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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, 2022). 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.

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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 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 2022 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 (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, 2022 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.

2022-23 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, 2022 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, 2022.
  • 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 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...
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Varies Anthony Fratiello Endowed Scholarship
The Anthony Fratiello Endowed Scholarship will be awarded to an...
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Varies Anthony J. Andreoli Endowed Scholarship
The Anthony J. Andreoli Endowed Scholarship will be awarded annually. ...
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Varies Art Department Memorial Scholarship
The Art Department Memorial Scholarship is to award a deserving Art...
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Varies Athalie Clarke Scholarship
The Athalie Clarke Scholarship is (1) available to undergraduate and...
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Varies Audrey Wanner Peyton Millis Scholarship
The Audrey Wanner Peyton Millis Scholarship is awarded to a full-time...
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Varies Aurora Martinez Endowed Scholarship
The Aurora Martinez Endowed Scholarship is need based; Bilingual...
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Varies B. L. Hoyt Memorial Scholarship
The B. L. Hoyt Memorial Scholarship will be awarded to an undergraduate...
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Varies Ben Levine Scholarship
The Ben Levine Scholarship will award annually to a student in their...
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Varies Bonnie Bennett Weilenman Memorial Scholarship Fund
The Bonnie Bennett Weilenman Memorial Scholarship Fund will be awarded...
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Varies Charles Clark Scholarship
The Charles Clark Scholarship will be awarded to a full-time student....
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Varies Charles Wang Scholarship
The Charles Wang Scholarship student must have 24 units in Psychology....
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Varies Chuck Church Engineering Scholarship
Available to students in the College of Engineering, Computer Science,...
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Varies College of Health & Human Services Scholarship
The College of Health & Human Services Scholarship will award to a...
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Varies Dean Ruth Wu Endowed Scholarship
The Ruth Wu Endowed Scholarship in Nursing will be awarded to a student...
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Varies Dr. Ake Sandler, Professor Emeritus of Political Science Endowed Scholarship
The Dr. Ake Sandler, Professor Emeritus of Political Science Endowed...
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Varies Dr. James Ettaro Memorial Scholarship
The Dr. James Ettaro Memorial Scholarship is for one full time student...
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Varies Dr. King S. Luk Memorial/Yau Kong Luk Memorial Scholarship
The Dr. King S. Luk Memorial/Yau Kong Luk Memorial Scholarship will be...
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Varies Edward and Judith Malecki Scholarship
The Edward and Judith Malecki Scholarship is to benefit an undergraduate...
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Varies Frieda A. Stahl Physics Teaching Fellowship
The Frieda A. Stahl Physics Teaching Fellowship will be awarded to 1)...
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Varies George and Judy Strang Scholarship
The George and Judy Strang Scholarship will award a full time student...
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Varies George Bachmann President's Scholarship
The George Bachmann President’s Scholarship will be awarded to a full...
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Varies Glenn Tobias-Mobil Oil Scholarship
The Glenn Tobias-Mobil Oil Scholarship to be awarded to a business...
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Varies Gutierrez-Tunstad Chemistry Scholarship
The Gutierrez-Tunstad Chemistry Scholarship is to support a Ph.D.-bound...
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Varies Hake Scholarship in Linguistics
The Hake Scholarship in Linguistics will be awarded annually. The...
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Varies Howard C. Christiansen Trust Endowment
The Howard C. Christiansen Trust established an endowed scholarship in...
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Varies Howard P. Holladay Memorial Scholarship
The Howard P. Holladay Memorial Scholarship is for an upper division or...
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Varies Industry Advisory Board Endowed Scholarship
The Industry Advisory Board Endowed Scholarship is a student within any...
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Varies Joseph Soldate Endowed Scholarship
Joseph Soldate Endowed Scholarship will be awarded to a full time or...
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Varies Joyce Bourke Memorial Scholarship Early Entrance Program Outstanding
The Joyce Bourke Memorial Scholarship Early Entrance Program Outstanding...
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Varies Larry Chu Scholarship
The Larry Chu Scholarship will be awarded to a full-time/part-time...
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Varies Lawrence P. Goodman Scholarship
The Lawrence P. Goodman Scholarship is awarded to a Theatre Arts Major...
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Varies Ledtronics, Inc/Pervaiz & Almas Lodhie Scholarship
The Ledtronics, Inc/Pervaiz & Almas Lodhie Scholarship will be given to...
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Varies Los Angeles Department of Water and Power/Alex Radin Scholarship
The Los Angeles Department of Water and Power/Alex Radin Scholarship: up...
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Varies Louise Savage Memorial Scholarship
The Louise Savage Memorial Scholarship 1) the student must be attending...
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Varies Lucy Venzor Memorial Scholarship
The Lucy Venzor Memorial Scholarship is for full-time/part-time students...
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Varies Marion and Louie Fiske Memorial Scholarship
The Marion and Louie Fiske Memorial Scholarship will be awarded annually...
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Varies Martin Roden Electrical Engineering Scholarship
The Martin Roden Electrical Engineering Scholarship is for a Full time...
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Varies Merkin (Honors) Scholars (Program I)
The Merkin Honors scholarship will provide undergraduate financial...
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Varies Michael W. Roffe Psychology Scholarship
The Michael W. Roffe Psychology Scholarship is to encourage and support...
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Varies Miller Brewing Company Scholarship
The Miller Brewing Company Scholarship is to support the academic...
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Varies Morales Family Endowed Scholarship
The Morales Family Endowed Scholarship is for a student who has been or...
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Varies Morris and Rose Mary Bloom Scholarship
The Morris and Rose Mary Bloom Scholarship is for a Broadcasting major...
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Varies Pamela Angerer Payne Nursing Scholarship
The Pamela Angerer Payne Nursing Scholarship is for a full-time upper...
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Varies Ray and Kathy Landis Scholarship
The Ray and Kathy Landis Scholarship is to be awarded to an...
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Varies Richard A. Griffin Memorial Scholarship
The Richard A. Griffin Memorial Scholarship will be awarded to a full...
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Varies Richard and Ruth Hoffman Scholarship
The Richard and Ruth Hoffman Scholarship student should be a Printing...
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Varies Richard Roberto Endowed Scholarship
The Richard Roberto Endowed Scholarship will be awarded to an...
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Varies Robert and Diana Kelly Endowed Scholarship
The Robert and Diana Kelly Endowed Scholarship award is intended for a...
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Varies Ronald Silverman Endowed Scholarship Fund
The Ronald Silverman Endowed Scholarship Fund will be awarded to Art...
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