Marino J. Riccomini Family Scholarships

Spring 2023 Award
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 enrolled in U100 course at CSUN during the summer or fall 2022 terms are eligible to apply. Award will be issued for the upcoming Spring 2023 term.

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

Don’t hesitate to get in touch with 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 2022.
  2. I am (or was) enrolled in 12 or more units for the fall term.
  3. I understand that if I am selected for this scholarship, I must enroll full-time for the upcoming spring 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 thoughtful answers to the following questions, using examples and specifics (WHO, WHAT, WHEN, WHERE, WHY): 1) Identify and describe the most important thing you learned; 2) Describe what are you doing to practice this as a student, and how this is helping you to succeed at CSUN; 3)Describe how you expect to use this information in your life beyond graduation.