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Advanced Practice Healthcare Scholarship Program
Sponsor: Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development
Health Professions Education Foundation
400 R Street
Suite 460
Sacramento, CA 95811-6213
Eligibility: Applicants must be California residents who have been accepted by or are enrolled in an accredited California program. Financial need, work experience and career goals are considered, and preference is given to applicants who plan to remain in a medically underserved area past the service time. Those selected must sign a two-year service agreement to work in a medically underserved area of California.

Amount: Up to $50,000
Deadline: February 28
How to apply: Applications are available online.
Website: http://www.healthprofessions.ca.gov

Ain't Noth'n Ever Been Got That Ain't Been Went Out After Scholarship/ Terwillger Trust Scholarship Fund
Sponsor: Community Foundation of Mendocino County
204 South Oak Street
Ukiah, CA 95482
Eligibility: Applicants must be a senior at Laytonville High school. Students must plan on attending a vocational school, community college or four-year college or university. Applicants must have a minimum GPA of 3.0 and engage in community service.

Amount: $2,000
Deadline: Varies
How to apply: Applications are available online.
Website: http://www.communityfound.org

Allied Healthcare Scholarship Program
Sponsor: Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development
Health Professions Education Foundation
400 R Street
Suite 460
Sacramento, CA 95811-6213
Eligibility: Applicants must be enrolled in a California community college or university and be studying one of the following programs: medical imaging, occupational therapy, physical therapy, respiratory care, social work, pharmacy and diagnostic medical sonography, pharmacy technician, medical laboratory technologist, surgical technician or ultrasound technician. Those selected will complete a one-year service contract or work volunteer hours in a medically underserved area of California. Financial need, work experience, academic achievement and community involvement are considered. Preference is given to those who expect to graduate within two years of application.

Amount: Up to $8,000
Deadline: October 1
How to apply: Applications are available online.
Website: http://www.healthprofessions.ca.gov

Alma and August Mendosa Scholarship Fund
Sponsor: Community Foundation of Mendocino County
204 South Oak Street
Ukiah, CA 95482
Eligibility: Applicants must be a Mendocino High School senior who plans to attend a four-year college or university. Students must demonstrate financial need and display potential for academic success.

Amount: $4,000
Deadline: Varies
How to apply: Applications are available online.
Website: http://www.communityfound.org

American Association of Japanese University Women Scholarship Program
Sponsor: American Association of Japanese University Women
Scholarship Committee
3543 West Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90016
Eligibility: Applicants must be starting their junior or senior year in college or be in graduate school at a California school. They must be able to attend the awards ceremony in Los Angeles at their own expense. Applicants must demonstrate a desire to fulfill a leadership role in their chosen field of study and be a contributor to U.S.-Japan relations and cultural exchanges. Students must also submit an essay showing how their studies will contribute to leadership or to the relationship between the United States and Japan.

Amount: $2,000
Deadline: September 30
How to apply: Applications are available online. Application form, transcripts, resume, an essay and two letters of recommendation are required.
Website: http://www.aajuw.org

American Legion Auxiliary, Department of California $1,000 Scholarships
Sponsor: American Legion Auxiliary, Department of California
401 Van Ness Avenue
Suite 319
San Francisco, CA 94102-4570
Eligibility: One of the applicant's parents must have served in the U.S. Armed Forces during an eligible period. Applicants must be California resident high school seniors or graduates who have had to postpone school due to health or financial reasons and plan to attend a California college or university. Applicants must also demonstrate financial need.

Amount: $1,000
Deadline: March 16
How to apply: Applications are available online.
Website: http://www.calegionaux.org

American Legion Auxiliary, Department of California $2,000 Scholarships
Sponsor: American Legion Auxiliary, Department of California
401 Van Ness Avenue
Suite 319
San Francisco, CA 94102-4570
Eligibility: One of the applicant's parents must have served in the U.S. Armed Forces during an eligible period. Applicants must attend a California college or university, be California resident high school seniors or graduates who have not begun college because of illness or need and demonstrate need.

Amount: $2,000
Deadline: March 16
How to apply: Applications are available online.
Website: http://www.calegionaux.org

American Legion Auxiliary, Department of California $500 Scholarships
Sponsor: American Legion Auxiliary, Department of California
401 Van Ness Avenue
Suite 319
San Francisco, CA 94102-4570
Eligibility: One of applicant's parents must have served in the U.S. Armed Forces during an eligible period. Applicants must be California resident high school seniors or graduates who have had to postpone school due to health or financial reasons and plan to attend a California college or university. Applicants must also demonstrate financial need.

Amount: $500
Deadline: March 15
How to apply: Applications are available online.
Website: http://www.calegionaux.org

American Society of Travel Agents (ASTA) Northern California Chapter-Richard Epping Undergraduate Scholarship
Sponsor: Tourism Cares
275 Turnpike Street
Suite 307
Canton, MA 02021
Eligibility: Applicants must be permanent residents of the U.S. or Canada and undergraduate students who are enrolled at an accredited postsecondary institution located in Northern California. They must be studying travel, tourism or hospitality. Two-year program students must be entering their second year, and four-year program students must be rising juniors or seniors. Two-year program students must have completed 30 or more credits, and four-year program students must have completed 60 or more credits. Applicants must have a GPA of 3.0 or higher on a four-point scale. Selection is based on the overall strength of the application.

Amount: $1,000
Deadline: April 1
How to apply: Applications are available online. An application form, a resume, proof of residency, a personal essay, an official transcript and two letters of recommendation are required.
Website: http://www.tourismcares.org

Animal Health International FFA Scholarship
Sponsor: National FFA Organization
P.O. Box 68960
6060 FFA Drive
Indianapolis, IN 46268-0960
Eligibility: Applicants must be under 23 years of age and current members of FFA. Applicants must be residents of one of the following states: Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Iowa, Kansas, Louisiana, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Oregon, South Dakota, Texas, Utah, Washington or Wyoming. Selection is based on the overall strength of the application.

Amount: $1,000
Deadline: February 8
How to apply: Applications are available online.
Website: http://www.ffa.org

Anna and Charles Stockwitz Children and Youth Loan
Sponsor: Jewish Family and Children's Services (JFCS)
Miriam Schultz Grunfeld Professional Building
2150 Post Street, P.O. Box 159004
San Francisco, CA 94115
Eligibility: Applicants must be Jewish and have been a resident of Sonoma, Marin, San Francisco, San Mateo or Northern Santa Clara counties for at least two years prior to submitting an application. Applicants must complete and submit a FAFSA, demonstrating financial need based on federal tax returns. Applicants must be in good academic standing, with a minimum 3.0 GPA. Applicants must submit a guarantor/co-signer application.

Amount: $1,000-$6,000
Deadline: October 31
How to apply: Applications are available online.
Website: http://www.jfcs.org

Artadia James D. Phelan Award in the Visual Arts
Sponsor: The San Francisco Foundation
One Embarcadero Center, Suite 1400
San Francisco, CA 94111
Eligibility: Applicants must be born in California and must excel in printmaking, film, photography and/or video.

Amount: $15,000
Deadline: August 1
How to apply: Applications are available online.
Website: http://www.sff.org

Associate Degree Nursing Scholarship Program
Sponsor: Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development
Health Professions Education Foundation
400 R Street
Suite 460
Sacramento, CA 95811-6213
Eligibility: Applicants must be California residents enrolled in an associate degree nursing program at a California school, have a minimum 2.0 GPA and be fluent in a language other than English. Financial need, work experience, community involvement and academic achievement are considered. Preference is given to those who will graduate within two years and to those who plan to remain in a medically underserved area past the service time required. Recipients must sign a two-year service contract to work in a medically underserved area as an RN.

Amount: Up to $10,000
Deadline: October 1
How to apply: Applications are available online.
Website: http://www.healthprofessions.ca.gov

Atsuhiko Tateuchi Memorial Scholarship
Sponsor: Seattle Foundation
1200 Fifth Avenue
Suite 1300
Seattle, WA 98101-3151
Eligibility: Applicants must be high school seniors or undergraduate students from Washington, Oregon, California, Hawaii or Alaska with demonstrated financial need. They must have a GPA of 3.0 or higher. Preference is given to students with Japanese or other Asian ancestry.

Amount: $5,000
Deadline: March 1
How to apply: Applications are available online.
Website: http://www.seattlefoundation.org

AVID Scholarship
Sponsor: Orange County Community Foundation
4041 MacArthur Boulevard
Suite 510
Newport Beach, CA 92660
Eligibility: Applicants must have been enrolled in the AVID program for a minimum of three years. A minimum GPA of 2.8 is required. Students must be accepted to an accredited four-year educational institution. Selection is primarily based on demonstration of commitment to higher education and community service.

Amount: $5,000
Deadline: December 15
How to apply: Applications are available online.
Website: http://www.oc-cf.org

AWAF Scholarships
Sponsor: Association for Women in Architecture Foundation
1315 Storm Parkway
Torrance, CA 90501
Eligibility: Applicants must be female residents of California or attend a California school and must be enrolled in one of the following majors: architecture, landscape architecture, urban and/or land planning, interior design or environmental design. Applicants must also have completed a minimum of 18 units in their major by the application due date. The award is based on grades, personal statement, financial need, recommendations and submitted materials.

Amount: $2,500
Deadline: April 22
How to apply: Applications are available online.
Website: http://awaplusd.org/foundation/

Bachelor of Science Nursing Scholarship Program
Sponsor: Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development
Health Professions Education Foundation
400 R Street
Suite 460
Sacramento, CA 95811-6213
Eligibility: Applicants must be attending a California undergraduate nursing program and be fluent in a language other than English. Financial need, work experience, academic achievement and community involvement are considered. A two-year service agreement to work in a medically underserved area of California is required. Preference is given to those who expect to graduate within two years and to those who plan to remain in a medically underserved area after the service agreement has expired. Applicant must have minimum 2.0 GPA.

Amount: Up to $13,000
Deadline: February 28
How to apply: Applications are available online.
Website: http://www.healthprofessions.ca.gov

Banatao Filipino American Education Fund
Sponsor: Asian Pacific Fund
465 California Street
Suite 809
San Francisco, CA 94104
Eligibility: Applicants for the college scholarship should be high school seniors of at least half Filipino heritage with a GPA of at least a 3.0 who will enroll at four-year colleges or universities and plan to major in engineering, computer science or physical sciences (health professionals such as doctors and nurses not included). Each scholarship is renewable up to three years based on satisfactory academic performance in a full-time undergraduate program. Awards are for undergraduate study only and are based on potential, motivation and financial need. Applicants must be residents of one of the following counties: Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, Merced, Monterey, Napa, Sacramento, San Francisco, San Joaquin, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Santa Cruz, Solano, Sonoma or Stanislaus. Applicants for the college prep scholarship must be high school juniors of at least half Filipino heritage with a GPA of 3.0 who plan to attend four-year colleges or universities and are interested in SAT preparation and college admissions counseling. Students should have an interest in engineering, math or science and be residents of one of the following counties: Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, Napa, San Francisco, San Joaquin, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Solano or Sonoma.

Amount: $5,000
Deadline: February 20
How to apply: Application are available online.
Website: http://www.asianpacificfund.org

Begun Scholarship
Sponsor: California Library Association
248 E. Foothill Boulevard
Suite 101
Monrovia, CA 91016
Eligibility: Applicants must be California graduate students attending an American Library Association accredited school and have completed core coursework toward a master's of library and science or information studies degree. Recipients must also plan to become a children's or young adult librarian in a California public library and to join the California Library Association if not already a member.

Amount: $3,000
Deadline: Varies
How to apply: Applications are available online.
Website: http://www.cla-net.org

Berenice Barnard Music Specialist Scholarship
Sponsor: Ventura County Community Foundation
4001 Mission Oaks Boulevard
Camarillo, CA 93012
Eligibility: Applicants must be enrolled in an accredited four-year college or university and live in San Buenaventura or Ojai, California. To qualify, students must be pursuing a degree in music education or music performance. Financial need is not required, but will be considered during the selection process. Letters of recommendation required for application process must directly relate to applicant musical qualifications.

Amount: $1,000
Deadline: Varies
How to apply: Applications are available online.
Website: http://www.vccf.org

Bill Berrier Scholarship Fund
Sponsor: Coastal Community Foundation
P.O. Box 230415
Encinitas, CA 92023
Eligibility: Applicants may not be members of the families of the scholarship committee or employees of the foundation.

Amount: $500-$2,000
Deadline: April 12
How to apply: Applications are available online.
Website: http://www.coastalcommunityfoundation.org

BLET Auxiliary Scholarships
Sponsor: Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen Auxiliary
Attn: Helen Brand, National Secretary
38768 Crescent Hill Road
Osawatomie, KS 66064
Eligibility: Applicants must be the children of both a BLET Auxiliary and BLET member (living or deceased) and enrolled or accepted by an accredited university, college or institute of higher learning. If the applicant is a graduate student or returning to school as a sophomore, junior or senior, he or she must have a minimum 3.0 GPA. Selection is based on academic record, leadership, character and personal achievement.

Amount: $1,000
Deadline: April 1
How to apply: Applications are available online and by written request through your local GIA auxiliary or BLE division.
Website: http://www.bletauxiliary.net/

BNSF Railway Company FFA Scholarship
Sponsor: National FFA Organization
P.O. Box 68960
6060 FFA Drive
Indianapolis, IN 46268-0960
Eligibility: Applicants must be current FFA members and high school seniors or college students planning to enroll or currently enrolled full-time. Students must be pursuing a four-year degree in one of the following agricultural fields: business management, economics, sales and marketing or finance. They must be residents of California, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Montana, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota or Texas. Applicants must have at least a 3.0 GPA. Students only need to complete the online application one time to be considered for all FFA-administered scholarships. The application requires information about the student's activities and a 1,000-word essay. Awards may be used for books, supplies, tuition, fees and room and board.

Amount: $5,000
Deadline: February 1
How to apply: Applications are available online.
Website: http://www.ffa.org

Bryan Potts Scholarship
Sponsor: Sacramento Region Community Foundation
955 University Avenue
Ste. A
Sacramento, CA 95825
Eligibility: Applicants must demonstrate a financial need and have a GPA of at least 2.5 at the time of application.

Amount: $10,000
Deadline: March 1
How to apply: Applications are available online.
Website: http://www.sacregcf.org

Burlington Northern Santa Fe (BNSF) Foundation Scholarship
Sponsor: American Indian Science and Engineering Society
2305 Renard Place
Albuquerque, NM 87106
Eligibility: Applicants must reside in one of the following states: Arizona, California, Colorado, Kansas, Minnesota, Montana, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Oregon, South Dakota or Washington. Applicants must also major in one of the following areas: business, engineering, math, medicine/health administration, natural/physical sciences, technology or education and belong to AISES. Applicants must have a 2.0 minimum GPA.

