All Opportunities

Welcome to the Las Positas College Scholarship Opportunities Homepage.

Only students who have officially declared Las Positas as their college of record may be considered for these scholarships, with one exception: THE BARBARA AND DAVID MERTES MEMORIAL ALLIED HEALTH SCHOLARSHIP is offered to students pursuing allied health careers at both Chabot AND Las Positas Colleges.

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Through the efforts of the Las Positas College Foundation and the generosity of private donors, the Financial Aid Office awards numerous scholarships each academic year. In the selection process, aspects considered include demonstrated academic success, donor-stipulated criteria, and financial need.

Below you will find a listing of scholarships available to LPC students with brief information about the scholarship qualifications.

Click on the scholarship name to learn more about the opportunity. To be considered for a scholarship, one General Application must be completed.

Application Process:

  1. To access the General Application, click “Sign in” and use your college issued “W” ID and your corresponding CLASS-Web or The Zone password to login.
  2. After you have completed your General Application and any supplemental questions, the system will automatically match you to scholarships you are eligible for based on responses and the information from your Applicant Record.
  3. The system may recommend additional scholarship opportunities that you may be eligible for. However additional steps must be taken to be considered for those scholarships. It is advised that you read all pages and instructions carefully in order to take advantage of all your available opportunities.
    Please do not apply for scholarships for which you are not recommended for, since you do not meet the full qualifications. If you believe you should be considered, please contact the Financial Aid Office to determine if our program logic is incorrect.
  4. Some scholarships require the applicant to demonstrate financial need; in order to be considered for those scholarships, you must submit a 2017-2018 Free Application for Federal Student Aid or a 2017-2018 California Dream Application if you are an AB540 student according to Admissions.
  5. The “Deadline” column indicates the scholarship submission deadline.
  6. Funds for scholarships awarded this Spring will be provided during the 2018-19 academic year to help with educational expenses.
  7. Additional scholarship opportunities may become available after the you have completed the General Scholarship Application. It is your responsibility to check your Academic Works page frequently for additional scholarship opportunities that may become available.
  8. If you are awarded a scholarship you will receive an award email sent to your college email address in early May.

For detailed information on how to use this system, download our Frequently Asked Questions, visit the Financial Aid Office website or call (925) 424-1581.

