Academic Catalog

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 http://www.csudh.edu/financial-aid/.

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 www.fafsa.gov; the California Dream Act Application online at dream.csac.ca.gov. Students that submit their FAFSA or California Dream Act Application after the March 2 deadline will only be considered for any remaining funds.

Eligibility

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 orI-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 http://www.csudh.edu/financial-aid/ 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 http://www.csudh.edu/financial-aid:

  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.
    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 http://www.csudh.edu/career-center/.  Students who do not have Federal Work-Study eligibility may be able to find employment on or near campus. Job listings are available at http://www.csudh.edu/career-center/. You can also find employment opportunities by checking with on-campus departments.
    Information concerning policies regarding the return of federal title IV student assistance funds as required by regulation is available from the Financial Aid Office.
    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 finaid@csudh.edu. Office hours are subject to change. For the current office hours, please visit our webpage at http://www.csudh.edu/financial-aid/contact/index.

Institutional Information

Information concerning student body diversity at CSU Dominguez Hills, including the percentage of enrolled, full-time students who are (1) male, (2) female, (3) Pell Grant recipients, and (4) self-identified members of a specific racial or ethnic group, must be obtained from the Office of Institutional Effectiveness and Assessment 1000 E. Victoria St. Carson, CA 90747, (310) 243-3532.

Information concerning teacher preparation programs at CSU Dominguez Hills, including the pass rate on teacher certification examinations, may be obtained from the Teacher Preparation Program Report.

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 30 days of their 18th 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 www.sss.gov.

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: www.csudh.edu/consumerinfo.

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?

  • Attainment of three years’ worth of high school credits. 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 AB 540 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: https://dream.csac.ca.gov/application/NewUserAccess.aspx
  • If you are a returning student visit https://dream.csac.ca.gov/security/ApplicantLogin.aspx 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 www.csac.ca.gov for the current application deadline date.

Scholarships

Through the generous donations of sponsors and friends of the University, CSUDH offers scholarships to assist academically qualified students. Unless otherwise noted, the applications are available via the online CSUDH Scholarships Portal, managed by the Financial Aid Office.

We are pleased to offer on-line scholarship searches where students can navigate their way through an array of different scholarship search sites. Students can access scholarships by visiting www.csudh.edu/scholarships. Listings for outside scholarships are received throughout the year.

University Scholarships

Bill Rosendahl Courage Scholarship. Award amount varies. Open to all majors. LGBTQ encouraged to apply. Applicants should demonstrate an interest in public service.

Breakthrough Scholarship $10,000 award. Established to provide support to students who are enrolled in a degree program at CSUDH. Applicants must demonstrate financial need and have attended one of the following high schools in California: San Juan Hills High School, Dana Hills High School, Capistrano Valley High School.

Carico Macdonald Kil & Benz LLP Scholarship. $7,000. Designated for a sophomore student who attended high school in the greater South Bay area of Los Angeles. Applicants must be currently enrolled and have a minimum 3.0 GPA. A letter of recommendation is required. 

Catalina Island Scholarship. $500. Awarded to current CSUDH students. Must be a current Catalina Island Resident or attended high school in Catalina Island.

California State University Dominguez Hills Alumni Scholarship. Award amount varies. Awarded to a full-time undergraduate and graduate student. 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.

Crankstart Scholarship for Community College Transfer Students. Ten $2,500 scholarships awarded. Can be pro-rated for part-time students. The Crankstart Scholarship for Community College Transfer Students is designated for students who have transferred from a California Community College within the last four years. Applicants must have demonstrated financial need, and show academic promise and a commitment to obtaining their degree.

CSUDH Faculty and Staff Scholarships.  Scholarship amount varies. Applicants must be currently attending CSUDH as a full-time, undergraduate or graduate student in Fall and have a minimum 3.0 GPA. Applicants must demonstrate school and community involvement.

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.

Dr. Lois W. Chi - Emeritus Faculty Association Science Scholarship. $1,000-$2,00 award. Designated for currently enrolled CSUDH undergraduate or graduate students pursuing a degree in biology, chemistry, or a closely related field in the biomedical sciences. Preference is given to full-time undergraduate students majoring in a natural science. Applicants must have a minimum 3.0 GPA and demonstrated financial need. Applicants must submit two (2) letters of recommendation and write a thoughtful essay detailing their future career/college goals.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.

Edison International STEM Scholarships. Twenty-four $2,000 awards. 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.

