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Cal State Fullerton is committed to creating a diverse, equitable and inclusive campus.

Back for its third and final year, the Scott Jewett Fund for Student Success and Innovation supports faculty, staff or students in creating educational opportunities through the lens of social justice.

Proposals should benefit students or alumni of Cal State Fullerton and focus on addressing social justice issues. For information about the previous awardees, you can read these stories.

Each submission should be aligned with at least one of the six CSUF Guiding Principles of Social Justice.

How to Apply

To be considered for funding, complete the online application:

  • 1,000-word abstract must answer the following questions:
    • Who is the audience/benefactor of this project?
    • What is the desired outcome?
    • Which guiding principle(s) does your project seek to advance?
    • What team members/hired staff will be used to accomplish your goal?
  • Separate from your abstract, please submit a detailed budget and timeline. Please submit all elements of your proposals in PDF format.

Additional Requirements

  • All proposals must benefit students or alumni and demonstrate how the project assists the campus in advancing its social justice mission.
  • Students applying must be affiliated with an existing campus-sanctioned club or organization, or they must have a staff/faculty member as a co-requester. Faculty members requesting with students must assume responsibility for account holding.
  • Requests for time release for faculty must have a letter of approval from the department chair/dean.
  • Each submission can request up to $150,000. All proposals will be weighted equally, no matter the amount requested.

Budget Planning

  • All funding accounts will be issued through Auxiliary Services Corp.
  • Any student employees or stipend faculty or staff will be required to be hired through ASC to review funds.
  • Please include a 10% payroll tax for all staffed positions funded through the program.

All pieces of the submission must be received by the deadline, 02/23/2024. Any submissions deemed incomplete may not be vetted and will be eliminated from consideration.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can proposals be multi-year projects?

Yes, please indicate in your timeline the estimated start and completion dates of your project.

Can funds be used for travel?

Yes, you can request funds for travel. You must adhere to all current CSUF travel policy rules, including restrictions to banned states.

Can multiple people request funds?

Yes, you can have multiple requesters on your application. The name assigned as requester one will serve as the primary contact.

More questions?
Please contact Andrea Kelligrew at

Committee Leadership

Kimberly Shiner, interim Vice President for University Advancement; Committee Chair

Maysem Awadalla, President, Associated Students Inc.; Committee Vice Chair

Selection Committee

Sahar Amiri, Chief Governmental Officer, Associated Students Inc.

Kathleen Cariaga, Accounts Payable Lead, Administration and Finance

Martha Enciso, Associate Vice President, Student Affairs

Grace Gutierrez, Strategic Initiatives Specialist, Human Resources, Diversity and Inclusion

Matt Jarivs, Academic Senate Chair, Associate Professor Political Science

Jade Jewett, Professor, College of the Arts

Stefanie Light, Chief of Operations, University Advancement

Mai-Khanh Nguyen, Chair, Association for InterCultural Awareness

Ramesh Purohit, Assistant Director of Enterprise Resource Planning Technical Services, Information Technology

Elva Rubalcava, Chief of Staff, President's Office

Yuying Tsong, Associate Vice President for Student Success, Academic Affairs

Ashley Zazueta, Board of Directors Chair, Associated Students Inc.