Scholarships for Alameda County (CA) Residents

From strolling through downtown Berkeley to relaxing by Lake Merritt, there are plenty of things to love about living in Alameda County, California. Here’s one more: if you live in Alameda County, you may be eligible for one or more college scholarships. Several of the available scholarships are offered by the East Bay College Fund, while others are provided by nearby colleges and universities such as Alameda College, Laney College, Patten University, Mills College, the University of California Berkeley and Berkeley Community College. Potential recipients will typically need to meet a minimum grade point average, display a certain level of financial need, pursue a particular field of study, provide proof of academic excellence or obtain letters of recommendation. If you’re interested in learning more about scholarships for Alameda County residents, continue reading below.

Showing 1-11 of 11 scholarships
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  • 1,000
  • 1 award
  • July 2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +1 More
  • Residence: Live in |Sonoma, CA|San Francisco, CA|Marin, CA|Alameda, CA|Greater San Francisco, CA|
  • School (K-12): Attend a school in |Santa Clara, CA|San Mateo, CA|Contra Costa, CA|Napa, CA|Solano, CA|
  • School (College): Attend a |Two-year|Four-year|Not-for-profit|
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The scholarship is available to low-income single parents who are Bay Area residents and who will be enrolled full or part-time in an undergraduate level study at an accredited, not-for-profit 2 or 4-year institution in the fall. Applicants must demonstrate financial need.
  • competition 3.0
  • effort level 5.0
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  • 1,000
  • 1 award
  • July 2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +1 More
  • Residence: Live in |Sonoma, CA|San Francisco, CA|Marin, CA|Alameda, CA|
  • School (K-12): Attend a school in |Santa Clara, CA|San Mateo, CA|Contra Costa, CA|Napa, CA|Solano, CA|
  • School (College): |US Accredited Institution|Four-year|Not-for-profit|
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The George Geng-On Lee Minorities in Leadership Scholarship is a $1,000 scholarship given to students from Bay Area. The scholarship is provided to support minority high school graduating students and college students in pursuing their post-secondary education.
  • competition 3.0
  • effort level 5.0
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  • 5,000
  • 7 awards
  • February 2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +5 More
  • Residence: Live in |Sonoma, CA|Marin, CA|Alameda, CA|
  • School (K-12): Attend a |Public High School|private high school| in |Santa Clara, CA|Santa Cruz, CA|San Francisco, CA|San Mateo, CA|Contra Costa, CA|Napa, CA|Solano, CA|Monterey Bay, CA|Monterey, CA|San Benito, CA|
  • School (College): Attend a |Two-year|Four-year|Police Academy|
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This scholarship was started in 2010 in memory of Police Chief Harold Johnson to benefit students pursuing a career in police work, corrections or other criminal justice fields. Applicants must demonstrate a passion for public service, academic potential, leadership and financial need.
  • competition 2.5
  • effort level 4.5
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  • 2,000
  • 2 awards
  • February 2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +1 More
  • Residence: Live in |Alameda, CA|
  • School (College): Attend an |University|Four-year|Community College|College|
  • Citizenship: |U.S. Citizen|
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The scholarship is administered by the Asian Pacific Fund. It is open to incoming freshman enrolled full-time at an accredited four year-college or university or a community college with a strong commitment to transfer to a four-year institution in 2016-17. Applicants must be residents of Almeda county in California and must demonstrate financial need.
  • competition 2.5
  • effort level 5.0
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  • 1,000
  • 4 awards
  • Jul-30-2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +2 More
  • Residence: Live in |Sonoma, CA|San Francisco, CA|Marin, CA|Alameda, CA|
  • Organization: Lesbian/Gay/Bi/Transgender (LGBT) organization
  • School (K-12): Attend a school in |Santa Clara, CA|San Mateo, CA|Contra Costa, CA|Napa, CA|Solano, CA|
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This scholarship fund was provided by Joseph Towner for the purpose of awarding post-secondary students who have at least one LGBT parent residing in one of the nine Bay Area counties
  • competition 1.0
  • effort level 4.5
View Details The Ronald P. Wilmot Scholarship Fund Jewish Community Federation & Endowment Fund
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  • 3,000 - 5,000
  • 6 awards
  • n/a
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +2 More
  • Residence: Live in |Sonoma, CA|San Francisco, CA|The Peninsula (Sunnyvale and North), CA|Marin, CA|Alameda, CA|
  • School (K-12): Attend a school in |Contra Costa, CA|Solano, CA|
  • School (College): |Accredited Institution|Arts College|
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The scholarship was established to help undergraduate or graduate students whose parent is gay or lesbian.
