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California Scholarships to Apply For Right Now!

Last updated May 29, 2024

Scholarships are a great way to pay for college. If you are going to college in California, here are a couple of scholarships we think you should apply for!

Disclaimer: Some scholarship websites or organizations found on this list may sell your personal information to third parties, including (but not limited to): your name, email address, home address, and phone number. While we aim to share scholarships and scholarship websites that do not sell any student data, we know that those with larger money scholarships may. We encourage you to always be intentional about the scholarships you apply to and the information you share with them.

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Trustees' Award for Outstanding Achievement // The California State University

Amount: Varies; Minimum of $6,000

Deadline: Varies by CSU

The CSU Trustees' Award for Outstanding Achievement is given each year to students who demonstrate superior academic performance, personal accomplishments, community service, and financial need.

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National CPR Foundation Healthcare and Education Scholarship Program // National CPR Foundation

Amount: $500

Deadline: Monthly; see website for more details

Incoming and current college students who are at least 18 years of age and have a minimum GPA of 2.8 are eligible to apply for this scholarship. Applicants must be currently or planning to be enrolled in school majoring in a healthcare or education-related field. Applicants must submit a 500- to 750-word essay describing what motivates them in their career aspirations, and why they want to pursue or are currently studying for a healthcare or education-related degree.

Junior College/Trade School Scholarship // WTS

Amount: $2,500

Deadline: Varies

This scholarship awards community, technical, or trade college scholarships to women pursuing transportation-related study at community and trade colleges.

Sharon D. Banks Memorial Undergraduate Scholarship // WTS

Amount: $5,000

Deadline: Varies

This scholarship is available to women pursuing undergraduate studies in transportation or a related field. 

Innovation in Education Scholarship // LA Tutors

Amount: $500

Deadline: Monthly; the 20th of each month

This monthly scholarship is open to high school or college students who are U.S. citizens or permanent residents. Applicants must have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 and are tasked with designing a project that makes a difference in their community. Must “submit an essay describing the goal of the particular project and provide supporting documentation.” No minimum or maximum word or page count.

Stand Up To Distracted Driving Scholarship // Kanoski Bresney

Amount: $1,000

Deadline: May 29, 2024

This scholarship is open to graduating high school seniors and current undergraduate and graduate students who will be attending college through the fall. Applicants must be a U.S. citizen and have at least a 3.0 GPA. Applicants must submit an essay on a given topic related to distracted driving.

Study.com LGBTQ+ Scholarship // Study.com

Amount: $1,000

Deadline: May 31, 2024

LGBTQ+ students who are accepted to or enrolled in a college or university in the U.S. are eligible to apply for this scholarship. Financial need will not be considered.

Fifth Month Scholarship // Unigo

Amount: $1,500

Deadline: May 31, 2024

This scholarship is open to U.S. citizens and residents 14 years or older. Applicants must submit a maximum 250-word essay answering the following prompt: "May is the fifth month of the year. Write a letter to the number five explaining why five is important. Be serious or be funny. Either way, here's a high five to you for being original."

The Minerva Scholarship Program // Women in California Leadership

Amount: $3,000-$10,000

Deadline: May 31, 2024

This scholarship is open to California residents enrolled in a full-time college program during the 2024-2025 school year. Applicants must have a minimum GPA of 2.5 and “must gender identify as a woman or girl, or are female regardless of gender identity.” Must write a 250-word personal statement.

Artistic Scholarship // Against the Grain Productions

Amount: $1,000

Deadline: May 31, 2024

This scholarship is open to Asian high school seniors and current college students who are/will be pursuing a major in the performing and visual arts, journalism and/or mass communications. Applicants must be citizens, national or legal permanent residents of the U.S., and have at least a 3.0 GPA. 

There’s Space for Everyone Scholarship // Extra Space Storage

Amount: $3,000

Deadline: May 31, 2024

This scholarship is open to incoming and current undergraduate students in the U.S. during the fall 2024 quarter/semester. Applicants must be at least 16 years of age and submit an essay answering the following prompt: “How have you exhibited a commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, or social justice through work, service, or other extra-curricular activities, and how will your education help you continue this commitment during college and beyond?”

