Our Opportunities

Welcome to the California State University, Bakersfield (CSUB) Scholarship website!

To apply to any of the CSUB scholarships listed below, click the gold “Sign In” button on this page to begin. You must have a CSUB ID number to be able to sign in and begin your scholarship application.

Once you complete this General Scholarship Application, the system will automatch it with all scholarships in which you meet the criteria. Meeting the qualification criteria means you will be entered into the pool of applicants for a particular scholarship. It does not guarantee you will receive a scholarship.

Our priority application period is January 1st to March 2nd for the upcoming academic year. However, students may still apply after this date, as some scholarships may be awarded later in the year.

If you have any questions about this website, please contact our Scholarship Coordinator, Ms. Kim Wellman, at (661) 654-3270.

Opportunities Table
Award Name Actions
Varies Dr. Gary and Katy Kessler Scholarship
The Kessler Scholarship was established by Dr. Gary Kessler, CSUB Professor Emeritus and founding faculty in the Department of Philosophy and...
The Kessler Scholarship was established by Dr. Gary Kessler, CSUB...
  • Deadline: 12/20/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline12/20/2020
Varies Beglin Family Awards
This scholarship was established by Philip J. and Kelley H. Beglin. Kelley is a lecturer at CSUB. Award Criteria: Two awards in the amount of $250...
This scholarship was established by Philip J. and Kelley H. Beglin. ...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: Varies
Varies Dr. Ernest Williams, Jr. Memorial Scholarship
This scholarship was established by Dr. Ernest W. Williams, Jr. Scholarship Committee, and Bakersfield Foundation for underrepresented groups of...
This scholarship was established by Dr. Ernest W. Williams, Jr....
  • Deadline:
  • Award: Varies
Varies Louis Barbich Scholarship
This scholarship was established by Louis J. Barbich to help support students with a concentration on Accounting. Award Criteria: Full time;...
This scholarship was established by Louis J. Barbich to help support...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: Varies
Varies PMSFP Brent Waterman Memorial Scholarship
The PMSFP was established by Former President Tomás Arciniega with “campus-based program” lottery funds. Current CSUB President Horace Mitchell...
The PMSFP was established by Former President Tomás Arciniega with...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies PMSFP Stephen Neal Scholarship
The PMSFP was established by Former President Tomás Arciniega with “campus-based program” lottery funds. Current CSUB President Horace Mitchell...
The PMSFP was established by Former President Tomás Arciniega with...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Claude Fiddler Geology Scholarship
This scholarship was established by Linda Fiddler, in honor of her father, Claude Fiddler, and his passion for geology.
This scholarship was established by Linda Fiddler, in honor of her...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Dr. Ray Geigle Merit Scholarship Endowment Fund (A&H)
This scholarship was created in by friends, colleagues, and students in honor of the superb service of Dr. Ray Geigle, former Dean of the School of...
This scholarship was created in by friends, colleagues, and students in...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Dr. Ray Geigle Merit Scholarship Endowment Fund (NSM&E)
This scholarship was created in by friends, colleagues, and students in honor of the superb service of Dr. Ray Geigle, former Dean of the School of...
This scholarship was created in by friends, colleagues, and students in...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies AAUW Scholarship
The AAUW (formally known as the American Association of University Women) advances equity for women and girls through advocacy, education, and...
The AAUW (formally known as the American Association of University...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
$0.00 INYO City Probation Peace Officers Association Scholarship
This annual scholarship was established by the INYO County Probation Peace Officers Association to support students pursuing a degree in Criminal...
This annual scholarship was established by the INYO County Probation...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $0.00
Ended
Varies Packer 5th Year Award Scholar
This scholarship is established by Bill and Neva Packer, for a student who is in financial need and in need of support for their final term of...
This scholarship is established by Bill and Neva Packer, for a student...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies C. Richard and Audrey Barnes Nursing Scholarship
This scholarship was established by C. Richard and Audrey Barnes to assist need based students in pursuit of an undergraduate nursing degree. Award...
This scholarship was established by C. Richard and Audrey Barnes to...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Gombos Family Scholarship
This scholarship was established by the Gombos family who lived in the Bakersfield community for many years and who run a successful business. The...
This scholarship was established by the Gombos family who lived in the...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
$0.00 CSUB Links for Life
