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California Scholarships

by Mary Brito | Last Updated: October 11, 2022

Important Note: The purpose of this detailed listing is to help you plan your scholarship search throughout the year. Please find information below about scholarships for California students. Some of the deadlines may be from prior years. Scholarship deadlines are cyclical, so even if a deadline has passed, the website will likely be updated for the 2022-23 cycle. Be sure to reach out to the sponsor or check sponsor websites for the most recent details.

January

This offers $5,000 to students who have been diagnosed with cancer in the past and plan to pursue their education. This application is due January 31st. More details here.

This offers $20,000 to a student who has been diagnosed with cancer in the past and wants to pursue their college education. This application is due January 31. Read more here.

These are for $6,000. This is available to students who show support and service to the LGBTQ community. Applicants can be of any gender or sexual orientation. This application is due January 31st. More details here.

This awards $5,000 to California residents and attending a college/university in California; be a Golden 1 member for at least one year, or be a dependent of someone who has been a member for at least one year; be involved in community service totaling at least 24 hours in the last 12 months; and, have a 3.0 GPA. This application is due January 15th.  Learn more here.

This gives up to $1,000 to students who are interested and share a passion for creative writing. The scholarship is to honor Bobette Bibo Gugliotta who is the author of several books.This application is due January 24th. Learn more here.

This awards $15,000 to graduating high school seniors who have been accepted to a 4-year college or university and will start in the fall as a new students. It awards a 2-year renewable scholarship for up to 15,000 ($7,500 for freshman, $7,500 for sophomore year)  This application is due January 18th. More info. here.

February

This offers $2,500 to an Asian and Pacific Islander Queer Woman and Transgender community. Students must be currently enrolled or planning to enroll in a degree pursuing program. This application is due February 10th. More information here




This awards up to $10,000 to a chosen group of high school seniors who are residents of Los Angeles County of at least 3 years who will be attending a four year accredited college in the start of fall. Must express financial need and have a 3.5 GPA or higher and have experience in leadership and volunteering.This application is due February 16th.  More info. here.

This awards $5,000 to each student, with 4 chances to be offered to incoming freshman enrolled in a college or university full time pursuing a career in engineering, physical, computer or environmental sciences. Must be at least 50% of Filipino descent with a minimum of a 3.0 GPA. This application is due February 26th. Read more here.

These award $5,000 to employed California Strawberry field workers who are pursuing their college education. This application is due February 15th. Learn more here.

This offers $10,000 to students who are U.S. citizens graduating high school in Ventura County, California, and want to continue their education as a full-time student at an accredited four-year college or university in the United States, have a minimum 3.0 GPA and demonstrate outstanding leadership, character and commitment to Ventura County. This application is due February 7thMore details here.




This offers $4,000 to high school seniors in San Joaquin County pursuing an undergraduate degree in Business Administration. With a minimum of a 3.8 GPA. This application is due February 26th. Learn more here.

This awards $5,000 to students who are  first-generation college students from low-income households with a minimum GPA of 2.5. Applicants are available to students from regional areas in California, Texas, Illinois and New York. This application is due February 28thMore info. here.

This is given to students who are a graduating senior or graduate of the Huntington Beach Union High School District in Southern California. This application is due February 1st. Read more here.

This offers $1,000 to a  graduating high school senior attending school in San Mateo County, CA, who has demonstrated resilience in their mental health journey and determination in pursuing a college education. This application is due February 28th. Learn more here.

This awards $2,000 to a journalism student from the San Francisco Bay area or attending a college or university in the Bay Area. This application is due February 3rd. More info. here.

March

This offers $2,000 dollars to women over 25 who have attended certain colleges and completed 12 of credits at a college university with a grade point average of 3.0 or higher and is pursuing an undergraduate degree and expresses financial need. This application is due March 1st. Learn more here. 

This awards up to $2,500 to a student pursuing their 4 year education in welding engineering or welding engineering technology. Must be 18 years or older with a high school degree with a minimum of a 2.5 GPA who expresses financial need. This application is due March 1st. Learn more here.

This gives a $5,000 grant to undergraduate and graduate students. This application is due March 15th. Website found here.

This awards $4,000 to a student who is pursuing a Bachelor of Architecture Degree or a five-year Master of Architecture program from an NAAB-accredited school or college. Must be U.S. Citizen.This application is due March 12thRead more here.




