​​​​Scholarships are made possible by the generosity of faculty, staff, private citizens and civic groups and organizations in the community.

Orange Coast College has scholarships for graduating high school seniors, continuing students and students who have completed units at OCC and are transferring to higher institutions. 

OCC Scholarships

The application period for OCC Scholarships takes place from mid-December until the end of February every year. Select the OCC Scholarships link for more information.


Outside Scholarships

If you are looking for scholarships from organizations outside of OCC, then check out the Outside Scholarship Opportunities and Outside Scholarship Search Sites link.

Contact Us

(714) 432-5645


College Center

Office Hours

Mon to Fri, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Sat & Sun, Closed

2024 Scholarship Workshops

The scholarship workshops will cover the OCC scholarship application, references, uploading transcripts, and scholarship essay tips as well as the general Do's and Don't's. Scholarship Workshops will focus on the OCC Scholarship Application and be held during the month of February at the dates and times listed below. Workshops are presented on Zoom.

Workshops will be held via Zoom on the dates and times listed below. You can access them using the following link: https://cccd-edu.zoom.us/j/87201260019 

Go to Workshop

  • Thursday 02/01/2024 from 12pm - 1pm
  • Tuesday 02/13/2024  from 12pm - 1pm
  • Wednesday 02/21/2024  from 12pm - 1pm (Added)
  • Monday 02/26/2024  from 12pm - 1pm

For additional writing tips on your scholarship essay, please utilize the resources toward the bottom of the OCC Scholarships page.

If you cannot make any of the above Scholarship Workshops, then please email swellengard@occ.cccd.edu with any questions or if possible, to set up a Zoom meeting.