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Graduate Student Awards

The Spring 2022 Applications will be available in February

The Office of Graduate Studies provides awards for graduate students who are returning the following academic year or who are graduating in the spring term.

Please click on the accordion below for more information and the award amounts for each graduate student award.

Association of Retired Faculty (ARF) Graduate Project/Thesis Memorial Award

The purpose of the award is to recognize excellent scholarship and provide financial support for graduate student creative activities that are a required part of a master's program. This award is available to students who are returning for the 2021-2022 academic year or graduating in Spring 2021. Four awards of $2500 each will be given. Two or more students working on the same project may apply for an award, submitting one application. If a joint project is chosen for an award, the money will be divided, and one presentation will be given. In the following application directions, “project” refers to a required culminating experience in a CSUN master's program. For questions concerning this award or application procedure, please contact the ARF Awards Committee Chair Dr. Timothy Fox

To apply click here: (The Spring 2022 application link will be available in February)

Application Deadline: TBD

Nathan O. Freedman Memorial Award for Outstanding Graduate Student

This annual award is presented to an outstanding graduate student who has completed or will be completing degree requirements by May 26, 2021. The determining factors for the award are based on a record of distinguished scholarship, a minimum GPA of 3.5, two letters of recommendation, and contributions to the field. The award recipient will receive $3,000. For questions concerning this award or application procedure, please contact Gloria Rocklin

To apply click here: (The Spring 2022 application link will be available in February)

For technical assistance with the my Matador Scholarships portal please contact the Scholarships Office at (818) 677-4907.

Application Deadline: TBD

Robert H. Schiffman Memorial Award for Outstanding Research Promise

The purpose of the award is to recognize a graduate student who shows promise in scholarship, research or creative activity. This program is available to students enrolled in a master's degree program only. Applicants must be in earlier stages of conducting research or creative activity for their culminating experience (e.g., thesis or graduate project). Applicants must be returning to CSUN for the 2021-2022 academic year. The recipient of this award will receive $750. For questions concerning this award or application procedure, please contact Gloria Rocklin

To apply click here: (The Spring 2022 application link will be available in February)

For technical assistance with the my Matador Scholarships portal please contact the Scholarships Office at (818) 677-4907.

Application Deadline: TBD