College of Humanities

Scholarships

University-wide

On- and off-campus scholarship opportunities for students in all academic disciplines are listed at the central Financial Aid and Scholarship Department site.

Scholarship opportunities offered by the College of Humanities

Chicana/Chicano Studies

FOR Chicana/Chicano Studies Foundation

  • Chicana/Chicano Studies Department office Jerome Richfield Hall 148
  • Educational Opportunity Program, University Hall 205
  • MEChA CSUN office Jerome Richfield Hall 148

For further information, contact:

FOR Chicana/Chicano Studies Foundation is a non-profit organization whose purpose is to promote the civil rights of Chicanas/os and Latinos. The organization awards scholarships annually determined by applicant need and service to the betterment of the community. Education is a right.

English

The English Department offers a number of prizes for students who excel in their academic work. Please see a list of awards and prizes.

For further information on how to apply, please contact the English Department office at 818-677-3431.

Gender and Women’s Studies

Shannon L. Hamm Memorial Gender and Women's Studies Scholarship http://www.csun.edu/ws/ws-scholarship.html

Awarded annually to one or two outstanding GWS majors with at least junior standing at time of application.

  • Applicant must have a minimum 3.0 GPA
  • Applicant must submit to the GWS office a 500-700 word essay on how majoring in GWS has impacted their worldview and life.

Jewish Studies

Matador Scholarship

  • Contact Jewish Studies Program Coordinator: Professor Jody Myers
  • jody.myers@csun.edu / 818-677-3007

The Jewish Studies Interdisciplinary Program is sponsoring need-based Matador Scholarships. All CSUN students are eligible who have taken or are currently enrolled in a Jewish Studies course -- you need not be a JS Major or Minor. Applicants must agree to enroll in an additional Jewish Studies Course in the year they receive the scholarship. In addition, all the usual requirements and procedures for the Matador Scholarship apply.

Jewish Studies Achievement Awards

  • Contact Jewish Studies Program Coordinator: Professor Jody Myers
  • jody.myers@csun.edu / 818-677-3007

The Jewish Studies Minor Award ($350) and the Modern Jewish Studies Major Award ($500) are given yearly at Hanukkah to the senior Jewish Studies Minor/Major with the highest academic achievement overall and in the Program. The winner should either have completed the degree or be making good progress towards completion. An award committee consisting of the JS instructors will be asked to judge between eligible students.

Modern and Classical Languages and Literatures

Barbara Ann Ward Scholarship

  • Contact MCLL Department
  • Sierra Tower 405/408; 818-677-3467

The Barbara Ann Ward Scholarship for Spanish studies recognizes students who demonstrate academic excellence in Spanish studies.

Barbara Ann Ward (Spanish '67) gave a gift to California State University, Northridge to establish a scholarship fund for students studying Spanish. At the age of 40, around the same time she received her pilot's license, Barbara enrolled at Cal State Northridge to complete her education. Barbara Ann Ward believed in the power of giving and wished to reach a large number of students through the Spanish studies scholarship.

Eligibility

  • Must file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) prior to applying for scholarship; AB 540 students must calculate their expected family contribution using the College Board's EFC calculator, and submit a signed copy of the results page in person to the scholarship office in Bayramian Hall 130.
  • Must be majoring in Spanish or liberal studies with a concentration in Spanish.
  • Must be enrolled at least part time each semester throughout the academic year.

Application Process

  1. Complete application and submit on STARS Online.
  2. Submit two academic letters of recommendation from Cal State Northridge faculty members on STARS Online.
  3. Upload your Degree Progress Report onto STARS Online.
  4. Write a personal essay describing your academic and career goals, and why Spanish-language acquisition is important to achieving your goals. Submit it on STARS Online.

Robert Barbera Endowment in Italian Studies

  • Contact MCLL Department
  • Sierra Tower 405/408; 818-677-3467

The Robert Barbera Endowment for Italian Studies is a yearly fellowship of approximately $2,000 offered to full-time Cal State Northridge undergraduate students with a declared minor in Italian or major in languages and cultures with an option in Italian. The applicant must be currently enrolled in Italian section courses.

The fellowship is intended to fund Italian study abroad programs recognized and sanctioned by Cal State Northridge, internships with Italian firms or institutions, activities promoting Italian language and culture at Northridge and in the community, or a standard fellowship. Students must show proof of attendance if attending an Italian study abroad program. If funds are used for a standard fellowship, student must be enrolled in Italian courses the semester immediately following the awarding of the fellowship.

Eligibility

  • Must have a declared minor in Italian or major in languages and cultures with an option in Italian
  • Must be a full-time undergraduate student
  • Must have completed at least four courses in Italian Studies
  • Must have a minimum 2.5 cumulative GPA
  • Must plan to enroll full time at Northridge for the 2012-2013 academic year

Application Process

  1. Complete application and submit on STARS Online.
  2. Submit proof that you have completed or are in the process of completing four courses in Italian. The four courses may include a Northridge class you're currently enrolled in. Upload proof onto STARS Online.
  3. Submit a one-page, double-spaced, typed essay indicating why you consider the study of Italian language and culture important. Upload onto STARS Online.
  4. Submit two letters of recommendation on STARS Online. One letter must be from a Northridge Italian Studies faculty member.
  5. Upload your Degree Progress Report onto STARS Online.
  6. Upload additional transcripts, if necessary, onto STARS Online.

Italian Language and Culture Fellowship

  • Contact MCLL Department
  • Sierra Tower 405/408; 818-677-3467

The one-time $2,000 fellowship in Italian language and culture supports students who have declared a minor in Italian or major in languages and cultures with a concentration in Italian.

Eligibility

  • Must be a full-time Northridge undergraduate or graduate student
  • Must be currently enrolled in Italian section courses
  • Must have a minimum 2.8 cumulative GPA and a minimum 3.0 GPA in Italian courses
  • Must have declared a minor in Italian or a major in languages and cultures with an option in Italian
  • Must have completed two courses in Italian at Northridge or another institution, and provide proof of completion.
  • Must enroll in Italian courses for two consecutive semesters following the awarding of the fellowship

Application Process

  1. Complete application and submit on STARS Online.
  2. Submit an essay indicating why you consider the study of Italian language and culture important. Upload onto STARS Online.
  3. Submit two letters of recommendation on STARS Online. Letters must be from Northridge Italian Studies faculty members.
  4. Upload your Degree Progress Report onto STARS Online.
  5. Upload additional transcripts, if necessary, onto STARS Online.

The Ralph Baccash Memorial Scholarship

  • Contact MCLL Department
  • Sierra Tower 405/408; 818-677-3467

Thanks to the generosity of the family, friends, colleagues and students of Professor Ralph Baccash, a memorial fund has been established in the Department of Modern and Classical Languages and Literatures at the California State University, Northridge. The interest from this fund will be used annually to provide one or more scholarship for deserving French minor, French majors and Majors in Languages and Cultures with a concentration in French.

Philosophy

Sidney A. Luckenbach Memorial Award

The Sidney A. Luckenbach Memorial Award is a cash award presented each year to one or more academically outstanding Philosophy majors. Eligible candidates are Philosophy majors whose overall GPAs are at least 3.0, with preference given to students with interests in logic or philosophy of science and to students with financial need.