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.

American Indian College Fund Scholarship
Sponsor: American Indian College Fund
Closing Date: May 31, 2017
Description: Scholarships are open to American Indian/Alaska Native students. Scholarships are open to undergraduate or graduate students attending tribal colleges, as well as students attending any other accredited public and non-profit private college all across the United States. There are MANY scholarships available open to all American Indian/Alaska Native students. There are also specific scholarships for students majoring in Accounting, Agriculture, Business, Communications, Computer Science, Education, Engineering, Healthcare, Mathematics, Science, and Social Science. In addition, there are scholarships specifically for students from Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Idaho, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Montana, Nebraska, New Mexico, New York, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Oregon, South Dakota, Texas, Vermont, and Washington. Lastly, there are scholarships specifically for females and parents.

Follansbee-Hansen Scholarship
Sponsor: PFLAG Sacramento
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: May 31, 2017
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.

Fulfilling Our Dreams Scholarship
Sponsor: Salvadoran American Leadership & Educational Fund
Amount: Varies
Closing Date: May 31, 2017
Description: Scholarship is open to graduating high school seniors and current undergraduate, graduate, medical, MPH, MD, Dentistry, community college, and vocational/trade school students. Applicant must be of Central American or other Latino ethnicity, demonstrate financial need, have at least a 2.5 GPA, and demonstrate a history of community involvement. Preference will be given to students pursuing a health related field. Applicant must be from the Los Angeles area.

PepsiCo Cesar Chavez Latino Scholarship
Sponsor: The Education Fund | Pepsi Co
Amount: $5,000
Closing Date: May 31, 2017
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 and California. Applicant must demonstrate academic excellence, leadership in extra-curricular activities, a commitment to volunteer service in the community and financial need.

Women Lawyers Association of Los Angeles Foundation Scholarships
Sponsor: Women Lawyers Association of Los Angeles Foundation
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: May 31, 2017
Description: Scholarship is open to students currently enrolled in a law school that is accredited by the Committee of Bar Examiners of the State of California and is located in Los Angeles County. Applicant must plan to practice law in Southern California and must demonstrate a commitment to issues affecting women and/or children.

1L Diversity Scholarship for Future Leaders
Sponsor: California Bar Foundation
Amount: $7,700
Closing Date: June 1, 2017
Description: Scholarship is open to diverse law students who are about to start law school in California. Diversity includes a broad array of backgrounds and life experiences, including students from groups or with skills or attributes that are underrepresented in the legal profession, and specifically inducing students from socially and economically disadvantaged backgrounds.

Mitchell/Tufts Scholarship
Sponsor: The Dallas Foundation
Amount: To Be Determined
Closing Date: June 1, 2017
Description: Scholarship is open to incoming and current college students who are members or persons active in the life of a Presbyterian church in the Presbyterian Church USA (PCUSA) In North Central Texas, or in Los Angeles, California, and who are students of promise and can demonstrate financial need.

Capture the Dream Scholarship Fund
Sponsor: Capture the Dream
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: June 30, 2017
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
Closing Date: June 30, 2017
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.

Wallin & Klarich Scholarship
Sponsor: Wallin & Klarich
Amount: $2,500
Closing Date: June 30, 2017
Description: Scholarship is open to graduating college seniors in California who will be attending an accredited law school in California. Applicant must have an interest in becoming a criminal justice attorney.

Supply Chain Management Education Scholarship
Sponsor: Customized Distribution Services
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: July 1, 2017
Description: Scholarship is open to incoming and current undergraduate students majoring in Supply Chain Management who either permanent residents or students in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, California, or Illinois.

Jewell Gardiner Memorial Fund Scholarship
Sponsor: California School Library Association (CSLA)
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: August 1, 2017
Description: Scholarship is open to students currently enrolled in a Teacher Librarian Credential program and are current members of CSLA Northern Region.

Mario Cugia Italian Studies Scholarship
Sponsor: Italian Catholic Federation
Amount: Up to $1,000
Closing Date: August 1, 2017
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.

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: October 1, 2017
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.)

Youth Awards
Sponsor: Hispanic Heritage Foundation
Amount: Varies
Closing Date: October 2, 2017
Description: Award is open to Latino high school seniors who excel both inside and outside the classroom, who have at least a 3.0 GPA and are Permanent residents, DACA, U.S. Citizens, or eligible non-citizens. Applicants must be from the Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas, Houston, Los Angeles, Miami, New York, Phoenix, San Francisco/Bay Area, or Washington, DC areas.

Jewell Gardiner Memorial Fund Scholarship
Sponsor: California School Library Association (CSLA)
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: November 1, 2017
Description: Scholarship is open to students currently enrolled in a Teacher Librarian Credential program and are current members of CSLA Northern Region.

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