Financial Aid

The Financial Aid Office administers all financial aid programs available at CSU Dominguez Hills. Funds are provided to the University by federal and state governments and by private parties. Financial aid comes in three forms: gift aid (scholarships and grants), loans, and student employment. We offer a wide range of information on our website to assist students. Please visit

To apply for financial aid, all students are required to file a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or California Dream Act Application (AB540 classification) by the priority filing deadline of March 2. Submit the FAFSA online at; the California Dream Act Application online at Students that submit their FAFSA or California Dream Act Application after the March 2 deadline will only be considered for any remaining funds.


To be eligible for financial aid, a student must be formally admitted to the University for the purpose of obtaining a degree, certificate or educational credential. Students who are admitted as Unclassified-Post-Baccalaureate are not eligible for financial aid. Students interested in borrowing a student loan must be enrolled at least half-time (6 units undergraduate/credential or 4 units 500-level courses for master's students).

A student must be a U.S. citizen or be in the United States for other than a temporary purpose (e.g. permanent resident or permanent immigrant). Students possessing an "F" or "J" visa or
I-688A, I-688B or I-797 visa are not eligible for federal aid. A student’s eligibility may also be affected by additional factors. For specific information, visit the Financial Aid Office website at or call the Financial Aid Office.

Availability of Institutional and Financial Assistance Information

The following information concerning student financial assistance may be obtained from the Financial Aid Office 1000 E. Victoria St. Carson, CA 90747, (310) 243-3691 or

  1. A description of the federal, state, institutional, local, and private student financial assistance programs available to students who enroll at CSU Dominguez Hills;
  2. For each aid program, a description of procedures and forms by which students apply for assistance, student eligibility requirements, criteria for selecting recipients from the group of eligible applicants, and criteria for determining the amount of a student’s award;
  3. A description of the rights and responsibilities of students receiving financial assistance, including federal Title IV student assistance programs, and criteria for continued student eligibility under each program;
  4. The satisfactory academic progress standards that students must maintain for the purpose of receiving financial assistance and criteria by which a student who has failed to maintain satisfactory progress may reestablish eligibility for financial assistance;
  5. The method by which financial assistance disbursements will be made to students and the frequency of those disbursements;
  6. The way the school provides for Pell-eligible students to obtain or purchase required books and supplies by the seventh day of a payment period and how the student may opt out;
  7. The terms of any loan received as part of the student’s financial aid package, a sample loan repayment schedule, and the necessity for repaying loans;
  8. The general conditions and terms applicable to any employment provided as part of the student’s financial aid package;
  9. The terms and conditions of the loans students receive under the Direct Loan and Perkins Loan Programs;
  10. The exit counseling information the school provides and collects for student borrowers; and
  11. Contact information for campus offices available for disputes concerning federal, institutional and private loans.

Information concerning the cost of attending CSU Dominguez Hills is available on the Financial Aid Office website and includes tuition and fees; the estimated costs of books and supplies; estimates of typical student room, board, and transportation costs; and, if requested, additional costs for specific programs.

The Financial Aid Office also acts as an information center for part-time employment opportunities, on and off-campus. To assist students with securing employment, students may view job listings via the website at  Students who do not have Federal Work-Study eligibility may be able to find employment on or near campus. Job listings are available at You can also find employment opportunities by checking with on-campus departments.

If you have any questions about financial aid, please call the Financial Aid Office at (310) 243-3691. A customer service representative is available to assist students Monday -Thursday 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and Friday 8:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. The Financial Aid Office is located in Welch Hall, Room B-250. Email is Office hours are subject to change. For the current office hours, please visit our webpage at

Enrollment in Summer Session Courses

Financial assistance is available to regularly admitted students for attending summer session. Some forms of summer financial aid is based on remaining eligibility from the current school year. Eligible Federal Pell Grant recipients may receive any remaining funds from the current school year. Students interested in being considered for summer aid are asked to submit a Summer Request Form. The form is usually available on our website mid-March.

Selective Service Requirements

The Federal Military Selective Service Act (the "Act") requires most males residing in the United States to present themselves for registration with the Selective Service System within thirty days of their eighteenth birthday. Most males between the ages of 18 and 25 must be registered. Males born after December 31, 1959, may be required to submit a statement of compliance with the Act and regulations in order to receive any grant, loan, or work assistance under specified provisions of existing federal law. In California, students subject to the Act who fail to register are also ineligible to receive any need-based student grants funded by the state or a public postsecondary institution.

