Study California Scholarship

Each fall, Study California awards a scholarship to five international students planning to continue at a Study California member institution. Scholarship recipients will be chosen on the basis of academic ability, financial need, and leadership qualities. The scholarship award is $1,000 per student recipient and is not renewable.

Applications are open from October 1 -31 for the current year’s scholarship awards. Scholarship winners are announced by November 2023. To apply, see the instructions below.

Students who have not yet been awarded the Study California Scholarship are eligible to apply, and a student may receive the Scholarship only once. Students may apply for the scholarship each year they are an active student at a Study California member institution.

The award will be in the form of a check made payable to the student and is intended to be used for educational purposes (tuition, fees, books,  supplies).

Scholarship recipients are notified by December 2023, and awards will be disbursed shortly afterward after verification of full-time enrollment.

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Applications are open from October 1 – 31.
  • Open to international students studying on a F1 student visa intending to continue full-time in a degree-seeking program (undergraduate or graduate) at a Study California member institution.
  • Scholarship applicants must have a minimum cumulative/overall GPA of 3.0 in their most recent academic program. Visit this GPA calculator to confirm.

2022 Study California Scholarship Recipients

Congratulations! We are pleased to announce the recipients of the 2022 Study California Scholarship!

Maria Mayet
Mt. San Antonio College
Major: Nursing
Home country: Myanmar

Abou Hikmat
California State University, Chico
Major: Biological Sciences: Cellular & Molecular Biology
Home country: Lebanon

Nora Arutyunyan
Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey
Major: Translation and Interpretation
Home country: Russia

Hannah Obrique
California State University, East Bay
Major: Speech Language Pathology
Home country: Philippines

Wenjin Zhao
East Los Angeles College
Major: Gender Studies and Sociology
Home country: China

Apply for the Study California Scholarship

Applications for the 2023 scholarships open from October 1-31, 2023.

SC Scholarship Form
Upload your responses to each of the following short-answer prompts. Please be specific and honest in your responses. Each response must be 1500 characters (approximately 250 words) or less.

A complete application will include the following:

  • Recommendation Letter
  • Official transcripts/mark sheets and certified English translations (if applicable)
  • Copy of biographical page of passport
  • Proof of admission
  • Short-answer prompt responses

Incomplete applications will not be considered. If selected to receive a scholarship, you will be asked to submit verification of enrollment and a copy of your F1 student visa.