Emeriti Fellowship Program

Each year, there are several fellowships awarded to graduate students by the Emeriti Association. One undergraduate fellowship in Biology was added to the group in 2003-2004. In addition to the general Emeriti Fellowships, there are fellowships established in memory of various individuals. Applications are reviewed and selected by the Emeriti Association. The following fellowships are currently available:

Application Procedure: To apply for any of the fellowships described below, students must complete the application form mentioned in the University's Center for Financial Aid website http://www.calstatela.edu/financialaid/scholarships. and submit it by the deadline shown on that website.

Emeriti Association Fellowship for Academic Excellence in (student area of study) (one or more awards)
Eligibility: CSULA full time graduate student working toward a Master's degree in any major. Completion of at least one 500-level course. Evidence of university and/or community service. Minimum GPA 3.5.

Sidney P. Albert Emeriti Fellowship
The Emeriti Association has designated one of the Emeriti Fellowships described above as an Emeriti Fellowship in memory of Sidney P. Albert, founder of the CSULA Emeriti Association and CSU-ERFA, in recognition of Dr. Albert's outstanding contributions in championing the interests and rights of emeriti faculty on this campus and throughout the CSU.
Eligibility: See Emeriti Association Fellowship, above.  Major in Philosophy, Literature, Theater, or other area of humanities is preferred.

James M. Rosser Emeriti Fellowship
The Emeriti Association has designated one of the Emeriti Fellowships described above as an Emeriti Fellowship in honor of James M. Rosser, CSULA President 1979-2013, in recognition of President Rosser's dedicated service to the University, its faculty, students, staff, and the Emeriti Association.
Eligibility: See Emeriti Association Fellowship, above. Major in Science, Public Administration, or Education and evidence of interest in public service and/or athletics is preferred.

Carol J. Smallenburg Emeriti Fellowship
The Emeriti Association has designated one of the Emeriti Fellowships described above as an Emeriti Fellowship in memory of Carol J. Smallenburg, in recognition of Dr. Smallenburg's numerous and substantial contributions in support of faculty and students.
Eligibility: See Emeriti Fellowship, above.  Major in education with emphasis on any area in secondary education is preferred.

Neda Fabris Fellowship in Mechanical Engineering
Dr. Neda Fabris was Pprofessor of Mechanical Engineering who joined Cal State LA in 1979, the first female faculty member to be appointed in the (then) School of Engineering. She was born in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Hercegovina, graduating with a Masters degree from the University of Sarajevo in 1965, the only woman in her graduating class to do so. She earned MS and PhD degrees in Aerospace, Mechanics and Mechanical Engineering from the Illinois Institute of Technology in Chicago before joining Cal State LA, where she taught 25 lecture courses and labs, sponsored a large number of research and design projects, developed courses in manufacturing, materials and automation, and developed and conducted the NSF funded and much praised Mother-Daughter Engineering Academy, designed to encourage girls to study and pursue careers in engineering. She served as Department Chair in 1988-92 and she has received numerous awards and recognitions during her tenure. She earned Professor Emeritus status in 2008.
Eligibility: CSULA full time graduate student working towards a Master's Degree in Mechanical Engineering. Completion of at least one 500-level course. Minimum GPA 3.5.

Leonard Mathy Fellowship in Economics
Emeritus Professor Leonard Mathy was a professor of Economics at California State University, Los Angeles from 1950 to 1986.  He served as the founding Chair of the Department of Economics, the founding Dean of the School of Letters and Science and as Dean of Instructional Administration at the university level. He was also the founding Chair of the Academic Senate at CSULA and the founding Chair of the statewide CSU Academic Senate, both of which benefited from his depth of insight and wealth of experience. In 2005, the CSULA Academic Senate bestowed on him the title of 'Pater Senatus'.
Eligibility: CSULA full time graduate student working towards a Master's Degree in Economics. Completion of at least one 500-level course. Evidence of university and/or community service. Minimum GPA 3.5.

John L. Houk Memorial Fellowship
Dr. John L. Houk was a Professor of Political Science at CSULA specializing in East Asian Studies from 1971-1983. He was the author of numerous publications and wrote reports for members of Congress. He served 9 years as the CSULA Dean of Academic Planning, 10 years as a member of the Center for Research in Social Sciences (CRESS), and 3 years with the Legislative Reference Service of the Library of Congress.
Eligibility: CSULA full time graduate student working toward a Master's Degree in Political Science. Completion of at least one 500-level course. Evidence of university and/or community service. Minimum GPA 3.5.