Opportunities Table
Award Name Actions
$250 American Association of University Women Tribute to Excellence Award
This is an award, not a scholarship. Applicant must have minimum 3.5 minimum GPA and have earned at least 60 units by the end of the Spring term....
This is an award, not a scholarship. Applicant must have minimum 3.5...
  • Deadline: 03/11/2018
  • Award: $250
Deadline03/11/2018
$800 American Council of Engineering Companies East Bay Chapter Scholarship
Student must be pursuing a degree/career area in ENGINEERING and/or LAND SURVEYING. Student must have completed a minimum of 12 units at Las...
Student must be pursuing a degree/career area in ENGINEERING and/or LAND...
  • Deadline: 03/11/2018
  • Award: $800
Deadline03/11/2018
$500 American Legion - Livermore Post 47 New Student Scholarship
Applicant must be a U.S. Veteran and must be a brand new student at Las Positas College who started in Spring term. The student must plan to...
Applicant must be a U.S. Veteran and must be a brand new student at Las...
  • Deadline: 03/11/2018
  • Award: $500
Deadline03/11/2018
$500 American Legion - Livermore Post 47 Scholarship
For a veteran who is either continuing at LPC or transferring to a 4-year institution in Fall. Minimum 2.0 GPA. Applicant must be currently...
For a veteran who is either continuing at LPC or transferring to a...
  • Deadline: 03/11/2018
  • Award: $500
Deadline03/11/2018
$1500 American Society for Quality East Bay Section - Dr. James R. Kohnen Scholarship
This scholarship is based on academic merit and personal traits, including honesty and integrity. Applicant must answer an essay question regarding...
This scholarship is based on academic merit and personal traits,...
  • Deadline: 03/11/2018
  • Award: $1500
Deadline03/11/2018
2 $1000 awards Ann & Phil Aines Memorial Scholarship
Student must have completed a minimum of 4 units in Anthropology. Student must have a minimum GPA of 3.5 and be enrolled full-time. Student must...
Student must have completed a minimum of 4 units in Anthropology. ...
  • Deadline: 03/11/2018
  • Award: 2 $1000 awards
Deadline03/11/2018
$100 Arthur Van Etten Scholarship
Based on academic merit. Must have completed 12 degree-applicable units at LPC, and have a minimum 3.0 GPA.
Based on academic merit. Must have completed 12 degree-applicable units...
  • Deadline: 03/11/2018
  • Award: $100
Deadline03/11/2018
Several awards up to full cost of attendance, see description for details; renewable in future years Barbara & David Mertes Memorial Allied Health Scholarship
The Barbara and David Mertes Memorial Allied Health Scholarship is available to Las Positas AND Chabot College students enrolled in the following...
The Barbara and David Mertes Memorial Allied Health Scholarship is...
  • Deadline: 03/11/2018
  • Award: Several awards up to full cost of attendance, see description for details; renewable in future years
Deadline03/11/2018
Several awards up to the full cost of attendance at a transfer institution. See description for details; renewable in future years Barbara & David Mertes Memorial Transfer Scholarship
The Barbara and David Mertes Memorial Transfer Scholarship is open to a Las Positas College student who is graduating this spring with an AA, AS,...
The Barbara and David Mertes Memorial Transfer Scholarship is open to a...
  • Deadline: 03/11/2018
  • Award: Several awards up to the full cost of attendance at a transfer institution. See description for details; renewable in future years
Deadline03/11/2018
Several awards up to the full cost of attendance at a transfer institution. See description for details; renewable in future years Barbara Fracisco Mertes Memorial Performing Arts Transfer Scholarship
The Barbara Fracisco Mertes Memorial Performing Arts Transfer Scholarship is open to Las Positas College students graduating with an AA, AS, AA-T,...
The Barbara Fracisco Mertes Memorial Performing Arts Transfer...
  • Deadline: 03/11/2018
  • Award: Several awards up to the full cost of attendance at a transfer institution. See description for details; renewable in future years
Deadline03/11/2018
$500 Carmen & Louis Cota Memorial Scholarship
Must be transferring from LPC to a four year institution in Fall. Awarded to student who has overcome socioeconomic/cultural obstacles or...
