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Scholarship NameAward
$2,000
Deadline
Apr 30
Offered by
College Prowler
Description
Students can use the money to help cover tuition, housing, meal plans, books, computers, or any education-related expenses.
How to apply
Applications are available online.
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$10,000
Deadline
Jun 17
Offered by
Scholarship Points
Description
ScholarshipPoints.com will give away more than $100,000 in scholarships this year including this $10,000 scholarship!
How to apply
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$10,000
Deadline
Jun 30
Offered by
+U
Description
Apply to win one of five $10,000 college scholarships by telling +U how you picture your success after college. Just answer a few short and simple questions and you may be selected to win $10,000 toward your college education. +U matches students to colleges that their life, goals and finances - join today!
How to apply
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Above and Beyond Scholarship$1,000
Deadline
May 30
Renewable
No
Offered by
California School Library Association
950 Glenn Drive, Suite 150
Folsom, CA 95630
Eligibility
Unknown may apply. Applicants must be professional members of the California School Library Association and California residents intending to continue working in California in the school library profession after completing their additional education. Students must submit a 500-word essay describing their professional goals and how an advanced degree or certification applies to those goals and three letters of recommendation.
How to apply
Applications are available online.
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Aetna Foundation/NMF Healthcare Leadership Program$5,000
Deadline
March 12 and April 11
Renewable
No
Offered by
National Medical Fellowships Inc.
347 Fifth Avenue
Suite 510
New York, NY 10016
Eligibility
Unknown may apply. Applicants must be U.S. citizens who are second or third year medical students at accredited U.S. medical schools. Applicants must be attending school in Southern California, Connecticut, Illinois, New Jersey, New York City or Philadelphia. They must also exhibit outstanding academic achievement, leadership and the potential to make great contributions to medicine. Selection is based on the overall strength of the application as well as financial need.
How to apply
Applications are available online. Application, verification of citizenship and ethnicity, financial need information, curriculum vitae, biosketch, current medical school transcript, verification of medical school enrollment, personal statement and two letters of recommendation are required.
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$1,000
Deadline
Apr 30
Offered by
Cappex
Description
This is an easy scholarship offered every month. There is no GPA requirement and no essay to write! All you have to do is create a Cappex profile. Click ‘apply’ and you may have just made $1,000!
How to apply
Applications are available online.
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Allied Healthcare Scholarship ProgramUp to $4,000
Deadline
October 1
Renewable
No
Offered by
California Health and Welfare Agency - Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development
Health Professions Education Foundation
818 K Street, Room 210
Sacramento, CA 95814
Eligibility
Unknown may apply. 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.
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American Association of Japanese University Women Scholarship Program$2,000
Deadline
September 30
Renewable
No
Offered by
American Association of Japanese University Women
Masako Mera
445 Surfview Drive
Pacific Palisades, CA 90272
Eligibility
Unknown may apply. Applicants must be starting their junior or senior year in college or be in graduate school at a California school. They must be able to attend the awards ceremony in Los Angeles at their own expense. Students must also submit an essay showing how their studies will contribute to leadership or to the relationship between the United States and Japan.
How to apply
Applications are available online.
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American Legion Auxiliary, Department of California $1,000 Scholarships$1,000
Deadline
March 16
Renewable
No
Offered by
American Legion Auxiliary, Department of California
401 Van Ness Avenue
Room 113
San Francisco, CA 94102
Eligibility
Unknown may apply. One of applicants' 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.
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American Legion Auxiliary, Department of California $2,000 Scholarships$2,000
Deadline
March 16
Renewable
No
Offered by
American Legion Auxiliary, Department of California
401 Van Ness Avenue
Room 113
San Francisco, CA 94102
Eligibility
Unknown may apply. One of applicants' 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.
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$1,000
Deadline
Apr 30
Offered by
CollegeWeek Live
Description
CollegeWeekLive makes it easy to find information on the college of your choice, with online college fair events happening nearly every day. Register for FREE, visit 3 college booths and get automatically entered to win a $1,000 scholarship!
How to apply
Applications are available online.
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American Legion Auxiliary, Department of California $500 Scholarships$500
Deadline
March 16
Renewable
No
Offered by
American Legion Auxiliary, Department of California
401 Van Ness Avenue
Room 113
San Francisco, CA 94102
Eligibility
Unknown may apply. 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.
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American Society of Travel Agents (ASTA) Northern California Chapter-Richard Epping Undergraduate Scholarship$1,000
Deadline
April 1
Renewable
No
Offered by
Tourism Cares
275 Turnpike Street
Suite 307
Canton, MA 02021
Eligibility
Unknown may apply. Applicants must be permanent residents of the U.S. or Canada and undergraduate students who are enrolled at an accredited postsecondary institution located in Northern California. They must be studying travel, tourism or hospitality. Two-year program students must be entering their second year, and four-year program students must be rising juniors or seniors. Two-year program students must have completed 30 or more credits, and four-year program students must have completed 60 or more credits. Applicants must have a GPA of 3.0 or higher on a four-point scale. Selection is based on the overall strength of the application.
How to apply
Applications are available online. An application form, a resume, proof of residency, a personal essay, an official transcript and two letters of recommendation are required.
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Animal Health International FFA Scholarship$1,000
Deadline
February 1
Renewable
No
Offered by
National FFA Organization
P.O. Box 68960
6060 FFA Drive
Indianapolis, IN 46268-0960
Eligibility
Unknown may apply. Applicants must be under 23 years of age and current members of FFA. Applicants must be residents of one of the following states: Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Iowa, Kansas, Louisiana, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Oregon, South Dakota, Texas, Utah, Washington or Wyoming. Selection is based on the overall strength of the application.
How to apply
Applications are available online.
