BFSA - James Bell Memorial Scholarship

One, $500 award or two $250 awards are available to incoming freshmen with a minimum GPA of 3.0, incoming transfer students with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.75, and continuing Cal Poly Pomona students with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5.


  • 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
  • No U.S. Citizenship or Permanent Residency required
  • Two letters of recommendation are required (only include this if you will be requiring the letters)

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.