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Joel Garcia Memorial Scholarship - If you are Hispanic and want to study a career in journalism, you may qualify for this Cal financial aid scholarship.

College Fee Waiver Program - This scholarship is ideal for you if one of your parents has served in the military.

LAF/CLASS Fund Landscape Architecture Program - You may apply if you are already studying horticulture or architecture. It is a $500 scholarship, but only ten are given out for students that decide to study at a specific California college, such as Berkeley, University of California, or Cal Poly Pomona.

Ken Innouye Scholarship - Available for students who are already enrolled in a journalism program for a four-year degree in the state of California. If you are not enrolled in a journalism program in your school, you need to provide a reference letter from a member of the Society of Professional Journalists that states that you fully intend to become a journalist and that you have the potential.

Child Development Grant Program - For anyone who wants to study child development to be able to work in a childcare facility.

Association of California Water Scholarship - If you are a California resident who wants to continue to study in a California college, you may qualify for this unique $3,000 scholarship.

L. Gordon Bittle Memorial Scholarships - Teaching scholarships are offered on a regular basis to the continuous demand for teachers.

Orange County Hispanic Education Endowment Fund Scholarship Program - Can award you anywhere from $500 to $2,500 when they can prove financial need in order to study the desired program.

Larry Acterman Public Education Award - Must be committed to studying a four year degree associated with teaching in the State of California, and show a keen interest and desire to become a teacher in a K-12 school in the state.

Butrimovitz Family Endowment Fund - For anyone who is in need of financial aid who wants to study traditional Jewish education, whether as an undergraduate, graduate, or in a school setting.

Anne Trabue Scholarship - For any high school student who plays golf and seeks to further their education.

California Wine Grape Growers Foundation - If your parent has been employed at a California vineyard for at least two years, you could very well be eligible for a $1,000 or $2,000 scholarship for any desired studies at any California state university or community college.

Charles Lopinsky Memorial Scholarship - $3,000 scholarship towards studying a degree in project management.

Dorothy and Robert Debolt Scholarship - This scholarship is available to students who were adopted from the California state foster system who seek to further their education. If you were adopted, you may be eligible for a $2,000 scholarship to enable you to study at a college in California.

Heef Engineering and Architecture Scholarships -

Golden State Minority Foundation Scholarship - This scholarship is available for anyone in an ethnic minority that is not overly represented. The average amount of this scholarship is around $2,000.

Capture The Dream, Inc.’s Single Parent Scholarship - $1,000 scholarship whether they are enrolled in a college already or are high school seniors. You must be a California resident to receive this scholarship.

California Retired Teachers Association – Division 16 Scholarship -

Oliver Goldsmith, M.D Scholarship - $5,000 to help students finish medical school.

Christopher Mark Pitkin Memorial Scholarship - If you are dealing with hemophilia and the complications that come with it, you may qualify for the Christopher Mark Pitkin Memorial Scholarship.

Craef Scholarship - Culinary

Law Enforcement Personnel Dependents Grant Program - Grants of $100 to $12,192 for up to four years of post-secondary education.

Association of Women in Architecture - The AWA may be able to award you with a $1,000 to $2,500 scholarship.

Louise Snyder Scholarship for Re-Entry Women - Scholarship of $500 is intended for women who have decided to continue their studies and have re-entered the education system.

Lois Olsen Memorial Scholarship -

Women Health Care Executives - This $5,000 scholarship is designated for women who are graduate level students dedicated to their studies in public policy and public health.

M. R. Bauer Foundation Continuing Nursing Studies Scholarship - $500-$2,000 towards your studies.

SFSB Fleischman & Floro Awards Scholarship -  $1,000-$5,000 towards your studies. Financial need is not critical to be eligible for this scholarship, but you do need to be a resident of Santa Maria, Orcutt, Guadalupe, and Los Alamos. You need to have taken the SAT or ACT and also have maintained a GPA of at least 3.0. You also have to have had studied at a Santa Barbara school from grades 7-12.

Telacu Scholarship Program -

Latin American Professional Women’s Association Scholarship -

Louis Armstrong Jazz Scholarship Honoring Duke Ellington -

Ray Dale Memorial Scholarship - The Ray Dale Memorial Scholarship is designed to help students who are enrolled in Physician Assistants Programs. The student who wishes to receive the one-time $1,000 scholarship must show good standing with the California Academy of Physicians.

