Our 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
$2,500.00 MSP Mike Mahony Marine Corps Veterans Scholarship
(Current Academic Year Award) Mike Mahony was a former member of the U.S. Marine Corps and a California State University, Northridge alumnus. He...
(Current Academic Year Award) Mike Mahony was a former member of the...
  • Deadline: 12/16/2020
  • Award: $2,500.00
Deadline12/16/2020
$1,000.00 Choksi Family Scholarship Endowment for Disability Resources and Educational Services
(Current Academic Year Opportunity) Spring 2021: The Choksi Family Scholarship Endowment for Disability Resources and Educational Services (DRES)...
(Current Academic Year Opportunity) Spring 2021: The Choksi Family...
  • Deadline: 01/08/2021
  • Award: $1,000.00
Deadline01/08/2021
$1,000.00 DRES Jane Small Scholarship for Advocates for People with Disabilities
(Current Academic Year Opportunity) Spring 2021: This scholarship is awarded in memory of Jane Small (1930-1999), a regionally and nationally...
(Current Academic Year Opportunity) Spring 2021: This scholarship is...
  • Deadline: 01/08/2021
  • Award: $1,000.00
Deadline01/08/2021
Varies DRES Scholarships
(Current Academic Year Opportunity) Spring 2021: Each year, Disability Resources and Educational Services (DRES) recognizes outstanding students,...
(Current Academic Year Opportunity) Spring 2021: Each year, Disability...
  • Deadline: 01/08/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline01/08/2021
$7,500.00 NSP University Scholarship
The University Scholarship is one of three programs under the Northridge Scholarship Program. The University Scholarship award encourages the...
The University Scholarship is one of three programs under the Northridge...
  • Deadline: 01/29/2021
  • Award: $7,500.00
Deadline01/29/2021
$1,000.00 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: 02/05/2021
  • Award: $1,000.00
Deadline02/05/2021
$10,000.00 NSP Presidential Scholarship
The NSP Presidential Scholarship affords CSUN undergraduate students the opportunity to work with faculty mentors on significant original work....
The NSP Presidential Scholarship affords CSUN undergraduate students the...
  • Deadline: 02/12/2021
  • Award: $10,000.00
Deadline02/12/2021
Varies Marketing Department Scholarship
(Current Academic Year Opportunity) Spring 2021 Marketing Department Scholarship: The main objective of Marketing Department Scholarship is to...
(Current Academic Year Opportunity) Spring 2021 Marketing Department...
  • Deadline: 02/21/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline02/21/2021
$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: 02/28/2021
  • Award: $3,000.00
Deadline02/28/2021
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: 03/24/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline03/24/2021
$5,000 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
Deadline04/16/2021
$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: 05/22/2021
  • Award: $1,000.00
Deadline05/22/2021