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  • Access Technology Scholarship
    Assistive Technology
    August 31
    Sponsor: California Association on Postsecondary Education and Disability (CAPED)

    Eligibility: Applicants must have a verifiable learning disability and be in need of assistive technology to access college courses. Students must be currently enrolled as a student at a four-year California college or university with a GPA of 2.5 for undergraduates or 3.0 for graduate students. Applicants must have completed at least six semester or eight quarter units as an undergraduate student or three semester or four quarter units as a graduate student.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    10073 Valley View Street, #242
    Cypress, CA 90630

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  • ACEC Scholarship
    $7,500
    January 22
    Sponsor: American Council of Engineering Companies California (ACEC)

    Eligibility: Applicants must be U.S. citizens, undergraduate students enrolled full-time in an engineering or land surveying program or graduate students enrolled at least half-time. Students must have a minimum GPA of 3.5 in completed engineering/land surveying courses and a minimum overall GPA of 3.2. Selection is made based on the overall strength of the application.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    1303 J Street, Suite 450
    Sacramento, CA 95814

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  • Advanced Practice Healthcare Scholarship Program
    Up to $50,000
    February 23
    Sponsor: Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development

    Eligibility: Applicants must be California residents who have been accepted by or are enrolled in an accredited California program. Financial need, work experience and career goals are considered, and preference is given to applicants who plan to remain in a medically underserved area past the service time. Those selected must sign a two-year service agreement to work in a medically underserved area of California.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    Health Professions Education Foundation
    400 R Street
    Suite 460
    Sacramento, CA 95811-6213

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  • Ain't Noth'n Ever Been Got That Ain't Been Went Out After Scholarship/ Terwillger Trust Scholarship Fund
    $2,000
    Varies
    Sponsor: Community Foundation of Mendocino County

    Eligibility: Applicants must be a senior at Laytonville High school. Students must plan on attending a vocational school, community college or four-year college or university. Applicants must have a minimum GPA of 3.0 and engage in community service.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    204 South Oak Street
    Ukiah, CA 95482

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  • Alexander M. and June L. Maisin Foundation Scholarship Fund
    Varies
    March 30
    Sponsor: Jewish Community Federation and Endowment Fund

    Eligibility: Applicants must be graduating Jewish high school seniors. Students must demonstrate strong academics, leadership potential and financial need. Applicants' parents must be permanent residents of San Francisco, the Peninsula, Marin or Sonoma counties.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    121 Steuart Street
    San Francisco, CA 94105

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  • Allied Healthcare Scholarship Program
    Up to $8,000
    February 23
    Sponsor: Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development

    Eligibility: Applicants must be enrolled in a California community college or university and be studying one of the following programs: medical imaging, occupational therapy, physical therapy, respiratory care, social work, pharmacy and diagnostic medical sonography, pharmacy technician, medical laboratory technologist, surgical technician or ultrasound technician. Those selected will complete a one-year service contract or work volunteer hours in a medically underserved area of California. Financial need, work experience, academic achievement and community involvement are considered. Preference is given to those who expect to graduate within two years of application.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    Health Professions Education Foundation
    400 R Street
    Suite 460
    Sacramento, CA 95811-6213

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  • Alma and August Mendosa Scholarship Fund
    $4,000
    Varies
    Sponsor: Community Foundation of Mendocino County

    Eligibility: Applicants must be a Mendocino High School senior who plans to attend a four-year college or university. Students must demonstrate financial need and display potential for academic success.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    204 South Oak Street
    Ukiah, CA 95482

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  • Alyssa McCroskey Memorial Scholarship
    $1,000
    August 31
    Sponsor: California Association on Postsecondary Education and Disability (CAPED)

    Eligibility: Applicants must have a verifiable learning disability and be making a positive difference in the lives of other students who are struggling to maintain or regain their mental health. Students must be currently enrolled as a student at a four-year California college or university with a GPA of 2.5 for undergraduates or 3.0 for graduate students. Applicants must have completed at least six semester or eight quarter units as an undergraduate student or three semester or four quarter units as a graduate student.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    10073 Valley View Street, #242
    Cypress, CA 90630

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  • American Association of Japanese University Women Scholarship Program
    $2,000
    February 21
    Sponsor: American Association of Japanese University Women

    Eligibility: Applicants must be starting their junior or senior year in college or be in graduate school at a California school. They must be able to attend the awards ceremony in Los Angeles at their own expense. Applicants must demonstrate a desire to fulfill a leadership role in their chosen field of study and be a contributor to U.S.-Japan relations and cultural exchanges. Students must also submit an essay showing how their studies will contribute to leadership or to the relationship between the United States and Japan.

    How to apply: Applications are available online. Application form, transcripts, resume, an essay and two letters of recommendation are required.

    Scholarship Committee
    3543 West Boulevard
    Los Angeles, CA 90016

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  • American Legion Auxiliary, Department of California $1,000 Scholarships
    $1,000
    March 16
    Sponsor: American Legion Auxiliary, Department of California

    Eligibility: One of the applicant's parents must have served in the U.S. Armed Forces during an eligible period. Applicants must be California resident high school seniors or graduates who have had to postpone school due to health or financial reasons and plan to attend a California college or university. Applicants must also demonstrate financial need.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    401 Van Ness Avenue
    Suite 319
    San Francisco, CA 94102-4570

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  • American Legion Auxiliary, Department of California $2,000 Scholarships
    $2,000
    March 16
    Sponsor: American Legion Auxiliary, Department of California

    Eligibility: One of the applicant's parents must have served in the U.S. Armed Forces during an eligible period. Applicants must attend a California college or university, be California resident high school seniors or graduates who have not begun college because of illness or need and demonstrate need.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    401 Van Ness Avenue
    Suite 319
    San Francisco, CA 94102-4570

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  • American Legion Auxiliary, Department of California $500 Scholarships
    $500
    March 15
    Sponsor: American Legion Auxiliary, Department of California

    Eligibility: One of applicant's parents must have served in the U.S. Armed Forces during an eligible period. Applicants must be California resident high school seniors or graduates who have had to postpone school due to health or financial reasons and plan to attend a California college or university. Applicants must also demonstrate financial need.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    401 Van Ness Avenue
    Suite 319
    San Francisco, CA 94102-4570

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  • Anna and Charles Stockwitz Children and Youth Loan
    $1,000-$6,000
    July 6
    Sponsor: Jewish Family and Children's Services (JFCS)

    Eligibility: Applicants must be Jewish and have been a resident of Sonoma, Marin, San Francisco, San Mateo or Northern Santa Clara counties for at least two years prior to submitting an application. Applicants must complete and submit a FAFSA, demonstrating financial need based on federal tax returns. Applicants must be in good academic standing, with a minimum 3.0 GPA. Applicants must submit a guarantor/co-signer application.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    Miriam Schultz Grunfeld Professional Building
    2150 Post Street, P.O. Box 159004
    San Francisco, CA 94115

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  • ARS Awards Scholarship
    Varies
    Varies
    Sponsor: Armenian Relief Society, Western USA

    Eligibility: Applicants must be of Armenian ancestry and not related to the ARS Central Executive or Eremian Scholarship Committee members. Specific requirements may vary by region.

    How to apply: Applicants should contact their local ARS Chapter. See website for list of local Chapters.

    517 West Glenoaks Boulevard
    Suite 300
    Glendale, CA 91202

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  • Artadia James D. Phelan Award in the Visual Arts
    $15,000
    July 15
    Sponsor: San Francisco Foundation

    Eligibility: Applicants must be born in California and must excel in printmaking, film, photography and/or video.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    One Embarcadero Center
    Suite 1400
    San Francisco, CA 94111

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  • Associate Degree Nursing Scholarship Program
    Up to $10,000
    February 23
    Sponsor: Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development

    Eligibility: Applicants must be California residents enrolled in an associate degree nursing program at a California school, have a minimum 2.0 GPA and be fluent in a language other than English. Financial need, work experience, community involvement and academic achievement are considered. Preference is given to those who will graduate within two years and to those who plan to remain in a medically underserved area past the service time required. Recipients must sign a two-year service contract to work in a medically underserved area as an RN.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    Health Professions Education Foundation
    400 R Street
    Suite 460
    Sacramento, CA 95811-6213

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  • Atsuhiko Tateuchi Memorial Scholarship
    $5,000
    March 1
    Sponsor: Seattle Foundation

    Eligibility: Applicants must be high school seniors or undergraduate students from Washington, Oregon, California, Hawaii or Alaska with demonstrated financial need. They must have a GPA of 3.0 or higher. Preference is given to students with Japanese or other Asian ancestry.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    1200 Fifth Avenue
    Suite 1300
    Seattle, WA 98101-3151

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  • AVID Scholarship
    $2,500-$5,000
    December 6
    Sponsor: Orange County Community Foundation

    Eligibility: Applicants must have been enrolled in the AVID program for a minimum of three years. A minimum GPA of 2.8 is required. Students must be accepted to an accredited four-year educational institution. Selection is primarily based on demonstration of commitment to higher education and community service.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    4041 MacArthur Boulevard
    Suite 510
    Newport Beach, CA 92660

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  • AWAF Scholarships
    Varies
    March
    Sponsor: Association for Women in Architecture Foundation

    Eligibility: Applicants must be female residents of California or attend a California school and must be enrolled in one of the following majors: architecture, landscape architecture, urban and/or land planning, interior design or environmental design. Applicants must also have completed a minimum of 18 units in their major by the application due date. The award is based on grades, personal statement, financial need, recommendations and submitted materials.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    1315 Storm Parkway
    Torrance, CA 90501

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  • Bachelor of Science Nursing Scholarship Program
    Up to $13,000
    February 23
    Sponsor: Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development

    Eligibility: Applicants must be attending a California undergraduate nursing program and be fluent in a language other than English. Financial need, work experience, academic achievement and community involvement are considered. A two-year service agreement to work in a medically underserved area of California is required. Preference is given to those who expect to graduate within two years and to those who plan to remain in a medically underserved area after the service agreement has expired. Applicant must have minimum 2.0 GPA.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    Health Professions Education Foundation
    400 R Street
    Suite 460
    Sacramento, CA 95811-6213

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  • Banatao Filipino American Education Fund
    $5,000
    March 2
    Sponsor: Asian Pacific Fund

    Eligibility: Applicants for the college scholarship should be high school seniors of at least half Filipino heritage with a GPA of at least a 3.0 who will enroll at four-year colleges or universities and plan to major in engineering, computer science or physical sciences (health professionals such as doctors and nurses not included). Each scholarship is renewable up to three years based on satisfactory academic performance in a full-time undergraduate program. Awards are for undergraduate study only and are based on potential, motivation and financial need. Applicants must be residents of one of the following counties: Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, Merced, Monterey, Napa, Sacramento, San Francisco, San Joaquin, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Santa Cruz, Solano, Sonoma or Stanislaus. Applicants for the college prep scholarship must be high school juniors of at least half Filipino heritage with a GPA of 3.0 who plan to attend four-year colleges or universities and are interested in SAT preparation and college admissions counseling. Students should have an interest in engineering, math or science and be residents of one of the following counties: Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, Napa, San Francisco, San Joaquin, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Solano or Sonoma.

    How to apply: Application are available online.

    465 California Street
    Suite 809
    San Francisco, CA 94104

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  • Begun Scholarship
    $3,000
    Varies
    Sponsor: California Library Association

    Eligibility: Applicants must be California graduate students attending an American Library Association accredited school and have completed core coursework toward a master's of library and science or information studies degree. Recipients must also plan to become a children's or young adult librarian in a California public library and to join the California Library Association if not already a member.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    248 E. Foothill Boulevard
    Suite 101
    Monrovia, CA 91016

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  • Berenice Barnard Music Specialist Scholarship
    $1,000
    Varies
    Sponsor: Ventura County Community Foundation

    Eligibility: Applicants must be enrolled in an accredited four-year college or university and live in San Buenaventura or Ojai, California. To qualify, students must be pursuing a degree in music education or music performance. Financial need is not required, but will be considered during the selection process. Letters of recommendation required for application process must directly relate to applicant musical qualifications.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    4001 Mission Oaks Boulevard
    Camarillo, CA 93012

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  • Betty Bacon Memorial Scholarship
    $1,000
    August 31
    Sponsor: California Association on Postsecondary Education and Disability (CAPED)

    Eligibility: Applicants must have a verifiable learning disability and be currently enrolled as a student at a four-year California college or university with a GPA of 2.5 for undergraduates or 3.0 for graduate students. Students must have completed at least six semester or eight quarter units as an undergraduate student or three semester or four quarter units as a graduate student.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    10073 Valley View Street, #242
    Cypress, CA 90630

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  • Bill Berrier Scholarship Fund
    $500-$2,000
    April 1
    Sponsor: Coastal Community Foundation

    Eligibility: Applicants may not be members of the families of the scholarship committee or employees of the foundation.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    P.O. Box 230415
    Encinitas, CA 92023

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  • BLET Auxiliary Scholarships
    $1,000
    April 1
    Sponsor: Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen Auxiliary

    Eligibility: Applicants must be the children of both a BLET Auxiliary and BLET member (living or deceased) and enrolled or accepted by an accredited university, college or institute of higher learning. If the applicant is a graduate student or returning to school as a sophomore, junior or senior, he or she must have a minimum 3.0 GPA. Selection is based on academic record, leadership, character and personal achievement.

    How to apply: Applications are available online and by written request through your local GIA auxiliary or BLE division.

