Jewish Studies Scholarship

2024-2025 Academic Year Award

This scholarship is for students who have taken a course in Jewish Studies at CSUN and plan to take another Jewish Studies course at CSUN. Applicants must agree to enroll in an additional Jewish Studies course during the 2024-2025 academic year.

Please consult the course catalog for courses that count for the scholarship:

Eligibility Requirements:

  • One letter of recommendation must be requested and submitted via the myMatador Scholarships Portal
  • Undergraduate students must enroll in 12 units or more during the Fall & Spring terms.
  • Students must have a 2024-2025 FAFSA or CADAA (California Dream Act Application) on file to apply.

Should you have questions regarding this scholarship opportunity, please contact Jennifer Thompson at

Please note:
If you receive 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 of your individual situation.

Supplemental Questions
  1. I have applied/will apply for Financial Aid for the 2024-2025 academic year.
  2. Write a 500-word essay in which you address these three topics:
    (1) the impact of the Jewish Studies course you have already taken on your learning, outlook, and/or personal development;
    (2) how you would like a future Jewish Studies course to benefit you academically and personally;
    (3) why this scholarship is important for you
  3. I am currently enrolled in, or have already taken, a course in Jewish Studies. Please click the following link for qualifying courses:
  4. Please upload: Degree Progress Report
  5. Please request: Academic letter of recommendation