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 81-100 of 175 scholarships
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  • 1,500
  • 4 awards
  • January 2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +3 More
  • Residence: Live in |Ventura, CA|
  • School (College): |Accredited College|Accredited University|Accredited Non-Profit Institutions|
  • Major: Study |Nursing|Medicine|Psychology|Pharmacy|Healing Arts|
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The Michael Gordon Burgos Memorial Scholarship Fund is awarded to selected Ventura County residents who graduated or will graduate from any high school in Ventura County.
  • competition 1.5
  • effort level 4.0
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  • 800
  • 1 award
  • January 2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +1 More
  • Residence: Live in |Ventura, CA|
  • Employer: |Minor Child of Saticoy Lemon Association Employee|Legal Ward of Saticoy Lemon Association Employee|Saticoy Lemon Association Employee|
  • School (College): |Four-year|Accredited Community College|
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This scholarship was established to benefit GED certificate holders or graduating seniors from any Ventura County high school who are planning to enroll at an accredited community college or four-year college or university. Applicants must be a Ventura County resident who is the minor child or legal ward of an employee of Saticoy Lemon Association.
  • competition 1.5
  • effort level 2.0
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  • 500 - 3,000
  • 3 awards
  • May 2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +3 More
  • Residence: Live in |San Francisco, CA| as a |Permanent U.S. Resident|
  • Ethnicity: Be |Filipino|
  • School (College): Attend a |Four-year|
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Maria Elena Yuchengco Memorial Journalism Scholarship is provided to students with Filipino heritage. The scholarship ranges from $500 to $3,000 that will be given to an up to three awardees. The program was established in honor of Maria Elena who was a key in founding the Filipinas Magazine.
  • competition 1.5
  • effort level 5.0
View Details MGMA Western Section Scholarship Sponsored by MGMA Western Section American College of Medical Practice Executives (ACMPE)
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  • 1,000 - 5,000
  • 1 award
  • May 2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +1 More
  • Residence: Live in |New Mexico|Arizona|California|Nevada|Hawaii|Utah|Oregon|Colorado|Alaska|Idaho|Montana|Wyoming|
  • Organization: Associated with the |Medical Group Management Association|
  • School (K-12): Attend a school in |Washington|
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This scholarship is open to students residing in MGMA Western section states (Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, Washington, and Wyoming) who are current MGMA members and enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate degree program relevant to medical practice management.
  • competition 1.5
  • effort level 1.5
View Details Finch Family Scholarship Fund Ventura County Community Foundation
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  • 4,000
  • 1 award
  • January 2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +1 More
  • Residence: Live in |Ventura, CA|Piru, CA|
  • Employer: |Finch Ranches|
  • School (College): |Four-year|Community College|Trade School|Accredited College or University|
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This scholarship was established to benefit the minor child of an employee or contractor working for Finch Ranches or a resident of the town of Piru. Applicants must be a graduating high school senior or have previously graduated from a Ventura County high school pursuing an undergraduate degree in any field at an accredited four-year college or university, community college, or trade school.
  • competition 1.0
  • effort level 2.0
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  • 1,000
  • 1 award
  • March 2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +2 More
  • Residence: Live in |Sonoma, CA|
  • Ethnicity: Be |Hispanic|
  • Extracurricular: |Volunteer Activities|School Activities|
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The Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Sonoma County Scholarship Fund is awarded to graduate student of Latino, Hispanic origin. Applicants must demonstrate involvement in community or school affairs and leadership
  • competition 1.0
  • effort level 1.0
View Details Wilma Motley Memorial California Merit Scholarship American Dental Hygienists' Association (ADHA) Institute for Oral Health
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  • 2,000
  • 3 awards
  • February 2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +2 More
  • Residence: Live in |United States|California|
  • Organization: American Dental Hygienists' Association (Professional Organization)
  • Major: Study |Dental Hygiene|
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Wilma Motley Memorial California Merit Scholarshipis a scholarship for students who demonstrate leadership experience in addition to meeting the minimum grade point average. These scholarships will be awarded solely on merit and do not have a financial needs requirement. The program requires applicants must be either a resident of California or attend a dental hygiene program in California.
