Our Opportunities

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

The application period for the 2020-2021 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 whats 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 would included 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 2020-2021 Academic Year. A few opportunities may be available for the current 19-20 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
$2000.00 Associated Students Dr. Karin Duran Memorial Scholarship
The Associated Students is the primary advocate for students at California State University, Northridge and provides excellent, meaningful programs...
The Associated Students is the primary advocate for students at...
  • Deadline: 06/30/2020
  • Award: $2000.00
Deadline06/30/2020
$2,000.00 Associated Students Dr. Susan Curzon Scholarship
The Associated Students is the primary advocate for students at California State University, Northridge and provides excellent, meaningful programs...
The Associated Students is the primary advocate for students at...
  • Deadline: 06/30/2020
  • Award: $2,000.00
Deadline06/30/2020
$3,000.00 Associated Students Dr. Terry Piper Memorial Scholarship
The Associated Students is the primary advocate for students at California State University, Northridge and provides excellent, meaningful programs...
The Associated Students is the primary advocate for students at...
  • Deadline: 06/30/2020
  • Award: $3,000.00
Deadline06/30/2020
$2000 Associated Students Gwen and Chuck Monteleone Scholarship
“The Associated Students is the primary advocate for students at California State University, Northridge and provides excellent, meaningful...
“The Associated Students is the primary advocate for students at...
  • Deadline: 06/30/2020
  • Award: $2000
Deadline06/30/2020
$2000.00 Associated Students Jackie Forsythe Scholarship
The Associated Students is the primary advocate for students at California State University, Northridge and provides excellent, meaningful programs...
The Associated Students is the primary advocate for students at...
  • Deadline: 06/30/2020
  • Award: $2000.00
Deadline06/30/2020
$8,000.00 Dianne F. Harrison Leadership Award Endowment
Created upon the occasion of President Dianne F. Harrison’s Investiture, the Harrison Leadership Award will recognize a California State...
Created upon the occasion of President Dianne F. Harrison’s Investiture,...
  • Deadline: 06/30/2020
  • Award: $8,000.00
Deadline06/30/2020
$1000.00 John W. Gorman Memorial Scholarship
The John W. Gorman Memorial Scholarship was created to support junior applicants pursuing a major in one of the following fields: Biology,...
The John W. Gorman Memorial Scholarship was created to support junior...
  • Deadline: 06/30/2020
  • Award: $1000.00
Deadline06/30/2020
Varies MSP California Homebuilding Foundation Scholarship
The California Homebuilding Foundation (CHF) is the research and education center for California’s homebuilding and construction industries....
The California Homebuilding Foundation (CHF) is the research and...
  • Deadline: 06/30/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline06/30/2020
Varies MSP CAM Foundation Scholarship
“The Cortez A. Murdock Foundation Scholarships will be awarded to students who reflect the values strength of character self-reliance,...
“The Cortez A. Murdock Foundation Scholarships will be awarded to...
  • Deadline: 06/30/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline06/30/2020
$1,000.00 MSP Carlos and Sara Barrios Scholarship
The Carlos and Sara Barrios Scholarship was started by their son, Carlos Jr. Carlos grew up in South Central LA in a Guatemalen immigrant family....
The Carlos and Sara Barrios Scholarship was started by their son, Carlos...
  • Deadline: 06/30/2020
  • Award: $1,000.00
Deadline06/30/2020
$3,000.00 MSP CSU Future Scholars
The MSP CSU Future Scholars Scholarship is funded by the California State University system. This program is designed to facilitate transition to...
The MSP CSU Future Scholars Scholarship is funded by the California...
  • Deadline: 06/30/2020
  • Award: $3,000.00
Deadline06/30/2020
$1000.00 MSP Ed Burke Scholarship Endowment
The Ed Burke Scholarship Endowment will award an annual scholarship to students who are members of the CSUN’s Young Democrats Organization. The...
The Ed Burke Scholarship Endowment will award an annual scholarship to...
  • Deadline: 06/30/2020
  • Award: $1000.00
Deadline06/30/2020
$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: 06/30/2020
  • Award: $1,000.00
Deadline06/30/2020
$1,000.00 MSP Irving Chilstrom Memorial Scholarship
The Irving Chilstrom Memorial Scholarship was established by Irving’s wife, The former Associate Director of Financial Aid to help students get the...
The Irving Chilstrom Memorial Scholarship was established by Irving’s...
  • Deadline: 06/30/2020
  • Award: $1,000.00
Deadline06/30/2020
Varies MSP James R. Simpson Merit Scholarship
James R. Simpson was a long-time resident of Encino California. He was the kind of person who, if he heard on the radio or television that someone...
James R. Simpson was a long-time resident of Encino California. He was...
  • Deadline: 06/30/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline06/30/2020
$4,000.00 MSP Joan A. Lamb Scholarship
Joan A. Lamb was born in 1918 to musical parents in Ohio, Lamb began her musical training early. She first played the trumpet and later took on...
