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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 1-April 12, 2021). The scholarships are made available through the generosity of our University donors, alumni, and friends. Please keep in mind, if you completed the FAFSA or California Dream Act Application these scholarship opportunities will be coordinated along with other financial aid and outside agency financial aid programs.

Apply Once!

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 Scholarship Application and you will be automatically matched to the scholarships for which you meet the minimum qualifications. Final selections will then be made based on a ranking of the applicants by the scholarship committees.

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 2021to 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 (Campus Identification Number (CIN) 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 1- April 12, 2021 at 5pm

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 via your GET account. 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.

2021-22 Cal State L.A. Scholarship Application Helpful Tips and FAQs

What to include on your personal statement

  • Limiting it to two pages or less (double-spaced), tell your story in a concise and compelling manner.
  • 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 upload your personal statement in the General Scholarship 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, or academic advisor – 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. Confirm that they will be able to submit the reference by the deadline (April 12, 2021 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 upload their letter no later than 5pm on April 12, 2021.
  • Be sure to thank the person for agreeing to write and submit a letter of recommendation on your behalf!

What to expect after submitting the General Scholarship Application?

  • A system-generated email confirming receipt of the application
  • If you are selected for an award, a congratulatory email will be sent to you by the department or committee 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
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Varies Anthony Fratiello Endowed Scholarship
The Anthony Fratiello Endowed Scholarship will be awarded to an undergraduate student pursuing their degree in chemistry or biochemistry.
The Anthony Fratiello Endowed Scholarship will be awarded 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 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 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 Bonnie Bennett Weilenman Memorial Scholarship Fund
The Bonnie Bennett Weilenman Memorial Scholarship Fund will be awarded to a full-time student with a 3.0 GPA. Student must have financial need.
The Bonnie Bennett Weilenman Memorial Scholarship Fund will be awarded...
  • 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 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 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 Dean Ruth Wu Endowed Scholarship
The Ruth Wu Endowed Scholarship in Nursing will be awarded to a student with a 2.75 or higher GPA. Must demonstrate financial need as defined by...
The Ruth Wu Endowed Scholarship in Nursing will be awarded to a student...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Dr. Ake Sandler, Professor Emeritus of Political Science Endowed Scholarship
The Dr. Ake Sandler, Professor Emeritus of Political Science Endowed Scholarship is for 1) excellence in Political Science as demonstrated at Cal...
The Dr. Ake Sandler, Professor Emeritus of Political Science Endowed...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Dr. James Ettaro Memorial Scholarship
The Dr. James Ettaro Memorial Scholarship is for one full time student in the College of Engineering, Computer Science and Technology with a 2.5...
The Dr. James Ettaro Memorial Scholarship is for one full time student...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Dr. King S. Luk Memorial/Yau Kong Luk Memorial Scholarship
The Dr. King S. Luk Memorial/Yau Kong Luk Memorial Scholarship will be awarded annually to a Civil Engineering major with a 3.0 or higher GPA. One...
The Dr. King S. Luk Memorial/Yau Kong Luk Memorial Scholarship will be...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Edward and Judith Malecki Scholarship
The Edward and Judith Malecki Scholarship is to benefit an undergraduate political science major with no grade lower than a B in political science...
The Edward and Judith Malecki Scholarship is to benefit an undergraduate...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Frieda A. Stahl Physics Teaching Fellowship
The Frieda A. Stahl Physics Teaching Fellowship will be awarded to 1) the graduate teaching assistant in physics or astronomy demonstrating the...
The Frieda A. Stahl Physics Teaching Fellowship will be awarded to 1)...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies George and Judy Strang Scholarship
The George and Judy Strang Scholarship will award a full time student with a 2.75 or above GPA. One award will go to a student majoring in...
The George and Judy Strang Scholarship will award a full time student...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies George Bachmann President's Scholarship
The George Bachmann President’s Scholarship will be awarded to a full time Undergraduate student with a 3.75 GPA. The recipient of this scholarship...
The George Bachmann President’s Scholarship will be awarded to a full...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Glenn Tobias-Mobil Oil Scholarship
The Glenn Tobias-Mobil Oil Scholarship to be awarded to a business student with a 3.0 or higher GPA.
The Glenn Tobias-Mobil Oil Scholarship to be awarded to a business...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Gutierrez-Tunstad Chemistry Scholarship
The Gutierrez-Tunstad Chemistry Scholarship is to support a Ph.D.-bound junior or senior organic chemistry undergraduate research student who has...
The Gutierrez-Tunstad Chemistry Scholarship is to support a Ph.D.-bound...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Hake Scholarship in Linguistics
The Hake Scholarship in Linguistics will be awarded annually. The student must be enrolled in the Minor of Comparative Linguistics program and...
The Hake Scholarship in Linguistics will be awarded annually. The...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Howard C. Christiansen Trust Endowment
The Howard C. Christiansen Trust established an endowed scholarship in 2016 for students pursuing a bachelors or graduate degree in the study of...
The Howard C. Christiansen Trust established an endowed scholarship in...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Howard P. Holladay Memorial Scholarship
The Howard P. Holladay Memorial Scholarship is for an upper division or graduate students. Minimum 3.0 GPA. Student must either 1) be studying...
The Howard P. Holladay Memorial Scholarship is for an upper division or...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Industry Advisory Board Endowed Scholarship
