Our Opportunities

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 3-April 6, 2020). 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 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 2020 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 3- April 6, 2020

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.

2020-21 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 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 9, 2020 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 9, 2020.
  • 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 6, 2020.

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 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 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...
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  • Award: Varies
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...
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  • Award: Varies
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...
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  • Award: Varies
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...
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  • Award: Varies
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...
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  • Award: Varies
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...
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  • Award: Varies
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...
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  • Award: Varies
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...
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  • Award: Varies
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...
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  • Award: Varies
Varies David Miller Latino Studies Scholarship
The David Miller Latino Studies Scholarship is for a full-time student either undergraduate or graduate; GPA 3.0; Latin American Studies Major.
The David Miller Latino Studies Scholarship is for a full-time student...
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  • Award: Varies
Varies Derrick & Joni Hamilton Endowed Scholarship
The Derrick & Joni Hamilton Endowed Scholarship will be awarded annually to a full-time Mechanical Engineering student with a 3.0 or higher GPA. ...
The Derrick & Joni Hamilton Endowed Scholarship will be awarded annually...
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  • Award: Varies
Varies Donald W. & Marjorie Woodford Bray and Timothy Harding Scholarship in Latin American Studies
The Donald W. & Marjorie Woodford Bray and Timothy Harding Scholarship in Latin American Studies will award a full time/part time...
The Donald W. & Marjorie Woodford Bray and Timothy Harding Scholarship...
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  • Award: Varies
Varies Dorothy C. McKenzie Fellowship
The Dorothy C. McKenzie Fellowship is for a student with 3.5 GPA in major, a grade of “A” in either English 430 or 432 (or equivalent from other...
The Dorothy C. McKenzie Fellowship is for a student with 3.5 GPA in...
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  • Award: Varies
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...
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  • Award: Varies
Varies Dr. David Barclay Scholarship
The Dr. David Barclay Scholarship will be awarded to students with GPA of 3.0 or higher. Majoring in Human Resources Management, and showing...
The Dr. David Barclay Scholarship will be awarded to students with GPA...
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  • Award: Varies
$0.00 Dr. Irving Kett Scholarship
  • Deadline:
  • Award: $0.00
$0.00 Dr. James Bok Wong and Dr. Betty KC Yeow Scholarship Endowment for Students Seeking Teaching Credentials
The purpose of the fund is to establish an endowed scholarship for students seeking the Multiple Subject Teaching Credential with a Mandarin...
The purpose of the fund is to establish an endowed scholarship for...
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  • Award: $0.00
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...
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  • Award: Varies
Varies Dr. Jewel Plummer Cobb Endowed Scholarship
The Dr. Jewel Plummer Cobb Endowed Scholarship funds are available to the Office of Outreach and Recruitment to help recruit a student from the...
The Dr. Jewel Plummer Cobb Endowed Scholarship funds are available to...
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  • Award: Varies
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...
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  • Award: Varies
$0.00 Dr. Patricia Bates Simun Educational Foundations Memorial Endowed Scholarship
Scholarship will be awarded to students pursuing a graduate degree in the Education Foundations option within the Charter College of Education with...
Scholarship will be awarded to students pursuing a graduate degree in...
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  • Award: $0.00
Varies Dr. Terry E. Davis and Ivan Colburn Scholarship
The Ivan Colburn Scholarship will be awarded to a part-time student majoring in Geological Sciences with demonstrated potential for excellence in...
The Ivan Colburn Scholarship will be awarded to a part-time student...
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  • Award: Varies
$0.00 Dr. Zoe May Parola Scholarship Fund
3.8 GPA or above. Undergraduate or graduate Art Education majors. 2 letters of recommendation.
3.8 GPA or above. Undergraduate or graduate Art Education majors. 2...
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  • Award: $0.00
Varies Eagle Fest Scholarship
Scholarship to be awarded to an outstanding Cal State LA student.
Scholarship to be awarded to an outstanding Cal State LA student.
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  • Award: Varies
Varies East Los Angeles Community Scholarship
The East Los Angeles Community Scholarship will be awarded to a full time student with a 2.0 GPA. Students pursuing a Certificate in Applied...
The East Los Angeles Community Scholarship will be awarded to a full...
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  • Award: Varies
Varies ECST Scholarship Fund
General ECST Scholarship.
General ECST Scholarship.
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  • Award: Varies
Varies Edison International Power Energy Scholarship
The Edison International Power Energy Scholarship will be awarded annually. Recipient must live or be transferring from a community college within...
The Edison International Power Energy Scholarship will be awarded...
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  • Award: Varies
Varies Edison International Scholars
The Edison Scholars scholarships will be provided to qualified Honors College freshmen, continuing, and transfer students who reside within the...
