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Tseng Graduate Equity Program

2021-2022 Academic Year Application Is Now Available

The Tseng Graduate Equity Program is designed to increase the diversity of students completing a graduate degree, encourage further study in a doctoral program and consider a university faculty career. This program is available to students enrolled in a self-support master’s degree program (administered through CSUN’s Tseng College). International, certificate candidates or students enrolled in a State supported master's degree program are not eligible.

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Program Provides

The program provides a limited number of awards of up to $2,000 to economically disadvantaged students especially from groups that are underrepresented among graduate degree recipients in their areas of study. The fellowships are intended to minimize students’ debt, allowing them to complete their program more quickly. The award will be paid out in two semesters.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Open to CSUN graduate students who are enrolled in self-support master’s degree program (administered through CSUN’s Tseng College).
  • Must have a FAFSA or California Dream Act application on file for the upcoming academic year.
  • Graduate students must have a GRAD GPA of at least 3.25
  • Graduate students must be enrolled during the Fall 2021 & Spring 2022 terms of the award year.
  • Graduate students must participate in CSUN’s Annual Student Research Symposium (CSUNposium) which will be held in the spring semester (date to be determined).
  • Must demonstrate a minimum need of $1,000 by having a FAFSA or California Dream Act Application on file.
  • Upload a copy of current graduate unofficial transcripts.
  • One letter of recommendation must be requested through the my Matador Scholarship system.
  • Students of all disciplines are encouraged to apply.
  • Applicants must complete an application form, a personal statement, and one letter of recommendation submitted by CSUN faculty member via the my Matador Scholarships Portal.

Note: In addition to meeting the basic qualifications listed above, applicants who demonstrate a record of strong academic performance will be advantaged within a competitive applicant pool.

How to Apply

Application Deadline: Friday, April 30, 2021 at 11:59 pm

To apply click here: Tseng Graduate Equity Program Application

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

Award Notification and Disbursement

An email notification will be sent as soon as a determination is made. However, the actual funding for the award is normally disbursed in October. Please note that the award may adjust or reduce other forms of your financial aid package.

What you must do if you receive the award

Participate in CSUN’s Annual Student Research Symposium (CSUNposium) which will be held in Spring 2022 (date to be determined).