Frequently Asked Questions

I am already receiving financial aid--can I still apply?

Yes, you can apply for both financial aid and scholarships. You may qualify for one and not the other, or you may qualify for both.

If I don't qualify for financial aid, can I apply for FLC scholarships?

Yes, all students who meet the minimum criteria are encouraged to apply.

If I am an international student, can I apply for FLC scholarships?

Yes, all students who meet the minimum criteria are encouraged to apply.

Can I apply for FLC scholarships if I am working toward a certificate and not a degree?

Yes, although scholarships are generally for students continuing for a second year to receive a degree, or transfer to a four-year institution.

If I plan to attend a different community college, such as Sacramento City College (SCC) next semester, can I apply for FLC scholarships?

No, you must be continuing at FLC or transferring to a four-year institution. SCC and other two-year colleges have their own scholarship programs.

How many units do I need to qualify?

You must have completed at least 6 units at FLC. In addition, you must be enrolled at FLC for a minimum of 6 units during the current semester.

I currently have 4 units. I plan to enroll in a late-start class for 2 units, but haven't yet. Can I still apply for scholarships?

The number of units is counted at the time you apply for scholarships, so don't apply until you have registered for the class(es) that will bring your total to at least 6 units.

How do I apply?

Select the "Login Scholarships" option from the menu at the left.

How many online recommendation letters do I need?

One online recommendation letter is required by the scholarship committee. This letter may be from a faculty member or counselor at this college, or an employer. The same letter will be used for all scholarships. However, some scholarships ask for an additional online recommendation (See the "Additional Requirements" column for scholarships you apply for). Please submit all recommendations online by the filing deadline. The Online recommendation can be found from the main menu on the left after selecting the college the student is applying scholarships for.

What if my personal and/or academic information changed after I've submitted my application?

If your personal information and academic data have changed since you last filed the scholarship application, and if you wish to update the information to reflect your current status, please go to 1. Edit/Update Scholarship Application link, then click the "Update with current data" button on the form and click update botton to save the changes. Keep in mind, changes of academic data may result in changing your eligibility status for scholarships you have applied for.

Where do I submit the additional requirements?

Submit your packet of supplemental materials to the Financial Aid Office in the Student Services Building by 5:00 p.m. on the filing deadline date. (No exceptions)

Do I need to submit an official transcript with my application, or is a copy acceptable?

You do not need to submit a transcript. The verification will be done for you.

How will I know I've been awarded a scholarship? A

ll applicants will receive a letter notifying them if they have, or have not, been awarded a scholarship.

Where do I pick up my scholarship money?

Students will be able to pick up checks at the FLC Business Office. If you are transferring to another institution, checks will be mailed directly to that institution's financial aid department. This is done only after the recipient supplies proof of enrollment to FLC's Financial Aid Office. In addition, you may be required to submit a thank you letter for your scholarships before receiving the funds.