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Scholarships are funds and grants that do not require repayment. Individual donors, charitable organizations, local businesses, corporations, and the government offer them to students who meet specific criteria. They may be awarded on merit, need, or a combination of factors.

For scholarships that consider financial need, most require students to file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by the priority deadline of March 2.

Pioneer Scholarships

PIONEER SCHOLARSHIPS                                                      

The Pioneer Scholarships portal is open for applications.

Cal State East Bay publishes over 125 scholarship opportunities annually with awards ranging from $500 to $10,000. To apply for all published Cal State East Bay scholarships, go to Pioneer Scholarships. Click on "Sign In" at the top right and log in using your Net ID, then choose "Applicants and Administrators", and proceed to complete the General Application.

General Application

In order to be considered for any and all published CSUEB scholarships, you must complete the General Application in Pioneer Scholarships.

Once completed, your answers to the General Application questions, along with your imported student data (e.g. major, class level, GPA) are used to automatically match and recommend you to scholarships for which you have met the minimum qualifications. You can log in at any time to update and/or see the status of your application(s).

It is never to early to complete your General Application. Allow yourself enough time to draft, edit, and obtain letters of recommendation, paying close attention to scholarship opportunities' deadlines. For more information, see Pioneer Scholarships FAQs.

Getting Started in Pioneer Scholarships

To be considered for a Cal State East Bay scholarship, applicant must be a continuing, new, or a prospective student who has applied for admission for the 2018-19 academic year. Applicant must use their MyCSUEB login user name and password to gain access to the Pioneer Scholarships portal. New students: please make sure you have received a student Net ID and have activated your MyCSUEB account with a valid email address.

Notification and Accepting Your Pioneer Scholarship Award

If you are awarded a Pioneer Scholarship, an award notice will be sent to your Horizon email account. You will be directed back to the Pioneer Scholarships portal to accept or decline your award, and to learn of any post-award criteria such as writing a thank you letter.

External Scholarships

External scholarship listings are also provided in the Pioneer Scholarships portal. These are scholarship opportunities offered by companies and organizations outside of CSUEB. Each listing provides basic information about the schoarship's criteria, and a "Visit" button in order to access the scholarship provider's information page and application process.

CSU Systemwide Scholarships

The California State University Foundation's supporters fund over $700,000 in scholarships across all 23 campuses. The application period occurs in the late winter and early spring quarters, annually. For more information, visit our Pioneer Scholarships portal, and select 'CSU systemwide' from the 'Scopes' field, under 'Show Filters'.

* Repayment may be required when post-award criteria are not maintained. (eg., minimum GPA, academic standing, enrollment/units)

Have more questions about Pioneer Scholarships? Visit the Pioneer Scholarships Frequently Asked Questions web page.

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