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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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
$500.00 Health Administration Program Scholarship
(Current Academic Year Opportunity) The Health Administration Scholarship program was initiated through generous donations. The scholarship is...
(Current Academic Year Opportunity) The Health Administration...
  • Deadline: 02/23/2020
  • Award: $500.00
Deadline02/23/2020
$500 Holly Hunt Scholarship
(Current Academic Year Opportunity) Holly Hunt Scholarship is awarded to two of the most qualified undergraduate students in the Health Sciences...
(Current Academic Year Opportunity) Holly Hunt Scholarship is awarded to...
  • Deadline: 02/23/2020
  • Award: $500
Deadline02/23/2020
$1000.00 Judge Julian Beck Scholarship
(Current Academic Year Opportunity) This scholarship provides financial assistance to students pursing a Bachelor of Science degree in any of the...
(Current Academic Year Opportunity) This scholarship provides financial...
  • Deadline: 02/23/2020
  • Award: $1000.00
Deadline02/23/2020
$500.00 Lennin H. Glass Scholarship Endowment
(Current Academic Year Opportunity) Returning undergraduate or graduate adult students in any of the Health Sciences program at CSUN are eligible...
(Current Academic Year Opportunity) Returning undergraduate or graduate...
  • Deadline: 02/23/2020
  • Award: $500.00
Deadline02/23/2020
Varies Marketing Department Scholarship
(Current Academic Year Opportunity) Spring Marketing Department Scholarship: The main objective of the Marketing Department Scholarship Fund is to...
(Current Academic Year Opportunity) Spring Marketing Department...
  • Deadline: 02/23/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline02/23/2020
$1200.00 The Southern California Kaiser Permanente Radiologic Technology Scholarship
(Current Academic Year Opportunity) The Southern California Kaiser Permanente Radiologic Technology scholarship was created to encourage the...
(Current Academic Year Opportunity) The Southern California Kaiser...
  • Deadline: 02/23/2020
  • Award: $1200.00
Deadline02/23/2020
$500.00 Alumni Prize for Undergraduates Research in Biology - Areas of ecology, evolution, ethology or systematics
(Spring 2020 Award) The Alumni Prize for Undergraduates Research in Biology was created to support undergraduate students doing work in the areas...
(Spring 2020 Award) The Alumni Prize for Undergraduates Research in...
  • Deadline: 02/29/2020
  • Award: $500.00
Deadline02/29/2020
$500.00 Alumni Prize for Undergraduates Research in Biology - Areas of cellular, molecular, physiological, developmental or microbiology
(Spring 2020 Award) The Alumni Prize for Undergraduates Research in Biology was created to support undergraduate students doing work in the areas...
(Spring 2020 Award) The Alumni Prize for Undergraduates Research in...
  • Deadline: 02/29/2020
  • Award: $500.00
Deadline02/29/2020
$1,000.00 Bennett-Bickford Biology Scholarship
(Spring 2020 Award) The Bennett-Bickford Biology Scholarship was created to encourage undergraduate Biology students who are sophomore level and...
(Spring 2020 Award) The Bennett-Bickford Biology Scholarship was created...
  • Deadline: 02/29/2020
  • Award: $1,000.00
Deadline02/29/2020
$3,000.00 CSUN Distinguished Lifelong Learner Award
California State University Northridge (CSUN) has a growing number of students who earn degrees at a later phase in their life – midcareer/midlife...
California State University Northridge (CSUN) has a growing number of...
  • Deadline: 02/29/2020
  • Award: $3,000.00
Deadline02/29/2020
$400.00 Donald E. Bianchi Outstanding Graduate Research Award
(Spring 2020 Award) The Donald E. Bianchi Outstanding Graduate Research Award was created to support an outstanding Biology graduate student who...
(Spring 2020 Award) The Donald E. Bianchi Outstanding Graduate Research...
  • Deadline: 02/29/2020
  • Award: $400.00
Deadline02/29/2020
$400.00 Donald E. Bianchi Outstanding Graduate Student Award
(2019-2020 Academic Year Award) Fall 2019 graduates are welcome to apply. The Donald E. Bianchi Outstanding Graduate Student Award was created to...
(2019-2020 Academic Year Award) Fall 2019 graduates are welcome to...
  • Deadline: 02/29/2020
  • Award: $400.00
Deadline02/29/2020
$400.00 Donald E. Bianchi Outstanding Graduate Student Biology Department Award
(Spring 2020 Award) The Donald E. Bianchi Outstanding Graduate Student Biology Department Award was created to support a Biology graduate student...
