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California State University announces the availability of more than $350,000 in scholarships for the 2007-08 academic year

(December 21, 2006) The California State University Foundation is now announcing dozens of endowed scholarships available to students for the 2007-08 academic year. Through the CSU Office of the Chancellor, there is more than $350,000 in funds accessible to students who will be attending the university’s 23 campuses throughout California.

Students may submit their scholarship applications to their campus financial aid offices as early as March 2007.

“Private funds donated by individuals and organizations have created these scholarships, which have helped in the education of thousands of students at CSU over the years,” said Lori Redfearn, CSU’s assistant vice chancellor of advancement services. “Students should seek the advice and guidance of their financial aid representatives to reap the rewards offered by these generous contributions.”

In most cases, systemwide scholarships require that students maintain full-time status during the academic year in which the award is received. Eligibility is re-verified each semester/quarter during the scholarship award period.

Applicants who have not previously received a systemwide scholarship will be given priority over equally qualified applicants. Those under consideration for more than one scholarship during the same year will be considered first for the scholarship of greatest value.

The 2007-08 academic scholarships now being announced are:

  • The DALE M. SCHOETTLER SCHOLARSHIP FOR VISUALLY IMPAIRED STUDENTS—Forty-six $5,500 scholarships are available for visually impaired students, as verified by physicians at CSU campuses.
  • The WILLIAM RANDOLPH HEARST/CSU TRUSTEES’ AWARD FOR OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT—One scholarship of $6,000 and twenty-two $3,000 scholarships are available for students who have overcome adversity, demonstrated financial need, and have attributes of merit including superior academic performance, exemplary community service, and significant personal achievements. Campus presidents nominate one scholarship recipient per campus.
  • The NATHANIEL R. AND VALERIE DUMONT SCHOLARSHIP—Six $4,000 scholarships are available for students with financial needs, especially those with visual or physical impairments. Each eligible campus may submit up to two applicants.
  • The GREGSON BAUTZER UNIVERSITY FUND SCHOLARSHIP—Two scholarships valued at $2,000 per academic year for four years are available for California Academy of Mathematics and Sciences students only who attend any CSU campus.
  • The GLENN AND DOROTHY DUMKE FELLOWSHIP—One $1,000 fellowship is available for a graduate student in public policy, American history, economics, archival management or government who conducts a research project on California in the CSU library/archival collections.
  • The CALIFORNIA SOCIETY OF MUNICIPAL FINANCE OFFICERS – ROBERT M. ODELL ENDOWMENT SCHOLARSHIP IN PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION—Four $1,600 scholarships are available for upper division undergraduate or graduate students in public administration at eligible campuses.
  • The WILSON C. RILES EDUCATION SCHOLARSHIP—Four $1,000 scholarships are available for first generation college students enrolled in a CSU teaching credential program at eligible campuses.
  • The ANGELINA ALIBERTI RUGGIE AND LAWRENCE L. RUGGIE ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIP—Two $1,250 scholarships are available for students studying the humanities at selected campuses.

    At the campus financial aid offices, students may find information about hundreds of other scholarships that are targeted toward specific gender, industry, or ethnic groups.

    About California State University
    The California State University is the largest system of senior higher education in the country, with 23 campuses, approximately 405,000 students and 44,000 faculty and staff. Since the system was created in 1961, it has awarded nearly 2.5 million degrees, about 84,000 annually. The CSU is renowned for the quality of its teaching and for the job-ready graduates it produces. Its mission is to provide high-quality, affordable education to meet the ever-changing needs of the people of California. With its commitment to excellence, diversity and innovation, the CSU is the university system that is working for California. See www.calstate.edu


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    Last Updated: December 21, 2006