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  • Abby Sobrato Scholarship
    Up to $25,000
    February 13
    Sponsor: Silicon Valley Community Foundation

    Eligibility: Applicants must be graduating high school seniors of the Latino College Prep Academy (LCPA), Luis Valdez Leadership Academy (LVLA) and B. Roberto Cruz Leadership Academy (RCLA) in San Jos , California. Students must be planning to enroll in a two- or four-year college or vocational school part-time or full-time and have a minimum 2.5 GPA.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

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

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  • Abby Sobrato Scholarship for LCPA Alumni
    Up to $5,000
    March 18
    Sponsor: Silicon Valley Community Foundation

    Eligibility: Applicants must be graduates of the Latino College Prep Academy (LCPA) who are enrolled or planning to enroll in a two- or four-year college or vocational school as a part-time or full-time student. Students must be United States citizens or eligible non-citizens with a minimum 2.5 GPA.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

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

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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 29
    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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  • Adidas Legacy Scholarship
    Up to $10,000
    August 1
    Sponsor: United Negro College Fund (UNCF)

    Eligibility: Applicants must be U.S. citizens, nationals or permanent residents who are graduating seniors attending any one of the 27 high schools participating in the adidas Legacy Program. Students must have a minimum 2.5 GPA and plan to be enrolled as full-time, first-year students at a U.S. located four-year accredited college or university, two-year community college, trade/technical school or certificate program.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    1805 7th Street NW
    Washington, DC 20001

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  • Advanced Practice Healthcare Scholarship Program
    Up to $50,000
    February 23
    Sponsor: Department of Health Care Access and Information (HCAI)

    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.

    2020 West El Camino Avenue
    Suite 800
    Sacramento, CA 95833

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  • AIA Silicon Valley William R. Hawley Scholarship
    Up to $5,000
    Varies
    Sponsor: Silicon Valley Community Foundation

    Eligibility: Applicants must be legal residents of Santa Clara County. Students must be currently enrolled undergraduates who have completed a minimum of two years of college work or graduate students pursuing programs leading to a career in architecture.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

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

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  • Ain't Noth'n Ever Been Got That Ain't Been Went Out After Scholarship/ Terwillger Trust Scholarship Fund
    $1,000
    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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  • Alan D. Stephenson Scholarship for LGBTQ
    $10,000
    February 1
    Sponsor: Community Foundation San Luis Obispo County

    Eligibility: Applicants must be graduating seniors from a San Luis Obispo County high school who identify as LGBTQ. Students must plan to attend a four-year university and have a minimum 2.75 GPA. Applicants must demonstrate financial need.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    550 Dana Street
    San Luis Obispo, CA 93401

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  • Alder CA Test Registration Fee Support
    $200
    Varies
    Sponsor: Alder Graduate School of Education

    Eligibility: Applicants must be California residents and maintain enrollment in the Alder program.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    2946 Broadway
    Redwood City, CA 94062

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  • Alexander M. and June L. Maisin Foundation Scholarship Fund
    $1,000-$3,000
    March 31
    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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  • Alfred I., Catherine J., and Eleanor G. Switzer Scholarship
    $10,000
    February 1
    Sponsor: Community Foundation San Luis Obispo County

    Eligibility: Applicants must be graduating seniors from Mission College Prep, Morro Bay and San Luis Obispo High Schools who have resided in Los Osos continually since fifth grade and attended Los Osos Middle School. Students must have plans to pursue a degree in applied or fine arts, architecture, engineering, mathematics or science at a four-year university. Applicants must demonstrate financial need.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    550 Dana Street
    San Luis Obispo, CA 93401

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  • Allied Healthcare Scholarship Program
    Up to $8,000
    February 22
    Sponsor: Department of Health Care Access and Information (HCAI)

    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.

    2020 West El Camino Avenue
    Suite 800
    Sacramento, CA 95833

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  • Alma and August Mendosa Scholarship Fund
    $2,000
    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 Legion Auxiliary, Department of California $1,000 Scholarships
    $1,000
    March
    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
    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
    June 25
    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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  • Anthony Narigi Hospitality Scholarship Fund
    Up to $5,000
    Varies
    Sponsor: Silicon Valley Community Foundation

    Eligibility: Applicants must reside in Monterey County, San Francisco County, Sonoma County, Napa County, Contra Costa County or Santa Clara County. Students must hold a high school diploma and have a minimum 2.5 GPA. Applicants must be currently employed in the hospitality profession or applying for or enrolled in an educational program pursuing a degree or certificate designed for the hospitality industry which includes hotel/motel, spa, restaurant or winery. Applicants must have worked a minimum of 250 hours if currently employed in the hospitality industry or 100 hours if a current student.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

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

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  • Associate Degree Nursing Scholarship Program
    Up to $10,000
    February 22
    Sponsor: Department of Health Care Access and Information (HCAI)

    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.

    2020 West El Camino Avenue
    Suite 800
    Sacramento, CA 95833

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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
    Up to $6,000
    December 2
    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 19
    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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  • BAC Local 3 Sullivan Kraw Scholarship
    Up to $2,500
    Varies
    Sponsor: Silicon Valley Community Foundation

    Eligibility: Applicants must be Bricklayers & Allied Craftworkers Local 3 CA employees and members or their spouses, children and grandchildren. Students must be graduating high school seniors, high school graduates or undergraduates planning to attend a college or university in California on a full-time basis with a minimum 3.0 GPA. Applicants must be United States citizens.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

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

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  • Bachelor of Science Nursing Scholarship Program
    Up to $13,000
    February 23
    Sponsor: Department of Health Care Access and Information (HCAI)

    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.

    2020 West El Camino Avenue
    Suite 800
    Sacramento, CA 95833

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  • Banatao Filipino American Education Fund
    $5,000
    February 28
    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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  • Bayer Fund STEM Scholarship
    $4,400
    July 13
    Sponsor: United Negro College Fund (UNCF)

    Eligibility: Applicants must be attending an accredited UNCF member institution, accredited HBCU or any accredited four-year college or university enrolled as full-time students and classified as juniors. Students must have a minimum 3.0 GPA and be pursuing a major related to science, technology, engineering or math. Preference will be given for applicants in the following states: Arizona, California, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, New Jersey, North Carolina, North Dakota, Pennsylvania, Puerto Rico, Texas and Washington.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    1805 7th Street NW
    Washington, DC 20001

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  • Begun Scholarship
    $3,000
    March 18
    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
    January 29
    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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  • Bernhard H. Singsen Scholarship
    $4,000
    February 1
    Sponsor: Community Foundation San Luis Obispo County

    Eligibility: Applicants must be graduating male seniors from a San Luis Obispo County high school. Students must pursue a career in medicine, civil service or service or education at a four-year liberal arts college or university. Applicants must have a minimum 3.75 GPA and demonstrate financial need.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    550 Dana Street
    San Luis Obispo, CA 93401

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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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  • Big Canyon Country Club Scholarship
    Varies
    Varies
    Sponsor: Orange County Community Foundation

    Eligibility: Applicants must be employees of Big Canyon Country Club or their children or grandchildren.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    4041 MacArthur Boulevard
    Suite 510
    Newport Beach, CA 92660

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  • Bill Berrier Scholarship Fund
    $500-$3,000
    April 2
    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 14
    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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  • Bobette Bibo Gugliotta Memorial Scholarship for Creative Writing
    Up to $1,000
    January
    Sponsor: Silicon Valley Community Foundation

    Eligibility: Applicants must be U.S. citizens or eligible non-citizens and graduating high school seniors or graduates of a public or private high school in San Mateo County or Santa Clara County. Students must be planning to enroll or currently enrolled in a four-year college or university as a full-time student. Applicants must demonstrate a passion for creative writing.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

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

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  • Brad Evans Scholarship
    $10,000
    June 1
    Sponsor: Orange County Community Foundation

    Eligibility: Applicants must be Orange County high school seniors from the Newport-Mesa Unified School District who have been accepted to an accredited program at the University of California-Berkeley. Students must enroll full-time and have a minimum 3.5 GPA. Applicants must demonstrate a record of community service and leadership.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    4041 MacArthur Boulevard
    Suite 510
    Newport Beach, CA 92660

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  • Brandenburg Education Fund
    $1,000
    March 31
    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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  • Brian Waterbury Memorial Scholarship
    $6,000
    May 2
    Sponsor: Community Foundation San Luis Obispo County

    Eligibility: Applicants must be graduating seniors from San Luis Obispo High School. Students must have participated in both the cross country and track teams and demonstrate high academic excellence in mathematics. Applicants must plan to attend community college or four-year university.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    550 Dana Street
    San Luis Obispo, CA 93401

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  • Bryan Potts Scholarship
    $10,000
    March 17
    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
    May 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, Texas, Arkansas, Louisiana, Utah, Nevada, Wyoming, Illinois, Missouri, Nebraska, Wisconsin, Iowa or Washington. Students 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 be full-time undergraduate or graduate students at an accredited college or university with a 3.0 minimum GPA.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    4263 Montgomery Boulevard, NE
    Suite 200
    Albuquerque, NM 87109

