At CSUSM, scholarships play an essential role in fulfilling dreams and transforming students into well-rounded citizens who enrich our communities. Each year more than 1,000 merit and need-based scholarships are awarded to CSUSM students.

CSUSM offers a number of scholarship programs supported by the generosity of our scholarship donors. The CSUSM General Scholarship Application serves as one application for the various scholarship programs administered by CSUSM. 

Applicants should also complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) each year as most scholarships also consider financial need in the awarding criteria. 

Each year, the CSUSM General Scholarship Application is available beginning in late January.  Typically, the application submission deadline is early March for scholarships for the following fall and spring semesters. 

We are pleased that our Scholarship Faculty Review Committee, which reviews the scholarship applications and selects scholarship recipients, is comprised of all faculty members.

THE 2012-13 GENERAL SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION PERIOD IS NOW CLOSED. 

General Scholarship Applications for 2013-2014 should be available by February, 2013.

Fall Scholarship Opportunities

Spring Scholarship Opportunities

Additional Scholarship Opportunities

CSU Scholarships