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.

Mexican-American Dream Scholarship
Sponsor: Council of Mexican Federations
Amount: Up to $1,000
Closing Date: September 30, 2018
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.

NEWH | Los Angeles Founding Chapter Scholarship
Sponsor: NEWH: The Hospitality Industry Network – Los Angeles Founding Chapter
Amount: Varies
Closing Date: September 30, 2018
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.)

American Honda Foundation Scholarship
Sponsor: American Honda Foundation | UNCF
Amount: Up to $2,750
Closing Date: October 12, 2018
Description: Scholarship is open to minority male students who are classified as undergraduate students at any accredited four-year college or university within the United States and enrolled in one of the STEM fields. Applicant must be a permanent resident of a targeted area of Los Angeles (Carson, Compton, Harbor City, Long Beach, Lynwood, Watts, Willowbrook, or Wilmington).

Richard L. Sykes Memorial Scholarship
Sponsor: UNCF
Amount: Up to $5,000
Closing Date: October 12, 2018
Description: Scholarship is open to college freshmen who reside in or are a permanent resident of the greater Los Angeles area and live in one of the following zip codes: 90000-93888. Student must be an African-American college freshman and preference will be given to students attending HBCUs-particulary UNCF member institutions.

The Music Center Spotlight Program
Sponsor: The Music Center
Amount: Up to $5,000
Closing Date: October 15, 2018
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.

Youth Awards
Sponsor: Hispanic Heritage Foundation
Amount: Varies
Closing Date: October 15, 2018
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, Northern California, Phoenix, or Washington, DC areas.

NEWH | San Francisco Bay Area Chapter Scholarship
Sponsor: NEWH – The Hospitality Industry Network | San Francisco Bay Area Chapter
Amount: Varies
Closing Date: October 16, 2018
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.)

Magic Carpet Music Scholarship
Sponsor: Riverside County Fair & National Date Festival
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: October 18, 2018
Description: Scholarship is open to young individuals or students of Riverside County (California) and citizens of the United States. Applicant must be at least 17 years of age by deadline and have at least a 2.0 GPA. Competition consists of a live performance at the Competition in vocal, instrumental (soloist) or original composition.

American Association of Japanese University Women Scholarship Program
Sponsor: American Association of Japanese University Women
Amount: $2,000
Closing Date: October 31, 2018
Description: Scholarship is open to female students enrolled in an accredited California college or university who have junior, senior, or graduate standing in the school year 2018-2019. Applicant must demonstrate a desire and intent to fulfill a leadership role in their chosen field of study and be a contributor to U.S.-Japan relations and cultural exchanges.

National Rice Month Scholarship
Sponsor: USA Rice
Amount: Up to $4,000
Closing Date: October 31, 2018
Description: Scholarship is open to graduating high school seniors in rice-growing states (Arkansas, California, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, and Texas). Applicant must create a video about U.S. rice, National Rice Month, and the importance of rice to their state.

AANAPISI Scholarship Program
Sponsor: Asian & Pacific Islander American Scholarship Fund
Amount: Up to $5,000
Closing Date: November 1, 2018
Description: Scholarship is open to students who will be enrolled full-time in a degree-seeking program in the 2019 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).

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.

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

Good Tidings Community Service Scholarship
Sponsor: Good Tidings Foundation
Amount: $10,000
Closing Date: November 8, 2018
Description: Scholarship is open to high school seniors graduating in 2019 who are residents of one of the following California counties: Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, Monterey, Napa, Sacramento, San Benito, San Francisco, San Joaquin, San Mateo, Santa Cruz, Santa Clara, Solano, Sonoma, Stanislaus, or Yolo. Applicant must have done something to serve the community.

Brager Tax Law Group Legal Scholarship
Sponsor: Brager Tax Law Group
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: December 15, 2018
Description: Scholarship is open to students currently enrolled in an undergraduate tax or accounting program, JD, LLB, or LLM program. Preference will be given to students from California or students who received an undergraduate or graduate degree from a college or university in California, or students attending a law school in California.

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.”

Robert E. Thunen Memorial Scholarship
Sponsor: Illuminating Engineering Society (IES)
Amount: $2,500
Closing Date: April 1, 2019
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.

Celebrate the West High School Art Competition
Sponsor: Western Governors’ Association
Amount: Up to $1,200
Closing Date: April 28, 2019
Description: Competition is open to high school students (grades 9-12) in public, private, charter, and alternative schools. Home-schooled students in that age group also may enter. Student must be in a school in a WGA member state: Alaska, American Samoa, Arizona, California, Colorado, Guam, Hawaii, Idaho, Kansas, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, Northern Mariana Islands, Oklahoma, Oregon, South Dakota, Texas, Utah, Washington, and Wyoming. Applicant must submit a two-dimensional art piece on what their state means to them.

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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