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  • Burt W. and Virginia Polin Elks Scholarship
    $2,000
    February 1
    Sponsor: Community Foundation San Luis Obispo County

    Eligibility: Applicants must be graduating seniors from a San Luis Obispo County high school. Students must be planning to pursue a degree in public safety, psychology or sociology at a four-year university. Applicants must have a minimum 3.0 GPA.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    550 Dana Street
    San Luis Obispo, CA 93401

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  • Burt W. and Virginia Polin Farm Bureau Scholarship
    $1,500
    February 1
    Sponsor: Community Foundation San Luis Obispo County

    Eligibility: Applicants must be graduating seniors from a San Luis Obispo County high school. Students must be planning to pursue a degree in the field of agriculture at an approved community college or four-year university.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    550 Dana Street
    San Luis Obispo, CA 93401

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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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  • Cal State Fullerton Black Student Scholarship
    Varies
    Varies
    Sponsor: Orange County Community Foundation

    Eligibility: Applicants must be current California State University- Fullerton students. Students must be African American.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    4041 MacArthur Boulevard
    Suite 510
    Newport Beach, CA 92660

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  • Calavo Scholarship
    $1,000
    January 29
    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 Community College Scholarship
    $2,000
    Varies
    Sponsor: Marymount California University

    Eligibility: Applicants must be transfer students who attended a community college in California.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    30800 Palos Verdes Drive East
    Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275-6299

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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
    $1,000
    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 15464
    Sacramento, CA 95851

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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 Latino Legislative Caucus Foundation Scholarship Program
    $5,000
    June 1
    Sponsor: Alder Graduate School of Education

    Eligibility: Applicants must be full-time students in good academic standing with a minimum GPA of 2.5 to get the scholarship.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    2946 Broadway
    Redwood City, CA 94062

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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
    January 15
    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
    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
    October 15
    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 Volunteer Service Scholarship
    $500
    October 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 5
    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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  • California-Nevada-Hawaii (CNH) District LLL Scholarship
    Varies
    August 1
    Sponsor: Concordia Seminary

    Eligibility: Applicants must be Communicant members of the congregation in the CNH District and must be preparing to enter a full-time ministerial profession. Students must be attending an LCMS school.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    801 Seminary Place
    Saint Louis, MO 63105-3196

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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
    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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  • Car Career Scholarship
    Up to $10,000
    June 15
    Sponsor: California New Car Dealers Association (CNCDA)

    Eligibility: Applicants must be residents in California and high school seniors or graduates or current college undergraduates who plan to enroll in part-time or full-time undergraduate study at an accredited two-year college or vocational-technical school. Students must be pursuing an automotive technology degree and have a minimum 2.5 GPA.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    1517 L Street
    Sacramento, CA 95814

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  • CARE Scholarship
    $1,000
    Varies
    Sponsor: Compton College

    Eligibility: Applicants must currently be Compton College CARE students and must have a minimum 2.5 GPA. Students must have completed at least six units at Compton College as of the end of the Fall semester. Applicants must be returning to Compton College in the upcoming Fall Semester and must be enrolled in twelve or more units for the Fall and Spring semester for the scholarship to be disbursed.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    1111 East Artesia Blvd.
    Compton, CA 90221-5393

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  • Carlisle Van Ornum/H.E.L.P. Scholarship Fund--Cloverdale
    $850
    March
    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
    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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  • Carlotta Dodge Business Scholarship
    Varies
    March 1
    Sponsor: Alpha Delta Pi Foundation

    Eligibility: Applicants must be members of the Alpha Psi Chapter at the University of Southern California who are studying in any business discipline, if there are no qualified applicants from Alpha Psi the award may be given to any member in good standing with a preference to a graduate of a California high school or a California resident. Students must be in good academic standing by maintaining a minimum 3.2 GPA.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    1386 Ponce de Leon Avenue NE
    Atlanta, GA 30306

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  • Carolyn Balsa Hancock Memorial Scholarship
    Up to $1,500
    Varies
    Sponsor: Silicon Valley Community Foundation

    Eligibility: Applicants must be in the Special Education Program at the East Side Union High School District. Students must also have a plan for additional vocational or academic training after high school.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

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

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  • Carroylin and Robert Threlkel Scholarship Fund
    $5,000
    March 12
    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
    April 1
    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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  • CCIS Future Contractor Scholarship
    $750
    January 31
    Sponsor: California Contractors Insurance Services

    Eligibility: Applicants must be U.S. citizens or legal residents who are graduating high school seniors or currently enrolled college students pursuing a career as a contractor. Students must write an essay on a provided topic.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    P.O. Box 278238
    Sacramento, CA 95827

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  • CCNMA Scholarships
    $500-$1,000
    April 30
    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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  • Central California Asian Pacific Women (CCAPW) Scholarship
    Varies
    April 30
    Sponsor: Alder Graduate School of Education

    Eligibility: Applicants must be Asian and Pacific Islander (API) women. Students must be from Fresno County and priority to first-gen students.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    2946 Broadway
    Redwood City, CA 94062

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  • Charles H. and Ethel E. Wolfe Scholarship
    $1,500-$2,500
    March
    Sponsor: Orange County Community Foundation

    Eligibility: Applicants must be high school seniors in Orange County, CA or graduated from an Orange County high school. Students must be planning to enroll in part-time or full-time undergraduate study at an accredited, non-profit two- or four-year college, university or vocational-technical school. Applicants must receive a recommendation from their high school principal based on the student's high scholastic achievements and community involvement. Students must demonstrate financial need.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    4041 MacArthur Boulevard
    Suite 510
    Newport Beach, CA 92660

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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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  • 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 1
    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
    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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  • CIGives Scholarship
    Varies
    Varies
    Sponsor: Orange County Community Foundation

    Eligibility: Applicants must be the dependent children or grandchildren of employees of Capital Incentive Group.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    4041 MacArthur Boulevard
    Suite 510
    Newport Beach, CA 92660

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  • CLA Scholarship for Minority Students in Memory of Edna Yelland
    $2,500
    March 18
    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.

    980 9th Street
    Suite 1000
    Sacramento, CA 95814

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  • Claudia K. Salewske Memorial Scholarship
    Up to $3,000
    Varies
    Sponsor: Silicon Valley Community Foundation

    Eligibility: Applicants must be graduating high school seniors from Gilroy High School, Christopher High School or Mt. Madonna High School in Gilroy, California and accepted to a 4-year college or university. Students must have a planned course of study in English, English Literature, Creative Writing or Elementary or Secondary Education. Preference will be given to outstanding seniors who plan to become teachers/educators.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

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

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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
    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
    January 29
    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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  • Courtney McCoy Memorial Scholarship
    Up to $1,000
    Varies
    Sponsor: Silicon Valley Community Foundation

    Eligibility: Applicants must be current graduating high school seniors from Palo Alto High School planning to attend college. Students must have served as a teacher assistant or classified student service assistant and display a good attitude, initiative and good attendance.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

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

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  • Crain Scholarship Program
    Up to $5,000
    January
    Sponsor: Silicon Valley Community Foundation

    Eligibility: Applicants must be U.S. citizens and graduating high school seniors or graduates of a public or private high school in San Mateo County or Santa Clara County. Students must be planning to enroll or enrolled in a four-year college or university as a full-time student and have a minimum 3.5 GPA. Applicants must demonstrate financial hardship and community involvement.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

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

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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 - California Teacher’s Association Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Scholarship
    $5,000
    February 17
    Sponsor: Alder Graduate School of Education

    Eligibility: Applicants must be members of CTA or dependent children of members. Students must be California residents and African American/Black American, Indian/Alaska, Native, Asian/Pacific Islander or Hispanic.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    2946 Broadway
    Redwood City, CA 94062

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  • CTA Cesar E. Chavez and Dolores Huerta Education Award Program
    Up to $550
    March 5
    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 Ch vez'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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  • Curry Award for Girls and Young Women
    $1,000
    January
    Sponsor: Silicon Valley Community Foundation

    Eligibility: Applicants must be females between the ages of 18 and 26 who are U.S. citizens or eligible non-citizens. Students must be graduating high school seniors, graduates or G.E.D. certificate holders with preference given to students who attend(ed) East Palo Alto Academy, East Side College Prep, Menlo Atherton, Sequoia, Carlmont and San Mateo high schools. Applicants must be current residents of San Mateo County with preference given to residents of East Palo Alto, East Menlo Park, Redwood City and San Mateo. Students must be planning to enroll or currently enrolled full-time in a two- or four-year college or university and must have a maximum 3.3 GPA. Applicants must demonstrate financial hardship.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

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

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  • David B. Gianas Memorial Scholarship
    $1,500
    February 1
    Sponsor: Community Foundation San Luis Obispo County

