diploma Where 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 Political Science Department Facebook page.

Cal State LA Scholarships

The following scholarships, only for Cal State Los Angeles students, will be of particular interest. They can be applied for at this site: /financialaid/scholarships.

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

    The James R. Galbraith Fellowship is a local public policy internship under the supervision of the Pat Brown Institute for Public Affairs. For 10 weeks, undergraduate and graduate students are placed at a political, business, or community worksite, where they learn more about the public policy implementation process. Past internship placements include the Office of California Secretary of State Alex Padilla, the Office of State Senator Bob Huff (2011), the Office of State Senator Gloria Romero (2007), and the Office of Congressmember Hilda Solis (2006). Students complete the program with a better understanding of how public policies are formed and carried out and how policies affect local communities. Fellows are selected on the basis of academic competence as well as demonstrated interest in public policy. Applicants must be currently enrolled full-time as a student at Cal State LA and possess a minimum 3.0 GPA. The selection process begins annually during the fall semester. Download Application. Or email Monserrat Ramirez-Mendoza at [email protected] 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 about CSULA Alumni Student Scholarships

External Scholarships

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