Amount: $2,500
Deadline: May 31
How to apply: Applications are available online.
Website: http://www.aises.org

Cal Grant A
Sponsor: California Student Aid Commission
Specialized Programs Operations Branch – Chafee
P.O. Box 419029
Rancho Cordova, CA 95741-9029
Eligibility: Applicants must be California residents who are attending or plan to attend an eligible California college or university pursuing at least two years of coursework. They must enroll for no less than half time and meet program income requirements. They may not have already earned a bachelor's degree or higher, and they must not be in default on a student loan or owe a grant repayment without having made satisfactory arrangements for repayment. Students with a GPA of 3.0 or higher who meet all requirements will receive an entitlement award, and students with a GPA of at least 2.4 may apply for a competitive award.

Amount: Varies
Deadline: March 2
How to apply: Application materials are available online. A FAFSA and a GPA verification form are required.
Website: http://www.csac.ca.gov/

Cal Grant B
Sponsor: California Student Aid Commission
Specialized Programs Operations Branch – Chafee
P.O. Box 419029
Rancho Cordova, CA 95741-9029
Eligibility: Applicants must be California residents with financial need for attendance at an eligible California college or university. They must enroll for at least half time. A minimum GPA of 2.0 is required. Students who meet financial and eligibility requirements will receive a Cal Grant B entitlement award. Other eligible students can apply for a Cal Grant B competitive award. Competitive award selection is based on family income, education level of parents, GPA, time out of high school and special considerations.

Amount: Varies
Deadline: March 2
How to apply: Application materials are available online. A FAFSA and a GPA verification form are required.
Website: http://www.csac.ca.gov/

Cal Grant C
Sponsor: California Student Aid Commission
Specialized Programs Operations Branch – Chafee
P.O. Box 419029
Rancho Cordova, CA 95741-9029
Eligibility: Applicants must be California residents. They must enroll in a vocational program at a California community college, independent college or vocational school that is at least four months long. Funds may be received for up to two years. Eligible students will receive an application by mail from the California Student Aid Commission in mid-April.

Amount: Up to $3,009
Deadline: Varies
How to apply: Applications are available by mail. A FAFSA and an application form are required.
Website: http://www.csac.ca.gov/

Cal Grant Entitlement Award
Sponsor: California Student Aid Commission
Specialized Programs Operations Branch – Chafee
P.O. Box 419029
Rancho Cordova, CA 95741-9029
Eligibility: Applicants must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and file a verified grade point average with the California Student Aid Commission. Students must be California residents, be U.S. citizens or eligible noncitizens, meet U.S. Selective Service requirements, attend an eligible California postsecondary institution, be enrolled at least half-time, maintain satisfactory academic progress and not be in default on any student loan. Cal Grant A Entitlement Awards are for undergraduate institutions of not less than two academic years. Cal Grant B Entitlement Awards are for low-income students for living and transportation expenses, supplies and books at institutions of not less than one year. Cal Grant C Awards are for occupational or vocational programs. Cal Grant T Awards are for teacher credential candidates.

Amount: Varies
Deadline: March 2
How to apply: Applications are available by request.
Website: http://www.csac.ca.gov/

Calavo Scholarship
Sponsor: Ventura County Community Foundation
4001 Mission Oaks Boulevard
Camarillo, CA 93012
Eligibility: Applicants must be enrolled or enrolling in a four-year accredited college or university. Students must reside in one of Calavo's 12 districts in the state of California. Applicants must be related by blood or marriage to an active member of Calavo Growers. The Calavo Growers member name and relationship to applicant must be included in application.

Amount: $1,000
Deadline: Varies
How to apply: Applications are available online.
Website: http://www.vccf.org

California - Hawaii Elks Association Vocational Grants
Sponsor: California-Hawaii Elks Association
5450 E. Lamona Avenue
Fresno, CA 93727-2224
Eligibility: Applicants must be U.S. citizens and California or Hawaii residents. They must plan to pursue a vocational or technical course of study above and supplemental to high school or preparatory school. A high school diploma or equivalent is not required. Students planning to transfer into a bachelor's degree program upon completion of vocational studies are not eligible.

Amount: $500-$2,000
Deadline: 3 months after application is received
How to apply: Applications are available online.
Website: https://chea-elks.org/

California - Hawaii Elks Major Project Undergraduate Scholarship Program for Students with Disabilities
Sponsor: California-Hawaii Elks Association
5450 E. Lamona Avenue
Fresno, CA 93727-2224
Eligibility: Applicants must be U.S. citizens and California or Hawaii residents who have a physical, neurological, visual or hearing impairment or a speech/language disorder. They must be high school seniors or graduates or have passed the GED or California High School Proficiency Examination.

Amount: $1,000-$2,000
Deadline: March 15
How to apply: Applications are available online.
Website: https://chea-elks.org/

California Chafee Grant for Foster Youth
Sponsor: California Student Aid Commission
Specialized Programs Operations Branch – Chafee
P.O. Box 419029
Rancho Cordova, CA 95741-9029
Eligibility: Applicants must be current or former foster youth who are under 22 years of age as of July 1 of the award year. Dependency must have been established by the court between the ages of 16 and 18. Financial need is required. Applicants must enroll at least half-time in a program that is at least one academic year long, and they must attend class regularly and maintain good grades.

Amount: Up to $5,000
Deadline: Varies
How to apply: Applications are available online and applicants must also complete a FAFSA.
Website: http://www.csac.ca.gov/

California Community College Beverage Industry Scholarship
Sponsor: Christermon Foundation
9 Orchard Road
Suite 100
Lake Forest, CA 92630
Eligibility: Applicants must be community college students who intend on transferring to a four-year educational institution. A minimum GPA of 3.0 is required. Selection is primarily based on demonstration of community service.

Amount: $5,000
Deadline: February 1
How to apply: Applications are available online.
Website: http://www.christermon.com

California Council of the Blind Scholarships
Sponsor: California Council of the Blind
1303 J Street
Sacramento, CA 95814-2900
Eligibility: Applicants must be legally blind residents of California attending an accredited college, university or vocational school full-time or with at least 12 units per term. The school does not have to be in California. Proof of blindness is required. A letter from the local chapter's president or member recommending the applicant is helpful. Award money can't be spent on food, clothing or shelter.

Amount: Varies
Deadline: July 1
How to apply: Applications are available online.
Website: http://www.ccbnet.org

California Fee Waiver Program for Children of Veterans
Sponsor: California Department of Veterans Affairs
1227 O Street
Sacramento, CA 95814
Eligibility: Applicants must be the children, spouses, unmarried surviving spouses or registered domestic partners of veterans who are deceased or totally disabled due to service-related causes. The veteran must have served during a qualifying war period, and the child must be under 27 years of age (30 if the child is a veteran). There is no age limit for spouses or domestic partners. Children of veterans who have a service-connected disability, had one at the time of death or died of service-related causes may qualify if their income is at or below the national poverty level. In this case, there is no age limit.

Amount: Full tuition
Deadline: Varies
How to apply: Applications are available online.
Website: https://www.calvet.ca.gov

California Fee Waiver Program for Dependents of Deceased or Disabled National Guard Members
Sponsor: California Department of Veterans Affairs
1227 O Street
Sacramento, CA 95814
Eligibility: Applicants must be dependents or surviving spouses or domestic partners of California National Guard members who were killed or permanently disabled during active duty in service to the state. Spouses or domestic partners must not have remarried or terminated the relationship.

Amount: Full tuition
Deadline: Varies
How to apply: Applications are available online.
Website: https://www.calvet.ca.gov

California Fee Waiver Program for Recipients of the Medal of Honor and Their Children
Sponsor: California Department of Veterans Affairs
1227 O Street
Sacramento, CA 95814
Eligibility: Applicants must be Medal of Honor recipients, their children or dependents of a Registered Domestic Partner. Children must meet age, income and residency requirements. This award is only applicable toward undergraduate studies.

Amount: Full tuition
Deadline: Varies
How to apply: Applications are available online.
Website: https://www.calvet.ca.gov

California High School Senior Beverage Industry Scholarship
Sponsor: Christermon Foundation
9 Orchard Road
Suite 100
Lake Forest, CA 92630
Eligibility: Applicants must plan on attending an accredited four-year educational institution. Students must have participated in extracurricular activities during their junior and senior years. Selection is based on the overall strength of the application.

Amount: $5,000
Deadline: February 1
How to apply: Applications are available online.
Website: http://www.christermon.com

California Law Enforcement Personnel Dependents Grant Program
Sponsor: California Student Aid Commission
Specialized Programs Operations Branch – Chafee
P.O. Box 419029
Rancho Cordova, CA 95741-9029
Eligibility: Applicants must be spouses or children of California peace officers, Department of Corrections or Youth Authority employees or full-time firefighters who were killed or totally disabled due to accident or injury in the line of duty. They must enroll at an accredited California community college, college or university for a minimum of six units. Financial need is required. Awards match the amount of a Cal Grant award.

Amount: $100-$12,192
Deadline: Rolling
How to apply: Applications are available by mail or phone. An application form, copy of FAFSA Student Aid Report and documentation of the law enforcement personnel's death or injury are required.
Website: http://www.csac.ca.gov/

California Masonic Foundation Scholarship
Sponsor: California Masonic Foundation
1111 California Street
San Francisco, CA 94108-2284
Eligibility: Applicants must be U.S. citizens, be California residents for at least one year, be current high school seniors with a minimum 3.0 GPA, plan to attend an accredited two- or four-year college or university full-time and demonstrate financial need. There are a number of awards based on residence, career goals and general selection criteria.

Amount: $6,000-$40,000
Deadline: February 20
How to apply: Applications are available online.
Website: http://www.freemason.org

California Mathematics Council - South Scholarship
Sponsor: California Mathematics Council - Southern Section
P.O. Box 880
Clayton, CA 94517
Eligibility: Applicants must reside, teach or attend school in one of the eight southern California counties, be accepted into an elementary education or secondary credential program, or propose a program which benefits mathematics education. Students must submit applications via email at cmcsouth.scholarships@gmail.com. Selection is based on the strength of the overall application.

Amount: $2,000
Deadline: January 31
How to apply: Applications are available online.
Website: http://www.cmc-math.org/southgrant

California Oratorical Contest
Sponsor: American Legion, Department of California
1601 7th Street
Sanger, CA 93657
Eligibility: Applicants must be high school students under the age of 20 who are U.S. citizens or legal residents and residents of the state. Students first give an oration within their state and winners compete at the national level. The oration must be related to the Constitution of the United States focusing on the duties and obligations citizens have to the government. It must be in English and be between eight and ten minutes. There is also an assigned topic which is posted on the website, and it should be between three and five minutes.

Amount: $1,200-$18,000
Deadline: March 6
How to apply: Applications are available by email.
Website: http://www.calegion.org

California Restaurant Association Educational Foundation Scholarship for High School Seniors
Sponsor: California Restaurant Association
621 Capitol Mall
Suite 2000
Sacramento, CA 95814
Eligibility: Applicants must be high school seniors who are California residents and U.S. citizens or permanent residents and be enrolled in at least nine credit hours at an accredited institution of higher learning and have a GPA of 2.5 or higher. Students must plan to enroll in two consecutive semesters and have at least 250 hours of work experience in the restaurant industry.

Amount: Varies
Deadline: May 15
How to apply: Applications are available online. An application form, essay, copy of curriculum, transcript, proof of work experience and one to three letters of recommendation are required.
Website: http://www.calrest.org

California Restaurant Association Educational Foundation Scholarships for Undergraduate Students
Sponsor: California Restaurant Association
621 Capitol Mall
Suite 2000
Sacramento, CA 95814
Eligibility: Applicants must be California residents, U.S. citizens or permanent residents and undergraduate students who are enrolled in at least nine credit hours at an accredited institution of higher learning. A GPA of 2.5 or higher is required. Applicants must enroll in two consecutive semesters and have completed at least one grading term of a postsecondary program. High school students going into their freshman year must have 250 hours of restaurant work experience, rising sophomores must have 400 hours and those beyond the sophomore year must have 550 hours of experience.

Amount: Varies
Deadline: May 12
How to apply: Applications are available online. An application form, essay, copy of curriculum, transcript, proof of work experience and one to three letters of recommendation are required.
Website: http://www.calrest.org

California Retired Teachers Association Division 55 Bessie Scott Scholarship Fund
Sponsor: Community Foundation of Mendocino County
204 South Oak Street
Ukiah, CA 95482
Eligibility: Applicants must be a senior at a Mendocino County public high school and be planning to attend college to study education. Selection is based upon letters of recommendation and academic achievement. A 3.0 GPA is preferred. 

Amount: $1,000
Deadline: Varies
How to apply: Applications are available online.
Website: http://www.communityfound.org

California Retired Teachers Association Division 55 Hilmer Finne Scholarship Fund
Sponsor: Community Foundation of Mendocino County
204 South Oak Street
Ukiah, CA 95482
Eligibility: Applicants must be a Mendocino High School Senior who plans to study music in college. Students must display a commitment to music and proven talent. Selection based on letters of recommendation and academic achievement. A GPA of 3.0 is preferred.

Amount: $1,000
Deadline: Varies
How to apply: Applications are available online.
Website: http://www.communityfound.org

California School Library Association Southern Region Teacher Librarian Scholarship
Sponsor: California School Library Association
6444 East Spring Street, #237
Long Beach, CA 90815-1553
Eligibility: Applicants must be currently enrolled in a school library media credential program or master's degree program. Candidates must be residents of the California School Library Association Southern Section region and must provide two letters of recommendation.

Amount: $1,000
Deadline: September 23
How to apply: Applications are available online.
Website: http://csla.net/awards-2/scholarships/

California State PTA Scholarship
Sponsor: California State PTA
2327 L Street
Sacramento, CA 95816-5014
Eligibility: Applicants must attend a public California high school, be high school seniors who have served their school and community and be members of the PTA.

Amount: $500-$750
Deadline: February 1
How to apply: Applications are available online.
Website: http://www.capta.org

California Wine Grape Growers Foundation Scholarships
Sponsor: California Association of Winegrape Growers
1121 L Street
Suite 304
Sacramento, CA 95814
Eligibility: Applicants must be high school seniors who are children of vineyard workers who were employed during one of the two seasons prior to application. Waivers are available for children of wine grape growers based on financial need. Applicants must plan to attend any campus of the University of California or California State University systems, or any California community college. Selection criteria include financial need, scholastic ability, community involvement, leadership and/or work history and determination to succeed.