    Eligibility: Applicants must be graduating seniors from Atascadero or Paso Robles comprehensive or continuation high schools. Students must have or have had an Individual Educational Plan (IEP) or 504 plan and plan to attend a community college, four-year university or vocational school. Applicants must demonstrate financial need.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    550 Dana Street
    San Luis Obispo, CA 93401

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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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  • Dean S. Lesher Scholarship
    $1,000
    February 17
    Sponsor: Diablo Valley College

    Eligibility: Applicants must be DVC students transferring to a California State University. Students must be residents of Contra Costa County and have a minimum 3.0 GPA. Applicants must demonstrate financial need and good academic potential to succeed at one of the California State University campuses.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    321 Golf Club Rd
    Pleasant Hill, CA 94523

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  • Deblinger Family Scholarship
    Up to $10,000
    May 20
    Sponsor: Silicon Valley Community Foundation

    Eligibility: Applicants must be single, female parents who are head of household and are residents of Alameda County, Santa Clara County, Santa Cruz County or San Mateo County. Students must be currently enrolled, or have been enrolled in the past year, in a community college to obtain an associate degree, certificate or in a four-year college transfer program with a minimum 2.5 GPA. Financial need must be demonstrated.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

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

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  • Dennis T. Collins/Thomas D. Salisbury Troop 60 Eagle Scout Memorial Scholarship
    $2,500
    February 1
    Sponsor: Community Foundation San Luis Obispo County

    Eligibility: Applicants must be Eagle Scouts from Paso Robles Troop 60. Students must be high school seniors, transfer students to a four-year university or current undergraduates with a minimum 3.0 GPA.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    550 Dana Street
    San Luis Obispo, CA 93401

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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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  • Dodell Women's Empowerment Scholarship
    $1,000
    October 18
    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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  • Dorothy Good Trust for AVID Scholarship
    Up to $2,000
    February 1
    Sponsor: Community Foundation San Luis Obispo County

    Eligibility: Applicants must be graduating seniors from Arroyo Grande and Nipomo High Schools. Students must have participated in AVID three of four years in high school and plan to attend a four-year university. Applicants must have a minimum 2.8 GPA and demonstrate financial need.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    550 Dana Street
    San Luis Obispo, CA 93401

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  • Dorothy Ross Memorial Scholarship
    $1,000
    March 7
    Sponsor: Community Foundation San Luis Obispo County

    Eligibility: Applicants must be between the ages of 18 and 25 who have spent time in the San Luis Obispo Juvenile Detention Services Center. Students must have a diploma from a San Luis Obispo County high school or a GED and have plans to attend community college, four-year university or vocational school. Applicants must demonstrate a life change and commitment to higher education.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    550 Dana Street
    San Luis Obispo, CA 93401

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  • Douglas De Gross Automotive Studies
    $2,000
    February 1
    Sponsor: Community Foundation San Luis Obispo County

    Eligibility: Applicants must be graduating seniors from a San Luis Obispo County high school. Students must be planning to specialize in automotive studies at a community college, four-year university or vocational school. Applicants must demonstrate financial need.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    550 Dana Street
    San Luis Obispo, CA 93401

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  • Dr. Charles O. and Harriett C. Smith Memorial Scholar-Athlete Scholarship Fund
    $1,000
    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. James L. Hutchinson and Evelyn Ribbs Hutchinson Medical School Scholarship
    Up to $2,000
    March 18
    Sponsor: Silicon Valley Community Foundation

    Eligibility: Applicants must be college seniors and accepted to medical school or currently enrolled full-time in an accredited medical school program. Students must be United States citizens and graduates of a high school in San Mateo County or Santa Clara County or have permanently resided in that area during high school. Applicants must demonstrate personal motivation for excellence in both character and academic achievement.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

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

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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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  • Dr. Ralph E. White Graduating Senior Scholarship
    $500
    February 1
    Sponsor: California State PTA

    Eligibility: Applicants must be California residents and high school seniors graduating from a California high school. Students must be a member of their school PTA/PTSA in good standing, or if the high school does not have a PTA/PTSA, a member of a PTA/PTSA in good standing and a council, district or state PTA board member. An essay is required to be submitted on a provided prompt.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    2327 L Street
    Sacramento, CA 95816-5014

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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
    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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  • Ehrlich Rominger Scholarship
    Up to $5,000
    Varies
    Sponsor: Silicon Valley Community Foundation

    Eligibility: Applicants must be current residents of Santa Clara County and legal residents of the United States. Students must be currently enrolled in a college or university program leading to a degree in architecture.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

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

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  • Emerald Creek Scholarship
    $10,000
    June 1
    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 and Stephen K. Stocking Memorial Scholarship
    $3,000
    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
    $1,000
    February 5
    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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  • EOPS Scholarship
    $1,000
    Varies
    Sponsor: Compton College

    Eligibility: Applicants must currently be EOPS students and must have a minimum 2.5 GPA. Students must have completed at least six units at Compton College as of the end of the fall semester. Applicants must be returning to Compton College in the upcoming fall semester and must be enrolled in twelve or more units for the fall and spring semester for the scholarship to be disbursed.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    1111 East Artesia Blvd.
    Compton, CA 90221-5393

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  • eQuality $6,000 Scholarships
    $6,000
    January 31
    Sponsor: eQuality Scholarship Collaborative

    Eligibility: Applicants must be residents of or attend a high school in northern or central California. Students must have completed high school and plan to attend or began attending an accredited post-secondary institution. Applicants must have demonstrated service to the LGBT+ community.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    155 Sansome Street
    Suite 650
    San Francisco, CA 94104

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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 2
    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 2
    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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  • F. Dennis and Sharon Flynn Memorial Fund
    Varies
    Varies
    Sponsor: Orange County Community Foundation

    Eligibility: Applicants must be graduating high school seniors from San Clemente High School or Dana Hills High School. Students must plan to pursue an undergraduate degree at a Catholic or Jesuit college or university.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    4041 MacArthur Boulevard
    Suite 510
    Newport Beach, CA 92660

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  • Financial Executives International (FEI) Scholarship
    Up to $3,500
    Varies
    Sponsor: Silicon Valley Community Foundation

    Eligibility: Applicants must be current rising juniors or seniors enrolled at Santa Clara University who demonstrate an interest in finance or accounting. Students must demonstrate academic excellence and leadership in one or more activities.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

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

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  • Flora De Mayo Scholarship Fund
    $1,000
    March
    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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  • Fort Bragg Inglenook Community Center
    $1,500
    March 6
    Sponsor: Mendocino College

    Eligibility: Applicants must be Fort Bragg Unified School district graduates enrolled at least part-time at Mendocino College.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    1000 Hensley Creek Road
    Ukiah, CA 95482

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  • Foundation Re-Entry Women Scholarship
    $50000
    Varies
    Sponsor: Compton College

    Eligibility: Applicants must be a woman re-entering college at Compton College, must be full-time Compton College students, must be California residents, must be over 30 years old, must have less than 90 units of college coursework completed and must have a minimum of 2.5 GPA. Students must have completed at least six units at Compton College as of the end of the fall semester. Applicants must be returning to Compton College in the upcoming fall semester and must be enrolled in twelve or more units for the fall and spring semester for the scholarship to be disbursed.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    1111 East Artesia Blvd.
    Compton, CA 90221-5393

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  • Foundation Scholarship
    $500
    Varies
    Sponsor: Compton College

    Eligibility: Applicants mu be California residents and must have a minimum of 3.0 GPA. Students must have completed at least six units at Compton College as of the end of the fall semester. Applicants must be returning to Compton College in the upcoming fall semester and must be enrolled in twleve or more units for the fall and spring semester for the scholarship to be disbursed.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    1111 East Artesia Blvd.
    Compton, CA 90221-5393

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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 undergraduate students between the ages of 17 and 30. Students must be high school seniors in Orange County, CA or previous graduates from an Orange County high school with a minimum 3.0 GPA. Applicants must be pursuing a career in restaurant or hotel management.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    4041 MacArthur Boulevard
    Suite 510
    Newport Beach, CA 92660

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  • Freshmen Western Undergraduate Exchange (WUE)
    $11,000 per year
    November 15
    Sponsor: University of Nevada-Las Vegas

    Eligibility: Applicants must be entering freshmen who reside in one of the following states or territories: Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oregon, South Dakota, Utah, Washington, Wyoming, Guam and the Commonwealth of the Northern Marianas Islands. Students must have a 3.25 unweighted overall high school GPA, or 24 ACT score or an 1160 SAT score combined critical reading and math. Applicants must be enrolled and complete at least 12 credit hours (full-time enrollment) in the fall and spring semesters.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    4505 S Maryland Pky
    Las Vegas, NV 89154

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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 1
    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 21
    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 3.0 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 21
    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 3.0 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 31
    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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  • Garris Family Scholarship
    $8,000
    February 1
    Sponsor: Community Foundation San Luis Obispo County