Must be transferring from LPC to a four year institution in Fall. ...
  • Deadline: 03/11/2018
  • Award: $500
Deadline03/11/2018
$250 CASEY's GIFT
For a student pursuing a career field in Counseling, drug and alcohol studies, Social Work, or mental health or related field. Minimum 2.5 GPA.
For a student pursuing a career field in Counseling, drug and alcohol...
  • Deadline: 03/11/2018
  • Award: $250
Deadline03/11/2018
$500 Clough Memorial Business Scholarship
For a student majoring in BUSINESS or MARKETING; must be pursuing a certificate, AA, AS, or transfer program. Minimum 3.0 GPA. Must have taken at...
For a student majoring in BUSINESS or MARKETING; must be pursuing a...
  • Deadline: 03/11/2018
  • Award: $500
Deadline03/11/2018
2 $750 awards Coach Costello Basketball Scholarship
Must be a men’s or women’s basketball student athlete who will have completed two years of athletic eligibility at LPC by the end of Spring 2018. ...
Must be a men’s or women’s basketball student athlete who will have...
  • Deadline: 03/11/2018
  • Award: 2 $750 awards
Deadline03/11/2018
3 $500 awards Corporal Ken Logsdon (USMC) Memorial Veterans Scholarship
For a U.S. Veteran who is either continuing at LPC or transferring to a 4-year institution in Fall. Student must have a minimum 2.5 GPA. ...
For a U.S. Veteran who is either continuing at LPC or transferring to a...
  • Deadline: 03/11/2018
  • Award: 3 $500 awards
Deadline03/11/2018
$1000 Daniel Allyn Nilson Automotive Technology Scholarship
For a student pursuing a degree or certificate in the AUTOMOTIVE TECHNOLOGY program. Must have completed at least 6 automotive technology units at...
For a student pursuing a degree or certificate in the AUTOMOTIVE...
  • Deadline: 03/11/2018
  • Award: $1000
Deadline03/11/2018
$500 Daring to Return for Education Affirmation and Meaning (DREAM) Scholarship
Applicant must be a re-entry student who is at least 25 years old and who has had a 3 year break from college attendance prior to returning....
Applicant must be a re-entry student who is at least 25 years old and...
  • Deadline: 03/11/2018
  • Award: $500
Deadline03/11/2018
$500 Dorothy Hudgins Memorial Scholarship
Student with serious interest or major in POLITICAL SCIENCE, GOVERNMENT, OR ECONOMICS. Minimum 3.0 GPA.
Student with serious interest or major in POLITICAL SCIENCE, GOVERNMENT,...
  • Deadline: 03/11/2018
  • Award: $500
Deadline03/11/2018
$1000 Florendo T. Maduli Memorial Scholarship
The student must be a U.S. Veteran in good standing with a minimum 2.5 GPA.
The student must be a U.S. Veteran in good standing with a minimum 2.5 GPA.
  • Deadline: 03/11/2018
  • Award: $1000
Deadline03/11/2018
$1000 GFWC Dublin/San Ramon Women's Club Scholarship
For a RE-ENTRY student who is at least 25 years old with clear career goals who returned to school after a break in attendance of at least 3 years....
For a RE-ENTRY student who is at least 25 years old with clear career...
  • Deadline: 03/11/2018
  • Award: $1000
Deadline03/11/2018
$1000 Gill Cruz Engineering Scholarship
Student must be pursuing a degree in ENGINEERING and must be transferring to a four year institution in Fall. Based on academic excellence. A...
Student must be pursuing a degree in ENGINEERING and must be...
  • Deadline: 03/11/2018
  • Award: $1000
Deadline03/11/2018
$200 Halliday Family Scholarship
For a RE-ENTRY student who is at least 25 years old and entered or returned to college after a break in attendance of at least 3 years. Student...
For a RE-ENTRY student who is at least 25 years old and entered or...
  • Deadline: 03/11/2018
  • Award: $200
Deadline03/11/2018
2 $100 awards Helen W. Taylor Education Scholarship
Student must be planning to pursue a career in the TEACHING field as a K-12 teacher or college instructor. Based on academic excellence. Two...
Student must be planning to pursue a career in the TEACHING field as a...
  • Deadline: 03/11/2018
  • Award: 2 $100 awards
Deadline03/11/2018
$500 Institute of Management Accountants-East Bay-Northern California Chapter Scholarship
For an accounting major, 3. 0 minimum GPA, must be enrolled full-time and will have completed 24 units by end of Spring term. Can be continuing...
For an accounting major, 3. 0 minimum GPA, must be enrolled full-time...
  • Deadline: 03/11/2018
  • Award: $500
Deadline03/11/2018
2 $500 awards James Taylor & American Veterans Scholarship (LLLAFVA)
