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.

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View Details R.H. Beel Memorial Scholarship Community Foundation Santa Cruz County
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  • 1,000
  • 1 award
  • n/a
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +4 More
  • Residence: Live in |California|
  • School (K-12): |Santa Cruz High School, Santa Cruz, CA|
  • School (College): Attend an |Accredited Vocational School|Accredited Two-Year|Accredited Four-Year|
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This scholarship was established by the family of Ralph H. "Boots" Beel. This scholarship in memory of Ralph Beel is open to graduating senior from Santa Cruz High School who are planning to attend an accredited two- or four-year college or university or an accredited vocational school in California. Applicants must demonstrate academic achievement and financial need.
  • competition 2.5
  • effort level 4.5
View Details Kent Weigel Math Scholarship Fund Ventura County Community Foundation
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  • 1,000
  • 1 award
  • n/a
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +2 More
  • Residence: Live in |Ventura, CA|
  • School (K-12): |High School|
  • School (College): |Four-year|Accredited College|Accredited University|
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The Kent Weigel Math Scholarship Fund is awarded to graduating high school senior from any school in Ventura County. Applicants must be pursuing major in math, Physical, Natural Science
  • competition 2.5
  • effort level 1.0
View Details Barbara J. Thompson Scholarship Community Foundation Santa Cruz County
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  • 2,400
  • 4 awards
  • n/a
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +3 More
  • Residence: Live in |Santa Cruz, CA|
  • School (K-12): |Santa Cruz High School, Santa Cruz, CA|Delta Charter High School, Tracy, CA|Harbor High School, Santa Cruz, CA|Soquel High School, Soquel, CA|
  • School (College): Attend a |Vocational School|Accredited Two-Year|Accredited Four-Year|
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This scholarship was established in honor of Barbara J. Thompson's retirement from the board in 2002. Barbara served as a trustee on the Santa Cruz City Schools Board and a firm supporter of public education and making educational opportunities available to all students. This scholarship is open to graduating seniors or graduates from Delta Charter, Harbor, Santa Cruz or Soquel High Schools. Applicants must be planning to enroll in an accredited two or four-year college, university or vocational school. Employed students, assisted with family care, demonstrated community involvement, were involved with sports, or performed volunteer work while enrolled in high school are given priority.
  • competition 2.5
  • effort level 4.5
View Details Young Artists Scholarship Fund Ventura County Community Foundation
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  • 2,500
  • 1 award
  • n/a
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +3 More
  • Residence: Live in |Ventura, CA|
  • School (K-12): |High School|
  • School (College): |Four-year|Accredited College|Accredited University|Art Institution|
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The Young Artists Scholarship Fund is awarded to graduating high school senior from any Ventura County high school. Applicants must be resident of Ventura county and pursuing major in art
  • competition 2.5
  • effort level 4.5
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  • n/a
  • 1 award
  • n/a
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:
  • Residence: Live in |Sonoma, CA|San Francisco, CA|Marin, CA| as a |Permanent U.S. Resident|The Peninsula (Sunnyvale and North), CA|
  • Age / Grade Level: |High school senior|
  • Character Trait: Show |Leadership|
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The Alexander M. and June L. Maisin Foundation Scholarship Fund is awarded to Jewish high school seniors student. Applicants must be permanent residents of San Francisco, the Peninsula, or Marin or Sonoma Counties
  • competition 2.5
  • effort level 5.0
View Details Curry Award for Girls and Young Women Silicon Valley Community Foundation
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  • 1,000
  • 10 awards
  • n/a
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +2 More
  • Residence: Live in |East Palo Alto, CA|East Menlo Park, CA|Redwood City, CA| as a |Legal U.S. Resident|
  • School (K-12): |San Mateo, CA|San Mateo, CA|East Side College Preparatory, East Palo Alto, CA|East Palo Alto Academy High School, Menlo Park, CA|Menlo Atherton High School, Atherton, CA|Sequoia High School, Visalia, CA|San Mateo High School, San Mateo, CA|Carlmont High School, Belmont, CA|
  • School (College): Attend an |University|Two-year|Four-year|College|
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The Curry Award for Girls and Young Women is awarded to graduating high school senior from East Palo Alto Academy, East Side College Prep, Menlo Atherton high school, Sequoia high school, Carlmont high school and San Mateo high schools. Applicants must demonstrate a financial need and with a minimum of 3.3 GPA
  • competition 2.5
  • effort level 1.5
View Details The Sangiacomo Family Fund Community Foundation Sonoma County
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  • n/a
  • 1 award
  • March 2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:
  • Residence: Live in |Sonoma, CA|
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The scholarship was established to provide financial assistance to students of Sonoma County.