Amount: $2,000-$8,000
Deadline: March 24
How to apply: Applications are available online. An application form, transcript, letter of recommendation and two-page essay are required. SAT or ACT scores are required for students applying for a four-year scholarship.
Website: http://cawgfoundation.org

CANFIT Scholarships
Sponsor: CANFIT
2140 Shattuck Avenue, Suite 1110
Berkeley, CA 94704
Eligibility: Applicants must be African American, American Indian/Alaska Native, Asian American, Pacific Islander or Latino/Hispanic students enrolled in a California university or culinary arts school. Undergraduate students must be in a nutrition, physical education or culinary arts program. Graduate students must be enrolled in a nutrition, public nutrition, physical education or American Dietetic Association Approved Pre-professional Practice program. Minimum GPA requirement for graduate students is 3.0 and for undergraduates is 2.5.

Amount: Varies
Deadline: March 31
How to apply: Applications are available online.
Website: http://www.canfit.org

CAPED Excellence Scholarship
Sponsor: California Association for Postsecondary Education and Disability
Disabled Student Programs and Services
San Bernardino Valley College
701 South Mt. Vernon Avenue
San Bernardino, CA 92410
Eligibility: Applicants must have a verifiable disability and demonstrate financial need. A minimum GPA of 2.5 is required for undergraduates and a minimum GPA of 3.0 for graduate students. Applicants must be taking at least six semester units or four quarter units at a public or private California institution of higher learning.

Amount: $1,500
Deadline: August 31
How to apply: Applications are available online.
Website: http://www.caped.io/

CAPPS Scholarship Program
Sponsor: California Association of Private Postsecondary Schools
2520 Venture Oaks Way
Suite 170
Sacramento, CA 95833
Eligibility: Applicants must be legal California residents who have fulfilled the admission requirements for the school that is pledging their CAPPS scholarship. Application is restricted to high school and adult students only. Recipients are chosen on the basis of application date and each individual school's judging standards.

Amount: Varies
Deadline: August 5
How to apply: Applications are available online.
Website: http://www.cappsonline.org

Carlisle Van Ornum/H.E.L.P. Scholarship Fund--Cloverdale
Sponsor: Community Foundation Sonoma County
120 Stony Point Road
Ste. 220
Santa Rosa, CA 95401
Eligibility: Applicants must live in Sonoma County and show vocational aptitude, be involved in their community, participate in school activities and demonstrate leadership skills. Students must have significant financial need and have the perseverance needed to accomplish their goals. Selection is based on the overall strength of the application.

Amount: $850
Deadline: March 3
How to apply: Applications are available online.
Website: http://www.sonomacf.org

Carlisle Van Ornum/H.E.L.P. Scholarship Fund--Healdsburg
Sponsor: Community Foundation Sonoma County
120 Stony Point Road
Ste. 220
Santa Rosa, CA 95401
Eligibility: Applicants must be pursuing a certificate, license or accreditation in an applied occupation in such areas as medical/dental/nursing/physician assistant/pharmacy/physical therapy, teaching, culinary, accounting/bookkeeping, automotive, fire science, public safety, agricultural sciences, mental health/counseling, architectural/drafting or engineering/surveying.

Amount: $1,000
Deadline: March 3
How to apply: Applications are available online.
Website: http://www.sonomacf.org

Carroylin and Robert Threlkel Scholarship Fund
Sponsor: Sacramento Region Community Foundation
955 University Avenue
Ste. A
Sacramento, CA 95825
Eligibility: Applicants must be female and plan to enroll full-time in a business degree program. Students must demonstrate financial need and have a GPA of at least 2.5.

Amount: $5,000
Deadline: March 1
How to apply: Applications are available online.
Website: http://www.sacregcf.org

CCNMA Scholarships
Sponsor: CCNMA: Latino Journalists of California
ASU Cronkite School of Journalism
725 Arizona Avenue, Suite 404
Santa Monica, CA 90401-1734
Eligibility: Applicants must be Latino and either California residents or be attending California schools. While the student's degree does not have to be in journalism, they must demonstrate plans to pursue a career in journalism. An interview and autobiographical essay are required. Awards are based also on financial need, academic achievement and civic responsibility.

Amount: $500-$1,000
Deadline: May 2
How to apply: Applications are available online.
Website: http://www.ccnma.org

Chandler Scholars Program
Sponsor: Oregon Office of Student Access and Completion
1500 Valley River Drive
Suite 100
Eugene, OR 97401
Eligibility: Applicants must be seniors graduating from high schools in Del Norte County in California or the counties of Union, Jefferson, Harney, Deschutes, Curry, Crook or Baker in Oregon. Students must have a grade point average of at least 2.5 and, preferably, have satisfactory essay scores on the ACT or SAT. Applicants must complete the FAFSA and be planning to attend and public or nonprofit college. Students must also submit an essay answering the prompt: "How do good writing skills contribute to your ability to achieve your goals?" Selection is based on financial need and the overall strength of the application.

Amount: Varies
Deadline: March 1
How to apply: Applications are available online.
Website: https://oregonstudentaid.gov/scholarships.aspx

Charles H. and Ethel E. Wolfe Scholarship
Sponsor: Orange County Community Foundation
4041 MacArthur Boulevard
Suite 510
Newport Beach, CA 92660
Eligibility: Selection is primarily based on demonstration of academic achievement, community involvement and unmet financial need. Applicants must submit current transcripts and two letters of recommendation.

Amount: $2,000
Deadline: March 15
How to apply: Applications are available online.
Website: http://www.oc-cf.org

Charles N. Fisher Memorial Scholarship
Sponsor: American Radio Relay League Foundation
225 Main Street
Newington, CT 06111-1494
Eligibility: Applicants must have any class of ham radio license, be residents of the ARRL Southwestern Division (Arizona, Los Angeles, Orange County, San Diego or Santa Barbara), attend a regionally-accredited college or university and study electronics, communications or a related field.

Amount: $1,000
Deadline: January 31
How to apply: Applications are available online. Completed applications must be submitted by mail, not electronically.
Website: http://www.arrl.org/the-arrl-foundation

Chen Foundation Scholarship Program
Sponsor: Asian Pacific Community Fund
1145 Wilshire Boulevard
First floor
Los Angeles, CA 90017
Eligibility: Applicants must be high school seniors, reside in California and plan to attend a California state university or California community college as a freshman in the fall of the upcoming academic year. Students must have a minimum 3.0 GPA and must provide proof that their household income is below the California State Low Income Level. There is no ethnicity requirement for the award.

Amount: $2,000
Deadline: March 29
How to apply: Applications are available online and must be accompanied by one recommendation form and an official high school transcript.
Website: http://www.apcf.org

Chicana/Latina Foundation Scholarship
Sponsor: Chicana/Latina Foundation Scholarship Program
1419 Burlingame Avenue, Suite N
Burlingame, CA 94010
Eligibility: Applicants must be Chicana/Latina women who have lived in the Northern California counties for at least two years and are attending school at an accredited institution in the same region. Undergraduate applicants must be full-time students who have completed at least 15 semester units and earned a 2.5 GPA. Applicants must demonstrate leadership and community involvement and agree to volunteer at least five years in support of the Chicana/Latina Foundation if they receive the scholarship.

Amount: $1,500
Deadline: March 31
How to apply: Applications are available online.
Website: http://www.chicanalatina.org

Christopher A. Burrows Memorial Scholarship
Sponsor: Community Foundation of the Verdugos
111 East Broadway
Suite 200
Glendale, CA 91205
Eligibility: Applicants must demonstrate a high level of academic and extracurricular achievement, strength of character and zest for life. Financial need will also be considered.

Amount: $2,000
Deadline: March 2
How to apply: Applications are available online.
Website: http://www.cfverdugos.org

Christopher Mark Pitkin Memorial Scholarship
Sponsor: Hemophilia Foundation of Southern California
6720 Melrose Avenue
Hollywood, CA 90038
Eligibility: Applicants must be accepted into an educational institution. Students must reside in one of the following counties: Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, San Luis Obispo, Ventura, Kern or Santa Barbara.Applicants must submit letters of recommendation, official transcripts and an application detailing their education goals.

Amount: $1,000
Deadline: July 25
How to apply: Applications are available online.
Website: http://hemosocal.org

CIF Scholar-Athlete of the Year
Sponsor: California Interscholastic Federation (CIF)
CIF State Office
Attn.: CIF Scholar-Athlete of the Year
4658 Duckhorn Drive
Sacramento, CA 95834
Eligibility: Applicants must be high school seniors with a minimum 3.5 GPA, demonstrate outstanding athletic performance in a minimum of two years of varsity play in California and exhibit character, trustworthiness, respect, responsibility, fairness, caring and citizenship.

Amount: $5,000
Deadline: February 10
How to apply: Applications are available by request.
Website: http://www.cifstate.org

Cindy Kolb Memorial Scholarship
Sponsor: California Association for Postsecondary Education and Disability
Disabled Student Programs and Services
San Bernardino Valley College
701 South Mt. Vernon Avenue
San Bernardino, CA 92410
Eligibility: Applicants must have a verifiable disability. They must be students at a four-year institution of higher learning in California with a GPA of at least 2.5 if an undergraduate or 3.0 if a graduate student. A letter of recommendation, a letter of application and documentation of the student's disability is required.

Amount: $1,000
Deadline: September 8
How to apply: Applications are available online.
Website: http://www.caped.io/

CLA Scholarship for Minority Students in Memory of Edna Yelland
Sponsor: California Library Association
248 E. Foothill Boulevard
Suite 101
Monrovia, CA 91016
Eligibility: Applicants must be California residents, be American Indian, African American, Mexican American, Latino, Asian American, Pacific Islander or Filipino and be accepted into or enrolled in an American Library Association accredited state library school. The award is based on financial need, and an interview is required.

Amount: $2,500
Deadline: Varies
How to apply: Applications are available online.
Website: http://www.cla-net.org

Clair A. Hill Scholarship
Sponsor: Association of California Water Agencies
910 K Street
Suite 100
Sacramento, CA 95814
Eligibility: Applicants must be California residents who are rising juniors or seniors at a participating postsecondary institution located in California. They must be pursuing an undergraduate degree in a water resources-related subject and be full-time students enrolled for the entirety of the upcoming school year. Selection is based on professional commitment to the water resources field, academic achievement and financial need.

Amount: $5,000
Deadline: February 1
How to apply: Applications are available online. An application form, personal essay, transcript and two to three letters of recommendation are required.
Website: http://www.acwa.com

CNA Alameda County Scholarship
Sponsor: California Nurses Association
155 Grand Ave
Oakland, CA 94612
Eligibility: Applicants must be members of the Alameda County Nurses Association (Region 1) who are enrolled in an educational program, attending educational conferences or classes or engaged in health educational efforts in underserved communities. The organization considers facility activism, length of time as a direct care nurse and educational vision.

Amount: Varies
Deadline: August 1
How to apply: Applications are available online.
Website: http://www.nationalnursesunited.org/site/entry/california-nurses-association

Community and Folk Arts Scholarship
Sponsor: Ventura County Community Foundation
4001 Mission Oaks Boulevard
Camarillo, CA 93012
Eligibility: Applicants must be a resident of Ventura County, California and graduating from any Ventura County high school. Students must be enrolling full-time in any accredited four-year college/university and majoring in art (education, teaching or artist).

Amount: $500
Deadline: Varies
How to apply: Applications are available online.
Website: http://www.vccf.org

Continuing/Re-entry Students Scholarship
Sponsor: American Legion Auxiliary, Department of California
401 Van Ness Avenue
Suite 319
San Francisco, CA 94102-4570
Eligibility: One of the applicant's parents must have served in the U.S. Armed Forces during an eligible period. Applicants must be California residents planning to attend a California college or university and must be continuing or re-entry college students.

Amount: $500-$1,000
Deadline: March 16
How to apply: Applications are available online.
Website: http://www.calegionaux.org

Corporate Leadership Scholarships
Sponsor: Gravure Education Foundation
P.O. Box 25617
Rochester, NY 14625
Eligibility: Applicants must be enrolled full-time at a GEF Learning Resource Center at Arizona State University, California Polytechnic State University, Clemson University, Murray State, Rochester Institute of Technology, University of Wisconsin - Stout or Western Michigan University. Students must major in printing, graphic arts or graphic communications and be undergraduate or graduate students at the time of award. Applicants must have a minimum 3.0 GPA.

Amount: $1,000-$1,500
Deadline: May 1
How to apply: Applications are available online.
Website: http://www.gaa.org/gravure-education-foundation

Critical Care Scholarship Program
Sponsor: Critical Care Training Center
6426 Bellingham Avenue
North Hollywood, CA 91606
Eligibility: Applicants must be California residents pursuing a degree in healthcare/nursing. Students are required to submit an essay on the designated topic found on the website. After applicants are narrowed down, the essays will then need to be shared on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn or other social networking page and receive votes. The contest runs quarterly.

Amount: $2,500
Deadline: January 30
How to apply: Applications are available online.
Website: http://www.acls123.com/interactive-scholarship-program/

CTA César E. Chávez Memorial Education Awards Program
Sponsor: California Teachers Association (CTA)
CTA Human Rights Department
P.O. Box 921
Burlingame, CA 94011-0921
Eligibility: A student or group of up to five students must submit an essay or visual piece under the supervision of a teacher or professor who is a member of the CTA. Students may be in kindergarten through high school or in community college. All works must focus on topics such as non-violence and their relationship to Chávez's legacy. Visit the website for a complete list of topics and specific essay and visual arts submission requirements.

Amount: Up to $550
Deadline: January 15
How to apply: Applications are available online.
Website: http://www.cta.org

Dan Wood Scholarship
Sponsor: Community Foundation Santa Cruz County
7807 Soquel Drive
Aptos, CA 95003
Eligibility: Applicants must be a U.S. citizen, have a track record of community service, have maintained a minimum 3.0 GPA and have demonstrated financial need. Awardee will need to attend an accredited two- or four-year college or vocational school at least part-time (six credits) to retain the scholarship award.

Amount: $500
Deadline: February 25
How to apply: Applications are available online.
Website: http://www.cfscc.org

David G. Casavan Memorial Scholarship
Sponsor: Ventura County Community Foundation
4001 Mission Oaks Boulevard
Camarillo, CA 93012
Eligibility: Applicants must be Ventura County residents graduating from a high school in the county, enrolling full-time in an accredited California four-year institution or Ventura County residents who are transferring from a Ventura County community college to an accredited California four-year institution pursuing a degree in engineering, physical science or math.

