College of the Arts Scholarships

College of the Arts scholarships have been established to support students majoring in dance, music, theatre, and visual arts. The online Scholarship Application opens on January 4, 2019, and closes on March 3, 2019.

Please read the important information below:

  • Scholarships are available to incoming and continuing students who will be enrolled in the full 2019-2020 academic year (fall 2019 and spring 2020 semesters).
  • Priority consideration will be given to students with less than 132 completed cumulative units.
  • Review instructions for each scholarship and details regarding personal statements, letters of recommendation, and other required materials.
  • Incomplete and late applications will not be considered.
  • Faculty nominated scholarships are awarded based on exceptional achievement, academic performance, and service.
  • Unless otherwise noted, scholarships will be awarded in two disbursements, one in the fall semester and one in the spring semester.
  • Only the awarded scholarship recipient will receive a notification by May 1.

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Dance Scholarships
Music Scholarships
Theatre Scholarships
Theatre and Dance Scholarships
Visual Arts Scholarships

CSUF and CSU System-Wide Scholarships

College of the Arts: Dean’s Office Scholarships

Barbara Paige Scholarship for the Performing Arts

Amount: $1,000

Established By:  Scholarship is offered through a gift from Barbara Paige, to support students in the performing arts.

Open To: This scholarship is open to full-time students who have declared a theatre, dance or music major.

Criteria: Full-time enrollment at CSUF ♦ Good academic standing 3.0 minimum GPA

Application Procedure: 1) Visit the Scholarship page (it will first take you to your CSUF portal login) 2) Log into your CSUF portal and itwill open the Scholarship page. Follow the onscreen instructions and complete the Scholarship Application.   3 ) Provide one letter of recommendation from CSUF faculty/staff (optional). 4 ) Write an essay or personal statement of achievement.

Application Deadline: March 3

 

Dr. Carol Channing and Mr. Harry Kullijian Arts Scholarship

Amount: $1,000

Established By:  This endowed scholarship was established by Dr. Carol Channing and Mr. Harry Kullijian to honor the legacy of Dr. Carol Channing’s six decades in a performing arts career and to encourage academic excellence in the arts. 

Open To: This scholarship is open to full-time students who have declared a visual art, theatre, dance, or music major.

Criteria: Full-time enrollment at CSUF ♦ Good academic standing 3.0 minimum GPA

Application Procedure: 1) Visit the Scholarship page (it will first take you to your CSUF portal login) 2)  Log into your CSUF portal and it will open the Scholarship page . Follow the onscreen instructions and complete the Scholarship Application. 3 ) Provide one letter of recommendation from CSUF faculty/staff (optional). 4 ) Write an essay or personal statement of achievement.

Application Deadline: March 3

 

Dean’s Scholarship

Amount: $1,000

Established By:  The Dean of the College of the Arts, to recognize excellence and creativity.

Open To: This scholarship is open to full-time students who have declared a visual art, theatre, dance or music major.

Criteria: Full-time enrollment at CSUF ♦ Good academic standing 3.0 minimum GPA

Application Procedure 1) Visit the  Scholarship   page (it will first take you to your CSUF portal login) 2)  Log into your CSUF portal and  it will open the Scholarship page . Follow the onscreen instructions and complete the Scholarship Application.   3 ) Provide one letter of recommendation from CSUF faculty/staff (optional). 4 ) Write an essay or personal statement of achievement.

Application Deadline: March 3

 

Frieda Brahinsky and Helen Brahinsky Fromson Memorial Scholarship

Amount:  $1,000

Established By: This scholarship was established by brothers Robert and David Fromson, and their father Edward, in honor of Edward’s wife Freida and her sister Helen through a scholarship for a first generation American or foreign-born American student pursuing a degree in music, musical theatre, or dance. Frieda Brahinsky and Helen Brahinsky Fromson emigrated from Ukraine in 1925 to escape religious persecution, and their love of music and dance is commemorated through this scholarship.

Open To: This scholarship is open to full-time continuing College of the Arts students majoring in music, musical theatre, or dance who are first-generation American or foreign-born American students. 

Criteria: Full-time enrollment at CSUF ♦ Good academic standing 3.0 minimum GPA ♦ First-generation college student or foreign-born American

Application Procedure: 1) Visit the Scholarship page (it will first take you to your CSUF portal login) 2) Log into your CSUF portal and itwill open the Scholarship page. Follow the onscreen instructions and complete the Scholarship Application.   3 ) Provide one letter of recommendation from CSUF faculty/staff (optional). 4 ) Write an essay or personal statement of achievement.

Application Deadline: March 3

   

Joseph A.W. Clayes III Performing Arts Scholarship

Amount: $1,000

Established By:  Scholarship is offered through an estate gift from alumnus and benefactor Joseph A.W. Clayes III.

Open To: This scholarship is open to full-time students who have declared a visual art, theatre, dance or music major.

Criteria: Full-time enrollment at CSUF ♦ Good academic standing 3.0 minimum GPA

Application Procedure: 1) Visit the Scholarship page (it will first take you to your CSUF portal login) 2) Log into your CSUF portal and itwill open the Scholarship page. Follow the onscreen instructions and complete the Scholarship Application.   3 ) Provide one letter of recommendation from CSUF faculty/staff (optional). 4 ) Write an essay or personal statement of achievement.

Application Deadline: March 3

 

Kathryn T. McCarty Scholarship

Amount: $1,000

Established By:  Scholarship is offered through an estate gift by Fullerton community leader and patron, Kathryn T. McCarty.

Open To: This scholarship is open to full-time students who have declared a theatre, dance or music major.

Criteria: Full-time enrollment at CSUF ♦ Good academic standing 3.0 minimum GPA

Application Procedure: 1) Visit the Scholarship page (it will first take you to your CSUF portal login) 2) Log into your CSUF portal and itwill open the Scholarship page. Follow the onscreen instructions and complete the Scholarship Application.   3 ) Provide one letter of recommendation from CSUF faculty/staff (optional). 4 ) Write an essay or personal statement of achievement.

Application Deadline: March 3

 

McGarvey Family Scholarship

Amount: $1,000

Established By:  Scholarship is offered through a gift from Fullerton business and community leader, the late William J. McGarvey.

Open To: This scholarship is open to full-time students who have declared a major in the College of the Arts.

