Associated Students Phyllis Perkins 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 Phyllis Perkins Scholarship to honor Phyllis Perkins, the director the the California State University, Northridge Childrens Center. She was killed in an automobile accident on the way home from work one evening. Phyllis dedicated her life to children’s education and community service. The A.S. Prefers that this award go to a student who is dedicated to children’s services and participates in volunteer activities.

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.

*Undergraduate students must have a GPA of at least 3.0.

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Two letters of recommendation must be requested through the my Matador 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.

Supplemental Questions
  1. I am dedicated to children's services.
  2. I participate in volunteer activities.
  3. Describe your most meaningful achievement related to children’s services and how your achievement relates to your future goals. Write about your involvement in volunteer activities, either at college or in your community.
  4. "Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.” - Nelson Mandela. Describe a change you would like to make in the world. Tell us about how you would plan to make that change, and what obstacles you might encounter along the way.
  5. [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*.
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