C A L I F O R N I A S T A T E U N I V E R S I T Y B A K E R S F I E L D
Financial Aid and Scholarships
Student Administration Building, SA 114
(661) 665-6800 (fax)
The Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships administers a number of financial aid programs to enable students without adequate financial resources to attend California State University, Bakersfield. Students may contact the office or view the office home page at www.csub.edu/finaid for specific application instructions. The priority filing date for financial aid consideration for all CSU campuses is March 3, 2003, March 2, 2004, and March 2, 2005. Applications for financial aid will be accepted after the priority date, but awards to eligible late applicants are dependent upon the availability of limited funds.
A qualified applicant will be considered for a “financial aid package” which may include monies from one or a combination of some of the following programs:
Grants and fellowships are disbursed directly to students for living and educational expenses and do not need to be repaid, unless the student withdraws from all classes prior to completion of 60% of the quarter.
Athletic Grant-in-Aid - Athletic Grant-in-Aid is a CSUB grant program for student-athletes. Eligibility is determined by the CSUB Athletic Department and is awarded in accordance with National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) regulations.
Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) Grant - Native American students who can prove membership in a federally recognized tribe may receive education grants from the Federal Bureau of Indian Affairs. If you are a member of a California tribe, contact the Bureau’s Office of Indian Education, 2800 Cottage Way, Sacramento, CA 95825, phone (916) 978-6058.
Cal Grant Program - The Cal Grant Program is a state-funded educational opportunity grant program administered by the California Student Aid Commission (CSAC) to assist students in paying for a college education. These awards do not need to be repaid by the student. Because of recent state legislation, the existing Cal Grant Program has been expanded and additional grants have been added. With the exception of Cal Grant T, recipients of these awards are eligible to receive a fifth year of funding while enrolled in eligible teaching credential programs. The final filing deadline for these programs for Academic Year (AY) 2003-04 is March 3, 2003, for AY 2004-05 is March 2, 2004, and for AY 2005-06 is March 2, 2005.
Cal Grant A Entitlement Award – This award provides grant funds to help pay tuition/fees for California residents at qualifying for-credit instructional programs of not less than two academic years (currently $1,572 at CSUB). These awards are guaranteed for those students who have a high school GPA of no less than 3.0 and meet the established program eligibility criteria.
Cal Grant B Entitlement Award – This award provides grant funds for access costs for low-income students in an amount not to exceed $1,551. This grant is to be used to pay living expenses and expenses related to transportation, books, and supplies. Beginning with the second year of Cal Grant B benefits, Cal Grant B also helps pay for tuition/fees for California residents attending qualifying institutions offering a baccalaureate degree (currently $1,572 at CSUB). These awards are also guaranteed for those students who have a high school GPA of no less than 2.0 and meet the established program eligibility criteria.
California Community College Transfer Entitlement Award – This award is offered to California Community College students who were not awarded Cal Grant As or Bs within a year of graduating from high school, but meet certain requirements at the time of transfer from a California Community College to a qualifying institution offering a baccalaureate degree. These awards are also guaranteed for those students who have a Community College GPA of at least 2.4 and meet the established program eligibility criteria. They can represent the equivalent of either a Cal Grant A or B award.
Competitive Cal Grant A and B Award – This award is to be used for the same purposes as the Cal Grant A and B Entitlement awards, except that they are not guaranteed. The award is based on a competitive basis and intended for students who did not receive an entitlement award and are from low- and middle-income families.
Cal Grant T Award – This award is for teacher credential candidates who have a baccalaureate degree and plan to attend a teacher credential program. The award is to be used only for tuition/fees for a maximum of one academic year of full-time attendance ($1,734 at CSUB). As a condition of receiving a Cal Grant T award, a recipient must teach for one year at a low-performing public school for each $2,000 of award money received, for a maximum of four years. Any recipient who does not meet the teaching obligation will be required to repay the award. The final filing deadline for AY 2003-04 is June 2, 2003, for AY 2004-05 is June 1, 2004, and for AY 2005-06 is June 1, 2005.
Fifth Year Benefits Award – This award is for Cal Grant recipients who are enrolled in a mandatory five-year undergraduate program, which requires all participants to complete more than four years of undergraduate study.