Criteria: Full-time enrollment at CSUF ♦ Good academic standing 3.0 minimum GPA

Application Procedure: 1) Visit the Scholarship page (it will first take you to your CSUF portal login) 2) Log into your CSUF portal and itwill open the Scholarship page. Follow the onscreen instructions and complete the Scholarship Application.   3 ) Provide one letter of recommendation from CSUF faculty/staff (optional). 4 ) Write an essay or personal statement of achievement.

Application Deadline: March 3

 

Vaughncille Joseph Meng Scholarship

Amount: $1,000

Established By:  Scholarship is offered through an estate gift from long-time Fullerton resident, patron, educator, and accomplished pianist, Vaughncille “Vonnie” Meng.

Open To: This scholarship is open to full-time students who have declared a theatre, dance or music major.

Criteria:  Full-time enrollment at CSUF ♦ Good academic standing 3.0 minimum GPA

Application Procedure: 1) Visit the Scholarship page (it will first take you to your CSUF portal login) 2)  Log into your CSUF portal and it will return you to the Scholarship page . Follow the onscreen instructions and complete the Scholarship Application. 3 ) Provide one letter of recommendation from CSUF faculty/staff (optional). 4 ) Write an essay or personal statement of achievement.

Application Deadline: March 3

 

College of the Arts: Dean’s Office Scholarships (Faculty Nominated)

 

Jerry Samuelson Scholarship for the Arts

Amount: $1,000-$5,000

Established By:  Scholarship is established in honor of Emeritus Professor and former Dean of the College of the Arts, Dr. Jerry Samuelson, to recognize outstanding students in the College of the Arts as Jerry Samuelson Scholars.

Open To: This scholarship is open to full-time students who have declared a major in the College of the Arts.

Criteria: Full-time enrollment at CSUF ♦ Good academic standing 3.0 minimum GPA

Application Procedure: Awarded upon admission, enrollment and by faculty nomination. 

Application Deadline: N/A

 

Leo Freedman Foundation MFA Scholarship

Amount: $5,000 per year/ up to $15,000 for 3 years

Established By:  This scholarship is funded by the Leo Freedman Foundation to recognize and support students enrolled in a Master of Fine Arts (MFA) program in the College of the Arts.

Open To: This scholarship is open to new or continuing students enrolled in an MFA program.

Criteria:  Full-time enrollment at CSUF ♦ Good academic standing 3.0 minimum GPA

Application Procedure: Awarded upon admission, enrollment and by faculty nomination. 

Application Deadline: N/A

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Visual Arts


Art Alliance Florence Millner Arnold Scholarship

Amount: $1,000

Established by: This scholarship was established by the Art Alliance to recognize creative achievement.

Open to: This scholarship is open to full-time continuing Bachelor of Fine Arts students in drawing, painting, illustration, and printmaking. 

Criteria: Full-time enrollment at CSUF ♦ Good academic standing 2.0 minimum GPA

Application Procedure: Part 1: Visit the Scholarship page (it will first take you to your CSUF portal login) Part 2: Log into your CSUF portal and it will take you to the Scholarship page. Follow the onscreen instructions and complete the Scholarship Application.

Part 3: Submit single PDF file of art work; file must contain no more than six images on six separate pages; and below each image, provide the image number, title, size of work, medium, and date of completion. Upload file to Scholarship Application. Title files “Your Last Name_First Name"   

Application Deadline: March 3 

 

Art Alliance John and Flora Olsen Scholarship

Amount: $1,000

Established by: This scholarship was established by the Art Alliance to recognize creative achievement.

Open to: This scholarship is open to full-time students majoring in ceramics, crafts, or graphic design. 

 

Criteria: Full – time enrollment at CSUF ♦ Good academic standing 2.0 minimum GPA

Application Procedure: Part 1: Visit the Scholarship page (it will first take you to your CSUF portal login) Part 2:  Log into your CSUF portal and it will take you to the Scholarship page . Follow the onscreen instructions and complete the Scholarship Application.

Part 3: Submit single PDF file of art work; file must contain no more than six images on six separate pages; and below each image, provide the image number, title, size of work, medium, and date of completion. Upload file to Scholarship Application. Title files “Your Last Name_First Name"   

Application Deadline: March 3

 

Art Alliance Myrt Purkiss Scholarship

Amount: $1,000

Established by: This scholarship was established by the Art Alliance to recognize creative achievement.

Open to: This scholarship is open to full-time incoming first-time freshmen Visual Arts students.

Criteria: Full-time enrollment ♦ Good academic standing 2.0 minimum GPA

Application Procedure: Part 1: Visit the Scholarship page (it will first take you to your CSUF portal login) Part 2:  Log into your CSUF portal and it will take you to the Scholarship page . Follow the onscreen instructions and complete the Scholarship Application.

Part 3: Submit single PDF file of art work; file must contain no more than six images on six separate pages; and below each image, provide the image number, title, size of work, medium, and date of completion. Upload file to Scholarship Application. Title files “Your Last Name_First Name"  

Application Deadline: March 3


Art Alliance Scholarship for Junior Transfers

Amount: $1,000

Established by: This scholarship was established by the Art Alliance to recognize creative achievement.

Open to: This scholarship is open to full-time incoming community college transfer Visual Arts students. 

Criteria: Full-time Enrollment at CSUF ♦ Good academic standing 2.0 minimum GPA

Application Procedure: Part 1: Visit the Scholarship page (it will first take you to your CSUF portal login) Part 2:  Log into your CSUF portal and it will take you to the Scholarship page . Follow the onscreen instructions and complete the Scholarship Application.

Part 3: Submit single PDF file of art work; file must contain no more than six images on six separate pages; and below each image, provide the image number, title, size of work, medium, and date of completion. Upload file to Scholarship Application. Title files “Your Last Name_First Name" 

Application Deadline: March 3


Art Alliance Tribute Fund Graduate Grants

Amount: $1,000

Established by: This scholarship was established by the Art Alliance to recognize creative achievement.

Open to: This scholarship is open to incoming or continuing Visual Arts MA or MFA students. 

Criteria: Full-time enrollment ♦ Good academic standing 3.0 minimum GPA

Application Procedure: Part 1: Visit the Scholarship page (it will first take you to your CSUF portal login) Part 2:  Log into your CSUF portal and it will take you to the Scholarship page . Follow the onscreen instructions and complete the Scholarship Application.