(Spring 2020 Award) The Donald E. Bianchi Outstanding Graduate Student...
  • Deadline: 02/29/2020
  • Award: $400.00
Deadline02/29/2020
$400.00 Donald E. Bianchi Outstanding Undergraduate Student Award
(2019-2020 Academic Year Award) Fall 2019 graduates are welcome to apply. The Donald E. Bianchi Outstanding Undergraduate Student Award was created...
(2019-2020 Academic Year Award) Fall 2019 graduates are welcome to...
  • Deadline: 02/29/2020
  • Award: $400.00
Deadline02/29/2020
$1,000.00 Dr. Bob and Lori Luszczak Graduate Scholarship in Biology
(Spring 2020 Award) The Dr. Bob and Lori Luszczak Graduate Scholarship in Biology was created to support a graduate student in the Department of...
(Spring 2020 Award) The Dr. Bob and Lori Luszczak Graduate Scholarship...
  • Deadline: 02/29/2020
  • Award: $1,000.00
Deadline02/29/2020
$1,000.00 Dr. Celina Barba-Simic Biology Scholarship in Honor of Dr. Steven Oppenheimer
(Spring 2020 Award) The Dr. Celina Barba-Simic Biology Scholarship in Honor of Dr. Steven Oppenheimer was created to support an undergraduate...
(Spring 2020 Award) The Dr. Celina Barba-Simic Biology Scholarship in...
  • Deadline: 02/29/2020
  • Award: $1,000.00
Deadline02/29/2020
$1,000.00 Georgia L. Bianchi Heald Outstanding Graduating Senior Award
(2019-2020 Academic Year Award) Fall 2019 graduates are welcome to apply. The Georgia L. Bianchi Heald Outstanding Graduating Senior Award was...
(2019-2020 Academic Year Award) Fall 2019 graduates are welcome to...
  • Deadline: 02/29/2020
  • Award: $1,000.00
Deadline02/29/2020
$1,000.00 Georgia L. Bianchi Heald Outstanding Junior Award
(Fall 2020 Award) The Georgia L. Bianchi Heald Outstanding Junior Award was created to support a student with junior standing who has completed...
(Fall 2020 Award) The Georgia L. Bianchi Heald Outstanding Junior Award ...
  • Deadline: 02/29/2020
  • Award: $1,000.00
Deadline02/29/2020
$1,000.00 Gilbert and Jackie Cisneros Foundation Scholarship in Science and Mathematics
(Fall 2020 Award) The Gilbert and Jackie Cisneros Foundation Scholarship in Science and Mathematics was created to support a full-time first-time...
(Fall 2020 Award) The Gilbert and Jackie Cisneros Foundation Scholarship...
  • Deadline: 02/29/2020
  • Award: $1,000.00
Deadline02/29/2020
$200.00 Hugo and Irma Oppenheimer Student Award
(2019-2020 Academic Year Award) Fall 2019 graduates are welcome to apply. The Hugo and Irma Oppenheimer Student Award was created to support an...
(2019-2020 Academic Year Award) Fall 2019 graduates are welcome to...
  • Deadline: 02/29/2020
  • Award: $200.00
Deadline02/29/2020
$600.00 Judge Julian Beck Outstanding Graduating Senior Biology Department Award in Cell and Molecular Science
(2019-2020 Academic Year Award) The Judge Julian Beck Outstanding Graduating Senior Biology Department Award in Cell and Molecular Science award...
(2019-2020 Academic Year Award) The Judge Julian Beck Outstanding...
  • Deadline: 02/29/2020
  • Award: $600.00
Deadline02/29/2020
$600.00 Judge Julian Beck Outstanding Graduating Senior Biology Department Award in Ecology and Evolution
(2019-2020 Academic Year Award) The Judge Julian Beck Outstanding Graduating Senior Biology Department Award in Ecology and Evolution was created...
(2019-2020 Academic Year Award) The Judge Julian Beck Outstanding...
  • Deadline: 02/29/2020
  • Award: $600.00
Deadline02/29/2020
$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: 02/29/2020
  • Award: $200.00
Deadline02/29/2020
$1000.00 Leslie and Terry Cutler Scholarship
(Spring 2020 Award) The Leslie and Terry Cutler Scholarship was created to support two continuing students (graduate or undergraduate) showing...
(Spring 2020 Award) The Leslie and Terry Cutler Scholarship was created...