Link to life is proud to be part of the ongoing tradition of Cal State University to assist the financial support of your students. We are glad to...
Link to life is proud to be part of the ongoing tradition of Cal State...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $0.00
Ended
$1,400 CSU Glenn & Dorothy Dumke Fellowship
This CSU Fellowship was established in memory of Dr. Glenn S. Dumke, Chancellor or the California State University system from 1962 to 1982. The...
This CSU Fellowship was established in memory of Dr. Glenn S. Dumke,...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $1,400
Ended
$0.00 Earl Wiseman Guitarist Scholarship
Earl Wiseman was a talented guitarist who lost his life on July 4, 2013. Earl was a beloved son, brother, uncle and friend. This scholarship has...
Earl Wiseman was a talented guitarist who lost his life on July 4, 2013....
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $0.00
Ended
Varies Fritch Honors Scholarship in Memory of Dr. Michael Flachmann
This annual scholarship was established by Dr. & Mrs. Fritch in memory of Dr. Michael Flachmann, who was a distinguished faculty member, Professor...
This annual scholarship was established by Dr. & Mrs. Fritch in memory...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
$200.00 Leo Pierucci A&H-Cancelled due to revision in agreement
This scholarship was established by Mr. and Mrs. Leo Pierucci to help out the CSUB School of Arts and Sciences Foundation account for the purpose...
This scholarship was established by Mr. and Mrs. Leo Pierucci to help...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $200.00
Ended
Varies CBIZ Accounting Scholarship
This scholarship was established by CBIZ MHM, LLC to assist talented students in pursuit of an undergraduate degree and a career in accounting. ...
This scholarship was established by CBIZ MHM, LLC to assist talented...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
$0.00 Christine "Chrissy" Mettler Nursing Scholarship
The purpose of the Chrissy Mettler Nursing Scholarship is to promote scholarship and academic excellence at CSUB. The scholarship will provide a...
The purpose of the Chrissy Mettler Nursing Scholarship is to promote...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $0.00
Ended
Varies CSU Trustees' Award for Outstanding Achievement
This CSU Award for Outstanding Achievement was established to recognize students who have overcome adversity, demonstrated financial need, and have...
This CSU Award for Outstanding Achievement was established to recognize...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies CSUB Associated Students Incorp (ASI) Scholarship
ASI provides resources and programs that encourage leadership development and broaden social, educational, political and cultural awareness for the...
ASI provides resources and programs that encourage leadership...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies CSUB Jazz Festival Scholarship
Each year, the Music Department awards numerous scholarships to support outstanding student musicians majoring in Music and to participate in our...
Each year, the Music Department awards numerous scholarships to support...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies CSUB Pearle Zalud Music Scholarship
This scholarship has been provided by the Diocese of Fresno on behalf of the Zalud Scholarship fund or the Zalud Grant Fund. The funds are to be...
This scholarship has been provided by the Diocese of Fresno on behalf of...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Dr. George B. Hibbard Retirement Scholarship
This scholarship was established to honor Dr. Hibbard on the occasion of his retirement as the Vice President of Student Affairs in 2005. Award...
This scholarship was established to honor Dr. Hibbard on the occasion of...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies First Presbyterian Church and Westminster Choir Scholarship Fund
This scholarship was established by the First Presbyterian Church and Westminster Choir to support and promote musical study and ministry. Award...
This scholarship was established by the First Presbyterian Church and...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Hippen / Hendrickson Nursing Scholarship Fund
This scholarship was established by Cheryl and Duane Moore, to honor their mothers Pamela J. Hippen and Alma E. Hendrickson, who received wonderful...
This scholarship was established by Cheryl and Duane Moore, to honor...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies J.A. and Flossie Maye Smith Scholarship Fund
The funds for these scholarships were left in a trust to further the cause of education, to advance and promote said objective in the field of...
The funds for these scholarships were left in a trust to further the...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
$0.00 John and Ruth Ulman
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $0.00
Ended
Varies Lee Adams Memorial Scholarship
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Lindsey Scholarship Fund
Established by the Lindsey Grandchildren Trust, funds will be used to provide scholarships to areas of greatest need as determined by the financial...
Established by the Lindsey Grandchildren Trust, funds will be used to...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Mai-Lightner Arts and Humanities Scholarship Fund
Mr. Kiet Mai and Mr. Edward Lightner established this scholarship in support of CSUB students studying Visual Arts in the School of Arts &...
