Financial Aid

External Scholarship Opportunities

The CSUMB Financial Aid Office has compiled a list of external scholarships that are offered through private agencies and organizations. Please be advised the CSUMB Financial Aid Office is impartial to the views and opinions of the scholarships complied in the list. The website will be continuously updated and new scholarships will be posted when they become available. Eligibility requirements and application deadlines may change without our knowledge. All requested materials should be submitted to the address indicated on the application and/or website.

We advise students to thoroughly research an organization prior to submitting a scholarship application. Any student using the Internet to apply for scholarships should be aware of possible scams.

Central Coast Caucus Foundation Scholarship

The California Legislative Central Coast Caucus Foundation (CLCCCF) is pleased to invite California Central Coast students from the following counties to apply for an educational scholarship of $2,000: Santa Cruz, Monterey, San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara, Ventura. At least one scholarship will be awarded to a student in each county. 

Soroptimist Scholarship

The Live Your Dream Awards offers three awards. Eligible applicants can submit their application between August 1 - November 15. Ultimately, a Live Your Dream Awards finalist has the potential receive up to $16,000 to help offset tuition costs, purchase books, get transportation, or find reliable childcare so she can worry less about how to pay her bills and focus on reaching her dreams.

California Latino Legislative Caucus Foundation Scholarship

The California Latino Legislative Caucus Foundation (CLLCF) is pleased to invite all qualified California residents to apply for a scholarship. This scholarship program was established to assist deserving students by offering financial assistance to help meet educational expenses. Please see website below for application and application requirements. scholarship program is a teacher advocacy site for students interested in considering teaching (and many other avenues within the field of Education) as a career.

We offer yearly $2,5000 scholarship for college students studying to become teachers or work in the field of education. The "Inspire Our Future" scholarship is open to undergraduates, graduates, and doctoral candidates.

Applicants can major in the following:

Child Development (Bachelor's, Master's, or Doctorate), Early Childhood Education (Bachelor's, Master's, or Doctorate), Education (Bachelor's, Master's, or Doctorate), Educational Administration (Bachelor's, Master's, or Doctorate), Secondary Education (Bachelor's, Master's, or Doctorate), and Special Education (Bachelor's, Master's, or Doctorate).

For students studying Elementary Education, view the Elementary Education Degree scholarship.

In addition to our own scholarship, we inform prospective teachers about many other scholarship opportunities that are available to them. View Teaching Scholarships and Grants.

Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU) Scholarship

The Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities' (HACU) Scholarship Program will have more than $300,000 available in scholarships this upcoming school year. As a benefit of CSUMB's membership with HACU, students are encouraged to apply for the HACU Scholarship Program. Please note that applicants must be attending a HACU member institution at the time scholarship awards are made. Visit HACU's website for a complete listing of HACU members.

Monterey County Film Commission scholarship

Available to: Undergraduate/Graduate students

Deadline: Varies

Award Range: $1,000-2,000

Minimum G.P.A: 2.5

The Garden Club of America

Since 1928 when the Rome Prize Fellowship in Landscape Architecture was established, The Garden Club of America has funded more than 1,400 recipients. The GCA offers 28 merit-based scholarships, fellowships, and awards in 12 areas.

Additional websites & Scholarships

Carmel International Film Festival Scholarship

Ayn Rand Essay Scholarships

Bell Labs Fellowships


Gates Millenium Scholarships

James Randall Rosendale Scholarship

LULAC Scholarship Program

Minority Scholar Resource Program

Study Abroad Scholarships

USDA/Internships Scholarships

Community Foundation for our World Affairs Council Scholarship

Millennium Fellowship

Philanthropic Educational Organization (P.E.O.) International

St. Pierre Alliance Scholarship

Dickey's Barbecue Pit Scholarship Program

The Coll Gordon Perske Marine Science Scholarship