The Emeriti Memorial Scholarship Fund was initiated by Gertrude Reith during her presidency of the association in 1987. There are currently two scholarships supported by the Emeriti. The first is the Emeriti Memorial Scholarship that is open to full-time upper-division or graduate students from any major. The second scholarship is a yearly donation to the Guardian Scholars program that supports students who are leaving the foster care system and who have met university requirements for admission.Annual donations from our members and gifts from family and friends of deceased emeriti are the principal sources of the endowment. Our Bylaws stipulate that awards are given each year from the interest generated on the account. As the endowment grows so too does the interest that can be used to increase the amount of the awards given each year and/or increase the number of scholarships that will be available.
Criteria for the Emeriti Memorial Scholarship: 1) admission to CSUF, 2) scholastic achievement, 3) university accomplishments and activities, and 4) community service. Interested parties may contribute to the scholarship fund by checks payable to the Emeriti Scholarship Fund and sent to the association treasurer, Donna Powell.
In addition to contributions to the Guardian Scholars Program, the following students were winners of Emeriti Scholarships:
1) complete the Scholarship & Award Application
(available from the
Financial Aid Office, UH 146), answering all seven questions, and sign
certification; 2) prepare a typed, personal essay of approximately 250
including career goals and community service; 3) obtain two faculty
recommendations; 4) obtain a transcript of all college and university
work, including work in progress; and 5) submit application materials
Linda Andersen, Emeriti Center, Pollak Library South, Room 260
Administration Mailroom). (714) 278-2675.