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Arysta LifeScience North America FFA Scholarship$1,275
Deadline
February 1
Renewable
No
Offered by
National FFA Organization
P.O. Box 68960
6060 FFA Drive
Indianapolis, IN 46268-0960
Eligibility
Unknown may apply. Applicants must be current FFA members and high school seniors or college students planning to enroll or currently enrolled full-time. Students must be residents of Arizona, California, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oregon, South Dakota or Washington. They must be majoring in one of the following subject areas: agronomy, crop science, horticulture, nursery and landscape management, plant science, turf management, agricultural communications, public relations or sales and marketing, entomology or plant pathology. 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 students' 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.
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$1,000
Deadline
Apr 30
Offered by
CP HS Survey
Description
Take a short survey about your high school for a chance to win a $1,000 scholarship.
How to apply
Applications are available online.
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Asian Pacific Community Fund - Verizon Scholarship Awards Program$1,000
Deadline
January 31
Renewable
No
Offered by
Asian Pacific Community Fund
1145 Wilshire Boulevard
First floor
Los Angeles, CA 90017
Eligibility
Unknown may apply. Applicants must be current high school seniors who plan to enroll in a U.S. accredited four-year college or university as a full-time, degree-seeking student majoring in math, engineering or science. Students must also have a minimum 3.0 unweighted GPA.
How to apply
Applications are available online.
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Associate Degree Nursing Scholarship ProgramUp to $10,000
Deadline
October 1
Renewable
No
Offered by
California Health and Welfare Agency - Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development
Health Professions Education Foundation
818 K Street, Room 210
Sacramento, CA 95814
Eligibility
Unknown may apply. Applicants must be California residents enrolled in an associate degree nursing program at a California school, agree to pursue a bachelor's degree in nursing within five years 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.
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Atsuhiko Tateuchi Memorial Scholarship$5,000
Deadline
March 1
Renewable
No
Offered by
Seattle Foundation
1200 Fifth Avenue
Suite 1300
Seattle, WA 98101-3151
Eligibility
Unknown may apply. 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.
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AWA Scholarships$1,000
Deadline
April 16
Renewable
No
Offered by
Association for Women in Architecture
22815 Frampton Avenue
Torrance, CA 90501-5304
Eligibility
Unknown may apply. 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, environmental design, architectural rendering and illustrating, civil, electrical, mechanical or structural engineering. 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. Applicants must be able to go to Los Angeles for interviews. Applications, two recommendation letters, transcripts, financial statements, personal statements and self-addressed stamped envelopes are required.
How to apply
Applications are available online.
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$500
Deadline
Apr 30
Offered by
Dailybreak
Description
Sign up for Dailybreak and enjoy a little fun away from your studies. Plus, take any 3 Challenges, and you'll be entered to win a $500 Amazon gift card!
How to apply
Applications are available online.
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Bachelor of Science Nursing Scholarship ProgramUp to $13,000
Deadline
October 1
Renewable
No
Offered by
California Health and Welfare Agency - Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development
Health Professions Education Foundation
818 K Street, Room 210
Sacramento, CA 95814
Eligibility
Unknown may apply. 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.
How to apply
Applications are available online.
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Banatao Filipino American Education Fund$5,000
Deadline
March 15
Renewable
No
Offered by
Asian Pacific Fund
225 Bush Street
Suite 590
San Francisco, CA 94104
Eligibility
Unknown may apply. 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 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.
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Bank of America Achievement Awards$1,500-$2,000
Deadline
Varies
Renewable
No
Offered by
Bank of America Foundation
Department 3246
P.O. Box 37000
San Francisco, CA 94137
Eligibility
Unknown may apply. Applicants must be high school seniors from the state of California. A committee at each high school nominates outstanding students in the categories of applied arts and trades, fine arts, liberal arts and science and mathematics. Scholastic ability, awards and participation in school and community activities are considered.
How to apply
Participants must be nominated by their schools.
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Begun Scholarship$3,000
Deadline
May 31
Renewable
No
Offered by
California Library Association
4030 Lennane Drive
Sacramento, CA 95834
Eligibility
Unknown may apply. 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.
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$2,000
Deadline
Apr 30
Offered by
CaptainU
Description
CaptainU helps simplify the recruiting process by helping you connect with over 16,000 college coaches and make a college team! Register for a free account with CaptainU for a chance to win this scholarship.
How to apply
Applications are available online.
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BLET Auxiliary Scholarships$1,000
Deadline
April 1
Renewable
No
Offered by
Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen
3341 S. 112th Street
Omaha, NE 68144-4709
Eligibility
Unknown may apply. Applicants must be the children of both a Grand International Auxiliary (GIA) and BLE 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. Applicants must have a parent participating in the IWC.
How to apply
Applications are available online and by written request through your local GIA auxiliary or BLE division.
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BNSF Railway Company FFA Scholarship$5,000
Deadline
February 1
Renewable
No
Offered by
National FFA Organization
P.O. Box 68960
6060 FFA Drive
Indianapolis, IN 46268-0960
Eligibility
Unknown may apply. 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 students' 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.
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Burlington Northern Santa Fe (BNSF) Foundation Scholarship$2,500
Deadline
April 12
Renewable
No
Offered by
American Indian Science and Engineering Society
P.O. Box 9828
Albuquerque, NM 87119-9828
Eligibility
Unknown may apply. Applicants must reside in one of the following states: Arizona, California, Colorado, Kansas, Minnesota, Montana, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Oregon, South Dakota or Washington. Applicants must also major in one of the following areas: business, engineering, math, medicine/health administration, natural/physical sciences, technology or education and belong to AISES.
How to apply
Applications are available online.
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Cal Grant AUp to $12,192
Deadline
March 2
Renewable
No
Offered by
California Student Aid Commission
P.O. Box 419026
Rancho Cordova, CA 95741-9026
Eligibility
Unknown may apply. 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.
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$500
Deadline
Jun 1
Offered by
HSSenior
Description
Open to all high school seniors in the class of 2014.