Joseph T. Desilva Scholarships - ​If you are a child of members of UFCW Local 770 or a spouse or parent, you may be eligible for the Joseph T. Desilva Scholarships. Those who receive the scholarship can expect $20,000 in funds towards their education.

CalCPA Scholarship - For students with an interest in pursing professional careers in the accounting field. Applicant must be enrolled at an institution of higher learning in the state of California and must be a member of CalCPA (student membership is free). CalCPA chapters have different deadlines for scholarship.

American Honda Foundation Scholarship - Amount: Up to $2,750 -For minority male students who are classified as undergraduate students at any accredited four-year college or university within the United States and enrolled in one of the STEM fields.

Richard L. Sykes Memorial Scholarship - Amount: Up to $5,000 - For college freshmen who reside in or are a permanent resident of the greater Los Angeles area and live in one of the following zip codes: 90000-93888. Student must be an African-American college freshman and preference will be given to students attending HBCUs-particulary UNCF member institutions.

The Music Center Spotlight Program - Amount: Up to $5,000 - For Southern California high school students who have talent in Acting, Non-Classical Voice, Classical Voice, Non-Classical Dance, Ballet, Jazz Instrumental and Classical Instrumental. Applicant must submit an audition video.

Youth Awards - For Latino high school seniors who excel both inside and outside the classroom, who have at least a 3.0 GPA and are Permanent residents, DACA, U.S. Citizens, or eligible non-citizens. Applicants must be from the Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas, Houston, Los Angeles, Miami, New York, Northern California, Phoenix, or Washington, DC areas.

Magic Carpet Music Scholarship - Amount: $1,000 - For young individuals or students of Riverside County (California) and citizens of the United States. Applicant must be at least 17 years of age by deadline and have at least a 2.0 GPA. Competition consists of a live performance at the Competition in vocal, instrumental (soloist) or original composition.

NEWH | Orange County Region Scholarship - Amount: $2,500 - For students attending an accredited college in the California counties of San Diego, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, or Imperial. Applicant must have completed at least half the requirements for a degree and must be pursuing a career objective in the Hospitality industry (Hotel/Restaurant management, Culinary, Food Service, Architecture, Design, etc.)

Torch Award Scholarship - Amount: Up to $1,500 - For high school students who will graduate in 2019 or 2020 and reside in San Diego, Orange, or Imperial Counties in California. Applicant must submit an essay on a given topic related to ethics and integrity.

American Association of Japanese University Women Scholarship Program - Amount: $2,000 - Female students enrolled in an accredited California college or university who have junior, senior, or graduate standing in the school year 2018-2019. Applicant must demonstrate a desire and intent to fulfill a leadership role in their chosen field of study and be a contributor to U.S.-Japan relations and cultural exchanges.

National Rice Month Scholarship - Amount: Up to $4,000 - For graduating high school seniors in rice-growing states (Arkansas, California, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, and Texas). Applicant must create a video about U.S. rice, National Rice Month, and the importance of rice to their state.

AANAPISI Scholarship Program - Amount: Up to $5,000 - For students who will be enrolled full-time in a degree-seeking program.

NCJW/LA Scholarship Program - Amount: Up to $2,000 - For students who live and attend school in the Greater Los Angeles area. Applicant must be trying to better their lives through education in the aftermath of trauma, loss and other setbacks. There are scholarships open to all majors and specific scholarships for nursing majors, mothers, non-traditional students, education majors, and film/television/cinema/theater majors.

Supply Chain Management Education Scholarship - Amount: $1,000 - For undergraduate students majoring in Supply Chain Management who are either permanent residents or students in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, California, or Illinois.

NEWH | San Francisco Bay Area Chapter Scholarship - For currently enrolled college students attending an accredited college in Northern California with zip codes starting with 936 to 961. Applicant must have a career objective in of the areas of the Hospitality Industry (i.e. Hotel/Restaurant Management, Culinary/Foodservice, Architecture, Interior Design, etc.)

Good Tidings Community Service Scholarship - Amount: $10,000 - For high school seniors graduating in 2019 who are residents of one of the following California counties: Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, Monterey, Napa, Sacramento, San Benito, San Francisco, San Joaquin, San Mateo, Santa Cruz, Santa Clara, Solano, Sonoma, Stanislaus, or Yolo. Applicant must have done something to serve the community.