Selective Service registration forms are available at any U.S. Post Office, and many high schools have a staff member or teacher appointed as a Selective Service Registrar. Applicants for financial aid can also request that information provided on the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) be used to register them with the Selective Service. Information on the Selective Service System is available and the registration process may be initiated online at

Consumer Information

Pursuant to federal regulations, institutions of higher learning are required to inform prospective and continuing students, staff, and faculty regarding information about the Annual Security Report, crime statistics, graduation rates, Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (FERPA), athletic participation rates/financial support (Equity in Athletics Disclosure Act), Drug and Alcohol Policy, and other campus policies. This information is accessible at the following website:

The website includes links to the following: Annual Security Report, Jeanne Clery Crime Statistics, Copyright Policy, Drug and Alcohol Policy, Equity in Athletics Disclosure Act (EADA), Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), Federal Compliance Disclosures and Reports, Important Housing Policies and Disclosures, Graduation Rates, Campus Life Policies and Important Campus Policies.

California Dream Act

The California Dream Act of 2011 allows students who meet AB 540 criteria to apply for and receive certain state and institutional financial assistance programs.

What are the AB 540 requirements? The student must have attended a high school (public or private) in California for three or more years, must have graduated from a California high school or attained the equivalent prior to the start of the term (for example: passed the GED or California High School Proficiency exam) a student who is without lawful immigration status must file an AB 540 Affidavit (California Non-Resident Tuition Exemption Request form) with the college or university stating that he or she has filed an application to legalize his or her immigration status, or will file an application as soon as he or she is eligible to do so. Complete and submit the affidavit to the Admissions & Records Office located in Welch Hall Room C-290.

What assistance is available for AB 540 students?

AB 130 Scholarships

AB 130 allows students who qualify under AB540 to apply for non-state funded scholarships. This law took effect on January 1, 2012. For more information on scholarships available to students visit the CSUDH scholarship page.

AB 131 Grants

AB 131 allows students who qualify under the AB 540 to apply for and receive state-funded financial aid such as institutional grants, community college fee waivers, Cal Grant and Chafee Grant. This law takes effect on January 1, 2013.

Students may be selected for institutional verification of their application data. This will require the student to submit verification documents, such as information on household size, number in college, income verification, selective service verification for males, etc.

AB 2000 and Dream Act Application

Beginning January 1, 2015 AB 2000 amends the school attendance requirement of AB 540 and designates that if a student has not attended a California High School for at least three years, that portion of the eligibility criteria may be replaced by the following:

  • Attainment of three years’ worth of high school credits from a California High School (equivalent to 3 or more years of full-time high school coursework), and
  • A total of 3 or more years of attendance in California elementary or secondary schools, or a combination of those schools (the years do not have to be sequential).

The California Dream Act Application is for:

  • Undocumented students who meet AB 540/AB 2000 criteria,
  • U visa holders, and
  • AB 540 eligible students who hold a Social Security Card obtained through Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA); DACA holders are not eligible noncitizens.

AB 540 undocumented students should fill out only one application, the California Dream Act Application and not the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

How to Apply

  • The complete a new online Dream Act Application visit:
  • If you are a returning student visit to renew your Dream Act Application.
  • Students who wish to apply for the Cal Grant programs in addition to State University Grant and Educational Opportunity Program Grants should apply between during the priority application filing period. Visit for the current application deadline date.


CSU Dominguez Hills, through the generous donations of sponsors and friends of the University, offers scholarships to assist academically qualified students. The following programs may require a separate application. Unless otherwise noted, the applications are available in November in the Financial Aid Office, WH B-250 or visit to print an application.

In addition to University Scholarships, we are pleased to offer on-line scholarship searches where students can navigate their way through an array of different scholarship search sites. Computers are located in the Financial Aid Office for students to use to search for scholarships, fellowships, and grants. Staff members are also available to assist students as needed. Students can also access scholarships by visiting Listings for outside scholarships are received throughout the year.

The deadline dates listed are effective for applications for scholarships.