How to apply
Applications are available online.
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Cal Grant BUp to $1,473
Deadline
March 2
Renewable
No
Offered by
California Student Aid Commission
P.O. Box 419026
Rancho Cordova, CA 95741-9026
Eligibility
Unknown may apply. 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.
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Cal Grant CUp to $3,009
Deadline
Unknown
Renewable
No
Offered by
California Student Aid Commission
P.O. Box 419026
Rancho Cordova, CA 95741-9026
Eligibility
Unknown may apply. 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 in mid-April.
How to apply
Applications are available by mail. A FAFSA and an application form are required.
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Cal Grant Entitlement AwardUp to $12,192
Deadline
March 2
Renewable
No
Offered by
California Student Aid Commission
P.O. Box 419026
Rancho Cordova, CA 95741-9026
Eligibility
Unknown may apply. 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.
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California - Hawaii Elks Association Vocational Grants$1,000
Deadline
3 months after application is received
Renewable
No
Offered by
California-Hawaii Elks Association
5450 E. Lamona Avenue
Fresno, CA 93727-2224
Eligibility
Unknown may apply. 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.
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$1,000
Deadline
May 15
Offered by
Flashnotes
Description
Ever wish you could get paid for all the hard work you put into your courses? Our friends at Flashnotes are here to help. With Flashnotes, students can buy/sell everything from notes and flashcards to virtual tutoring sessions. Plus, if you register now, you'll have the chance to win a $1,000 scholarship!
How to apply
Applications are available online.
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California - Hawaii Elks Major Project Undergraduate Scholarship Program for Students with Disabilities$1,000-$2,000
Deadline
March 15
Renewable
No
Offered by
California-Hawaii Elks Association
5450 E. Lamona Avenue
Fresno, CA 93727-2224
Eligibility
Unknown may apply. 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.
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California Chafee Grant ProgramUp to $5,000
Deadline
Varies
Renewable
No
Offered by
California Student Aid Commission
P.O. Box 419026
Rancho Cordova, CA 95741-9026
Eligibility
Unknown may apply. 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.
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California Council of the Blind ScholarshipsVaries
Deadline
June 15
Renewable
No
Offered by
California Council of the Blind
578 B Street
Hayward, CA 94541
Eligibility
Unknown may apply. Applicants must be legally blind residents of California attending an accredited college, university or vocational school full-time or with at least 12 units per term. The school does not have to be in California. Proof of blindness is required. A letter from the local chapter's president or member recommending the applicant is helpful. Award money can't be spent on food, clothing or shelter.
How to apply
Applications are available online.
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California Fee Waiver Program for Children of VeteransFull Tuition
Deadline
Varies
Renewable
No
Offered by
California Department of Veterans Affairs
1227 O Street
Sacramento, CA 95814
Eligibility
Unknown may apply. 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.
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$500
Deadline
Jun 1
Offered by
HSJunior
Description
Open to all high school juniors in the class of 2015.
How to apply
Applications are available online.
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California Fee Waiver Program for Dependents of Deceased or Disabled National Guard MembersFull Tuition
Deadline
Varies
Renewable
No
Offered by
California Department of Veterans Affairs
1227 O Street
Sacramento, CA 95814
Eligibility
Unknown may apply. 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.
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California Fee Waiver Program for Recipients of the Medal of Honor and Their ChildrenFull Tuition
Deadline
Varies
Renewable
No
Offered by
California Department of Veterans Affairs
1227 O Street
Sacramento, CA 95814
Eligibility
Unknown may apply. 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.
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California Interscholastic Federation (CIF) Scholar-Athlete of the Year$2,000-$5,000
Deadline
February 10
Renewable
No
Offered by
California Interscholastic Federation (CIF)
CIF State Office
Attn.: CIF Scholar-Athlete of the Year
1320 Harbor Bay Parkway, Suite 140
Alameda, CA 94502
Eligibility
Unknown may apply. Applicants must be high school seniors with a minimum 3.7 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.
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California Law Enforcement Personnel Dependents Grant Program$100-$12,192
Deadline
Rolling
Renewable
No
Offered by
California Student Aid Commission
P.O. Box 419026
Rancho Cordova, CA 95741-9026
Eligibility
Unknown may apply. 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.
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$500
Deadline
Jun 1
Offered by
HSFreshmen
Description
Open to all high school freshmen in the class of 2017.
How to apply
Applications are available online.
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California Masonic Foundation Scholarship$6,000-$40,000
Deadline
February 15
Renewable
No
Offered by
California Masonic Foundation
1111 California Street
San Francisco, CA 94108-2284
Eligibility
Unknown may apply. 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.
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California Oratorical Contest$1,200-$18,000
Deadline
February 23
Renewable
No
Offered by
American Legion, Department of California
401 Van Ness Avenue, Room 117
San Francisco, CA 94102
Eligibility
Unknown may apply. 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.
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California Restaurant Association Educational Foundation Scholarship for High School SeniorsVaries
Deadline
May 15
Renewable
No
Offered by
California Restaurant Association
621 Capitol Mall
Suite 2000
Sacramento, CA 95814
Eligibility
Unknown may apply. 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 2.75 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.
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California Restaurant Association Educational Foundation Scholarships for Undergraduate StudentsVaries
Deadline
May 15
Renewable
No
Offered by
California Restaurant Association
621 Capitol Mall
Suite 2000
Sacramento, CA 95814
Eligibility
Unknown may apply. 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 2.75 or higher is required. Applicants must enroll in two consecutive semesters and have completed at least one grading term of a postsecondary program. Rising sophomores must have 400 hours of restaurant work experience, 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.
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$500
Deadline
Jun 1
Offered by
HSSophomore
Description
Open to all high school students in the class of 2016.
How to apply
Applications are available online.
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California State PTA Scholarship$500
Deadline
February 3
Renewable
No
Offered by
California State PTA
930 Georgia Street
Los Angeles, CA 90015-1322
Eligibility
Unknown may apply. 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.
