California Scholarships

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First 10 California scholarships:
Kevin Johnson Memorial Scholarship
 
Amount:
$1500
Awards:
Varies
Deadline:
April 30
Must be California Resident. Minimum 3.0 GPA. The Kevin Johnson Memorial Scholarship is intended specifically for students enrolled in high schools which have active lodging management programs - either National Academy Foundation programs or the Lodging Management Program developed by the Education Institute of the American Hotel & Lodging Association.
Contact:
CH&LA Education Foundation Scholarship Program 414 Twenty- Ninth Street Sacramento, CA 95816-3211 916-444-5780 916-444-5848 Fax www.calodging.com
SALEF Father Rutilio Grande Scholarship
 
Amount:
$1000-$5000
Awards:
Varies
Deadline:
Apr 30
This scholarship is specifically tailor for student in the fields of Theology, Philosophy, Religious studies and/or an emphasis in Cultural Studies, Environmental Studies or Social Justice. * Applicants must be of Central American or other Latino ethnicity * Applicants must demonstrate financial need * Applicants must possess a minimum 2.5 GPA * Applicants must demonstrate a history of community involvement * Applicants must be either: a) graduating High School seniors b) current undergraduate, graduate and professional students c) community college students (must be AB540) * Low income students must reside and study in the San Francisco Bay Area and Los Angeles Area (Specifically South Central Los Angeles, Pico Union, East Los Angeles) and San Fernando Valley * Applicants must be willing to give back to the community by becoming a mentor to a high school student or completing the equivalent of 52 community service hours assigned by SALEF The Scholarships are open to all qualifying students regardless of immigration status. SALEF promotes giving back to our communities, thus scholarship recipients are expected to complete community service hours and receipt of the scholarship award is dependent on completion of their pledge.
Contact:
Guillermo Giron, Scholarship Program Coordinator Phone: (213) 480-1052 E-mail: ggiron@salef.org
SALEF Health Career Scholarship
 
Amount:
$1000-$5000
Awards:
Varies
Deadline:
Apr 30
Applicant must be pursuing a health-related field only. Be of Central American or other Latino ethnicity. Must demonstrate proven financial need. Must possess a minimum 2.5 GPA. Must demonstrate a history of community involvement. Must be either: a) Graduating High School senior b) Current undergraduate, graduate, MPH, MD or Dentistry School c) Community college student d) Vocational/Trade school student. Applicant must reside in the following areas: a) Los Angeles Area (Specifically Pico-Union, South Los Angeles, or surrounding areas).
Contact:
Guillermo Giron, Scholarship Program Coordinator Phone: (213) 480-1052 E-mail: ggiron@salef.org Website: www.salef.org
SALEF Two Nineteen Scholarship
 
Amount:
$1000-$5000
Awards:
Varies
Deadline:
Apr 30
This scholarship is specifically for AB540 students attending a Community College in California. These scholarships are renewable on minimum GPA and community service Four-Year Scholarship provides financial assistance to selected scholars for four consecutive years, as long as they keep a 3.0 GPA. Four-year scholars are selected from the current years' awardees. No additional application required. Must meet the following requirements: * Applicants must be of Central American or other Latino ethnicity * Applicants must demonstrate financial need * Applicants must demonstrate a history of community involvement * Community college students (must be AB540) * Low income students must reside and study in the San Francisco Bay Area and Los Angeles Area (Specifically South Central Los Angeles, Pico Union, East Los Angeles) and San Fernando Valley * Applicants must be willing to give back to the community by becoming a mentor to a high school student or completing the equivalent of 52 community service hours assigned by SALEF The Scholarships are open to all qualifying students regardless of immigration status. SALEF promotes giving back to our communities, thus scholarship recipients are expected to complete community service hours and receipt of the scholarship award is dependent on completion of their pledge.
Contact:
Guillermo Giron, Scholarship Program Coordinator Phone: (213) 480-1052 E-mail: ggiron@salef.org Website: www.salef.org Website: www.salef.org
SMACNA Bay Area Scholarships
 
Amount:
5000
Awards:
20
Deadline:
Apr 30
The awards are open to all students, with preference given to sons/daughters of employees of a Bay Area SMACNA firm. The scholarships are to be used for tuition and books, and the recipient shall agree to be employed by a member firm during the summer months following the granting of the scholarship.
Contact:
Bay Area Chapter Sheet Metal and Air Conditioning Contractors' National Association Airport Corporate Centre 7677 Oakport Street Suite 1100 Oakland, CA 94621 Toll Free: 866-5SMACNA Tel: 510-635-8212 Fax 510-635-0320
The Tang Scholarship
 
Amount:
Up to $15000 (renewable up to 3 additional years)
Awards:
Varies
Deadline:
Apr 30
Self-proclaimed Asian/Pacific Islander (minimum 25%) and gay, lesbian, bi-sexual or transgender and involved in the GLBT community. Must be high school graduate from one of the 9 Bay Area counties: Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara County, Napa, Sonoma, Solano. Must be enrolled or planning to enroll as a full-time student (12 credit hours) at an accredited institution of higher learning. This may be college, university, community college, 4-year, 2-year, technical or vocational program. Must be U.S. citizen or permanent resident. Must be between the ages of 17-25 on April 30. Demonstrate financial hardship and academic potential. Minimum 3.0 GPA.
Contact:
Edward Tang 300 El Camino Real San Carlos, CA 94070-2489 E-mail: ecmt@yahoo.com Url: https://sites.google.com/site/tangscholarship/
California Hotel and Lodging Education Foundation Scholarship
 
Amount:
$500-$2500
Awards:
Varies
Deadline:
April 30
Open to California Residents. The California Hotel and Lodging Association Education Foundation provides funding and assistance to California institutions and individuals as well as for related activities which further research and knowledge in the field of hotel management with respect to the lodging, hospitality, and food service industries.
Frank H. Lang Merit Scholarship
 
Amount:
$1000
Awards:
Varies
Deadline:
May 1
Open to residents of the following California counties: Calaveras, Fresno, Kern, Kings, Madera, Mariposa, Merced, San Joaquin, Stanislaus, Tulare, & Tuolumne Enrolled in or entering their first year of law school; Solely on merit.
Contact:
Lang, Richert & Patch 5200 North Palm Avenue Fresno, CA 93704, United States (559) 228-6700 Website: www.lrplaw.net
A.R.E. Scholarship
 
Amount:
Varies
Awards:
Varies
Deadline:
May 1
Each year A.R.E will award undocumented graduating seniors and continuing college students with a scholarship. The number of scholarships awarded each year will be determined by the amount raised and/or donated to the Raza Education Fund. Scholarship recipients are selected based on need and their commitment to their communities. Students are required to turn in an application and go through a thorough interview process, which demonstrates how they are actively involved in their community. Scholarship recipients are expected to further the goals of A.R.E..
Contact:
A. R. E. P. O. Box 226768 Los Angeles, CA 90022 P. O. Box 740337 San Diego, CA 92174 Email: razaeducators@yahoo.com Url: www.razaeducators.org/about_projects_scholarship.html
Susan Schulman Begley Memorial Scholarship
 
Amount:
$2000
Awards:
Varies
Deadline:
May 1 and November 1
This award is given to a woman who is establishing herself as a single-parent head of household and due to extreme circumstances, following the dissolution of an abusive or emotionally traumatic relationship, having no other adequate financial means, requires funds for immediate needs for herself and her children including rent and food.
Contact:
NCJW/LA 543 North Fairfax Avenue Los Angeles, CA 90036 (map) Ph: (323) 651-2930 Fax: (323) 651-5348 info@ncjwla.org