External scholarships are scholarships provided from outside sources. These might be an local club or church; a national organization; or another entity, like a company. These scholarships should be reported to the Financial Aid Office so that we can make sure it shows as anticipated aid on your account and fits into the rest of your financial aid. External scholarships have varying requirements and deadlines, so make sure to review their application information carefully.
Take a look at the resources below to get help in finding an external scholarship and what to do once you've been awarded one.
External Scholarships in Beach Scholarships
Visit the Beach Scholarships external list for scholarship opportunities provided by organizations or businesses that award scholarships to college students. External scholarship opportunities are provided for informational purposes and as a convenience for you. Inclusion in the listing does not constitute an endorsement by CSU, Long Beach.
Click on the Beach Scholarships logo below to get started!
The Dream.US scholarship is open to Dream students with significant, unmet financial need. This is an external scholarship, which means that you would apply for the scholarship through and have your eligibility reviewed by the Dream.US organization. The application opens November 1 for the next academic year.
U.S. Coast Guard Scholarship
The U.S. Coast Guard College Student Pre-Commissioning Initiative (CSPI) is a program in which students currently enrolled, accepted for enrollment or pending enrollment in a full-time bachelor's degree program at designated college or institution can complete college and receive a guaranteed commission as an officer in the United States Coast Guard. This program provides up to two years' paid tuition, books and fees; a monthly salary as a Coast Guard active-duty member, while serving as a full-time student; and a guaranteed job after graduation.
To view the details of the program and eligibility criteria, visit the U.S. Coast Guard Scholarship website.
External Scholarships in Other Popular Search Engines
There are many additional resources that offer access to scholarship information. Scholarship search engines are an effective way to gain access to many scholarships. Here is a list of common search engines:
* Important Note: Never pay for a Scholarship Search Engine!
Sponsored by the College Board, this program can locate scholarships, loans, internships, and other financial aid programs from non-college sources that match your education level, talents, and background. By completing the profile form, this Scholarship Search will find potential scholarship opportunities from a database of 3,400 programs, over one million awards in all!
Fastweb is the leading online resource in finding scholarships to help you pay for school, with access over 1.5 million scholarships to help you pay for college
Good Call integrates data and technology to make finding scholarships easier for students and their families. And, unlike other scholarship search sites, we’re totally free and open – no fee or account sign-up required. View thousands of scholarships, filter results by specific requirements, and even search by competition level and entry difficulty.
The Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities is pleased to be the administrator of scholarship opportunities provided by our partners to assist in defraying some of your college expenditures. Please review each scholarship’s criteria carefully to see if you qualify, since each partner may have differing requirements.
The International Scholarship Search is the premier financial aid, college scholarship and international scholarship resource for students wishing to study abroad. At this site, you will find the most comprehensive listing of grants, scholarships, loan programs, and other information to assist college and university students in their pursuit to study abroad.
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Scholarships.com is a free College Scholarship Search, where you can easily search and be matched to any one of over 3.7 million scholarships and grants.
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Where do I send my external scholarship check?
In order to have your external scholarship funding applied to your student account, make sure that your donor sends the funding to the correct office. All scholarship checks should be sent to:
Make sure to have your donor make the checks payable to California State University, Long Beach, and include your name and student ID on the check's memo line. The donor should also note the term for which you or they would like the funds applied (Fall, Spring, or Fall/Spring) and any enrollment requirements (full-time, half-time).
Keep in mind that all funding begins disbursing ten days before the start of each semester; so even if your donor sends the check early, you might not see it apply to your account until just before the term.
How do I get my External Scholarship to show as anticipated aid on my student account?
If you want the Financial Aid Office to post your scholarship as anticipated aid on your student account prior to the funding actually being sent to the University, you can submit your scholarship notification letter to the Financial Aid Office via mail, dropbox, or by joining the queue and meeting with an Intake Specialist.
Once we receive your award notification letter, you should expect to see your external scholarship show as anticipated aid within two to three weeks.