The online scholarship application offers our applicants many features. Please review the below features to learn more about the application process.

Two Step Application Process
The scholarship application has a General Application section and an Opportunities section. After the student submits their application, the program automatically recommends scholarships to the applicant based on answers entered on the application and/or academic information uploaded from our campus admission and records database. If corrections need to be made after the scholarship application has been submitted, students now have the ability to log-in and update their information as long as it's before the scholarship deadline.

Password Protection
Before you attempt to apply for Fresno State scholarships, please make sure you have received a Fresno State Student I.D. number and have activated your MyFresnoState account with a valid email address. All scholarship  applicants will now use their MyFresnoState log-in user name and password to access the scholarship application. This allows students use their campus credentials, as they log in and out to complete or update their scholarship application, without having to create or remember a different password.  

Fresno State and the Division of Student Affairs and Enrollment Management are committed to providing the latest security and data encryption services for your protection.  We do not collect personal information on our web site to sell, rent, share, or otherwise disclose to outside organizations.

Personal Statements
You will be asked to provide two narrative statement describing your activities, awards, personal accomplishments, and career objectives.  You can cut and paste your information into the personal statements portion of the application from any word processor. Do not use special text formatting such as bold, italic, colors, etc., as these will not appear.  Pay special attention to spelling, grammar and content as your application will be carefully reviewed by multiple scholarship selection committees.

Scholarship Directory
When students log-in the scholarship application site, they can review the opportunities page for a comprehensive list of hundreds of academic scholarships available to undergraduate and graduate students at Fresno State. Since scholarships are offered by various colleges, departments, and organizations to students who meet specific criteria, we encourage all students to apply regardless of their accomplishments, field of study, class level, or G.P.A.  

Application Deadline
The 2017/2018 scholarship application for Fresno State will be available online starting October 1, 2016. The "priority" application deadline is  March 2, 2017. However, several scholarship opportunities will remain open beyond that deadline for specific majors, programs, or student groups. Therefore, we encourage all students to occasionally log-in to check their application status and to see if there are any new scholarship opportunities available.

This application period is for current year scholarship opportunities that may become available during the 2016/2017 academic year as well as for future scholarship opportunities for the 2017/2018 academic year.

Please note there are different deadline dates for the various scholarship opportunities offered at Fresno State. Since these deadline dates can change without notice, please do not procrastinate on finishing the application process.

Please call the Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships at (559) 278-6572 or read our Frequently Asked Questions for additional information.