CSU Graduate Equity Fellowship Program - This program seeks to increase the diversity of students completing Graduate degree programs in the CSU and encourages continuation on to doctoral programs and consideration of university faculty careers. It provides fellowships for economically disadvantaged CSU students, especially from groups that are underrepresented among Graduate degree recipients in their areas of study, and promotes faculty mentoring and research opportunities. Fellowships are administered through the Office of Graduate Studies and Research on a competitive basis for Graduate students. Individual fellowship awards may range from a minimum of $500 to a maximum of $4,500 with an average award approximating $1,500. Students may apply by filing a FAFSA. Contact the Office of Graduate Studies and Research (661) 664-2231 for the fellowship application.
Educational Opportunity Program (EOP) Grants - This is a state-funded program limited to Undergraduates admitted to California State University, Bakersfield through the Educational Opportunity Program. To be eligible for the EOP grant, a student must be disadvantaged according to criteria established by state regulations, and be enrolled at least half time. This program currently provides up to a maximum of $650 annually to students enrolled in the EOP program. Apply by contacting the EOP Office at (661) 664-2275 or write:
California State University, Bakersfield
9001 Stockdale Highway
Bakersfield, California 93311-1099
Federal Pell Grant - The Federal Pell Grant program is the largest federal student-grant program. Eligibility was previously limited to Undergraduate students for up to five years of full-time attendance. As a result of the Higher Education Act Amendments of 1998, students enrolled at least halftime in teacher preparation post-baccalaureate programs leading to an initial teaching credential are now also eligible. Eligibility for a Pell Grant is dictated by the federal government according to a formula developed by the U.S. Department of Education and Congress. Pell Grant awards for full-time students currently range from $400 to $4,000, but may change from year to year depending on Congressional appropriations. Apply by completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grants (FSEOG) - The FSEOG program is a federally-funded program that is designed to supplement other sources of financial aid for Undergraduate students who demonstrate exceptional financial need. Typically, the average award at CSUB is less than $1,000 because funds are not sufficient to meet the needs of all eligible students. A student’s eligibility for FSEOG is determined by information submitted to the Financial Aid Office on the FAFSA.
Governor’s Teaching Fellowship Program (GTFP) - The GTFP is an important component of Senate Bill 1666. These competitive awards are designed for students preparing to teach in low-performing schools in California for four years. These fellowships provide $20,000 to help pay education and living expenses while students are enrolled full-time in a California Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CCTC) accredited California State University (CSU), University of California (UC), or independent college/university teacher education program.
Some 1,000 fellowships will be awarded annually. To apply, please download the online application at:www.teacher-fellowship.calstate.edu or request an application by sending an email to teacher-fellowship @calstate.edu, or call the GTFP toll-free number at (866) 824-7335.
Scholarships for Disadvantaged Students (SDS) - This program is available for bona fide nursing students from disadvantaged backgrounds who are enrolled as full-time students. If sufficient funds are available, Undergraduate students who have demonstrated a commitment to pursuing a career in health professions may also be considered. Scholarship awards may cover tuition and required fees, books and supplies, and reasonable living expenses incurred while enrolled in school as a full-time student. Bona fide nursing candidates interested in being considered for the SDS Program should contact the Nursing department at (661) 664-3102 or the Office of Financial Aid & Scholarships at (661) 664-3016 for additional information.
State University Grant - The State University Grant (SUG) is a California State University (CSU) funded grant, intended for needy students who are legal residents of California. The California State University Chancellor defines eligibility criteria for award priorities as well as amounts of the grant. A maximum SUG of $2,154 for undergraduates and $1,734 for graduate/post-baccalaureates for the academic year is targeted to students with exceptional financial need. All other less needy students are considered for a percentage of the maximum SUG award based on the student’s family financial strength.
Some financial aid programs allow eligible students to borrow money to pay their living and educational expenses. Various short-term and long-term loan programs are available to both students and parents.
Federal Perkins Loans - Federal Perkins Loan is a low interest (5%) federal loan, available to students who demonstrate financial need and are enrolled at least halftime. Based on the availability of funds, Undergraduates pursuing a bachelor’s degree, classified Graduates and Teaching Credential candidates may qualify for this loan. Up to $15,000 may be borrowed for Undergraduate study. Graduate or professional students may borrow up to a cumulative total of $30,000 (including any previous Perkins program loans). The student, while in school, pays no interest and repayment does not begin until nine months after graduating or leaving school.
