • Requirements: Participate in three quarterly STEM Education workshops and take the following three teacher education courses: TED 3001 (3 units), TED 3007 (1 unit), TED 3008(1 unit)
Supplemental Questions
  1. It is required that you discuss your interest in learning about K-12 STEM teaching and pursuing a teaching career. If you did not adequately address this in your General Applications essay responses, you must provide an additional statement here.
  2. Submit a copy of your unofficial transcripts.
  3. Download and complete the MAST Major GPA Form. Save and upload the completed form, below.
  4. Download and complete the MAST Proposed Schedule. Save and upload the completed form, below.
  5. Provide a secondary email address that you read regularly.


For more information and to apply visit: MAST Program

University of California Berkeley varies varies
The University of California Berkeley has many scholarship opportunities available and award amounts vary. Visit Scholarships at the University of California Berkeley for more information and how to apply.