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CSULB College Scholarships and Grants

Searching for financial aid can be quite a daunting task if you don’t know where to start.  Most college students are constantly struggling to find ways to pay for their school.  Fortunately, there are a number of California State University college scholarships and grants that are available to students who are eligible to receive them.  Anytime you are applying for any source of funding it is important that you send out multiple applications to different sources.

Students are often surprised to see the number of csulb scholarships and grants that are given out every year.  It is important to understand how the whole funding process works to help you with your scholarship applications.  Once you understand the specific categories of scholarships that are available, it will be easier to find funding that you can apply for.

The most basic types of scholarships are given to students for specific merits.  The most important criteria for this funding is grades and test scores. The students’ ethnicity, background, school, or field of study is not considered for this general category.  Students who achieve a certain GPA will be eligible for these grants and scholarships.

There are other financial resources that are given to students who are interested in certain fields.  There are specific financial aid packages that are designed for students who are study in a number of different fields.  These scholarships are more common in the science and math fields than any other program.

Students who come from diverse ethnic backgrounds can also look for minority grants and scholarships offered through different non profit organizations.  These funds are designed to help promote education within a specific group of people.  Any student who has a family member in the military can look for military scholarships that are available.

One of the best places to look for csulb college scholarships, endowments, and grants is directly through California State Universities and colleges.  Every university and college offers funding for their student population.  This financial aid is designed to attract the best and the brightest students to their schools.  Anyone who is interested in learning about these opportunities should talk to the financial aid department in the college of interest to find out more information.

People keen on getting college scholarships and grants needs to ensure they do their homework beforehand.  There are a number of things that you can do to search for potential opportunities that are available.  Always look for local sources of funding first, and then start branching out into federal funding.  Visit the website studentaid.ed.gov to find out more information about scholarships and grants that are available.


Amy P'Pool is currently a student at California State University at Long Beach. Studying journalism, aspiring to be a professional writer someday. She enjoys hiking, being outdoors, jogging thru the parks and along the beaches of California, some consider her to be true....

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