Graduate Dreamers Program
(Current Academic Year Award) Fall 2021: The purpose of the Graduate Dreamers Program is to assist undocumented students who are dedicated to the university and want to pursue their graduate education at CSUN. Recipients of this award will each receive $1,000.00. Award recipients will be chosen on the basis of a personal statement, a letter of recommendation, and a minimum GPA of 3.50.
Award is intended for the 2021-2022 academic year.
Award Amount: $1000 for the academic year.
- Applicants must be enrolled in a master’s or doctorate degree program.
- Applicants must be matriculated graduate students.
- Applicants must have an approved California Nonresident Tuition Exemption Request (AB 540 Affidavit) on file with the University.
- Applicants must have a completed CA Dream Act Application on file for the current academic year.
- Applicants must have a minimum GPA of 3.50.
- Applicants must be enrolled in 6 units or more for the Fall 2021 term.
- Applicants must submit a personal statement (maximum one page, double-spaced) in which you provide a response to a provided prompt.
- Applicants must request one letter of recommendation from a faculty member or employer (no personal letters).
- Applicants must submit a copy of all unofficial transcripts.
- Recipients must participate in CSUNposium (also known as the Annual Student Research and Creative Works Symposium) which will be held in the spring semester.
- Applicants who have previously received this award.
- Graduate students who plan on graduating at the end of the Fall 2021 term are not eligible to apply as this award will be disbursed during the Spring 2022 term.
Please note that your recommendation letter, personal statement and unofficial transcripts must be submitted through the myMatador Scholarship system. Your recommender will receive a request to submit the recommendation letter through the system, but please follow up with them to make sure that they submit by the due date.
For questions regarding this scholarship opportunity please contact the Office of Graduate Studies @ (818) 677-2138.