University Scholarships

  • Alan Pattee Scholarship. Pursuant to the Alan Pattee Scholarship Act, Education Code Section 68120, children of deceased public law enforcement or fire suppression employees, who were California residents and who were killed in the course of law enforcement or fire suppression duties, are not charged mandatory system wide fees or tuition of any kind at any California State University campus. Students who may qualify for these benefits should contact the Office of Admissions and Records for eligibility determination.
  • Alcoa STEM. Five $5,000 awards. Awarded to current outstanding CSUDH students majoring in the STEM (Science, Engineering, Technology, and Math) fields, from the ALCOA/South Bay service area. Must have Junior or senior standing with a minimum of 3.0 GPA. Deadline
  • Boice Bowman Student Leadership Scholarship.Scholarship created to enhance educational opportunities for students who demonstrate leadership skills and community service. Open to all undergraduate majors. Must be enrolled full-time, have a minimum 3.0 GPA and demonstrate leadership skills as a member of the campus community and show evidence of community service. Deadline: January
  • Catalina Island Scholarship. Award amount varies. Awarded to current CSUDH students. Must be a current Catalina Island Resident or attended high school in Catalina Island. Deadline: January
  • California State University Dominguez Hills Alumni Scholarship.  Award amount varies. Awarded to a full-time undergraduate and graduate. Must be enrolled full-time during the spring semester to apply for the scholarship. Must be enrolled full-time fall semester to receive the scholarship. Must have earned at least 12 undergraduate units or 8 graduate units. Minimum of 3.0 GPA. Applications available during the spring semester. Deadline: April
  • CSU Dominguez Hills Black Faculty and Staff Association Deborah C. Sears Scholarship. Annual Scholarships awarded with amounts that range generally from $500 to $1000. Scholarships are awarded to full-time undergraduate CSUDH students who demonstrate academic excellence, participate in community service and/or CSUDH school involvement, are interested in improving the communities in which they live, and exemplify the mission and goals of the CSU, Dominguez Hills Black Faculty and Staff Association. For additional information, call Khaleah Bradshaw, (310) 243-2423. Deadline: April.
  • CSUDH Faculty and Staff Scholarships. Scholarship amount varies. Applicants must be currently attending CSU Dominguez Hills as full-time, undergraduate or graduate students in fall and have a minimum 3.0 GPA. Also, students must demonstrate school and community involvement. Deadline: January.
  • CSU Future Scholars. Thirty $1,000 scholarships awarded to entering freshmen or transfer students from an economically, educationally, and/or environmentally disadvantaged background. Must be a full-time student during award year. Scholarships may be renewable. Deadline: January.
  • David Barclay Scholarship. $1000 award; number of awards is based on available funding. Awarded to Undergraduates who have Junior or Senior Standing in any major with a minimum 3.00 GPA. Must have demonstrated financial need. Deadline: January.
  • Dorothy M. Hagan and Juanita W. Hicks Scholarship. A $1,000 scholarship will be awarded to one CSUDH student. Student must complete a separate application and submit an essay (double spaced, less than 500 words) describing bow receiving the scholarship would make a difference in their life. The scholarship is not renewable. Deadline: January.
  • Dr. Leonard Moite Scholarship. One $500 award to students majoring in or pursing a concentration in Finance or Economics. Enrolled in at least two Finance or two Economics classes in the semester applied. Junior or senior standing with a Minimum 3.0 GPA. Committed to attaining a Master’s Degree, Doctorate or Professional Degree. Must submit a copy of CSUDH unofficial transcript, 500 word double spaced personal statement and one letter of recommendation from finance or economics faculty member. Deadline: January.
  • Dr. Lois W. Chi - Emeritus Faculty Association Science Scholarship. Scholarships of $1,000 to $2,500 awarded annually to allow registered undergraduate students to continue studies majoring in biology, chemistry, or in a related field in the natural sciences. Applicants are to have a GPA of 3.0 or better and have a need for financial assistance. (The committee might consider applications from graduate students only if well-qualified undergraduate students fail to apply). Students who apply must submit an Emeritus Faculty Association Scholarship Application including all attachments (transcripts and at least two letters of recommendation preferably from prior teachers), and a brief narrative statement detailing professional goals, academic achievements, financial need, and other information the applicant would like to provide. Documents are to be submitted by mail or personally delivered to the Office of the President of CSU Dominguez Hills, located in Welch Hall room 450, attention: Emeritus Faculty Association Scholarship Committee. The deadline to apply is in March. Awards will be announced by the end of the spring semester and funds released at the beginning of the following fall and spring semesters.