Part 3: Submit single PDF file of art work; file must contain no more than six images on six separate pages; and below each image, provide the image number, title, size of work, medium, and date of completion (provide same information for motion files). Studio artists and museum studies students submit single JPEG images within a single PDF file. Motion work should be submitted as a QuickTime file. Art historians must submit a one-page abstract of a recent research paper. All applicants must submit a one-page proposal describing how the funds will assist you in your artistic development. 

Upload files to Scholarship Application. Title files “Your Last Name_First Name" 

Application Deadline: March 3

Visual Arts – Faculty Nominated   

 

Kalota Scholarship for Glass Studies

Amount: $5,000

Established By: This scholarship was established by Robin and Steve Kalota.

Open to: This scholarship is open to full-time continuing students pursuing a Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Fine Arts in Art with focused studies in the glass discipline.

Criteria: Full-time enrollment at CSUF ♦ Good academic standing 2.0 minimum GPA

Application Procedure: Awarded upon admission, enrollment, and by faculty nomination.

Application Deadline:   N/A

 

Leslie Peter & Norma Evelyn Johnson Scholarship

Amount: $1,000

Established By:  Established by Emeritus Professor Larry Johnson in memory of his parents Leslie Peter and Norma Evelyn Johnson, to recognize demonstrated excellence in Illustration and to support an undergraduate student with the potential for professional accomplishment in the field of illustrative arts.

Open To: This scholarship is open to full-time undergraduate seniors completing a BFA in illustration. Emphasis is placed on excellence in drawing.

Criteria: Full-time enrollment at CSUF ♦ Good academic standing 2.0 minimum GPA

Application Procedure: By illustration faculty nomination only.

Application Deadline: N/A

 

Mike Williams Scholarship for Illustration/Animation

Amount: $1,000  

Established By:  Annual scholarship established to recognize alumnus Mike Williams.

Open To: This scholarship is open to continuing students completing a Bachelor of Fine Arts or Master of Fine Arts in Entertainment Art/Animation, or Illustration.

Criteria:  Full-time enrollment at CSUF ♦ Good academic standing 3.0 minimum GPA. 

Application Procedure: Awarded upon admission, enrollment and by faculty nomination. 

Application Deadline: N/A

 

Millie & Dale Hallberg Award  

Amount:   Up to $5,000 / Up to four consecutive years

Established by: This award was established by Dale M. Hallberg to recognize demonstrated excellence in visual arts students, and primarily sculpture students, with superior academic achievement, active community service, and commendable personal behavior.    

Open to: This scholarship is open to incoming and continuing Visual Arts Master of Arts and Master of Fine Arts graduate students and undergraduate sculpture students.

Criteria: Full-time enrollment at CSUF ♦ Good academic standing 3.0 minimum GPA 

Application Procedure: Awarded upon admission, enrollment and by faculty nomination.  

Application Deadline: N/A

 

 

Rose Sullivan and Rebecca Morales Memorial Scholarship

Amount: $500

Established By:  Annual scholarship established by Ed and Sue Sullivan in memory of Ed’s mother, Rose Sullivan, and Sue's mother, Rebecca Morales. Rose Sullivan and Rebecca Morales both had great interests in the arts - Rose in glass and crafts and Rebecca in jewelry making.  

Open To: This scholarship is open to continuing students majoring in the visual arts, with an emphasis in glass.

Criteria: Full-time enrollment at CSUF ♦ Good academic standing 3.0 minimum GPA

Application Procedure: Awarded upon admission, enrollment and by faculty nomination. 

Application Deadline: N/A

 

Thomas Miller Memorial Scholarship

Amount: $1,000

Established By:  Annual scholarship established by Carl and Patty Miller in honor of their son Thomas G. Miller to offer support, encouragement and financial assistance to a student with strong artistic ability who is committed to a career in visual art.

Open To: This scholarship is open to incoming or continuing undergraduate students majoring in visual arts. 

Criteria: Full-time Enrollment at CSUF ♦ Good academic standing 2.0 minimum GPA

Application Procedure: Awarded upon admission, enrollment and by faculty nomination. 

Application Deadline: N/A

 

 

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Music  

 

Anne Ludmila Kruzic Music Scholarship

Amount: Varies

Established By: This scholarship was established with a gift from the estate of Anne Ludmila Kruzic, an alumna of the School of Music.

Open to: This scholarship is open to incoming or continuing undergraduate student enrolled in a course of study in the School of Music. Students will demonstrate their community and civic involvement in their application and its relationship to their course of study, and future intentions. Preference will be given to students who have financial need.  

Criteria: Full-time enrollment at CSUF ♦ Good academic standing 2.0 minimum GPA

Application Procedure: 1) Visit the Scholarship page (it will first take you to your CSUF portal login) 2) Log into your CSUF portal and it will take you to the Scholarship page. Follow the onscreen instructions and complete the Scholarship Application. 3) Provide one letters of recommendation from CSUF faculty/staff (optional). 4) Write an essay or personal statement of achievement that demonstrates community and civic involvement. 5) Complete a FAFSA application (or have one on-file) for establishing financial need (Free Application for Federal Student Aid).

Application Deadline:  March 3

 

David Thorsen Endowed Scholarship

Amount: $750

Established By: To provide an award to a student who intends to become a choral conductor.

Open to: This scholarship is open to undergraduate or graduate students who intend to become choral conductors.

Criteria: Full-time Enrollment at CSUF ♦ Good academic standing 2.0 minimum GPA

Application Procedure: 1) Visit the Scholarship page (it will first take you to your CSUF portal login) 2) Log into your CSUF portal and it will take you to the Scholarship page. Follow the onscreen instructions and complete the Scholarship Application. 3 ) Provide one letters of recommendation from CSUF faculty/staff (optional). 4 ) Write an essay detailing passion for or personal achievement in choral conducting, or aspirations to become a choral conductor.

Application Deadline:  March 3

 

Dream Big Scholarship

Amount:   $1,000

Established by: This scholarship was established by Tam T. Tran to provide a scholarship to students demonstrating a pioneering spirit in their fields. 

Open to: This scholarship is open to incoming and continuing full-time undergraduate and graduate majors in the School of Music.

