Scholarships and Funded Support
The following opportunities exist for students in the Physics & Astronomy Department to receive scholarships and other funded support.
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As a continuing physics student, you may be eligible for a number of scholarship opportunities. These scholarships are applied to through the BeachScholarships system, the centralized database of scholarship opportunities at California State University, Long Beach.
BeachScholarships deadline is March 12, 2024.
After submitting the general application, you will automatically be considered for dozens of scholarships! Consideration is based on eligibility criteria noted in the scholarship description.
A small number of scholarships also require supplemental information or documentation in addition to the general application. If you meet the criteria for these scholarships, you will be asked to provide additional documentation when you complete the general application.
TIP: Use the "Show Filters" button at the top right of BeachScholarships and select "Physics and Astronomy" in the "Scopes" field to see relevant scholarship opportunities.
Additional Scholarship Opportunities
The following scholarships may have a different deadline from typical BeachScholarships opportunities, or may have a special application process.
METRIC Scholarship Program
Application Deadline 3/15/2024. Apply through BeachScholarships.
METRIC students receive need-based scholarships and participate in activities designed to facilitate their scholastic and professional development and to prepare them for careers in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) disciplines. See METRIC Scholarship Program for additional information about the program.
Financial Aid and Scholarships Office
The Financial Aid and Scholarships Office is the official hub for scholarship information at CSULB. The office collects, organizes, and distributes information on hundreds of external scholarships as well as administers university scholarships for the campus. Explore CSULB Scholarships.
Please note that the current application cycle is finished for summer research assistantships.
Summer Research Assistantships are awarded to students seeking opportunities to pursue paid mentored research opportunities with faculty in the College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics.
- Demonstrated merit and strong potential to carry out research in one of the following departments:
- Biological Sciences
- Chemistry & Biochemistry
- Physics & Astronomy
- Continuing graduate or undergraduate student with planned enrollment for Fall 2023 semester
- Research plan approved and signed by faculty research mentor
Deadline to Apply: Friday, March 24, 2023 by 11:59pm (extended).
Note: summer research assistantships are paid employment and subject to state and federal taxes. Opportunities for employment are competitive and will be awarded following committee review.
The application includes the following assistantships in the Physics & Astronomy Department:
- Margaret Heeb Summer Research Assistantship in honor of Wilma Jordan
- Google Summer Research Assistantship
- Department of Physics & Astronomy Summer Research Assistantship
- Gisela and Wilfried Eckhardt Summer Research Assistantships
- Keung Kai Luke Undergraduate Summer Research Assistantships
- Keung Kai Luke Graduate Summer Research Assistantships
The following student research programs may offer stipends, provide tuition support, cover the costs of travel and attendance to conferences, or offer other funded support for CSULB students. Many programs have a joint application with other similar programs. Please see the individual programs for more details.
- Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (LSAMP) is part of a statewide effort to enhance the math and science skills of undergraduate students who have faced or face social, educational, or economic barriers, and are majoring in science, technology, engineering, or mathematics (STEM). Funded by NSF. Deadline to apply for funded support: March 1, 2024.
The Graduate Center maintains a list of on-campus funding opportunities. Most of the opportunities are aimed at graduate students, but a few are also available to undergraduate students.