Scholarships at College of San Mateo - CSM Scholarships

CSM Scholarships

*****2021-2022 College of San Mateo Scholarship Application is OPEN*****
APPLICATION DEADLINE: March 2, 2021 at 11:59pm
To view and apply for 2021-2022 CSM scholarships, visit our Scholarship Opportunities page.
  • If you are a new applicant, click Sign Up to create your account.
  • If you are a returning applicant, click Sign In to complete or update your scholarship application.
To view descriptions of all CSM Scholarships, visit our All CSM Scholarships page.

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Download instructions to help you complete the scholarship application.

If you have any questions please call or email the Scholarship Coordinator, Karen Chadwick at or call (650) 574-6514.

Please Note: Announcements will be sent out by email to "" email addresses first week in May for students who have both received and not received scholarship awards. Please read email thoroughly and follow directions.

Please see External Scholarships for additional opportunities.

2020-2021 Scholarship Recipients

If you received a scholarship award you will receive half the scholarship amount in Fall 2020 and the second half in Spring 2021 (if your award is $600.00 or less you will receive 1 disbursement in Fall 2020). If you are a transfer student and recieved a scholarship award you will receive your full scholarship in Fall 2020 unless donor stipulates funds be split.

In order to receive this award, you are required to do the following:
  • enroll full-time (12 units) (half-time enrollment exceptions apply to certain awards)
  • you MUST submit proof of enrollment if you are transferring to a four-year institution no later than February 1, 2021 (scholarship award will be forfeited if proof of enrollment is not received by February 1). Proof of your enrollment can be emailed to Karen Chadwick at
  • you must write a thank you letter to your donor and submit to Financial Aid/Scholarship office no later than June 24, 2020.

*****2020-2021 Scholarship Recipients*****
College of San Mateo would like to congratulate this year's Scholarship recipients! 

  • Student Award Notifications for the 2020-2021 academic year were emailed to students on May 22, 2020. Please check your "" email account for details and instructions.
  • Student Awardees MUST complete post-acceptance and write a thank you letter to your donor(s).  Please log into your AcademicWorks account, complete your post acceptance and submit your “Thank You Letter(s)” via AcademicWorks"Thank You Letter(s)" are due by June 1, 2020.Here are some tips and suggestions to help you write your thank you letter.
  • Student Denial Notifications for the 2020-2021 academic year will be emailed to students on Tuesday, June 2nd.