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
$1,000.00 Quinten Thomas Memorial Scholarship
Funds will be awarded for the 2021-2022 Academic Year. Quinten Thomas (September 28, 1995 – March 9, 2018) was admitted to California State...
Funds will be awarded for the 2021-2022 Academic Year. Quinten Thomas...
  • Deadline: 04/15/2021
  • Award: $1,000.00
Deadline04/15/2021
$100.00 Information Technology Outstanding Student Employee Award
(Current Academic Year Opportunity) Spring 2021: The Information Technology (IT) Outstanding Student Award was established to recognize and reward...
(Current Academic Year Opportunity) Spring 2021: The Information...
  • Deadline: 04/16/2021
  • Award: $100.00
Deadline04/16/2021
$2000.00 Mack I. Johnson Research Award for Outstanding Graduate Student in the College of Science and Mathematics
(2020-2021 Academic Year Award) Fall 2020 graduates are welcome to apply. The purpose of the Award is to support an outstanding graduate student...
(2020-2021 Academic Year Award) Fall 2020 graduates are welcome to...
  • Deadline: 04/16/2021
  • Award: $2000.00
Deadline04/16/2021
$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: 04/16/2021
  • Award: $1,000.00
Deadline04/16/2021
$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: 04/16/2021
  • Award: $1,000.00
Deadline04/16/2021
$5,000.00 NSP GE Honors Rising Scholar Award
The GE Honors Rising Scholar Award will recognize ten first-year students admitted to the General Education (GE) Honors Program with a $5,000...
The GE Honors Rising Scholar Award will recognize ten first-year...
  • Deadline: 04/16/2021
  • Award: $5,000.00
Deadline04/16/2021
$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: 04/23/2021
  • Award: $2,000.00
Deadline04/23/2021
$2000.00 Associated Students Chris Mann Memorial 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: 04/23/2021
  • Award: $2000.00
Deadline04/23/2021
$2,000.00 Associated Students Dr. James W. Cleary and Mary Cleary Honorary 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: 04/23/2021
  • Award: $2,000.00
Deadline04/23/2021
$2,000.00 Associated Students Dr. Karin Duran Memorial 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: 04/23/2021
  • Award: $2,000.00
Deadline04/23/2021
$2,000.00 Associated Students Dr. Susan Curzon 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: 04/23/2021
  • Award: $2,000.00
Deadline04/23/2021
$3,000.00 Associated Students Dr. Terry Piper Memorial 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: 04/23/2021
  • Award: $3,000.00
Deadline04/23/2021
$2,000.00 Associated Students Eric Hoggat Memorial 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: 04/23/2021
  • Award: $2,000.00
Deadline04/23/2021
$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: 04/23/2021
  • Award: $2,000.00
Deadline04/23/2021
$3000.00 Associated Students International Matador 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: 04/23/2021
  • Award: $3000.00
Deadline04/23/2021
$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: 04/23/2021
  • Award: $2000.00
Deadline04/23/2021
$1,000.00 Associated Students Joyce Gerrity 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: 04/23/2021
  • Award: $1,000.00
Deadline04/23/2021
$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: 04/23/2021
  • Award: $2,000.00
Deadline04/23/2021
$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: 04/23/2021
  • Award: $2,000.00
Deadline04/23/2021
$2,000.00 Associated Students 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: 04/23/2021
  • Award: $2,000.00
Deadline04/23/2021
$2,000.00 Associated Students Scholarship Honoring Students who Lost their Lives in the Northridge Earthquake
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: 04/23/2021
  • Award: $2,000.00
Deadline04/23/2021
$8,000.00 Associated Students Scholarship in Honor of Jolene Koester
Funds will be awarded for the 2021-2022 Academic Year. Dr. Jolene Koester accepted the appointment as California State University Northridge’s...
Funds will be awarded for the 2021-2022 Academic Year. Dr. Jolene...
  • Deadline: 04/23/2021
  • Award: $8,000.00
Deadline04/23/2021
$2,000.00 Associated Students Scholarship in Recognition of Tom Piernik
Funds will be awarded for the 2021-2022 Academic Year. Tom Piernik was named the Director of Involvement Development in 2013 and served as the...
Funds will be awarded for the 2021-2022 Academic Year. Tom Piernik was...
  • Deadline: 04/23/2021
  • Award: $2,000.00
Deadline04/23/2021
Varies Emergency COVID Relief for Journalism Students
This opportunity was created as an Emergency fund for students returning to the Journalism Department for the Fall ’21 who were enrolled during the...
This opportunity was created as an Emergency fund for students returning...
  • Deadline: 04/23/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline04/23/2021
$2000.00 Graduate Equity Program
The Graduate Equity Program is designed to increase the diversity of students completing a graduate degree, encourage further study in a doctoral...
The Graduate Equity Program is designed to increase the diversity of...
  • Deadline: 04/23/2021
  • Award: $2000.00
Deadline04/23/2021
$900.00 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: 04/23/2021
  • Award: $900.00
Deadline04/23/2021
$3,300.00 Liane Mariel Schweid Memorial Scholarship
The Liane Mariel Schweid Scholarship was established by Liane’s parents to honor her memory and commitment to the field of Social Work. Lani, as...
The Liane Mariel Schweid Scholarship was established by Liane’s parents...
