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Scholarships

2020-2021 Scholarship Application- will be available soon!.

Current fall 2019 Compton College students are encouraged to explore the many scholarship opportunities based on a variety of criteria.

Students will apply via MyCompton.

The Compton College Scholarship Program is committed to supporting student success and access by recognizing and rewarding student achievement. A scholarship is a gift - college funds that do not have to be repaid.

Many Compton College scholarships are made available through the generosity of private donors who have helped promote the college's continuing commitment to academic excellence.

Scholarships will be awarded during the 2020-2021 academic year to students who meet eligibility requirements.

Most scholarships are for returning students and require enrollment in the fall semester to receive the full award. A few scholarships are targeted for transfer students; verification of university enrollment is required prior to award disbursement.

Applicants will be notified of decisions via their @compton.edu email in spring 2020.

Scholarship Tips

  • Create an insightful personal statement; this is an important part of your application that is reviewed closely. There is a 600-word minimum for your personal statement. Visit the Student Success Center (L-SSC, 2nd floor) or Transfer & Career Center (D-29) for assistance.
  • You will also be required to provide the name and email of a Compton College faculty member who will complete an online questionnaire about your academic potential, in-class achievements, and your character. Ideally, contact your recommender as soon as possible. Allow enough time for the faculty member to agree to complete the questionnaire, and familiarize themselves with your academic progress, future goals and/or other first-hand knowledge of your college career.
  • Beware of scholarship scams; you should never have to pay fees to apply for or search for scholarships. For more information view: https://www.consumer.ftc.gov/articles/0082-scholarship-and-financial-aid-scams.
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