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  • Memorial Day

    May 30| Academic Dates

    Closed for the Holiday.

  • Classes Begin

  • Campus Closed for the Holiday.

  • Classes End.

  • Classes End

  • Viet Thanh Nguyen’s bestselling novel The Sympathizer won the 2016 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, the First Novel Prize from the Center for Fiction, and a Carnegie Medal from the American Library Association. It was also a finalist for the PEN/Faulkner Award and the PEN/Robert W. Bingham Prize for Debut Fiction. Nguyen is also the author of Race and Resistance: Literature and Politics in Asian America and Nothing Ever Dies: Vietnam and the Memory of War.

  • Tonya Foster

    Sep 21| Lectures

    Poet Tonya Foster is the author of the collection A Swarm of Bees in High Court. Her work has appeared in nocturnes, Callaloo, Traffic, Gulf Coast, and other journals. Her essays have appeared in NY Arts Magazine, NYFA Quarterly and The Poetry Project Newsletter. A co-editor of Third Mind: Teaching Creative Writing Through Visual Art, Foster teaches at California College of the Arts and lives in the Bay Area.


General Scholarships




  • Name: Ayn Rand Essay Contest
  • Amount (estimated) : Check website for details
  • Website: www.aynrand.org/contests/
  • Deadline: Check website for details
  • Category: Essay



  • Name: Ebell Flint Scholarship
  • Amount (estimated) : Various
  • Website: www.ebellla.com
  • Deadline: Approx. April (Check website for exact date)
  • Category: Essay


  • Name: Elie Wiesel Prize in Ethics Essay Contest
  • Amount (estimated) : $500 - $5,000
  • Website: www.eliewieselfoundation.org
  • Deadline: December
  • Category: Essay



  • Name: International Furnishings & Design Association Educational Foundation Scholarships
  • Amount (estimated) : $1,000
  • Website: www.ifdaef.org
  • Deadline: March 31
  • Category: Essay



  • Name: Mensa Orange County Scholarship Program
  • Amount (estimated) : $300-$1000
  • Website: www.ocmensa.org
  • Deadline: December 31
  • Category: Essay


  • Name: The I Magnin Scholarship Fund at San Francisco Foundation
  • Amount (estimated) : varies
  • Phone number: (415) 733-8500
  • Deadline: March 1st for Fall and October 1st for Spring
  • March 1st for Fall and October 1st for Spring
  • Category: Application, for Fashion Students


  • Name: Ronald Reagan College Leaders Scholarship
  • Amount (estimated) : $1,000 - $7,500
  • Website: www.thephillipsfoundation.org
  • Deadline: January
  • Category: Essay


  • Name: Santa Barbara Foundation Scholarship
  • Santa Barbara County, CA highschool graduate
  • Amount (estimated) : $500-$5000
  • Website: www.sbscholarship.org
  • Deadline: January
  • Category: Essay


  • Name: Scholastic Art & Writing Awards
  • Amount (estimated) : Various
  • Website: www.artandwriting.org
  • Deadline: Contact the organization
  • Category: Essay





  • Name: Barbizon Scholarship Program
  • Amount (estimated): Up to $100,000
  • Website: www.barbizonscholarship.com
  • Deadline: Every 24 months
  • Category: Sweepstake


  • Name: Sam Walton Community Scholarship
  • Amount (estimated): $1,000
  • Website: www.walmartfoundation.org
  • Deadline: See Website
  • Category: Essay




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