    Attn: Helen Brand, National Secretary
    38768 Crescent Hill Road
    Osawatomie, KS 66064

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  • BNSF Railway Company FFA Scholarship
    $5,000
    January 15
    Sponsor: National FFA Organization

    Eligibility: Applicants must be current FFA members and high school seniors or college students planning to enroll or currently enrolled full-time. Students must be pursuing a four-year degree in one of the following agricultural fields: business management, economics, sales and marketing or finance. They must be residents of California, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Montana, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota or Texas. Applicants must have at least a 3.0 GPA. Students only need to complete the online application one time to be considered for all FFA-administered scholarships. The application requires information about the student's activities and a 1,000-word essay. Awards may be used for books, supplies, tuition, fees and room and board.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    P.O. Box 68960
    6060 FFA Drive
    Indianapolis, IN 46268-0960

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  • Brandenburg Education Fund
    $1,000
    March 30
    Sponsor: Jewish Community Federation and Endowment Fund

    Eligibility: Applicants must be Jewish high school seniors or undergraduate students enrolled at an accredited four-year institution. Students must demonstrate financial need, academic excellence and a dedication to a specific field of study. Applicants' parents must be permanent residents of San Francisco, the Peninsula, Marin or Sonoma counties.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    121 Steuart Street
    San Francisco, CA 94105

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  • Bryan Potts Scholarship
    $10,000
    April 15
    Sponsor: Sacramento Region Community Foundation

    Eligibility: Applicants must demonstrate a financial need and have a GPA of at least 2.5 at the time of application.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    955 University Avenue
    Suite A
    Sacramento, CA 95825

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  • Burlington Northern Santa Fe (BNSF) Foundation Scholarship
    $2,500 for 4 years
    March 31
    Sponsor: American Indian Science and Engineering Society

    Eligibility: Applicants must reside in one of the following states: Arizona, California, Colorado, Kansas, Minnesota, Montana, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Oregon, South Dakota or Washington. Applicants must also major in one of the following areas: business, engineering, math, medicine/health administration, natural/physical sciences, technology or education and belong to AISES. Applicants must have a 2.0 minimum GPA.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    2305 Renard Place
    Albuquerque, NM 87106

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  • Cal Grant A
    Varies
    March 2
    Sponsor: California Student Aid Commission

    Eligibility: Applicants must be California residents who are attending or plan to attend an eligible California college or university pursuing at least two years of coursework. They must enroll for no less than half time and meet program income requirements. They may not have already earned a bachelor's degree or higher, and they must not be in default on a student loan or owe a grant repayment without having made satisfactory arrangements for repayment. Students with a GPA of 3.0 or higher who meet all requirements will receive an entitlement award, and students with a GPA of at least 2.4 may apply for a competitive award.

    How to apply: Application materials are available online. A FAFSA and a GPA verification form are required.

    Specialized Programs Operations Branch - Chafee
    P.O. Box 419029
    Rancho Cordova, CA 95741-9029

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  • Cal Grant B
    Varies
    March 2
    Sponsor: California Student Aid Commission

    Eligibility: Applicants must be California residents with financial need for attendance at an eligible California college or university. They must enroll for at least half time. A minimum GPA of 2.0 is required. Students who meet financial and eligibility requirements will receive a Cal Grant B entitlement award. Other eligible students can apply for a Cal Grant B competitive award. Competitive award selection is based on family income, education level of parents, GPA, time out of high school and special considerations.

    How to apply: Application materials are available online. A FAFSA and a GPA verification form are required.

    Specialized Programs Operations Branch - Chafee
    P.O. Box 419029
    Rancho Cordova, CA 95741-9029

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  • Cal Grant C
    Varies
    March 2
    Sponsor: California Student Aid Commission

    Eligibility: Applicants must be California residents. They must enroll in a vocational program at a California community college, independent college or vocational school that is at least four months long. Funds may be received for up to two years. Eligible students will receive an application by mail from the California Student Aid Commission.

    How to apply: Applications are available by mail. A FAFSA and an application form are required.

    Specialized Programs Operations Branch - Chafee
    P.O. Box 419029
    Rancho Cordova, CA 95741-9029

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  • Cal Grant Entitlement Award
    Varies
    March 2
    Sponsor: California Student Aid Commission

    Eligibility: Applicants must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and file a verified grade point average with the California Student Aid Commission. Students must be California residents, be U.S. citizens or eligible noncitizens, meet U.S. Selective Service requirements, attend an eligible California postsecondary institution, be enrolled at least half-time, maintain satisfactory academic progress and not be in default on any student loan. Cal Grant A Entitlement Awards are for undergraduate institutions of not less than two academic years. Cal Grant B Entitlement Awards are for low-income students for living and transportation expenses, supplies and books at institutions of not less than one year. Cal Grant C Awards are for occupational or vocational programs. Cal Grant T Awards are for teacher credential candidates.

    How to apply: Applications are available by request.

    Specialized Programs Operations Branch - Chafee
    P.O. Box 419029
    Rancho Cordova, CA 95741-9029

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  • Calavo Scholarship
    $1,000
    Varies
    Sponsor: Ventura County Community Foundation

    Eligibility: Applicants must be enrolled or enrolling in a four-year accredited college or university. Students must reside in one of Calavo's 12 districts in the state of California. Applicants must be related by blood or marriage to an active member of Calavo Growers. The Calavo Growers member name and relationship to applicant must be included in application.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    4001 Mission Oaks Boulevard
    Camarillo, CA 93012

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  • California - Hawaii Elks Association Vocational Grants
    $500-$2,000
    Varies
    Sponsor: California-Hawaii Elks Association

    Eligibility: Applicants must be U.S. citizens and California or Hawaii residents. They must plan to pursue a vocational or technical course of study above and supplemental to high school or preparatory school. A high school diploma or equivalent is not required. Students planning to transfer into a bachelor's degree program upon completion of vocational studies are not eligible.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    5450 E. Lamona Avenue
    Fresno, CA 93727-2224

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  • California - Hawaii Elks Major Project Undergraduate Scholarship Program for Students with Disabilities
    $1,000-$3,000
    March 15
    Sponsor: California-Hawaii Elks Association

    Eligibility: Applicants must be U.S. citizens and California or Hawaii residents who have a physical, neurological, visual or hearing impairment or a speech/language disorder. They must be high school seniors or graduates or have passed the GED or California High School Proficiency Examination.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    5450 E. Lamona Avenue
    Fresno, CA 93727-2224

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  • California Chafee Grant for Foster Youth
    Up to $5,000
    Varies
    Sponsor: California Student Aid Commission

    Eligibility: Applicants must be current or former foster youth who are under 22 years of age as of July 1 of the award year. Dependency must have been established by the court between the ages of 16 and 18. Financial need is required. Applicants must enroll at least half-time in a program that is at least one academic year long, and they must attend class regularly and maintain good grades.

    How to apply: Applications are available online and applicants must also complete a FAFSA.

    Specialized Programs Operations Branch - Chafee
    P.O. Box 419029
    Rancho Cordova, CA 95741-9029

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  • California Community College Beverage Industry Scholarship
    $5,000
    February 15
    Sponsor: Christermon Foundation

    Eligibility: Applicants must be community college students who intend on transferring to a four-year educational institution. A minimum GPA of 3.0 is required. Selection is primarily based on demonstration of community service.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    9 Orchard Road
    Suite 100
    Lake Forest, CA 92630

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  • California Council of the Blind Scholarships
    Varies
    May 15
    Sponsor: California Council of the Blind

    Eligibility: Applicants must be legally blind residents of California attending an accredited college, university or vocational school full-time or with at least 12 units per term. The school does not have to be in California. Proof of blindness is required. A letter from the local chapter's president or member recommending the applicant is helpful. Award money can't be spent on food, clothing or shelter.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    1303 J Street
    Sacramento, CA 95814-2900

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  • California Fee Waiver Program for Children of Veterans
    Full tuition
    Varies
    Sponsor: California Department of Veterans Affairs

    Eligibility: Applicants must be the children, spouses, unmarried surviving spouses or registered domestic partners of veterans who are deceased or totally disabled due to service-related causes. The veteran must have served during a qualifying war period, and the child must be under 27 years of age (30 if the child is a veteran). There is no age limit for spouses or domestic partners. Children of veterans who have a service-connected disability, had one at the time of death or died of service-related causes may qualify if their income is at or below the national poverty level. In this case, there is no age limit.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    1227 O Street
    Sacramento, CA 95814

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  • California Fee Waiver Program for Dependents of Deceased or Disabled National Guard Members
    Full tuition
    Varies
    Sponsor: California Department of Veterans Affairs

    Eligibility: Applicants must be dependents or surviving spouses or domestic partners of California National Guard members who were killed or permanently disabled during active duty in service to the state. Spouses or domestic partners must not have remarried or terminated the relationship.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    1227 O Street
    Sacramento, CA 95814

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  • California Fee Waiver Program for Recipients of the Medal of Honor and Their Children
    Full tuition
    Varies
    Sponsor: California Department of Veterans Affairs

    Eligibility: Applicants must be Medal of Honor recipients, their children or dependents of a Registered Domestic Partner. Children must meet age, income and residency requirements. This award is only applicable toward undergraduate studies.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    1227 O Street
    Sacramento, CA 95814

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  • California Freethought Day High School Essay Scholarship
    $250
    September 16
    Sponsor: California Freethought Day

    Eligibility: Applicants must be California high school students in grades 9 -12 who plan to pursue post-secondary education. Students must demonstrate involvement in community organizations and school clubs and have an interest in free speech, science and the separation of church and state. Applicants must write an essay pertaining to fake news.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    P.O. Box 1582
    Lodi, CA 95241

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  • California High School Senior Beverage Industry Scholarship
    $5,000
    February 15
    Sponsor: Christermon Foundation

    Eligibility: Applicants must plan on attending an accredited four-year educational institution. Students must have participated in extracurricular activities during their junior and senior years. Selection is based on the overall strength of the application.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    9 Orchard Road
    Suite 100
    Lake Forest, CA 92630

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  • California Law Enforcement Personnel Dependents Grant Program
    $100-$12,192
    Rolling
    Sponsor: California Student Aid Commission

    Eligibility: Applicants must be spouses or children of California peace officers, Department of Corrections or Youth Authority employees or full-time firefighters who were killed or totally disabled due to accident or injury in the line of duty. They must enroll at an accredited California community college, college or university for a minimum of six units. Financial need is required. Awards match the amount of a Cal Grant award.

    How to apply: Applications are available by mail or phone. An application form, copy of FAFSA Student Aid Report and documentation of the law enforcement personnel's death or injury are required.

    Specialized Programs Operations Branch - Chafee
    P.O. Box 419029
    Rancho Cordova, CA 95741-9029

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  • California Masonic Foundation Scholarship
    Varies
    Varies
    Sponsor: California Masonic Foundation

    Eligibility: Applicants must be U.S. citizens, be California residents for at least one year, be current high school seniors with a minimum 3.0 GPA, plan to attend an accredited two- or four-year college or university full-time and demonstrate financial need. There are a number of awards based on residence, career goals and general selection criteria.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    1111 California Street
    San Francisco, CA 94108-2284

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  • California Oratorical Contest
    $1,500-$18,000
    March
    Sponsor: American Legion, Department of California

    Eligibility: Applicants must be high school students under the age of 20 who are U.S. citizens or legal residents and residents of the state. Students first give an oration within their state and winners compete at the national level. The oration must be related to the Constitution of the United States focusing on the duties and obligations citizens have to the government. It must be in English and be between eight and ten minutes. There is also an assigned topic which is posted on the website, and it should be between three and five minutes.

    How to apply: Applications are available by email.

    1601 7th Street
    Sanger, CA 93657

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  • California Restaurant Association Educational Foundation Scholarship for High School Seniors
    Varies
    May 1
    Sponsor: California Restaurant Association

    Eligibility: Applicants must be high school seniors who are California residents and U.S. citizens or permanent residents and be enrolled in at least nine credit hours at an accredited institution of higher learning and have a GPA of 2.5 or higher. Students must plan to enroll in two consecutive semesters and have at least 250 hours of work experience in the restaurant industry.

    How to apply: Applications are available online. An application form, essay, copy of curriculum, transcript, proof of work experience and one to three letters of recommendation are required.

    621 Capitol Mall
    Suite 2000
    Sacramento, CA 95814

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  • California Restaurant Association Educational Foundation Scholarships for Undergraduate Students
    Varies
    May 1
    Sponsor: California Restaurant Association

    Eligibility: Applicants must be California residents, U.S. citizens or permanent residents and undergraduate students who are enrolled in at least nine credit hours at an accredited institution of higher learning. A GPA of 2.5 or higher is required. Applicants must enroll in two consecutive semesters and have completed at least one grading term of a postsecondary program. High school students going into their freshman year must have 250 hours of restaurant work experience, rising sophomores must have 400 hours and those beyond the sophomore year must have 550 hours of experience.

    How to apply: Applications are available online. An application form, essay, copy of curriculum, transcript, proof of work experience and one to three letters of recommendation are required.

    621 Capitol Mall
    Suite 2000
    Sacramento, CA 95814

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  • California Retired Teachers Association Division 55 Bessie Scott Scholarship Fund
    $1,000
    Varies
    Sponsor: Community Foundation of Mendocino County

    Eligibility: Applicants must be a senior at a Mendocino County public high school and be planning to attend college to study education. Selection is based upon letters of recommendation and academic achievement. A 3.0 GPA is preferred. 

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    204 South Oak Street
    Ukiah, CA 95482

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  • California Retired Teachers Association Division 55 Hilmer Finne Scholarship Fund
    $1,000
    Varies
    Sponsor: Community Foundation of Mendocino County

    Eligibility: Applicants must be a Mendocino High School Senior who plans to study music in college. Students must display a commitment to music and proven talent. Selection based on letters of recommendation and academic achievement. A GPA of 3.0 is preferred.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    204 South Oak Street
    Ukiah, CA 95482

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  • California School Library Association Southern Region Teacher Librarian Scholarship
    $1,000
    September 27
    Sponsor: California School Library Association

    Eligibility: Applicants must be currently enrolled in a school library media credential program or master's degree program. Candidates must be residents of the California School Library Association Southern Section region and must provide two letters of recommendation.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    6444 E. Spring Street #247
    Long Beach, CA 90815-1553

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  • California State PTA Scholarship
    $500-$750
    February 1
    Sponsor: California State PTA

    Eligibility: Applicants must attend a public California high school, be high school seniors who have served their school and community and be members of the PTA.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    2327 L Street
    Sacramento, CA 95816-5014

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  • California Wine Grape Growers Foundation Scholarships
    $2,000-$8,000
    March 6
    Sponsor: California Association of Winegrape Growers

    Eligibility: Applicants must be high school seniors who are children of vineyard workers who were employed during one of the two seasons prior to application. Waivers are available for children of wine grape growers based on financial need. Applicants must plan to attend any campus of the University of California or California State University systems, or any California community college. Selection criteria include financial need, scholastic ability, community involvement, leadership and/or work history and determination to succeed.

    How to apply: Applications are available online. An application form, transcript, letter of recommendation and two-page essay are required. SAT or ACT scores are required for students applying for a four-year scholarship.