This gives $5,000 to high school seniors applying to or accepted at a college or certificate program that demonstrate verification of employment. This application is due March 23rd. Click here to learn more. 




This awards $40,000 to students in  a full-time undergraduate program and majoring in electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, civil engineering, computer engineering, industrial engineering, computer sciences/information systems, environmental engineering, or environmental sciences. Eligible students must express financial need and live in or attend a public or private high school in areas serviced by Southern California Edison. This application is due March 15thMore details here.

This awards $7,500 to Students who submit a 500-1,000 word essay along with their application, answering the question: “What it means to me to have my parent/guardian involved in securing our community.” This application is due March 1st.  More info. here.

This offers $5,000 to first generation Asian Americans who have an interest in business,  business major not required. Students must be a new freshman enrolled full-time at an accredited four-year college/university with a minimum 3.0 GPA and express financial need. Must also be a resident of Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara or Solano County in California. This application is due March 20th. Learn more here.

This awards up to $2,500 to the most promising students of the California state. They must be graduating high school seniors who express academic excellence and personal commitment to pursuing their education. This application is due March 2nd. Read more here.

This awards $5,000 to  students who express financial need, or come from a low-income household; be 15-25 years of age. A minimum 3.0 GPA is required for high school students and a minimum 2.75 GPA is required for current college students. Must reside in California. This application is due March 31st. More info. here.

This is up to $1,000 and is given to students in the U.S, regardless of race, gender, ethnicity, or religion. This application is due March 1st. Learn more here.

This awards $1,000 to students who have attended private high school and are roman catholic and of catholic descent with a minimum of a 3.2 GPA. This application is due March 15th. Read more here.




This offers $2,500 to a  college junior, senior, or a graduate student pursuing a degree in civil engineering, welding engineering, welding engineering technology, or related discipline. Must be enrolled at least part-time at an accredited college/university in the U.S. and have a minimum 3.0 GPA. This application is due March 1st. More details here.

This is awarding $5,000 to students who are majoring in television-related studies. Students must be a resident of the Pacific Southwest Chapter Area. This application is due March 30th. Learn more here.




This awards $20,000 to a student who has at least one parent who is of Chinese descent; expresses financial need; be graduating from a high school in Orange County or Los Angeles County and  have either an ACT of 27 or an SAT of 1200, and a 3.0 GPA. This application is due March 15th. More info. here.

This gives $1,000  to students who have an immediate family member diagnosed with cancer of any type. Students must be high school seniors graduating from a school in El Dorado County, CA.This application is due March 1st.  Learn more here.

This awards $5,000 to current high school senior or graduate students or  have earned a GED. Have a minimum GPA of 3.0. Be enrolled or plan to enroll in an accredited 2 or 4 year college/university in the U.S. in the fall, be a SMUD customer living in SMUD’s service area, or have a SMUD customer as a legal guardian. This application is due March 1st.  Read more here.

This awards $1,500 to   selected students of Chinese descent who are attending high school in San Diego County. Scholarships are open to both male and female applicants of at least one-quarter Chinese descent. This application is due March 20th. Read more here.

This offers $1,000 to tall students who are under 21 years of age and attending their first year of college in the following fall. Students must be under 21, entering college in the upcoming fall and meet the TCI height requirement minimums: 5’10” for women and 6’2″ for men. This application is due March 1st. More details here.

This awards $2,500 to women students studying Architecture, Landscape Architecture, Urban Design and/or Land Planning, Interior Design or Environmental Design pursuing a college degree. This application is due March 18thLearn more here.

This is given to a student who is a new, transfer, and returning undergraduate student with family incomes and household assets up to $184,000. This application is due March 2nd. Read more here.

This gives $1,000 to graduating high school seniors entering a college or university with an interest in a career in international trade, as well as college students pursuing international degrees. Applicants must be  graduating seniors in California entering an accredited college or university with a standard minimum GPA of 3.0. This application is due March 17th. More info. here.

This awards up to $2,000 to students who create a video for the contest, whoever will be selected to earn the grant. This application is due March 31st. Read more here.

This offers $2,000 to students who have graduated from college and are pursuing medical school. Must demonstrate integrity, leadership, and community involvement. This application is due March 18th. More details here.

This offers up to 2 scholarships of $5,000 for undergraduates or graduates pursuing a career in architecture. Applicants must be residents of Santa Clara County, and undergraduate students must have completed 2 years of college before applying. The deadline to apply is April 3rd. More info here.