Joan A. Lamb was born in 1918 to musical parents in Ohio, Lamb began her...
  • Deadline: 06/30/2020
  • Award: $4,000.00
Deadline06/30/2020
Varies MSP Jonathan David Schweid Memorial Scholarship
The Scholarship has been established by the parents of Jonathan David Schweid to honor his memory. Jonathan was a young man of many varied...
The Scholarship has been established by the parents of Jonathan David...
  • Deadline: 06/30/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline06/30/2020
Varies MSP Katherine M. Champlin Scholarship
Katherine M Champlin dedicated her life to education before she retired from the Los Angeles School System as a principal in one of the San...
Katherine M Champlin dedicated her life to education before she retired...
  • Deadline: 06/30/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline06/30/2020
Varies MSP Laura E. Settle Scholarship
It is the mission of the California Retired Teachers Association to financially assist students who will become future teachers in California....
It is the mission of the California Retired Teachers Association to...
  • Deadline: 06/30/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline06/30/2020
Varies MSP Leonard and Bernard Shapiro Scholarship
Leonard and Bernard Shapiro were brothers who managed Familian Corp., a plumbing and heating supplies distributor located in the San Fernando...
Leonard and Bernard Shapiro were brothers who managed Familian Corp., a...
  • Deadline: 06/30/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline06/30/2020
$1,000.00 MSP Ludim Seja De Manzano Scholarship
CSUN’s education community lost a guiding light with the untimely passing of one of its brightest stars, Ludim Seja De Manzano. The former Director...
CSUN’s education community lost a guiding light with the untimely...
  • Deadline: 06/30/2020
  • Award: $1,000.00
Deadline06/30/2020
$1,500.00 MSP Marilyn & Allen Golden Scholarship
The Marilyn & Allen Golden Scholarship was established by Marilyn and Allen Golden to generously help disadvantaged students pursue their...
The Marilyn & Allen Golden Scholarship was established by Marilyn and...
  • Deadline: 06/30/2020
  • Award: $1,500.00
Deadline06/30/2020
Varies MSP Marjorie Chilstrom Memorial Scholarship
Marjorie Chilstrom was a retired Associate Director of Financial Aid at Cal State Northridge when she established this scholarship. Working in...
Marjorie Chilstrom was a retired Associate Director of Financial Aid at...
  • Deadline: 06/30/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline06/30/2020
$1,000.00 MSP Mexican-American Community Scholarship Endowment
The Mexican-American Community Scholarship was established in June 1983 by Donald Bizar on behalf of an anonymous donor. This scholarship is...
The Mexican-American Community Scholarship was established in June 1983...
  • Deadline: 06/30/2020
  • Award: $1,000.00
Deadline06/30/2020
$2,500.00 MSP Mike Mahony Marine Corps Veterans Scholarship
Mike Mahony was a former member of the U.S. Marine Corps and a California State University, Northridge alumnus. He passed away in October 2010....
Mike Mahony was a former member of the U.S. Marine Corps and a...
  • Deadline: 06/30/2020
  • Award: $2,500.00
Deadline06/30/2020
$2,000.00 MSP Pacific Rim Assurance Company Scholarship
This scholarship is reserved for Business majors, preferably students with an interest in the insurance industry. Please note: Any change to your...
This scholarship is reserved for Business majors, preferably students...
  • Deadline: 06/30/2020
  • Award: $2,000.00
Deadline06/30/2020
$2,000.00 MSP Paul Schrogin Memorial Scholarship Endowment
This scholarship is reserved for students pursuing a degree in the field of Sociology. Undergraduate students and Graduate students may...
This scholarship is reserved for students pursuing a degree in the field...
  • Deadline: 06/30/2020
  • Award: $2,000.00
Deadline06/30/2020
$2,000.00 MSP Pauline Maedgen Endowed Scholarship
Student must be pursuing a degree within the College of Social & Behavioral Sciences, College of Health & Human Development, College of Humanities,...
Student must be pursuing a degree within the College of Social &...
  • Deadline: 06/30/2020
  • Award: $2,000.00
Deadline06/30/2020
$1,000.00 MSP Pearl Simmons Scholarship Endowment
Pearl Simmons, along with her husband David Simmons came from humble beginnings. They were both affected by the Depression and never graduated from...
Pearl Simmons, along with her husband David Simmons came from humble...
  • Deadline: 06/30/2020
  • Award: $1,000.00
Deadline06/30/2020
Varies MSP Reggie T. Harvill, PPM Scholarship
Reggie T. Harvill was the chief supervisor of custodians at California State University Northridge in the late 1960s. The Reggie T. Harvill, PPM...
Reggie T. Harvill was the chief supervisor of custodians at California...
  • Deadline: 06/30/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline06/30/2020
$1,000.00 MSP Sergeant Gabriel Chavez Scholarship Fund
Gabriel Chavez moved to the United States from Mexico at the age of 9. He is the first in his family to join the United States Marine Corps...
