Apply for scholarships

DVC scholarships

The DVC Scholarship application is now open. You must complete the online application by the deadline of Thursday, February 16, 2017 at 11:59 p.m. You will be notified of your award status in late April 2017. 

Important information for scholarship applicants 

  • You must be enrolled in at least 6 units for both Fall 2016 and Spring 2017 and have a cumulative grade point average of 2.0. 
  • You do not need to wait until you have registered for the Spring 2017 semester to start the application process. 
  • Each scholarship has different requirements. 
  • Scholarships are awarded based on things like GPA, financial need, community service, and leadership experience. 

To learn more about DVC scholarships and their requirements, please see the list in the Online DVC Scholarship Application portal

How to apply

DVC students may apply through the Online DVC Scholarship Application portal beginning Wednesday, October 26, 2016; the application deadline is Thursday, February 16, 2017 at 11:59 p.m. You only need to fill out the application once and it will automatically match your application with scholarships you meet the requirements for. 

To find the application, click the "Sign In" button in the upper right hand corner of the application portal page.  You will be asked to enter your InSite login to access the application. You may save and return to your application at any time during the application period. 

For more details on how to apply, see our DVC scholarship application instructions

Additional application requirements 

You will be required to upload your unofficial DVC transcript as part of the application process. See our instructions on accessing your unofficial transcripts on Insite.

You must provide two references: 

  • One must be from a DVC faculty member (professor, instructor, teacher, librarian or counselor).
  • The second must be from someone who knows you professionally or academically (a second DVC faculty member, a DVC staff member, a supervisor, a high school teacher/counselor, a community leader/member). 

Recommendation forms submitted by family members, relatives, or friends will not be considered. 

After you enter your reference's information in the online application, the system will automatically send a request to their email address with a link to submit the recommendation form. It is a good idea to ask permission before you submit their information. You can log in to your application and click on the "references" tab to make sure your references have submitted the forms. 

Please note that it is recommended DVC faculty and staff complete no more than three references for DVC scholarship applicants. If more than three are submitted, the DVC Scholarship Committee asks the faculty or staff member to vary their wording as much as possible. 

When will I know the result of my scholarship application? 

Notifications will be emailed by April 30, 2017.  The email will have details about the scholarship, including name, amount, and information on how you will receive the award.  Students who are not awarded scholarships will be notified in the spring term. 

External scholarships

Learn how to find and apply for external scholarships.

Contact Scholarship Office


Telephone: 925-969-2094


Fax: 925-691-1132 

Office location: SSC building, first floor Pleasant Hill campus map


Office hours
Monday-Thursday: 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Friday: 8:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Drop-in hours (photo ID required)
Monday: 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Tuesday: 1 - 4 p.m.
Thursday: 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Friday: appointment only 

Office location

West building, Admissions and Records, San Ramon campus map 

Drop-in hours (photo ID required)

Wednesday: 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. and 2 - 6 p.m.