The 2022-2023 Citrus College Foundation scholarship application period has closed
Check back in spring 2023
When will I hear if I received a scholarship?
The Citrus College Foundation will notify scholarship recipients for the 2022-2023 academic year in August 2022.
Citrus College Scholarships
Citrus College is dedicated to improving the educational opportunities of Citrus College students. The Citrus College Foundation is offering over 120 scholarships for the 2022-2023 academic year. Be sure to take advantage of this excellent opportunity to help fund your college education.
The financial aid department also offers virtual scholarship workshops to assist you with the application process. Please review the workshop details in the tabs below.
How do I apply?
To apply, visit citruscollege.academicworks.com. Please note the application will not open until the spring semester, April 2023.
Follow these simple steps to apply:
Click on the gray "Sign Up" button to create a password. NOTE: your username will be your Citrus College-issued email address (ex: email@example.com).
Once you have completed STEP 1 and signed up for an account to access the online application, you will receive a confirmation e-mail.
- There will be a link contained in the confirmation e-mail.
- Click on the link to confirm your account and you will be taken directly to the scholarship application.
I forgot my password, how do I reset it?
If you are an applicant or a volunteer scholarship reviewer and have forgotten your password, you can reset your password follow these quick steps:
Click on the orange "Sign In" button.
NOTE: Be sure that you are on the appropriate tab for your role - either the "Applicants and Administrators" tab or the "References and Reviewer" tab.
Click on the "Trouble Signing In" link (found in the bottom left-hand corner).
Enter your Citrus College issued email address and click "Recover Password."
- An email will be sent to your account with a link to reset your password. Check your spam or junk folder if you don't receive an email in your inbox.
Click on the link to reset your password. The link expires in six hours.
When is the online application available?
The 2022-2023 Application is closed. It will open in the spring of 2023 for the 2023-2024 school year.
Application opens: Spring 2023
Deadline to submit application: To Be Announced in 2023
When were the virtual scholarship workshops?
Citrus College will offer several workshops in the spring of 2023 when the application opens for the 2023-2024 school year.
Do I need to complete a financial aid application?
Many scholarships require you to complete a financial aid application. We encourage you to complete a 2021-2022 and a 2022-2023 financial aid application (FAFSA or California Dream Act application) as soon as possible to increase your opportunities for being selected for a scholarship.
There are a variety of mistakes that students make consistently when applying for scholarships. Here are the most common:
Application Deadlines: If you miss the deadline then there is almost no way your scholarship application will be processed. Your first question when researching a new scholarship should be, when is the scholarship deadline? Did I absolutely send in the application before the deadline?
Thinking your essay is "one size fits all": You wouldn't turn in the same homework assignment for every class, so it may not be wise to use the same essay for every scholarship you apply for. Scholarship providers read lots of essays when reviewing applicants, and submitting a generic cookie-cutter paper is a sure-fire way to go unnoticed. If you are applying for scholarships with similar essay requirements, find the most important points you want to discuss. Use those points across all of your applications but craft your individual entries around those elements in a way that will resonate with each specific provider.
Letting your grades slip: There are certain types of scholarships known as "renewable scholarships" that allow students to receive award money every year (sometimes every semester). The catch is that in order to qualify for the scholarship year after year, you must meet certain eligibility requirements—most of the time one of those requirements is to maintain a certain grade point average.
Submitting an incomplete form: Along the lines of proofreading your essay, you should always review the scholarship's instructions to ensure you are not forgetting anything. Some scholarships request supplemental paperwork like reference letters or transcripts, and if you forget to include these kinds of documents your application will be considered incomplete, regardless of how well written.
Forgetting to check your email: If a scholarship application asks you to include an email address, there's a good reason behind it - they will most likely contact you via email if you're selected as a winner. When applying for scholarships, make sure to check your email on a regular basis and keep track of scholarship deadlines so you have an idea of when the winners will be announced.