Howard C. Christiansen Endowed Scholarship

$6,000Award Amount
3Number of Awards
3/17/2023Submission Deadline

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The $6,000- Howard C. Christiansen Endowed Scholarship is for students pursuing a graduate study or bachelor’s degree in any engineering major field at CSU campus. Only three students get to win; therefore applicants must demonstrate academic excellence with a minimum GPA of 3.0 and demonstrate financial need.

In cases where there are not enough nominated applicants in an engineering field, the scholarship may be awarded to the second pool of engineering applicants outside the CSU Trustees’ Award.

The Howard C. Christiansen Endowed Scholarship was established in 2016 to financially support excelling students with engineering majors or related fields to help them complete their studies and reach their full potential.

Key Information of Howard C. Christiansen Endowed Scholarship

Study Details

Area of Study

Engineering

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

3

Howard C. Christiansen Endowed Scholarship Timeline

January 2023

Application Opening Date

The application opens on January 15.

March 2023

Submission Deadline

The submission deadline is on March 17.

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.

  • Recommendation letters
  • Essay
  • Grade transcript
  • Financial Information

How to ace the Howard C. Christiansen Endowed Scholarship

1

Stand out academically with good results

Show superior academic performance with a minimum cumulative Grade Point Average (GPA) of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale and maintain 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, which should reflect 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 Howard C. Christiansen Endowed Scholarship is Judged

All entries will be judged on the quality of recommendation letters, adherence to the essay prompt, academic achievement as demonstrated by grade transcript, and financial need.

Why We Love the Howard C. Christiansen Endowed Scholarship

1

The scholarship motivates undergraduate engineering students

The Howard C. Christiansen Endowed Scholarship helps engineering students actualize their dreams, providing them with skills and knowledge to help them thrive in the workforce and help drive California’s economy.

2

Selection can be made outside Trustees’ Award

If there are not enough applicants nominated for the CSU Trustees’ Award, the scholarship may be awarded to another pool of engineering applicants outside the California State University Trustees’ Award.

3

It is open to all within California

The scholarship is merit- and need-based. There is no discrimination against race, ethnicity, religion, gender, and so on.

5 Facts About Howard C. Christiansen Endowed Scholarship

01.

The scholarship is mainly for engineering students

The Howard C. Christiansen Endowed Scholarship is only for students pursuing a graduate or bachelor's degree in the study of engineering.

02.

CSU has several student bodies in U.S.

The California State University (CSU) system has 23 campuses across the state of California educating 485​,550 students every year.

03.

CSU promotes students with high-quality education

Student success is promoted through opportunities and high-quality education by California State University, preparing them to become leaders in the changing ​workforce.

04.

CSU prepares students for the labor market

The CSU plays an important role in providing future leaders with the knowledge and skills they will 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, CSU helps drive California’s economy in agriculture, information technology, life sciences, hospitality, business, media, education, healthcare, public administration, and entertainment.

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