Our Opportunities

Welcome to the Online Scholarship System of Gavilan College! If you have not done so, please login using your username and password. **Please note, in order to apply for scholarships, you must have applied to Gavilan and obtained a Gavilan ID number and password. Click here to apply for admission application: https://www.opencccapply.net/uPortal/f/u63l1s1000/normal/render.uP

To view a list of all scholarship opportunities, you may click “Ours”, “External”, or “Recommended” under the “Opportunities” tab above. These lists show all available scholarships, not scholarships for which you are receiving consideration. Automatch scholarships will appear with “None” listed under the “Actions” column – this means an additional application is not required for consideration. The “Deadline” column indicates the deadline to complete the application to receive consideration. This is not the deadline to accept the award.

The 2020-21 Gavilan General Scholarship Application is now available.
STEP 1: Complete and SUBMIT the General Application. You can edit or update your application up until 11:59pm on the stated scholarship deadlines.
STEP 2: After submitting the General Application, you will be presented with a list of “Recommended scholarship opportunities.” These scholarships may require additional information that is not included in the questions on the General Application. You are encouraged to click on each scholarship to review the criteria. We encourage you to apply for all scholarships where you meet the additional requirements. (There are some scholarship opportunities you do not have to apply to, but will be automatically matched to after you complete your General Application.)

We also strongly encourage all students to apply for External scholarship opportunities offered by private organizations outside of Gavilan by clicking Opportunities/External above.

