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More than $1 million in scholarships are available to undergraduates just like you. Have you applied for yours?

Scholarships and Financial Aid

CALS awards more than $1 million in scholarships and fellowships to outstanding students each year, most in the $1,000 to $2,000 range.

2017-18 Scholarship Statistics

  • $1,049,768 awarded
  • 637 scholarships offered
  • 12% to incoming freshmen/first-year AGI
  • 23% to first-generation students

See a list of available CALS scholarships, details on the scholarship selection process, and information for incoming freshman, continuing or transfer students on how to apply. To apply for all scholarships, complete the college’s online scholarship application.

All students who apply for admission by October 15 and apply for financial aid via FAFSA by March 1 will automatically be considered for university-level, need-based academic scholarships.

We encourage all applicants to apply for freshman admission by October 15 for priority consideration of all CALS scholarships. The scholarship application will be required for CALS scholarship consideration and is accessible after admission.


CALS Scholarship and Financial Aid Deadlines

The scholarship application process for 2018-19 will be updated soon.

Note the deadlines below to apply for financial aid and respond to award letters. Failure to complete required applications or meet deadlines can reduce the amount of aid or disqualify students from receiving aid. Review our Financial Aid Tips for more information.

  • October 1, 2017: The 2017-2018 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) opens
  • December 1, 2017: CALS Scholarship application opens for continuing students, including AGI and graduate students
  • February 1, 2018 (or upon admission): CALS Scholarship application opens for admitted students
  • March 1, 2018: Deadline to submit FAFSA (Submit early for optimal scholarship consideration)
  • April 1, 2018: CALS Scholarship offers disbursed

Note: The scholarship award will be included later in the University Financial Aid package but is pending return of thank-you note.