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Welcome to the California State University, Los Angeles (Cal State LA) Scholarship website!

Cal State LA has over 400 scholarship opportunities to support your educational goals. You can browse the various scholarships available on our Cal State LA Scholarships Application site during the scholarship application season (March 5-April 1, 2019). The scholarships are made available through the generosity of our University donors, alumni, and friends. Please keep in mind that these scholarship opportunities are in addition to the various federal, state, and outside agency financial aid programs!

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We have simplified the process for you to be considered for these various Cal State LA scholarship opportunities. Simply follow the steps on the general application and you will be automatically matched to the scholarships for which you meet the minimum qualifications. Final selection will then be made based on a ranking of the applicants based by the appropriate scholarship committee.

Am I eligible to apply?

You are eligible to apply if you are a current Cal State LA student and will continue to be enrolled in the upcoming academic year, in a degree, credential, or certificate program. Students who are currently finishing up their undergraduate program and plan to return to Cal State LA in Fall 2019 to pursue a master’s degree, doctorate, or credential are not eligible.

How do I apply?

  1. Click the “Sign In” button at the top of the Cal State LA Scholarships Application site and provide your MyCalStateLA credentials and campus password. Please note, this site is only available during the scholarship application season.
  2. Complete the general questions provided. Be aware that information from your academic record has already been made available to the application so you don’t have to self-report information we already have on record, such as your contact information, academic information, and financial need.
  3. Prepare and upload a personal statement to support your application.
  4. Contact a faculty member, advisor or other academic reference who is willing to provide a letter of reference for you. You will need to include their name and email address in the application so they can provide their letter of support online.

When do I apply and what is the deadline?

  • March 5- April 1, 2019

What happens after I apply?

If you provide a complete application and reference by the deadline, you will automatically be considered for all scholarship opportunities for which you meet the minimum criteria. Your application will then be made available to various departments and committees for further consideration. If you are awarded a scholarship, you will receive a notification from the Center for Student Financial Aid & Scholarships and you will be able to view the award at that time on the financial aid summary screen in GET. If you have the honor of being a recipient, you may be asked to write a thank you letter to the donors or University friends that made it possible! Our goal is to award as many scholarships as possible over the summer so that funds can be available prior to the beginning of the Fall semester. If funds remain after that point, additional awards will be made. Be aware that if you receive a Cal State LA Scholarship and are also receiving other financial aid, awards may have to be adjusted in accordance with federal, state, and institutional awarding policies.

2019-20 Cal State L.A. Scholarship Application Helpful Tips and FAQs

What to include on your personal statement

  • Tell your story in a concise and compelling manner as possible limiting it to two pages or less (double-spaced).
  • Focus primarily on your academic and career goals, indicating how past achievements, challenges/hardships you have overcome, or family influences are related to these goals.
  • Remember you must submit an electronic copy of your statement in the application!

What to keep in mind with your reference letter

  • When you complete the general scholarship application, you will be prompted to add the name of your reference provider and email address. Your reference provider will be notified via email. You may log in at any time to see if your reference provider has replied.
  • Do not skip this step. Most scholarships require one (1) letter of recommendation. If you do not submit a letter of recommendation you may still be considered for some scholarship opportunities but your chances of winning a scholarship are greater if your recommender submits a well-written, thoughtful letter on your behalf.
  • Your letter of recommendation may come from a current or former professor, instructor, academic advisor, counselor – Someone who is able to evaluate your academic performance, motivation, personal strengths, and goals.
  • Identify the person who will be writing the letter of recommendation. Get their agreement that they will be able to submit the reference by the deadline (April 8, 2019 by 5pm) and have their email address and name handy to submit in the application. If your Reference Provider is a Cal State LA faculty or staff member, use their official Cal State LA email address. Let them know they will receive an email with instructions on how to submit the reference. You might consider giving them some information about your accomplishments to assist them in the preparation.
  • Be sure your reference provider knows they must submit the reference electronically no later than 5pm on April 8, 2019.
  • Be sure to thank the person for agreeing to write and submit a letter of recommendation on your behalf!

