CSUN Scholarships – Apply Now!

CSUN Scholarships – Apply Now!

November 12, 2019 0 By Ronny Jaskolski


(Tracy) To me, the scholarship primarily means that
since it is based off of merit, that it’s shown how much my hard work has been put into something. (Oshae) It’s very humbling, not only in terms
of financial assistance and how I utilize it, but also just a big personal win for me. (Lyrianne) -that the University understands that students
do need time to support my future goals. (Andrew) The scholarship means time and freedom,
because I don’t have to worry about working so much, I’m able to do a lot of things I wanna do. Hello, my name is Oshae Rodgers. I am a History Major with a minor in Africana Studies. My name is Tracy Sadek. My major is Political Science. My name is Andrew Yllescas. I’m a Communication Studies major. My name is Lyrianne Gonzalez, I am double-majoring
in Chicana/Chicano studies and Psychology and I am also a recipient of the University Scholarship. My name is Alejandro Mercado, I’m the academic
works coordinator here at CSUN. What the Academic Works Coordinator does is
basically connects with each college within the University to collect a list of scholarships
that are offered. I build them through the “MyMatador” Scholarship
Portal, so that students can apply for scholarships in one, centralized location. I applied to my scholarship, one: because
I was eligible. When you keep your grades up, you know, you’re
automatically eligible for certain opportunities like this. A lot of times, people get opportunities to
apply to scholarships and they pass up on them and I figured I should take advantage
of the opportunity. I was able to apply for the scholarship when
I was a sophomore because I didn’t really know about it when I was a freshman and although
I felt like I was applying for the scholarship a little bit late in my school career, um,
I got it! Students should apply for scholarships because
it offers additional financial assistance that does not need to be paid back. It also shows acknowledgement, um, academic
achievements and strengths that they can apply towards their resumes. There’s definitely a lot of similarities between
the process of applying for a scholarship and getting a job in the real world- you go
on interviews, you fill out applications, there’s a lot of overlay. You also prepare statements when you prepare
to go for a job and you kind of sell yourself as a person, you’re doing the same thing through
these statements: you’re selling yourself as a person and a scholar. Please keep in mind that scholarships do have
varying deadlines. Please make sure you’re aware of those. Make sure you’re reading the scholarship descriptions
thoroughly to not miss any important dates on submissions. Uh, make sure that any additional documents that
you’re requesting are asked in a timely and professional manner. You can apply for scholarships via the “MyMatador”
Scholarship portal, which can be found at csun.academic works.com Documents may vary depending on opportunity. The most requested documents would be transcripts
(official and unofficial), Degree Progress Reports, Letters of Recommendation, and Personal
Statements. The GPA requirements may vary, it just depends
on each opportunity itself. It’s always important to look through the
opportunity description to identify the requirements. In 3 years, I see myself exiting the classroom
to enter my doctorate, as I wanna get a PhD in some kind of multicultural/historical studies. Well, I definitely first wanna be finishing
college hopefully in 3 years, so this scholarship will hopefully get me towards that goal. Well, after I obtain my Bachelor’s, um, I see
myself in law school studying, probably Civil Law. In 3 years, I see myself completing my coursework
and a PhD program and this scholarship has made that possible because it afforded me
the time to even apply to PhD programs. We encourage students to visit the MyMatador
Scholarship Portal regularly, as scholarship opportunities are added throughout the year. It is important to be vigilant, as a variety
of opportunities open up periodically. And if you have any additional questions,
please feel free to contact the Scholarships Office. My name is Tracy Sadek. My name is Oshae Rodgers. My name is Lyrianne Gonzalez. My name is Andrew Yllescas. (ALL) And you should apply for scholarships now!