  • Edison International STEM Scholarships. $5,000 award. Students majoring in the STEM (Science, Engineering, Technology, Math) fields who currently live or attended high school in the Southern California Edison service area, have Junior or Senior standing, and a minimum of 2.8 GPA. Must complete a separate application. Deadline: January.
  • Herman O’Melia Scholarship. Award amount varies based on available funds. Minimum award is $500. Undergraduate in any major. Must have a 3.0 CSUDH GPA, be a U.S. Citizen, a resident of Los Angeles County and demonstrate financial need. Deadline: January.
  • Honors Scholarships. $2,500-$3,000 scholarships will be awarded to high achieving high school graduates and community college transfer students. Students who reside on campus may be considered for an additional award of $500. High school graduates must have a minimum 3.4 GPA and a 1000 SAT I or 25 ACT score. Community college transfers must have a minimum 3.2 GPA and must meet all of the general education requirements. The scholarships are renewed annually for up to three years for entering freshman and renewable for one additional year for community college transfers. Students must complete 12 units each semester and maintain a 3.0 GPA. Deadline: January.
  • James and Jocelyn Lyons Scholarship. Award amount varies. Must be entering CSUDH as a first-time freshman. Minimum of 3.0 GPA. Must demonstrate enthusiasm for a university education. Deadline: January.
  • Jamina O. Barnes Memorial Scholarship. The CSUDH Alumni Association created the Jamina O. Barnes Memorial Scholarship, in memory of the former director of Alumni Relations at Dominguez Hills. The scholarship may be used for fees and books. The amount of the scholarship funds granted will be based on the recommendation of the Jamina O. Barnes Scholarship Committee. Requirements: Full-time undergraduate (12 units) or graduate (8 units) student enrolled at Dominguez Hills. The applicant must have earned at least 12 undergraduate units (or 8 graduate units) at CSUDH with a minimum 3.0 CSUDH GPA. Please provide an official copy of your CSUDH transcript. Students must be able to demonstrate their personal commitment and ongoing contributions of community/university service involvement (volunteer or paid). With the completed application, submit a 250-word type-written essay on "What community/university service involvement means to you and how has it enriched your life?" Students must be enrolled full time during the fall semester to receive the award. Applications must be typed or neatly printed. Minimum scholarship amount is $500. For questions regarding the scholarship, please contact Steve Silbiger (310) 468-7475 or via email at Deadline: April.
  • Katherine Bogdanovich Loker Scholarship. One $4,000 scholarship renewable annually for up to four years to an entering first-time freshman. Must have a minimum high school grade point average of 3.0, which must be maintained throughout the duration of the scholarship. Must be a resident of Carson, Palos Verdes, San Pedro, Torrance, or Wilmington, CA. Must become a full-time student at CSU Dominguez Hills while pursuing a bachelor's degree. Deadline: January.
  • Latino Faculty and Staff Association Scholarship. Five $400 scholarships awarded annually to CSUDH continuing undergraduate and graduate students. Students must complete a separate application, which will be available at Applicant will be evaluated on GPA, campus/community involvement, and financial need. Winners must attend the Dolores Huerta Graduation Ceremony. Deadline: May.
  • Leo F. and Margaret B. Cain Emeritus Faculty Association Scholarship. A scholarship for $1,000 - $2,500 awarded annually. Outstanding undergraduate students may apply but preference will be given to graduate students. To apply for this scholarship, students must submit an Emeritus Faculty Association Scholarship Application including all attachments (transcript & letters of recommendation). Applicants should attach a narrative statement to their scholarship application which demonstrates excellent academic performance and career commitments to teaching or academic research, educational administration, or other types of public service. All documents are to be submitted to the CSUDH Emeritus Faculty Association, Office of the President located in Welch Hall room 450, Scholarship Committee. The applicant's financial need and other scholarships received will be considered as part of the selection process. The deadline to apply is in March. Awards will be announced by the end of the spring semester.
  • Lonnie Gene Sims Memorial Scholarship. One $2,000 award to an Undergraduate or Graduate student majoring in Quality Assurance, Mathematics, Chemistry, Biology, Physics or another STEM major with a 3.0 GPA in good standing with the University and live in the city of Compton or a graduate of Compton High School. Deadline: January.
