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 161-175 of 175 scholarships
View Details Flora de Mayo 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|
  • Major: Study |Art|Performing Arts|Visual Arts|
  • Extracurricular: |Community Service|
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The Flora de Mayo Scholarship Fund is awarded to a student pursuing major in visual and performing Arts. Applicants must demonstrate commitment to their community
  • competition 1.5
  • effort level 2.0
View Details California EasternStar Foundation Scholarship Grand Chapter of California Order of the Eastern Star
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  • n/a
  • 1 award
  • n/a
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +3 More
  • Residence: Live in |California|
  • Organization: Masonic Youth Groups (Professional Organization)
  • School (College): |Accredited College|Accredited University|Accredited Community College|accredited Trade School|Accredited Religious Institution|
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The California EasternStar Foundation Scholarship is awarded to graduating high school senior, undergraduate, or graduate student attending accredited college, university, community college, trade school, or religious institution. Applicants must be member of Masonic Youth Groups with a minimum of 3.0 GPA
  • competition 1.0
  • effort level 4.5
View Details The Begun Scholarship California Library Association
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  • 3,000
  • 1 award
  • n/a
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +1 More
  • Residence: Live in |California| as a |Permanent U.S. Resident|
  • Major: Study |Library Science|Information Studies|
  • Citizenship: |U.S. Citizen|
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Named in memory of former librarian Betty Begun, this scholarship supports continuing library school students who have demonstrated a commitment to becoming children's or young adult librarians in a California public library.
  • competition 1.0
  • effort level 5.0
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  • 5,000
  • 1 award
  • n/a
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +2 More
  • Residence: Live in |California|
  • Ethnicity: Be |African American/Black|
  • School (College): Attend |Johnson C. Smith University (NC)|Morehouse College (GA)|Wilberforce University (OH)|Clark Atlanta University (GA)|Tuskegee University (AL)|Xavier University of Louisiana (LA)|Allen University (SC)|Bennett College (NC)|Benedict College (SC)|Dillard University (LA)|Fisk University (TN)|Interdenominational Theological Center (GA)|Miles College (AL)|Oakwood University (AL)|Rust College (MS)|Saint Augustine's University (NC)|Shaw University (NC)|
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Kia Motors America STEM/Sustainability Scholarship was established in partnership with UNCF to provide a $5,000 fund to eligible students. The applicant must be a junior or senior college student from an eligible institution. The scholarship is renewable and provided for African American students.
  • competition 1.0
  • effort level 4.0
View Details The Mike and Suzy Marzalek Scholarship Community Foundation Sonoma County
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  • n/a
  • 1 award
  • n/a
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 Mike and Suzy Marzalek Scholarship is awarded to student graduates of Roseland University Prep High School. Applicants must be resident of Sonoma county California and demonstrate financial need
  • competition 1.0
  • effort level 1.5
View Details The BAC Local 3 Sullivan Kraw Scholarship Silicon Valley Community Foundation
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  • 2,500
  • 19 awards
  • n/a
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +2 More
  • Residence: Live in |California|
  • Organization: Associated with the |Bricklayers and Allied Craftworkers Local 3 CA|
  • School (College): Attend an |University|College|
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The BAC Local 3 Sullivan Kraw Scholarship is awarded to graduating high school senior, high school graduate or undergraduate member of Bricklayers and Allied Craftworkers Local 3 CA. Applicants must be United States citizen and with a minimum of 3.0 GPA
  • competition 1.0
  • effort level 1.5
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  • 2,000
  • 10 awards
  • n/a
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +1 More
  • Residence: Live in |California|
  • School (College): Attend |California State UniversityBakersfield (CA)|
  • Extracurricular: |Community Service|
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This scholarship is available to high school senior who resides in California and plans to attend a California State University or California Community College as a 1st-year student in the Fall of 2016.