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California Wine Grape Growers Foundation Scholarships$1,000-$2,000
Deadline
April 2
Renewable
No
Offered by
California Association of Wine Grape Growers
601 University Avenue
Suite 135
Sacramento, CA 95825
Eligibility
Unknown may apply. 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.
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CANFIT ScholarshipsVaries
Deadline
March 31
Renewable
No
Offered by
CANFIT
2140 Shattuck Avenue, Suite 610
Berkeley, CA 94704
Eligibility
Unknown may apply. Applicants must be African American, American Indian/Alaska Native, Asian American, Pacific Islander or Latino/Hispanic students enrolled in a California university or culinary arts school. Undergraduate students must be in a nutrition, physical education or culinary arts program. Graduate students must be enrolled in a nutrition, public nutrition, physical education or American Dietetic Association Approved Pre-professional Practice program.
How to apply
Applications are available online.
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CAPA Awards$3,000-$5,000
Deadline
January 31
Renewable
No
Offered by
Californians for Population Stabilization (CAPS)
1129 State Street
Suite 3-D
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Eligibility
Unknown may apply. Applicants must be U.S. legal residents. They must be age 18 or older. They must be students who are currently enrolled at an accredited college, university or trade school located in California. They must be enrolled on an at least part-time basis. They must submit a video, audio recording, written opinion piece, Facebook marketing plan or Twitter marketing plan that addresses the ecological and societal effects of overpopulation in California. Selection is based on message delivery, creativity, factual accuracy and originality.
How to apply
Entry instructions are available online. An entry form and project are available online.
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$2,500
Deadline
Apr 30
Offered by
Toluna
Description
Express your opinion & make your voice heard while getting rewarded in the process! Simply register for your free Toluna account and begin taking surveys, and you'll have the chance to win cash in their $4,500 monthly giveaway - multiple amounts are awarded including a $2,500 grand prize!
How to apply
Applications are available online.
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Caped General Excellence Scholarship$1,500
Deadline
September 13
Renewable
No
Offered by
California Association for Postsecondary Education and Disability
Disabled Student Programs and Services
San Bernardino Valley College
701 South Mt. Vernon Avenue
San Bernardino, CA 92410
Eligibility
Unknown may apply. 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.
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CAPPS Scholarship ProgramVaries
Deadline
September 1
Renewable
No
Offered by
California Association of Private Postsecondary Schools
400 Capitol Mall
Suite 1560
Sacramento, CA 95814
Eligibility
Unknown may apply. 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.
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CCNMA Scholarships$500-$1,000
Deadline
April 1
Renewable
No
Offered by
California Chicano News Media Association
USC Annenberg School of Journalism
727 W. 27th Street, Room 201
Los Angeles, CA 90007-3212
Eligibility
Unknown may apply. 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 a civic responsibility.
How to apply
Applications are available online.
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Charles N. Fisher Memorial Scholarship$1,000
Deadline
January 31
Renewable
No
Offered by
American Radio Relay League Foundation
225 Main Street
Newington, CT 06111
Eligibility
Unknown may apply. 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.
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$10,000
Deadline
Dec 31
Offered by
Next Step
Description
Register for NextStepU.com and in less than 1 minute you can apply to win up to $10,000 and get matched with hundreds of schools. Sign up now!
How to apply
Applications are available online.
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Chicana/Latina Foundation Scholarship$1,500
Deadline
March 18
Renewable
No
Offered by
Chicana/Latina Foundation Scholarship Program
1419 Burlingame Avenue, Suite N
Burlingame, CA 94010
Eligibility
Unknown may apply. 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.
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Cindy Kolb Memorial Scholarship$1,000
Deadline
September 19
Renewable
No
Offered by
California Association for Postsecondary Education and Disability
Disabled Student Programs and Services
San Bernardino Valley College
701 South Mt. Vernon Avenue
San Bernardino, CA 92410
Eligibility
Unknown may apply. Applicants must have a verifiable disability. They must be students at a four-year institution of higher learning in California with a GPA of at least 2.5 if an undergraduate or 3.0 if a graduate student. A letter of recommendation, a letter of application and documentation of the student's disability is required.
How to apply
Applications are available online.
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CLA Scholarship for Minority Students in Memory of Edna Yelland$2,500
Deadline
June 2
Renewable
No
Offered by
California Library Association
4030 Lennane Drive
Sacramento, CA 95834
Eligibility
Unknown may apply. 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.
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Clair A. Hill Scholarship$5,000
Deadline
February 1
Renewable
No
Offered by
Association of California Water Agencies
910 K Street
Suite 100
Sacramento, CA 95814
Eligibility
Unknown may apply. 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.
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$500
Deadline
Apr 30
Offered by
Admittedly
Description
Admittedly is an online college advisory tool for that was founded by a former private college admissions counselor. Since 2005 all of her students were accepted to one of their top three schools! Now you have a chance to add $500 to your college fund while getting the admission tips you need!
How to apply
Applications are available online.
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Clete Roberts Memorial Journalism Scholarship Award$1,500
Deadline
December 31
Renewable
No
Offered by
Associated Press Television and Radio Association
c/o Roberta Gonzales
CBS 5 TV
855 Battery Street
San Francisco, CA 94111
Eligibility
Unknown may apply. Applicants must be current students at California, Nevada or Hawaii colleges or universities and be able to provide tapes or other samples of work related to broadcast journalism.
How to apply
Applications are available online. An application form and work samples are required.
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CNA Region 11 ScholarshipVaries
Deadline
August 1
Renewable
No
Offered by
California Nurses Association

2000 Franklin Street
Oakland, CA 94612
Eligibility
Unknown may apply. Applicants must be members of the Alameda County Nurses Association (Region 11) who are enrolled in an educational program, attending a conference or planning to travel or engage in research related to nursing. The organization considers facility activism, length of time as a direct care nurse and educational vision.
