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 141-160 of 175 scholarships
View Details The Ohlson Family 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 |Education|Teaching|
  • Character Trait: Show |Overcome Hardship|
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The scholarship was established to provide financial assistance to outstanding students of Sonoma County who are pursuing a degree in education and teaching career.
  • competition 2.0
  • effort level 4.5
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  • n/a
  • 1 award
  • March 2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:
  • Residence: Live in |Sonoma, CA|Lake, CA|
  • School (K-12): Attend a school in |Mendocino, CA|
  • Major: Study |Journalism|Communications|Photojournalism|Documentary Art|Non-Fiction Digital Media|
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The scholarship was established to provide financial assistance to students of Sonoma, Lake or Mendocino County who are planning to pursue a degree in journalism, communications, photojournalism, documentary art, and non-fiction digital media.
  • competition 2.0
  • effort level 2.0
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  • n/a
  • 1 award
  • March 2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:
  • Residence: Live in |Sonoma, CA|Lake, CA|
  • School (K-12): Attend a school in |Mendocino, CA|
  • Major: Study |Journalism|Communications|Photojournalism|Documentary Art|Non-Fiction Digital Media|
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The scholarship was established to provide financial assistance to students of Sonoma, Lake or Mendocino who are planning to pursue a degree in journalism, communications, photojournalism, documentary art, and non-fiction digital media.
  • competition 2.0
  • effort level 2.0
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 Chandler Scholars Program 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): Attend a |Public| in |Harney, OR|Baker, OR|Crook, OR|Curry, OR|Deschutes, OR|Jefferson, OR|Union, OR|Del Norte, OR|
  • School (College): Attend a |Non-profit|
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The scholarship is available to graduating seniors of high schools in one of seven Oregon counties where Western Communications owns newspapers (Baker, Crook, Curry, Deschutes, Harney, Jefferson, and Union counties) or Del Norte County in California. Applicants must be residents of Oregon or California. Preference are also given to applicants who have taken the SAT or ACT and have good essay scores.
  • competition 2.0
  • effort level 4.5
View Details The Pavement Recycling Systems Scholarships The Community Foundation Serving Riverside & San Bernadino Cities
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  • n/a
  • 1 award
  • April 2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +1 More
  • Residence: Live in |Riverside, CA|
  • School (College): Attend an |Approved Trade School|
  • Extracurricular: |Community Service|School Activities|
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This scholarship was established in memory of Chuck Harmon, Dick Sprinkel and Gordon Lounsbury to financially support graduating seniors pursuing post-secondary education through approved certified colleges or training institutes. Students must be residing in the City of Riverside or its neighboring communities. This scholarship doesn't require services to as a consequence of receiving the award. Funds can be used for tuition, books, education fees, and other education-related expenses. Awards are calculated based on total points earned per a formula that includes but not limited to the Value per Credit, Number of Credits of each course, Course Difficulty multiplier and College Course Level multiplier.
  • competition 2.0
  • effort level 4.5
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  • n/a
  • 1 award
  • March 2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +1 More
  • Residence: Live in |Sonoma, CA|
  • School (K-12): |Healdsburg High School, Healdsburg, CA|Geyserville high schools, Geyserville, CA|
  • School (College): |Post-Secondary Education|
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The scholarship was established to provide financial assistance to graduating students of Healdsburg or Geyserville high schools who are in a good standing and are pursuing a post-secondary education.
  • competition 2.0
  • effort level 2.0
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 Jewish Day Camp Scholarships Jewish Community Federation & Endowment Fund
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  • n/a
  • 1 award
  • n/a
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:
  • Residence: Live in |Sonoma, CA|San Francisco, CA|The Peninsula (Sunnyvale and North), CA|Marin, CA|
  • Religion: |Jewish|
  • Age / Grade Level: |Ages 3-15|
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The Jewish Day Camp Scholarships is awarded to children between the ages of 3 and 15 who live in the Federations service area. Applicants must be Jewish
  • competition 2.0
  • effort level 1.0
View Details Specialty Camp Family Weekend Scholarships Jewish Community Federation & Endowment Fund
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  • n/a
  • 1 award
  • March 2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:
  • Residence: Live in |Sonoma, CA|San Francisco, CA|Marin, CA|North Peninsula, CA|South Peninsula, CA|
  • Religion: |Jewish|
  • Age / Grade Level: |Children|Parents|
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This is a need-based scholarship provided by the Jewish Community Federation for Jewish families that live in the Federation's service area. This scholarship was designed to provide last resort community resources above and beyond what is contributed by families and individual camps.
  • competition 2.0
  • effort level 1.5
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  • n/a
  • 1 award
  • March 2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +1 More
  • Residence: Live in |Sonoma, CA|
  • School (K-12): |Petaluma, CA (City|
  • School (College): Attend a |Four-year|
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The Beverly C. Wilson Scholarship Fund for Women in Business aims to support a female student in pursuing a 4-year college degree. The applicant must be a student graduating in good standing from a high school in Petaluma. The applicant must have a minimum of 3.0 GPA to qualify.
