Scholarships at D V C

High school students entering Diablo Valley College, continuing DVC students, and students transferring to four-year colleges and universities will find many opportunities to compete for scholarships. The DVC Scholarship Program is directly supported by donor contributions made through the DVC Foundation. The Diablo Valley College Scholarship Program application offers a variety of scholarships through one convenient application.

View the Scholarship program informational brochure online

View the 2013-14 Scholarship information flyer - pdf


STARS Online application period
The DVC Scholarship Office
is located in the
Student Services Center

Click here for current scholarship
application filing period


Fall 2013 office hours

Monday-Thursday 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Closed Fridays

Eligibility: Scholarship awards are based on a variety of criteria. Some of the major areas of consideration are grade point average, financial need, and community service experience. The majority of scholarships require that students have a cumulative grade point average of at least 2.5 for consideration.

You have to be an enrolled DVC student during the fall 2013 and/or spring 2014 terms to be eligible to apply unless you are a new incoming graduating high school student. DVC Alumni who were not enrolled for the Spring 2013 term are not eligible to apply.

Deadline for applying: Applications must be received in the Scholarship Program Office by noon, Tuesday, February 4, 2014 in order for the students to receive a scholarship for the next academic year. Click here for the current application filing period.

How to apply: Use this link to access STARS Online, the new online scholarship application program. You can come back any time to review your scholarship status. Students must also provide materials which support their application as identified in the application process. Students who apply for scholarships that they are not eligible for, will be disqualified from the DVC scholarship process.

Letters of Recommendation: You must secure two letters of recommendation/statement of support as part of the scholarship application process. One letter should be from a campus faculty member, and the other should be from an employer, former teacher, agency representative, etc. Click here for the Letter of Recommendation/Statement of Support form. It is a Word document. The letters should be addressed to “Scholarship Committee Members”, and should highlight your academic performance, leadership abilities, volunteer activities, etc.

The completed Letter of Recommendation forms must be sent by the person writing the letter, from his or her email account. The letters should be emailed to Both letters must be received via email by noon on February 4, 2014 or the student application will be incomplete and therefore, the student will be ineligible for scholarship awards.

Notification: Scholarship award letters will be emailed to recipients beginning late April through the summer term. The letter will indicate the scholarship amount and how the award funds will be disbursed. Students who are not awarded scholarships will be notified during the spring term.

Other scholarships: There are additional scholarship opportunities available from outside sources. Applications for these scholarships are also available in the Scholarship Program Office. These applications have varying application deadline dates. It is important to check the Scholarship Program Office regularly to avoid missing deadlines. We also offer other resources to assist students in their scholarship search.

Office location and hours

The Scholarship Program Office is located in the Student Services Center.

  • Telephone: 925-969-2094 appointments are available
  • Open Monday through Thursday
    9 a.m.-5 p.m.
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