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Foundation Announces Scholarships for 2007-08

The CSU Foundation recently announced the availability of dozens of endowed scholarships 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 one of the system’s 23 campuses throughout California. Students may submit their scholarship applications to their campus financial aid offices as early as March.

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 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.

Among the 2007-08 academic scholarships available to CSU students are:

  • The Dale M. Schoettler Scholarship for Visually Impaired Students – There are 46 $5,500 scholarships available for visually impaired students, as verified by physicians at CSU campuses.
  • The William Randolph Hearst/CSU Trustees’s Award for Outstanding Achievement – One scholarship of $6,000 and 22 $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.