Associated Students Scholarship in Honor of Jolene Koester

Dr. Jolene Koester accepted the appointment as California State University Northridge’s fourth President in July 2000. She announced her retirement in May 2011. California State University Northridge has benefitted from over 11 years of excellence in leadership inspired and fostered by President Koester. The achievements of President Koester’s leadership include the addition of two new applied doctorate programs in educational leadership and physical therapy an effort to streamline general education requirements for undergraduates and distinction of becoming the only CSU campus to offer a major in Central American studies. During President Koester’s leadership the graduation and retention rates have steadily increased; and the construction of Chaparral Hall the Student Recreation Center the Valley Performing Arts Center three new Residence Halls and the renovation of the University Student Union are examples of the campus’ beautiful transformation during President Koester’s leadership. President Koester’s leadership has allowed the university to continue its advancement of its mission despite a significant reduction of government support during the state’s difficult economic reality. The Associated Students Inc. is appreciative of all the work President Koester has done on behalf of the students in addition to her consistent collaboration with the Associated Students. The Associated Students Inc. applauds President Koester’s career at California State University Northridge; therefore let it be that Associated Students Inc. will honor President Koester by creating a scholarship in her name.

This scholarship is open to continuing CSUN students.

Please note: Any change to your enrollment status resulting in less than full time enrollment for any term within the award year will result in a cancellation of your award.

  • Two letters of recommendation must be requested through the my Matador Scholarship system. Recommenders will submit their letters through this system.
  • Undergraduate students must have minimum cumulative GPA of 3.5 or higher
  • Graduate students must have minimum cumulative GPA of 3.75 or higher
  • Undergraduate students must enroll in 12 units or more during each award term – Fall & Spring terms of the upcoming academic year.
  • Graduate students must enroll in 6 units or more during each award term – Fall & Spring terms of the upcoming academic year.
  • Must have a FAFSA or California Dream Act application on file for the upcoming academic year.
  • Must upload a copy of your student resume. A student resume is a detailed record of your personal and educational information. It includes the name of your school/college, coursework, projects (if any) undertaken, and awards. The resume may also contain additional information like your extracurricular activities, volunteer experiences, job experiences (if any), hobbies, etc.

Award
$8,000.00
Deadline
05/29/2020
Supplemental Questions
  1. I have made a positive contribution to student life at CSUN.
  2. Describe the positive contributions you have made to student life at California State University, Northridge. Who has benefited from your contributions? How do your contributions relate to your academic and/or career goals?
  3. Describe a topic, idea, or concept you find so engaging that it makes you lose all track of time. Why does it captivate you? What or who do you turn to when you want to learn more?
  4. [MSP 1] Please request: A letter of recommendation from a teacher, professor, counselor, or community leader - who can attest to your meritorious performance and personal strengths and can assess your potential for academic and career success. The letter should include a signature, title, and contact information. The letter should be addressed to: *Award Selection Committee*.
  5. [MSP 2] Please request: A letter of recommendation from a teacher, professor, counselor, or community leader - who can attest to your meritorious performance and personal strengths and can assess your potential for academic and career success. The letter should include a signature, title, and contact information. The letter should be addressed to: *Award Selection Committee*.
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