Scholarships in California

Access Technology Scholarship

Applicant must be a student pursuing a degree at a California college/university who has a disability. Recipient will be awarded assistive technology software or hardware (up to $1,000) to use for their college resources. Verification of disability, letter of recommendation, transcripts, and...

  • Amount: Not Available
  • Deadline: September 8

Advanced Practice Healthcare Scholarship Program

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....

  • Amount: $50,000 (maximum)
  • Deadline: February 28

Alan Pattee Fee Waiver

Applicant must be a child of a deceased public law enforcement or fire suppression employee who has not been charged with mandatory system-wide fees at any California State University campus if their parent was a California resident and was killed in the line of duty.

  • Amount: $2,500 (maximum)
  • Deadline: None

ALANA Scholarship

Applicant must be a student at Dominican University of California and be able to demonstrate financial need. Applicant must be of African American, Native American, Latino, or Asian ethnicity.

  • Amount: $5,000 (maximum)
  • Deadline: March 2

Allan Lucas Memorial Educational Scholarship

Applicant must be a full-time student who plans to pursue lighting education or research as apart of their undergraduate, graduate, or doctoral studies. Applicant must be a junior, senior, or graduate student in an accredited four-year college or university located in Northern California.

  • Amount: $5,000 (maximum)
  • Deadline: April 1

Allied Healthcare Scholarship Program

Selection is based upon financial need, career objectives within the next five to 10 years, community involvement, community background, and academic performance. Recipient commits to a one-year service obligation service practicing direct patient care in a medically underserved area (MUA) of...

  • Amount: $4,000 (maximum)
  • Deadline: October 16

Alumnae Scholarship

Applicant must have a minimum 3.9 GPA. Freshman applicants have a minimum combined SAT Reasoning score of 1200 (composite ACT score of 29). Personal interview is required. Selection is based upon academic performance and leadership. Priority is given to California residents.

  • Amount: $4,000 (maximum)
  • Deadline: December 1

Alumni Scholarship

Applicant must be the child or grandchild of a California Lutheran University degree program graduate.

  • Amount: $1,000 (maximum)
  • Deadline: May 1

Alumni Scholarship

Freshman applicant must graduate from a California high school with a minimum 3.85 GPA and a minimum combined SAT I score of 1200. Transfer applicant must have at least 84 transferable quarter units from a California community college and have a minimum 3.5 GPA.

  • Amount: $10,000 (maximum)
  • Deadline: March 2 (Priority)

Alyssa McCroskey Memorial Scholarship

Applicant must be a student pursuing a degree at a California college/university who has a disability and is "making a positive difference" for other disabled students who are struggling with mental health. Verification of disability, letter of recommendation, transcripts, and proof of current...

  • Amount: $1,000 (maximum)
  • Deadline: September 8

American Association of Japanese University Women Scholarship Program

Applicants must be starting their junior or senior year in college or be in graduate school at a California school. They must be able to attend the awards ceremony in Los Angeles at their own expense. Applicants must demonstrate a desire to fulfill a leadership role in their chosen field of...

  • Amount: $2,000 (maximum)
  • Deadline: September 30

American Jewish University - Cal Grant

Applicants must be California residents and U.S. citizens, permanent residents or eligible non-citizens. Applicants must also submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by March 2 of each year. A certified grade point average (GPA) report must be filed with the California...

  • Amount: $12,240 (maximum)
  • Deadline: March 2

American Jewish University - California Dream Act

Applicants must attend a California high school for a minimum of three years; or attain credits equivalent to three or more years of high school coursework and a combination of three or more years at a California elementary or secondary school. Applicants must graduate from a California high...

  • Amount: $12,240 (maximum)
  • Deadline: March 2

American Legion Auxiliary, Department of California $500 Scholarships

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....

  • Amount: $500 (maximum)
  • Deadline: March 15

Americorps National Civilian Community Corps

Applicant must be a U.S. citizen between 18 and 24 years of age and living on one of four AmeriCorps campuses in Denver, Colorado; Sacramento, California; Perry Point, Maryland; or Vicksburg, Mississippi. Applicants must commit to 10 months of service. Awarded when term of service is completed.

  • Amount: $10,000 (maximum)
  • Deadline: April 1, July 1, November 1

Animal Health International FFA Scholarship

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...

  • Amount: $1,000 (maximum)
  • Deadline: February 8

Anne Peters Memorial Scholarship

Applicant must be a student at California State University Dominguez Hills majoring in labor studies or sociology.

  • Amount: $1,000 (maximum)
  • Deadline: January 17

APIASF/United Health Foundation

Applicant must be a U.S. citizen, national or legal permanent resident of Asian and/or Pacific Islander ethnicity (as defined by the U.S. Census) who will plan to pursue a degree that will lead to a career in the health field, with intent to work in an under-served community. Applicant must be...

  • Amount: $2,500 (maximum)
  • Deadline: January 18

Artadia James D. Phelan Award in the Visual Arts

Applicant must be born in California and provide copies of birth certificate with application. Previous recipients are ineligible.

  • Amount: $15,000 (average)
  • Deadline: August 1

Associate Degree Nursing Scholarship Program

Applicant to this scholarship must be currently accepted or enrolled in an Associate Degree nursing program and must have valid legal presence and ability to work and provide care in the state of California. If awarded, recipients agree to a two...

  • Amount: $10,000
  • Deadline: Oct 1
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