Community Scholarships A - C

Cal State East Bay students have many opportunities for scholarships offered by the community. They are administered by organizations other than Cal State East Bay: local businesses, charitable organizations, corporations, local Rotary Club, local Chambers of Commerce. Students apply for those in various ways (and meet various deadlines) to be considered. A list of community scholarships with links to the organization’s information page and application process, is available on the following table.

This table shows listings A through C. Visit the following pages for other community scholarships:

D - F;     G - J;     K - M;     N - P;     Q - S;    T - Z

Information is subject to change without official notification. Cal State East Bay cannot make any endorsements, recommendations, or assume any responsibility for the listed information.

Community Scholarships A - C
5i Solutions Document Management Solutions $1000 open to high school seniors and any student enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate degree program and winner of essay contest.
The 72 Degrees National Scholarship An Annual $500 award available to winner of essay contest.
A Place for Mom's Future of Senior Care Scholarship Award Five $1,000 scholarships to students enrolled in an associate’s degree, bachelor’s degree or graduate level program in the fields of gerontology, long-term care administration, social work, medicine, nursing, or sociology at an accredited 2-year college or 4-year university.
AAC’s Behavioral Health Academic Scholarship $10,000 available in scholarships for those majoring in behavioral health, nursing, counseling, psychology, social work, marriage/family therapy or other programs focusing on treating mental health and/or substance abuse issues.
Abbott & Fenner Scholarship $1,000 to all high school juniors and seniors as well as students currently registered in any accredited post-secondary institution.
Absolute Dental’s “Dentist of the Future” Scholarship $2000 available for students pursuing a career in a dentistry related field.
ACLS Medical Training Scholarship Program $1,000 scholarship offered to students at any nationally accredited college: nursing school, medical school, pharmacy school, dental school, respiratory therapy program, paramedic program, or emergency medical technician program.

ACS Scholars Program Renewable scholarships for underrepresented minority students who want to enter fields in the chemical sciences. Scholars are selected based on academic standing, financial need, career objective, leadership skills, and involvement in school activities and community service.
Astanza Q-Switched Laser Annual Scholarship Award available to students majoring in physics, Biology, Engineering, Medicine or Nursing. Applicant must have at least a 3.0 GPA.
Larry Acterman Public Education Award Award available to a high school senior graduating from a Long Beach Unified School District school, and who plans to enroll in a California teaching credential program at a 4-year public college or university in California.
The Acculynx Scholarship for Higher Education An annual $2,000 award available to current students at a four year college or technical school and winner of essay contest.
Actuary Scholarships A number of scholarships for financial assistance available for students pursuing actuarial science are provided.
ACWA Scholarships Two $3,000 scholarships awarded each spring to qualified students in water resources-related field.
ADP Legal Scholarship (Law Offices of Adam D. Permutter) $3,500 scholarship contest open to college, trade school or high school seniors who present the greatest argument.

