California Colleges and Scholarships

Matching California Colleges

University of California-Los Angeles

Four or more years; Public; $39,516 average out-state tuition; $11,502 average in-state tuition

University of California-Berkeley

Four or more years; Public; $39,516 average out-state tuition; $11,502 average in-state tuition

University of Southern California

Four or more years; Private not for profit; $53,448 average out-state tuition; $53,448 average in-state tuition

Stanford University

Four or more years; Private not for profit; $48,987 average out-state tuition; $48,987 average in-state tuition

University of California-San Diego

Four or more years; Public; $39,516 average out-state tuition; $11,502 average in-state tuition

University of California-Irvine

Four or more years; Public; $39,516 average out-state tuition; $11,502 average in-state tuition

California State University-Long Beach

Four or more years; Public; $17,622 average out-state tuition; $5,742 average in-state tuition

California College Scholarships

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Vivienne Camp Scholarship

Jewish Family and Children's Services

Up to $4,350 Varies See Details
 

Vivienne Camp Scholarship

Jewish Family and Children's Services

award

Up to $4,350

deadline

Varies
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Robert E. Thunen Memorial Scholarship

Illuminating Engineering Society of North America

$2,500 April 01, 2021 See Details
 

Robert E. Thunen Memorial Scholarship

Illuminating Engineering Society of North America

award

$2,500

deadline

April 01, 2021
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Iris and Roger (Spike) Wilkins Scholarship

Ventura County Community Foundation

$2,000 January 26, 2026 See Details
 

Iris and Roger (Spike) Wilkins Scholarship

Ventura County Community Foundation

award

$2,000

deadline

January 26, 2026
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CalCPA Channel Counties Chapter Scholarship

California Society of Certified Public Accountants

Up to $3,000 December 15, 2020 See Details
 

CalCPA Channel Counties Chapter Scholarship

California Society of Certified Public Accountants

award

Up to $3,000

deadline

December 15, 2020
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Directing Change Student Film Contest

Each Mind Matters

Up to $1,000 March 01, 2021 See Details
 

Directing Change Student Film Contest

Each Mind Matters

award

Up to $1,000

deadline

March 01, 2021
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Western Undergraduate Exchange Program

Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education

Varies Varies See Details
 

Western Undergraduate Exchange Program

Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education

award

Varies

deadline

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Intel PhD Fellowship Program

Intel Foundation

Varies Varies See Details
 

Intel PhD Fellowship Program

Intel Foundation

award

Varies

deadline

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Arkansas Health Education Grant Program

Arkansas Department of Higher Education

Varies Varies See Details
 

Arkansas Health Education Grant Program

Arkansas Department of Higher Education

award

Varies

deadline

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About

California is a state in the Pacific Region of the United States. With 39.5 million residents, California is the most populous U.S. state and the third-largest by area. The state capital is Sacramento. The Greater Los Angeles Area and the San Francisco Bay Area are the nation's second- and fifth-most populous urban regions, with 18.7 million and 8.8 million residents respectively. Los Angeles is California's most populous city, and the country's second-most populous, after New York City. California also has the nation's most populous county, Los Angeles County; its largest county by area, San Bernardino County; and its second most densely populated city and fifth most densely populated county, San Francisco.

California's $2.9 trillion economy is larger than that of any other state, larger than those of Texas and Florida combined, and the largest sub-national economy in the world. If it were a country, California would be the 5th largest economy in the world (larger than the U.K., France, or India), and the 36th most populous as of 2017[update]. The Greater Los Angeles Area and the San Francisco Bay Area are the nation's second- and third-largest urban economies ($1.253 trillion and $878 billion respectively as of 2017[update]), after the New York City metropolitan area. The San Francisco Bay Area PSA had the nation's highest GDP per capita in 2017 (~$99,000), and is home to three of the world's ten largest companies by market capitalization and four of the world's ten richest people.

California is considered a global trendsetter in popular culture, innovation, and politics. It is considered the origin of the American film industry, the hippie counterculture, the Internet, and the personal computer, among others. The San Francisco Bay Area and the Greater Los Angeles Area are widely seen as the centers of the global technology and entertainment industries, respectively. California has a very diverse economy: 58% of the state's economy is centered on finance, government, real estate services, technology, and professional, scientific and technical business services. Although it accounts for only 1.5% of the state's economy, California's agriculture industry has the highest output of any U.S. state.

California is bordered by Oregon to the north, Nevada and Arizona to the east, and the Mexican state of Baja California to the south (with the coast being on the west). The state's diverse geography ranges from the Pacific Coast in the west to the Sierra Nevada mountain range in the east, and from the redwood–Douglas fir forests in the northwest to the Mojave Desert in the southeast. The Central Valley, a major agricultural area, dominates the state's center. Although California is well-known for its warm Mediterranean climate, the large size of the state results in climates that vary from moist temperate rainforest in the north to arid desert in the interior, as well as snowy alpine in the mountains. Over time, drought and wildfires have become more pervasive features.

What is now California was first settled by various Native Californian tribes before being explored by a number of European expeditions during the 16th and 17th centuries. The Spanish Empire then claimed it as part of Alta California in their New Spain colony. The area became a part of Mexico in 1821 following its successful war for independence but was ceded to the United States in 1848 after the Mexican–American War. The western portion of Alta California then was organized and admitted as the 31st state on September 9, 1850. The California Gold Rush starting in 1848 led to dramatic social and demographic changes, with large-scale emigration from the east and abroad with an accompanying economic boom.

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