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
$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: 03/31/2020
  • Award: $1,000.00
Deadline03/31/2020
$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: 03/31/2020
  • Award: $1,000.00
Deadline03/31/2020
$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
$100.00 Information Technology Outstanding Student Employee Award
(Current Academic Year Opportunity) The Information Technology (IT) Outstanding Student Award was established to recognize and reward two (2)...
(Current Academic Year Opportunity) The Information Technology (IT)...
  • Deadline: 04/03/2020
  • Award: $100.00
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
$1,000.00 MSP Margaret June Brown Scholarship
The Black Graduation Committee was introduced to California State University, Northridge in 1972. The Black Graduation Committee hosts an annual...
The Black Graduation Committee was introduced to California State...
  • Deadline: 04/10/2020
  • Award: $1,000.00
Deadline04/10/2020
$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: 04/12/2020
  • Award: $750.00
Deadline04/12/2020
$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: 04/15/2020
  • Award: $2000.00
Deadline04/15/2020
Varies Michael Ruvo and Stephen M. Lachs Scholarship
The Michael Ruvo and Stephen M. Lachs Scholarship will support students who have demonstrated leadership and support for the Lesbian, Gay, Bi...
The Michael Ruvo and Stephen M. Lachs Scholarship will support students...
  • Deadline: 04/15/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline04/15/2020
$1,000.00 MSP CSUN Tri Delta Scholarship Endowment
Tri Delta is an assembly of women with shared values where you can be yourself and belong to something bigger. We are brave, bold and kind. We are...
Tri Delta is an assembly of women with shared values where you can be...
  • Deadline: 04/17/2020
  • Award: $1,000.00
Deadline04/17/2020
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: 04/24/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline04/24/2020
$1,000.00 David and Cynthia Malone Scholarship
The David and Cynthia Malone Scholarship recognizes students of excellence, both in terms of life experiences and academics, in the David Nazarian...
The David and Cynthia Malone Scholarship recognizes students of...
  • Deadline: 04/24/2020
  • Award: $1,000.00
Deadline04/24/2020
$1000.00 Dean's Scholarship
The Dean’s Scholarship recognizes students of excellence, both in terms of life experiences and academics, in the David Nazarian College of...
The Dean’s Scholarship recognizes students of excellence, both in terms...
  • Deadline: 04/24/2020
  • Award: $1000.00
Deadline04/24/2020
$1000.00 Dennis and Carrie De Young Scholarship
The De Young Scholarship shall support a full-time undergraduate student matriculated in the David Nazarian College of Business and Economics who...
The De Young Scholarship shall support a full-time undergraduate student...
  • Deadline: 04/24/2020
  • Award: $1000.00
Deadline04/24/2020
$1,000.00 Document Systems Leadership Scholarship
The Document Systems Leadership Scholarship recognizes students of excellence, both in terms of life experiences and academics, in the David...
The Document Systems Leadership Scholarship recognizes students of...
  • Deadline: 04/24/2020
  • Award: $1,000.00
Deadline04/24/2020
$1,000.00 Don and Dee Ferrera Scholarship
The Don and Dee Ferrera Scholarship recognizes students of excellence, both in terms of life expericences and academics, in the David Nazarian...
The Don and Dee Ferrera Scholarship recognizes students of excellence,...
  • Deadline: 04/24/2020
  • Award: $1,000.00
Deadline04/24/2020
$2000.00 Fred and Sharon Nigro Scholarship
The Fred and Sharon Nigro Scholarship recognizes a student majoring in one of the majors within the David Nazarian College of Business and...
The Fred and Sharon Nigro Scholarship recognizes a student majoring in...
  • Deadline: 04/24/2020
  • Award: $2000.00
Deadline04/24/2020
$2,000 Georgio Family Scholarship
The Georgio Family Scholarship recognizes a first-generation college student majoring in one of the majors within the David Nazarian College of...
The Georgio Family Scholarship recognizes a first-generation college...
  • Deadline: 04/24/2020
  • Award: $2,000
Deadline04/24/2020
$1000.00 Howard and Ellen Press Family Scholarship
The Howard and Ellen Press Family Scholarship recognizes students of excellence, both in terms of life experiences and academics, in the David...
The Howard and Ellen Press Family Scholarship recognizes students of...
  • Deadline: 04/24/2020
  • Award: $1000.00
Deadline04/24/2020
$1,000.00 Lockheed Martin Corporation Scholarship
The Lockheed Martin Corporation Scholarship recognizes students with an interest in a career in Aerospace within the David Nazarian College of...