Herman O’Melia Scholarship. Award amount varies. Designated for an undergraduate in any academic discipline. Must have a 3.0 CSUDH GPA, be a U.S. Citizen, a resident of Los Angeles County and demonstrate financial need.

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.

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.

Julieta & Juan Dominguez Memorial Scholarship. Award amount varies. Designated for undergraduate students pursing a major or minor in Spanish and/or Chicano/a studies. Applicants must have a minimum2.0 GPA, demonstrated financial need, and strong community, church or school involvement.

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 CSUDH while pursuing a bachelor's degree.

Leo F. & Margaret B. Cain Emeritus Faculty Association Scholarship. $2,000 award. Awarded to an outstanding CSUDH graduate or undergraduate student currently enrolled at CSUDH pursuing a degree in a public service field. Preference is given to full-time graduate students. Applicants must demonstrate excellent academic performance (GPA of 3.5 or greater is recommended) and career commitments to teaching or academic research, educational administration, or other types of public service. Applicants must submit two (2) letters of recommendation and write a thoughtful essay detailing their future career/college goals.

Lonnie Gene Sims Memorial Scholarship.  $2,000 award. Designated for 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.

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.

Male Success Alliance Scholarship (MSA). Award amount varies. Awarded to active MSA students with demonstrated financial need who are involved in their community.

Osher Scholarship Program for California Community College Transfer Students. Ten awards at $2,500 each. Awarded to students who transfer from a California Community College for the upcoming fall semester. The recipient 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.

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 3.4 GPA and 44 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.

René Romero Memorial Scholarship. Award amount varies. René Romero was a student at CSU Dominguez Hills, majoring in digital media arts and audio recording. He was a de-voted campus leader. Applicants must be an undergraduate majoring in Audio Recording with a 2.8 CSUDH GPA or higher.

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.

Vic and Curly Scholarship. Award amount varies. One scholarship awarded to an academically qualified, first-time freshman who demonstrates financial need.

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 have a minimum 3.0 GPA and be a resident of the County of Los Angeles. Applicants should demonstrate community involvement related to improving opportunities for children, encouraging economic development, or improving transportation in Los Angeles.

Departmental Scholarships

College of Arts and Humanities 

Africana Studies
Dr. William Little Memorial Scholarship. $1,000 award. Created in memory of Dr. Little, Professor of Africana Studies at CSUDH. Applicants must be an undergraduate or graduate student who is currently enrolled in or have taken a minimum of 6 units in the Department of Africana Studies at CSUDH. Students must have minimum 3.0 GPA in Africana Studies with demonstrated financial need.
Art
Cordella Davis-Ramond Scholarship. $1,000 award. Applicants must be enrolled in the Studio Art option with a minimum 3.0 GPA to be eligible for this scholarship. As part of the application, students must write an essay stating how their art contributes to positive change and upload a link to their art portfolio with five digital images of paintings and/or drawings created in the last two years, with at least two out of five created at CSUDH.

Ritz International Scholarship. $500 award. Applicants must be an undergraduate student majoring in Art, with concentration in Art History, Design, or Studio Art with a minimum 3.0 GPA.

Winston Russell Hewitt Memorial Endowed Scholarship in Art. $2,500 award. The scholarship is only open to Junior and Senior students studying Art who have a strong background in painting applications. Students must submit an artistic portfolio as part of the application process. Paintings can include illustration, drawings and paintings in any medium (including digital illustration) and can be applied to either two-dimensional or three-dimensional works of art.

Communications
Donn E. Silvis Memorial Scholarship. $750 award. Founded by the family of Dr. Silvis, Professor of Communications at California State University, Dominguez Hills. Applicants must be an Advertising and Public Relations major and submit a letter of recommendation from a Communications faculty member.

Gil & Shirley Smith Scholarship. $1,000 award. Awarded to deserving undergraduate students pursing one of the majors in the communications department. Applicants must have a minimum 3.0 GPA and demonstrated financial need.

Hope Scholarship. Three $1,000 awards. Designated for a currently enrolled full-time or part-time undergraduate student pursing one of the majors in the communications department. Applicants must have minimum 2.0 GPA and demonstrated financial need.

Leslie Akemi Nakai Memorial Scholarship. Five $1,000 awards. Established in memory of Leslie Akemi Nakai, a student at California State University, Dominguez Hills. Applicants must be a current CSUDH Communications major with minimum 2.5 GPA.

Honeywater Scholarship. $1,000 award. Designated to support students studying Film, TV & Media. Applicants must be a currently enrolled full-time undergraduate student with a minimum 3.0 GPA. 