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AES Engineering Scholarship Student need not be taking engineering courses to be eligible to apply; scholarship is awarded based on the applicant's character, as determined by the evaluated essay submitted.
Alameda County Farm Bureau Students in Alameda County who wish to further their education in agriculture or a related field.
E-mail: Working Student Scholarship $2,000 scholarship open to currently enrolled students who are working and win an essay contest.
Alpha Kappa Alpha Educational Advancement Foundation Scholarships & Fellowships Undergraduate and Graduate scholarships available.
Alpha Nu Omega, Oakland-Berkeley Chapter Scholarships High school and college-level students. Contact Sandy Carpenter-Stevenson, Chaiperson, Alpha Nu Omega, at
American Association of Japanese University Women Awarded to juniors, seniors, or graduate female students. Must be a contributor to U.S.-Japan relations, cultural exchanges and the development of leadership in the area of her designated field.
American Association of University Women (AAUW) Amador County Branch Scholarship Encourages higher education by awarding scholarships to local women in Amador County, CA. Scholarships available for community college, re-entry, and upper division/graduate work.
American Architectural Foundation Scholarship and Fellowships Multiple scholarships/fellowships for high school seniors, undergraduates, and graduate students who focus studies on the history of art, architecture, interior design, or related fields
American Bullion Scholarship (5) awards in the amount of $250 available to current high school and college students and winner of essay contest.
American Businesswomen's Association Pathfinder Chapter Scholarship Scholarships awarded to a woman who is a US citizen, a resident of Alameda County, and enrolled in a Business or related program.
American Indian Graduate Center Complete the general application, and be guided toward all opportunities for which you are eligible to apply.
American Institute of Certified Public Accountants AICPA offers many scholarship opportunities for accounting students at varying points in their academic careers.
American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) Scholarships Visit web site for a list of Student Awards & Competitions.
American Legion Auxiliary, Dept. of California Educational Scholarships Must either be a veteran of WWI, WWII, Korea, Vietnam, Grenada/Lebanon, Panama, or Desert Shield/Desert Storm or the child of a veteran from the listed wars. Most scholarships require California residency.
American Residential Warranty Home Warranty Scholarship Award available to a high school student preparing to enroll at an accredited two or four year university or college, or a currently enrolled full-time student, and winner of essay contest.
American Women's Society of Certified Public Accountants (AWSCPA) Applicant must be a woman and aspiring to become a CPA or a woman who has made outstanding contributions to the accounting profession 13 scholarships worth from $1,000 - $5,000 each to deserving undergraduate college students.
America's Driver Job List Scholarship 2 awards in he amount of $500 and $1,000 available to students with a minimum GPA of 3.0 who are interested in the fields of supply chain and logistics.
The Annual Creative Scholarship Award A $1,500 award available to students currently enrolled in a college or university as an undergraduate, and winner of creative piece.
Answers for the Future Scholarship $1,000 to successful applicant. Must be full time student.
APLE Loan Forgiveness Program for Teachers The program assumes up to $19,000 in outstanding educational loan balances in return for four consecutive years of qualifying teaching. Call the Teacher Education Dept. at Cal State East Bay: (510) 885-3027
Arizona National Livestock Show Scholarship Amounts of scholarship vary, depending on available funds and number of applicants.  Open to high school graduates currently taking 12 hours at college or university, a GPA of 2.5 and participation in the Arizona National Livestock Show.

Army Nurse Corps Association (ANCA) The purpose of the ANCA Scholarship Program is to award scholarships to U.S. citizen students attending accredited baccalaureate or graduate nursing or anesthesia nursing programs. Complete information and application can be found by visiting sponsor’s website.
Army Reserve Officers' Training Corps Scholarship

Two, Three, and Four-year ROTC Scholarships are available for students pursuing a Baccalaureates or Masters degree and can provide either full tuition or up to $10,000 annually for room and board. Additionally, Cadets will receive other monthly stipends that help offset other costs. or 510-643-7682
Artistic Excellence in Print Design & Marketing Scholarship

$1,000 scholarship open to a currently enrolled undergraduate or graduate student majoring in Graphic Arts & Design, or a related field, with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0, and winner of a submitted marketing package.
Arts Recognition and Talent Search (ARTS) The National Foundation for Advancement in the Arts (NFAA) is the exclusive nominating organization to the Presidential Ascholars Program sponored by the White House. NFAA nominates up to fifty ARTS finalists each year. Other scholarships also available at this site for students interested in or enrolled as art majors.
ASCO Numatics Scholarship Awarded for potential leadership and making a significant contribution to the enginering, instrumentation, systems, and automation professions, particularly as they relate to the application of fluid control and fluid power technologies. Must have complete Sophomore year as an Undergraduate or be admitted to a Graduate program and must be a US citizen or legal US resident.
Asian American Journalists Association Scholarships Students, undergraduate or graduate, are selected based on the following criteria: commitment to the field of journalism, sensitivity to Asian American/Pacific Islander issues, journalism ability, scholastic ability and financial need.
Asian Pacific American Institute for Congressional Studies (APAICS)Fellowship The APAICS offers three fellowship programs to post-graduate and graduate students. The term of the fellowship is 9 months, and the student will receive a stipend of $20,000 for travel and boarding.
ASQ (American Society for Quality) Scholarships and Awards Scholarships for both Undergraduate and Graduate students to encourage future leaders in business, engineering and science to examine the fundamental role Quality plays in advancing society in many arenas including management, science, engineering, statistics, and in products and processes.
Association of Environmental Professionals (AEP)- San Francisco Bay Area Chapter Three $1,000 scholarships offered to undergraduate and graduate students attending any accredited four-year college or university located within the counties served by the San Francisco Bay Area Chapter. Scholarships accepted by e-mail only. Please visit web site for more information
Astanza Q-Switched laser Annual Scholarship A $2,500 award available to students enrolled, or planning to enroll, in an accredited college or university.
Asylees as Authors Scholarship One $5,000 award and one $1,000 award available to an asylee, refugee or former asylee or refugee and winner of short story contest.
Athnet Sports Recruiting Scholarship $1,000 to a current college student or high school senior entering college, who are or were athletes at the high school or college level. Trade School & College Scholarship A $1,000 award available to students entering college or an automotive trade/vocational school or current freshmen or sophomores, and short essay contest.
Auto Accident Survivor Scholarship $500 scholarship to college students with at least a 2.0 GPS who have sustained and recovered from serious injuries due to a car accident, truck accident, or big rig accident.
Avonte Oquendo Memorial Scholarship for Autism

A $1,000 award available to a current college student living with autism, or whose loved one is living with autism.

