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California State University, Long Beach
College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics

James Stephenson Scholarship

Deadline Extended: May 19, 2017

The James Stephenson Scholarship will award two $2,500 undergraduate scholarships. The scholarships will be awarded to science majors with a verified learning disability on file at DSS and demonstrated financial need. The intent of the scholarship is to assist talented students who have the added challenge of overcoming learning and financial disadvantages.

James Stephenson is an alumnus with a B.A. in Biology (1964) who suffered from a learning disability himself, and would never have achieved the success he has (from pharmaceutical sales to founding an insurance brokerage firm) without the help and support of his instructors at CSULB.

Eligibility Criteria

  1. Verified learning disability on file at DSS;
  2. Demonstrated financial need;
  3. Declared major OR pre-major in the Department of Biological Sciences, Chemistry & Biochemistry, Physics & Astronomy, Geological Sciences, or Environmental Science & Policy, (B.S. Natural Science track);
  4. Currently enrolled at CSULB AND will be enrolled with junior or senior status Fall 2017;
  5. Undergraduate student with a minimum cumulative and major GPA of 2.5 AND enrolled in 6 units or more.


Completed applications are due May 19, 2017 at 4:00pm. Submit completed applications to the College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics Office in HSCI-160, or to Questions? Contact Margaret Karteron at 562.985.4265.

Stephenson Scholarship Application

Selection will be made by a faculty committee convened by the Dean.