Tseng Graduate Equity Program

2024-2025 Academic Year Award

The Tseng Graduate Equity Program is designed to increase the diversity of students completing a graduate degree, encourage further study in a doctoral program and consider a university faculty career. This program is available to students enrolled in a self-support master’s degree program (administered through CSUN’s Tseng College). International, certificate students, or students enrolled in a state supported master’s degree program are not eligible.

Award Amount: Up to $2,000 for the academic year.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Open to CSUN graduate students who are admitted in self-support master’s degree program (administered through CSUN’s Tseng College).
  • Must have a completed a FAFSA or California Dream Act application (CADAA) on file for the upcoming academic year.
  • FAFSA and CADAA Estimated Family Contribution (Student Aid Index) must be less than or equal to $10,000.
  • Graduate CSUN GPA must be greater than or equal to 3.25
  • Graduate students must be enrolled during the Fall 2024 & Spring 2025 terms of the award year.
    *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.
  • Graduate students must participate in the CSUNposium which will be held in the spring semester (date to be determined).
  • Upload a copy of current graduate unofficial transcripts.
  • One letter of recommendation must be requested through the myMatador Scholarship system.
  • Students of all disciplines are encouraged to apply.
  • Applicants must complete an application form, a personal statement, and one letter of recommendation submitted by CSUN faculty member via the myMatador Scholarships Portal.

Not Eligible:

  • Applicants who have previously received this award.
  • International, certificate students or students enrolled in a State-supported master’s degree program.

Note: In addition to meeting the basic qualifications listed above, applicants who demonstrate a record of strong academic performance will be advantaged within a competitive applicant pool.

For questions regarding this scholarship opportunity please contact Office of Graduate Studies @ (818) 677-2138.

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.

Up to $2,000
Supplemental Questions
  1. I am or will be a graduate student for the upcoming academic year.
  2. Semester and year you anticipate receiving your master's degree:
  3. I am or will be enrolled in a CSUN self-support master's degree program (administered through CSUN’s Tseng College).
  4. California Resident:
  5. Please indicate your parents' level of education:
    • Father:
    • Mother:
  6. I understand that I am required to participate in the CSUNposium which will be held in the spring term.
  7. Personal Statement: Please describe your educational and career goals, your research and/or creative activity, any research or employment you have participated in to advance your educational and career goals, your commitment to completing a master's degree and future goals.
  8. Please upload: Copies of all unofficial transcripts.
  9. Please request: A letter of recommendation from a CSUN faculty member 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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