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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)
See details, deadlines, and application for the ASI-CSULB Study Abroad Scholarship

Career Development Center Scholarships

The CSULB Career Development Center offers study/internship abroad scholarships during each calendar year.
  • $1,000 - Semester Programs
  • $750 - Short-Term Programs
  • Must be a currently enrolled student at CSULB in good academic standing.
  • Previous winners and student interns of the Career Development Center are not eligible.
  • Must be selected and agree to participate in one of the following CSULB study abroad programs.
    • CSULB Direct Exchange Programs
    • CSULB Florence Semester
    • CSULB London Semester
    • CSULB Affiliate Programs
  • 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, 1) how study/internships abroad will enhance your personal growth, 2) how study/internship abroad will make you a stronger candidate for employment, and 3) the highest level of education completed by each of your parents.  Attach a cover sheet that contains: 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. Award recipients will be notified approximately one month after the application deadline.
  • As a condition of this scholarship, recipients will be scheduled to meet with a counselor in the Career Development Center prior to leaving for study abroad and after return from study abroad.
Application deadlines:
  • Winter 2020 and Spring 2020 Programs - October 1, 2019
  • Academic Year 2020-21 - March 9, 2020
  • Summer 2020 and Fall 2020 Programs - March 9, 2020
For information on other semester and year-long scholarships, see the list below.

College of Education Study Abroad Travel Stipend

College of Education (CED) students are invited to apply for a travel stipend of up to $1,000 from the College to support travel expenses (i.e., travel, boarding, lodging and meals) for a summer, winter, semester, year-long, or short-term study abroad trip through CSULB. This travel stipend may not be used toward payment of tuition and fees.

1. You must be a current matriculated CSULB student enrolled in an undergraduate, credential, or graduate program in the College of Education during the period of the Study Abroad trip.
2. You must be in good academic standing in your program.

Application Requirements
1) Complete the application form included in the InfoReady online system
2) Include a copy of your resume
3) Include a copy of your CSULB unofficial transcript
4) Include an essay (750 words, double spaced) that describes:
(i) the study abroad trip you will be participating in
(ii) the cost of your study abroad trip
(iii) why you believe you have a financial need
(iii) whether you have received assistance from any other University source, and if so, how much, and
(iv) how you anticipate this travel will impact your success in your selected career.
Application Deadline
Please submit a complete application via the InfoReady online system by 11:59 pm on November 2019 for study abroad planned for Winter 2020, Spring 2020, or Summer 2020.

Notification of Funding
You will be notified of funding received by December 2019. If awarded, the study abroad travel stipend will be paid out to you upon completion of the travel and receipt of original receipts in the amount of the award. Please be sure to keep copies of your receipts so you may be reimbursed in the amount of the award.

Preeminent Scholarships & Fellowships

Boren Undergraduate Scholarships Boren Graduate Fellowship Bridging Japan
  • Campus Deadline: April 10, 2019 for Fall 2019 study (semester or academic year)
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: November 2019 (exact dates as pf yet unknown). 
Frederick Douglass Global Fellowship
  • Four-week intensive summer study abroad program (ALL costs covered) focused on leadership and intercultural skills in London, England.
  • Eligibility Requirements: 1st or 2nd year student at a MSI (CSULB is a MSI)
  • Evidence of financial need
  • Minimum GPA of 3.0
  • Dealine: February 14, 2019
  • Apply:
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): 3/1/2019 Fall and Academic Year: 4/1/2019
  • Opens: February 4, 2019. Deadline: April 5, 2019

Fulbright Scholarships Fund for Education Abroad Scholarships
  • The Fund for Education Abroad (FEA) invests in promising students with financial need who wish to study abroad. Potential applicants who meet the eligibility requirements may participate on any international education program that meets their academic objectives. Scholarships range from $1,250 – $10,000 and can be applied for programs that run for at least 28 days.
  • To apply see:

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: 10/12/2018
Gilman International Scholarships
  • Undergraduate Study (up to $5,000). Must be Pell Grant recipient. Semester, academic year, and summer (3 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 2019 deadline: 3/5/2019.
    • Fall & Academic Year 2019-20: March 5, 2019
  • Gilman Scholarship Application Guide.pdf
HACU IES Scholarship
  • Must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident
  • Apply to/accepted to and enroll in a summer, semester or academic year IES Abroad program (J-Term programs are NOT eligible).
  • Demonstrate financial need.
  • Priority is given to first generation college students and/or Federal Pell Grant recipients.
  • Award Amount:
    • Summer: Up to $2,500
    • Semester: Up to $5,000
  • Deadline:
    • Fall/Academic Year: May 1
    • Spring/Calendar Year: November 1
Marshall Scholarships
  • (graduate students--UK). Graduate students: fully-funded must hold bachelor’s degree by October 2018. 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: 10/2019
Mitchell Scholarships RAINBOW Scholarship (Fund for Education Abroad)
  • Eligibility: LGBTQI+ students, U.S. citizen, permanent resident, or DACA students. 
  • Preference for first generation students and minority students.
  • Minimum: 4 weeks of study Spring, Summer 2019 or Fall 2020.
  • Awards up to $10,000.
  • Apply online:
    • Opens: November 2018
    • Closes: January 2019
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: 10/2019
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: 10/2019
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: 10/2019
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

Campus Scholarship Resources- General

Campus Scholarship Resources - Departmental

Other Resources - General

Other Resources - By Country or Region

China: France:
  • Teaching Assistant Program in France (TAPIF). From October 1-2019 to April 30, 2010 teach English to French students at elementary or secondary schools. Must be American or Permanent Resident. Must be between 20 and 35 years old by October 1. Must have completed at least 3 years of higher education by October 1. Must be proficient in French. 780 Euros net per month. Application Deadline: February 10, 2019. Application:
  • DAAD Scholarships
  • Baden-Wurtemburg Fellowship (Refer to IP Germany Brochure)
  • UAS7 Study and Internships available at seven German Universities of Applied Sciences. See websites for specific information, applications, and deadlines:
Italy: Japan: Scotland: Taiwan: United Kingdom: