Two awards of $500. The Contra Costa College Office of Financial Assistance established this scholarship in order to promote a culture of understanding and excellence, through guidance and outreach, to ensure that all students feel empowered to fund their educational goals at Contra Costa College. Qualified students must be enrolled at least half-time, have a minimum 3.0 GPA, and be a California resident or AB540 eligible. Based on financial need. Students can be new, continuing, or transferring to be eligible for this award.