2016-2017 Systemwide Scholarship Opportunities

Glenn and Dorothy Dumke Fellowship

Description

The Glenn and Dorothy Dumke Fellowship was established in 1993 in honor of the late Chancellor Emeritus Glenn S. Dumke and his wife. The scholarship supports a student doing research from the CSU archives.

Amount

$1,400

Requirements

Applicants must be in good standing and have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.

  • Applicants must be a CSU graduate student in the areas of public policy, American history, economics, library science, archival management, or government during the 2016-2017 academic year.
  • The award must be used to pursue research projects within the Dumke Collection or other collections housed within the CSU archives at CSU Dominguez Hills, the Center for California Studies at CSU Sacramento, or other special collections within the CSU system. Information about the CSU Special Collections can be found at http://www.calstate.edu/gradprograms/libraries.shtml and http://www.calstate.edu/LS/spring05.pdf
Deadline

The campus internal deadline for this scholarship is Monday, April 25th, 2016

Nathaniel R. and Valerie Dumont Scholarship

Description

The Nathaniel R. and Valerie Dumont scholarship, established in 1993, supports students with visual and physical impairments. Eligibility is limited to students attending CSU Dominguez Hills, CSU Long Beach, CSU Los Angeles and CSU Northridge.

Amount

$4,000

Requirements

Strong consideration should be given to students who are visually impaired, followed in priority by students with other physical impairments. Students without visual or physical impairments are also eligible for this scholarship.

  • Applicants must be in good standing with a minimum GPA of 2.8 on a 4.0 scale.
  • Applicants must demonstrate financial need. (A 2016-2017 FAFSA must be on file in order to determine need. Apply at fafsa.ed.gov/).
  • Applicants must be currently enrolled as a full-time equivalent undergraduate student in any major field at the eligible CSU campuses and must remain a full-time equivalent CSU student during the 2016-2017 academic year.
  • Visually or physically impaired applicants must provide verification from a licensed physician or the Disabled Student Services office.
Deadline

The campus internal deadline for this scholarship is Monday, April 25th, 2016

Edison Graduate STEM Scholarship

Description

The Edison Graduate STEM Scholarships provide an invaluable resource in an area where there are few financial opportunities to assist students in pursing graduate level studies. Scholarships are given to sixteen recipients across eight CSU campuses in the Southern California Edison (SCE) service territory. Students range in STEM fields from engineering, chemistry, mathematics to computer science.

Amount

$4,000 - $5,000

Requirements

Applicants must be graduate students in one of the STEM majors.

  • Applicants must demonstrate financial need as determined by the campus Financial Aid Office.
  • Applicants must be in good standing with a minimum GPA of 2.8 on a 4.0 scale.

Recipients must remain a California State University full-time equivalent student during the scholarship period.

Deadline

The campus internal deadline for this scholarship is Monday, April 25th, 2016

William & Janet Lahey Art Education and Visual Arts Scholarship Endowment

Description

William Lahey served as CSU Assistant Vice Chancellor, Faculty and Staff Affairs, for twenty years. The endowment is a tribute to his commitment to education and his wife’s passion for the arts. This scholarship is for students in a post-baccalaureate program leading to a high school single subject teaching credential in the arts and will cover tuition, campus fees and a stipend.

Amount

$10,000

Requirements

Scholarship recipients must meet each of the following requirements:

  • Be enrolled at a California State University campus at least half-time;
  • Possess a bachelor’s degree in art or in one of the visual art specializations;
  • Be enrolled in one of the following programs: o A post baccalaureate program leading to a high school single subject teaching credential in the arts;
    • A Master of Fine Arts program in art or one of the visual arts specialization; or
    • A Master of Arts program in art or one of the visual arts specializations.
  • Be in good academic standing with a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0 on an 4.0 scale

Priority consideration will be given to scholarship applications in the following order:

