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Cal Grant A & B Competitive Grant Program

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March 02, 2018

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  • Scholarship Description
  • There is no application fee for the Cal Grant A & B Competitive Award Program. Award may be used for undergraduate study at Cal Grant qualifying California post-secondary schools. Applicant must demonstrate academic performance and financial need; applicants must also submit FAFSA to federal processor and Cal Grant GPA Verification Form to California Student Aid Commission.

    Application Deadline: March 2nd for students not receiving an Entitlement Award; September 2nd for California Community College students only.

    Residency: U.S. citizen or eligible non-citizen, Permanent resident and current California resident as well as at time of high school graduation.

    Additional information:
    - Applicants must have income and assets below established levels.
    - Minimum 3.0 GPA for Cal Grant A; minimum 2.0 GPA for Cal Grant B
    - Cal Grant A awards intended to help low- and middle-income families pay tuition and fees.
    - Cal Grant B awards up to $15,51. Access costs only in first academic year of attendance; tuition/fee plus access costs thereafter.
    - Students with no available GPA can submit SAT, ACT or GED scores.
  • Contact
  • California Student Aid Commission
  • Program Administration & Services Division
  • PO Box 419027
  • Rancho Cordova, CA 95741-9027
  • studentsupport@csac.ca.gov
  • tel: 888-224-7268
  • fax: 916-526-8002

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Kayci H  on 3/22/2016 12:58:17 PM

I intend to apply as well. I got accepted to San Jose State so I need all the help I can get

Anthony M  on 2/29/2016 4:58:19 PM

I'm going to apply this scholarship. The reason is that I'm going to San Jose State University this semester and I'm coming from a small town, which my parents own a family business, which doesn't mean that we have lots of money, we are barely getting by. I would have to move there, because its almost 2 hours away from my town. I help out my parents at their work when I have time from school and my job that I work part time. I work for free at my parents business, so I don't get paid from my parents, since they need the money to pay not just the bills for the house but as well the building for the business.

Glenn e. G  on 1/19/2016 1:43:26 AM

I am in need of this scholarship to further my education and to do research in the city where I reside.

Martha Mari B  on 11/17/2015 6:08:24 PM

I applied for this scholarship to help pay for Nursing School. I am a struggling, young mother of 2 children and this scholarship would really help me reach my goals. I am motivated and determined to give my children the future they deserve.

Alejandra Z  on 10/13/2015 8:30:00 PM

I am curently a student at Golden Valley High School and I would really love to earn this scholorship because I don´t come from a wealthy family and don´t have much to offer. I am a person who loves school and I have dreams and winning this scholorship would really help me to chase my dreams.

Yadira A  on 9/9/2015 9:25:36 PM

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Tamika J  on 8/7/2015 10:15:38 PM

I am currently starting my College adventure to become a Professional Medical Assistant with intentions to further my career to become a Licensed Vocational Nurse. I have never won a award but am very positive, and have high hopes for good things to come. Despite all the put downs from family members and have no friends but my two children who are four years old and three weeks old, I look and seek to stay strong as a helper, as a Mom and a wife, so I can show them anything is possible if you just believe. This scholarship is not a want, it is a need. I can encourage my family, tend to my children's needs and Most importantly put this money where its needed in my Career. I only believe in going up, and never coming back down. Looking forward to the future with.

Elvia M  on 8/7/2015 3:20:44 PM

I'm a female hispanic who is the first one to go to a 4 year university. I love, to go to school, learn new material/subjects. Education is very important to me. It's my life! Also, getting a higher education is very important. Because, I can help out my community who are in need. I consider myself, an honest, kind, hard working woman who has been through so many struggles in my life. Education has saved my life! Without, education I would not be where I am at. And I'm very thankful for my friends, and professors who helped me get this far. I strongly believe getting this scholarship can help me further my education career goals.

DANIEL G  on 8/19/2012 4:27:57 AM

I`m hispanic and love to play sports. I`m part of my college soccer team which I`m really proud of. In school i always like to learn something new it doesn`t matter what it is. As the oldest brother of four i`m suppose to be there role model and guide them the right path. i deserve this because, i`m honest, hard working, and committed on what i do.

Stephanie P  on 7/2/2009 2:26:57 PM

I applied for this scholarship 3 years ago, and I got it. It has been an excellent support to my very expensive tuition. It has been great, and I can't imagine what I would do without it. As long as you demonstrate a financial need within a certain income bracket and have the corresponding GPA bracket, then you should be set

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