  • Lucia and Leopoldo García Scholarship. Award amount varies. Awarded to an entering freshman from an area high school with a 3.0 GPA or better. Must complete a separate university scholarship application and submit a one-page essay describing their enthusiasm for a college education. Deadline January.
  • Mark Steven Sankey Memorial Scholarship. One $1000 award to Undergraduate at CSUDH with Junior or Senior standing who demonstrates financial need, with a minimum 3.00 GPA. Deadline: January.
  • Miriam Matthews African American Visions Endowed Scholarship. One $1,000 scholarship will be awarded each year (to a re‑entry female). Students must be of junior and senior academic status who show scholastic excellence, financial need and outstanding service to CSU Dominguez Hills and the local community. A minimum 2.7 GPA is required. For additional information, call Khaleah Bradshaw, (310) 243-2423. Deadline: April.
  • Osher Scholarship Program for California Community College Transfer Students. Awarded to students who transfer from a California Community College for the upcoming fall semester. Transferring from a California Community College with at least 60 semester or 90 quarter units. Student must show academic promise and commitment to complete a bachelor’s degree and demonstrated financial need Students must complete a separate application and submit a résumé that highlights awards and honors, school related activities, community related activities, work experience and other notable achievements. Deadline: January.
  • Pitler-Langman Scholarship. A $1,000 scholarship awarded to a sophomore or junior with a 3.0 GPA who demonstrates a financial need. May be renewable. Deadline: January.
  • Presidential Scholarships. CSUDH's most prestigious scholarship covering full fees four years for newly admitted freshman and two years for transfer students for the upcoming fall semester. High school graduates must have a minimum 3.5 GPA and a 1000 SAT I or 25 ACT score. Community college transfer students must have a minimum 3.5 GPA and 60 transferable units. All recipients must complete 12 units each semester and maintain their cumulative GPA according to scholarship requirements. This award is renewable for up to an additional three years for entering freshman and renewable for one additional year for community college transfers. Deadline: January.
  • René Romero Memorial Scholarship. René Romero was a student at CSU Dominguez Hills, majoring in digital media arts and audio recording. He was a de-voted campus leader. An endowment has been established and the first scholarship was awarded fall 2015. Applicants must be an undergraduate majoring in Audio Recording with a 2.8 CSUDH GPA or higher. Complete a University Scholarship Application and submit a Personal Statement (500 words or less) describing your future career/college/ personal goals, why a college education is important and how your degree will transform your life and the community you live in. Deadline: June.
  • Sigma Pi Robert Hashimoto Memorial Scholarship. Scholarship award amounts may range from $500 to $700. This scholarship is awarded to a student or students who have shown leadership on campus and within the community. The scholarship may be applied to tuition and school fees. Applicants must be currently enrolled at CSUDH and in good academic standing. To apply, students must submit the Robert Hashimoto Scholarship application, official academic transcripts, and one letter of recommendation. For an application, please contact Dave Parikh at (714) 846-1833 or via e-mail at Applications must be postmarked by April 7th of each year and received by April 13th of each year.
  • TELACU Scholarship. Annual scholarships awarded of $1,000. Two types of scholarships are available: continuing scholarships and one year scholarships. To be eligible applicants must permanently reside in unincorporated East Los Angeles, Bell Gardens, Commerce, Huntington Park, Montebello, Monterey Park, South Gate or City of Los Angeles. Applicants must be a first-generation college student, be from a low-income family, a U.S. citizen or permanent resident, and have a minimum 2.5 GPA. Applicants must also demonstrate outstanding academic potential; genuine commitment to the community; and a need for financial and academic support in order to successfully complete a postsecondary program. Applications will be available in the Financial Aid Office after December 1 each year.
  • Vic and Curly Scholarship. Award amount varies. One scholarship awarded to an academically qualified, first-time freshman who demonstrates financial need. Academically qualified. Must demonstrate financial need. Deadline: January.
  • Yvonne Brathwaite Burke Scholarship. Award amount varies. Awarded to a full-time CSUDH student majoring in Public Administration, Criminal Justice Administration, Labor Studies, Economics or Political Science. Must be enrolled as a full-time CSUDH student with a minimum of 3.0 GPA. Resident of the County of Los Angeles. Demonstrate community involvement related to improving opportunities for children, encouraging economic development, or improving transportation in Los Angeles. Deadline: January.

