CSU Trustees’ Award for Outstanding Achievement

$6,000Award Amount
20Number of Awards
6/1/2022Submission Deadline

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The California State University Trustees’ Award for Outstanding Achievement scholarship is to recognize students who have overcome adversity, demonstrated financial need, and have attributes of merit, including superior academic performance, significant personal achievements, and exemplary community service.

Applicants must be enrolled in a STEM discipline as a full-time equivalent undergraduate or graduate student in any major field at a CSU campus and remain a CSU full-time equivalent student during the academic year.

CSU Trustees’ Award for Outstanding Achievement was created in 1999 as a partnership between the William Randolph Hearst Foundation, the founder of the Hearst newspaper chain, partnered with the CSU Board of Trustees. Today, CSU is California’s largest producer of bachelor’s degrees and drives California’s economy in agriculture, information technology, hospitality, business, life sciences, media, healthcare, public administration, education, and entertainment.

Key Information of CSU Trustees’ Award for Outstanding Achievement

Study Details

Area of Study

  • Engineering
  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • Technology

Country of Study

United States

Specific Schools

California State University

Scholarship Details

Intended Level of Study

  • Undergraduate
  • Postgraduate

Award Amount

$6,000

Number of Awards

20

CSU Trustees’ Award for Outstanding Achievement Timeline

June 2022

Application Opening Date

Applications open on June 1.

March 2023

Submission Deadline

The submission deadline is on March 31.

September 2023

Awards Announcement Date

Winners are announced in September.

Scholarship Eligibility

To be eligible to apply, applicants must meet the following criteria.

  • Eligible Grade: Undergraduate – Postgraduate
  • Maximum Age: Any
  • Required GPA: 3
  • Geographic Eligibility: California
  • Gender: Any
  • Race/Ethnicity: Any

Application Requirements

Here’s what you need to submits besides your application.

  • Grade transcript
  • Essay
  • Recommendation letters
  • School Verification
  • Financial Information

How to ace the CSU Trustees’ Award for Outstanding Achievement

1

Stand out academically with good results

Demonstrate superior academic performance with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale and be in good academic standing

2

Show financial need through the aid office

Demonstrate financial need as determined by the campus financial aid office

3

Write a detailed but brief personal statement

Describe in your statement your background, challenges you have encountered, personal achievements, educational pursuits, and community service, reflecting a commitment to education and the community, goals, and aspirations for the future.

4

Have two recommendation letters submitted on time

Submit two letters of reference from individuals such as teachers/professors, counselors, or community leaders who can attest to your meritorious performance and personal strengths and assess your potential for success. One of your reference letters must be from an academic instructor.

How the CSU Trustees’ Award for Outstanding Achievement is Judged

The CSU Trustees’ Awards committee will be looking out for applicants who have overcome adversity, demonstrated financial need, and have attributes of merit, including superior academic performance, significant personal achievements, and exemplary community service.

Why We Love the CSU Trustees’ Award for Outstanding Achievement

1

Highest scoring recipient to receive $12,000 scholarship

The scholarship recipient who receives the highest score by the California State University Foundation scholarship selection committee is designated the Trustee Emeritus Ali C. Razi Scholar and receives a $12,000 scholarship.

2

Special named scholarships are offered by selection committee

The scholarship selection committee names special scholarships that are awarded based on criteria such as studying in the STEM or education fields, veterans, and exemplary community service.

3

A $1,000 honorary mention for non-winners

Nominees who are not selected for a Trustees’ Award will be given a $1,000 honorable mention scholarship. Nominees with the highest scores will be interviewed for one of the top scholarship awards.

5 Facts About CSU Trustees’ Awards for Outstanding Achievement

01.

The CSU Trustees’ Award started in 1999

The William Randolph Hearst Foundation partnered with the CSU Board of Trustees to create the CSU Trustees’ Award for Outstanding Achievement in 1999.

02.

The scholarship aims to reward exceptional students

It recognizes students who have overcome adversity, demonstrated financial need, and have attributes of merit.

03.

The CSU promotes students with high-quality education

Student success is promoted through opportunities and high-quality education at California State University.

04.

CSU prepares students for the labor market

The CSU plays a critical role in providing future leaders with the knowledge and skills they’ll need to thrive in the workforce and help drive California’s economy.

05.

CSU produces over 132,000 graduates annually

With more than 132,000 annual graduates, the CSU is the state’s greatest producer of bachelor’s degrees and drives California’s economy in agriculture, information technology, hospitality, business, life sciences, media, healthcare, public administration, education, and entertainment.

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