Avrek Drivesafe Scholarship Program

Up to a $5,000 scholarship offered to currently enrolled undergraduate and graduate students and winner of a viral video contest.
Aweber E-mail Marketing Scholarship A $1,000 award available to current high school seniors or college undergraduates and winner of essay contest. http://www.aweber/email-marketing-scholarship.htm
Bachus & Schanker, LLC Scholarship A $2,000 semiannual scholarship for students attending a 4-year university with a 3.0 GPA, and winner of essay contest.
Bid 4 Papers Scholarship Two awards in the amount of $500 and $200 available to current college students and winner of essay contest.
Back to School Nursing Scholarship Program Back to School Nursing Scholarship Program Four $2,500 scholarships to applicants randomly selected from the list of all eligible candidates.
Barbara Rhomberg Excellence in Nursing Scholarship Three $1,000 scholarships open to non-traditional nursing students. Full details can be found at website.
Big Fish Gaming Scholarship A $5,000 award available to current high school seniors planning to attend or who have applied for admission to a college or university, and winner of game design contest.
BigSun Scholarship $500 to all athletes, regardless of which sport.
Bizshark Startup Scholarship $1,000 award to student with a 3.0 GPA and an undergraduate majoring in business, management, account, or related fields OR a student pursuing a Master of Business Administration degree.
Black African American scholarship and information for students and parents.
A.W. Bodine-Sunkist Memorial Scholarship Either the student, someone in the student's immediate family, must have derived a majority of their income from CA or AZ agriculture, must show financial need, and show they can succeed academically: e.g. high GPA, extracurricular activities.
Boiling Rice Scholarship A $1,000 yearly scholarship available to current college students and winner of essay contest.
Boomtown Internet Group Scholarship Opportunity A $500 award available to one college student and winner of essay contest.
Anita Borg Memorial Scholarship Must be a female student entering senior year as an Undergraduate or enrolled as a Graduate student; be enrolled in a computer science or computer engineering program, and must maintain a cumulative GPA of at least 3.5.
Boston Immigration Law Scholarship A $1,000 award available to U.S. born students whose parents are both from another country, or a foreign born student who immigrated to the United States. Applicants must submit a essay.
The Bottaro Law Firm’s “Don’t Text and Drive Scholarship” $1,000 award available to currently enrolled college students or incoming freshmen. Applicants must submit a short essay and agree not to text and drive.
Brickhouse Security College Scholarship $10,000 scholarship for the individual, spouse or dependent of a former or currently employed uniformed peace officer in the United States who was wounded, disabled or suffered serious injury in the line of duty. Must also be a high school graduate or current college student with a cumulative high school GPA of 3.0.
Bridgat Scholarship Program $6,500 to graduate students pursuing an advanced degree in any subject, who are citizens of an Asian country and are currently enrolled at a U.S. accredited institution with a GPA of 3.0 $4,500 to undergraduate, regardless of nationality, with a GAP of 2.70.
Brokerfish Scholarship $1000 scholasrhip available to fulltime student and winner of essay contest.
The John Burton Foundation Must be a resident of California and in foster card, or recently have left foster care. Call (415) 348-0011 or e-mail: $2,500 scholarhip to students interested in business leadership and/or entrepreneurship
The CPAP Shop Medical Scholarship A$1,000 award available to prospective college students pursuing a medical degree and winner of essay contest.
Calaveras Big Trees Assn. - Emily M. Hewitt Scholarship Students pursuing degrees in environmental protection, forestry, wildlife and fisheries biology, parks and recreation, park management, environmental law and public policy, environmental art, and California history are encouraged to apply.
California Association of Realtors Scholarship This scholarship is designed to support a career in real estate. Must be a CA resident, have completed 12 units before applying, and be currently enrolled in 6 units with one course in Real Estate or a Real Estate related course, and maintain a GPA of 2.6.
California Council for the Blind Blind student appplicants who are residents of California and will enter or continue studies at an accredited college or university in either undergraduate or graduate status.
California Federation of Republican Women Scholarships Must be a woman resident of CA, is a registered Republican, or has a high interest in involvement in the Republican party.
California Financial Aid Applications, Scholarships, and Related Information for Nursing Students Financial aid opportunities for nursing students or students studying in healthcare, and are CA residents.
California Legislative Black Caucus (CLBC) Youth Leadership Scholarship is offering a $2,000 award to youth attending any institution of higher education for professional, academic or vocational training and development. E-mail to: or call (916) 319-2016
California Society of Certified Public Accountants Designed specifically for business and accounting, majors, at both undergraduate and graduate levels. GPA must be at least 3.25; must have completed 9 (quarter) unit after principles of accounting.
California State University, East Bay (CSUEB) Chicano/Latino Staff and Faculty Association Scholarship This opportunity is open to all CSUEB students. In addition to the application, the applicant will need to submit an essay describing their leadership and/or participation in the Latino community, and how they will apply their education to improving the Latino community. Applications accepted from January 1st to May 1st. email:
California Strawberry Growers' Scholarship Fund Current college students who are children of strawberry farm workers.
CalTrans Scholarships Scholarships available to students majoring in engineering, math, human resources, as well as students interested in a career in transportation

