Student Affairs

Outstanding Graduating Senior Award

Each year four graduating seniors are presented with the Outstanding Graduating Senior Award in recognition of academic excellence, contributions to campus and community, and exceptional achievements or personal life circumstances that have been overcome. These $2,000 awards are funded by the Alumni Association, the University Foundation, and the Karen, Leon & Reta Goldstein-Saulter Memorial Fund. Each recipient will be presented at the annual Honors Convocation ceremony which this year is at 6:00 p.m. on Saturday, May 9, 2020.

To be eligible, a student must have a degree award date of Fall 2019, Spring 2020 or Summer 2020. Only students with a minimum GPA of 3.0, either cumulative or in the last 60 units, will be considered. Students must complete the Application Form, including a Statement of Qualifications, and submit two letters of recommendation from faculty, staff or administrators. At least one of the recommendations must be from a member of the Cal State Northridge faculty.

The Application Form and recommendations must be completed and delivered to the Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs, University Hall, Suite 310. It is recommended that you scan your completed application and e-mail it to our office as an attachment to

Deadline: Friday, March 27, 2020. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs at (818) 677-2391.

Download the 2020 Outstanding Graduating Senior Award Flyer

Download the 2020 Outstanding Graduating Senior Award Application