The Kruttschnitt Aspire Scholarship Program

$6,000 annual scholarship for 30 students

How to Apply

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The objective of the Kruttschnitt Aspire Scholarship Program (“KASP Program”) is to identify, select and support transfer orientated, committed and academically promising students with the highest financial need. The KASP Program seeks to provide these selected students with the opportunity (i) to

expedite their studies at the District while minimizing their Student Loans, and (ii) to help successfully transfer to four-year institutions. 

The KASP Program will focus on traditionally undeserved and underrepresented students, including students who have access to state financial aid through the California Dream Act (“Dreamers”) but who are not eligible for federal financial aid. The students in the KASP Program will be provided the financial means to help maintain full-time enrollment, which is a proven factor in accomplishing completion and transfer.

Scholarship Program

KASP Scholars receive financial support, and wrap around services including connection with on-campus programs and services. KASP Scholars are required to attend KASP meetings and workshops to support their academic success and enrich their student experience. KASP Scholars who maintain good academic standing are eligible to receive funding the following year.

Eligibility Requirements 

Be a graduating high school student and:

  • Enroll in at least 12 units, and
  • Resident of San Mateo County, and
  • Demonstrate financial need, and
  • Plan to transfer to a 4-year college or university, and
  • Be a high school student entering an SMCCCD College with a 2.5 GPA or better in a-g courses completed in grades 9-12.


Be a continuing SMCCCD student and:

  • Have completed at least 12 college units at an SMCCCD College, and
  • Are entering the Semester in good academic standing as defined by the colleges’ Federal Satisfactory Academic Progress (“SAP”) policy, and
  • Have a GPA of 2.5 or better, and
  • Not be in default on any Student Loans.

Current KASP Scholars:

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