MSP Jonathan David Schweid Memorial Scholarship

The Scholarship has been established by the parents of Jonathan David Schweid to honor his memory. Jonathan was a young man of many varied interests. He had boundless energy and pursued his interests with great enthusiasm. He was artistic in the visual and musical arts, and had an unflagging entrepreneurial spirit in both areas.

His relationships with other people ran to the full spectrum from the homeless people he tried to help to his particular fondness of the elderly and small children. He loved artists. He nurtured people’s creativity and always believed in the value of their talent. He was also an animal lover and had a particular fondness for dogs and was involved in many rescue efforts.

Jonathan transferred to CSUN from the Los Angeles Valley College as a Junior but did not graduate from CSUN. At the time of his passing, he was working with his partner who had been diagnosed with AIDS, on the formations of AIDS awareness and education project, specifically on getting support from the entertainment industry.This scholarship is intended to supports students participating in AIDS education, awareness, and/or research.

Preference will be given to freshmen 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.
  • One letter of recommendation must be requested via the my Matador Scholarship 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. I have submitted a FAFSA or California Dream Act Application for the upcoming academic year.
  2. I am a freshman student. ( *Preference, open to all undergraduate level students* )
  3. I am involved in AIDS awareness projects and activities.
  4. I am involved in organizations or work promoting the civil rights of the Gay and Lesbian community.
  5. Please describe a specific instance in which you were successful in bringing about a positive change. What did you learn from this experience?
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