  • competition 1.0
  • effort level 4.5
View Details The Claire and Stanley Withers Scholarship Community Foundation Sonoma County
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  • 1,000
  • 1 award
  • March 2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:
  • Residence: Live in |Sonoma, CA|
  • School (K-12): |Roseland University Prep, Santa Rosa, CA|
  • Age / Grade Level: |High school graduate|
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The Claire and Stanley Withers Scholarship is awarded to graduates student of Roseland University Prep High School. Applicants must demonstrate financial need
  • competition 1.0
  • effort level 1.0
View Details Burlington Northern Santa Fe Foundation Scholarship American Indian Science and Engineering Society
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  • 2,500
  • 1 award
  • May 2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +4 More
  • Residence: Live in |Minnesota|North Dakota|South Dakota|New Mexico|Arizona|California|Oklahoma|Texas|Oregon|Colorado|Montana|
  • Organization: American Indian Science and Engineering Society (Professional Organization)
  • School (K-12): Attend a school in |Kansas|Washington|
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The scholarship is available to American Indian high school seniors who reside in one of the 13 states serviced by the Burlington Northern and Santa Fe Pacific Corporation and its affiliated companies. Applicants must also pursue degrees in Business, Mathematics, Natural/Physical Sciences, Technology, Engineering, Education, Medicine or Health Administration.
  • competition 1.0
  • effort level 5.0
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  • 1,500
  • 1 award
  • January 2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +1 More
  • Residence: Live in |Ventura, CA|Camarillo, CA|Fillmore, CA|Santa Paula, CA|Saticoy, CA|Somis, CA|
  • Organization: Saticoy Poinsettia Club (Club)
  • School (College): |Four-year|Accredited College or University|
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This scholarship was established to benefit graduating high school seniors or community college students pursuing an undergraduate degree at an accredited four-year college or university. Applicants must be residents of Camarillo, Fillmore, Santa Paula, Saticoy, Somis, or Ventura.
  • competition 1.0
  • effort level 4.0
View Details Indian Education Scholarship Fund Ventura County Community Foundation
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  • 200
  • 10 awards
  • January 2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +2 More
  • Residence: Live in |Ventura, CA|
  • Organization: Ventura County Indian Education Consortium (Educational Services)
  • Ethnicity: Be |Native American|Alaska Native|
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The Indian Education Scholarship Fund is a textbook scholarship, awarded to assist the student in purchasing necessary textbooks as they pursue their educational goals. This scholarship benefits graduating high school seniors from high schools in Ventura County who are of Native American and/or Alaskan descent and are participants in the Ventura County Indian Education Consortium.
  • competition 1.0
  • effort level 2.0
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  • 2,000
  • 1 award
  • April 2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +1 More
  • Residence: Live in |California|
  • Major: Study |Hospitality|Travel and Tourism|
  • Citizenship: |U.S. Citizen|
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Members of the ASTA Northern California Chapter started this scholarship in memory of Richard Epping, former ASTA Northern California chapter president. This scholarship aims to benefit students from Northern California pursuing a degree in travel, tourism or hospitality.
  • competition 1.0
  • effort level 5.0
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  • 1,000
  • 1 award
  • March 2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +1 More
  • Residence: Live in |Glendale, CA|La Canada Flintridge, CA|La Crescenta, CA|Montrose, CA|Verdugo City, CA|
  • School (College): Attend |Glendale Community College, Glendale, CA|
  • Major: Study |Nursing|
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This scholarship was established to benefit students enrolled in a nursing program at Glendale Community College. Applicants must be residing in Glendale, La Caada-Flintridge, La Crescenta, Montrose or Verdugo City for the past three years.
  • competition 1.0
  • effort level 5.0
View Details Armando and Lourdes Lopez Scholarship Fund Ventura County Community Foundation
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  • 500
  • 1 award
  • January 2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:
  • Residence: Live in |Ventura, CA|
  • School (College): Attend |California State University, Channel Islands, Camarillo, CA|
  • Age / Grade Level: |High school senior|
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The Armando and Lourdes Lopez Scholarship was started to benefit graduating Ventura County high school senior planning to attend California State University, Channel Islands (CSUCI). Applicants must be the minor child of a farm worker.