Amount: $500
Deadline: January 29
How to apply: Applications are available online.
Website: http://www.vccf.org

David Joseph Talamo Memorial Athletic Scholarship Fund
Sponsor: Community Foundation of Mendocino County
204 South Oak Street
Ukiah, CA 95482
Eligibility: Students must have a GPA of 3.0 and have participated in organized sports in high school.

Amount: $1,000
Deadline: Varies
How to apply: Applications are available online.
Website: http://www.communityfound.org

DL English Scholarship
Sponsor: Planning and Visual Education Partnership (PAVE) c/o Kroger Company
PAVE Entries Attn.: Ken Pray
1014 Vine Street
Cincinnati, OH 45202
Eligibility: Applicants must be enrolled in a program working towards a degree in the retail design industry. Students must have at least a 3.0 GPA and be full-time students enrolled in at least 12 credit hours. Students must be studying within the following states: Arizona, California, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah or Washington.

Amount: $2,500
Deadline: March 1
How to apply: Applications are available online.
Website: http://paveglobal.org/GrantAndscholarshipsList.aspx

Dodell Women's Empowerment Scholarship
Sponsor: National Council of Jewish Women, Los Angeles (NCJW/LA)
543 N. Fairfax Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90036
Eligibility: Applicants must live and attend school in the greater Los Angeles area including Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside and Ventura counties. Applicants must be women age 35 years or older who are re-entering or continuing school to obtain skills that will help lead to economic self-sufficiency.

Amount: $1,000
Deadline: May 1
How to apply: Applications available online and must include a transcript and two letters of reference.
Website: http://ncjwla.org/what-we-do/scholarships/

Dr. Charles O. and Harriett C. Smith Memorial Scholar-Athlete Scholarship Fund
Sponsor: Community Foundation of Mendocino County
204 South Oak Street
Ukiah, CA 95482
Eligibility: Applicants must demonstrate involvement within the community and participation in extracurriculars, especially team sports. Students must possess an exemplary work ethic, an ability to multi-tasking and a skill for handling the pressures the accompany deadlines. Applicants must be in good academic standing, with a minimum 3.0 GPA.

Amount: $500
Deadline: April 13
How to apply: Applications are available online.
Website: http://www.communityfound.org

Dr. John and Mae Benjamin Scholarship
Sponsor: Community Foundation of the Verdugos
111 East Broadway
Suite 200
Glendale, CA 91205
Eligibility: Applicants must provide a personal essay on the topic of medicine.

Amount: $1,000
Deadline: March 2
How to apply: Applications are available online.
Website: http://www.cfverdugos.org

Emily M. Hewitt Memorial Scholarship
Sponsor: Calaveras Big Trees Association
P.O. Box 1196
Arnold, CA 95223
Eligibility: Applicants must be enrolled full-time in an accredited California post-secondary educational institution and must have career goals that are related to communicating and interpreting nature's wonder. Students pursuing degrees in environmental protection, forestry, wildlife and fisheries biology, parks and recreation, park management, environmental law and public policy, environmental art and California history are encouraged to apply. Selection is based on dedication to the ideals of the scholarship and financial need.

Amount: $1,000
Deadline: April 15
How to apply: Student must submit a statement of personal and career goals, a resume (and portfolio if applicable) and transcripts of all college work completed to date. On the cover page, include your name, address, phone number and college major.
Website: http://www.bigtrees.org

Emmett and Elsie Geiser Scholarship
Sponsor: Community Foundation Santa Cruz County
7807 Soquel Drive
Aptos, CA 95003
Eligibility: Applicants must maintain a GPA of at least 3.0 in college prep courses (and 2.0 once attending college), have fully participated in at least one sport, and submit a recommendation letter from a coach or athletic director detailing their athletic and academic achievements.

Amount: $750
Deadline: February 25
How to apply: Applications are available online.
Website: http://www.cfscc.org

ERC Eco Scholarship Fund
Sponsor: Environmental Research Center
3111 Camino Del Rio North, Suite 400
San Diego, CA 92108
Eligibility: Applicants must be U.S. citizens and residents of California who are graduating high school seniors. Students must be accepted to a California college or university and intend to pursue a degree in environmental studies. A minimum high school GPA of 3.25 is required and applicants must have completed at least one high school science class in addition to the minimum amount required for graduation.

Amount: $1,000
Deadline: Ongoing
How to apply: Applications are available online.
Website: http://www.erc501c3.org

Eric Hall Scholarship Fund
Sponsor: Coastal Community Foundation
P.O. Box 230415
Encinitas, CA 92023
Eligibility: Applicants will be judged on a combination of scholastic achievement and personal merit.

Amount: $500-$2,000
Deadline: April 12
How to apply: Applications are available online.
Website: http://www.coastalcommunityfoundation.org

Eric Scott Langdon and Diana Monzeglio Memorial Scholarship Fund for Artists
Sponsor: Coastal Community Foundation
P.O. Box 230415
Encinitas, CA 92023
Eligibility: Preference will be given to students who need financial support to attend college and who excel in fine arts, dance or music.

Amount: $500-$2,000
Deadline: April 12
How to apply: Applications are available online.
Website: http://www.coastalcommunityfoundation.org

Flora De Mayo Scholarship Fund
Sponsor: Community Foundation Sonoma County
120 Stony Point Road
Ste. 220
Santa Rosa, CA 95401
Eligibility: Applicants must submit a portfolio and a letter of recommendation. Students must demonstrate a passion and aptitude for their field of study in addition to a commitment to their community. Selection is based on the overall strength of the application.

Amount: $1,000
Deadline: March 3
How to apply: Applications are available online.
Website: http://www.sonomacf.org

Frank and Anne Leone Scholarship
Sponsor: Community Foundation of the Verdugos
111 East Broadway
Suite 200
Glendale, CA 91205
Eligibility: Selection is based on demonstration of academic achievement and community service accomplishments.

Amount: $1,000
Deadline: March 2
How to apply: Applications are available online.
Website: http://www.cfverdugos.org

Frank and Ruth Bila Scholarship
Sponsor: Orange County Community Foundation
4041 MacArthur Boulevard
Suite 510
Newport Beach, CA 92660
Eligibility: Applicants must be U.S. citizens and full-time students between the ages of 17 and 30. A minimum GPA of 3.0 is required. Students must demonstrate unmet financial need.

Amount: $2,500
Deadline: March 15
How to apply: Applications are available online.
Website: http://www.oc-cf.org

Frank del Olmo Memorial Scholarship
Sponsor: CCNMA: Latino Journalists of California
ASU Cronkite School of Journalism
725 Arizona Avenue, Suite 404
Santa Monica, CA 90401-1734
Eligibility: Applicants must be Latino, be either California residents or attending California schools and have an interest in pursuing a journalism career. An interview is required. Financial need, academic achievement and community involvement are also considered.

Amount: $500-$1,000
Deadline: May 2
How to apply: Applications are available online.
Website: http://www.ccnma.org

Friends of Scott Scholarship Program
Sponsor: Friends of Scott Foundation
6977 Navajo Road #168
San Diego, CA 92119
Eligibility: Applicants must be a resident of California and must be intending to enroll, or are enrolled, in undergraduate or graduate school.

Amount: 1000
Deadline: August 31
How to apply: Applications are available online.
Website: http://www.friendsofscott.org

Friends of the California State Fair Scholarship Program
Sponsor: California State Fair
1600 Exposition Boulevard
Sacramento, CA 95815
Eligibility: Applicants must be enrolled or plan to enroll in a four-year accredited California institution of higher learning. They must have a GPA of 3.0 or higher and have a valid California ID.

Amount: Up to $5,000
Deadline: March 2
How to apply: Applications are available online.
Website: http://www.castatefair.org/

FWA Graduate Scholarship
Sponsor: Financial Women's Association of San Francisco Scholarship Fund
FWASF Scholarship Fund
268 Bush Street #2822
San Francisco, CA 94126
Eligibility: Applicants must be enrolled at an accredited Bay Area college. A minimum GPA of 3.4 is required. Selection is primarily based on demonstration of leadership skills, strong communication skills and financial need.

Amount: $10,000
Deadline: March 25
How to apply: Applications are available online.
Website: http://www.fwasfscholarshipfund.org

FWA Undergraduate Scholarship
Sponsor: Financial Women's Association of San Francisco Scholarship Fund
FWASF Scholarship Fund
268 Bush Street #2822
San Francisco, CA 94126
Eligibility: Applicants must be enrolled at an accredited Bay Area college. A minimum GPA of 3.4 is required. Selection is primarily based on demonstration of leadership skills, strong communication skills and financial need.

Amount: $5,000
Deadline: March 25
How to apply: Applications are available online.
Website: http://www.fwasfscholarshipfund.org

GEF Resource Center Scholarships
Sponsor: Gravure Education Foundation
P.O. Box 25617
Rochester, NY 14625
Eligibility: Applicants must be enrolled at one of the following GEF Learning Resource Centers: Arizona State University, California Polytechnic State University, Clemson University, Murray State University, Rochester Institute of Technology, University of Wisconsin - Stout or Western Michigan University. Must have at least a 3.0 GPA.

Amount: Varies
Deadline: May 1
How to apply: Applications are available online.
Website: http://www.gaa.org/gravure-education-foundation

George Choy Memorial/Gay Asian Pacific Alliance (GAPA) Scholarship
Sponsor: Horizons Foundation
550 Montgomery Street
Suite 700
San Francisco, CA 94111
Eligibility: Applicants should have at least 25 percent Asian/Pacific Islander ancestry, in the process of applying to or currently attending a college, university or vocational school and reside in one of the nine Bay Area counties (Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Napa, Sonoma or Solano). Preference is given to those who are lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender or who are involved in the LGBT community.

Amount: Up to $1,000
Deadline: Varies
How to apply: Applications are available by phone.
Website: http://www.horizonsfoundation.org

George Geng On Lee Minorities in Leadership Scholarship
Sponsor: Capture The Dream
484 Lake Park Avenue #15
Oakland, CA 94610
Eligibility: Applicants must be enrolled or intend on enrolling full-time at an accredited four-year college. Selection is primarily based on demonstration of financial need, leadership potential, academic achievement and community service.

Amount: $1,000
Deadline: June 30
How to apply: Applications are available online.
Website: http://www.capturethedream.org

Glendale Latino Association Scholarship
Sponsor: Community Foundation of the Verdugos
111 East Broadway
Suite 200
Glendale, CA 91205
Eligibility: Applicants must be graduating from a Glendale Unified School District public or private high school or Allan F. Daily Continuation High School. Preference is given to students with a documented history of community service. Students must submit an essay about their Latino heritage and the importance of education.

Amount: $2,000
Deadline: March 2
How to apply: Applications are available online.
Website: http://www.cfverdugos.org

Golden Gate Restaurant Association Scholarship
Sponsor: Golden Gate Restaurant Association
Scholarship Foundation
220 Montgomery Street, Suite 990
San Francisco, CA 94104
Eligibility: Applicants must be California residents at time of application submission and pursue a major in food service.

Amount: Varies
Deadline: April 30
How to apply: Applications are available online or by mail.
Website: http://www.ggra.org

Gonzales Harris Bilingual Scholarship
Sponsor: Community Foundation of the Verdugos
111 East Broadway
Suite 200
Glendale, CA 91205
Eligibility: Applicants must demonstrate written and verbal fluency in both Spanish and English. A minimum GPA of 3.5 is required. Students must plan on attending an accredited four-year community college/university or career technical school. Applicants must submit an essay explaining the importance of education and how they intend on contributing to their community.

Amount: $6,000
Deadline: March 2
How to apply: Applications are available online.
Website: http://www.cfverdugos.org

Grange Insurance Group Scholarship
Sponsor: Grange Insurance Association
Scholarship Committee
P.O. Box 21089
Seattle, WA 98111-3089
Eligibility: Applicants must be current Grange Insurance Group (GIG) policyholders (or children or grandchildren of GIG policyholders) in California, Colorado, Idaho, Oregon, Washington or Wyoming; Grange members (or children or grandchildren of Grange members) or children or grandchildren of current GIG employees and residents in California, Colorado, Idaho, Oregon, Washington and Wyoming. Applicants can apply for scholarships in either academic or vocational studies. Three of the awards will be for students wishing to pursue vocational studies and 22 will be for academic studies. The top scoring student in each category receives $1,500 and each additional winner receives $1,000. Scholarships may be used toward a certificate or degree in a recognized profession or vocation, including community colleges, business colleges and technical institutes, as well as institutions offering an academic degree program. Vocational scholarships are intended for use at community colleges, technical or business schools or other institutions that offer vocational training which does not lead to a two- or four-year academic degree. Selection is based on academic achievement and essays.

Amount: $1,000-$2,500
Deadline: March 1
How to apply: Applications are available online.
Website: http://www.grange.com

Growing Up Asian in America
Sponsor: Asian Pacific Fund
465 California Street
Suite 809
San Francisco, CA 94104
Eligibility: Applicants do not need to be Asian American. Students must be K-12 students in the nine counties of the San Francisco Bay Area and must submit entries in the art and essay categories. There is a theme for each year's competition.

Amount: $1,000
Deadline: March 4
How to apply: Applications are available at schools and libraries.
Website: http://www.asianpacificfund.org

Harriett and Lawrence Wheeler Scholarship
Sponsor: Community Foundation for Southwest Washington
610 Esther Street
Suite 201
Vancouver, WA 98660
Eligibility: Applicants must demonstrate a strong work ethic and financial need. Selection is based on the overall strength of the application.

Amount: $2,900
Deadline: April 30
How to apply: Applications are available online.
Website: https://www.cfsww.org/

Helen Kellum Scholarship Fund
Sponsor: Community Foundation Sonoma County
120 Stony Point Road
Ste. 220
Santa Rosa, CA 95401
Eligibility: Students must demonstrate a significant financial need and the perseverance to complete their degree program. Applicants must submit the FAFSA and a statement of their community and employment involvement. Selection is based on the overall strength of the application.

Amount: $1,000
Deadline: March 3
How to apply: Applications are available online.
Website: http://www.sonomacf.org

Helen Mathilda Yunker Music Scholarship
Sponsor: Ventura County Community Foundation
4001 Mission Oaks Boulevard
Camarillo, CA 93012
Eligibility: Applicants must be either a graduating senior in the city of Ventura or a current Ventura College student enrolling at an accredited four-year college or university to study music. Students must be able to demonstrate financial need. Applicants can reapply in successive years.

Amount: $2,000
Deadline: January 29
How to apply: Applications are available online.
Website: http://www.vccf.org

High Hopes Scholarship Program
Sponsor: Berkeley Community Fund
2111 Martin Luther King Jr. Way
Berkeley, CA 94704
Eligibility: Applicants must be U.S. citizens and Berkeley High School students with a cumulative GPA of over 2.5. Students must intend to enroll full-time at an approved college or university at the time of application and remain enrolled full-time with a cumulative GPA above 2.5 in order to continue receiving aid. Selection is based upon academic and extracurricular achievements which demonstrate an overall readiness for college and university-level coursework.

