What if I Receive a Scholarship? 

If you have received a scholarship, you need to see the Scholarship Coordinator in the Financial Aid Office. Outside scholarships include Bloss and Golden State Scholar Share Trust. 

See also:  Scholarship Disbursement information.


The Merced College Foundation Scholarships are offered once a year. The application period for the next academic year will begin February 22nd and end on March 31st. For the last couple of years we have been able to award more than $100,000 to our students. 

For more information:  Merced College Foundation

The Minerva Scholarship program was established by Women in California Leadership Foundation to support the advancement of women in the state of California. Our program is committed to providing scholarships to select women of promise in order to help them achieve their educational objectives.

Looking for help with college? The Women in CA Leadership Foundation’s Minerva Scholarship program begins accepting applications from eligible students on April 15, 2023!  The deadline for applications is May 31, 2023 at 11:59 pm!

The Minerva Scholarship program was established to assist deserving students by offering financial assistance to meet educational expenses. This year we will be selecting 108 deserving female students that will be receiving a $3,000 scholarship! For more info: http://wicl.us/ #WiCLMinervaScholars2023

In order to be eligible for scholarship consideration students must meet the following requirements:

  • Be a full-time student in good academic standing at an accredited college or university OR be a graduating high school senior with written proof of acceptance at an accredited institution of higher learning.
  • Eligible students must identify as female.
  • Have a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 2.5.
  • Submit a completed online application with all required supplementary documents by the application deadline. Please note: Applications and all supplementary documents must be submitted together online.  We do not accept items submitted separately via mail, in person delivery or through legislative offices.


Complete scholarship requirements and details (including the application) are now available on the WiCL Foundation’s website:  http://wicl.us/scholarship-program/


Answers to frequently asked questions can be found at: http://wicl.us/frequently-asked-questions/


The deadline for submitting the online application and all supporting documentation is May 31, 2023 at 11:59 pm.  There are no exceptions to this deadline.

Helpful Tips 

We suggest you do not pay a scholarship search firm to look for scholarships. First of all, you can do the research and save money. Below we list a few web sites where you can begin your search. Secondly, do not fall for claims you are “guaranteed” a scholarship. If you do receive a list of possible scholarship opportunities, you still have to apply and compete for the money. And, third, never give your credit card information to hold a scholarship.