Criteria: Full-time enrollment at CSUF ♦ Good academic standing 2.8 minimum GPA ♦ Demonstrates financial need

Application Procedure: 1) Visit the Scholarship page (it will first take you to your CSUF portal login) 2) Log into your CSUF portal and it will take you to the Scholarship page. Follow the onscreen instructions and complete the Scholarship Application. 3 ) Provide one letters of recommendation from CSUF faculty/staff (optional). 4 ) Write an essay or personal statement of achievement that demonstrates a pioneering spirit in the field of music.  5 ) Complete a FAFSA application (or have one on-file) for establishing financial need (Free Application for Federal Student Aid).  

Application Deadline: March 3

 

Music  - Faculty Nominated

 

Alicia de Larrocha Scholarship (Keyboard) 

Amount: Varies

Established by: This scholarship was established by the donor to recognize demonstrated excellence in music performance and to support students with the potential for professional performance in music. Scholarship amounts range from modest assistance for one year to full-fee awards for four years. 

Open to: This scholarship is open to new music major students who are pursuing undergraduate or graduate degrees in piano performance. 

Criteria: Full-time enrollment at CSUF ♦ Good academic standing 2.0 minimum GPA 

Application Procedure: Awarded upon admission to the School of Music, enrollment, and by faculty nomination. 

Application Deadline: Refer to the School of Music websiteOpens in new window for audition dates.

 

Carol K. Wise Endowed Scholarship

Amount: Varies

Established By:  For a School of Music student majoring in voice and participating in the University Singers.

Open to: This scholarships is open to incoming and continuing students majoring in voice and participating in the University Singers; open to undergraduate and graduate students.

Criteria: Full-time enrollment at CSUF ♦ Good academic standing 2.0 minimum GPA ♦ Voice concentration

Application Procedure: Awarded upon admission to the School of Music, enrollment, and by faculty nomination. 

Application Deadline: Refer to the School of Music websiteOpens in new window for audition dates.

 

CHELSEA JOY KASHERGEN SCHOLARSHIP FOR JAZZ CLARINET

Amount: $500

Established By: Annual scholarship established in memory of Chelsea Joy Kashergen.

Open to: This scholarship is open to incoming and continuing music majors in the Jazz & Commercial Studies program.  Primary consideration will be given to a talented musician who plays clarinet as their primary instrument, or who doubles well on the clarinet. Secondary consideration will be given to a talented musician who demonstrates a commitment to adding jazz clarinet to their range of performance skills.     

Criteria: Full-time enrollment at CSUF ♦ Good academic standing 2.0 minimum GPA 

Application Procedure: Awarded upon admission to the School of Music, enrollment, and by faculty nomination.   

Application Deadline: Refer to the School of Music  websiteOpens in new window for audition dates.

 

ELLA AND LOUIS SCHOLARSHIP FOR JAZZ

Amount:   $1,000

Established by: Dr. Michael Horn to recognize jazz legends Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong.

Open to: This scholarship is open to incoming freshman or continuing School of Music majors, pursing a concentration in Jazz and Commercial Studies, and demonstrating a talent in the area of jazz music performance. 

Criteria: Full-time enrollment at CSUF ♦ Good academic standing 2.8 minimum GPA

Application Procedure: Awarded upon admission to the School of Music, enrollment, and by faculty nomination.

Application Deadline:Refer to the School of Music website for audition dates.

 

Elliot & Kathleen Alexander Scholarship

Amount: Varies

Established By: This scholarship was established by John Alexander, CSUF Emeritus faculty member and Pacific Chorale Artistic Director Emeritus, in honor of his parents Elliot and Kathleen.

Open to: This scholarship is open to continuing undergraduate or graduate students pursing a music degree with a concentration in choral conducting.

Criteria: Full-time enrollment at CSUF ♦ Good academic standing 2.0 minimum GPA ♦ Demonstrate talent and service to the choral program.

Application Procedure: Awarded upon admission to the School of Music, enrollment, and by faculty nomination.

Application Deadline: Refer to the School of Music  websiteOpens in new window   for audition dates

 

Frank Wells Scholarship for Student Teachers

Amount: $1,000 (each for 2 student recipients)

Established By: This scholarship was established by Ann and Thad Sandford. Ann’s Grandfather, Frank Wells, was a farmer in Arkansas in the early 1900's who had a natural music talent for "shape singing". Frank shared his talent by visiting churches in his community and teaching that method to others. This Scholarship and the potential it has for furthering knowledge and enjoyment of music is dedicated to Frank and his legacy.

Open to: This scholarship is open to vocal students studying Music Education, who are entering the certification phase in preparing for a career in Music Education. The scholarship will start in the first term that students are eligible to begin their student teaching credentialing year. Dedication to the development of music enjoyment for young people; displayed leadership skills in extracurricular actives; shown willingness to work toward a significant portion of his/her living expenses.

Criteria: Full-time enrollment at CSUF ♦ Good academic standing 2.0 minimum GPA ♦ Music Education major entering certification phase

Application Procedure: Awarded upon admission to the School of Music, enrollment, and by faculty nomination.

Application Deadline: N/A

 

FRIENDS OF JAZZ SCHOLARSHIPS     

Amount:   Varies  

Established by:   This scholarship was established by the donor to honor and recognize exceptional musical achievement, academic performance, and service to the music department. Recipient selection is made by faculty and the director make recipient selection.

Open to:   This scholarship is open to continuing music major students who are pursuing an undergraduate degree. 

Criteria:   Full-time enrollment at CSUF ♦ Good academic standing 2.0 minimum GPA

Application Procedure: Awarded upon admission to the School of Music, and by faculty nomination.

Application Deadline:   N/A 

 

Gabriele Genereux String Scholarship 

  Amount : $2,000   

Established by: This scholarship was established by the donor to honor and recognize exceptional musical achievement, academic performance, and service to the School of Music. Faculty and the Director make recipient selection. 

Open to: This scholarship is open to string music major students who are pursuing undergraduate or graduate degrees.

Criteria: Full-time enrollment at CSUF ♦ Good academic standing 2.0 minimum GPA 

Application Procedure: Awarded upon admission to the School of Music, enrollment, and by faculty nomination.

Application Deadline: Refer to the School of Music websiteOpens in new window for audition dates.

 

Gertrude Hauser Graf Endowed Scholarship in Keyboard

Amount: Varies

Established By: This scholarship was established by patron of the arts, Elaine M. Redfield, to honor her mother, Gertrude Hauser Graf.

Open to: This scholarship is open to incoming or continuing students majoring in keyboard and is open to undergraduate and graduate students.

