California Scholarships

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

Chevron Corporate Scholarship
Sponsor: UNCF | Chevron Corporation
Amount: Up to $15,000
Closing Date: January 18, 2022
Description: Scholarship is open to graduation high school seniors who are planning to attend college in or have a permanent address in Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, or California. Applicant must have at least a 3.0 GPA and be majoring in Engineering or Computer Science.

Bobette Bibo Gugliotta Memorial Scholarship for Creative Writing
Sponsor: Silicon Valley Community Foundation
Amount: Up to $1,000
Closing Date: January 24, 2022
Description: Scholarship is open to graduating seniors and graduates of public or private high schools in San Mateo or Santa Clara Counties (California) who are planning to enroll or are currently enrolled in a four-year college or university as a full-time student. Applicant must submit two writing samples.

ACEC California Scholarship
Sponsor: American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC) California
Amount: Up to $8,000
Closing Date: January 28, 2022
Description: Scholarship is open to California undergraduate (junior or senior status) and graduate students who will be enrolled in an engineering or land-surveying curriculum approved by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET) during the Fall of 2022.

Safe Jobs for Youth Month Poster Contest
Sponsor: YoungWorkers.org
Amount: Up to $300
Closing Date: January 28, 2022
Description: Contest is open to California teens between the ages of 14 and 18 years old. Contestant must create a poster focusing on workplace health safety as it relates to teens.

Professional BusinessWomen of California Scholarships
Sponsor: Professional BusinessWomen of California (PBWC)
Amount: Varies
Closing Date: January 29, 2022
Description: Scholarship is open to women who are high school seniors in California. Applicant must submit a completed application, three letters of recommendation, and a personal essay related to leadership.

eQuality Scholarship Collaborative Scholarships
Sponsor: eQuality Scholarship Collaborative
Amount: Varies
Closing Date: January 31, 2022
Description: Scholarships are open to California graduating high school seniors and current college students who have provided service to the LGBT+ community (open to all sexual orientations). In addition to the general scholarships, there are scholarships open to Nursing students and Medical students.

Golden 1 Credit Union Scholarship
Sponsor: Golden 1 Credit Union
Amount: Up to $5,000
Closing Date: January 31, 2022
Description: Scholarship is open to Golden 1 members (California) and their dependents. Applicant must be a graduating high school seniors or current college student attending an accredited, nonprofit college or university in California during the 2022-2023 school year.

InspirASIAN Scholarships
Sponsor: InspirASIAN
Amount: Up to $2,000
Closing Date: January 31, 2022
Description: Scholarship is open to graduating high school seniors in good academic standing (minimum GPA of 3.4) who will attend an accredited college or university in Fall 2022. Applicant must be residents of an area with a APCA chapter (Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nevada, New Jersey, Ohio, Texas, Washington, Wisconsin, or Washington D.C. metro area). Applicant must submit completed application, reference, and personal essay.

Robert Hunter Swadley Horticulture Scholarship
Sponsor: Daughters of the American Revolution
Amount: Varies
Closing Date: January 31, 2022
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.

Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation Scholars Program
Sponsor: Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation & Library
Amount: Up to $10,000
Closing Date: January 31, 2022
Description: Scholarship is open to graduating high school seniors in Ventura County, California who have demonstrated outstanding leadership, character, communication skills, academic achievement, and commitment to Ventura County.

BD Scholarship
Sponsor: Becton, Dickinson and Company | UNCF
Amount: $10,000
Closing Date: February 1, 2022
Description: Scholarship is open to current freshmen, sophomores, and juniors majoring in communications, computer science, biomedical engineering, chemical engineering, life sciences, microbiology, finance, global health, ,nursing, science technology, or sociology. Applicant must be from New Jersey, Rhode Island, Illinois, Maryland, Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina, Nebraska, Texas, Arizona, Utah, or California.

California PTA Scholarships
Sponsor: California PTA
Amount: $500
Closing Date: February 1, 2022
Description: Scholarships are open to graduating high school seniors who are graduating from a California high school between January 1 and June 30 of the current academic year. Applicant must demonstrate volunteer service in the school and community.

Community Foundation of San Luis Obispo County Scholarships
Sponsor: The Community Foundation of San Luis Obispo County
Amount: Varies
Closing Date: February 1, 2022
Description: Scholarships are open to graduating high school seniors who attend school in San Luis Obispo County. There are multiple scholarships available – see website for details.

