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.

LadyLike Scholarship
Sponsor: LadyLike
Amount: $5,000
Closing Date: April 10, 2020
Description: Scholarship is open to female high school seniors who are living in Southern California. Applicant must submit an essay answering questions related to women.

Emily M. Hewitt Memorial Scholarship
Sponsor: Calaveras Big Trees Association
Amount: $2,500
Closing Date: April 15, 2020
Description: Scholarship is open to undergraduate and graduate students enrolled full-time in an accredited California post-secondary educational institution whose educational career goal coincides in communicating and interpreting nature’s wonder. Applicant must be pursuing degrees in environmental protection, forestry, wildlife and fisheries biology, parks and recreation, park management, environmental law and public policy, environmental art, or California history.

PFLAG South Orange County Scholarship
Sponsor: PFLAG South Orange County
Amount: Up to $2,500
Closing Date: April 15, 2020
Description: Scholarship is open to graduating high school seniors and college/vocational students who are residents (or children of residents) of Orange County between the ages of 17-24 and who identify as gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, intersex, or queer/questioning, and to straight allies.

Northrop Grumman Engineering Scholarship
Sponsor: Northrop Grumman Missions System
Amount: $2,000
Closing Date: April 16, 2020
Description: Scholarship is open to graduating high school seniors who are residents of specific areas in California, Illinois, Maryland, New York, Ohio, and Virginia. Applicant must be planning to attend a four-year college or university in an approved engineering, computer science, mathematics, or physics program.

Bay Area Minority Law Student Scholarship Program
Sponsor: The Bar Association of San Francisco
Amount: Up to $10,000
Closing Date: April 17, 2020
Description: Scholarship is open to qualified students from minority groups underrepresented in law schools who attend one of the Law Schools in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Mega Bank Scholarship Program
Sponsor: Mega Bank | Asian Pacific Community Fund
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: March 25, 2020extended to April 17, 2020
Description: Scholarship is open to high school seniors who reside in Los Angeles or Orange County (California) with plans to attend a California College. Applicant must have a GPA of at least 3.0 and have a household income at or below the County Low Income Level.

Royal Business Bank Scholarship Program
Sponsor: Royal Business Bank | Asian Pacific Community Fund
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: March 25, 2020extended to April 17, 2020
Description: Scholarship is open to high school seniors who reside in New York City area (New York County, King County, Queens County, or Richmond County), Southern California (Los Angeles County, Orange County, Ventura County) or Nevada (Clark County). Applicant must be planning on attending a California, Nevada, or New York college, have at least a 3.0 GPA, and have a household income at or below the County Low Income Level.

SMUD Powering Futures Scholarship
Sponsor: Sacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD)
Amount: Up to $5,000
Closing Date: April 17, 2020
Description: Scholarship is open to high school seniors and college freshmen, sophomores, and juniors with at least a 3.0 GPA. Applicant must be a current SMUD customer or have a parent/guardian with are SMUD customers.

Lapiz Family Scholarship
Sponsor: Asian Pacific Fund
Amount: $2,000
Closing Date: April 24, 2020
Description: Scholarship is open to incoming and current full-time undergraduate students in 2020-2021 who are attending a University of California campus (preference given to Davis or Santa Cruz). Applicant must be a farm worker or child of a farm worker or migrant farm worker.

Celebrate the West High School Art Competition
Sponsor: Western Governors’ Association
Amount: Up to $1,200
Closing Date: April 30, 2020
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, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, Northern Mariana Islands, Oklahoma, Oregon, South Dakota, Utah, Washington, and Wyoming. Applicant must submit a two-dimensional art piece on what their state means to them.

NEWH | Los Angeles Founding Chapter Scholarship
Sponsor: NEWH: The Hospitality Industry Network – Los Angeles Founding Chapter
Amount: Varies
Closing Date: March 31, 2020extended to April 30, 2020
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.)

