The CSU Channel Islands (CSUCI) University Scholarship Application for the 2022-2023 aid year will be available on January 1, 2022. The deadline to apply is March 2, 2022, 11:59pm (PST).

The CSUCI University Scholarship Program

CSU Channel Islands is pleased to offer a wide variety of scholarships through the Financial Aid and Scholarships office. We are proud to honor the academic talents and achievements of our students and promote their future success.

How to Apply to the CSUCI University Scholarship Program

  1. Complete an online scholarship application. Students must log in through their myCI portal. Under "Services", click on the "CI Scholarships" link to apply.
  2. All applicants must file a 2021-2022 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), or a 2021-2022 Dream Act Application.
  3. Must be a US Citizen, US Permanent Resident, or AB540 Eligible student.
  4. Two letters of recommendation uploaded to your online scholarship application (hand delivered or mailed letters will not be accepted).
  5. Must be enrolled in a minimum of 15 units for undergraduate students or 9 units for graduate and nursing students for each semester.
  6. Current high school seniors and new transfer students must have their most recent transcripts submitted to the CSUCI Admissions Office.
  7. Submit application and all required documents by the deadline.
    The Deadline is March 2, 2021 at 11:59pm (PST)
  8. Once you complete the General Scholarship application, a page will appear with additional scholarships you may be eligible for. These scholarships require additional information. Make sure you read through each scholarship and apply to all scholarships that you meet the eligibility criteria.

If you have questions about the CSUCI University Scholarship Program, please contact the Financial Aid and Scholarships office at or 805-437-8530.

CSU Systemwide Scholarships

The California State University Foundation works with donors interested in funding scholarship opportunities on a system wide basis. Currently, the CSU Foundation administers over $5 million in annual and endowed scholarships. Find out more about programs and eligibility requirements. For more information on the available scholarships to CI students please contact the Scholarship Coordinator below.

An annual scholarship offered to CI students:

CSU Trustees' Award for Outstanding Achievement

The CSU Trustees’ Award for Outstanding Achievement recognizes students who epitomize superior academic performance, exemplary community service and significant personal achievements. These students also overcome tremendous personal hardships and demonstrate financial need. The base scholarship is $6,000 with opportunities to receive enhanced awards.

The William Randolph Hearst Foundation initiated the program in 1984 with an endowment that supports six scholars. Individual contributions from members of the CSU Board of Trustees and CSU Foundation Board of Governors, in addition to other supporters, sustain 23 awards. Campus presidents nominate one recipient per campus.

The Trustee Emeritus Ali C. Razi Scholar best demonstrates the principles of this award program and receives $12,000. The student who has given the most service to his or her home, university or global community is named the Trustee Emeritus Murray L. Galinson Scholar and receives $8,000.

For more information on the CSU Systemwide Scholarship process please contact Jose Delgado at or 805-437-8499.

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