History
Jack Kilfoil Memorial Scholarship. Award amount varies. All students currently enrolled as history majors at CSUDH are eligible to apply, including graduating seniors or community college and high school students who certify that they intend to declare themselves as history majors upon entering CSUDH. Students who have received a Kilfoil Scholarship previously are ineligible.

Pamela D. Emerson Environmental and Social Justice Scholarship. Award amount varies. Applicants must be a History major or minor in good standing with minimum 2.0 GPA. Applicants must submit an essay analyzing environmental/social justice issues in any historical context.

Interdisciplinary Studies
Camille Gibbs Memorial Scholarship. $1,000 award. Established in memory of Camille Gibbs, a mid-life student on the verge of accomplishing her life-long dream of a college degree. This scholarship was created to help future IDS/PACE students returning as adults to college. Applicants must be enrolled in Interdisciplinary Studies (IDS)/PACE as an undergraduate major and have demonstrated financial need.

David Heifitz Memorial Scholarship. $1,000 award. Established in memory of Professor David Heifetz, chair of IDS/PACE at CSUDH for many years. This scholarship was created to provide financial assistance to a deserving IDS/PACE or Labor Studies student. Applicants must be enrolled in Interdisciplinary Studies (IDS)/PACE or Labor Studies as an undergraduate major and have demonstrated financial need. 

Negotiation, Conflict Resolution and Peace Building 
Deborah Thomas Memorial Fund. Award amount varies. This fund supports students seeking to pursue careers in Dispute Resolution and Peace-building. It supports scholarship and education in the field of Negotiation, Conflict Resolution, and Peace-building (NCRP). Applicants must be enrolled in 12 Units or more within the NCRP Program and have a minimum 3.0 GPA. 

Theatre Arts and Dance
Brenda Arrieta Killian Scholarship. $500 award. Established in memory of alumnus Brenda Arietta Killian. Although she was unfocused as an 18-year old entering college, she came into her own when she got involved in theatre. Applicants must be a current full-time student who will be enrolled full-time (Fall and Spring) in the Theatre Major: with sophomore, junior, or senior standing in the upcoming school year.

Carol Tubbs Endowed Scholarship. $500 award. Designated for a student with a declared major in Theatre Arts with a Dance Option. Successful applicants must have taken an active role in Dance Program Activities and 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.

Charlotte Gibson Scholarship. $500 award. Established for students who are an exceptional student in Theatre Arts. The scholarship is for all-around theatrical and academic excellence. Recipients should be junior majors entering into their senior year.

Peter Rodney Scholarship. $500 award. Reflecting Dr. Peter Rodney’s belief that theatre developed the “whole person,” this scholarship is presented to the student(s) who combines academic excellence and production expertise with a positive outlook that adds to the culture of the department. Applicants must be a Theatre Arts major entering into their sophomore, junior or senior year and have demonstrated a commitment to all aspects of Theatre including performance and production.

Stew Christie Memorial Scholarship. $500 award. This scholarship is granted to a student who has shown excellence in technical skills, either as a stage manager, lighting or sound operator, costumer, or set construction. Applicants must have declared a major in Theatre Arts and are pursuing training in technical theatre with a minimum 3.2 GPA. 

College of Business Administration and Public Policy

Vicente Sarmiento Memorial Scholarship. $1,000 award. This scholarship is for currently enrolled undergraduate students with a declared major in Criminal Justice Administration. Applicants must have a 2.7 GPA or higher with demonstrated financial need. The successful applicant should demonstrate commitment to reforming the criminal justice system and/or an interest in improving the conditions of confinement of the incarcerated. 

Abraam Krushkhov Memorial Scholarship. $500 award. Given in memory of Abraam Krushkov, a former faculty member in Public Administration. This scholarship is for undergraduate or graduate students with a declared major in Public Administration. The applicant must possess an interest and have completed studies in urban and/or municipal issues

CBAPP Advisory Board Scholarship. Up to $1,000 award. This scholarship is for a currently enrolled student with a declared major in the College of Business Administration and Public Policy. The student must be a senior in the award year with a 3.0 GPA or better in courses completed at CSUDH and be enrolled in at least 12 units during the semester for which student applies for the scholarship. 

Bill Rogers Scholarship. $500 award. Designated for a currently enrolled student with a declared major in the College of Business Administration and Public Policy in good academic standing. The student must live in one of the following zip codes: 90001, 90002, 90003, 90059, 90061, 90220, 90221, or 90222.

