California State University (CSU) Scholarships

Applications for the 2015-2016 academic year are due May 4, 2015.

The California State University (CSU) Foundation is pleased to announce the systemwide scholarships available for the 2015-2016 academic year to students within the California State University system, across our 23 campuses. To apply, please carefully view the criteria and application procedures in the Fact Sheets provided.

Please note that all CSU scholarships are based on financial need as demonstrated by filing the 2015-2016 FAFSA (Free Application for Student Aid). If you did not complete this step by the March 2 priority deadline, you are not eligible for these scholarships. The Office of Financial Aid will provide FAFSA information as part of your nominated application to the CSU Foundation. Also, International students are not eligible for the CSU Scholarships. Also, International students are not eligible for the CSU Scholarships.

CSU Trustees’ Award for Outstanding Achievement 

One Trustee Emeritus Ali C. Razi scholarship of $12,000 and twenty-two named scholarships of $6,000 will be available for the 2015-2016 academic year. The awards recognize students who have overcome adversity, demonstrated financial need, have attributes of merit, including significant personal achievements, superior academic performance, and exemplary community service. Named scholarships will be available for two STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) students, an Information Technology student, two engineers, a veteran, a student who gives the most to his/her home, university, or global community, two students studying the humanities, and two students studying to become teachers. The Campus President will work with the Office of Financial Aid to forward one to two nominations, with one candidate studying in the STEM field.

CSU Trustees Award Fact Sheet and Checklist 2015-2016 (pdf)

Applicant Information Form 2015-2016 (Accessible) (pdf)

Glen and Dorothy Dumke Fellowship

One fellowship of $1,300 is available for the 2015-16 academic year for a graduate student in public policy, American history, economics, archival management or government, who conducts a research project on California in the CSU library/archival collections.

Dumke Fellowship Fact Sheet and Checklist 2015-2016 (pdf)

Applicant Information Form 2015-2016 (Accessible) (pdf)

Fly Fishers Club of Orange County Marine Studies Scholarship

One scholarship of $1,500 is available for a student who is majoring in marine studies and has a commitment to community service in the fisheries biology field.

Fly Fishers Club of Orange County Scholarship Fact Sheet and Checklist 2015-2016 (pdf)

Applicant Information Form 2015-2016 (Accessible) (pdf)

The William & Janet Lahey Art Education and Visual Arts Scholarship

One scholarship of $9,071 is available for the 2015–2016 academic year for a student in a post-baccalaureate program leading to a high school single subject teaching credential in the arts.

Lahey Scholarship Fact Sheet and Checklist 2015-2016 (pdf)

Applicant Information Form 2015-2016 (Accessible) (pdf)

Richard K. Leffingwell Scholarship

One scholarship of $3,000 is available for a student who wishes to be instrumental in serving the public. Those who are veterans will receive preference.

Leffingwell Scholarship Fact Sheet and Checklist 2015-2016 (pdf)

Applicant Information Form 2015-2016 (Accessible) (pdf)

Dale M. Schoettler Scholarship for Visually Impaired Students 

Sixty-five scholarships of $6,500 each are available for the 2014-2015 academic year for students who are visually disabled, as verified by a medical professional, and are enrolled in 6.1 units or more. Applications for this scholarship are accepted on a year-round basis. Please be sure to review the Fact Sheet and Checklist, and to complete the following two forms.

Schoettler Fact Sheet and Checklist 2015-2016 (pdf)

Schoettler – Confirmation of Visual Disability Form 2015-2016 (pdf)

Applicant Information Form 2015-2016 (Accessible) (pdf)

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