Presidential Investiture

Dianne F. Harrison Leadership Award Endowment

Contribute to the Leadership Award Endowment

Created upon the occasion of President Dianne F. Harrison’s Investiture, the Harrison Leadership Award will recognize a freshman California State University, Northridge student for his or her leadership, as demonstrated by involvement in student government, or in a campus club or organization. Characteristics of his or her leadership and involvement must be included in the required two letters of recommendation from faculty or staff members. Recipients must have a minimum 3.0 GPA at Northridge, and at the time of application have made successful progress towards completing 30 credits.

Awarded each fall, this $5,000 scholarship will recognize and support the university’s emerging student leaders, creating a culture of leadership on campus while also building our community’s next generation of leading voices.

The selection process for this scholarship will include consideration of:

  • Leadership on campus
  • Capacity to articulate a purpose or goal
  • Ability to recruit others to share that goal
  • Willingness to accept responsibility
  • Determination and mental toughness
  • Respect for others and fair mindedness
  • Positive influence on others and collaborative nature
  • Academic achievement as displayed by a minimum 3.0 GPA

A selected group of campus leaders and faculty will comprise the reading panel, who will invite selected finalists to an in-person interview. The finalist will be announced in the fall at the Freshman Convocation.

 Dianne F. Harrison Leadership Award Endowment Donors

Vicki M. Allen

Sara L. Bauer

Luis Cervantes

Dennis J. DeYoung

Diocese of El Camino Real

Fariba Ferdosi

Maureen F. Fitzgerald

Frank Goguen

Robert Gunsalus

Shellie S. Hadvina

William F. Harrison

Pamela Hillman

Jill Hlavacek

Joseph C. Illuminate

Bill Imada

Albert Lapides and Sherry Lapides

Joanie Lebowitz

Barbara L. Levy

Diane S. Manzella

Militza L. Marin

Dana M. Martin

Jane McFarlain

James E. Mertzel

Thomas E. Piernik

Julia M. Potter

Matthew A. Proctor

Elizabeth A. Purcell

Madonna R. Rose

Carson Schreiber

Bob Stiefel

Justine Su

Muriel H. Svec

Wells Fargo

William C. Watkins

Alan N. Wright

John Wujack

Wendy L. Yost

 Total Donated as of September 16, 2013: $14,681