California Scholarships

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First 10 California scholarships:
Jordanian American Association Scholarship Program
 
Amount:
Varies
Awards:
Varies
Deadline:
October 1
Open to students of Jordanian descent. Please contact for additional eligibility requirements.
Contact:
The JAA Center 305 Linden Avenue South San Francisco, CA 94080 650.583.0132 contact@jaasf.org Website: www.jaasf.org
Health Professions Education Foundation Vocational Nurse Scholarship (VNSP)
 
Amount:
Up to $4000
Awards:
Several
Deadline:
October 1
To be eligible for the Vocational Nurse Scholarship, the applicant must: be currently accepted or enrolled in a Vocational Nurse program in California, be free from any other service obligation, have valid legal presence and ability to work and provide care in the state of California, graduate after January 31, 2015. be willing to work in a medically underserved area for two years complete and submit your application through CalREACH by October 1. Those awarded the Vocational Nurse Scholarship may receive up to $4,000. If awarded, recipients agree to a two-year service obligation practicing direct patient care at a qualified facility in California. Qualified facilities include those designated by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Health Resources Administration (HRSA) as a medically underserved area (MUA), health professional shortage area (HPSA), county, state or veterans facility.
Contact:
Health Professions Education Foundation 400 R Street, Suite 460 Sacramento, CA 95811-6213 Phone (within California): (800) 773-1669 Phone (outside California): (916) 326-3640 Fax: (916) 324-6585 E-mail: hpef-email@oshpd.ca.gov
Health Professions Education Foundation Licensed Vocational Nurse to Associate Degree Nursing Scholarships (LVN to ADN)
 
Amount:
Up to $8000
Awards:
Several
Deadline:
October 1
To be eligible for the Licensed Vocational Nurse to Associate Degree Nursing Scholarship, the applicant must: be currently accepted or enrolled in a Licensed Vocational Nurse to Associate Degree Nursing program in California be free from any other service obligation have valid legal presence and ability to work and provide care in the state of California graduate after January 31, 2015 be willing to work in a medically underserved area for two years complete and submit your application through CalREACH by October 1.
Contact:
Health Professions Education Foundation 400 R Street, Suite 460 Sacramento, CA 95811-6213 Phone (within California): (800) 773-1669 Phone (outside California): (916) 326-3640 Fax: (916) 324-6585 E-mail: hpef-email@oshpd.ca.gov Website: www.healthprofessions.ca.gov
Health Professions Education Foundation Associate Degree Nursing Scholarship (ADN)
 
Amount:
Up to $10,000
Awards:
Several
Deadline:
October 1
To be eligible for the Associate Degree Nursing Scholarship, the applicant must: be currently accepted or enrolled in an Associate Degree nursing program in California be free from any other service obligation have valid legal presence and ability to work and provide care in the state of California graduate after January 31, 2015 be willing to work in a medically underserved area for two years complete and submit your application through CalREACH by October 1. Those awarded the Associate Degree Nursing Scholarship may receive up to $10,000. If awarded, recipients agree to a two-year service obligation practicing direct patient care at a qualified facility in California. Qualified facilities include those designated by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Health Resources Administration (HRSA) as a medically underserved area (MUA), health professional shortage area (HPSA), county, state or veterans facility.
Contact:
Health Professions Education Foundation 400 R Street, Suite 460 Sacramento, CA 95811-6213 Phone (within California): (800) 773-1669 Phone (outside California): (916) 326-3640 Fax: (916) 324-6585 E-mail: hpef-email@oshpd.ca.gov Website: www.healthprofessions.ca.gov
Health Professions Education Scholarship (HPSP)
 
Amount:
Up to $10,000
Awards:
Several
Deadline:
October 1
Students who are enrolled or accepted into Dentist, Dental Hygienists, Nurse Practitioners, Certified Nurse Midwives, Physician Assistant and Clinical Nurse Specialists programs. An awardee commits to work full-time or 32 hours per week after graduating with a degree for a two-year service obligation practicing direct patient care in a medically underserved area (MUA) in California. Must be free from any other service obligation. Must have valid legal presence and ability to work and provide care in the state of California. Graduate after January 31, 2015. Be willing to work in a medically underserved area for two years complete and submit your application through CalREACH by October 1.
Contact:
Health Professions Education Foundation 400 R Street, Suite 460 Sacramento, CA 95811-6213 Phone (within California): (800) 773-1669 Phone (outside California): (916) 326-3640 Fax: (916) 324-6585 E-mail: hpef-email@oshpd.ca.gov Website: www.healthprofessions.ca.gov
Health Professions Education Foundation -Bachelor of Science Nursing Scholarship (BSN)
 
Amount:
Up to $13,000
Awards:
several
Deadline:
October 1
To be eligible for the Bachelor of Science in Nursing Scholarship, the applicant must: be currently accepted or enrolled in a Bachelor Degree nursing program in California be free from any other service obligation have valid legal presence and ability to work and provide care in the state of California graduate after January 31, 2015 be willing to work in a medically underserved area for two years complete and submit your application through CalREACH by October 1. Those awarded the Bachelor of Science in Nursing Scholarship may receive up to $13,000. If awarded, recipients agree to a two-year service obligation practicing direct patient care at a qualified facility in California. Qualified facilities include those designated by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Health Resources Administration (HRSA) as a medically underserved area (MUA), health professional shortage area (HPSA), county, state, or veteran facility.
Contact:
Health Professions Education Foundation 400 R Street, Suite 460 Sacramento, CA 95811-6213 Phone (within California): (800) 773-1669 Phone (outside California): (916) 326-3640 Fax: (916) 324-6585 E-mail: hpef-email@oshpd.ca.gov Website: www.healthprofessions.ca.gov
California Museum Dreamers Challenge
 
Amount:
$5000
Awards:
2 Grand Prize Winners and 20 Honorable Mentions
Deadline:
Oct 15
Open to graduating seniors. Must be a resident of California. Creative Challenge. How would you change the world? Answer through audio, video, essay or artwork.
Contact:
Contact: Shelly Atkinson (916) 654-5688 or e-mail: satkinson@sos.ca.gov Website: www.dreamerschallenge.org
John Torres and Tim Webb LGBT Scholarship
 
Amount:
$500
Awards:
1
Deadline:
October 19
Must be enrolled at Santa Rosa Junior College for a minimum of 6 credit hours in the fall semester. Minimum GPA of 2.5. Preference given to members of LGBT Community including LGBT family members.
Contact:
SRJC Santa Rosa Campus 1501 Mendocino Avenue, Santa Rosa, CA 95401-4395 Phone: (707) 527-4685 Toll free: 1-800-564-SRJC www.santarosa.edu SRJC Petaluma Campus 680 Sonoma Mountain Parkway, Petaluma, CA 94954-2522 Phone: (707) 778-2415 www.santarosa.edu/petaluma/
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
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