Searching and applying for scholarships is a self-help process. All current and prospective CSUMB students are encouraged to complete a CSUMB Scholarship Application. Typically, the Fall semester is the most opportune time to begin searching and applying for scholarships for the upcoming academic year.

Application Timeline

CSUMB 2019-2020 Scholarship is now OPEN!

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Deadline: February 15, 2019

Prepare your personal statement

The CSUMB Scholarship Application requires that you type a 1300 word personal statement. We recommend that you type your Personal Statement on Microsoft Word before beginning your scholarship application. Remember to describe your professional aspirations, academic and personal achievements, and any obstacles overcome on the way to where you are now. If you have a history of participation and/or leadership please include this information in your Personal Statement.

Additional documents

Some scholarships require additional application materials (i.e. DD214 - proof of military service, housing eligibility verification, etc). Please remember to upload all relative documents with your scholarship application.


Your CSUMB Scholarship Application will be automatically considered for all available scholarships based on your existing academic record and completed application.

Depending on your qualifications, your scholarship application will be shared with external Scholarship Committee members for additional review. When you are viewing the scholarship opportunity, if the term Financial Need is stated as one of the qualifiers, this means you are required to either file a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) if you are a US Citizen or Permanent Resident, or a CA Dream Application if you are an AB540 student. You are not required to complete both the FAFSA & the CA Dream Application. If you have not completed a FAFSA, and are a US Citizen or Permanent Resident please log onto If you have not completed a CA Dream Application and are an AB540 student, please log onto

Scholarship committee review

The CSUMB Financial Aid Scholarship Committee is currently composed of CSUMB Staff, external community members, and CSUMB Faculty. Rotation of committee members occurs annually. The current Scholarship Committee Chair is Ashlie McCallon, Financial Aid Counselor. Ashlie can be reached via email at


An automatic email will be sent to your primary email address upon submitting your scholarship application. The Financial Aid Office will notify all scholarship winners via CSUMB email.

Students who are not selected for a CSUMB Scholarship will also be notified via CSUMB email as soon as time permits.

Thank you letter requirement

All scholarship recipients must submit a thank you letter for each scholarship award.

All scholarship winners will receive an award notification email that will include instructions on how to compose and submit a thank you letter. All thank you letters must be received by the deadline given in the award notification letter. Failure to meet the deadline will result in a voided scholarship award.