California Scholarships

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


Edison Scholars Program
Sponsor: Edison International
Amount: Up to $12,500 per year, totaling $50,000 over four years
Closing Date: December 9, 2022
Description: Scholars program is open to high school seniors planning to pursue science, technology, engineering or math (STEM) at a four-year college or university on a full-time basis. Applicant must also have at least a 3.0 GPA and live in the Southern California Edison service territory.

Distracted Driving Scholarship
Sponsor: Javaheri & Yahoudai
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: January 1, 2023
Description: Scholarship is open to current college students who are residents of or attending college in California. Applicant must submit an essay on a given topic related to distracted driving.

Scholarship Foundation of Santa Barbara Scholarship
Sponsor: Scholarship Foundation of Santa Barbara
Amount: Varies
Closing Date: January 15, 2023
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.

AANAPISI Scholarship Program
Sponsor: Asian & Pacific Islander American Scholarship Fund
Amount: Up to $5,000
Closing Date: January 19, 2023
Description: Scholarship is open to students who will be enrolled full-time in a degree-seeking program in the 2023 Spring semester/quarter at specific institutions located in California, Georgia, Hawaii, Illinois, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Nevada, New York, Texas, Washington, Guam or American Samoa (see website for details).

Safe Jobs for Youth Month Poster Contest
Sponsor: YoungWorkers.org
Amount: Up to $300
Closing Date: January 27, 2023
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.

eQuality Scholarship Collaborative Scholarships
Sponsor: eQuality Scholarship Collaborative
Amount: Varies
Closing Date: January 31, 2023
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, 2023
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 2023-2024 school year.

Princeton Prize in Race Relations
Sponsor: Alumni Association of Princeton
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: January 31, 2023
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.

Robert Hunter Swadley Horticulture Scholarship
Sponsor: Daughters of the American Revolution
Amount: Varies
Closing Date: January 31, 2023
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, 2023
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.

San Diego Foundation Scholarships
Sponsor: San Diego Foundation
Amount: Varies
Closing Date: March 8, 2023
Description: Scholarships are open to high school seniors and current college students who are residents of San Diego County (California). There are multiple scholarships available – see website for details.

Robert E. Thunen Memorial Scholarship
Sponsor: Illuminating Engineering Society (IES)
Amount: $2,500
Closing Date: April 1, 2023
Description: Scholarship is open to full-time students who desire to study illumination as a career. Applicant must be a junior, senior or graduate student in an accredited four-year college or university located in Northern California, Nevada, Oregon or Washington.

Save San Francisco Cyclists Scholarship
Sponsor: Law Offices of Matthew J. Quinlan
Amount: $500
Closing Date: May 31, 2023
Description: Scholarship is open to graduating high school seniors who are Bay Area residents (San Francisco or city within 50 miles thereof). Applicant must submit an essay describing a new and creative way to reduce bicycle accidents or improve cyclists safety in San Francisco.

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.

Macy’s Emergency Scholarship Fund
Sponsor: Macy’s | LULAC National Educational Services Center, Inc.
Amount: Up to $500
Closing Date: Rolling
Description: Scholarship is open to deserving students facing economic hardship and immediate monetary need that, if not met, could result in an inability to complete classes or a degree program. Emergency financial need resulting from the following will qualify students from funding: 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, Puerto Rico, or Texas.

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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