    Eligibility: Applicants must be graduating seniors from San Luis Obispo County public high schools. Students must be planning to attend community college, four-year university or vocational school and have a minimum 2.7 GPA. Applicants must demonstrate financial need.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    550 Dana Street
    San Luis Obispo, CA 93401

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  • Gary Crispino Memorial Scholarship
    $250
    March 31
    Sponsor: Gemological Institute of America-Carlsbad

    Eligibility: Applicants must be enrolled in any distance education program and are residents of zip codes 93921-93923, 93940-93944, or 93400-96999.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    5345 Armada Dr
    Carlsbad, CA 92008

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  • Gary Crispino Memorial Scholarship
    $250
    March 31
    Sponsor: Gemological Institute of America-New York

    Eligibility: Applicants must be enrolled in any distance education program and are residents of zip codes 93921-93923, 93940-93944, or 93400-96999.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    50 West 47th Street, 8th Floor
    New York, NY 10036

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  • Gary Grossman Scholarship for LGBTQ
    Up to $5,000
    February 1
    Sponsor: Community Foundation San Luis Obispo County

    Eligibility: Applicants must identify as LGBTQ and demonstrate financial need. Students must be graduating seniors residing in San Luis Obispo County or the Santa Maria basin who plan to enroll in community college or four-year university or current California Polytechnic State University San Luis Obispo, Cuesta College or Hancock College students. Applicants must have a minimum 2.0 GPA.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    550 Dana Street
    San Luis Obispo, CA 93401

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  • Gary Paul Piantanida Scholarship
    $12,000
    February 1
    Sponsor: Community Foundation San Luis Obispo County

    Eligibility: Applicants must be graduating seniors from a San Luis Obispo County high school. Students must be planning to attend a four-year university or two-year community college. Applicants must demonstrate financial need.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    550 Dana Street
    San Luis Obispo, CA 93401

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  • Geisinger Scholarship
    Varies
    February 4
    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 6
    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 E. French III Scholarship Fund
    Varies
    Varies
    Sponsor: Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee

    Eligibility: Applicants must be high school seniors planning to major in nursing as registered nurses. Students must be residing in Webster Parrish, LA.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    3833 Cleghorn Avenue
    Suite 400
    Nashville, TN 37215

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  • Gerald and Shirley Fries Memorial Scholarship
    $600
    Varies
    Sponsor: Fresno City College

    Eligibility: Applicants must be full-time electronics and communications or computer science and technology majors with a minimum GPA of 3.0. Students must be verified U.S. citizens and California Residents.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    1101 E. University Ave
    Fresno, CA 93741

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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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  • 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 11
    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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  • Harold Johnson Law Enforcement Scholarship
    Up to $5,000
    January 24
    Sponsor: Silicon Valley Community Foundation

    Eligibility: Applicants must be graduating seniors or graduates of a public or private high school in the greater San Francisco Bay Area which includes the following: San Francisco, San Mateo, Marin, Alameda, Contra Costa, Santa Clara, Napa, Solano, Sonoma, Monterey Bay, Santa Cruz, Monterey and San Benito counties. Students must be planning to enroll or are currently enrolled in a two- or four-year college, university or police academy full-time with a minimum 2.5 GPA. Applicants must be United States citizens and demonstrate a desire and a plan to pursue a career in police work, corrections or other criminal justice fields. Law school students are not eligible to apply.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

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

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  • Hazel Reed Baumeister Scholarship Program
    Up to $5,000
    January 24
    Sponsor: Silicon Valley Community Foundation

    Eligibility: Applicants must be United States citizens and graduating high school seniors or graduates of a public or private high school in San Mateo County or Santa Clara County planning to enroll or currently enrolled full-time in a four-year college or university. Students must have a minimum 3.5 GPA. Applicants must demonstrate community involvement over a period of several years and financial hardship.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

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

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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.

    1401 Dove Street
    Suite 620
    Newport Beach, CA 92660

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  • Helen and Ronald Dunin Legacy Scholarship
    $12,000
    February 1
    Sponsor: Community Foundation San Luis Obispo County

    Eligibility: Applicants must be graduating seniors from a San Luis Obispo County high school. Students must be the first in their immediate family to attend college and be planning to attend a four-year university. Applicants must demonstrate financial need and have a minimum 2.7 GPA.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    550 Dana Street
    San Luis Obispo, CA 93401

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  • Helen Kellum Scholarship Fund
    $1,000
    March
    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 21
    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
    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
    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 Education Endowment Fund
    $2,500
    December 31
    Sponsor: Orange County Community Foundation

    Eligibility: Applicants must be graduating high school seniors and community college transfers from Orange County, California. Students must qualify for need based financial aid and enroll at a four-year college or university.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    4041 MacArthur Boulevard
    Suite 510
    Newport Beach, CA 92660

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  • Hispanic Scholarship Fund Cal State Bakersfield Scholarship
    $5,000
    March 5
    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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  • Honmyo Nguyen Family Trust Scholarship
    Up to $1,500
    May 2
    Sponsor: Silicon Valley Community Foundation

    Eligibility: Applicants must be graduating high school seniors or graduates of a public or private high school in Santa Clara County. Students must be currently enrolled or planning to enroll on a full-time basis at a four-year California public college or university with a minimum 3.3 GPA. Financial need must be demonstrated.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

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

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  • Ian Purdon Memorial Scholarship
    $1,000
    April 4
    Sponsor: Community Foundation San Luis Obispo County

    Eligibility: Applicants must be graduating seniors who participated on the football team at San Luis Obispo High School. Students must demonstrate dedication, hard work and leadership skills.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    550 Dana Street
    San Luis Obispo, CA 93401

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  • In-State Matching Merit Scholarship
    Varies
    Varies
    Sponsor: Seattle Pacific University

    Eligibility: Applicants must be applying to SPU as domestic freshmen students who are residents of Washington, California, Hawai i, or Oregon. Students must have a minimum of 3.7 GPA (unweighted) and test scores (SAT 1270+ or ACT 27+), or a 3.9 GPA (unweighted)

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    3307 3rd Ave W
    Seattle, WA 98119-1997

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  • Incight Scholarship
    $500-$2,500
    April 15
    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.

    P.O. Box 82056
    Portland, OR 97282

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  • Inger Lawrence-M.R. Bauer Foundation Nursing Studies Scholarship
    $2,000
    April 11
    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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  • 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 2
    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 Laboratory Scholarship
    $10,000
    February 15
    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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  • James Bliss and Annette Sward Forestry and Nursing Scholarship
    1000
    March 15
    Sponsor: Community Foundation for Monterey County

    Eligibility: Applicants must be attending accredited post-secondary schools within California, pursuing studies in fire science, forestry, nursing, and/or paramedic/EMT training, must demonstrate financial need, scholastic or vocational ability, and eligibility for acceptance to an institute of higher education in California. Open to students at Pacific Grove High School.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    2354 Garden Road
    Monterey, CA 93940

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  • James L. Warner Educational Fund Scholarship
    Varies
    Varies
    Sponsor: Orange County Community Foundation

    Eligibility: Applicants must be graduating high school seniors from the Whittier Union High School District. Students must plan to attend Pomona College, Whittier College, University of Southern California, Stanford University or any campus of the University of California.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    4041 MacArthur Boulevard
    Suite 510
    Newport Beach, CA 92660

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  • Jay Deaton Memorial Scholarship for Agriculture
    $900
    March
    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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  • Jennifer Thoma Memorial Ballet Scholarship
    $2,500
    January 3
    Sponsor: Community Foundation San Luis Obispo County

    Eligibility: Applicants must be high school students between the ages of 12 and 19 who reside in San Luis Obispo County. Students must plan to attend a summer intensive ballet training program and have a minimum 2.0 GPA. Financial need will be considered.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    550 Dana Street
    San Luis Obispo, CA 93401

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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
    Varies
    February 3
    Sponsor: Orange County Community Foundation

    Eligibility: Applicants must plan on enrolling full-time at an accredited educational institution and be graduating seniors of Huntington Beach High School District. 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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  • Jewell 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 2
    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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  • 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 and Barbara Wolcott Memorial Scholarship
    $4,000
    February 1
    Sponsor: Community Foundation San Luis Obispo County

    Eligibility: Applicants must be graduating seniors from San Luis Obispo County public high schools. Students must plan to attend a four-year college or university and demonstrate financial need.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    550 Dana Street
    San Luis Obispo, CA 93401

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  • John and Yvonne Hsu Edmisten in honor of Allan Voigt M.D. Scholarship
    $2,500
    February 1
    Sponsor: Community Foundation San Luis Obispo County

    Eligibility: Applicants must be graduating seniors from San Luis Obispo, Mission College Prep and Pacific Beach High Schools. Students must be planning to pursue a degree in science, technology, engineering, performing arts or mathematics at a four-year university. Applicants must demonstrate financial need.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    550 Dana Street
    San Luis Obispo, CA 93401