Brager Tax Law Group Legal Scholarship - Amount: $1,000 - For students currently enrolled in an undergraduate tax or accounting program, JD, LLB, or LLM program. Preference will be given to students from California or students who received an undergraduate or graduate degree from a college or university in California, or students attending a law school in California.

Safe Jobs for Youth Month Poster Contest - Amount: Up to $300 - For California teens between the ages of 14 and 18 years old. Contestant must create a poster on the theme, “Safe Jobs for Youth.”

Robert E. Thunen Memorial Scholarship - Amount: $2,500 - For full-time students who desire to study illumination as a career. Applicant must be a junior, senior or graduate student in an accredited four-year college or university located in Northern California, Nevada, Oregon or Washington.

Celebrate the West High School Art Competition - Amount: Up to $1,200 - For high school students (grades 9-12) in public, private, charter, and alternative schools. Home-schooled students in that age group also may enter. Student must be in a school in a WGA member state. Applicant must submit a two-dimensional art piece on what their state means to them.

LNESC Emergency Scholarship Fund - Amount: Up to $500 - For students facing economic hardship, such as change in family income/support, loss of job, death of an immediate family member, natural disaster, pending eviction or home foreclosure, burglary or fire.

Edison Scholars Program - Amount: Up to $10,000 per year, totaling $40,000 over four years - For high school seniors planning to pursue science, technology, engineering or math (STEM) at a four-year college or university on a full-time basis.

There are 1,380,857 full time students in the 280 colleges and universities of California

Allan Hancock College Santa Maria, California
American Academy of Dramatic Arts Los Angeles Los Angeles, California
American Conservatory Theater San Francisco, California
American Jewish University Los Angeles, California
American River College Sacramento, California
American University of Health Sciences Signal Hill, California
Antelope Valley College Lancaster, California
Art Center College of Design Pasadena, California
Azusa Pacific Online University Glendora, California
Azusa Pacific University Azusa, California
Bakersfield College Bakersfield, California
Barstow Community College Barstow, California
Berkeley City College Berkeley, California
Bethesda University of California Anaheim, California
Biola University La Mirada, California
Bryan University Los Angeles, California
Butte College Oroville, California
Cabrillo College Aptos, California
California Baptist University Riverside, California
California Christian College Fresno, California
California College of the Arts Oakland, California
California College San Diego San Diego, California
California Institute of Technology Pasadena, California
California Institute of the Arts Valencia, California
California Lutheran University Thousand Oaks, California
California Maritime Academy Vallejo, California
California Polytechnic State University San Luis Obispo San Luis Obispo, California
California State Polytechnic University Pomona Pomona, California
California State University Bakersfield Bakersfield, California
California State University Channel Islands Camarillo, California
California State University Chico Chico, California
California State University Dominguez Hills Carson, California
California State University East Bay Hayward, California
California State University Fresno Fresno, California
California State University Fullerton Fullerton, California
California State University Long Beach Long Beach, California
California State University Los Angeles Los Angeles, California
California State University Monterey Bay Seaside, California
California State University Northridge Northridge, California
California State University Sacramento Sacramento, California
California State University San Bernardino San Bernardino, California
California State University San Marcos San Marcos, California
California State University Stanislaus Turlock, California

Canada College Redwood City, California
Cerritos College Norwalk, California
Cerro Coso Community College Ridgecrest, California
Chabot College Hayward, California
Chaffey College Rancho Cucamonga, California
Chapman University Orange, California
Charles R Drew University of Medicine and Science Los Angeles, California
Citrus College Glendora, California
City College of San Francisco San Francisco, California
Claremont McKenna College Claremont, California
Coastline Community College Fountain Valley, California
Cogswell College Sunnyvale, California
Coleman University San Diego, California
College of Alameda Alameda, California
College of Marin Kentfield, California
College of San Mateo San Mateo, California
College of the Canyons Santa Clarita, California
College of the Desert Palm Desert, California
College of the Redwoods Eureka, California
College of the Sequoias Visalia, California
College of the Siskiyous Weed, California
Columbia College Sonora, California
Columbia College Hollywood Tarzana, California
Community Christian College Redlands, California
Concordia University Irvine Irvine, California
Contra Costa College San Pablo, California
Copper Mountain Community College Joshua Tree, California
Cosumnes River College Sacramento, California
Crafton Hills College Yucaipa, California
Cuesta College San Luis Obispo, California
Cuyamaca College El Cajon, California
Cypress College Cypress, California
De Anza College Cupertino, California
Dell'Arte International School of Physical Theatre Blue Lake, California
Design Institute of San Diego San Diego, California
DeVry University California Pomona, California
Diablo Valley College Pleasant Hill, California
Dominican University of California San Rafael, California
East Los Angeles College Monterey Park, California
East San Gabriel Valley Regional Occupational Program West Covina, California
El Camino College Compton Center Compton, California
El Camino Community College District Torrance, California
Epic Bible College Sacramento, California
Evergreen Valley College San Jose, California
Expression College for Digital Arts Emeryville, California
Fashion Careers College San Diego, California
Feather River Community College District Quincy, California
FIDM/Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising Los Angeles Los Angeles, California
FIDM/Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising Orange County Irvine, California
FIDM/Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising San Diego San Diego, California
FIDM/Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising San Francisco San Francisco, California