What do I do if I notice my major or GPA do not seem accurate in the Scholarship application system?

The Scholarship Application is updated nightly based on your official University record which you can also view in GET. Once major or grade changes are processed by the Registrar’s Office, the information will automatically be updated. For best consideration, any changes should be completed by April 1, 2019.

What to expect after submitting the General Scholarship Application?

  • An email confirming receipt of the application
  • If you are selected for an award, a notification email will be sent to you by the department who selected you to win the scholarship
  • Receipt of any award must be coordinated in accordance to federal, state and institutional awarding policies

For additional assistance or any other questions you may contact the Center for Student Financial Aid & Scholarships at 323-343-6260.

Opportunities Table
Award Name Actions
Varies Aaron Waters Scholarship
The Aaron Waters Scholarship is awarded annually to an outstanding graduating senior pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Geology.
The Aaron Waters Scholarship is awarded annually to an outstanding...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Adele Davis Scholarship
The Adele Davis Scholarship will award student annually to Nutritional Sciences students with a GPA of 3.0 or higher. Applicant must meet Cal State...
The Adele Davis Scholarship will award student annually to Nutritional...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies AECOM
The AECOM will be awarded to students pursuing any undergraduate major within the College of Engineering, Computer Science and Technology.
The AECOM will be awarded to students pursuing any undergraduate major...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Al & Ann Jicha Endowed Scholarship Fund
The Al & Ann Jicha Endowment Scholarship Fund Awards go to full-time, students majoring in engineering, computer sciences, or technology. Student...
The Al & Ann Jicha Endowment Scholarship Fund Awards go to full-time,...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Alice Watkins Scholarship Fund
The Alice Watkins Scholarship is awarded to an undergraduate or graduate student pursuing a career in education. Applicant must be a single parent...
The Alice Watkins Scholarship is awarded to an undergraduate or graduate...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
$0.00 Anjan Bhaumik Student Design Fund
To establish a fund for Civil Engineering department to be used at the Chair’s discretion for student design related projects and competitions.
To establish a fund for Civil Engineering department to be used at the...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $0.00
Ended
Varies Anthony C. Means Memorial Scholarship
The Anthony C. Means Memorial Scholarship will be given out to an American Humanics student; Scholarship is to be awarded annually. Students must...
The Anthony C. Means Memorial Scholarship will be given out to an...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Anthony J. Andreoli Endowed Scholarship
The Anthony J. Andreoli Endowed Scholarship will be awarded annually. Recipient must be an undergraduate biochemistry or microbiology major, with...
The Anthony J. Andreoli Endowed Scholarship will be awarded annually. ...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Art Department Memorial Scholarship
The Art Department Memorial Scholarship is to award a deserving Art students at Cal State LA annually with a GPA of 3.0 or higher.
The Art Department Memorial Scholarship is to award a deserving Art...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Art Ryskind Scholarship Fund
The Art Ryskind Scholarship Fund is for a student pursuing teaching credentials. Award should be based on financial need.
The Art Ryskind Scholarship Fund is for a student pursuing teaching...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Arthur Kong Memorial Research Scholarship
The Arthur Kong Memorial Research Scholarship will be awarded to a Nutritional Science Program Graduate student with a GPA of 3.5 or higher. ...
The Arthur Kong Memorial Research Scholarship will be awarded to a...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Associated Students Scholarship
The Associated Students Scholarships is to be given to full-time Freshmen, Sophomore and Junior students with a GPA of 3.0 or higher annually.
The Associated Students Scholarships is to be given to full-time...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Associated Students, Inc. Scholarship
The Associated Students, Inc. Scholarship will award thirty (30) awards will be given to undergraduate and graduate students. The applicants will...
The Associated Students, Inc. Scholarship will award thirty (30) awards...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies AT&T/UNO Scholarship
The AT&T/UNO Scholarship(s) is available for students who are incoming Cal State LA freshmen with minimum of 3.0 GPA from one of the following high...
The AT&T/UNO Scholarship(s) is available for students who are incoming...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Athalie Clarke Scholarship