  • competition 1.0
  • effort level 2.0
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  • 95,000
  • 1 award
  • September 2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:
  • Residence: Live in |Rome, Italy|Worcester, MA|Stanford, CA|San Marino, CA|Princeton, NJ|Budapest, Hungary|Research Triangle Park, NC|Chicago, IL|Cambridge, MA|Uppsala, Sweden|Florence, Italy|
  • School (K-12): Attend a school in |Washington, DC|
  • Major: Study |Humanities|Social Science|
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The fellowship supports academic research in all fields of the humanities and related social sciences. It is open to recently tenured humanistsscholars who will have begun their first tenured contracts by the application deadline but began their first tenured contracts no earlier than the fall 2012 semester or quarter. Applicant must be employed in a tenured position at a degree-granting academic institution in the United States, remaining so for the duration of the fellowship.
  • competition 1.0
  • effort level 2.0
View Details Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Scholarship California Teachers Association (CTA)
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  • 1,000 - 6,000
  • 1 award
  • March 2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +3 More
  • Residence: Live in |California|
  • Organization: California Teachers Association (CTA) (Professional Organization)|Student California Teachers Association (SCTA) (Professional Organization)
  • Ethnicity: Be |Native American|Asian / Asian American / Pacific Islander|Hispanic|African American/Black|
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The Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial scholarship was established to promote professional growth for ethnic minority teachers and ESP members, and to support them in becoming educators, school nurses, school counselors or school therapists.
  • competition 1.0
  • effort level 1.5
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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 Orfalea Scholarship Fund Ventura County Community Foundation
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  • 2,500
  • 31 awards
  • January 2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +4 More
  • Residence: Live in |Ventura, CA|
  • Employer: |Minor Child of Seasonal Farm Worker|Dependent of a Non-profit Agency employee|Dependent of a Nurse|Dependent of a K-12 Teacher|Dependent of a Ventura City Employee|Dependent of a Ventura County Firefighter|Dependent of a Ventura City Police Officer|Dependent of a Ventura County Sheriff Officer|
  • Disability: |Learning Disability|
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This scholarship was established to benefit graduates or graduating seniors from a Ventura County high school who are planning to enroll full-time at an accredited vocational school, community college, or four-year college or university. Applicants must be pursuing studies in the field of Early Childhood Education, Teaching, Sustainable Agriculture (including organic gardening, permaculture, biodiversity, water food and nutrition, or interdisciplinary studies combining these areas), Nursing, Certified Nursing Assistant, Dental Hygiene, Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Public Health, Social Work, Psychology/ Counseling, or any major provided student meets at least one of the criteria listed in the Other Special Requirements section and is a prior year recipient of an Orfalea Scholarship Award.
  • competition 1.0
  • effort level 4.5
View Details James C. Basile Scholarship Fund Ventura County Community Foundation
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  • 5,000
  • 15 awards
  • January 2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +2 More
  • Residence: Live in |California|Ventura, CA|Moorpark, CA|Simi Valley, CA|
  • Employer: |Firefighter|Law Enforcement Officer|
  • Disability: |Physical Disability|Disabled|Visual Impairment|
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The James C. Basile Scholarship Fund is established by James C. Basile on May 18, 1999. Applicant must be Ventura County resident, who has graduated from or will graduate from any high school in Ventura County. Must be enrolled or will enroll in a public college or university in the state of California.
  • competition 1.0
  • effort level 1.5
View Details Louis J. and Mary Ellen Schultz Scholarship Community Foundation Santa Cruz County
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  • 2,000
  • 2 awards
  • n/a
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:
  • Residence: Live in |Santa Cruz, CA|
  • School (College): Attend a |Vocational School|Accredited Two-Year|Accredited Four-Year|
  • Age / Grade Level: |High school senior|High school graduate|
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This scholarship was established by Louis J. and Mary Ellen Schultz who were lifelong Santa Cruz residents. Mary was a teacher and Louis worked at the Opal Cliffs Market. They had no children but wanted to do something for the youth of Santa Cruz County and so they started this scholarship. This scholarship is open to graduating seniors or graduates from a high school in Santa Cruz County who are planning to attend an accredited two- or four-year college, university or vocational school. This is a renewable scholarship for up to four years. Financial need is required.
  • competition 3.5
  • effort level 4.5
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