CSU Glenn and Dorothy Dumke Fellowship
2023-2024 Academic Year Award
The Glenn and Dorothy Dumke Fellowship was established in memory of Dr. Glenn S. Dumke, Chancellor of the California State University from 1962 to 1982.
Chancellor Dumke was born in Green Bay, Wisconsin in 1917. He received his B.A. and M.A. degrees at Occidental College and his Ph.D. at UCLA. He also held honorary degrees from nine other distinguished universities across the country. In 1940, Dr. Dumke began his 42-year career in higher education as an instructor of history at Occidental College. He went on to become a professor of history and dean of the faculty at Occidental College before becoming president of San Francisco State College in 1957. While serving as president, Dr. Dumke was one of the principal architects of the Master Plan for Higher Education in California, which became the blueprint for the State’s higher education system. Under Dr. Dumke’s leadership, the university system made great progress in the breadth and quality of academic programs. Quoting a former CSU chancellor, “He organized 16 separate academic programs into a single system that became a model across the nation… it happened because Dr. Dumke was a visionary leader.”
The purpose of this fellowship is to encourage student scholars to engage in graduate work in fields such as public policy, American history, economics, archival management and government. Preference will be given to projects that involve research about the State of California. The selected scholar is expected to pursue research projects within special CSU library/archival collections.
*The applicant must use the award to pursue research projects within the Dumke Collection or other collections housed in the California State University archives at Cal State Dominguez Hills, the Center for California Studies at Cal State Sacramento, or other special collections within the California State University system.
- Be in good standing and have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.
- Be a CSU graduate student in the areas of public policy, American history, economics, library science, archival management, or government during the academic year.
- Complete the Personal Statement essay question covering the following information:
1. The applicant’s interest in American history and/or California history; politics and economics of California; or similar areas of California studies
2. Any prior work in the areas listed above and how it relates to the State of California
3. The anticipated focus of the research project and a clearly defined plan of study
- Request a Letter of Recommendation from a CSU faculty member
Any change to your enrollment status resulting in less than required enrollment for any term within the award year will result in a cancellation of your award. If you are receiving Financial Aid (including loans), your financial aid award(s) may be adjusted if you receive a scholarship amount that exceeds your financial aid total limit. Speak to a financial aid counselor during walk-in hours to get a detailed overview about your individual situation.
For more information on this and other CSU Systemwide scholarships, please visit https://www.csun.edu/financialaid/csu-foundation
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- Supplemental Questions
- I am studying public policy, American history, economics, library science, archival management or government.
- I agree to pursue research projects within the Dumke Collection or other collections housed within the CSU archives at CSU Dominguez Hills, the Center for California Studies at CSU Sacramento, or other special collections within the CSU system.
- Please request: A letter of recommendation from a CSU faculty member
- Please scan and upload: A completed CSU Systemwide Scholarships Applicant Information Form
- What is your interest in American history and/or California history; politics and economics of California; or similar areas of California studies?
- Do you have any prior work in public policy, American history, economics, library science, archival management, or government and how it relates to the State of California?
- What is your anticipated focus of the research project? Clearly defined a plan of study
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