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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 5
    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 be graduating seniors of Newport Mesa School District and 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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  • John S. Renner Memorial Scholarship
    $2,000
    February 1
    Sponsor: Community Foundation San Luis Obispo County

    Eligibility: Applicants must be LGBTQIA+ students. Students must be pursuing degrees in arts education including visual, performing or graphic arts at a two- or four-year college or university or technical or professional school.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    550 Dana Street
    San Luis Obispo, CA 93401

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  • Jonathan Family Scholarship
    $1,000
    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
    March 15
    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 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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  • Julie Gerhardt-Mannina Scholarship
    Up to $32,000
    April 3
    Sponsor: Silicon Valley Community Foundation

    Eligibility: Applicants must be graduating high school seniors currently attending one of the following East Side Union High School District schools: Andrew P. Hill High School, Foothill High School, James Lick High School or Mt. Pleasant High School. Students must have a minimum 2.5 GPA and be enrolled at San Jos State University when the scholarship is awarded. Applicants must identify as people of color and/or immigrants regardless of naturalization status. Unmet financial need must be demonstrated.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

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

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  • Justin McCutcheon Scholarship
    $1,000
    May 23
    Sponsor: Community Foundation San Luis Obispo County

    Eligibility: Applicants must be seniors who participated on the golf team at a San Luis Obispo County or northern Santa Barbara County high school that competes in the Central Coast Athletic Association's league. Students must hold the lowest stroke average in regular season matches at their school. Applicants must plan to attend a community college, four-year university or vocational school.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    550 Dana Street
    San Luis Obispo, CA 93401

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  • K.C. Kinch Scholarship
    Up to $5,000
    January 24
    Sponsor: Silicon Valley Community Foundation

    Eligibility: Applicants must be U.S. citizens or eligible non-citizens who are graduating high school seniors residing in East Palo Alto or high school graduates who resided in East Palo Alto during high school. Students must be planning to enroll or currently enrolled full-time in a two- or four-year college or university or technical school with a minimum 3.0 GPA. Community involvement and financial hardship must be demonstrated.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

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

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  • Kaiser Permanente Health Equity Scholarship
    $5,000
    June 30
    Sponsor: United Negro College Fund (UNCF)

    Eligibility: Applicants must be current high school graduates who plan to enroll full-time as first-year college students at a U.S.-located, four-year accredited, not-for-profit college or university or two-year accredited, not-for-profit community college. Students must reside in one of the following areas: California, Colorado, Washington D.C., Georgia, Maryland, Oregon, Virginia or Washington. Applicants must have a minimum 2.5 GPA and be interested in pursuing a clinical or non-clinical career path in the healthcare industry. Students must complete the FAFSA and demonstrate unmet financial need.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    1805 7th Street NW
    Washington, DC 20001

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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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  • Karen Brownstein Writing Scholarship
    Up to $1,700
    Varies
    Sponsor: Silicon Valley Community Foundation

    Eligibility: Applicants must be graduating high school seniors from Palo Alto High School. Students must demonstrate exceptional accomplishment in writing.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

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

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  • Kelly A. McAdams Scholarship
    $10,000
    February 1
    Sponsor: Community Foundation San Luis Obispo County

    Eligibility: Applicants must be graduating seniors from a San Luis Obispo County high school. Students must be planning to attend a four-year college or university. Financial need must be demonstrated.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    550 Dana Street
    San Luis Obispo, CA 93401

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  • Kiwanis Club of San Luis Obispo Scholarship
    $2,500
    February 1
    Sponsor: Community Foundation San Luis Obispo County

    Eligibility: Applicants must be graduating seniors from San Luis Obispo, Pacific Beach or Mission College Preparatory High Schools. Students must be planning to attend a four-year university. Applicants must demonstrate financial need.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    550 Dana Street
    San Luis Obispo, CA 93401

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  • Krishnan-Shah Family Scholarship
    Up to $40,000
    January 24
    Sponsor: Silicon Valley Community Foundation

    Eligibility: Applicants must be graduating high school seniors residing in the greater Silicon Valley Region which includes Santa Clara County, San Mateo County, San Francisco County, Alameda County and Santa Cruz County or current community college students who graduated from a high school within the listed counties. Students must be planning to enroll in a four-year college or university on a full-time basis and have a maximum 3.75 GPA. Applicants must be first generation college students pursuing their first undergraduate degree. Students must demonstrate involvement in extracurricular, volunteer or paid activities and financial hardship.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

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

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  • Ladders of Hope Scholarship
    Up to $5,000
    June 30
    Sponsor: United Negro College Fund (UNCF)

    Eligibility: Applicants must be African American high school seniors who will be attending a UNCF member institution enrolled full-time. Students must have a minimum 2.5 GPA, complete the FAFSA and demonstrate unmet financial need.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    1805 7th Street NW
    Washington, DC 20001

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  • Laila Uthman Scholarship
    Up to $1,000
    Varies
    Sponsor: Silicon Valley Community Foundation

    Eligibility: Applicants must be graduating high school seniors at Oceana High School. Students must be planning to enroll in community college, four-year university or vocational school on a part- or full-time basis. Applicants must have overcome academic or personal difficulties or has shown unusual concern for those less fortunate. Students must show potential, willingness and promise for future success in college.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

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

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  • Lam Research Core Values Scholarship
    10000
    Varies
    Sponsor: East Bay Community Foundation

    Eligibility: Applicants must be high school seniors in the Fremont Unified (CA), Livermore Valley Joint Unified (CA), Tigard-Tualatin (OR), and Hillsboro (OR) School districts, must be planning to attend a 2-year or 4-year college or technical school and has a cumulative, non-weighted GPA of 3.0 or above to receive the scholarship.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    200 Frank H. Ogawa Plaza
    Oakland, CA 94612

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

    Eligibility: Applicants must be graduating seniors Long Beach Unified School District and 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
    $5,000-$10,000
    April 10
    Sponsor: Orange County Community Foundation

    Eligibility: Applicants must have been active participants in varsity athletics or a U.S. Southern Pacific Association Diving Team. Students must intend on enrolling full-time at an accredited educational institution. Applicants must be graduating high school seniors from Aliso Niguel High School with a minimum 2.0 GPA.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    4041 MacArthur Boulevard
    Suite 510
    Newport Beach, CA 92660

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  • Lee Jeberjahn Memorial Golf Scholarship
    $2,000
    May 23
    Sponsor: Community Foundation San Luis Obispo County

    Eligibility: Applicants must be graduating seniors from San Luis Obispo High School who are active members of the girls' or boys' golf teams. Students must plan to attend a two- or four-year college or university and demonstrate financial need.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    550 Dana Street
    San Luis Obispo, CA 93401

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  • Leo and Trinidad Sanchez Scholarship
    Up to $4,500
    Varies
    Sponsor: Silicon Valley Community Foundation

    Eligibility: Applicants must be Hispanic American students with at least one parent of Hispanic or Hispanic American heritage who are residents of Santa Clara County or Santa Cruz County. Students must be graduating high school seniors or undergraduates at West Valley College enrolled in a program leading to a degree in architecture or in any architectural school on a full-time or part-time basis.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

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

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  • Les and Esther Riffel Annual Scholarship
    Varies
    March 20
    Sponsor: Fresno Pacific University

    Eligibility: Applicants must be undergraduate students from Madera or north San Joaquin Valley, California or any students who have a minimum GPA of 2.5.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    1717 S Chestnut Ave
    Fresno, CA 93702-4709

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  • Licensed Vocational Nurse to Associate Degree Nursing Scholarship
    Up to $8,000
    February 22
    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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  • LMCAS In-State General Student Scholarship
    $500
    February 24
    Sponsor: Los Medanos College

    Eligibility: Applicants must be students currently enrolled in six units or more at Los Medanos College. Students must have a minimum GPA of 2.0 and be coded as California residents. Applicants must also write an essay addressing their financial situation, educational and career goals, community service, school activities and work experience.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    2700 East Leland Road
    Pittsburg, CA 94565

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  • Louis J. and Mary Ellen Schultz Scholarship
    $2,000
    February 5
    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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  • 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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  • Marie A. Calderilla Scholarship
    Up to $20,000
    March 18
    Sponsor: Silicon Valley Community Foundation

    Eligibility: Applicants must be females pursuing their first undergraduate degree or certificate program. Students must be high school seniors or re-entry students planning to attend Canada College, College of San Mateo or Skyline Community College in the San Mateo County Community College District. Applicants must demonstrate financial need and be serious about improving her life through education. Students must be United States citizens or eligible non-citizens.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

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

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  • Marion C. and Mark W. Wilson Nursing Scholarship
    Up to $2,500
    February 1
    Sponsor: Community Foundation San Luis Obispo County