    1121 L Street
    Suite 304
    Sacramento, CA 95814

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  • CANFIT Scholarships
    Varies
    March 31
    Sponsor: CANFIT

    Eligibility: Applicants must be African American, American Indian/Alaska Native, Asian American, Pacific Islander or Latino/Hispanic students enrolled in a California university or culinary arts school. Undergraduate students must be in a nutrition, physical education or culinary arts program. Graduate students must be enrolled in a nutrition, public nutrition, physical education or American Dietetic Association Approved Pre-professional Practice program. Minimum GPA requirement for graduate students is 3.0 and for undergraduates is 2.5.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    2140 Shattuck Avenue, Suite 1110
    Berkeley, CA 94704

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  • CAPED Excellence Scholarship
    $1,500
    August 31
    Sponsor: California Association for Postsecondary Education and Disability

    Eligibility: Applicants must have a verifiable disability and demonstrate financial need. A minimum GPA of 2.5 is required for undergraduates and a minimum GPA of 3.0 for graduate students. Applicants must be taking at least six semester units or four quarter units at a public or private California institution of higher learning.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    Disabled Student Programs and Services
    San Bernardino Valley College
    701 South Mt. Vernon Avenue
    San Bernardino, CA 92410

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  • CAPPS Scholarship Program
    Varies
    August 5
    Sponsor: California Association of Private Postsecondary Schools

    Eligibility: Applicants must be legal California residents who have fulfilled the admission requirements for the school that is pledging their CAPPS scholarship. Application is restricted to high school and adult students only. Recipients are chosen on the basis of application date and each individual school's judging standards.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    2520 Venture Oaks Way
    Suite 170
    Sacramento, CA 95833

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  • Carlisle Van Ornum/H.E.L.P. Scholarship Fund--Cloverdale
    $850
    March 2
    Sponsor: Community Foundation Sonoma County

    Eligibility: Applicants must live in Sonoma County and show vocational aptitude, be involved in their community, participate in school activities and demonstrate leadership skills. Students must have significant financial need and have the perseverance needed to accomplish their goals. Selection is based on the overall strength of the application.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    120 Stony Point Road
    Suite 220
    Santa Rosa, CA 95401

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  • Carlisle Van Ornum/H.E.L.P. Scholarship Fund--Healdsburg
    $1,000
    March 2
    Sponsor: Community Foundation Sonoma County

    Eligibility: Applicants must be pursuing a certificate, license or accreditation in an applied occupation in such areas as medical/dental/nursing/physician assistant/pharmacy/physical therapy, teaching, culinary, accounting/bookkeeping, automotive, fire science, public safety, agricultural sciences, mental health/counseling, architectural/drafting or engineering/surveying.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    120 Stony Point Road
    Suite 220
    Santa Rosa, CA 95401

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  • Carroylin and Robert Threlkel Scholarship Fund
    $5,000
    March 6
    Sponsor: Sacramento Region Community Foundation

    Eligibility: Applicants must be female and plan to enroll full-time in a business degree program. Students must demonstrate financial need and have a GPA of at least 2.5.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    955 University Avenue
    Suite A
    Sacramento, CA 95825

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  • Cathay Bank Foundation Scholarship
    $1,000
    March 25
    Sponsor: Asian Pacific Community Fund

    Eligibility: Applicants must be high school seniors residing in California, Illinois, Maryland, Massachusetts, Nevada, New Jersey, New York, Texas or Washington who are enrolling as first-year students in an accredited four-year college in one of the listed states of residency. Students must have a minimum GPA of 3.0 and have a household income that falls at or below the low-income level. There is no ethnicity requirement.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    1145 Wilshire Boulevard
    Suite 105
    Los Angeles, CA 90017

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  • CCNMA Scholarships
    $500-$1,000
    August 7
    Sponsor: CCNMA: Latino Journalists of California

    Eligibility: Applicants must be Latino and either California residents or be attending California schools. While the student's degree does not have to be in journalism, they must demonstrate plans to pursue a career in journalism. An interview and autobiographical essay are required. Awards are based also on financial need, academic achievement and civic responsibility.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    ASU Cronkite School of Journalism
    725 Arizona Avenue, Suite 404
    Santa Monica, CA 90401-1734

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  • Chandler Scholars Program
    Varies
    March 1
    Sponsor: Oregon Office of Student Access and Completion

    Eligibility: Applicants must be seniors graduating from high schools in Del Norte County in California or the counties of Union, Jefferson, Harney, Deschutes, Curry, Crook or Baker in Oregon. Students must have a grade point average of at least 2.5 and, preferably, have satisfactory essay scores on the ACT or SAT. Applicants must complete the FAFSA and be planning to attend and public or nonprofit college. Students must also submit an essay answering the prompt: "How do good writing skills contribute to your ability to achieve your goals?" Selection is based on financial need and the overall strength of the application.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    1500 Valley River Drive
    Suite 100
    Eugene, OR 97401

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  • Charles N. Fisher Memorial Scholarship
    $1,000
    December 31
    Sponsor: American Radio Relay League Foundation

    Eligibility: Applicants must have any class of ham radio license, be residents of the ARRL Southwestern Division (Arizona, Los Angeles, Orange County, San Diego or Santa Barbara), attend a regionally-accredited college or university and study electronics, communications or a related field.

    How to apply: Applications are available online. Completed applications must be submitted by mail, not electronically.

    225 Main Street
    Newington, CT 06111-1494

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  • Chen Foundation Scholarship Program
    $2,000
    March 25
    Sponsor: Taiwanese American Scholarship Fund

    Eligibility: Applicants must be high school seniors, reside in California and plan to attend a California state university or California community college as a freshman in the fall of the upcoming academic year. Students must have a minimum 3.0 GPA and must provide proof that their household income is below the California State Low Income Level. There is no ethnicity requirement for the award.

    How to apply: Applications are available online and must be accompanied by one recommendation form and an official high school transcript.

    P.O. Box 60074
    Pasadena, CA 91116-6074

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  • Chicana/Latina Foundation Scholarship
    $1,500
    March 31
    Sponsor: Chicana/Latina Foundation Scholarship Program

    Eligibility: Applicants must be Chicana/Latina women who have lived in the Northern California counties for at least two years and are attending school at an accredited institution in the same region. Undergraduate applicants must be full-time students who have completed at least 15 semester units and earned a 2.5 GPA. Applicants must demonstrate leadership and community involvement and agree to volunteer at least five years in support of the Chicana/Latina Foundation if they receive the scholarship.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    1419 Burlingame Avenue, Suite N
    Burlingame, CA 94010

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  • Christopher A. Burrows Memorial Scholarship
    $2,000
    March 2
    Sponsor: Community Foundation of the Verdugos

    Eligibility: Applicants must demonstrate a high level of academic and extracurricular achievement, strength of character and zest for life. Financial need will also be considered.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    111 East Broadway
    Suite 200
    Glendale, CA 91205

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  • Christopher Mark Pitkin Memorial Scholarship
    $1,000
    June 28
    Sponsor: Hemophilia Foundation of Southern California

    Eligibility: Applicants must be accepted into an educational institution. Students must reside in one of the following counties: Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, San Luis Obispo, Ventura, Kern or Santa Barbara.Applicants must submit letters of recommendation, official transcripts and an application detailing their education goals.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    6720 Melrose Avenue
    Hollywood, CA 90038

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  • CIF Scholar-Athlete of the Year
    $5,000
    February 10
    Sponsor: California Interscholastic Federation (CIF)

    Eligibility: Applicants must be high school seniors with a minimum 3.5 GPA, demonstrate outstanding athletic performance in a minimum of two years of varsity play in California and exhibit character, trustworthiness, respect, responsibility, fairness, caring and citizenship.

    How to apply: Applications are available by request.

    CIF State Office
    Attn.: CIF Scholar-Athlete of the Year
    4658 Duckhorn Drive
    Sacramento, CA 95834

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  • CLA Scholarship for Minority Students in Memory of Edna Yelland
    $2,500
    Varies
    Sponsor: California Library Association

    Eligibility: Applicants must be California residents, be American Indian, African American, Mexican American, Latino, Asian American, Pacific Islander or Filipino and be accepted into or enrolled in an American Library Association accredited state library school. The award is based on financial need, and an interview is required.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    248 E. Foothill Boulevard
    Suite 101
    Monrovia, CA 91016

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  • Clair A. Hill Scholarship
    $5,000
    March 1
    Sponsor: Association of California Water Agencies

    Eligibility: Applicants must be California residents who are rising juniors or seniors at a participating postsecondary institution located in California. They must be pursuing an undergraduate degree in a water resources-related subject and be full-time students enrolled for the entirety of the upcoming school year. Selection is based on professional commitment to the water resources field, academic achievement and financial need.

    How to apply: Applications are available online. An application form, personal essay, transcript and two to three letters of recommendation are required.

    910 K Street
    Suite 100
    Sacramento, CA 95814

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  • CMC - South Scholarships
    $200-$500
    April 30
    Sponsor: California Mathematics Council - Southern Section

    Eligibility: Applicants must reside, teach or attend school in one of the eight southern California counties, be accepted into an elementary education or secondary credential program, or propose a program which benefits mathematics education. Students must submit applications via email at cmcsouth.scholarships@gmail.com. Selection is based on the strength of the overall application.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    P.O. Box 880
    Clayton, CA 94517

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  • CNA Alameda County Scholarship
    Varies
    July 20
    Sponsor: California Nurses Association

    Eligibility: Applicants must be members of the Alameda County Nurses Association (Region 1) who are enrolled in an educational program, attending educational conferences or classes or engaged in health educational efforts in underserved communities. The organization considers facility activism, length of time as a direct care nurse and educational vision.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    155 Grand Ave
    Oakland, CA 94612

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  • Community and Folk Arts Scholarship
    $500
    Varies
    Sponsor: Ventura County Community Foundation

    Eligibility: Applicants must be a resident of Ventura County, California and graduating from any Ventura County high school. Students must be enrolling full-time in any accredited four-year college/university and majoring in art (education, teaching or artist).

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    4001 Mission Oaks Boulevard
    Camarillo, CA 93012

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  • Continuing/Re-entry Students Scholarship
    $500-$1,000
    March 16, September 1
    Sponsor: American Legion Auxiliary, Department of California

    Eligibility: One of the applicant's parents must have served in the U.S. Armed Forces during an eligible period. Applicants must be California residents planning to attend a California college or university and must be continuing or re-entry college students.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    401 Van Ness Avenue
    Suite 319
    San Francisco, CA 94102-4570

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  • Corporate Leadership Scholarships
    $1,500
    April 28
    Sponsor: Gravure Education Foundation

    Eligibility: Applicants must be enrolled full-time at a GEF Learning Resource Center at Arizona State University, California Polytechnic State University, Clemson University, Murray State, Rochester Institute of Technology, University of Wisconsin - Stout or Western Michigan University. Students must major in printing, graphic arts or graphic communications and be undergraduate or graduate students at the time of award. Applicants must have a minimum 3.0 GPA.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    P.O. Box 25617
    Rochester, NY 14625

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  • Critical Care Scholarship Program
    $2,500
    Quarterly
    Sponsor: Critical Care Training Center

    Eligibility: Applicants must be California residents pursuing a degree in healthcare/nursing. Students are required to submit an essay on the designated topic found on the website. After applicants are narrowed down, the essays will then need to be shared on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn or other social networking pages and receive votes. The contest runs quarterly.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    6426 Bellingham Avenue
    North Hollywood, CA 91606

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  • CTA César E. Chávez Memorial Education Awards Program
    Up to $550
    March
    Sponsor: California Teachers Association (CTA)

    Eligibility: A student or group of up to five students must submit an essay or visual piece under the supervision of a teacher or professor who is a member of the CTA. Students may be in kindergarten through high school or in community college. All works must focus on topics such as non-violence and their relationship to Chávez's legacy. Visit the website for a complete list of topics and specific essay and visual arts submission requirements.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    CTA Human Rights Department
    P.O. Box 921
    Burlingame, CA 94011-0921

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  • David Joseph Talamo Memorial Athletic Scholarship Fund
    $1,000
    Varies
    Sponsor: Community Foundation of Mendocino County

    Eligibility: Students must have a GPA of 3.0 and have participated in organized sports in high school.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    204 South Oak Street
    Ukiah, CA 95482

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  • Dick Griffiths Memorial Scholarship
    $1,000
    August 31
    Sponsor: California Association on Postsecondary Education and Disability (CAPED)

    Eligibility: Applicants must have a verifiable learning disability in math and be currently enrolled as a student at a California college or university with a GPA of 2.5 for undergraduates or 3.0 for graduate students. Students must have completed at least six semester or eight quarter units as an undergraduate student or three semester or four quarter units as a graduate student.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    10073 Valley View Street, #242
    Cypress, CA 90630

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  • DL English Scholarship
    $2,500
    March 1
    Sponsor: Planning and Visual Education Partnership (PAVE) c/o Kroger Company

    Eligibility: Applicants must be enrolled in a program working towards a degree in the retail design industry. Students must have at least a 3.0 GPA and be full-time students enrolled in at least 12 credit hours. Students must be studying within the following states: Arizona, California, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah or Washington.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    PAVE Entries Attn.: Ken Pray
    1014 Vine Street
    Cincinnati, OH 45202

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  • Dodell Women's Empowerment Scholarship
    $1,000
    May 26
    Sponsor: National Council of Jewish Women, Los Angeles (NCJW/LA)

    Eligibility: Applicants must live and attend school in the greater Los Angeles area including Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside and Ventura counties. Applicants must be women age 25 years or older who are re-entering or continuing school to obtain skills that will help lead to economic self-sufficiency.

    How to apply: Applications available online and must include a transcript and two letters of reference.

    543 N. Fairfax Avenue
    Los Angeles, CA 90036

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  • Dr. Charles O. and Harriett C. Smith Memorial Scholar-Athlete Scholarship Fund
    $500
    Varies
    Sponsor: Community Foundation of Mendocino County

    Eligibility: Applicants must demonstrate involvement within the community and participation in extracurriculars, especially team sports. Students must possess an exemplary work ethic, an ability to multi-tasking and a skill for handling the pressures the accompany deadlines. Applicants must be in good academic standing, with a minimum 3.0 GPA.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    204 South Oak Street
    Ukiah, CA 95482

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  • Dr. John and Mae Benjamin Scholarship
    $1,000
    March 2
    Sponsor: Community Foundation of the Verdugos

    Eligibility: Applicants must provide a personal essay on the topic of medicine.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    111 East Broadway
    Suite 200
    Glendale, CA 91205

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  • Ebell/Flint Scholarship
    $5,000
    April 2
    Sponsor: Ebell of Los Angeles

    Eligibility: Applicants must have an excellent academic record and must demonstrate financial need. Students must be a permanent resident of Los Angeles County and enrolled full-time as an undergraduate at an accredited Los Angeles County college or university. Applicants must have a grade point average of 3.25 and demonstrate involvement in community service.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    Attn.: Scholarship Chair
    743 South Lucerne Boulevard
    Los Angeles, CA 90005

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  • Educating America Scholarship
    Up to $5,000
    December 7
    Sponsor: Educating America Scholarship

    Eligibility: Applicants must be U.S. citizens and high school seniors attending an Orange County High School (CA) or current college undergraduates who graduated from an Orange County High School (CA). Students must plan to enroll in full-time undergraduate study at an accredited two- or four-year college, university or vocational-technical school and pursue a degree in the STEM, nursing or trade fields with a minimum 3.0 GPA.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    Scholarship America
    One Scholarship Way
    Saint Peter, MN 56082

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  • Emerald Creek Scholarship
    $10,000
    June 15
    Sponsor: Emerald Creek Capital

    Eligibility: Applicants must be graduating high school seniors from a New York City high school and active members of the National Honor Society. Students must submit an essay on a provided prompt.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    575 Lexington Avenue
    31st Floor
    New York, NY 10022

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  • Emily M. Hewitt Memorial Scholarship
    $1,500
    April 15
    Sponsor: Calaveras Big Trees Association

    Eligibility: Applicants must be enrolled full-time in an accredited California post-secondary educational institution and must have career goals that are related to communicating and interpreting nature's wonder. Students pursuing degrees in environmental protection, forestry, wildlife and fisheries biology, parks and recreation, park management, environmental law and public policy, environmental art and California history are encouraged to apply. Selection is based on dedication to the ideals of the scholarship and financial need.

