Top Cali Scholarships You Need to Know About
Five California scholarships we think you should know about and where to find more.
Scholarships are a great way to pay for college. If you are going to college in California, here are a couple of California Scholarships we think are great:
Middle Class Scholarship (MCS) – Scholarship amounts vary and depend on your family’s income (under $171,000/year). Also available at California State University.
Blue and Gold Opportunity Plan – Scholarship amounts vary and depend on your family’s income (under $80,000/year).
These two scholarships require you to be a new, transfer, or returning undergraduate at the University of California (UC), a California resident/AB 540 status, and file a FAFSA/California Dream Act by March 2nd.
California State University (CSU) scholarships:
CSU Trustees’ Award for Outstanding Achievement – 20 scholarships in the amount of $6,000. You must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0, financial need and have overcome adversity.
Nathaniel R. and Valerie Dumont Scholarship – 8 scholarships in the amount of $4,000 for students attending these CSU campuses: Dominguez Hills, Long Beach, Los Angeles, and Northridge. Strong consideration for visually impaired students with a minimum GPA of 2.8 and financial need.
These scholarships and more can be found here.
ALSO—be sure to check out the Good Tidings Community Service Scholarship – 10 scholarships in the amount of $10,000. You must live in a specify California county (listed on their page), demonstrate financial need, and have a letter of recommendation.
To find more scholarships, check out our scholarship tool! We have a California Path to College resource here!