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 121-140 of 175 scholarships
R.H. Beel Memorial Scholarship Community Foundation Santa Cruz County
key information
  • 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|
  • competition 2.5
  • effort level 4.5
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|
  • competition 2.5
  • effort level 1.0
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|
  • competition 2.5
  • effort level 4.5
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|
  • 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|
  • competition 2.5
  • effort level 5.0
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|
  • competition 2.5
  • effort level 1.5
The Sangiacomo Family Fund Community Foundation Sonoma County
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  • n/a
  • 1 award
  • March 2022
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:
  • Residence: Live in |Sonoma, CA|
  • competition 2.5
  • effort level 2.0
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|
  • 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|
  • competition 2.5
  • effort level 4.5
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  • n/a
  • 1 award
  • March 2022
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|
  • competition 2.5
  • effort level 2.5
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|
  • competition 2.5
  • effort level 4.0
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|
  • competition 2.5
  • effort level 5.0
Christopher A. Burrows Memorial Scholarship Community Foundation of the Verdugos
key information
  • 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|
  • competition 2.0
  • effort level 5.0
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|
  • competition 2.0
  • effort level 5.0
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|
  • competition 2.0
  • effort level 5.0
The Peanuts on Parade Scholarship Fund Community Foundation Sonoma County
key information
  • n/a
  • 1 award
  • March 2022
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:
  • Residence: Live in |Sonoma, CA|
  • Major: Study |Art|Design|Graphic Arts|Animation|Cartooning|Computer Generated Imaging|
  • competition 2.0
  • effort level 2.0
Simunovich Family Agricultural Scholarship Community Foundation Santa Cruz County
key information
  • 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|
  • 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|
  • competition 2.0
  • effort level 4.5
key information
  • 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|
  • competition 2.0
  • effort level 1.0
The Stephanie G. Hoffman Scholarship Fund Jewish Community Federation & Endowment Fund
key information
  • 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|
  • competition 2.0
  • effort level 5.0
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