    How to apply: Student must submit a statement of personal and career goals, a resume (and portfolio if applicable) and transcripts of all college work completed to date. On the cover page, include your name, address, phone number and college major.

    P.O. Box 1196
    Arnold, CA 95223

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  • Emmett and Elsie Geiser Scholarship
    $750
    February 6
    Sponsor: Community Foundation Santa Cruz County

    Eligibility: Applicants must maintain a GPA of at least 3.0 in college prep courses (and 2.0 once attending college), have fully participated in at least one sport, and submit a recommendation letter from a coach or athletic director detailing their athletic and academic achievements.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    7807 Soquel Drive
    Aptos, CA 95003

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  • ERC Eco Scholarship Fund
    $1,000
    Ongoing
    Sponsor: Environmental Research Center

    Eligibility: Applicants must be U.S. citizens and residents of California who are graduating high school seniors. Students must be accepted to a California college or university and intend to pursue a degree in environmental studies. A minimum high school GPA of 3.25 is required and applicants must have completed at least one high school science class in addition to the minimum amount required for graduation.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    3111 Camino Del Rio North
    Suite 400
    San Diego, CA 92108

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  • Eric Hall Scholarship Fund
    $500-$2,000
    April 1
    Sponsor: Coastal Community Foundation

    Eligibility: Applicants will be judged on a combination of scholastic achievement and personal merit.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    P.O. Box 230415
    Encinitas, CA 92023

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  • Eric Scott Langdon and Diana Monzeglio Memorial Scholarship Fund for Artists
    $500-$2,500
    April 1
    Sponsor: Coastal Community Foundation

    Eligibility: Preference will be given to students who need financial support to attend college and who excel in fine arts, dance or music.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    P.O. Box 230415
    Encinitas, CA 92023

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  • Flora De Mayo Scholarship Fund
    $1,000
    March 2
    Sponsor: Community Foundation Sonoma County

    Eligibility: Applicants must submit a portfolio and a letter of recommendation. Students must demonstrate a passion and aptitude for their field of study in addition to a commitment to their community. Selection is based on the overall strength of the application.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    120 Stony Point Road
    Suite 220
    Santa Rosa, CA 95401

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  • Frank and Anne Leone Scholarship
    $1,000
    March 2
    Sponsor: Community Foundation of the Verdugos

    Eligibility: Selection is based on demonstration of academic achievement and community service accomplishments.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    111 East Broadway
    Suite 200
    Glendale, CA 91205

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  • Frank and Ruth Bila Scholarship
    $2,500
    March
    Sponsor: Orange County Community Foundation

    Eligibility: Applicants must be U.S. citizens and full-time students between the ages of 17 and 30. A minimum GPA of 3.0 is required. Students must demonstrate unmet financial need.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    4041 MacArthur Boulevard
    Suite 510
    Newport Beach, CA 92660

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  • Frank del Olmo Memorial Scholarship
    $500-$1,000
    August 7
    Sponsor: CCNMA: Latino Journalists of California

    Eligibility: Applicants must be Latino, be either California residents or attending California schools and have an interest in pursuing a journalism career. An interview is required. Financial need, academic achievement and community involvement are also considered.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    ASU Cronkite School of Journalism
    725 Arizona Avenue, Suite 404
    Santa Monica, CA 90401-1734

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  • Friends of Scott Scholarship Program
    Varies
    September 1
    Sponsor: Friends of Scott Foundation

    Eligibility: Applicants must be a resident of California and must be intending to enroll, or are enrolled, in undergraduate or graduate school.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    6977 Navajo Road #168
    San Diego, CA 92119

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  • Friends of the California State Fair Scholarship Program
    Up to $2,500
    March 3
    Sponsor: California State Fair

    Eligibility: Applicants must be enrolled or plan to enroll in a four-year accredited California institution of higher learning. They must have a GPA of 3.0 or higher and have a valid California ID.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    1600 Exposition Boulevard
    Sacramento, CA 95815

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  • FWA Graduate Scholarship
    $10,000
    March 22
    Sponsor: Financial Women's Association of San Francisco Scholarship Fund

    Eligibility: Applicants must be enrolled at an accredited Bay Area college. A minimum GPA of 3.4 is required. Selection is primarily based on demonstration of leadership skills, strong communication skills and financial need.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    FWASF Scholarship Fund
    268 Bush Street
    Suite 2822
    San Francisco, CA 94104

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  • FWA Undergraduate Scholarship
    $5,000
    March 22
    Sponsor: Financial Women's Association of San Francisco Scholarship Fund

    Eligibility: Applicants must be enrolled at an accredited Bay Area college. A minimum GPA of 3.4 is required. Selection is primarily based on demonstration of leadership skills, strong communication skills and financial need.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    FWASF Scholarship Fund
    268 Bush Street
    Suite 2822
    San Francisco, CA 94104

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  • Gail Karp Orgell Scholarship
    $2,000
    March 30
    Sponsor: Jewish Community Federation and Endowment Fund

    Eligibility: Applicants must be Jewish female students enrolled in a four-year undergraduate program in California, demonstrate financial need and submit a personal essay using 1,000 words. Students must have a minimum 3.0 GPA, provide proof of practicing tzedakah and tikkun olam and have parents who are permanent residents of the greater San Francisco Bay Area. Applicants must have a proven record for high academic performance, true leadership and active athletic participation to be considered.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    121 Steuart Street
    San Francisco, CA 94105

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  • GEF Resource Center Scholarships
    Varies
    May 1
    Sponsor: Gravure Education Foundation

    Eligibility: Applicants must be enrolled at one of the following GEF Learning Resource Centers: Arizona State University, California Polytechnic State University, Clemson University, Murray State University, Rochester Institute of Technology, University of Wisconsin - Stout or Western Michigan University. Must have at least a 3.0 GPA.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    P.O. Box 25617
    Rochester, NY 14625

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  • Geisinger Scholarship
    Varies
    January 16
    Sponsor: University of Michigan

    Eligibility: Students must be first year students entering the College of Engineering at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor for the upcoming fall semester. Applicants must be from one of the following states: Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Louisiana, Maine, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Washington or Wyoming.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    College Administration
    1221 Beal Avenue
    Ann Arbor, MI 2102

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  • George Choy Memorial/Gay Asian Pacific Alliance (GAPA) Scholarship
    Up to $1,000
    June 7
    Sponsor: Horizons Foundation

    Eligibility: Applicants should have at least 25 percent Asian/Pacific Islander ancestry, in the process of applying to or currently attending a college, university or vocational school and reside in one of the nine Bay Area counties (Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Napa, Sonoma or Solano). Preference is given to those who are lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender or who are involved in the LGBT community.

    How to apply: Applications are available by phone.

    550 Montgomery Street
    Suite 700
    San Francisco, CA 94111

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  • George Geng On Lee Minorities in Leadership Scholarship
    $1,000
    July 31
    Sponsor: Capture The Dream

    Eligibility: Applicants must be enrolled or intend on enrolling full-time at an accredited four-year college. Selection is primarily based on demonstration of financial need, leadership potential, academic achievement and community service.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    484 Lake Park Avenue
    Suite 15
    Oakland, CA 94610

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  • Glendale Latino Association Scholarship
    $2,000
    March 2
    Sponsor: Community Foundation of the Verdugos

    Eligibility: Applicants must be graduating from a Glendale Unified School District public or private high school or Allan F. Daily Continuation High School. Preference is given to students with a documented history of community service. Students must submit an essay about their Latino heritage and the importance of education.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    111 East Broadway
    Suite 200
    Glendale, CA 91205

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  • Golden Gate Restaurant Association Scholarship Foundation
    Varies
    April 30
    Sponsor: Golden Gate Restaurant Association

    Eligibility: Applicants must be California residents at time of application submission and pursue a major in food service.

    How to apply: Applications are available online or by mail.

    Scholarship Foundation
    220 Montgomery Street, Suite 990
    San Francisco, CA 94104

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  • Gonzales Harris Bilingual Scholarship
    $6,000
    March 2
    Sponsor: Community Foundation of the Verdugos

    Eligibility: Applicants must demonstrate written and verbal fluency in both Spanish and English. A minimum GPA of 3.5 is required. Students must plan on attending an accredited four-year community college/university or career technical school. Applicants must submit an essay explaining the importance of education and how they intend on contributing to their community.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    111 East Broadway
    Suite 200
    Glendale, CA 91205

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  • Good Tidings Foundation Community Service Scholarship
    $10,000
    November 6
    Sponsor: Good Tidings Foundation

    Eligibility: Applicants must be underserved, graduating high school seniors who are residents of Alameda, Contra Costa, Lake, Marin, Monterey, Napa, Sacramento, San Benito, San Francisco, San Joaquin, San Mateo, Santa Cruz, Santa Clara, Solano, Sonoma, Stanislaus or Yolo counties who have dedicated themselves to extraordinary community service projects. Selection is based on financial need and greatest service.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    1469 Rollins Road
    Burlingame, CA 94010

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  • Grange Insurance Group Scholarship
    $1,000-$1,500
    March 1
    Sponsor: Grange Insurance Association

    Eligibility: Applicants must be current Grange Insurance Group (GIG) policyholders (or children or grandchildren of GIG policyholders) in California, Colorado, Idaho, Oregon, Washington or Wyoming; Grange members (or children or grandchildren of Grange members) or children or grandchildren of current GIG employees and residents in California, Colorado, Idaho, Oregon, Washington and Wyoming. Applicants can apply for scholarships in either academic or vocational studies. Three of the awards will be for students wishing to pursue vocational studies and 22 will be for academic studies. The top scoring student in each category receives $1,500 and each additional winner receives $1,000. Scholarships may be used toward a certificate or degree in a recognized profession or vocation, including community colleges, business colleges and technical institutes, as well as institutions offering an academic degree program. Vocational scholarships are intended for use at community colleges, technical or business schools or other institutions that offer vocational training which does not lead to a two- or four-year academic degree. Selection is based on academic achievement and essays.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    Scholarship Committee
    P.O. Box 21089
    Seattle, WA 98111-3089

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  • Growing Up Asian in America
    $1,000
    March 27
    Sponsor: Asian Pacific Fund

    Eligibility: Applicants do not need to be Asian American. Students must be K-12 students in the nine counties of the San Francisco Bay Area and must submit entries in the art and essay categories. There is a theme for each year's competition.

    How to apply: Applications are available at schools and libraries.

    465 California Street
    Suite 809
    San Francisco, CA 94104

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  • Hearthstone Housing Foundation Scholarship
    Up to $5,000
    March 31
    Sponsor: Hearthstone Housing Foundation

    Eligibility: Applicants must be enrolled in a high school, college, university, trade school, graduate school or taking an academic enrichment activity and be between the ages of 16 and 25 years. Students must reside at a Hearthstone Housing Foundation property or in a county where such property is located. Applicants must have a minimum 3.0 GPA if in high school or 2.75 GPA if enrolled in college.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    4000 MacArthur Boulevard
    Suite 105
    Newport Beach, CA 92660

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  • Helen Kellum Scholarship Fund
    $1,000
    March 2
    Sponsor: Community Foundation Sonoma County

    Eligibility: Students must demonstrate a significant financial need and the perseverance to complete their degree program. Applicants must submit the FAFSA and a statement of their community and employment involvement. Selection is based on the overall strength of the application.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    120 Stony Point Road
    Suite 220
    Santa Rosa, CA 95401

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  • Helen Mathilda Yunker Music Scholarship
    $2,000
    January 29
    Sponsor: Ventura County Community Foundation

    Eligibility: Applicants must be either a graduating senior in the city of Ventura or a current Ventura College student enrolling at an accredited four-year college or university to study music. Students must be able to demonstrate financial need. Applicants can reapply in successive years.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    4001 Mission Oaks Boulevard
    Camarillo, CA 93012

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  • High Hopes Scholarship Program
    $4,000
    March 12
    Sponsor: Berkeley Community Fund

    Eligibility: Applicants must be U.S. citizens and Berkeley High School students with a cumulative GPA of over 2.5. Students must intend to enroll full-time at an approved college or university at the time of application and remain enrolled full-time with a cumulative GPA above 2.5 in order to continue receiving aid. Selection is based upon academic and extracurricular achievements which demonstrate an overall readiness for college and university-level coursework.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    2111 Martin Luther King Jr. Way
    Berkeley, CA 94704

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  • Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Sonoma County Scholarship Fund
    $1,000
    March 2
    Sponsor: Community Foundation Sonoma County

    Eligibility: Applicants must demonstrate leadership skills and have volunteer experience in their community or at their school. Students must demonstrate financial need. Selection is based on the overall strength of the application.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    120 Stony Point Road
    Suite 220
    Santa Rosa, CA 95401

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  • Hispanic Scholarship Fund Cal State Bakersfield Scholarship
    $5,000
    March 8
    Sponsor: Hispanic Scholarship Fund Cal State Bakersfield Scholarship

    Eligibility: Applicants must be U.S. citizens, permanent residents, DACA or eligible non-citizens of Hispanic heritage who are enrolling as full-time students at Cal State Bakersfield. Students must be graduating seniors with a minimum 3.0 GPA or current undergraduate or graduate college students with a 2.5 minimum GPA.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    1411 W. 190th Street, Suite 700
    Gardena, CA 90248

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  • Incight Scholarship
    $500-$2,500
    April 1
    Sponsor: Incight Education

    Eligibility: Applicants must have a documented disability that may include physical, learning or cognitive. Students must also attend a trade school, college or university on a full-time basis. Recipients are placed with internships related to their field of study.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    111 SW Columbia Street
    Suite 1170
    Portland, OR 97201

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  • Inger Lawrence-M.R. Bauer Foundation Nursing Studies Scholarship
    $2,000
    May 26
    Sponsor: National Council of Jewish Women, Los Angeles (NCJW/LA)

    Eligibility: Applicants must live and attend school in the greater Los Angeles area including Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside and Ventura counties. Applicants must be enrolled in or accepted to a degree program in nursing.

