2018-2019 Systemwide Scholarship Opportunities

Edison Scholars Scholarship

Description

For more than 125 years, Edison International has helped build stronger communities. Edison International believes that education is an important source of power and advancement for young people, and it helps strengthen communities. Since 2009, Edison has given more than $34 million to education programs that help make the dream of college education a reality. These programs have focused on helping minority, low-income, and underrepresented students pursue studies in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM).

Amount

$4,000

Criteria

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  • Student must be a graduate student, pursuing a degree in one of the following areas of study: Business Management Information Systems, Computer & Information Services, Engineering, Mathematics, Computer Engineering Technology, Construction Technology, Drafting and Design Technology, Electrical Engineering Technology, Surveying Technology, Telecommunication Technology, Environmental Science, Environmental Studies, Forestry, Natural Resources and Conservation, Wildlife and Wilderness Management, Applied Physics, Applied Chemistry, Chemistry, Geology/Earth Science, Geophysics, Physics, Comprehensive Science.
  • Student must be currently enrolled full-time and plan to continue being enrolled full-time in the Fall 2018-Spring 2019 academic year.
  • Student must be in good standing with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.8.
  • Student must have filed a 2018-2019 FAFSA or California Dream Act Application and must demonstrate financial need.
Requirements

To be considered for the Edison Scholars Scholarship, students must email the following two documents together, in one email to Scholarship Coordinator, Veronica Popovic at vpopovi@calstatela.edu. Use the following subject heading: Edison Scholars Scholarship.

  • A brief personal statement (word document, 12-point font, double-spaced, 1-inch margins, there is no page limit). The heading should include the following details: Student’s name, CIN#, Edison Scholars Scholarship, Personal Statement. The personal statement should describe the student’s background, personal achievements, challenges encountered, educational pursuits, and aspirations for the future.
  • Applicant Information Form

(DO NOT submit any additional documents, such as a resume or letters of recommendation).

Deadline

Application Deadline: Thursday, April 26, 2018 by 3:00pm

 

The Nathaniel R. and Valerie Dumont Scholarship 

Description

The Nathaniel R. and Valerie Dumont Scholarship was established through a bequest in 1993 to assist students with financial needs, especially those with visual or physical impairments.

Amount

$4,000

Criteria

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  • Minimum 2.8 cumulative GPA.
  • Student must be currently enrolled full-time and plan to continue being enrolled full-time in the Fall 2018-Spring 2019 academic year.
  • Student must have filed a 2018-2019 FAFSA or California Dream Act Application and must demonstrate financial need.
  • Provide verification from a licensed physician or disabled student services office of visual or physical impairment if applicable.

*Strong consideration will 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.

Requirements

To be considered for the Dumont Scholarship, students must submit the following documents together in one envelope to the Center for Student Financial Aid & Scholarships (SA124), Attn: Veronica Popovic.

  • A brief personal statement (word document, 12-point font, double-spaced, 1-inch margins, there is no page limit). The heading should include the following: student’s name, CIN#, Dumont Scholarship, Personal Statement. The personal statement should include the following information: Background, challenges encountered, personal achievements, educational pursuits, and goals and aspirations for the future.
  • Applicant Information Form Click here
  • Medical health professional’s verification of physical impairment or verification of visual disability, which includes the best corrected visual acuity notations using the “Confirmation of Visual Disability” form (if applicable). Click Here 
Deadline

Application Deadline: Friday, May 4, 2018 by 2:00pm

Dale M. Schoettler Scholarship for Visually Impaired Students

Description

The Dale M. Schoettler Scholarship for Visually Impaired Students was established in 1991 by Mr. Schoettler, who was a successful businessman from Mountain View, California and blind the last eight years of his life.

Amount

$10,000

Criteria

­Currently have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.8 and must maintain a minimum GPA of 2.8 during the 2018-2019 academic year. ­ Be currently enrolled in 6.1 units or more as a Cal State LA undergraduate or graduate student and must remain enrolled in 6.1 units or more during the 2018-2019 academic year. ­ 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.)

Requirements

To be considered for the Schoettler Scholarship, students must submit the following documents together in one envelope to the Center for Student Financial Aid & Scholarships (SA124), Attn: Veronica Popovic.

  • Medical health professional’s verification of visual disability, which includes the best corrected visual acuity notations using the “Confirmation of Visual Disability” form. Click Here 
  • A brief personal statement (word document, 12-point font, double-spaced, 1-inch margins, there is no page limit). The heading should include the following: student’s name, CIN#, Schoettler Scholarship, Personal Statement. The personal statement should include the following information: Background, Challenges encountered, Personal achievements, Educational pursuits, and Goals and aspirations for the future.
Deadline

Application Deadline: Friday, May 11, 2018 by 5:00pm