Continuing Scholars

Continuing Scholars are students who previously have received an award from the IGC Scholarship Fund.


Academic Progress

To renew a scholarship award for the next year, a student must have successfully completed a minimum of 9 units (part-time) each term for a partial scholarship, or 12 units (full-time) each term for a full scholarship, with a cumulative GPA of at least 2.5 at the end of the freshman year, and, beginning in the sophomore year, a cumulative GPA of at least 2.7 for subsequent years.

Financial Need

Continuing scholars must demonstrate current financial need through submission of a current FAFSA or CA Dream Act application that generates your Estimated Family Contribution (EFC).

Renewal Process

Continuing scholars wishing to renew their awards are required to complete a Reapplication Form that includes personal, academic, and financial data, including the EFC (Estimated Family Contribution) from their current FAFSA or CA Dream Act application.  Awards are contingent upon receipt of official documentation of satisfactory completion of units and grades. 

A scholar may apply for continuing scholarships for 3 years, for a maximum of 4 annual scholarships, if the student meets the GPA and enrollment requirements of the Scholarship Fund. Normally, these years are to run consecutively. Exceptions may be made in special circumstances. If/when an interruption in college attendance occurs and a student reapplies for a scholarship, his or her situation will be considered on its merits by the awards committee.

Applicants will be notified of their status by the end of April.

If a scholarship has been awarded and the student does not achieve the required cumulative GPA by the end of the academic year, the scholarship may not be renewed.