Community Service Scholarship Programs

Students can earn money while helping the community through one of our two service programs. The Community Service Scholarship Program (CSSP) and the Community Service Scholarship Program: Future Scholars Component (CSSPFS) exist to help students earn and learn!

Community Service Scholarship Program (CSSP)

This program is available to fund students who volunteer with participating nonprofit agencies, schools or government organizations in the four county service area (Fresno, Kings, Madera, or Tulare) served by Fresno State. Upon completion of 150 community service hours, students earn $1,500 scholarships and 3 units of credit. In some cases, organizations seek students for 75 hours where students earn $750 scholarships and 1 unit of credit.

How students can Participate:

First, stuents should read information about the requirements for the CSSP by clicking on the program's web page above.

Then, they are interested in reviewing current positions in this Program, they can go online to Career Services' home page, click on the BulldogLink Student log-in graphic on right side, log-in, click on Find Jobs and select BulldogJobs, and under the Position Type pull-down menu, select Community Service Scholarship Program (CSSP) and click on Search.

The positions in BulldogLink are the only open positions available for this program.

Community Service Scholarship Program: Future Scholars Component (CSSPFS)

Twenty positions are offered during each academic year for students who volunteer with nonprofit agencies, schools or government organizations in the four county service area (Fresno, Kings, Madera, or Tulare) served by Fresno State. Upon completion of 150 community service hours, students earn $1,500 scholarships and 3 units of credit. Positions are filled on a first come, first served basis.

Students should click on the link above to find out if they qualify and how to apply for the CSSPFS.

Student Quotes:

“This experience has made an everlasting impact on my life. It tells me how important it is to get involved in my community and really reach out to the people who are in need.”
Site: Fresno County Library Adult Literacy Center

“Professionally, there is nothing in the world that can replace my internship experience. This was such a great opportunity for me to use all that I have been learning in school.”
Site: Direction Sports

“These programs are a great source to help students gain experience in their careers before they graduate. It also helps us decide whether the career chosen is the right one! Thanks!”
Site: Fresno State Joyce M. Huggins Early Education Center

Agency/Site Quotes:

“We have always been pleased with the caliber of students who have interned in our department. This program is instrumental in providing a well-rounded work experience for students preparing to enter the work force.”
Site: Saint Agnes Medical Center Foundation

“Our student was an integral part of our team. Her enthusiasm, strong writing skills, attention to detail and professionalism will take her far in this industry.”
Site: Community Medical Center Communication Department

“These students really seem to know the importance of hard work – they are all very dedicated. We appreciate them very much.”
Site: Fresno State Associated Students, Inc.