STEM undergraduate students registering at CSULB who are burdened with childcare, rent, transportation or food expenses, should apply for ASCEND subsistence scholarships during the specified enrolled semester. Please, email ASCEND.AANAPISI@csulb.edu if you would like to verify your subsistence eligibility. 

12 subsistence scholarships all are available during the 2023-2024 cycle (fall 2023 and spring 2024). 

Books, ebooks, computers, tablets, software, class materials such as WileyPlus, EIT/FE exam fee, EIT/FE exam books or training, GRE books, GRE examination fees, other professional license exams. Students need to justify the needs for classroom and academic support that are associated with their academic affordability and improvement during fall 2023, spring 2024 or summer 2024 (optional). Students may address more than one needs in this category. Please, email ASCEND.AANAPISI@csulb.edu to further verify student classroom and academic support if not listed here. 

27 academic and classroom support at $500 each are available during the 2023-2024 cycle (fall 2023, spring 2023 and summer 2024 (optional)). 

College of Business: Information Systems major

College of Liberal Arts: Environmental Science & Policy

College of Human Health Services:

  • Dietetics & Food Administration: Food Science
  • Dietetics & Food Administration: Nutrition & Dietetics
  • Kinesiology (potentially all 4 options, excluding Exercise Science)
  • Nursing



Yes. Please, include the information on your application. 

No. Undergraduate students or 2nd B.S. students with a STEM major are eligible for ASCEND scholarships and research grants. 

ASCEND student workshops for professional, career and leadership will be available in Spring 2024.


ASCEND also provide travel support for STEM students to attend a conference to present their research findings or STEM student competitions. The application is now available.

In Fall 2023, ASCEND offers STEM tutoring and mentoring services under the Engineering Success Center. Please, contact the Engineering Success Center for more information.