Groundbreaker Leadership Scholarship // Against the Grain Productions

Amount: $1,500

Deadline: May 31, 2024

This scholarship is available to Asian high school seniors and current college students who are citizens, nationals, or permanent residents of the U.S. and have at least a 3.5 GPA. Applicants must submit a video presentation showcasing their work and qualifications.

Save San Francisco Cyclists Scholarship // Law Offices of Matthew J. Quinlan

Amount: $500

Deadline: May 31, 2024

This scholarship is open to graduating high school seniors who are Bay Area residents (San Francisco or within 50 miles). Applicants must submit a 500-word essay responding to the following prompt: "There are some lessons that just need to be learned through experience. What are the most important rules of the road that generally aren’t taught in driver’s ed?"

C.I.P. Scholarship // College is Power

Amount: $1,000

Deadline: May 31, 2024

Students ages 17 years or older who plan to start a program of higher education within the next 12 months or who are currently enrolled in a program of higher education are eligible to apply for this scholarship. Applicants must be citizens or residents of the U.S. and write a 150-word statement answering the following prompt: "What is your primary goal for going to school?"

California Latino Legislative Caucus Foundation Scholarship Program // CLLCF

Amount: $5,000

Deadline: June 1, 2024

California high school seniors and college undergraduates are eligible for this scholarship. Must have a minimum GPA of 2.5. Must submit two letters of recommendation to be considered.

Arthur H. Goodman Scholarship // CDC Loans

Amount: Varies

Deadline: June 3, 2024

This scholarship provides financial assistance to dynamic, community-minded students transitioning from a community college in California or Arizona to four-year universities.

PixelPlex Annual Scholarship // PixelPlex

Amount: $2,000

Deadline: June 5, 2024

This scholarship is open to citizens and permanent residents of the United States who are incoming or current college students studying in a field of study related to science, technology, engineering, math (STEM), economics, or business.

Make A Difference Scholarship // Jenner Law

Amount: $2,500

Deadline: June 15, 2024

This scholarship is open to students enrolled in a higher education program with a minimum GPA of 3.0. Applicants must submit an essay of no more than 1,000 words that answers the following prompt: “What degree are you pursuing and why? What are you planning to do with your degree to pay it forward and positively impact people’s lives? Describe your goals and your ideal journey to making a difference.”

Friedman & Simon, L.L.P. Academic Scholarship // Friedman & Simon, L.L.P

Amount: $1,500

Deadline: June 15, 2024

This scholarship is open students enrolled in or admitted to an accredited college or university in the U.S. Must have a minimum 3.0 GPA and submit a 500-1,000 word essay answering one of the prompts listed.

Career & Technical Scholarships // Horatio Alger Association of Distinguished Americans

Amount: Up to $10,000

Deadline: June 17, 2024

Eligibility requirements for these scholarships may vary.

Hearts for Community Scholarship // Warrick Dunn Charities

Amount: $5,000

Deadline: July 31, 2024

This scholarship program provides awards to support California students who are active volunteers in their community and are attending or will soon attend a two-year college, four-year college, or trade school. Two letters of recommendation showing proof of volunteer experience and a 500-word essay required.

“In The Driver’s Seat” Scholarship // National Driving and Traffic School

Amount: $500

Deadline: August 1, 2024

This scholarship is available to students both in the U.S. and abroad. Applicants to this scholarship must be enrolled in high school, university, or college as a full-time student. Must submit a 750-word essay answering the following questions:

  • What is the importance of driver education in reducing the number of deaths as a result of driving?
  • What steps can be taken to reduce the number of deaths related to driving?
  • Have you ever had an experience of being in a car accident or have seen your friends or family members driving irresponsibly?
  • What steps can you take to be a better and safer driver as well as help others become safer on the road?

Rodeo Enthusiast Scholarship // Rodeo Ticket

Amount: $500

Deadline: August 15, 2024

This scholarship is available to students who either grew up going to rodeos or went to one for the first time as an adult. Applicants must write a 700-1,500 word essay about the experience. Must include a photo of yourself with your essay submission. Scholarship available to students in all 50 states.

