Hugo and Irma Oppenheimer Student Award
(2020-2021 Academic Year Award) Fall 2020 graduates are welcome to apply. The Hugo and Irma Oppenheimer Student Award was created to support an undergraduate or graduate student of any major in Science or Mathematics who shows interest/skill in research and teaching.
Dr. Steven Oppenheimer, CSUN Emeritus Professor of Biology, established this Award in honor of his parents, Hugo and Irma Oppenheimer. The Oppenheimers left Germany to escape the Nazis in in 1939 and emigrated to the U.S., settling in Brooklyn, New York, where Dr. Oppenheimer was born in 1944.
*Opportunity is open to students from any department in the College of Science and Math.
- Must be an undergraduate or graduate student enrolled at CSUN for any part of the 2020-2021 academic year.
- Must demonstrate excellence in research such as publication(s) in peer-reviewed journals. They should also show interest in and potential for excellence in teaching at the
university, college, or K–12 levels.
- Two letters of recommendation, at least one from a CSUN faculty member, that should highlight (1) applicants academic Accomplishments; (2) excellence in research; and (3) the demonstration of interest in and potential for excellence in teaching at the university, college, or K–12 levels.
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.
*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.
*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 firstname.lastname@example.org should you have any questions regarding this scholarship opportunity.