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Off-Campus Scholarships

Off-campus scholarships are administered by other organizations not affiliated with CSUSB. Organizations such as community organizations, private companies, religious affiliations, etc. There are many ways for students to find off-campus scholarships. All it takes is time to search for them, and time to apply for all of them. Remember, the more applications submitted the better the chances are that the applicant will be receive a scholarship.

Listed below are just a few of the different sources to use when searching for off-campus scholarships. The information below was provided by off-campus organizations. Additional scholarships can also be found on the on-line Scholarship application by clicking on the "Search Scholarships" link.

Alliance of Black Women Accountants (ABWA)

The Alliance of Black Women Accountants (ABWA) awards scholarship of up to $1,000 for students majoring in Accounting or Finance.

Application Deadline: Applications for Winter 2021 must be completed, mailed & posted marked by November 30, 2020.

Scholarship Requirements:

  • Candidate must be a full- or part-time High School or College student seeking a career in the accounting and/or finance.
  • Student must have a minimum 2.75 GPA.
  • Complete an essay (limited to 500 words), describing your interest in Accounting/Finance
  • A copy of your high school or college academic transcript
  • 2 current Letters of Recommendation

For more information on ABWA, please visit:

2019 Edison Scholars

This scholarship is for eligible high school seniors who want to make a difference in the world by studying science, technology, engineering or math (STEM). This $40,000 college scholarship can help reach these goals. From reducing greenhouse gas emissions to increasing access to solar power in disadvantaged communities, real issues need bright ideas to create change. This is a chance for students to stand up, advance their education, and be part of the solution.
Application period: Oct. 1 – Dec. 14, 2018

Student Applicant must:

  • Live in Southern California Edison’s service territory
  • Be a high school senior with at least a cumulative 3.0 GPA
  • Plan to pursue studies in eligible STEM fields at a four-year accredited college or university
  • Show financial need
  • Major in computer and information systems, engineering, engineering technology, management information systems, mathematics, natural resources and conservation, or physical sciences

Learn more at

Alliance of Hispanic Serving Institution Educators (AHSIE) Scholarships

Scholarship Eligibility Requirements:

  • Enrolled Full-time in the Fall 2018 and Spring 2019 semester.
  • Full time enrollment definition: Undergraduate level applicants: FT= 12 or more credits. Graduate level applicants: FT= 6 or 9 or more credits depending on your Institution’s definition of FT.
  • All applicants must provide a copy of class schedule from Fall 2018. If selected, applicants will have to provide Spring 2019 class schedule.
  • Pell-eligible. This applies to undergraduate applicants only.
    All applicant must provide a copy of the Pell award notice for academic year 2018-2019.
  • Undocumented students are eligible to apply.
  • Alternative form of financial eligibility must be submitted in lieu of Pell Grant information.
  • Cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher.
  • All applicants must provide a copy of the current unofficial transcripts.

Application Link:
Application deadline: Thursday, November 1, 2018 by 5:00 p.m. PST.

Army ROTC Scholarships

Through arrangements with Claremont McKenna College and the Department of Military Science at California State University, San Bernardino, Army Reserve Officers' Training Corps programs are available to all qualified CSUSB students. Academic units earned in the program may be counted as elective units toward fulfillment of graduation requirements. Upon graduation, successful completion of the Army ROTC program leads to a commission as a Second Lieutenant in the United States Army. Subsequent service will follow either as an active duty officer, an Army National Guard officer, or as a Reserve officer. Scholarships for 1.5, 2, 3, and 4 years are available to qualified students. Scholarships cover tuition or room and board. A monthly stipend from $300 to $500 is paid during your participation in the program. In addition, participants receive a $1200/yr book allowance. Simultaneous participation with an Army National Guard or Reserve unit is also available. Army ROTC students in this program receive additional pay and benefits. There are also additional benefits for veterans. Interested students may obtain more information by calling the Army ROTC Program, California State University, San Bernardino at (909) 537-5533 or the enrollment officer at (909) 286-0113 email

Esperanza Scholarship Foundation Dollars for Scholars

Esperanza Scholarship Foundation Dollars for Scholars® was established in 1991 to encourage and support educational success of residents of the West Valley of San Bernardino County.  The Esperanza Scholarship Foundation Dollars for Scholars assists students to achieve their educational goals and dreams by providing financial aid and academic support. The Esperanza Foundation will award up to ten CSUSB students $1,000 scholarship each, and CSUSB will match it with an additional $1,000. For more information, visit the Dollars For Scholars website.

Gates Millennium Scholars Program (GMS)

The Gates Millennium Scholars Program (GMS), established in 1999, was initially funded by a $1 billion grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. 

The goal of GMS is to promote academic excellence and to provide an opportunity for outstanding minority students with significant financial need to reach their highest potential.

The GMS program is more than just a scholarship. The GMS program offers Gates Millennium Scholars with Academic Empowerment (ACE) services to encourage academic excellence; mentoring services for academic and personal development; and an online resource center that provides internship, fellowship and scholarship information. For additional information and to apply visit the Gates Millennium Scholars Program website.

John Gyles Education Awards

John Gyles Education Awards are available to U.S. citizens who must have minimum 2.7 GPA and have financial need. Visit the John Gyles Education Awards website to apply.

The Hispanic Scholarship Fund (HSF)

The Hispanic Scholarship Fund (HSF) and College Access Foundation have partnered to provide scholarship awards to assist outstanding Latinos who are high school seniors from Inland Empire (California counties of Riverside and San Bernardino) and that are planning to enroll at either the University of California-Riverside or California State University of San Bernardino during the academic year. Selected students may receive the award for four years at $3,000 per year. Visit The Hispanic Scholarship Fund website to apply.

The Pathways to Success Program

The Pathways to Success Program awards scholarships of up to $5,000 per year to Coachella Valley undergraduate students who have a minimum 2.0 GPA and have financial need. Students must demonstrate leadership or involvement in their community or school and have the desire and motivation to succeed. Students must submit two letters of recommendation from a professor, instructor, counselor, or community leader. Applications are available at The Pathways to Success Program and must be postmarked by the established deadline for the award year.

The National Federation of the Blind

The National Federation of the Blind is currently accepting scholarship applications for the academic year. Scholarship awards range from $3,000 to $10,000. Visit The National Federation of the Blind website to apply.

Paying for College Resource Guide

Paying for College Resource Guide is provided by Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard’s District Office.  Constituents of the 34th District may request hardcopies be mailed to them directly. This directory is updated once a year. Please check with each scholarship contact/website for the most current information.

TELACU College Success Program

This scholarship is for eligible first generation college students from a low to moderate income household. Below is the eligibility criteria:

  • Be a first-generation college student
  • Be from a low to moderate income household
  • Have a 2.5 GPA or higher
  • Attend a 4-year college or university
  • Be enrolled full-time for the entire academic year
  • Attend mandatory Sessions throughout the academic year, most will be held on Saturday mornings (Required only for students attending local area schools. Non-local students will receive information provided at Sessions via webinar)
  • California Applicants: Be a permanent resident of an underserved community within the counties of Los Angeles, Orange, or San Bernardino, such as East Los Angeles, Boyle Heights, Baldwin Park, Bell Gardens, Commerce, Huntington Park, City of Los Angeles, Montebello, Ontario, Pico Rivera, Pomona, South Gate, Santa Ana, and San Bernardino

Priority will be given to:

  • Applicants majoring in the fields of Business and STEM– Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math. The Foundation prioritizes these disciplines to focus available resources on addressing the need for more professionals in these fields
  • Applicants attending institutions that provide matching funds (listed on last page) and/or are located in Southern California
  • Current College Success Program participants