Scholarships are funds offered to students who meet specific criteria, by various colleges and departments, charitable organizations, corporations, local businesses and individual donors. Scholarships may be awarded on merit, need, or a combination of factors and do not require repayment!*

For scholarships where financial need is considered, most require the filing of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at, by the priority deadline of March 2. 

Pioneer Scholarships 

The application window is now open for the 2016-17 season.  Complete your General Application!

California State University, East Bay publishes over 125 scholarship opportunities annually, awading more than 250 individual scholarships in the Pioneer Scholarships portal.  Scholarship awards range from $100 to $6,000. To apply for all open CSUEB scholarships, access our online tool, Pioneer Scholarships, using your MyCSUEB credentials, and complete the General Application.

Pioneer ScholarshipsGeneral Application

In order to be considered for any and all published CSUEB scholarships, you must completed 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.

Getting Started in Pioneer Scholarships

To be considered for a Cal State East Bay scholarship, applicants must be a continuing, new, or prospective student who has applied for admission for the 2016-17 or  2017-18 academic year. All scholarship applicants must use their MyCSUEB login user name and password to gain access to the Pioneer Scholarships portal. Please make sure you have received a student Net ID and have activated your MyCSUEB account with a valid e-mail address.

Notification and Accepting Your Pioneer Scholarship Award

If you are awarded a Pioneer Scholarship, an award notice will be sent to your Horizon e-mail 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.

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

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 Foundations'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 California State University (CSU) Scholarships webpage.

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

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