Puting forth only your best scholarship effort will help you make scholarships a resource that can assist with your financial need as you pursue your college education.  Cuyamaca College partners with the Grossmont-Cuyamaca Colleges Foundation to offer scholarships to help our students succeed by making higher education more affordable through the generosity of our scholarships donors.  We offer a variety of scholarships and the eligibility requirements are not just financial need or academic performance.  We encourage all students to put forth their BEST EFFORT when they apply for scholarships!


 Scholarship Workshops


Select Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday at 11:00 am or 1:00, 2:00 pm.


Scholarship Application Dates


Fall 2021-2022 Application:  OPEN


Application Period:  Sept. 9- Oct. 29,  2021


Review and Selection Period:  Nov. 1- Jan. 7, 2022  


Fall Award Notification Deadline:  Jan. 7, 2022


College Scholarship Disbursement and Barnes & Noble:  Feb. 2, 2022


Census Day:  Feb. 21, 2022


Osher Disbursement:  Feb. 28, 2022


New Applicants Sign-Up Here

You will need to sign up with AcademicWorks to start on your scholarship application.  Use the email address you used with the college.  Enter and confirm a password and then click the Sign Up button.


You will then receive a CONFIRMATION email, you must  CONFIRM this email, only then will you be able to login.


*To help when you receive emails (Award or Notices) from  AcademicWorks add to your White List. 


Returning Applicants Login Here

Log back into AcademicWorks to view, edit, or submit your application.


Application Example


Get help with all applications and essays.




Contact Us

For further assistance and guidance in applying for scholarships, please contact:


Ernest Williams 
Scholarship Specialist 
Financial Aid Office 
1 (619) 660-4537



8:00am - 6:00pm
Tuesday - Thursday 8:00am - 5:00pm
Friday 9:00am - 1:00pm


8:00am - 6:00pm
Tuesday - Thursday 8:00am - 5:00pm
Friday 9:00am - 1:00pm



Monday - Thursday 8:00am - 6:00pm
Friday Closed



 The Scholarship Office is located in the Financial Aid Office (Building A-300) at the Student Services Center. To make an appointment, please email  Ernie Williams. Please provide your student ID number and the date and time you would like for your appointment to be. Walk-in appointments are welcome.


Current students may apply for a one-time  Cuyamaca Care Emergency Assistance disbursement per semester of attendance.  *Dreamers eligible


  For other Student Services resources, select more resource information


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