Religious Studies

Below is a list of the scholarship opportunities available to Religious Studies majors at CSUF. If you have any questions contact Dr. Zakyi Ibrahim.

 
Donald Gard Award

Amount: $150- $250

Open to: This award is open to non-graduating Religious Studies majors in their junior or senior year of study.

Established by: This award was established by the Religious Studies Department to honor Dr. Donald Gard by recognizing outstanding student academic achievement and potential.

Criteria: Scholastic achievement and academic potential.

Application Procedure: 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.

Application Deadline: March 15



Islamic Studies Scholarship

Amount: $500- $1000 each (up to three scholarships)

Established by: This award was established by the Religious Studies Department and is funded by the Department's Islamic Studies Endowment.

Open to: This award is open to current students with a declared minor in Islamic Studies. Past recipients are ineligible to apply.

Criteria: Scholastic achievement ♦ Academic potential ♦ Financial need

Application Procedure: 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.

Application Deadline: March 15



Jain Studies Scholarship

Amount: $500- $1000 each (up to six scholarships)

Established by: This award was established by the Religious Studies Department and is funded by the Bhagwan Shantinath Program in Jain Studies.

Open to: This award is open to current students who have successfully completed a Cal State Fullerton course in Jain Studies and have expressed interest in further studies in Jainism. Past recipients are ineligible to apply.

Criteria: Scholastic achievement ♦ Academic potential ♦ Financial need
Application Procedure: 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.

Provide the contact information for one recommender from a CSUF faculty member

Application Deadline: March 15



James Parkes- Morton Fierman Award

Amount: $150- $250

Established by: This award was established by the Religious Studies Department to honor Dr. James Parkes and Dr. Morton Fierman by recognizing students with exemplary records of service to the department and university.

Open to: This award is open to current Religious Studies majors.

Criteria: Service to the university and department.

Application Procedure: 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.

Application Deadline: March 15



Robert and Althea McLaren Outstanding Essay Award

Amount: $150- $250

Established by: This award was established by Robert and Althea McLaren to recognize and honor outstanding written essays.

Open to: This award is open to Religious Studies majors and minors (current students or graduates) who have written an essay for a Religious Studies Department course in the past calendar year.

Criteria: Quality of essay, including its depth of analysis, coherence of style, and effective use of religious studies methodologies. Usual length is seven or more pages.

Application Procedure: 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.

Application Deadline: March 15

  


 

 Scholarships Open To All Majors