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 you submit the better your chances are that you will win.

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.

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 and the 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 jmcb@csusb.edu.

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 ScholarsProgram (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 Awardsa are available to U.S. citizens, 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 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.