Keenan Insurance Scholarships

Increasing diversity of insurance professionals.

The Keenan Insurance Scholarships seek to increase the diversity of professionals working within the insurance, risk management, and financial services industry by providing scholarships to underrepresented students at California Community Colleges.

Funds are disbursed to colleges on a first-come-first-served basis, and we encourage scholarship offices to submit invoices through the FoundationCCC portal, Submittable, in a timely manner.

NOTE: As of July 1, 2024, all available funding for the 2024 calendar year has been allocated to colleges. FoundationCCC will continue to accept invoices from colleges on a standby basis. If any funds are returned to FoundationCCC throughout the year, the standby invoices will be paid on a first in, first out basis.

Student Eligibility Requirements

  • Scholarships are available to students enrolled in a California Community College.
  • Scholarship preference shall be given to underrepresented students who are working towards a certificate or degree in insurance, risk management, financial services or a related field, such as business administration, with a concentration in or focus on the insurance and benefits industry.
  • Applicants must be eligible for a California College Promise Grant or be experiencing other circumstances demonstrating financial need.
  • Applicants must be enrolled in and complete three (3) units each semester, or the quarter equivalent, in insurance, risk management, financial services, or related courses to be eligible for a scholarship.

Application Information

2024 Maximum Award Amounts

  • $600 per semester or quarter
  • $1,200 per academic year
  • Student application period: February 1, 2024-October 31, 2024

How to Apply

Students: Submit your application to your Community College Financial Aid or Scholarship Office. Do NOT submit an application directly to FoundationCCC. Scholarships will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis, so make sure to apply to your Community College Scholarship or Financial Aid Office as early as possible! 

Scholarship / Financial Aid Offices: You must submit an invoice on behalf of eligible students to FoundationCCC via Submittable.  

Program Impact

  • 9 awardees

  • 15 scholarships

  • $9,000 in total scholarship funds