    Eligibility: Applicants must be graduating seniors from Nipomo High School and recent Nipomo High School graduates. Students must be accepted into a certified nursing assistant program, licensed vocational nursing program, registered nursing program or Bachelor of Science in Nursing Program at a community college, four-year university or vocational school. Financial need will be considered.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    550 Dana Street
    San Luis Obispo, CA 93401

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  • Mark Ando and Ito Family Scholarship
    Varies
    May 15
    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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  • Martha Meade Memorial Scholarship
    Up to $5,000
    April 15
    Sponsor: Silicon Valley Community Foundation

    Eligibility: Applicants must be graduating high school seniors from Westmoor High School in Daly City, California. Students must be planning to enroll in a two or four-year college or university on a full-time basis or in a vocational program leading to a certificate. A desire to serve the wider community and financial hardship must be demonstrated. Special consideration will be given to students who plan on majoring in history or social sciences.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

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

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  • Marvin Anmuth Scholarship Fund
    $5,000
    March 31
    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 Barbara Price Lutheran Scholarship for Graduate and Professional Education
    Varies
    April 30
    Sponsor: Concordia Seminary

    Eligibility: Applicants must be current or former residents of Madera, Kings, Kern or Tulare County, California and must be enrolled in an accredited graduate school. Students must have a minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.0 and maintain a GPA of 3.0 in graduate school.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    801 Seminary Place
    Saint Louis, MO 63105-3196

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  • Mary Keith Duff Memorial Scholarship
    $2,000
    March 7
    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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  • Math, Science, and Arts Scholarship
    Varies
    Varies
    Sponsor: Orange County Community Foundation

    Eligibility: Applicants must be graduating seniors from San Clemente High School. Students must be planning to study math, science or art.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    4041 MacArthur Boulevard
    Suite 510
    Newport Beach, CA 92660

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  • Maureen Mo Clancy Memorial Scholarship
    $3,000
    February 1
    Sponsor: Community Foundation San Luis Obispo County

    Eligibility: Applicants must be female seniors at a San Luis Obispo County high school. Students must have participated in track or cross-country and have a minimum 2.0 GPA. Applicants must have plans to attend a community college, four-year university or vocational school.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    550 Dana Street
    San Luis Obispo, CA 93401

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  • Maureen Wilbur Cunha Scholarship Fund
    Up to $10,000
    April 11
    Sponsor: Silicon Valley Community Foundation

    Eligibility: Applicants must be Hillsdale High School graduating seniors who are the first generation in their family to attend college in the United States. Hillsdale faculty will select student based on student performance and determination. Student financial information will also be considered.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

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

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  • Mega Bank Scholarship
    $1,000
    April 1
    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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  • Menlo California Opportunity Grant
    Varies
    Varies
    Sponsor: Menlo College

    Eligibility: Applicants must be California residents who are either Pell Grant or Cal Grant eligible.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    1000 El Camino Real
    Atherton, CA 94027-4301

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  • MGMA Western Section Scholarship
    $2,500
    May
    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
    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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  • Milton McKevett Teague Scholarship
    $2,500
    January 21
    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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  • Milton Wolf Scholarship
    $2500
    Varies
    Sponsor: Gemological Institute of America-Carlsbad

    Eligibility: Applicants must be residents of California and be enrolled in any On-Campus program or distance education program.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    5345 Armada Dr
    Carlsbad, CA 92008

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  • Minerva Scholarship Program
    $2,500
    July 15
    Sponsor: Alder Graduate School of Education

    Eligibility: Applicants must be female California residents with a minimum GPA of 2.5 to receive this scholarship. Students must be enrolled in an accredited college to be eligible.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    2946 Broadway
    Redwood City, CA 94062

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  • Mr. Dae Hyun Ko Scholarship
    Varies
    June
    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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  • Napa Valley Vintners Scholarship
    Varies
    July 14
    Sponsor: United Negro College Fund (UNCF)

    Eligibility: Applicants must be African American, Latinx, Indigenous/Native American, Asian American or Pacific Islander and U.S. citizens, nationals or permanent residents. Students must be entering freshmen, sophomores, juniors, seniors or graduate students and enrolled full-time at one of the following: California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo, California State University-Fresno, Cuesta College, Napa Valley College, Santa Rosa Junior College, Sonoma State University or University of California-Davis. Applicants must demonstrate unmet financial need and submit the FAFSA. Students must pursue a degree related to the wine industry and have a minimum 2.7 GPA.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    1805 7th Street NW
    Washington, DC 20001

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  • Nathan J. and Virginia H. Friedman College Scholarship Fund
    $5,000
    March 31
    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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  • Never Stop Learning High School Scholarship
    $250-$1,000
    March 31
    Sponsor: MLG Attorneys at Law

    Eligibility: Applicants must be high school seniors residing in Orange County, California. Students must be planning on attending an accredited university or community college in the United States. An essay on a provided prompt is required to be submitted.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    600 Anton Boulevard
    Suite 1240
    Costa Mesa, CA 92626

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  • NorCal Promise Scholarship
    Varies
    Varies
    Sponsor: Simpson University

    Eligibility: Applicants must be current undergraduate students who have high academic achievements and are residents of Northern California. Students must be committed to living on campus to experience the benefits of the Simpson University community unless approved to live off-campus.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    2211 College View Drive
    Redding, CA 96003-8606

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  • Northrop Grumman Scholarship
    $5,000
    February 15
    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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  • Oakland High School Mathematics Club Scholarship
    Varies
    Varies
    Sponsor: East Bay Community Foundation

    Eligibility: Applicants must be active members of the Oakland High School Mathematics Club who are graduating seniors accepted at a college or university.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    200 Frank H. Ogawa Plaza
    Oakland, CA 94612

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  • Ohlson Family Scholarship Fund
    $1,000
    March
    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
    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 31
    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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  • Pacific Club Scholarship Fund
    Varies
    Varies
    Sponsor: Orange County Community Foundation

    Eligibility: Applicants must be Pacific Club employees and their spouses, children or grandchildren.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    4041 MacArthur Boulevard
    Suite 510
    Newport Beach, CA 92660

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  • Paraprofessional Scholarship
    Up to $500
    October 15
    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
    $600
    January 21
    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
    $1,000-$2,750
    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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  • Peggy and Jack Baskin Foundation Scholarship
    Up to $20,000
    March
    Sponsor: Peggy and Jack Baskin Foundation

    Eligibility: Applicants must be female U.S. citizens and California residents. Students must be attending Cabrillo College, Hartnell College or Monterey Peninsula College with a minimum 3.0 GPA. Applicants must be dedicated to enrolling in and completing their junior and senior years of college at a University of California campus.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.


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  • Peninsula Regent Charitable Foundation Educational Grant Program
    Up to $10,000
    March 18
    Sponsor: Silicon Valley Community Foundation

    Eligibility: Applicants must be current employees of The Peninsula Regent for at least 90 days or dependents of an employee who has worked for The Peninsula Regent for at least 90 days as of the application deadline. Students must be United States citizens or legal residents and demonstrate financial hardship. Preference will be given to applicants with strong educational motivation, perseverance and involvement outside the classroom and personal characteristics such as honesty and good judgment.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

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

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  • PG&E Better Together STEM Scholarship Program
    Up to $10,000
    June 1
    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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  • Promise of Nursing Regional Scholarship Program
    $1,000-$7,500
    February 11
    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
    $250-$3,000
    March 19
    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, Butte, Calaveras, Colusa, Del Norte, El Dorado, Glenn, Humboldt, Lake, Lassen, Mendocino, Modoc, Mono, Nevada, Placer, Plumas, San Joaquin, Shasta, Sierra, Siskiyou, Solano, Sutter, Tehama, Trinity, Tuolumne, 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 5
    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
    January 24
    Sponsor: Silicon Valley Community Foundation

    Eligibility: Applicants must be U.S. citizens, be graduating high school seniors or graduates of a public or private high school in San Mateo County, San Francisco County or Santa Clara County and have a maximum GPA of 3.3. Students must demonstrate financial need, community involvement and academic promise and GPA improvement during high school or college. Applicants must be planning to enroll or are enrolled full-time in a two- or four-year college, university or vocational school.