Amount: $4,000
Deadline: Varies
How to apply: Applications are available online.
Website: http://www.berkfund.org

Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Sonoma County Scholarship Fund
Sponsor: Community Foundation Sonoma County
120 Stony Point Road
Ste. 220
Santa Rosa, CA 95401
Eligibility: Applicants must demonstrate leadership skills and have volunteer experience in their community or at their school. Students must demonstrate financial need. Selection is based on the overall strength of the application.

Amount: $1,000
Deadline: March 3
How to apply: Applications are available online.
Website: http://www.sonomacf.org

Honorable Gayle Guynup Endowed Scholarship Fund
Sponsor: Community Foundation Sonoma County
120 Stony Point Road
Ste. 220
Santa Rosa, CA 95401
Eligibility: Applicants must be full-time law school students who can demonstrate financial need and the perseverance necessary to finish their education. Selection is based on the overall strength of the application.

Amount: $5,000
Deadline: March 2
How to apply: Applications are available online.
Website: http://www.sonomacf.org

Incight Scholarship
Sponsor: Incight Education
111 SW Columbia Street
Suite 1170
Portland, OR 97201
Eligibility: Applicants must have a documented disability that may include physical, learning or cognitive. Students must also attend a trade school, college or university on a full-time basis. Recipients are placed with internships related to their field of study.

Amount: $500-$2,500
Deadline: April 1
How to apply: Applications are available online.
Website: http://incight.org/education/scholarship

Inger Lawrence-M.R. Bauer Foundation Nursing Studies Scholarship
Sponsor: National Council of Jewish Women, Los Angeles (NCJW/LA)
543 N. Fairfax Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90036
Eligibility: Applicants must live and attend school in the greater Los Angeles area including Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside and Ventura counties. Applicants must be enrolled in or accepted to a degree program in nursing.

Amount: $2,000
Deadline: May 1
How to apply: Applications are available online and must include a transcript and two letters of reference.
Website: http://ncjwla.org/what-we-do/scholarships/

Irene Somerset Gould Memorial Scholarship
Sponsor: High Desert Community Foundation
Attn. Scholarship Committee CHairperson
Irene Somerset Gould Memorial Scholarship
P.O. Box 965
Victorville, CA 92393
Eligibility: Applicants must be female and interested in pursuing a career in business. Students must live in California and have a minimum GPA of 3.0.

Amount: $1,000
Deadline: March 28
How to apply: Applications are available online.
Website: http://hdcfoundation.org

Jack Hughes Education Scholarship
Sponsor: California Nevada Racquetball Association
Terry Rogers, CNRA Scholarship Chairperson
8317 Divernon Avenue
Las Vegas, NV 89149
Eligibility: Applicants must be high school seniors who will be graduating or college undergraduates. Students must reside in California or Nevada and demonstrate a desire to expand racquetball. Applicants must also be current USAR members.

Amount: Varies
Deadline: August 15
How to apply: Applications are available online.
Website: http://www.californiaracquetball.org

Jackie Harrigan Haase Memorial Scholarship Fund
Sponsor: Coastal Community Foundation
P.O. Box 230415
Encinitas, CA 92023
Eligibility: Preference is given to students who have been in special education.

Amount: $500-$2,000
Deadline: April 12
How to apply: Applications are available online.
Website: http://www.coastalcommunityfoundation.org

Jackson Family Scholarship
Sponsor: Orange County Community Foundation
4041 MacArthur Boulevard
Suite 510
Newport Beach, CA 92660
Eligibility: Applicants must be accepted to an accredited nursing program and must have completed a minimum of two semesters. A minimum GPA of 3.0 is required. Students must intend on enrolling full-time.

Amount: $1,000
Deadline: March 15
How to apply: Applications are available online.
Website: http://www.oc-cf.org

Jacob Rassen Memorial Scholarship
Sponsor: Jewish Family and Children's Services (JFCS)
Miriam Schultz Grunfeld Professional Building
2150 Post Street, P.O. Box 159004
San Francisco, CA 94115
Eligibility: Applicants must be Jewish and have been a resident of Sonoma, Marin, San Francisco, San Mateo or Northern Santa Clara counties for at least two years prior to submitting an application. Students must complete and submit a FAFSA, demonstrating financial need based on federal tax returns. Applicants must be in good academic standing, with a minimum 3.0 GPA.

Amount: $500-$1,500
Deadline: October 31
How to apply: Applications are available online.
Website: http://www.jfcs.org

James D. Phelan Literary Award
Sponsor: The San Francisco Foundation
One Embarcadero Center, Suite 1400
San Francisco, CA 94111
Eligibility: Nominees must be qualifying literary artist nominated for their outstanding work based on the submission of an un-published manuscript in-progress. Submissions may be in any one of the following literary forms: fiction (novel or short stories), nonfictional prose, poetry and spoken word.

Amount: Varies
Deadline: Unknown
How to apply: Applications are by nomination.
Website: http://www.sff.org

Jay Deaton Memorial Scholarship for Agriculture
Sponsor: Community Foundation Sonoma County
120 Stony Point Road
Ste. 220
Santa Rosa, CA 95401
Eligibility: Applicants must demonstrate financial need and submit the FAFSA along with a statement of community, employment and extra curricular involvement. Selection is based on the overall strength of the application.

Amount: $900
Deadline: March 3
How to apply: Applications are available online.
Website: http://www.sonomacf.org

Jeff Krosnoff Scholarship
Sponsor: Jeff Krosnoff Scholarship Fund
P.O. Box 8585
La Crescenta, CA 91214-0585
Eligibility: Applicants must have an excellent academic record with a cumulative high school GPA of at least 3.0. Students must submit a transcript and a two- to four-page essay. The essay is given the greatest weight in the selection process.

Amount: $10,000
Deadline: January 18
How to apply: Applications are available online.
Website: http://www.jeffkrosnoffscholarship.com

Jerry Juhl Fund for the Arts
Sponsor: Community Foundation of Mendocino County
204 South Oak Street
Ukiah, CA 95482
Eligibility: Applicants must be studying performing arts, lighting, sound or set design. Applicants must demonstrate financial need, community involvement and a potential for academic success.

Amount: $5,000
Deadline: Varies
How to apply: Applications are available online.
Website: http://www.communityfound.org

Jessica Lynn Herman Memorial Scholarship
Sponsor: Orange County Community Foundation
4041 MacArthur Boulevard
Suite 510
Newport Beach, CA 92660
Eligibility: Applicants must plan on enrolling full-time at an accredited educational institution. A minimum GPA of 3.0 is required. Students must have been a mentor or tutor and must have interest in both the humanities and the sciences. Selection is primarily based on demonstration of self-motivation and selflessness.

Amount: $2,500
Deadline: March 15
How to apply: Applications are available online.
Website: http://www.oc-cf.org

Jewel Gardiner Memorial Fund Scholarship
Sponsor: California School Library Association
6444 E. Spring Street #247
Long Beach, CA 90815-1553
Eligibility: Applicants must be a CLSA Northern Region member at time of application. Students must be currently enrolled in a Teacher Librarian Credential program or at any time in the previous year. Applicant must be willing to serve as an active CSLA volunteer as a member of at least one committee. Preference is given to first time recipients and applicants with teaching experience.

Amount: $1,000
Deadline: August 1; November 1
How to apply: Applications are available online.
Website: http://www.csla.net

Joe W. Chavez Educational Fund
Sponsor: Coastal Community Foundation
P.O. Box 230415
Encinitas, CA 92023
Eligibility: Selection criteria is made based on grades and personal activities demonstrating an ability to achieve student goals.

Amount: $500-$2,000
Deadline: April 12
How to apply: Applications are available online.
Website: http://www.coastalcommunityfoundation.org

Joel Garcia Memorial Scholarship
Sponsor: CCNMA: Latino Journalists of California
ASU Cronkite School of Journalism
725 Arizona Avenue, Suite 404
Santa Monica, CA 90401-1734
Eligibility: Applicants must be Latino and either attending California schools or be California residents attending out-of-state schools. Students must show an interest in journalism (broadcast, print, photo or online) and demonstrate financial need and academic achievement.

Amount: $500-$1,000
Deadline: May 2
How to apply: Applications are available online, by email, by mail or by phone.
Website: http://www.ccnma.org

John & Elsie Krikorian Journalism Scholarship
Sponsor: Community Foundation of the Verdugos
111 East Broadway
Suite 200
Glendale, CA 91205
Eligibility: Applicants must submit an essay describing their career goals. Selection is based on the overall strength of the application.

Amount: $500
Deadline: March 2
How to apply: Applications are available online.
Website: http://www.cfverdugos.org

John F. Duffy Scholarship/Grant Program
Sponsor: California Peace Officers' Memorial Foundation
1700 I Street
Suite 100
Sacramento, CA 95811
Eligibility: Applicants must be spouses, children, stepchildren or adopted children of peace officers who died in the line of duty and are enrolled on the California memorial monument. They must carry no less than six units per quarter or eight units per semester at an accredited college or university, and they must maintain a 2.0 or higher GPA.

Amount: Up to $4,000
Deadline: June 1
How to apply: Applications are available online.
Website: http://www.camemorial.org

John L. Turner Scholarship
Sponsor: Community Foundation Santa Cruz County
7807 Soquel Drive
Aptos, CA 95003
Eligibility: Applicants must be a U.S. citizen, maintain a minimum GPA of 2.0 and provide evidence of financial need. Note that awardees will need to attend an accredited two- or four-year college or vocational school at least part-time (six credits) to retain the scholarship award.

Amount: $1,000
Deadline: February 25
How to apply: Applications are available online.
Website: http://www.cfscc.org

John R. Wooden Scholarship
Sponsor: Orange County Community Foundation
4041 MacArthur Boulevard
Suite 510
Newport Beach, CA 92660
Eligibility: Applicant must intend on enrolling full-time at an accredited educational institution. A minimum GPA of 2.0 is required. Selection is primarily based on demonstration of community service and financial need.

Amount: Varies
Deadline: March 15
How to apply: Applications are available online.
Website: http://www.oc-cf.org

Joseph Henry Jackson Literary Award
Sponsor: The San Francisco Foundation
One Embarcadero Center, Suite 1400
San Francisco, CA 94111
Eligibility: Nominees must be qualifying literary artist nominated for their outstanding work based on the submission of an un-published manuscript in-progress. Submissions may be in any one of the following literary forms: fiction (novel or short stories), nonfictional prose, poetry and spoken word.

Amount: Varies
Deadline: Unknown
How to apply: Applicants are by nomination only.
Website: http://www.sff.org

Joseph Shinoda Memorial Scholarship
Sponsor: Joseph Shinoda Memorial Scholarship Foundation Inc.
c/o Barbara A. McCaleb
Executive Secretary
234 Via La Paz
San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
Eligibility: Applicants must be enrolled at an accredited four-year institution in the U.S. or at a community college located in California and be rising undergraduate sophomores, juniors or seniors. They must be majoring in a floriculture-related subject and be planning to pursue a career in domestic floriculture in the U.S. after graduation. Selection is based on academic merit, character, work experience and financial need.

Amount: $1,000-$5,000
Deadline: March 30
How to apply: Applications are available online. An application form, an official transcript and two letters of recommendation are required.
Website: http://www.shinodascholarship.org

Joseph Towner Fund for Gay and Lesbian Families
Sponsor: Horizons Foundation
550 Montgomery Street
Suite 700
San Francisco, CA 94111
Eligibility: Applicants must have at least one lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender parent(s)/guardian(s), be willing to be named publicly in association with COLAGE, Horizons Foundation, and the Scholarship Program, and be enrolled full-time in an accredited post-secondary institution with a minimum 2.0 GPA.

Amount: Varies
Deadline: 0
How to apply: Applications are available by email.
Website: http://www.horizonsfoundation.org

June Miller Nursing Education Scholarship
Sponsor: National Council of Jewish Women, Los Angeles (NCJW/LA)
543 N. Fairfax Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90036
Eligibility: Applicants must live and attend school in the greater Los Angeles area including Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside and Ventura counties. Applicants should be enrolled in or accepted to a degree program in nursing.

Amount: $2,000
Deadline: May 1
How to apply: Applications available online and must include a transcript and two letters of reference.
Website: http://ncjwla.org/what-we-do/scholarships/

Lapiz Family Scholarship
Sponsor: Asian Pacific Fund
465 California Street
Suite 809
San Francisco, CA 94104
Eligibility: Applicants must be full-time undergraduate students at University of California (preference given to students at UC Davis and UC Santa Cruz), be farm workers or the children of farm or migrant workers and have a minimum 3.0 GPA. The award is based on merit and financial need. Applicants should submit applications, transcripts, essays, resumes and Student Aid Reports.

Amount: $2,000
Deadline: February 19
How to apply: Applications are available online.
Website: http://www.asianpacificfund.org

Larry Acterman Public Education Award
Sponsor: Orange County Community Foundation
4041 MacArthur Boulevard
Suite 510
Newport Beach, CA 92660
Eligibility: Applicants must plan on enrolling full-time at an accredited four-year public educational institution in California. Selection is primarily based on demonstration of academic achievement and commitment to becoming a teacher in California. Students must submit current transcripts, three letters of recommendation and an essay.

Amount: $2,500
Deadline: March 15
How to apply: Applications are available online.
Website: http://www.oc-cf.org

Leadership for Diversity Scholarship
Sponsor: California School Library Association
6444 E. Spring Street #247
Long Beach, CA 90815-1553
Eligibility: Applicants must be members of a traditionally underrepresented group attending or planning to attend an accredited library media teacher credential program and plan to work in California for three years after completing the program. Applicants must provide a 250-word statement about their qualifications, career goals, financial situation and commitment to supporting multicultural students and two letters of reference.

Amount: $1,500
Deadline: October 1
How to apply: Applications are available online.
Website: http://www.csla.net

LEAF Scholarships
Sponsor: California Landscape Contractors Association
1491 River Park Drive
Suite 100
Sacramento, CA 95815
Eligibility: Applicants must attend an accredited California community college or state university and take a minimum of six credits.

Amount: Varies
Deadline: April 15
How to apply: Applications are available online. An application form, transcript and three letters of reference are required.
Website: http://www.clca.org

Lee Brennan Memorial Scholarship
Sponsor: Orange County Community Foundation
4041 MacArthur Boulevard
Suite 510
Newport Beach, CA 92660
Eligibility: Applicants must have been active participants in varsity athletics or a U.S. Southern Pacific Association Diving Team. A minimum GPA of 2.0 is required. Students must intend on enrolling full-time at an accredited educational institution.