Junior Duck Stamp Contest
Sponsor: United States Fish & Wildlife Service
Amount: Up to $1,000
Closing Date: February 1, 2022
Description: Contest is open to students in grades K-12 who attend public, private, or home schools in the United States and the U.S. territories. Contestant must draw, paint, or sketch a picture of an eligible North American waterfowl species. Deadline only for Maryland and California only. All other states have a later deadline.

Better Brothers LA Book Scholarship
Sponsor: Better Brothers Los Angeles
Amount: Up to $5,000
Closing Date: February 4, 2022
Description: Scholarship is open to Black LGBTQ students who are residents of Los Angeles County and who have been admitted or are attending an accredited degree, licensing, or vocational program.

Agricultural Scholarships
Sponsor: California Table Grape Commission
Amount: Up to $25,000
Closing Date: February 11, 2022
Description: Scholarship is open to high school seniors graduating in 2021 or high school graduates who are residents in the Coachella or Joaquin Valleys and are planning to enroll in a California university with a declared major tied to the future in the California table grape industry.

Beverage Industry Scholarship Program
Sponsor: Christermon Foundation
Amount: Up to $5,000
Closing Date: February 15, 2022
Description: Scholarships are open to children, grandchildren and legal guardians of persons who currently hold full-time employment with a company with a valid California beer, liquor or wine license. This includes restaurants, hotels, retail and wholesale grocery, airlines, breweries, wineries, distributors, etc. Applicant must be a graduating high school senior or community college transfer student who will be attending an accredited four-year college or university in the United States.

PG&E Scholarships
Sponsor: Pacific Gas and Electric Company
Amount: Up to $10,000
Closing Date: February 23, 2022
Description: Scholarships are open to high school seniors and current undergraduate students whose primary residence is a PG&E customer in California at the time of application. Applicant must be enrolled full-time at a four-year college or university in California.

Orion Fund Grants
Sponsor: The Orion Fund
Amount: Up to $3,000
Closing Date: February 24, 2022
Description: Scholarships are open to California college students with serious illness or injury. Applicant must be under the age of 32 and have a serious medical condition affecting their ability to stay in school.

Banatao Family Filipino American Education Fund
Sponsor: Asian Pacific Fund
Amount: $5,000
Closing Date: February 28, 2022
Description: Scholarship is open to incoming college freshmen of Filipino heritage (at least 50%) who will be majoring in engineering, mathematics, computer science, environmental or physical science. Applicant must be a permanent resident of California.

CIF Scholar-Athlete of the Year
Sponsor: California Interscholastic Federation (CIF)
Amount: $5,000
Closing Date: March 7, 2022
Description: Scholarship is open to high school seniors with a minimum 3.5 GPA who have demonstrated outstanding athletic performance in a minimum of two years of varsity play in California.

Wong: Helen and L.S. Wong Memorial Scholarship
Sponsor: Asian Pacific Fund
Amount: Up to $3,000
Closing Date: March 18, 2022
Description: Scholarship is open to Asian heritage (at least 50%) incoming and current college students from the Fairfield-Suisun communities (California). Applicant must have a least a 2.8 GPA.

Chevron Filipino Employee Network Scholarship
Sponsor: Asian Pacific Fund
Amount: Up to $3,000
Closing Date: March 25, 2022
Description: Scholarship is open to incoming and current college students who are Asian and/or Pacific Islander. Applicant must be majoring in engineering, computer science, or environmental sciences. Applicant must be a resident of California, with preference given for Bay Area, Southern California, and Bakersfield area residents.

Matt Fong Asian Americans in Public Finance Scholarship
Sponsor: Asian Pacific Fund
Amount: $5,000
Closing Date: April 8, 2022
Description: Scholarship is open to incoming sophomores, juniors, and seniors at a four-year college or university in 2022-2023 in California. Applicant must be of Asian descent (at least 50%) and majoring in Accounting, Political Science, Public Policy, Business Administration or related fields.

Southern California Movers Scholarship
Sponsor: HireAHelper
Amount: $500
Closing Date: October 1, 2022
Description: Scholarship is open to current college students who are residents of the state of California and are attending an accredited college or university in one of the following counties: San Diego, Riverside, Orange, San Bernardino, or Los Angeles. Applicant must submit an essay on a given topic related to a moving experience.

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.

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.

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