    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
    January 6
    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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  • Regents Transfer Student Scholarships
    $5,000
    Varies
    Sponsor: University of California-San Diego

    Eligibility: Applicants must be transfer students in good academic standing who are California residents and have demonstrated financial need.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    9500 Gilman Dr
    La Jolla, CA 92093

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  • Richard J. Weyhrich Leadership Award
    $3,000
    December 13
    Sponsor: Community Foundation San Luis Obispo County

    Eligibility: Applicants must be graduating seniors from a San Luis Obispo County high school. Students must plan to attend community college, four-year university or vocational school. Applicants must demonstrate exceptional leadership potential.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    550 Dana Street
    San Luis Obispo, CA 93401

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  • Richard T. Torkelson Memorial Scholarship Fund for Journalism
    $1,000
    March
    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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  • Riggs Family Scholarship
    Up to $3,500
    February 1
    Sponsor: Community Foundation San Luis Obispo County

    Eligibility: Applicants must be graduating seniors from a San Luis Obispo County high school. Students must demonstrate financial need and plan to attend a four-year college or university. Applicants must have a minimum 2.8 GPA.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    550 Dana Street
    San Luis Obispo, CA 93401

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  • Riley West Scholarship
    Up to $6,000
    Varies
    Sponsor: Silicon Valley Community Foundation

    Eligibility: Applicants must be active members in good standing of Oakland Interfaith Youth Gospel Choir in Oakland, California. Students must be graduating high school seniors or college students planning to enroll in a two- or four-year college on a part-time or full-time basis with a minimum 2.5 GPA.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

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

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  • Riverside Construction Company Harmon/Lounsbury Scholarship Fund
    At least $1,000
    April 2
    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
    $1,500
    March
    Sponsor: Orange County Community Foundation

    Eligibility: Applicants must be high school seniors at Laguna Beach Unified School District or Santa Ana Unified School District or current undergraduates who graduated from Laguna Beach Unified School District or Santa Ana Unified School District and 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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  • Robert L. Wiegel Scholarship for Coastal Studies
    Varies
    Varies
    Sponsor: San Diego Foundation

    Eligibility: Applicants must be pursuing (or recently having received) a graduate degree at a California university or college and must be studying coastal problem occurring in the marine environment (e.g. beaches, the nearshore zone, ports/harbors, coastal rivers and bluffs, lagoons, and wetlands) preferably in the State of California. Preference will be given to students who undertake field work with the intent of discovering the true nature of the problem while experiencing a wide range of ocean conditions.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    2508 Historic Decatur Road
    Suite 200
    San Diego, CA 92106

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  • Ronald P. Wilmot Scholarship
    Up to $2,000
    March 31
    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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  • Roshan Rahbari Scholarship Fund
    Up to $5,000
    June 3
    Sponsor: Silicon Valley Community Foundation

    Eligibility: Applicants must be current residents of California. Students must be current community college students transferring to a four-year college or university on a part-time or full-time basis with a minimum 3.0 GPA. Applicants must demonstrate service to community or school and financial need. Students must display character qualities such as integrity, compassion and generosity.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

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

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  • Rozsi & Jeno Zisovich Jewish Studies Scholarship Fund to Teach the Holocaust
    $3,200
    June 25
    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 31
    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 21
    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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  • Samsung@First Scholars
    Up to $15,000
    March 18
    Sponsor: Silicon Valley Community Foundation

    Eligibility: Applicants must be current undergraduate students entering their sophomore, junior or senior year, undergraduate seniors accepted into a master's program or current master's students. Students must be planning to enroll on a full-time basis in a California, public four-year college or university and declare a major in science, technology, engineering or math (STEM) with preference given to computer science and engineering (CISE) and engineering majors. Applicants must have a minimum 3.0 GPA. Preference will be given to students enrolling in a school in the greater Bay Area which includes the following counties: Santa Clara, San Mateo, San Francisco, Marin, Alameda, Contra Costa, Napa, Solano or Sonoma.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

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

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  • San Francisco Section Daniel Cubicciotti Student Award
    $500-$2,000
    February 15
    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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  • San Luis Obispo County Bar Association Scholarship
    $2,000
    February 1
    Sponsor: Community Foundation San Luis Obispo County

    Eligibility: Applicants must be graduating seniors from any high school in San Luis Obispo County or an undergraduate student who graduated from a San Luis Obispo County high school. Students must identify as a person of color and plan to pursue a career in the legal profession. Financial need must be demonstrated by the applicant.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    550 Dana Street
    San Luis Obispo, CA 93401

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  • Sandra Ferris Scholarship
    Up to $10,000
    February 1
    Sponsor: Community Foundation San Luis Obispo County

    Eligibility: Applicants must be San Luis Obispo County residents. Students must be planning to pursue a degree in the visual arts at a two- or four-year university. Applicants must demonstrate financial need.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    550 Dana Street
    San Luis Obispo, CA 93401

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  • Sandra Pearson Award: Student of Courage
    Up to $1,200
    April 22
    Sponsor: Silicon Valley Community Foundation

    Eligibility: Applicants must be graduating seniors of Palo Alto High School or Gunn High School planning to enroll in college. Students must have a minimum 3.0 GPA and be United States residents. Applicants must demonstrate evidence of courage, strength of character and serving as an inspiration to peers.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

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

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  • Saticoy Lemon Association Employee Scholarship
    $1,000
    January 21
    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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  • School of ACE Scholarship
    $2,500
    April 21
    Sponsor: School of ACE Scholarship

    Eligibility: Applicants must be high school seniors, high school graduates or current college undergraduates who plan to enroll in part-time or full-time undergraduate study at an accredited two- or four-year college, university or vocational-technical school. Students must have a minimum 2.5 GPA. Applicants must reside in the following states: Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Delaware, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Indiana, Kansas, Louisiana, Maryland, Minnesota, Missouri, New Mexico, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas and Virginia.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    Scholarship America
    One Scholarship Way
    Saint Peter, MN 56082

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  • Sera Day Coryell Nursing Education Scholarship
    $2,000
    February 1
    Sponsor: Community Foundation San Luis Obispo County

    Eligibility: Applicants must be graduating seniors from a San Luis Obispo County high school. Students must be planning to attend a four-year university with an approved registered nursing program. Applicants must demonstrate financial need.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    550 Dana Street
    San Luis Obispo, CA 93401

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  • Shady Canyon Golf Club Scholarship Fund
    Varies
    Varies
    Sponsor: Orange County Community Foundation

    Eligibility: Applicants must be Shady Canyon Golf Club employees and their children or dependents.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    4041 MacArthur Boulevard
    Suite 510
    Newport Beach, CA 92660

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  • Shari Simon Greenberg Community Scholarships of the Simon Youth Foundation
    $1,500
    February 16
    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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  • Shelley Bergum Higher Education Scholarship
    2500
    Varies
    Sponsor: East Bay Community Foundation

    Eligibility: Applicants must be individuals with disabilities pursuing an associate or undergraduate degree at a higher education institution in California.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    200 Frank H. Ogawa Plaza
    Oakland, CA 94612

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  • Sherman & Frances L. Teller Teaching Credential Scholarship
    $2,000
    April 11
    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 31
    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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  • Single Parent Scholarship
    $1,000
    June 30
    Sponsor: Capture The Dream

    Eligibility: Applicants must be low-income single parents who are Bay Area residents. Students must be enrolled full-time at an accredited, not-for-profit four-year institution.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    484 Lake Park Avenue
    Suite 15
    Oakland, CA 94610

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  • Social Justice Scholarship
    Up to $12,000
    March 20
    Sponsor: Silicon Valley Community Foundation

    Eligibility: Applicants must be graduating seniors of a school in the Sequoia Union High School District or East Side College Preparatory in East Palo Alto, California. Students must be planning to enroll in a two- or four-year college or university on a full- or part-time basis and have a minimum 2.5 GPA. Applicants must demonstrate an interest in social justice issues and a desire to continue to be involved in social justice efforts during college. Financial hardship must be demonstrated.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

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

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  • Society of Financial Service Professionals Annual Scholarship
    Varies
    March 20
    Sponsor: Fresno Pacific University

    Eligibility: Applicants must be business and/or finance majors currently enrolled at FPU with a minimum GPA of 3.25 and have financial need. Preference will be given to applicants who live in the Central Valley of California. Students' personal character must reflect and demonstrate the moral and ethical standards of FPU.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    1717 S Chestnut Ave
    Fresno, CA 93702-4709

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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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  • Stephanie G. Hoffman Scholarship Fund
    $5,000
    March 31
    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 Donnellan Moss Scholarship in Journalism
    $1,500
    February 1
    Sponsor: Community Foundation San Luis Obispo County

    Eligibility: Applicants must be current full-time students in their sophomore year or higher at California Polytechnic State University. Students must be majoring in journalism. Financial need must be demonstrated.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    550 Dana Street
    San Luis Obispo, CA 93401

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  • Stephen L. Teller & Richard Hotson TV, Cinema, and Theater Scholarship
    $1,000
    April 11
    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 31
    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
    April 11
    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 10
    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
    October 15
    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.