This offers up to $4,000 to full-time community college students who are transferring as a junior to a 4-year college or university. Applicant must be a resident of Conta Costa County, demonstrate financial need, and have at least a 3.0 GPA. Also, academic achievements, community involvement, and special circumstances are considered when applying. The deadline to apply is March 23rd. Learn more here. 

This is for Jewish high school seniors and past Maisin scholarship recipients who are 24 or younger, planning to enroll in a full-time undergraduate program, or already enrolled. Applicants must be residents in the greater San Fanscioc Bay Area, have a 3.0 GPA, and demonstrate financial need and leadership skills. The awarded amount is up from $1,000 to $3,500 annually. The deadline to apply is March 31st. Read more here. 

This awards two 4-year scholarships of $8,000 for graduating high school seniors planning to enroll in the University of California or California State University system. Also, four 2year scholarships of $2,000 will be awarded to students planning to attend a community college in California. Children whose parents or legal guardians work for a Californian wine grape grower are eligible to apply. The application must be postmarked no later than March 4th. Learn more here.

This is awarded to students who have attended a public high school in the city of Merced for at least three full years and have at least 12 units satisfactorily for undergraduate or 8 units satisfactorily completed by the start of the coming fall semester. Applicants must have a high school GPA of 3.8  or 3.25 or higher for first-year students and apply to a 4-year college or university in the State of California. The deadline to apply is March 2nd. More info here.

This provides more than $200,000 in scholarship awards annually to high school seniors planning to pursue post-secondary education. Academic achievement, leadership qualities, good citizenship, and extracurricular involvement are all required of students. Applications are accepted from students enrolled in public, private, charter, parochial, or home schools within the boundaries of participating EWI Chapters. The minimum GPA required is 3.0. The deadline to apply is March 18th. Click here to learn more. 

April

This offers $2,500 to high school students who are going to attend an accredited college or university who are within JETAANC’s geographic area who are interested in Japanese culture and preferably know Japanese language. This application is due April 22nd. Read more here.

This offers up to $1,000 and is given to college seniors currently enrolled in a college/university. This application is due April 30th. Learn more here

This awards $1,000 to high school seniors pursuing their college education as a full time student. This application is due April 2nd.  More information here.

This awards $5,000 to currently enrolled students in a college or university program leading to a degree in architecture and being a current resident of Santa Clara County and a legal resident of the United States. This application is due April 4th. Read more here.

This offers $2,000 to students who  must be interested in legal studies. Must be legal residents of the State of California, must be attending school within the State of California. This application is due April 1st. Learn more here.

This offers $4,500 to a Hispanic American student (with at least one parent of Hispanic or Hispanic American heritage) and current resident of Santa Clara County or Santa Cruz County. Must also be a current graduating high school senior or undergraduate at West Valley College enrolled in a program leading to a degree in architecture, or in any architectural school. This application is due April 4thRead more here.

This is offered to military dependents of active-duty, retired, or deceased military members living in the Monterey County area.  A scholarship is also available to a military dependent seeking a degree in one of the STEM  fields. This application is due April 5th. Learn more here.

This gives $2,000 to high school senior students who will enroll in a career/vocational program in the fall. This application is due April 3rd. More info. here.

This awards $2,500 to  a California resident within Placer, Sacramento, El Dorado or Yolo County, or a temporary resident attending a college or university within these counties. Students must have at least a 3.0 GPA  entering their sophomore, junior, or senior year at an accredited college or university. They must be majoring in Horticulture, Floriculture, Landscape Design, Botany, Forestry, Agronomy, Conservation, Plant Pathology, Environmental Concerns or other related subjects. This application is due April 15th. Read more here.

This offers up to $30,000 to a student who is of latino descent. Must have a 3.0 GPA. DACA applicants are eligible. This application is due April 3rd. Learn more here.

This is given to a student who has attended a public high school in the city of Merced for at least three full years and have at least 60 college units satisfactorily completed by the start of the coming fall semester. Applicants must also have a cumulative GPA of 2.8 or higher. This application is due April 15th. Read more here.

This awards $4,000 student must be residents of Imperial, Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, or Ventura County, high school juniors, seniors, or community-college students, and have at least a GPA of 3.0. This application is due April 1st. Learn more here.

This gives $5,000 to five students who are pursuing their college education and are incoming freshmen. This application is due April 16th. More details here.

