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 most Hartnell Scholarships 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 minimum 2.5 GPA 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 2020-2021 Hartnell College Scholarships Program is OPEN

October 14, 2019-March 2, 2020

Click on the following link to apply:   hartnell.academicworks.com/users/sign_in

The Julie Wong Gin Asian-American Scholarship

This scholarship supports students in the Salinas Valley pursuing their education at Hartnell College and those transferring from Hartnell to a 4-year college or university program. The scholarship fund sees higher education as a catalyst: an agent for change in individuals, families, and communities. Its mission is to support students seeking to live a life of meaning and purpose in service to their community.


  • Have a current Hartnell College admissions application on file
  • Female
  • High school senior/equivalent entering Hartnell, or Hartnell College graduate transferring to a 4-year college
  • Must carry 9+ units, or full-time status
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA


  • Resume
  • Transcript
  • Test scores (SAT or ACT)
  • Short essay responses

To apply, please go to: hartnell.academicworks.com/users/sign_in


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:  hartnell.academicworks.com/users/sign_in

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


Sample "Thank You" letter


Federal Student Aid- Finding and Applying for Scholarships!

Who To Contact

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