Financial Aid and Scholarships



CSUSM Scholarship application information:

Bree Tinney Women's Studies Scholarship
One award at $850 to a student enrolled in the Cal State San Marcos Women¿s Studies program with a major or minor in Women's Studies, enrolled in at least 6 units, financial need as determined by the Cal State San Marcos Financial Aid and Scholarship Office, and has demonstrated academic achievement

Peggy Adams Memorial Scholarship
Three awards at $500 each will be selected for someone who is a re-entry student who has experienced an interruption in their education. Has overcome obstacles such as, but not limited to, single parenthood, a debilitating illness, divorce, and/or loss of employment. Financial need as determined by the Cal State San Marcos Financial Aid and Scholarship Office.

Glenn and Dorothy Dumke Fellowship
One $1,000 fellowship is awarded each year to a CSU graduate student at any campus in the area of public policy, American history, economics, archival management, or government in honor of the late Chancellor Emeritus Glenn S. Dumke and his wife Dorothy. Dr. Dumke was Chancellor of the California State University from 1962 to 1982. Applications are available in the Financial Aid and Scholarship Office in January of each year.

William Randolph Hearst/CSU Trustees' Award for Outstanding Achievement

One Scholarship of $6,000 and eighteen $3,000 awards recognize students who have demonstrated financial need and attributes of merit, including but not limited to, superior academic performance, community service, and personal achievements. The awards are funded by an endowment from the William Randolph Hearst Foundation and individual contributions from the CSU Board of Trustees. Campus Presidents nominate one applicant per campus. Applications are available in the Financial Aid and Scholarship Office in January of each year.

Leonard and Jean Evers Memorial Computer Scholarship
For entering freshman that have a 3.0 or higher GPA, high financial need and evidence of overcoming obstacles. Students who are awarded will have the use of a completely configured new laptop computer for the four years that they attend CSUSM and will own the computer upon graduation from CSUSM. At least 40 lap tops will be awarded.

Carol Cox Re-Entry Scholarship
One award at $600 for a female student who has re-entered a degree program after a break in her education, who is enrolled in at least 6 units each semester and has a minimum overall cumulative GPA of 2.0 or greater and shows financial need as determined by the Cal State San Marcos Financial Aid and Scholarship Office.

Ina Mae Akinson Scholarship
One award each semester (fall and spring) at $600 each to undergraduate female students who are at least 30 years old, and have experienced an interruption in their education, is enrolled in at least 6 units, and has financial need as determined by the Cal State San Marcos Financial Aid and Scholarship Office.

African American Scholarship
One $950 award to an African American student with a 3.0 or higher GPA and financial need.

ASI American Indian in honor of Lee Dixon Scholarship
One $1000 award for a tribally enrolled American Indian student. Academic achievement, service to the Indian Community, and financial need will be considered. Preference will be given to incoming freshmen. Proof of tribal affiliation required, prior to awarding.

Jane Lynch Scholarship
One $300 scholarship is awarded to a non-U.S. citizen, but in the U.S. progressing toward permanent residency, proof of progress is required. Student needs to be enrolled in at least 6 units, documented academic merit, financial need, and documented (per essay) that he/she has overcome obstacles or adversity in order to attend CSUSM.

Jeremy Gabriel Mancilla Memorial Scholarship
One scholarship for $500 will be awarded to a Latina or Latino student, who must be a high school senior during the current Spring, from either San Marcos or Twin Oaks High School. Financial need is a criteria, based on a FAFSA application submitted by March 2nd of that year. This scholarship was established in memory of a former San Marcos high school student, who was tragically killed in 1994. The student's mother is a staff member at CSUSM.

Bree Tinney Re-entry Scholarship 
One $150 scholarship is awarded to a female undergraduate student who is a single parent resuming her studies after an extended break. Must have a 3.0 transfer GPA and demonstrated financial need as determined by the Financial Aid and Scholarship Office.

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