Top California Scholarships You Need to Know About
Last updated August 16, 2021
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:
The #WeBelongInCollege Scholarship encourages students to share brief stories about belonging. From times when they’ve struggled getting to and through college, how they overcame these challenges, and any advice they have for other students. By sharing your stories of struggle and perseverance, you will be entered to win a $2,500 or $1,000 college scholarship.
Deadline: October 31st, 2021
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.