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College Scholarships

Applications are now being accepted! Deadline is March 2, 2022.

Explore opportunities open to all students of the college.

Students can find more details on individual applications, including deadlines, by locating the appropriate scholarships in our online application system.

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Otis L. Scott Scholarship

The Otis L. Scott Scholarship offers two $1,000 awards. Open to full-time undergraduate students from any SSIS department or program with a minimum overall GPA of 2.75 and in good standing at time of award.

Applicants will submit a letter of interest with their application describing their on-campus leadership and service to an off-campus community.

BEL Foundation Scholarship

Created to honor the memory of Bradley E. Long, the BEL scholarship offers one $5,000 award, $2,500 per semester. This scholarship is offered to students who come from a single parent household or are single parents raising children and requires at least 35 hours of community service each semester. The application will include an essay focusing on the importance of giving service to the community and how that fits with a university education as well as a faculty letter of recommendation.

The Laurie McBride Scholarship

The Laurie McBride Scholarship offers a full scholarship for a junior or senior with a declared major within SSIS. The scholarship is named for long-time LGBTQ lobbyist and activist Laurie McBride.

It is funded by the Stonewall Foundation of Greater Sacramento to cultivate new advocates who, like Ms. McBride, understand that fighting for equality requires ongoing commitment and resolve.