Departmental Scholarships


  • Art Scholarship. One scholarship awarded annually on merit to an African-American or Chicano/Latino Art major who is a continuing full time student at CSU Dominguez Hills. Must have an Art major GPA of at least 3.5 and must demonstrate financial need. The award can only be used towards educationally related expenses such as tuition, fees, books and/or art supplies. Applications available the second week of March. Annual deadline is the first instructional Monday of April. Contact the Art Department located in LaCorte Hall room A-109 or call (310) 243-3310 for applications and the most current selection criteria.


Visit the Athletic Department, South Academic Complex 3 (SAC 3) or call (310) 243-3893 for further information and appropriate deadlines.

  • Athletic Grants-In-Aid. Available to qualified student athletes. The awards are made to both men and women students.

Clinical Sciences

A number of scholarship opportunities are now available exclusively for Clinical Science majors. Work/loan reduction programs are also available in some areas.

  • Clinical Science Scholarships. The Clinical Sciences' Scholarships are available to all Clinical Science majors. Completed applications are reviewed by the Clinical Sciences Scholarship Committee with recommendations sent to the Clinical Sciences Scholarship Director. Contact the Clinical Science Program Coordinator located in Welch Hall room 330 or call (310) 243-3748 for applications, the most current selection criteria, and detailed information of other scholarships and loan programs.

College of Business and Public Policy Scholarships

A wide range of scholarships are awarded to CSUDH undergraduate and graduate students pursuing degrees in the fields of Public Administration and Criminal Justice Administration. Awards range from $250 to $1,000. Students must be currently enrolled and pursuing a degree in Public Administration or Criminal Justice Administration at CSUDH. To view specific guidelines for each individual scholarship, please visit Deadline: April.

College of Education

A wide range of scholarships are awarded to students in the College of Education at CSUDH. For more information on available scholarship, opportunities call the College of Education Student Services Center at (310) 243-3525 or visit

Graduate Equity Fellowships

Award amount up to $5,600. Awarded by the CSUDH Graduate Studies Office to graduate students with strong academic records and financial need; renewable for two years. Must be accepted into a CSUDH graduate program, have a faculty sponsor, and commit to a research project. Students must complete a separate application, available in the Graduate Studies office, Welch Hall room 445. Contact the Graduate Studies Office at (310) 243-3693 for deadline.

Health Science 

  • Karg Scholarship. Awarded to a graduating student in the Orthotics and Prosthetics Program every two years. Contact the Health Science Department, located in Welch Hall room 385C or call (310) 243-2170 for further information.


  • Jack Kilfoil Memorial Scholarship. Must be a current CSUDH student majoring in History or community college or high school student entering CSUDH to pursue a major in History. Award amount varies. To apply complete a CSUDH Scholarship Application Form,, Provide a sample of your historical writing, transcripts (non-official accepted) and a personal statement to: Jack Kilfoil Memorial Scholarship Selection Committee, History Department, La Corte Hall A-342. Applications may also be mailed to JKMS Selection Committee, History Department, CSUDH, 1000 E. Victoria St., Carson, CA 90747. Deadline in the spring.

International Study

Unless otherwise noted, contact the International Education Center, SCC 1364 or call (310) 243-3919 for further information.

  • Del Amo Foundation Scholarship. The scholarship is awarded to outstanding students for study in Spain through the International Program.
  • International Study Scholarship. The scholarship is awarded to outstanding students for semester or year-long study abroad.

Kinesiology and Recreation

  • Tri-Carson Scholarship. Two $1,000 awards to a CSUDH Junior or Senior CSUDH Standing student in the Division of Kinesiology and Recreation that demonstrates financial need with a minimum 3.00 GPA or above. Deadline: January.


  • William Armacost Memorial Scholarship, Marcie Stewart Memorial Scholarship. Student must be a currently enrolled undergraduate in a Mathematics major (any option). Additional requirements apply to each scholarship. Students must complete a separate application for each scholarship. Applications and the current announcement with complete requirements are available at CSUDH.EDU/Math.


Contact the Music Program, LCH E-303 or call (310) 243-3543 for application and deadline information. Most Music scholarships require auditions, which are held after the filing period.

  • Jubilee Choir Scholarship. This scholarship, contributed to the University by the CSU Dominguez Hills Jubilee Choir, is awarded annually to a student who is a full-time music major with a specialty in voice.
  • Louis Bell Memorial Scholarship. The award provides assistance to students who excel in musical performance.
  • Marshall Bialosky Scholarship Fund. This endowment was established honoring the CSU Dominguez Hills founding Music Department chairman. It provides financial assistance to a music major.
  • Mary L. and Frederick C. Peters Memorial Scholarship. These scholarships are designed to further enhance and encourage orchestral musicians to continue their studies at CSU Dominguez Hills.
  • Mu Phi Epsilon Scholarships. Gamma Sigma Collegiate Chapter. These scholarships are awarded to continuing students who are members of the Mu Phi Epsilon Professional Music Fraternity. These scholarships are based on achievement, grade point average, and service to the department and fraternity. Three awards are offered each year, one each in the areas of Music Performance, Music Education, and Audio Recording and Music Synthesis. Other local and international awards are also available to members.
  • Music Department Scholarship. Students who excel in music performance are provided financial assistance.
  • The National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences. This scholarship, created with an endowment from the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences, is awarded to continuing students, with a major in audio recording or music synthesis option.