Beauty and Wellness Professionals Scholarship // Beauty Schools Directory

Amount: $2,500

Deadline: September 1, 2024

This scholarship is available to high school seniors and college students who are currently studying or planning to study at a beauty or cosmetology school. Both part-time and full-time students are eligible. All U.S. residents and DACA recipients are eligible to apply.

Cameron Impact Scholarship // Bryan Cameron Education Foundation

Amount: Four-year, full tuition scholarship (actual dollar amount varies based upon school selection)

Deadline: September 5, 2024

Applicants must be high school seniors with a minimum unweighted GPA of 3.7 on a 4.0 scale. Must "show proven excellence in extracurricular activities, be motivated leaders with a strong work ethic, demonstrate active participation in community service and/or civic minded arenas." Must submit two letters of recommendation. 

Edison Scholars Program // Edison International

Amount: $50,000 over four years

Deadline: Application opens October 2024

This scholarship is available to high school seniors with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher. Applicants must live in Southern California Edison's service territory. Must plan to pursue a degree in STEM, demonstrate financial need, and attend an accredited four-year college or university full-time during the 2024-2025 school year. 

Spotlight Scholarship // The Music Center

Amount: Varies

Deadline: October 14, 2024

This scholarship “provides cash scholarships and artistic development to empower high school students by emphasizing preparation, courage, critical thinking and perseverance while providing an invaluable opportunity for students to hone their performing skills.” Only high school students living in Southern California are eligible to apply. 

Stephen J. Bradley Stop Hunger Scholarship // Sodexo Stop Hunger Foundation

Amount: $10,000 scholarship and a $5,000 grant for your hunger-related charity

Deadline: December 5, 2024

This scholarship is open to students who are "using their creativity, academic studies, and organizational skills to help fight hunger in their communities." 

BECA General Scholarship // BECA Foundation

Amount: $500-$1,000

Deadline: February 1, 2025

Applicants must be a San Diego County high school graduate who is entering college in the fall of 2025. Must submit two letters of recommendation, a personal statement, and transcripts.

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Soliant’s Sunrise Scholarship // Soliant Consulting

Amount: $1,000

Deadline: April 30, 2024

This scholarship is open to incoming and current undergraduate students who are U.S. residents. Applicants must submit a 400-450 word essay answering the following prompt: “How can software engineers and developers take a more active role in adhering to technology ethics and protecting those affected by the solutions they build?"

RealityHop Scholarship // RealityHop

Amount: $1,000-$2,000

Deadline: April 30, 2024

Graduating high school seniors and current undergraduate students in the United States who demonstrate ambition, diligence, leadership, and entrepreneurial spirit are eligible to apply for this scholarship. Applicants must submit a maximum 500 word essay answering the following prompt: “Imagine yourself 10 years in the future after having graduated college and living the life of your dreams: find a listing on RealtyHop you picture yourself living in and write what your favorite room or feature is on the listing and why it is important to your future life.”

Think For Yourself Essay Contest // Let Grow

Amount: $1,000-$5,000

Deadline: April 30, 2024

This scholarship is open to high school juniors and seniors who are U.S. residents. Applicants must submit a 600-800 word essay about their personal experiences with ideas about free speech, curiosity, and open-mindedness in their everyday lives. 

BHW Scholarship // The BHW Group

Amount: $3,000

Deadline: April 15, 2024

High school seniors and college undergraduate female students who are pursuing a bachelor’s degree in science, technology, engineering or math are welcome to apply. 

Janean D. Watkins Aspiring Healthcare Professionals Scholarship // Bold.org

Amount: $1,000 

Deadline: April 15, 2024

Applicants must be high school seniors planning to receive their bachelor’s degree in a science-related field with hopes of building a career in healthcare. Must submit a personal statement detailing who you are, what drew you to healthcare, and your greatest accomplishments so far.

