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 19, 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 19, 2020 by 11:59pm

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 19, 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 11:59pm on April 19, 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 11:59pm on April 19, 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 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...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
$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...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $0.00
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. 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...
  • 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
$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...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $0.00
Ended
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...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
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...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies ECST Scholarship Fund
General ECST Scholarship.
General ECST Scholarship.
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
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...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
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...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
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...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
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...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
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...
  • 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 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...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
$0.00 Emeriti Association - Brodwin Family Scholarship
Scholarship for undergraduate student in rehabilitation services and/or graduate student in classified graduate standing in rehabilitation...
Scholarship for undergraduate student in rehabilitation services and/or...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $0.00
Ended
$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...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $2,000
Ended
Varies Emeriti Association - Roland L. Carpenter Memorial Undergraduate Scholarship/Graduate Fellowship
Upper-division full-time undergraduate in the Physics BA Program, Astrophysics Option, minimum 3.0 GPA, in the Physics MS program full or part-time...
Upper-division full-time undergraduate in the Physics BA Program,...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Emeriti Association-David Cameron Fisher Memorial Scholarship Fund
Cal State LA full-time undergrad student (junior or senior). Biology major, preferably in Marine Biology or Environmental Studies, but all biology...
Cal State LA full-time undergrad student (junior or senior). Biology...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Emeriti Association-John L. Houk Memorial Scholarship
Student working towards Master’s in Political Science. Classified graduate standing, University and/or community service.
Student working towards Master’s in Political Science. Classified...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Emeriti Association-Mary Gormly Memorial Fellowship
Preference will be given to Master’s degree students with courses or research projects devoted to areas of interest or concern to native peoples of...
Preference will be given to Master’s degree students with courses or...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Emeriti Association-Vicente Zapata Scholarship
Open to all junior or senior applicants working toward the B.S. in the Department of Public Health or B.S. in Nutritional Science in the Department...
Open to all junior or senior applicants working toward the B.S. in the...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Emeriti Association-William E. Lloyd Fellowship Fund
Open to all applicants working toward the degrees of Master of Arts in History, Master of Arts in Political Science and Master of Science in Public...
Open to all applicants working toward the degrees of Master of Arts in...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
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...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
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...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
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,...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
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...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
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...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
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...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Francesca (Kiki) Alexander (I) Scholarship
The Francesca (Kiki) Alexander (I) Scholarship will be awarded to graduating Sociology majors who plan to enter graduate school for M.A. and/or Ph.D.
The Francesca (Kiki) Alexander (I) Scholarship will be awarded to...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Frank & Corinne Karan Seright Amatuzio Criminal Justice Perpetual Scholarship
The Frank & Corinne Karan Seright Amatuzio Criminal Justice Perpetual Scholarship will award to students in Criminal Justice who aspire to careers...
The Frank & Corinne Karan Seright Amatuzio Criminal Justice Perpetual...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Fred S. Lull Scholarship
The Fred S. Lull Scholarship will be awarded to a Special Education student.
The Fred S. Lull Scholarship will be awarded to a Special Education...
  • 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 Friends of the Charter College of Education
The Friends of the Charter College of Education will award scholarship to a deserving student in the Charter College of Education.
The Friends of the Charter College of Education will award scholarship...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Gamma Theta Upsilon Scholarship
The Gamma Theta Upsilon Scholarship will be awarded to a full-time/part-time Geography major with a 3.0 or higher GPA. The recipient shall be...
The Gamma Theta Upsilon Scholarship will be awarded to a...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
$2,500 General Motors Endowed Scholarship
The General Motors Endowed Scholarship is to be awarded to an undergraduate. Preference will be given to General Motors employees, their spouse,...
The General Motors Endowed Scholarship is to be awarded to an...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $2,500
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 Georgia-Mae Adams Memorial Scholarship
The Georgia-Mae Adams Memorial Fellowship will award a full-time Graduate student with a GPA of 3.0 or higher. Majoring in Education foundations,...
The Georgia-Mae Adams Memorial Fellowship will award a full-time...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Glenda L. Vittimberga Memorial Scholarship Fund
The Glenda L. Vittimberga Memorial Scholarship Fund is for a student who is formally admitted to the Cal State LA School of Psychology Program with...
The Glenda L. Vittimberga Memorial Scholarship Fund is for a student who...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
$0.00 Glenn and Dorothy Dumke Fellowship
The Glenn and Dorothy Dumke Fellowship was established in memory of Dr. Glenn S. Dumke, Chancellor of the California State University from 1962 to...
The Glenn and Dorothy Dumke Fellowship was established in memory of Dr....
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $0.00
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 Global Financial Data, Inc., Scholarship
The Global Financial Data Inc., Scholarship is for a full-time student who has declared a business major within the College of Business and...
The Global Financial Data Inc., Scholarship is for a full-time student...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Grifols Scholarship
The Grifols Scholarship is for an upper division undergraduate student majoring in Chemistry or Microbiology. Scholarship is renewable over a two...
The Grifols Scholarship is for an upper division undergraduate student...
  • 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 Harry Smallenburg Scholarship
The Harry Smallenburg Scholarship is for recipients of scholarships shall maintain a minimum 12-unit load for the period the scholarship is...
The Harry Smallenburg Scholarship is for recipients of scholarships...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Honors Opportunities to Promote Excellence - formerly: Honors College Educational Opportunities Fund
The Honors Opportunities to Promote Excellence – formely: Honors College Educational Opportunities Fund is to support Honors College including...
The Honors Opportunities to Promote Excellence – formely: Honors College...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
$0.00 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: $0.00
Ended