Detailed information for each award or scholarship is available by contacting the Division of Nursing at (800) 344-5484 or by visiting

  • Academic Preceptor Nursing Residency Program. Scholarships providing a structured guided learning experience at UCI Medical Center or VA Long Beach to qualified minority students in order to enhance an understanding of advanced roles and career opportunities in nursing.
  • Advanced Education Nursing Traineeship. Graduate nursing (MSN) students may apply for the Advanced Education Nursing Traineeships for the academic year. Students who are qualified and submit a complete application will be awarded full tuition/fee reimbursement for each fall and spring semester. Student will also receive a stipend. The stipend amount depends on the number of qualified students who apply for these funds. Stipend funds are considered taxable income.
  • American Association of Critical Care Nurses. Educational Scholarship Program AACN Scholarships encourage nurses to make their optimal contribution in promotion of the Association's vision of a healthcare system driven by the needs of patients and families.
  • Health Professions Education Foundation. The Bachelor of Science Nursing Scholarship and Loan Repayment Nursing program offers up to $19,000 in scholarship and loan repayment for BSN students and graduates accepted or enrolled in a BSN program in California.
  • Home Care Nursing Scholarship Award. The California Association for Health Care Services at Home (CAHSAH) has established a Home Care Nursing Scholarship fund to provide support for Division of Nursing Stateside BSN students who have demonstrated a commitment to home and to the community.
  • Kaiser Nursing Scholarship Award Series. Annual scholarship available to all BSN and MSN students.
  • Minority Nursing Education Foundation (MNEF) – Scholarship. MNEF scholarships are for students who have successfully completed at least one year of education in a nursing school. MNEF aims to support individuals by providing financial assistance. The normal timeframe for the scholarship is an announcement in May, application deadline in July, and award announced in August. The following is the criteria to apply for an award through MNED.
  • Registered Nurse Education Loan Repayment Program. Scholarships available to BSN students planning to serve communities and facilities with shortages of RNs and to increase number of underrepresented minorities of RNs.
  • San Diego Black Nurses Association, Inc. Scholarships awarded annually. Available to currently enrolled BSN or MSN students with demonstrated financial need and one semester to complete degree
  • Shirley C. Titus Scholarship Fund. Scholarships for graduate level study offered by the California Nurses Association.
  • Joyce Lee Harper Award. Mr. David Harper has established a $500 scholarship for nursing students in memory of his wife Joyce Lee Harper, who died from cancer. The Harper family wishes to acknowledge the significant and meaningful contribution hospice and oncology nurses made to the comfort and well-being of Joyce Harper during her illness and end of life.
  • Outstanding BSN Fall/Spring. Must be a BSN student at CSUDH.  Recipient receives an award plaque.  Award presented at the Sigma Theta Tau Induction Ceremony the following May.
  • Outstanding MSN Fall/Spring. Must be a MSN student at CSUDH.  Recipient receives an award plaque.  Award presented at the Sigma Theta Tau Induction Ceremony the following May. Tau Induction Ceremony the following May
  • Cynthia G. Johnson School of Nursing Community Service Student Award. Each year the SON honors one outstanding graduating MSN student and one outstanding BSN student at the commencement ceremonies. Any BSN or MSN enrolled in a School of Nursing degree program and must be graduating in the year selected with a GPA of 3.5 in the Nursing Major.
  • Reserve Member Stipend Program Awards – Department of Veterans Affairs. Scholarships are available for the final two years of baccalaureate and entry-level Master's degree in nursing. Awards involve a two-year service obligation in a VA Medical Center
  • Spirit of Nursing Award. Sponsored by the Army Nurse Corps and the National Student Nurses' Association.