  • competition 1.0
  • effort level 2.0
View Details Leo and Trinidad Sanchez Scholarship Silicon Valley Community Foundation
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  • 4,500
  • 1 award
  • n/a
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +3 More
  • Residence: Live in |Santa Cruz, CA|
  • School (K-12): Attend a school in |Santa Clara, CA|
  • Ethnicity: Be |Hispanic|
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The Leo and Trinidad Sanchez Scholarship is awarded to graduating high school senior or undergraduate at West Valley College. Applicants must be student of Hispanic heritage and pursuing major in architecture
  • competition 1.0
  • effort level 1.5
View Details H. Ernest & Helen L. Johnson Memorial Fund Sacramento Region Community Foundation
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  • 1,000 - 2,000
  • 1 award
  • n/a
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +3 More
  • Residence: Live in |California|
  • Organization: Girl Scout|Boy Scouts|YMCA (Professional Organization)
  • School (K-12): |High School|Placer, CA|El Dorado, CA|Yolo, CA|
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The H. Ernest & Helen L. Johnson Memorial Fund is awarded to graduating high school senior in Sacramento, Placer, El Dorado, or Yolo Counties California. Applicants must demonstrate financial need and with minimum of 3.0 GPA
  • competition 1.0
  • effort level 2.0
View Details The Robert Bertrand Studnick Memorial 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): |Santa Rosa High School, Santa Rosa, TX|
  • School (College): Attend |University of California System (CA)|
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The scholarship was established to provide financial assistance to graduates of Santa Rosa High School who are planning to attend a college in the University of California system.
  • competition 1.0
  • effort level 2.0
View Details Mitchell Soso 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): |Santa Rosa High School, Santa Rosa, CA|
  • School (College): Attend |University of California System (CA)|Sonoma State University (CA)|
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The scholarship was established to provide financial assistance to Santa Rosa High School graduates who are planning to attend a college at the University of California system or Sonoma State University.
  • competition 1.0
  • effort level 2.0
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  • n/a
  • 1 award
  • March 2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +1 More
  • Residence: Live in |Sonoma, CA|
  • Employer: |La Tortilla Factory|
  • Ethnicity: Be |Hispanic|
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The scholarship was established to provide educational opportunities to the children of employees of La Tortilla Factory who are latino and are a high school graduates of a Sonoma County high schools.
  • competition 1.0
  • effort level 2.0
View Details Honeywell Scholarship Society of Women Engineers (SWE)
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  • 5,000
  • 3 awards
  • n/a
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +3 More
  • Residence: Live in |Minnesota|New Mexico|Arizona|California|Texas|Puerto Rico|
  • Organization: Society of Women Engineers (Professional Organization)|Underrepresented groups
  • School (K-12): Attend a school in |Kansas|Washington|
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This scholarship is for women pursuing ABET-accredited baccalaureate programs in preparation for careers in engineering, engineering technology, and computer science.
  • competition 1.0
  • effort level 1.5
View Details Latinos in Technology Scholarship Silicon Valley Community Foundation
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  • n/a
  • 100 awards
  • February 2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +3 More
  • Residence: Live in |San Francisco, CA|Alameda, CA|
  • School (K-12): Attend a school in |Santa Clara, CA|Fremont, CA|Newark, CA|San Mateo, CA|Union, CA|Santa Cruz, CA|
  • Ethnicity: Be |Hispanic|
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The Latinos in Technology Scholarship is provided to 100 Latino students to support them in pursuing a college education. The scholarship was established by the Hispanic Foundation of Silicon Valley. The awardees must major in a STEM program and demonstrate financial need.
  • competition 1.0
  • effort level 5.0
View Details The Elaine and Barry Gilbert College Scholarship Fund Jewish Community Federation & Endowment Fund
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  • n/a
  • 3 awards
  • n/a
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +2 More
  • Residence: Live in |Sonoma, CA|San Francisco, CA|The Peninsula (Sunnyvale and North), CA|Marin, CA|
  • School (K-12): |Lowell High School, San Francisco, CA|Washington High School, Fremont, CA|
  • Religion: |Jewish|
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This scholarship was established to benefit Jewish high school seniors planning to attend a University of California campus with preference given to graduates of San Franciscos Lowell or Washington High School. Applicant's parents must be permanently residing in San Francisco, the Peninsula (Sunnyvale and north), or Marin or Sonoma Counties. Applicant must also demonstrate Jewish involvement and financial need.
  • competition 1.0
  • effort level 5.0
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