Grants And Scholarships


How to Apply for Scholarships at West Hills

Scholarships are a great way to help offset part or all of your academic expenses while attending any of our West Hills Colleges. All scholarships are awarded on a two-semester basis. To apply, simply follow the criteria listed for each.


The President’s Scholars Program provides free tuition and book expenses to all California high school graduates with a 3.5 GPA or higher who plan on attending West Hills College Coalinga or West Hills College Lemoore.

Apply to President's Scholars

West Hills offers a wide variety of additional grants and scholarships to students funded by both our institution and outside organizations. We encourage all students to browse our database and, if eligible, to apply.

Coalinga Scholarships

Lemoore Scholarships

Firebaugh, North District Center Scholarships

Grant Information

PELL Grant 
Pell Grants are federal funded need-based grants awarded to low-income undergraduate and certain post-baccalaureate students to promote access to post secondary education.Pell Grant amounts are dependent on: the student’s expected family contribution, the cost of attendance, the student’s enrollment status, and whether the student attends for a full academic year or less.

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Supplemental Education Opportunity Grant (SEOG)

SEOG Grants are federal funded grants awarded to undergraduates with exceptional financial need, students with the lowest expected family contributions, and gives priority to students who receive Pell Grants.

Each participating school will receive enough money to pay the Pell Grants of its eligible students. However, there’s no guarantee every eligible student will be able to receive an SEOG. Students at each school will be awarded these funds based on availability at that school.

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CAL Grant

Cal Grants are state funded monetary grants given to students to help pay for college expenses. 

Submit the FAFSA between January 1 and March 2 and submit a verified Cal Grant GPA anytime between November and the March 2 deadline. If you meet the income, eligibility, and GPA requirements, the grant is yours.

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California CHAFEE Grant

The California Chafee Grant Program is federally funded and gives money to current or former foster youth to use for career and technical training or college courses.

Read more about how to apply for a Chaffee Grant >>

The FAFSA is available in all of our Financial Aid Offices or online at

Early application is strongly encouraged.