OFFICE HOURS :
Monday - Thursday
8am to 4:30pm
Tuesday - Wednesday
8am to 6:00pm
8 am - noon
Location: SSC-106 [map]
Phone: (949) 582-4860
HIGHER ONE ATM
Student Services Building
Building (MSE) -
(PE 200) - Foyer
For your convenience a
Document Drop Box
outside our office.
Student Financial Assistance & Scholarship Office
Saddleback College offers a variety of scholarships based on merit, specific educational goals, financial need, or other criteria. Scholarships are available to graduating sophomores transferring to a four-year college or university and to Saddleback College students who are continuing their education in academic programs here. All awards are based on the receipt of funding from donors. Your scholarship application must be fully completed in order for your application to be considered for any scholarship opportunity.
The Student Financial Assistance & Scholarship Office reserves complete discretion to determine and confirm your eligibility for any and all awards offered through the Saddleback College Scholarship Program. All decisions are final and not subject to appeal.
To begin the process of filling out a scholarship application, please click the link below: Please do this only after you have read all of the following instructions.
*Scholarships based on financial need require the submission of a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). You can do this at www.fafsa.gov.
Online scholarship application
Applicants must have completed at least 12 credit units with at least a 2.0 GPA at Saddleback College by the end of fall 2012 and be enrolled in a minimum of six (6) credit units in the spring semester 2013. You plan on returning to Saddleback College in the fall semester 2013.
Applicants must be transferring to a four-year institution in the fall semester 2013 or to a program not offered at Saddleback College, and must not have received a Transfer Scholarship in the past. You must have completed at least 24 credit units at Saddleback College and be enrolled in a minimum of six (6) units in the spring 2013 semester.
A personal statement MUST be submitted in order for your application to be considered complete. NOTE: Your responses to the prompts should be answered in essay format. For each Personal Statement the length is “no more than 150 words”.
Responses to the following prompts MUST be the focus of your personal statement:
- Summarize your life experiences and/or hardships that have impacted your path to higher education (i.e. applicable personal attributes, family, work, extracurricular activities on and/or off campus, volunteer work, etc.).
- Please describe how you developed an interest in your major field of study.
- Discuss your educational and career aspirations as well as your ability to complete and achieve these goals.
- How your educational experience will be affected if selected to receive a scholarship from the Saddleback College Scholarship Program?
HOW WE EVALUATE SCHOLARSHIPS
The scholarship committee is comprised of faculty, staff, administrators and community volunteers. Scholarships are awarded on the basis of evaluation, the criteria and the funds available. Meeting the minimum eligibility requirements for a particular scholarship does not guarantee your selection for an award.
RECEIVING YOUR AWARD
At the end of April or early May you will receive an e-mail informing you if you have been selected to receive a scholarship.
Recipients will be invited to attend the Scholarship & Award Ceremony scheduled for May 17, 2013. As condition of receiving a scholarship, named recipients are required to attend the ceremony. Invited students who are unable to attend the ceremony may contact the Student Financial Assistance & Scholarship Office if this condition cannot be met.
After the Scholarship & Award Ceremony, you will receive a letter explaining the steps in receiving your scholarship(s).
Students must write a Thank-You Letter to you donor(s)
Saddleback College Scholarships are funded by generous donors to the Saddleback College Foundation. For information on how you can make a scholarship donation to support Saddleback College students please contact the Saddleback College Foundation (949) 582-4479 or firstname.lastname@example.org.