Amount: $2,000
Deadline: March 15
How to apply: Applications are available online.
Website: http://www.oc-cf.org

Licensed Vocational Nurse to Associate Degree Nursing Scholarship
Sponsor: Health Professions Education Foundation
400 R Street
Suite 460
Sacramento, CA 95811
Eligibility: Applicants must be licensed vocational nurses (LVNs) who are enrolled in or have been accepted into an accredited associate's degree in nursing (ADN) program in the state of California. They must be attending or planning to attend school at least part-time (six or more credits per semester) and must commit to two years of nursing practice in an underserved area of California after graduation. Selection is based on the overall strength of the application.

Amount: Up to $8,000
Deadline: February 28
How to apply: Applications are available online. An application form, official transcript, personal statement, financial information, two recommendation letters and proof of vocational nurse licensure are required.
Website: http://www.oshpd.ca.gov

Louis J. and Mary Ellen Schultz Scholarship
Sponsor: Community Foundation Santa Cruz County
7807 Soquel Drive
Aptos, CA 95003
Eligibility: Applicants must demonstrate financial need and attend an accredited two- or four-year college or vocational school full-time to retain the scholarship award.

Amount: $2,000
Deadline: February 25
How to apply: Applications are available online.
Website: http://www.cfscc.org

Louis Levy Endowed Scholarship
Sponsor: University of California - Los Angeles
Scholarship Resource Center
233 Covel Commons
Los Angeles, CA 90095-7247
Eligibility: Applicants must attend UCLA and have graduated from a California public high school. Students must have a minimum GPA of 2.5 and demonstrate financial need.

Amount: $1,000
Deadline: May 15
How to apply: Applications are available online. An application form, essay, letter of recommendation, transcript and copy of financial aid notification letter are required.
Website: http://www.scholarshipcenter.ucla.edu/

Luso-American Education Foundation General Fund Scholarship
Sponsor: Luso-American Education Foundation
P.O. Box 2967
Dublin, CA 94568
Eligibility: Applicants must be residents of California and high school students who are of Portuguese descent with a GPA of 3.5 or higher, or who are taking classes in the Portuguese language with a GPA of 3.0 or higher. They must be enrolled in a college, university, trade or business school and have taken the SAT or ACT. Two letters of recommendation are required.

Amount: $500-$1,500
Deadline: February 15
How to apply: Applications are available by phone, fax, mail or email.
Website: http://www.luso-american.org

Lynn M. Smith Memorial Scholarship
Sponsor: California Association for Postsecondary Education and Disability
Disabled Student Programs and Services
San Bernardino Valley College
701 South Mt. Vernon Avenue
San Bernardino, CA 92410
Eligibility: Applicants must have a verifiable disability and demonstrate financial need. They must be currently enrolled in a community college and pursuing a vocational career path.

Amount: $1,000
Deadline: September 8
How to apply: Applications are available online.
Website: http://www.caped.io/

Mahindra USA Women in Ag Scholarship
Sponsor: National FFA Organization
P.O. Box 68960
6060 FFA Drive
Indianapolis, IN 46268-0960
Eligibility: Applicants must be pursuing a degree in the field of agriculture and reside in one of the following states: Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, New York, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia or West Virginia. A minimum GPA of 3.0 is required as well as participation in community service, financial need and leadership ability. Selection is based on the overall strength of the application.

Amount: $2,500
Deadline: February 1
How to apply: Applications are available online.
Website: http://www.ffa.org

Malki Museum Scholarship
Sponsor: Malki Museum, Inc.
P.O. Box 578
Banning, CA 92220
Eligibility: Applicants must fill out the application form completely, provide proof that they are accepted or enrolled at an accredited post-secondary institution, be a member of a Native American reservation in Southern California and provide proof of one-quarter or more Native American ancestry. Selection is based on the overall strength of the application.

Amount: Varies
Deadline: Varies
How to apply: Applications are available online.
Website: http://www.malkimuseum.org

Mark Ando and Ito Family Scholarship
Sponsor: Far West Athletic Trainers' Association/District 8
Ned Bergert, Committee Chair
Eligibility: Applicants must be District 8 student members of the National Athletic Trainers' Association (NATA) who are of Asian descent. They must be enrolled in an undergraduate- or graduate-level athletic training program. Community college applicants and all other applicants must have a GPA of 3.2 or higher on a four-point scale. Non-community college undergraduates must be sponsored by a certified athletic trainer and must have junior standing. All applicants must have plans to pursue a career in athletic training. Selection is based on academic merit, extracurricular activities, leadership potential and athletic training achievement.

Amount: Varies
Deadline: March 1
How to apply: Applications are available online. An application form, an official transcript and a personal essay are required.
Website: http://www.fwatad8.org/

McLeod Family Scholarship - Dallas High School
Sponsor: Oregon Office of Student Access and Completion
1500 Valley River Drive
Suite 100
Eugene, OR 97401
Eligibility: Applicants must have graduated within the last three years from Dallas High School. Students must attend college in California, Idaho, Oregon or Washington at least half-time. Applicants must fill out the FAFSA. Selection is based on financial need and the overall strength of the application. Preference is given to students with health-related or liberal arts majors.

Amount: Varies
Deadline: March 1
How to apply: Applications are available online.
Website: https://oregonstudentaid.gov/scholarships.aspx

MetLife Foundation FFA Scholarship
Sponsor: National FFA Organization
P.O. Box 68960
6060 FFA Drive
Indianapolis, IN 46268-0960
Eligibility: Applicants must be working toward four-year degrees in specific areas of agriculture including public service and administration, agribusiness management, range/soil science, public communications, plant or animal breeding and genetics, education, plant pathology, journalism, technology, extension, mechanization, public relations, finance, economics, sales, marketing or engineering. Applicants must also be residents of one of the following states: Alabama, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Washington, Wisconsin or Wyoming. Selection is based on the overall strength of the application.

Amount: $2,000
Deadline: February 8
How to apply: Applications are available online.
Website: http://www.ffa.org

MGMA Western Section Scholarship
Sponsor: Medical Group Management Association
104 Inverness Terrace East
Englewood, CO 80112
Eligibility: Applicants must be residents of one of the MGMA Western Section states, namely Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, Washington or Wyoming. They must be undergraduate or graduate students who are enrolled in a degree program relating to medical practice management (such as public health, business administration or health care administration). Selection is based on the overall strength of the application.

Amount: $1,000-$5,000
Deadline: May 1
How to apply: Applications are available online. An application form and supporting materials are required.
Website: http://www.mgma.com

Michael F. O'Donnell Memorial Scholarship Fund
Sponsor: Community Foundation Sonoma County
120 Stony Point Road
Ste. 220
Santa Rosa, CA 95401
Eligibility: Applicants must be past or current residents of Sonoma County. Students must have a significant financial need and demonstrate the perseverance needed to graduate from college. Selection is based on the overall strength of the application.

Amount: $2,000
Deadline: March 3
How to apply: Applications are available online.
Website: http://www.sonomacf.org

Miller/Shigemura Scholarship
Sponsor: University of California - Los Angeles
Scholarship Resource Center
233 Covel Commons
Los Angeles, CA 90095-7247
Eligibility: Applicants must be first-time, first-year UCLA College students. New recipients must have a GPA of 3.0 or higher and demonstrate financial need. In order to renew, recipients must have a GPA of 2.0 or higher. Preference is given to U.S. citizens and California residents.

Amount: $5,000
Deadline: June 30
How to apply: Applications are available online. An application form, essay, letter of recommendation and transcript are required.
Website: http://www.scholarshipcenter.ucla.edu/

Milton McKevett Teague Scholarship
Sponsor: Ventura County Community Foundation
4001 Mission Oaks Boulevard
Camarillo, CA 93012
Eligibility: Applicants must either be graduating seniors, high school graduates or GED holders. Students must have been Ventura County residents for at least three consecutive years and also be able to show school/community involvement. Applicants must be either enrolled or enrolling at an accredited four-year college, university, trade or business school looking to earn a degree in agriculture. Students may re-apply in consecutive years.

Amount: $2,250
Deadline: January 29
How to apply: Applications are available online.
Website: http://www.vccf.org

Morton and Susan Rumberg Scholarship
Sponsor: Sacramento Region Community Foundation
955 University Avenue
Ste. A
Sacramento, CA 95825
Eligibility: Applicants must be currently enrolled in undergraduate or graduate classes at an accredited college or university in El Dorado, Placer, Sacramento, San Joaquin, Solano, Yolo or Yuba County. Students who pursue a credential or degree in teaching will be given preference. Applicants must maintain a 2.75 GPA.

Amount: $2,000
Deadline: March 1
How to apply: Applications are available online.
Website: http://www.sacregcf.org

Mr. Dae Hyun Ko Scholarship
Sponsor: Korean-American Scholarship Foundation - Western Region
3540 Wilshire Boulevard
Suite 920
Los Angeles, CA 90010
Eligibility: Applicants must be enrolled full-time at a college in one of the following states: Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, Washington or Wyoming. A minimum GPA of 3.0 is required. Selection is based on demonstration of financial need, academic achievement, community service and extracurricular involvement.

Amount: Varies
Deadline: July 8
How to apply: Applications are available online.
Website: http://www.kasf.org

Northrop Grumman Scholarship
Sponsor: Society of Women Engineers (SWE)
130 East Randolph Street
Suite 3500
Chicago, IL 60601
Eligibility: Scholarships are available for students living in each of Maryland's 23 counties, one scholarship for a student living in the city of Baltimore and two scholarships for applicants living in specific counties/communities from the following states: Alabama, California, Colorado, Florida, Illinois, New York, Ohio, Utah or Virginia. Applicants must have a minimum composite SAT score of 1150 or ACT score of 27 and a minimum GPA of 3.5.

Amount: $2,000
Deadline: February 4
How to apply: Applications are available online.
Website: http://societyofwomenengineers.swe.org

Ohlson Family Scholarship Fund
Sponsor: Community Foundation Sonoma County
120 Stony Point Road
Ste. 220
Santa Rosa, CA 95401
Eligibility: Applicants must have a minimum of at least 2.5 GPA. Students must be able to demonstrate a significant financial need and be dedicated to pursuing their educational goals. Selection is based on the overall strength of the application.

Amount: $1,000
Deadline: March 2
How to apply: Applications are available online.
Website: http://www.sonomacf.org

Open Door Presbyterian Church Scholarship
Sponsor: Korean-American Scholarship Foundation - Western Region
3540 Wilshire Boulevard
Suite 920
Los Angeles, CA 90010
Eligibility: Applicants must be enrolled full-time at a college in one of the following states: Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, Washington or Wyoming. A minimum GPA of 3.0 is required. Selection is based on demonstration of financial need, academic achievement, community service and extracurricular involvement.

Amount: Varies
Deadline: July 8
How to apply: Applications are available online.
Website: http://www.kasf.org

Orange County Centennial Academic Scholarship
Sponsor: Orange County Community Foundation
4041 MacArthur Boulevard
Suite 510
Newport Beach, CA 92660
Eligibility: Applicants must have attended an Orange County high school for a minimum of 3 years. A minimum GPA of 3.5 and a minimum SAT score of 2100 or ACT score of 31 are required. Students must intend on enrolling full-time at an accredited educational institution. Selection is primarily based on demonstration of leadership potential and community service.

Amount: $2,500
Deadline: March 15
How to apply: Applications are available online.
Website: http://www.oc-cf.org

Orange County Centennial Arts Scholarship
Sponsor: Orange County Community Foundation
4041 MacArthur Boulevard
Suite 510
Newport Beach, CA 92660
Eligibility: Applicants must have attended an Orange County high school for a minimum of three years. Students must intend on enrolling full-time at an accredited educational institution. Selection is primarily based on demonstration of leadership potential, community service and achievement in the arts.

Amount: $2,500
Deadline: March 15
How to apply: Applications are available online.
Website: http://www.oc-cf.org

Orange County Centennial Certification Scholarship
Sponsor: Orange County Community Foundation
4041 MacArthur Boulevard
Suite 510
Newport Beach, CA 92660
Eligibility: Applicants must have attended an Orange County high school for a minimum of three years. Selection is primarily based on demonstration of leadership potential and community service. Students must submit an essay and two letters of recommendation.

Amount: $2,500
Deadline: March 15
How to apply: Applications are available online.
Website: http://www.oc-cf.org

Paraprofessional Scholarship
Sponsor: California School Library Association
6444 East Spring Street, #237
Long Beach, CA 90815-1553
Eligibility: Applicants must be classified library media workers currently enrolled in a two-year paraprofessional program to become a certified library technician. Students must be Southern California residents planning to work in California as library media technicians after completing the program and be members of the California School Library Association. Three letters of recommendation are required.

Amount: Up to $500
Deadline: December 1
How to apply: Applications are available online.
Website: http://csla.net/awards-2/scholarships/

Parker M. and Virginia Howell Scholarship
Sponsor: Ventura County Community Foundation
4001 Mission Oaks Boulevard
Camarillo, CA 93012
Eligibility: Applicants must be residents of the city of Ventura that are either high school seniors or current Ventura College students working towards degrees in either engineering or creative writing. Students must have a minimum of a 3.0 GPA and be able to show financial need.

Amount: $800
Deadline: January 29
How to apply: Applications are available online.
Website: http://www.vccf.org

Past Department Presidents' Junior Scholarship Award
Sponsor: American Legion Auxiliary, Department of California
401 Van Ness Avenue
Suite 319
San Francisco, CA 94102-4570
Eligibility: Applicants must be California resident high school students planning to attend a California college or university, be American Legion Auxiliary members with three years as a Junior and be the children, grandchildren or great grandchildren of a veteran.

Amount: Varies
Deadline: Varies
How to apply: Applications are available online.
Website: http://www.calegionaux.org

Past Presidents' Parley Nursing Scholarships
Sponsor: American Legion Auxiliary, Department of California
401 Van Ness Avenue
Suite 319
San Francisco, CA 94102-4570
Eligibility: Applicants must be residents of California, enrolled or planning to enroll in a nursing program and be the wife, husband, widow, widower or child of a veteran or be veterans themselves.

Amount: $4,000
Deadline: April - 1st Friday
How to apply: Applications are available online.
Website: http://www.calegionaux.org

PepsiCo Cesar Chavez Latino Scholarship
Sponsor: Cesar Chavez Foundation
PepsiCo Cesar Chavez Latino Scholarship Fund
Cesar Chavez Foundation, Leasing Office
1655 E. California Ave.
Bakersfield, CA 93307
Eligibility: Applicants must be accepted for enrollment or enrolled full-time in an undergraduate program. A minimum GPA of 3.0 is required. Selection is primarily based on demonstration of academic achievement, leadership potential, community service, extracurricular involvement and financial need.

