The Robert R. Sprague Foundation Scholarship

(2020-2021 Academic Year Award) Fall 2020 graduates are welcome to apply. The Robert R. Sprague Foundation Scholarship was created to support one undergraduate or graduate student majoring in one of the STEM fields (science, technology, engineering or math) with demonstrated financial need.

The late Robert R. Sprague was a leader in the savings and loan industry and a philanthropist. Sprague and a partner built housing tracts in Hawthorne, Inglewood, Torrance and Whittier, California in the early 1940s before he founded and became president of the Los Angeles-based Pioneer Savings and Loan Association in 1943. In 1998, he established the Robert R. Sprague Foundation through which he provided enormous resources to hospitals, museums and educational institutions until his death in 2009. Since then, the Foundation Directors have continued Sprague’s legacy by carrying out his charitable mission.


*Open to students from any department in the College of Science and Mathematics
*Must be an undergraduate or graduate student enrolled at CSUN for any part of the 2020-2021 academic year.
*Must have a current FAFSA or California Dream Act Application on file.
*Upload a personal essay application letter.
*Upload a copy of your Unofficial CSUN transcripts.
*Upload an application letter outlining academic goals and post-graduate career plans.
*Request one or more academic letters of recommendation.

*Please 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 explanation about your individual situation. *

*Any change to your enrollment status resulting in less than required enrollment for any term within the award year will result in a cancellation of your award.

Please contact Sonia Martinez at should you have any questions regarding this scholarship opportunity.

Supplemental Questions
  1. Please select one of the following:
  2. I am pursuing a major in the college of Science and Mathematics.
  3. I have completed and submitted a FAFSA or California Dream Act application for the current academic year.
  4. Please upload: A letter that outlines your academic goals and post-graduate career plans. As a reminder, financial need is a primary criterion of this award. Please also tell us about your financial need within your essay application letter.
  5. Please request: A letter of recommendation from a faculty 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*.
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