Scholarships in Santa Clara

Good Tidings Foundation Community Service Scholarship

Award: $5,000, Deadline: November 10

Applicant must be a high school senior in the graduating class of 2015 with financial need and extraordinary community service accomplishments (far exceeding "minimum service hours" required by schools). Applicant must Reside in one of the following California counties: San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Santa Cruz, Monterey, San Benito, Merced, Stanislaus, Alameda, San Joaquin, Contra Costa, Solano, Yolo, Napa, Sonoma, or Marin. Essay describing unique community service activities and letter of recommendation from a teacher, counselor, charity director, or person familiar with your community service are required.

Chicana/Latina Foundation Scholarship

Award: $1,500, Deadline: March 31

Applicant must be have a minimum 2.5 GPA, be a woman and Latina. Applicant must attend school in in Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, Monterey, Napa, Santa Clara, Santa Cruz, San Francisco, San Mateo, Solano, or Sonoma County, and must have resided in one of those counties for the past two years.

Charles Walton Peace Essay Contest

Award: $1,000, Deadline: February 22

Applicant must be a high school student (grade 9-12), be a resident of Santa Clara County, Calif., and submit essay. Contact above address for application form and essay theme.

Fogel Loan Fund

Award: $6,000, Deadline: None

Applicant must have be Jewish, be a resident of Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, San Francisco, San Mateo, northern Santa Clara, or Sonoma County, CA, and have a co-signer who resides in the Bay area.

Selig Fund

Award: $6,000, Deadline: None

Applicant must be Jewish, be a resident of Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, San Francisco, San Mateo, northern Santa Clara, or Sonoma County, CA, and have a co-signer who resides in the Bay area.

Esther Shiller Memorial Endowment Loan Fund

Award: $6,000, Deadline: None

Applicant must be Jewish, be a resident of Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, San Francisco, San Mateo, northern Santa Clara, or Sonoma County, CA, and have a cosigner who resides in the Bay area.

Harry & Florence Wornick Endowment Fund

Award: $5,800, Deadline: None

Applicant must be Jewish, be a resident of Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, San Francisco, San Mateo, northern Santa Clara, or Sonoma County, CA, and have a cosigner who resides in the Bay area. Preference is given to applicants pursuing careers in music or woodworking.

David, Nancy, and Liza Cherney Scholarship Fund

Award: $100, Deadline: None

Applicant must be female, Jewish, demonstrate financial need, and be a resident of Marin, San Francisco, San Mateo, or Sonoma County, Calif.

Lillian Fried Scholarship

Award: $130, Deadline: None

Applicant must be a woman, be Jewish, demonstrate financial need, and be a resident of Marin, San Francisco, San Mateo, or Sonoma County, Calif.

Miriam S. Grunfeld Scholarship

Award: $950, Deadline: None

Applicant must be under age 26, be Jewish, demonstrate financial need, have a minimum 3.0 GPA, and be a resident of Marin, San Francisco, San Mateo, northern Santa Clara, or Sonoma County, Calif.

George Choy Memorial/Gay Asian Pacific Alliance Scholarship

Award: $1,000, Deadline: June 30

Applicant must be self-identified as an Asian/Pacific Islander (at least 25% Asian/Pacific Islander ancestry), be living in one of the nine Bay Area counties: Alemeda, Contra Costa, Marin, San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Napa, Sonoma, and Solano, be in the process of applying to or enrolled at a postsecondary institution, and have a minimum 2.75 GPA. Preference given to applicants self-identified as lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender or involved in the LGBT community. Application form, transcripts, letter of recommendation from a teacher, school administrator, counselor, employer, or community leader highlighting community activism and leadership skills, and essay required.

Joseph Towner Fund for Gay and Lesbian Families

Award: $1,000, Deadline: June 30

Applicant must be the child of a lesbian or gay parent who resides in one of the following nine Bay Area counties: Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Napa, Sonoma, and Solano. Applicant must be 25 years of age or younger, have a minimum 2.5 GPA or GED certificate, if applicable, be enrolled in an accredited postsecondary institution, and carry a full-time academic work load (minimum 12 units per term). Application form, transcripts, and essay required.