Federal Nursing Loan (NL) - The Nursing Student Loan program provides up to $2,500 annually for the first two years of Undergraduate study in the nursing program, $4,000 annually for subsequent Undergraduate study. Repayment begins at a 5% interest rate nine months after a student graduates or ceases to be a halftime student.
Federal Family Education Loan Programs (FFELP)/Ford Federal DIRECT Loan Programs - Federal Family Education Loan Programs, the FFELP loans, which previously consisted primarily of the Stafford Loan programs, both subsidized and unsubsidized, and the PLUS program have been replaced at CSU Bakersfield by the William D. Ford Federal DIRECT Loan programs. The Direct Loan program is virtually identical to the FFELP, except that the federal government is the lender, rather than a private bank, savings and loan, or other commercial lender. CSUB, as well as many other colleges and universities, has converted from the FFELP to the Direct Loan program as we believe it better serves the needs of our students, especially with respect to expediting the processing of their student loans.
SUBSIDIZED Direct Student Loan - This loan is designed to meet the calculated need of students (up to the maximum allowed at each grade level) where grants, scholarships, and other resources do not completely fill the need for aid, as calculated by the federally-mandated need analysis process. For SUBSIDIZED Direct Loans, there is no interest charged as long as the student is continuously enrolled on at least a halftime basis (except for summers). Repayment, including interest, begins six months after a student is no longer enrolled on at least a halftime basis. The interest rate on new loans with a first disbursement on or after July 1, 1994, can change each year of repayment depending on changes to the Federal Treasury Bill interest rate, but it will never exceed 8.25%.
UNSUBSIDIZED Direct Student Loan - For students who are not able to show need according to the required need analysis calculation, or where the calculated need for a subsidized loan is less than the maximum that is allowed for the student’s grade level, students may apply for an UNSUBSIDIZED Direct Loan. For example, if a freshman has no calculated NEED for aid, and if he/she is receiving no scholarship or other resources, then that freshman could borrow, as an UNSUBSIDIZED Direct Loan, any amount he/she wishes, up to the freshman academic year limit of $2,625. For Unsubsidized Direct Loans, students must pay the interest on the loan. For example, the interest on an unsubsidized loan of $2,625 is currently $195 per year. Depending upon the amount due, students who are receiving unsubsidized loans will be billed monthly or quarterly for the interest, beginning within sixty days of the first disbursement of the loan. The student may defer the interest until graduation. Full repayment (not just interest) begins within sixty days after the student drops below full-time.
Direct PLUS Loan - The PARENTS of students who are regarded as DEPENDENT for need analysis purposes may also choose to apply for a Direct PLUS (Parent Loans for Undergraduate Students) Loan. Typically, the Direct PLUS Loan takes the place of whatever calculated parent contribution (resulting from the need analysis process) that the parents cannot actually provide from current income and/or savings. PLUS loans are limited only by the budget calculated by the school financial aid office minus any scholarships or other resources, which are to be received by the student. For example, if the calculated budget is $9,000 for an academic year, then the parents of a dependent student may borrow any amount they feel they need up to $9,000. However, if the student were to receive scholarships totaling $1,000, the parents could only borrow up to $8,000. Parents should take note that there is no deferment of interest or regular repayment for Direct PLUS loans. Full regular repayment will begin within sixty days of the first disbursement of the loan. The interest rate is variable, but it will never exceed 9%.
Academic Year Direct Loan Program Limits:
Freshman.......................... $2,625 (0-44 units)
Sophomores .................... $3,500 (45-89 units)
Juniors............................... $5,500 (90-134 units)
Seniors.............................. $5,500 (above 135 units)
Graduate Students........... $8,500
Credential and Conditionally-accepted
Graduate Students........... $5,500 for no more
than one year
Graduate Cumulative Maximum, INCLUDING
Undergraduate loans........ $65,500
The above academic year amounts are maximums. If the required need analysis process indicates a lesser need, then you may borrow only the amount for which you are calculated to have need. To be considered for any of the William D. Ford DIRECT loans, you should complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
Short-Term Emergency Loan - This loan is administered by the CSUB Foundation Office and is for assisting students with unanticipated temporary emergencies. The maximum loan is $150 and is repayable within 30 days. A nominal service fee is charged. The emergency loan is available to any enrolled student, not just those receiving financial aid. Applications are available in the Foundation Accounting Office, SC 122, phone (661) 664-3209.