Criteria: Full-time enrollment at CSUF ♦ Good academic standing 2.0 minimum GPA ♦ Keyboard concentration

Application Procedure: Awarded upon admission to the School of Music, enrollment, and by faculty nomination.

Application Deadline: Refer to the School of Music websiteOpens in new window for audition dates.

 

Mr. and Mrs. James V. Henriques Scholarship for Excellence in Composition

Amount: $1,000

Established By: This scholarship was established by School of Music alumnus James Henriques in honor of his parents.

Open to: This scholarship is open to new or continuing students studying composition.

Criteria: Full-time enrollment at CSUF ♦ Good academic standing 2.0 minimum GPA

Application Procedure: Awarded upon admission to the School of Music, enrollment, and by faculty nomination.

Application Deadline: N/A

 

Ingrid Shutkin String Scholarship   

Amount: $1,000  

Established by: This scholarship was established by the donor to honor and recognize exceptional musical achievement, academic performance, and service to the music department. Recipient selection is made by faculty and the director make recipient selection.

Open to: This scholarship is open to string music students who are pursuing undergraduate or graduate degrees. 

Criteria: Full-time enrollment at CSUF ♦ Good academic standing 2.0 minimum GPA

Application Procedure: Awarded upon admission to the School of Music, enrollment, and by faculty nomination.

Application Deadline: N/A 

 

 

Jane Paul Hummel Scholarship in Vocal Achievement

Amount: Varies

Established By: Endowed scholarship established in honor of Emeritus Professor of Voice, Jane Paul Hummel to provide support for a student in the School of Music whose instrument is voice.

Open to: This scholarship is open to incoming and continuing students in voice.

Criteria: Full-time enrollment at CSUF ♦ Good academic standing 2.0 minimum GPA ♦ Voice Concentration

Application Procedure Awarded upon admission to the School of Music, enrollment, and by faculty nomination.

Application Deadline: Refer to the School of Music websiteOpens in new window for audition dates.

 

Jeffrey and Andrea Sward Double Reed Scholarship

Amount: $2,700

Established By: This scholarship was established by the donors to honor and recognize exceptional musical achievement. The School of Music faculty and Director make recipient selection. The scholarship may be split among multiple recipients.

Open to: This scholarship is open to incoming or continuing students pursuing a Bachelor of Music performance with a concentration in oboe or bassoon.

Criteria: Full-time enrollment at CSUF ♦ Good academic standing 2.0 minimum GPA ♦ Excellence in oboe or bassoon performance

Application Procedure: Awarded upon admission to the School of Music, enrollment, and by faculty and Director nomination.

Application Deadline:   Refer to the School of Music  websiteOpens in new window   for audition dates.

 

Joan Marie Ramos Memorial for Classical Guitar Performance

Amount: $500

Established By: This scholarship was established by School of Music alumnus Jim Henriques in memory of former student Joan Marie Ramos.

Open to: This scholarship is open to new or continuing students studying classical guitar.

Criteria: Full-time enrollment at CSUF ♦ Good academic standing 2.0 minimum GPA

Application Procedure: Awarded upon admission to the School of Music, enrollment, and by faculty nomination.

Application Deadline:   Refer to the School of Music  websiteOpens in new window   for audition dates.

John Alexander Scholarship for Choral Conducting

Amount: $5,000

Established By: This scholarship was established by an anonymous donor

Open to: This scholarship is open to incoming first year graduate students in the Master of Music in choral conducting.

Criteria: Full-time enrollment at CSUF ♦ Good academic standing 2.0 minimum GPA ♦ Graduate student studying choral conducting

Application Procedure: Awarded upon admission to the School of Music, enrollment, and by faculty nomination.

Application Deadline: N/A

 

Johnny Carson Scholarship for Jazz

Amount: Varies

Established By:  Annual scholarships provided by the Johnny Carson Foundation to recruit and retain talented students in the Jazz and Commercial Studies program.

Open To: This scholarship is open to incoming and continuing students pursuing a Bachelor in Music with a concentration in Jazz and Commercial Music. 

Criteria: Full-time enrollment at CSUF ♦ Good academic standing 2.0 minimum GPA ♦ Concentration in Jazz and Commercial Music

Application Procedure: Awarded upon admission to the School of Music, enrollment, and by faculty nomination.  

Application Deadline: Refer to the School of Music websiteOpens in new window for audition dates.

 

Joseph W. Landon and Sibyl H. Landon Memorial Grant
(strings)

Amount: Varies

Established By: This scholarship was endowed through an estate gift made by Emeritus Professor Dr. Joseph W. Landon and Mrs. Sibyl Landon.

Open to: This scholarship is open to incoming or continuing string students in the School of Music pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree in music. 

Criteria:  Full-time enrollment at CSUF ♦ Good academic standing 2.0 minimum GPA ♦ String concentration

Application Procedure: Awarded upon admission to the School of Music, enrollment, and by faculty nomination.

Application Deadline: Refer to the School of Music websiteOpens in new window for audition dates.

 

Music Associates Scholarships (all areas) 

Amount: Varies  

Established by: This scholarship was established by the donor to recognize demonstrated excellence in music performance and to support students with the potential for professional performance in music.  Scholarship amounts range from modest assistance for one year to full-fee awards for four years. 

Open to: This scholarship is open to new music major students. 

Criteria: Full-time enrollment at CSUF ♦ Good academic standing 2.0 minimum GPA 

Application Procedure: Awarded upon admission to the School of Music, enrollment, and by faculty nomination.

Application Deadline: Refer to the School of Music websiteOpens in new window for audition dates.

 

School of Music Scholarships (all areas) 

Amount: Varies

Established by: This scholarship was established by the donor to recognize demonstrated excellence in music performance and to support students with the potential for professional performance in music.  Scholarship amounts range from modest assistance for one year to full-fee awards for four years. 

Open to: This scholarship is open to new music major students. 

Criteria:  Full-time enrollment at CSUF ♦ Good academic standing 2.0 minimum GPA  

Application Procedure Awarded upon admission to the School of Music, enrollment, and by faculty nomination.

Application Deadline: Refer to the School of Music websiteOpens in new window for audition dates.

