2022 California Scholarships

California is not immune from the nationwide trend of rising tuition costs. The average tuition for California universities is a whopping $10,411.00 and the total cost of attendance is $35,543.00. 49% of student graduates in California graduate with an average debt load of $22,585.00. That’s why hundreds of thousands of students in California turn either to scholarships or student loans.

These CA scholarships are available for men, women and a variety of students in California, and any California resident regardless of their interests or background. California scholarships are available for college students, for adults going back to school, and all types of CA students or CA residents, and especially targeted to help middle class families afford a top-of-the-line education. The best part about these scholarships is they are easy (many require nothing more than filling out a simple form) and they don’t need to be paid back!

While some scholarships are easy and can be completed in under 30 seconds, others require more upfront information. We’ve marked easy scholarships with a little “Easy Apply” so you can prioritize them. This is the complete list of the best scholarships for California residents.

How much total award money and scholarships are available for CA residents?

There are 1054 scholarships totaling $4,769,882.00 available to California residents. You can easily browse through all 1054 scholarships below.

How many scholarships are available for moms and single moms in California?

Moms in California are eligible for all the same scholarships as CA residents. Therefore, the 1054 scholarships worth $4,769,882.00 mentioned above is also available to moms and single moms. In addition, however, you can check out additional scholarships for moms, which have been provided exclusively for moms and single moms, and you can find from the main scholarship search engine page.

How many scholarships are available for college students in California?

1054 scholarships worth $4,769,882.00 are available for college students in CA. In addition, we encourage current college students in California to check scholarships by school and, specifically, colleges in California for more options. Here are links for scholarships at the 20 largest colleges in California:

Art Center College of Design
Biola University
California College of the Arts
California Institute of Technology
Sofia University
California Institute of the Arts
San Diego Christian College
Coleman University
Design Institute of San Diego
Dominican University of California
Fresno Pacific University
Harvey Mudd College
Holy Names University
Humboldt State University
John F. Kennedy University
American Jewish University
Laguna College of Art and Design
Lincoln University
La Sierra University
Loma Linda University

How many scholarships are available for high school seniors in California?

1054 scholarships totaling $4,769,882.00 are available for high school seniors in CA. In addition, we encourage current high school students to check out more from the scholarship search engine.

Do I need to be a resident of CA to apply to these scholarships?

Our scholarship search automatically returns scholarships by all different types of requirements. The below scholarships are either explicitly available for California residents, or they do not require specific state residency at all and are therefore available to CA students and residents, as well as others across the country.

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Ohlson Family Scholarship Fund
Sponsor:
Community Foundation Sonoma County
Applicant must be a resident of Sonoma County. Preference will be given to an applicant who has overcome adversity in their life to pursue their objectives.
Deadline:
March 2
Huntington Fellowships
Sponsor:
Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens
Applicant must hold a Ph.D. or equivalent or be a doctoral candidate at dissertation stage. Selection is based upon the value of the project, the ability of the applicant, and the degree to which special strengths of the library will be utilized. Recipients are expected to be in residence throughout their...
Deadline:
November 15
$12,500.00
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Fresno-Madera Medical Society Scholarship
Sponsor:
Fresno-Madera Medical Society Scholarship Foundation
Applicant must have been a resident of either Fresno or Madera counties, Calif. for at least one year and be approved for matriculation in a medical school. Award will be sent to the school of matriculation to be administered toward tuition, lab fees, books, and any other valid educational expenses.
Deadline:
May 15
$2,000.00
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CTA Scholarship for Dependent Children
Sponsor:
California Teachers Association (CTA)
Applicant must be claimed as dependent status on the current year's IRS forms. Applicant must be the dependent child of an active or retired California Teachers Association member.
Deadline:
February 3
$5,000.00
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Fountainhead Essay Contest
Sponsor:
The Ayn Rand Institute
Applicants must be high school juniors or seniors who submit a 800-1,600 word essay which will be judged on both style and content with an emphasis on writing that is clear, articulate and logically organized. Winning essays must demonstrate an outstanding grasp of the philosophic and psychological meaning of The Fountainhead....
Deadline:
April 25
$10,000.00
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L. Gordon Bittle Memorial Scholarship
Sponsor:
California Teachers Association (CTA)
Applicant must be a current active member of the California Teachers Association who is pursuing a career in public education.
Deadline:
February 3
$5,000.00
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Cal Grant A
Sponsor:
California Student Aid Commission (CSAC)
Applicant must be a California resident attending a California educational institution, demonstrate financial need, and have satisfactory academic qualifications. Applicant must have a minimum 3.0 GPA.
Deadline:
March 2
$9,708.00
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Cal Grant B
Sponsor:
California Student Aid Commission (CSAC)
Applicant must be a California resident attending a California educational institution. Applicant must have a minimum 2.0 GPA. Selection is based upon financial need and academic qualifications, disadvantaged background increases likelihood of receiving award.
Deadline:
March 2
$9,708.00
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Cal Grant C
Sponsor:
California Student Aid Commission (CSAC)
Applicant must be a California resident pursuing a vocationally-oriented course of study at a two-year community college, two-year program within a college, or vocational school in California. Selection is based upon financial need, academic qualifications, and aptitude, interest, and experience in chosen vocational field.
Deadline:
March 2
$2,592.00
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1st Marine Division Association Scholarship
Sponsor:
First Marine Division Association, Inc.
Applicants must be dependents of honorably discharged veterans of the 1st Marine Division or units attached to or supporting the Division who are now deceased or totally and permanently disabled for any reason. Applicants must attend an accredited university as full-time undergraduate students.
Deadline:
None
$1,750.00
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Spartan Scholarship
Sponsor:
San Jose State University
Applicant must have at least 8 graduate or 12 undergraduate units completed at SJSU with a GPA of 3.0 or better.
Deadline:
April 15
$2,500.00
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American Society for Enology and Viticulture Scholarship
Sponsor:
American Society for Enology & Viticulture
Applicant must be a resident of North America, demonstrate financial need, and have a minimum 3.0 GPA for undergraduate award (minimum 3.2 GPA for graduate award).
Deadline:
March 1
SEMA Memorial Scholarship
Sponsor:
Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA)
Applicant must be a U.S. citizen who is enrolled as a full-time student at an accredited college, university, or post-secondary vocational/technical program in the United States. Applicant must have completed half of their total curriculum requirements/classroom hours by the application deadline in a field leading to a career in the automotive...
Deadline:
March 1
$3,000.00
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