Robert H. Schiffman Memorial Award for Outstanding Research Promise

(Current Academic Year Opportunity) The purpose of the award is to recognize a graduate student who shows promise in scholarship, research or creative activity. This program is available to students enrolled in a Master’s degree program only.
Doctoral, credential only or certificate students are not eligible

Award is intended for the 2019-2020 academic year.

Award Amount $750.00


  • Students must be enrolled in a CSUN Master’s program during the Fall 2019 & Spring 2020 terms.
  • Graduate CSUN GPA must be greater than or equal to 3.50.
  • Applicants must be returning to CSUN for the 2020-2021 academic year.
  • Applicants enrolled in a doctoral, credential or certificate programs will not be considered.
  • Students of all disciplines are welcome and encouraged to apply.
  • Applicants must be in earlier stages of conducting research or creative activity for their culminating experience (e.g. thesis or graduate project).
  • Applicants must upload a Resume/Curriculum Vita (2 pages maximum).
  • Applicants must upload Essay response via a word document (4 pages maximum, double-spaced).
  • Two required letters of recommendation must be submitted by CSUN Faculty members via my Matador Scholarships

For more information or questions regarding this opportunity, please contact:
Gloria Rocklin or Amy Levin @
Graduate Studies
California State university Northridge
(818) 677-2138

Supplemental Questions
  1. I am enrolled in a CSUN Master's program during the Fall 2019 & Spring 2020 terms.
  2. I am a continuing student who will be returning to CSUN for the full 2020-2021 academic year.
  3. I am in the early stages of conducting research or creative activity.
  4. Please upload: Narrative Essay discussing research or creative activity and contributions to the field (4 pages maximum, double-spaced).
  5. Please request: A letter of recommendation from a CSUN faculty member
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