Outside Non-MJC Funded Scholarship Opportunities


The MJC Scholarship Office provides the information listed as a courtesy. We do not promote, validate, or maintain the websites for Outside Non-MJC Scholarship opportunities.


Barry Goldwater Scholarship

The purpose of the Foundation is to provide a continuing source of highly qualified scientists, mathematicians, and engineers by awarding scholarships to college students who intend to pursue research careers in these fields. 

California Strawberry Field Workers Scholarship Fund
  • Must be a current high school senior or college student
  • Parent must be employed last two consecutive seasons in strawberry harvest
  • Must enroll full time at an accredited college or university


Christian Public Servants John L. Hollis Scholarship

Open to all seniors in high school, recent high school graduates, or first year college students with declared intention of preparing for a career in public service (i.e. teaching, law enforcement, fire safety, nursing, public administration, political science, etc.) and will attend either Modesto Junior College or Stanislaus State University. For more information contact Christian Public Servants - (209) 324-1517. Deadline for this scholarship is March 15 of each year.

Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation

Annually awards 400 scholarships, of $1,000 and $2,000, to students attending two-year higher-education institutions granting terminal degrees. Each campus can nominate one student. 

Basic eligibility: Nominees must have at least a 2.5 GPA, have some community service or be employed part- or full-time, and be enrolled in at least two courses during the upcoming fall term a two-year institution. 

HACU Scholarships

The Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU) is accepting online applications for the HACU Scholarship Program. MJC is a member of HACU and MJC students are eligible for these scholarships. Students must meet the following criteria for all scholarships:

  • Demonstrate financial need
  • Eligible for Federal Financial Aid (student must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident)
  • Meet criteria for specific scholarships to which they are applying
  • Enrolled at a HACU-member college or university in the U.S. or Puerto Rico at the time applications are completed and scholarships awarded.

The following are the Scholarships available:

  • Aetna Nursing Scholarships
  • Deloitte Scholars Program
  • Lockheed Martin Scholarships Award
  • NASCAR/Wendell Scott Award
  • Office Depot Scholarship
  • United Health Foundation Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities Scholarship
  • HACU/Wal-Mart Achievers Scholarship

Health Plan of San Joaquin

This scholarship will be awarded to two ($2500) newly admitted, first semester nursing students (MJC RN Program) who demonstrate an interest in community health, intend to work in the Central Valley and who have financial need.  

Health Professions Education Foundation

ADN and BSN Scholarship Applications are now available!

The applications for the Associate Degree Nursing and Bachelor of Science Nursing Scholarships


Hilmar Cheese

In support of higher education, our annual scholarship provides college or trade school tuition scholarships. Application are accepted December through March 1.


Hispanic Scholarship Fund

Offers scholarships to Hispanic students who are high school seniors, community college transfer students, undergraduates, or graduate students. 

Horatio Algers Scholarship Fund

The Horatio Alger Association honors the achievements of outstanding individuals in our society who have succeeded in spite of adversity and who are committed to supporting young people in pursuit of increased opportunities through higher education.

Legal Secretaries, EULA MAE JETT Scholarship Program

This scholarship is granted to those individuals interested in pursuing a degree in legal studies. This scholarship specifically excludes law school. Past recipients have studied to become legal secretaries, paralegals, and court reporters. For more information or application, contact the Scholarship Chairperson: Stacie Velasco, CCLS at martinoccls@cs.com   (209) 480-6720

Life Happens

The “Life Happens” Scholarship Program is open only to legal residents of the fifty (50) United States and the District of Columbia, who are between 17 and 24 years of age, have experienced the death of a parent or legal guardian, and are currently enrolled in, or have been accepted to, a college, university or trade school within the fifty (50) United States.

Modesto Garden Club

Contact the Scholarship Chairperson at gardenscholarship@gmail.com  

Mother Lode Mineral Society

The Mother Lode Mineral Society is offering a $750 scholarship to an MJC or CSU Stanislaus student that is a Geology or Earth Science Major. Contact: Mrs. Helga Feddersen (209) 723-6968 - mehelga@aol.com for application packet or for additional information.