SBS Scholarships
Sponsor: Swiss Benevolent Society of San Francisco
Amount: Varies
Closing Date: April 30, 2020
Description: Scholarships are open to incoming or current college students who are of Swiss descent and reside in a Northern California county.

Tang Scholarship
Sponsor: Silicon Valley Community Foundation
Amount: Varies
Closing Date: April 30, 2020
Description: Scholarship is open to self-identified Asian/Pacific Islander students (at least 25% API ancestry) who are gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender and have/will graduate from a high school in one of the nine Bay Area counties (California).

CRAEF Scholarship
Sponsor: California Restaurant Association
Amount: Varies
Closing Date: May 1, 2020
Description: Scholarship is open to U.S. citizens and permanent residents who are California residents. Applicant must be a high school senior or current college student enrolled in a minimum of nine credit hours at an accredited post secondary school in a foodservice related program. Applicant must have a minimum number of hours of industry-related work experience. Applicant can attend a school out-of-state.

Justin McCutcheon Scholarship
Sponsor: The Community Foundation of San Luis Obispo County
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: May 1, 2020
Description: Scholarship is open to high school seniors boys and girls who participated in the golf team at a San Luis Obispo County or northern Santa Barbara County high school that completes in the Central Coast Athletic Association’s league.

Mitchell/Tufts Scholarship
Sponsor: The Dallas Foundation
Amount: Up to $5,000
Closing Date: May 1, 2020
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.

NCJW | LA Scholarship Program
Sponsor: National Council of Jewish Women | Los Angeles
Amount: Up to $2,000
Closing Date: May 1, 2020
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 non-traditional students, parents, nursing majors, education majors, and Film/Television/Cinema/Theater majors.

Robert J. Frankel Scholarship
Sponsor: The Race for Education
Amount: Up to $5,000
Closing Date: May 1, 2020
Description: Scholarship is open to students attending a college or university in California or New York state pursuing any field of study, whose family is employed in the Thoroughbred industry.

Spence Reese Scholarship
Sponsor: Boys & Girls Club of Greater San Diego
Amount: Up to $6,000
Closing Date: April 3, 2020extended to May 1, 2020
Description: Scholarship is open to male students in their senior year of high school who are planning to pursue higher education in medicine, engineering, law, or political science. Finalists are required to attend a personal interview in San Diego, California.

Burlington North Santa Fe (BNSF) Foundation Scholarship
Sponsor: American Indian Science and Engineering Society | Burlington North Santa Fe Foundation
Amount: $2,500
Closing Date: May 15, 2020
Description: Scholarship is open to Native American, Alaska Natives, and Native Hawaiians who are graduating high school seniors and live in a state serviced by BNSF (Arizona, California, Colorado, Kansas, Minnesota, Montana, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Oregon, South Dakota, Texas, and Washington). Applicant must be planning to study Business, Finance, Mathematics, Natural/Physical Sciences, Technology, Engineering, Education, Medicine, or Health Administration.

UNICO National Scholarships
Sponsor: UNICO
Amount: Varies
Closing Date: April 15, 2020extended to May 15, 2020
Description: Scholarships are open to graduating high school seniors and current undergraduate and graduate students who live in a state of an active UNICO Chapter. Most scholarships are open to students of Italian heritage, but there are some open to all ethnicities. In addition to general scholarships, there are scholarships open specifically to Engineering, Fine Arts, Italian Studies, Medical, Nursing, and Science majors.

Foundation for College Christian Leaders
Sponsor: The Foundation for College Christian Leaders
Amount: Varies
Closing Date: May 16, 2020
Description: Scholarship is open to incoming and current undergraduate Christian students attending college in California, Oregon, or Washington. Applicant must have a Christian testimony and verifiable Christian leadership.

Fishing Heritage Scholarship
Sponsor: Central Coast Women for Fisheries, Inc.
Amount: Varies
Closing Date: May 31, 2020
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, 2020
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.

Supply Chain Management Education Scholarship
Sponsor: Customized Distribution Services
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: July 1, 2020
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.

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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