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
Varies MSP CAM Foundation Scholarship
(Current Year Scholarship Application) 2020-2021: "The Cortez A. Murdock Foundation Scholarships will be awarded to students who reflect the...
(Current Year Scholarship Application) 2020-2021: "The Cortez A....
  • Deadline: 01/27/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline01/27/2021
$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: 01/27/2021
  • Award: $2,500.00
Deadline01/27/2021
$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
$5000.00 The Robert R. Sprague Foundation Scholarship
(2020-2021 Academic Year Award) Fall 2020 graduates are welcome to apply. The Robert R. Sprague Foundation Scholarship was created to support one...
(2020-2021 Academic Year Award) Fall 2020 graduates are welcome to...
  • Deadline: 02/12/2021
  • Award: $5000.00
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
$500.00 Health Administration Program Scholarship
(Current Academic Year Opportunity) Spring 2021: The Health Administration Scholarship program was initiated through generous donations. The...
(Current Academic Year Opportunity) Spring 2021: The Health...
  • Deadline: 02/22/2021
  • Award: $500.00
Deadline02/22/2021
$500 Holly Hunt Scholarship
(Current Academic Year Opportunity) Spring 2021: Holly Hunt Scholarship is awarded to two of the most qualified undergraduate students in the...
(Current Academic Year Opportunity) Spring 2021: Holly Hunt Scholarship...
  • Deadline: 02/22/2021
  • Award: $500
Deadline02/22/2021
$1000.00 Judge Julian Beck Scholarship
(Current Academic Year Opportunity) Spring 2021: This scholarship provides financial assistance to students pursing a Bachelor of Science degree in...
(Current Academic Year Opportunity) Spring 2021: This scholarship...
  • Deadline: 02/22/2021
  • Award: $1000.00
Deadline02/22/2021
$1250.00 The Southern California Kaiser Permanente Radiologic Technology Scholarship
(Current Academic Year Opportunity) Spring 2021: The Southern California Kaiser Permanente Radiologic Technology scholarship was created to...
(Current Academic Year Opportunity) Spring 2021: The Southern California...
  • Deadline: 02/22/2021
  • Award: $1250.00
Deadline02/22/2021
$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
$500.00 Alumni Prize for Undergraduates Research in Biology - Areas of ecology, evolution, ethology or systematics
(Spring 2021 Award) The Alumni Prize for Undergraduates Research in Biology was created to support undergraduate students doing work in the areas...
(Spring 2021 Award) The Alumni Prize for Undergraduates Research in...
  • Deadline: 03/01/2021
  • Award: $500.00
Deadline03/01/2021
$500.00 Alumni Prize for Undergraduates Research in Biology - Areas of cellular, molecular, physiological, developmental or microbiology
(Spring 2021 Award) The Alumni Prize for Undergraduates Research in Biology was created to support undergraduate students doing work in the areas...
(Spring 2021 Award) The Alumni Prize for Undergraduates Research in...
  • Deadline: 03/01/2021
  • Award: $500.00
Deadline03/01/2021
$1,000.00 Bennett-Bickford Biology Scholarship
(Spring 2021 Award) The Bennett-Bickford Biology Scholarship was created to encourage undergraduate Biology students who are sophomore level and...
(Spring 2021 Award) The Bennett-Bickford Biology Scholarship was created...
  • Deadline: 03/01/2021
  • Award: $1,000.00
Deadline03/01/2021
1,100.00 Bob and Doris Tracy Memorial Graduate Fellowship Award
(Spring 2021 Award) The Bob and Doris Tracy Memorial Graduate Fellowship Award was created to support and encourage first-and second-generation...
(Spring 2021 Award) The Bob and Doris Tracy Memorial Graduate Fellowship...
  • Deadline: 03/01/2021
  • Award: 1,100.00
Deadline03/01/2021
$400.00 Donald E. Bianchi Outstanding Graduate Research Award
(Spring 2021 Award) The Donald E. Bianchi Outstanding Graduate Research Award was created to support an outstanding Biology graduate student who...
(Spring 2021 Award) The Donald E. Bianchi Outstanding Graduate Research...
  • Deadline: 03/01/2021
  • Award: $400.00
Deadline03/01/2021
$400.00 Donald E. Bianchi Outstanding Graduate Student Award (Biology Department)
(Spring 2021 Award) The Donald E. Bianchi Outstanding Graduate Student Biology Department Award was created to support a Biology graduate student...
(Spring 2021 Award) The Donald E. Bianchi Outstanding Graduate Student...