Part-time employment opportunities are available on and off campus.
Federal Work-Study - This federal program provides a variety of positions on and off campus through which a student can earn money to pay for their educational expenses. The student can adjust their work schedule to conform to their class load. A student must qualify for financial aid to be placed in a work-study position. Apply by completing the FAFSA.
America Reads/Counts Programs - CSUB also participates in the America Reads/Counts programs, which are federal initiatives that challenge universities to train work-study eligible students to provide tutoring of reading and mathematics to elementary/middle school children performing below grade level. These programs are part of the Federal Work-Study program, but require the submission of a supplemental application in addition to the FAFSA.
State Work-Study Teaching Intern Program - This state program provides eligible students the opportunity to earn money to help defray their educational costs while gaining experience in educationally beneficial or career-related employment. Legislation requires that participating schools establish work-study positions for students who will provide tutorial instruction to pupils in various outreach activities. These activities may include, but are not limited to, tutoring in core courses, pupil mentoring, curriculum development, and academic counseling during or after regular school hours. For additional information, contact the CSUB Kern English & Math Program (KEMP), phone (661) 664-2411.
Student Assistant (on campus) & Part-time (off campus) Employment - Student Assistant employment is available on campus and eligibility is not based on financial need. Part-time, off-campus employment is available to all students as well. Positions are advertised in the Career Planning and Placement Center located in the Student Center, phone (661) 664-3033.
The purpose of the University’s scholarship program is to provide monetary support and public recognition to students who have demonstrated academic excellence in the classroom. CSUB’s growing scholarship program encompasses campus-wide, school/departmental, and community-based scholarships that are awarded by donors and/or respective scholarship committees. Scholarship awards typically range from $50 to $2,500, and are usually disbursed on a quarterly basis. The following are examples of scholarships awarded throughout the year by CSUB’s scholarship committees:
Leodies “Lee” Adams Memorial Scholarship - Lee Adams joined the staff at Cal State Bakersfield in 1972 as the Director of the Educational Opportunity Program (EOP). During his 27 years at CSUB, Lee was committed to the social and academic success of all students. This scholarship is awarded to first-time freshmen from the Kern High School District and will be based on academic achievement and financial need. Special consideration will be granted to graduates of the Project B.E.S.T. program.
Joseph E. Anderson, Jr. Memorial Endowment - The Joseph E. Anderson, Jr. Memorial Endowment fund was established by the CSUB Foundation Board of Directors at its meeting of September 26, 2001 to honor the memory of its long-serving member of the Board of Directors. Disbursements from this endowment are to be used for scholarship awards to students enrolled at CSUB. Since Dr. Anderson was a member of the Dr. Ernest W. Williams, Jr. Scholarship Committee, the recipients of the Anderson Memorial Scholarship will be selected by the Dr. Ernest W. Williams, Jr. Scholarship Committee.
Arts & Sciences Merit Award Scholarship Program - This program is sponsored by the Advisory Board for the Schools of Humanities & Social Sciences and Natural Sciences & Mathematics. The goal of this program is to offer selected “honors” and/or “high ability” graduates from area high schools four-year scholarships of $5,000 to major in an eligible program and to graduate with a baccalaureate degree within four years. Each merit scholarship will be awarded based on academic achievement and commitment to complete an appropriate major within a four-year period. Interested students must meet the following minimum criteria: 3.8 cumulative GPA; or 1000 on the SAT; or 25 on the ACT.
Mildred Baer Presidential Scholarship - This scholarship is awarded in memory of Mildred Baer, who was a highly regarded home economics teacher in the city of Taft for many years. This scholarship is awarded annually to incoming freshmen. Eight (8) awards are made on an annual basis for $1,000 each.
Dolores and Victor Cerro Scholarship - Established by Victor and Dolores Cerro and family, this $500 scholarship is awarded annually to three students transferring from Bakersfield College (BC) to CSUB. Eligible applicants should be BC Transfer Center participants who plan on attending CSUB full-time (12 units or more), must possess a minimum cumulative 2.5 GPA, demonstrate evidence of campus and community involvement, and must have resided in Kern County for at least three years.
