Scholarships for California Residents

From the mountains to the sea, there are a lot of perks that come with living in California. And if you're a resident of the Golden State who is attending college, add another one to the list: myriad scholarship opportunities. A number of these available scholarships are funded by the state of California through the California Student Aid Commission. Many more scholarships are provided by local community foundations up and down the state, such as the San Diego Community Foundation, the Community Foundation for Monterey County, the San Francisco Foundation and the Humboldt Area Foundation. Applying students will usually need to meet a minimum grade point average and submit official transcripts, and may also be required to write a short essay or demonstrate community involvement. For more information on scholarships for California residents, read on.

Showing 21-40 of 175 scholarships
View Details SAGE Scholarship Fund Ventura County Community Foundation
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  • 1,500 - 2,000
  • 10 awards
  • January 2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +2 More
  • Residence: Live in |Ventura, CA|
  • School (College): Attend an |University|Four-year|Community College|College|
  • Major: Study |English|Language|Journalism|Creative Writing|
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This scholarship is awarded to deserving students who are graduating from any high school in Ventura County and enrolling in an accredited 4-year college or university or an accredited community college. Though the scholarship is open to applicants majoring in any field, preference in the selection process will be given to those majoring in English, Journalism, Creative Writing, and other language arts. Applicants also be a resident of Ventura County and must demonstrate excellent scholarship, initiative, good citizenship and excellent writing skills.
  • competition 3.0
  • effort level 4.5
View Details Semtech Corporation Scholarship Ventura County Community Foundation
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  • 1,250 - 5,000
  • 2 awards
  • January 2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +1 More
  • Residence: Live in |United States|Ventura, CA|
  • School (College): Attend an |University|Four-year|Community College|
  • Major: Study |Engineering|Mathematics|Business|Chemistry|Physics|
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The scholarship is given to graduating seniors from high schools in Ventura County who will pursue a degree in Physics, Engineering, Chemistry, Math or Business and must enroll as full-time candidates for an undergraduate degree at an accredited community college or 4-year college or university in the United States. Applicants must be a resident of Ventura County. Also, preference in the selection process will be given to female students and/or students who have been in foster care in Ventura County.
  • competition 3.0
  • effort level 4.5
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  • 500 - 1,000
  • 1 award
  • March 2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +2 More
  • Residence: Live in |California|
  • School (College): |Two-year|Four-year|Accredited College|Accredited University|Accredited College or University|
  • Major: Study |Nursing|
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The Jackson Family Scholarship is awarded to college sophomore pursuing major in nursing. Applicants must demonstrate financial need and with minimum of 3.0 GPA
  • competition 3.0
  • effort level 4.0
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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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  • 2,000
  • 2 awards
  • January 2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +1 More
  • Residence: Live in |Ventura, CA|
  • School (K-12): |Oxnard High School, Oxnard, CA|Fillmore High School, Fillmore, CA|Santa Paula High School, Santa Paula, CA|
  • School (College): |Four-year|Accredited College or University|Vocational School|Trade School|Accredited Community College|
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This scholarship was established to benefit graduating seniors from Fillmore High School, Oxnard High School, or Santa Paula High School planning to enroll in a vocational or trade school, an accredited community college, or accredited 4-year college or university. Applicants must be a resident of Ventura County.
  • competition 2.5
  • effort level 4.5
View Details David G. Casavan Memorial Scholarship Fund Ventura County Community Foundation
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  • 500
  • 1 award
  • January 2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +2 More
  • Residence: Live in |Ventura, CA|
  • School (K-12): |High School|
  • School (College): |Four-year|Community College|Accredited College|Accredited University|
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The David G. Casavan Memorial Scholarship Fund is awarded to Ventura County residents who are graduating seniors from any Ventura County high school. Applicants must be enrolling fulltime in an accredited four-year college or university in California.
  • competition 2.5
  • effort level 1.5
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  • 5,000
  • 1 award
  • Dec-1-2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:
  • Residence: Live in |California|
  • Major: Study |History|Anthropology|Women's Studies|Art|Ethnic/cultural studies|English|Geography|Labor Studies|Literature|Sociology|Urban Studies|Communications|
  • Age / Grade Level: |Graduate Student|Master's-level study|Doctoral-level study|
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The Henning Graduate Fellowship in Labor Culture and History was created by The Fund for Labor Culture and History. This fellowship supports innovative study of the philosophies, identities, problems, and the expressive cultures of working people in the U.S.
  • competition 2.5
  • effort level 1.5
View Details Milton McKevett Teague Scholarship Fund Ventura County Community Foundation
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  • 2,000
  • 2 awards
  • January 2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +1 More
  • Residence: Live in |Ventura, CA|
  • School (College): |Four-year|Accredited College or University|
  • Major: Study |Agriculture|
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This scholarship was established to benefit graduates or graduating seniors from a Ventura County high school. Applicants must be planning to enroll or are enrolled full-time at an accredited four-year college or university or trade or business school majoring in Agriculture.
  • competition 2.5
  • effort level 2.0
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  • 600
  • 1 award
  • January 2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +2 More
  • Residence: Live in |Ventura, CA|
  • School (K-12): |High School|
  • School (College): |Four-year|Accredited College|Accredited University|Accredited Community College|Ventura College, Ventura, CA|
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The Parker M. and Virginia Howell Scholarship is awarded to a graduating senior from a high school in the city of Ventura. Applicant must be enrolling at an accredited community college or 4-year college or university or an enrolled Ventura College student who will continue at Ventura College or transfer to another accredited community college or 4-year college or university.
