MSP Powered by Her Scholarship

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

Global Gift Foundation USA is a non-profit organization that works tirelessly to create equality. Why? Simply put, inequality in all forms negatively affects us all.

GGF USA raises funds to eradicate poverty and hunger, ensuring our most vulnerable don’t have to struggle to put food on the table; provide access to health care, lifesaving treatments and therapies; provide shelter, clothing and protect the right to education. The Foundation believes in the fight against social injustice and that investing in women’s empowerment will ultimately create positive benefits for all.

GGF USA has developed their latest initiative, the “Powered by Her” Scholarship Program, to provide under-resourced communities access to education. The Foundation’s goal is to remove the barriers that keep them from obtaining equal access to resources and opportunities in STEM. Creating #BetterTomorrows.

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:

  • Must be enrolled in the CSUN TRIO (Talent Search & Upward Bound) programs.
  • Open to CSUN undergraduate students who are currently pursuing a major in STEM.
  • Preference will be given to first-time freshmen.
  • Must be a first generation student,
  • Must have an undergraduate cumulative GPA greater than or equal to 2.5.
  • Must enroll full-time (12+ units) for the Fall 2022 and Spring 2023 terms.
  • Must have a FAFSA on file for the upcoming academic year and demonstrate financial need.
  • Must demonstrated exceptional leadership, community service and involvement in a student club, organization, or activity whose purpose is to develop or empower women and how their participation has helped accomplish that goal.
  • Must be a U.S. Citizen or permanent resident.
  • Recipient must write a Thank you Letter to Global Gift Foundation USA.
  • Scholarship may be renewed if eligibility requirements are maintained.

Supplemental Questions
  1. Describe your background, obstacles have you overcome, and academic and career goals. Elaborate on significant activities/achievements have you had in school, family, and/or your community geared towards empowering women and how your participation helped reach that goal. [300-500 words]
  2. As a first-generation college student please share a challenge you have faced. How did you overcome your challenge? Describe how you can use your experience to help empower others in a similar situation. [300-500 words]
  3. Why do you want to study/pursue a STEM career and what do you hope to accomplish through your career? How do you plan to contribute to your university? [300-500 words]
  4. Resume upload: This resume should describe: a) educational experiences (e.g., high school and college) b) work experiences (since graduating from high school) c) life experiences (the major part of your resume should focus on your life experiences, and should describe your involvement in such things as volunteer activities, sports activities, travel experiences, hobbies, etc.)
  5. [MSP 1] Please request: A letter of recommendation from a teacher, professor, counselor, or community leader - who can attest to your meritorious performance and personal strengths and can assess your potential for academic and career success. The letter should include a signature, title, and contact information. The letter should be addressed to: *Award Selection Committee*.