MSP CSUN Dreamers Scholarship

2024-2025 Academic Year

At California State University, Northridge we are dedicated to helping students have equal access to higher education by providing resources. The CSUN Dreamers Scholarship offers financial support for undergraduate students not eligible for the full range of federal financial aid typically available to students.

First-time freshman undergraduate students entering their first semester are highly encouraged to apply!
This scholarship is open to CSUN undergraduate students who have an approved California Nonresident Tuition Exemption Request (AB 540 Affidavit) on file with the University.

Award Amounts:

  • Scholarships of $2,500 for the academic year to students enrolled in 12 units or more. Eligible students may apply for this award up to four years.
  • Scholarships of $1,250 for the academic year to students enrolled in less than 12 units. Eligible students may apply for this award up to four years. Must be enrolled at least half-time.
  • Scholarships of $12,500 for the academic year for students residing in Student Housing. Full-time students may receive this award one time only.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Open to matriculated CSUN undergraduate students with an approved California Nonresident Tuition Exemption Request (AB 540 Affidavit) on file with the University.
    For information on this process, go to https://www.csun.edu/admissions-records/residency-csu-tuition
  • Student must have a completed Dream Act Application on file for the award year being applied for.
    The application to apply is located at https://www.csac.ca.gov/post/resources-california-dream-act-application
  • Undergraduate students must have a CSUN GPA of at least 2.5.
  • Continuing and New Spring Admits Undergraduate students must enroll in 6 units or more during the Fall & Spring terms of the award year.
    *Any change to your enrollment status resulting in less than half-time enrollment for any term within the award year will result in a cancellation of your award.
  • Applicants must be enrolled in at least 12 units or more per term to be considered for the full-time and Student Housing awards.
    Any change to your enrollment status resulting in less than full time enrollment for any term within the award year will result in a cancellation of your award.

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    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._

Award
Varies
Deadline
08/23/2024
Supplemental Questions
  1. I have an approved California Nonresident Tuition Exemption Request (AB 540 Affidavit) on file with the University.
  2. Did you received the CSUN Dreamers Scholarship in prior year(s)?
  3. If yes, please select the Academic Year in which you were awarded:
  4. Do you plan to live in University Student Housing for the Fall 2024 &/or Spring 2025 terms?
  5. CSUN Dreamers Housing Award Supplemental Questions:
    • Have you previously received the CSUN Dreamers Housing Award?
    • If so, what academic year did you receive the CSUN Dreamers Housing Award?
  6. Describe your academic and career goals and how you plan to achieve them.
  7. Describe how winning this scholarship will help you achieve your short and long term academic and/or professional goals.
  8. Discuss how your cultural background, family, high school experiences and/or immigration status have influenced your desire to pursue a college education.
  9. 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.
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