Fall 2017 U100 scholarship applications will open during the fall 2017 semester.
Eligible U100 students are invited to apply for one of the Marino J. Riccomini Family Scholarships. Visit the "Apply for Scholarships" link on the Financial Aid webpage and sign up to use CSUN's new scholarship system. More information below and on CSUN's new scholarship system.
About these scholarships
The Marino J. Riccomini Family Scholarships were created in 2015 in memory of Marino J. Riccomini, an advocate of higher education who wanted to provide opportunities for college success to those for whom financial need might otherwise be a barrier.
Established by his daughter Lisa Riccomini, his widow Linda Riccomini, and his son-in-law Garrett Clancy, the scholarships are intended to support CSUN students who demonstrate financial need, who are in good academic standing with the university, who show a desire to succeed in their academic careers, and who have successfully completed University 100.
All CSUN freshmen who meet the criteria are eligible to apply for one of the ten scholarships available for 2016-2017, including undocumented students, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, and students enrolled in the EOP program. Applicants must have demonstrated financial need by completing the FAFSA. Up to ten $1,000 scholarships will be awarded each academic year.
Student applicants will be screened by a committee of CSUN faculty and staff familiar with University 100. Preferred candidates will have demonstrated a commitment to succeeding in their academic careers and must have successfully completed University 100 at CSUN.
Scholarship Winners Announced in April 2017
Eight students completing University 100 in the fall 2016 semester were awarded scholarships in spring 2017:
Dodge Alden Alcantar
These students were honored at a dessert reception attended by their invited guests (family and friends), the faculty who nominated them, members of the Marino J. Riccomini family, CSUN administrators, and members of the scholarship selection committee.
Four students chosen from University 100 applicants completing the course in fall 2015 or spring 2016 were honored at on-campus awards ceremonies. Recognized in February 2016 were fall 2015 students William Aric Goldstein, Gloria V. Robles Gallardo, and Eloisa Garcia. Angelica Rocio Andrade (holding her award certificate in the accompanying picture) was the U100 spring 2016 scholarship recipient. Welcoming her to the growing list of honorees were Goldstein, Gallardo, and Garcia.
Ready to apply? Here's how students did it in May 2017.
Students completing University 100 in spring 2017 with a grade of B or higher were eligible to apply for a Marino J. Riccomini Family Scholarship to be awarded for the fall 2017 semester. The application period extended through the end of the spring 2017 semester (May 26, 2017).
- You must have unmet financial need as determined by CSUN's office of Financial Aid & Scholarships;
- Your cumulative CSUN grade point average must be 3.0 or higher;
- You must answer the Riccomini Scholarship essay question; and
- You will need to request confidential statements of support from your spring 2017 U100 professor and from one other CSUN professor who has taught you by filling in their contact information on the scholarship application page. Each statement must respond to the Riccomini Scholarship faculty question: "What specific insights or examples can you offer to illustrate this student’s commitment to learning?" Only statements submitted through the CSUN scholarship system will be accepted.