California Scholarships

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First 10 California scholarships:
SVCF Crain Educational Grants Program
 
Amount:
Up to $5000
Awards:
Up to 10
Deadline:
Feb 23
* Current graduating senior or graduate of a public or private high school in San Mateo County or Santa Clara County * United States citizen * Demonstrated financial hardship * Minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.3 * Demonstrated community involvement over a period of several years This program was established in 1987 in memory of Dr. R. Carter Crain and Mildred E. Crain, through Mrs. Crain's will. The purpose of the scholarship is to enable high school graduates to pursue courses of study they would otherwise be unable to follow due to limited financial means.
Contact:
Silicon Valley Community Foundation 2440 West El Camino Real, Suite 300 Mountain View, CA 94040 Phone: 650.450.5400 Fax: 650.450.5401 E-mail: info@siliconvalleycf.org Website: www.siliconvalleycf.org
SVCF Eustace-Kwan Family Foundation Scholarship
 
Amount:
Up to $5000
Awards:
Up to 20
Deadline:
Feb 23
* Current resident of San Mateo County or northern Santa Clara County Mountain View * Current graduating high school senior planning to attend an accredited two- or four-year college or vocational school OR current community college student planning to transfer to a four-year college * A cumulative grade point average between 3.0 and 3.5 on a 4.0 scale * Demonstrated school and / or extra-curricular activities (volunteer or jobs) * Demonstrated financial need * United States citizen or legal resident This scholarship was established in 2006 through a gift from the Eustace-Kwan Family Foundation. This program is designed to enhance scholarship opportunities for promising high school and junior college students pursuing higher education at an accredited two- or four-year college or vocational school. The selection committee looks for students who are focused, able to articulate clear goals, determined to succeed in their chosen field of study and career, and whose educational opportunities will be increased by financial assistance. In addition, the selection committee will take into consideration the overall quality of the personal statement and whether student's activities align with stated goals.
Contact:
Silicon Valley Community Foundation 2440 West El Camino Real, Suite 300 Mountain View, CA 94040 Phone: 650.450.5400 Fax: 650.450.5401 E-mail: info@siliconvalleycf.org Website: www.siliconvalleycf.org
SVCF Hazel Reed Baumeister Scholarship Program
 
Amount:
Up to $5000
Awards:
15
Deadline:
Feb 23
* Current graduating senior or graduate of a public or private high school in San Mateo County or Santa Clara County * United States citizen * Demonstrated financial hardship * Minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.3 * Demonstrated community involvement over a period of several years This program was established in 2001 through the trust of Mrs. Hazel Reed Baumeister, a longtime resident of Burlingame. The purpose of the scholarship is to support high school graduates of high academic achievement who would be unable to pursue higher education without financial assistance.
Contact:
Silicon Valley Community Foundation 2440 West El Camino Real, Suite 300 Mountain View, CA 94040 Phone: 650.450.5400 Fax: 650.450.5401 E-mail: info@siliconvalleycf.org Website: www.siliconvalleycf.org
SVCF Ruppert Educational Grant Program
 
Amount:
Up to $5000
Awards:
Up to 30
Deadline:
Feb 23
* United States citizen * Demonstrated financial hardship * Current graduating senior attending high school in San Mateo County or northern Santa Clara County (Daly City through Mountain View) * Demonstrated financial hardship * Applicant must provide evidence of partial self-support (e.g., savings from summer jobs, part-time work, etc.) * Applicant must demonstrate community involvement * Applicant must demonstrate academic promise and GPA improvement during high school years (late bloomers) * Maximum cumulative grade point average of 3.3 on a 4.0 scale The Ruppert Educational Grant Program was established through a trust and bequest agreement by Ralph Hale Ruppert and Lenore Martha Ruppert, in memory of their mothers. Scholarships are awarded to "late-bloomers:" those students who show academic promise and improvement during the high school years, but are unlikely to receive other scholarships because of their low GPA's.
Contact:
Silicon Valley Community Foundation 2440 West El Camino Real, Suite 300 Mountain View, CA 94040 Phone: 650.450.5400 Fax: 650.450.5401 E-mail: info@siliconvalleycf.org Website: www.siliconvalleycf.org
SVCF Sand Hill Scholars Program
 
Amount:
Up to $10,000 (paid over four years, must meet renewal requirements)
Awards:
Up to 2
Deadline:
Feb 23
* Eighth-grade graduate of the Ravenswood City School District (documentation must accompany the application) * Current graduating senior attending a high school in San Mateo County or northern Santa Clara County (Daly City through Mountain View) * United States citizen or legal resident The Sand Hill Scholars Program was created by Thomas W. and Susan B. Ford, and is underwritten by the Sand Hill Foundation of Menlo Park. Preference is given to students who have shown motivation and leadership, have overcome hardships to remain in school, or have been involved in educational, job-related, or community activities outside the school environment.
Contact:
Silicon Valley Community Foundation 2440 West El Camino Real, Suite 300 Mountain View, CA 94040 Phone: 650.450.5400 Fax: 650.450.5401 E-mail: info@siliconvalleycf.org Website: www.siliconvalleycf.org
SVCF Dr. James L. Hutchinson and Evelyn Ribbs Hutchinson Medical School Scholarship
 