This awards $10,000 to high school seniors from Orange County, California, Salt Lake County, Utah, or Puerto Rico who are pursuing bachelor’s degrees in STEM fields. Must express financial need, be a US Citizen and have a 3.0 GPA. This application is due April 19th. More info. here.

This offers up to 2 scholarships of $5,000 for undergraduates or graduates pursuing a career in architecture. Applicants must be residents of Santa Clara County, and undergraduate students must have completed 2 years of college before applying. The deadline to apply is April 3rd. More info here.

This awards $2,500 to one graduating high school senior who demonstrated a history of advocacy for social or economic justice. Applicants must explain in their 500 words essay how they will continue their advocacy in the future and why they are interested in the chosen advocacy area. The deadline to apply is April 1st. Learn more here.

This honors Larry and Mary Davis’s commitment to education in the roofing industry, who passed away in a 1955 plane accident when returning from a committee meeting. Applicants who are residents of California are eligible to apply. The awarded amount is $5,000 annually. The selection of finalists will take into account academic and personal achievements. The application deadline is April 22. More info here.

This offers up to $1,000 to undergraduate students pursuing a health-related degree from an accredited U.S. or Puerto Rico institution with a 3.0 GPA. U.S. citizens, permanent residents, or those granted Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA). Students planning to pursue a career in mental health, rehabilitation, geriatric medicine, or disabilities will also be given preference. The deadline to apply is April 30th. Learn more here.

This is for graduating high school seniors and undergraduate students who are residents of Washington, Oregon, or California. While grades are taken into account, they are not a deciding factor. Applicants living with a documented disability, interested in pursuing higher education, and demonstrating outstanding community involvement are encouraged to apply.  Selected scholars are required to complete 30 hours of community service or volunteer at one INCIGHT event. The deadline to apply is April 15th. Learn more here. 

May

This awards $10,000 to high school seniors in Alameda County who are interested in pursuing a 4 year college or university and is an US Citizen who expresses financial need This application is due May 17thMore info. here.

This offers up to $10,000 to American Indian High School Seniors with a 3.0 GPA or higher who live in the 23 states in the Burlington Northern and Santa Fe Pacific Corporation and other companies associated with it. Students that can apply have to be citizens or children of a Native Hawaiin or Pacific Islander or Indengious person of Canada.This application is due May 31st. Learn more here.

This gives $1,000 to a student who has a 2.0 GPA and is 30 years of age. This application is due May 22nd.  More info. here.

This awards $4,000 to students who are seeking employment in floriculture, shows a deep interest in agriculture and is seeking to further go on their journey to their career. Should have a GPA of 3.0 or higher. Learn more here.

This awards $10,000 to single mothers pursuing their education, must have a GPA of 2.5 or higher. This application is due May 24th. Read more here.

This awards $1,000 to students who demonstrate an interest in service to the LGBTQ+ community; and, have a 2.5 GPA. This application is due May 31. Learn more here.

This gives $3,500 to graduating high school seniors and junior college students who are current SoLa Rentals tenants and residents of South Los Angeles. Applicants must be planning to be a  full-time student in a 2 or 4 year college or trade school for the fall and have a minimum 2.5 GPA This application is due May 18th. More info. here.

This offers $24,000 to students who express  financial need; be enrolled full-time at UC Berkeley; be an incoming freshmen or incoming junior transfer; and, have participation in retreat, and alumni engagement events, throughout the academic year. This application is due May 3rd.  Learn more here.

This is awarding $1,500 to someone who demonstrates the following values: grit, determination, perseverance, honesty and humility. This application is due May 2nd. Read more here.

This is for juniors or seniors majoring in agriculture with the intention of a career in floriculture. Applicants must attend a college or university in California or a residence of California attending a college or university in other areas of the United States. The awarded amount is up to $5,000. The deadline to apply is May 1st. Read more here. 

This offers up to $2,000 for high school seniors or undergraduates enrolled in an accredited college, university, or community college in San Francisco, Alameda, San, or Santa Clara. Applicants must have a 2.5 GPA, and all majors are eligible to apply; preferences are given to STEM majors. Students must be the first generation in their families to receive post-secondary education and be able to present volunteer hours for community involvement. The deadline to apply is May 4th. Learn more here. 

