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You must apply by Feb. 19 to be considered for scholarships awarded in the current academic year.

De Anza College has many scholarships available, including two programs especially for military veterans. Scroll down to learn about the Scholarship for Veterans and the Rotary/Uenaka Scholarship.

Scholarship for Veterans

Amount: $1,000

Students who are military veterans can submit a short essay to apply for this scholarship.

This program is funded by the nonprofit Scholarship for Veterans organization and employees of the Foothill-De Anza Community College District.

  • Up to three students a year may qualify for an award of $1,000 each.

Rotary/Uenaka Scholarship

Amount: $1,500

Students who show commitment to a workforce training program (see the list below) can apply for this scholarship, which is funded by the Rotary Club of Cupertino and Itsuo and Marian Uenaka.

  • This scholarship is open to all workforce training majors but veterans will be given preference.
  • Up to eight students a year may qualify for an award of $1,500 each.

Here’s How To Apply

De Anza uses an online system called AcademicWorks that lets you apply for a wide range of scholarships offered specifically to students at De Anza or Foothill College.


  • Log in to the AcademicWorks system as you would with MyPortal, using your eight-digit student ID number (also known as your campuswide ID or CWID) and your MyPortal password
  • Use the search filter to find the application requirements and specific instructions for these two scholarships. (Try using the keyword Veterans.)
  • While you're in AcademicWorks, look around for other scholarship opportunities that might be a good match for you.
  • You can also access AcademicWorks through MyPortal: Open the Apps section and click on the AcademicWorks tile.

Important Note About VA Benefits

Before accepting a scholarship, students who are using VA benefits to attend college should speak with a Veterans Resource counselor to learn how the scholarship might potentially affect their other benefits.

Other Questions?

If you have other questions about scholarships at De Anza, contact the Financial Aid Office at financialaid@deanza.edu.

What Are Workforce Training Programs?

Workforce training majors include

  • Accounting
  • Administration of Justice
  • Automotive Technology
  • Business
  • Child Development and Education
  • Computer Information Systems
  • Design and Manufacturing Technologies
  • Energy Management
  • Environmental Resource Management
  • Film and Television
  • Graphic Design
  • Health Technologies
  • Journalism
  • Marketing Management
  • Medical Lab Technology
  • Network Administration
  • Nursing
  • Paralegal Studies
  • Photography
  • Real Estate

Visit our Career Training website to learn more about these programs.

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