Folsom Lake College Folsom, California
Foothill College Los Altos Hills, California
Fresno City College Fresno, California
Fresno Pacific University Fresno, California
Fullerton College Fullerton, California
Gavilan College Gilroy, California
Glendale Community College Glendale, California
Golden West College Huntington Beach, California
Golf Academy of America Carlsbad Carlsbad, California
Grossmont College El Cajon, California
Hands on Medical Massage School Redlands, California
Hartnell College Salinas, California
Harvey Mudd College Claremont, California
Holy Names University Oakland, California
Hope International University Fullerton, California
Horizon College San Diego San Diego, California
Humboldt State University Arcata, California
Humphreys College Stockton and Modesto Campuses Stockton, California
Imperial Valley College Imperial, California
International Professional School of Bodywork San Diego, California
Irvine Valley College Irvine, California
John Paul the Great Catholic University San Diego, California
King's University Van Nuys, California
La Sierra University Riverside, California
Laguna College of Art and Design Laguna Beach, California
Lake Tahoe Community College South Lake Tahoe, California
Laney College Oakland, California
Las Positas College Livermore, California
Lassen Community College Susanville, California
Life Pacific College San Dimas, California
Lincoln University Oakland, California
Long Beach City College Long Beach, California
Los Angeles City College Los Angeles, California
Los Angeles College of Music Pasadena, California
Los Angeles Harbor College Wilmington, California
Los Angeles Mission College Sylmar, California
Los Angeles Pierce College Woodland Hills, California
Los Angeles Southwest College Los Angeles, California
Los Angeles Trade Technical College Los Angeles, California
Los Angeles Valley College Valley Glen, California
Los Medanos College Pittsburg, California
Loyola Marymount University Los Angeles, California
Marymount College Rancho Palos Verdes, California
Mendocino College Ukiah, California
Menlo College Atherton, California
Merced College Merced, California
Merritt College Oakland, California
Mills College Oakland, California
MiraCosta College Oceanside, California
Mission College Santa Clara, California
Modesto Junior College Modesto, California
Monterey Peninsula College Monterey, California
Moorpark College Moorpark, California
Moreno Valley College Moreno Valley, California
Mount St. Mary's College Los Angeles, California
Mt Sierra College Monrovia, California
Mt. San Antonio College Walnut, California
Mt. San Jacinto Community College District San Jacinto, California
Musicians Institute Hollywood, California
Napa Valley College Napa, California
National University La Jolla, California
Newschool of Architecture and Design San Diego, California
Norco College Norco, California
Notre Dame de Namur University Belmont, California
Occidental College Los Angeles, California
Ohlone Community College Fremont, California
Orange Coast College Costa Mesa, California
Otis College of Art and Design Los Angeles, California
Oxnard College Oxnard, California
Pacific College of Oriental Medicine LLC San Diego San Diego, California
Pacific States University Los Angeles, California
Pacific Union College Angwin, California
Palo Verde College Blythe, California
Palomar College San Marcos, California
Pasadena City College Pasadena, California
Patten University Oakland, California
Pepperdine University Malibu, California
Pitzer College Claremont, California
Platt College Los Angeles Alhambra, California
Platt College Ontario Ontario, California
Platt College San Diego San Diego, California

