African American Studies Scholarships
Below are the scholarship opportunities available to African American Studies majors at CSUF. If you have any questions contact Dr. Natalie Graham.
Department of African American Studies Service Scholarship
Established by: This scholarship, funded by the Department of African American Studies Student Scholarship Endowment, recognizes students majoring in African American Studies who excel in service to the African American Studies Department, University, and broader community, and who are committed to social justice. The scholarship is intended to assist with the continuing education expenses for such students.
Open to: This scholarship is open to graduating African American Studies major students who are pursuing an undergraduate degree with future goals to attain a graduate degree.
- Be a continuing CSUF student
- Be a declared African American Studies major by the time of application submission (double-majors included)
- Have at least a 2.5 cumulative GPA, as computed by Admissions and Records
- Show evidence of significant contributions to the African American Studies Department, CSUF, and community
- Be enrolled at CSUF in at least 12 units
- Submit a complete application
Application Procedures: Please log into your CSUF Portal, type “Scholarships” in the search engine of your Portal and click on the “Scholarships” button. Follow the onscreen instructions and complete the online Scholarship Application. An additional essay is required for this scholarship as part of your online application. Please respond to the following prompt:
In 500 words or less describe how you are currently serving the campus, university, and the wider community. How can you use your AFAM degree to address an issue on campus or in the community?
Application Deadline: March 1
Charlene Riggins Scholarship
Established by: Chet Riggins and the Department of African American Studies established a scholarship in the memory of the late Charlene Riggins. Professor Riggins was a historian whose research specialized in oral, community, and women's history. She was a dedicated scholar and mentor in the African American Studies department for 15 years. The Charlene Riggins Scholarship is awarded to students whose research focuses on history, race, and gender.
Open to: This scholarship is open to new and continuing students majoring or minoring in African American Studies who are pursuing an undergraduate degree.
Criteria: Full-Time Enrollment♦ 3.0 GPA♦ Financial Need ♦ Community Service Activities♦
Application Procedures: Please log into your CSUF Portal, type “Scholarships” in the search engine of your Portal and click on the “Scholarships” button. Follow the onscreen instructions and complete the online Scholarship Application. This application requires an essay of 500 words or less explaining why studying history, race, and gender is important. Additionally, please describe your financial need and how this scholarship can aid you.
Application Deadline: March 1