Scholarships for California Residents

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

Showing 1-20 of 175 scholarships
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  • 1,000
  • 3 awards
  • January 2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:
  • Residence: Live in |San Buenaventura, CA|Ojai, CA|
  • School (College): |Four-year|Accredited College|Accredited University|
  • Major: Study |Music Education|Music Performance|
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The Berenice Barnard Music Specialist Scholarship Fund is awarded to students who live the city of Ojai or the city of San Buenaventura. Applicant must be enrolling at an accredited four-year college or university to study Music.
  • competition 4.0
  • effort level 4.0
View Details Dry Creek Valley Scholarship Fund Community Foundation Sonoma County
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  • 1,000
  • 1 award
  • March 2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:
  • Residence: Live in |Sonoma, CA| as a |Dry Creek Valley Appellation, CA|
  • Extracurricular: |Extracurricular Activities|
  • Character Trait: Show |Community Involvement|
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The Dry Creek Valley Scholarship Fund is awarded to student residents of Dry Creek Valley Appellation. Applicants must be involvement in community, and extracurricular activities
  • competition 3.5
  • effort level 4.0
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  • 500
  • 2 awards
  • January 2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +2 More
  • Residence: Live in |Ventura, CA|
  • School (K-12): |High School|
  • School (College): |University|Four-year|College|Ventura County Community College|
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The Association of Water Agencies (AWA) Scholarship Fund is awarded to a Graduating senior from any Ventura County high school. Applicant must be enrolling in a four-year college or university or a Ventura County community college student transferring to a four-year college or university.
  • competition 3.5
  • effort level 1.5
View Details 25th Anniversary Scholarship Fund Ventura County Community Foundation
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  • 1,000
  • 1 award
  • January 2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:
  • Residence: Live in |Ventura, CA|
  • School (College): |Accredited Private College|Accredited University|accredited Non-Profit Public|
  • Age / Grade Level: |Graduate Student|
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The 25th Anniversary Scholarship Fund is available for Ventura County residents. Applicant must be pursuing graduate-level studies at an accredited non-profit public or private college or university.
  • competition 3.5
  • effort level 4.0
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  • 10,000
  • 1 award
  • January 2018
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|
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The Michael A. DiRaimondo Foundation Scholarship Fund is established to honor the memory of Michael and encourage students with his qualities entering the paramedic field. Applicants must demonstrate a sincere passion and/or dedication to helping people via the paramedic/EMT medical field.
  • competition 3.0
  • effort level 1.5
View Details Ryan & Collin Petitte Memorial Scholarship Fund Community Foundation of Mendocino County
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  • 1,000 - 5,000
  • 1 award
  • January 2018
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)|
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The Ryan & Collin Petitte Memorial Scholarship Fund is awarded to graduating high school senior attending four-year colleges, or universities, vocational schools, community colleges. Applicants must be pursuing careers in economics, environmental resource management, or wildlife conservation
  • competition 3.0
  • effort level 1.5
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  • 1,000
  • 1 award
  • January 2018
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|
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Bob and Evie Florence Memorial Scholarship Fund is provided to students who plans to major in Music. The $1,000 fund is given to an awardee who graduated or a graduating senior at any Ventura County or Los Angeles County high school. The program aims to support a student in pursuing college at a public or private accredited 4-year college or university.
  • competition 3.0
  • effort level 4.5
View Details Larry Acterman Public Education Award Orange County Community Foundation
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  • 1,000 - 2,500
  • 1 award
  • March 2018
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|
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The Larry Acterman Public Education Award is awarded to graduating high school senior from the Long Beach Unified School District. Applicants must be pursuing a career in public education
  • competition 3.0
  • effort level 4.5
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  • 700
  • 2 awards
  • January 2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +1 More
  • Residence: Live in |San Buenaventura, CA|Ojai, CA|
  • School (College): |Accredited College|Accredited University|Accredited Community College|
  • Major: Study |Music|
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The Berenice Barnard Music Education Scholarship Fund is awarded to students who live in the city of San Buenaventura or Ojai. Applicants must have interest and involvement in music. Applicant must be enrolling full-time at an accredited community college or four-year college/university.
  • competition 3.0
  • effort level 4.5
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  • 1,000
  • 1 award
  • July 2017
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|
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The scholarship is available to low-income single parents who are Bay Area residents and who will be enrolled full or part-time in an undergraduate level study at an accredited, not-for-profit 2 or 4-year institution in the fall. Applicants must demonstrate financial need.
