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Prospective Students

Freshmen, transfer, and graduate students may use the Center’s scholarship database to search for opportunities provided by external organizations or entities who award scholarships to college students. 

Search by Alphabet

The list below provides External Scholarship opportunities in alphabetical order. If you do not know the name of a scholarship, select ALL to view all External Scholarships listed in the system at this time.

A-B | C-D | E-F | G-I | J-L | M-O | P-R | S-T | U-Z | All


Incoming Freshmen

Once students are admitted into the university and/or taking courses, you may begin to apply for CSULB Scholarships. There are few scholarships for which high school students may apply when entering California State University, Long Beach.

Coca-Cola First Generation Scholarship

At this time we are not accepting new scholars to the program, but feel free to meet our current scholars in the program: Meet Our Scholars

Community Scholarships

Rotary Club of Long Beach offers several scholarships for Long Beach residents who plan to attend LBCC or CSULB. For more information, visit Long Beach Rotary Scholarship Foundation

President's Scholars Program

The President’s Scholarships are the most prestigious merit-based scholarships awarded by CSULB. President’s Scholarship awardees are selected from a competitive high-achieving pool of students admitted to the University Honors Program (UHP). They receive not only financial support but also valuable benefits such as priority registration, small classes, individualized/proactive academic advising, and the opportunity to participate in Honors House, the on-campus residential honors community. As members of the Honors program, President’s Scholarship recipients will be a part of a small, nurturing group of diversely talented students who are mentored by stellar faculty and dedicated staff in a family-like atmosphere. Please view the University Honors Program for more information.

Athletic Scholarships

There are eighteen NCAA (National Collegiate Athletic Association) sports at California State University, Long Beach. Please contact the coach of the appropriate athletic team regarding scholarship opportunities at the collegiate level by viewing the Athletics Staff Phone and E-mail Directory.

Incoming Transfer, Credential, & Graduate Students (College of Education Prospective Students Only)

College of Education Prospective Students: Transfer, Credential, & Graduate Students

Thank you for your interest in College of Education (CED) scholarships. As a prospective student, you may apply for CED scholarships.

Please read entire section completely before applying!

Minimum requirements for 2017-18 CED scholarships:
  • Completed an application to the university via Cal State Apply before the February 15, 2017 scholarships deadline (regardless of the program application deadline).
    • Please be sure to allow ample time to complete both the Cal State Apply application and the scholarship application by February 15 at 11:59 pm.
  • Have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or greater from the institution where you completed your last degree or where you are currently enrolled.
  • Be enrolled in a CED program by August 1, 2017 for an awarded scholarship to disburse.

How do I apply?
  1. Login to the BeachScholarships system with your BeachID and Password.

  2. Read all instructions carefully!

  3. Complete and Submit the General Application and College of Education Application.

What if I cannot login to the BeachScholarships site?

If you are a prospective student and cannot access the site, contact the Center for Scholarship Information at to request an electronic version of the application.

What if I’m currently a student at CSULB and cannot access the College of Education Application in the BeachScholarships system?

If you are a student in another college at CSULB right now, you may not be able to access the CED application. Contact the Center for Scholarship Information at and request an electronic version of the application.

What is the Deadline?

All applications, whether submitted via BeachScholarships or email, must be submitted by 11:59 pm on February 15, 2017.

How do I access the BeachScholarships system?

You can access the BeachScholarships site by visiting:

Are there other non-CSULB Scholarships available?

Yes, please also read the information below for other pertinent information about non-CSULB scholarships that may be helpful to you as a transfer student, or as you pursue credential or graduate studies.

Incoming Transfer Students & Graduate Students (All Students)

Incoming Transfer Students

Community College Scholarships
Once students are admitted into the university and/or taking courses, you may begin to apply for CSULB Scholarships. Often, the institution from which you are transferring offers scholarships to its students. Please contact the scholarship office at your institution to receive more information on scholarships for which you may be eligible.

Incoming Graduate Students

Graduate Studies Resource Center (GSRC)
The GSRC offers a wide array of information and resources for current and prospective graduate students (masters, credential, certificate, and doctorate). They are located on the 5th floor of the library and welcome all students to visit for information regarding campus events, workshops, funding, and other opportunities for graduate studies

Graduate Assistantships
Many CSULB academic departments have Teaching Associate (TA) and Graduate Assistant (GA) positions available for graduate students. Contact the appropriate department for specific information and deadlines for submission of applications. View the list of colleges and academic departments.

View the list of colleges and academic departments.

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