Amount:
Up to $2000
Awards:
1
Deadline:
Feb 23
* United States citizen * Must be a college senior and accepted to medical school, or currently enrolled full-time in an accredited medical school program. * Applicant must demonstrate personal motivation for excellence in both character and academic achievement. Personal integrity, as exemplified by leadership, community involvement and concern for others will be considered. * Must have graduated from a high school in San Mateo County or Santa Clara County or have lived in that same area during high school. The Hutchinson Medical School Scholarship Fund was established in honor of Dr. and Mrs. Hutchinson. The scholarship recognizes students who demonstrate excellence in both character and academic achievement.
Contact:
Silicon Valley Community Foundation 2440 West El Camino Real, Suite 300 Mountain View, CA 94040 Phone: 650.450.5400 Fax: 650.450.5401 E-mail: info@siliconvalleycf.org Website: www.siliconvalleycf.org
The Kumin Scholars Program
 
Amount:
Up to $18,000 (paid over four years, must meet renewal requirements)
Awards:
Up to 15
Deadline:
Feb 23
Graduate from a high school in San Mateo County or Santa Clara County or be a resident of San Mateo County or Santa Clara County who completed a GED Program and received a California High School Equivalency Certificate Current enrollment (part-time or full-time) in a community college Completion of at least 20 graded semester or quarter units before the application deadline Minimum GPA of 2.5 Plan to transfer to a four-year college or university in the following fall or later Demonstrated financial need United States citizen or eligible non-citizen (eligible non-citizens include United States legal residents and AB 540 students)
Contact:
Silicon Valley Community Foundation 2440 West El Camino Real, Suite 300 Mountain View, CA 94040 Phone: 650.450.5400 Fax: 650.450.5401 E-mail: info@siliconvalleycf.org Website: www.siliconvalleycf.org
SVCF The Marie A. Calderilla Scholarship
 
Amount:
Up to $20,000 (paid over three or four years, must meet renewal requirements)
Awards:
Up to 10
Deadline:
Feb 23
A scholarship for female, community college students. This program was established in 2007 through a generous gift from Marie A. Calderilla who believed deeply in the importance of education. The purpose of this scholarship is to enable women to pursue courses of study that they would otherwise be unable to follow due to limited financial means. Students may be graduating seniors or current residents of San Mateo or Santa Clara counties planning to attend a college in the San Mateo County Community College District (Canada College, San Mateo Community College, and Skyline Community College). The selection committee looks for academic promise, women who have demonstrated that they are committed to obtaining an education and personal characteristics such as honesty, good judgment and perseverance. The scholarship is renewable for up to four years (provided students maintain part-time or full-time enrollment status, a 2.5 GPA and have established an educational plan). Students enrolled in a four-year degree program at a San Mateo County Community College District college are eligible for up to 4 years of funding. * San Mateo or Santa Clara County graduating high school senior or current San Mateo or Santa Clara resident planning to attend a college in the San Mateo County Community College District (Canada College, San Mateo Community College, and Skyline Community College) * Female student * Demonstrated financial hardship * Serious about improving their life through education
Contact:
Silicon Valley Community Foundation 2440 West El Camino Real, Suite 300 Mountain View, CA 94040 Phone: 650.450.5400 Fax: 650.450.5401 E-mail: info@siliconvalleycf.org Website: www.siliconvalleycf.org
D. R. Segal Memorial Scholarship Fund for Journalistic Excellence
 
Amount:
Up to $2000
Awards:
Varies
Deadline:
Feb 24
This scholarship is available to Orange County high school graduating seniors or current college students wishing to pursue a career in journalism.
Contact:
Orange County Community Foundation 30 Corporate Park, Suite 410 Irvine, CA 92606 Website: www.oc-cf.org Contact: Claudia Montesano Program Officer 949.553.4202 ext. 46
Juanita Villareal Scholarship
 
Amount:
$250-$1000
Awards:
Varies
Deadline:
February 24
Re-entry student from the Monterey County area. Undergrad: Transfer (Junior) Enrollment Requirement: Full Time Financial Need: Must demonstrate need Citizenship: US Citizen/Perm Res/AB540 GPA: Minimum cumulative: 2.50
Contact:
CSU Monterey Bay, 100 Campus Center, Seaside, CA 93955-8001 Phone: 831-582-3000 Url: https://csumb.edu/financialaid/csumb-scholarships