Mr. Kiet Mai and Mr. Edward Lightner established this scholarship in...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Pearle Zalud Biology Scholarship
This scholarship has been provided by the Diocese of Fresno on behalf of the Zalud Scholarship fund or the Zalud Grant Fund. The funds are to be...
This scholarship has been provided by the Diocese of Fresno on behalf of...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies The Bakersfield Californian Scholarship
The Bakersfield Californian has established annual scholarships to benefit students in the field of Journalism/Communications. Award Criteria:...
The Bakersfield Californian has established annual scholarships to...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Varner Scholarship
*This scholarship was established by Skeet Varner to assist first generation college students to attend college. Award Criteria: Demonstrate...
*This scholarship was established by Skeet Varner to assist first...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies CSUB Dr. Ernest Williams, Jr. Memorial 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...
This scholarship was established by members of the CSUB staff, faculty,...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
$2,000 CSU Robert M. Odell Endowed Scholarship in Public Administration
The California Society of Municipal Finance Officers (CSMFO) established the Robert M. Odell endowed Scholarship Fund in April 1987 to honor this...
The California Society of Municipal Finance Officers (CSMFO) established...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $2,000
Ended
$2,000 CSU Wilson C. Riles Education Scholarship
This CSU Scholarship was established in the name of Wilson C. Riles who began his career in 1940 as a teacher and administrator in Arizona public...
This CSU Scholarship was established in the name of Wilson C. Riles who...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $2,000
Ended
$6,000 CSU Howard Christiansen
The Howard C. Christiansen Trust established an endowed scholarship in 2016 for students pursing a bachelors or graduate degree in the study of...
The Howard C. Christiansen Trust established an endowed scholarship in...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $6,000
Ended
$2,500 CSU Jim Sanders Media and Leadership Scholarship
This scholarship is to honor and support the leaders of today and tomorrow among the California State University student population. The media...
This scholarship is to honor and support the leaders of today and...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $2,500
Ended
$300 Dr. Gary and Katy Kessler Scholarship
This scholarship awards $300 in the Fall term to a graduating senior in the Religious Studies and/or Philosophy Programs. Selection criteria...
This scholarship awards $300 in the Fall term to a graduating senior in...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $300
Ended
$1400.00 CSU Glenn and Dorothy Dumke Fellowship
This fellowship encourages student scholars to engage in graduate work in fields such as public policy, American history, economics, archival...
This fellowship encourages student scholars to engage in graduate work...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $1400.00
Ended
$4,000 CSU Hampton Scholars Scholarship
Dr. Claudia H. Hampton was first African American trustee of the California State University. She served on the board for 20 years from 1974 to...
Dr. Claudia H. Hampton was first African American trustee of the...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $4,000
Ended
$3,000 CSU Richard K. Leffingwell Scholarship
This CSU Scholarship was established in the name of retired U.S. Army Officer, Richard Leffingwell, who graduated from CSU Northridge and joined...
This CSU Scholarship was established in the name of retired U.S. Army...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $3,000
Ended
$10,000 CSU William & Janet Lahey Art Education and Visual Arts Scholarship
This CSU Scholarship was established in the name of Dr. William Lahey, who served as Assistant Vice Chancellor in the CSU system from 1966 to 1986....
This CSU Scholarship was established in the name of Dr. William Lahey,...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $10,000
Ended
Varies Helen L. Hawk-Windes Honors Program Scholarship
CSUB has offered special honors classes for its very best students since the fall of 1980.  What began as a two-year general education Honors...
CSUB has offered special honors classes for its very best students since...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
$0.00 Marjorie R. Lindsey Scholarship
Based on merit and financial need. Awarding Criteria: In the CSUB Honors program, financial need.
Based on merit and financial need. Awarding Criteria: In the CSUB Honors...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $0.00
Ended
varies 60+ Club
Awarding Criteria: Full time, Senior or Junior level, 3.0 GPA. Majoring in Nursing or Education
Awarding Criteria: Full time, Senior or Junior level, 3.0 GPA. Majoring...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: varies
Ended
Varies Adele Davis Scholarship Endowment
This scholarship was established by CSUB Music Department Chair, Dr. Doug Davis, in September 2005, in honor of his wife Adele Davis, a local 1st...
This scholarship was established by CSUB Music Department Chair, Dr....
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended