All Opportunities

Welcome to California State University, Northridge (CSUN) Scholarship Opportunities Homepage.

The application period for the 2021-2022 academic year is officially open! Please log in to complete and submit a new General Application. New opportunities will be added periodically, so please continuously log in to check out what’s new! The majority of the opportunities offered through the Matador Scholarship Program (MSP) run February through May and awarded for the following academic year. Please get your General Application submitted early so that we may email you when new opportunities are added to the portal.

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Unless otherwise noted, students enrolled in self-support programs through Tseng College are not eligible to apply.

To apply to any of the scholarships listed below, click the “Sign In” button on this page to begin. You must have a CSUN Username and Password to sign in. Any student who has applied to or attends California State University, Northridge (CSUN) (i.e., anyone who has a myNorthridge Portal log in) can apply for scholarships using this site.

Once logged in, you will be prompted to complete a required general application profile. This profile will allow the portal to match you to scholarship opportunities based on your submitted answers. The myMatador Scholarship
portal is used by colleges, departments, clubs, and offices throughout campus to run scholarship competitions.

Please note the following:

  • Students must first complete the General Application Profile before applying to individual scholarships.
  • Matador Scholarships Program* (MSP) General Eligibility Criteria: (Unless otherwise noted).
  • Minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA for incoming freshmen, transfer students and current Northridge undergraduates
  • Minimum 3.5 cumulative GPA for current Northridge graduate students and incoming graduate students
  • Full-time enrollment (12 units for undergraduate and credential students, 8 units for graduate students) each semester scholarship funds are received (Unless otherwise noted).
  • Pursuing your first bachelor’s or graduate degree, or credential.

Please keep in mind:

  • To be considered for scholarships a new general scholarship application must be completed every year, this includes any essays and letters of recommendation. Renewals will not be automatically granted. You may edit your application at any time even after submission, but BEFORE the scholarship deadline.
  • Most scholarships that are open will be awarded for the 2021-2022 Academic Year. A few opportunities may be available for the current 20-21 academic year.
my MatadorScholarships Important Dates

The my Matador Scholarships portal opens as of November of each academic year.
The Northridge Scholars Program (NSP) runs November-February
The Matador Scholarship Program (MSP) runs: February-May
CSU System Wide Scholarships run: February to April

All scholarships close at 11:59 P.M. Pacific Standard Time on the noted deadline date. Please note that all scholarship application materials, including letters of recommendation, are due by the deadline noted within each opportunity.

GOOD LUCK AND GO MATADORS!

