Hartnell College scholarships are funded through generous contributions to the Hartnell College Foundation by community groups, businesses, foundations, and individuals who value education and want to make a difference in the lives of our students. 

A variety of scholarships are offered for new, continuing and transfer students. A single application places students in consideration for a variety of scholarships. Scholarship awards range from $500 to $5,000.

The minimum requirements for the Hartnell Scholarships Program are:

  • Maintain enrollment, at Hartnell College, in at least 9 units during the application semester and during the award year. (Applies to new and continuing students at Hartnell College)
  • Applicants must maintain/earn a 2.7 GPA, or better, by the end of the Fall semester. Recipients must maintain this requirement during the awarded academic year (exceptions are sometimes made).


The General Application for the 2019-2020 Hartnell College Scholarships Program has closed.

Award notifications will go out in May/June 2019.


To apply for Nursing and Allied Health scholarships click here!


The Newton Family University Pathway Scholarship


This scholarship reflects the Newton Family’s on-going belief in opportunity without boundaries or borders. The award is for students who face challenges to their educational success due to residency or immigration status.


-Must be a current Hartnell College student who plans to transfer to a 4-year university
-Must be a “Dreamer” not receiving DACA benefits
-Enrolled in a minimum of 12 units each semester
-Maintain a 2.5 GPA or higher
-Provide periodic progress reports as requested


$6,000 over 4 years:
-$1,000 a year for 2 years at Hartnell College
-$2,000 a year for 2 years at a University

To apply, please go to:

Deadline to apply: April 11, 2019

Finalists will attend an interview and one student will be selected for the award.


Sample "Thank You" letter


Who to contact

Scholarship Assistant/Financial Aid Technician
Phone: (831) 755-6811
B - Student Services
Office: B-121
Building: B - Student Services
Phone: 831-755-6806
B - Student Services
Office: Financial Aid Department
Building: B - Student Services