College of Business


Scholarships on this page are specifically for Business majors.

Hospitality Scholarships for Sustainable Hospitality Management majors are also available.

In addition, CSUMB also offers a wide variety of scholarship opportunities which can be found at the Financial Aid Website.

Tanimura Family Foundation

The Tanimura Family Foundation awards scholarships to students who are declared Business Administration majors interested in pursuing careers in the agribusiness industry.

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  • Minimum GPA 3.0
  • Agribusiness background from community colleges (Hartnell College preferred)
  • Interest in pursuing careers in the agribusiness industry
  • Once received, the fellowship may be renewed subject to availability of funds.
  • Submit your application using the button below. You will need to submit your resume and an essay describing: Who you are, your background, accomplishments, what adversities you have faced and overcome, your interest in agribusiness, your need for the scholarship and how it will help you pursue your professional goals.
  • Applications will be accepted on or before the due date of February 23rd, 2018. Results will be communicated to all applicants after two weeks of the due date.
  • Tanimura Family Foundation Scholarship awards fellowships to students for up to $2,500 a semester.

Steps to apply for the Tanimura Scholarship

Step 1

Fill-out the information about yourself and upload the files in pdf format each for an essay and resume.

Step 2

Submit the signed and completed form for student information services.

Friends & family scholarship

It is our pleasure to announce that generous donors has provided scholarship funds for several $1000 scholarships to be awarded to Business students.


  • Declared Business major
  • Sophomores and juniors class standing. Seniors can be considered if graduating Fall 2016 or later.
  • Enrollment criteria: full-time students (12 units or more).
  • Demonstrates the need for financial help.
  • GPA above a 2.5; exceptions can be considered.
  • Essay describing who you are, i.e., telling your story. You must also provide reasons why you should be considered for the scholarship, and what it will mean to you and your family. This essay should not be longer than 1000 words.


  • Must be a permanent resident or a United States citizen, and either (a) enrolled as a full-time student or (b) working and enrolled as a part-time student.
  • Must have declared accounting or business as your major or shown an intent to do so in the future by having taken at least four (4) accounting courses (current enrolled courses will be considered). Please note: single unit courses will be counted as one-third of a course.
  • Applicant must have a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or higher.
  • Prior winners of a Peninsula Chapter scholarship may not reapply.

Richard K. Leffingwell scholarship

This scholarship reflects Richard K. Leffingwell's admiration for the university's commitment to provide opportunities to foster the next generation of students who wish to be instrumental in serving the public.


  • Students must have a course study within the discipline of a California State University School of Business and Economics.
  • Students must have demonstrated an interest in and aspire to a career in public service.
  • Students must demonstrate a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.75 on a 4.0 scale and be in good academic standing
  • Students must demonstrate financial need as determined by the campus Financial Aid office.
  • Students must be currently enrolled as a full-time equivalent upper division or graduate student at a CSU campus and must remain a full-time equivalent student during the scholarship period.
  • A military veteran meeting the criteria and otherwise equal to others in qualifications will receive favorable consideration.