Opportunities Table
Award Name Actions
$5,000.00 CSU Joan S. Bissell Mathematics and Science Memorial Scholarship
Funds will be awarded for the 2021-2022 Academic Year. Established in memory of Dr. Joan S. Bissell, former director in the California State...
Funds will be awarded for the 2021-2022 Academic Year. Established in...
  • Deadline: 05/21/2021
  • Award: $5,000.00
Deadline05/21/2021
$1,000.00 Jewish Studies Scholarship
CSUN students who have taken or are currently enrolled in a Jewish Studies course are eligible to apply for this scholarship. Applicants must agree...
CSUN students who have taken or are currently enrolled in a Jewish...
  • Deadline: 05/22/2021
  • Award: $1,000.00
Deadline05/22/2021
$1,000.00 Marino J. Riccomini Family Scholarships
The Marino J. Riccomini Family Scholarships were created in 2015 in memory of Marino J. Riccomini, an advocate of higher education who wanted to...
The Marino J. Riccomini Family Scholarships were created in 2015 in...
  • Deadline: 05/28/2021
  • Award: $1,000.00
Deadline05/28/2021
$1,000.00 MSP California Retired Teachers Association- San Fernando Valley Division
Funds will be awarded for the 2021-2022 Academic Year. The California Retired Teachers Association- San Fernando Valley Division offers...
Funds will be awarded for the 2021-2022 Academic Year. The California...
  • Deadline: 05/28/2021
  • Award: $1,000.00
Deadline05/28/2021
$1,000.00 MSP Michael Ruvo and Stephen M. Lachs Scholarship
Funds will be awarded for the 2021-2022 Academic Year. The Michael Ruvo and Stephen M. Lachs Scholarship will support students who have...
Funds will be awarded for the 2021-2022 Academic Year. The Michael Ruvo...
  • Deadline: 05/28/2021
  • Award: $1,000.00
Deadline05/28/2021
$1,000.00 MSP Phi Delta Epsilon Pre-Medical Student Scholarship Fund
For selected graduating seniors, funds will be awarded in the Spring 2021 term. For continuing students, funds will be made available in the Fall...
For selected graduating seniors, funds will be awarded in the Spring...
  • Deadline: 05/28/2021
  • Award: $1,000.00
Deadline05/28/2021
$2,500.00 MSP Mike Mahony Marine Corps Veterans Scholarship
Funds are intended for the 2021-2022 AY Mike Mahony was a former member of the U.S. Marine Corps and a California State University, Northridge...
Funds are intended for the 2021-2022 AY Mike Mahony was a former member...
  • Deadline: 05/31/2021
  • Award: $2,500.00
Deadline05/31/2021
$1,000.00 MSP PPM Physical Plant Management Dependent Scholarship
Funds will be awarded for the 2021-2022 Academic Year. The PPM Physical Plant Management Dependent Scholarship is made possible by gifts provided...
Funds will be awarded for the 2021-2022 Academic Year. The PPM Physical...
  • Deadline: 05/31/2021
  • Award: $1,000.00
Deadline05/31/2021
$1,000.00 MSP Sergeant Gabriel Chavez Scholarship Fund
Funds will be awarded for the 2021-2022 Academic Year. Gabriel Chavez moved to the United States from Mexico at the age of 9. He is the first in...
Funds will be awarded for the 2021-2022 Academic Year. Gabriel Chavez...
  • Deadline: 05/31/2021
  • Award: $1,000.00
Deadline05/31/2021
$500.00 Associated Students Dianne F. Harrison Award*
The Associated Students of California State University, Northridge (AS) is the primary advocate for students at California State University,...
The Associated Students of California State University, Northridge (AS)...
  • Deadline: 06/04/2021
  • Award: $500.00
Deadline06/04/2021
$200.00 Associated Students The Support You Deserve Award*
Associated Students (AS) is the primary advocate for students at California State University, Northridge. Associated Students provides excellent,...
Associated Students (AS) is the primary advocate for students at...
  • Deadline: 06/04/2021
  • Award: $200.00
Deadline06/04/2021
$2,000.00 Associated Students Bruce Lawrence Schentes Memorial Scholarship
(2021-2022 AY Award) The Associated Students is the primary advocate for students at California State University, Northridge and provides...
(2021-2022 AY Award) The Associated Students is the primary advocate for...
  • Deadline: 06/11/2021
  • Award: $2,000.00
Deadline06/11/2021
$2,000.00 Associated Students Gwen and Chuck Monteleone Scholarship