  • competition 2.0
  • effort level 4.0
View Details Andy Wallstrum Memorial Scholarship Fund Community Foundation Sonoma County
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  • n/a
  • 1 award
  • March 2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +1 More
  • Residence: Live in |Sonoma, CA|
  • School (K-12): |Lawrence Cook Middle School, Santa Rosa, CA (High School|
  • Age / Grade Level: |High school graduate|
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Andy Wallstrum Memorial Scholarship Fund is provided to a student who attended Lawrence Cook Junior High School.The applicant must be Sonoma resident who has a history of low grades or behavior problems and demonstrated improvement. The scholarship aims to support a student in pursuing a degree in any discipline.
  • competition 2.0
  • effort level 4.5
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  • n/a
  • 1 award
  • March 2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +1 More
  • Residence: Live in |Sonoma, CA|
  • Major: Study |Nutrition|Nursing|Allied Health|Medicine|Health Sciences|Dentistry|Counseling|Psychology|Gerontology|Health Technology|
  • Age / Grade Level: |College|
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This scholarship was established to benefit students studying in any field, but preference will be given to students studying in fields related to health sciences, medicine, nursing, psychology, counseling, allied health, gerontology, nutrition sciences, health tech, dental, and related fields. Applicants must demonstrate financial need, perseverance, and motivation to attend and complete post-secondary school. Applicants must also be clients of the County of Sonoma Department of HealthServices or Human Services Department.
  • competition 2.0
  • effort level 2.0
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  • 1,000
  • 1 award
  • n/a
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +3 More
  • Residence: Live in |Camarillo, CA|
  • School (K-12): |Ventura High School, Ventura, CA|Foothill Technology High School, Ventura, CA|El Camino High School, Ventura, CA|Saint Bonaventure High School, Ventura, CA|Saint Augustine Academy, Ventura, CA|Golden Valley Charter School, Ventura, CA|
  • School (College): |University|Four-year|Accredited Community College|
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Established in honor of Stephen Devron Resnik, this $1000 scholarship is open for Camarillo residents who are graduating from a high school in Ventura County. In the selection of candidates, preference will be given to volleyball players and students who show demonstrate good character and a passion in helping others.
  • competition 2.0
  • effort level 4.0
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  • n/a
  • 1 award
  • March 2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +1 More
  • Residence: Live in |Sonoma, CA|
  • Major: Study |Nursing|Allied Health|Medicine|
  • Age / Grade Level: |Graduate Student|College|Early-Career Professional|
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This scholarship was established to benefit students pursuing study in the field of nursing or other allied health fields. Applicants must be residents of Sonoma County. Graduates and professional degree students are eligible to apply.
  • competition 2.0
  • effort level 4.5
View Details L. Wylie and Barbara Horn Scholarship Fund Ventura County Community Foundation
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  • n/a
  • 1 award
  • n/a
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:
  • Residence: Live in |Ventura, CA|
  • School (K-12): |High School|
  • Age / Grade Level: |High school senior|
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The L. Wylie and Barbara Horn Scholarship Fund is awarded to graduating high school senior from every high school in Ventura County California
  • competition 2.0
  • effort level 1.0
View Details ERC Cancer Scholarship Environmental Research Center
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  • 1,000
  • 1 award
  • n/a
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +2 More
  • Residence: Live in |California|
  • Disability: |Cancer Patient/Survivor|
  • School (College): |US Accredited Institution|Two-year|Four-year|
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ERC Cancer Scholarship aims to provide support to students who wants to pursue their education. The applicants must have been previously or are currently diagnosed with cancer. The scholarship gives $1,000 fund to help in pursuing a degree in an accredited two or four-year higher education institution.
  • competition 2.0
  • effort level 2.0
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  • n/a
  • 1 award
  • March 2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +4 More
  • Residence: Live in |Sonoma, CA|
  • School (K-12): |Petaluma High School, Petaluma, CA|
  • School (College): Attend a |Four-year|
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This scholarship was established to benefit Petaluma High School seniors planning to enroll at a four-year college or university. Applicants must have participated in a varsity level sport in their senior year including cheerleading.
  • competition 1.5
  • effort level 2.0
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  • 1,000
  • 1 award
  • n/a
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +3 More
  • Residence: Live in |Ventura, CA|
  • Disability: |Hearing Impairment|Speech Disorder|
  • School (K-12): |High School|
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The Edna Wirt Woods and Ruth Nagel Scholarship Fund is awarded graduating high school senior from any high school in Ventura, CA. Applicants must be female student pursuing a health-related degree
  • competition 1.5
  • effort level 1.0
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  • n/a
  • 1 award
  • March 2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:
  • Residence: Live in |Sonoma, CA|
  • School (College): |Law School|
  • Major: Study |Law|
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The scholarship was established to provide financial assistance to the past or current residents of Sonoma county who are pursuing a law-related career or currently enrolled in law school.
  • competition 1.5
  • effort level 2.0
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