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.
10 subsistence scholarships all are available during the 2022-2023 cycle (spring 2022 and summer 2023).
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 spring 2022 or summer 2023. 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.
16 subsistence scholarships all are available during the 2022-2023 cycle (spring 2022 and summer 2023).
U.S. citizenship or permanent residency status is not required to accept the scholarship.
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 Fall 2023.
ASCEND also provide travel support for STEM students to attend a conference. The application will be available at the beginning of March 2023.
In Spring and summer 2023, ASCEND offers STEM tutoring and mentoring services under the Engineering Success Center. Please, contact the Engineering Success Center for more information.
Underserved student means a student (which may include children in early learning environments, students in K– 12 programs, students in postsecondary education or career and technical education, and adult learners, as appropriate) in one or more of the following subgroups:
- A student who is living in poverty or is served by schools with high concentrations of students living in poverty.
- A student of color.
- An English learner.
- A migrant student.
- A student without documentation of immigration status.
- A student who is the first in their family to attend postsecondary education.
- A student enrolling in or seeking to enroll postsecondary education for the first time at the age of 20 or older.
- A student who is working fulltime while enrolled in postsecondary education.
- A student who is enrolled in or is seeking to enroll in postsecondary education who is eligible for a Pell Grant.
- An adult student in need of improving their basic skills or an adult student with limited English proficiency.