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Cogswell University of Silicon Valley has scholarship opportunities available for qualified students.*

General Requirements

Candidates for institutional financial assistance programs must meet all admissions requirements and must have applied and been accepted to the college before applying for a scholarship or grant.
To be considered for any institutional aid, candidates must complete the specific scholarship application, write an essay, if required and submit the application, essay, and verification documents as required to the Financial Aid Department.
Eligible 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***.
Awards are nontransferable, however they are renewable providing the student continues to meet eligibility requirements.
Institutional scholarships and grants are applied as a credit against tuition and will not be issued to the student in the form of cash.
A maximum of three different undergraduate scholarships and/or grants may be awarded to eligible students, however the combined total of institutional aid cannot exceed the cost of tuition. If a student is eligible for multiple awards, the three 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.
Aid amounts indicated below are per term and eligibility criteria must be maintained each term.

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Our Financial Aid Office can help you through the process of funding your education.

Institutional Scholarship and Grant Programs Available at Cogswell

 Return completed Application and required documents to: scholarships@cogswell.edu

Deadline for Scholarship Submissions:

All applications must be submitted by the end of the add/drop period for each term to be eligible for that term.
Salute to Military Service Scholarship – $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). Students and/or parents who are currently eligible for GI Bill or Military Tuition Assistance benefits are not eligible to apply.
Esports Scholarship – Up to $2,000
Cogswell offers athletic scholarships to qualified members of the Cogswell Dragons Esports collegiate team. Students who make the Esports 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. Esports scholarship amounts are based on game rank and other performance factors and level of academic achievement.

 

 

 

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 – $1,500
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.

 

Family Member Grant - $1,000
This grant program is available to Cogswell students with immediate family members who are also attending Cogswell. Immediate family members are defined as parents or stepparents; children or stepchildren; spouses or domestic partners; and siblings by blood, marriage, or adoption.  Applicants must provide proof of familial relationship (i.e. marriage license or birth certificate) for each family member attending 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 one of our Master’s degree programs. Candidates must have completed an undergraduate degree program at an accredited college or university. Candidates must be enrolled with full-time status of 6+ credits per term and maintain a GPA of 3.0 or higher. Eligible students have the opportunity to receive 10% tuition scholarships.
CEO Leadership of Tomorrow Scholarship
The CEO of Cogswell University of Silicon Valley 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 one of our Master’s degree programs. Eligible recipients will be selected in order of merit with preference given to applicants who have completed an undergraduate degree program at Cogswell. Candidates must be enrolled with full-time status of 6+ credits per term and maintain a GPA of 3.0 or higher. Eligible students have the opportunity to receive 25% tuition scholarships.
Transfer Grant - $500
This grant is available to transfer students who are not first-time freshmen and have prior experience attending any postsecondary institution.  Eligible students must transfer at least 12 credits from another institution.  Applicants must provide a copy of their college transcript that validates completion of postsecondary courses for which they seek transfer credit.  Award of transfer of credit toward program completion is based upon comparability of transfer credit to the requirements of a specific course in a selected program of study, and compliance with stated criteria as outlined in the Transfer of Credit Policy in the College Catalog.
Valor Scholarship – Up to $3,000
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. Students must have completed the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) prior to submitting a scholarship application. Candidates must apply for and accept all applicable state, agency, private, and/or federal student aid for which they or their parents qualify.   Scholarship is based on need and applicants must demonstrate need as determined by the FAFSA application process, the financial aid awarding process, and other established guidelines

Cogswell 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 – $500
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. Students who are eligible for tribal funding are not eligible to apply.

 

Women in Business and Computer Science Scholarship – $500
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 – $500
Available to students who are 45 years of age or older. Candidates must provide valid, unexpired government issued identification that validates the candidate’s age.

 

 

Realize Your Dream Scholarship – $1,500
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 and grants 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 and student applying for the CEO Leadership of Tomorrow, and Business, Entrepreneurship and Innovation Scholarships must be continuously enrolled with 6 or more credits per term.
***Students applying for the Dragon, Esports, CEO Leadership of Tomorrow, and Business, Entrepreneurship and Innovation 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

All 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:

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 college application requirements, school tuition and navigating the financial aid process.

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