The Industry Advisory Board Endowed Scholarship is a student within any college with a 2.5 or higher GPA. Student must demonstrate financial need.
The Industry Advisory Board Endowed Scholarship is a student within any...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Joseph Soldate Endowed Scholarship
Joseph Soldate Endowed Scholarship will be awarded to a full time or part time Undergraduate Art major with a 2.5 or higher GPA. Recipient must...
Joseph Soldate Endowed Scholarship will be awarded to a full time or...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Joyce Bourke Memorial Scholarship Early Entrance Program Outstanding
The Joyce Bourke Memorial Scholarship Early Entrance Program Outstanding will be awarded to a member, in good standing, of the Early Entrance...
The Joyce Bourke Memorial Scholarship Early Entrance Program Outstanding...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Larry Chu Scholarship
The Larry Chu Scholarship will be awarded to a full-time/part-time student with a 2.5 or higher GPA. Preference given to deserving students...
The Larry Chu Scholarship will be awarded to a full-time/part-time...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Lawrence P. Goodman Scholarship
The Lawrence P. Goodman Scholarship is awarded to a Theatre Arts Major with GPA of at least 3.0 for further studies in Theatre Arts.
The Lawrence P. Goodman Scholarship is awarded to a Theatre Arts Major...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Ledtronics, Inc/Pervaiz & Almas Lodhie Scholarship
The Ledtronics, Inc/Pervaiz & Almas Lodhie Scholarship will be given to students with a 3.0 or higher GPA. Two scholarships shall be awarded to...
The Ledtronics, Inc/Pervaiz & Almas Lodhie Scholarship will be given to...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Los Angeles Department of Water and Power/Alex Radin Scholarship
The Los Angeles Department of Water and Power/Alex Radin Scholarship: up to four students will be selected each year based on the following...
The Los Angeles Department of Water and Power/Alex Radin Scholarship: up...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Louise Savage Memorial Scholarship
The Louise Savage Memorial Scholarship 1) the student must be attending full-time while receiving the grant. A study load of 12 or more units per...
The Louise Savage Memorial Scholarship 1) the student must be attending...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Lucy Venzor Memorial Scholarship
The Lucy Venzor Memorial Scholarship is for full-time/part-time students who need financial assistance to attend college.
The Lucy Venzor Memorial Scholarship is for full-time/part-time students...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Marion and Louie Fiske Memorial Scholarship
The Marion and Louie Fiske Memorial Scholarship will be awarded annually to a Child and Family Studies student with a 3.0 or better GPA. Student...
The Marion and Louie Fiske Memorial Scholarship will be awarded annually...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Martin Roden Electrical Engineering Scholarship
The Martin Roden Electrical Engineering Scholarship is for a Full time CA Resident, financial need and potential for success both thru GPA and...
The Martin Roden Electrical Engineering Scholarship is for a Full time...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Merkin (Honors) Scholars (Program I)
The Merkin Honors scholarship will provide undergraduate financial support for talented students attending Cal State L.A., particularly those in...
The Merkin Honors scholarship will provide undergraduate financial...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Michael W. Roffe Psychology Scholarship
The Michael W. Roffe Psychology Scholarship is to encourage and support the scholarly activities of exceptional psychology students in the areas of...
The Michael W. Roffe Psychology Scholarship is to encourage and support...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Miller Brewing Company Scholarship
The Miller Brewing Company Scholarship is to support the academic advancement of one fulltime junior or senior within the College of Business and...
The Miller Brewing Company Scholarship is to support the academic...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Morales Family Endowed Scholarship
The Morales Family Endowed Scholarship is for a student who has been or is currently enrolled in Cal State LA arts, humanities or social sciences...
The Morales Family Endowed Scholarship is for a student who has been or...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Morris and Rose Mary Bloom Scholarship
The Morris and Rose Mary Bloom Scholarship is for a Broadcasting major with a 2.7 or higher GPA. Advanced production standing. Demonstrated in...
The Morris and Rose Mary Bloom Scholarship is for a Broadcasting major...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Pamela Angerer Payne Nursing Scholarship
The Pamela Angerer Payne Nursing Scholarship is for a full-time upper division student enrolled in the Registered Nurse (RN) to Bachelor of Science...
The Pamela Angerer Payne Nursing Scholarship is for a full-time upper...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Ray and Kathy Landis Scholarship
The Ray and Kathy Landis Scholarship is to be awarded to an undergraduate student majoring in Engineering or Technology with full-time status and a...
The Ray and Kathy Landis Scholarship is to be awarded to an...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Richard A. Griffin Memorial Scholarship
The Richard A. Griffin Memorial Scholarship will be awarded to a full time student. (1) Student must maintain a minimum 12-unit load for the...
The Richard A. Griffin Memorial Scholarship will be awarded to a full...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Richard and Ruth Hoffman Scholarship
The Richard and Ruth Hoffman Scholarship student should be a Printing Management major or a student who is preparing for a career as a Graphic Arts...
The Richard and Ruth Hoffman Scholarship student should be a Printing...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Richard Roberto Endowed Scholarship
The Richard Roberto Endowed Scholarship will be awarded to an undergraduate Mechanical Engineering major with a 2.5 or higher GPA. Must...
The Richard Roberto Endowed Scholarship will be awarded to an...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Robert and Diana Kelly Endowed Scholarship
The Robert and Diana Kelly Endowed Scholarship award is intended for a student whose academic performance would be improved by working fewer hours...
The Robert and Diana Kelly Endowed Scholarship award is intended for a...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Ronald Silverman Endowed Scholarship Fund
The Ronald Silverman Endowed Scholarship Fund will be awarded to Art Education Students.
The Ronald Silverman Endowed Scholarship Fund will be awarded to Art...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
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