  • Sam Wiley Scholarship. Awarded to continuing Physics majors with a 3.0 GPA and enrolled at CSUDH. Preference will be given to full-time students. For questions and additional information on the scholarship, please contact the Physics Department Office at (310) 243-3591.
  • Philip Johnson Scholarship. A scholarship of $1000 is awarded to a junior or senior Physics major who is judged on potential for academic excellence in Physics as evidenced by past scholastic performance and letters of recommendation. Contact the Physics Department at (310) 243-3591 for further information.
  • Theodore Will Scholarship. A scholarship of $500 is awarded to a freshman or sophomore Physics major who is judged on potential for academic excellence in Physics as evidenced by past scholastic performance, and letters of recommendation. Contact the Physics Department at (310) 243-3591 for further information.

Political Science

  • The Michael O'Hara Memorial Scholarship is offered to outstanding students majoring in political science. Please contact the Political Science Department, SBS D-311, (310) 243-3444 for details.

Public Administration

Contact the Department of Public Administration, SBS D-311 or call (310) 243-3444 for further information.

  • Abraam Krushkhov Memorial Scholarship. In memory of former Public Administration faculty member and distinguished practitioner, this scholarship is awarded annually to an undergraduate or graduate student majoring in Public Administration. Selection criteria include financial need, academic performance, and career goals or research interests in municipal administration, urban planning, or current urban issues.

Quality Assurance

  • Muriel Mantes Scholarship. Maximum award is $1,000. Scholarships are awarded to outstanding students in either the bachelor's or master's programs in Quality Assurance who have studied at least one year of measurement sciences. GPA requirement in minimum 3.0. To apply students must contact the Coordinator of the Quality Programs.


  • Army ROTC Scholarship. The Army ROTC scholarship Program and the Army ROTC Green to Gold Scholarship Program provide opportunities for high school graduates and enlisted members of the Army to complete their baccalaureate degree and also earn commission through participation in the ROTC scholarship program. Scholarships can pay full tuition and fees (in-state or out-of-state) or room and board (up to $10,000/year). Contact the Department of Military Science at 310-243-3017.
  • ROTC Scholarships. Two, three and four year ROTC scholarships are available for qualified CSU Dominguez Hills students who have been accepted into an Army or Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps program at one of the participating universities in the Los Angeles basin. The scholarships may pay for tuition, fees, and books. For more information call the ROTC program at: > Loyola Marymount University (310) 338-2770, > California State University at Long Beach (562) 985-5436, University of California at Los Angeles (310) 825-1742, or University of Southern California (213) 740-2670.


  • Anne Peters Memorial Scholarship. Award amount $700 - $1,000. Awarded every spring semester to students pursuing studies in Sociology, Labor Studies or Interdisciplinary Studies. Must be a Sociology major or minor, Labor Studies student, or Interdisciplinary Studies major. Students must complete a separate application, available from the CSUDH Sociology Department, SBS B-334. Contact the Sociology Department at (310) 243-3431 for application and deadline information.

Social and Behavioral Sciences

  • Anne Peters Memorial Scholarship. One to three scholarships awarded every spring semester. Award amount is $300-$700. Must be Sociology major or minor, Labor Studies major, or Interdisciplinary Studies major. Applications available 5th week of the Spring semester in Sociology Department, SBS B-334.
  • George B. Simon Scholarship. This memorial scholarship is awarded to an outstanding first year graduate student in the Psychology Master's program. Contact SBS A-331 or call 310) 243-3467 for more information.

Theatre Arts and Dance

Contact the Theatre Arts Department, LaCorte Hall room A-111, or call (310) 243-3588 for further information.

  • Carol Tubbs Dance Scholarship. This scholarship was established for students who: Have declared a major in Theatre Arts with a Dance Option; have taken an active role in Dance Program Activities; have been recognized by the faculty as a versatile performer or scholar who can perform in many styles of dance and in varied performance venues; have demonstrated commitment to the Dance Program and Dance Productions, provide an example of positive leadership; strong work ethic, and incomparable dedication. All students must have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 in order to be considered. This application is for all students who will be enrolled full-time in the Dance Option in a sophomore, Junior, or senior standing in the 2016-2017 school year. Students must complete a separate application available at Deadline: During Spring Semester.
  • Dominguez Theatre Guild Scholarships. One outstanding Theatre Arts student is provided with $500 in financial assistance for a semester (a total of two for the academic year).
  • Charlotte Gibson Memorial Scholarship. An exceptional student in Theatre Arts will receive $500 each year for all-around theatrical and academic excellence. Recipients should be junior majors entering into their senior year.
  • Play Box Award. This award is presented by the Dominguez Theatre Guild to that student who has displayed superior overall theatrical skills, over their entire CSUDH career. An award of $250 is provided.