CSU Glenn and Dorothy Dumke Fellowship
2024-2025 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.
The fellowship was established in memory of Dr. Glenn S. Dumke, Chancellor of the California State University from 1962 to 1982. Under his visionary leadership, the university system made great progress in the breadth and quality of academic programs. He is credited with organizing 16 separate academic programs into a single system that became a model across the nation. 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 and began his 42-year career in higher education as an instructor of history at Occidental College.
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. Information about the CSU Special Collections can be found at https://library.csus.edu/special-collections-and-university-archives
*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
Award Amount: One fellowship of $1,600 will be awarded for the academic year among the 23 CSU Campuses
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