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
$7,500.00 NSP University Scholarship
The University Scholarship encourages and supports the scholarly development of CSUN students. The University Scholarship experience provides...
The University Scholarship encourages and supports the scholarly...
  • Deadline: 01/24/2020
  • Award: $7,500.00
Deadline01/24/2020
$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: 01/31/2020
  • Award: $3,000.00
Deadline01/31/2020
$1,000.00 Lorenzo Edwards - TwInspire Scholarship
(Current Year Opportunity) The Lorenzo Edwards – TwInspire Scholarship will award one annual scholarship to an undergraduate student who has...
(Current Year Opportunity) The Lorenzo Edwards – TwInspire Scholarship...
  • Deadline: 02/07/2020
  • Award: $1,000.00
Deadline02/07/2020
$1000.00 Marino J. Riccomini Family Scholarships
(Current Academic Year Opportunity) The Marino J. Riccomini Family Scholarships were created in 2015 in memory of Marino J. Riccomini, an advocate...
(Current Academic Year Opportunity) The Marino J. Riccomini Family...
  • Deadline: 02/07/2020
  • Award: $1000.00
Deadline02/07/2020
Varies MSP Katherine M. Champlin Scholarship
(Current Academic Year Opportunity) Must be enrolled in the College of Education in a teacher credential program during the Fall 2019-Spring 2020...
(Current Academic Year Opportunity) Must be enrolled in the College of...
  • Deadline: 02/07/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline02/07/2020
$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: 02/07/2020
  • Award: $2,500.00
Deadline02/07/2020
$1000.00 MSP Ortiz Mind and Heart Scholarship
An award-winning television reporter for KMEX – 34 Univision Los Angeles, Julio Cesar Ortiz is a well-known and respected journalist in the ...
An award-winning television reporter for KMEX – 34 Univision Los...
  • Deadline: 02/07/2020
  • Award: $1000.00
Deadline02/07/2020
$2000.00 MSP SAGE Society Scholarship
(Current Academic Year Opportunity) SAGE was born in Spring of 1987, starting with 12 inspired, hard working members, and one study discussion...
(Current Academic Year Opportunity) SAGE was born in Spring of 1987,...
  • Deadline: 02/14/2020
  • Award: $2000.00
Deadline02/14/2020
$5,000.00 The Robert R. Sprague Foundation Scholarship
(2019-2020 Academic Year Award) Fall 2019 graduates are welcome to apply. The Robert R. Sprague Foundation Scholarship was created to support one...
(2019-2020 Academic Year Award) Fall 2019 graduates are welcome to...
  • Deadline: 02/15/2020
  • Award: $5,000.00
Deadline02/15/2020
$10,000.00 NSP Presidential Scholarship
This prestigious scholarship award affords CSUN undergraduate students the opportunity to work with faculty mentors on significant projects....
This prestigious scholarship award affords CSUN undergraduate students...
  • Deadline: 02/16/2020
  • Award: $10,000.00
Deadline02/16/2020
$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: 02/21/2020
  • Award: $500.00
Deadline02/21/2020
$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: 02/21/2020
  • Award: $500
Deadline02/21/2020
$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: 02/21/2020
  • Award: $1000.00
Deadline02/21/2020
$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: 02/21/2020
  • Award: $500.00
Deadline02/21/2020
$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 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 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
$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
$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
$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
$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
$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: 05/10/2020
  • Award: $1,000.00
Deadline05/10/2020