BFSA - James Bell Memorial Scholarship

The BFSA- James Bell Memorial Scholarship is open to incoming freshman, transfer students, continuing Cal Poly Pomona students and Graduate students

This oppprtunity is for the 2020-2021 academic year


  • All majors are eligible to apply
  • Incoming freshmen must have a GPA of 3.00 or greater
  • Transfer students must have a GPA of 2.75 or greater
  • Continuing CPP students must have a GPA of 2.50 or greater
  • Graduate students with a minimum GPA of 3.0 or greater
  • No U.S. Citizenship or Permanent Residency required
  • Two letters of recommendation are required
  • Respond to essay question

Supplemental Questions
  1. Select a Black-identified leader who has made contributions towards the advancement of African/Black people in the diaspora. Please provide three reasons why you selected this leader, explain why their influence was/is so impactful, and discuss how you plan on making an impact with the Cal Poly Pomona Community.
  2. I have submitted two letters of recommendation, at least one of which is from an instructor.