    5350 Wilshire Boulevard
    Suite 36849
    Los Angeles, CA 90036

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  • Synergy Scholarship
    $10,000
    April 30
    Sponsor: GT's Living Foods

    Eligibility: Applicants must be graduating high school seniors or currently enrolled in freshman or sophomore year of college with a minimum 2.5 GPA. Students must be members of the LGBTQ+ community or have shown a demonstrated commitment to supporting the LGBTQ+ community in pursuit of advancement in businessember of LGBTQ+ community. Applicants must legally reside within the continental U.S. and have an interest in pursuing business or a related field.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    P.O. Box 2352
    Beverly Hills, CA 90213

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  • Tang Scholarship
    Up to $60,000
    Varies
    Sponsor: Silicon Valley Community Foundation

    Eligibility: Applicants must self-identify as Asian/Pacific Islander, lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender and be involved in the LGBT community. Students must be graduates of a high school in one of the following nine Bay Area counties: Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Napa, Sonoma or Solano. Applicants must be between the ages of 17 and 25 and be United States citizens or legal residents. Students must be enrolled full-time in an accredited two- or four-year college, community college, university, graduate school or vocational school with a minimum 3.0 GPA. Financial hardship and academic promise must be demonstrated.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

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

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  • The Beverly C. Wilson Scholarship Fund for Women in Business
    $1,000
    March
    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 11
    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
    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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  • Torch Awards for Ethics Scholarship
    Up to $1,500
    August 15
    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 enrolled in a high school in one of those areas. Applicants must submit an 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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  • Transfer Western Undergraduate Exchange (WUE)
    $11,000 per year
    November 15
    Sponsor: University of Nevada-Las Vegas

    Eligibility: Applicants must be eligible transfer students who reside in one of the following states or territories: Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oregon, South Dakota, Utah, Washington, Wyoming, Guam, and the Commonwealth of the Northern Marianas Islands. Students must not exceed 90 transfer credit hours and have a 3.0 cumulative transfer GPA. Applicants must enroll and complete at least 12 credit hours fall and spring semesters (credit requirement does not apply to the summer terms) and must be transferred students starting the fall semester.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    4505 S Maryland Pky
    Las Vegas, NV 89154

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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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  • UC National Outreach Award
    $6,000
    December 1
    Sponsor: University of Cincinnati-Main Campus

    Eligibility: Applicants must be incoming freshmen in good academic standing who are residents of California, Connecticut, District of Columbia, Georgia, Illinois, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Texas, Virginia or Wisconsin. Students must maintain a minimum GPA of 3.2, full-time enrollment and completion of annual 30-hour community service to renew the scholarship.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    2624 Clifton Avenue
    Cincinnati, OH 45221-0063

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  • UCSD Black Alumni Scholarships
    Varies
    Varies
    Sponsor: San Diego Foundation

    Eligibility: Applicant must be African-American students who will be enrolling full-time at UCSD or African-American students currently enrolled full-time at UCSD. Current UCSD students must have maintained a cumulative GPA of 2.7 on a 4.0 scale to receive the scholarship. Students must be majoring in either the arts, social sciences, humanities, engineering, mathematics or science, must show evidence of community involvement and must be United States citizens or permanent residents; California residency preferred, though domestic non-residents will be considered based on fund availability. Financial need will be considered if scholarship committee members must choose between two or more students who are otherwise equally qualified.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    2508 Historic Decatur Road
    Suite 200
    San Diego, CA 92106

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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
    $700
    January 21
    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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  • Ventura Promise Scholarship
    Varies
    Varies
    Sponsor: Ventura College

    Eligibility: Applicants must be first-time college students from California, enroll full-time (12+ units) and submit the FAFSA or CADAA. They are also required to complete new student requirements (English and math placement, new student orientation and abbreviated Student Educational Plan (SEP)).

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    4667 Telegraph Rd
    Ventura, CA 93003-3872

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  • Vi Palo Alto Scholarship
    Up to $50,000
    Varies
    Sponsor: Silicon Valley Community Foundation

    Eligibility: Applicants must be employees of Vi at Palo Alto or their dependents who have a high school diploma or equivalent and are United States citizens or legal residents. Students must be preparing to enroll full-time or part-time in a qualified and accredited educational institution. Applicants who are employees of Vi at Palo Alto must have completed at least six months of employment and work a minimum of 12 hours a week.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

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

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  • Vicky Howard Community Service Award
    $500
    January 29
    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
    $8,500
    October 24
    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
    April 15
    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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  • Vineyard and Farm Worker's Scholarship
    Up to $10,000
    February 1
    Sponsor: Community Foundation San Luis Obispo County

    Eligibility: Applicants must be graduating seniors from a San Luis Obispo County or Santa Maria basin high school. Students must have parents who are farm workers living or working in San Luis Obispo County. Applicants must have a minimum 2.8 GPA and demonstrate financial need.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    550 Dana Street
    San Luis Obispo, CA 93401

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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 21
    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
    March 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 Education Scholarships
    Varies
    March 28
    Sponsor: Don Diego Scholarship Foundation

    Eligibility: Applicants must be San Diego area residents who are graduating from high school or who are high school graduates. Students must be enrolled at a vocational education curriculum at a community college or accredited trade school with the goal of obtaining an AA or AS degree or certificate. Applicants must have participated in an event at the Del Mar Fairgrounds or Horsepark, Del Mar Thoroughbred Club or as an employee of the Fairgrounds, Del Mar Thoroughbred Club or contractor at the Fairgrounds.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    P.O. Box 614
    Del Mar, CA 92014

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  • Vocational Nurse Scholarship
    Up to $4,000
    February 22
    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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  • Vocational Scholarships
    $500-$2,000
    March 18
    Sponsor: Rotary Club of Palo Alto

    Eligibility: Applicants must be graduating high school seniors, students returning to school to pursue a career or vocational education or students currently enrolled in an accredited career or vocational program. Scholarships are primarily need-based rather than grade-based.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    P.O. Box 592
    Palo Alto, CA 94302

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  • Ware Malcomb Foundation
    Varies
    Varies
    Sponsor: Orange County Community Foundation

    Eligibility: Applicants must be Ware Malcomb employees and their children or dependents.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    4041 MacArthur Boulevard
    Suite 510
    Newport Beach, CA 92660

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  • Warren 'Ed' Brown Scholarship Fund
    $5,000
    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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  • Western Undergraduate Exchange
    Varies
    July 1
    Sponsor: Utah Valley University

    Eligibility: Applicants must be enrolled in an eligible WUE degree, earn 12 credit hours each semester and have a cumulative 2.5 GPA. Students must submit the form by July 1 for the fall semester or December 15 for the spring semester and be legal residents of one of the following states: Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oregon, South Dakota, Washington, Wyoming, the Commonwealth of Northern Mariana Islands, Guam, the Republic of the Marshall Islands or the Federal States of Micronesia.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    800 W University Parkway
    Orem, UT 84058-5999

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  • Western Undergraduate Exchange Non-Resident Eight Semester Renewable Scholarship
    $5,40650
    Varies
    Sponsor: Southern Utah University

    Eligibility: Applicants must be incoming freshmen with a minimum high school GPA of 3.2 and ACT score of 24 or SAT score of 1160 who are from non-Utah residents (Western Undergraduate Exchange states). Students must maintain a minimum GPA of 2.0 to renew the scholarship.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    351 West University Blvd
    Cedar City, UT 84720

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  • William P. Reiman Memorial Scholarship
    $800
    January 21
    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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  • Wine Group Scholarships
    Up to $10,000
    March 18
    Sponsor: Silicon Valley Community Foundation

    Eligibility: Applicants must be the children, legal dependents or grandchildren of a full-time employee of The Wine Group who has at least one year of continuous, full-time service with The Wine Group. Students must be high school seniors or enrolled or planning to enroll in a two- or four-year college or vocational school on a part-time or full-time basis with a minimum 3.0 GPA. Financial need or hardship must be demonstrated.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

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

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  • Yeager Science Scholarship
    $23,000
    February 1
    Sponsor: Community Foundation San Luis Obispo County

    Eligibility: Applicants must be graduating seniors from Coast Union, Morro Bay or Paso Robles High Schools. Students must be pursuing a degree in physical science/technical areas such as chemistry, physics, geology, mathematics, engineering and computer science. Applicants must demonstrate financial need. Students must plan to attend a four-year college or university or begin study at a community college with plans to transfer within two years.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    550 Dana Street
    San Luis Obispo, CA 93401

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  • Yinghsia Shih Li Memorial Scholarship
    $10,000
    February 1
    Sponsor: Community Foundation San Luis Obispo County

    Eligibility: Applicants must be graduating female seniors attending high school in the Lucia Mar Unified School District. Students must be planning to attend a four-year university to pursue a degree in science including the following: agricultural science, biology, chemistry, computer science, engineering, environmental science, mathematics or physics. Financial need must be demonstrated by applicants.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    550 Dana Street
    San Luis Obispo, CA 93401

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  • Youth Legacy Scholarship
    Up to $20,000
    March 4
    Sponsor: Community Foundation San Luis Obispo County

    Eligibility: Applicants must be juniors and seniors at a San Luis Obispo County high school. Students must be eligible to exhibit in the livestock, industrial education, floriculture, agriculture or ornamental horticulture or tractor restoration project at the California Mid-State Fair and Auction. Applicants must agree to be a model representative and attend events and meetings promoting the Youth Legacy project.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    550 Dana Street
    San Luis Obispo, CA 93401

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