P.G. & E Bright Minds 

This scholarship is for students or future students planning to enroll full time in an accredited two year or four year college, university or vocational technical school for 2017-2018. Veterans are encouraged to apply. http://www.pge.com/en/about/community/signatureprograms/education/brightminds/index.page. 

Sacramento State Alumni Scholarship for Incoming Freshman

The Sacramento State Alumni Association is now accepting applications for scholarships. Awards range from $1000 to $3000. Check the Sacramento State University website for deadlines. Complete instructions and application materials are available online SacstateAlumni.com/scholarships 

San Joaquin Engineers Council Scholarship

Open to all engineering students. Application must be post marked by January 15, 2021 www.sjec-ca.org or rskaggs@condoreath.com or mail - Ron Skaggs Condor (Condor Earth) 188 Frank West Circle, Suite I Stockton, CA 95206

San Joaquin Farm Bureau Federation

*Offering up to five $1,000 scholarships to students who are children of members of the San Joaquin Farm Bureau Federation and who are planning to major in any agricultural field. For more information, contact Bruce Blodgett at (209) 931-4931.

The Scholarship America Dream Award

The Scholarship America Dream Award is a unique scholarship opportunity for students currently enrolled in post-secondary education programs who need help paying for their second year and beyond. Award amounts range between $5,000 and $15,000, depending on need, and increase by $1,000 each year to encourage students to finish their degree.

SEMA Memorial Scholarship

Scholarship assistance for students pursuing careers in the automotive industry. Must demonstrate great potential and share enthusiasm and passion for the industry. www.sema.org/scholarships 

Shirley Elke Scholarship

This scholarship is sponsored by Soroptimist International of Modesto. This scholarship is for a female student who is pursuing a career in the field of "Creative Visual Arts" to include drawing, painting, and graphic art.

For application or more information contact Jennifer Cowell at (209) 324-7144 or email jen.cowell@yahoo.com

Sierra Club - Yokuts Group $1000

College/University students pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree in Natural Sciences.  Preference will be given to students living in Stanislaus County who have completed two years of undergraduate work as a junior/senior with a minimum 2.5 grade point average. Applicants must be currently involved or have been involved with conservation/environmental projects. Interested students must complete an application form and submit a 200-300 word essay. For more information please contact Rick Delvin at rick.delvin@gmail.com or call 209-743-9252      https://www.sierraclub.org/mother-lde/yokuts

Soroptimist Live Your Dream Scholarship

This scholarship is for head of household women who are currently enrolled or plan to enroll in college. www.liveyourdream.org  or for more information please email dshashil@yahoo.com or call (209) 499-5529 nitis1975@yahoo.com

Stanislaus Community Foundation 

The Stanislaus Community Foundation announced that it is making scholarships available to residents of Stanislaus County. Board members said private donations have funded several perpetual awards for high school seniors and university or college students. Scholarships to be awarded begin at $500 per school year.

W. Creighton Schwan Scholarship 

This scholarship opportunity is for students majoring in Electrical Construction Management, Electrical Engineering, or Electrical Inspection. For questions or more information regarding this opportunity, please contact Juanita Mitchell at juanitas@norcalneca.org or call (925) 828-6322. The application can be accessed at www.norcalneca.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/scholarship-flyer-application.pdf 

Women's Opportunity Award

  • Provide the primary financial support for her dependents (including children, spouse, siblings and/or parents)
  • Demonstrate financial need
  • Are enrolled in, or have been accepted to, a vocational/skills training program or an undergraduate degree program
  • Are motivated to achieve their educational and career goals
  • Reside in one of Soroptimist International of the Americas’ member countries or territories
  • Have not previously been the recipient of a Soroptimist Women’s Opportunity Award; are not a Soroptimist member, employee of Soroptimist or immediate family of either