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Coastline Foundation Scholarship Application

Scholarship Application is Closed
The Coastline Scholarship application deadline ended on February 12, 2018. Scholarship applicants will be notified via student email of their application status. Please direct questions to

Please Note: Students selected for a 2018 Scholarship Award, must attend the Scholarship Ceremony scheduled on Thursday, May 3, 2018 at the Orange Coast College Robert Moore Theater. Attendance waivers may be issued to students who do not live within the local zip codes. Ceremony details will be forwarded to recipients in April, 2018. Please check your student email accounts for the status of your scholarship award after the application is submitted.

Scholarship Funding

Coastline Community College Foundation is committed to ensuring the continued success and support of our students by sponsoring an Annual Scholarship Campaign. Scholarships are made available through the generous donations of Coastline Community College's Foundation, Associated Student Government (ASG), faculty, staff, community organizations and private donors. Scholarships are awarded to applicants on a variety of factors, such as academic achievement, financial need, community involvement, volunteerism, program major and more. Unlike some other forms of financial aid, scholarships do not have to be repaid. However, unless otherwise stipulated, recipients are required to submit formal thank you letters to the scholarship donors, as well as attend the Scholarship Awards Ceremony on Thursday, May 3, 2018.

General Application Criteria

Qualified candidates should meet the following minimum criteria:

  • Enrollment in at least five (5) units at Coastline Community College during the Fall 2017 OR Spring 2018 - unless otherwise stipulated.
  • Completion of at least five (5) units with a letter grade at Coastline Community College by the end of the Fall 2017 semester.
  • ASG Merit Scholarship recipients must have paid the College Services Charge, unless otherwise stipulated.
  • A minimum cumulative 2.5 grade point average (GPA) from Coastline Community College for any other scholarship - unless otherwise stipulated.
  • The majority of scholarships awarded are NOT based on financial need.
  • Only Coastline Community College and High School transcripts (for applicants who are current high school students) will be considered for academic requirements for a Coastline Community College scholarship.
  • Acceptable academic progress at Coastline College (students on probation or suspension are not eligible).
  • Any student on disciplinary probation will be ineligible for a scholarship.

Please note: The Coastline Scholarship application allows optional letters of recommendation, as well as required essay questions. Applicants should plan accordingly when accessing the application. The scholarship application may be accessed, saved and edited later, as long as the application period is available. If possible, please consider your recommendation(s) and personally contact them in advance.

Selection Factors and Application Information

Scholarship recipients are selected by the Scholarship Selection Committee, whose members include administrators, classified staff, faculty, and Coastline Community College Foundation Board members.

Factors for selection can include academic achievement, service and leadership, college and community involvement, and/or financial need. Applicants are required to submit a Scholarship Application and must be enrolled at Coastline in the fall and/or spring semester during the year in which they apply.

The Scholarship Selection Committee will review Coastline college transcripts, only, in determining eligibility. With the exception of applicants who are applying for scholarships available to both current High School students and Home Study students. These applicants will be required to provide documentation validating their qualification(s) for the award, such as High School Transcripts. High School and Home Study students will have the opportunity to upload these documents prior to submitting the application.

The Scholarship Application is completed online. If there are circumstances that prohibit you from applying online, please contact Celeste Ryan at (714) 241-6214

External Scholarships

In addition to our Coastline scholarships, we receive announcements of scholarship offerings from external or outside organizations. A notebook listing these opportunities is available to review at the Admissions counter at our Fountain Valley College Center.

Coastline Community College is not responsible for the application or awards process for these external scholarships. Please phone or write to each organization directly for details.

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External Scholarship Recipient Information

Coastline students often receive scholarship funding from organizations other than Coastline Community College. Scholarship funds are offered to students with different criteria set forth by the donating organization. At times, certain scholarship awards require the funds to be issued directly to the college to be disbursed to the student, or deposited into a student account, to be withdrawn upon as needed.

If your scholarship donor requests the funds to be issued to the college and not directly to you, please inform the donor to make the checks payable to "Coastline Community College" or "CCC Foundation." An award letter with stipulations should accompany the scholarship check, and include the student’s full name and student ID number.

Please mail the scholarship check to:

Coastline Community College ATTN: Foundation 11460 Warner Ave Fountain Valley, CA 92708

Students must notify the Foundation office of an incoming award, by submitting a Scholarship Account Set-up Form . Please complete the form and email, fax, mail or drop off in-person to the Foundation office. Depending on your scholarship award criteria, you may have a variety of services available to you, such as deferred tuition fees, CCC Bookstore Voucher, or reimbursement for allowable expenses (such as gas, rent, course materials, tuition) already paid by you out-of-pocket.

How to defer your tuition/registration fees

You are responsible for paying your tuition fees at the time of registration. However, as a courtesy, the Foundation Office may defer your registration fees if you have an incoming scholarship award from an organization other than Coastline.

To have your tuition fees defer, fill out the Service Request Form . This process is not done automatically by the Foundation Office. To ensure your classes are not dropped, please fill out the Service Request Form and email the Foundation Office prior to your registration date. This form must be submitted before the start of each semester.

Once the semester begins, the Foundation Office will pay your fees directly with your scholarship funds, once the check is deposited and cleared for use. Registration fees covered with scholarship funds are paid starting the fourth week of each semester – no sooner. This provides you a chance to make changes to your schedule the first two weeks of each semester i.e. adding and dropping classes. Taking this step will prevent you from being dropped for non-payment.

How to receive a Bookstore Voucher

If your scholarship allows you to purchase textbooks and course materials, the Foundation Office has the ability to issue a CCC Bookstore Voucher to you in lieu of payment.

Please complete the Service Request Form . Please forward an estimate cost of the transaction (including tax), allowing 2 business days for processing. Foundation staff will forward a bookstore voucher via email. Bookstore vouchers cannot be used for purchases online, only for in-person transactions. If you are a distance learner, please contact Foundation staff at (714) 241-6154 for additional information.

How to be reimbursed for educational expenses

Students who prefer to purchase course materials out-of-pocket or online, may forward their receipts for reimbursement. Please hold on to all original receipts for items purchased in-person at a retailer and/or bookstore. Confirmation emails may be forwarded, but must clearly reflect method of payment and the student’s name in the transaction. Please complete a Scholarship Reimbursement Form and forward to the Foundation: . A check will be mailed to the student’s address on file within 2-4 weeks.

The APIASF Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander-Serving Institution (AANAPISI) Scholarship Program

The APIASF Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander-Serving Institution (AANAPISI) Scholarship Program is a collaboration with AANAPISIs and the communities they serve to provide scholarships, expand institutional capacity and mobilize local resources to help foster economic development. The APIASF AANAPISI Scholarship is available annually to students attending APIASF AANAPISI partner campuses. The scholarship award varies from $2,500 - $5,000. Please visit the APIASF Scholarship website for more information.

Scholarship/Foundation Office Information

All Coastline Community College scholarship application inquiries should be directed to .

Students and donors, who are inquiring on external scholarship information, please contact the Foundation Office at .

Scholarship Contact Information

Please direct all scholarship inquiries to the Scholarship Office, located in the Office of Student Life on the fourth floor of the Administrative Services Building.

Business Hours
Monday through Friday, 8:00am to 5:00pm

Coastline Community College: Office of Student Life

11460 Warner Ave.

Fountain Valley, CA 92708

(714) 241-6134

Scholarship Donation Inquiries

Donors who would like to contribute to scholarships awarded to Coastline students through the Foundation, please contact the Foundation Office.

Scholarship Documents