Financial Aid

LPC Scholarships

DEADLINE EXTENDED TO April 7, 2016 at midnight

If you have questions, please contact the Financial Aid Office.
Click on the photo 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

LPC is now using AwardSpring, an online scholarship program, to help improve the scholarship application process.

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

In general, applicants must have completed a minimum of 12 semester units (by the end of Fall term 2015) at Las Positas College and be currently enrolled in at least 6 units of Las Positas classes.
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. Please note: You may upload your unofficial transcript printed out from Class-web or The Zone. These forms are uploaded in the ‘DOCUMENTS AND ESSAYS’ section and are required of all students.


For assistance in uploading your personal statement, transcript, or letter of recommendation, 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!

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;
Radio Club: tinkering with ham radio, building electronic boards
Then look at what you have to offer that group, and 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!

Need help writing a great personal statement?

Watch a video about scholarships

and also

Tips for Writing Scholarship Essays


Unofficial Transcripts

(required of all applicants)

You may print out your Unofficial Academic Transcripts from Class-web or The Zone.

Instructions: Go to Class-Web or The Zone, go to Student Services Tab, go to Student Records, Click on Unofficial Academic Transcripts, then Print and Upload to Award Spring.

Letters of Recommendation
(Scholarships requiring instructor recommendation letter)

If a letter of recommendation is required, unless otherwise stated, you must ask a faculty instructor to provide your recommendation and be sure they give the recommendation letter directly to you. You are required to scan and upload the recommendation letter to your application in the ‘Additional Requirements’ section. 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 immediately!
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.


handAll applicants will be notified by email by May 6th whether or not they have been selected to receive a scholarship. Recipients will be invited to attend LPC’s Annual Scholarship Ceremony on Thursday, May 19, 7:00 pm.





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. 



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

Financial Aid

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

General Information

Federal School Code: 030357

We have an after-hours DROPBOX
located in the hallway between the
Admissions and Financial Aid Offices,
for your convenience.

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