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The CSUSB Asian Faculty Staff and Student Association (AFFSA) is pleased to announce the opening of applications for the 2024 AFSSA Scholarship. The purpose of the scholarship is to provide a financial scholarship award to students from CSUSB who demonstrate academic excellence and participate in on- and off-campus events and community service that support/promote Asian cultures and traditions.

The AFSSA Scholarship is open to all current CSUSB students regardless of age, marital status, national origin, race, religion, or sexual orientation. To be eligible you must meet the following criteria:

  1. You must be a currently registered CSUSB student with at least two quarters (or one semester) completed at CSUSB.
  2. You must be a current AFSSA Student Member (may apply at any time; instructions in Form A)
  3. you must have a cumulative CSUSB GPA of at least 3.0 for undergraduates and 3.5 for graduate students
  4. You should complete 36 quarter (or 24 semester) units for undergraduates and 16 quarter (or 11 semester) units for graduates; these credits should be credits obtained at CSUSB Academic courses (i.e. No English Language courses are included). 3 quarter units equal to 2-semester units. 

Previous awardees are eligible to apply. However, preferential consideration will be given to applicants who have not received the award previously.

AFSSA sponsors approximately 10 scholarship awards each year. Scholarship award winners will be recognized at the annual AFSSA Spring Awards Banquet. Scholarship winners must be present to receive this award.

Award evaluation criteria include Academic Excellence, Campus Service, and Off-Campus and/or Community Activities that promote Asian/Asian-American cultures and communities.

To apply, please prepare a Scholarship Application Form (Form A), an Essay (Form B), two letters of recommendation (Form C, at least one letter of recommendation received), and a copy of your unofficial transcript (applicants should obtain this from their MyCoyote student account). Materials are to be submitted via email to  The deadline for submission is March 16, 2024 11:59 PM.

Forms can be downloaded here:

Scholarship award winners will be notified by phone/email on or before April 12, 2024.

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