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.

Jewish Family and Children’s Services Scholarships
Sponsor: Jewish Family and Children’s Services
Amount: Up to $6,000
Closing Date: July 6, 2020
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.

Panda Cares First-Year Scholars
Sponsor: Panda Cares | UNCF
Amount: Varies
Closing Date: July 6, 2020
Description: Scholarship is open to graduating high school seniors planning to enroll in Fall 2020 as a full-time, first year student at an accredited U.S. four-year college or university. Applicant must have at least a 3.0, qualify for the Pell Grant, and be a resident of one of the following states: Alaska, Arkansas, Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, New Jersey, New Mexico, Nevada, New York, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Washington, Wisconsin, or Puerto Rico.

Miller Lite – National Scholarship
Sponsor: Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities | Miller Lite
Amount: $2,500
Closing Date: July 6, 2020extended to July 21, 2020
Description: Scholarship is open to undergraduate students who attend a HACU-member institution within the following cities: Los Angeles, California, Denver Colorado, Miami, Florida, Chicago, Illinois, New York, New York, Puerto Rico, or Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Applicant must be at least 21 years of age, be a U.S. Citizen, permanent resident or DACA recipient, and have at least a 2.5 GPA.

Mario Cugia Italian Studies Scholarship
Sponsor: Italian Catholic Federation
Amount: $600
Closing Date: August 1, 2020
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.

Scott Delgadillo Scholarship
Sponsor: Friends of Scott Foundation (Friends to Children with Cancer)
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: September 1, 2020
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.

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.

The Music Center Spotlight Program
Sponsor: The Music Center
Amount: Up to $5,000
Closing Date: October 11, 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!

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.

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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