NCJW LA Scholarships // National Council of Jewish Women

Amount: Varies

Deadline: April 15, 2024

NCJW’s scholarships are available to students who live and attend school in Los Angeles County. Personal narrative statement, transcripts, enrollment verification, and two letters of recommendation are required to submit application.

Incight Scholarship // Incight

Amount: Varies

Deadline: April 15, 2024

Disabled students who plan on enrolling in higher education (community college, four-year universities, etc.) for the 2024-2025 academic year can apply to Incight’s annual scholarship. Must live in Oregon, Washington, or California. Award amounts vary.

Chicana Latina Foundation Scholarships // Chicana Latina Foundation

Amount: $1,500

Deadline: April 5, 2024

This scholarship is offered to Latina students in Northern California. Applicants must be enrolled in an accredited college, university, or community college in one of the following California counties: Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, Monterey, Napa, Sacramento, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Santa Cruz, Solano, San Francisco, Sonoma, or Yolo. Applicants must have lived in one of the above counties for at least two years.

Ebell/Flint Scholarship Program // The Ebell of Los Angeles

Amount: $3,000-$5,000

Deadline: April 2, 2024

The Ebell/Flint Scholarship is open to male and female undergraduate students of any major who currently attend private or public non-profit colleges or universities in Los Angeles County. Scholarship recipients are chosen based on financial need, academic achievement, and community service/leadership.

CA Dream Act // California Student Aid Commission

Amount: Varies

Deadline: April 2, 2024

This application is open to incoming and current college students who attended a California high school for a minimum of three years and will enroll in an accredited California college or university. Applicant must be a non-resident applying under AB 540 and AB 131.

First-Generation College Student Scholarship // Kadzai Law Group

Amount: $2,500

Deadline: April 1, 2024

This scholarship is open to first-generation undergraduate students who are U.S. citizens. Applicants must also submit a 3- to 5-minute video answering one of the prompts provided that applies to them. 

Unboxing Your Life Video Scholarship // Sttark

Amount: $4,000

Deadline: March 31, 2024

This scholarship is open to high school seniors and current undergraduate and graduate students who are U.S. citizens. Applicants must create a 5-minute "unboxing" video of their life that showcases their originality and unique personality, as well as provide a 250-word biography with their application video.

“You Can’t Label People, but You Can Label Products" Scholarship // Sttark

Amount: $4,000

Deadline: March 31, 2024

This scholarship is open to high school seniors and current undergraduate and graduate students who are U.S. citizens. Applicants must submit a 1,000-word essay responding to the following prompt: “You can’t label people, but you can label products,” as well as design their own label related to their essay that belongs on a product, but not a person. In addition to their essay and label design, applicants must submit a 250-word biography about themselves. 

California Water Service Group Scholarship // California Water Service

Amount: $2,500-$10,000

Deadline: March 28, 2024

This scholarship is available to high school seniors and current undergraduate students. Must live within a Cal Water service area (enter your zip code into the website's address lookup tool to determine if you're eligible).

Undergraduate Scholarships // Horatio Alger Association of Distinguished Americans

Amount: Up to $52,000 (depending on the state you live in)

Deadline: March 15, 2024

Eligibility requirements for these scholarships may vary. 

Blacks at Microsoft Scholarships // Microsoft

Amount: $2,500-$20,000

Deadline: March 13, 2024

To be considered for these scholarships, applicants must be high school seniors of African descent with plans to pursue a degree in engineering, computer science, computer information systems, or select business programs. Must demonstrate financial need and have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 and higher. Must submit one letter of recommendation, a transcript, and a maximum 500-word essay.

Disability Scholarship // Microsoft

Amount: $20,000 over four years

Deadline: March 13, 2024

High school seniors who are disabled are eligible for this renewable scholarship. Must be planning to major in engineering, computer science, computer information systems, law, business, or a related field. Must have a cumulative high school GPA of 2.5 or higher.

Women at Microsoft Scholarship // Microsoft

Amount: Up to $5,000 offered one time or renewable for up to four years

Deadline: March 13, 2024

High school seniors who identify as women or non-binary and plan to attend a vocational school or college to pursue a career in STEAM are eligible for this scholarship. Students must have a cumulative high school GPA of 3.0 or higher.

