Scholarships and Financial Aid in California

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Funding Your Education in California

Many students aren’t aware of the vast number of government resources, training programs, grants and scholarships that may be available to them in the state of California if they qualify. Such programs may help provide the guidance, training and education you need to be successful in your desired field.


How Can I Receive Information About Government-supported Resources, Job Training and Benefits?


California Training Benefits (CTB) Program

The California Training Benefit (CTB) program allows eligible California Unemployment Insurance (UI) claimants (who lack competitive job skills for the California labor market) to receive their UI benefits.

• To qualify for CTB, you must be eligible to receive California UI benefits

• You must also be approved by the Employment Development Department (EDD).

Learn more about the CTB


Workforce Investment Act (WIA) Program

Unemployed job seekers, those seeking job training or those seeking to advance their professional skills may be eligible for the Workforce Investment Act (WIA) program.

• WIA funds a variety of employment and training programs for youth and adults in various levels of services depending on needs and eligibility.

• Services are offered in One-Stop Career Centers throughout the state.


Employment Training Panel (ETP)

The Employment Training Panel (ETP) provides funding to employers to assist in upgrading the skills of their workers through training that leads to good paying, long-term jobs. Contact your employer to determine whether they take part in ETP.


What Educational Scholarships Are Available?


The Cal Grant Program

Available to students who demonstrate financial need, and are graduating from high school, transferring from a community college to a four-year school or pursuing vocational certificates or degrees.


Jeff Krosnoff Scholarship

Available to qualifying California high-schools students who plan to attend a four-year college or university, have maintained an excellent grade point average (GPA) and have the ability to express themselves in writing.


TELACU Education Foundation Scholarships

A series of renewable scholarships for qualifying high-school seniors and college students who are or will be a first-generation college student from a low-income family.


California Teachers Association Scholarship Series

These scholarships are geared towards future California teachers and current teachers who are pursuing advanced education.


The Society of Women Engineers, California Scholarships

Funding for qualifying female engineering students attending a college or university in a chapter’s respective jurisdiction and maintaining satisfactory academic progress.