Point Loma Nazarene University San Diego, California
Pomona College Claremont, California
Porterville College Porterville, California
Professional Golfers Career College Temecula, California
Providence Christian College Pasadena, California
Reedley College Reedley, California
Rio Hondo College Whittier, California
Riverside City College Riverside, California
Sacramento City College Sacramento, California
Saddleback College Mission Viejo, California
Sage College Moreno Valley, California
Saint Marys College of California Moraga, California
San Diego Christian College El Cajon, California
San Diego City College San Diego, California
San Diego Mesa College San Diego, California
San Diego Miramar College San Diego, California
San Diego State University San Diego, California
San Diego State University Imperial Valley Campus Calexico, California

San Francisco Art Institute San Francisco, California
San Francisco Conservatory of Music San Francisco, California
San Francisco State University San Francisco, California
San Joaquin Delta College Stockton, California
San Joaquin Valley College Bakersfield Bakersfield, California
San Joaquin Valley College Fresno Fresno, California
San Joaquin Valley College Fresno Aviation Fresno, California
San Joaquin Valley College Hesperia Hesperia, California
San Joaquin Valley College Modesto Salida, California
San Joaquin Valley College Online Visalia, California
San Joaquin Valley College Rancho Cordova Rancho Cordova, California
San Joaquin Valley College Rancho Cucamonga Rancho Cucamonga, California
San Joaquin Valley College Temecula Temecula, California
San Joaquin Valley College Visalia Visalia, California

San Jose City College San Jose, California
San Jose State University San Jose, California
Santa Ana College Santa Ana, California
Santa Barbara Business College Bakersfield Bakersfield, California
Santa Barbara Business College Santa Maria Santa Maria, California
Santa Barbara Business College Ventura Ventura, California

Santa Barbara City College Santa Barbara, California
Santa Clara University Santa Clara, California
Santa Monica College Santa Monica, California
Santa Rosa Junior College Santa Rosa, California
Santiago Canyon College Orange, California
Scripps College Claremont, California
Shasta Bible College and Graduate School Redding, California
Shasta College Redding, California
Sierra College Rocklin, California
Simpson University Redding, California
Skyline College San Bruno, California
Soka University of America Aliso Viejo, California
Solano Community College Fairfield, California
Sonoma State University Rohnert Park, California
Southern California Institute of Architecture Los Angeles, California
Southern California Institute of Technology Anaheim, California
Southern California Seminary El Cajon, California
Southwestern College Chula Vista, California
Stanford University Stanford, California
SUM Bible College and Theological Seminary Oakland, California
Taft College Taft, California
Taft University System Santa Ana, California
The Master's College and Seminary Santa Clarita, California
The National Hispanic University San Jose, California
Thomas Aquinas College Santa Paula, California
Touro College Los Angeles Los Angeles, California
Trident University International Cypress, California
University of California Berkeley Berkeley, California
University of California Davis Davis, California
University of California Irvine Irvine, California
University of California Los Angeles Los Angeles, California
University of California Merced Merced, California
University of California Riverside Riverside, California
University of California San Diego La Jolla, California
University of California Santa Barbara Santa Barbara, California
University of California Santa Cruz Santa Cruz, California

University of La Verne La Verne, California
University of Phoenix Bay Area Campus San Jose, California
University of Phoenix Central Valley Campus Fresno, California
University of Phoenix Sacramento Valley Campus Sacramento, California
University of Phoenix San Diego Campus San Diego, California
University of Phoenix Southern California Campus Costa Mesa, California

University of Redlands Redlands, California
University of San Diego San Diego, California
University of San Francisco San Francisco, California
University of Southern California Los Angeles, California
University of the Pacific Stockton, California
University of the West Rosemead, California
Vanguard University of Southern California Costa Mesa, California
Ventura College Ventura, California
Victor Valley College Victorville, California
West Coast Ultrasound Institute Beverly Hills, California
West Coast University Los Angeles North Hollywood, California
West Coast University Ontario Ontario, California
West Coast University Orange County Anaheim, California

West Hills College Coalinga Coalinga, California
West Hills College Lemoore Lemoore, California

West Los Angeles College Culver City, California
West Valley College Saratoga, California
Westmont College Santa Barbara, California
Whittier College Whittier, California
William Jessup University Rocklin, California
Woodbury University Burbank, California
Woodland Community College Woodland, California
World Mission University Los Angeles, California
Yeshiva Ohr Elchonon Chabad West Coast Talmudical Seminary Los Angeles, California
Yuba College Marysville, California