diplomaWhere to Start? All students should begin their search for financial aid at the CSULA Center for Student Financial Aid & Scholarships. The Center is committed to assisting current and prospective students with financial assistance available from federal, state and institutional sources for their attendance at Cal State L.A.  Updated news about scholarships can also be found on our department Facebook page and by subscribing to our department mailing list.

CSULA Scholarships

The following CSULA scholarships will be of particular interest. They can be applied for at this site:

  • The James R. Galbraith Fellowship from the Pat Brown Institute

    The James R. Galbraith Fellowship is a local public policy fellowship under the supervision of the Pat Brown Institute for Public Affairs. It is endowed by James R. Galbraith. A native of Michigan, Mr. Galbraith was formerly senior vice president of corporate affairs for Hilton Hotels Corporation (1981-1994) and has a professional background in news, government, and corporate affairs. Galbraith Fellows are outstanding undergraduate or graduate students. Student placements are consistent with the Institute’s established Public Policy Internship and Fellowship Program and include a political, business, or community worksite opportunity. Currently, fellowships include a $2,500 stipend. The next selection process will begin in the Fall of 2016. Please email to with the subject line, "Galbraith Fellow Email List,” to receive updates and notifications.

  • Donald W. and Majorie Bray Fellowship
    Awarded to a Latin American Studies student or a Political Science major with a minor in Latin American Studies, with a GPA of at least 3.0. 
  • Hector Elizalde Scholarship
    ​Awarded to a full-time Political Science major with a GPA of at least 3.0 and evidence of University and/or community service.
  • John L. Houk Memorial Fellowship
    Requirements: Admission to and current enrollment in a master's degree program; working towards a Master's degree in Political Science; 3.5 graduate GPA; completion of at least one 500 level course; university and/or community service.
  • Edward and Judith Malecki Scholarship
    Awarded to a Political Science graduate student with a GPA of 3.50 in 12 or more units of Political Science courses completed at CSULA.
  • Natural and Social Sciences Dean’s Scholarship
    Open to all majors in the School of Natural and Social Sciences with at least a 3.0 GPA and Upper Division standing.
  • Ake Sandler Scholarship
    ​​Awarded to a Political Science major with a 3.0 GPA or higher in all CSULA Political Science courses. Applicant must have completed at least 28 undergraduate units in Political Science at the 200 level or above.
  • William E. Lloyd Memorial Fellowship (Emeriti)
    Awarded to a student who is admitted and enrolled in a master's degree program in History, Political Science or Public Administration with at least a 3.50 GPA, the completion of at least one 500-level course, and evidence of University and/or community service.
  • CSULA Alumni Student Scholarships
    Support deserving undergraduate and graduate students on their path towards graduation. More information

External Scholarships

Information Sources on External (Non-CSULA) Scholarships: