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Think you can't qualify for a scholarship? Think again! At our family of colleges, you don't have to be a straight-A student or a star athlete to get a scholarship. Our scholarships are offered through our Good Neighbor Initiative and aren't based exclusively on grades or exam scores.

Browse our different scholarship programs below to learn more. Call us at (855) 876-1010 for Stevens-Henager College, CollegeAmerica, or California College San Diego, (855) 551-9208 for Independence University, or fill out the form above to see whether you qualify!

2017 Your Future Scholarships — Making College Affordable

Time is running out to apply for a 2017 “Your Future” Scholarship offered through our Good Neighbor Initiative. The Your Future Scholarships are designed to help new students afford college. We encourage all prospective students to apply for these scholarships.

The Your Future Scholarship Awards are available only to new students who start college between February 20, 2017 and January 8, 2018.

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Full-Tuition Scholarship

The Full-Tuition Scholarship will cover the entire tuition cost for a student to attend any one of the college's degree programs. There are 15 Full-Tuition Scholarships available.

How to Apply

To apply for one of the 2017 Your Future Scholarships, a prospective student should contact the college they are interested in attending. Prospective students must also:

  • Complete the 2017 Your Future Scholarship Application
  • Submit two unique letters of recommendation from a non-family member
  • Submit a 500 - 700 word essay on "How this education will change my life"
  • Take the Wonderlic SLE-Q test
Half-Tuition Scholarship

The Half-Tuition Scholarship will cover 50% of the tuition cost for a student to attend any one of the college's degree programs. There are 30 Half-Tuition Scholarships available.

How to Apply

To apply for one of the 2017 Your Future Scholarships, a prospective student should contact the college they are interested in attending. Prospective students must also:

  • Complete the 2017 Your Future Scholarship Application
  • Submit one unique letters of recommendation from a non-family member
  • Submit a 500 - 700 word essay on "How this education will change my life"
  • Take the Wonderlic SLE-Q test
Bachelor's Degree Scholarship

The Bachelor's Degree Scholarship is for $5,000 toward the tuition cost for one of the college's bachelor's degree programs. There are 45 Bachelor's Degree Scholarships available.

How to Apply

To apply for one of the 2017 Your Future Scholarships, a prospective student should contact the college they are interested in attending. Prospective students must also:

  • Plan to attend classes in one of the college's bachelor's degree programs
  • Complete the 2017 Your Future Scholarship Application
  • Submit a 500 - 700 word essay on "How this education will change my life"
  • Take the Wonderlic SLE-Q test
Associate's Degree Scholarship

The Associate's Degree Scholarship is for $3,000 toward the tuition cost for one of the college's associate's degree programs. There are 45 Associate's Degree Scholarships available.

How to Apply

To apply for one of the 2017 Your Future Scholarships, a prospective student should contact the college they are interested in attending. Prospective students must also:

  • Plan to attend classes in one of the college's associate's degree programs
  • Complete the 2017 Your Future Scholarship Application
  • Submit a 500 - 700 word essay on "How this education will change my life"
  • Take the Wonderlic SLE-Q test
Full-Tuition Scholarship
Half-Tuition Scholarship
Bachelor's Degree Scholarship
Associate's Degree Scholarship

The Full-Tuition Scholarship will cover the entire tuition cost for a student to attend any one of the college's degree programs. There are 15 Full-Tuition Scholarships available.

How to Apply

To apply for one of the 2017 Your Future Scholarships, a prospective student should contact the college they are interested in attending. Prospective students must also:

  • Complete the 2017 Your Future Scholarship Application
  • Submit two unique letters of recommendation from a non-family member
  • Submit a 500 - 700 word essay on "How this education will change my life"
  • Take the Wonderlic SLE-Q test

The Half-Tuition Scholarship will cover 50% of the tuition cost for a student to attend any one of the college's degree programs. There are 30 Half-Tuition Scholarships available.

How to Apply

To apply for one of the 2017 Your Future Scholarships, a prospective student should contact the college they are interested in attending. Prospective students must also:

  • Complete the 2017 Your Future Scholarship Application
  • Submit one unique letters of recommendation from a non-family member
  • Submit a 500 - 700 word essay on "How this education will change my life"
  • Take the Wonderlic SLE-Q test

The Bachelor's Degree Scholarship is for $5,000 toward the tuition cost for one of the college's bachelor's degree programs. There are 45 Bachelor's Degree Scholarships available.

