Scholarships - FAQ
Frequently asked questions by students and other members of the CR community, regarding the scholarship application process.
Where can I get the CR scholarship application?
The application is available to current CR students only by visiting the 'Apply Now' page 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 'Forms' page on our website or click here. Only current CR students can apply to our scholarships.
The deadline to apply for Fall scholarships is Friday, November 3, 2017.
The deadline to apply for Spring scholarships is Tuesday, February 6, 2018.
Where can I find a list of what scholarships are available?
College of the Redwoods Scholarship Listings - All campuses
PDF copy of scholarship listings - All campuses
PDF copy of scholarship listings - Del Norte campus only
How do I apply for scholarships that require Financial Need?
Financial Need is determined by completing the FAFSA at www.FAFSA.gov. 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 FinAid@redwoods.edu.
Can I apply for more than one CR scholarship?
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.
Are the scholarships awarded during the current academic year or the next 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 2017 semester, you will receive the scholarship during the Fall 2017 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.
Do I need to re-apply for CR scholarships every 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.
If I am a high school senior planning to attend CR, can I apply for CR scholarships in advance?
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 yet because you are not enrolled in classes here yet.
If I am taking a Community Education course at CR, can I apply for CR scholarships?
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.
What will my application be judged on?
- Personal Essay Questions
- Financial Need
- Educational Goals
- Community Service
When is the deadline for scholarships?
The deadline for 2017-2018 Fall scholarships is November 3, 2017. The application opened to all students on October 9, 2017.
We will reopen the application on January 12, 2018 for students to apply for Spring scholarships. Students who didn't get the chance to apply for scholarships in the Fall, will have an opportunity to do so for the Spring. The Spring scholarship application will be open on January 12, 2018. The deadline to apply for Spring scholarships is February 6, 2018.
Scholarships for the 2018-2019 academic year will be available in August 2018.
When will I be notified if I have received a scholarship or not?
All applicants will be notified by email if they have received a scholarship or not through their scholarship account in AcademicWorks. Here are dates below to expect a notification via your CR student email:
Fall 2017 Scholarship Applicants - notifications will go out between November 27 - December 1
Spring 2018 Scholarship Applicants - notifications will go out in mid-March 2018
How many scholarships does CR offer?
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-$2500. We typically award over $120,000 worth of scholarships to CR students every year.
How will I receive my scholarship, if I am selected as a recipient?
You will receive your scholarship via your BankOne Higher Mobile account (CR Access Card). We automatically setup the scholarship funds to be distributed to your CR Access Card. If you have questions about your CR Access Card, 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.