Calum Ross Mortgage $1500 scholarship open to undergraduate students with a minimum GPA of 3.0 and enrolled in a Canadian or U.S. university or college for Fall 2014
CANFIT Scholarships Undergraduate and graduate scholarships are available for California African-American, American Indian, Alaska Native, Asian American, Pacific Islander or Latino/Hispanic students expressing financial need to study nutrition, physical education, or culinary arts in the state of CA.
Capital Fellows Programs The Center administers four fellowship programs.
Career Step Scholarship Three scholarships open to high school seniors, single mothers and military service members and spouses​ and winner of essay contest.
Caregiver Scholarship A $3,000 award for currently enrolled or incoming college students who are seeking education in a field related to the injured and disabled.
Carpey Law Scholarship A $500 award available to incoming or current students attending a college in the United States and winner of essay contest.
Cash Auto Salvage Scholarship Two $1,000 scholarships available to current full time college or trade school student, high school senior, or an individual planning on attending next semester and has graduated high school within the past four years. Applicants must be in good academic standing and have at least a 3.0 GPA.
Cash Store Scholarship Five $1,000 awards for a high school graduate who is 25 years of age and enrolled full-time at an accredited college, university or vocational/trade school and has a GPA of 2.75.

Anthony Castelli Attorneys Veterans Scholarship

$500 award available to a current military veteran or honorably discharged veteran or parent, sibling, child, or grandchild of a current or honorably discharged veteran.

Castlemahon History Scholarships A $2,500 award available to an American High School student entering college in the US for the first time.
Century Link Scholarship A $1,500 award available to enrolled college students, and winner of short essay contest. Scholarship $1,000 recurring scholarship opportunity for current and prospective college students with a 2.5 GPA and fulltime enrollment.

Chameleon John Scholarship $10,000 award available to current college students and winner of essay contest.
Chassis Plans Leadership in  Engineering Available to one full-time student pursuing an undergraduate or Master's degree in engineering with a 3.0 or higher GPA, U.S citizenship status, and completion of an 1,000 to 1,500 word essay about one of the topics listed on the website.
Chief Marketing & Advertising Scholarship $500 scholarship award open to high school seniors or undergraduate students with a 3.0 GPA.
Clark Scholarship