  • Deadline: 04/23/2021
  • Award: $3,300.00
Deadline04/23/2021
$500.00 MEChA / Chicana/o Studies Scholarship
A 1970’s lawsuit against LAPD for spying on professors and students in MEChA and CHS at CSUN resulted in a settlement and the settlement formed the...
A 1970’s lawsuit against LAPD for spying on professors and students in...
  • Deadline: 04/23/2021
  • Award: $500.00
Deadline04/23/2021
$1,000.00 MSP Amron Scholarship
(Award is intended for the 2021-2022 AY) If there could be one day that truly represents Norma Andrade’s volunteer spirit, it would be her...
(Award is intended for the 2021-2022 AY) If there could be one day that...
  • Deadline: 04/23/2021
  • Award: $1,000.00
Deadline04/23/2021
$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: 04/23/2021
  • Award: $1500.00
Deadline04/23/2021
$4,000.00 MSP California Homebuilding Foundation Scholarship
Funds will be awarded for the 2021-2022 AY. The California Homebuilding Foundation (CHF) is the research and education center for California’s...
Funds will be awarded for the 2021-2022 AY. The California Homebuilding...
  • Deadline: 04/23/2021
  • Award: $4,000.00
Deadline04/23/2021
$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: 04/23/2021
  • Award: $1,000.00
Deadline04/23/2021
Varies MSP CAM Foundation Scholarship
Award intended for the 2021-2022 AY: “The Cortez A. Murdock Foundation Scholarships will be awarded to students who reflect the values strength of...
Award intended for the 2021-2022 AY: “The Cortez A. Murdock Foundation...
  • Deadline: 04/23/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline04/23/2021
$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: 04/23/2021
  • Award: $1,000.00
Deadline04/23/2021
$2500.00 MSP Crankstart Transfer Scholars Scholarship Program
Funds will be awarded for the 2021-2022 Academic Year. The goal of the Crankstart Transfer Scholarship Program is to support California Community...
Funds will be awarded for the 2021-2022 Academic Year. The goal of the...
  • Deadline: 04/23/2021
  • Award: $2500.00
Deadline04/23/2021
$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: 04/23/2021
  • Award: $3,000.00
Deadline04/23/2021
$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: 04/23/2021
  • Award: $1,000.00
Deadline04/23/2021
$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: 04/23/2021
  • Award: $2,000.00
Deadline04/23/2021
$2,000.00 MSP Debra Sue Dunn Memorial Scholarship Endowment
The MSP Debra Sue Dunn Memorial Scholarship Endowment was established in memory of former CSUN student Debra Sue Dunn, who tragically passed away...
The MSP Debra Sue Dunn Memorial Scholarship Endowment was established in...
  • Deadline: 04/23/2021
  • Award: $2,000.00
Deadline04/23/2021
$1200.00 MSP Dorothy P. Johnson Scholarship
Funds will be awarded for the 2021-2022 Academic Year. A proud mother and CSUN alumna, Dorothy earned a bachelor’s degree in sociology and urban...
Funds will be awarded for the 2021-2022 Academic Year. A proud mother...
  • Deadline: 04/23/2021
  • Award: $1200.00
Deadline04/23/2021
$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: 04/23/2021
  • Award: $1000.00
Deadline04/23/2021
$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: 04/23/2021
  • Award: $1,000.00
Deadline04/23/2021
$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: 04/23/2021
  • Award: $1,000.00
Deadline04/23/2021
$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: 04/23/2021
  • Award: $1,000.00
Deadline04/23/2021
$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: 04/23/2021
  • Award: $1,000.00
Deadline04/23/2021
$1,000.00 MSP Guravitz-Shaw Scholarship Endowment
About the Donor: Frederick Shaw is an alumnus of the University having earned a baccalaureate degree in History in 1971. Before coming to the...
About the Donor: Frederick Shaw is an alumnus of the University having...
  • Deadline: 04/23/2021
  • Award: $1,000.00
Deadline04/23/2021
$1,000.00 MSP Irving Chilstrom Memorial Scholarship
Funds will be awarded for the 2021-2022 Academic Year. The Irving Chilstrom Memorial Scholarship was established by Irving’s wife, the former...
Funds will be awarded for the 2021-2022 Academic Year. The Irving...
  • Deadline: 04/23/2021
  • Award: $1,000.00
Deadline04/23/2021
$1,500.00 MSP J. Eric Rhodes Memorial Scholarship
Funds will be awarded for the 2021-2022 Academic Year. The Eric Rhodes Scholarship was established by the Mechanical Engineering Department in...
Funds will be awarded for the 2021-2022 Academic Year. The Eric Rhodes...
  • Deadline: 04/23/2021
  • Award: $1,500.00
Deadline04/23/2021
$1,000.00 MSP James R. Simpson Merit Scholarship
Funds will be awarded for the 2021-2022 Academic Year. James R. Simpson was a long-time resident of Encino California. He was the kind of person...
Funds will be awarded for the 2021-2022 Academic Year. James R. Simpson...
  • Deadline: 04/23/2021
  • Award: $1,000.00
Deadline04/23/2021
$2,000.00 MSP James Russell Simpson/ Student Scholarship
Funds will be awarded for the 2021-2022 Academic Year. James R. Simpson was a long-time resident of Encino California. He was the kind of person...
Funds will be awarded for the 2021-2022 Academic Year. James R. Simpson...
  • Deadline: 04/23/2021
  • Award: $2,000.00
Deadline04/23/2021