CSU Trustees’ Award for Outstanding Achievement

Academic Year 2023-2024

The CSU Trustees’ Awards for Outstanding Achievement recognizes 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. Special named scholarships will be awarded by the selection committee based on criteria such as studying in the STEM or education fields, veterans, and exemplary community service. 


$7,000 - $18,000

  • Open to all majors.
  • Student must be currently enrolled full-time and plan to continue being enrolled full-time in the Fall 2023-Spring 2024 academic year.
  • Student must have at least a 3.0 cumulative GPA.
  • Student must file a 2022-2023 FAFSA or California Dream Act Application by the March 2nd priority deadline and must demonstrate financial need.
  • Undergraduate and Graduate Students are eligible to apply.
Application Process
  • CSU Systemwide Scholarship Application
  • CSU Systemwide Scholarship - Personal Statement Form
  • Two (2) letters of reference (PDFs) from individuals, such as teachers/professors, counselors, or community leaders, who can attest to the candidate's meritorious performance and personal strengths and assess the nominee’s potential for success.  One of the letters of reference must be from an academic instructor.

 Application Period closed on 4/13/22