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The Scholarship Office is available to assist students financially in attaining their educational goals by rewarding academic achievements, strengthening donor relationships, and increasing scholarship funds through endowments and contributions.

CR scholarships are made available by charitable contributions to College of the Redwoods, by individuals, foundations, corporations, and organizations. The identification, selection, and awarding of CR scholarships varies.

Office location & Hours
Located in the Physical Education/Athletics Building, Eureka Campus

Zoom appointments available for Scholarship Application assistance.

Please call 707-476-4191 or email:


The Spring 2024 Scholarship have been disbursed. 

The Fall 2024 scholarship application will OPEN on August 12, 2024.  

Frequently Asked Questions

The application is available to current CR students only by visiting the 'Apply Here' link on our website or by clicking here. You will setup an account through CR's AcademicWorks site before you can start the application.

For instructions on how to setup an account, please visit the 'Creating Your Scholarship Account' page on our website or click here. Only current CR students can apply to our scholarships.

Financial Need is determined by completing the FAFSA at Please allow 8-12 weeks for processing.  For further information on how to complete your FAFSA, please contact our Financial Aid Office at (707) 476-4182 or

The best part of our scholarship application is that one application qualifies you for all CR scholarships! You only need to complete your application once every academic year. You will be considered for multiple Fall and Spring scholarships through a single application.

If you apply during the Fall application period, you will be considered for Fall and Spring scholarships of the current academic year. If you apply during the Spring application period, you will be considered for Spring scholarships only during the current academic year.

All scholarships at College of the Redwoods are awarded during the current academic year. For example, if you are applying for a scholarship in the Fall 2019 semester, you will receive the scholarship during the Fall 2019 semester. The same rule applies for the Spring semester. You cannot apply one academic year in advance for a scholarship at CR. You must apply for a scholarship during the current academic year.

Yes. You will need to re-apply for CR scholarships every academic year. We clear the system of scholarship applications every summer to get ready for the Fall and Spring scholarship cycle. If you applied the previous year for a scholarship, you will need to re-apply again during each academic year.

You do not need to re-apply for scholarships each semester. If you applied for a scholarship in the Fall, we will roll your application into the Spring application pool and consider you for all Spring scholarships.

Not yet. All CR scholarships are for currently enrolled CR students. That is those students who are enrolled in classes for the current academic year. While still in high school, you will not be eligible for any CR scholarships because you are not enrolled in classes here yet.

Unfortunately, no. Community Education courses are not-for-credit courses, which means students do not receive college credits for taking these classes. All CR scholarships are for degree-seeking students taking college credit courses.

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Specific deadline dates vary each year. Generally, the deadline to apply for Fall scholarships is mid-October and the deadline to apply for Spring scholarships is late February.

Students who didn't get the chance to apply for scholarships in the Fall, have an opportunity to do so for the Spring.

All applicants will be notified by email if they have received a scholarship or not through their scholarship account in AcademicWorks. The dates below are when you should expect a notification via your CR student email:

Fall Scholarship Applicants - notifications will go out in November
Spring Scholarship Applicants - notifications will go out in April

We have 100+ scholarship we award to students every year. Award amounts vary from year to year, but most of our scholarships are awarded between $100 - $2,500. We typically award over $120,000 worth of scholarships to CR students every year.

You will receive your scholarship via your BankMobile Disbursements. We automatically setup the scholarship funds to be distributed through BankMobile Disbursements, a technology solution, powered by BMTX, Inc. If you have questions about receiving your funds, please contact the Business Office at (707) 476-4120 or contact the Financial Aid Office at (707) 476-4182.

We no longer award scholarship funds via check.

Scholarship Tips & Tricks

Learn how to get the best scores by crafting brilliant answers to scholarships questions. The scholarship office is here to help you.

Learn Scholarship Tips & Tricks

VIDEO: Scholarship Workshop (recorded in 2021)

Scholarship Events

Finish Line Scholars Program

Scholarship Celebration Video - May 2021

CR's Foundation awarded over $270,000 in scholarships during the 2022-2023 academic year. 384 scholarships were awarded to students district-wide with awards ranging from $100 to $3,000.


Through generous donations, the Scholarship Office is to available to assist students financially in attaining their educational goals by rewarding personal and academic achievements.

If you are interested in making a donation to an existing scholarship fund or creating your own personalized scholarship, please contact the Scholarship office or visit The CR Foundation.

Support Students with Housing Insecurity

The Redwoods Room & Board Scholarship Fund supports students struggling to find a safe place to sleep and enough food to eat while dedicating themselves to earning an education.

Learn More about Room & Board Scholarship

Contact Us

Contact Information

 Rebecca Gwin, Scholarship Program Coordinator

 Physical Education/Athletics Building, Eureka Campus

7351 Tompkins Hill Rd
Eureka, CA 95501

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