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CSU Summer Arts scholarships are available to cover part or all of a student’s enrollment fees. Scholarships rarely cover housing and other additional costs. There is only one scholarship application form, and all applicants will be considered for the maximum amount of aid available to them.

Scholarships are awarded based on both financial need and talent. A complete application, including a written statement, will ensure you receive thorough consideration for aid.


Follow the instructions for applying for a course and prepare your scholarship statement and financial documentation to submit at the time you submit your application. If you've already completed your registration application and would like to submit a scholarship application at a later time, contact Joanne Sharp for instructions.

Scholarship statement:

Compose a short (100- to 500-word) statement about why you are applying for assistance.

Financial documentation:

​Submit your information if you are:​

  1. born before January 1, 1999
  2. a veteran of the U.S. Armed Forces
  3. an orphan or ward of the court
  4. have legal dependents other than a spouse
  5. a graduate student
  6. married

If none of the above apply to you, submit your parents’ information.

Financial documentation consists of:

  • The first page (indicating adjusted gross income) of your or your parents’ 2022​ federal tax return (Form 1040). 
  • If you or your parents have not filed your 2022 federal income taxes, enclose copies of your W-2 or 1099 earning statements for 2022.

If you don’t have any financial documentation, contact Joanne Sharp.

In most cases, you will be notified of your scholarship award status within two weeks of the application deadline for a course.

If you are a CSU student receiving financial aid:

Ask your campus financial aid office if you qualify for “visiting student status” to Fresno State. If you qualify, you will be able to apply your existing financial aid to CSU Summer Arts.