    How to apply: Applications are available online and must include a transcript and two letters of reference.

    543 N. Fairfax Avenue
    Los Angeles, CA 90036

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  • Irene Somerset Gould Memorial Scholarship
    $1,000
    March 24
    Sponsor: High Desert Community Foundation

    Eligibility: Applicants must be female and interested in pursuing a career in business. Students must live in California and have a minimum GPA of 3.0.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    Attn. Scholarship Committee CHairperson
    Irene Somerset Gould Memorial Scholarship
    P.O. Box 965
    Victorville, CA 92393

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  • Jack Hughes Education Scholarship
    Varies
    August 15
    Sponsor: California Nevada Racquetball Association

    Eligibility: Applicants must be high school seniors who will be graduating or college undergraduates. Students must reside in California or Nevada and demonstrate a desire to expand racquetball. Applicants must also be current USAR members.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    Terry Rogers, CNRA Scholarship Chairperson
    8317 Divernon Avenue
    Las Vegas, NV 89149

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  • Jackie Harrigan Haase Memorial Scholarship Fund
    $500-$2,500
    April 1
    Sponsor: Coastal Community Foundation

    Eligibility: Preference is given to students who have been in special education.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    P.O. Box 230415
    Encinitas, CA 92023

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  • Jackson Family Scholarship
    $1,000
    April
    Sponsor: Orange County Community Foundation

    Eligibility: Applicants must be accepted to an accredited nursing program and must have completed a minimum of two semesters. A minimum GPA of 3.0 is required. Students must intend on enrolling full-time.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    4041 MacArthur Boulevard
    Suite 510
    Newport Beach, CA 92660

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  • Jackson Laboratory Scholarship
    $10,000
    February 1
    Sponsor: Jackson Laboratory

    Eligibility: Applicants must reside in Connecticut, Maine or in Sacramento County, California and must be pursuing a degree in biomedicine. Students must receive a nomination from a teacher and have financial need or be first-generation college students. Students must also have a 3.5 GPA and be graduating high school seniors.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    Training and Education Office
    600 Main Street
    Bar Harbor, ME 04609

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  • Jacob Rassen Memorial Scholarship
    $500-$1,500
    October 31
    Sponsor: Jewish Family and Children's Services (JFCS)

    Eligibility: Applicants must be Jewish and have been a resident of Sonoma, Marin, San Francisco, San Mateo or Northern Santa Clara counties for at least two years prior to submitting an application. Students must complete and submit a FAFSA, demonstrating financial need based on federal tax returns. Applicants must be in good academic standing, with a minimum 3.0 GPA.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    Miriam Schultz Grunfeld Professional Building
    2150 Post Street, P.O. Box 159004
    San Francisco, CA 94115

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  • James D. Phelan Literary Award
    Varies
    Unknown
    Sponsor: San Francisco Foundation

    Eligibility: Nominees must be qualifying literary artist nominated for their outstanding work based on the submission of an un-published manuscript in-progress. Submissions may be in any one of the following literary forms: fiction (novel or short stories), nonfictional prose, poetry and spoken word.

    How to apply: Applications are by nomination.

    One Embarcadero Center
    Suite 1400
    San Francisco, CA 94111

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  • Jay Deaton Memorial Scholarship for Agriculture
    $900
    March 2
    Sponsor: Community Foundation Sonoma County

    Eligibility: Applicants must demonstrate financial need and submit the FAFSA along with a statement of community, employment and extra curricular involvement. Selection is based on the overall strength of the application.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    120 Stony Point Road
    Suite 220
    Santa Rosa, CA 95401

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  • Jeff Krosnoff Scholarship
    $10,000
    January 18
    Sponsor: Jeff Krosnoff Scholarship Fund

    Eligibility: Applicants must have an excellent academic record with a cumulative high school GPA of at least 3.0. Students must submit a transcript and a two- to four-page essay. The essay is given the greatest weight in the selection process.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    P.O. Box 8585
    La Crescenta, CA 91214-0585

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  • Jerry Juhl Fund for the Arts
    $2,500
    Varies
    Sponsor: Community Foundation of Mendocino County

    Eligibility: Applicants must be studying performing arts, lighting, sound or set design. Applicants must demonstrate financial need, community involvement and a potential for academic success.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    204 South Oak Street
    Ukiah, CA 95482

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  • Jessica Lynn Herman Memorial Scholarship
    $2,500
    April
    Sponsor: Orange County Community Foundation

    Eligibility: Applicants must plan on enrolling full-time at an accredited educational institution. A minimum GPA of 3.0 is required. Students must have been a mentor or tutor and must have interest in both the humanities and the sciences. Selection is primarily based on demonstration of self-motivation and selflessness.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    4041 MacArthur Boulevard
    Suite 510
    Newport Beach, CA 92660

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  • Jewel Gardiner Memorial Fund Scholarship
    $1,000
    October 15
    Sponsor: California School Library Association

    Eligibility: Applicants must be a CLSA Northern Region member at time of application. Students must be currently enrolled in a Teacher Librarian Credential program or at any time in the previous year. Applicant must be willing to serve as an active CSLA volunteer as a member of at least one committee. Preference is given to first time recipients and applicants with teaching experience.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    6444 E. Spring Street #247
    Long Beach, CA 90815-1553

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  • Joe W. Chavez Educational Fund
    $500-$2,000
    April 1
    Sponsor: Coastal Community Foundation

    Eligibility: Selection criteria is made based on grades and personal activities demonstrating an ability to achieve student goals.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    P.O. Box 230415
    Encinitas, CA 92023

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  • Joel Garcia Memorial Scholarship
    $500-$1,000
    June 15
    Sponsor: CCNMA: Latino Journalists of California

    Eligibility: Applicants must be Latino and either attending California schools or be California residents attending out-of-state schools. Students must show an interest in journalism (broadcast, print, photo or online) and demonstrate financial need and academic achievement.

    How to apply: Applications are available online, by email, by mail or by phone.

    ASU Cronkite School of Journalism
    725 Arizona Avenue, Suite 404
    Santa Monica, CA 90401-1734

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  • John & Elsie Krikorian Journalism Scholarship
    $500
    March 2
    Sponsor: Community Foundation of the Verdugos

    Eligibility: Applicants must submit an essay describing their career goals. Selection is based on the overall strength of the application.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    111 East Broadway
    Suite 200
    Glendale, CA 91205

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  • John F. Duffy Scholarship/Grant Program
    Up to $4,000
    June 1
    Sponsor: California Peace Officers' Memorial Foundation

    Eligibility: Applicants must be spouses, children, stepchildren or adopted children of peace officers who died in the line of duty and are enrolled on the California memorial monument. They must carry no less than six units per quarter or eight units per semester at an accredited college or university, and they must maintain a 2.0 or higher GPA.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    1700 I Street
    Suite 100
    Sacramento, CA 95811

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  • John L. Turner Scholarship
    $1,000
    February 6
    Sponsor: Community Foundation Santa Cruz County

    Eligibility: Applicants must be a U.S. citizen, maintain a minimum GPA of 2.0 and provide evidence of financial need. Note that awardees will need to attend an accredited two- or four-year college or vocational school at least part-time (six credits) to retain the scholarship award.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    7807 Soquel Drive
    Aptos, CA 95003

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  • John R. Wooden Scholarship
    Varies
    March
    Sponsor: Orange County Community Foundation

    Eligibility: Applicant must intend on enrolling full-time at an accredited educational institution. A minimum GPA of 2.0 is required. Selection is primarily based on demonstration of community service and financial need.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    4041 MacArthur Boulevard
    Suite 510
    Newport Beach, CA 92660

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  • Jonathan Family Scholarship
    $500
    Varies
    Sponsor: Community Foundation of Mendocino County

    Eligibility: Applicants must be a senior at Laytonville High School and plan to attend a vocational school, community college or four-year college or university. Students must pursue studies in the areas of music, art, architecture, building construction and/or design. Applicants must demonstrate financial need.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    204 South Oak Street
    Ukiah, CA 95482

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  • Joseph Henry Jackson Literary Award
    Varies
    Unknown
    Sponsor: San Francisco Foundation

    Eligibility: Nominees must be qualifying literary artist nominated for their outstanding work based on the submission of an un-published manuscript in-progress. Submissions may be in any one of the following literary forms: fiction (novel or short stories), nonfictional prose, poetry and spoken word.

    How to apply: Applicants are by nomination only.

    One Embarcadero Center
    Suite 1400
    San Francisco, CA 94111

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  • Joseph Shinoda Memorial Scholarship
    $1,000-$5,000
    March 30
    Sponsor: Joseph Shinoda Memorial Scholarship Foundation Inc.

    Eligibility: Applicants must be enrolled at an accredited four-year institution in the U.S. or at a community college located in California and be rising undergraduate sophomores, juniors or seniors. They must be majoring in a floriculture-related subject and be planning to pursue a career in domestic floriculture in the U.S. after graduation. Selection is based on academic merit, character, work experience and financial need.

    How to apply: Applications are available online. An application form, an official transcript and two letters of recommendation are required.

    c/o Barbara A. McCaleb
    Executive Secretary
    234 Via La Paz
    San Luis Obispo, CA 93401

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  • Joseph Towner Fund for Gay and Lesbian Families
    Varies
    January 31
    Sponsor: Horizons Foundation

    Eligibility: Applicants must have at least one lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender parent(s)/guardian(s), be willing to be named publicly in association with COLAGE, Horizons Foundation, and the Scholarship Program, and be enrolled full-time in an accredited post-secondary institution with a minimum 2.0 GPA.

    How to apply: Applications are available by email.

    550 Montgomery Street
    Suite 700
    San Francisco, CA 94111

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  • June Miller Nursing Education Scholarship
    $2,000
    May 26
    Sponsor: National Council of Jewish Women, Los Angeles (NCJW/LA)

    Eligibility: Applicants must live and attend school in the greater Los Angeles area including Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside and Ventura counties. Applicants should be enrolled in or accepted to a degree program in nursing.

    How to apply: Applications available online and must include a transcript and two letters of reference.

    543 N. Fairfax Avenue
    Los Angeles, CA 90036

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  • Kappa Delta Phi
    $2,000
    October 1
    Sponsor: American Occupational Therapy Foundation

    Eligibility: Applicants must be currently enrolled full-time in an AOTA accredited occupational therapy program. Students must have completed at least one year of occupational therapy specific course work. Priority is given to students of Arizona, California, Florida, Iowa, Indiana, Kentucky, Missouri and Ohio.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    Attn: Jeanne Cooper
    4720 Montgomery Lane
    Suite 202
    Bethesda, MD 20814

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  • Lapiz Family Scholarship
    $2,000
    April 24
    Sponsor: Asian Pacific Fund

    Eligibility: Applicants must be full-time undergraduate students at University of California (preference given to students at UC Davis and UC Santa Cruz), be farm workers or the children of farm or migrant workers and have a minimum 3.0 GPA. The award is based on merit and financial need. Applicants should submit applications, transcripts, essays, resumes and Student Aid Reports.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    465 California Street
    Suite 809
    San Francisco, CA 94104

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  • Larry Acterman Public Education Award
    $2,500
    April
    Sponsor: Orange County Community Foundation

    Eligibility: Applicants must plan on enrolling full-time at an accredited four-year public educational institution in California. Selection is primarily based on demonstration of academic achievement and commitment to becoming a teacher in California. Students must submit current transcripts, three letters of recommendation and an essay.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    4041 MacArthur Boulevard
    Suite 510
    Newport Beach, CA 92660

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  • Leadership for Diversity Scholarship
    $1,500
    October 1
    Sponsor: California School Library Association

    Eligibility: Applicants must be members of a traditionally underrepresented group attending or planning to attend an accredited library media teacher credential program and plan to work in California for three years after completing the program. Applicants must provide a 250-word statement about their qualifications, career goals, financial situation and commitment to supporting multicultural students and two letters of reference.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    6444 E. Spring Street #247
    Long Beach, CA 90815-1553

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  • LEAF Scholarships
    Varies
    April 15
    Sponsor: California Landscape Contractors Association

    Eligibility: Applicants must attend an accredited California community college or state university and take a minimum of six credits.

    How to apply: Applications are available online. An application form, transcript and three letters of reference are required.

    1491 River Park Drive
    Suite 100
    Sacramento, CA 95815

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  • Lee Brennan Memorial Scholarship
    $2,000
    March
    Sponsor: Orange County Community Foundation

    Eligibility: Applicants must have been active participants in varsity athletics or a U.S. Southern Pacific Association Diving Team. A minimum GPA of 2.0 is required. Students must intend on enrolling full-time at an accredited educational institution.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    4041 MacArthur Boulevard
    Suite 510
    Newport Beach, CA 92660

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  • Licensed Vocational Nurse to Associate Degree Nursing Scholarship
    Up to $8,000
    February 23
    Sponsor: Health Professions Education Foundation

    Eligibility: Applicants must be licensed vocational nurses (LVNs) who are enrolled in or have been accepted into an accredited associate's degree in nursing (ADN) program in the state of California. They must be attending or planning to attend school at least part-time (six or more credits per semester) and must commit to two years of nursing practice in an underserved area of California after graduation. Selection is based on the overall strength of the application.

    How to apply: Applications are available online. An application form, official transcript, personal statement, financial information, two recommendation letters and proof of vocational nurse licensure are required.

    400 R Street
    Suite 460
    Sacramento, CA 95811

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  • Louis J. and Mary Ellen Schultz Scholarship
    $2,000
    February 6
    Sponsor: Community Foundation Santa Cruz County

    Eligibility: Applicants must demonstrate financial need and attend an accredited two- or four-year college or vocational school full-time to retain the scholarship award.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    7807 Soquel Drive
    Aptos, CA 95003

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  • Louis Levy Endowed Scholarship
    $1,000
    May 15
    Sponsor: University of California - Los Angeles

    Eligibility: Applicants must attend UCLA and have graduated from a California public high school. Students must have a minimum GPA of 2.5 and demonstrate financial need.