 

Sharlet Wolford Scholarship (all areas) 

Amount: Varies

Established by: This scholarship was established by the donor to recognize demonstrated excellence in music performance and to support students with the potential for professional performance in music. Note: The amount of the award shall be the full amount of University fees for six or more units, in effect at the time the award is offered. The duration of the scholarship is one semester, renewable for no more than four semesters, providing that the student remains in good academic standing and meets departmental requirements for the receipt of state-funded applied music. A recipient who is disqualified for a given semester may request reinstatement for subsequent semesters, providing that the above requirements have been met.

Open to: This scholarship is open to new music major students who are pursuing undergraduate or graduate degrees. 

Criteria:  Full-time enrollment at CSUF ♦ Good academic standing 2.0 minimum GPA 

Application Procedure Awarded upon admission to the School of Music, enrollment, and by faculty nomination.

Application Deadline: Refer to the School of Music websiteOpens in new window for audition dates.

 

 

Theodore M. Dykzeul Scholarship in Jazz

Amount: $1,000

Established By: This scholarship was established by MaryLouise and Edward Hlavac. MaryLouise’s father, Theodore M. Dykzeul, introduced her to jazz and instilled a love of the music in her that has continued and deepened throughout her life. MaryLouise is a proud and very active Titan alumna, and she and her husband enjoy Jazz and the Jazz Studies program in the School of Music.

Open to: This scholarship is open to incoming and continuing full-time undergraduate students studying Jazz and Commercial Music, and pursuing Jazz performance.

Criteria: Full-time enrollment at CSUF ♦ Good academic standing 2.0 minimum GPA ♦ Jazz Vocal or Instrumental major

Application Procedure: Awarded upon admission to the School of Music, enrollment, and by faculty nomination.

Application Deadline:   Refer to the School of Music  websiteOpens in new window   for audition dates.

 

Yamaha Instrumental Music Award

Amount: $1,000

Established By: This scholarship was established by Yamaha Corporation.

Open to: This scholarship is open to incoming and continuing full-time undergraduate students with an instrumental major.

Criteria: Full-time enrollment at CSUF ♦ Good academic standing 2.0 minimum GPA ♦ Instrumental major

Application Procedure: Awarded upon admission to the School of Music, enrollment, and by faculty nomination.

Application Deadline: N/A

 

Yamaha Instrumental Music Education Award

Amount: $1,000

Established By: This scholarship was established by Yamaha Corporation.

Open to: This scholarship is open to students entering a fifth year teaching credential.

Criteria: Full-time enrollment ♦ Good academic standing 3.0 minimum GPA ♦ Music Education major

Application Procedure: Awarded upon admission to the School of Music, enrollment, and by faculty nomination.

Application Deadline: N/A

 

 

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Theatre and Dance

 
Alvin Keller Excellence in Theatre Scholarship

Amount: $750

Established by: This scholarship was established by the students of Dr. Alvin Keller to recognize excellence in anyone area: acting, directing, dance, design, technical theatre or stage management.

Open to: This scholarship is open to continuing graduate and undergraduate theatre and dance majors.

Criteria: Full-time enrollment at CSUF ♦ Good academic standing 3.25 minimum GPA ♦ Record of significant creative achievement and excellence in any one area of acting, directing, dance, design, technical theatre or stage management ♦ Demonstrates financial need

Application Procedure: 1) Log into your CSUF portal and click on the “Scholarships” button. Follow the onscreen instructions and complete the Scholarship Application. 2) Provide one letters of recommendation from CSUF faculty/staff (optional). 3) Write an essay or personal statement of achievement. 4) Complete a FAFSA application (or have one on-file) for establishing financial need (Free Application for Federal Student Aid). The online application opens January 4.

Application Deadline: March 3

Dream Big Scholarship

Amount: $1,000

Established by: This scholarship was established by Tam T. Tran to provide a scholarship to students demonstrating a pioneering spirit in their fields.

Open to: This scholarship is open to full-time undergraduate and graduate majors in the Department of Theatre & Dance; open to incoming and continuing students.

Criteria: Full-time enrollment at CSUF ♦ Good academic standing 2.8 minimum GPA ♦ Demonstrates financial need

Application Procedure: 1) Log into your CSUF portal and click on the “Scholarships” button. Follow the onscreen instructions and complete the Scholarship Application. 2) Provide one letter of recommendation from CSUF faculty/staff (optional). 3) Write an essay or personal statement of achievement. 4) Complete a FAFSA application (or have one on-file) for establishing financial need (Free Application for Federal Student Aid). The online application opens January 4.

Application Deadline: March 3


Joe and Voiza Arnold Transfer Student Scholarship

Amount: $1,000

Established by: This scholarship was established in honor of Dr. Joe and Dr. Voiza Arnold, to support students who have transferred from a community college.

Open to: This scholarship is open to new and continuing transfer students who are pursuing an undergraduate degree, with any emphasis from the Department of Theatre and Dance.

Criteria: Full-time enrollment at CSUF ♦ Good academic standing 2.0 minimum GPA ♦ Transfer student

Application Procedure: 1) Log into your CSUF portal and click on the “Scholarships” button. Follow the onscreen instructions and complete the Scholarship Application. 2) Provide one letters of recommendation from CSUF faculty/staff (optional). 3) Write an essay or personal statement of achievement. The online application opens January 4.

Application Deadline: March 3

Juliette Lunger Scholarship for Excellence in Diversity

Amount: $1,000

Established by: The Juliette Lunger Scholarship for Excellence in Diversity is intended to encourage and celebrate the role that students play in creating an environment of professionalism and diversity in theatre studies and practice. Primary consideration will be given to applicants who demonstrate professionalism and support diversity as a student at Cal State Fullerton.

Open to: This scholarship is open to continuing undergraduate or graduate students in the Department of Theatre & Dance, in the Design/Technical Production concentration, studying costume design or makeup design.

Criteria: Full-time enrollment at CSUF ♦ Good academic standing 2.5 minimum GPA ♦ Demonstrates financial need ♦ Design/technical production concentration, studying costume design or makeup design

Application Procedure: 1) Log into your CSUF portal and click on the “Scholarships” button. Follow the onscreen instructions and complete the Scholarship Application. 2) Provide one letter of recommendation from CSUF faculty/staff (optional). 3) Write an essay or personal statement of achievement that demonstrates professionalism and support diversity as a student at Cal State Fullerton. 4) Complete a FAFSA application (or have one on-file) for establishing financial need (Free Application for Federal Student Aid). The online application opens January 4.