Dr. Chee-Mok Chan Scholarship - This scholarship was established by Dr. & Mrs. Chee-Mok Chan to assist CSUB students with their educational expenses. Students of Chinese/Asian ancestry are especially encouraged to apply. Eligible students must have a 3.0 GPA, financial need, and demonstrate evidence of campus and community involvement.
Florence Clare Presidential Scholarship - This scholarship, established by the Estate of Florence Clare, is intended for incoming freshmen who demonstrate academic achievement (minimum 3.25 GPA) and leadership ability. Recipients must reside in the CSUB service region, be interested in serving the community, and have a viable economic need. Three or more scholarships of $1,000 each are awarded on an annual basis.
CSUB Alumni Association Scholarship - Funds for this scholarship are provided from the interest that has accrued from the CSUB Alumni Association Scholarship Endowment. Awards are made annually to graduate or credential students, who are entering with or currently have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0. Students must demonstrate financial need and be dedicated to, and have participated in, extracurricular activities that benefit the community and the university.
CSUB Associated Students, Inc. - Scholarships are awarded annually to incoming freshmen, transfer, and Antelope Valley students. Selection criteria include academic achievement (at least 3.0 cumulative high school grade point average) and extracurricular activities (evidence of leadership experience through involvement in associated students or other campus-related organizations).
CSUB Staff Forum Scholarship - Funds for this scholarship are generated from the efforts and hard work of CSUB staff members who are nominated and elected to participate in the CSUB Staff Forum. Two awards are given annually, one to a CSUB staff member, and another to a child of a CSUB staff member enrolled or planning to enroll at CSUB.
William and Laura Edwards Scholarship - Johnnie M. Cerro, a CSUB alumnus of 1972, established this scholarship in December 2000 to honor the memory of her parents. Proceeds from this endowment are used to fund scholarships for students preparing to be teachers and who plan to remain in Kern County after completion of their teaching credential program.
Dr. Hans Einstein Community Medical Scholarship - This endowed scholarship is funded by the family of Dr. Hans Einstein and is intended to assist pre-med students attending CSUB. Recipients of this scholarship must intend to return to Kern County to practice medicine upon completion of their medical training. This scholarship is awarded annually.
Dr. John Forney Memorial Scholarship - The CSUB Foundation established the Dr. John L. Forney Memorial Scholarship Endowment so that present and future generations may know of his dedication to our community and our university. Dr. John L. Forney was a member of the California State University Bakersfield Foundation Board of Directors from 1971 until his death in 1998. This scholarship is awarded annually to incoming freshmen.
Adeline Frasch Memorial Scholarship - The CSUB Foundation established the Adeline Frasch Memorial Scholarship Endowment in honor of Adeline Frasch, who served as a member, life member, and honorary member of the California State University Bakersfield Foundation Board of Directors for 31 years. Mrs. Frasch demonstrated a lifetime of commitment to the Bakersfield community and to CSUB. This scholarship is awarded annually.
Helen Louise Hawk Honors Scholarship - These scholarships are generated from the proceeds of a $1 million gift from Helen Hawk Windes to the CSUB Honors Program. The donor, a former journalist and public relations professional, provided this gift to allow the University to offer $1,000 scholarships to incoming honor students. Scholarships are awarded to students, who have at least a 3.8 high school GPA, or a score of 1150 on the SAT, or a score of 26 on the ACT. In addition, students are asked to participate in the CSUB Honors Program to receive this award.
G. A. Holtz Scholarship - This scholarship was established by Mrs. Grace Holtz in memory of her late husband, G. A. Holtz. Nine (9) awards of $300 each are made available annually to incoming freshmen who have demonstrated academic excellence and potential for a high degree of interest and participation in activities of the college community. Financial need is not a consideration for receipt of this scholarship.
Harold G. Hull Scholarship - One scholarship of $400 is made available to an incoming freshman meeting University requirements of academic excellence, campus and community involvement, and financial need. Monies are provided by the estate of Dorothy D. Hull to honor Harold G. Hull.
Kiwanis Club of Bakersfield - The Kiwanis Club of Bakersfield has provided scholarships to students attending California State University, Bakersfield since 1976. The Club offers annual scholarships to incoming freshmen who are Kern County residents. Selection criteria include academic excellence, community service, and financial need.