How to apply
Applications are available online.
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Continuing/Re-entry Students Scholarship$500-$1,000
Deadline
March 16
Renewable
No
Offered by
American Legion Auxiliary, Department of California
401 Van Ness Avenue
Room 113
San Francisco, CA 94102
Eligibility
Unknown may apply. One of applicants' parents must have served in the U.S. Armed Forces during an eligible period. Applicants must be California residents planning to attend a California college or university and must be continuing or re-entry college students.
How to apply
Applications are available online.
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Corporate Leadership Scholarships$1,500
Deadline
April 13
Renewable
No
Offered by
Gravure Education Foundation
1200-A Scottsville Road
Rochester, NY 14624
Eligibility
Unknown may apply. Applicants must be enrolled full-time at a GEF Learning Resource Center at Arizona State University, California Polytechnic State University, Clemson University, Murray State, Rochester Institute of Technology, University of Wisconsin - Stout or Western Michigan University. Students must major in printing, graphic arts or graphic communications and be a sophomore, junior or senior at the time the scholarship is awarded.
How to apply
Applications are available online.
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$500
Deadline
Apr 30
Offered by
Dailybreak
Description
Sign up for Dailybreak and enjoy a little fun away from your studies. Plus, take any 3 Challenges, and you'll be entered to win a $500 Amazon gift card!
How to apply
Applications are available online.
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CSE Insurance Youth Scholarship for Children of Public Employees$500-$1,500
Deadline
May 10
Renewable
No
Offered by
Civil Service Employees Insurance Company (CSE)
P.O. Box 8041
Walnut Creek, CA 94596-8041
Eligibility
Unknown may apply. Applicants must be California, Arizona or Nevada residents and high school seniors, have a GPA of 3.0 or higher and be accepted to and plan to enroll full-time in a four-year institution of higher learning in the U.S. in the fall following application. The applicant's parent or legal guardian must be employed full-time by a government entity or be retired or deceased and have been employed full-time by a government entity. Students must write an essay about how the teenage automobile accident rate can be reduced.
How to apply
Applications are available online. An application form, essay, letter of recommendation, letter of acceptance and transcript are required.
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CTA César E. Chávez Memorial Education Awards ProgramUp to $550
Deadline
January 10
Renewable
No
Offered by
California Teachers Association (CTA)
CTA Human Rights Department
P.O. Box 921
Burlingame, CA 94011-0921
Eligibility
Unknown may apply. A student or group of up to five students must submit an essay or visual piece under the supervision of a teacher or professor who is a member of the CTA. Students may be in kindergarten through high school or in community college. All works must focus on topics such as non-violence and their relationship to Chávez's legacy. Visit the website for a complete list of topics and specific essay and visual arts submission requirements.
How to apply
Applications are available online.
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Emily M. Hewitt Memorial Scholarship$1,000
Deadline
April 15
Renewable
No
Offered by
Calaveras Big Trees Association
P.O. Box 1196
Arnold, CA 95223
Eligibility
Unknown may apply. 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.
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Frank del Olmo Memorial Scholarship$500-$1,000
Deadline
April 1
Renewable
No
Offered by
California Chicano News Media Association
USC Annenberg School of Journalism
727 W. 27th Street, Room 201
Los Angeles, CA 90007-3212
Eligibility
Unknown may apply. Applicants must be Latino, be either California residents or attending California schools and have an interest in pursuing a journalism career. An interview is required. Financial need, academic achievement and community involvement are also considered.
How to apply
Applications are available online.
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$500
Deadline
Jun 30
Offered by
Niche
Description
Get social with our $500 #NicheScholarship! Apply now for another chance to win some cash for school from your friends at Niche!
How to apply
Applications are available online.
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Friends of the California State Fair Scholarship ProgramUp to $5,000
Deadline
March 7
Renewable
No
Offered by
California State Fair
P.O. Box 15649
Sacramento, CA 95852
Eligibility
Unknown may apply. 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.
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GAPA's George Choy Memorial ScholarshipUp to $1,000
Deadline
Varies
Renewable
No
Offered by
Horizons Foundation
870 Market Street
Suite 728
San Francisco, CA 94102
Eligibility
Unknown may apply. Applicants should have at least 25 percent Asian/Pacific Islander ancestry, plan to attend or currently attend a post-secondary institution as a freshman or sophomore 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.
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GEF Resource Center ScholarshipsVaries
Deadline
April 13
Renewable
No
Offered by
Gravure Education Foundation
1200-A Scottsville Road
Rochester, NY 14624
Eligibility
Unknown may apply. Applicants must be enrolled at one of the following GEF Learning Resource Centers: Arizona State University, California Polytechnic State University, Clemson University, Murray State University, Rochester Institute of Technology, University of Wisconsin - Stout or Western Michigan University.
How to apply
Applications are available online.
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Golden Gate Restaurant Association ScholarshipVaries
Deadline
April 30
Renewable
No
Offered by
Golden Gate Restaurant Association
Scholarship Foundation
120 Montgomery Street, Suite 1280
San Francisco, CA 94104
Eligibility
Unknown may apply. Applicants must be California residents at time of application submission and pursue a major in food service.
How to apply
Applications are available online or by mail.
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$500
Deadline
Dec 31
Offered by
Graduate Student Scholarship
Description
Open to both current and prospective graduate students
How to apply
Applications are available online.
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Grange Insurance Group Scholarship$1,000-$1,500
Deadline
March 1
Renewable
No
Offered by
Grange Insurance Association
Scholarship Committee
P.O. Box 21089
Seattle, WA 98111-3089
Eligibility
Unknown may apply. 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.
