MSP Ed Burke Scholarship Endowment

Funds will be awarded for the 2021-2022 AY.

The Ed Burke Scholarship Endowment will award an annual scholarship to students who are members of the CSUN’s Young Democratic Socialists of America Organization.

Ed Burke spent nearly four decades as an educator and as much time involved in politics, from the local to the national level. He had always had a drive to help others and made it his lifelong determination to help the next generation of Democratic leaders thrive in government. He has always been the silent champion for many organizations including the Los Angeles County Democratic Central Committee and the Democratic Party of the San Fernando Valley to the Democratic National Committee. With his first passion as an educator, he was unapologetic in making big waves in the Los Angeles Unified School District. He served as the chief of staff to Board Member Jon Lauritzen and the chief advisor to Board Member Bennett Kayser. He also helped to establish the Peer Assistance and Review (PAR) program for teachers, providing instructional support to below standard teachers, beginning teachers and those who volunteer for assistance. After moving to Hawaii, he helped elect a young legislator, Cedric Gates, and now serves as his policy advisor. Even though retirement called him to Oahu, Hawaii, Ed has been a stellar volunteer and advocate for the University as a Heritage Society member and an Ambassador for the Younes and Soraya Nazarian Center for the Performing Arts.

This scholarship is open to matriculated CSUN students who are members of the CSUN’s Young Democratic Socialists of America Organization.

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.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Open to undergraduate CSUN students who are members of the CSUN’s Young Democratic Socialists of America Organization.
  • Have a FAFSA or California Dream Act Application (CADAA) on file for the upcoming academic year.
  • Must have a cumulative GPA greater than or equal to 3.0.
  • Undergraduate students must enroll in 12 units or more during the Fall & Spring terms of the award year.
  • Must show scholastic achievement, exceptional leadership and participation in community service.
  • One letter of recommendation must be requested through the my Matador Scholarship 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.

Award
$1000.00
Deadline
09/26/2021
Supplemental Questions
  1. I am a current member of the CSUN Young Democratic Socialists of America organization
  2. Describe your volunteer/community service experience. How does your volunteer and community work relate to your aspirations for the future?
  3. How long have you been a member of the CSUN Young Democratic Socialists of America organization? Describe a time you showed leadership or stepped into a leadership role within this organization.
  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. Please upload: A copy of your student resume/CV. 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. For more information about how to create your resume, go to: www.csun.edu/career