Application Deadline: March 3


Kennedy-Zeballos Scholarship in Technical Theatre

Amount: $1,000

Established by: This scholarship was established by Theatre & Dance Professor Abel Zeballos, to recognize and honor students who have demonstrated outstanding contributions to the Department of Theatre and Dance in the area of design and technical theatre.

Open to: This scholarship is open to continuing theatre or dance major students with an emphasis in Design and Technical Theatre.

Criteria: Full-time enrollment at CSUF ♦ Good academic standing 2.0 minimum GPA ♦ Evidence of creative achievement ♦ Demonstrates financial need ♦ Emphasis in design and technical theatre

Application Procedure: 1) Log into your CSUF portal and click on the “Scholarships” button. Follow the onscreen instructions and complete the Scholarship Application. 2) Provide one letter of recommendation from CSUF faculty/staff (optional). 3) Write an essay or personal statement of achievement. 4) Complete a FAFSA application (or have one on-file) for establishing financial need (Free Application for Federal Student Aid). The online application opens January 4.

Application Deadline: March 3

Leland and Marlita Bellot Graduate Scholarship in Theatre

Amount: $500

Established by: This scholarship was established by Leland and Marlita Bellot. Dr. Leland Bellot is a Professor Emeritus of History at Cal State Fullerton and has been connected to the university for more than 40 years. The scholarship is to support a graduate student in Department of Theatre & Dance, including Musical Theatre.

Open to: This scholarship is open to incoming and continuing graduate students.

Criteria: Full-time enrollment at CSUF ♦ Good academic standing 3.0 minimum GPA

Application Procedure: 1) Log into your CSUF portal and click on the “Scholarships” button. Follow the onscreen instructions and complete the Scholarship Application. 2) Provide one letter of recommendation from CSUF faculty/staff (optional). 3) Write an essay or personal statement of achievement. The online application opens January 4.

Application Deadline: March 3


Shaw Theatre Scholarship

Amount: $500

Established by: This scholarship was established by Dixie Shaw to support incoming students in the Department of Theatre & Dance, who are graduating high school seniors of the Placentia Unified School District, and who have theatre/dance training.

Open to: This scholarship is open to students graduating from the Placentia Unified School District with theatre/dance training, who are pursuing a major in the Department of Theatre & Dance.

Criteria: Full-time enrollment at CSUF

Application Procedure: 1) Log into your CSUF portal and click on the “Scholarships” button. Follow the onscreen instructions and complete the Scholarship Application. 2) Provide one letter of recommendation from CSUF faculty/staff (optional). 3) Write an essay or personal statement of achievement. The online application opens January 4.

Application Deadline: March 3

 

Theatre and Dance – Faculty Nominated

 

Theatre and Dance Winter and Summer Session Scholarship

Amount: $500 -$1000

Established By: This scholarship is established to help support junior and senior students in the Department of Theatre and Dance in completing their degree.

Open to: This scholarship is open to full-time, continuing students majoring in theatre and dance.

Criteria: Full-time enrollment at CSUF ♦ Good academic standing 3.0 minimum GPA ♦ School resume ♦ one letter of recommendation from a theatre and/or dance faculty

Application Procedure: Awarded upon admission, enrollment, and by faculty nomination.

Application Deadline: N/A

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Theatre Only

 

Brite Ideas by Greg & Julie Christy Scholarship for Lighting Design

Amount: $1,000

Established by: This scholarship was established by Greg and Julie Christy to benefit a lighting design student, graduate or undergraduate.

Open to: This scholarship is open to new and continuing technical theatre and design major students who are pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree with an emphasis in lighting design.

Criteria: Full-time enrollment at CSUF ♦ Good academic standing 3.0 minimum GPA ♦ Emphasis in lighting design

Application Procedure: 1) Log into your CSUF portal and click on the “Scholarships” button. Follow the onscreen instructions and complete the Scholarship Application. 2) Provide one letter of recommendation from CSUF faculty/staff (optional). 3) Write an essay or personal statement of achievement. 4) Complete a FAFSA application (or have one on-file) for establishing financial need (Free Application for Federal Student Aid). The online application opens January 4.

Application Deadline: March 3


Gretchen Kanne Scholarship

Amount: $1,000

Established by: This scholarship was established by Gretchen Kanne, Emeritus Professor of Theatre to recognize and honor students who demonstrate outstanding acting ability.

Open to: This scholarship is open to continuing senior or graduate acting major students who are pursuing an undergraduate or a graduate degree.

Criteria: Full-time Enrollment at CSUF ♦ Good academic standing 3.0 minimum GPA ♦ Acting major

Application Procedure: 1) Log into your CSUF portal and click on the “Scholarships” button. Follow the onscreen instructions and complete the Scholarship Application. 2) Provide one letter of recommendation from CSUF faculty/staff (optional). 3) Write an essay or personal statement of achievement. The online application opens January 4.

Application Deadline: March 3


Jerry and Merilyn Goodwin Musical Theatre Scholarship

Amount: $1,000

Established by: This scholarship was established to recognize and honor students who have demonstrated outstanding performance in musical theatre.

Open to: This scholarship is open to continuing musical theatre students pursuing a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree.

Criteria: Full-time enrollment at CSUF ♦ Good academic standing 3.0 minimum GPA

Application Procedure: 1) Log into your CSUF portal and click on the “Scholarships” button. Follow the onscreen instructions and complete the Scholarship Application. 2) Provide one letter of recommendation from CSUF faculty/staff (optional). 3) Write an essay or personal statement of achievement which reference to THE PREEMINENTS regarding the following: 1. Strengths as a member of the group; 2. Contributions to the group; and 3. Professionalism. The online application opens January 4.

Application Deadline: March 3


Jose Quintero Scholarship

Amount: $750

Established by: This scholarship was established by the Theatre and Dance Department in memory of Jose Quintero to recognize excellence in directing, acting, design or playwriting.

Open to: This scholarship is open to continuing theatre major students who are pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree.

Criteria: Full-time enrollment at CSUF ♦ Good academic standing 3.0 minimum GPA

Application Procedure: 1) Log into your CSUF portal and click on the “Scholarships” button. Follow the onscreen instructions and complete the Scholarship Application. 2) Provide one letter of recommendation from CSUF faculty/staff (optional). 3) Write an essay or personal statement of achievement. The online application opens January 4.

