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.

ExxonMobil Engineering Scholarship
Sponsor: Exxon Mobil Corporation
Amount: Up to $20,000 over four years
Closing Date: July 22, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to graduating high school seniors who are Hispanic and accepted into and planning to attend a full-time program in engineering leading to a bachelor’s degree at an accredited college or university in the U.S. Applicant must reside in certain cities and their surrounding cities in the states of California, Colorado, Florida, Missouri, New Mexico, Pennsylvania, Texas, Washington, as well as Puerto Rico (specific locations available on website).

Express to De-Stress Video Contest
Sponsor: SouthPost Youth Foundation
Amount: Up to $300
Closing Date: July 31, 2019
Description: Program is open to teens (12-18) who live in the California Bay Area and are in 7th-12th grades. Applicant must submit a video expressing their ways to de-stress or an inspiring story.

Mario Cugia Italian Studies Scholarship
Sponsor: Italian Catholic Federation
Amount: Up to $1,000
Closing Date: August 1, 2019
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.

Miller Lite – Brewed to be Bright Scholarship
Sponsor: Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities
Amount: $2,500
Closing Date: August 1, 2019
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.

Leadership for Diversity Paraprofessional Scholarship
Sponsor: California School Library
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: August 30, 2019
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: August 30, 2019
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.

Mexican-American Dream Scholarship
Sponsor: Council of Mexican Federations
Amount: Up to $1,000
Closing Date: August 30, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to full-time students at four-year institutions or two-year community colleges who are considered undocumented or benefit from AB-540 or DACA. Applicant must be attending school in one of the following California counties: Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, Inland Empire, San Bernardino or Ventura.

S.P.R.O.W.T. Scholarship
Sponsor: Granite Bay Cosmetic Surgery
Amount: $2,500
Closing Date: August 30, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to California women who are following a non-traditional educational path as they pursue higher education. Non-traditional is defined as delaying enrollment, part-time college student, working full-time, having dependents other than a spouse, is a single parent, OR does not have a high school diploma.

NEWH | Los Angeles Founding Chapter Scholarship
Sponsor: NEWH: The Hospitality Industry Network – Los Angeles Founding Chapter
Amount: Varies
Closing Date: August 31, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to students attending an accredited college in Los Angeles, Southern California and zip codes 90000-93500. Applicant must have completed at least half the requirements for a degree and must be pursuing a career objective in the Hospitality industry (Hotel/Restaurant management, Culinary, Food Service, Architecture, Design, etc.)

Scott Delgadillo Scholarship
Sponsor: Friends of Scott Foundation (Friends to Children with Cancer)
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: August 31, 2019
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.

San Diego Press Club Scholarships
Sponsor: San Diego Press Club
Amount: Up to $2,500
Closing Date: September 15, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to undergraduate and graduate students during the 2019-2020 academic year who are planning to pursue a career in journalism. Applicant must be attending college in San Diego County OR be a permanent San Diego County resident.

NEWH | San Francisco Bay Area Chapter Scholarship
Sponsor: NEWH – The Hospitality Industry Network | San Francisco Bay Area Chapter
Amount: Varies
Closing Date: October 1, 2019
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 15, 2019
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 Chicago, Dallas, Houston, Los Angeles, Miami, New York, Northern California, Phoenix, or Washington, DC areas.

Supply Chain Management Education Scholarship
Sponsor: Customized Distribution Services
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: November 1, 2019
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.

Rezvan Foundation Scholarship
Sponsor: Rezvan Foundation
Amount: Up to $100,000 over four years
Closing Date: January 1, 2020
Description: Scholarship is open to high school seniors who are California residents and have at least a 3.5 GPA. Applicant must be an adopted minor, a minor in foster care, or has one or more parent who has passed away.

Princeton Prize in Race Relations
Sponsor: Alumni Association of Princeton
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: January 31, 2020
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.

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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