Middle Class Scholarship // California Student Aid Commission

Amount: Varies

Deadline: March 2, 2024

The Middle Class Scholarship (MCS) provides undergraduate students, including students pursuing a teaching credential, with family income and assets up to $201,000, a scholarship to attend University of California (UC) or California State University (CSU) campuses. Students must file their FAFSA or CA Dream Act application before applying for the MCS.

ACS Scholars Program // ACS Scholars

Amount: Varies

Deadline: March 1, 2024

This scholarship is available to minority high school seniors and college students who are studying or plan to study in fields related to chemistry. Must be or plan to be a full-time student in an accredited college or university. Must have a minimum GPA of 3.0. 

Foundation 649 Scholarship // Foundation 649

Amount: $4,000 over four years

Deadline: March 1, 2024

This scholarship is for Asian American and Pacific Islander students who are seeking a college degree and have a track record of involvement and interest in AAPI communities, issues, or causes. Applicants must write a maximum 1,000 word essay to be considered. Undocumented students are welcome to apply.

POE Scholarships // Pursuit of Excellence

Amount: $500-$5,000

Deadline: February 28, 2024

POE offers scholarships to students from the South Bay Area. Individual scholarship eligibility requirements may vary. 

PCF Scholarships // The Peninsula College Fund

Amount: $3,000 per school year

Deadline: February 18, 2024

To be eligible for this scholarship, applicants must attend a public or private high school in San Mateo or Santa Clara County, have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.8, be a first-generation college student, and demonstrate financial need. 

Kennedy-King Memorial College Scholarship // Kennedy-King Memorial College Scholarship Fund

Amount: $6,000 for two years

Deadline: February 15, 2024

This scholarship is awarded to minority students who transfer in the fall or spring following the award from Contra Costa County community colleges in California to junior standing in four-year accredited institutions.

Scholarships for Graduating High School Seniors and Recent High School Graduates // eQuality Scholarship Collaborative

Amount: Varies

Deadline: January 31, 2024

Applicants must reside in Northern or Central California. Must complete high school by June 2024 and plan to attend college for the first time in 2024. 

Rise to Legacy HBCU Scholarship // Get Schooled

Amount: $2,500
 
Deadline: December 31, 2023
 
High school juniors and seniors interested in attending an HBCU are eligible for this scholarship. This scholarship is designed to get you thinking about your HBCU college path after high school. Two (2) scholarships of $2,500 will be awarded.

First-Gen Trailblazers Scholarship // Get Schooled

Amount: $2,500
 
Deadline: December 31, 2023
 
High school juniors and seniors who will be the first in their family to go to college are eligible for this scholarship. All you have to do is answer three short questions about your plans after high school. Two (2) scholarships of $2,500 will be awarded.

Driven Coffee Scholarship // Driven Coffee Roasters

Amount: $100-$500

Deadline: December 31, 2023

This scholarship is open to U.S. undergrad students. Applicants must provide proof of enrollment (transcripts, declaration of major, letter of intent to enroll, etc.) along with three essays answering three separate prompts.

Pumphrey Law Scholarship // Pumphrey Law

Amount: $250-$750

Deadline: December 8, 2023

This scholarship is open to incoming and current undergraduate and graduate students in the United States. Applicants must submit an 800-1,000-word essay answering one of the following prompts:

  • What’s one problem with the criminal justice system in the US and how would you fix it?
  • Write an essay on access to legal services in the United States. This essay should focus on the need and affordability of legal services and propose ideas to help meet the demand of these services.
  • With the advancement in technology, what are some of the threats to those charged with a crime?

Dr. Juan Andrade Scholarship for Young Hispanic Leaders // United States Hispanic Leadership Institute

Amount: $500-$1,000

Deadline: November 30, 2023

This scholarship is available to students enrolled or accepted for enrollment as a full-time student in an accredited four-year or two-year institution in the U.S. or U.S. territories. Applicants must be able to demonstrate a verifiable need for financial support. At least one parent must be of Hispanic ancestry. Non-U.S. citizens are eligible to apply (DACA or undocumented).

