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Cogswell Polytechnical College has scholarship opportunities available to qualified students.*

General Requirements

Candidates for institutional scholarship programs must meet all admissions requirements and must have applied and been accepted to the college before applying for a scholarship.
To be considered for any institutional scholarship, candidates must complete the specific scholarship application, write an essay; and submit the application, essay, and verification documents as required to the Financial Aid Department.
Scholarship recipients must be continuously enrolled with full-time status of 12+ credits per term and must maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher**.
Scholarships are nontransferable, however they are renewable providing the student continues to meet eligibility requirements.
Scholarships are applied as a credit against tuition and will not be issued to the student in the form of cash.
A maximum of two different undergraduate scholarships may be awarded to eligible students, however the combined total of institutional scholarships cannot exceed the cost of tuition. If a student is eligible for multiple scholarships, the two scholarships that are most beneficial to the student will be awarded.
Loss of scholarship eligibility may occur if a student changes start date, drops below full-time, fails to maintain 2.0 GPA, withdraws or is terminated.
Scholarship amounts indicated below are for the full academic year. Eligibility criteria must be maintained each term.

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Scholarship Programs Available at Cogswell Polytechnical College

eSports Scholarship – Up to $4,000

Cogswell Polytechnical College offers athletic scholarships to qualified members of the Cogswell Dragons e-Sports collegiate team. Students who make the A Team, and apply and qualify for the Dragon Scholarship are allowed to apply for this scholarship. Eligible students must have and continue to maintain a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 or higher based on a 4.0 grading scale. e-Sports scholarship amounts are based on game rank and other performance factors and level of academic achievement.

Salute to Military Service Scholarship Program – $2,500

In appreciation for those who have served, we are proud to offer a scholarship program that provides these heroes and their family members the chance to obtain assistance with continuing their education and expanding their career opportunities.
This scholarship program is available to students who either they, their spouse, or their parent have or are currently serving in a branch of the US military, including the Air Force, Army, Coast Guard, Marine Corps or Navy. This includes those servicemembers who are retired, honorably discharged veterans, on Active Duty, Reservists, or National Guard members. Candidates must provide proof of military service (i.e. DD214) and documentation to prove relationship to the servicemember (i.e. birth certificate or marriage license).

Dragon Scholarship – $1,000

This scholarship program is designed to provide tuition assistance to eligible students with demonstrated academic merit. It is available to students who have and continue to maintain a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 or higher based on a 4.0 grading scale. All new students must provide a copy of their high school and/or college transcript that validates academic merit achievement.

15-to-Finish Scholarship – $2,000

This scholarship program is designed to provide tuition assistance to eligible students who are enrolled for and taking 15 or more credits per term throughout their educational program here at Cogswell.

Business, Entrepreneurship and Innovation Scholarship

This scholarship program is designed to provide tuition assistance to students who are seeking careers as entrepreneurial innovators in business and are enrolled in the MA in Entrepreneurship and Innovation degree program. Candidates must have completed an undergraduate degree program at an accredited college or university. Eligible students have the opportunity to receive 25% tuition scholarships.

CEO Leadership of Tomorrow Scholarship

The CEO of Cogswell College awards scholarships annually to qualified candidates who are alumni of the college and demonstrate an interested in business leadership. This scholarship program is designed to provide tuition assistance to students who are enrolled in the MA in Entrepreneurship and Innovation degree program. Eligible recipients will be selected in order of merit with preference given to applicants who have completed an undergraduate degree program at Cogswell College. Eligible students have the opportunity to receive 50% tuition scholarships.

Valor Scholarship – Up to $4,000

The Valor Scholarship Program is available to assist qualified students to decrease their overall cost of tuition. This program is open to students who have been accepted, are enrolled, or attending Cogswell Polytechnical College. Students must have completed the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) prior to submitting a scholarship application. 

Cogswell Polytechnical College Diversity Scholarship Campaign

In an effort to further diversity, we are sponsoring a Diversity Scholarship Campaign. Students who feel that they can create positive change through the advancement of diversity initiatives are encouraged to apply.

Native American Scholarship – $1,000

Available to students who are of Native American, Native Alaskan, or Native Hawaiian heritage. Candidates must provide proof Certification of Indian Blood (CIB) or other acceptable documentation that validates their Native American heritage.

Women in Business and Computer Science Scholarship – $1,000

Available to female students who are enrolled in either our Bachelor of Business Administration or BS in Computer Science degree program. Candidates must provide valid, unexpired government issued identification that validates the candidate’s gender as female.

Golden Age Diversity Scholarship – $1,000

Available to students who are 65 years of age or older. Candidates must provide valid, unexpired government issued identification that validates the candidate’s age.

Realize Your Dream Scholarship – $2,000

This scholarship program helps to provide tuition assistance to students who are considered “Dreamers” who are not US citizens, permanent residents, or hold valid non-immigrant visas and are eligible for the California Dream Act/Cal Grant.  Candidates must demonstrate need based on information provided by a completed Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or CA Dream Act Application.
*Scholarships are available to those who qualify. Scholarship awards may vary due to specific conditions and eligibility criteria. Please see the respective scholarship application information pages for more details.
**Students applying for the 15-to-Finish Scholarship must be continuously enrolled with 15 or more credits per term and students applying for the Dragon and e-Sports Scholarships must maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher.

If you have questions or need additional information, please contact the Financial Aid Office at: (408) 498-5100 -or-  finaid@cogswell.edu

Scholarship applications with supporting documentation must be received by one of the methods listed here by the deadline for the student’s start date in order to be eligible. Applications sent to departments other than the Financial Aid Office will become ineligible if not forwarded and received at the Financial Aid Office by the submission deadline. The Financial Aid Office cannot accept responsibility for lost, misplaced, or misdirected applications.

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RETURN FULLY COMPLETED SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATIONS MATERIALS TO THE FINANCIAL AID OFFICE BY:

Fax:

(669) 770-2641

Mail or In-Person:

Cogswell Polytechnical College
Attn: Financial Aid Office
191 Baypointe Parkway
San Jose, CA 95134

Please make sure all applications, essays, and supporting documentation contain signatures as required. Incomplete and unsigned application materials will be deemed ineligible.

When you’re ready to apply or just want more information about getting started, visit our Admissions section. Or give us a call at 800.264.7955. We'll be happy to help you find details on application requirements, tuition and navigating the financial aid process.