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Growing Up Asian in America$1,000
Deadline
March 1
Renewable
No
Offered by
Asian Pacific Fund
225 Bush Street
Suite 590
San Francisco, CA 94104
Eligibility
Unknown may apply. Applicants do NOT need to be Asian American. Students must be K-12 students in the nine counties of the San Francisco Bay Area and must submit entries in the art and essay categories. There is a theme for each year's competition.
How to apply
Applications are available at schools and libraries.
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Health Professions Education Scholarship ProgramUp to $10,000
Deadline
October 1
Renewable
No
Offered by
California Health and Welfare Agency - Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development
Health Professions Education Foundation
818 K Street, Room 210
Sacramento, CA 95814
Eligibility
Unknown may apply. 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.
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Incight Scholarship$500-$2,500
Deadline
April 1
Renewable
No
Offered by
Incight Education
310 S.W. 4th Avenue
Suite 530
Portland, OR 97204
Eligibility
Unknown may apply. 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 basis0. Recipients are placed with internships related to their field of study.
How to apply
Applications are available online.
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$500
Deadline
Dec 31
Offered by
Community College Scholarship
Description
Open to all current and prospective community college students
How to apply
Applications are available online.
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Jeff Krosnoff Scholarship$10,000
Deadline
January 8
Renewable
No
Offered by
Jeff Krosnoff Scholarship Fund
P.O. Box 8585
La Crescenta, CA 91214
Eligibility
Unknown may apply. Applicants must have an excellent academic record with a cumulative high school GPA of at least 3.0. Students must submit a transcript and a two- to four-page essay. The essay is given the greatest weight in the selection process.
How to apply
Applications are available online.
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Joel Garcia Memorial Scholarship$500-$1,000
Deadline
April 1
Renewable
No
Offered by
California Chicano News Media Association
USC Annenberg School of Journalism
727 W. 27th Street, Room 201
Los Angeles, CA 90007-3212
Eligibility
Unknown may apply. Applicants must be Latino and either attending California schools or be California residents attending out-of-state schools. Students must show an interest in journalism (broadcast, print, photo or online) and demonstrate financial need and academic achievement.
How to apply
Applications are available online, by email, by mail or by phone.
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John F. Duffy Scholarship/Grant ProgramUp to $4,000
Deadline
June 1
Renewable
No
Offered by
California Peace Officers' Memorial Foundation
P.O. Box 2437
Fair Oaks, CA 95628
Eligibility
Unknown may apply. 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 2.5 or higher GPA.
How to apply
Applications are available online.
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Joseph Shinoda Memorial ScholarshipVaries
Deadline
March 30
Renewable
No
Offered by
Joseph Shinoda Memorial Scholarship Foundation Inc.
c/o Barbara A. McCaleb
Executive Secretary
234 Via La Paz
San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
Eligibility
Unknown may apply. Applicants must be enrolled at an accredited four-year institution in the U.S. or at a community college located in California and be rising undergraduate sophomores, juniors or seniors. They must be majoring in a floriculture-related subject and be planning to pursue a career in domestic floriculture in the U.S. after graduation. Selection is based on academic merit, character, work experience and financial need.
How to apply
Applications are available online. An application form, an official transcript and two letters of recommendation are required.
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$100,000
Deadline
Dec 31
Offered by
Scholarship Points
Description
ScholarshipPoints.com will give away over $100,000 in free college scholarships this year including a $1,000 scholarship every month!
How to apply
Applications are available online.
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Joseph Towner Fund for Gay and Lesbian FamiliesVaries
Deadline
0
Renewable
No
Offered by
Horizons Foundation
870 Market Street
Suite 728
San Francisco, CA 94102
Eligibility
Unknown may apply. Applicants must have at least one lesbian or gay parent residing in one of the following nine Bay Area counties: Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Napa, Sonoma or Solano; be 25 years of age or younger; be enrolled full-time in an accredited post-secondary institution and have a minimum 2.5 GPA.
How to apply
Applications are available by email.
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Lapiz Family Scholarship$1,000
Deadline
February 20
Renewable
No
Offered by
Asian Pacific Fund
225 Bush Street
Suite 590
San Francisco, CA 94104
Eligibility
Unknown may apply. Applicants must be full-time undergraduate students at University of California (preference given to students at UC Davis and UC Santa Cruz), be farm workers or the children of farm or migrant workers and have a minimum 3.0 GPA. The award is based on merit and financial need. Applicants should submit applications, transcripts, essays, resumes and Student Aid Reports.
How to apply
Applications are available online.
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Latinos for Dental Careers Scholarship$1,000
Deadline
May 30
Renewable
No
Offered by
California Dental Association
1201 K Street
Suite 1511
,
Eligibility
Unknown may apply. Applicants must be enrolled in or accepted into a California dental school as full-time students. They must be of Latino descent and must be preparing for a career as a dentist or dental hygienist. 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.
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Leadership for Diversity Scholarship$1,500
Deadline
May 30
Renewable
No
Offered by
California School Library Association
950 Glenn Drive, Suite 150
Folsom, CA 95630
Eligibility
Unknown may apply. 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.
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$1,500
Deadline
Dec 31
Offered by
Scholarship Experts
Description
Create a top 10 list for why you should get this scholarship for a chance to win $1,500!
How to apply
Applications are available online.
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LEAF ScholarshipsVaries
Deadline
April 16
Renewable
No
Offered by
California Landscape Contractors Association
1491 River Park Drive
Suite 100
Sacramento, CA 95815
Eligibility
Unknown may apply. 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.
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Library Media Teacher Scholarship$1,000
Deadline
February 15
Renewable
No
Offered by
California School Library Association Paraprofessional Scholarship
1001 26th Street
Sacramento, CA 95816
Eligibility
Unknown may apply. 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 three letters of recommendation.
How to apply
Applications are available online.
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Licensed Vocational Nurse to Associate Degree Nursing ScholarshipUp to $8,000
Deadline
September 11
Renewable
No
Offered by
Health Professions Education Foundation
400 R Street
Suite 460
Sacramento, CA 95811
Eligibility
Unknown may apply. 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.