Dr. Clifford Loader Memorial Scholarship - The CSUB Foundation established the Dr. Clifford Loader Memorial Scholarship Endowment. Dr. Loader was a founding member of the California State University Bakersfield Foundation Board of Directors and served as its first chairman. This scholarship is awarded annually to incoming freshmen.
Dr. Robert C. Marshall Endowed Scholarship - This scholarship program was created out of the generosity of Dr. Robert C. Marshall, MD, a local Bakersfield physician and a Taft Union High School alumnus. In an effort to promote and support the educational pursuits of Taft Union High School District graduates attending CSUB, this annual scholarship ($2,450 in AY 2002-03) is awarded to a student who meets the following scholarship requirements: admission to CSUB; graduation from the Taft Union High School District; academic potential; leadership ability; and economic need. Incoming freshmen as well as continuing CSUB students are eligible to apply for scholarship consideration by submitting either the Freshman Scholarship Application (incoming freshmen only) or the CSUB Academic Scholarship Application (all other students), of which both have an annual deadline of April 1.
Honorable Len McGillivray Memorial Scholarship - This scholarship was established in the Fall of 1998 by Anne McGillivray in memory of her husband the Honorable Len McGillivray. Judge McGillivray served as a Kern County Superior Court judge from 1983 until his death in 1998. Proceeds from the endowment will be used to fund a scholarship for an incoming freshman from the Kern High School District, who will be following a pre-law curriculum at CSUB.
President’s Matching Scholarship Fund Program (PMSFP) - The President’s Matching Scholarship Fund Program (PMSFP) is in response to changes brought about with the 2000/01 Lottery Revenue Budget. The 2000/01 budget delegates to California State University (CSU) campus Presidents the authority to determine how system-wide lottery revenue funds that support access and retention programs can be used most effectively to advance campus outreach and retention efforts. President Arciniega chose to use a portion of “campus-based program” lottery funds to create the PMSFP. This program is intended to match academic scholarship awards made by various Campus-based Scholarship Donors.
Gladys Rachal Scholarship Fund - This scholarship fund was bequeathed to the California State University Bakersfield Foundation through the estate of Gladys Rachal, a prominent Kern County resident. Two (2) $725 scholarships are awarded annually to incoming freshmen with outstanding scholarship records (3.25 cumulative GPA minimum) and who have demonstrated evidence of campus and community leadership. Applicants are required to submit a personal statement delineating their educational and career goals.
In addition to the sampling of campus-based academic scholarships listed above, the following list represents just a few of the specialized scholarships that are also available at CSUB. These specialized scholarships have their own applications, separate and apart from the applications required for the campus-based scholarships, which may be obtained through the Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships at CSUB.
CSU Future Scholars Program - The CSU Future Scholars Program is designed to increase college participation of students who are disadvantaged because of economic, educational, or environmental factors. Thirty (30) awards of $1,000 each are made on an annual basis. Students whose family have not had education beyond elementary or secondary school or who are the first in their family to attend college are eligible for consideration for this scholarship. Those who attended high schools where low rankings on standardized tests or poverty prevails, as well as migrant families, rural families and residents of impoverished areas are also eligible. To be eligible students must be California residents, graduate from a California high school, meet regular CSU admission requirements, enter the CSU preferably as a first-time freshman or as a transfer student, enroll on a full-time basis, and demonstrate academic promise. Applications are customarily made available in the fall. For more information, please call the Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships at (661) 664-3016.
Filipino Excellence Scholarship - The Filipino Excellence Scholarship was established to promote students of Filipino ancestry or other CSUB students and financially assist them with their educational endeavors. Typically, four (4) $1,000 scholarships are awarded annually. Interested students must meet the following criteria: be a full-time student; a new or reentry CSUB student preferably of Filipino ancestry; and have a minimum 3.0 GPA. Eligible applicants must submit the following along with their Filipino Excellence Scholarship Application: three letters of recommendation, an academic transcript or latest grade report, and a recent passport-size photograph. For more information, please call (661) 664-2264.
Hispanic Excellence Scholarship - The Hispanic Excellence Scholarship Fund is a CSUB collaborative initiative launched in 1984 by President Tomás A. Arciniega to increase access for academically qualified, economically needy, preferably Hispanic students who display leadership potential. Several $1,500 and $2,500 scholarships are awarded annually. Interested applicants must have a minimum 3.0 GPA and intend to be enrolled as a full-time student at CSUB. For more information, please call (661) 664-2160 or (661) 664-3052.