How to Apply

To apply for one of the 2017 Your Future Scholarships, a prospective student should contact the college they are interested in attending. Prospective students must also:

  • Plan to attend classes in one of the college's bachelor's degree programs
  • Complete the 2017 Your Future Scholarship Application
  • Submit a 500 - 700 word essay on "How this education will change my life"
  • Take the Wonderlic SLE-Q test

The Associate's Degree Scholarship is for $3,000 toward the tuition cost for one of the college's associate's degree programs. There are 45 Associate's Degree Scholarships available.

How to Apply

To apply for one of the 2017 Your Future Scholarships, a prospective student should contact the college they are interested in attending. Prospective students must also:

  • Plan to attend classes in one of the college's associate's degree programs
  • Complete the 2017 Your Future Scholarship Application
  • Submit a 500 - 700 word essay on "How this education will change my life"
  • Take the Wonderlic SLE-Q test

High School Scholarship Awards

Stevens-Henager College, California College San Diego, CollegeAmerica, and Independence University offer several valuable scholarship programs to students graduating from high school.

See below for a list of high school scholarships available. To apply for one of the High School Student Scholarships, high school students should contact the campus they are interested in attending.

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Presidential Scholarship

The Presidential Scholarship is a full-tuition scholarship. The Presidential Scholarship may be awarded each year by each on-ground campus to a graduating high school student in the campus's region (if the criteria are met). A campus representative will administer an approved test at high schools throughout the campus's region. The student in each region with the highest test score who also achieves the highest ACT score (minimum of 24) may be awarded a full-tuition scholarship. To remain eligible for the scholarship, a recipient must maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.0. One Presidential Scholarship is available each year at each on-ground campus location.

Academic Scholarship

Academic scholarships of up to $8,000 may be awarded by an on-ground campus to graduating high school seniors. To use the scholarship, award recipients must enroll and start classes at the college within one year from the date they graduated from high school. Applicants who graduate from high school with a GPA of 3.5 or higher (as evidenced on an official transcript) are exempt from testing. Other applicants must take the Otis–Lennon School Ability Test and may receive an award based upon the following scores:

  1. Applicants who score >34 receive a scholarship award of $7,000
  2. Applicants who score >46 receive a scholarship award of $7,500
  3. Applicants who score >58 receive a scholarship award of $8,000

To remain eligible for an academic scholarship, recipients must maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.0. There is no limit on the number of academic scholarships that each college location can award each year.

Counselor's Choice Scholarship

Each year, two Counselor's Choice Scholarship certificates will be given to a high school counselor at each high school where a college representative makes a presentation. The high school counselor may award the certificates to two graduating high school seniors. If you qualify, you'll receive an award of either $15,000 toward an associate's degree or $25,000 toward a bachelor's degree.

To be eligible for a Counselor's Choice Scholarship, you must:

  1. Be selected by your high school counselor for the scholarship
  2. Interview with one of the college's admissions consultants
  3. Meet all admissions criteria for enrollment in your chosen degree program
  4. Enroll in and start classes no later than December 31 of your graduation year

To remain eligible for the scholarship, you must maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.0.

Presidential Scholarship
Academic Scholarship
Counselor's Choice Scholarship

The Presidential Scholarship is a full-tuition scholarship. The Presidential Scholarship may be awarded each year by each on-ground campus to a graduating high school student in the campus's region (if the criteria are met). A campus representative will administer an approved test at high schools throughout the campus's region. The student in each region with the highest test score who also achieves the highest ACT score (minimum of 24) may be awarded a full-tuition scholarship. To remain eligible for the scholarship, a recipient must maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.0. One Presidential Scholarship is available each year at each on-ground campus location.

Academic scholarships of up to $8,000 may be awarded by an on-ground campus to graduating high school seniors. To use the scholarship, award recipients must enroll and start classes at the college within one year from the date they graduated from high school. Applicants who graduate from high school with a GPA of 3.5 or higher (as evidenced on an official transcript) are exempt from testing. Other applicants must take the Otis–Lennon School Ability Test and may receive an award based upon the following scores:

To apply for one of the 2017 Your Future Scholarships, a prospective student should contact the college they are interested in attending. Prospective students must also:

  1. Applicants who score >34 receive a scholarship award of $7,000
  2. Applicants who score >46 receive a scholarship award of $7,500
  3. Applicants who score >58 receive a scholarship award of $8,000

To remain eligible for an academic scholarship, recipients must maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.0. There is no limit on the number of academic scholarships that each college location can award each year.

Each year, two Counselor's Choice Scholarship certificates will be given to a high school counselor at each high school where a college representative makes a presentation. The high school counselor may award the certificates to two graduating high school seniors. If you qualify, you'll receive an award of either $15,000 toward an associate's degree or $25,000 toward a bachelor's degree.

