California Scholarships

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First 10 California scholarships:
We the Students Scholarship
 
Amount:
First place - $4,000 Second place - $2,000 Third place - $1,000 Honorable Mention - $500 (2 prizes)
Awards:
Varies
Deadline:
December 13
Essay contest. The Contest is open to all United States citizens or legal residents who are students (1) in Grades 9-12 attending public, private, religious, and charter schools but who are no older than 19 as of the end of the Contest Period (December 1), (2) enrolled in a GED or correspondence school program but who are no older than 19 as of the end of the Contest Period, or (3) attending a homeschool program who are no younger than 13 as of the beginning of the contest period and no older than 19 as of the end of the Contest Period.Students must attend school in one of the following states, territories, or district, regardless of their state of residence: Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming, the District of Columbia, all U.S. Territories, and American Armed Forces Schools Abroad. All essays must be submitted by your teacher.
Contact:
The Bill of Rights Institute 200 North Glebe Road, Suite 200 Arlington, VA 22203 Fax: 703.894.1791 Phone: (800) 838-7870 ext.10 E-mail: essaycontest@billofrightsinstitute.org Website: www.billofrightsinstitute.org
CAEA Paul Kravagna Higher Education Award
 
Amount:
Varies
Awards:
Varies
Deadline:
December 13
(For college students enrolled in an art credential program at one of the California State Universities). The one-time scholarships are awarded to art education students who exemplify outstanding qualifications. The college students must provide proof of enrollment in an accredited educational program. The awards are sent directly to the designated college and disbursed through their financial office. All information must be presented accurately, promptly, and completely to the screening committee or the nominee will not be considered for an award.
Contact:
PLEASE SEND APPLICATIONS TO NEW SCHOLARSHIP CHAIR, Penny Venola, 2197 Santa Ana Ave., Costa Mesa, CA 92627 or by EMAIL to Penny Venola at pvenola1@gmail.com URL: www.caea-arteducation.org/student-scholarships
Justice Hollis G. Best Scholarship
 
Amount:
$1000
Awards:
Varies
Deadline:
Dec 31
Completion of at least one year of law school ' Strong preference to current residents of Fresno, Kern, Kings, Madera, Mariposa, Merced, Stanislaus, Tulare or Tuolumne Counties. Primary considerations are academic achievement and the breadth and depth of the applicant's extracurricular and community activities ' Additional considerations are financial need and leadership capabilities
Contact:
Justice Hollis G. Best Scholarship Committee 5th District Court of Appeal 2424 Ventura Street Fresno, CA 93721 Contact: Margo Feldkamp (559) 445 - 5625 Email: margo.feldkamp@jud.ca.gov
Dowd and Guild Scholarship
 
Amount:
$1000
Awards:
Varies
Deadline:
No deadline
Be a United States citizen or permanent resident. Be a currently enrolled in or entering a 2 or 4 year undergraduate college. Be in good academic standing. Be a California resident.
Contact:
Corporate Office 14 Crow Canyon Court Suite 200 San Ramon, CA 94583 925-820-7222 925-820-7225 Fax info@dowdandguild.com or mark@dowdandguild.com
Leon L. Granoff Foundation Scholarships
 
Amount:
Varies
Awards:
Varies
Deadline:
Contact for Deadline
Must be an undergraduate student and California resident attending a California college or university.
Contact:
For more information write to: Leon L. Granoff, Foundation Scholarship Program P. O. Box 2148 Gardena, California 90247-0148
Mabel Wilson Richards Scholarship
 
Amount:
Varies
Awards:
Varies
Deadline:
The application deadline is October 1st for Fall applicants and February 1st for Spring applicants.
Applicants must be young women who graduate from a high school in Los Angeles County. Selection is based on scholastic achievement, financial need and academic promise.
Contact:
Please contact the financial aid office at one of the participating California colleges or universities to apply.
The McConnell Scholarship Program
 
