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The 2014-2015 General Scholarship is currently being accepted. To apply for the General Scholarship, print, complete and submit three copies of your completed application to the Center for Student Financial Aid Office located in the Administration Building Room 124 no later than 5 pm Friday, February 7, 2014. Please note, only completed applications will be forwarded to the Scholarship Review Committee for consideration.

Most of these scholarships are endowed, which means that only interest, drawn upon principal gifts, is awarded to students. Since interest rates vary and donations are received throughout the year, it is impossible to note how much each scholarship award will be. The range for CSLA scholarships is from $100 to $5,000, with the average award being around $700. Students may receive more than one scholarship, but not all qualified students will receive awards due to insufficient funds. Only about 35-40% of qualified applicants can be awarded.

Cal State L.A. scholarships are listed by Colleges:

arrow College of Arts and Letters    
arrow College of Business and Economics    
arrow Charter College of Education    
arrow College of Engineering, Computer Science, and Technology    
arrow College of Health and Human Services    
arrow College of Natural and Social Sciences    
arrow Cal State L.A. General
arrow Emeriti Fellowships

A complete General Scholarship Application includes the following:

  • The General Scholarship Application
    (three copies: the original and two copies)
  • The Letter of Recommendation Form
  • An Essay
  • At least one letter of recommendation
  • Academic transcripts if you are a new student (i.e. first semester graduate student, transfer student or high school senior.

  Completed applications will be accepted in person or via mail at:

The Center for Student Financial Aid
5151 State University Drive Adm. 124
Los Angeles, CA 90032

Faxed Applications will not be accepted

By submitting the General Scholarship Application you will be considered for general as well as for departmental scholarships. Keep in mind that departmental scholarship awards vary in availability from year to year. Students submitting application will be selected for awards based on the very general to very specific scholarship criteria established by the award donor.

Students nominated for scholarships will be sent a Financial Aid Notification letter; awards will also be visible on GET. To encourage further support by donor, it is highly encouraged that students selected for scholarships show their appreciation by submitting thank-you letter to the Center for Student Financial Aid. Letter collected will be forwarded to the donors or their estate.


5151 State University Drive . Los Angeles . CA 90032 . (323) 343-3000
2008 Trustees of the California State University

Last Update: 02/14/2014