American Studies Scholarships

Below is a list of the scholarship opportunities available to American Studies majors at CSUF. If you have any questions contact Dr. Terri Snyder.

 

Napolin APC Undergraduate Scholarship

Amount: $1,000

Established by: This scholarship was established and funded by Alexander Napolin and is awarded in both the fall and spring semesters to an American Studies major.

Open to:  This scholarship is open to majors pursuing an undergraduate degree in American Studies.

Criteria:  Scholastic Achievement and financial need.

Application Procedure:1) Complete the application available in the American Studies Department, UH-313, (657) 278-2441. 2) Add a personal statement. 3) Submit the application and statement to UH-313. Please contact the American Studies Department for more information.

Application Deadline:  Fall deadline is October 15.  Spring deadline is March 1.


American Studies Outstanding Reentry Student Award

Amount: $500, given each Spring

Established by: This scholarship is funded by a former graduate who wishes to remain anonymous.  It recognizes the accomplishments of an American Studies graduating senior who returned to school after a substantial break in his or her education.

Open to: This scholarship is open to students who graduated from high school and then took several years off (for any reason) before starting college, or to students who began their college careers and then took several years off before returning to complete their B.A. degree.

Criteria: American Studies major ♦ Graduating senior

Application Procedure: 1) Complete the application available in the American Studies Department office, UH-313, (657) 278-2441. 2) Add a personal statement. 3) Submit the application and statement to UH-313. Please contact the American Studies Department for more information.

Application Deadline: March 1

David Jon Vaca Memorial Undergraduate Scholarship in American Studies

Amount: $500

Established by: This scholarship was established by the John and Marietta Vaca family in 1984 in memory of their son and is awarded each semester.

Open to: This scholarship is awarded in fall and spring and is open to majors pursuing an undergraduate degree in American Studies who have earned 60 units overall, including at least 9 units in American Studies courses, and who have maintained at least a 3.5 GPA in American Studies courses. Previous applicants are eligible to reapply.

Criteria: Scholastic achievement ♦ financial need.

Application Procedure: 1) Complete the application which includes a statement of financial need, available in the American Studies Department, UH-313, (657) 278-2441; and 2) Submit the application to UH-313.

Application Deadline: Fall deadline is October 15.  Spring deadline is March 1. Please contact the American Studies Department for more information at 657-278-2441 or UH-313.

Earl James Weaver Graduate Student Essay Prize

Amount: $250

Established by: This award was established in 1994 by American Studies Alumni to honor Dr. Earl James Weaver, the department’s co-founder and first emeritus professor. A three-member faculty committee reviews the papers and makes the award each spring semester.

Open to: This scholarship is open to continuing American Studies graduate students.

Criteria: Scholastic achievement ♦ Essay written for class

Application Procedure: 1) Complete the separate application, available in the American Studies Department, UH-313, (657) 278-2441; 2) Attach an essay that was written for a CSUF class during the previous spring, summer or fall semester; and 3) Submit application materials to UH-313.

Application Deadline: Varies by year.  Contact department for details.

The Michael & Lucy Steiner Study Abroad Scholarship

Amount: $750

Established by: Established by the Steiner family, their colleagues, students, friends, and CSUF American Studies alumni. The scholarship honors Mike and Lucy Steiner’s commitment to traveling, regionalism, and transnational understandings of America and is to help offset the costs of CSUF Study Abroad, Study Away, or other CSUF travel and scholarship programs. Upon return, all Steiner scholarship recipients are expected to visit an American Studies class to report on the experience, write a thank-you note for the Steiner Scholarship webpage, or otherwise help encourage students to participate in this opportunity.

Open to: This scholarship is American Studies majors or minors at CSUF.

Criteria: Have earned 9 units in American Studies ¨ Be accepted into a CSUF travel and study program ¨ Financial need

Application Procedure: 1) Fill out the application (available on the American Studies Scholarships and Awards website); 2) Attach a statement of approximately 500 words describing your financial needs, reasons for studying abroad, and the role of American Studies in your journey; 3) Submit complete application to American Studies Department office in UH-313

Application Deadline: March 1


 

 Scholarships Open To All Majors