Chiou-Hsiung Bear Chang Scholarship. Award amount varies. Given in memory of Chiou-Hsiung "Bear" Chang, professor of accounting from 1983-2008, this scholarship is for students with a declared major in the College of Business Administration and Public Policy. Applicant must be a currently enrolled student in good academic standing. 

Donald Jones Memorial Scholarship. $1,000 award. This scholarship is for students with a declared major in Criminal Justice Administration. Applicants must be a U.S. citizen, with a strong desire to pursue a professional career in a law enforcement field. The recipient must have a minimum 2.0 GPA overall, with minimum 2.3 GPA in Criminal Justice Administration coursework. The award should be used to pay for tuition, books, and/or student housing. 

Gil & Shirley Scholarship. $1,000 award. Designated for a continuing undergraduate student within the College of Business Administration and Public Policy with at least one semester of coursework remaining. The student must have a minimum 3.0 GPA, either major or overall, and have demonstrated financial need. 

Jerry Groomes Endowed Scholarship in Public Administration. $1,000 award. This scholarship is for an undergraduate or graduate student with a declared major in Public Administration. Must be a CSUDH graduate or undergraduate student majoring in Public Administration. The student must be currently enrolled during the semester for which the student applies for the scholarship, and have a minimum 3.0 GPA, either major or overall.

Leonard Moite Endowed Scholarship. $500 award. This scholarship was founded by the friends, family, students, and colleagues in honor of the life and work of Dr. Leonard Moite, a distinguished and beloved professor of Economics for over 20 years. This scholarship is for an undergraduate student with junior or senior standing who has a declared concentration in Finance. Applicants must have a minimum 3.0 GPA, either major or overall, and plan on continuing their education to obtain a master’s, doctoral or professional degree.  

Roger W. Berry Ph.D Endowed Scholarship. Award amount varies. Established in memory of emeritus professor of marketing, Roger W. Berry, Ph.D., this scholarship is for students enrolled in any major within the College of Business Administration and Public Policy. Applicants must have a minimum 3.0 GPA and be a full-time student within any of the CBAPP programs at CSUDH. 

Senator Joseph M. Kennick Scholarship. $500 award. The Senator Joseph M. Kennick Scholarship was created to provide financial assistance to a deserving student majoring in criminal justice. This scholarship is for students with a declared major in Criminal Justice Administration. Applicants must be in good academic standing. 

Thomas Burrows Scholarship. Award amount varies. Established in memory of Thomas Burrows, this scholarship is for students with a declared major in the College of Business Administration and Public Policy, with preference given to students with a concentration in Management. Applicants must have junior or senior standing, demonstrated financial need, and possess a strong record of academic achievement. The award must be used for tuition and/or books only.  

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 visit http://www4.csudh.edu/coe/resources-links/financial/index.

Barry “Poppa” Levinson Endowed Scholarship in Education. $1,000 award. Designated for a student with special needs pursuing a degree in a College of Education undergraduate or graduate program and/or a student pursuing degree in Special Education

Bergen Family Endowed Scholarship. $1,000 award. The Bergen Family Scholarship is designated for a student within the Teacher Education Multiple Subject program. Must be a Full-time student with minimum 3.5 GPA and demonstrated financial need. Preference is given to those pursuing a Bilingual Authorization.

Brazeller Family Credentialing Assistance Scholarship. $5,000 award. Designated for students enrolled in a credential program, student teaching or intern options within the College of Education. Applicants must have demonstrated financial need. Students from underrepresented groups and students of color are encouraged to apply. 

California Retired Teachers Association Orange County Central Division #44. $1,000 award. Designated for a student enrolled in the Teacher Education program at CSUDH. Applicants should have a GPA of 3.0 or higher, with demonstrated financial need. 

California Retired Teachers Association South Bay Division # 46. $1,000 award. Designated for a student enrolled in the Teacher Education program at CSUDH. Applicants should have a GPA of 3.0 or higher, with demonstrated financial need. 

Carson Companies Scholarship. Full payment of in-state & CSUDH mandatory registration fees. Designated for a student who is pursuing a Liberal Studies major. The student should demonstrate high academic achievement, with a GPA of 3.5 or above. The scholarship may also support Liberal major pursuing a teaching credential.  

COE Honorary & Memorial Scholarship. $1,000 award. Designated for a student in the College of Education. Applicants should have a minimum GPA of 3.0 or above. 

