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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.

QuestBridge College Match Program

The QuestBridge College Match was created to fund complete scholarships to lower-income students so they can attend a variety of top schools. The students must show a high level of academic merit to be eligible.

Total: $47000 Awards:  204
Deadline:  September 26
2019

ENRE Student Fellowship Program

This fellowship is open to international and U.S. second-year graduate students who are enrolled in a PAB-accredited master's-level planning program focusing on issues related to the environment, natural resources or energy. Students must have a grade point average of B (3.0) or higher.

Total: $2500 Awards:  1
Deadline:  September 28
2019

La Raza Foundation Scholarship

This award is available for minority law school students who live in or attend law school in the San Fransisco Bay Area.

Total: $2500 Awards:  3
Deadline:  September 29
2019

Unigo Shout It Out Scholarship 2019

This award is open to all U.S. students who are 13 and older and who are currently enrolled (or enroll no later than fall of 2025) in an accredited postsecondary institution of higher education. One scholarship winner will receive a $1,500 scholarship.

Total: $1500 Awards:  1
Deadline:  September 30
2019

Discover Student Loans Scholarship Award

This scholarship sweepstakes is open to U.S. high school seniors and undergraduate students who are 16 years of age or older. Students must plan to attend or be attending an accredited, non-profit, four-year college or university located in the 50 United States, District of Columbia, or Puerto Rico.

Total: $2500 Awards:  11
Deadline:  September 30
2019

David W. Lakamp Scholarship Fund

This scholarship is available for architecture students in the state of California. Applicants must have completed at least two years of undergraduate study at the time of application.

Total: $5000 Awards:  2
Deadline:  October 10
2019

Spotlight Awards Program

This awards program is open to international and U.S. high school students who reside in the following California counties: Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, Ventura, Santa Barbara, or San Diego. Students must audition in one of the following categories: acting, ballet, non-classical dance, classical voice, non-classical voice, jazz instrumental, classical instrumental.

Total: $5000 Awards:  140
Deadline:  October 15
2019

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 23
2019

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
2019

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
2019

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
2019

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
2019