Scholarships for California Residents

From the mountains to the sea, there are a lot of perks that come with living in California. And if you're a resident of the Golden State who is attending college, add another one to the list: myriad scholarship opportunities. A number of these available scholarships are funded by the state of California through the California Student Aid Commission. Many more scholarships are provided by local community foundations up and down the state, such as the San Diego Community Foundation, the Community Foundation for Monterey County, the San Francisco Foundation and the Humboldt Area Foundation. Applying students will usually need to meet a minimum grade point average and submit official transcripts, and may also be required to write a short essay or demonstrate community involvement. For more information on scholarships for California residents, read on.

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  • 10,000
  • 1 Award
  • n/a
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:
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  • competition 4.0
  • effort level 1.0
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  • 1,000
  • 3 awards
  • January 2019
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:
  • Residence: Live in |San Buenaventura, CA|Ojai, CA|
  • School (College): |Four-year|Accredited College|Accredited University|
  • Major: Study |Music Education|Music Performance|
  • competition 4.0
  • effort level 4.0
Dry Creek Valley Scholarship Fund Community Foundation Sonoma County
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  • 1,000
  • 1 award
  • March 2019
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:
  • Residence: Live in |Sonoma, CA| as a |Dry Creek Valley Appellation, CA|
  • Extracurricular: |Extracurricular Activities|
  • Character Trait: Show |Community Involvement|
  • competition 3.5
  • effort level 4.0
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  • 500
  • 2 awards
  • January 2019
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +2 More
  • Residence: Live in |Ventura, CA|
  • School (K-12): |High School|
  • School (College): |University|Four-year|College|Ventura County Community College|
  • competition 3.5
  • effort level 1.5
25th Anniversary Scholarship Fund Ventura County Community Foundation
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  • 1,000
  • 1 award
  • January 2019
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:
  • Residence: Live in |Ventura, CA|
  • School (College): |Accredited Private College|Accredited University|accredited Non-Profit Public|
  • Age / Grade Level: |Graduate Student|
  • competition 3.5
  • effort level 4.0
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  • 10,000
  • 1 award
  • January 2019
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:
  • Residence: Live in |Southern California|Ventura, CA|
  • School (College): |University|College|California paramedic training institution|Santa Barbara, CA|Los Angeles, CA|San Bernardino, CA|Riverside, CA|Orange, CA|San Diego, CA|
  • Major: Study |Paramedic|
  • competition 3.0
  • effort level 1.5
Ryan & Collin Petitte Memorial Scholarship Fund Community Foundation of Mendocino County
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  • 1,000 - 5,000
  • 1 award
  • January 2019
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +3 More
  • Residence: Live in |Ukiah, CA|
  • School (College): |University|Four-year|Community College|College|Vocational School|University of Connecticut (CT)|Oregon State University (OR)|University of CaliforniaDavis (CA)|
  • Career: |Wildlife Conservation (Industry)|Environmental Resource Management (Industry)|
  • competition 3.0
  • effort level 1.5
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  • 1,000
  • 1 award
  • January 2019
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +1 More
  • Residence: Live in |Ventura, CA|
  • School (College): |US Accredited College or University|Four-year|Accredited Public College|Accredited Private College|Los Angeles, CA|
  • Major: Study |Music|
  • competition 3.0
  • effort level 4.5
Larry Acterman Public Education Award Orange County Community Foundation
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  • 1,000 - 2,500
  • 1 award
  • March 2019
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +5 More
  • Residence: Live in |California|
  • School (K-12): |Long Beach Unified School District|
  • School (College): |US Accredited College or University|Four-year|Accredited Public College|Accredited Public University|
  • competition 3.0
  • effort level 4.5
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  • 700
  • 2 awards
  • January 2019
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +1 More
  • Residence: Live in |San Buenaventura, CA|Ojai, CA|
  • School (College): |Accredited College|Accredited University|Accredited Community College|
  • Major: Study |Music|
