Once each year, the CSUSM Scholarship Office asks students to submit an application and essay to be considered for a variety of scholarship and fellowship opportunities. Many of these opportunities are solely for graduate students, such as the Hein Family Fellowship, the CSU Graduate Equity Fellowship, and the Eichen Graduate Equity Scholarship. The CSUSM General Scholarship Application period is October 1st to February 1st.
Scholarship applicants should also fill out the FAFSA Application which opens in early October and ends in early March. (We highly recommend that you submit your FAFSA application as early in the cycle as possible.) For more information, visit the CSUSM instructions for applying for or renewing your free application for federal student aid.
How to Apply for Financial Aid
When writing scholarship or fellowship application essays, be sure to write a compelling essay that acknowledges your educational journey, hardships, challenges, and any other aspects of your social location or family context that would give the reviewers a rich description of who you are, what you have gone through, and where you want to go.
Additional information about funding opportunities may be found at these links:
Additionally, funds may be available for conference travel, and travel to support graduate research. For more information contact the Office of Graduate Studies and Research.