Can community college students win scholarships to pay for school? Absolutely yes! More than 400,000 community college students use more than $800 million in private scholarships to pay for college each year. Community college students win about a quarter of all college scholarships and more than a tenth of the scholarship dollars.
Community college students could win even more scholarships, just by applying. Students at 4-year colleges are three times more likely to win college scholarships than community college students because they are much more likely to seek and apply for scholarships.
Some scholarships for community college students require recipients to agree to pursue a Bachelor's degree after graduation from community college.
Transfer scholarships are designed to help and encourage community college students to transfer to a 4-year college to pursue a Bachelor’s degree after they graduate with an Associate’s degree from the community college.