California Scholarships

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First 10 California scholarships:
George Choy Memorial / Gay Asian Pacific Alliance (GAPA) Scholarship
 
Amount:
$1000
Awards:
Varies
Deadline:
October 31
Must be self-identified as an Asian/Pacific Islander; (at least 25% API ancestry). Must be involved in the LGBTIQQ community (priority will be given to those self-identified as lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender). Must be in the process of applying to, or are currently attending school in one of the nine Bay Area counties (Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Napa, Sonoma, and Solano). Must be currently living in or will be studying in one of the nine Bay Area counties (Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Napa, Sonoma, and Solano) Must have minimum grade point average (GPA) of 3.00.
Contact:
GAPA P. O. Box 421884 San Francisco, CA 94142-1884 For more info, email us at info@gapa.org
Activia Training U.S. Scholarship
 
Amount:
Up to $500
Awards:
4
Deadline:
October 31, April 30
You must be attending, or have secured a place, at a college, university, high school or trade school in the U.S. Must be least 16 years of age.
Enhanced Insurance Scholarship Program
 
Amount:
$2,500
Awards:
per 250 entries
Deadline:
October 31
High school senior or current undergraduate student who will be enrolled in a 2- or 4-year public or private college or university located in the United States and/or the Dist. of Col. full-time for an academic school year 2016-2017.
California Psychological Foundation Minority Scholarship
 
Amount:
$2000
Awards:
3
Deadline:
November
Applicants must be graduates from a regionally accredited undergraduate institution, and have been accepted into a doctoral program in psychology at a regionally accredited or approved institution in the State of California. Must be a member of minority group: African American, Hispanic/Latino, Asian American, American Indian, or Pacific Islander.
Contact:
California Psychological Association Foundation 3835 North Freeway Blvd., Suite 240 Sacramento, CA 95834 Phone: (916) 286-7979 Website: www.cpapsych.org
Samuel Schulman Memorial Scholarship
 
Amount:
$1000
Awards:
Varies
Deadline:
November 1
Open to women regardless of religious affiliation who live or work in the Greater Los Angeles Area including portions of Orange and Ventura Counties. To qualify, an applicant must be a single mother entering or continuing school in an accredited institution in order to learn a marketable skill, which will lead to economic independence. The award is made in two payments of $500.00. The second payment will be received after written confirmation of status and current school transcripts from the recipient.
Contact:
NCJW/LA 543 North Fairfax Avenue Los Angeles, CA 90036 (map) Ph: (323) 651-2930 Fax: (323) 651-5348 info@ncjwla.org
The Ellis Scholarship for Childcare
 
Amount:
$1000
Awards:
Varies
Deadline:
November 1
Open to women who live or reside in the Greater Los Angeles Area including portions of Orange and Ventura Counties. Scholarships are awarded regardless of religious affiliation. To qualify, an applicant must be entering or continuing school in an accredited institution in order to learn a marketable skill which will lead to economic self-sufficiency. The award is not restricted to any field or academic program as the award is intended to ease the financial burden of childcare for a parent in school. Applicants can be either married or single. The award is made in two payments of $500.00 upon written verification of continuing childcare enrollment and current school transcripts.
Contact:
NCJW/LA 543 North Fairfax Avenue Los Angeles, CA 90036 Ph: (323) 651-2930 Fax: (323) 651-5348 info@ncjwla.org
"Future of California" Scholarship
 
Amount:
$500
Awards:
2
Deadline:
November 1 (extended to November 30)
Applicant must be from immigrant family. Financial Need. Community involvement with social issues/human rights issues/immigrant issues. Minimum 2.0. G.P.A. Applicant must commit to a minimum of 10 hours volunteer work with CHIRLA or partnering organization. Social Security is not needed to apply for this scholarship.
Contact:
Maria Rodriguez (213) 201-4450
Good Tidings Foundation Community Service Scholarships
 
Amount:
$5000
Awards:
20
Deadline:
Nov 10
Be a high school senior in the graduating class of 2015. Have financial need. Have extraordinary community service accomplishments (far exceeding "minimum service hours" required by schools - not necessarily with hours but in depth of involvement). Reside in one of the following counties: San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Santa Cruz, Monterey, San Benito, Merced, Stanislaus, Alameda, San Joaquin, Contra Costa, Solano, Yolo, Napa, Sonoma or Marin. Attach a single-sided, two-page (maximum), double-spaced essay describing your unique community service activities, focusing on one project in your essay. Discuss any of the following subjects: what made you choose/create this project, how did you help the community, how many people were affected by your work, why is community service important to you, what have you gained or learned from this experience, and what will you do in the future? Include a one-page letter of recommendation from a teacher, counselor, Charity Director or person familiar with your community service and financial need. DO NOT STAPLE ANY DOCUMENTS.
Contact:
Good Tidings Foundation Pier 9, Space 117 San Francisco, CA 94111 Phone: 800-824-7366 Website: www.goodtidings.org
Rita Torres / Bibliotecas Para La Gente Scholarship
 
Amount:
$2000
Awards:
2
Deadline:
November 15
Established in 1975, Bibliotecas Para La Gente (BPLG) advocates for and provides library services to the Spanish speaking and Latino communities of Northern California. BPLG has established a $2000 scholarship for a new or a continuing SLIS student who has demonstrated an interest in furthering the goals of BPLG in providing library service to the Spanish-speaking and Latino communities. The candidate must provide evidence of cultural competency in the Latino community. Candidate can document cultural awareness through job and/or community experience in the essay or through reference letters. OR The candidate must provide evidence of Spanish language proficiency. Candidate can document language proficiency through job and/or community experience in the essay or through reference letters.
Contact:
Send application materials to: Janice Garcia, Joyce Ellington Library, 491 East Empire, San Jose, CA 95112. For more information, send email to Janice Garcia e-mail: janice.garcia@sjlibrary.org
GLBT Guy DeRosa Safety In Schools Grant & Scholarship Program
 
Amount:
Up to $2000
Awards:
Varies
Deadline:
November 21
The grant and scholarship program was created to promote human and civil rights by making our public schools safe for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender persons. The program was renamed in 2009 in the memory of CTA member and educator Guy DeRosa. Guy was a life long advocate for civil and human rights, particularly gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender issues. The grants will support projects and presentations that promote understanding and respect for GLBT persons and to support GLBT safety in public schools. As you distribute this information to potential applicants, make sure grant applicants are: A CTA/SCTA member, or A public school student(s) sponsored by a CTA/SCTA member, or A public school district(s) sponsored by a CTA/SCTA member *Autonomous groups and CTA Caucuses are not eligible The scholarship program will support CTA/SCTA members enrolled in a teacher/counseling credential or graduate program who are pursuing a career in public education. Awardees are expected to address any experiences and/or your personal philosophy and how it benefits the GLBT public school community. Applicants must be a: A CTA/SCTA member, or A public school student(s) sponsored by a CTA/SCTA member *Autonomous groups and CTA Caucuses are not eligible
Contact:
CTA State Headquarters P.O. Box 921, Burlingame, CA 94011-0921; 1705 Murchison Drive, Burlingame, CA 94010 Phone: (650) 697-1400 www.cta.org