    How to apply: Applications are available online. An application form, essay, letter of recommendation, transcript and copy of financial aid notification letter are required.

    Scholarship Resource Center
    233 Covel Commons
    Los Angeles, CA 90095-7247

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  • Luso-American Education Foundation General Youth Scholarship
    $500-$1,500
    March 1
    Sponsor: Luso-American Education Foundation

    Eligibility: Applicants must be residents of California and high school students who are of Portuguese descent with a GPA of 3.5 or higher, or who are taking classes in the Portuguese language with a GPA of 3.0 or higher. They must be enrolled in a college, university, trade or business school and have taken the SAT or ACT. Two letters of recommendation are required.

    How to apply: Applications are available by phone, fax, mail or email.

    P.O. Box 2967
    Dublin, CA 94568

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  • Mahindra USA Women in Ag Scholarship
    $2,500
    January 15
    Sponsor: National FFA Organization

    Eligibility: Applicants must be pursuing a degree in the field of agriculture and reside in one of the following states: Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, New York, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia or West Virginia. A minimum GPA of 3.0 is required as well as participation in community service, financial need and leadership ability. Selection is based on the overall strength of the application.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    P.O. Box 68960
    6060 FFA Drive
    Indianapolis, IN 46268-0960

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  • Maison Law Scholarship Program
    $2,000
    May 1
    Sponsor: Maison Law

    Eligibility: Applicants must be students in the Central Valley who are graduating high school seniors with a minimum 3.0 GPA. Students are required to submit an essay on a provided prompt.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    525 West Main Street
    Suite B-1033
    Visalia, CA 93291

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  • Malki Museum Scholarship
    Varies
    Varies
    Sponsor: Malki Museum, Inc.

    Eligibility: Applicants must fill out the application form completely, provide proof that they are accepted or enrolled at an accredited post-secondary institution, be a member of a Native American reservation in Southern California and provide proof of one-quarter or more Native American ancestry. Selection is based on the overall strength of the application.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    P.O. Box 578
    Banning, CA 92220

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  • Mark Ando and Ito Family Scholarship
    Varies
    April 17
    Sponsor: Far West Athletic Trainers' Association/District 8

    Eligibility: Applicants must be District 8 student members of the National Athletic Trainers' Association (NATA) who are of Asian descent. They must be enrolled in an undergraduate- or graduate-level athletic training program. Community college applicants and all other applicants must have a GPA of 3.2 or higher on a four-point scale. Non-community college undergraduates must be sponsored by a certified athletic trainer and must have junior standing. All applicants must have plans to pursue a career in athletic training. Selection is based on academic merit, extracurricular activities, leadership potential and athletic training achievement.

    How to apply: Applications are available online. An application form, an official transcript and a personal essay are required.

    Ned Bergert, Committee Chair

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  • Marvin Anmuth Scholarship Fund
    $5,000
    March 30
    Sponsor: Jewish Community Federation and Endowment Fund

    Eligibility: Applicants must be Jewish undergraduate or graduate students majoring in electrical engineering, be enrolled full-time at an accredited post-secondary institution and/or graduate program and have a minimum 3.0 GPA. Students must demonstrate a strong community-oriented mentality, provide proof of practicing tzedakah and tikkun olam and submit a personal essay using 1,000 words. Applicants must demonstrate financial need, be registered for a minimum of 12 course units per quarter or semester, be from San Francisco, the Peninsula, Sunnyvale, North, Sonoma and Marin Counties.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    121 Steuart Street
    San Francisco, CA 94105

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  • Mary Keith Duff Memorial Scholarship
    $2,000
    March 5
    Sponsor: Travis Credit Union

    Eligibility: Applicants must be graduating high school seniors and have a minimum 3.0 GPA. Selection is based on GPA, honors and awards, employment and community service, leadership and extracurricular activities, essay and financial need. Students must plan to enroll in a two-year or four-year college or university full-time or with 12 or more credits or units.

    How to apply: Applications are available online between January 1 and March 5 of each year.

    P.O. Box 2069
    Vacaville, CA 95696

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  • McLeod Family Scholarship - Dallas High School
    Varies
    March 1
    Sponsor: Oregon Office of Student Access and Completion

    Eligibility: Applicants must have graduated within the last three years from Dallas High School. Students must attend college in California, Idaho, Oregon or Washington at least half-time. Applicants must fill out the FAFSA. Selection is based on financial need and the overall strength of the application. Preference is given to students with health-related or liberal arts majors.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    1500 Valley River Drive
    Suite 100
    Eugene, OR 97401

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  • Mega Bank Scholarship
    $1,000
    March 25
    Sponsor: Asian Pacific Community Fund

    Eligibility: Applicants must be high school seniors residing in Los Angeles County or Orange County, California with a GPA of 3.0 or higher who are enrolling as a first-year student at an accredited four-year institution in California. Students must have a household income at or below the county low-income level. There are no ethnicity requirements.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    1145 Wilshire Boulevard
    Suite 105
    Los Angeles, CA 90017

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  • MetLife Foundation FFA Scholarship
    $2,000
    January 15
    Sponsor: National FFA Organization

    Eligibility: Applicants must be working toward four-year degrees in specific areas of agriculture including public service and administration, agribusiness management, range/soil science, public communications, plant or animal breeding and genetics, education, plant pathology, journalism, technology, extension, mechanization, public relations, finance, economics, sales, marketing or engineering. Applicants must also be residents of one of the following states: Alabama, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Washington, Wisconsin or Wyoming. Selection is based on the overall strength of the application.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    P.O. Box 68960
    6060 FFA Drive
    Indianapolis, IN 46268-0960

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  • MGMA Western Section Scholarship
    $2,500
    May 22
    Sponsor: Medical Group Management Association

    Eligibility: Applicants must be residents of one of the MGMA Western Section states, namely Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, Washington or Wyoming. They must be undergraduate or graduate students who are enrolled in a degree program relating to medical practice management (such as public health, business administration or health care administration). Selection is based on the overall strength of the application.

    How to apply: Applications are available online. An application form and supporting materials are required.

    104 Inverness Terrace East
    Englewood, CO 80112

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  • Michael F. O'Donnell Memorial Scholarship Fund
    $2,000
    March 2
    Sponsor: Community Foundation Sonoma County

    Eligibility: Applicants must be past or current residents of Sonoma County. Students must have a significant financial need and demonstrate the perseverance needed to graduate from college. Selection is based on the overall strength of the application.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    120 Stony Point Road
    Suite 220
    Santa Rosa, CA 95401

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  • Miller/Shigemura Scholarship
    $5,000
    June 30
    Sponsor: University of California - Los Angeles

    Eligibility: Applicants must be first-time, first-year UCLA College students. New recipients must have a GPA of 3.0 or higher and demonstrate financial need. In order to renew, recipients must have a GPA of 2.0 or higher. Preference is given to U.S. citizens and California residents.

    How to apply: Applications are available online. An application form, essay, letter of recommendation and transcript are required.

    Scholarship Resource Center
    233 Covel Commons
    Los Angeles, CA 90095-7247

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  • Milton McKevett Teague Scholarship
    $2,250
    January 29
    Sponsor: Ventura County Community Foundation

    Eligibility: Applicants must either be graduating seniors, high school graduates or GED holders. Students must have been Ventura County residents for at least three consecutive years and also be able to show school/community involvement. Applicants must be either enrolled or enrolling at an accredited four-year college, university, trade or business school looking to earn a degree in agriculture. Students may re-apply in consecutive years.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    4001 Mission Oaks Boulevard
    Camarillo, CA 93012

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  • Morton and Susan Rumberg Scholarship
    $2,000
    March 9
    Sponsor: Sacramento Region Community Foundation

    Eligibility: Applicants must be currently enrolled in undergraduate or graduate classes at an accredited college or university in El Dorado, Placer, Sacramento, San Joaquin, Solano, Yolo or Yuba County. Students who pursue a credential or degree in teaching will be given preference. Applicants must maintain a 2.75 GPA.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    955 University Avenue
    Suite A
    Sacramento, CA 95825

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  • Mr. Dae Hyun Ko Scholarship
    Varies
    June 30
    Sponsor: Korean-American Scholarship Foundation - Western Region

    Eligibility: Applicants must be enrolled full-time at a college in one of the following states: Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, Washington or Wyoming. A minimum GPA of 3.0 is required. Selection is based on demonstration of financial need, academic achievement, community service and extracurricular involvement.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    3540 Wilshire Boulevard
    Suite 920
    Los Angeles, CA 90010

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  • Nathan J. and Virginia H. Friedman College Scholarship Fund
    $5,000
    March 30
    Sponsor: Jewish Community Federation and Endowment Fund

    Eligibility: Applicants must have a minimum 3.0 GPA, be enrolled in an accredited undergraduate program and demonstrate financial need. Students must provide two letters of recommendation, submit a personal essay using 1,000 words and have parents who are permanent residents of San Francisco, the Peninsula, Alameda, Sonoma or Marin Counties.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    121 Steuart Street
    San Francisco, CA 94105

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  • Northrop Grumman Scholarship
    $5,000
    February 14
    Sponsor: Society of Women Engineers

    Eligibility: Scholarships are available for students living in each of Maryland's 23 counties, one scholarship for a student living in the city of Baltimore and two scholarships for applicants living in specific counties/communities from the following states: Alabama, California, Colorado, Florida, Illinois, New York, Ohio, Utah or Virginia. Applicants must have a minimum composite SAT score of 1150 or ACT score of 27 and a minimum GPA of 3.5.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    130 East Randolph Street
    Suite 3500
    Chicago, IL 60601

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  • Ohlson Family Scholarship Fund
    $1,000
    March 2
    Sponsor: Community Foundation Sonoma County

    Eligibility: Applicants must have a minimum of at least 2.5 GPA. Students must be able to demonstrate a significant financial need and be dedicated to pursuing their educational goals. Selection is based on the overall strength of the application.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    120 Stony Point Road
    Suite 220
    Santa Rosa, CA 95401

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  • Open Door Presbyterian Church Scholarship
    Varies
    June 30
    Sponsor: Korean-American Scholarship Foundation - Western Region

    Eligibility: Applicants must be enrolled full-time at a college in one of the following states: Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, Washington or Wyoming. A minimum GPA of 3.0 is required. Selection is based on demonstration of financial need, academic achievement, community service and extracurricular involvement.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    3540 Wilshire Boulevard
    Suite 920
    Los Angeles, CA 90010

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  • Orange County Chinese-American Chamber of Commerce Foundation (OCCACCF) Scholarship
    $5,000
    March 16
    Sponsor: Orange County Chinese-American Chamber of Commerce Foundation

    Eligibility: Applicants must be a graduating senior from an Orange County or Los Angeles County school and have been admitted to a community college, college or university. Students must also have at least one parent of Chinese descent, have a minimum 3.5 GPA (non-weighted) and a SAT of 1200 or ACT of 27. Applicants must prove financial need.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    78 Bunsen
    Irvine, CA 92618

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  • Paraprofessional Scholarship
    Up to $500
    December 1
    Sponsor: California School Library Association

    Eligibility: Applicants must be classified library media workers currently enrolled in a two-year paraprofessional program to become a certified library technician. Students must be Southern California residents planning to work in California as library media technicians after completing the program and be members of the California School Library Association. Three letters of recommendation are required.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    6444 E. Spring Street #247
    Long Beach, CA 90815-1553

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  • Parker M. and Virginia Howell Scholarship
    $800
    January 29
    Sponsor: Ventura County Community Foundation

    Eligibility: Applicants must be residents of the city of Ventura that are either high school seniors or current Ventura College students working towards degrees in either engineering or creative writing. Students must have a minimum of a 3.0 GPA and be able to show financial need.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    4001 Mission Oaks Boulevard
    Camarillo, CA 93012

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  • Past Department Presidents' Junior Scholarship Award
    Varies
    Varies
    Sponsor: American Legion Auxiliary, Department of California

    Eligibility: Applicants must be California resident high school students planning to attend a California college or university, be American Legion Auxiliary members with three years as a Junior and be the children, grandchildren or great grandchildren of a veteran.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    401 Van Ness Avenue
    Suite 319
    San Francisco, CA 94102-4570

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  • Past Presidents' Parley Nursing Scholarships
    $2,000
    April - 1st Friday
    Sponsor: American Legion Auxiliary, Department of California

    Eligibility: Applicants must be residents of California, enrolled or planning to enroll in a nursing program and be the wife, husband, widow, widower or child of a veteran or be veterans themselves.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    401 Van Ness Avenue
    Suite 319
    San Francisco, CA 94102-4570

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  • Pedro Urquidi Scholarship
    March 5
    Sponsor: Hispanic Scholarship Fund Pedro Urquidi Scholarship

    Eligibility: Applicants must be U.S. citizens, permanent residents, DACA or eligible non-citizens of Hispanic heritage who are enrolling as full-time students in a four-year program. Students must be graduating seniors or graduates of Alisal High School with a minimum 3.0 GPA or current college students from Salinas, CA with a 2.5 minimum GPA.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    1411 W. 190th Street, Suite 700
    Gardena, CA 90248

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  • PepsiCo Cesar Chavez Latino Scholarship
    $5,000
    May 25
    Sponsor: Cesar Chavez Foundation

    Eligibility: Applicants must be of Latino descent accepted for enrollment or enrolled full-time in an undergraduate program in Arizona or California. A minimum GPA of 3.0 is required. Selection is primarily based on demonstration of academic achievement, leadership potential, community service, extracurricular involvement and financial need.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    PepsiCo Cesar Chavez Latino Scholarship Fund
    Cesar Chavez Foundation, Leasing Office
    1655 E. California Avenue
    Bakersfield, CA 93307

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  • PG&E Better Together STEM Scholarship Program
    Up to $10,000
    June 30
    Sponsor: PG&E Better Together STEM Scholarship Program, Scholarship America

    Eligibility: Applicants must be PG&E customers who are either high school seniors, current college students, veterans or adults returning to school studying one of the following STEM related careers: Engineering (electrical, mechanical, computer, industrial or environmental), computer science/information systems, cyber security or environmental sciences. Students must intend to be full-time undergraduate students for the entire upcoming school year working toward their first degree at a PG&E Partner School in California.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    One Scholarship Way
    Saint Peter, MN 56082

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  • Pine Cone Foundation Scholarship
    Up to $5,500
    April 1
    Sponsor: Pine Cone Foundation

    Eligibility: Applicants must have a documented learning disability and plan on attending a California community college in pursuit of an associate, bachelor, technical or vocational degree. Students must be graduating high school seniors and have at least a 2.5 GPA. Applicants must also be U.S. citizens and California residents who can demonstrate financial need. The application includes a 200-word essay on the provided topic.

