Our Opportunities

The CSU Channel Islands (CSUCI) University Scholarship Application for the 2023-2024 award year opens on January 1st, 2023, 12:00 A.M. (PST). The deadline to apply is May 1st, 2023 11:59 P.M. (PST). Students are encouraged to submit applications by the Priority Deadline of March 2nd, 2023, 11:59 P.M. (PST).

The 2023-2024 Scholarship Application filling period is: January 1st, 2023, 12:00 A.M. (PST) to May 1st, 2023 11:59 P.M. (PST).

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*Welcome to the California State University Channel Islands (CSUCI) Scholarship Portal!
The scholarships listed below are CSUCI Scholarships offered by various private donors, community members and departments throughout the University. Click on the scholarship name to learn more about that opportunity.

To apply to any of the CSUCI scholarships listed below, click the “Sign In” button on this page to begin. You must sign in using your myCI login to begin your application.

The Personal Essay should be 200-400 words and submitted by the May 1st, 2023 deadline. Please note that Letters of Recommendation are no longer required with the exception of the following opportunities: President’s Scholars, Edison Mechatronics Scholarship, and Martin V. Smith School of Business and Economics Scholarship. Finalists for these opportunities may need to provide Letters of Recommendation at a later point. Applicants can disregard the Reference tab on the top of the webpage.

Once you complete your General Application, the system will automatically match you with all scholarships in which you meet the basic criteria. Meeting the criteria means you will be entered into the pool of applicants for a particular scholarship. It does not guarantee you will receive a scholarship.

The system will also provide a drop-down menu of opportunities for you to review, which include:

–Recommended: These are currently open scholarships, that may be recommended for you to review because you appear to meet the basic criteria. Typically, these scholarships have additional questions or criteria that you must meet to apply.
–Ours: Lists all CSUCI Scholarships, excluding external scholarships.
–External: This list of scholarships are from non-CSUCI scholarship organizations. They have their own application and deadlines. For more information, click on their hyperlink.

To be considered for CSUCI Scholarships, you must either file a 2023-2024 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or a 2023-2024 California Dream Act Application (CADAA). You are not required to complete both. If you are a US Citizen or Permanent Resident, you must file a 2023-2024 FAFSA at https://studentaid.gov. If you are an eligible AB540 student, you must file a 2023-2024 CADAA at https://dream.csac.ca.gov.

For more information, please contact the Financial Aid & Scholarships office at (805) 437-8530 or by email at scholarships@csuci.edu.

You can save your application at any time by clicking Save and Keep Editing at the bottom of the form.
Once completed, you can submit your application by clicking Finish and Continue.
Note: Required fields are marked with an asterisk.

Opportunities Table
Award Name Actions
$2,000 John L. Notter Scholarship
Must demonstrate financial need and have a minimum cumulative 3.0 GPA or...
Varies Julie Kissel Divekar Memorial Scholarship
Nursing student enrolled in the Nursing program, must demonstrate...
$6,250 M&M Zarate Enterprise Scholars
Must be a Junior or Senior undergraduate student majoring in Nursing,...
Varies Margaret & Lee Wrinkle Endowed Scholarship
Any deserving student meeting the criteria below will be...
Varies Margaret E. Garlock Scholarship Fund
These scholarships are intended for a student accepted into the CSUCI...
Varies Marie Wesely Nursing Scholarship Fund
Awarded to Junior, Senior or Graduate nursing students; minimum 3.5 GPA;...
$6,802 Martin V. Smith School of Business and Economics Scholarship
Student must be a first-time freshman. Must be majoring in Business or...
$2,500 Mary Postal Memorial Scholarship
Student must be enrolled or admitted into a CSUCI Teaching Credential...
Varies Oxnard Ambassadors Scholarship Fund in Memory of Robert C. McMillan
Student must be an Oxnard resident for at least one year. Student must...
Varies Pat & Drew West Scholarship
All Undergraduate students, Any Major, 3.5 GPA. Limited to students with...
$6,802 President's Scholars Program
Must be an incoming First-Time Freshman and resident of California with...
$4,000 Richard R. Rush Presidential Scholarship
Student must have a minimum GPA of 3.75. Scholarship is designated for...
$8,000 Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital Foundation Nursing Scholarship Fund
Must be enrolled in Nursing Program at Cottage Health, and begin the...
Varies Sence FDN-Nursing Scholarship
Student must be enrolled in the CSUCI Nursing Program Must have a...
$2,500 The Crankstart Scholarship Program for California Community College Transfer Students
Eligible to a full or part-time Undergraduate pursuing their first...
Varies The Dr. Stephen R. Lefevre Scholarship Fund
Undergraduate student must be majoring in Political Science and...
$2,000 The Gillan Family Scholarship
Must be an undergraduate student majoring in the STEM field: Applied...
$1,500 The Harper Family Trust
Undergraduate student must be a STEM major: Applied Physics, Biology,...
$1,500 The Mary Darakjy Scholarship Fund
Any U.S. Citizen student with a minimum 3.00 GPA and calculated...
Varies The Osher Scholarship Endowment for California community College Transfer Students
Student must be a transferring or have transferred from California...
Varies The Poe Family Scholarship Fund
Meant for students studying in health related fields (Biology,...
$1,000 The Ronald Mack Adams Scholarship
Student must be a graduate of a Ventura County high school; Must...
Varies The Scott Family Endowed Scholarship Fund
Student must demonstrate initiative in community service or academic...
Varies Tiplady Burgess Endowed Scholarship for Educational Opportunity Program Students
Undergraduate student must be enrolled in the Educational Opportunity...
Varies Tiplady Burgess Endowed Scholarship for Nursing
Student must be enrolled in the CSUCI Nursing Program. Must have a...
Varies West Coast Ear, Nose & Throat Nursing Endowment
Student must be enrolled in the CSUCI Nursing Program Must have a...
$7,000 Yardi Scholars
Must be a first-time, first-year student. Must be a first-generation...