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-December 15 for the current year’s scholarship awards. Scholarship winners are announced by January 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 January 2023, and awards will be disbursed shortly afterward after verification of full-time enrollment.

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Applications are open from October 1 – December 15.
  • 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.

2021 Study California Scholarship Recipients

Congratulations! We are pleased to announce the recipients of the 2021 Study California Scholarship!

Alyssa Indrajaya
University of California, Berkeley
Major: Psychology
Home country: Indonesia

Jayne de Silva Cordeiro
East Los Angeles College
Major: Theatre Arts/Psychology
Home country: Brazil

Thi Nguyet Minh Ngo
California State University, Long Beach
Major: Health Care Administration
Home country: Vietnam

Oussama Belaiba
Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey
Major: Translation/Localization Management
Home country: Tunisia

Apply for the Study California Scholarship

Applications for the 2022 scholarships open from October 1st-December 15th

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.