    How to apply: Applications are available online and must include: BOGFW approval email, one reference letter, transcript, learning disability documentation, essay and photo.

    5758 Geary Boulevard #164
    San Francisco, CA 94121

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  • PPN Scholarship for Book and Cover Design
    $1,000
    February 19
    Sponsor: Publishing Professionals Network

    Eligibility: Applicants must be enrolled in a college, university or technical school in Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, Washington or Wyoming and have a GPA of 2.0 or higher. Selection is based on book and cover design projects.

    How to apply: Applications are available from your school's publishing department. An application form, letter from faculty member and student book project are required.

    c/o Postal Annex
    274 Redwood Shores Parkway
    Box 129
    Redwood City, CA 94065-1173

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  • Promise of Nursing Regional Scholarship Program
    $1,000-$7,500
    January 13
    Sponsor: National Student Nurses' Association

    Eligibility: Applicants must be U.S. citizens, permanent residents or resident aliens. They must be enrolled in a nursing degree program at a school located in Georgia (graduate students only), Louisiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, Mississippi, New Jersey (graduate students only), Oregon, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Washington, certain areas in California, certain areas in Texas or certain areas in Florida. Selection is based on academic merit, involvement in community health and financial need.

    How to apply: Applications are available online. An application form, official transcript and other supporting materials are required. $10 processing fee.

    45 Main Street
    Suite 606
    Brooklyn, NY 11201

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  • PSR/Sacramento High School Scholarship Essay Contest
    $1,000-$3,000
    March 21
    Sponsor: Physicians for Social Responsibility Sacramento Chapter

    Eligibility: Applicants must be high school seniors from Sacramento or one of the surrounding counties in California: Alpine, Amador, Calavares, El Dorado, Nevada, Placer, San Joaquin, Solano, Sutter, Yolo or Yuba. Students must be in good academic standing.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    10 Dumfries Court
    Sacramento, CA 95831

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  • R.H. Beel Memorial Scholarship
    $1,000
    February 6
    Sponsor: Community Foundation Santa Cruz County

    Eligibility: Applicants must be a U.S. citizen and graduating senior, demonstrate financial need and academic achievement and have made clear community contributions, whether through volunteer work or other service activities.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    7807 Soquel Drive
    Aptos, CA 95003

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  • Ralph Hale and Martha L. Ruppert Educational Scholarship
    Up to $10,000
    February 14
    Sponsor: Silicon Valley Community Foundation

    Eligibility: Applicants must be U.S. citizens, be high school seniors in San Mateo County or northern Santa Clara County (Daly City through Mountain View) and have a maximum GPA of 3.3. Students must demonstrate financial need; evidence of partial self-support such as savings from summer jobs, part-time work, etc.; community service and academic promise and GPA improvement during high school years.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    2440 W. El Camino Real
    Suite 300
    Mountain View, CA 94040

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  • Randy Clark Memorial Vocational Scholarship Fund
    Up to $1,000
    Varies
    Sponsor: Community Foundation of Mendocino County

    Eligibility: Applicants must have spent at least one year as a member of the Future Farmers of America or 4H Club. Students must demonstrate financial need and an ability to achieve career success.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    204 South Oak Street
    Ukiah, CA 95482

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  • Reagan Presidential Foundation Scholars Program
    $1,000-$10,000
    February 7
    Sponsor: Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation

    Eligibility: Applicants must have outstanding leadership, character, communication skills, academic achievement, and commitment to Ventura County, California. Students must be graduating high school seniors from Ventura County, California. Applicants must have a 3.0 GPA. Students must plan to enroll full-time at an accredited four-year college or university in the United States. Applicants must be citizens of the United States.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    40 Presidential Drive
    Simi Valley, CA 93065

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  • Richard T. Torkelson Memorial Scholarship Fund for Journalism
    $1,000
    March 2
    Sponsor: Community Foundation Sonoma County

    Eligibility: Applicants must demonstrate an interest in journalism, communications, photojournalism, documentary art or nonfiction digital media. Students must submit writing samples and/or their media portfolio along with two letters of recommendation.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    120 Stony Point Road
    Suite 220
    Santa Rosa, CA 95401

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  • Riverside Construction Company Harmon/Lounsbury Scholarship Fund
    At least $1,000
    April 10
    Sponsor: The Community Foundation

    Eligibility: Applicants must be a high school senior who is planning to study engineering full-time at an accredited college or university. Students must have a minimum 3.0 GPA, demonstrate financial need and exhibit involvement in community and school.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    Attn. Celia Cudiamat
    3700 Sixth Street
    Suite 200
    Riverside, CA 92501

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  • Robert C. and Lillian DuSoe Scholarship
    $4,000
    March
    Sponsor: Orange County Community Foundation

    Eligibility: Applicants must intend on enrolling full-time at an accredited educational institution. Students must have demonstrated aptitude in music or writing and unmet financial need. Applicants must submit an essay, current transcripts and two letters of recommendation.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    4041 MacArthur Boulevard
    Suite 510
    Newport Beach, CA 92660

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  • Ronald P. Wilmot Scholarship
    $5,000
    March 30
    Sponsor: Jewish Community Federation and Endowment Fund

    Eligibility: Applicants must be an undergraduate or graduate student, be enrolled at an accredited art or post-secondary institution and have gay or lesbian parent(s). Students must demonstrate financial need, be a permanent resident of the greater San Francisco Bay area if pursuing a master's degree and/or have parents who are permanent residents of the greater San Francisco Bay area if pursuing a bachelor's degree. Applicants must also demonstrate a strong community-oriented mentality and submit a personal essay using 1,000 words.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    121 Steuart Street
    San Francisco, CA 94105

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  • Rozsi & Jeno Zisovich Jewish Studies Scholarship Fund to Teach the Holocaust
    $3,200
    July 6
    Sponsor: Jewish Family and Children's Services (JFCS)

    Eligibility: Applicants must be Jewish and legal and permanent residents of Sonoma, Marin, San Francisco, San Mateo or northern Santa Clara counties for at least two years. A commitment and meaningful connection to the Jewish community is desirable. Additionally, students must be in good academic standing with a 3.0 GPA.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    Miriam Schultz Grunfeld Professional Building
    2150 Post Street, P.O. Box 159004
    San Francisco, CA 94115

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  • Ryan & Collin Petitte Memorial Scholarship Fund
    $5,000
    Varies
    Sponsor: Community Foundation of Mendocino County

    Eligibility: Applicants must be interested in attending a vocational school, community college or four-year college or university. Students must demonstrate financial need and preference is given to those planning to attend the University of California at Davis, Oregon State University, or the University of Connecticut.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    204 South Oak Street
    Ukiah, CA 95482

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  • S.F. Humanities Inc.: Leo Hills Scholarship Fund
    $1,000
    March 30
    Sponsor: Jewish Community Federation and Endowment Fund

    Eligibility: Applicants must be Jewish undergraduate students, demonstrate financial need and be accepted into or enrolled in an accredited college, university, art or music institution. Students must demonstrate high academic performance in fine arts, have a minimum 3.0 GPA and have parents who are permanent residents of the greater San Francisco Bay Area. Applicants must submit a personal essay using 1,000 words and preferably be a graduating high school senior from Jewish Community High School, Kehillah Jewish High School, Lisa Kampner Hebrew Academy or public school dedicated to arts programs.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    121 Steuart Street
    San Francisco, CA 94105

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  • Salik Omar Shah Scholarship
    $1,000
    January 29
    Sponsor: Ventura County Community Foundation

    Eligibility: Applicants must be high school seniors in Oxnard, Camarillo or at Viewpoint School in Calabasas who are enrolling full-time at an accredited four-year college or university. Students must have a minimum of a 3.5 GPA and have financial need. Applicants can reapply in successive years.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    4001 Mission Oaks Boulevard
    Camarillo, CA 93012

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  • San Francisco Section Daniel Cubicciotti Student Award
    $500-$2,000
    January 30
    Sponsor: Electrochemical Society

    Eligibility: Applicants must be full- or part-time graduate or advanced undergraduate students in good standing at a university or college in Northern California. Students must major in metallurgy, materials science, chemical engineering or chemistry and be involved in thesis research or other academic activities that relate to electrochemistry. Applicants may be nominated by anyone familiar with their qualifications. The applicant does not have to be a member of The Electrochemical Society. The award is based on academic excellence, quality of research activities, a demonstrated interest in the study of electrochemistry and personal characteristics that reflect Dan Cubicciotti's integrity. Community service and participation in other activities will also be considered.

    How to apply: Applicants should submit transcripts, a short description of their history and interests and a letter of recommendation from a university or college faculty member from the appropriate department.

    65 South Main Street, Building D
    Pennington, NJ 08534-2839

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  • San Joaquin Valley Section Scholarship
    up to $5,000
    April 15
    Sponsor: Society of Petroleum Engineers - San Joaquin Valley Section

    Eligibility: Applicants must be pursuing a degree in a petroleum-related field and either be a resident of California or a non-resident with work experience in the petroleum industry in California.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    Jared Paddock
    Chevron USA Inc.
    9525 Camino Media
    Bakersfield, CA 93311

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  • Saticoy Lemon Association Employee Scholarship
    $1,500
    January 29
    Sponsor: Ventura County Community Foundation

    Eligibility: Applicants must either be a child/ward of an employee of Saticoy Lemon Association who is graduating high school or a Saticoy Lemon Association employee with a GED. Students must intend to enroll at either an accredited community college or four-year college/university seeking an undergraduate degree.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    4001 Mission Oaks Boulevard
    Camarillo, CA 93012

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  • Sherman & Frances L. Teller Teaching Credential Scholarship
    $2,000
    May 26
    Sponsor: National Council of Jewish Women, Los Angeles (NCJW/LA)

    Eligibility: Applicants must live and attend school in the greater Los Angeles area including Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside and Ventura counties. Applicants must be a K-12 educator seeking a single or multiple-subject credential including special education and ESL. Students must be enrolled at a California State University or University of California campus in the greater Los Angeles area.

    How to apply: Applications are available online and must include a transcript and two letters of reference.

    543 N. Fairfax Avenue
    Los Angeles, CA 90036

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  • Shirley and Robert Raymer College Scholarship Fund
    $10,000
    March 30
    Sponsor: Jewish Community Federation and Endowment Fund

    Eligibility: Applicants must be Jewish high school students in their senior year, be accepted to a highly competitive four-year post-secondary education and be residents of the greater San Francisco Bay Area. Students must demonstrate financial need, have a minimum 3.0 GPA and have a proven track record for high academic performance and active participation in the Jewish community.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    121 Steuart Street
    San Francisco, CA 94105

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  • Simon Youth Foundation Community Scholarship
    $1,500
    February 20
    Sponsor: Simon Youth Foundation

    Eligibility: Applicants must be high school seniors who plan to attend an accredited two- or four-year college, university or technical/vocational school full-time. Scholarships are awarded without regard to race, color, creed, religion, gender, disability or national origin, and recipients are selected on the basis of financial need, academic record, potential to succeed, participation in school and community activities, honors, work experience, a statement of career and educational goals and an outside appraisal. Awards are given at every Simon mall in the U.S.

    How to apply: Applications are available online. Only the first 3,000 applications that the organization receives are considered.

    225 W. Washington Street
    Indianapolis, IN 46204

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  • Singerman-Nosseck Childcare Scholarship
    $1,000
    May 26
    Sponsor: National Council of Jewish Women, Los Angeles (NCJW/LA)

    Eligibility: Applicants must live and attend school in the greater Los Angeles area including Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside and Ventura counties. Applicants must be entering or continuing school to learn a marketable skill which will lead to economic self-sufficiency. The award is meant to ease the burden of childcare expenses while the parent is in school.

    How to apply: Applications available online and must include a transcript and two letters of reference.

    543 N. Fairfax Avenue
    Los Angeles, CA 90036

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  • Sons of Italy Grand Lodge of California College Scholarship
    $500-$5,000
    March 1
    Sponsor: Order Sons of Italy in America, Grand Lodge of California

    Eligibility: Applicants must be of at least partial Italian ancestry and be enrolled at a college or trade school for the upcoming fall semester. Selection is based upon academic performance, leadership activities, financial need, essay detailing Italian ancestry, a personal statement and letters of recommendation.

    How to apply: Applications are available online. An application, personal statement, SAT/PSAT/ACT scores, GPA, record of activities, transcript and two letters of recommendation are required.

    Attention: Scholarship Commission
    5051 Mission Street
    San Francisco, CA 94112-3473

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  • Sons of Italy Grand Lodge of California Italian Language Study Grant
    Varies
    March 1
    Sponsor: Order Sons of Italy in America, Grand Lodge of California

    Eligibility: Applicants must be of at least partial Italian ancestry and be enrolled at a college or trade school for the upcoming fall semester. Applicants must also have finished a foreign language course in high school. Selection is based upon academic performance, leadership activities, financial need, essay detailing Italian ancestry, a personal statement and letters of recommendation.

    How to apply: Applications are available online. An application, personal statement, SAT/PSAT/ACT scores, GPA, record of activities, transcript and two letters of recommendation are required.

    Attention: Scholarship Commission
    5051 Mission Street
    San Francisco, CA 94112-3473

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  • Sophie Greenstadt Scholarship for Mid-Life Women
    $1,000
    May 26
    Sponsor: National Council of Jewish Women, Los Angeles (NCJW/LA)

    Eligibility: Applicants must live and attend school in the greater Los Angeles area including Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside and Ventura counties. Applicants must be women age 35 or older seeking to re-enter or continue school to become economically self-sufficient.

    How to apply: Applications are available online and must include a transcript and two letters of reference.

