California Scholarships

With more degree-granting institutions than any other state in the country, California has hundreds of opportunities for college-seeking students. But what good is that selection if you can’t afford the tuition?

Finding a scholarship or grant for California students can help. Just as there are plenty of schools to choose from in the Golden State, there is a wide selection of financial aid options as well.

Popular California Scholarships

The California Student Aid Commission (CSAC) is one of the many organizations dedicated to getting Californians the financial aid they need for college.

The Commission offers a number of programs including Cal Grants A, B and C, which offer grants between $1,000 and $6,000 to eligible students depending on the type of school they plan to attend.

Some of California’s public or private schools, such as UCLA or the University of Southern California, may offer their own scholarships to California residents.

The Alumnae Scholarship at USC, for example, awards up to $4,000 to exceptional students enrolled at the school, and gives priority to residents of California.

Applying for California Scholarships

While there will be some California-based scholarships that are open to students nationwide, many will be reserved for California residents only.

Since the state is so culturally diverse, especially in Southern California, minority students might find that a number of financial aid opportunities are reserved for their particular group as well.

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100% This scholarship matches 100% of your criteria.Tarble Family California Scholarships$ 17,00003/01/2018
100% This scholarship matches 100% of your criteria.Western Undergraduate ExchangeVariesOctober 15
100% This scholarship matches 100% of your criteria.Calavo Scholarship$ 625January 11
100% This scholarship matches 100% of your criteria.Parker M. and Virginia Howell Scholarship$ 650January 11
100% This scholarship matches 100% of your criteria.Helen Mathilda Yunker Music Scholarship$ 1,000January 11
100% This scholarship matches 100% of your criteria.Joseph Henry Jackson Literary Award$ 2,000January 31
100% This scholarship matches 100% of your criteria.Allan Lucas Memorial Educational Scholarship$ 5,000April 1
100% This scholarship matches 100% of your criteria.California Scholarship$ 5,000None
100% This scholarship matches 100% of your criteria.Continue the TraditionVariesJanuary 15
100% This scholarship matches 100% of your criteria.Out-of-State Fee Waiver for the Performing ArtsVariesJanuary 15
100% This scholarship matches 100% of your criteria.Jean Weber Memorial Scholarship$ 1,000January 11
100% This scholarship matches 100% of your criteria.Beau Mitchell Memorial Scholarship$ 1,300March 1
100% This scholarship matches 100% of your criteria.Cal Grant A$ 9,708March 2
100% This scholarship matches 100% of your criteria.Sun Devil Scholarship$ 6,500December 1
100% This scholarship matches 100% of your criteria.Nonresident Fee Waiver$ 5,300December 1
100% This scholarship matches 100% of your criteria.Amigo Scholarship$ 14,815February 1 (fall); October 1 (spring)
100% This scholarship matches 100% of your criteria.Non-Resident Academic Full Tuition ScholarshipVariesFebruary 1
100% This scholarship matches 100% of your criteria.Jack B. Eckley Minority Scholarship in TelecommunicationsVariesJune 30 (fall); November 30 (spring); April 30 (summer)
100% This scholarship matches 100% of your criteria.MGMA Western Section Scholarship$ 2,000June 1
100% This scholarship matches 100% of your criteria.Scholarship for New Nebraskans$ 500January 15
100% This scholarship matches 100% of your criteria.Mark Twain Nonresident Scholarship$ 5,500August 15
100% This scholarship matches 100% of your criteria.President's GrantVariesJanuary 15
100% This scholarship matches 100% of your criteria.Merit Recognition ScholarshipVariesNovember 1
100% This scholarship matches 100% of your criteria.Inger Lawrence-M.R. Bauer Foundation Advanced Nursing Studies Scholarship$ 2,000May 1
100% This scholarship matches 100% of your criteria.Ellis Scholarship for Childcare$ 1,000May 1
100% This scholarship matches 100% of your criteria.Ebell/Flint Scholarship$ 2,500March 31
100% This scholarship matches 100% of your criteria.Shirley Titus Memorial Scholarship$ 1,500August 1
100% This scholarship matches 100% of your criteria.Cady McConnell Memorial Scholarship$ 1,000December 1
100% This scholarship matches 100% of your criteria.CCB ScholarshipVariesMay 24
100% This scholarship matches 100% of your criteria.Generations Non-Resident Tuition Waiver$ 1,500None
100% This scholarship matches 100% of your criteria.Non-Resident Transfer Student Merit ScholarshipVariesApril 1
100% This scholarship matches 100% of your criteria.California Eastern Star Foundation ScholarshipVariesMarch 1
100% This scholarship matches 100% of your criteria.Golden Gate Restaurant Association Scholarship$ 5,000April 30
100% This scholarship matches 100% of your criteria.Legacy Tuition Reduction GrantVariesAugust 1
100% This scholarship matches 100% of your criteria.Grange Insurance Group Scholarship$ 1,500March 1
100% This scholarship matches 100% of your criteria.Out-of-State Grant$ 4,000None
100% This scholarship matches 100% of your criteria.Fred Schleiter ScholarshipVariesMarch 1
100% This scholarship matches 100% of your criteria.Virginia Women's Institute for Leadership (VWIL) Out-of-State Grant$ 2,000None
100% This scholarship matches 100% of your criteria.McNair Scholars Finalist Award$ 8,000December 1
100% This scholarship matches 100% of your criteria.Dance Non-Resident Tuition Waiver$ 3,000March 1
100% This scholarship matches 100% of your criteria.David, Nancy, and Liza Cherney Scholarship Fund$ 100None
100% This scholarship matches 100% of your criteria.ACEC Scholarship$ 7,500January 11
100% This scholarship matches 100% of your criteria.Chancellor's Merit AwardVariesFebruary 1
100% This scholarship matches 100% of your criteria.Opportunity Grant$ 3,000None
100% This scholarship matches 100% of your criteria.Incentive Scholarship$ 4,000December 1
100% This scholarship matches 100% of your criteria.Out of State Fee WaiverVariesFebruary 1
100% This scholarship matches 100% of your criteria.Fisher Communications, Inc. Minority Scholarship$ 15,000May 31
100% This scholarship matches 100% of your criteria.Congress-Bundestag Youth ExchangeVariesJanuary 5
100% This scholarship matches 100% of your criteria.California Chafee Grant for Foster Youth$ 9,708March 2
100% This scholarship matches 100% of your criteria.COARE InternshipVariesJanuary 31
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