Cal State Fullerton is pleased to offer a wide variety of scholarships and awards to honor outstanding achievement. Nearly $2 million in scholarships and awards is paid annually at Cal State Fullerton. Students apply for scholarships and are nominated for awards.

In addition to scholastic achievement, financial need and other factors may be considered in the selection process. Read and follow the “application procedure” for each scholarship or award in which you are interested. Pay close attention to the scholarship deadlines because different scholarships have different deadlines. Due to the large number of applications received, non-selected applicants are not notified.


Federal regulations require students to notify the Office of Financial Aid of any scholarships and/or stipends they are receiving, which includes awards issued by academic departments, as well as those paid directly to the student. When we receive notification, all financial aid funds - this includes scholarships/stipends - must be taken into account when determining your eligibility for all other financial aid award(s). 

"Over $2 million in scholarships and awards is paid annually at Cal State Fullerton."

How Scholarship Can Affect Your Financial Aid Awards

As a financial aid recipient, you understand that funds received from an outside sources or agency for educational expenses (i.e. scholarships fee waivers, Voc Rehab assistance, etc.), will be coordinated with all other aid offered and that the coordination of these additional resources may result in changes to the types and amounts of financial aid initially offered by California State University, Fullerton.

Alan Pattee Scholarship

The Alan Pattee Scholarship is a waiver of fees and tuition. Applicants must be the natural or adopted child of a deceased law enforcement official or fire fighter who was a California resident, and killed as a result of the performance of official duties.

Student and their spouses wanting further application information should contact Sara Martinez from Admission and Records.

Contact Information

Email: Sara Martinez

Phone: (657) 278-2204

Other Scholarships Resources

Additional scholarship resources are available at the following websites:

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  4. College Board Scholarship SearchOpens in new window

Information can also be gathered from professional associations, business organizations, church and religious foundations or other special interest groups such as community service clubs. Each program will have its own deadlines and application procedures.

Over 45 Indian tribes have established their own Grant and Loan Programs to promote higher education for their members. Contracts for tribal assistance should be made through the:

U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs, Washington, D.C. 20240, or through the Tribal Headquarters,  or by writing to

Department of the Interior-BIA
Office of Education Programs, MS 3512, Code 522,
18th & C Street
N.W. Washington, D.C. 20240.

Outside Donor Should Provide

All scholarship recipients must provide their scholarship checks to   Student Financial Services. The recipient's CWID (Student's ID number) must be written on all scholarship documentation.

Where to Mail the Recipient's Scholarship

California State University, Fullerton
Student Financial Services, UH-180
ATTN: Cashiers
P.O. Box 6808
Fullerton, Ca 92834-6808

Please, contact Student Financial Services at (657) 278-2495 to verify if they received your scholarship check.