Marino J. Riccomini Family Scholarships

Marino J. Riccomini Family Scholarships

The Marino J. Riccomini Family Scholarships were created in 2015 in memory of Marino J. Riccomini, an advocate of higher education who wanted to provide opportunities for college success to those for whom financial need might otherwise be a barrier.

Established by his daughter Lisa Riccomini, his widow Linda Riccomini, and his son-in-law Garrett Clancy, the scholarships are intended to support CSUN students who demonstrate financial need, who are in good academic standing with the university, who show a desire to succeed in their academic careers, and who have successfully completed University 100 at CSUN.

All CSUN freshmen who meet the criteria are eligible to apply, including Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals. Applicants must have demonstrated financial need by completing either the FAFSA or CADAA. Up to twelve $1,000 scholarships will be awarded each academic year.

Students who took a U100 course at CSUN during the summer or fall 2021 terms are eligible to apply.

Applications will be reviewed by a committee of CSUN faculty and staff familiar with University 100.

Please contact the U100 Course Coordinator at should you have questions regarding this scholarship opportunity.

Supplemental Questions
  1. I took U100 at CSUN during the summer or fall of 2021.
  2. I am or was enrolled in 12 or more units for the fall 2021 term.
  3. I understand that if I am selected for this scholarship, I must enroll full-time for the upcoming spring 2022 term.
  4. Please request: A recommendation from your U100 Professor.
  5. The goal of University 100 is to teach you strategies that will help you succeed in your pursuit of a college degree and in life beyond graduation. Choose the most meaningful tip, strategy, or information you learned in U100. Then, compose a short essay response using examples and specifics to: A) Identify and describe the most important thing you learned. B) Explain how this information is helping you to succeed at CSUN. C) Explain how you expect this information will help you in your life beyond graduation.