  • Deadline: 03/01/2021
  • Award: $400.00
Deadline03/01/2021
$400.00 Donald E. Bianchi Outstanding Graduate Teaching Award
(Spring 2021 Award) The Donald E. Bianchi Outstanding Graduate Teaching Award was created to support a Biology graduate student who has achieved...
(Spring 2021 Award) The Donald E. Bianchi Outstanding Graduate Teaching...
  • Deadline: 03/01/2021
  • Award: $400.00
Deadline03/01/2021
$2,000.00 Ian and Kathy Leslie Scholarship in Biology
(Spring 2021 Award) The Ian and Kathy Leslie Scholarship in Biology was created to support a promising undergraduate biology major who works...
(Spring 2021 Award) The Ian and Kathy Leslie Scholarship in Biology was...
  • Deadline: 03/01/2021
  • Award: $2,000.00
Deadline03/01/2021
$600.00 Judge Julian Beck Outstanding Graduating Senior Biology Department Award in Cell and Molecular Science
(2020-2021 Academic Year Award) The Judge Julian Beck Outstanding Graduating Senior Biology Department Award in Cell and Molecular Science award...
(2020-2021 Academic Year Award) The Judge Julian Beck Outstanding...
  • Deadline: 03/01/2021
  • Award: $600.00
Deadline03/01/2021
$600.00 Judge Julian Beck Outstanding Graduating Senior Biology Department Award in Ecology and Evolution
(2020-2021 Academic Year Award) The Judge Julian Beck Outstanding Graduating Senior Biology Department Award in Ecology and Evolution was created...
(2020-2021 Academic Year Award) The Judge Julian Beck Outstanding...
  • Deadline: 03/01/2021
  • Award: $600.00
Deadline03/01/2021
$1,000.00 Lieberman Family Foundation Biology Scholarship for Outstanding Undergraduates
(Spring 2021 Award) The Lieberman Family Foundation Biology Scholarship for Outstanding Undergraduates was created to support undergraduate...
(Spring 2021 Award) The Lieberman Family Foundation Biology Scholarship...
  • Deadline: 03/01/2021
  • Award: $1,000.00
Deadline03/01/2021
$1,000.00 Newhall Land and Farming Southern California Scholarship In Support of Terrestrial Ecology
(Spring 2021 Award) The Newhall Land and Farming Southern California Scholarship In Support of Terrestrial Ecology is intended to support graduate...
(Spring 2021 Award) The Newhall Land and Farming Southern California...
  • Deadline: 03/01/2021
  • Award: $1,000.00
Deadline03/01/2021
$5000.00 Prakriti Suri Memorial Award
(Spring 2021 Award) The Prakriti Suri Memorial Award was created to support and encourage promising pre-medical students conducting creative,...
(Spring 2021 Award) The Prakriti Suri Memorial Award was created to...
  • Deadline: 03/01/2021
  • Award: $5000.00
Deadline03/01/2021
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
$400.00 Donald E. Bianchi Outstanding Graduate Student Award
(2020-2021 Academic Year Award) Fall 2020 graduates are welcome to apply. The Donald E. Bianchi Outstanding Graduate Student Award was created to...
(2020-2021 Academic Year Award) Fall 2020 graduates are welcome to...
  • Deadline: 03/29/2021
  • Award: $400.00
Deadline03/29/2021
$400.00 Donald E. Bianchi Outstanding Undergraduate Student Award
(2020-2021 Academic Year Award) Fall 2020 graduates are welcome to apply. The Donald E. Bianchi Outstanding Undergraduate Student Award was created...
(2020-2021 Academic Year Award) Fall 2020 graduates are welcome to...
  • Deadline: 03/29/2021
  • Award: $400.00
Deadline03/29/2021
$200.00 Hugo and Irma Oppenheimer Student Award
(2020-2021 Academic Year Award) Fall 2020 graduates are welcome to apply. The Hugo and Irma Oppenheimer Student Award was created to support an...
(2020-2021 Academic Year Award) Fall 2020 graduates are welcome to...
  • Deadline: 03/29/2021
  • Award: $200.00
Deadline03/29/2021
$7,000.00 College of Engineering and Computer Science (CECS) New Freshman Scholarship
The College of Engineering and Computer Science New Freshman Scholarship offers opportunities to CSUN Incoming Undergraduate students who apply for...
The College of Engineering and Computer Science New Freshman Scholarship...
  • Deadline: 03/31/2021
  • Award: $7,000.00
Deadline03/31/2021
$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
$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 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