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Louis Levy Endowed Scholarship$1,000
Deadline
May 15
Renewable
No
Offered by
University of California - Los Angeles
330 DeNeve Drive
233 Covel Commons
Los Angeles, CA 90024
Eligibility
Unknown may apply. 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.
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Luso-American Education Foundation General Fund Scholarship$500-$1,500
Deadline
February 15
Renewable
No
Offered by
Luso-American Education Foundation
P.O. Box 2967
Dublin, CA 94568
Eligibility
Unknown may apply. 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.
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Lynn M. Smith Memorial Scholarship$1,000
Deadline
September 19
Renewable
No
Offered by
California Association for Postsecondary Education and Disability
Disabled Student Programs and Services
San Bernardino Valley College
701 South Mt. Vernon Avenue
San Bernardino, CA 92410
Eligibility
Unknown may apply. Applicants must have a verifiable disability and demonstrate financial need. They must be currently enrolled in a community college and pursuing a vocational career path.
How to apply
Applications are available online.
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Mahatma Rice Scholarship Program$2,000
Deadline
March 1
Renewable
No
Offered by
Carolina Rice
c/o Riviana Foods Inc.
P.O. Box 2636
Houston, TX 77252
Eligibility
Unknown may apply. Applicants must be high school seniors who reside in or attend school in Miami-Dade/Monroe/Broward County, Los Angeles and Orange Counties or San Francisco and San Jose Metro. They must submit an essay on how they think attending college will change their lives. The essay may be written in English or Spanish. Selection is based on the overall strength of the essay.
How to apply
Application instructions are available online. An essay is required.
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Mahindra USA Women in Ag Scholarship$2,500
Deadline
February 1
Renewable
No
Offered by
National FFA Organization
P.O. Box 68960
6060 FFA Drive
Indianapolis, IN 46268-0960
Eligibility
Unknown may apply. Applicants must reside in one of the following states: Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Vermont, Washington, West Virginia or Wisconsin. A minimum GPA of 3.0 is required as well as participation in community service, financial need and leadership ability. Majors not accepted include dietetics, food service, public service, packaging, parks and recreation studies, biosciences, technology, engineering, marine biology and natural resource management. Selection is based on the overall strength of the application.
How to apply
Applications are available online.
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Maria Elena Yuchengco Memorial Journalism Scholarship$1,000-$3,000
Deadline
February 20
Renewable
No
Offered by
Asian Pacific Fund
225 Bush Street
Suite 590
San Francisco, CA 94104
Eligibility
Unknown may apply. Applicants should be full-time undergraduate students of Filipino heritage majoring in journalism at any Bay Area university with a minimum 3.0 GPA. The award is based on merit and financial need. Applicants should submit applications, transcripts, essays, writing samples, resumes, recommendation letters and Student Aid Report forms.
How to apply
Applications are available online.
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Matters of Life and Death Scholarship Writing ContestUp to $1,000
Deadline
May 15
Renewable
No
Offered by
Compassion and Choices of Northern California
3701 Sacramento Street, #439
San Francisco, CA 94118
Eligibility
Unknown may apply. Applicants must be high school juniors or seniors in the state of California during the school year of application. They must plan to attend an institution of higher learning upon graduation. A 1,500 word essay is required on a topic related to end-of-life decision-making.
How to apply
No application form is required, please visit the website for the essay prompt (www.compassionandchoicesnca.org/essay.php). Applicants must send an essay with a cover letter that includes their name, address, phone number, email address, school name and grade level. Email your entries to admin@compassionandchoicesnca.org and in the subject line, write: Your Last Name, Your First Name. Or you may mail your entries to: Matters of Life and Death Scholarship Writing Contest at the address listed.
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Mel Ferris Scholarship Program$500-$5,000
Deadline
End of Term
Renewable
No
Offered by
California Architectural Foundation
1303 J Street
Suite 200
Sacramento, CA 95814
Eligibility
Unknown may apply. Applicants must be students in good standing at Academy of Art University, California College of the Arts, Cal Poly Pomona, Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, New School of Art and Architecture, SCI-ARC, UCLA, UC Berkeley, USC or Woodbury University. Graduate students may apply if they are studying architecture for the first time in graduate school. Selection is based on school and community service (10 percent), academics (20 percent), financial need (20 percent) and portfolio (50 percent).
How to apply
Applications are available online. An application form, statement of goals, statement of financial need, statement of community service, transcript and graphics illustrating best work are required.
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MetLife Foundation FFA Scholarship$2,000
Deadline
February 1
Renewable
No
Offered by
National FFA Organization
P.O. Box 68960
6060 FFA Drive
Indianapolis, IN 46268-0960
Eligibility
Unknown may apply. Applicants must be working toward four-year degrees in specific areas of agriculture including public service and administration, agribusiness management, range/soil science, public communications, plant or animal breeding and genetics, education, plant pathology, journalism, technology, extension, mechanization, public relations, finance, economics, sales, marketing or engineering. Applicants must also be residents of one of the following states: Alabama, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Washington, Wisconsin or Wyoming. Selection is based on the overall strength of the application.
How to apply
Applications are available online.
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MGMA Western Section ScholarshipVaries
Deadline
May 1
Renewable
No
Offered by
Medical Group Management Association
104 Inverness Terrace East
Englewood, CO 80112
Eligibility
Unknown may apply. 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.
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Miller/Shigemura Scholarship$5,000
Deadline
June 30
Renewable
No
Offered by
University of California - Los Angeles
330 DeNeve Drive
233 Covel Commons
Los Angeles, CA 90024
Eligibility
Unknown may apply. Applicants must be first-time, first-year UCLA College students. New recipients must have a GPA of 3.0 or higher and demonstrate financial need. In order to renew, recipients must have a GPA of 2.0 or higher. Preference is given to U.S. citizens and California residents.
