What are the Benefits?

Those who are selected for the President's Scholars Program are rewarded with outstanding resources. The four-year scholarship includes the following:

  • Full payment of all in-state CSU tuition and fees for 4 (four) consecutive academic years
  • Annual $750.00 stipend for books and other materials
  • Complimentary parking permits ($236.00) for fall and spring semesters
  • Personal use of a new Apple or Dell laptop computer for all 4 (four) years
  • Highest and earliest priority registration for classes each semester
  • Automatic admission to the University Honors Program
  • Access to the Center for Scholars which offers academic support services including: private computer lab, free printing services, holistic advising, and class-level programming
  • Priority consideration for on-campus housing, as well as the opportunity to live on the Honors and Scholars themed-floor (NOTE: housing fees not covered by scholarship)
  • Exclusive recognition awarded to graduating Scholars at the Honors Convocation and University Commencement ceremonies
  • Priority consideration for on-campus employment, study-abroad experiences, and professional development opportunities
  • Direct invitations from the University President to attend private events
  • Membership into the President's Scholars Student Association: an official student organization that develops social activities, service events, and leadership opportunities for our scholars
  • Letters of recommendation for graduate school and job references following graduation from Cal State Fullerton
  • And much more!

"I am so thankful for this scholarship. The financial assistance the program provides allows me to become fully immersed in my college experience. I have the opportunity to focus on my academics, develop mentoring relationships with faculty and staff and become actively involved with clubs and organizations. It truly is more than a scholarship. The President's Scholar Program is an experience that enhances your ability to become a scholar leader."

Laurent Punzalan
Past President's Scholar