California Scholarships

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First 10 California scholarships:
10,000 Degrees Professional and Technical Training Scholarship
 
Amount:
$1000-$5000
Awards:
Varies
Deadline:
June 30
Attending a vocational program at an accredited or state-approved training institution in 2015-16. Enrolling in a program leading to a license or certificate or taking pre-requisite courses for a nursing program in 2015-16. Have a GED/high school diploma or be 18 years of age. Additionally, the following eligibility is program specific. Mission San Rafael Scholarship Eligibility Marin resident residing in San Rafael OR a graduating senior from a San Rafael Unified School District high school Sausalito Rotary Scholarship Eligibility Marin County resident. Preference is given to residents residing in Southern Marin (Sausalito, Tiburon, Mill Valley, Marin City).
Contact:
10,000 Degrees 781 Lincoln Avenue, Suite 140 San Rafael, CA 94901 Phone: 415.459.4240 Fax: 415.459.0527 Website: www.marineducationfund.org
Helen Veress-Mitchell Scholarship
 
Amount:
$1500
Awards:
Varies
Deadline:
June 30
The Helen Veress-Mitchell Scholarship fund is designed to help people living with HIV/AIDS attend college and pursue a two-year, four-year or graduate degree. Scholarships are also available to students who are attending technological and trade schools. Scholarships are limited in scope to students with ties to Northern California. Scholarships are administered through The Capital City AIDS Fund (CCAF) a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization located in Sacramento, California. Students must be enrolled in a credentialed college or technical school. Students must remain in good standing with a minimum GPA of 2.00. Proof of enrollment must accompany the scholarship application. A progress report must be submitted to the scholarship committee in a timely manner.
Contact:
For additional information contact (916) 448-1110 Capital City AIDS Fund P.O. Box 160636 Sacramento, CA 95816 CapCityAidsFund@yahoo.com
Capture the Dream Scholarship Fund
 
Amount:
$1000
Awards:
Varies
Deadline:
June 30
The Capture the Dream Scholarship Fund is available to single parents and minority students in California. The Single Parent Scholarship - $1,000 per recipient Low-income single parents who are California residents and who will be enrolled at 2- or 4-year California institution in the fall are eligible to apply. The George Geng On Lee Minorities in Leadership Scholarship - $1,000 per recipient Low-income minority students who are California residents and who will be enrolled full-time at 4-year California institutions in the fall are eligible to apply.
Contact:
Capture the Dream, Inc. 484 Lake Park Avenue #15 Oakland, CA 94610 Business Phone General Inquiries: 510- 343-3635 Website: www.capturethedream.org
House Of Puerto Rico San Diego Doa Casilda Pagan Scholarship
 
Amount:
Varies
Awards:
Varies
Deadline:
July 31
The House of Puerto Rico San Diego sponsors the Casilda Pagn Educational/ Vocational Scholarship. This scholarship is being offered to high school seniors/ graduates or college/post-graduate students. The applicant must be a current active member of the House of Puerto Rico San Diego or a San Diego County resident of Puerto Rican descent, who has contributed at least 10 hours of community service through HPRSD within the last year. If you need to complete your volunteer hours please contact Joe Carballo at jcarballo@san.rr.com. With this award, we hope to assist youth or adults in the attainment of their educational and professional goals.
Contact:
Postal Address PO Box 81982 San Diego, CA 92138 Casita Museum Address 2172 Pan American Road East San Diego, CA 92101 General Inquiries EMail: hprsd@houseofpuertorico.com Voice Mail: (619) 234-3445 www.houseofpuertorico.com/pagan.html#app
Sacramento Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Hispanic Leadership Master's Grant
 
Amount:
Full Tuition
Awards:
1
Deadline:
Aug 30
Must be of Hispanic Heritage. Must live and/or work in one of the following counties: El Dorado, Placer, Sacramento, San Joaquin, Sutter, Yolo or Yuba. Must be an active member of the Sacramento Hispanic Chamber of Commerce if awarded the grant. Agree to help identify candidates for the scholarship if awarded in the future. Must also submit free, online application to Drexel University.
Contact:
Nancy Thompson Drexel University 916.325.4602 thompson@drexel.edu Celia Cortez SHCC 916.486.7700 celia@sachcc.org
Health Professions Education Foundation Allied Healthcare Scholarship (AHS)
 
Amount:
Up to $4000
Awards:
Several
Deadline:
Sept 11
Scholarships available for allied healthcare students who are accepted or enrolled into the fields of Diagnostic Medical Sonography, Clinical Laboratory Science, Medical Assistant, Medical Imaging, Medical Laboratory Technology, Nuclear Medicine Technology, Occupational Therapy, Pharmacy, Pharmacy Technician, Physical Therapy, Physical Therapy Assistant, Radiation Therapy Technology, Radiologic Technology, Respiratory Care, Social Work, Speech Therapy, Surgical Technician, and Ultrasound Technician will be given priority. Other allied health professions may apply. Awardee commits to a one-year service obligation or 100 hours volunteer service practicing direct patient care in a medically underserved area (MUA) of California. Minimum 2.0 GPA. Must have legal presence in California and be enrolled in an accredited school in California.
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
Association of Black Women Physicians Rebecca Lee Crumpler , M.D. Scholarship
 
Amount:
$1000-$5000
Awards:
Varies
Deadline:
September 25
Applicants must be in good academic standing at a Southern California medical or osteopathic school and/or be a permanent resident of Southern California in good academic standing at any accredited medical or osteopathic school. Proof of residency may be required.
Contact:
For More Information, contact: abwpcharitybenefit@gmail.com or (310) 321-8688 Website: www.blackwomenphysicians.org
Italian American Lawyers Association Scholarship
 
Amount:
$3000
Awards:
15-20
Deadline:
September 30
Open to Los Angeles residents. Italian American Heritage. Selection of applicants is based on financial need, academic merit and potential to contribute to the Italian American Community.
Contact:
Italian American Lawyers Association c/o J. Sheldon Capeloto, Esq. 315 West Arden Avenue, Suite 28 Glendale, California 91203 Phone: (818) 548-7788 Fax: (818) 548-7737 E-mail: jcapeloto@capelotolaw.com
Mabel Wilson Richards Scholarship
 
Amount:
Varies
Awards:
Varies
Deadline:
October
Applicants must be young women who graduate from a high school in Los Angeles County. Selection is based on scholastic achievement, financial need and academic promise.
Contact:
Please contact the financial aid office at one of the participating California colleges or universities to apply.
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