Semper Solaris College Scholarship // Semper Solaris 

Amount: $1,750-$3,000

Deadline: November 30, 2023

Applicants to this scholarship must have been enrolled full-time in an accredited college or university between May 1, 2022 and May 31, 2023. Must have at least a 3.0 GPA. Must submit a 1,000-word minimum essay answering the following prompt: “How can solar and renewable energy help local communities?”

Minority/Women in STEM Scholarship // Bold.org

Amount: $500

Deadline: November 15, 2023

Any BIPOC and/or female high school senior or undergraduate who is a first-generation, low-income student interested in STEM may apply for this scholarship. Applicants must write a 400-600 word-essay answering the following prompt: “What are some challenges you've had to overcome while pursuing your education and how do you plan on making a positive impact on the world through your STEM education?”

Good Tidings Community Service Scholarship // Good Tidings Foundation

Amount: $10,000

Deadline: November 8, 2023

This scholarship is available to current high school seniors in the Bay Area who plan on attending college or vocational school, or continuing education. 

Hustle Tech & Business News No-Essay Scholarship // Bold.org

Amount: $500

Deadline: November 1, 2023

This scholarship will be awarded to students who read The Hustle, a free daily newsletter aiming to change how young professionals consume news, and can apply what they've learned to accelerate their education and career.

The Skanner Foundation Scholarship // The Skanner News

Amount: $1,000-$3,000

Deadline: October 8, 2023

This scholarship is available to students across the country who have a minimum GPA of 2.5 and have completed at least 20 hours of community service in the past year with documentation. Applicants must write a minimum 600 word essay answering one of the following prompts: 1) Why are the academic results of minority youth (k-12), in the areas of reading and mathematics below the national average and what strategies do you believe school systems should implement to improve these statistics? 2) How should the minority community address the nation’s need for economic development? How would you define and address current issues of race relations in America? 3) What challenges are currently faced by young minority males or females?

BEE, YOU Scholarship // Busy Bee's Virtual Assistance & Management, LLC

Amount: $1,500

Deadline: October 8, 2023

This scholarship is available to high school seniors and current college students with financial need. Applicants must be working part or full-time in addition to being students in order to qualify for this scholarship. Applicants must write a 500-word maximum essay responding to one of the provided prompts as well as submit a link to a 2-minute video sharing your experience as a working student.

First of Us Scholarship // Gutierrez Law Firm

Amount: $1,000

Deadline: August 31, 2023

This scholarship is open to any current high school seniors, vocational students, or college students in the U.S. Applicants must have a minimum GPA of 3.0. and submit a 750-1000 word essay response to the prompt: Share with us a story of how you or a family member overcame hardships as a first-generation college student and the lessons you or your family member have learned along the way.

Western Regional Scholarship // Korean American Scholarship Foundation

Amount: $500-$5,000

Deadline: June 30, 2023

Full-time students who are of Korean descent are eligible for this scholarship. Students must be enrolled at a college or university in one of the designated Western region states (Alaska, Arizona, California, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Oregon, Utah, and Washington) during the 2023-2024 school year. Must have a minimum GPA of 3.0 and can demonstrate need for financial assistance.

Advocates Law Scholarship // The Advocates Injury Attorneys

Amount: $1,000

Deadline: June 30, 2023

This scholarship is open to current and incoming students currently enrolled in an accredited college in the United States. Applicants must submit a 300-500-word essay answering the following prompt: “What are some of the problems we face on the roads? How can you contribute to improving road safety? What laws (if any) could be changed to accomplish the goal of making streets safer for everyone?”

STEM Scholarship // NextStepU

Amount: $1,500

Deadline: June 30, 2023

This scholarship is open to students who are interested in pursuing a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, or Math) major. Applicant must be 16-22 years old at the time of entry and be a registered user of NextStepU.com.

