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For current scholarship opportunities available through OCC, please visit the Scholarship page or the Scholarship Office in the Administration building.


OCC Scholarships

Deadline: February 28th

Eligibility: 3.5 Cumulative GPA

 *One application will consider you for all general scholarships that you are eligible for. There are also a handful of veteran-specific scholarships you may need to provide additional information for.


Outside Scholarships/Aid


NAVPA 2017 (Veteran & Dependent)

Application Period: Now - January 19th

Award: $500

Eligibility: Full-time enrolled in Fall, at least 3.0 cumulative GPA, honorable discharge


WARRIOR SCHOLAR Program (Veteran)

Application Period: January

Award: Free tuition, room and board, books and materials included with admissions into a two-week intensive "bootcamp" program at America's top colleges such as Harvard, Princeton, University of Arizona, Yale, and USC.

Eligibility: Active duty servicemen and veterans. No prior Bachelor's degree. (Note: program is designed for those who are intending to transition from military to school life in the near future, or who have recently made that transition and are still in the beginning stages of their college career.


Wells Fargo Veterans Scholarship (Veteran)

Deadline: February 28th

Award: Varies

Eligibility: Honorable discharged with Certificate of Eligibility, High School or GED graduate who are enrolled or plan to enroll full-time at accredited institution for upcoming year, Pell grant eligible, using military education benefits in upcoming year, minimum 2.5 cumulative GPA.


OC Community Foundation (Veteran & Dependent)

Application Period: Now - December 31st

Award: $1,000-$5,000

Eligibility: Varies

CSULB - Summer Bridge to the Beach (for STEM transfers)

Deadline: March 31st

Award: $4,000 stipend

Eligibility: Latino, Hispanic, or Pell Grant eligible STEM CSULB transfer accepted


Women's Focus Forward Fellowship

Deadline: March 23rd

Award: Covers the cost of travel, food, lodging, activities and materials.

Eligibility: Women veterans with an honorable discharge who are sophomores, juniors, seniors, or pursing a master’s degree and maintain a 2.75 GPA or better.

UCI Bridges - Baccalaureate

Deadline: April 9th

Award: Paid training

Eligibility: Applicants must be United States citizens or permanent residents from underrepresented minority groups (Black African-Americans, Chicano/Latino Americans, Native Americans, and Natives of the U.S. Pacific Islands). Completed one semester of transferable chemistry and biology at the community college.


OC Hero Scholarship (Veterans)

Deadline: n/a

All servicemen and women are eligible. Ongoing scholarship awarded monthly.

Contact Veterans Services Office for Application


SCHEC 2018-19 (Veteran & Dependent)

Due: March 16, 2018

Award: TBA

Eligibility: Transferring to 4-year SCHEC school during 2018-19, at least 3.0 cumulative GPA


AMVETS (Veteran)

Application Period: January – May 1st

Award: $1,000, $4,000, & $12,000

Eligibility: Varies



​Student Veterans of America​Patt Tillman Foundation
​Military.comAmerican Veterans
CollegeScholarships.orgVeterans of Foreign Wars
​Military Order of the Purple HeartMilitary & Dependent Scholarships
​Veteran Scholarship Search​Folds of Honor 
​Aviation Science Scholarships