  • competition 2.5
  • effort level 2.0
View Details 10,000 Degrees | Sonoma County General Fund Community Foundation Sonoma County
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  • n/a
  • 1 award
  • n/a
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:
  • Residence: Live in |Sonoma, CA|
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The scholarship was established to provide financial assistance to students who have demonstrated perseverance and motivation to attend and complete post-secondary school.
  • competition 2.5
  • effort level 2.0
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  • 3,000
  • 1 award
  • n/a
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +1 More
  • Residence: Live in |California| as a |Legal U.S. Resident|
  • School (College): |American Library Association accredited institution|
  • Major: Study |Library Science|
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The scholarship encourages college seniors, college graduates, and beginning library school students to prepare for a career in reference/information service librarianship.
  • competition 2.5
  • effort level 4.5
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  • n/a
  • 1 award
  • March 2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +2 More
  • Residence: Live in |Sonoma, CA|Humboldt, CA|Del Norte, CA|Lake, CA|Modoc, CA|Siskiyou, CA|Trinity, CA|
  • School (K-12): Attend a school in |Mendocino, CA|
  • Major: Study |Architecture|
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This scholarship was established students from the Redwood Empire pursuing study in the field of architecture accredited by the National Architectural Accrediting Board. Applicants must be residing in Sonoma, Mendocino, Humboldt, Del Norte, Lake, Modoc, Siskiyou, or Trinity Counties and demonstrate financial need.
  • competition 2.5
  • effort level 2.5
View Details ERC Eco Scholarship Environmental Research Center
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  • 1,000
  • 1 award
  • n/a
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +2 More
  • Residence: Live in |California|
  • School (College): |US Accredited College or University|Two-year|Four-year|
  • Major: Study |Environmental Studies|
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ERC Eco Scholarship is a $1,000 fund given to high school seniors who are planning pursue a degree in environmental health sciences. The scholarship aims to support the students' needs to continue their post-secondary education. The amount may be used for tuition, living expenses, books, supplies, university fees and special project costs.
  • competition 2.5
  • effort level 4.0
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
View Details Christopher A. Burrows Memorial Scholarship Community Foundation of the Verdugos
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  • 2,000
  • 4 awards
  • n/a
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +1 More
  • Residence: Live in |La Canada Flintridge, CA|La Crescenta, CA|Montrose, CA|Verdugo City, CA|
  • School (K-12): Attend a school in |La Canada-Flintridge, CA|
  • Age / Grade Level: |High school senior|
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This scholarship was established in memory of Christopher A. Burrows, a 1976 graduate of Crescenta Valley High School and La Caada resident. Christopher was an attorney, active community volunteer, a loving husband and father of four, and devoted friend who encouraged young and old alike. He passed away on January 9, 1999 from a malignant brain tumor. This scholarship benefits college-bound graduating high school seniors from a high school in La Caada-Flintridge or La Crescenta. Applicants must demonstrate academic and extracurricular achievement, a strength of character and zest for life. Financial need will be considered.
