MSP Sergeant Gabriel Chavez Scholarship Fund

Funds will be awarded for the 2021-2022 Academic Year.

Gabriel Chavez moved to the United States from Mexico at the age of 9. He is the first in his family to join the United States Marine Corps earning rank of Sergeant and the first to graduate from college out of his five brothers and five sisters. He first attended Los Angeles Mission College and transferred to the University to study Radiologic Sciences earning his degree in 2014. As a student, he was president of the Radiologic Sciences Student Association. In addition to his involvement in school activities, he received various scholarships and received the honor of the Mike Mahony Marine Corps Veterans Scholarship in 2013 and the Outstanding Veteran Award in 2015. Sergeant Chavez currently works as a Radiation Protection Specialist within the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health in the area of Environmental Health Radiation Management.

This scholarship is open to matriculated CSUN undergraduate and graduate students and will provide an annual scholarship award for a CSUN student veteran with a record of active duty within any branch of the United States military. Students must display Scholastic Achievement, and demonstrated involvement in community service.

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 matriculated CSUN undergraduate and graduate students.
  • Must be a CSUN student veteran with a record of active duty within any branch of the United States military.
  • Must have a FAFSA or California Dream Act application on file for the upcoming academic year.
  • Undergraduate students must have a GPA of at least 2.50.
  • Graduate students must have a GPA of at least 2.50.
  • Undergraduate students must enroll in 12 units or more during the Fall & Spring terms of the award year.
  • Graduate students must enroll in a minimum of 6 units (8 units preferred) or more during the Fall & Spring terms of the award year.
  • Must demonstrate scholastic achievement, exceptional leadership and participation in community service.
  • Two letters 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
$1,000.00
Deadline
09/26/2021
Supplemental Questions
  1. I am a CSUN student veteran with a record of active duty within any branch of the United States military.
  2. Please describe your academic and career goals, past achievements, obstacles you have overcome and significant activities in school, family, community, and/or work, and your aspirations for the future.
  3. Please describe your community service experience. Highlight how your participation allowed you to make use of your leadership skills.
  4. Letters of Recommendation:
    • Please request: A letter of recommendation from a CSUN faculty or staff member- 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*.
    • 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