Turn your application packet into the Scholarship Office during posted office hours, or through the campus mail (or via the Scholarship Office at 1738 Pearl Street, mail-box located near the office door).
Submit applications early, since applications and documents must be in Scholarship Office on or before the deadline, February 19, 2016.
For further information, you may contact the office at (310) 434-4290.
Location: 1738 Pearl Street
Regular office hours:
8:00 a.m. -5:00 p.m. Monday - Thursday
8:00 am. - 1:00 p.m. Friday
Hours may vary during peak selection weeks
What Happens After You Apply
Applications are reviewed for completeness, sorted by scholarship criteria, and forwarded to review committees and donors for consideration. Students are then matched up to a scholarship. Donors and Committees may or may not choose to interview candidates. If you are selected for an award requiring an interview, you will be contacted by postcard at the address listed on your application. Contact the scholarship office immediately with changes of address or telephone number.
The interview committee will ask questions with regards to your educational goals and career plans. Donors may participate on selection committees so you want to make a good impression. Try to relax. The committee members just want meet you personally, to find out a little bit more about you. If you can't make an interview, call the Scholarship Office as soon as possible. Usually there is only one opportunity to interview. If you are unavailable for an interview, your application will be paper-screened.
All winners and non-winners will be notified by mail in May. All checks for students will be mailed; so please make sure address form is filled out with most recent information; continuing students will receive their award prior to the next enrollment period at Santa Monica College; proof of enrollment is required for all continuing students for summer (if attending) and fall. Incoming high school students will receive award check/s after proof of fall & spring enrollment.
A list of scholarship winners will be sent directly to the SMC Foundation and Financial Aid Office. If these awards affect your financial aid award package, you will receive a revised award letter. All scholarships are granted to fund tuition, fees, books and supplies, and any other educational expenses.
Required Documents and Instructions:
All scholarship winners are required to write a thank you letter and fill out an address form to receive the award along with any other required documents listed below. The materials should be mailed to the Scholarship Office, and will be forwarded to the donor.
- Continuing students must submit a copy of their bursars receipt for enrollment verification. It should show 6 units unless the award states more; part-time students are acceptable.
- Transferring students must submit, in some cases, proof of university acceptance letter/s.
- Some organizations may require your attendance at a luncheon, at which time you will receive an award check.
- All verification materials must be submitted before the fall semester ends at SMC;award/s will be forfeited.
Some awards are more than the I.R.S. minimum, and should be reported as income on your annual tax return. The threshold for non-wage income reporting is approximately $600 or more, however, please call the I.R.S. for current information.
Majors at Santa Monica College
Scholarships And Financial Aid Library References
Title Location Call Number
Book: Scholarships, Fellowships, Reference LA226 .C685 2015
Grants and Loans v.5
College Board Getting Financial Aid
College Board Scholarship
Reference LB2338 .C597 2016
Directory of Financial Aid for
Women Reference LB2338 .D564 2014-2016
Americans Reference LB2338
Financial Aid for Asian
Americans Reference LB2338.F5644 2009-2011
Financial Aid for the Disabled
and Reference LB2337.2 .F58 2012-2014
Financial Aid for Hispanic
Americans Reference LB2338.F5645
Financial Aid for Native
Americans Reference LB2338.F5646 2009-2011
Financial Aid for Veterans, Military
Personnel Reference UB403.F47 2008-2010
and Their Dependents
Directory Reference AS911.A2 F65 2015
Peterson's Scholarships, Grants & Prizes Reference LB2337.4 .P475 2016
Peterson’s How to Get Money for
Reference LB2337.2 .H8471
Aid Reference LB2342.C622 2016
more titles look in LIBRARY CATALOG
under the following headings: Scholarships or Student Aid.
The Santa Monica College Foundation advances the mission and goals of Santa Monica College by attracting contributions from individuals, businesses and foundations in support of the excellent education the College provides. We appreciate your participation in the Scholarship Program and welcome your involvement in other campus programs as well. For further information about making a contribution, please contact the Santa Monica College Foundation at
(310) 434-4215 or santamonicacollegefoundation.org
Santa Monica College Foundation Board
Paul W. Hosch, VP for Advancement, Verbum Dei HS Chair
Deanna M. Hansen, Vice President, ESA Vice Chair
Frank Stiefel Secretary/Treasurer
Lizzy Moore Interim Dean, Institutional Advancement
Spring Aspers, Sony Pictures Entertainment Mark Ivener, Esq.
Camelia Barsoum Fred Kipperman
Samuel R. Biggs, President, Biggs & Co William Lippman
Nancy Cattell, Esq. Dr. Ava T. Shamban
Anita L. De Frantz, President, LA84 Foundation Jeff Shimizu, Interim SMC
Don Girard, SMC Senior Director Government Relations & Superintendent/President*
Lizzy Moore, Interim Dean, Institutional Advancement
Charles A. Potts Jr., CFO/Associate Director
John Stanwyck, Development Director
Agnes Lupa, Operations & Project Manager
Raquel Castellanos, Database & Project Manager
Moni Akiwowo, Temporary Administrative Assistant
Santa Monica College Board of Trustees
Rob Rader, Chair
Dr. Louise Jaffe, Vice Chair
Dr. Susan Aminoff
Dr. Nancy Greenstein
Dr. Margaret Quinones-Perez Barry Snell
Dr. Andrew Walzer
Jonathan Eady, Student Trustee
Steve Myrow, Associate Dean, Financial Aid and Scholarships
Marcia Fierro, M.A., Scholarship Program