  • competition 2.0
  • effort level 5.0
View Details TOYOTA/TELACU Scholarship TELACU Education Foundation
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  • 5,000
  • 1 award
  • n/a
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +1 More
  • Residence: Live in |New York|San Antonio, TX|East Los Angeles, CA|Boyle Heights, CA|Baldwin Park, CA|Bell Gardens, CA|Commerce, CA|Huntington Park, CA|Montebello, CA|Ontario, CA|Pico Rivera, CA|Pomona, CA|South Gate, CA|San Bernardino, CA|Austin, TX|Laredo, TX|Edinburg, TX|Rio Grande, TX|Greater Chicagoland, IL|
  • School (K-12): Attend a school in |Los Angeles, CA|
  • School (College): Attend a |Four-year| in |Santa Ana, CA|
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This scholarship is funded by TOYOTA to benefit undergraduate students pursuing studies in the field of Business or STEMScience, Technology, Engineering and Math. Students must be enrolled full-time for the entire 2017-2018 academic year at a 4-year college or university. Applicants must also Attend mandatory Sessions throughout the academic year, most will be held on Saturday mornings (Required only for students attending local area schools. Non-local students will receive information provided at Sessions via webinar).
  • competition 2.0
  • effort level 5.0
View Details Scott Delgadillo Scholarship Friends of Scott Foundation
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  • n/a
  • 1 award
  • n/a
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +1 More
  • Residence: Live in |California|
  • Disability: |Cancer|Cancer Survivor|
  • School (College): |Accredited College or University|
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This scholarship was established to benefit students who are cancer patients or cancer survivors. Students must be enrolled in or accepted for enrollment in an accredited undergraduate or graduate school. Funds can be used for education-related expenses, including tuition, books, school supplies, room and board, or transportation.
  • competition 2.0
  • effort level 5.0
View Details The Peanuts on Parade Scholarship Fund Community Foundation Sonoma County
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  • n/a
  • 1 award
  • March 2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:
  • Residence: Live in |Sonoma, CA|
  • Major: Study |Art|Design|Graphic Arts|Animation|Cartooning|Computer Generated Imaging|
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The scholarship was established to provide financial assistance to the residents of Sonoma County who are pursuing a degree in Art, animation, graphic arts and design, cartooning, and computer generated imaging.
  • competition 2.0
  • effort level 2.0
View Details Simunovich Family Agricultural Scholarship Community Foundation Santa Cruz County
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  • 2,000
  • 1 award
  • n/a
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +2 More
  • Residence: Live in |Santa Cruz, CA|Cabrillo, CA| as a |Pajaro Valley, CA|
  • School (K-12): |High School|Pajaro Valley High School, Watsonville, CA|Cabrillo High School, Lompoc, CA|
  • School (College): |Community College|Hartnell Community College, Salinas, CA|
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The Simunovich Family Agricultural Scholarship is awarded to graduating high school senior from Pajaro Valley, or a student at Cabrillo or Hartnell or high school in Santa Cruz County. Applicants must be pursuing major in Agriculture
  • competition 2.0
  • effort level 1.5
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  • 750 - 1,500
  • 1 award
  • n/a
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:
  • Residence: Live in |Banning, CA|Beaumont, CA|Calimesa, CA|Cherry Valley, CA|Grand Terrace, CA|Highland, CA|Loma Linda, CA|Mentone, CA|Redlands, CA|Yucaipa, CA|
  • Age / Grade Level: |Graduate Student|College|
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The Nancy Yowell Memorial Scholarship is awarded to female undergraduate or graduate student. Applicants must demonstrate a financial need and the schooling was interrupted but now returned to school.
  • competition 2.0
  • effort level 4.5
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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 The Stephanie G. Hoffman Scholarship Fund Jewish Community Federation & Endowment Fund
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  • 2,000 - 5,000
  • 3 awards
  • n/a
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +3 More
  • Residence: Live in |San Francisco, CA| as a |Permanent U.S. Resident|
  • School (K-12): Attend a school in |San Francisco, CA|
  • Religion: |Jewish|
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The Stephanie G. Hoffman Scholarship Fund awards two to three scholarship yearly to undergraduate and graduate students. The scholarship awards a $2,000 to $5,000 fund to Jewish undergraduate or graduate student accepted to or attending an accredited college/university program in Library Science or English Literature.
  • competition 2.0
  • effort level 5.0
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