Financial Aid

LPC Scholarships

2017 Scholarship Program

Deadline is April 3, 2017 at 11:59 p.m. at 11:59 p.m.

If you need assistance regarding a scholarship or AwardSpring, please contact the Financial Aid Office.

For technical assistance in uploading your personal statement, transcript, or recommendation form, please drop in at the LPC Computer Center, Building 800 Room 803, for assistance.  They will help you scan any necessary forms as a .pdf file and will assist you in uploading forms to your application.

Click on the image below to access the AwardSpring program.
If you like, you can view all of the LPC scholarships being offered but you must register to apply.


    AwardSpring LPC Scholarships

To begin your scholarship application, you must set up an initial account: click ‘REGISTER’ and follow the instructions. Click on the image above.

Applicants must have completed a minimum of 12 semester units (by the end of Fall term 2016) at Las Positas College and be currently enrolled in at least 6 units of Las Positas classes (Exception: there are 2 scholarships available for veterans whose first term is Spring 2017). 

Concurrently enrolled high school students are not eligible. 

International Students (students with an ‘F1’ VISA)  are eligible for most scholarships except those which  require ‘FINANCIAL NEED’.

While the Scholarship application must be completed online, every student must upload a typed personal statement and must upload an unofficial academic transcript which is requested directly from the Admissions and Records office.   Do not upload a print-out of grades from the Zone or Class Web, they will not be accepted.   These forms are uploaded in the ‘DOCUMENTS AND ESSAYS’ section and are required of all students.


For technical assistance in uploading your personal statement, transcript, or recommendation form, please drop in at the LPC Computer Center, Building 800 Room 803, for assistance.  They will help you scan any necessary forms as a .pdf file and will assist you in uploading forms to your application.


PERSONAL STATEMENT (required of all applicants)

You must upload a typed PERSONAL STATEMENT in the ‘Documents and Essays’ section of the application, which should address background , interests, any hurdles the student has had to or needs to overcome, the goals student has set for him/herself in his/her schooling, career path, and personal life, and how s/he plans to achieve those goals.

The personal statement is one of the most important parts of your application.  You are competing with other applicants, and you want your statement to be able to convince the scholarship committee to choose you over other students.  Do not be afraid to brag!

For more infomative videos click here     

Tips for Writing Scholarship Essays

Write a statement telling about yourself. Explain the goals you have established for yourself in your schooling, career path, and personal life, address how you plan to achieve them, and why you feel you are particularly qualified or deserving of a scholarship.  You may wish to address work, family and dependents, hobbies, special interests, involvement in college, community or family activities. 

Analyze what interests and activities in which the sponsors of your awards are interested.
For example: Business Women's Network: community activity, business activity, organizational skills;
Faculty Group: academic achievement and drive, service to school and community;
Organize your statement to show:
-Who am I? (Student up-dating job skills, your future goals, etc.)
-Where am I going? (life and career goals)
-What have I done to show I am helping myself?
It is especially important to be clear about your academic goals!

(required of all applicants)
Unofficial Transcript Request Form Click Here!

You must request an unofficial transcript from the Admissions and Records Office, and you  must upload your unofficial Las Positas transcript to your application in the ‘Documents and Essays’ section of the application.  A print-out of your unofficial transcript or grades from CLASS-WEB or the ZONE WILL NOT BE ACCEPTEDRequest a free copy by submitting a Transcript Request Form directly to Admissions, but request your transcript no later than March 07 to  ensure it is processed in time.  Transcripts will be emailed to you as a .pdf file, ready for you to upload directly into your application.

Scholarships requiring instructor

If a letter of recommendation is required, unless otherwise stated, you must ask a faculty instructor to provide your recommendation and be sure they submit the recommendation directly to you. You are required to scan and upload the recommendation to your application in the ‘ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS’ section of each specific scholarship you are applying to. You may use the same recommendation letter for multiple scholarships, but it must be uploaded separately for each individual scholarship requiring a recommendation.

Request recommendations as soon as possible!
Never wait until the last minute to request a recommendation! We suggest you provide your recommender with information about yourself that will help your instructor personalize your recommendation. Be sure to include your name, ID, courses and dates of study with that instructor, and your proposed major. Other suggested information that may help your recommender includes your academic achievements, future college/vocational/employment plans, and related interests.


Scholarships requiring FINANCIAL NEED

To be considered for any scholarships requiring financial need, you must file a 2016-2017 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (, or, if you are an undocumented student who has qualified for AB540 status, you must complete a 2016-2017 Dream Application instead. (  Be sure you have listed Las Positas College as your college or we will not receive your fafsa results!     IF YOU FILED a 2017-2018 FAFSA or DREAM APPLICATION, YOU WILL STILL NEED TO FILE A 2016-2017 FAFSA IN ORDER TO QUALIFY FOR THIS YEAR’S SCHOLARSHIPS.

If you have not yet filed a 2016-17 FAFSA it’s not too late, but you should complete the appropriate financial aid application by MARCH 24, 2017 to ensure LPC receives it in time. Contact the financial aid office if you need assistance with your application.   

If you qualify for a fee waiver through the FAFSA or Dream Application you have ‘financial need’. 

Hand holding a pen imageAll applicants will be notified by email by May 8th  whether or not they have been selected to receive a scholarship. Recipients will be invited to attend LPC’s Annual Scholarship Ceremony on Wednesday evening, May 17, 2017.




A list of current 'OUTSIDE SCHOLARSHIPS’ is posted on the Financial Aid Website at: and is updated weekly.

These are scholarships often from local, statewide and national organizations or foundations, which are usually not specifically for Las Positas students, but which may be of particular interest. Occasionally scholarships ARE for Las Positas students only but are selected by outside organizations.

Often transfer scholarship opportunities for four year colleges are listed.  Deadlines vary greatly, so make it a point to check the list frequently.

There are hundreds of thousands of scholarship opportunities that an ambitious student can discover. There are several free on-line scholarship searches available which are listed on our webpage. 

Watch an informative video about scholarships



2GenFundScholarship2GENFUND Scholarships are scholarships up to $5000/semester awarded to LPC student parents of toddlers (18 months – 30 months) and preschoolers (3 – 5 years) to fund most of the costs of a child’s enrollment at the Las Positas College Early Childhood Center. Student-parents benefit because they are able to focus on obtaining their own LPC educational goals… right on the same campus as their children.

Apply by May 2nd fall semester 2017

Financial Aid

Building 1600
Room 1650 (second floor)
Tel: 925.424.1580
Fax: 925.449.6038

General Information

Federal School Code: 030357

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