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Prospective Students


Incoming Freshmen

Once students are admitted into the university and/or taking courses, you may begin to apply for CSULB Scholarships. There are few scholarships for which high school students may apply when entering California State University, Long Beach.

Coca-Cola First Generation Scholarship

At this time we are not accepting new scholars to the program, but feel free to meet our current scholars in the program: Meet Our Scholars

Community Scholarships

Rotary Club of Long Beach offers several scholarships for Long Beach residents who plan to attend LBCC or CSULB. For more information, visit Long Beach Rotary Scholarship Foundation

President's Scholars Program

The President’s Scholarships are the most prestigious merit-based scholarships awarded by CSULB. President’s Scholarship awardees are selected from a competitive high-achieving pool of students admitted to the University Honors Program (UHP). They receive not only financial support but also valuable benefits such as priority registration, small classes, individualized/proactive academic advising, and the opportunity to participate in Honors House, the on-campus residential honors community. As members of the Honors program, President’s Scholarship recipients will be a part of a small, nurturing group of diversely talented students who are mentored by stellar faculty and dedicated staff in a family-like atmosphere. Please view the University Honors Program for more information.

Athletic Scholarships

There are eighteen NCAA (National Collegiate Athletic Association) sports at California State University, Long Beach. Please contact the coach of the appropriate athletic team regarding scholarship opportunities at the collegiate level by viewing the Athletics Staff Phone and E-mail Directory.

Incoming Transfer, Credential, & Graduate Students (College of Education Prospective Students Only)

College of Education Prospective Students: Transfer, Credential, & Graduate Students

Minimum Requirements
  • Complete an application to the university before February 1, 2019.
  • Minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 or greater (from the institution where you completed your last degree or where you are currently enrolled)
Optional Requirements
  • Submit the latest Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or CA Dream Act Application (CADA) by February 15, 2019.
How do I apply?

Requests are currently closed! Please contact the Center for Scholarship Information for more information.

Important Notes
  • BeachScholarships applications must be submitted by February 15, 2019 at 11:59 PM to be considered.
  • In order to be considered for scholarships based on financial need, you must submit the latest Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or CA Dream Act Application (CADA) by February 15, 2019.
  • If you are awarded a scholarship, you must be enrolled in a CED program by August 1, 2019 and maintain eligibility for the scholarship to disburse.

Incoming Transfer Students & Graduate Students (All Students)

Incoming Transfer Students

Community College Scholarships
Once students are admitted into the university and/or taking courses, you may begin to apply for CSULB Scholarships. Often, the institution from which you are transferring offers scholarships to its students. Please contact the scholarship office at your institution to receive more information on scholarships for which you may be eligible.

Incoming Graduate Students

Graduate Studies Resource Center (GSRC)
The GSRC offers a wide array of information and resources for current and prospective graduate students (masters, credential, certificate, and doctorate). They are located on the 5th floor of the library and welcome all students to visit for information regarding campus events, workshops, funding, and other opportunities for graduate studies

Graduate Assistantships
Many CSULB academic departments have Teaching Associate (TA) and Graduate Assistant (GA) positions available for graduate students. Contact the appropriate department for specific information and deadlines for submission of applications. View the list of colleges and academic departments.

View the list of colleges and academic departments.

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