Alumni Association Graduate Student Scholarship

The goal of the Graduate Student Scholarship is to recognize and assist alumni who are loyal to the university; who choose to continue their education at Northridge beyond the undergraduate level.This scholarship is funded by the CSUN Alumni Association. It is helpful to include in your personal statement, background information about your experience as an undergraduate.

  • The applicant must be a graduating senior or alumnus from Northridge
  • Alumni are eligible to apply for this scholarship at any future point in time following graduation.
  • The applicant must have applied for admission or be registered in a post -graduate or credential program at Cal State Northridge at the time of application.
  • Well-balanced and meaningful involvement and leadership in community and/or extra curricular activities.
  • One letter of recommendation will be submitted on my behalf via the myMatador Scholarships portal.
  • Graduate students must enroll in 6 units or more during each term of the upcoming academic year..
  • GPA must be greater than or equal to a 3.0.
  • Must submit an educational resume.

*All recipients of this award agree to submit a thank you letter addressed to the Alumni Association Board of Directors Scholarship Committee in order for award to disburse.

Should you have questions regarding this scholarship opportunity, please contact Samantha Delagardelle Varner @ (818) 677-4198

Supplemental Questions
  1. I have applied for admission or I am registered in a post-graduate or credential program at CSUN at the time of applying for this scholarship.
  2. Briefly describe your current employment. Include the number of hours you work and/or if you work inside the home.
  3. Briefly describe your involvement or role in any volunteer or service organization in the community.
  4. Briefly describe your involvement and/or leadership roles in any campus or school-based clubs or organizations.
  5. Explain the importance of your major in today's society. How will graduate level study of your major contribute to your career plans?
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