MSP Pauline Maedgen Endowed Scholarship

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

The Pauline Maedgen Endowed Scholarship will award deserving CSUN undergraduate and graduate students with a scholarship award.

This scholarship is open to CSUN students pursuing a degree within the College of Social & Behavioral Sciences, College of Health & Human Development, College of Humanities, or College of Education. This is a need-based scholarship reserved for returning students who are single parents who have sole custody responsibility for their children.

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 CSUN undergraduate and graduate students.
  • Undergraduate students must have a GPA of at least a 3.0.
  • Graduate students must have a GPA of at least a 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 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.
  • Applicant must be a single parent who has sole custody responsibility for their child/children.
  • 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.

Supplemental Questions
  1. I am a single parent with sole custody responsibility for my child/children.
  2. Which major are you pursuing at CSUN? How will your degree benefit your child (children)?
  3. Think back to a situation in your life where you had to decide between taking a risk and playing it safe. Which choice did you make? What was the outcome of your choice? Would you have made the same decision looking back on the experience or would you have made a different decision?
  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: Degree progress report or unofficial transcript.
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