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 101-120 of 175 scholarships
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  • n/a
  • 1 award
  • March 2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:
  • Residence: Live in |California|
  • Ethnicity: Be |Hispanic|Mexican / Mexican American|
  • School (College): Attend a |Vocational-technical / Career College|Two-year|Four-year|
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The scholarship was established to recognize outstanding Chicana/Latina women who have outstanding academic achievements and has contributed to the community.
  • competition 3.0
  • effort level 4.5
View Details The Mark and Eric Dolan Family Scholarship Community Foundation Sonoma County
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  • n/a
  • 1 award
  • n/a
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +1 More
  • Residence: Live in |Sonoma, CA|
  • School (College): |Two-year|Four-year|Accredited College|Accredited University|
  • Major: Study |Engineering|Science|
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The Mark and Eric Dolan Family Scholarship is awarded to student resident of Sonoma County California admitted to an accredited two or fou-year school. Applicants must demonstrate financial need
  • competition 3.0
  • effort level 1.5
View Details The Roshan Rahbari Scholarship Fund Silicon Valley Community Foundation
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  • 5,000
  • 4 awards
  • n/a
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +2 More
  • Residence: Live in |California|
  • School (College): Attend an |University|Four-year|Community College|College|
  • Extracurricular: |Community Service|
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The Roshan Rahbari Scholarship Fund is awarded to current college student resident of California. Applicant must demonstrate service to community or school and a financial need
  • competition 3.0
  • effort level 1.5
View Details Medical Student Scholarship Fresno-Madera Medical Society Scholarship Foundation
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  • n/a
  • 1 award
  • May-15-2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:
  • Residence: Live in |Fresno, CA|Madera, CA|
  • School (College): |Accredited Medical Program|
  • Age / Grade Level: |Medical Students|
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The scholarship was established to provide educational support to medical students of either Fresno or Madera County who are enrolled in or accepted to an accredited allopathic or osteopathic medical school.
  • competition 3.0
  • effort level 5.0
View Details John and Agnes McFarlane Scholarship Fund Ventura County Community Foundation
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  • 2,500 - 5,000
  • 15 awards
  • n/a
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +3 More
  • Residence: Live in |Ventura, CA|
  • School (College): |Four-year|Accredited Community College|State College or University|
  • Major: Study |Political Science|Nursing|Elementary Education|Journalism|Civics|Government|Healthcare|Social Work|Secondary Education|International Relations|Global Studies|International Cooperation|Public Policy|Public Administration|Public Health|Early Childhood Education|Administration of Justice|Physical Assistant|
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The scholarship was established to provide financial assistance to graduating senior of Ventura County or current college students who have demonstrated interest and involvement in the welfare of the community through their school and community activities and are pursuing a degree or certification preparatory leading to a career in public service at an accredited community college or four-year college or university in the state of California.
  • competition 3.0
  • effort level 4.0
View Details Jean Weber Memorial Scholarship Fund Ventura County Community Foundation
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  • 1,000
  • 3 awards
  • n/a
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +3 More
  • Residence: Live in |Ventura, CA|
  • School (K-12): |High School|
  • School (College): |Four-year|Accredited College|Accredited University|
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The Jean Weber Memorial Scholarship Fund is awarded to graduating high school seniors from schools in Ventura County California. Applicants must demonstrate leadership and good citizenship.
  • competition 3.0
  • effort level 4.0
View Details AWAF scholarship awards Association for Women in Architecture
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  • n/a
  • 1 award
  • n/a
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:
  • Residence: Live in |California|
  • Major: Study |Architecture|Interior Design|Urban Planning|Landscape Architecture|Environmental Design|Land Planning|
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The AWAF scholarship awards are awarded to a student pursuing major in Architecture, Landscape Architecture, Urban and Land Planning, Interior Design or Environmental Design. Applicants must be residents of California or attending a California school
  • competition 3.0
  • effort level 1.5
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  • 1,000
  • 1 award
  • n/a
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +1 More
  • Residence: Live in |Santa Cruz, CA|Live Oak, CA|Watsonville, CA|
  • Ethnicity: Be |Hispanic|
  • School (College): |Vocational School|Cabrillo College (CA)|Accredited Two-Year|Accredited Four-Year|
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This scholarship was established to benefit graduating seniors or graduates from a high school in Santa Cruz County, or a Cabrillo College. Applicants must attend an accredited two or four-year college, university or vocational school for the duration of the scholarship. This is a renewable scholarship for up to additional of four years.
  • competition 2.5
  • effort level 2.0
View Details Beverly Lloyd Oregon Student Access Commission
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  • n/a
  • 1 award
  • n/a
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +1 More
  • Residence: Live in |California|Oregon|
  • School (K-12): |Washington|Rex Putnam High School, Milwaukie, OR|
  • School (College): Attend a |Four-year|College|Non-profit|
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The scholarship provides assistance to graduating seniors from Putnam High School who are planning to pursue four-year public and nonprofit college or university in Oregon, California, and Washington.
  • competition 2.5
  • effort level 4.5
View Details The Mickey Smith Scholarship Fund Community Foundation Sonoma County
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  • n/a
  • 1 award
  • March 2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:
  • Residence: Live in |Sonoma, CA|
  • School (College): |Roseland University Prep High School, Santa Rosa, CA|
  • Age / Grade Level: |High school graduate|
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The scholarship was established to provide financial assistance to high school graduates of Roseland University Prep High School.
