Emergency Aid & Scholarships FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions

DMCF Emergency Aid

What is EmErgency Aid?

Emergency Aid is a financial award to help students who experience an unexpected and unforeseen circumstance that jeopardizes their ability to pay for their education. Examples of this are loss of income or housing due to a state-wide or global emergency like Hurricane Harvey or COVID-19, and/or personal circumstances that you could not predict and that compromise your ability to remain in school and on track to graduate. Emergencies create urgent need, are unpredictable, and are non-recurring.  You apply here.

What is the deadline for applying for Emergency Aid?

There is no deadline for applying for Emergency Aid. Emergencies can happen at any time, and we cannot predict them any better than you can. You can apply whenever you are experiencing your emergency. You apply here.

How Can Emergency Aid Award Funds Be Used?

Emergency Aid can help with whatever you need to remain in school and on track for graduation, for example: tuition, books and supplies, technology, tools, uniforms, and other support needs like transportation, food, housing, child care, and more. You apply here.

Do I Have to RePay Emergency Aid?

Like scholarships, you do not need to repay Emergency Aid. The awards are a financial gift to help you get over the finish line and graduate on time. You apply here.

How Often May I Receive Emergency Aid?

Students may receive one Emergency Aid award per academic year. Application is not a guarantee of award. You apply here.

I need Help with Summer I And/Or Summer II Courses to Graduate on Time

Emergency Aid may be able to help with required Summer courses under certain circumstances. You apply here.

I Did Not Think I Needed Help, But Now I do! Can I Get Emergency Aid?

If you need help because a circumstance emerged in your life that you could not predict or avoid and it compromises your ability to remain in school and on track to graduate, apply here for Emergency Aid.

DMCF Regular Scholarships

When and How Do I Apply?

The regular DMCF scholarship application opens each year from February 1 through April 30. During this yearly window of opportunity, you apply here: https://dmcfoundation.awardspring.com/. Scholarship awards are for the following Fall and Spring semesters.

What Are The Facts About Scholarship?

  • Scholarships do not need to be paid back; they are a gift to help you graduate on time;
  • scholarships can be awarded without regard to Financial Aid eligibility;
  • you need 2.0 GPA or GED equivalency;
  • there are part-time awards = 6-11 credit hrs, and
  • full-time awards = 12+ credit hrs;
  • essays are not required for most scholarships;
  • you complete one application to apply for many scholarships; and
  • it takes 10-15 minutes for most people to apply.

What Can Scholarships be Used For?

Most scholarships help with whatever you need to remain in school and on track for graduation, for example: tuition, books and supplies, technology, tools, uniforms, and other support needs like transportation, food, housing, and more.

How do Continuing/Returning DMC Students Apply?

  1. If you are a returning DMC student but have never applied for DMCF scholarships, ensure that you have your WEBDMC email set up and that you can log into it. If you are not sure what this means, go here to get your DMC ID and password. Then you need to have your WEBDMC email set up (this is NOT your Canvas email). So, go here to get your email address. Finally, log into your WEBDMC email to test your set up.
  2.  Go to the Scholarships Application, and choose "First Time Here? Set your Password" using your WEBDMC email account as your email address and creating a new password.
  3. Complete the Application by answering all of the questions. In the background, the application is matching you to the scholarships for which you likely pre-qualify as you answer the questions.

How Do New and Prospective Students Apply?

First, ensure you are "prospective and new!" You are considered a prospective student and a new applicant if: 
  • you have never attended Del Mar College before,
  • do not currently have a GPA (minimum 2.0) based on credit courses, or
  • are currently taking developmental courses (Reading, English or Math non-credit courses) or any non-credit course (Continuing Education).

If all of the above are true for you, "prospective and new" likely apply to you. Do the following:

Do You Have Dual Credit Scholarships?

Yes, we do. You need to have a 2.0 GPA and be planning to register for a minimum of 6 college credit hours per semester to apply. Use the instructions for returning student if this is not your first semester at DMC. Use the instructions for prospective student and new applicant if you are new to the Dual Credit program and Del Mar College.

Do You Have Any Other Scholarships?

From time to time, we are given other scholarship opportunities for students from various organizations. We provide that information here.


Page last updated August 10, 2020.