  • competition 2.5
  • effort level 1.5
View Details Jan Heyne Memorial Scholarship Fund Ventura County Community Foundation
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  • 5,000
  • 2 awards
  • January 2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +1 More
  • Residence: Live in |Ventura, CA|
  • School (College): |Four-year|Accredited College or University|Ventura County Community College|
  • Major: Study |Humanities|Art|Natural Science|Physical Sciences|
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This scholarship was established in memory of Jan Heyne to benefit graduating high school seniors from high schools in Ventura County enrolling full-time in a four-year accredited college or university. Ventura County community college students who are transferring to a four-year accredited college or university for an undergraduate degree are also beneficiaries of this scholarship fund.
  • competition 2.5
  • effort level 4.5
View Details Brad Donley Memorial Scholarship Fund Ventura County Community Foundation
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  • 500
  • 1 award
  • January 2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +4 More
  • Residence: Live in |Ventura, CA|
  • School (K-12): Attend a |Public|Private|
  • School (College): |Four-year|Accredited Community College|
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This scholarship was started by Laura Brooks in September 9, 2009, in memory of his son Brad Daniel Donley, who was born and raised in Ventura County. Brad's goal was to become a high school math teacher but he passed away at the age of twenty-two. This is a permanent endowed scholarship fund and will benefit generations of students who wish to attend college and study math and science.
  • competition 2.5
  • effort level 2.0
View Details Katherine M. Wakelee Scholarship Fund Ventura County Community Foundation
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  • 1,500
  • 1 award
  • January 2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +1 More
  • Residence: Live in |Ventura, CA|
  • School (College): Attend an |University|Four-year|Community College|College|
  • Major: Study |Natural Science|Physical|
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This scholarship is awarded to graduating senior from any high school in Ventura County who will pursue a career in Physical or Natural Science and planning to enroll at an accredited four-year college or university or a female Ventura County community college. Preference in the selection process will be given to students who are majoring in biology or a related area and a cumulative GPA of 3.0.
  • competition 2.5
  • effort level 4.5
View Details Community and Folk Art Scholarship Fund Ventura County Community Foundation
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  • 500
  • 1 award
  • January 2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +4 More
  • Residence: Live in |Ventura, CA|
  • School (K-12): |High School|
  • School (College): |Four-year|Accredited College|Accredited University|
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Community and Folk Art Scholarship Fund is awarded to a resident of Ventura County who is a graduating senior from any Ventura County high school. Applicant must be enrolling full-time at an accredited 4-year college or university to major in art.
  • competition 2.5
  • effort level 1.5
View Details SAME Engineer / Architect Scholarship Fund Ventura County Community Foundation
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  • 600
  • 2 awards
  • January 2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +1 More
  • Residence: Live in |Ventura, CA|
  • School (College): |Four-year|Community College|Accredited College or University|
  • Major: Study |Engineering|Architecture|
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This scholarship was established to benefit graduating high school seniors, community college freshmen or sophomores, or university freshmen, sophomores, or juniors planning to attend an accredited four-year college or university . Applicants must be a resident of Ventura County and pursuing a degree in Engineering or Architecture.
  • competition 2.5
  • effort level 4.0
View Details David Dodge Memorial Scholarship Fund Ventura County Community Foundation
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  • 600
  • 1 award
  • January 2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +1 More
  • Residence: Live in |Ventura, CA|
  • School (College): |Four-year|Accredited Community College|
  • Major: Study |International Relations|Global Studies|International Cooperation|
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This scholarship was established in memory of David Dodge to benefit a graduating high school senior from any high school in Ventura County. Applicants must be planning to enroll full-time at an accredited community college or 4-year college or university, pursuing a degree in international relations, global studies and/or international cooperation.
  • competition 2.5
  • effort level 2.0
View Details Helen Kellum Scholarship Fund Community Foundation Sonoma County
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  • 1,000
  • 1 award
  • March 2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:
  • Residence: Live in |Sonoma, CA|
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The Helen Kellum Scholarship Fund is awarded to student from Sonoma County California
  • competition 2.5
  • effort level 1.0
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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
View Details Bethany Anne Cody Scholarship Fund Ventura County Community Foundation
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  • 1,000
  • 2 awards
  • January 2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +1 More
  • Residence: Live in |Ventura, CA|
  • School (K-12): |Ventura High School, Ventura, CA|
  • School (College): |Four-year|Accredited College|Accredited University|
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The Bethany Anne Cody Scholarship Fundis awarded to resident of the city of Ventura, CA. Applicant must be a graduating senior from Ventura High School in the city of Ventura, CA, and enrolling full-time at an accredited four-year college or university.
  • competition 2.5
  • effort level 1.5
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  • 2,000
  • 77 awards
  • January 2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +1 More
  • Residence: Live in |Ventura, CA|
  • School (College): |Four-year|Accredited Public College|Accredited Private College|
  • Major: Study |Humanities|Natural Science|Physical Sciences|Liberal Arts|
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This scholarship was established by the Cynthia Fairburn Estate in December 16, 1994 to benefit graduating high school seniors from any Ventura County high school. Applicants must be planning to enroll full-time at an accredited four-year public or private college or university (no community colleges), pursuing a degree in the field of liberal arts, humanities, or physical or natural science.
  • competition 2.5
  • effort level 2.0
View Details Vivian Klemz Memorial Scholarship Fund Ventura County Community Foundation
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  • 1,000
  • 1 award
  • January 2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +1 More
  • Residence: Live in |Ventura, CA|
  • School (College): |Four-year|Accredited College or University|
  • Major: Study |Fine Arts|Performing Arts|Visual Arts|Creative Language Arts|
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This scholarship was established by Virginia Weber on April 4, 2006 to honor and in memory of her mother, Vivian Klemz. Vivian was a gifted artist in many disciplines (painting, crafts, quilting, designing and making clothes) who never had the opportunity to attend college. This fund aims to provide scholarship support to students in the field of Arts.
  • competition 2.5
  • effort level 2.0
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