College of Education Master’s Endowed Scholarship. $1,000 award. Designated for a student pursuing a master’s degree in Education at CSUDH. The scholarship is intended for a student working or planning to work in PreK-14 education. Applicants should have GPA of 3.5 or above.  As part of the application process, the applicant will write a personal statement addressing how completion of the master’s degree will (1) affect the professional growth of the applicant and (2) improve PreK-14 education. 

Davis Family Graduate Education Endowed Scholarship. $500 award. Designated for a student who is pursuing a master’s degree in the Curriculum and Instruction program. The successful applicant must have two or more years of successful teaching experience in urban schools. Applicants should have a GPA of 3.5 of above.  

Doris A. Davis Endowed Memorial Scholarship. $1,500 award. Designated for a student who is enrolled in a College of Education program pursing a teaching credential. The successful applicant must have graduated from one of the high schools in the City of Compton. 

Gil & Shirley Smith Scholarship College of Education. $1,000 award. Designated for a student within the College of Education. The student must be a returning undergraduate student with at least one semester of coursework remaining in their pre-teaching or teacher prep program. Applicants should have demonstrated financial need with a minimum 3.0 or above GPA.

Hilda S. Baca Fetcenko Endowed Memorial Scholarship. Award amount varies. Designated for a student enrolled in a College of Education program who is working toward a bilingual (Spanish/English) certification. Applicants should have demonstrated financial need with a minimum 3.2 or above GPA.

James E. Williams Memorial Scholarship. Award amount varies. Designated for a student enrolled in the teacher credential program at CSUDH. The successful applicant should plan to teach at an inner city or economically challenged school. Applicants should have commitment to first year of teaching in an inner-city school. Applicants should have demonstrated financial need with a minimum 3.0 or above GPA.

Joette Lavarini Memorial Scholarship. Award amount varies. Designated for a student who is pursuing student teaching at an elementary school. The student must have high academic standing to be eligible. Applicant should have demonstrated financial need. 

Kaufman Family Endowed Scholarship. $1,000 award. Designated for students in the Multiple Subject Student Teaching option who intend to teach in an urban school. Multiple subject student teacher intending to teach in an urban school. Applicants should have 3.0 GPA in the last 60 units of undergraduate & graduate work and have demonstrated financial need.

Laura E. Settle Scholarship. $3,000 award. Designated for a student enrolled in the credential program at CSUDH. The student should have high academic standing and demonstrated financial need to be considered for this award.

Lawrence DeVoogd Endowed Scholarship. $1,000 award. Designated for students enrolled in one of the following College of Education programs: teacher education, liberal studies, teaching credential, and/or master’s degree in Education. Students must have minimum 2.8 GPA or above with demonstrated financial need. As part of the application process, the student must complete a personal statement articulating how students learn best. 

Miguel Gallegos Memorial Scholarship. $1,000 award. Designated for a student enrolled in College of Education program, who is working toward a bilingual (Spanish/English) certification. Applicant must have a GPA of 3.5 or above and demonstrated financial need. 

Naomi Byers Scholarship. $1500 award. Designated for a student enrolled in the Teacher Education division at CSUDH. The recipient should be pursuing a single subject teaching credential in Mathematics, Life Sciences or Physical Science. The successful applicant should be completing student teaching at LAUSD secondary school.

Robert DeVries Scholarship. $500 award. Designated for a student pursuing a multiple or single subject teaching credential completing student teaching. This scholarship is for students who are making education a second career. Applicants should have high academic standing and demonstrated financial need. 

Stanley Prep CSUDH International Endowed Scholarship. $1,000 award. Designated for a student within the College of Education who is participating in a study abroad program in South Korea, or for an international student pursuing a degree or certificate in education. Applicants must have GPA of 3.0 or above. As part of the application process, applicants must write a personal statement articulating how scholarship will help them achieve their goals.

Teaching Credential with Added Authorization in Computer Science Scholarship. Full payment of CSUDH mandatory registration fees. Designated for a student pursuing their preliminary teaching credential and an added authorization in computer science. Applicants must have, or be in a process of completing, a computer science undergraduate degree.

College of Health, Human Services and Nursing 

Clinical Sciences
James Welch Scholarship. Award amount varies. Scholarship to support undergraduate or graduate students in Clinical Science with a preference for those interested in AIDS research, education, or treatment.

Western Pathologist Quality Assurance Association Endowed Scholarship. Award amount varies. This scholarship is for students enrolled in clinical laboratory sciences.