$350 award available to any student enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program at an accredited American college, university, or trade school.
Cliffside Malibu Scholarship Program $8,500 - $4,000 awards offered to students of many different interests and majors interested in creating compelling online content through the use of text, video or infographic.  See link for more information.
The Clubs of America Scholarship Award for Career Success $1,500 award offered to any current student of an accredited U.S. college or university with a GPA of 3.0 or higher. Essay submission required.
Coca-Cola Scholarship Seniors in high schools throughout the US who meet the eligibility requirements may apply each year for one of the 250 four-year, achievement-based scholarships.
The Coit Clean Living Scholarship A $2,000 award available to current undergraduate or graduate students at an accredited college or university and winner of short video contest.
Coit Scholarship A $1,500 award available to current college students at an accredited college or university in the USA or Canada, and winner of essay contest. International students welcomed to apply.
COLAGE Scholarship Program Open to Undergraduate-level students. Must have one or more lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and/or queer parents(s) /guardian(s), must be enrolled at the university, with a min. GPA of 2.0, applicant must also show demonstrated ability and commitment to effecting change in the LBGTQ community and the community at large. A variety of $500 scholarships available to students who are currently enrolled or applying for enrollment in a degree program at an accredited college or university.  Please visit website for detailed scholarship information.
CollegeNet Scholarship Search This site enables you to search for scholarships by keyword or by personal profile information.
College Prowler "No Essay" Scholarship Open to all US students currently enrolled in college. Winner chosen at random. One entry per student, but you may apply every month for new drawings.
College Scholarships and grants for a diversity of students: all Undergraduate, Graduate, and Teacher Credential students. A free scholarship and grant search engine designed for a variety of interests, goals, backgrounds, etc., with no registration required.
Collegiate Inventors Competition Your ideas could shape the future. This competition encourages invention, entrepreneurship and creativity in students who are working on cutting-edge inventions at their colleges and universities. Must be enrolled fulltime at any U.S. or Canadian college or university at least part of the 12-month period prior to entry.
The Company Corporation Quarterly Business Plan Scholarship A $1,000 award available to any entrepreneur who is at least 18 years of age and winner of business plan exectuive summary contest. Scholarship A $2,500 award available to any qualifying college student, and winner of trivia questions, and random drawing.
Computer Science and Computer Engineering Academic Scholarship Must be US citizen or a permanent resident, must have completed a min. of 45 quarter units, and enrolled in computer science, computer engineerin, computer information systems, software engineering, database management, computer networking, computer programming or information technology management.
COMTO Scholarship (Conference of Minority Transportation Officials) Must be a US Citizen, an Undergraduate student, only Sophomomore, Juionr or Senior may apply, must be enrolled fulltime; be a member of a miniority race, a resident of the San Francisco Bay Area or Sacramento area, and have a min. GPA of 2.4.
Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute (CHCI) Scholarship Both Undergraduate and Graduate students may apply. Must be enrolled full-time, show financial need, must be a US citizen or permanent resident, have strong writing skills, and show consistent, active participation in public and/or community services activities.
Contra Costa Association of Realtors Scholarship Foundation

Scholarships available to residents of Central Contra Costa County that have completed one year of full-time college with completed courses in real estate, finance, and/or business. Applicants must have at least a 3.0 GPA.
Contra Costa County Court Scholarship Awards up to $2,500 to Contra Costa residents with a criminal /juvenile conviction.
Bradley R. Corbett Scholarship $1,000 award to essay contest winner who is a full-time student of any major attending (or planning to attend) an accredited institution of higher education.
Jim Costa - Kern County Water Agency Fellowship Must be a resident of Kern County or have graduate from a Kern Co. high school; studying in a water resources-related field (eligible fields include physical and biological sciences, public administration, health, political science, and other related fields)
Calum Ross Mortgage $1500 scholarship open to undergraduate students with a minimum GPA of 3.0 and enrolled in a Canadian or U.S. university or college for Fall 2014.
Credit Challenged College Scholarship Rejected for a student loan due to the credit crunch or their personal credit history, student must be a legal US resident, must be age 17 - 25, and must be enrolled full-time in either an Undergraduate or Graduate program.
Chameleon John Scholarship $10,000 award available to current college students and winner of essay contest. Scholarship
Five $1,000 scholarships available to graduating high school seniors and college students enrolled in an accredited college, university, or other higher learning program. Scholarship
Three​ separate scholarships ranging from $500-$3​,​000 open to any current, full-time student of an accredited U.S. university or college with a cumulative GPA of at least 2.5. Applicants must must write an essay of no fewer than 800 words about their credit score and why it is important for their future success.
CREW Network Scholarship Designed for women pursuing a career in the commercial real estate industry and offers an internship in brokerage. The student must be of Junior or Senior standing and have a min. GPA of 3.0.
Crown & Caliber Entrepreneurship Scholarship A $1,000 scholarship available to current students and winner of the business proposal plan contest. -caliber-entrepreneurs-scholarship/
Custom Recycling Scholarship A $500 award available to current high school seniors planning on attending college in Fall, and winner of essay contest. Applicants must have at least a 3.0 GPA
The Cystic Fibrosis Awareness Scholarship $1​,​500 scholarship ​offered to winner of essay contest.
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