Scholarships are funds offered by various colleges, departments, organizations, or companies to students who meet specific criteria. For example, a physics major may intend to go into research, or an athlete may plan to become a coach. Scholarships may be awarded on merit, need, or a combination of factors and do not require repayment. Per IRS Code 117, you may be responsible to pay taxes on any scholarship award. For more information please contact the U.S. Internal Revenue Service (IRS), or seek advice from a certified tax preparer.
Cal State East Bay honors outstanding students each year by administering various scholarship awards through the Office of Financial Aid Scholarship Application. Scholarships range from $500 to $3,500, with the average award being $1,000. New and continuing students are encouraged to apply annually, as students may receive more than one scholarship.
Although scholarships are awarded to honor outstanding academic achievement, many take financial need into consideration. For scholarships where need is a selection criteria, students must file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) for consideration. Due to the large number of applications received, not all qualified students may receive scholarships.
California Pre-Doctoral Program
The California Pre-Doctoral Program is open to CSU juniors, seniors, or graduate students who are U.S. citizens or permanent residents. Recipients are selected by their potential for success in completing a doctoral program, the probable effectiveness of the student/faculty plan, and the recipient's level of economic or educational disadvantage.
Annual CSU Student Research Competition
The Annual CSU Student Research competition provides students with the opportunity to showcase a recently completed research project, make professional contacts, add to their resume, and represent Cal State East Bay.
Chancellor's Doctoral Incentive/Forgivable Loan Program
Students may borrow up to $10,000 per year (up to $30,000 within a five-year period) in the Chancellor's Doctoral Incentive program. Students who complete their doctoral studies and teach in the CSU system as full-time faculty may have a loan forgiven at 20% per year of teaching.
The Future Scholars Program
The Future Scholars Program offers scholarships to qualified low income and environmentally or educationally disadvantaged students. Future Scholar recipients at Cal State East Bay receive $1,000.00 per year to assist with tuition and college expenses. The purpose of this scholarship is to encourage disadvantaged students to pursue their baccalaureate degree.
For more details about how to qualify and apply for this scholarship, view and complete the Future Scholars Application (pdf).
Alan Pattee Waiver
Children of deceased public law enforcement or fire suppression employees who were California residents, and who were killed in the course of law enforcement or fire suppression duties, may qualify for this fee waiver. Qualified students are not charged mandatory CSU system-wide fees or tuition of any kind.http://www20.csueastbay.edu/ecat/general-info/fees-and-expenses.html
If you are a California resident 60 years of age or over, and you have applied for regular admission and established your eligibility prior to the start of classes, you may have your application fee and State University fee waived. Visit http://www20.csueastbay.edu/ecat/general-info/fees-and-expenses.html
Fee Exemptions for Dependents of Deceased or Disabled Military Veterans
For information about exemption from mandatory CSU system-wide tuition and fees, including application and State University Fees, visit http://www20.csueastbay.edu/ecat/general-info/fees-and-expenses.html
California residents who were dependents of victims killed in the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks (Education Code 68121) may qualify for this waiver. For more information contact the Veterans Office.
California State University East Bay, Concord Campus Scholarships
These scholarships are only available to eligible Cal State East Bay, Concord campus students. These include the Executive Director's Scholarship, First Five Contra Costa Scholarship for Human Development majors and First Five Contra Costa Scholarship for Teacher Education students. Visit http://www.csueastbay.edu/concord/finaid.htm
Annual Juried Student Art Exhibition at CSUEB
A variety of scholarships are awarded to Art students who participate in the Annual Juried Student Art Exhibition each quarter at Cal State East Bay in the Spring. Contact the Art Department at (510) 885-3111 or visit http://class.csueastbay.edu/art/Home_Page.php
Stephanie Kalman Foundation Scholarships
These scholarships are available for students enrolled in graduate study in Communicative Disorders. Contact the Communicative Sciences and Disorders Department. For more information visit http://www.csueastbay.edu/commsci
Betty Lindeman and Robert N. Rosenthal Memorial Scholarship
No-interest loans and scholarships are available to students enrolled in graduate studies in Communicative Disorders. Contact the Communicative Sciences and Disorders Department for more information at http://www.csueastbay.edu/commsci
Excellence in Aphasia Scholarship
This scholarship is designed specifically graduate level students at Cal State East Bay who are studying in the field of aphasia. Contact the Communicative Sciences and Disorders Department for more information. Visit http://www.csueastbay.edu/commsci
Statistics and Biostatistics Departmental Scholarships
Scholarship application forms become available at the Department of Statistics and Biostatistics Office on December 1 of each year, and must be completed and submitted to the office the following month on January 15. For more information visit http://www.sci.csueastbay.edu/statistics/scholarships.shtml
Army ROTC College Scholarship Program
The Army offers two-year, three-year, and four-year undergraduate as well as two-year graduate full-tuition scholarships to students who wish to become commissioned officers after completing their degrees at Cal State East Bay. Eligibility requirements and program details can be found at http://army.berkeley.edu/scholarships.shtml or by calling (510) 643-7682.
Army Language ROTC Scholarship Program
The Army offers two-year, three-year, and four-year undergraduate full-tuition scholarships to students who wish to become commissioned officers after completing their degrees at Cal State East Bay. The languages currently considered are: Arabic, Chinese-Mandarin, Hausa, Indonesian, Pashto, Persian, Portuguese, Swahili, Russian, and Urdu. Eligibility requirements and program details can be found at http://army.berkeley.edu/scholarships.shtml or by calling (510) 643-7682.
Army Nursing ROTC Scholarship Program
Two-year, three-year, and four-year full-tuition ROTC scholarships are available for students pursuing a baccalaureate degree at an accredited school of nursing. Two-year scholarships are available for first-semester junior nursing students, and two-year scholarships are also available to college graduates pursuing certain advanced practice nursing master’s degrees. Eligibility requirements and program details can be found at http://www.goarmy.com/content/goarmy/rotc/courses-and-colleges/programs/nursing.html or by calling (510) 643-7682.
Sategna Scholarship for Student Veterans
The Sategna Scholarship Trust offers scholarships to returning veterans who are experiencing financial difficulty as college students. Any veteran may apply but preference will be given to veterans who have served in a combat zone and/or suffer from a permanent, service-connected disability. The maximum amount of aid available for any individual is $5,000 annually. To apply for the scholarship, students complete the attached application along with a personal statement (details and criteria listed on the form). All documentation must be received in the CSUEB Veterans Affairs Office no later than 3pm on Thursday, March 8, 2012. No exceptions for late entries will be made.
Maldef Scholarship Resource Guide
Free, informative scholarship resource guide for students, parents, and educators. Visit http://www.maldef.org/leadership/scholarships/index.html