  • competition 3.0
  • effort level 4.5
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  • 1,000
  • 1 award
  • July 2019
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +1 More
  • Residence: Live in |Sonoma, CA|San Francisco, CA|Marin, CA|Alameda, CA|Greater San Francisco, CA|
  • School (K-12): Attend a school in |Santa Clara, CA|San Mateo, CA|Contra Costa, CA|Napa, CA|Solano, CA|
  • School (College): Attend a |Two-year|Four-year|Not-for-profit|
  • competition 3.0
  • effort level 5.0
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  • 5,000
  • 1 award
  • January 2019
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +2 More
  • Residence: Live in |United States|Ventura, CA|
  • School (K-12): |Private High School|Public School|
  • School (College): |Accredited College|Accredited University|Medical School|
  • competition 3.0
  • effort level 4.0
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  • 1,000
  • 1 award
  • January 2019
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:
  • Residence: Live in |Ventura, CA|
  • School (College): Attend a |Community College|Technical School| in |Santa Barbara, CA|Los Angeles, CA|
  • Age / Grade Level: |High school senior|High school graduate|
  • competition 3.0
  • effort level 4.5
Stanley E. Cohen Memorial Education Fund Ventura County Community Foundation
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  • 750
  • 2 awards
  • January 2019
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:
  • Residence: Live in |Ventura, CA|
  • School (College): |Four-year|Accredited Community College|
  • Age / Grade Level: |High school senior|
  • competition 3.0
  • effort level 2.0
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  • 1,000
  • 12 awards
  • January 2019
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +2 More
  • Residence: Live in |Ventura, CA|
  • School (K-12): Attend a |Public|
  • School (College): Attend an |University|Four-year|Community College|College|
  • competition 3.0
  • effort level 4.5
Charles J. and Kay Schuler Scholarship Fund Ventura County Community Foundation
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  • 1,000
  • 1 award
  • January 2019
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +3 More
  • Residence: Live in |Ventura, CA|
  • School (K-12): |Los Angeles High School, Los Angeles, CA|
  • School (College): Attend an |University|Four-year|Community College|College|
  • competition 3.0
  • effort level 4.5
CHCI-United Health Foundation Scholar-Intern Program Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute, Inc.
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  • 1,000 - 5,000
  • 1 award
  • April 2019
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +4 More
  • Residence: Live in |New York|Ohio|Minnesota|Wisconsin|New Mexico|Arizona|California|Texas|Georgia|Pennsylvania|Tennessee|Colorado| as a |Permanent U.S. Resident|
  • School (K-12): Attend a school in |Kansas|Maryland|
  • School (College): |Four-year|Accredited University|Florida|New Jersey|Connecticut|Massachusetts|Accredited Community College|
  • competition 3.0
  • effort level 4.5
Paul W. Lawrason, Jr. Scholarship Fund Ventura County Community Foundation
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  • 500
  • 1 award
  • January 2019
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +2 More
  • Residence: Live in |Moorpark, CA|
  • School (College): |Four-year|Accredited College or University|Accredited Community College|
  • Extracurricular: |School Activities|Community Activities|
  • competition 3.0
  • effort level 2.0
Dr. Peter David Rogalsky Scholarship Fund Ventura County Community Foundation
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  • 750
  • 1 award
  • January 2019
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +3 More
  • Residence: Live in |California|Ventura, CA|
  • School (K-12): Attend a |Public|
  • School (College): Attend an |University|Four-year|College|
  • competition 3.0
  • effort level 4.5
Jerry E. Lorenz Scholarship Fund Ventura County Community Foundation
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  • 500
  • 1 award
  • January 2019
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +1 More
  • Residence: Live in |Ventura, CA|
  • School (K-12): |High School|
  • School (College): |Four-year|Accredited College|Accredited University|Ventura County Community College|
  • competition 3.0
  • effort level 1.5
Ventura County Agricultural Scholarship Fund Ventura County Community Foundation
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  • 600
  • 1 award
  • January 2019
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:
  • Residence: Live in |Ventura, CA|
  • School (College): Attend an |University|Four-year|Community College|College|
  • Age / Grade Level: |High school senior|College|Graduating High School Senior|
  • competition 3.0
  • effort level 4.5
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