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.



National Science Foundation (NSF) Scholarships in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (S-STEM)

This scholarship program is for academically talented students majoring in a STEM discipline at Merced College who have financial need.

How to Apply

  1. If you haven’t already done so, apply to be a student at Merced College.
  2. Compose either an essay (limit: 1 page) or video introduction (limit: 10 minutes) about yourself. Please describe your STEM-related motivation, any career goals you may have, any relevant extracurricular activities/community service, and any personal circumstances you think may be relevant to consider when your application is being evaluated.
  3. Gather Letters of Recommendation (from teachers, mentors, or employers).
  4. Complete the scholarship application available through the Office of Financial Aid.
For More Information

Please contact Ashleigh Rice: [email protected]

Looking for help with college? The Women in CA Leadership Foundation’s Minerva Scholarship & Breaking Barriers programs begin accepting applications from eligible students on April 17, 2024! The deadline for applications is May 31, 2024, at 11:59 pm! Apply at http://wicl.us/

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.