To be eligible for a Counselor's Choice Scholarship, you must:

  1. Be selected by your high school counselor for the scholarship
  2. Interview with one of the college's admissions consultants
  3. Meet all admissions criteria for enrollment in your chosen degree program
  4. Enroll in and start classes no later than December 31 of your graduation year

To remain eligible for the scholarship, you must maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.0.

Adult Student Scholarships

Stevens-Henager College, California College San Diego and CollegeAmerica believe that adult students who want to earn a career-focused degree should have an opportunity for scholarships! There are many scholarship programs for students coming right out of high school but very few scholarships for adults going back to school.

Our colleges have designed these scholarships specifically for adult students and eligibility is not based upon high school grades or past education.

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First-Time Degree Scholarship

First-Time Degree Scholarship

To be eligible, an applicant must be the first person in his or her immediate family (parents and siblings) to pursue a college degree, and this must be the first degree program that the applicant has pursued.

Scholarships for Parents

Single Parent Scholarship

To be eligible, an applicant must be the single custodial parent for a child under the age of 18 (proof required) and be presently single, divorced, or widowed.

Moms in Math Scholarship

To be eligible, an applicant must be female, have children under the age of 18, demonstrate financial need through the FAFSA process, and enroll in one of the college's accounting programs.

Scholarships for Healthcare Providers

Healthcare Provider Scholarship

To be eligible, an applicant must enroll in a healthcare program and demonstrate financial need through the FAFSA process.

Future in Nursing Scholarship

To be eligible, an applicant must demonstrate financial need through the FAFSA process, express a desire to eventually go into the nursing profession, and enroll in one of the college's healthcare programs.

Scholarships for Professionals

Professional Women's Scholarship

To be eligible, an applicant must be female, age 35 or older, and pursuing her first associate's or bachelor's degree.

Professional Men's Scholarship

To be eligible, an applicant must be male, age 35 or older, and pursuing his first associate's or bachelor's degree.

Scholarships for Entrepreneurs

Entrepreneur Scholarship

To be eligible, an applicant must enroll in one of the college's business programs and submit a draft business plan.

Scholarships for IT Professionals

IT Professional Scholarship

To be eligible, an applicant must enroll in an IT program, demonstrate financial need through the FAFSA process, and earn at least one vendor certification before graduation.

Scholarships for Leaders

Leadership Scholarship

To be eligible, an applicant must have demonstrated leadership experience.

Scholarships for Minority Groups

Hispanic Student Scholarship

To be eligible, an applicant must be fluent in Spanish and English, be of Hispanic heritage, and be a U.S. citizen or legal permanent resident.

African American Student Scholarship

To be eligible, an applicant must be of African-American heritage and a U.S. citizen or legal permanent resident.

Native American Student Scholarship (Flagstaff and Phoenix campuses only)

To be eligible, an applicant must be of Native American heritage and a U.S. citizen or legal permanent resident.

First-Time Degree Scholarship
Scholarships for Parents
Scholarships for Healthcare Providers
Scholarships for Professionals
Scholarships for Entrepreneurs
Scholarships for IT Professionals
Scholarships for Leaders
Scholarships for Minority Groups

First-Time Degree Scholarship

To be eligible, an applicant must be the first person in his or her immediate family (parents and siblings) to pursue a college degree, and this must be the first degree program that the applicant has pursued.

Single Parent Scholarship

To be eligible, an applicant must be the single custodial parent for a child under the age of 18 (proof required) and be presently single, divorced, or widowed.

Moms in Math Scholarship

To be eligible, an applicant must be female, have children under the age of 18, demonstrate financial need through the FAFSA process, and enroll in one of the college's accounting programs.

Healthcare Provider Scholarship

To be eligible, an applicant must enroll in a healthcare program and demonstrate financial need through the FAFSA process.

Future in Nursing Scholarship

To be eligible, an applicant must demonstrate financial need through the FAFSA process, express a desire to eventually go into the nursing profession, and enroll in one of the college's healthcare programs.

Professional Women's Scholarship

To be eligible, an applicant must be female, age 35 or older, and pursuing her first associate's or bachelor's degree.

Professional Men's Scholarship

To be eligible, an applicant must be male, age 35 or older, and pursuing his first associate's or bachelor's degree.

Entrepreneur Scholarship

To be eligible, an applicant must enroll in one of the college's business programs and submit a draft business plan.

IT Professional Scholarship

To be eligible, an applicant must enroll in an IT program, demonstrate financial need through the FAFSA process, and earn at least one vendor certification before graduation.