Banatao Filipino American Education Fund College Scholarship

Award: $5,000, Deadline: February 20

Applicant must be a current high school senior who is at least half Filipino and a resident of one of the following California counties: Alameda, Contra Costa, Los Angeles, Marin, Merced, Monterey, Napa, Orange, Sacramento, San Benito, San Diego, San Francisco, San Joaquin, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Santa Cruz, Solano, Sonoma, or Stanislaus. Applicant must be planning to attend a four-year college or university and major in engineering, mathematics, computer science, environmental science, or a physical science. Minimum 3.0 GPA and financial need are required.

HSF/Citi Fellow Scholarship Program

Award: $5,000, Deadline: July 31

Applicant must be a United States citizen or legal permanent resident with a permanent resident card or passport stamped I-551 who is of Hispanic. Applicant must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale and be a current sophomore enrolled as a full-time student pursuing a degree in Business Administration, Economics, or Finance at a four-year accredited college or university in the United States; selected recipient must be enrolled as a junior during the following academic year. Program will be open as of fall 2009.

Tri-County Vision Scholarship

Award: $2,500, Deadline: June 1

Applicant must be a resident of the Monterey Tri-County area and be able to demonstrate community involvement.

Crain Educational Grants Program

Award: $5,000, Deadline: February 15

Applicant must be a current graduating senior or graduate of a public or private high school in San Mateo County or Santa Clara County. Minimum 3.3 GPA, financial hardship, and community involvement must be demonstrated.

Hazel Reed Baumeister Scholarship Program

Award: $5,000, Deadline: February 15

Applicant must be a current graduating senior or graduate of a public or private high school in San Mateo County or Santa Clara County. Minimum 3.3 GPA required. Financial hardship and community involvement must be demonstrated.

Ruppert Educational Grant Program

Award: $5,000, Deadline: February 15

Applicant must be a current graduating senior or graduate of a public or private high school in San Mateo County or Santa Clara County who is a United States citizen or legal resident. Financial hardship, community involvement, and academic promise must be demonstrated. Minimum 3.3 GPA required.

Marie A. Calderilla Scholarship

Award: $20,000, Deadline: March 7

Applicant must be a San Mateo or Santa Clara County graduating high school senior or current San Mateo or Santa Clara resident planning to attend a college in the San Mateo County Community College District. Applicant must be a female student who is pursuing their first undergraduate degree or certificate. Financial hardship must be demonstrated.

Dr. James L. Hutchinson and Evelyn Ribbs Hutchinson Medical School Scholarship

Award: $2,000, Deadline: March 7

Applicant must be a college senior who has been accepted to medical school, or who is currently enrolled as a full-time student at an accredited medical school program. Applicant must have graduated from a high school in San Mateo County or Santa Clara County or have lived in that same area during high school.

Harold Johnson Law Enforcement Scholarship

Award: $3,000, Deadline: March 7

Applicant must have declared a program of study in law enforcement (or criminal justice, administration of justice or police science) and have plans to pursue a career in police work, corrections or other criminal justice fields. Applicant must be a resident of San Mateo or Santa Clara counties. Minimum 2.5 GPA required.

Community Service Scholarship

Award: $5,000, Deadline: October 26

Applicant must be a high school senior who resides in one of the following counties: San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Cruz, Monterey, San Benito, Merced, Stanislaus, Alameda, San Joaquin, Contra Costa, Solano, Yolo, Napa, Sonoma, Santa Clara, or Marin. Demonstration of community service and financial need are required.

Maria Elena Yuchengco Memorial Journalism Scholarship

Award: $1,500, Deadline: April 21

Applicant must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident from the San Francisco Bay Area who is an incoming freshman or current, full-time undergraduate from the San Francisco Bay Area at an accredited four-year college or university. Applicant must be at least 50% Filipino. Minimum 3.0 GPA, financial need, major in journalism, and additional writing sample required.