Professor Shirley V. Svorny Scholarship

This scholarship has been dedicated in honor of the late Professor Shirley V. Svorny. During her time at CSUN from 1978 to 2018, Dr. Svorny was a professor of economics where she taught health, labor, and urban economics. In 1996, she founded CSUN's San Fernando Valley Economic Research Center and served as its director for four years. From 2003 to 2009, she served as Chair of the Department of Economics. 

Dr. Svorny would not have wanted financial hardship to get in the way of a promising student's academic success. Therefore, an appropriate way to honor and commemorate Dr. Svorny's mark on the Department of Economics and its students is to award a $1,000 scholarship in her name annually to a full-time Economics major who has excelled academically and who faces financial need.

The requirements for this scholarship are a minimum of a 3.5 GPA in the Economics Major, 3.0 overall CSUN GPA, full-time Junior standing, and have completed ECON 310 with a "B" or higher. To apply, please submit the Professor Shirley V. Svorny Scholarship Application by Friday, April 14, 2023. This scholarship will be given out at the Nazarian College Scholarship Dinner held on April 26, 2023.

Richard Friedman Memorial Scholarship

When Professor Richard Friedman died in 1997, the Department of Economics established a memorial award in his name. Rick was always the friend of students in need. For this reason, we thought he would be most honored by an award to a student who had overcome significant adversity (personal, health, financial, family, political). The Department of Economics gives a cash award of $300 in the fall and spring semester to the economics major who has overcome significant odds in getting his or her education--the Richard Friedman Memorial Award. Rick was a great professor and friend to us all.

The only requirement is that you have completed five upper division economics courses (current semester courses do not count). Please note that the scholarship committee will review all of the applications and choose one lucky student. Nonetheless, your application information will remain confidential. To apply, please submit the Richard Friedman Memorial Scholarship Application by Friday, April 14, 2023. The award is given out at the Economics Department Annual Awards Event.

To make a donation to the Friedman Award Fund, contact or send a check to:

Dr. Anton Lowenberg, Chair
Department of Economics
California State University
Northridge, CA 91330-8374
(818) 677-2462

updated: April 1, 2023

Scholarship for Graduate Exam Preparation Programs (LSAT, GRE, GMAT, etc.)

The Department of Economics has funds for scholarships (up to $200) for students who are taking Graduate Exam Preparation Programs. Please submit the Grad Exam Prep Award Application by the Friday, April 14, 2023 deadline. If you receive financial aid on this campus, this scholarship would reduce the amount of aid you receive by an equal amount.

On the CSUN campus, the Tseng College offers graduate exam preparation courses. Here is a link to more information:

updated: April 1, 2023

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