Jane Matson Memorial Fellowship
Dr. Jane E. Matson was a Professor of Counselor Education at CSULA from 1958-1980. She was a U.S. Navy veteran and became a licensed psychologist who served as Counseling Psychologist for the Veterans Administration in Los Angeles after World War II. She was a specialist in counselor training and coordinated the CSULA Community College Training Program, served as Chair of the Commission on Junior College Student Personnel Programs, founded the first federally funded institute to train community college student personnel workers, and developed a community college curriculum for the Educational Testing Service in Princeton, NJ.
Eligibility: CSULA full time graduate student working toward a degree in Counselor Education or other area of counseling or social service preferred. Completion of at least one 500-level course. Evidence of university and/or community service. Minimum GPA 3.5.

William E. Lloyd Memorial Fellowship
Professor William E. Lloyd began his professional career as a working journalist. During World War II he served as a communications officer on the staff of Admiral Chester Nimitz, after which he wrote and edited publications for the American Association of School Administrators in Washington , D.C. , and established the Office of School and Community Relations for the Richmond, VA, public schools. At CSULA he was a Professor of Administration and the Publications Manager from 1959 to 1977 and taught and developed information services for news media as well as editing campus publications.
Eligibility: CSULA full time graduate student working toward a M.A. Degree in History or Political Science or a M.S. Degree in Public Administration. Completion of at least one 500-level course. Evidence of university and/or community service. Minimum GPA 3.5.

David Cameron Fisher Memorial Undergraduate Scholarship/Graduate Fellowship
David, the son of Dr. Janet Fisher-Hoult, was killed at the age of 29 in a motorcycle accident. A marine biology student, David had established his own firm 'Captive Marine Environments' where he designed and built aquariums for homes and businesses, including the entertainment industry. One of his large tanks containing sharks can be seen in the film "Sneakers" which starred Robert Redford.
Eligibility: CSULA full time undergraduate student (junior or senior). Biology major, preferably in Marine Biology or Environmental Studies, but all biology majors are eligible. Minimum GPA 3.0 for the scholarship and evidence of university and/or community service. If there are no eligible undergraduate student applicants, the award can be made to a full time graduate student with a minimum GPA of 3.5 completion of at least one 500 level course and evidence of university and/or community service.

Mary Gormly Memorial Fellowship
Mary Gormly was born in Seattle in 1919. After her high school graduation she attended the University of Washington, but when the country was attacked she enlisted in the Navy's then-new women's division, known as the WAVES. Following her honorable discharge at war's end, she returned to UW and received a B.A. in anthropology in 1947. She then went to Mexico for graduate study and field research, and received an M.A. from Mexico City College in 1948. Following that project and its publications, she returned to Seattle and UW and received an MLS degree in 1959. She joined the staff of the John F. Kennedy Memorial Library in 1962 as a social sciences librarian. Her academic and cultural interests were centered on the arts and ethnography of Native American populations. She retired from Cal State L.A. in 1983, and continued her activities in groups that shared her interests, including those associated with major museums. Before she died in 2004, she bequeathed her collection of Native American Art to the University, to be kept in the Library's Special Collections Division. The Library held its first exhibit of graphic works from the Gormly Collection in Fall 2007.
Eligibility: Preference will be given to CSULA full time graduate students working toward a M.A. or M.S. degree with courses or research projects devoted to areas of interest or concern to native peoples of the Americas . Subject fields may include, but are not limited to Anthropology, Art, Economics, History, Mexican American Studies, Latin American Studies, Political Science or Sociology. Completion of at least one 500-level course. Evidence of university and/or community service. Minimum GPA 3.5.

Vicente Zapata Undergraduate Scholarship
Dr. Vicente Zapata was Professor of Health Science/Public Health from 1978-1999. His academic preparation includes graduate degrees in Education from The Central University of Ecuador and in Public Health from The University of Michigan at Ann Arbor as well as from The University of California, Los Angeles. He began his professional career with Los Angeles County Department and Public Health as a Health Educator and later as an Administrator. He was a key member in opening and organizing programs and health services of the El Monte Comprehensive Health Center in the city of El Monte, California.  At CSULA Dr. Zapata served as Chair of the Department of Health Science (Public Health) and Chair of the Department of Health and Nutritional Sciences. His leadership resulted in the proposal of the University to establish a Master of Public Health Program in Environmental Health, the development of the 1981 Public Health Plan for Los Angeles County Department of Health Services and in his book “Health: An International Bond”.
Eligibility: This scholarship is open to all Junior or Senior applicants working toward the B.S. degree in the Department of Public Health (previously Health Science). Students must provide information of University and/or community involvement. Minimum GPA for eligibility is 3.5.