This is for permanent residents of San Diego County, Imperial County, or Southern Riverside County. Students must be treated for epilepsy and enrolled or planning to enroll in a college, university, or trade school in the fall. Applicants must provide proof of treatment of epilepsy from their doctor, demonstrate financial needs, and be in good academic standing. The awarded amount varies. The deadline is May 31st.More info here.  

June

This awards up to $1,000 to eligible California students, students must be graduating in their senior year of high school who express financial need. Only U.S. Citizens apply. The deadline to apply for is June 30, 2022 This application is due June 30th. More details here.

This awards up to $2,500 to high school juniors and seniors who are studying  in a California high school and will be going to a public or private college, university, or trade school. This application is due June 30th. Learn more here.




This awards $2,000 to a student who has a parental figure who worked as a firefighter and passed away in duty who resides in California. This application is due June 15th. More info. here.

This awards up to $1,000 to a student who is a full time upper division student in a US college or university with a major of agricultural or related field with a 3.5 GPA or higher and be a Santa Clara county high school graduate. This application is due June 30th. Read more here.

This offers $1,000 to students of all ethnic backgrounds who live in the San Gabriel Valley. Students must be graduating high school seniors residing in or attending school in the San Gabriel Valley area, an immigrant or a child of an immigrant. This application is due June 30th. Learn more here.

This awards 2 scholarships worth $1,000 each to students who are committed to repairing the world. Interested in fields like community development, the needs of a particular community or population, counseling, education, environmental protection, innovative social or economic development. Must be a California resident. This application is due June 3rd. Learn more here.

This awards $500 to nursing students with California residency. Students must be dedicated to making advancements in the nursing field, excel in their studies, and demonstrate prior contributions to health and nursing through volunteering or working experience. Applicants must be enrolled or accepted in an accredited nursing school program such as Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing, Master’s Entry Program Nursing, or Advanced Degree. The deadline to apply is June 30th. Read more here. 

July

This awards up to $500 to students who demonstrate leadership, giving back to their community, and is a resident of CA who goes to high school in Carmichael. This application is due July 1st. Read more here.

This offers $5,000 to  Hispanic students who are beginning or continuing their higher educational studies in Arizona and California’s Central Valley. This application is due July 20th. More details here.




This gives $1,000 to a student who must be a recent high school graduate from the states of Washington or California, attending an HBCU as a full-time freshman in the upcoming fall with a declared major. This application is due July 31. Read more here.

This offers $4,000 to a  local woman pilot who has a current private license. Applicants should be planning a career in aviation, and with flight training or education they must live within 300 miles of Charles M. Schulz Sonoma County Airport in Santa Rosa, CA. The minimum age is 17 years old. This application must be postmarked by July 1st. Read more here.

This awards $5,000 to students who are active volunteers in their community and are planning to pursue post-secondary education. Students who are residents of Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Iowa, Kansas, Louisiana, Maryland, Michigan, New Jersey, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, and Wisconsin are eligible to apply. Also, applicants must have at least a 2.75 GPA, two letters of recommendation from the organization they volunteered in, and a 500-word essay answering the prompted questions on the website. The deadline to apply is July 31st. More info here. 

August

This offers $10,000 to a student who shows an unmet need after all other forms of college financial aid and must be enrolled in a two-year, four-year, or graduate program as a part-time or full-time student or a career/technical, vocational, or certificate program as a part-time or full-time student with a minimum GPA of 2.0. This application is due August 14th. Learn more here.

This awards $1,000 to students who demonstrated academic excellence and are pursuing a degree in landscape construction, contracting, engineering, construction management, business administration, or related fields. Applicants must be residents of Southern California. The deadline to apply is August 30th. More details here.

September

This awards $1,000 to seniors and juniors in high school and is focused on people of color interested in environmental topics and professions. Students must be attending high school in San Diego or Imperial County and have a 3.0 GPA. This application is due September 9th. More info. Here.

October

November

This offers $5,000 to any students regardless of background  who are interested in pursuing Construction Management, Architecture or Construction Engineering Degree. Must be a full time student and California resident and must be close to earning their degree.This application is due November 16th. More details here.

This is given to students who are graduating high school seniors who are interested in a career in the residential and commercial building/development industry. This application is due November 19th. Read more here.

This is up $3,000 to a dependent of a CAFAA member who graduates from a California high school. Applicants must be accepted or enrolled in a college, university, or trade school studying Fire/Life Safety or a related field. Applicants must be California residents and under the age of 25. The deadline to apply is November 30th. Read more here. 

