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California State University, Fullerton


The list of Scholarships and Awards is now available at the Office of Financial Aid website.

Some scholarships and awards have financial need listed as one of the criteria. Typically, these awards require applicants to submit a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to demonstrate proof of financial need. Since international students are not eligible to receive federal student aid,they cannot submit the FAFSA form. However, to ensure that all international students have an equal opportunity to apply for scholarships and awards, our office has worked in collaboration with the Office of Financial Aid to provide a financial need form specifically for international students who wish to apply for scholarships and awards based on financial need.

You are therefore invited to apply for scholarships and awards listed. Please read each scholarship and award very carefully for the list of qualifying criteria as well as the supporting documents required. Every student must submit the Scholarship & Award Application found on the above-referenced website

For Currently Enrolled CSUF International Students Only: If the award/scholarship indicates that you must submit a FAFSA form, you need to submit both the International Student Scholarship Application and Financial Disclosure Form.

We encourage all international students to apply for these awards and scholarships. Please take note of the different deadlines for each award/scholarship. Good luck with your applications.

Professor & Mrs. Ting K. Pan Memorial Scholarship

Established by This scholarship was established and funded by Emeritus Professor, Dorothy Pan Wong and named in memory of her parents. The scholarship is to assist international students or students who are the first in their family to attend college.
Open to This scholarship is open to graduate/undergraduate international students or first generation students that are majoring in physical or computer science, math, engineering, or nursing; having studied at CSUF at least one semester, a 3.0 gpa or above, and with demonstrated financial need.
Amount A minimum of $1,000 and maximum of $2,000
Application Deadline March 14
Criteria Full-time Enrollment
Above 3.0 GPA
Financial need
Applicant has studied at least one semester at CSUF. Graduating seniors are not eligible.
Application Procedure
  1. Log into your CSUF portal (be sure to use the new portal) and click on the "Scholarships" button. Follow the onscreen instructions and complete the Scholarship Application.
  2. Complete a FAFSA application (or have one on-file) for establishing financial need (Free Application for Federal Student Aid), or a "Student Financial Disclosure" (form available at UH-244).
  3. Provide two letters of recommendation from CSUF faculty/staff
  4. Write an essay or personal statement that describes your financial situation and how you will use these funds.
  5. Submit samples or slides of current work as examples of artistic work (if applicable).
  6. Submit completed application(s) and materials (if required) to UH-244.

World Citizen Award

This scholarship is a service award created and funded by the North Orange County International Friendship Council (IFC), a community volunteer organization providing hospitality and American friendship to international students attending Cal State Fullerton. The recipient is recognized at the annual International Student Commencement Celebration. This is not a financial assistance scholarship.

Download the Application

Open to All international students pursuing a degree
Amount $200
Application Deadline March 12, 2016
Criteria Demonstrated involvement, on and off campus, in building international understanding.
Application Procedure:
  1. Complete the World Citizen Award application online
  2. Obtain two letters of recommendation, one of which should be from a member of the community
  3. Submit to Attn: International Friendship Council at the International Students and Scholars Office, Cal State Fullerton (UH-244)

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Revised — November 2015