A state-funded grant designed as an educational incentive to improve skills, competencies, and abilities for up to 1,000 service members who remain active in the National Guard, the State Military Reserve, or the Naval Militia. This grant is based on merit, not on financial need.
Requirements: Be an active member who has served two years in the California National Guard, the State Military Reserve, or the Naval Militia; remain an active member throughout the participation period in the program; use the award to obtain a certificate or degree; maintain enrollment of a minimum of three units per semester; maintain at least a cumulative 2.0 GPA; and be a resident of California for a least one year.
Award Amount: N/A
Length of Eligibility: N/A
How to Apply: Submit online or paper application at
nationalguard.csac.ca.gov, the FAFSA at
fafsa.ed.gov, and Statement of Understanding.
Deadline: Priority deadline is April 30. Thereafter on a first come-first serve basis until awards are exhausted.