STEM Scholarship Program // IMEG

Amount: Up to $10,000

Deadline: May 15, 2023

This scholarship is open to college students in their sophomore through senior year. Applicants must have financial need and be actively pursuing a degree in a STEM-related field with an engineering focus. Applicants must be U.S. citizens.

Better Together STEM Scholarship Program // PG&E

Amount: $2,500-$10,000

Deadline: May 2, 2023

These scholarships are available to students pursuing STEM-related studies at universities in California and Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) in the United States. Students must be California residents and PG&E customers at the time of application.

Study.com Scholarship for Latin American Students // Study.com

Amount: $1,000

Deadline: May 1, 2023

Graduating high school seniors with plans to attend college in the fall of 2023 and current undergraduate college students in any field of study are eligible to apply for this scholarship. Applicants must be of Latin American descent and be U.S. citizens or permanent residents.

San Diego Chinese Women’s Association Scholarship // San Diego Chinese Women’s Association

Amount: $1,000-$1,500

Deadline: March 31, 2023

This scholarship is open to high school students in San Diego County who are of at least one-quarter Chinese descent. The $1,000 scholarship is available for use at a two-year community college or vocational program, and the $1,500 scholarship is available for use at a four-year university. Must have a minimum GPA of 2.5 to be eligible for both.

Dr. Lynette Robinson Scholarship for Inclusive Education // North Coastal Consortium for Special Education

Amount: Up to $6,000

Deadline: March 31, 2023

This scholarship is open to graduating high school seniors in California that have expressed interest in pursuing a career in special education or a related field such as school psychology, social work, or counseling. Applicants must describe activities which demonstrate their support, involvement, and commitment to inclusive practices for students with special needs in educational and/or community settings.

Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Alumnae Chapter Scholarship // Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc

Amount: Varies

Deadline: March 31, 2023

This scholarship is available to Black, female high school seniors in designated areas of San Diego County. Must have a minimum of a 2.75 GPA on a 4.0 scale. Applicants must submit a transcript, two letters of recommendation, and their application essay.

San Diego Association of Black Journalists Scholarship // San Diego Association of Black Journalists

Amount: $1,000-$1,500

Deadline: March 31, 2023

Multiple scholarships will be awarded to Black high school and college students interested in pursuing careers in journalism, public relations, mass communications, or any other media-related field. Must write two short essays to be considered.

National Scholarship // National Association of Negro Business and Professional Women’s Clubs

Amount: Varies

Deadline: March 31, 2023

This scholarship is open to African American high school seniors who have a GPA of 3.0 and above and submit a typed essay of no less than 300 words on the topic: “Explain the Benefits You Have Gained through the Contributions of Two (2) Trailblazers of African Descent within the past twenty (20) years, and How It Has Benefited You as a Person.”

Kim and Harold Louie Family Foundation Scholarship // The Kim and Harold Louie Family Foundation

Amount: Varies based on applicant factors

Deadline: March 17, 2023

This scholarship is open to graduating high school seniors and individuals entering their freshman year of college during the 2023-2024 academic year. Applicants must have at least a 3.7 GPA and demonstrate outstanding personal achievements, academic merit, leadership qualities and/or community service. Special consideration will be noted for applicants who have parents who are U.S. veterans or currently in the U.S. military, students with financial need, first generation college students, and students with a documented significant disability.

HOLA at Microsoft Scholarship // Microsoft

Amount: $5,000

Deadline: March 15, 2023

This scholarship is available to Latinx high school seniors who need assistance paying for college. Must be planning to study Engineering, Computer Science, or Business in college. Must have a high school GPA of 3.0 and higher. DACA recipients are eligible to apply.

Virginia Smith Trust // Merced County Office of Education

Amount: Varies

Deadline: March 2, 2023

Students who resided and attended a public high school in Merced, California are eligible for this scholarship. Must be planning on attending a college full-time in the state of California.

Scholarship // The VANROSS Foundation

Amount: $500

Deadline: February 28, 2023

Applicants must “demonstrate positive-impact involvement consistent with capacity and circumstances and/or significant improvement/success in scholarship and community involvement.” Must submit 3 letters of recommendation, transcript, FAFSA, and EFC to be considered.

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