Scholarships & Financial Aid

Here are a few you will find on the College of Communication Scholarship site:

The Maxwell International Scholarship is available to Cal State Fullerton Communications majors who will study abroad in a university-sanctioned study abroad program. Usually $1,000 scholarships are available to College of Communication majors. Information may be obtained by consulting the University’s scholarship booklet and look under College of Communication.   Deadline: March 1.

The Carli Christina Cummings Scholarship is available to CSUF students majoring or minoring n the College of Communication (any of the three departments, HCOM, CTVA and Communications) or on the Forensics/Debate Team. The amount is $1,000.  Qualifications include: Currently enrolled at CSUF, GPA 2.5 overall, and generosity of spirit, a copy of your unofficial transcripts, and a brief essay why you think you would be a good representative for this scholarship.  Carli died at 15 in a car accident. She was a competitive swimmer and won many awards for swimming. Her hobbies included water polo, dancing, journal writing, photography, gymnastics, snowboarding and boating.  An application can be obtained at: http//commfaculty.fullerton.edu/imatz/scholarship or in the College of Communication Dean’s Office, College Park 450. Deadline: March 1.

The Christine Renee Cote Scholarship is available to CSUF students majoring or minoring in the College of Communications (any of the three deparatments, HCOM, CTVA, and Communications).  The amount is $1,000.  Qualifications include: Currently enrolled at CSUF, GPA 2.5 overall, generosity of spirit, a copy of your unofficial transcripts, and a brief essay why you think you would be a good representative for this scholarship. Christine was graduated with a degree in Communications in Journalism and was enrolled as a master student in Human Communication Studies.  She fought a six-year battle with cancer.  An application can be obtained in the College of Communication Dean’s Office, College Park 450. Deadline: March 1.

Pell Grant Students who are U.S. citizens are eligible for the Benjamin Gilman $3,000 Scholarship that can be applied to the 2016 Florence Semester Program.  Deadline is March 2016.  Contact Ms. Charity Kuczynski, study abroad adviser, at ckucynski@fullerton.edu

Financial Aid: Please see Ms. Charity Kuczynski, study abroad adviser, who can be reached in the International Education & Exchange Office, UH-244, 657-278-7626 or by writing her at ckuczynski@fullerton.edu

Here are a few national scholarships available for study abroad students:

The Fund for Education Abroad envisions a future in which any U.S> student who dreams of studying abroad will be able to participate.  FEA encourages minority, community college, and first-general college students to apply.  Eligibility requirements include: U.S. citizen or permanent resident; currently enrolled as undergraduate at U.S.university or college; Minimum of 4 weeks in-country; study abroad program must take place in summer 2018, fall 2018, and/or spring 2019, and program must be eligible for academic credit. Funding awards up to $10,000.  Application requirements include: onlin appliation form; financial aid form (completed by financial aid office), and recommendation letter (from professor or advisor).  Applications opens Nov. 15, 2017 and closes Jan. 10, 2018. For more information see: www.fundforeducationabroad.org/applications

The Gilman Program diversifies the kinds of students who study and intern abroad and the countries and regions were they go by awarding more than 2,000 scholarship of up to $5,000.  It is sponsored by the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs.  Applicants must be U.S. citizens, receiving a Federal Pell Grant at the time of application or during the term abroad, applying for an internship, and studying for a minimum of four weeks abroad.  Apply at www.iie.org/gilman  Contact the University study abroad office for more information. Deadline is the first Tuesday in March.

The Fulbright U.S. Student Program is the largest U.S. international exchange program offering opportunities for students. See www.us.fulbrightonline.org Deadline is in October.