Funds will be awarded for the 2021-2022 Academic Year. “The Associated Students is the primary advocate for students at California State...
Funds will be awarded for the 2021-2022 Academic Year. “The Associated...
  • Deadline: 06/11/2021
  • Award: $2,000.00
Deadline06/11/2021
$2000.00 Associated Students Jackie Forsythe Scholarship
Funds will be awarded for the 2021-2022 Academic Year. The Associated Students is the primary advocate for students at California State University,...
Funds will be awarded for the 2021-2022 Academic Year. The Associated...
  • Deadline: 06/11/2021
  • Award: $2000.00
Deadline06/11/2021
$2,000.00 Associated Students Phyllis Perkins Scholarship
Funds will be awarded for the 2021-2022 Academic Year. The Associated Students is the primary advocate for students at California State University,...
Funds will be awarded for the 2021-2022 Academic Year. The Associated...
  • Deadline: 06/11/2021
  • Award: $2,000.00
Deadline06/11/2021
$2,000.00 Associated Students Roy Pirchio Scholarship
Funds will be awarded for the 2021-2022 Academic Year. The Associated Students is the primary advocate for students at California State University,...
Funds will be awarded for the 2021-2022 Academic Year. The Associated...
  • Deadline: 06/11/2021
  • Award: $2,000.00
Deadline06/11/2021
$1500.00 MSP Bonnie D. Friedman and Gerald L. Miller Scholarship
(Award is intended for the 2021-2022 AY) Bonnie Friedman was born in Hollywood. She moved to the San Fernando Valley when she was four, and she...
(Award is intended for the 2021-2022 AY) Bonnie Friedman was born in...
  • Deadline: 06/11/2021
  • Award: $1500.00
Deadline06/11/2021
$1,000.00 MSP Carlos and Sara Barrios Scholarship
Funds will be awarded for the 2021-2022 Academic Year. The Carlos and Sara Barrios Scholarship was started by their son, Carlos Jr. Carlos grew up...
Funds will be awarded for the 2021-2022 Academic Year. The Carlos and...
  • Deadline: 06/11/2021
  • Award: $1,000.00
Deadline06/11/2021
$3,000.00 MSP CSU Future Scholars
Funds will be awarded for the 2021-2022 Academic Year. The MSP CSU Future Scholars Scholarship is funded by the California State University system....
Funds will be awarded for the 2021-2022 Academic Year. The MSP CSU...
  • Deadline: 06/11/2021
  • Award: $3,000.00
Deadline06/11/2021
$1,000.00 MSP CSUN Tri Delta Scholarship Endowment
Funds will be awarded for the 2021-2022 Academic Year. Tri Delta is an assembly of women with shared values where you can be yourself and belong to...
Funds will be awarded for the 2021-2022 Academic Year. Tri Delta is an...
  • Deadline: 06/11/2021
  • Award: $1,000.00
Deadline06/11/2021
$2,000.00 MSP David Simmons Scholarship
Funds will be awarded for the 2021-2022 Academic Year. David Simmons was a man of humble beginnings and high hopes for the future. He believed in...
Funds will be awarded for the 2021-2022 Academic Year. David Simmons was...
  • Deadline: 06/11/2021
  • Award: $2,000.00
Deadline06/11/2021
$1000.00 MSP Ed Burke Scholarship Endowment
Funds will be awarded for the 2021-2022 AY. The Ed Burke Scholarship Endowment will award an annual scholarship to students who are members of the...
Funds will be awarded for the 2021-2022 AY. The Ed Burke Scholarship...
  • Deadline: 06/11/2021
  • Award: $1000.00
Deadline06/11/2021
$1,000.00 MSP Elia Torres Scholarship
Funds will be awarded for the 2021-2022 Academic Year. Filiberto Gonzalez (Chicano Studies, ‘97) was a CSUN student during tumultuous times from...
Funds will be awarded for the 2021-2022 Academic Year. Filiberto...
  • Deadline: 06/11/2021
  • Award: $1,000.00
Deadline06/11/2021
$1,000.00 MSP Encino Women's Club Scholarship
Funds will be awarded for the 2021-2022 Academic Year. The Encino Women’s Club scholarship reflects the Woman’s Club’s values, advocacy for women’s...
Funds will be awarded for the 2021-2022 Academic Year. The Encino...
  • Deadline: 06/11/2021
  • Award: $1,000.00
Deadline06/11/2021
$1,000.00 MSP Gene and Deanna Detchemendy Scholarship
Funds will be awarded for the 2021-2022 Academic Year. The Gene and Deanna Detchemendy Scholarship Endowment was established to recognize and...
Funds will be awarded for the 2021-2022 Academic Year. The Gene and...
  • Deadline: 06/11/2021
  • Award: $1,000.00
