Other Scholarship Opportunities

The opportunities listed below are scholarships offered by organizations and/or companies not affiliated with Reedley College. Depending on your major, career interests, volunteer work or background, there is a scholarship waiting for you!

AP Keenan Insurance Scholarship

The AP Keenan Insurance Scholarships seek to increase the diversity of professionals working within the insurance, risk management, and financial services industry by providing scholarships to underrepresented students at California Community Colleges.

Application Information
2023 maximum award amounts:

  • $600 per semester or quarter
  • $1,200 per academic year

Student application period: February 1, 2023-October 31, 2023

How to Apply

Submit your application to the Financial Aid Office. Do NOT submit an application directly to FoundationCCC. Scholarships will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis, so make sure to apply to your Financial Aid Office as early as possible! 

AP Keenan Insurance Scholarship Application (foundationccc.org)


 Lideres Avanzando Program

Launched in 2016, Lideres Avanzando is a College Retention Scholarship program for first and second year Latinx students (DACA and undocumented students are also eligible to participate). We aim to increase college retention and graduation rates for Latinx students across the country.  

By participating in Lideres Avanzando, Students will gain: 

  • $400 Scholarship upon Program Completion
  • Skills to Persist and Graduate
  • Connections in the Campus Community 
  • Latinx Led Program for Latinx Students

How to Apply

Apply for the application on Google form.

Contact Germaine Pena with questions: +1(216)338-8684 or germaine@esperanzainc.org 


Educating for Change Scholarship

The Educating for Change Scholarship, made possible through a generous gift from Dr. Joseph Bick and Ms. Stephanie Koop, provides financial support to California Community College students who have a parent incarcerated in a prison administered by the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR).

The scholarship amount per student will be up to $1,000 per academic term. Scholarships may be used to cover education related costs, including but not limited to tuition and fees, books and other instructional materials, computer equipment, internet access, educational tools, and uniforms. Funds will be awarded twice a year based on verification of student enrollment.

Applicants must be either:

  • A high school senior who plans to attend a California Community College; OR
  • A student currently enrolled in a California Community College

How to Apply

Students will submit their application and all supporting documentation directly to FoundationCCC via the secure online platform Submittable. FoundationCCC will verify and confirm that all eligibility requirements are met. All eligible students who submit an application by the deadline will be considered for a scholarship. 

For more information visit, Educating for Change Scholarship


 The Hoffman Agency Scholarship

Covers tuition and fees for a California Community College student who transfers to attending an HBCU to study communications.

The scholarship will cover the recipient’s junior and senior year at an HBCU, two years.


  • Applicants must be currently enrolled at a California Community College during the 2023-2024 academic year.
  • Applicants must provide a letter of acceptance from one of the 39 HBCU partners that participate in the California Community College Guarantee to Historically Black Colleges and Universities.
  • Applicants must major in a discipline that fall under the communications umbrella at their attending HBCU.
  • Applicants must complete the application process by March 15, 2024.
  • The Selection Council reviews the applications and identifies the top candidates in March.
  • Heather and Lou Hoffman interview three candidates and announce the scholarship recipient in April.

How to Apply

Apply to their online application

If you have any questions, reach out to HBCU@Hoffman.com


Completing the Dream Scholarship Program

The Sallie Mae Fund’s Completing the Dream Scholarship Program helps under-resourced and underrepresented students and those from historically underserved communities complete their post-secondary education.

Students on-track to complete their degree or continuous education program who are facing financial challenges may apply to receive a one-time scholarship of up to $2,500 to help complete their post-secondary education program.

Scholarship applications for AY 2023-24 are being accepted now through 6/28/24 or until all scholarship dollars have been awarded.


  • Enrolled full-time or part-time at an accredited post-secondary institution or continuous education program opens a new window.
  • Two-year Schools
  • Four-year Schools
  • Vocational/Technical certificate/certification program
  • Will complete their degree or program by the end of the Spring 2024 semester (can be either Fall 2023 or Spring 2024).
  • Current cumulative grade point average of 2.75 or higher
  • Be a U.S. Citizen or legal permanent resident with a valid permanent resident card or passport stamped I-551
  • Be a diverse candidate
  • Diverse shall include, but not limited to: (Gender, Disability, Race, Ethnicity, Belonging to an underserved community)
  • Able to demonstrate leadership abilities.
  • Demonstrate good moral character in all aspects of your life, including personal, professional, educational, in your community, and online presence.

How to Apply

For more information, visit Completing the Dream Scholarship.



Other Resources:

45+ College Scholarships for Minority Students

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