California Scholarships

Scholarships for students California. Some scholarships specifically open to California students, and others give preference to students in California.

CalCPA Scholarship
Sponsor: CalCPA Education Foundation
Amount: Varies
Closing Date: Varies
Description: Scholarships are open to students with an interest in pursing professional careers in the accounting field. Applicant must be enrolled at an institution of higher learning in the state of California and must be a member of CalCPA (student membership is free). CalCPA chapters have different deadlines for scholarship – see website for details.

Dinwiddie Family Foundation Scholarship
Sponsor: Dinwiddie Family Foundation Loan Forgiveness
Amount: Up to $11,000
Closing Date: September 23, 2020
Description: Loan forgiveness scholarship is open to African American college graduates who received their first bachelor’s degree in the spring (or summer term) of 2020. Applicant must be a permanent resident of Los Angeles County, CA, San Antonio, TX, or Oklahoma City, OK.

CAA Scholars Program
Sponsor: CAA Foundation | UNCF
Amount: $5,000
Closing Date: September 24, 2020
Description: Program is open to incoming freshman from the greater Nashville, great Los Angeles, and New York metro areas, with preference given to students planning to pursue careers in the entertainment or sports industries. Applicant must have at least a 2.5 GPA and demonstrate financial need.

Teacher Librarian Scholarship
Sponsor: California School Library Association (CSLA)
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: September 25, 2020
Description: Scholarship is open to students enrolled in a professional Teacher Librarian Credentialing program or a Master’s Degree program in preparation to become a school Teacher Librarian. Applicant must also be a resident of the area served by the CSLA Southern Region.

NEWH | San Francisco Bay Area Chapter Scholarship
Sponsor: NEWH – The Hospitality Industry Network | San Francisco Bay Area Chapter
Amount: Up to $10,000
Closing Date: September 30, 2020
Description: Scholarship is open to currently enrolled college students attending an accredited college in Northern California with zip codes starting with 936 to 961. Applicant must have a career objective in of the areas of the Hospitality Industry (i.e. Hotel/Restaurant Management, Culinary/Foodservice, Architecture, Interior Design, etc.)

Leadership for Diversity Paraprofessional Scholarship
Sponsor: California School Library
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: October 1, 2020
Description: Scholarship is open to current CSLA members who are enrolled in a community college program for school library technical service certification. Applicant must be from a traditionally underrepresented group and be working in a classified position in the library field.

Leadership for Diversity TL Scholarship
Sponsor: California School Library Association
Amount: $1,500
Closing Date: October 1, 2020
Description: Scholarship is open to current CSLA members who are enrolled in a California Commission on Teacher Credentialing accredited teacher librarian credential program. Applicant must be from a traditionally underrepresented group and intend to work as a teacher librarian in California.

Jewell Gardiner Memorial Fund Scholarship
Sponsor: California School Library Association (CSLA)
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: October 15, 2020
Description: Scholarship is open to students currently enrolled in a Teacher Librarian Credential program and are current members of CSLA Northern Region.

Library Information Technology – CSLA Northern Region
Sponsor: California School Library Association (CSLA)
Amount: $500
Closing Date: October 15, 2020
Description: Scholarship is open to students who are enrolled in a Library Information Technology Program in the Northern California.

NEWH | Orange County Region Scholarship
Sponsor: NEWH: The Hospitality Industry Network – Orange County Region Chapter
Amount: $3,700
Closing Date: October 16, 2020
Description: Scholarship is open to students attending an accredited college in the California counties of San Diego, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, or Imperial. Applicant must have completed at least half the requirements for a degree and must be pursuing a career objective in the Hospitality industry (Hotel/Restaurant management, Culinary, Food Service, Architecture, Design, etc.)

The Music Center Spotlight Program
Sponsor: The Music Center
Amount: Up to $5,000
Closing Date: October 16, 2020
Description: Program is open to Southern California high school students who have talent in Acting, Non-Classical Voice, Classical Voice, Non-Classical Dance, Ballet, Jazz Instrumental and Classical Instrumental. Applicant must submit an audition video. Each category will be limited to 400 applicants, so get your application in early!

National Rice Month Scholarship
Sponsor: USA Rice
Amount: Up to $5,000
Closing Date: October 31, 2020
Description: Scholarship is open to graduating high school seniors in rice-growing states (Arkansas, California, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, and Texas). Applicant must create a video about U.S. rice, National Rice Month, and the importance of rice to their state.

Supply Chain Management Education Scholarship
Sponsor: Customized Distribution Services
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: November 1, 2020
Description: Scholarship is open to undergraduate students majoring in Supply Chain Management who are either permanent residents or students in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, California, or Illinois.

Youth Awards
Sponsor: Hispanic Heritage Foundation
Amount: Varies
Closing Date: December 6, 2020
Description: Award is open to Latino high school seniors who excel both inside and outside the classroom, who have at least a 3.0 GPA and are Permanent residents, DACA, U.S. Citizens, or eligible non-citizens. Applicants must be from the Chicago, Dallas, Houston, Los Angeles, Miami, New York, Northern California, Phoenix, or Washington, DC areas.

LNESC Emergency Scholarship Fund
Sponsor: LULAC National Educational Service Centers, Inc. | Macy’s
Amount: Up to $500
Closing Date: Rolling
Description: Scholarship is open to students facing economic hardship, such as change in family income/support, loss of job, death of an immediate family member, natural disaster, pending eviction or home foreclosure, burglary or fire. Applicant must be a resident of California, Florida, Missouri, New Mexico, New York, Ohio, or Texas and enrolled full-time in an accredited college or university with at least a 3.0 GPA.

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