  • Deadline: 02/29/2020
  • Award: $1000.00
Deadline02/29/2020
$5000.00 Prakriti Suri Memorial Award
(Spring 2020 Award) The Prakriti Suri Memorial Award was created to support and encourage promising pre-medical students conducting creative,...
(Spring 2020 Award) The Prakriti Suri Memorial Award was created to...
  • Deadline: 02/29/2020
  • Award: $5000.00
Deadline02/29/2020
$1000.00 Robert Nolan Scholarship
(2019-2020 Academic Year Award) Fall 2019 graduates are welcome to apply. The Robert Nolan Scholarship was created to support students (graduate or...
(2019-2020 Academic Year Award) Fall 2019 graduates are welcome to...
  • Deadline: 02/29/2020
  • Award: $1000.00
Deadline02/29/2020
$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: 02/29/2020
  • Award: $1,000.00
Deadline02/29/2020
Varies CSU Trustees' Award for Outstanding Achievement
The William Randolph Hearst Foundation established an endowed scholarship fund in 1984 to honor William Randolph Hearst founder of the Hearst...
The William Randolph Hearst Foundation established an endowed...
  • Deadline: 03/06/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline03/06/2020
$3,000.00 Nathan O. Freedman Memorial Award for Outstanding Graduate Student
(2019-2020 Academic Year Award) This annual award is presented to an outstanding graduate student who has completed or will be completing degree...
(2019-2020 Academic Year Award) This annual award is presented to an...
  • Deadline: 03/13/2020
  • Award: $3,000.00
Deadline03/13/2020
Varies Noski Family Scholarship
Charles “Chuck” Noski has had a brilliant career – following nearly 20 years with “Big Four” accounting firm Deloitte & Touche, Noski went on to...
Charles “Chuck” Noski has had a brilliant career – following nearly 20...
  • Deadline: 03/13/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline03/13/2020
$750.00 Robert H. Schiffman Memorial Award for Outstanding Research Promise
(Current Academic Year Opportunity) The purpose of the award is to recognize a graduate student who shows promise in scholarship, research or...
(Current Academic Year Opportunity) The purpose of the award is to...
  • Deadline: 03/13/2020
  • Award: $750.00
Deadline03/13/2020
$2000.00 Mack I. Johnson Research Award for Outstanding Graduate Student in the College of Science and Mathematics
(2019-2020 Academic Year Award) Fall 2019 graduates are welcome to apply. The purpose of the Award is to support an outstanding graduate student...
(2019-2020 Academic Year Award) Fall 2019 graduates are welcome to...
  • Deadline: 03/15/2020
  • Award: $2000.00
Deadline03/15/2020
$1,000.00 Outstanding Graduating Veteran Award
The California State University, Northridge Outstanding Graduating Veteran Award is given to a student demonstrating meritorious achievement,...
The California State University, Northridge Outstanding Graduating...
  • Deadline: 03/15/2020
  • Award: $1,000.00
Deadline03/15/2020
$1,000.00 Student Veteran CSUN Service Award
The Student Veteran CSUN Service Award is reserved for a graduating CSUN student-veteran who is currently or has formerly been placed on active...
The Student Veteran CSUN Service Award is reserved for a graduating CSUN...
  • Deadline: 03/15/2020
  • Award: $1,000.00
Deadline03/15/2020
$1,200.00 Corinne McClane Kappa Kappa Gamma Memorial Scholarship Endowment
The Corinne McClane Scholarship will be awarded to one or more California State University, Northridge undergraduate students who are working...
The Corinne McClane Scholarship will be awarded to one or more...
  • Deadline: 03/16/2020
  • Award: $1,200.00
Deadline03/16/2020
$5000.00 Graduate Fellowships for Outstanding Research Promise in Science and Mathematics
The College of Science and Mathematics, in conjunction with the Office of the Provost, has established the Graduate Fellowships for Outstanding...
The College of Science and Mathematics, in conjunction with the Office...
  • Deadline: 04/01/2020
  • Award: $5000.00
Deadline04/01/2020
$10,000.00 CSU Dale M. Schoettler Scholarship for Visually Impaired Students
The Dale M. Schoettler Scholarship for Visually Impaired Students was established in 1991 for legally blind San Francisco and San Jose State...
The Dale M. Schoettler Scholarship for Visually Impaired Students was...
  • Deadline: 04/03/2020
  • Award: $10,000.00
Deadline04/03/2020
$1,400.00 CSU Glenn and Dorothy Dumke Fellowship
The Glenn and Dorothy Dumke Fellowship was established in memory of Dr. Glenn S. Dumke, Chancellor of the California State University from 1962 to...