Applicant must be a U.S. Veteran, on Active Duty, Reservist, National Guard, or a child of a U.S. Veteran. Student must be continuing at LPC in...
Applicant must be a U.S. Veteran, on Active Duty, Reservist, National...
  • Deadline: 03/11/2018
  • Award: 2 $500 awards
Deadline03/11/2018
$500 Joe Vargas Horticulture Scholarship
Student must be majoring in the field of HORTICULTURE, VITICULTURE OR ENOLOGY.
Student must be majoring in the field of HORTICULTURE, VITICULTURE OR...
  • Deadline: 03/11/2018
  • Award: $500
Deadline03/11/2018
$500 John McKinley Scholarship
Based on academic merit. Applicant must have completed 12 or more degree-applicable units and have a GPA of 3.0 or better.
Based on academic merit. Applicant must have completed 12 or more...
  • Deadline: 03/11/2018
  • Award: $500
Deadline03/11/2018
$300 Korber Family Scholarship
For a student majoring in EDUCATION, MASS COMMUNICATIONS or FIRE SERVICE TECHNOLOGY. Based on merit. Minimum 3.0 GPA. Student must have completed...
For a student majoring in EDUCATION, MASS COMMUNICATIONS or FIRE SERVICE...
  • Deadline: 03/11/2018
  • Award: $300
Deadline03/11/2018
$400 Las Positas College Academic Senate MSEPS Division Scholarship
Recipient must be a Math, Science, Engineering, or Public Safety major. Student must have completed a minimum of 12 units in the chosen major with...
Recipient must be a Math, Science, Engineering, or Public Safety major. ...
  • Deadline: 03/11/2018
  • Award: $400
Deadline03/11/2018
3 $400 awards Las Positas College Academic Senate Scholarship
Based on academic excellence. Must include 2 letters of recommendation. 3.25 minimum GPA. Must have completed at least 36 units by the end of...
Based on academic excellence. Must include 2 letters of recommendation. ...
  • Deadline: 03/11/2018
  • Award: 3 $400 awards
Deadline03/11/2018
$250 Las Positas College Classified Senate Scholarship
Student must have filed a current 2017-2018 FAFSA or DREAM application for financial aid and currently receives a BOGW fee waiver this year, but...
Student must have filed a current 2017-2018 FAFSA or DREAM application...
  • Deadline: 03/11/2018
  • Award: $250
Deadline03/11/2018
$500 Las Positas College Foundation Scholarship
Must be employed at least 10 hours/week. Must have 3.5 minimum GPA. Based on academic excellence. Must have filed a current FAFSA and receive a...
Must be employed at least 10 hours/week. Must have 3.5 minimum GPA....
  • Deadline: 03/11/2018
  • Award: $500
Deadline03/11/2018
3 $200 awards Las Positas College Math Department Math, Computer Science and Engineering Scholarship
Applicant must be a math, computer science, engineering or science major. Student must have completed at least 24 units by the end of Spring...
Applicant must be a math, computer science, engineering or science...
  • Deadline: 03/11/2018
  • Award: 3 $200 awards
Deadline03/11/2018
2 $500 awards Las Positas College Student Veterans Organization Scholarship
Applicant must be a U.S. Veteran, on Active Duty, Reservist, or National Guard.. Student must be continuing at LPC in Fall and currently enrolled...
Applicant must be a U.S. Veteran, on Active Duty, Reservist, or National...
  • Deadline: 03/11/2018
  • Award: 2 $500 awards
Deadline03/11/2018
10 $500 awards Las Positas College Veterans First - Las Positas College Foundation Scholarship
Applicant must be a U.S. Veteran, on Active Duty, Reservist, or National Guard. Student must be continuing at LPC or transferring to a 4-year...
Applicant must be a U.S. Veteran, on Active Duty, Reservist, or National...
  • Deadline: 03/11/2018
  • Award: 10 $500 awards
Deadline03/11/2018
2 $1000 awards Las Positas College Veterans First - Las Positas College Foundation Transfer Scholarship
Applicant must be a U.S. Veteran, on Active Duty, Reservist, or National Guard. Student must be transferring to a 4-year institution in Fall. ...
Applicant must be a U.S. Veteran, on Active Duty, Reservist, or National...
  • Deadline: 03/11/2018
  • Award: 2 $1000 awards
Deadline03/11/2018
$1000 League of Women Voters Livermore-Amador Valley Scholarship
Must demonstrate a record of public service either in student government, college clubs, or community volunteer activities documented by a...
Must demonstrate a record of public service either in student...
