The online DVC Scholarship Application is now open!

Students may access the scholarship application at and will have until Thursday, February 16, 2017 at 11:59 p.m. to submit the application.  Over 160 scholarship awards are being offered this year through the DVC Scholarship program.  Scholarship awards range from $250-$2,000 and are available to students who are continuing their studies at DVC or transferring to a four-year college next fall.  To be considered for a scholarship, students must be enrolled at least half-time in both the Fall 2016 and Spring 2017 semesters and have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0.  In addition, students must:
  • Submit a complete DVC scholarship application
  • Write a 500-word essay
  • Upload unofficial transcripts
  • Secure two recommendations (at least one from a DVC faculty member)
The Scholarship Office will be hosting several scholarship workshops throughout the scholarship season.  Shari Keller, Financial Aid Assistant II/Scholarship Coordinator will be available by appointment and on a drop-in basis to assist students with the application process.  She can be reached at (925)969-2094 and via email at  Please encourage students to apply for scholarships and to contact Shari if they have questions or need assistance! 

I would like to thank you for your generosity in funding the DVC Foundation Scholarship. Being the recipient of this scholarship is going to help me financially. I am honored to be the recipient of this award.
Valerie Gonzalez

Scholarships for DVC Students

Every year the DVC Foundation relies on contributions to our scholarship fund from generous donors just like you. These programs provide the impetus for many students to continue their educations.
Scholarships provide an incredible service to our students, allowing them the financial freedom to explore their potential. These direct contributions are a great way to ensure your donation changes the lives of our students. Through supporting or establishing a Scholarship at DVC your donation will confidently relieve some of the hardships faced by our students and our community. Donating to our Scholarship fund will have the most direct impact on their daily struggles.

Help One Or Many Students Succeed.

By establishing or supporting a Scholarship at DVC your contribution can directly contribute to an individual student’s education, or shared across a program or concept of like-minded students. These Scholarships contribute greatly to our high rate of successful transfers.

Create A Named Scholarship.

With a minimum contribution of $1,000 each year you can create a Named Scholarship. These Scholarships reflect the generosity and passion of the donor, often tailored to best represent its namesake. These funds will be awarded annually to students based on criteria established by the donor; including GPA requirements, financial needs or dedicated fields of study. Named Scholarships are an exceptional to represent your passion and have a direct impact on the students.

To find out more about donating to DVC Foundation scholarships, call us today at 925-969-2025.

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