Dianne F. Harrison Leadership Award

Created upon the occasion of President Dianne F. Harrison’s Investiture, the Harrison Leadership Award will recognize a California State University, Northridge freshmen student for their leadership, as demonstrated by involvement in student government, a club or another campus organization.

This scholarship is open to continuing CSUN undergraduate students who entered as Freshman in Fall 2021 and successfully completed at least 30 Units at CSUN at the end of the Spring 2022 semester. Applicants must be rising Sophomores for the 2022-20223 academic year.

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:

  • Current 2021-2022 freshman on track to complete 30+.
  • Will be a sophomore 2022-2023
  • Meet and maintain 3.0 cumulative GPA or better
  • Involved in on-campus leadership activities
  • International and AB540 students are eligible
  • Recipient must enroll in 12 units or more during the Fall & Spring terms of the award year.
  • 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.
    For more information about how to create your resume, go to: www.csun.edu/career

Supplemental Questions
  1. I will have successfully completed 30 Units at CSUN at the end of the Spring 2022 term.
  2. Essay Question 1: What is your leadership involvement experience at CSUN so far, and how did it shape your first-year experience?
  3. Essay Question 2: Please share and elaborate on how you maintain drive and determination within your leadership roles and academic pursuits at CSUN.
  4. Essay Question 3: Please share how you demonstrated respect for others and promoted equity within your leadership role(s) at CSUN. In your response, please also share why this is important to you.
  5. Letters of Recommendation:
    • Please request: A letter of recommendation from a CSUN faculty member. This letter should address and document your on campus involvement and leadership.
    • Please request: A letter of recommendation from faculty or staff. This letter should address and document your campus involvement and leadership.
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