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Dear Prospective Students and Families,

Over 20 years ago then President Robert Maxson established the Presidentís Scholarships as the most prestigious scholarships on the Long Beach State University campus. His intent was to attract the best and brightest students to The Beach. He succeeded. Last year, the University had over 84,000 applications to its undergraduate programs from first year and transfer hopefuls. Many of these applications represent students with exceptional academic talent.

The Presidentís Scholars receive financial support to attend Long Beach State University and much more. Presidentís Scholars are enrolled in the University Honors Program and have priority registration, small classes, faculty mentors, opportunities for international educational travel and local civic engagement, internship support, summer research assistantships, and a close connection to other academically talented students.

Scholar alums have gone on to exceptional careers and leadership positions. They often say, ďOnce a scholar; always a scholar,Ē as a reminder of the key role being a Presidentís Scholar played in constructing their futures.

The Beach is a large university, but the Scholars enjoy a small and nurturing community of like-minded students and gifted faculty and staff.

Invitations to apply for Presidentís Scholarships are extended each year to exceptional academically talented students. If you are invited to apply to receive a Presidentís scholarship, embrace the opportunity. You will be choosing a transformational path.

Jane Close Conoley, Ph.D.

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A graduating scholar

Alumni Highlights

Where are they now? Find out what's new with our Alumni Scholars by reading their Class Notes.

Students Walking on Campus

Campus Facts

California State University Long Beach envisions changing lives by expanding educational opportunities, championing creativity, and preparing leaders for a changing world.

Student applying online for President's Scholars

Application Process

The application process for President’s Scholarships has been changed. For additional information, please check the University Honors Program website at

CSULB Students

Photo Gallery

Browse through the gallery to view photos from annual President's Scholars events, like orientation, receptions and more.

Yearbook photos


View yearbook photos of President's Scholars from each graduating class of California's best and brightest.