  1. First priority will be given to students enrolled in a program leading to a single subject teaching credential in the arts;
  2. Second priority will be given to students enrolled in a graduate program in art of one of the visual arts specializations;
  3. Third priority will be given to eligible students who have a record of volunteer activities in the arts or who are currently engaged in arts volunteer activities in schools or community arts organizations.
Deadline

The campus internal deadline for this scholarship is Monday, April 25th, 2016

Dale M. Schoettler Scholarship for Visually Impaired Students

Description

Established in 1991, the scholarship supports students who have a visual disability with preference to legally blind students. Eligible candidates must be enrolled in at least 6.1 units per term. The CSU Foundation will continue to accept applications year-round. Previous scholarship recipients may reapply.

Amount

$10,000

Requirements

Applicants must currently have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.8 on a 4.0 scale and must maintain a minimum GPA of 2.8 on a 4.0 scale during the academic year in which the award is received.

  • Applicants must be currently enrolled in 6.1 units or more as a CSU undergraduate or graduate student in any major field and must remain enrolled in 6.1 units or more during the academic year in which the award is received.
  • Applicants must have a visual disability and provide verification from a medical health professional, which includes the best corrected visual acuity notations. (Please note that the disability must be such that it impedes the educational process and necessitates accommodations, support services, or programs.)
Deadline

The campus internal deadline for this scholarship is Monday, April 25th, 2016

Robert M. O’Dell Endowed Scholarship in Public Administration

Description

The California Society of Municipal Finance Officers established the Robert M. O’Dell endowed scholarship fund in April 1987 to honor the former city treasurer of Los Angeles. Scholarships are awarded on a rotating basis to campuses offering degree programs in public administration and alternate between northern and southern geographic regions of California.

Amount

$2,000

Requirements

Applicants must be in good standing with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.

  • Applicants must be currently enrolled as a full-time, upper division undergraduate or graduate student in public administration and must remain a full-time student in good standing during the academic year in which the award is received.
  • Applicants must not be a previous recipient of this award.
  • Strong consideration will be given to an applicant who is also:
  • A public administration major specializing in finance.
  • A first generation college student.
Deadline

The campus internal deadline for this scholarship is Monday, April 25th, 2016

Richard Leffingwell Scholarship

Description

The scholarship will support students pursuing a course of study in Business and Economics and who have demonstrated an interest in public service. Preference will be giving to military veterans.

Amount

$3,000

Requirements

Students must have a course of study within a discipline of a California State University School of Business and Economics.

  • Students must have demonstrated an interest in and aspire to a career in public service.
  • Students must demonstrate a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.75 on a 4.0 scale and be in good academic standing.
  • Students must demonstrate financial need as determined by the campus Financial Aid office.
  • Students must be currently enrolled as a full-time equivalent upper division or graduate student at a California State University campus and must remain a full-time equivalent student during the scholarship period.
  • A military veteran meeting the criteria and otherwise equal to others in qualifications will receive favorable consideration.
Deadline

The campus internal deadline for this scholarship is Monday, April 25th, 2016

CSU Trustees’ Awards for Outstanding Achievement

Description

The CSU Trustees’ Awards for Outstanding Achievement recognize students who have demonstrated financial need, modeled exemplary academic performance, community service and personal accomplishments. The awards are funded through earnings on the William Randolph Hearst Foundation endowment as well as annual contributions from members of the CSU Board of Trustees, CSU Foundation Board of Governors, and other donors. Each campus will have a Trustees’ Award Recipient.

Amount

$6,000 - $12,000

Requirements

The awards recognize students who have overcome adversity, demonstrated financial need, and have attributes of merit including superior academic performance, significant personal achievements, and exemplary community service. The recipient who receives the highest score by the selection committee is designated the Trustee Emeritus Ali C. Razi Scholar and will receive a $12,000 scholarship. Also distributed will be the Galinson Scholarship ($8,000).

Deadline

The campus internal deadline for this scholarship is Monday, April 18th, 2016