MSP Pearl Simmons Scholarship Endowment

Pearl Simmons, along with her husband David Simmons came from humble beginnings. They were both affected by the Depression and never graduated from college themselves. She was well known and loved but was not able to follow their own educational dreams. The motivation behind this scholarship was the desire to assist others in pursuing their dreams. This scholarship is reserved for students who are returning to CSUN after a leave of a year or more.

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.

  • Applicants must have a GPA of at least 3.0
  • Must have a FAFSA or California Dream Act Application on file for the upcoming academic year.
  • 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.
  • One letter of recommendation will be submitted on my behalf via the my Matador Scholarships portal.
  • 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.

Supplemental Questions
  1. What prompted your decision to return to school? Why did you select to attend California State University, Northridge?
  2. Discuss how your interest in your field or major developed and elaborate on your short and long term academic and/or professional goals.
  3. I am returning to CSUN after not having been enrolled for more than a year.
  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. Please upload: A copy of your Degree Progress Report.
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