    543 N. Fairfax Avenue
    Los Angeles, CA 90036

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  • SPROWT Scholarship for Women
    $2,500
    August 30
    Sponsor: Granite Bay Cosmetic Surgery

    Eligibility: Applicants must be female California residents pursuing post-secondary education at a California institution as a nontraditional student. Students must include original essays along with their application.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    5220 Douglas Boulevard
    Granite Bay, CA 95746

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  • Stanley Olson Youth Scholarship
    $500-$1,500
    October 31
    Sponsor: Jewish Family and Children's Services (JFCS)

    Eligibility: Applicants must be Jewish and have been a resident of Sonoma, Marin, San Francisco, San Mateo or Northern Santa Clara counties for at least two years prior to submitting an application. Students must complete and submit a FAFSA, demonstrating financial need based on federal tax returns. Applicants must be in good academic standing, with a minimum 3.0 GPA.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    Miriam Schultz Grunfeld Professional Building
    2150 Post Street, P.O. Box 159004
    San Francisco, CA 94115

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  • Stephanie G. Hoffman Scholarship Fund
    $5,000
    March 30
    Sponsor: Jewish Community Federation and Endowment Fund

    Eligibility: Applicants must be Jewish undergraduate or graduate students, demonstrate an interest in using reading to inspire underserved children to attend college and major in library science, English literature or other related fields. Students must have a minimum 3.0 GPA, have parents who are permanent residents of the San Francisco Bay area if they're an undergraduate degree seeker or be a permanent resident of the San Francisco Bay area if they're a graduate degree seeker. Students must submit a personal essay using 1,000 words, demonstrate financial need and provide two letters of recommendation.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    121 Steuart Street
    San Francisco, CA 94105

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  • Stephen L. Teller & Richard Hotson TV, Cinema, and Theater Scholarship
    $1,000
    May 26
    Sponsor: National Council of Jewish Women, Los Angeles (NCJW/LA)

    Eligibility: Applicants must be full-time community college students in the greater Los Angeles area in a program pertaining to film/television/cinema/theater. Students must intend to pursue a career in production. Applicants must have successfully completed 12 units of classes in the program.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    543 N. Fairfax Avenue
    Los Angeles, CA 90036

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  • Steve Fasteau Past Presidents' Scholarship
    $1,000
    August 15
    Sponsor: California Association for Postsecondary Education and Disability

    Eligibility: Applicants must be college students with high academic achievement. They must demonstrate leadership and dedication to the advancement of students with disabilities in higher education. Undergraduate students must have a minimum GPA of 2.5 and at least six semester units, and graduate students must have a minimum GPA of 3.0 and at least three semester units from a public or private California college or university.

    How to apply: Applications are available online. An application form, letter of application, letter of recommendation, verification of disability, transcript and proof of enrollment are required.

    Disabled Student Programs and Services
    San Bernardino Valley College
    701 South Mt. Vernon Avenue
    San Bernardino, CA 92410

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  • Susan Bunch Memorial Scholarship
    $1,000
    August 31
    Sponsor: California Association on Postsecondary Education and Disability (CAPED)

    Eligibility: Applicants must have a verifiable learning disability and be currently enrolled as a student at a California college or university with a GPA of 2.5 for undergraduates or 3.0 for graduate students. Students must have completed at least six semester or eight quarter units as an undergraduate student or three semester or four quarter units as a graduate student.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    10073 Valley View Street, #242
    Cypress, CA 90630

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  • Susan Schulman Begley Memorial Scholarship
    $1,000
    May 26
    Sponsor: National Council of Jewish Women, Los Angeles (NCJW/LA)

    Eligibility: Applicants must be residents of the Greater Los Angeles area, and be single mothers due to the exit from an abusive or emotionally traumatic relationship. Applicants must also be in financial need.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    543 N. Fairfax Avenue
    Los Angeles, CA 90036

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  • Switzer Environmental Fellowship
    $15,000
    January 8
    Sponsor: San Francisco Foundation

    Eligibility: Applicants must be U.S. citizens enrolled in an accredited graduate institution in California, Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, Connecticut or Rhode Island. Students must be enrolled full-time during the entire academic year of receiving the award. Master's degree and JD students must be pursuing their terminal degree. Applicants seeking their Ph.D. must have completed at least three years of doctoral work by July 1 or plan to successfully pass their qualifying exams by May 1 of the year before receiving the award. Selection is based on the strength of the overall application.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    One Embarcadero Center
    Suite 1400
    San Francisco, CA 94111

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  • Sylvia & Samuel Schulman Memorial Scholarship
    $1,000
    November 1
    Sponsor: National Council of Jewish Women - Los Angeles

    Eligibility: Applicants must reside in the Greater Los Angeles area, and be single mothers who attend or are planning to attend an accredited institution to learn a marketable skill which will lead to economic independence.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    543 North Fairfax Avenue
    Los Angeles, CA 90036

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  • The Beverly C. Wilson Scholarship Fund for Women in Business
    $1,000
    March 2
    Sponsor: Community Foundation Sonoma County

    Eligibility: Applicants must graduate with a minimum of 3.0 GPA. Students must be able to demonstrate financial need and the perseverance needed to graduate from college. Selection is based on the overall strength of the application.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    120 Stony Point Road
    Suite 220
    Santa Rosa, CA 95401

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  • The Diane Dawson Memorial Scholarship
    $3,000
    April 17
    Sponsor: Sacramento Region Community Foundation

    Eligibility: Applicants must be graduates of a high school in the greater Sacramento or Denver area with at least a 2.5 GPA. Students must provide medical verification of the parent or guardian's death or illness and two letters of recommendation. Applicants must write a one-page self-evaluation essay.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    955 University Avenue
    Suite A
    Sacramento, CA 95825

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  • The First Christian Church of Glendale Scholarship
    $1,000
    March 2
    Sponsor: Community Foundation of the Verdugos

    Eligibility: Applicants must have resided in the Glendale, La Crescenta, La Cañada Flintridge, Montrose, Verdugo City, Sunland or Tujunga area for a minimum of 13 years. A minimum GPA of 2.5 is required. Students must submit an essay explaining their belief in Jesus Christ and their view on what it means to be an American.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    111 East Broadway
    Suite 200
    Glendale, CA 91205

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  • The Redwood Empire Estate Planning Council Scholarship Fund
    $1,000
    March 2
    Sponsor: Community Foundation Sonoma County

    Eligibility: Applicants must demonstrate financial need. Students must submit the FAFSA along with a statement of their community involvement and their interests. Selection is based on the overall strength of the application.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    120 Stony Point Road
    Suite 220
    Santa Rosa, CA 95401

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  • The Sambar Scholarship Endowment
    $1,500
    March 2
    Sponsor: Community Foundation of the Verdugos

    Eligibility: Applicants must demonstrate financial need and intend on enrolling at an accredited two or four year college. Students must submit an essay describing obstacles they have overcome and explaining how the scholarship will impact their ability to attain an education.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    111 East Broadway
    Suite 200
    Glendale, CA 91205

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  • Theodore D. Harrington Scholarship
    $1,200
    January 1
    Sponsor: National Association of Corrosion Engineers (NACE) International Foundation

    Eligibility: Applicants must have a permanent residence in the NACE Western Area which includes the following states: Arizona, California, Idaho, Nevada, Oregon, Utah and Washington. Applicants must take courses offered by an accredited college or university or programs approved by the area upon application. Selection is based on the overall strength of information provided by the applicant.

    How to apply: Applications are available online. An academic transcript, two nomination forms, one recommendation form and essay scholarship questions are required.

    15835 Park Ten Place
    Houston, TX 77084-5145

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  • Torch Awards for Ethics Scholarship
    $1,500
    September 30
    Sponsor: Better Business Bureau Serving San Diego, Orange and Imperial Counties

    Eligibility: Applicants must be residents of San Diego, Orange or Imperial County in California. Students must be juniors or seniors graduating from a high school in one of those areas. Applicants must submit essay discussing the importance of ethics and integrity.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    4747 Viewridge Avenue Suite 200
    San Diego, CA 92123

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  • Tuesday Afternoon Club Scholarship
    $1,000
    March 2
    Sponsor: Community Foundation of the Verdugos

    Eligibility: Applicants must demonstrate financial need. Selection is based on history of community service, potential for achievement and self-motivation. Students must submit an essay explaining the importance of education.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    111 East Broadway
    Suite 200
    Glendale, CA 91205

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  • Uan Rasey Memorial Scholarship for Trumpet
    Varies
    September 24
    Sponsor: Young Musicians Foundation (YMF)

    Eligibility: Applicants must be residents of California and play the trumpet. An online application, two video recordings and a $25 application fee are required. Young Musicians Foundation focuses on young musicians aged 4-25.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    244 S. San Pedro Street, 5th Floor, Suite 506
    Los Angeles, CA 90012

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  • Usrey Family Scholarship
    $1,000
    September 10
    Sponsor: Horticultural Research Institute

    Eligibility: Applicants must be in an undergraduate or graduate landscape horticulture program or related field at a two or four-year California state university or college. Applicants must also be current, full-time students, academically competitive and have a minimum 2.25 GPA and a minimum 2.7 GPA in the major. Preference is given to applicants who plan to work in the nursery industry after graduation. Applicants must submit applications, cover letters, resumes, transcripts and two recommendation letters.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    525 9th Street NW
    Suite 800
    Washington, DC 20004

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  • Ventura County Agriculture Scholarship
    $600
    January 29
    Sponsor: Ventura County Community Foundation

    Eligibility: Students must be children of Ventura County agricultural workers age 24 or under. Applicants must be either a graduating senior from a Ventura County high school or Ventura County community college student enrolling in a four-year accredited college or university. Students must have a minimum 3.0 GPA and be able to demonstrate financial need.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    4001 Mission Oaks Boulevard
    Camarillo, CA 93012

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  • Vicky Howard Community Service Award
    $500
    Varies
    Sponsor: Ventura County Community Foundation

    Eligibility: Applicants must be graduating seniors from Simi Valley or Moorpark, California area high schools and have resided in one of those areas for a minimum of 18 continuous months prior to application. Students must show outstanding dedication to community service. A minimum 3.0 GPA is required to apply. Applicants must be enrolling full-time in any four-year accredited college or university.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    4001 Mission Oaks Boulevard
    Camarillo, CA 93012

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  • Victor Grifols Roura Scholarship
    $7,500
    Sponsor: National Medical Fellowships Inc.

    Eligibility: Applicants must be a second- or third-year underrepresented minority medical student at an accredited U.S. medical school in the Los Angeles area. Students must have a clinical interest in hematology.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    347 Fifth Avenue
    Suite 510
    New York, NY 10016

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  • Vietnamese Physician Association of Northern California Scholarship
    $1,500
    May 7
    Sponsor: Vietnamese Physician Association of Northern California

    Eligibility: Applicants must be high school seniors of Vietnamese descent currently living in Northern California enrolling in an accredited post-secondary institution. Students must have a GPA of 3.6 or better and submit their transcript, ACT/SAT scores, letters of recommendation and financial statements along with their application.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    Kaiser Permanente Santa Clara Medical Center
    710 Lawrence Expressway
    Dept 390
    Santa Clara, CA 95051

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  • Viola L. Allen and Oscar A. Allen Scholarship Fund
    $1,000-$4,000
    Varies
    Sponsor: Community Foundation of Mendocino County

    Eligibility: Applicants must demonstrate good academic standing, financial need and a sense of purpose. Students must attend a vocational school, community college, four-year college/university or graduate school, in order to be awarded the $1,000 for undergraduate and $4,000 for graduate level work.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    204 South Oak Street
    Ukiah, CA 95482

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  • Vivian Klemz Memorial Scholarship
    $1,000
    January 29
    Sponsor: Ventura County Community Foundation

    Eligibility: Students must by at least a sophomore in an arts program at an accredited four-year college, university or art institution or enrolled in a graduate-level arts program.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    4001 Mission Oaks Boulevard
    Camarillo, CA 93012

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  • Vivienne Camp College Scholarship
    $500-$1,500
    October 31
    Sponsor: Jewish Family and Children's Services (JFCS)

    Eligibility: Applicants must be Jewish and have been a resident of Sonoma, Marin, San Francisco, San Mateo or Northern Santa Clara counties for at least two years prior to submitting an application. Students must complete and submit a FAFSA, demonstrating financial need based on federal tax returns. Applicants must be in good academic standing, with a minimum 3.0 GPA.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    Miriam Schultz Grunfeld Professional Building
    2150 Post Street, P.O. Box 159004
    San Francisco, CA 94115

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  • Vocational Nurse Scholarship
    Up to $4,000
    February 23
    Sponsor: Health Professions Education Foundation

    Eligibility: Applicants must be accepted or enrolled in an accredited California vocational nurse (VN) degree program and must be enrolled full-time. They must maintain a GPA of 2.0 or higher while enrolled in the degree program and must commit to two years of practice in an underserved area of California after graduation. Selection is based on academic merit, stated career goals, community involvement, work experience and financial need.

    How to apply: Applications are available online. An application form, personal statement, official transcript, two recommendation letters and financial information are required.

    400 R Street
    Suite 460
    Sacramento, CA 95811

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  • Warren 'Ed' Brown Scholarship Fund
    8000
    Varies
    Sponsor: Community Foundation of Mendocino County

    Eligibility: Applicants must be in good academic standing, have a minimum 3.5 GPA and demonstrate financial need. Students must submit a transcript and two letters of recommendation with the application.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    204 South Oak Street
    Ukiah, CA 95482

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  • We've Got Your Back (Easy, No Essay) Scholarship
    $5,000
    September 15
    Sponsor: Sixup Lending

    Eligibility: Applicants must be full-time undergraduate college students in a four-year, non-profit, Title IV institution with a minimum 3.0 GPA. Students must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents of the United States and reside in one of the following states: Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, DC, Florida, Georgia, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, North Carolina, Nebraska, New Mexico, Oregon, Texas, Virginia, West Virginia or Wisconsin.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    77 Van Ness Avenue
    Suite 101
    MS-1223
    San Francisco, CA 94111

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  • Werner B. Thiele Memorial Scholarship
    $1,000
    May 1
    Sponsor: Gravure Education Foundation

    Eligibility: Applicants must be enrolled full-time at one of the GEF Learning Resource Centers: Arizona State University, California Polytechnic State University, Clemson University, Murray State, Rochester Institute of Technology, University of Wisconsin - Stout or Western Michigan University. Applicants must have a minimum 3.0 GPA.

    How to apply: Applications are available online or by mail.

    P.O. Box 25617
    Rochester, NY 14625

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  • William J. McHenry Scholarship
    $1,250
    March 1
    Sponsor: Planning and Visual Education Partnership (PAVE) c/o Kroger Company

    Eligibility: Students must have at least a 3.0 GPA. Applicants must currently be taking at least 12 credit hours. Students must be U.S. citizens enrolled in a visual merchandising program within the state of California. Applicants must be in one of the first three years of their program.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    PAVE Entries Attn.: Ken Pray
    1014 Vine Street
    Cincinnati, OH 45202

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  • William P. Reiman Memorial Scholarship
    $800
    January 29
    Sponsor: Ventura County Community Foundation

    Eligibility: Applicants must be residents of Ventura County who are either a graduating senior from a Ventura County high school enrolling as a full-time student or a Ventura County community college student who is transferring to an accredited four-year college or university to study agriculture.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    4001 Mission Oaks Boulevard
    Camarillo, CA 93012

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