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External Scholarships

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!

Beach Scholarships

U.S. Coast Guard Scholarship

The College Student Pre-Commissioning Initiative (CPSI) program is designed for motivated individuals who demonstrate a high caliber of academic and leadership excellence and who desire to serve their country in the United States Coast Guard. Students who are accepted into this scholarship program will be enlisted into the United States Coast Guard, complete basic training during the summer, and receive full funding for up to two years of college.  Funding includes not only payment of tuition, books, and fees, but a full-time Coast Guard salary, housing allowance, and medical benefits.

Scholarship recipients receive payment of tuition, books, and fees, in addition to a full-time Coast Guard salary of $50,276.52 a year, and have a guaranteed job as a Coast Guard Officer upon graduation.

For eligibility criteria and details of the program, visit the Coast Guard CPSI program website. Interested students may call or text Chief Julia McPherson at (951)538-4772 or email at

Ruth Mabel Wilson Scholarship

Mabel Wilson Richards Scholarship Fund was created by the Will of the late Mabel Wilson Richards to provide financial assistance for the education of worthy and needy girls who reside in the City of Los Angeles, California. Applications must be submitted to the Office of Financial Aid by the application deadline. Applications can be dropped off in-person at Beach Central Intake Windows, Enrollment Services Student drop box, or mailed to the Office of Financial Aid. Address is provided on the application. Please be sure to check for completeness and accuracy before submitting to our office. Applications are currently closed.

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!

College Board

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 Scholarship Search

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 Scholarship Search

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.

Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities Scholarship Search

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.

International Scholarship Search

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.

Peterson's Scholarship Search

Find the Perfect Scholarship with 5 thousand scholarship providers; 1.5 million scholarships, grants, fellowships, prizes & forgivable loans and $10 billion in scholarship awards.

Sallie Mae Scholarship Search

Every scholarship you’ll find through Scholarship Search has been approved by the Sallie Mae Team—they’re all current, and new scholarships are added every month. Create your profile and make updates any time. Get matched with scholarships based on your skills, activities, and interests. Get email alerts when scholarships matching your profile are posted. Search 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.

Unigo Scholarship Search

With a thriving community of over 1.6 million members, Unigo is the premier network for current and future college students to get to where they’re going. Unigo provides cutting-edge tools, compelling content, and essential information, empowering students to make the best decisions about their college experience.

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:

California State University, Long Beach
Attention: Glorita Rosario
Student Financial Services
155 Brotman Hall
1250 Bellflower Boulevard
Long Beach, CA 90840-0103

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.