Black Scholars Matter

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Why Apply?

Black excellence is always our goal! By connecting students to essential resources, providing education, supplying career support, and promoting community engagement BSM is scaffolding the successes of scholars who embrace the Black experience.

Alongside quality education, we, the staff of BSM, are engaging and empowering the future of Black excellence by creating an ecosystem of holistic a.k.a. Mental, Intellectual, Physical, & Spiritual support through enriching activities and workshops to strengthen scholarly connections to the diversity pipeline.

Students applying to the Black Scholars Matter program can submit their intent to apply to start in October 2022. 

After submitting an Intent to Apply to Black Scholars Matter, you will receive an email with an individual link to your application from the BSM team.


Before Applying

Make sure to:

  1. Be in the 2023 graduating class of one of our three partner schools in the Los Angeles area.
  2. Apply to CSUN and get admitted.
  3. Submit BSM Intent to Apply and the Formal Application (including Personal Portfolio & two letters of recommendation). 
  4. Submit the FAFSA Application by March 1, 2023.

Scholars Chosen for BSM Must:

  1. Apply and gain admission to CSUN
  2. Maintain 15 units and full-time enrollment status at CSUN, while in the program
  3. Engage in campus and community activities within the BSM program 
  4. Attend and participate in BSM program meetings
  5. Perform required community engagement hours (10) each semester 
  6. Mentor future BSM students

Check Out These Interview Resources!

Steps to a Successful Black Scholars Matter Interview

The Black Scholars Matter team has assembled a few tips to get you interview-ready! Check out our interview resources below.