The Lockheed Martin Corporation Scholarship recognizes students with an...
  • Deadline: 04/24/2020
  • Award: $1,000.00
Deadline04/24/2020
$1000.00 Marian Gould Scholarship
The Marian Gould Scholarship recognizes an EOP student in the David Nazarian College of Business and Economics. Applicants: Must be an EOP...
The Marian Gould Scholarship recognizes an EOP student in the David...
  • Deadline: 04/24/2020
  • Award: $1000.00
Deadline04/24/2020
$1000.00 Mundy Family's Scholarship
The Mundy Family’s Scholarship is awarded to students (undergraduate or graduate) enrolled in a course of study within the Nazarian College of...
The Mundy Family’s Scholarship is awarded to students (undergraduate or...
  • Deadline: 04/24/2020
  • Award: $1000.00
Deadline04/24/2020
$7,000.00 Parag Vaish Scholarship
The Parag Vaish Scholarship recognizes a sophomore or junior student majoring in one of the majors within the David Nazarian College of Business...
The Parag Vaish Scholarship recognizes a sophomore or junior student...
  • Deadline: 04/24/2020
  • Award: $7,000.00
Deadline04/24/2020
$1000.00 Stewart Monet Lovett Scholarship
The Stewart Monte Lovett Scholarship recognizes a transfer student from a community or junior college, who is a first-generation college student...
The Stewart Monte Lovett Scholarship recognizes a transfer student from...
  • Deadline: 04/24/2020
  • Award: $1000.00
Deadline04/24/2020
$1000.00 Thomas C. Bloch Endowed Scholarship
The Thomas C. Bloch Endowed Scholarship recognizes a Business Honors student majoring within the David Nazarian College of Business and...
The Thomas C. Bloch Endowed Scholarship recognizes a Business Honors...
  • Deadline: 04/24/2020
  • Award: $1000.00
Deadline04/24/2020
$1,000.00 Timothy K. Gaspar Scholarship for Insurance
Timothy Gaspar is a Finance alumnus of the Nazarian Bollege of Business who has built a very successful insurance company based in Woodland Hills. ...
Timothy Gaspar is a Finance alumnus of the Nazarian Bollege of Business...
  • Deadline: 04/24/2020
  • Award: $1,000.00
Deadline04/24/2020
$1000.00 Warner K. Masters Award
The Warner K. Masters Award recognizes graduating seniors of excellence, in terms of both academics and life experience, in the College of Business...
The Warner K. Masters Award recognizes graduating seniors of excellence,...
  • Deadline: 04/24/2020
  • Award: $1000.00
Deadline04/24/2020
$2000.00 William R. Hosek Achievement Award
The William R. Hosek Achievement Award recognizes freshmen students of excellence, in terms of both academics and community services, in the David...
The William R. Hosek Achievement Award recognizes freshmen students of...
  • Deadline: 04/24/2020
  • Award: $2000.00
Deadline04/24/2020
$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
$2,000.00 Alumni Association Legacy Scholarship
This scholarship is funded by the CSUN Alumni Association. In order to qualify, the parent(s) of the applicant must: (1) become an active,...
This scholarship is funded by the CSUN Alumni Association. In order to...
  • Deadline: 05/01/2020
  • Award: $2,000.00
Deadline05/01/2020
$2,000.00 Associated Students Bruce Lawrence Schentes 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: 05/01/2020
  • Award: $2,000.00
Deadline05/01/2020
$2,000.00 Associated Students Chris Mann 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: 05/01/2020
  • Award: $2,000.00
Deadline05/01/2020
$2,000.00 Associated Students Dr. James W. Cleary and Mary Cleary Honorary 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: 05/01/2020
  • Award: $2,000.00
Deadline05/01/2020
$2,000.00 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: 05/01/2020
  • Award: $2,000.00
Deadline05/01/2020
$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: 05/01/2020
  • Award: $2,000.00
Deadline05/01/2020
$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: 05/01/2020
  • Award: $3,000.00
Deadline05/01/2020
$2,000.00 Associated Students Eric Hoggat Memorial 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: 05/01/2020
  • Award: $2,000.00
Deadline05/01/2020
$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: 05/01/2020
  • Award: $2000
Deadline05/01/2020
$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: 05/01/2020
  • Award: $2000.00
Deadline05/01/2020
$1000 Associated Students Joyce Gerrity 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: 05/01/2020
  • Award: $1000
Deadline05/01/2020