  • competition 2.5
  • effort level 1.0
View Details The Tang Scholarship Silicon Valley Community Foundation
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  • 15,000
  • 2 awards
  • n/a
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +4 More
  • Residence: Live in |Sonoma, CA|San Francisco, CA|Marin, CA|Alameda, CA| as a |Legal U.S. Resident|
  • School (K-12): Attend a school in |Santa Clara, CA|San Mateo, CA|Contra Costa, CA|Napa, CA|Solano, CA|
  • Ethnicity: Be |Asian / Asian American / Pacific Islander|
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This scholarship was started in 2007 by Mr. Edward C. Tang to benefit gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender (g/l/b/t) Asian and Pacific Islanders (API) for post-secondary education. Applicants must be high school graduates planning a full-time enrollment at an accredited two or four-year college, community college, university, graduate school or vocational school. Students must have a demonstrated academic promise and a financial need. This is a renewable scholarship for up to three additional years.
  • competition 2.5
  • effort level 5.0
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  • 1,000
  • 1 award
  • n/a
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +3 More
  • Residence: Live in |Sonoma, CA|San Francisco, CA|Marin, CA|Alameda, CA|
  • School (K-12): Attend a school in |Santa Clara, CA|San Mateo, CA|Contra Costa, CA|Napa, CA|Solano, CA|
  • Ethnicity: Be |Asian / Asian American / Pacific Islander|
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The GAPAs George Choy Memorial Scholarship aims to provide financial assistance to lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender Asian and Pacific Islanders (APIs) entering their first or second year of post-secondary education. Applicants must live in one of the nine Bay Area counties and have a grade point average (GPA) of 2.75 or better.
  • competition 2.0
  • effort level 1.0
View Details Chicana / Latina Foundation Scholarship Chicana/Latina Foundation Scholarship Program
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  • 1,500
  • 35 awards
  • n/a
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +3 More
  • Residence: Live in |Sonoma, CA|San Francisco, CA|Marin, CA|Alameda, CA|Santa Cruz, CA|
  • School (K-12): Attend a school in |Santa Clara, CA|San Mateo, CA|Contra Costa, CA|Napa, CA|Solano, CA|Yolo, CA|
  • Ethnicity: Be |Hispanic|Mexican / Mexican American|
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This scholarship was established to benefit undergraduate and graduate students enrolled in an accredited college/university or community college in one of the Northern California counties. Students must be of Chicana/Latina heritage. Applicants must have demonstrated leadership qualities, involvement within and on behalf of the Latina/o community, clarity of direction and goals, academic achievement and overcome personal challenges and obstacles.
  • competition 2.0
  • effort level 5.0
View Details The Nathan Jay Friedman College Scholarship Fund Jewish Community Federation & Endowment Fund
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  • 1,500 - 5,000
  • 3 awards
  • n/a
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +1 More
  • Residence: Live in |Sonoma, CA|San Francisco, CA|The Peninsula (Sunnyvale and North), CA|Marin, CA|Alameda, CA|
  • Religion: |Jewish|
  • School (College): |Accredited College or University|
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This scholarship fund was established to benefit Jewish undergraduate students enrolled or planning to attend an accredited undergraduate college or university. Applicant's parents must be permanently residing in San Francisco, the Peninsula (Sunnyvale and north), or Marin, Sonoma, or Alameda Counties. Students must demonstrate academic ability and financial need.
  • competition 2.0
  • effort level 5.0
View Details Latinos in Technology Scholarship Silicon Valley Community Foundation
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  • n/a
  • 100 awards
  • February 2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +3 More
  • Residence: Live in |San Francisco, CA|Alameda, CA|
  • School (K-12): Attend a school in |Santa Clara, CA|Fremont, CA|Newark, CA|San Mateo, CA|Union, CA|Santa Cruz, CA|
  • Ethnicity: Be |Hispanic|
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The Latinos in Technology Scholarship is provided to 100 Latino students to support them in pursuing a college education. The scholarship was established by the Hispanic Foundation of Silicon Valley. The awardees must major in a STEM program and demonstrate financial need.
  • competition 1.0
  • effort level 5.0
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