Associated Students Dr. James W. Cleary and Mary Cleary Honorary Scholarship

“The Associated Students is the primary advocate for students at California State University, Northridge and provides excellent, meaningful programs and services designed to create and enhance a spirited, learning-focused campus environment.

The Associated Students at California State University, Northridge established the Dr. James W. Cleary and Mary Cleary Honorary Scholarship to honor Dr. James Cleary who served with distinction as President of California State University Northridge from 1969-1992. He oversaw the transition of the university from San Fernando Valley State College to the multicultural university it is today. Cleary had a hand in broadening access, equity, and diversity of the campus. He brought state and national recognition to the university through his effective leadership. He was supportive of students’ role in the governance of the university. Over the years he developed both informal and formal structures to facilitate communication with students. Mrs. Cleary was actively involved in improving the university and strengthening relations with the community. The Scholarship was created keeping in mind a graduate student who has expressed interest in becoming a university professor.

This scholarship is open to continuing CSUN students.

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

  • Graduate students must have a GPA of at least 3.5.
  • Must have a FAFSA or California Dream Act application on file for the upcoming academic year.
  • Graduate students must enroll in 6 units or more during the Fall & Spring terms of the award year.
  • Two letters of recommendation must be requested through the myMatador Scholarship system. Recommenders will submit their letters through this system.
    *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
$2,000.00
Deadline
05/01/2020
Supplemental Questions
  1. I am interested in becoming a University Professor
  2. What contributions do you believe you can make in higher education, especially as a University Professor? What activities have you been a part of that have helped you realize your academic and career goal of becoming a University Professor (e.g.: presentation at a conference, research, or T.A. in a class)?
  3. Tell us three things that are important to you. How did you arrive at this list? Will these things be important to you in ten years? Why?
  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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