ABOUT THE MIRACOSTA Scholarship Program

The MiraCosta College Foundation supports many scholarships throughout the fall and spring semesters. A majority of the scholarships are for continuing MiraCosta College students, but there are also scholarships for MiraCosta College students transferring to 4-year institutions and for graduating high school seniors planning to enroll at MiraCosta College in the fall.

 Scholarship Personal Statement Writing Workshop!

This workshop will focus on helping you write a strong personal statement for MiraCosta and other scholarships out there! No appointment needed, walk-in anytime during the dates and times listed below. If you have already writen your personal statement we are also available to go over them with you during these workshops.

Where: OC1201 (downstairs in library)

Tuesday February 4, 2020 1:30pm-2:30pm

Wednesday February 19, 2020 10am-11am

Thursday March 12, 2020 9am-10am

Tuesday March 24, 2020 3pm-4pm

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MiraCosta Scholarships Available

Contains scholarship opportunities for MiraCosta College students. Eligibility criteria may be based on financial need, academic achievement, volunteer service, a specific major and/or certificate program.  Review each scholarship for eligibility and deadline dates. Students can apply for as many scholarships as they are eligible.

MiraCosta Annual Scholarship Application

One application that matches you to 100+ scholarships. Opens every year January 1 - March 15.

Other Scholarships Available

MiraCosta College receives many solicitations to post scholarship information on our website.  Because these solicitations come from various entities and it is difficult to discern what is a legitimate opportunity versus a scam, our office has partnered with iGrad to filter the scholarship opportunities submitted to this office.

iGrad Scholarship Database

MiraCosta College has recently added the iGrad Financial Wellness platform to our library of student resources to improve financial literacy. iGrad can help you achieve a better financial life with tools designed to improve your personal finance knowledge and habits.

iGrad features useful scholarship resources, including a 15 minute mini-course “Learn How to Optimize Your Scholarship Search” and an e-book “Scholarship Success” to help you improve your skills and guide you through the application process. The database includes over 2,300 scholarship awards totaling over $10.8 million.

Students search current scholarships: iGrad Scholarship Search

Outside Organizations submit scholarships by completing the iGrad Scholarship Submission Form 

iGrad Scholarship Promise

Scholarship Tips - What you need to know before applying

Helpful information and procedures on how to complete a scholarship application, a Personal Statement essay, how to ask for a letter of recommendation, a sample Thank You letter, etc.


Amber Ansari Interim Financial Aid/Scholarship Specialist

Office Hours

Monday, Tuesday, & Friday. 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.   
Wednesday & Thursday  1 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.


Oceanside Campus-- Building 3000 
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P 760.795.6751
F 760.795.6712

Mailing Address

MiraCosta College
Scholarship Office 3A
1 Barnard Drive
Oceanside, CA 92056-3899