Deadline06/11/2021
$1,000.00 MSP Gertude White Sievert Scholarship Fund
This Gertude White Sievert Scholarship Fund was established to award an undergraduate or graduate student who has returned to CSUN, after a...
This Gertude White Sievert Scholarship Fund was established to award an...
  • Deadline: 06/11/2021
  • Award: $1,000.00
Deadline06/11/2021
$2,000.00 MSP Jamie Karl Cohen Memorial Endowment
Funds will be awarded for the 2021-2022 Academic Year. The Jamie Karl Cohen Memorial Endowment was established by Jamie’s close friend to assists...
Funds will be awarded for the 2021-2022 Academic Year. The Jamie Karl...
  • Deadline: 06/11/2021
  • Award: $2,000.00
Deadline06/11/2021
$4,000.00 MSP Joan A. Lamb Scholarship
Funds will be awarded for the 2021-2022 Academic Year. Joan A. Lamb was born in 1918 to musical parents in Ohio, Lamb began her musical training...
Funds will be awarded for the 2021-2022 Academic Year. Joan A. Lamb was...
  • Deadline: 06/11/2021
  • Award: $4,000.00
Deadline06/11/2021
$1,000.00 MSP John J. Harris Scholarship Endowment
Funds will be awarded for the 2021-2022 Academic Year. Mr. John J. Harris graduated with his BA in Political Science from Cal State Northridge. He...
Funds will be awarded for the 2021-2022 Academic Year. Mr. John J....
  • Deadline: 06/11/2021
  • Award: $1,000.00
Deadline06/11/2021
$3,000.00 MSP Jonathan David Schweid Memorial Scholarship
Funds will be awarded for the 2021-2022 Academic Year. The Scholarship has been established by the parents of Jonathan David Schweid to honor his...
Funds will be awarded for the 2021-2022 Academic Year. The Scholarship...
  • Deadline: 06/11/2021
  • Award: $3,000.00
Deadline06/11/2021
$2,000.00 MSP Leonard and Bernard Shapiro Scholarship
Funds will be awarded for the 2021-2022 AY. Leonard and Bernard Shapiro were brothers who managed Familian Corp., a plumbing and heating supplies...
Funds will be awarded for the 2021-2022 AY. Leonard and Bernard Shapiro...
  • Deadline: 06/11/2021
  • Award: $2,000.00
Deadline06/11/2021
$1,000.00 MSP Lorenzo Edwards - TwInspire Scholarship
Funds will be awarded for the 2021-2022 Academic Year. The Lorenzo Edwards – TwInspire Scholarship will award one annual scholarship to an...
Funds will be awarded for the 2021-2022 Academic Year. The Lorenzo...
  • Deadline: 06/11/2021
  • Award: $1,000.00
Deadline06/11/2021
$1,000.00 MSP Ludim Seja De Manzano Scholarship
Funds will be awarded for the 2021-2022 Academic Year. CSUN’s education community lost a guiding light with the untimely passing of one of its...
Funds will be awarded for the 2021-2022 Academic Year. CSUN’s education...
  • Deadline: 06/11/2021
  • Award: $1,000.00
Deadline06/11/2021
$1,000.00 MSP Maria Odilia CSUN Dreamers Scholarship
Funds will be awarded for the 2021-2022 Academic Year. California State University, Northridge (CSUN) exists to enable students to realize their...
Funds will be awarded for the 2021-2022 Academic Year. California State...
  • Deadline: 06/11/2021
  • Award: $1,000.00
Deadline06/11/2021
$1,500.00 MSP Marilyn & Allen Golden Scholarship
Funds will be awarded for the 2021-2022 Academic Year. The Marilyn & Allen Golden Scholarship was established by Marilyn and Allen Golden to...
Funds will be awarded for the 2021-2022 Academic Year. The Marilyn &...
  • Deadline: 06/11/2021
  • Award: $1,500.00
Deadline06/11/2021
$1,000.00 MSP Mexican-American Community Scholarship Endowment
Funds will be awarded for the 2021-2022 Academic Year. The Mexican-American Community Scholarship was established in June 1983 by Donald Bizar on...
Funds will be awarded for the 2021-2022 Academic Year. The...
  • Deadline: 06/11/2021
  • Award: $1,000.00
Deadline06/11/2021
$2,500.00 MSP Omar Velasco Dreamers Scholarship
Funds will be awarded for the 2021-2022 Academic Year. This scholarship is reserved for first-time freshman undergraduate students entering their...
Funds will be awarded for the 2021-2022 Academic Year. This scholarship...
  • Deadline: 06/11/2021
  • Award: $2,500.00
Deadline06/11/2021
$1,000.00 MSP Ortiz Mind and Heart Scholarship
Funds will be awarded for the 2021-2022 Academic Year. An award-winning television reporter for KMEX – 34 Univision Los Angeles, Julio Cesar Ortiz...