Gabriel Chavez moved to the United States from Mexico at the age of 9....
  • Deadline: 06/30/2020
  • Award: $1,000.00
Deadline06/30/2020
$1,000.00 MSP Sibyl M. Koontz Memorial - Quota Club Scholarship
The Sibyl M. Koontz Memorial Quota Scholarship was established in memory of Sibyl M. Koontz by her husband. Sibyl passed away in 1986 leaving a...
The Sibyl M. Koontz Memorial Quota Scholarship was established in...
  • Deadline: 06/30/2020
  • Award: $1,000.00
Deadline06/30/2020
$2,000.00 MSP Sibyl M. Koontz Memorial - Women's Club of Bakersfield Scholarship Endowment
The Sibyl M. Koontz Memorial – Women’s Club of Bakersfield Scholarship Endowment was established in memory of Sibyl M. Koontz by her husband....
The Sibyl M. Koontz Memorial – Women’s Club of Bakersfield Scholarship...
  • Deadline: 06/30/2020
  • Award: $2,000.00
Deadline06/30/2020
Varies MSP STEP-UP Scholarship
The Step-Up Scholarship is funded by a Title V “Step Up to College” grant. The scholarship is used to make awards to Glendale Community College...
The Step-Up Scholarship is funded by a Title V “Step Up to College”...
  • Deadline: 06/30/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline06/30/2020
Varies MSP VWDBUG Ben Urman Memorial Scholarship
Ben Urman was a special person who served many people during his lifetime. With his leadership, the Valley West DBUG annual scholarship was...
Ben Urman was a special person who served many people during his...
  • Deadline: 06/30/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline06/30/2020
$1,000.00 MSP Western Association of Food Chains Endowment
This scholarship is reserved for undergraduate students pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Accountancy or a Bachelor of Science in Business...
This scholarship is reserved for undergraduate students pursuing a...
  • Deadline: 06/30/2020
  • Award: $1,000.00
Deadline06/30/2020
$2,000.00 MSP Winnetka Women's Club Endowment
This scholarship is reserved for sophomores, juniors, and seniors. *Preference will be given to students who are returning to CSUN after an absence...
This scholarship is reserved for sophomores, juniors, and...
  • Deadline: 06/30/2020
  • Award: $2,000.00
Deadline06/30/2020
Varies PPM Physical Plant Management Dependent Scholarship
The PPM Physical Plant Management Dependent Scholarship is made possible by gifts provided to CSUN by Jason & Stephanie R. Wang. The PPM Physical...
The PPM Physical Plant Management Dependent Scholarship is made possible...
  • Deadline: 06/30/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline06/30/2020
$800.00 La Raza Alumni Chapter Scholarship
La Raza Alumni Chapter Scholarships are intended for Chicana/o / Latina/o CSUN students. Scholarships are open to undergraduate students with a...
La Raza Alumni Chapter Scholarships are intended for Chicana/o /...
  • Deadline: 07/01/2020
  • Award: $800.00
Deadline07/01/2020
$800.00 MEChA / Chicana/o Studies Scholarship
This opportunity was established to provide scholarships and other awards to students who are MEChA members through the Chicana/o Studies...
This opportunity was established to provide scholarships and other...
  • Deadline: 07/01/2020
  • Award: $800.00
Deadline07/01/2020
$1000.00 Operation Chicano Teacher (OCT) Scholarship
The Operation Chicano Teacher (OCT) Alumnae Scholarship fund was established by a group of OCT alumnae. Now mostly retired, they credit many of...
The Operation Chicano Teacher (OCT) Alumnae Scholarship fund was...
  • Deadline: 07/01/2020
  • Award: $1000.00
Deadline07/01/2020
$1,000.00 MSP Lorenzo Edwards - TwInspire Scholarship
The Lorenzo Edwards – TwInspire Scholarship will award one annual scholarship to an undergraduate student who has experienced foster care, is...
The Lorenzo Edwards – TwInspire Scholarship will award one annual...
  • Deadline: 07/10/2020
  • Award: $1,000.00
Deadline07/10/2020
$200.00 Julie Gorchynski, MD. Center for Cancer and Developmental Biology Graduating Senior Award for Research and Teaching Promise
(Spring 2020 Award) The Julie Gorchynski, MD. Center for Cancer and Developmental Biology Graduating Senior Award for Research and Teaching Promise...
(Spring 2020 Award) The Julie Gorchynski, MD. Center for Cancer and...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $200.00
Ended
$1,000.00 Scholarship in Ecology, Behavior, and Natural History Honoring Jim Dole and Betty Rose
(Spring 2020 Award) The Scholarship in Ecology, Behavior, and Natural History Honoring Jim Dole and Betty Rose was created to assist undergraduate...
(Spring 2020 Award) The Scholarship in Ecology, Behavior, and Natural...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $1,000.00
Ended