The Athalie Clarke Scholarship is (1) available to undergraduate and graduate students in Nursing. (2) Be a full-time student (12 units for...
The Athalie Clarke Scholarship is (1) available to undergraduate and...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Audrey Wanner Peyton Millis Scholarship
The Audrey Wanner Peyton Millis Scholarship is awarded to a full-time Art student with a GPA of 3.0 or higher. Scholarship recipient must have...
The Audrey Wanner Peyton Millis Scholarship is awarded to a full-time...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Aurora Martinez Endowed Scholarship
The Aurora Martinez Endowed Scholarship is need based; Bilingual students in Health and Human Services; Preference to Nursing Students; Students...
The Aurora Martinez Endowed Scholarship is need based; Bilingual...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies B. L. Hoyt Memorial Scholarship
The B. L. Hoyt Memorial Scholarship will be awarded to an undergraduate student annually. 1. Student shall have attained outstanding scholarships...
The B. L. Hoyt Memorial Scholarship will be awarded to an undergraduate...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Bean Weber Scholarship
The Robert Bean Scholarship will be awarded to a Graduate student in good standings; Advancement to candidacy; thesis in hydrogeology in progress.
The Robert Bean Scholarship will be awarded to a Graduate student in...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Ben Levine Scholarship
The Ben Levine Scholarship will award annually to a student in their sophomore year or any grade higher majoring in Electrical Engineering. The...
The Ben Levine Scholarship will award annually to a student in their...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Bertha Gregory Achievement Award
The Bertha Gregory Achievement Award is for an upper division or graduate student with a 3.0 or higher GPA which will be awarded annually. Award...
The Bertha Gregory Achievement Award is for an upper division or...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Bill Liebman-Cal Seismics Field Studies Scholarship
The Bill Liebman-Cal Seismics Field Studies Scholarship is designed to assist Cal State LA student enrolled in GEOL460 (Summer Field Geology). ...
The Bill Liebman-Cal Seismics Field Studies Scholarship is designed to...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Boeing ECST Corporate Scholars
The Boeing ECST Corporate Scholars will be awarded to an ECST student with GPA of 3.0.
The Boeing ECST Corporate Scholars will be awarded to an ECST student...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies C. Lamar Mayer Special Education Fund
The C. Lamar Mayer Special Education Fund candidate(s) must: (A) be a graduate student in special education; (B) have an advanced degree and/or...
The C. Lamar Mayer Special Education Fund candidate(s) must: (A) be a...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies C. Y. Lee Fiction Writing Contest
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  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Cal State L.A. Honors College Program
The Cal State LA Honors College Program is open to all Cal State LA Honors College students.
The Cal State LA Honors College Program is open to all Cal State LA...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Cal State L.A./Boeing FIRST Robotics Scholarship
The Cal State L.A./Boeing FIRST Robotics Scholarship student to receive an award annually, it could be renewable contingent upon maintaining good...
The Cal State L.A./Boeing FIRST Robotics Scholarship student to receive...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies CalRTA San Gabriel Valley Scholarship
Scholarship open to students from the San Gabriel Valley who are completing their fifth year requirement for the California Teaching Credential;...
Scholarship open to students from the San Gabriel Valley who are...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Carl & Karen Haase Scholarship
The Carl & Karen Haase Scholarship will be awarded annually to an undergraduate with a 2.5 GPA. Student majoring in any one of the engineering...
The Carl & Karen Haase Scholarship will be awarded annually to an...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Carl Gordon Memorial Scholarship
The Carl Gordon Memorial Scholarship will be awarded to an undergraduate major in mathematics or computer science; GPA of over 3.0; At least a...
The Carl Gordon Memorial Scholarship will be awarded to an undergraduate...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Carol Smallenburg Fellowship
The Carol Smallenburg Fellowship is for a (1) Graduate student majoring in Social Studies Education, particularly Global Interdependent Education...
The Carol Smallenburg Fellowship is for a (1) Graduate student majoring...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Center for Engagement, Service, and the Public Good
To further the mission of the Center for Engagement, Service, and the Public Good.
To further the mission of the Center for Engagement, Service, and the...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Chance & Dana Award
The Chance & Dana Award is for Geology Major, Financial Assistance.
The Chance & Dana Award is for Geology Major, Financial Assistance.