Application Deadline: March 3


Judy and Dan Byrnes Musical Theatre Scholarship

Amount: $1,000

Established by: This scholarship was established by Judith M. Byrnes, emeritus member of Cal State Fullerton, to support a student in the musical theatre program of the Department of Theatre & Dance.

Open to: This scholarship is open to incoming and continuing students in the musical theatre department.

Criteria: Full-time enrollment at CSUF ♦ Good academic standing 2.0 minimum GPA ♦ Musical Theatre major

Application Procedure: 1) Log into your CSUF portal and click on the “Scholarships” button. Follow the onscreen instructions and complete the Scholarship Application. 2) Provide one letter of recommendation from CSUF faculty/staff (optional). 3) Write an essay or personal statement of achievement. The online application opens January 4.

Application Deadline: March 3


Sallie Mitchell Endowed Scholarship

Amount: $750

Established by: This scholarship was established by Sallie Mitchell, Emeritus Professor of Theatre and Former Chair.

Open to: This scholarship is open to continuing undergraduate students pursuing a theatre education degree.

Criteria: Full-time Enrollment at CSUF ♦ Good academic standing 3.0 minimum GPA ♦ Theatre education major

Application Procedure: 1) Log into your CSUF portal and click on the “Scholarships” button. Follow the onscreen instructions and complete the Scholarship Application. 2) Provide one letter of recommendation from CSUF faculty/staff (optional). 3) Write an essay or personal statement of achievement. The online application opens January 4.

Application Deadline: March 3


Theatre – Faculty Nominated


Dr. James D. and Dorothy R. Young Founder’s Scholarship

Amount: $500

Established by: This scholarship was established by Dr. James D. and Dorothy R. Young to recognize a student who has made the most improvement in voice and diction in a performance. Recipient selection will be determined by the voice and diction faculty of the department.

Open to: This scholarship is open to new and continuing theatre major students who are pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree.

Criteria: Full-time enrollment at CSUF ♦ Good academic standing 3.0 minimum GPA

Application Procedure: Awarded upon admission, enrollment, and by faculty nomination.

Application Deadline: N/A


SchoolsFirst FCU Musical Theatre Scholarship

Amount: $3,500

Established by: This scholarship was established by SchoolsFirst Federal Credit Union, to support a student enrolled pursuing a BFA in Musical Theatre, in the Department of Theatre & Dance.

Open to: This scholarship is open to incoming and continuing students in the musical theatre.

Criteria: Full-time enrollment at CSUF ♦ Good academic standing 2.0 minimum GPA ♦ Musical Theatre major

Application Procedure: Awarded upon admission, enrollment and by faculty nomination.

Application Deadline: N/A

Dance Only

 

Brian Sepel Memorial Dance Scholarship

Amount: $1,000

Established by: This scholarship was established by the Theatre and Dance Department in memory of Dance Accompanist Brain Sepel to recognize excellence in dance choreography or performance.

Open to: This scholarship is open to new or continuing full-time dance major students who are pursuing an undergraduate dance degree.

Criteria: Full-time enrollment at CSUF ♦ Good academic standing 2.5 minimum GPA ♦ Demonstrated dance talent ♦ Commitment to career in dance ♦ Strong artistic ability

Application Procedure: 1) Log into your CSUF portal and click on the “Scholarships” button. Follow the onscreen instructions and complete the Scholarship Application. 2) Provide one letter of recommendation from CSUF faculty/staff (optional). 3) Write an essay or personal statement of achievement. The online application opens January 4.

Application Deadline: March 3

Christine Lyon Rhoades Scholarship in Dance

Amount: $1,000

Established by: This scholarship was established by dance alum Christine Lyon Rhoades to recognize excellence in dance performance or choreography by a student with a commitment to a career in dance.

Open to: This scholarship is open to new or continuing full-time dance major students who are pursuing an undergraduate dance degree.

Criteria: Full-time enrollment at CSUF ♦ Good academic standing 3.0 minimum GPA ♦ Demonstrated dance talent ♦ Commitment to career in dance ♦ Strong artistic ability

Application Procedure: 1) Log into your CSUF portal and click on the “Scholarships” button. Follow the onscreen instructions and complete the Scholarship Application. 2) Provide one letter of recommendation from CSUF faculty/staff (optional). 3) Write an essay or personal statement of achievement. The online application opens January 4.

Application Deadline: March 3

GLADYS KARES SCHOLARSHIP IN DANCE

Amount : $1,000

Established by: This scholarship was established by Theatre & Dance Professor Gladys Kares, to recognize and honor students in the Department of Theatre and Dance Department who have demonstrated outstanding potential in the area of dance choreography.

Open to: This scholarship is open to dance major students.

Criteria: Full-time enrollment ♦ Good academic standing 2.0 minimum GPA ♦ Evidence of creative achievement

Application Procedure: Awarded upon admission, enrollment and by faculty nomination.
Application Deadline: N/A

Karl Professional Women in Dance Scholarship

Amount: $1,000

Established by: This scholarship was established by a group of women who have professional careers in the dance world. They wish to recognize and support student’s creative achievement, dedication, and potential for professional accomplishments within dance.

Open to: This scholarship is open to full-time continuing Bachelor at Arts in dance majors.

Criteria: Full-time enrollment at CSUF ♦ Good academic standing 2.0 minimum GPA

Application Procedure: 1) Log into your CSUF portal and click on the “Scholarships” button. Follow the onscreen instructions and complete the Scholarship Application. 2) Provide one letter of recommendation from CSUF faculty/staff (optional). 3) Write an essay or personal statement of achievement. The online application opens January 4.

Application Deadline: March 3

Really Groovy Dance Scholarship

Amount: $500

Established by: This scholarship was established by alumni Carey L. and Ilene Shafer, for a student with strong artistic ability and commitment to a career in dance.

Open to: This scholarship is open to new or continuing full-time dance major students who are pursuing an undergraduate or a graduate degree.

Criteria: Full-time enrollment at CSUF ♦ Good academic standing 2.5 minimum

Application Procedure: 1) Log into your CSUF portal and click on the “Scholarships” button. Follow the onscreen instructions and complete the Scholarship Application. 2) Provide one letter of recommendation from CSUF faculty/staff (optional). 3) Write an essay or personal statement of achievement. The online application opens January 4.

Application Deadline: March 3

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