California Scholarships

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First 10 California scholarships:
Ryo and Jean Komae Scholarship
 
Amount:
$2000
Awards:
Varies
Deadline:
February 15
Open to graduate students currently enrolled in an accredited Marriage and Family Therapy(MFT) Program, Masters in Social Work (MSW) Program or a Clinical Psychology (Psy.D/Ph.D.) Program at a local Los Angeles or Orange County area university or college. Must be of Asian American descent or have an interest in Asian culture, languages and the Asian American community.
Contact:
2550 West Main Street Suite 202 Alhambra, CA 91801 Tel (626) 457-2900 Fax (626) 457-2904
The EDSA Minority Scholarship
 
Amount:
$5000
Awards:
1
Deadline:
February 15
The EDSA Minority Scholarship was established to help African American, Hispanic, Native American and minority students of other cultural and ethnic backgrounds continue their landscape architecture education. Eligible candidates are in their final two years of undergraduate study or pursuing a graduate degree in Landscape Architecture. EDSA is an internationally-renowned full-service planning, landscape architecture, urban design, and graphic design firm with over 220 employees. Established in 1960, the firm has extensive experience in attractions and entertainment, campus and cultural, communities and new towns, ecotourism and environmental planning, hotels and resorts, as well as urban design. EDSA is headquartered in Fort Lauderdale, Florida and has offices in Orlando, Florida; Los Angeles, California; Beijing, China; and Baltimore, Maryland.
Contact:
Contact us at: 202-331-7070 x11 or scholarships@lafoundation.org.
California Rainbow Girls Scholarships
 
Amount:
Varies
Awards:
Varies
Deadline:
February 15
Open to all California Rainbow Girls who are graduating high school seniors in good standing.
Contact:
For more information, contact Mr. J. Dennis Conwell Url: www.gocarainbowalumni.org/ E-mail: jdennisconwell@gmail.com
Mario G. Olmos Memorial Scholarship
 
Amount:
$1000-$3000
Awards:
Varies
Deadline:
February 20
Open to first, second, or third year law students who have demonstrated academic achievement, leadership ability, involvement in the Latino community, financial need, and ties to California's Central Valley.
Contact:
La Raza Lawyers Association, Central Valley Chapter. PO Box 748, Fresno CA 93712 www.larazalaw.com
Northern Hispanic Latino Coalition Scholarship
 
Amount:
Varies
Awards:
Varies
Deadline:
Feb 21
Must be Hispanic or of Hispanic background. Must be enrolled as a full-time student in Shasta County. Minimum 2.0 G.P.A..
Contact:
NHLC Scholarship Committee Chair Post Office Box 155 Anderson, California 96007 E-mail: edwardplaza@msn.com Website: www.northernhispaniclatinocoalition.org
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