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Just like in 1849, the California Gold Rush has continued today — in the form of scholarships! Besides Disneyland, Hollywood, the Golden Gate Bridge, and Yosemite, the great state of California is also home to great schools such as Stanford, Caltech, University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA), and the University of Southern California (USC). If you’re a student looking to attend a school in your home state of California, you could help add some extra gold to your college savings. Check out this directory of scholarships in California, and apply online today! For even more scholarships, fill out a free Unigo profile to discover your personalized list of possible awards.

Hertz Fellowship

The Fannie and John Hertz Foundation is available to graduate students majoring in physical sciences at select partner universities of the foundation. The list of eligible schools can be found at www.hertzfoundation.org/dx/Fellowships/Guidelines/Schools.aspx. All applicants are evaluated on merit only.

Total: $33000 Awards:  20
Deadline:  October 24
2018

Horatio Alger California Scholarship Program

This award is for California high school seniors with a grade point average of 2.0 or higher and critical, unmet financial need.

Total: $2000 Awards:  40
Deadline:  October 25
2018

CalCPA East Bay Chapter Scholarship

This scholarship is open to U.S. students who are entering their junior year, senior year, or post-graduate studies. Students must be majoring in accounting and have a grade point average of 3.25 or higher.

Total: $6000 Awards:  10
Deadline:  October 29
2018

Patriot's Pen Essay Writing Contest

U.S. students enrolled in grades six through eight are eligible for this award. Students must submit a typewritten essay between 300 and 400 words in length on the current year's topic.

Total: $5000 Awards:  54
Deadline:  October 31
2018

Voice of Democracy Scholarship Program

U.S. high school students in grades nine through twelve who are 19 years of age or younger are eligible for this scholarship. To apply, the applicant must write an essay on the theme listed on the Veterans of Foreign Wars website and record the reading of that essay; submit both essay and CD/flash drive to be considered for this scholarship.

Total: $30000 Awards:  500
Deadline:  October 31
2018

CSEA Member Career Grant

Undergraduate or graduate students who are residents of California and active members of the California School Employees Association are eligible for this award. Applications are available on the California School Employee Association (CSEA) website only to members upon the creation of an account.

Total: $1000 Awards:  30
Deadline:  October 31
2018

National Rice Month Scholarship Program

This scholarship is available for high school seniors in Arkansas, California, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, and Texas who submit a video demonstrating the benefits of rice agriculture in the United States.

Total: $4000 Awards:  3
Deadline:  October 31
2018

Unigo Zombie Apocalypse Scholarship 2018

This creative and fun scholarship program is open to all U.S. students who are 13 and older and who are currently enrolled (or enroll no later than fall of 2024) in an accredited postsecondary institution of higher education. One scholarship winner with an imaginative and well-written response to the scholarship question about the Zombie Apocalypse will receive a $2,000 scholarship.

Total: $2000 Awards:  1
Deadline:  October 31
2018

Sylvia and Samuel Schulman Memorial Scholarship

U.S. single mothers who are entering or continuing school in an accredited institution in order to learn a marketable skill which will lead to economic independence are eligible for this award. Students must reside and attend college/university in Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, or Ventura counties in California.

Total: $1000 Awards:  1
Deadline:  November 1
2018

Singerman - Nosseck Memorial Childcare Scholarship

This scholarship is open to U.S. students who enroll in a trade school program that leads to certification, in order to learn a marketable skill which will lead to economic self-sufficiency. Students must reside in Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, or Ventura counties in California; students must also attend a school in these counties, unless attending an online school.

Total: $1000 Awards:  1
Deadline:  November 1
2018

Sophie Greenstadt Scholarship for Mid-Life Women

This scholarship is open to U.S. women who are 35 years of age or older and are re-entering or continuing school in order to learn a marketable skill which will lead to economic self-sufficiency. Students must reside and attend school in Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, or Ventura counties in California.

Total: $1000 Awards:  1
Deadline:  November 1
2018

Stephen L. Teller & Richard Hotson TV and Cinema Scholarship

U.S. students who are enrolled in a community college film, television, cinema, or theater program and have completed at least 12 credits in their program are eligible for this award. Students must reside and attend school in Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, or Ventura counties.

Total: $1000 Awards:  2
Deadline:  November 1
2018