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ALUMNI STUDENT SCHOLARSHIPS

The Alumni Student Scholarships support deserving students on their path towards graduation. For 2014-2015, the Alumni Association will award undergraduate and graduate student scholarships in the amount of $1,000 per student. Applications are due on Thursday, November 13, 2014 at the Alumni Center (University-Student Union, Room 102).

Applicant Eligibility

Applications

Support the Alumni Association Scholarship Fund

 

2012-2013 UNDERGRADUATE AND GRADUATE
ALUMNI STUDENT SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENTS


Back Row (Left - Right): Carlos Illingworth, Jr. '04 (CSULA Alumni Association President), Jeremy Colton, Luis Antezana, Mario Giron-Abrego, Ramon Garcia, Jackson Tea, Monique Holguin, Tarek Karam, Ethan Chen, Roxanna Muratalla, Ana Hizon, Sylvia Martinez '82 '87 '98 (CSULA Alumni Scholarship Committee Chair).

Front Row (Left - Right): Julie Shaffer, Cristina Verdugo, Shwe Phyo, Cindy Lee, Kelly Grandjean, Sabrina Antoine.

 
 
APPLICANT ELIGIBILITY

UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS
An eligible candidate must meet the following requirements:

  • Undergraduate student at Cal State L.A. (obtaining a bachelor's degree).
  • GPA 3.0 or above.
  • Must plan to enroll full-time for the Winter 2015 quarter (distribution of award is contingent on confirmed enrollment).
  • Must have completed 45 college units (attained sophomore status) or above.
  • Have significant campus and/or community involvement and/or leadership.
  • Transfer students with less than 24 units completed at Cal State L.A. at the time of application, must submit an official or unofficial copy of your college transcripts (Community College of other four year University).

GRADUATE STUDENTS
An eligible candidate must meet the following requirements:

  • Must be enrolled in graduate academic program at Cal State L.A.. Credential students are not eligible to apply.
  • GPA 3.5 or above.
  • Must plan to enroll during Winter 2015 quarter (distribution of award is contingent on confirmed enrollment).
  • Completion of 16 graduate level college units (500 level courses) or above from Cal State L.A. at the time of application is submitted.
  • Have significant campus and/or community involvement and/or leadership.

Completed applications, including the 2 recommendation letters, must be submitted at the Alumni Center (U-SU 102) on Thursday, November 13, 2014 by 5pm. Once applications are submitted, the Alumni Association will verify all appropriate information, including cumulative GPA and units completed.

All eligible applications will be read and evaluated by members of the Alumni Association Scholarship Screening Committee. Applications will be evaluated on the basis of accomplishments, demonstrated leadership, letters of recommendation, essay, and overall impression.

The application screening process will take place on January 10, 2015 and the semi-finalists will be invited to participate in a mandatory interview on January 24, 2015.  After the interviews, the final candidates will be selected. Check awards will be distributed at the Alumni Association Board of Directors meeting on February 17, 2015 at 5 p.m.  Alumni Scholarship recipients are required to attend the Alumni Association Board of Directors meeting to receive the award checks.

For more information, please contact the Alumni Association at (323) 343-ALUM (2586) or e-mail us at alum@cslanet.calstatela.edu. You can also visit the Alumni Center in the University-Student Union, Room 102.

 
 

APPLICATION

The applications for the 2014-2015 Undergraduate and Graduate Student Alumni Scholarship Applications are now available and are due on Thursday. November 13, 2014.
For more information, please contact the Alumni Association at (323) 343-ALUM (2586) or e-mail us at alum@cslanet.calstatela.edu.
 
 
SUPPORTING THE ALUMNI SCHOLARSHIP FUND
 

Alumni Scholarships are made possible by the support of members, alumni and friends of the Alumni Association. Individuals and corporations can support alumni scholarships in the following ways:

General Fund Scholarships: The Alumni Association General Scholarship Fund accepts donations in any amount. For 2014-2015, scholarships will be distributed by the Association in the amount of $1,000 for both undergraduate and graduate students.

Annual Scholarships: Annual Scholarships are cash gifts made in the amount of $1,000 or greater. For each $1,000 donated, one scholarship is named as desired by the donor. Criteria in addition to the base criteria of the Alumni Association can be assigned to select the winner of the scholarship, as allowed by law.

Endowed Scholarships: Endowed Scholarships exist in perpetuity through investment of the initial gift - with scholarship awards generated from the interest of that principal gift.

The University minimum for endowed gifts is $10,000, which at an estimated 5% interest rate would generate two $850 gifts every three years. A gift of $15,000 would generate one Association Scholarship each year. An endowed scholarship is named in perpetuity as desired by the donor.

Criteria in addition to the base criteria of the Alumni Association can be assigned to select the winner of the scholarship, as allowed by law. In the case of gifts which would generate five or more awards each year, an independent selection process administered by the Alumni Association would be considered.

 
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