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Award: $1,000, Deadline: February 1
Applicant must have an amateur radio license and be attending a regionally accredited school. Preference is given to residents of the ARRL Southwestern Division (Arizona and Los Angeles, Orange County, San Diego, and Santa Barbara, Calif.).
Award: -, Deadline: June 30 (fall); November 30 (spring); April 30 (summer)
Applicant must be a minority, a California resident, and a full-time student.
Award: $2,000, Deadline: June 1
Applicant must be a MGMA Western section member for two years. Applicant must submit a letter stating goals and objectives, a resume showing employment history with a brief narrative describing specific employment responsibilities in the health care field, and three letters of recommendation. Reference letters should address performance, character, potential to succeed, and need for scholarship support. Send for an application with a self-addressed, stamped, business-size envelope.
Award: -, Deadline: None
Applicant must be a dependent or surviving spouse of a member of the California National Guard who was killed or disabled resulting from an event that occurred while in the active service of the state. Applicant must attend a California state college, university, or community college.
Award: $500, Deadline: January 15
Applicant must not be a resident of Nebraska.
Award: $13,900, Deadline: June 1
Applicant must not be a resident of Michigan or Ohio.
Award: $5,500, Deadline: August 15
Applicant must rank in top 50% of graduating high school class, have a minimum composite ACT score of 27 (combined SAT I score of 1210), and be a resident of any state except Missouri.
Award: $29,175, Deadline: November 15
Applicant must have demonstrated scholastic potential and leadership skills.
Award: $3,500, Deadline: December 1
Applicant must be an out-of-state first-time freshman student with a minimum 3.5 cumulative GPA and a minimum composite ACT score between 28 and 29 (combined SAT Reasoning score between 1250-1320).
Award: -, Deadline: December 1
Applicant must be an out-of-state first-time freshman student with a minimum 3.5 cumulative GPA and minimum composite ACT score between 32 and 36 (combined SAT Reasoning score between 1400 and 1600).
Award: $1,500, Deadline: December 1
Applicant must be an out-of-state first-time freshman student with a minimum 3.5 cumulative GPA and a minimum composite ACT score of 27 (combined SAT Reasoning score between 1210 and 1240).
Award: $3,000, Deadline: None
Applicant must have a minimum 2.0 GPA and be a resident of any state except Kansas. FAFSA is required.
Award: $4,000, Deadline: December 1
Applicant must have a minimum 3.9 GPA. Freshman applicants have a minimum combined SAT Reasoning score of 1200 (composite ACT score of 29). Personal interview is required. Selection is based upon academic performance and leadership. Priority is given to California residents.
Award: $5,000, Deadline: April 1
Applicant must be a member of JACL. Selection is based upon personal statement, letters of recommendation, transcripts, work experience, and community involvement.
Award: $2,500, Deadline: June 5
Applicant must be an outstanding undergraduate Hispanic student who is pursuing a career in public relations and related communications fields.
Award: $1,000, Deadline: April 16
Applicant must be a California resident attending an accredited school in California who has completed at least 18 units in their major in a program granting a degree or certificate. Selection is based solely upon merit.
Award: $6,000, Deadline: February 15
Applicant must show academic ability and not be a resident of Idaho.
Award: $500, Deadline: March 1
Applicant must be a resident of California.
Award: -, Deadline: October 15
Applicant must attend a WICHE participating institution and an approved WRGP program. Recipient pays in-state tuition.
Award: $5,000, Deadline: March 5
Applicant must be a Jewish, permanent legal resident of Los Angeles County with demonstrated financial need. Applicant must be planning to attend as full-time student at an approved college, university, vocational school, graduate school or professional school. FAFSA must be filed.
Award: -, Deadline: October 15
Applicant must be a resident of a participating state, attend a participating institution, and fulfill any necessary school requirements. Recipient pays 150% of in-state tuition instead of non-resident tuition.
Award: $2,000, Deadline: January 29
Applicant must be a resident of Ventura County, CA or Ventura College. Applicant must be pursuing a degree in music.
Award: $12,000, Deadline: December 1
Applicant must be from outside South Carolina. Selection is based upon academic achievement, leadership, and character.
Award: $1,500, Deadline: February 15
Applicant must be a U.S. citizen and a resident of any state other than Colorado, and have a minimum 3.2 GPA.
Award: $15,000, Deadline: August 1
Applicant must be born in California and provide copies of birth certificate with application. Previous recipients are ineligible.
Award: -, Deadline: Unknown
Applicant must be between 20 and 35 years of age by deadline and have been born in the state of California, but need not be a current resident. Applicant must submit a literary work-in-progress: fiction, nonfiction, prose, poetry, or drama. Nonfiction writers who are not recipients of the award may be considered for the $1,000 Special Award for Nonfictional Prose. No separate application is required for the special award.
Award: $13,000, Deadline: Late January; Mid-December (nomination deadline)
Applicant must be a U.S. citizen, be enrolled in an accredited graduate institution in California, have completed at least one semester of environmental science at the graduate level, be nominated by a professor or environmental professional, and have superior academic qualifications.
Award: $4,000, Deadline: March 1
Award: $4,500, Deadline: March 2
Applicant must be a California resident with financial need.
Award: $3,000, Deadline: March 17
Applicant must be a first-generation college student from a low-income family, have a minimum 2.5 GPA, and be a full time student. Applicant must be a permanent resident of one of the specified communities in California, Illinois, Texas, or New York. Selection is based upon academic achievement, extracurricular involvement, and financial need. Priority will be given to applicants majoring in business, science, technology, engineering or math, and who are attending institutions with matching funds and/or are located in Southern California.