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Charles Clark Scholarship
The Charles Clark Scholarship will be awarded to a full-time student. Preference to math majors and then computer science students. (1) Students...
The Charles Clark Scholarship will be awarded to a full-time student....
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Charles Wang Scholarship
The Charles Wang Scholarship student must have 24 units in Psychology. Student shall maintain 12-unit load for the period of the scholarship...
The Charles Wang Scholarship student must have 24 units in Psychology....
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Charlotte & Norman Elder Scholarship Fund
The Charlotte & Norman Elder Scholarship Fund is to support a Charter College Of Education student enrolled in an Education Credential Program. ...
The Charlotte & Norman Elder Scholarship Fund is to support a Charter...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Chinese American Women Scholarship
The Chinese American Women Scholarship will be awarded to a full-time student with a 3.5 or higher GPA annually. Major or Minor in Asian and Asian...
The Chinese American Women Scholarship will be awarded to a full-time...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Chuck Church Engineering Scholarship
Available to students in the College of Engineering, Computer Science, and Technology.
Available to students in the College of Engineering, Computer Science,...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Claire V. Cunningham Masonic Scholarship Supporting Leadership in Nursing
The Claire V. Cunningham Masonic Scholarship Supporting Leadership in Nursing, for students enrolled in the Master of Science in Nursing program...
The Claire V. Cunningham Masonic Scholarship Supporting Leadership in...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Cleo Cook Memorial Scholarship
The Cleo Cook Memorial Scholarship shall be available to outstanding student teachers to complete education and pre-professional training in...
The Cleo Cook Memorial Scholarship shall be available to outstanding...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies College of Arts and Letters Development Fund
The College of Arts and Letters Development Fund is to provide funding to develop programs or provide support that will foster improved educational...
The College of Arts and Letters Development Fund is to provide funding...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies College of Health & Human Services Scholarship
The College of Health & Human Services Scholarship will award to a student in the college of HHS who has a minimun of 30 units to complete for...
The College of Health & Human Services Scholarship will award to a...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Computer Science Advanced Projects Scholarship
The Computer Science Advanced Projects Scholarship is to be awarded to full-time/part-time students with a 3.0 or higher GPA. This scholarship is...
The Computer Science Advanced Projects Scholarship is to be awarded to...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Connie Corley Mentorship Award
The Connie Corley Mentorship Award will award two separate awards to be issued to one full-time and one part-time graduate students enrolled in the...
The Connie Corley Mentorship Award will award two separate awards to be...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies CSU Southern California Edison Transfer Scholarship
The CSU Southern California Edison Transfer Scholarship is a need based scholarship for transfer students majoring in mathematics, physics,...
The CSU Southern California Edison Transfer Scholarship is a need based...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies CSULA Environmental Sciences Endowed Fund
The Cal State LA Environmental Sciences Endowed Fund is for general support for the programs, faculty and students of Environmental Sciences...
The Cal State LA Environmental Sciences Endowed Fund is for general...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies D'Addario Scholarship
The D’Addario Scholarship will be awarded to any deserving full-time/part-time student.
The D’Addario Scholarship will be awarded to any deserving...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Dalby-Proudfoot Nursing Scholarship
The Dalby-Proudfoot Nursing Scholarship will be awarded to a full-time Junior student in Nursing with a 3.0 GPA or higher. Recipient needs to...
The Dalby-Proudfoot Nursing Scholarship will be awarded to a full-time...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Daniel Towler Education Foundation Scholarship
The Daniel Towler Education Foundation Scholarship will be awarded to a full-time and part-time students with a 2.5 GPA or higher. Undergraduate...
The Daniel Towler Education Foundation Scholarship will be awarded to a...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies David "Deacon" Jones - Kellee Patterson Scholarship
David “Deacon” Jones – Kellee Patterson Scholarship is for a student with a 3.0 GPA. Must have completed 12 undergraduate units or 8 graduate...
David “Deacon” Jones – Kellee Patterson Scholarship is for a student...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended