MSP Sheila Dave and Sherry Gold Foundation Scholarship

2024-2025 Academic Year Award

The Sheila Dave and Sherry Gold Foundation Scholarship, a California charitable trust has established a scholarship for full-lime, middle-income, first-time freshmen or first-time transfer students attending CSUN in a degree program. The scholarship may be renewed for up to an additional 3 years. The maximum scholarship is $7,000 per year. This scholarship was established in memory of Sheila Gold- daughter of Sherry & David Gold. As part of the application process, you will be required to submit a letter from your employer indicating where you are employed and the number of hours you work per week. If selected, this will be a requirement every semester you receive the award. If you do not yet have a job or are separated from your job, you will be required to find a employment within 30 days and submit an employment verification letter.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Must be an incoming first-time freshmen or new transfer student for the upcoming academic year.
  • Must have and maintain a GPA of at least 2.0.
  • Must enroll full-time (12 units or more) during the Fall & Spring terms of the award year.
    Any change to your eligibility status in any term within the award year will result in a cancellation of your award.
  • Have a FAFSA or CADAA (California Dream Act Application ) on file for the upcoming academic year.
  • Must have a gross family income between $80,000 – $180,000.Your financial aid file must be complete before we can confirm this information.
  • Must work at least 9.99 hours per week or plan to work at least 9.99 hours per week during the academic year at an employment that results in the issuance of a W-2 form.
  • Must have one letter of recommendation from a high school teacher, professor, employer, or volunteer/community service supervisor submitted through the myMatador Scholarship portal.
  • Must upload a copy of your student resume. A student resume is a detailed record of your personal and educational information. It includes the name of your school/college, coursework, projects (if any) undertaken, and awards. The resume may also contain additional information like your extracurricular activities, volunteer experiences, job experiences (if any), hobbies, etc.
  • Recipient must write a gratitude letter.

Scholarship may be renewed if eligibility requirements are maintained. Financial Aid application must be filed for the upcoming academic year to be considered for renewal.

Please note:
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

Award
$7,000
Deadline
07/08/2024
Supplemental Questions
  1. I confirm that I meet *ALL* the eligibility requirements listed for this scholarship:
  2. I agree to submit an Employment Verification letter when requested. Employment verification letters must be on company letterhead and include the company’s name and work address, employee’s name, current job title/position within the company, dates of employment, hours worked per week, and company contact information (required for verification purposes). If you are selec
  3. I hereby authorize release of information contained in this application, my academic transcript, and any additional information to scholarship donors and to the Scholarship Selection Committee.
  4. This scholarship is intended to recognize students who are driven and have a positive attitude. Describe how you have developed a sense of work-ethic, responsibility and time-management. How is your positive attitude reflected in your life, including your work? (550-650 words)
  5. Please share your educational and career goals. How will this scholarship support you in achieving these goals?
  6. Please upload: A copy of your student resume/CV. A student resume is a detailed record of your personal and educational information. It includes the name of your school/college, coursework, projects (if any) undertaken, and awards. The resume may also contain additional information like your extracurricular activities, volunteer experiences, job experiences (if any), hobbies, etc.
  7. [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*.
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