Associated Students Dr. Karin Duran Memorial 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. Karin Duran Memorial Scholarship to honor Dr. Karin Duran. She graduated from CSUN with a degree in Spanish and joined the campus community again in 1972 as a Librarian at the Oviatt Library. In 1977 she began working as a Lecturer in the Chicana/o Studies Department. Dr. Duran was an active university citizen and served in various communities, as well as an active community member who was involved in organizations in the San Fernando valley. She was deeply commited to her students and was an exemplary colleague. Dr. Duran passed away on June 11, 2010, she spent her life giving to others the gift of knowledge and the passion for curiosity.

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
  • Preference will be given to students pursuing a major within the Department of Chicana and Chicano Studies

Award
$2000.00
Deadline
07/17/2020
Supplemental Questions
  1. I have a declared major or minor in Chicana/o Studies.
  2. Describe your personal experience of someone taking an interest in your academic development and who has mentored you and helped you to achieve your academic/career goals. How does your experience fuel your commitment to mentor others?
  3. What does it mean to be a good student on the field, in the classroom, and in the community?
  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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