Scholarship Application Directions
Welcome to the Online Scholarship Processing System.
Before you apply, please read the following information carefully:
Applications must be submitted between 8:00am and
General Eligibility Requirements:
At the time of application, the applicant must meet the following minimum criteria:
- Minimum GPA of at least 2.0
- Completed at least 6 units at ARC as of (fall
- Currently enrolled at ARC in spring
for a minimum of 6 units.
- Must be working towards an AA or AS degree at ARC or transferring to a four-year
university. (You can check your current declared major for spring
; this is listed as 'Plan' on your online transcript).
- Cannot be waitlisted in classes. (You can check to see if you are waitlisted through
Enrollment Services Department or your online transcript through eServices).
- If you win a scholarship you must be enrolled at ARC or at another college or university,
with at least 3 units (or more depending upon scholarship requirements), in the
- Before submitting your online scholarship application, please check with ARC’s Admissions
and Records Office (in person) to confirm your current contact information with the college.
You may also use e-Services to verify or update your personal information.
Students working towards a certificate are not eligible for Foundation scholarships
When completing the scholarship application, there is a time limit of 30 minutes
to enter and submit your information. To avoid timing out and losing the information
you entered, you may want to consider using a word processing program with the cut
and paste feature to prepare your information prior to beginning the online application.
The scholarship program also saves your information which allows you to go back
and edit as needed. All applications need to be submitted by the application deadline; .
Please have the following information available:
- Student ID (your 7-digit identification number)
- Date of birth
- Continuing means returning to ARC in Fall
- Transferring means advancing to a 4-year institution in Fall
- Answers to the following questions:
- Explain your educational goals
- Discuss your career goals
- Describe your current and previous college, and community service activities (include
- Describe how you are financing your college education. This information is used
in determining financial need for some scholarships.
You must have one recommendation submitted via our online form in order to meet
ARC scholarship criteria. This recommendation can be from a faculty or staff member
at ARC, or from your current or previous employer. The recommendation will be used
for all scholarships. Provide this link
Recommendation Entry, your student ID#
and your last name to your recommenders. Please note that some scholarships may require additional online recommendations.
Supplemental Materials and Getting Help:
Most scholarships have other requirements such as: writing essays, additional letters,
watching a video, attending an event, etc. In order to qualify for the scholarship,
it is necessary that you complete these requirements in addition to the standard
application that requires you to answer four questions. Please submit as much of
your supplemental materials as possible electronically (you will be given this option
in each scholarship), but for supplemental materials that can’t be attached (SMUD
bill), please bring them to the Scholarship Help Desk located in the Career Center
in the Student Services Building.
Please put your first and last
name, along with your student ID number on the upper right hand corner of each submission.
In addition to turning in documents, you can also get personal help from January 23 – March 1
during the following days and hours at the Scholarship Help Desk located
in the Career Center in the Student Services Building:
Please submit your supplemental materials electronically or in person by the filing
at 4:00 pm).
Selection is not based entirely on financial need. You will have an opportunity
to explain how you are paying for your education on question #4 of the application.
We use your personal and academic information that is currently is on file with the ARC Admissions and Records Office. If you find that your personal and academic information currently on file is incorrect, please contact the Admissions and Records Office in person. If it hasn’t updated within 48 hours after making the correction to your personal and academic file, please contact them at 484-8261. If you have previously logged into the scholarship site with your student ID and birth date and have since made changes to your address, GPA or major with the Admissions and Records Department, you MUST click on the button that says "Update with More Information" for the changes to take effect. Please note that any changes you need to make to your file with Admissions and Records must be completed by Friday, February 24th, 2018. This is one week prior to closing of our scholarship program.
Disbursement of Funds:
Recipients will be notified by mail and a list will be posted at the ARC Foundation
office by late April. Funds will be disbursed in late August 2018. Students must provide
verification of registration prior to receiving the check. Transfer students must
provide enrollment verification from their four-year college/university to the ARC
Foundation Office located in the Administration building. If a transfer recipient
enrolls in an institution where first date of attendance is after September 2018,
he/she must notify the Foundation Office in writing by September 2018 or the scholarship
will go to the alternate. Funds for transfer students will be forwarded to their
transfer college after proof of enrollment verification is received. Important:
Please be prepared to pay for your classes prior to receiving your scholarship check,
as class payments are usually required before ARC is able to disburse funding.
Scholarships are not interchangeable, nor will they be held for use at a later date.
If you are transferring to a four-year university, you must provide verification
to the ARC Foundation office of acceptance to the university and your funds will
be forwarded. Scholarships not picked up by the sixth week of the ARC fall 2018 semester
(October 2018) will be awarded to the alternate.
Occasionally a limited number of scholarships may have their award amounts change
from the time you apply to when you receive the award.
The scholarship committee will determine the recipients of scholarships which is
comprised of about 40 ARC faculty and staff.
Deadline for applications:
Submit the required scholarship application electronically by 4:00pm, .
By submitting an application, you (student) are authorizing the various departments
of ARC to access grades and course completion information. You also authorize departments
of ARC to publicize information about the awarding of scholarship(s).
Privacy and Security:
To protect your privacy, it is extremely important to log out of
the system when you have finished submitting the online application.
The data that we collect from you will only be used for the purpose of determining
your eligibility for scholarship(s) and will be protected from outsiders.
To start, please select an option from the menu on the left, or
Unless a scholarship specifies specific requirements, students may use the same
essay for multiple scholarships and use essays they have already completed for college
For questions on applying for scholarships, contact:
Scholarship Support Staff: (916) 484-4588 (leave a message)
Help is provided at the Scholarship Help Desk located in the Career Center in the Student Services Building from January 23, 2018 through March 1, 2018
- Tuesday, 9:00am – 12:00pm
- Wednesday, 1:00pm – 4:30pm
- Thursday, 12:00pm – 4:30pm