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
key information
  • n/a
  • 1 award
  • March 2022
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:
  • Residence: Live in |California|
  • Ethnicity: Be |Hispanic|Mexican / Mexican American|
  • School (College): Attend a |Vocational-technical / Career College|Two-year|Four-year|
  • competition 3.0
  • effort level 4.5
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|
  • competition 3.0
  • effort level 1.5
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|
  • competition 3.0
  • effort level 1.5
Medical Student Scholarship Fresno-Madera Medical Society Scholarship Foundation
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  • n/a
  • 1 award
  • May-15-2022
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:
  • Residence: Live in |Fresno, CA|Madera, CA|
  • School (College): |Accredited Medical Program|
  • Age / Grade Level: |Medical Students|
  • competition 3.0
  • effort level 5.0
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|
  • competition 3.0
  • effort level 4.0
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|
  • competition 3.0
  • effort level 4.0
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|
  • 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|
  • competition 2.5
  • effort level 2.0
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|
  • competition 2.5
  • effort level 4.5
The Mickey Smith Scholarship Fund Community Foundation Sonoma County
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  • n/a
  • 1 award
  • March 2022
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:
  • Residence: Live in |Sonoma, CA|
  • School (College): |Roseland University Prep High School, Santa Rosa, CA|
  • Age / Grade Level: |High school graduate|
  • competition 2.5
  • effort level 2.0
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|
  • competition 2.5
  • effort level 1.5
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|
  • competition 2.5
  • effort level 5.0
key information
  • n/a
  • 1 award
  • July 2021
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +2 More
  • Residence: Live in |Sonoma, CA|
  • Ethnicity: Be |African American/Black|
  • School (College): Attend a |Vocational-technical / Career College|Four-year|
  • competition 2.5
  • effort level 1.5
Florence Lindberg Memorial Scholarship High Desert Community Foundation
key information
  • n/a
  • 1 award
  • March 2022
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +2 More
  • Residence: Live in |Adelanto, CA|
  • School (College): |Accredited Public Institution|Accredited Private Institution|
  • Extracurricular: |School Activities|
  • competition 2.5
  • effort level 5.0
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|
  • 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|
  • competition 2.5
  • effort level 2.0
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|
  • competition 2.5
  • effort level 1.0
key information
  • 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|
  • competition 2.5
  • effort level 2.0
Career Technical Education Scholarship Community Foundation Sonoma County
key information
  • n/a
  • 1 award
  • March 2022
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +3 More
  • Residence: Live in |Sonoma, CA|
  • School (College): |Accredited College or University|
  • Career: Pursue a career in |Technical|
  • competition 2.5
  • effort level 1.5
Catina Rose Memorial Scholarship Crime Victims United Charitable Foundation
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  • n/a
  • 1 award
  • Jun-30-2021
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +2 More
  • Residence: Live in |California|
  • School (College): |Community College|Trade School|State College|
  • Extracurricular: |Community Service|
  • competition 2.5
  • effort level 5.0
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