The Glenn and Dorothy Dumke Fellowship was established in memory of Dr....
  • Deadline: 04/03/2020
  • Award: $1,400.00
Deadline04/03/2020
$4,000.00 CSU Hampton Scholars Scholarship
Dr. Claudia H. Hampton was the first African American trustee of the California State University. She was on the board for 20 years from 1974 to...
Dr. Claudia H. Hampton was the first African American trustee of the...
  • Deadline: 04/03/2020
  • Award: $4,000.00
Deadline04/03/2020
$6,000 CSU Howard C. Christiansen Endowed Scholarship
The Howard C. Christiansen Trust established an endowed scholarship in 2016 for students pursuing a bachelors or graduate degree in the study of...
The Howard C. Christiansen Trust established an endowed scholarship in...
  • Deadline: 04/03/2020
  • Award: $6,000
Deadline04/03/2020
$2,500.00 CSU Jim Sanders Media and Leadership Scholarship
James Sanders wasn’t known by that name. He wasn’t often called Jim. People working at the television stations in Sacramento, CA; Columbus, OH; San...
James Sanders wasn’t known by that name. He wasn’t often called Jim....
  • Deadline: 04/03/2020
  • Award: $2,500.00
Deadline04/03/2020
$4,000 CSU Nathaniel R. and Valerie Dumont Scholarship Fund
The Nathaniel R. and Valerie Dumont Scholarship was established in 1993 to support students with visual and physical impairments. Eligibility is...
The Nathaniel R. and Valerie Dumont Scholarship was established in 1993...
  • Deadline: 04/03/2020
  • Award: $4,000
Deadline04/03/2020
$3,000.00 CSU Richard K. Leffingwell Scholarship
After graduating with a bachelor’s of science degree from CSU Northridge, and serving as an officer in the US Army, Richard Leffingwell joined the...
After graduating with a bachelor’s of science degree from CSU...
  • Deadline: 04/03/2020
  • Award: $3,000.00
Deadline04/03/2020
$10,000.00 CSU William and Janet Lahey Art Education and Visual Arts Scholarship
William Lahey served as Assistant Vice Chancellor, Faculty and Staff Affairs from October 1966 until he retired on June 1986. He came to the...
William Lahey served as Assistant Vice Chancellor, Faculty and Staff...
  • Deadline: 04/03/2020
  • Award: $10,000.00
Deadline04/03/2020
$2,000 CSU Wilson C. Riles Educational Scholarship
Working his way though public instruction, Wilson C. Riles began his career in 1940 as a teacher and administrator in Arizona public schools and...
Working his way though public instruction, Wilson C. Riles began his...
  • Deadline: 04/03/2020
  • Award: $2,000
Deadline04/03/2020
$750.00 MSP Phi Delta Epsilon Pre-Medical Student Scholarship Fund
(Current Academic Year Opportunity) The Phi Delta Epsilon Pre-Medical Student Scholarship Fund will provide annual scholarship awards to students...
(Current Academic Year Opportunity) The Phi Delta Epsilon Pre-Medical...
  • Deadline: 04/03/2020
  • Award: $750.00
Deadline04/03/2020
$2,000.00 California Retired Teachers Association- San Fernando Valley Division
This scholarship is reserved for students who have been admitted into the teacher credential program. The student(s) selected must attend the...
This scholarship is reserved for students who have been admitted into...
  • Deadline: 04/10/2020
  • Award: $2,000.00
Deadline04/10/2020
Varies Barbara Ann Ward Annual Scholarship for Spanish Studies
This scholarship is designed to recognize students majoring/minoring in Spanish or, in the case of Graduate students, have been officially accepted...
This scholarship is designed to recognize students majoring/minoring in...
  • Deadline: 04/13/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline04/13/2020
$2,000.00 Alumni Association First Generation Scholarships
This scholarship is intended to encourage and support first generation families in their pursuit of higher education. It is helpful to include in...
This scholarship is intended to encourage and support first generation...
  • Deadline: 05/01/2020
  • Award: $2,000.00
Deadline05/01/2020
$2,000.00 Alumni Association Graduate Student Scholarship
The goal of the Graduate Student Scholarship is to recognize and assist alumni who are loyal to the university; who choose to continue their...
The goal of the Graduate Student Scholarship is to recognize and assist...
  • Deadline: 05/01/2020
  • Award: $2,000.00
Deadline05/01/2020