Amount:
Up to $7500 per year for 4 years
Awards:
Varies
Deadline:
Contact
The McConnell Scholars Program is for first-time freshman or transfer juniors seeking bachelor's degrees at qualified four-year colleges and universities. It provides a financial award of up to $7,500 per year with a maximum of $30,000 over the recipient's academic career. Unused amounts may be rolled forward for a total of six years and may be applied toward advanced degrees. You are eligible to apply to be a McConnell Scholar if you: are a resident of The McConnell Foundation Scholarship programs service area, which includes Modoc, Shasta, Siskiyou, Tehama, and Trinity counties, and high school districts in contiguous counties which serve counties in the service area (an example of this is Big Valley High School District in Lassen County, which serves both Modoc and Shasta county residents). will be entering a qualified college or university in the fall term following the current application period as a full-time student with the intention of earning a bachelor's degree. Qualified colleges and universities are regionally accredited, confer bachelor's degrees, are authorized to disburse Federal Student Aid, are not-for-profit, offer the majority of their courses at a physical campus in the United States as opposed to online, and do not discriminate in hiring or services with regards to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, pregnancy, political ideology, age, creed, religion, heritage, ancestry, national origin, veteran status, disability unrelated to job or course of study requirements, or any other characteristic protected by law. are a first-time freshman or transfer junior from Shasta College or College of the Siskiyous have completed a high school diploma or GED with a grade point average of 3.0 or better or completed a transfer AA degree from College of the Siskiyous or Shasta College with a grade point average of 2.0 or better have financial need as demonstrated by an EFC (Expected Family Contribution) of no greater than $8,600. The EFC is assigned to you by the federal government after you apply for Federal Student Aid by filing the FAFSA form online at www.fafsa.ed.gov or by filing a California Dream Act application at www.csac.ca.gov/dream_act.asp., have not already completed a bachelor's degree, have not been convicted of a felony, or have satisfied the terms of any conviction prior to applying.
Contact:
The Mc Connell Foundation, Contact: Dave Tanner, Scholarship Program Officer, at 530-226-6233 Website: www.mcconnellfoundation.org
Aztec Scholarship Program
 
Amount:
$1000-$2000
Awards:
10
Deadline:
April, contact for exact deadline
Must be Latino or Latina Oakland resident graduating from high school and entering a 4-year university, community college, art institute or a vocational school. Must demonstrate scholastic achievement, involvement in leadership and community/academic service and financial need.
Contact:
Yolanda Glasgow, Spanish Speaking Citizens' Fnd 1470 Fruitvale Avenue Oakland California 94601 (510) 261-7839 x14 E-mail: rosam@sscf.org
10,000 Degrees Professional and Technical Training Scholarship
 
Amount:
$1000-$5000
Awards:
Varies
Deadline:
Application will be available online June 1st 2014.
Open to students enrolled in training programs working towards license or certification who demonstrate significant financial need. The scholarship helps to cover the cost of tuition, cost of living, and educational expenses such as books and equipment.
Contact:
10,000 Degrees 781 Lincoln Avenue, Suite 140 San Rafael, CA 94901 Phone: 415.459.4240 Fax: 415.459.0527 Website: www.marineducationfund.org
California Bar Foundation Diversity Scholarships
 
Amount:
Up to $7500
Awards:
Varies
Deadline:
Please check back in March of 2015 for the 2015 Application.
Open to first-year law students who have enrolled into a law school in the state of California. Must be a minority which historically has been underrepresented in the legal profession. Demonstrate financial need. Commitment to community. Leadership potential. Two letters of recommendation. If enrolling in online law school, students must be California residents.
Contact:
Diversity Scholarship Program California Bar Foundation 180 Howard Street San Francisco, CA 94105 Fax: (415) 856-0788 For additional information, please contact Natalia Merluzzi at (415) 856-0780 or scholarships@calbarfoundation.org Website: www.californiabarfoundation.org