There are many four years and two-year colleges in California that offer scholarships. There are about 309 four year and 408 two year colleges in California. The eligibility criteria for all the colleges differ and they follow different requirements and norms for that.

College Scholarships prove to be very useful in California for earning a bachelor's, master's, or Ph.D. Based on the types of college the tuition fees vary.

Private colleges are expensive compared to the public ones and also the cost of education provided to the in-state students is cheaper compared to the out of state students.

Eligibility Criteria for California Scholarships 

It is important that you follow the eligibility norms of the colleges. Make sure that you apply by or before the deadline. Different colleges have different deadlines hence make a note of that and apply to those colleges where you meet the criteria.

Scholarship providers look for the following-

  • a good GPA, SAT / ACT scores

  • financial need

  • talent

Scholarship providers may also inform you if they need your FAFSA application.

Full Ride Scholarships offered by California Colleges

A full-ride scholarship will help you pay the expenses which include the cost of the room, board, textbooks apart from tuition and fees. It will benefit the top performers or high achievers.

Some scholarship providers offer scholarships available for incoming freshmen. Awards vary.

Can Out-of-State Students Apply for California Scholarships?

You don’t need to fret if you are not a California resident, as there are plenty of national and school-specific scholarships you might apply to as well. The selection process of recipients varies between merit and need-based criteria. Some scholarships consider the grades as their eligibility criteria.

 

You might also be interested to read: Scholarships by State

Application Deadline

February 01, 2020

Award Amount

$2,500

Awards Available

10

Website

Link

Email Address

scholarships@ffa.org

Contact Number

317-802-6099

About the Scholarship

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Application Deadline

June 30, 2020

Award Amount

$2,500

Awards Available

Varies

Website

Link

Contact Number

800 788-3368

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Application Deadline

December 07, 2020

Award Amount

$2,500

Awards Available

Varies

Website

Link

Email Address

comcast@applyists.com

Contact Number

855-670-4787

About the Scholarship

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Application Deadline

March 16, 2020

Award Amount

$3,500

Awards Available

4

Website

Link

Email Address

jacinda@niada.com

Contact Number

800-682-3837

About the Scholarship

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Application Deadline

March 15, 2020

Award Amount

$5,000

Awards Available

9

Website

Link

Email Address

aapodaca@ca-nv-awwa.org

Contact Number

909-291-2119

About the Scholarship

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Application Deadline

June 30, 2020

Award Amount

$2,500

Awards Available

3

Website

Link

Email Address

scholarship@calcollectors.net

Contact Number

916-929-2125

About the Scholarship

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Application Deadline

June 15, 2020

Award Amount

$3,000

Awards Available

20

Website

Link

Email Address

caps@cahcc.com

Contact Number

916-444-2221

About the Scholarship

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Application Deadline

February 01, 2020

Award Amount

$2,000

Awards Available

10

Website

Link

Email Address

scholarships@ffa.org

Contact Number

317-802-6099

About the Scholarship

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Application Deadline

February 01, 2020

Award Amount

$1,000

Awards Available

1

Website

Link

Email Address

scholarships@ffa.org

Contact Number

317-802-6099

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Application Deadline

June 01, 2020

Award Amount

$10,000

Awards Available

10

Website

Link

Email Address

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Contact Number

440-937-7096

About the Scholarship

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