Alan Pattee Scholarships - The California Education Code includes provisions for the waiver of mandatory systemwide fees as follows: 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;
Section 66025.3 – Qualifying children, spouses, or unmarried surviving spouses of a war period veteran of the U.S. military who is totally service-connected disabled or who died as a result of service-related causes; children of any veteran of the U.S. military who has a service-connected disability, was killed in action, or died of a service-connected disability and meets specified income provisions; qualifying dependents of a member of the California National Guard who in the line of duty and in active service of the state was killed or became permanently disabled or died of a disability as a result of an event while in active service of the state; and undergraduate students who are the recipient of or the child of a recipient of a Congressional Medal of Honor and meet age and income restrictions; and
Section 68121 – Student enrolled in an undergraduate program who are the surviving dependent of any individual killed in the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center in New York City, the Pentagon building in Washington, D.C., or the crash of United Airlines Flight 93 in southwestern Pennsylvania, if the student meets the financial need requirements set forth in Section 69432.7 for the Cal Grant A Program and either the surviving dependent or the individual killed in the attacks must have been a resident of California on September 11, 2001.
Students who may qualify for these benefits should contact the Admissions/Registrar’s Office for further information and/or an eligibility determination.
Dr. Ernest W. Williams, Jr. Scholarship - This scholarship was established by members of the CSUB staff, faculty, and interested persons from the community to honor the memory of Dr. Ernest Williams, Jr. Generally, 10 to 15 awards of $1,000 each are given annually to African-American or other CSUB students enrolled full-time, who demonstrate academic and leadership potential, and a commitment to the advancement and educational opportunity of all people without regard to cultural or ethnic background. Scholarship applications for the Dr. Ernest W. Williams, Jr. Scholarship are available at area high schools and CSUB in the spring, with a mid-April deadline. For more information, please call Dr. Willis Hill, Scholarship Committee Chair, at (661) 664-3366.
In addition to the scholarships listed above, the following sampling of scholarship awards are available from various private donors and organizations who wish to assist students majoring in specific academic disciplines in meeting their educational expenses. These awards fall under the category of campus-based scholarships and require the completion of the CSUB Academic Scholarship Application and two recommendation forms. Amounts and number of awards may vary from year to year.
Arts & Performing Arts
• Bill Burton Memorial Scholarship (Music)
• Tim Cartwright Memorial Scholarship Endowment (Jazz Musicians)
• CSUB Choral Music Scholarship
• CSUB Jazz Festival Scholarship
• Howard Dallimore Memorial Scholarship (Music)
• Dorian Society Scholarship (Art, Music, Theatre)
• Dwayne Gholston Endowment (Music)
• Ham & Wry Production Theatre Scholarship
• Armand Hammer Scholarship Endowment (Fine Arts)
• Instrumental Music Scholarship
• Margaret Rogers Lovallo Scholarship (Music)
• Mary Osborne Memorial Scholarship (Music)
• Robert Scherb II Endowment (Choral Music)
• Ken Secor Choral Music Scholarship Endowment (Choral Music)
• Bobby Jo Shannon Straight-Line Music Scholarship
• Sid Sheffield Memorial Scholarship Endowment (Performing Arts)
• Pearle Zalud Scholarship (Music)
• Sean Baxter Memorial Scholarship (Basketball)
• Richard Foster Scholarship Endowment
• Friends of CSUB Wrestling Endowment
• Rachel Gamez Memorial Scholarship
• Jimmie Icardo Memorial Scholarship
• The Fred McDonnell Memorial Scholarship (Soccer)
• Jason Schattenkirk Endowment (Swimming/Diving)
Business and Public Administration
• Bakersfield Chapter Appraisal Institute (Real Estate)
• The Jimmy D. Barnes Memorial Learning Scholarship (Business)
• Beta Gamma Sigma in Honor of J.D. Barnes (Business)
• The John Brock Endowment (Business)
• CSU Robert M. Odell Endowed Scholarship (Accounting)
• Howard Dallimore Memorial (Public Administration or Music)
• Don Hopkins Advertising Club Scholarship (Public Relations)
• Elmer F. Karpe Memorial Real Estate Scholarship
