Georgia L. Bianchi Heald Outstanding Graduating Senior Award
(2019-2020 Academic Year Award) Fall 2019 graduates are welcome to apply. The Georgia L. Bianchi Heald Outstanding Graduating Senior Award was created to assist a graduating senior who achieves outstanding academic performance and has financial need.
The award is named for Donald E. Bianchi, the founding Dean of the College of Science and Mathematics. It honors his commitment to scholarship and research and their relationship to education.
Dr. Bianchi joined the CSUN faculty in 1959 when CSUN was known as the San Fernando Valley State College. He became Dean in 1973, a position he held for 28 years, two of which while he was also serving as Vice President for Academic Affairs. As College Dean, he was instrumental in the creation of the four-building science complex and Planetarium, subsequently named in his honor, laying the groundwork for the College’s outstanding achievements in research and teaching. His own professional accomplishments included the publication of numerous articles and books in cell biology, microbiology and botany. He had long served on the governing boards of two CSU Consortiums—Ocean Studies and Desert Studies—and had chaired both. A model of dedication and service to the University and its students.
*Seniors from any department in the College of Science and Math are eligible to apply.
- Must be an undergraduate Senior student enrolled at CSUN with a declared major within the College of Science and Math for any part of the 2019-2020 academic year.
- If recently graduated you miust have enrolled in 6 units or more for the Fall 2019 term.
- Continuing students must enroll in 6 units or more for the Spring 2020 term.
- Must show strong academic accomplishments such as research, honors and awards received.
- Must have a GPA greater than or equal to a 3.5.
- Must have a current FAFSA or California Dream Act Application on file.
- Must upload a copy of unofficial CSUN transcripts.
- Must request 2 letters of recommendation from CSUN faculty members, highlighting applicant’s academic accomplishments, any research, honors and awards received.
- Opportunity is open to Senior students from any department in the College of Science and Mathematics*
Note: If you are receiving financial aid (including loans), your financial aid award may be adjusted if you receive this scholarship. Please speak to a financial aid counselor during walk-in hours to get a detailed overview about your individual situation.
*If selected as the scholarship recipient, I agree to write a thank-you letter to the donor(s) and be willing to meet with the donor(s) or designee(s).
*Please contact Sonia Martinez at email@example.com should you have any questions regarding this scholarship opportunity.