How to apply
Applications are available online. An application form, essay, letter of recommendation and transcript are required.
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Paraprofessional ScholarshipUp to $500
Deadline
September 30
Renewable
No
Offered by
California School Library Association Paraprofessional Scholarship
1001 26th Street
Sacramento, CA 95816
Eligibility
Unknown may apply. 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.
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Past Department Presidents' Junior Scholarship Award Varies
Deadline
Varies
Renewable
No
Offered by
American Legion Auxiliary, Department of California
401 Van Ness Avenue
Room 113
San Francisco, CA 94102
Eligibility
Unknown may apply. 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.
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Past Presidents' Parley Nursing Scholarships $2,000
Deadline
April 5
Renewable
No
Offered by
American Legion Auxiliary, Department of California
401 Van Ness Avenue
Room 113
San Francisco, CA 94102
Eligibility
Unknown may apply. 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.
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Promise of Nursing Regional Scholarship ProgramVaries
Deadline
January 14
Renewable
No
Offered by
National Student Nurses' Association
45 Main Street
Suite 606
Brooklyn, NY 11201
Eligibility
Unknown may apply. 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.
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Ruppert Educational Grant ProgramUp to $5,000
Deadline
February 26
Renewable
No
Offered by
Silicon Valley Community Foundation
2440 W. El Camino Real
Suite 300
Mountain View, CA 94040
Eligibility
Unknown may apply. Applicants must be U.S. citizens, be high school seniors in San Mateo County or northern Santa Clara County (Daly City through Mountain View) and have a maximum GPA of 3.3. Students must demonstrate financial need; evidence of partial self-support such as savings from summer jobs, part-time work, etc.; community service and academic promise and GPA improvement during high school years.
How to apply
Applications are available online.
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San Francisco Section Daniel Cubicciotti Student Award$500-$2,000
Deadline
February 15
Renewable
No
Offered by
Electrochemical Society
65 South Main Street, Building D
Pennington, NJ 08534-2839
Eligibility
Unknown may apply. 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.
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Scholarship in Book Production and Publishing$1,000
Deadline
May 24
Renewable
No
Offered by
Bookbuilders West
1032 Irving Street #602
San Francisco, CA 94122-2200
Eligibility
Unknown may apply. Applicants must be enrolled in a college, university or technical school in Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, Washington or Wyoming and have a GPA of 2.0 or higher.
How to apply
Applications are available from your school's publishing department. An application form, letter from faculty member and student book project are required.
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Simon Youth Foundation Community Scholarship$1,400-$28,000
Deadline
March 1
Renewable
No
Offered by
Simon Youth Foundation
225 W. Washington Street
Indianapolis, IN 46204
Eligibility
Unknown may apply. 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 received are considered.
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Sons of Italy Grand Lodge of California College Scholarship$500-$5,000
Deadline
March 1
Renewable
No
Offered by
Order Sons of Italy in America, Grand Lodge of California
Attention: Scholarship Commission
5051 Mission Street
San Francisco, CA 94112
Eligibility
Unknown may apply. 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.
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Sons of Italy Grand Lodge of California Collegiate Italian Language Study GrantVaries
Deadline
March 1
Renewable
No
Offered by
Order Sons of Italy in America, Grand Lodge of California
Attention: Scholarship Commission
5051 Mission Street
San Francisco, CA 94112
Eligibility
Unknown may apply. 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 and be attending college in Italy. 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, verification the applicant will be attending classes in Italy and two letters of recommendation are required.
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Sons of Italy Grand Lodge of California Italian Language Study GrantVaries
Deadline
March 1
Renewable
No
Offered by
Order Sons of Italy in America, Grand Lodge of California
Attention: Scholarship Commission
5051 Mission Street
San Francisco, CA 94112
Eligibility
Unknown may apply. 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.
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Steve Fasteau Past Presidents' Scholarship$1,000
Deadline
September 19
Renewable
No
Offered by
California Association for Postsecondary Education and Disability
Disabled Student Programs and Services
San Bernardino Valley College
701 South Mt. Vernon Avenue
San Bernardino, CA 92410
Eligibility
Unknown may apply. 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.
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Trenza Scholarships$500
Deadline
March 29
Renewable
No
Offered by
Trenza

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Eligibility
Unknown may apply. Applicants must be graduating high school Chicanas/Latinas currently attending a California high school and have a minimum 3.0 GPA. Students must be planning to attend a four-year, two-year or technical educational institution the fall after graduation. Applicants must apply for either the TRENZA Founding Mother Scholarship or the Viva La Mujer Scholarship. Selection is based on the overall strength of the application.
How to apply
Applications are available online. Two copies of each are required: application form, high school transcript, essay and resume.
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Usrey Family Scholarship$750
Deadline
May 31
Renewable
No
Offered by
Horticultural Research Institute
1200 G Street NW
Suite 800
Washington, DC 20005
Eligibility
Unknown may apply. 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.
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Vocational Nurse ScholarshipUp to $4,000
Deadline
October 1
Renewable
No
Offered by
Health Professions Education Foundation
400 R Street
Suite 460
Sacramento, CA 95811
Eligibility
Unknown may apply. Applicants must be accepted or enrolled in an accredited California vocational nurse (VN) degree program and must be enrolled at least part-time (six credits per term). 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.
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Werner B. Thiele Memorial Scholarship$1,000
Deadline
April 13
Renewable
No
Offered by
Gravure Education Foundation
1200-A Scottsville Road
Rochester, NY 14624
Eligibility
Unknown may apply. Applicants must be enrolled full-time at one of the GEF Learning Resource Centers: Arizona State University, California Polytechnic State University, Clemson University, Murray State, Rochester Institute of Technology, University of Wisconsin - Stout or Western Michigan University.
How to apply
Applications are available online or by mail.
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