MSP Krom Family Scholarship Endowment

Janet and Rudolph Krom learned the value of saving early in their lives — having grown up during the Great Depression, Rudolph dropped out of high school to work to help support his two sisters. As a plumber whose work might not be steady, Rudolph often put money away for rainy days as he had the opportunity. Throughout their lives they remained careful with their money — their nephew, James Ashley, remembers Rudolph collecting aluminum cans throughout his life, even though the couple’s savings had grown substantially by the time Rudolph retired.

Rudolph is remembered as being happy and outgoing, while Janet was intelligent and friendly. Their marriage lasted for 50 years. Thanks to their generosity, they will continue to be remembered by generations of CSUN students, lessening their financial worries and helping them complete their education. After Rudolph’s death in 2001, Janet decided to help others through a variety of charities, including higher education, with the savings they had accumulated. Janet passed away in 2015, and part of the Krom’s legacy included a scholarship endowment at CSUN for financial need, leadership and community service.

First-time freshman *undergraduate students entering their first semester this upcoming academic year are highly encouraged to apply.

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.


First-Time Freshman are highly encouraged to apply

  • Students must have a 3.0 GPA or higher
  • Must have a complete a FAFSA or California Dream Act Application on file for the upcoming academic year.
  • Undergraduate students must enroll in 12 units or more during the Fall & Spring terms of the award year.
  • Must demonstrate financial need, exceptional leadership and participation in community service.
  • Must request one letter of recommendation 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. I am a first time Freshman undergraduate student entering my first semester at CSUN for the upcoming academic year.
  2. Do you plan to enroll full-time during each term (Fall & Spring) of the upcoming academic year?
  3. I have completed and submitted a FAFSA or California Dream Act application for the upcoming academic year.
  4. I demonstrate scholastic achievement, exceptional leadership and participation in community service.
  5. Given your background, anticipated educational achievements, and future goals, how do you plan on giving back to your community?
  6. Show 3 more