CSU - Howard Christiansen Endowed Scholarship

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Program Description: 

The Howard Christiansen Endowed Scholarship is for undergraduate and graduate students in engineering. Each year the CSU offers four $6,000 Christiansen Scholarships. The first scholarship recipients will be selected from among the 23 nominees for the CSU Trustees' Award. If not all Christiansen Scholarships are awarded by this method, the remaining $6,000 scholarships will be selected from among students nominated by their campuses for this scholarship.

Application Process: 

Each CSU campus may nominate one student for the Christiansen Scholarship.

Applicant Profile: 

Applicants must: (1) demonstrate superior academic performance with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale and be in good academic standing; (2) demonstrate financial need as determined by the campus Office of Financial Aid; (3) be currently enrolled as a full-time undergraduate or graduate student in any engineering major field at a CSU campus, and remain a full-time student during the next academic year.

More information: 

Completed applications must include the following:

  • A completed Applicant Information Form;
  • An official transcript for each undergraduate and graduate institution attended;
  • A brief Personal Statement describing:
    • Your background
    • Challenges you have encountered
    • Your personal achievements
    • Your educational pursuits
    • Your community service, which should reflect a commitment to education and to the community
    • Your goals and aspirations for the future.
  • Two letters of reference from teachers/professors, counselors, or community leaders who can attest to your meritorous performance and personal strengths, and assess your potential for success. One of the letters of reference must be from a CSU academic instructor.
  • A completed Application Checklist.

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Dr. Joy Viveros

Phone: 415.405.2128
Reception: Grad Stop, ADM 250 
1600 Holloway Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94132
Email: fellows1@sfsu.edu