Scholarships

How to Apply

HOW DO I APPLY FOR A SCHOLARSHIP?

Visit our Available Scholarships page to view current opportunities. OCCF administers the AVID and HEEF Scholarship Programs along with a few other scholarship opportunities through Academic Works, and partners with Scholarship America to disburse funds and provide students access to a wider range of scholarship opportunities.

APPLYING FOR SCHOLARSHIPS ON SCHOLARSHIP AMERICA

To apply for a scholarship opportunity through Scholarship America, follow the directions on the stie to create a user account and apply to your desired scholarship opportunity/ies. If you have any problems creating a user account, please contact Treena Salerno at [email protected] or 949-553-4202 ext. 243.

APPLYING FOR SCHOLARSHIPS ON ACADEMIC WORKS

To apply for a scholarship on oc-cf.academicworks.com, you must have your own user account. To create a new user account, click the “Sign Up” button to enter your email address. An email containing a confirmation link will be sent to you from [email protected]. Once your account is confirmed, you will be able to create a personalized password and start a “General Application”. Any application question marked with an asterisk (*) requires an answer.

If you’ve already applied to scholarships on this site before, please “Sign In” with your existing username and password. If you have forgotten your password, click “Trouble Signing In?” to receive an email with a link to reset your password. For questions about creating a user account or password, please contact Treena Salerno at [email protected].

After completing the General Application, review “Opportunities” and click “Apply” next to opportunities you wish to apply to. You must apply to each scholarship that you wish to be considered for individually. Please note that some scholarships require additional questions; you have not actually applied until you have clicked “Apply” next to an opportunity.

TROUBLE WITH SUBMITTING A LETTER OF RECOMMENDATION

Please contact Treena Salerno at [email protected] or 949-553-4202, ext. 243 for any questions regarding submitting letters of recommendation.

QUESTIONS?

For questions related to the Hispanic Education Endowment Fund (HEEF) or to update your contact information, please contact Mayra Chavez at [email protected] or 949-553-4202, ext. 237. For all other questions, please contact Treena Salerno at [email protected] or 949-553-4202, ext. 243.