MSP Ludim Seja De Manzano Scholarship

Funds will be awarded for the 2022-2023 Academic Year.

CSUN’s education community lost a guiding light with the untimely passing of one of its brightest stars, Ludim Seja De Manzano. The former Director of Student Outreach and Recruitment Services (SOARS) passed away on Sept. 6, 2003. Ludim was known throughout the San Fernando Valley as a woman passionately committed to providing access opportunities for countless families. She positively affected thousands of young people’s lives for more than two decades of her career.

She received her undergraduate degrees in English and Spanish and a Master’s in Educational Administration from CSUN. As the Director of SOARS, a department she helped build, Ludim was an inspiration to hundreds of college-bound students and their families.

In honor of Ludim Seja de Manzano, the Division of Student Affairs is proud to support the Ludim Seja De Manzano Scholarship Endowment. This scholarship was been established by Mr. Florentino Manzano and funded by Mr. Manzano and friends. The purpose of the endowment will be to support scholarships for students who either attended high school at San Fernando, North Hollywood, Sylmar, Frances Polytechnic, Kennedy, Monroe or Canoga Park High Schools or through their actions exhibit a commitment to their community reflecting the values of Ludim Seja De Manzano: community service in support of educational access and social justice; participation in campus organizations that provide social and educational support for first generation underrepresented student populations (such as the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers, Latino Business Association, Chicanos for Community Medicine, Movirniento Estudiantil Chicana/Chicano de Aztlan, Gamma/Zeta Alpha, Lambda Theta Nu); and promoting the development of undergraduate students through educational, professional, and networking opportunities.

Preference will be given to applicants who have lost one or both parents and/or participate in EOP.

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 students.
  • Applicants must have a GPA of at least 2.0.
  • Have a FAFSA or California Dream Act Application (CADAA) 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.
  • 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 attended one of the following high schools: San Fernando High School, North Hollywood High School, Sylmar HS, Francis Polytechnic, Kennedy, Monroe, Van Nuys, or Canoga Park High School.
  2. I am a member of a campus organization that provides social and educational support for first generation underrepresented student populations.
  3. I am involved in community service in support of educational access and social justice.
  4. For preference: I am or will be an EOP student for the academic year.
  5. For preference: I have lost one or both of my parents.
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