Amount: $5,000
Deadline: May 31
How to apply: Applications are available online.
Website: https://www.chavezfoundation.org

PPN Scholarship for Book and Cover Design
Sponsor: Publishing Professionals Network
c/o Postal Annex
274 Redwood Shores Parkway
Box 129
Redwood City, CA 94065-1173
Eligibility: Applicants must be enrolled in a college, university or technical school in Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, Washington or Wyoming and have a GPA of 2.0 or higher. Selection is based on book and cover design projects.

Amount: $1,000
Deadline: February 19
How to apply: Applications are available from your school's publishing department. An application form, letter from faculty member and student book project are required.
Website: https://pubpronetwork.org/

Promise of Nursing Regional Scholarship Program
Sponsor: National Student Nurses' Association
45 Main Street
Suite 606
Brooklyn, NY 11201
Eligibility: Applicants must be U.S. citizens, permanent residents or resident aliens. They must be enrolled in a nursing degree program at a school located in Georgia (graduate students only), Louisiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, Mississippi, New Jersey (graduate students only), Oregon, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Washington, certain areas in California, certain areas in Texas or certain areas in Florida. Selection is based on academic merit, involvement in community health and financial need.

Amount: Varies
Deadline: January 14
How to apply: Applications are available online. An application form, official transcript and other supporting materials are required. $10 processing fee.
Website: http://www.nsna.org

PSR/Sacramento High School Scholarship Essay Contest
Sponsor: Physicians for Social Responsibility Sacramento Chapter
10 Dumfries Court
Sacramento, CA 95831
Eligibility: Applicants must be high school seniors from Sacramento or one of the surrounding counties in California: Alpine, Amador, Calavares, El Dorado, Nevada, Placer, San Joaquin, Solano, Sutter, Yolo or Yuba. Students must be in good academic standing.

Amount: $1,000-$3,000
Deadline: March 11
How to apply: Applications are available online.
Website: http://www.sacpsr.org/essay-contest/default.htm

R.H. Beel Memorial Scholarship
Sponsor: Community Foundation Santa Cruz County
7807 Soquel Drive
Aptos, CA 95003
Eligibility: Applicants must be a U.S. citizen and graduating senior, demonstrate financial need and academic achievement and have made clear community contributions, whether through volunteer work or other service activities.

Amount: $1,000
Deadline: February 25
How to apply: Applications are available online.
Website: http://www.cfscc.org

Ralph Hale and Martha L. Ruppert Educational Scholarship
Sponsor: Silicon Valley Community Foundation
2440 W. El Camino Real
Suite 300
Mountain View, CA 94040
Eligibility: Applicants must be U.S. citizens, be high school seniors in San Mateo County or northern Santa Clara County (Daly City through Mountain View) and have a maximum GPA of 3.3. Students must demonstrate financial need; evidence of partial self-support such as savings from summer jobs, part-time work, etc.; community service and academic promise and GPA improvement during high school years.

Amount: Up to $10,000
Deadline: February 24
How to apply: Applications are available online.
Website: http://www.siliconvalleycf.org

Randy Clark Memorial Vocational Scholarship Fund
Sponsor: Community Foundation of Mendocino County
204 South Oak Street
Ukiah, CA 95482
Eligibility: Applicants must have spent at least one year as a member of the Future Farmers of America or 4H Club. Students must demonstrate financial need and an ability to achieve career success.

Amount: $1,000
Deadline: April 13
How to apply: Applications are available online.
Website: http://www.communityfound.org

Richard T. Torkelson Memorial Scholarship Fund for Journalism
Sponsor: Community Foundation Sonoma County
120 Stony Point Road
Ste. 220
Santa Rosa, CA 95401
Eligibility: Applicants must demonstrate an interest in journalism, communications, photojournalism, documentary art or nonfiction digital media. Students must submit writing samples and/or their media portfolio along with two letters of recommendation.

Amount: $1,000
Deadline: March 3
How to apply: Applications are available online.
Website: http://www.sonomacf.org

Riverside Construction Company Harmon/Lounsbury Scholarship Fund
Sponsor: The Community Foundation
Attn. Celia Cudiamat
3700 Sixth Street, Suite 200
Riverside, CA 92501
Eligibility: Applicants must be a high school senior who is planning to study engineering full-time at an accredited college or university. Students must have a minimum 3.0 GPA, demonstrate financial need and exhibit involvement in community and school.

Amount: $1,000
Deadline: April 18
How to apply: Applications are available online.
Website: http://www.thecommunityfoundation.net

Robert C. and Lillian DuSoe Scholarship
Sponsor: Orange County Community Foundation
4041 MacArthur Boulevard
Suite 510
Newport Beach, CA 92660
Eligibility: Applicants must intend on enrolling full-time at an accredited educational institution. Students must have demonstrated aptitude in music or writing and unmet financial need. Applicants must submit an essay, current transcripts and two letters of recommendation.

Amount: $4,000
Deadline: March 15
How to apply: Applications are available online.
Website: http://www.oc-cf.org

Royal Business Bank Scholarship Program
Sponsor: Asian Pacific Community Fund
1145 Wilshire Boulevard
First floor
Los Angeles, CA 90017
Eligibility: Applicants must be high school seniors who reside in Los Angeles County, Orange County, Ventura County and Clark County-Nevada. Students must plan to attend a U.S. accredited four-year college or university or a California/Nevada community college as a first year student in the fall. A minimum 3.0 GPA is required. Applicants must have a household income at or below the county low income level.

Amount: $1,000
Deadline: March 29
How to apply: Application available online and must include a recommendation from a Community Service Advisor and an official high school transcript.
Website: http://www.apcf.org

Rozsi & Jeno Zisovich Jewish Studies Scholarship Fund to Teach the Holocaust
Sponsor: Jewish Family and Children's Services (JFCS)
Miriam Schultz Grunfeld Professional Building
2150 Post Street, P.O. Box 159004
San Francisco, CA 94115
Eligibility: Applicants must be Jewish and legal and permanent residents of Sonoma, Marin, San Francisco, San Mateo or northern Santa Clara counties for at least two years. A commitment and meaningful connection to the Jewish community is desirable. Additionally, students must be in good academic standing with a 3.0 GPA.

Amount: $3,200
Deadline: October 31
How to apply: Applications are available online.
Website: http://www.jfcs.org

Ryan & Collin Petitte Memorial Scholarship Fund
Sponsor: Community Foundation of Mendocino County
204 South Oak Street
Ukiah, CA 95482
Eligibility: Applicants must be interested in attending a vocational school, community college or four-year college or university. Students must demonstrate financial need and preference is given to those planning to attend the University of California at Davis, Oregon State University, or the University of Connecticut.

Amount: $5,000
Deadline: Varies
How to apply: Applications are available online.
Website: http://www.communityfound.org

Salik Omar Shah Scholarship
Sponsor: Ventura County Community Foundation
4001 Mission Oaks Boulevard
Camarillo, CA 93012
Eligibility: Applicants must be high school seniors in Oxnard, Camarillo or at Viewpoint School in Calabasas who are enrolling full-time at an accredited four-year college or university. Students must have a minimum of a 3.5 GPA and have financial need. Applicants can reapply in successive years.

Amount: $1,000
Deadline: January 29
How to apply: Applications are available online.
Website: http://www.vccf.org

San Francisco Section Daniel Cubicciotti Student Award
Sponsor: Electrochemical Society
65 South Main Street, Building D
Pennington, NJ 08534-2839
Eligibility: Applicants must be full- or part-time graduate or advanced undergraduate students in good standing at a university or college in Northern California. Students must major in metallurgy, materials science, chemical engineering or chemistry and be involved in thesis research or other academic activities that relate to electrochemistry. Applicants may be nominated by anyone familiar with their qualifications. The applicant does not have to be a member of The Electrochemical Society. The award is based on academic excellence, quality of research activities, a demonstrated interest in the study of electrochemistry and personal characteristics that reflect Dan Cubicciotti's integrity. Community service and participation in other activities will also be considered.

Amount: $500-$2,000
Deadline: February 15
How to apply: Applicants should submit transcripts, a short description of their history and interests and a letter of recommendation from a university or college faculty member from the appropriate department.
Website: http://www.electrochem.org

San Joaquin Valley Section Scholarship
Sponsor: Society of Petroleum Engineers - San Joaquin Valley Section
Jared Paddock
Chevron USA Inc.
9525 Camino Media
Bakersfield, CA 93311
Eligibility: Applicants must be pursuing a degree in a petroleum-related field and either be a resident of California or a non-resident with work experience in the petroleum industry in California.

Amount: up to $5,000
Deadline: April 14
How to apply: Applications are available online.
Website: http://connect.spe.org/SJV/Home

Saticoy Lemon Association Employee Scholarship
Sponsor: Ventura County Community Foundation
4001 Mission Oaks Boulevard
Camarillo, CA 93012
Eligibility: Applicants must either be a child/ward of an employee of Saticoy Lemon Association who is graduating high school or a Saticoy Lemon Association employee with a GED. Students must intend to enroll at either an accredited community college or four-year college/university seeking an undergraduate degree.

Amount: $1,500
Deadline: January 29
How to apply: Applications are available online.
Website: http://www.vccf.org

Sherman & Frances L. Teller Teaching Credential Scholarship
Sponsor: National Council of Jewish Women, Los Angeles (NCJW/LA)
543 N. Fairfax Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90036
Eligibility: Applicants must live and attend school in the greater Los Angeles area including Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside and Ventura counties. Applicants must be a K-12 educator seeking a single or multiple-subject credential including special education and ESL. Students must be enrolled at a California State University or University of California campus in the greater Los Angeles area.

Amount: $2,000
Deadline: May 1
How to apply: Applications are available online and must include a transcript and two letters of reference.
Website: http://ncjwla.org/what-we-do/scholarships/

Simon Youth Foundation Community Scholarship
Sponsor: Simon Youth Foundation
225 W. Washington Street
Indianapolis, IN 46204
Eligibility: Applicants must be high school seniors who plan to attend an accredited two- or four-year college, university or technical/vocational school full-time. Scholarships are awarded without regard to race, color, creed, religion, gender, disability or national origin, and recipients are selected on the basis of financial need, academic record, potential to succeed, participation in school and community activities, honors, work experience, a statement of career and educational goals and an outside appraisal. Awards are given at every Simon mall in the U.S.

Amount: $1,500
Deadline: March 5
How to apply: Applications are available online. Only the first 3,000 applications that the organization receives are considered.
Website: http://www.syf.org

Singerman/Nosseck Memorial Scholarship
Sponsor: National Council of Jewish Women, Los Angeles (NCJW/LA)
543 N. Fairfax Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90036
Eligibility: Applicants must live and attend school in the greater Los Angeles area including Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside and Ventura counties. Students should be enrolled in or enrolling in a trade school or online course that leads to a certification such as massage therapist, dental assistant or certified nursing assistant. Scholarship is not limited to a certain field of study.

Amount: $1,000
Deadline: May 1
How to apply: Applications are available online and must include two letters of reference and a transcript.
Website: http://ncjwla.org/what-we-do/scholarships/

Sol Goldberg Childcare Subsidy
Sponsor: National Council of Jewish Women, Los Angeles (NCJW/LA)
543 N. Fairfax Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90036
Eligibility: Applicants must live and attend school in the greater Los Angeles area including Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside and Ventura counties. Applicants must be entering or continuing school to learn a marketable skill which will lead to economic self-sufficiency. The award is meant to ease the burden of childcare expenses while the parent is in school.

Amount: $1,000
Deadline: May 1
How to apply: Applications available online and must include a transcript and two letters of reference.
Website: http://ncjwla.org/what-we-do/scholarships/

Sons of Italy Grand Lodge of California College Scholarship
Sponsor: Order Sons of Italy in America, Grand Lodge of California
Attention: Scholarship Commission
5051 Mission Street
San Francisco, CA 94112-3473
Eligibility: Applicants must be of at least partial Italian ancestry and be enrolled at a college or trade school for the upcoming fall semester. Selection is based upon academic performance, leadership activities, financial need, essay detailing Italian ancestry, a personal statement and letters of recommendation.

Amount: $500-$5,000
Deadline: March 1
How to apply: Applications are available online. An application, personal statement, SAT/PSAT/ACT scores, GPA, record of activities, transcript and two letters of recommendation are required.
Website: http://www.osiaca.org/

Sons of Italy Grand Lodge of California Collegiate Italian Language Study Grant
Sponsor: Order Sons of Italy in America, Grand Lodge of California
Attention: Scholarship Commission
5051 Mission Street
San Francisco, CA 94112-3473
Eligibility: Applicants must be of at least partial Italian ancestry and be enrolled at a college or trade school for the upcoming fall semester. Applicants must also have finished a foreign language course in high school and be attending college in Italy. Selection is based upon academic performance, leadership activities, financial need, essay detailing Italian ancestry, a personal statement and letters of recommendation.

Amount: Varies
Deadline: March 1
How to apply: Applications are available online. An application, personal statement, SAT/PSAT/ACT scores, GPA, record of activities, transcript, verification the applicant will be attending classes in Italy and two letters of recommendation are required.
Website: http://www.osiaca.org/

Sons of Italy Grand Lodge of California Italian Language Study Grant
Sponsor: Order Sons of Italy in America, Grand Lodge of California
Attention: Scholarship Commission
5051 Mission Street
San Francisco, CA 94112-3473
Eligibility: Applicants must be of at least partial Italian ancestry and be enrolled at a college or trade school for the upcoming fall semester. Applicants must also have finished a foreign language course in high school. Selection is based upon academic performance, leadership activities, financial need, essay detailing Italian ancestry, a personal statement and letters of recommendation.

Amount: Varies
Deadline: March 1
How to apply: Applications are available online. An application, personal statement, SAT/PSAT/ACT scores, GPA, record of activities, transcript and two letters of recommendation are required.
Website: http://www.osiaca.org/

Sophie Greenstadt Scholarship for Mid-Life Women
Sponsor: National Council of Jewish Women, Los Angeles (NCJW/LA)
543 N. Fairfax Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90036
Eligibility: Applicants must live and attend school in the greater Los Angeles area including Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside and Ventura counties. Applicants must be women age 35 or older seeking to re-enter or continue school to become economically self-sufficient.

