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CSULB Scholarships

ASI-CSULB Study Abroad Scholarship

The Associated Students Inc. (ASI) and the Center for International Education are pleased to announce a new scholarship to enable more students to study, intern, or volunteer abroad.

  • CSULB Students: must be in good standing
  • Program Type: Awards will be given to students who have applied and been accepted to study, intern, or volunteer abroad through
    • CSU International Programs (IP)
    • CSULB Direct Exchange Programs
    • CSULB Florence Semester
    • CSULB London Semester
    • CSULB Short-Term, Faculty-Led Programs (Summer, Winter, or Spring Break)
    • CSULB Affiliate Programs (e.g., Lorenzo de Medici, FIE, John Cabot, etc.)
    • Independent programs (e.g., AIFS, API, CEA, ISA, Semester at Sea)
  • Program Length: One year, One semester, or Short-Term (less than one semester)
Click here for details, deadlines, and application for the ASI-CSULB Study Abroad Scholarship.

Career Development Center Scholarships

The CSULB Career Development Center offers a total of eight study abroad scholarships during each calendar year.
  • $2,000 for CSU International Program (Academic Year)--2
  • $750 for Semester--4
  • $750 for Short-term summer program (HSC 420 International Health summer course in Mexico only)--2
  • Must be a U.S. citizen and currently enrolled student at CSULB in good academic standing.
  • Must be selected and agree to participate in a CSULB study abroad program.
  • Must be a recipient of a Federal Pell Grant (undergraduate student) or a State Grant (graduate student).
  • Must have parents who have not received a Bachelor's degree from a college or university.
Application Instructions:
  • Submit a typed essay (no more than 2 pages double-spaced that describes how your study abroad will enhance your skill development, academic preparation, and career readiness. In your essay, please specify the highest level of education completed by each of you parents. Attach a cover sheet that contain: your name, student ID number, phone number, e-mail address, major, country destination, and program type (academic year, semester, short-term).
  • Submit essay with cover sheet to the Career Development Center, Brotman Hall 250, c/o Cindy Hale, Coordinator, Career Services and Resources or via e-mail to Award recipients will be notified approximately one month after the application deadline.
  • Upon return from studying abroad, recipients will be required to give a brief presentation regarding their experience to the Career Development staff.

Application deadlines:
  • CSU International Program (Academic Year) - March 14, 2017
  • HSC 420 International Health summer course in Mexico - March 14, 2017
  • Fall 2016 Direct Exchange - March 14, 2017
  • Spring 2017 Direct Exchange - November 3, 2016

For information on other semester and year-long scholarships, see the list below.

Preeminent Scholarships & Fellowships

Boren Undergraduate & Graduate Scholarships
CLS Critical Language Scholarship Program
  • Undergraduates and Graduates: Fully-funded Summer Language Study. Intensive eight to ten weeks cultural immersion and study of (one of 14 targeted) languages considered critical to U.S. government. Sponsored by the U.S. Department of State.
  • To apply see:
  • Campus Deadline: 11/23/2017. 

Freeman-Asia Scholarships
  • Undergraduates ($5,000). Available for students studying in the following countries: Cambodia, China, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Laos, Macao, Malaysia, Mongolia, Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand, Vietnam. 2.8 GPA minimum. Must show verifiable need for financial assistance. Permanent Residents are eligible.
  • Sponsored by the U.S. Department of State.
  • Campus Deadlines:  Summer (8 weeks minimum): 3/1/2017 Fall and Academic Year: 4/1/2017

Fulbright Scholarships
Gates Cambridge Scholarships
  • Graduate students: Fully-funded post-graduate study at Cambridge University, UK. Applicants should have outstanding intellectual ability, leadership potential, and a commitment to improving the lives of others.
  • To apply see:
  • Campus Deadline: 10/12/2017

Gilman International Scholarships
  • Undergraduate Study (up to $5,000). Must be Pell Grant recipient. Semester, academic year, and summer (4 week minimum). Funding for internships also available. Sponsored by the U.S. Department of State. For assistance with your application, contact 
  • To apply see:
  • Campus Deadline: Summer & Fall: 3/7/2017 Spring: 10/1/2017

Marshall Scholarships
  • (graduate students--UK). Graduate students: fully-funded must hold bachelor’s degree by October 2017. Must have a GPA of not less than 3.7 at the time of application. Applicants should have outstanding intellectual ability, leadership potential, and knowledge of U.S./UK relations.  
  • To apply:
  • Campus Deadline: 10/10/2017

Mitchell Scholarships
Rhodes Scholarships
  • Graduate students--Oxford University, UK. Must be a lawful permanent resident of the United States prior to and including at least 5 years of the application deadline. Must still be 23 on October 1 in the year of application. Must have literary and scholastic attainments; character and leadership qualities.
  • To apply:
  • Campus Deadline: 10/3/2017

Schwarzman Scholarships
  • Graduate Study at Schwarzman College at Tshingua University in China. Classes in one of three disciplines: Public Policy, Economics and Business, or International Studies will be taught in English. Students will spend a year immersed in an international community of thinkers, innovators and senior leaders in business, politics and society. . Applicants must have academic excellence and leadership potential within their field. Must not yet be 29 years of age as of August 1, 2017.
  • Campus Deadline:

Whitaker Engineering Fellows & Scholarships
  • Graduate Students Fellows go abroad (not Canada) for one academic year (9-12 months) to conduct academic or scientific research in a university or laboratory or coursework at university or intern at policy institute. Must have a bachelor’s degree by beginning of grant, or have recently completed a master’s program in the field of biomedical engineering/bioengineering or a closely-related field (Chemical, Mechanical or Electrical Engineering with substantive interest and background in Biomedicine).
  • Sponsored by the U.S. Department of State.
  • Application Deadline: 1/14/2017

For more information on these scholarships, e-mail our Scholarship Advisor, Linda Olson Levy ( to schedule an appointment or call (562) 985-4108. We encourage you to visit the websites on this list before your appointment.

Other Scholarship and Financing Resources

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