Hugo and Irma Oppenheimer Biology Department Award

(Current Academic Year Award) Spring 2022: The Hugo and Irma Oppenheimer Biology Department Award was created to support an undergraduate or graduate Biology student who shows excellence in research and teaching promise.

Dr. Steven Oppenheimer, CSUN Emeritus Professor of Biology, established this Award in honor of his parents, Hugo and Irma Oppenheimer. The Oppenheimers left Germany to escape the Nazis in 1939 and emigrated to the U.S. settling in Brooklyn, New York where Dr. Oppenheimer was born in 1944.

Applicants:

  • Undergraduate students must enroll in 6 units or more for the current Spring term.
  • Graduate students must enroll in 4 units or more for the current Spring term.
  • Must be an undergraduate or graduate student majoring in Biology.
  • Must demonstrate excellence in research and strong interest in entering the teaching profession.
  • Must have a GPA greater than or equal to a 3.0.
  • Must request (2) letters of recommendation via the my Matador Scholarships portal
  • Must request (2) letters of recommendation via the my Matador Scholarships portal.
  • Must include a brief statement regarding intention of pursuing a career in teaching.

*If selected as the recipient, I agree to write a thank-you letter to the donor(s) and be willing to meet with the donor(s) or designee(s). Both will be coordinated by the College’s Director of Development.

Please note: If you are receiving financial aid (including loans), your financial aid award may be adjusted if you received this scholarship. Please speak to a financial aid counselor during walk-in hours to get a detailed explanation about your individual situation.

Should you have questions regarding the scholarship opportunity, please contact Cherie Hawthorne cherie.hawthorne@csun.edu

Award
$200.00
Deadline
03/01/2022
Supplemental Questions
  1. I am a undergraduate or graduate student majoring in Biology.
  2. If selected as the recipient, I agree to write a thank-you letter to the donor(s) and will be willing to meet with the donor(s) or designee(s).
  3. Write a brief statement regarding your intention of pursuing a career in teaching.
  4. Please request: A letter of recommendation.
  5. Please request: A letter of recommendation.