College of Business


Scholarships on this page are specifically for Business Administration majors. Hospitality Scholarships for Sustainable Hospitality Management majors are also available.

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College of Business Family and Friends Scholarship

Generous donors have provided scholarship funds for several $1000 scholarships to be awarded to Business students.

Application deadline is February 17, 2023.


  • Declared Business major,
  • Sophomore, junior, or senior class standing,
  • Full-time students (min 12 semester units),
  • 2.0 GP or higher,
  • Essay (up to 1000 words) 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.

Hilda Holl Memorial Scholarship

This is a $1000 scholarship created by the Carmel Valley Rotary Club Foundation and Michael Holl in memory of Michael's wife, Hilda Holl. Please visit to see a photo of Hilda as a college student and to learn more about her and the creation of this scholarship. 

Application deadline is February 17, 2023.


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Women's Leadership Council Scholarship

The mission of the Women's Leadership Council is to support educational opportunities for re-entry students at CSUMB.

Application deadline is February 17, 2023.


This scholarship is for CSUMB re-entry students who

  • Have returned to school after an absence of a year or more;
  • Face financial challenges, including parental responsibilities, that traditional students do not encounter.

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 of 3.0
  • Declared concentration in Agribusiness or shown interest in this field
  • Agribusiness background from community college (Hartnell preferred)
  • Interest in pursuing careers in the agribusiness industry

CalCPA Scholarship

This scholarship is offered by the CalCPA Peninsula Silicon Valley Chapter.

Accepting applications Sept. 29 - Oct. 29, 2022.


Applicants must be

  • Student members of CalCPA,
  • United States citizen or permanent resident,
  • Currently enrolled as a full-time student or working and enrolled as a part-time student with, with a GPA 3.0 or higher,
  • Accounting or business major or show intent as such,
  • First-time applicant to CalCPA scholarship.

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.