December

This offers up to $2,500 to US Citizens, permanent residents and Dream ACT/AB 540 students who reside in Orange County California and also community college transfers who express financial aid needs and are enrolled in a 4 year college or university. This application is due December 31st. Learn more here.

This awards up to $1,000 to a student who wins the jazz competition in the bay area. Must be an instrumentalist to participate. This application is due December 31st. More info. here.

This offers $3,500 to women who are  graduate students. This student must be attending graduate school in Los Angeles County, California, express financial need and contribute to the community through volunteer efforts, with particular attention to the improvement of women and girls. This application is due December 31.  Read more here.




Deadline's Vary

This offers $2,592 to students who are a US Citizen or eligible non citizen and permanent and current California resident. Applicants must express financial need. More information here.

This gives up to $51,000 to a student who is a United States Citizen, must have a 3.4 GPA or higher from high school and maintain a 2.5 for renewal of scholarship. Read more here.

This awards to students who live in Ohio, New York, California, Texas, Minnesota or Washington, D.C. attending a public, charter or alternative high school. Students must have overcome hardships such as abuse, homelesness, disability, etc. Learn more here.

This offers $20,000 for the 4 years of college to students who show academic achievement and are entering as first year students. More details here.




This awards up to $12,000 to California peace officers (Highway Patrol, marshalls, sheriffs, police officers), Department of Corrections and California Youth Authority employees, and permanent/full-time firefighters employed by public entities. Learn more here.

This awards $1,500 to students who are currently a graduating senior or graduate of high school in Santa Clara County who is currently enrolled or planning to enroll on a full-time basis at a four-year California public college or university. Students must have a minimum GPA of 3.3 and express financial need. Read more here.

This offers $500 to a student who expresses financial need.  Must maintain a 2.5 GPA and live in California. More info. here.

This offer $6,000. Applicants must have a 3.0 GPA, be a U.S. citizen of Hispanic origin, and be graduating (or have graduated) from a high school in Southern California. Learn more here.

This award $40,000 to outstanding students who graduate from a local San Diego high school and achieve a minimum 4.0 in high school. More details here

This is given to students who write an essay, 400 words maximum, about the importance of ethics and integrity in the community. Students must be in grades 9-12 and enrolled in school in Apache, Coconino, Gila, Imperial, La Paz, Orange, Maricopa, Mohave, Navajo, Pinal, San Diego, Yavapai or Yuma Counties. Read more here.

This offers $1,000 to a student who is  a current graduating high school senior from Palo Alto High School enrolling in college and must have served as a teacher assistant or classified student service assistant. More info. here.

This offers $1,000 to students who  major in environmental studies at a California college or university, have a 3.25 GPA, complete at least one high school science class and currently reside in California. Learn more here.

This awards $1,700 to a student who is  a current graduating senior of Palo Alto High School who has demonstrated outstanding accomplishment in writing. More details here.

This offers a varied amount to students who live in  San Diego County, Imperial County or Baja California del Norte and are full-time registered students (12 semester units) in a college or university in the above geographic area since the preceding September. Learn more here.

This offers $1,000 or more based on various scholarships provided for students interested in majoring in STEM-related fields. Applicants must be high school senior graduates or have received a GED whose residence is in California. Also, Veterans or adults returning to school are encouraged to apply. Read more here.

This is for students residing in Monterey County, San Francisco County, Sonoma County, Napa County, Contra Costa County, or Santa Clara County interested in pursuing a career in hospitality industry. The awarded amount is up to $5,000. Applicants must be currently employed in the hospitality profession or planning to enroll or already enrolled in a 4-year college, university, or hospitality trade school. Also, applicants must have a 2.5 GPA. More info here. 

This awards up to $1,500 to graduating high school seniors from East Side Union High School District. Applicants must be planning to pursue vocational or academic training. Applicants must be in the East Side Union High School District Special Education program to apply. Learn more here. 

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Mary Brito is enrolled at the prestigious Macaulay Honors College at City University of New York Queens College. She is studying urban studies and political science and aspires to one day work in the nonprofit sector for a social justice organization. Knowing the difficulties, hardships, and struggles that students face on their journey to college, Mary offers insight on the ins and outs of college admissions, what colleges look for in personal statements and supplemental essays, and navigating the scholarship and paying for the college process. For fun, Mary likes to paint, travel, and explore the city with friends. She will also be a programming and residential life assistant for high school students in Building Community at Columbia University.