  • competition 3.0
  • effort level 5.0
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  • 5,000
  • 1 award
  • January 2018
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|
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Dr. Ralph B. Busch, Jr. Memorial Medical Education Fund is awarded to graduating college senior who graduated from a public or private high school in Ventura County OR college graduate whose family lives in Ventura County.
  • competition 3.0
  • effort level 4.0
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  • 1,000
  • 1 award
  • January 2018
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|
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This scholarship was established to benefit graduating senior or graduates from any Ventura County high school currently enrolled or planning to enroll in a career technical education program in Ventura County, Santa Barbara County, or Los Angeles County. Applicants with a minimum of five continuous years of residency in Ventura County are also eligible to apply. Applicants must be pursuing a certificate program/career preparation, not an associate degree. Financial need is required.
  • competition 3.0
  • effort level 4.5
View Details Stanley E. Cohen Memorial Education Fund Ventura County Community Foundation
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  • 750
  • 2 awards
  • January 2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:
  • Residence: Live in |Ventura, CA|
  • School (College): |Four-year|Accredited Community College|
  • Age / Grade Level: |High school senior|
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This scholarship was created in memory of Stanley E. Cohen to benefit graduating high school seniors from any Ventura County high school. Applicants must be pursuing an undergraduate degree in any field at an accredited community college or 4-year college or university.
  • competition 3.0
  • effort level 2.0
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  • 1,000
  • 12 awards
  • January 2018
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|
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Founded by James C. Basile, this scholarship provides assistance to students with academic potential who are graduating or have graduated from public or private high schools in Ventura County and are pursuing a career as a registered nurse.
  • competition 3.0
  • effort level 4.5
View Details Charles J. and Kay Schuler Scholarship Fund Ventura County Community Foundation
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  • 1,000
  • 1 award
  • January 2018
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|
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This scholarship is administered by Ventura County Community Foundation. It is designed to provide assistance to high school seniors or high school graduates in Ventura County or graduating from Los Angeles High School who will pursue a degree in nursing, medical or education field at an accredited community college, four-year college or university. In addition, applicants must be the single parent of a minor child or minor children with a preference for applicants who demonstrate financial need.
  • competition 3.0
  • effort level 4.5
View Details CHCI-United Health Foundation Scholar-Intern Program Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute, Inc.
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  • 1,000 - 5,000
  • 1 award
  • April 2018
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|
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The CHCI-United Health Foundation Scholar-Intern Program is awarded to students pursuing health-related careers. Applicants must be full-time enrolled at an accredited community college or four-year university
  • competition 3.0
  • effort level 4.5
View Details Paul W. Lawrason, Jr. Scholarship Fund Ventura County Community Foundation
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  • 500
  • 1 award
  • January 2018
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|
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The Paul W. Lawrason, Jr. Scholarship Fund was established to benefit students graduating from a high school in the city of Moorpark who have demonstrated good citizenship and the initiative to succeed. Applicants must be a resident of the city of Moorpark.
  • competition 3.0
  • effort level 2.0
View Details Dr. Peter David Rogalsky Scholarship Fund Ventura County Community Foundation
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  • 750
  • 1 award
  • January 2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +3 More
  • Residence: Live in |California|Ventura, CA|
  • School (K-12): Attend a |Public|
  • School (College): Attend an |University|Four-year|College|
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This scholarship is managed by Ventura County Community Foundation. It is available to students who have graduated from any high school in Ventura County and will pursue an undergraduate degree for a career in Teaching at an accredited public 4-year college or university in the state of California. Applicants must be a resident of Ventura County and must demonstrate financial need.
  • competition 3.0
  • effort level 4.5
View Details Jerry E. Lorenz Scholarship Fund Ventura County Community Foundation
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  • 500
  • 1 award
  • January 2018
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|
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The Jerry E. Lorenz Scholarship Fund is awarded to a graduating senior from any Ventura County high school. Applicants must be enrolling in an accredited 4-year college or university or a Ventura County community college. The scholarship is restricted to Ventura County residents.
  • competition 3.0
  • effort level 1.5
View Details Ventura County Agricultural Scholarship Fund Ventura County Community Foundation
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  • 600
  • 1 award
  • January 2018
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|
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The scholarship is given to a graduating senior high school or currently enrolled in Ventura County community college who are planning to attend full-time accredited four-year college or university. To be eligible, the applicant must have a GPA of 3.0 and must be a dependent child (age 24 or under) of a Ventura County agricultural worker.
  • competition 3.0
  • effort level 4.5
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