  • Deadline: 03/11/2018
  • Award: $1000
Deadline03/11/2018
$1500 Livingston Family Scholarship
For a student planning to go into the field of nursing. Nust be completing prerequisites at LPC with the intent to transfer to an occupational...
For a student planning to go into the field of nursing. Nust be...
  • Deadline: 03/11/2018
  • Award: $1500
Deadline03/11/2018
$400 Lt. Robert D. Dern and Mary A. Henry Scholarship
Applicant must be a U.S. Veteran, on Active Duty, Reservist, or National Guard. Scholarship is for a student who is either continuing at LPC or...
Applicant must be a U.S. Veteran, on Active Duty, Reservist, or National...
  • Deadline: 03/11/2018
  • Award: $400
Deadline03/11/2018
$350 Matthew Berven Memorial Scholarship
Student must be officially enrolled in a MUSIC program at LPC. Student must have completed at least 6 units in the Music program at LPC. Letter...
Student must be officially enrolled in a MUSIC program at LPC. Student...
  • Deadline: 03/11/2018
  • Award: $350
Deadline03/11/2018
$500 Michael Bergen Memorial Scholarship
Student must have a minimum 3.0 GPA. Applicant must have earned a minimum of 24 units by end of Spring term and must have completed AT LEAST ONE...
Student must have a minimum 3.0 GPA. Applicant must have earned a...
  • Deadline: 03/11/2018
  • Award: $500
Deadline03/11/2018
$500 Native Daughters of the Golden West Angelita Parlor #32 Scholarship
Student must demonstrate community involvement in either campus or community activities documented by a supervisor. Student must have been born in...
Student must demonstrate community involvement in either campus or...
  • Deadline: 03/11/2018
  • Award: $500
Deadline03/11/2018
$500 Nissen Family Scholarship
Scholarship is based on academic merit. Student must have a minimum 3.0 GPA and have completed at least 12 degree-applicable units at LPC.
Scholarship is based on academic merit. Student must have a minimum 3.0...
  • Deadline: 03/11/2018
  • Award: $500
Deadline03/11/2018
$1000 Nissen Technical Scholarship
Student must be pursuing one of the following career technical programs at LPC: AUTOMOTIVE TECHNOLOGY, COMPUTER INFORMATION SYSTEMS, COMPUTER...
Student must be pursuing one of the following career technical programs...
  • Deadline: 03/11/2018
  • Award: $1000
Deadline03/11/2018
$300 Online Student of the Year Scholarship
Student must have completed one fully online distance-education course during fall term. Student must have a minimum 3.0 GPA. Must have...
Student must have completed one fully online distance-education course...
  • Deadline: 03/11/2018
  • Award: $300
Deadline03/11/2018
14 $1100 awards Osher Foundation Scholarship
Must have completed at least 24 degree-applicable units by the end of Spring and must be continuing at LPC next Fall and Spring at least halftime. ...
Must have completed at least 24 degree-applicable units by the end of...
  • Deadline: 03/11/2018
  • Award: 14 $1100 awards
Deadline03/11/2018
$1100 Osher/Barbara Fracisco Mertes Scholarship For Speech Arts
Student must be actively involved in the SPEECH/FORENSICS program at LPC. Must have completed at least 24 degree-applicable units by the end of...
Student must be actively involved in the SPEECH/FORENSICS program at...
  • Deadline: 03/11/2018
  • Award: $1100
Deadline03/11/2018
$1100 Osher/Bruce and Sharon Gach Health Care Professions Scholarship
For a student who has the goal to enter any HEALTH CARE profession. Must have completed at least 24 degree-applicable units by the end of Spring...
For a student who has the goal to enter any HEALTH CARE profession. ...
  • Deadline: 03/11/2018
  • Award: $1100
Deadline03/11/2018
$1100 Osher/Claudia Pendo McCormick Scholarship for a Foster Care Alumnus
Student must have been in FOSTER CARE at some point since infancy. Must have completed at least 24 degree-applicable units by the end of Spring...
Student must have been in FOSTER CARE at some point since infancy. Must...
  • Deadline: 03/11/2018
  • Award: $1100
Deadline03/11/2018
$1100 Osher/Grayson Hund Memorial Scholarship
Student must be intending to earn a degree with the career goal of working with special needs children or adults OR the student is on the autism...
Student must be intending to earn a degree with the career goal of...
  • Deadline: 03/11/2018
  • Award: $1100
Deadline03/11/2018