Opportunities Table
Award Name Actions
$500 American Legion Post #217 - Business Scholarship
For continuing students majoring in Business or Accounting with a minimum 2.5 GPA.
For continuing students majoring in Business or Accounting with a...
  • Deadline: 03/05/2021
  • Award: $500
Deadline03/05/2021
$500.00 American Legion Post #217 - Liberal Arts Scholarship
For continuing students majoring in a Liberal Arts discipline with a minimum G.P.A. of 2.5. Student must be a continuing student at Gavilan...
For continuing students majoring in a Liberal Arts discipline with a...
  • Deadline: 03/05/2021
  • Award: $500.00
Deadline03/05/2021
$500.00 American Legion Post #217 - Math Scholarship
For Gavilan students majoring in Math with a minimum GPA of 2.5. Recipients must be a continuing student enrolled at Gavilan College in upcoming...
For Gavilan students majoring in Math with a minimum GPA of 2.5....
  • Deadline: 03/05/2021
  • Award: $500.00
Deadline03/05/2021
$500.00 American Legion Raymond Valadez Scholarship
Open to Gavilan student’s who will be enrolled as a continuing as a Gavilan student in the upcoming fall term. Must have a minimum cumulative GPA...
Open to Gavilan student’s who will be enrolled as a continuing as a...
  • Deadline: 03/05/2021
  • Award: $500.00
Deadline03/05/2021
$250.00 ASGC ESL Scholarship
Open to Gavilan students who are enrolled in Intermediate or Advanced ESL classes. Minimum GPA of 2.5. Student must be enrolled at Gavilan in a...
Open to Gavilan students who are enrolled in Intermediate or Advanced...
  • Deadline: 03/05/2021
  • Award: $250.00
Deadline03/05/2021
$2,000.00 ASGC Inter-Club Council John Pruitt Leadership Scholarship for Active Club Members that are Continuing Students
Open to current Gavilan students who will be continuing at Gavilan and enrolled at Gavilan in a minimum of 6 units or the non-credit equivalent in...
Open to current Gavilan students who will be continuing at Gavilan and...
  • Deadline: 03/05/2021
  • Award: $2,000.00
Deadline03/05/2021
$1,000.00 ASGC Inter-Club Council John Pruitt Leadership Scholarship for Active Club Members that are New to College Students
Open to students graduating from high school and who will be entering Gavilan as first time college students in the upcoming fall term who have...
Open to students graduating from high school and who will be entering...
  • Deadline: 03/05/2021
  • Award: $1,000.00
Deadline03/05/2021
$500.00 ASGC John Pruitt Leadership Scholarship for Continuing Students
Open to current Gavilan students who will be continuing at Gavilan and enrolled at Gavilan in a minimum of 6 units in the upcoming fall term. ...
Open to current Gavilan students who will be continuing at Gavilan and...
  • Deadline: 03/05/2021
  • Award: $500.00
Deadline03/05/2021
$1,000.00 ASGC John Pruitt Leadership Scholarship for Former & Current ASGC Leaders
Open to Gavilan students who currently serve or have formerly served as ASGC leaders. Must have held an executive position and completed at least...
Open to Gavilan students who currently serve or have formerly served as...
  • Deadline: 03/05/2021
  • Award: $1,000.00
Deadline03/05/2021
$250.00 ASGC John Pruitt Leadership Scholarship for New to College Students
Students graduating from high school and who will be entering Gavilan as first time college students in the upcoming fall term. Minimum GPA of 2.5.
Students graduating from high school and who will be entering Gavilan as...
  • Deadline: 03/05/2021
  • Award: $250.00
Deadline03/05/2021
$1,000.00 ASGC John Pruitt Leadership Scholarship for Transfer Students
Open to Gavilan students who will transfer to a 4 year college or university and enrolled in a minimum of 6 units in the upcoming fall term. ...
Open to Gavilan students who will transfer to a 4 year college or...
  • Deadline: 03/05/2021
  • Award: $1,000.00
Deadline03/05/2021
$1,000.00 Building to Improve Lives-XL Construction - General Scholarship
*The Building to Improve Lives-XL Construction scholarship was establish as a desire to help underserved or in need students who are interested in...
*The Building to Improve Lives-XL Construction scholarship was establish...
  • Deadline: 03/05/2021
  • Award: $1,000.00
Deadline03/05/2021
$500.00 Cindy Starr Memorial Scholarship
This scholarship is offered to students majoring in Art, Digital Media or Computer Graphics. The award is given in memory of Cindy Starr, a...
This scholarship is offered to students majoring in Art, Digital Media...
  • Deadline: 03/05/2021
  • Award: $500.00
Deadline03/05/2021
$1000 Diane K. Stone Scholar-Athlete Scholarship
Open to all Gavilan athletes who are transferring to a four-year college or university in the upcoming fall term. Qualifying criteria: 1) Must...
Open to all Gavilan athletes who are transferring to a four-year college...
  • Deadline: 03/05/2021
  • Award: $1000
Deadline03/05/2021
$500.00 Dolores I. Walding Scholarship
Open to Gavilan students majoring in Business Education or Business Administration. Must have cumulative GPA of at least 3.0. Student must be...
Open to Gavilan students majoring in Business Education or Business...
  • Deadline: 03/05/2021
  • Award: $500.00
Deadline03/05/2021
$500.00 Edna & Waldo Rohnert Memorial Scholarship - Continuing Students
Open to Gavilan students pursuing a career in a medical field who will be a continuing student at Gavilan College in the upcoming fall term....
Open to Gavilan students pursuing a career in a medical field who will...
  • Deadline: 03/05/2021
  • Award: $500.00
Deadline03/05/2021
$500.00 Edna & Waldo Rohnert Memorial Scholarship - Transferring Students
Open to Gavilan students pursuing a career in a medical field who will be transferring to a four year college or university in the upcoming fall...
Open to Gavilan students pursuing a career in a medical field who will...
  • Deadline: 03/05/2021
  • Award: $500.00
Deadline03/05/2021
$500.00 Eunice J Picetti Memorial Scholarship for Continuing Students