Michael Coover Clinical Laboratory Science Scholarship. Award amount varies. Designated for currently enrolled undergraduate students pursuing a degree in Clinical Laboratory Science. Applicants must be an undergraduate, upper division student who is working toward their degree in the Clinical Lab Sciences program and is not participating in the clinical internship program. 

Nursing
Detailed information for each award or scholarship is available by contacting the Division of Nursing at (800) 344-5484 or by visiting http://www4.csudh.edu/son/index.

Joyce Lee Harper Award. $500 award. This scholarship is for nursing students in memory of 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. Applicants must be enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate nursing program at CSUDH; priority will be given to students whose nursing care experiences have focused in oncology and/or hospice/end-of-life care.

Ledesma Family Community Service Endowment Scholarship. $500 award. This scholarship will be given in honor of the Ledesma Family. This award is to honor those parents who planted the seed of service in the hearts of Dr. Ledesma and his brother. The recipient of this award will exemplify that type of service, looking to serve those underserved and/or underrepresented. Applicants must be enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate nursing program at CSUDH with a minimum 3.5 GPA or higher. 

Hand Therapy Society of Greater Los Angeles Scholarship. $1,000 award. The institution offers an annual Scholarship of $1,000 to a student who is currently enrolled in the Master of Science in Occupational Therapy Program. Applicants should demonstrate an interest in hand or upper extremity injuries.

College of Natural and Behavioral Sciences 

CNBS Dean’s Office 
Dr. H. Keith & Yonnie Lee Scholarship. Award amount varies. Designated for a student majoring in Physics, Chemistry, Biochemistry, Biology, and Math.

Takeshi Katsumata Scholarship. Award amount varies. Awarded annually to a CSUDH student who is majoring in Computer Sciences, Mathematics, Physics, or Chemistry. Applicants must have a minimum 2.5 GPA and demonstrated financial need. 

Chemistry
Chemistry Angel. $2,000 award. Intended to provide financial assistance to dedicated and passionate students who meet a minimum GPA requirement. The scholarship should allow the student to reduce work hours in order to better focus on their studies. Applicants must be an undergraduate chemistry or biochemistry major (any option) and be qualified to enroll in CHE 110 or a higher-level Chemistry course.

Math
William L. Armacost Scholarship. $750 award. Awarded to a currently enrolled undergraduate Mathematics majors (any option). Applicants must have completed at least two semesters of calculus and MAT 271 or equivalent and have completed at least three of the following courses: MAT 191, 193, 211, 213, 271, 281, 311, 321, 331, 333. As part of the application process, students must submit letter(s) of recommendation, unofficial transcripts, and a personal statement addressing a specific prompt listed in the application.

Marcie Stewart Memorial Scholarship. $750 award. Designated for a currently enrolled undergraduate student majoring one of the STEM disciplines. Students are selected based on academic performance and promise. As part of the application process, students must submit letter(s) of recommendation, unofficial transcripts, and a personal statement addressing a specific prompt listed in the application.

Physics
Dr. Sam Wiley Scholarship. Award amount varies. Awarded to continuing Physics majors with a 3.0 GPA and enrolled at CSUDH. Preference will be given to full-time students. 

Philip Johnson Scholarship.  $1,000 award. 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. 

Political Science
The Michael O'Hara Memorial Scholarship. Award amount varies. Offered to outstanding students majoring in political science. 
 

Psychology
Beverly Palmer Endowed Scholarship. Award amount varies. Established to support the financial needs of students who will be applying to graduate programs in psychology. Applicants must be enrolled full-time and have a minimum 3.0 GPA.

Sociology
Anne K Peters Scholarship. Award amount varies. Designated for a continuing student majoring in Sociology, Labor Studies, Women's Studies or in the PACE program. Applicant must have demonstrated financial need. 

Dr. Herman Loether Memorial Social Research Scholarship. Award amount varies. Established in memory of Dr. Herman Loether, emeritus and founding faculty member of the sociology department at CSUDH. Applicants must be a Sociology major (undergraduate student with Junior or Senior class standing, or graduate student), in good standing with the university. Applicants must be actively engaged in sociological research and have a commitment to continuing education and attaining a graduate professional degree.

Athletics

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. 

International Study

Del Amo Foundation Scholarship. Award amount varies. The scholarship is awarded to outstanding students for study in Spain through the International Program. Applicants must major in Spanish Studies for a minimum of two years.

The International Studies Scholarship. Award amount varies. Designated for a student who is planning to enroll in an international program/study abroad. The program awards one scholarship annually. Student must be highly motivated in broadening their international experience with a GPA of 3.0 or above. 

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.

ROTC

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.