The Edison Scholars scholarships will be provided to qualified Honors...
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  • Award: Varies
Varies Edison STEM Scholarship
Approved Majors: Civil Engineering, Computer Science, Environmental Science, Mechanical Engineering, Computer Science, Electrical Engineering,...
Approved Majors: Civil Engineering, Computer Science, Environmental...
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  • Award: Varies
Varies Edna Young Scholarship
The Edna Young Scholarship will be offered to a senior, with a minimum GPA of 2.5; if a graduate student, then the minimum GPA must be 3.0. The...
The Edna Young Scholarship will be offered to a senior, with a minimum...
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  • Award: Varies
Varies Eduardo Gaytan Scholarship
The Eduardo Gaytan Scholarship will be awarded to a Orientation and Mobility students with a GPA 3.0 or higher.
The Eduardo Gaytan Scholarship will be awarded to a Orientation and...
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  • Award: Varies
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...
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  • Award: Varies
Varies Edwards & Godfrey Families
The Edwards & Godfrey Families will award a Junior, Senior, or Graduate student. B average or better (overall or in major); 3.0 or above GPA. ...
The Edwards & Godfrey Families will award a Junior, Senior, or Graduate...
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  • Award: Varies
Varies Elizabeth Tamblyn Memorial Scholarship
The Elizabeth Tamblyn Memorial Scholarship student must be Microbiology major. US citizen. Foundation requirements; Minimum 12 units for period...
The Elizabeth Tamblyn Memorial Scholarship student must be Microbiology...
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  • Award: Varies
Varies Elliott R. Barton Endowment
The Elliott R. Barton Endowment to further the mission of California State University, Los Angeles.
The Elliott R. Barton Endowment to further the mission of California...
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  • Award: Varies
$0.00 Emeriti Association - Brodwin Family Scholarship
Scholarship for undergraduate student in rehabilitation services and/or graduate student in rehabilitation counseling. Undergraduate students...
Scholarship for undergraduate student in rehabilitation services and/or...
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  • Award: $0.00
$2,000 Emeriti Association - Dr. Leonard Mathy Fellowship in Economics
This scholarship reserved for students pursuing a Master’s Degree in Economics.
This scholarship reserved for students pursuing a Master’s Degree in...
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  • Award: $2,000
Varies Emeriti Association-David Cameron Fisher Memorial Scholarship Fund
The Emeriti Association-David Cameron Fisher Memorial Scholarship Fund will be awarded to a Cal State L.A. full-time undergraduate student (junior...
The Emeriti Association-David Cameron Fisher Memorial Scholarship Fund...
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  • Award: Varies
Varies Emeriti Association-Vicente Zapata Scholarship
Open to all junior or senior applicants working toward the B. S. in the Department of Public Health. Students must provide information of the...
Open to all junior or senior applicants working toward the B. S. in the...
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  • Award: Varies
Varies Emeriti Association-William E. Lloyd Fellowship Fund
The Emeriti Association-William E. Lloyd Fellowship Fund is open to all applicants working toward the degrees of Master of Arts in History, Master...
The Emeriti Association-William E. Lloyd Fellowship Fund is open to all...
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  • Award: Varies
Varies Emeriti Fellowship Fund
The Emeriti Fellowship Fund will be awarded to a recipient with a 3.5 or higher GPA. Minimum 8 units for 3 quarters; Selection based on grades, ...
The Emeriti Fellowship Fund will be awarded to a recipient with a 3.5 or...
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  • Award: Varies
Varies Engineering Family Support Scholarship
The Engineering Family Support Scholarship is open to any Engineering major (undergraduate or graduate) who is working to support their immediate...
The Engineering Family Support Scholarship is open to any Engineering...
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  • Award: Varies
Varies Ernst & Young Endowed Fund
The Ernst & Young Endowed Fund will award scholarships to Accounting majors.
The Ernst & Young Endowed Fund will award scholarships to Accounting...
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  • Award: Varies
Varies Esther Walker Buccieri Fellowship
The Esther Walker Buccieri Fellowship will be awarded to a full-time Nursing student. Requirement of units must be met – currently it is 8 units...
The Esther Walker Buccieri Fellowship will be awarded to a full-time...
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  • Award: Varies
Varies Etzel Pearcy Memorial Fellowship
The Etzel Pearcy Memorial Felllowship is open to graduate student, majoring in Geography.
The Etzel Pearcy Memorial Felllowship is open to graduate student,...
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  • Award: Varies
Varies Faculty Wives Special Fund (Note: Consolidated into Belva M. Owens)
The Faculty Wives Special Fund will be awarded annually to a Senior or Graduate, any major, 3.0 GPA
The Faculty Wives Special Fund will be awarded annually to a Senior or...
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  • Award: Varies
$0.00 Family Nurse Practitioner Scholarship
Recipients must show interest in Family Nurse Practitioner program and intern/volunteer his/her time with an organization that supports...
Recipients must show interest in Family Nurse Practitioner program and...
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  • Award: $0.00
Varies Florence Bonhard Scholarship
The Florence Bonhard Scholarship will be awarded to a recipient with a 3.5 GPA in Foreign Languages & 3.0 overall average. Must have at least two...
The Florence Bonhard Scholarship will be awarded to a recipient with a...
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  • Award: Varies
Varies Food and Nutritional Science Scholarship
The Food and Nutritional Science Scholarship will be awarded to a full-time/part-time Nutritional Science or Food Science major with a 3.0 or...
The Food and Nutritional Science Scholarship will be awarded to a...
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  • Award: Varies
Varies Founders & Pioneers M. Earl & Flora C. Grant Scholarship
The Founders & Pioneers M. Earl & Flora C. Grant Scholarship is to benefit students studying Gerontology at Cal State L.A.
The Founders & Pioneers M. Earl & Flora C. Grant Scholarship is to...
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  • Award: Varies