California Scholarships

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First 10 California scholarships:
Reverend W.P. Rowland Memorial Scholarship
 
Amount:
Unspecified
Awards:
Unspecified
Deadline:
Mar 01
Graduates (or GED recipients) from any children's home, orphanage or foster care * Full-time student * 2.5 to 2.7 GPA * Freshman between the ages of 17 and 20 during effective date of award * Resident of any southern state or of California * Must be considered a traditional student * Financial need
Contact:
Eastern New Mexico University 1500 S Ave K Portales, NM 88130 575.562.1011 www.enmu.edu
Sons of Italy Western Foundation Scholarship Programs
 
Amount:
$500-$5000 Additionally, Italian Language Study Grants are available for a one-month complete immersion course in Italian language at an Italian College.
Awards:
Varies
Deadline:
March 01
Scholarships will be awarded to students graduating from public or private high schools in California, Nevada, and Klamath Falls, Oregon. Applicants must be wholly or partly of Italian ancestry. For the Italian Language Study Grant, applicants must also have completed a foreign language course in high school. Selection will be based on scholastic record, activities evidencing leadership, financial need, written personal goals statement, Essay of Italian Origin, and letters of recommendation. Applications for the Italian Language Study Grant must be submitted separately, including being placed in a separate envelope, from any application for a college scholarship.
Contact:
For College Scholarships: Attention: Scholarship Commission Grand Lodge of California 5051 Mission St. San Francisco, CA 94112 For the Italian Language Study Grant: Attention: " Student to Italy" Committee Grand Lodge of California 5051 Mission St. San Francisco, CA 94112 Website: www.sonsofitalyca.org Phone: (415) 586-1316.
Farella Braun Martel Diversity Scholarship Program
 
Amount:
$5000
Awards:
5
Deadline:
Mar 01
Open to current first-year law students (full-time or part-time) who are students of color, members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) community, disabled or those whose background and/or experience will contribute to the diversity of the legal profession. Must currently attend one of the following colleges or universities: University of California-Berkley School of Law, University of California-Davis School of Law (King Hall), University of California-Hasting College of the Law, Golden Gate University-School of Law, Santa Clara University-School of Law, Stanford Law School or the University of San Francisco-School of Law.
Contact:
Jennifer Peneyra Recruiting & Diversity Manager, Farella Braun Martel LLP 235 Montgomery Street San Francisco, CA 94104 Email: jpeneyra@fbm.com, Direct Dial: 415.954.4749, Fax: 415.982.7431 Url: www.fbm.com/diversity/
Napa County Hispanic Network Scholarship
 
Amount:
$1000-$2500
Awards:
Minimum 25
Deadline:
March 1
Applicants must be: Residents of Napa County and Students of Latino parentage and Students with a minimum overall GPA of 3.0 and College-bound high school seniors or Napa Valley College students transferring to a four year college or students currently attending a four-year university or Trade or Vocational School
Contact:
Napa County Hispanic Network, Attention: Education Chair, PO Box 6227, Napa, CA 94581 Website: www.napacountyhispanicnetwork.com
Blackhawk Women's Scholarship Fund
 
Amount:
Varies
Awards:
Varies
Deadline:
Mar 01
* Female, residing in Contra Costa County * Have at least a 3.5 unweighted GPA * Be active in community service * Be in need of financial aid * A graduating High School senior, or Junior College student ready to transfer, who will be attending a 4 year college/university in the fall
Contact:
Blackhawk Women's Scholarship Fund P.O. Box 2991 Danville, CA 94526 Website: www.bwscholarshipfund.com
Bio Rad Scholarships
 
Amount:
$1000-$2500
Awards:
Varies
Deadline:
March 1
To be eligible for this award, you must: Be a graduating, college-bound senior from a high school within a 50-mile radius of Bio-Rad's corporate offices in Hercules, California n Have earned a grade point average of 2.5 or higher n Have been accepted to a 2- or 4-year college program at the time the scholarship is awarded.
Contact:
Bio- Rad Laboratories 1000 Alfred Nobel Drive Hercules, CA 94547 Attn: Community Outreach Website: www.bio-rad.com
National Academy of Television, Arts and Sciences-PSW
 
Amount:
$500-$3000
Awards:
Several
Deadline:
Mar 01
Available to college-bound high school seniors and college students attending school in San Diego, Bakersfield, Palm Springs, San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara and Santa Maria, California, and Las Vegas, Nevada who are pursuing a career in the Television- Arts sectors.
Contact:
Ellie Weiner ellieWeiner@dc.rr.com 858-674-4469
Cesar E. Chavez High School Essay Contest
 
Amount:
$100-$1000
Awards:
Grand Prize-$1000, 12th Grade Winner-$500, 11th Grade Winner-$400, 10th Grade Winner-$300, 9th Grade Winner-$200, Honorable Mentions-$100
Deadline:
Mar 01
Essay contest open to high school students in Orange, Imperial and San Diego, California Counties.
Contact:
Cesar E. Chavez Essay Contest Attention: Mario E. Aguilar UCSD EAOP 9500 Gilman Drive #0305 La Jolla, CA 92093-0305 Phone: 858-534-4250
CAEA Duane Hagen Memorial Scholarship
 
Amount:
Varies
Awards:
Varies
Deadline:
March 1
Must be high school senior or recent high school graduate who will be entering as a college freshmen. Must apply the scholarship within two years at an accredited institution. Students must provide proof of enrollment in an accredited college art program.
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 Website: www.caea-arteducation.org/student-scholarships
Cal Grants
 
Amount:
Up to $11,124 per year
Awards:
Varies
Deadline:
Mar 02
* Submit the FAFSA and your verified Cal Grant GPA by the deadline * Be a U.S. citizen or eligible non-citizen (your parents don't need to be citizens or eligible noncitizens) * Be a California resident when you graduated from high school * Have a Social Security number * Attend a qualifying California college * Not have a bachelor's or professional degree (except for Cal Grant A and B extended awards for a teaching credential program) * Have financial need based on your college costs * Have family income and assets below the established ceilings * Meet any minimum GPA requirements * Be in a program leading to an undergraduate degree or certificate * Be enrolled at least half time * Have registered with U.S. Selective Service (most males) * Not owe a refund on a state or federal grant, or be in default on a student loan Four chances to get a Cal Grant Entitlement Award! You can apply for a Cal Grant Entitlement Award in one of four ways: 1. Within one year after you graduate. So even if you have to go straight to work before going to college, you don't have to miss out on a Cal Grant. 2. As a community college transfer student, as long as you are under the age of 28. 3. As a high school senior. 4. Within one year of getting your GED. Got a GED' Don't Have a GPA' You Can Get a Cal Grant. Some students don't have a GPA, so certain test scores can be used instead. Please submit your test score along with the GPA Verification Form. * If you have a GED, submit your GED score directly to the California Student Aid Commission. * If you graduated from a school that doesn't provide grades, is not accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges or another regional accrediting agency, or doesn't have a course list approved by the University of California you must provide your ACT, SAT or GED score. * If you were home-schooled or attended a charter school you must submit your ACT, SAT or GED score. * If you graduated from high school more than five years ago you may provide your SAT or ACT score, or use a re-established GPA from your grades at a California Community College.
Contact:
California Student Aid Commission Student Services Support Branch P. O. Box 419027, Rancho Cordova, CA 95741, 888-294-0105, Fax: 916- 526-7937, http://www.csac.ca.gov, studentsupport@csac.ca.gov