Leadership Scholarship

To be eligible, an applicant must have demonstrated leadership experience.

Hispanic Student Scholarship

To be eligible, an applicant must be fluent in Spanish and English, be of Hispanic heritage, and be a U.S. citizen or legal permanent resident.

African American Student Scholarship

To be eligible, an applicant must be of African-American heritage and a U.S. citizen or legal permanent resident.

Native American Student Scholarship (Flagstaff and Phoenix campuses only)

To be eligible, an applicant must be of Native American heritage and a U.S. citizen or legal permanent resident.

Asian Student Scholarship

To be eligible, an applicant must be of Asian heritage and a U.S. citizen or legal permanent resident.

GED® Recipient Scholarships

Stevens-Henager College, California College San Diego, CollegeAmerica, and Independence University realize how challenging it is for a student to come back to school and earn their GED® test credential.

We are pleased to offer the Build a Better Future Scholarship through our Good Neighbor Initiative to help these students continue with their education and pursue a career-focused college degree.

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Build a Better Future Scholarship

The Build a Better Future Scholarship award is for $3,000. There is no limit on the number of awards that can be given each year by each campus.

To apply for the Build a Better Future Scholarship, an applicant should contact the campus they are interested in attending. To be eligible, an applicant must:

  1. Complete one of our college's GED® test preparation programs
  2. Provide proof that he or she earned their GED® test credential
  3. Apply within 60 days of earning their GED® test credential
Build a Better Future Scholarship

The Build a Better Future Scholarship award is for $3,000. There is no limit on the number of awards that can be given each year by each campus.

To apply for the Build a Better Future Scholarship, an applicant should contact the campus they are interested in attending. To be eligible, an applicant must:

  1. Complete one of our college's GED® test preparation programs
  2. Provide proof that he or she earned their GED® test credential
  3. Apply within 60 days of earning their GED® test credential

International Scholarship

At our family of colleges, we recognize that studying in the United States can be a costly endeavor. In support of students who wish to earn their degree in the U.S., we are proud to provide our International Scholarship. This scholarship is designed to help make college more affordable to our international students.

The eligibility requirements for this scholarship are listed below. For questions regarding international admissions, please call us at 855-876-1010 or fill out the form above.

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International Scholarship

To be eligible, an applicant must be a new international student seeking a graduate or undergraduate degree. The scholarship award is for $3,000 if a recipient is enrolling in an associate's or master's degree program and $5,000 if the recipient is enrolling in a bachelor's degree program. The master's program applicant must have graduated from a U.S. equivalent/comparable overseas bachelor's degree program with at least a 3.0 GPA.

For the bachelor's or associate's program, the applicant must have graduated with a U.S. equivalent/comparable overseas high school diploma. Applicants must have or plan to have an F-1 student visa and a demonstrated record of academic achievement. To remain eligible for the scholarship, recipients must maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.0.

International Scholarship

To be eligible, an applicant must be a new international student seeking a graduate or undergraduate degree. The scholarship award is for $3,000 if a recipient is enrolling in an associate's or master's degree program and $5,000 if the recipient is enrolling in a bachelor's degree program. The master's program applicant must have graduated from a U.S. equivalent/comparable overseas bachelor's degree program with at least a 3.0 GPA.

For the bachelor's or associate's program, the applicant must have graduated with a U.S. equivalent/comparable overseas high school diploma. Applicants must have or plan to have an F-1 student visa and a demonstrated record of academic achievement. To remain eligible for the scholarship, recipients must maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.0.

General Details

  • The Your Future Scholarship Awards are only available to new students who start college between February 20, 2017 and January 8, 2018.
  • Applicants must submit all application materials at least one week prior to starting school.
  • Applicants can apply for more than one type of scholarship but may only receive one award from the college.
  • All scholarship recipients will be selected by the CEHE Scholarship Committee. The decisions of the committee are final and may not be appealed.
  • The Scholarship is awarded ratably, by term, over the course of the student's program. A term is normally four months.
  • Scholarship recipients must meet all program and college entrance requirements.
  • Scholarships are non-transferable, apply only to tuition, and do not result in a cash payment to students. All scholarships are a credit toward tuition charges.
  • If a recipient withdraws or is terminated, the scholarship is permanently forfeited.
  • Scholarships are available only to those who qualify, and they are limited in number.
  • To remain eligible for the Adult Scholarship Award, a recipient must maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.0 throughout their enrollment. If a recipient's GPA falls below a 3.0, they will lose the scholarship and all future awards will be canceled.