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.

CoorsLight – Climb On Scholarship
Sponsor: Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities
Amount: $2,500
Closing Date: May 25, 2018
Description: Scholarship is open to undergraduate and graduate students who are enrolled in a HACU member institution in California, Colorado, Florida, Illinois, New York, Texas or Wisconsin. Applicant must be at least 21 years of age and be a U.S. citizen, permanent resident, authorized to work in the U.S. or DACA.

Miller Lite – Brewed to be Bright Scholarship
Sponsor: Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities
Amount: $2,500
Closing Date: May 25, 2018
Description: Scholarship is open to undergraduate and graduate students who are enrolled in a HACU member institution in California, Colorado, Florida, Illinois, New York, Texas or Wisconsin. Applicant must be at least 21 years of age and be a U.S. citizen, permanent resident, authorized to work in the U.S. or DACA.

PepsiCo Cesar Chavez Latino Scholarship
Sponsor: The Education Fund | Pepsi Co
Amount: $5,000
Closing Date: May 25, 2018
Description: Scholarship is open to students of Latino descent who are graduating high school seniors. Applicant must be planning to start their studies at higher educational institutions in Arizona or California. Applicant must demonstrate academic excellence, leadership in extra-curricular activities, a commitment to volunteer service in the community and financial need.

Fishing Heritage Scholarship
Sponsor: Central Coast Women for Fisheries, Inc.
Amount: Varies
Closing Date: May 31, 2018
Description: Scholarship is open to descendants of a licensed California commercial fisherman, descendants of the current spouse of a licensed California commercial fisherman, or holder of a valid California commercial fishing license or worked on a vessel licensed by the California Department of Fish and Game for at least the past five years. San Luis Obispo County qualified applicants will have priority of the available scholarship funds.

Follansbee-Hansen Scholarship
Sponsor: PFLAG Sacramento
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: May 31, 2018
Description: Scholarship is open to graduating high school seniors and college freshman from the Sacramento area who self-identify as gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, questioning or intersex.

Lisa Davidson Memorial Scholarship
Sponsor: Nonprofit Communications and Media Network (NCM Network)
Amount: $2,500
Closing Date: May 31, 2018
Description: Scholarship is open to current college sophomores and juniors majoring in communications, journalism, radio or television at a four-year Southern California college or university.

CAC Educational Scholarship Foundation Scholarship
Sponsor: California Association of Collectors (CAC) Educational Scholarship Foundation
Amount: Up to $2,500
Closing Date: June 1, 2018
Description: Scholarship is open to California high school juniors and seniors who will be attending any accredited public or private college, university, or trade school within 12 months of the scholarship award. Applicant must submit an essay on a given topic related to financial credit.

LadyLike Scholarship
Sponsor: LadyLike
Amount: $5,000
Closing Date: June 2, 2018
Description: Scholarship is open to female high school seniors who are living in Southern California. Applicant must submit an essay answering questions related to women.

Grace Towers Scholarship for the Arts
Sponsor: Queens of the Castro
Amount: Varies
Closing Date: June 11, 2018
Description: Scholarship is open to high school seniors and current college students in California who are 16 to 25 years of age and identify as members of the LGBTQ+ community. Applicant must have, at some point in their high school or post high school career, demonstrated a commitment to raising awareness about LGBTQ+ issues, combating homophobia and/or bullying or educating their community about similar topics.

Queens of the Castro Scholarship
Sponsor: Queens of the Castro
Amount: $2,000
Closing Date: June 11, 2018
Description: Scholarship is open to high school seniors and current college students in California who are 16 to 25 years of age and identify as members of the LGBTQ+ community. Applicant must have, at some point in their high school or post high school career, demonstrated a commitment to raising awareness about LGBTQ+ issues, combating homophobia and/or bullying or educating their community about similar topics.

Capture the Dream Scholarship Fund
Sponsor: Capture the Dream
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: June 30, 2018
Description: Scholarship is open to Bay Area students who will be enrolled at an accredited, not-for-profit institution in the fall. Applicant must either be a single parent or a low-income minority student.

Catina Rose Memorial Scholarship
Sponsor: Crime Victims United Charitable Foundation
Amount: Varies
Closing Date: June 30, 2018
Description: Scholarship is open to graduating high school seniors or high school graduates who are California residents. Applicant must be a victim or victim survivor of a crime.

Camp Counselor Education Grant
Sponsor: Max & Marion Caldwell Foundation
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: July 1, 2018
Description: Scholarship is open to current college students who have worked at an ACA-accredited summer camp in Northern California for two summers with at least one summer as a counselor.

Supply Chain Management Education Scholarship
Sponsor: Customized Distribution Services
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: July 1, 2018
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.

Jewish Family and Children’s Services Scholarships
Sponsor: Jewish Family and Children’s Services
Amount: Up to $2,000
Closing Date: August 1, 2018
Description: Scholarship is open to Jewish college students who have legal and permanent residence in Sonoma, Marin, San Francisco, San Mateo, or northern Santa Clara counties (California) for at least two years prior to submitting the application.

Mario Cugia Italian Studies Scholarship
Sponsor: Italian Catholic Federation
Amount: Up to $1,000
Closing Date: August 1, 2018
Description: Scholarship is open to students who are Roman Catholic and of Italian descent and live within the Roman Catholic Dioceses of Arizona, California, Illinois, and Nevada. Applicant must be majoring in Italian Studies..

President Ronald Reagan Scholarship
Sponsor: California Federation of Republican Women
Amount: $2,000
Closing Date: August 15, 2018
Description: Scholarship is open to undergraduate registered Republican women who are majoring in political science, communication or directed towards law. The applicant must be a U.S. citizen who has completed at least two years of college and is a resident of the State of California.

Scott Delgadillo Scholarship
Sponsor: Friends of Scott Foundation (Friends to Children with Cancer)
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: August 31, 2018
Description: Scholarship is open to California students enrolled in or accepted for enrollment in an accredited undergraduate or graduate school. Applicant must be diagnosed with cancer, currently receiving cancer treatment, or a cancer survivor.

NCJW/LA Scholarship Program
Sponsor: National Council of Jewish Women | Los Angeles
Amount: Up to $2,000
Closing Date: November 1, 2018
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.

Safe Jobs for Youth Month Poster Contest
Sponsor: YoungWorkers.org
Amount: Up to $300
Closing Date: February 28, 2019
Description: Contest is open to California teens between the ages of 14 and 18 years old. Contestant must create a poster on the theme, “Safe Jobs for Youth.”

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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