Funds will be awarded for the 2021-2022 Academic Year. An award-winning...
  • Deadline: 06/11/2021
  • Award: $1,000.00
Deadline06/11/2021
$2,000.00 MSP Pauline Maedgen Endowed Scholarship
Funds will be awarded for the 2021-2022 Academic Year. The Pauline Maedgen Endowed Scholarship will award deserving CSUN undergraduate and graduate...
Funds will be awarded for the 2021-2022 Academic Year. The Pauline...
  • Deadline: 06/11/2021
  • Award: $2,000.00
Deadline06/11/2021
$1,000.00 MSP Pearl Simmons Scholarship Endowment
Funds will be awarded for the 2021-2022 Academic Year. Pearl Simmons, along with her husband David Simmons came from humble beginnings. They were...
Funds will be awarded for the 2021-2022 Academic Year. Pearl Simmons,...
  • Deadline: 06/11/2021
  • Award: $1,000.00
Deadline06/11/2021
$1000.00 MSP Reseda Women's Club Community Scholarship Endowment
Funds will be awarded for the 2021-2022 Academic Year. The Reseda Women’s Club was founded in 1918 and joined the California Federation of Women’s...
Funds will be awarded for the 2021-2022 Academic Year. The Reseda...
  • Deadline: 06/11/2021
  • Award: $1000.00
Deadline06/11/2021
$1000.00 MSP Robert B. and Linda S. Axel Scholarship Endowment
Funds will be awarded for the 2021-2022 Academic Year. Robert (College of Business and Economics ’64) and Linda (College of Education ’65) met...
Funds will be awarded for the 2021-2022 Academic Year. Robert (College...
  • Deadline: 06/11/2021
  • Award: $1000.00
Deadline06/11/2021
$1,000.00 MSP Sheila McDowell Deming Scholarship Endowment
Funds will be awarded for the 2021-2022 Academic Year. Sheila McDowell Deming was born in Piqua, Ohio, to professional musicians, one in vaudeville...
Funds will be awarded for the 2021-2022 Academic Year. Sheila McDowell...
  • Deadline: 06/11/2021
  • Award: $1,000.00
Deadline06/11/2021
$1000.00 MSP Sibyl M. Koontz Memorial - Quota Club Scholarship
Funds will be awarded for the 2021-2022 Academic Year. The Sibyl M. Koontz Memorial Quota Scholarship was established in memory of Sibyl M. Koontz...
Funds will be awarded for the 2021-2022 Academic Year. The Sibyl M....
  • Deadline: 06/11/2021
  • Award: $1000.00
Deadline06/11/2021
$2,000.00 MSP Sibyl M. Koontz Memorial - Women's Club of Bakersfield Scholarship Endowment
Funds will be awarded for the 2021-2022 Academic Year. The Sibyl M. Koontz Memorial – Women’s Club of Bakersfield Scholarship Endowment was...
Funds will be awarded for the 2021-2022 Academic Year. The Sibyl M....
  • Deadline: 06/11/2021
  • Award: $2,000.00
Deadline06/11/2021
$2,000.00 MSP STEP-UP Scholarship
Funds will be awarded for the 2021-2022 Academic Year. The Step-Up Scholarship is funded by a Title V “Step Up to College” grant. The scholarship...
Funds will be awarded for the 2021-2022 Academic Year. The Step-Up...
  • Deadline: 06/11/2021
  • Award: $2,000.00
Deadline06/11/2021
$1,000.00 MSP Western Association of Food Chains Endowment
Funds will be awarded for the 2021-2022 Academic Year. The MSP Western Association of Food Chains Endowment is proud to offer a scholarship to CSUN...
Funds will be awarded for the 2021-2022 Academic Year. The MSP Western...
  • Deadline: 06/11/2021
  • Award: $1,000.00
Deadline06/11/2021
Varies MSP SAGE Society Scholarship
Funds will be awarded for the 2020-2021 AY. SAGE was born in Spring of 1987, starting with 12 inspired, hard working members, and one study...
Funds will be awarded for the 2020-2021 AY. SAGE was born in Spring of...
  • Deadline: 06/15/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline06/15/2021
$1,250 -$12,500 MSP CSUN Dreamers Scholarship
Funds will be awarded for the 2021-2022 AY. At California State University, Northridge we are dedicated to helping students have equal access to...
Funds will be awarded for the 2021-2022 AY. At California State...
  • Deadline: 07/01/2021
  • Award: $1,250 -$12,500
Deadline07/01/2021
$250 University Student Union Bookstore Grant
Award is intended for the Spring 2021 academic term. The University Student Union (USU) at California State University, Northridge is a student...
Award is intended for the Spring 2021 academic term. The University...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $250
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