For Gavilan students that are continuing at Gavilan in the upcoming fall term. Must have minimum GPA of 3.0 and financial need.
For Gavilan students that are continuing at Gavilan in the upcoming fall...
  • Deadline: 03/05/2021
  • Award: $500.00
Deadline03/05/2021
$1,000.00 Eunice J Picetti Memorial Scholarship for Transferring Students
For Gavilan students that are transferring to a 4 year college or university in the upcoming fall term. Must have minimum GPA of 3.0 and financial...
For Gavilan students that are transferring to a 4 year college or...
  • Deadline: 03/05/2021
  • Award: $1,000.00
Deadline03/05/2021
$500.00 Fulfill Your Dream Scholarship - Continuing Student
Open to Gavilan students who will be enrolled at Gavilan in a minimum of 6 units in the upcoming fall term. This scholarship is intended to help...
Open to Gavilan students who will be enrolled at Gavilan in a minimum of...
  • Deadline: 03/05/2021
  • Award: $500.00
Deadline03/05/2021
$1,000.00 Fulfill Your Dream Scholarship - Transferring Student
Open to Gavilan students who will be transferring to a four-year college or university and enrolled in a minimum of 6 units in the upcoming fall...
Open to Gavilan students who will be transferring to a four-year college...
  • Deadline: 03/05/2021
  • Award: $1,000.00
Deadline03/05/2021
$1000 Gilroy Elks Lodge Occupational Therapy Scholarship
Open to all Gavilan transfer students who intend to pursue a career in Occupational Therapy. Recipient must be enrolled in 12 or more units in the...
Open to all Gavilan transfer students who intend to pursue a career in...
  • Deadline: 03/05/2021
  • Award: $1000
Deadline03/05/2021
$1,000.00 Kai & Libby Lai Family Scholarship
Open to full-time Gavilan students. Students must be enrolled at Gavilan College in the upcoming fall semester in 12 units or more. Minimum...
Open to full-time Gavilan students. Students must be enrolled at...
  • Deadline: 03/05/2021
  • Award: $1,000.00
Deadline03/05/2021
$1,000.00 Kate Woods Memorial Scholarship for Journalism
For students studying Journalism or English. Applicant can be new to college, continuing Gavilan student or transferring student (to a 4 year...
For students studying Journalism or English. Applicant can be new to...
  • Deadline: 03/05/2021
  • Award: $1,000.00
Deadline03/05/2021
$1000 Kate Woods Memorial Scholarship of Conservation Biology
For students studying Conservation Biology, Ecology or Environmental Studies. Applicant can be new to college, a continuing Gavilan student or a...
For students studying Conservation Biology, Ecology or Environmental...
  • Deadline: 03/05/2021
  • Award: $1000
Deadline03/05/2021
$250.00 Mis Domingos Scholarship
For Gavilan students who are entering college for the first time in the upcoming fall term. Preference given to students who are first to attend...
For Gavilan students who are entering college for the first time in the...
  • Deadline: 03/05/2021
  • Award: $250.00
Deadline03/05/2021
$1,000.00 Paul & Shirley Kormondy Memorial
For transferring students pursuing an education in the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, or Mathematics) field or Teaching. Student must be...
For transferring students pursuing an education in the STEM (Science,...
  • Deadline: 03/05/2021
  • Award: $1,000.00
Deadline03/05/2021
$200.00 Robin and Gary Rude Memorial Scholarship
This scholarship is intended for returning students whose college education has been interrupted for a minimum of five years. (either returning to...
This scholarship is intended for returning students whose college...
  • Deadline: 03/05/2021
  • Award: $200.00
Deadline03/05/2021
$1,000.00 Susan Dodd Scholarship for Continuing Students
Open to all Gavilan continuing students who are majoring in Kinesiology Minimum cumulative GPA is 2.0. Student must be enrolled in a minimum of 9...
Open to all Gavilan continuing students who are majoring in...
  • Deadline: 03/05/2021
  • Award: $1,000.00
Deadline03/05/2021
Varies Susan Dodd Scholarship for Transferring Students
Open to all Gavilan transferring students who are either: 1) Majoring in Kinesiology OR 2) Have participated in athletics at Gavilan (ie. sports...
Open to all Gavilan transferring students who are either: 1) Majoring in...
  • Deadline: 03/05/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline03/05/2021
$1,000.00 Susan Moore Hofner Memorial Scholarship
This scholarship is offered to a Nursing major who demonstrates a commitment to quality and integrity and passion for good work. Minimum cumulative...
This scholarship is offered to a Nursing major who demonstrates a...
  • Deadline: 03/05/2021
  • Award: $1,000.00
Deadline03/05/2021
$400.00 The Alice Dufresne Reyes Nursing Scholarship
Open to Gavilan students whose major/field of study is Nursing. Student must be continuing at Gavilan or transferring to a 4 year university and...
Open to Gavilan students whose major/field of study is Nursing. Student...
  • Deadline: 03/05/2021
  • Award: $400.00
Deadline03/05/2021
$500.00 The Carla Hayden Freedom Scholarship
Carla Hayden is the 14th Librarian of Congress, appointed to the position by President Barack Obama on February 24, 2016 and confirmed by Congress...
Carla Hayden is the 14th Librarian of Congress, appointed to the...
  • Deadline: 03/05/2021
  • Award: $500.00
Deadline03/05/2021
$1,500.00 The Gilberto Segovia Memorial Scholarship
In Memory of Gilberto Segovia, Professor at Gavilan for over 20 years. This scholarship was created to honor the memory of an outstanding Gavilan...
In Memory of Gilberto Segovia, Professor at Gavilan for over 20 years....
  • Deadline: 03/05/2021
  • Award: $1,500.00
Deadline03/05/2021
$2,500.00 The Halie Elliott HE Scholarship
This scholarship was established in memory of Halie Elizabeth Elliott. A former Gavilan College student who enjoyed theater and art. Open to...
This scholarship was established in memory of Halie Elizabeth Elliott. A...
  • Deadline: 03/05/2021
  • Award: $2,500.00
Deadline03/05/2021