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.

Fishing Heritage Scholarship
Sponsor: Central Coast Women for Fisheries, Inc.
Amount: Varies
Closing Date: May 31, 2019
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, 2019
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.

Mitchell/Tufts Scholarship
Sponsor: The Dallas Foundation
Amount: Up to $5,000
Closing Date: May 31, 2019
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.

Aviation Scholarship
Sponsor: Santa Rosa 99s
Amount: $3,000
Closing Date: June 15, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to women pilots who hold at least a current private license, a current medical, and current flight review. Applicant must reside within 150 miles of Sonoma County Airport in Santa Rosa, California and should be planning a career in any area of aviation.

Christopher Mark Pitkin Memorial Scholarship
Sponsor: Hemophilia Foundation of Southern California
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: June 29, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to incoming and current college students from Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, San Luis Obispo, Ventura, Kern, and Santa Barbara Counties, California. Applicant must have a bleeding disorder or must have an immediate family member with a bleed disorder.

Dr. Earl James Fahringer Performing Arts Scholarship
Sponsor: Hemophilia Foundation of Southern California
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: June 29, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to residents of the following Southern California counties: Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, San Luis Obispo, Ventura, Kern, Inyo, or Santa Barbara. Applicant must be a person with a bleeding disorder OR have an immediate family member with a bleeding disorder. Applicant must be accepted into an educational/vocational institution and plan to be studying education in the performing arts: music, art, drama, film, or dance.

CAC Educational Scholarship Foundation Scholarship
Sponsor: California Association of Collectors (CAC) Educational Scholarship Foundation
Amount: Up to $2,500
Closing Date: June 30, 2019
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 debt.

Capture the Dream Scholarship Fund
Sponsor: Capture the Dream
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: June 30, 2019
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.

Camp Counselor Education Grant
Sponsor: Max & Marion Caldwell Foundation
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: July 1, 2019
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, 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.

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.

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.)

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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