California Community College Scholarship Endowment made possible by The Bernard Osher Foundation
CCCSE Impact Summary 2020-2021
In May 2008, the Osher Foundation made a historic pledge to the California Community Colleges, giving an unprecedented lead gift of $25 million to establish the endowment, and committing additional match dollars for amounts raised by the system. Over the course of three years, a permanent scholarship fund that currently totals $90 million was established to support students who struggle to afford the ever-rising cost of an education. This endowment will provide more than 6,000 students scholarships of at least $1,300 every academic year in perpetuity.
Annual Timeline for Scholarship Administrators | Detail
Updated CCCSE Osher Scholarship Instructions and Guidelines
Scholarship instructions and guidelines are available for colleges to use as guidance and are updated annually or as needed. Osher Scholars can receive up to $650 per semester for a total of $1,300 per year.* Colleges may award part-time students prorated scholarships, with suggested amounts as follows:
- Full-time (12 or more units per term) = up to $650 per semester or $1,300 cumulative
- Three-quarter-time (9-11.99 units per term) = up to $487.50 per semester or $975 cumulative
- Half-time (6 – 8.99 units per term) = up to $325 per semester or $650 cumulative
*The Foundation for California Community Colleges (FoundationCCC) may adjust scholarship amounts in increments of no less than $100 based on inflation, ensuring that students will reap the same benefit in the future economy. FoundationCCC will alert colleges to the updated figure upon adjustment.
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CCCSE FAQs for Colleges
CCCSE FAQs are available for colleges administering CCCSE Osher Scholarships.
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