Amount: $1,000
Deadline: May 1
How to apply: Applications are available online and must include a transcript and two letters of reference.
Website: http://ncjwla.org/what-we-do/scholarships/

SouthWest Sun Solar Scholarship
Sponsor: SouthWest Sun Solar
5871 Westminster Boulevard, Suite C
Westminster, CA 92683
Eligibility: Applicants must be a resident of Southern California, attend college in Southern California and have at least a 3.0 GPA. Selection is based on academic excellence, work in the community or school, in addition to community service. Students will need to submit a 500-word personal statement about their work in the community.

Amount: $500
Deadline: March 31
How to apply: Applications are available online and must include a resume, two recommendation letters from employers, professors, advisors, or community leaders and an essay.
Website: http://southwestsunsolar.com/scholarship/

Stanley Olson Youth Scholarship
Sponsor: Jewish Family and Children's Services (JFCS)
Miriam Schultz Grunfeld Professional Building
2150 Post Street, P.O. Box 159004
San Francisco, CA 94115
Eligibility: Applicants must be Jewish and have been a resident of Sonoma, Marin, San Francisco, San Mateo or Northern Santa Clara counties for at least two years prior to submitting an application. Students must complete and submit a FAFSA, demonstrating financial need based on federal tax returns. Applicants must be in good academic standing, with a minimum 3.0 GPA.

Amount: $500-$1,500
Deadline: October 31
How to apply: Applications are available online.
Website: http://www.jfcs.org

Steve Fasteau Past Presidents' Scholarship
Sponsor: California Association for Postsecondary Education and Disability
Disabled Student Programs and Services
San Bernardino Valley College
701 South Mt. Vernon Avenue
San Bernardino, CA 92410
Eligibility: Applicants must be college students with high academic achievement. They must demonstrate leadership and dedication to the advancement of students with disabilities in higher education. Undergraduate students must have a minimum GPA of 2.5 and at least six semester units, and graduate students must have a minimum GPA of 3.0 and at least three semester units from a public or private California college or university.

Amount: $1,000
Deadline: August 31
How to apply: Applications are available online. An application form, letter of application, letter of recommendation, verification of disability, transcript and proof of enrollment are required.
Website: http://www.caped.io/

Switzer Environmental Fellowship
Sponsor: The San Francisco Foundation
One Embarcadero Center, Suite 1400
San Francisco, CA 94111
Eligibility: Applicants must be U.S. citizens enrolled in an accredited graduate institution in California, Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, Connecticut or Rhode Island. Students must be enrolled full-time during the entire academic year of receiving the award. Master's degree and JD students must be pursuing their terminal degree. Applicants seeking their Ph.D. must have completed at least three years of doctoral work by July 1 or plan to successfully pass their qualifying exams by May 1 of the year before receiving the award. Selection is based on the strength of the overall application.

Amount: $15,000
Deadline: January 9
How to apply: Applications are available online.
Website: http://www.sff.org

The Beverly C. Wilson Scholarship Fund for Women in Business
Sponsor: Community Foundation Sonoma County
120 Stony Point Road
Ste. 220
Santa Rosa, CA 95401
Eligibility: Applicants must graduate with a minimum of 3.0 GPA. Students must be able to demonstrate financial need and the perseverance needed to graduate from college. Selection is based on the overall strength of the application.

Amount: $1,000
Deadline: March 2
How to apply: Applications are available online.
Website: http://www.sonomacf.org

The Diane Dawson Memorial Scholarship
Sponsor: Sacramento Region Community Foundation
955 University Avenue
Ste. A
Sacramento, CA 95825
Eligibility: Applicants must be graduates of a high school in the greater Sacramento or Denver area with at least a 2.5 GPA. Students must provide medical verification of the parent or guardian's death or illness and two letters of recommendation. Applicants must write a one-page self-evaluation essay.

Amount: $3,000
Deadline: March 1
How to apply: Applications are available online.
Website: http://www.sacregcf.org

The First Christian Church of Glendale Scholarship
Sponsor: Community Foundation of the Verdugos
111 East Broadway
Suite 200
Glendale, CA 91205
Eligibility: Applicants must have resided in the Glendale, La Crescenta, La Cañada Flintridge, Montrose, Verdugo City, Sunland or Tujunga area for a minimum of 13 years. A minimum GPA of 2.5 is required. Students must submit an essay explaining their belief in Jesus Christ and their view on what it means to be an American.

Amount: $1,000
Deadline: March 2
How to apply: Applications are available online.
Website: http://www.cfverdugos.org

The Jonathan Family Scholarship
Sponsor: Community Foundation of Mendocino County
204 South Oak Street
Ukiah, CA 95482
Eligibility: Applicants must be a senior at Laytonville High School and plan to attend a vocational school, community college or four-year college or university. Students must pursue studies in the areas of music, art, architecture, building construction and/or design. Applicants must demonstrate financial need.

Amount: $500
Deadline: Varies
How to apply: Applications are available online.
Website: http://www.communityfound.org

The Reagan Presidential Foundation Scholars Program
Sponsor: The Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation
40 Presidential Drive
Simi Valley, CA 93065
Eligibility: Applicants must have outstanding leadership, character, communication skills, academic achievement, and commitment to Ventura County, California. Students must be graduating high school seniors from Ventura County, California. Applicants must have a 3.0 GPA. Students must plan to enroll full-time at an accredited four-year college or university in the United States. Applicants must be citizens of the United States.

Amount: $1,000-$8,000
Deadline: February 19
How to apply: Applications are available online.
Website: http://www.reaganfoundation.org

The Redwood Empire Estate Planning Council Scholarship Fund
Sponsor: Community Foundation Sonoma County
120 Stony Point Road
Ste. 220
Santa Rosa, CA 95401
Eligibility: Applicants must demonstrate financial need. Students must submit the FAFSA along with a statement of their community involvement and their interests. Selection is based on the overall strength of the application.

Amount: $1,000
Deadline: March 3
How to apply: Applications are available online.
Website: http://www.sonomacf.org

The Sambar Scholarship Endowment
Sponsor: Community Foundation of the Verdugos
111 East Broadway
Suite 200
Glendale, CA 91205
Eligibility: Applicants must demonstrate financial need and intend on enrolling at an accredited two or four year college. Students must submit an essay describing obstacles they have overcome and explaining how the scholarship will impact their ability to attain an education.

Amount: $1,500
Deadline: March 2
How to apply: Applications are available online.
Website: http://www.cfverdugos.org

Theodore D. Harrington Scholarship
Sponsor: National Association of Corrosion Engineers (NACE) International Foundation
15835 Park Ten Place
Houston, TX 77084-5145
Eligibility: Applicants must have a permanent residence in the NACE Western Area which includes the following states: Arizona, California, Idaho, Nevada, Oregon, Utah and Washington. Applicants must take courses offered by an accredited college or university or programs approved by the area upon application. Selection is based on the overall strength of information provided by the applicant.

Amount: $1,200
Deadline: January 5
How to apply: Applications are available online. An academic transcript, two nomination forms, one recommendation form and essay scholarship questions are required.
Website: http://nace-foundation.org/programs/students/scholarships/

Tuesday Afternoon Club Scholarship
Sponsor: Community Foundation of the Verdugos
111 East Broadway
Suite 200
Glendale, CA 91205
Eligibility: Applicants must demonstrate financial need. Selection is based on history of community service, potential for achievement and self-motivation. Students must submit an essay explaining the importance of education.

Amount: $1,000
Deadline: March 2
How to apply: Applications are available online.
Website: http://www.cfverdugos.org

Uan Rasey Memorial Scholarship for Trumpet
Sponsor: Young Musicians Foundation (YMF)
244 S. San Pedro Street, 5th Floor, Suite 506
Los Angeles, CA 90012
Eligibility: Applicants must be residents of California and play the trumpet. An online application, two video recordings and a $25 application fee are required. Young Musicians Foundation focuses on young musicians aged 4-25.

Amount: Varies
Deadline: September 24
How to apply: Applications are available online.
Website: http://www.ymf.org

Usrey Family Scholarship
Sponsor: Horticultural Research Institute
525 9th Street NW
Suite 800
Washington, DC 20004
Eligibility: Applicants must be in an undergraduate or graduate landscape horticulture program or related field at a two or four-year California state university or college. Applicants must also be current, full-time students, academically competitive and have a minimum 2.25 GPA and a minimum 2.7 GPA in the major. Preference is given to applicants who plan to work in the nursery industry after graduation. Applicants must submit applications, cover letters, resumes, transcripts and two recommendation letters.

Amount: $750
Deadline: May 31
How to apply: Applications are available online.
Website: http://www.hriresearch.org

Ventura County Agriculture Scholarship
Sponsor: Ventura County Community Foundation
4001 Mission Oaks Boulevard
Camarillo, CA 93012
Eligibility: Students must be children of Ventura County agricultural workers age 24 or under. Applicants must be either a graduating senior from a Ventura County high school or Ventura County community college student enrolling in a four-year accredited college or university. Students must have a minimum 3.0 GPA and be able to demonstrate financial need.

Amount: $600
Deadline: January 29
How to apply: Applications are available online.
Website: http://www.vccf.org

Vicky Howard Community Service Award
Sponsor: Ventura County Community Foundation
4001 Mission Oaks Boulevard
Camarillo, CA 93012
Eligibility: Applicants must be graduating seniors from Simi Valley or Moorpark, California area high schools and have resided in one of those areas for a minimum of 18 continuous months prior to application. Students must show outstanding dedication to community service. A minimum 3.0 GPA is required to apply. Applicants must be enrolling full-time in any four-year accredited college or university.

Amount: $500
Deadline: Varies
How to apply: Applications are available online.
Website: http://www.vccf.org

Victor Grifols Roura Scholarship
Sponsor: National Medical Fellowships Inc.
347 Fifth Avenue
Suite 510
New York, NY 10016
Eligibility: Applicants must be a second- or third-year underrepresented minority medical student at an accredited U.S. medical school in the Los Angeles area. Students must have a clinical interest in hematology.

Amount: $7,500
Deadline:
How to apply: Applications are available online.
Website: http://www.nmfonline.org

Viola L. Allen and Oscar A. Allen Scholarship Fund
Sponsor: Community Foundation of Mendocino County
204 South Oak Street
Ukiah, CA 95482
Eligibility: Applicants must demonstrate good academic standing, financial need and a sense of purpose. Students must attend a vocational school, community college, four-year college/university or graduate school, in order to be awarded the $1,000 for undergraduate and $4,000 for graduate level work.

Amount: $1,000
Deadline: April 13
How to apply: Applications are available online.
Website: http://www.communityfound.org

Vivian Klemz Memorial Scholarship
Sponsor: Ventura County Community Foundation
4001 Mission Oaks Boulevard
Camarillo, CA 93012
Eligibility: Students must by at least a sophomore in an arts program at an accredited four-year college, university or art institution or enrolled in a graduate-level arts program.

Amount: $1,000
Deadline: January 29
How to apply: Applications are available online.
Website: http://www.vccf.org

Vivienne Camp College Scholarship
Sponsor: Jewish Family and Children's Services (JFCS)
Miriam Schultz Grunfeld Professional Building
2150 Post Street, P.O. Box 159004
San Francisco, CA 94115
Eligibility: Applicants must be Jewish and have been a resident of Sonoma, Marin, San Francisco, San Mateo or Northern Santa Clara counties for at least two years prior to submitting an application. Students must complete and submit a FAFSA, demonstrating financial need based on federal tax returns. Applicants must be in good academic standing, with a minimum 3.0 GPA.

Amount: $500-$1,500
Deadline: October 31
How to apply: Applications are available online.
Website: http://www.jfcs.org

Vocational Nurse Scholarship
Sponsor: Health Professions Education Foundation
400 R Street
Suite 460
Sacramento, CA 95811
Eligibility: Applicants must be accepted or enrolled in an accredited California vocational nurse (VN) degree program and must be enrolled full-time. They must maintain a GPA of 2.0 or higher while enrolled in the degree program and must commit to two years of practice in an underserved area of California after graduation. Selection is based on academic merit, stated career goals, community involvement, work experience and financial need.

Amount: Up to $4,000
Deadline: February 28
How to apply: Applications are available online. An application form, personal statement, official transcript, two recommendation letters and financial information are required.
Website: http://www.oshpd.ca.gov

Warren 'Ed' Brown Scholarship Fund
Sponsor: Community Foundation of Mendocino County
204 South Oak Street
Ukiah, CA 95482
Eligibility: Applicants must be in good academic standing, have a minimum 3.5 GPA and demonstrate financial need. Students must submit a transcript and two letters of recommendation with the application.

Amount: 8000
Deadline: April 13
How to apply: Applications are available online.
Website: http://www.communityfound.org

Werner B. Thiele Memorial Scholarship
Sponsor: Gravure Education Foundation
P.O. Box 25617
Rochester, NY 14625
Eligibility: Applicants must be enrolled full-time at one of the GEF Learning Resource Centers: Arizona State University, California Polytechnic State University, Clemson University, Murray State, Rochester Institute of Technology, University of Wisconsin - Stout or Western Michigan University. Applicants must have a minimum 3.0 GPA.

Amount: $1,000
Deadline: May 1
How to apply: Applications are available online or by mail.
Website: http://www.gaa.org/gravure-education-foundation

William J. McHenry Scholarship
Sponsor: Planning and Visual Education Partnership (PAVE) c/o Kroger Company
PAVE Entries Attn.: Ken Pray
1014 Vine Street
Cincinnati, OH 45202
Eligibility: Students must have at least a 3.0 GPA. Applicants must currently be taking at least 12 credit hours. Students must be U.S. citizens enrolled in a visual merchandising program within the state of California. Applicants must be in one of the first three years of their program.

Amount: $1,250
Deadline: March 1
How to apply: Applications are available online.
Website: http://paveglobal.org/GrantAndscholarshipsList.aspx

William P. Reiman Memorial Scholarship
Sponsor: Ventura County Community Foundation
4001 Mission Oaks Boulevard
Camarillo, CA 93012
Eligibility: Applicants must be residents of Ventura County who are either a graduating senior from a Ventura County high school enrolling as a full-time student or a Ventura County community college student who is transferring to an accredited four-year college or university to study agriculture.

Amount: $800
Deadline: January 29
How to apply: Applications are available online.
Website: http://www.vccf.org

Yuchengco: Maria Elena Yuchengco Memorial Journalism Scholarship
Sponsor: Asian Pacific Fund
465 California Street
Suite 809
San Francisco, CA 94104
Eligibility: Applicants should be full-time undergraduate students that are at least 50% Filipino and majoring in journalism at any Bay Area university with a minimum 3.0 GPA. The award is based on merit and financial need. Applicants should submit applications, transcripts, essays, writing samples, resumes, recommendation letters and Student Aid Report forms.

Amount: $1,000-$3,000
Deadline: February 20
How to apply: Applications are available online.
Website: http://www.asianpacificfund.org