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our learners by clicking on the links below.
Undergraduate Degree Completion Scholarship
Many college students do not complete their degree for a
variety of reasons (work, family, finances, health, etc.) Once
away from university life, it can be difficult to return due to
personal and financial commitments. Yet an undergraduate degree
is critical for employment and career advancement in many fields.
To help these learners and meet the workforce demand for
more employees with an undergraduate degree, CCE offers programs
designed for working professionals to reengage these individuals
and help them on their journey to securing a degree. Scholarships
help remove the financial barrier for adults returning to
complete their degree.
Did you know? 60,000 adults in Sacramento County are fewer
than 15 units from finishing their degree.
Youth Program scholarships support students as they explore
education and career pathways, expand opportunities post-high
school, and ignite enthusiasm in a future career field.
Through CCE’s Jill Matsueda Youth Program Award, high school
students who do not have the resources available to participate,
can now receive tuition assistance and technology support to
enroll in Youth Programs. The opportunity to build meaningful
skills, explore career opportunities and work with university
faculty is now available to more students than ever before. Jill
served the university from 1991 through her retirement in 2020.
She created CCE’s Youth Programs in 2012 to provide a pathway to
college education for students in our
Many adults seeking to advance their careers will benefit from
financial assistance to help them return to school and attain a
certificate or credential. Scholarships to help pay for the cost
of course fees and materials will allow more working adults in
the region to advance their careers, increase their earnings to
better provide for their families and instill in them a sense of
personal pride. No financial aid is currently
available for certificate programs through the university’s
Financial Aid department.
While pre-hospital programs have been in existence for 11 years,
educating and placing EMT and Paramedic responders
throughout the state of California, many potential learners are
unable to apply because traditional financial aid is not
available for students enrolled in these programs. For example,
the Paramedic program costs approximately $13,500 and,
unfortunately, that creates a barrier for many who are interested
in exploring this career.
As of this November 2020, CCE now offers scholarships to program
applicants who would otherwise not be able to pursue this
educational program, which is the only Paramedic course offered
in the entire CSU system. A fund also exists to support
pre-hospital programs including medical supplies (such as gloves,
masks, syringes, IV dressing, gauze, tourniquets), technical
equipment (such as backboards, monitors, mannequins,
traction splint, gurneys), and educational equipment (such as
computers, tablets, projectors).
No scholarships currently exist for adults pursuing a
graduate degree within the College of Continuing Education.
However, more students would be able to enroll, pursue, and
complete a graduate degree through CCE with the support of
scholarships. A graduate degree greatly benefits
individuals throughout their career and is a valuable
asset to many employers. Scholarship support for adults
earning their graduate degree will remove some financial barriers
and allow more adults to earn an advanced degree.
CCE’s faculty-led travel study programs offer the opportunity for
college students to experience and learn in a variety of
international domestic locations. Paired with relevant
coursework, students benefit by combining their area of study
with travel to other locations. Travel experiences
are transformative and many students come back a different
person. However, travel abroad can be cost-prohibitive for
To provide more travel study programs, CCE offers partial
scholarships to remove financial barriers and expose more
Sacramento State students to locations around the world.
In addition to scholarships, CCE offers the opportunity to
support Dean Jenni Murphy’s Innovation Fund. Gifts to this
fund are used to serve the immediate needs of adult learners
including investments in technology, outreach
or emergency assistance (such as housing, transportation,
family support, healthcare, etc.). The Dean’s Innovation
Fund provides the flexibility to address the needs of the college
as well as the individuals we serve.