• J.A. and Flossie Mae Smith Scholarship (Accounting & Marketing)
• California Retired Teachers - Laura E. Settle Scholarship
• California Teachers Association-Sierra Service Center Scholarship
• Linda Sue Chaney Memorial Scholarship (Teaching)
• CSUB Teacher Growth Endowment
• Delta Kappa Gamma Alpha Alpha Chapter (Teaching)
• Delta Kappa Gamma Beta Zeta Chapter (Teaching)
• Fred & Beverly Dukes Endowment (Teaching)
• Leo B. Hart Teacher Education Endowment
• Kern Division California Retired Teachers’ Association
• Liberal Studies Scholarship Endowment (Teaching)
• Christa McAuliffe Memorial Scholarship (Education)
• Dr. Carl E. Miller Endowment (Teaching)
• Dr. Ernie Page Memorial Scholarship (Education)
• Panama Education Foundation Scholarship (Teaching)
• Benjamin Schneider Memorial (Special Education)
• Schuetz-Richardson Special Education Scholarship
• Kathleen Van Horn Scholarship (Teaching)
• Tim & Jeanelle Palmbach Scholarship (Political Science)
• Joe Wooldridge Memorial (Law)
Humanities & Social Sciences
• Betty B. Albright Memorial Scholarship (Sociology)
• Audrey Kay Bender Memorial Scholarship
• CSU - Angelina Aliberti Ruggie and Lawrence L. Ruggie Scholarship (Humanities, Law, Social Work)
• Kern County Sheriff’s Reserve Association Scholarship (Criminal Justice)
Natural Sciences & Mathematics
• Friends of Biology Scholarship
• John Reed Memorial Scholarship (Biology)
• San Joaquin Valley Chapter of the American Petroleum Institute Scholarship
• J.A. & Flossie Mae Smith Scholarship (Agricultural Biology)
• C.E. Strange Scholarship (Physics, Geology)
• Pearle Zalud Scholarship (Agricultural Biology)
• Millie Ablin Endowment Scholarship
• Cochran Continence Scholarship
• Haidee DuRelle Endowment Fund for Nursing
• Mamie Hawkins Nursing Scholarship
• Kaiser Permanente Nursing Scholarship Fund
• Kern County Medical Society Scholarship
• Kern County Medical Center Auxiliary Scholarship
• Kern Registered Nurses Scholarship
• Tim & Jeanelle Palmbach (Nursing)
• Marion Reed Nursing Scholarship
• Emma Simms Nursing Scholarship Endowment
• Ralph Smith Nursing Scholarship
• Fay Walters Scholarship (Nursing)
Financial aid recipients are advised of their rights with respect to their financial aid and scholarship records and of their right to appeal certain types of decisions made by the OFA&S. In consideration of limited catalog space, these rights are referenced in this section and students are referred to the OFA&S website at www.csub.edu/finaid for more detailed information.
Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) - The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act affords students certain rights with respect to their educational records including: 1) the right to inspect and review their educational records within 45 days of the day the University receives a request for access; 2) the right to request the amendment of their educational records that they believe are inaccurate; and 3) the right to consent to disclosures of personally identifiable information contained in their educational records, except to the extent that FERPA authorizes disclosure without consent.
Financial aid recipients may appeal certain types of decisions made by the OFA&S. To begin the process, the student should first meet with their assigned Financial Aid Counselor to discuss the issue and develop a resolution, if possible. If a resolution is not possible, then an appointment should be made to meet with the Associate Director of Financial Aid & Scholarships, phone (661) 664-3265, SA 120. If the issue is still not resolved to the student’s satisfaction, he/she may schedule a meeting with the Senior Division Director of University Services, (661) 664-3264, SA 121. If a resolution is still not possible, the student may formally appeal the matter to the Financial Aid Advisory Committee, which serves as a review board for applicants or recipients whose situation warrant special consideration regarding eligibility for financial assistance. The composition of the Financial Aid Advisory Committee includes senior campus officials from offices with which the OFA&S interfaces, as well as faculty and student financial aid recipient representatives. The Financial Aid Advisory Committee is normally the last level of appeal that a student can make. Students should realize that neither the OFA&S staff nor the Financial Aid Advisory Committee has the authority to change or ignore federal and state student assistance programmatic regulations, and in those situations an appeal is not an appropriate means of student recourse.