NSP GE Honors Rising Scholar Award

The GE Honors Rising Scholar Award will recognize ten first-year students admitted to the General Education (GE) Honors Program with a $5,000 scholarship, which may be renewed for a second year based on maintaining GPA, program participation, and enrollment requirements. The GE Honors Program combines scholarship funds, an enhanced curriculum, and a variety of co-curricular activities to increase the academic success of high achieving students.

Students who meet the criteria below will be eligible to participate in the General Education Honors program and may apply for the GE Honors Rising Scholars Award through the myMatador Scholarship Portal:

  • Have been admitted to CSUN as a first-time freshman;
  • Have applied to and accepted admission to the GE Honors Program before April 30th;
  • (If applicable) Have a high school GPA of 3.75 or higher and an SAT combined score (verbal + math) of 1200 OR an ACT score of 27.
  • Have completed and filed the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or the California Dream Act Application (CADAA) online by the March 2nd priority deadline.

Due to the current pandemic some HS applicants were not required to take SAT/ACT testing as it may not have been available to students. Please enter SAT/ACT scores within your application if applicable to you. If you do not have SAT/ACT scores then simply leave these fields blank.

Note that the GE Honors Rising Scholar Award requires applicants to have an unmet financial need of $5,000 as determined by the FAFSA or CADAA.

The GE Honors Rising Scholar Award may be renewed for a second year if all of the first-year conditions are met. In addition, the student will be expected to continue to enroll full-time each term of the renewal year, maintain a minimum 3.5 CSUN GPA, and be on track to complete a total of four (4) GE Honors courses by the end of the second year.

Applicants must apply to the GE Honors Program. Applications can be submitted here: https://www.csun.edu/undergraduate-studies/ge-honors/admission-requirements

Supplemental Questions
  1. I have submitted an application to the GE Honors Program.
  2. I have submitted a FAFSA or California Dream Act Application for the current and upcoming academic year.
  3. Please upload: A copy of your unofficial high school transcripts.
  4. Standardized Test Scores: (Enter if applicable)
    • 1. SAT Total:
    • 2. SAT Verbal:
    • 3. SAT Math:
    • ACT Score:
  5. Please upload: A copy of your student resume/CV. 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
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