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.

Good Tidings Community Service Scholarship
Sponsor: Good Tidings Foundation
Amount: $10,000
Closing Date: October 26, 2017
Description: Scholarship is open to high school seniors graduating in 2018 who are residents of one of the following California counties: Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, Monterey, Napa, Sacramento, San Benito, San Francisco, San Joaquin, San Mateo, Santa Cruz, Santa Clara, Solano, Sonoma, Stanislaus, or Yolo. Applicant must have done something to serve the community.

American Association of Japanese University Women Scholarship Program
Sponsor: American Association of Japanese University Women
Amount: $2,000
Closing Date: October 31, 2017
Description: Scholarship is open to female students enrolled in an accredited California college or university who has junior, senior, or graduate standing in the school year 2017-2018. Applicant must demonstrate a desire and intent to fulfill a leadership role in their chosen field of study and be a contributor to U.S.-Japan relations and cultural exchanges.

National Rice Month Scholarship
Sponsor: Think Rice
Amount: Up to $4,000
Closing Date: October 31, 2017
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.

NCJW/LA Scholarship Program
Sponsor: National Council of Jewish Women | Los Angeles
Amount: Up to $2,000
Closing Date: November 1, 2017
Description: Scholarships are open to students who live and attend school in the Greater Los Angeles area, including Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, and Ventura Counties. Applicant must be trying to better their lives through education in the aftermath of trauma, loss and other setbacks. There are scholarships open to all majors and specific scholarships for nursing majors, mothers, non-traditional students, education majors, and film/television/cinema/theater majors.

Supply Chain Management Education Scholarship
Sponsor: Customized Distribution Services
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: November 1, 2017
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.

APIASF AANAPISI Scholarship Program
Sponsor: Asian & Pacific Islander American Scholarship Fund
Amount: $2,500
Closing Date: October 25, 2017extended to November 2, 2017
Description: Scholarship is open to students who will be enrolled full-time in a degree-seeking program in the 2018 Spring semester/quarter at specific institutions located in California, Hawaii, Illinois, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Nevada, New York, Texas, Washington, Guam or American Samoa (see website for details).

NEWH | Orange County Region Scholarship
Sponsor: NEWH: The Hospitality Industry Network – Orange County Region Chapter
Amount: $2,500
Closing Date: October 20, 2017extended to November 3, 2017
Description: Scholarship is open to students attending an accredited college in Hawaii or 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.)

Brager Tax Law Group Legal Scholarship
Sponsor: Brager Tax Law Group
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: December 15, 2017
Description: Scholarship is open to students currently enrolled in an undergraduate tax or accounting program, JD, LLB, or LLM program. Preference will be given to students from California or students who received an undergraduate or graduate degree from a college or university in California, or students attending a law school in California.

Youth Month Poster Contest
Sponsor: YoungWorkers.org
Amount: Up to $300
Closing Date: January 8, 2018
Description: Contest is open to California teens between the ages of 14 and 18 years old. Contestant must create a poster highlighting the importance of job safety and health for teens.

Youth Month Video Contest
Sponsor: YoungWorkers.org
Amount: Up to $300
Closing Date: January 8, 2018
Description: Contest is open to California teens between the ages of 14 and 18 years old. Contestant must create a video highlighting one of the six things young workers need to know about job safety and health.

Scholarship Foundation of Santa Barbara Scholarship
Sponsor: Scholarship Foundation of Santa Barbara
Amount: Varies
Closing Date: January 15, 2018
Description: Scholarships are open to students who have attended school in Santa Barbara County (California) for at least four of the six years between grades 7-12 and plan to attend full-time at a Title IV approved institution in the next academic year. Applicant must be a U.S. citizen, permanent resident, or AB 540 eligible.

Cancer for College Scholarship
Sponsor: Cancer for College
Amount: Up to $5,000
Closing Date: January 31, 2018
Description: Scholarship is open to cancer patients and cancer survivors who are enrolled in an accredited U.S. college or university. California applicants and applicants attending Southern California colleges will receive first consideration.

Princeton Prize in Race Relations
Sponsor: Alumni Association of Princeton
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: January 31, 2018
Description: Award is for students currently enrolled in ninth through twelfth grades in a participating region (Alabama, Atlanta, Baltimore, Boston, Chicago, Cleveland, Connecticut, Dallas, Denver, Detroit, Houston, Kansas City, Los Angeles, Memphis, Miami, Nashville, New Jersey, NYC, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Rochester, San Diego, San Francisco, Seattle, St Louis, or Washington, DC) who have been actively involved in a volunteer activity that has had a significant, positive impact on race relations in their school or community.

Schwartz Scholarship Fund
Sponsor: Schwartz Scholarship Fund
Amount: Up to $1,000
Closing Date: January 31, 2018
Description: Scholarship is open to high school juniors and seniors with at least a 3.25 GPA and residing in California. Applicant must submit application, essay, transcript and test scores.

Clair A. Hill Scholarship & ACWA Scholarship
Sponsor: Association of California Water Agencies
Amount: Varies
Closing Date: February 1, 2018
Description: Scholarship is open to California residents who will be attending a University of California or California State University campus during the 2018-2019 academic year and enrolled in an undergraduate degree program in a water resources-related field of study related to engineering, agriculture and/or urban water supply, environmental studies or public administration. Applicant must be at least a junior at the time of the award.

Stephen K. Hall ACWA Water Law & Policy Scholarship
Sponsor: Association of California Water Agencies
Amount: $7,000
Closing Date: February 1, 2018
Description: Scholarship is open to students pursuing a graduate degree (Master’s, PhD, or Law School) in water law and policy or public administration with a demonstrated concentration in the field of water resources. Student must be enrolled full-time for the entire 2018-2019 academic year.

Robert Hunter Swadley Horticulture Scholarship
Sponsor: Daughters of the American Revolution
Amount: Varies
Closing Date: February 15, 2018
Description: Scholarship is open to graduating high school seniors with a minimum 3.0 GPA who will be entering an accredited college or university located in the United States as a Freshman with a major in horticulture. The applicant must be a U.S. citizen residing in the state of California.

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