  • competition 2.5
  • effort level 2.0
View Details Honmyo Nguyen Family Trust Scholarship Silicon Valley Community Foundation
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  • 1,500
  • 2 awards
  • n/a
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +1 More
  • Residence: Live in |California|
  • School (K-12): |Private High School|Public High School|Santa Clara, CA|
  • School (College): |University|Four-year|Public College|
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The Honmyo Nguyen Family Trust Scholarship is awarded to graduating high school senior or graduate of a public or private high school in Santa Clara county California. Applicants must demonstrate a financial need and with a minimum of 3.3 GPA
  • competition 2.5
  • effort level 1.5
View Details Krishnan Shah Scholarship Silicon Valley Community Foundation
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  • 40,000
  • 5 awards
  • n/a
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +2 More
  • Residence: Live in |California|
  • School (College): Attend a |Four-year|Community College|
  • Extracurricular: |Volunteer Activities|Extracurricular Activities|
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Ajay Shah, Lata Krishnan and their family created this scholarship to benefit high school seniors or current community college students pursuing an undergraduate degree at a four-year college or university. Students must demonstrate academic potential and community involvement. Students must also demonstrate financial need.
  • competition 2.5
  • effort level 5.0
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  • n/a
  • 1 award
  • July 2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +2 More
  • Residence: Live in |Sonoma, CA|
  • Ethnicity: Be |African American/Black|
  • School (College): Attend a |Vocational-technical / Career College|Four-year|
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100 Black Men of Sonoma County Scholarship Fund is provided to residents of Sonoma County, California. The scholarship is given to an African- American descent who plans to study and complete higher education in any discipline.
  • competition 2.5
  • effort level 1.5
View Details Florence Lindberg Memorial Scholarship High Desert Community Foundation
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  • n/a
  • 1 award
  • March 2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +2 More
  • Residence: Live in |Adelanto, CA|
  • School (College): |Accredited Public Institution|Accredited Private Institution|
  • Extracurricular: |School Activities|
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This scholarship was established to financially support college education of outstanding graduating seniors. Applicants must be residing in Adelanto and pursuing a two or four-year degree. Applicants must also demonstrate community or school involvement and financial need.
  • competition 2.5
  • effort level 5.0
View Details William P. Reiman Memorial Scholarship Fund Ventura County Community Foundation
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  • 800
  • 1 award
  • n/a
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +3 More
  • Residence: Live in |Ventura, CA|
  • School (College): |Four-year|Accredited College or University|
  • Major: Study |Agriculture|
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The scholarship was established to provide educational opportunities to graduating senior of Ventura County high school or transfer student of Ventura County community college who seek to pursue a degree in agriculture at an accredited 4-year college or university, demonstrating a lifelong interest in and concern for agriculture evidenced by school and community activities.
  • competition 2.5
  • effort level 1.5
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  • 10,000
  • 30 awards
  • n/a
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +3 More
  • Residence: Live in |San Francisco, CA|
  • School (K-12): Attend a |Public High School|private high school| in |Santa Clara, CA|San Mateo, CA|
  • School (College): |Two-year|Four-year|Accredited College or University|Vocational School|
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The scholarship was established to provide financial assistance to graduating seniors or high school graduates of a public or private high school in San Mateo County, San Francisco County, or Santa Clara County who are late bloomer that demonstrate academic promise and continuous grade point average improvement and are planning to attend a two- or four-year college, university or vocational school as a full-time student.
  • competition 2.5
  • effort level 2.0
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
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  • 2,000
  • 1 award
  • n/a
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +1 More
  • Residence: Live in |California|Hawaii|
  • Career: Pursue a career in |Police Work|
  • Major: Study |Police Science|Probation|
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The scholarship is open for residents of Hawaii or California who is need of financial assistance and plan to pursue a career in probation or police-related field of study.
  • competition 2.5
  • effort level 2.0
View Details Career Technical Education Scholarship Community Foundation Sonoma County
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  • n/a
  • 1 award
  • March 2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +3 More
  • Residence: Live in |Sonoma, CA|
  • School (College): |Accredited College or University|
  • Career: Pursue a career in |Technical|
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This scholarship was established to benefit students pursuing trade, technical or vocational certificates or degrees or pursuing certificates or degrees in science, technology, engineering or math (STEM). Students who completed Career Technical Education coursework in Project Make, Principles of Engineering, Introduction to Engineering and Design, STEM/DES Fundamentals and Plant and Soil Science are given preference. Applicants must demonstrate financial need, perseverance, and motivation to attend and complete higher education.
  • competition 2.5
  • effort level 1.5
View Details Catina Rose Memorial Scholarship Crime Victims United Charitable Foundation
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  • n/a
  • 1 award
  • Jun-30-2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +2 More
  • Residence: Live in |California|
  • School (College): |Community College|Trade School|State College|
  • Extracurricular: |Community Service|
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This scholarship was established in 2007 to support young people who have been victims of crime or victim survivors of crime. Through this opportunity, victims may continue to heal and move on with their lives to become productive members of our communities. This is open to high school seniors or high school graduates planning to attend a community college, state college, university or trade school. Applicants must be active in community service.
  • competition 2.5
  • effort level 5.0
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