College of Engineering and Computer Science
2009-2010 Scholarship Application Instructions
The College of Engineering and Computer Science is once again offering scholarships to
qualified full time students whose major is in the College of Engineering and Computer Science.
Students who have exhibited academic excellence, in addition to strong leadership, are
encouraged to apply. Financial need is not required to apply for most of these funds.
To apply for a scholarship, carefully read and follow the directions below.
1. Complete the attached application fully and accurately and return it to CECS Student
Services Center (Jacaranda Hall 1501) by Friday, February 27, 2009.
2. You must ask two members of the faculty to submit recommendations. Fill in the top
three lines of the recommendation form and have your references complete the rest. The
two people making the recommendations must send the completed form directly to the
College of Engineering and Computer Science Student Services Center, JD 1501.
Please do not send more than two.
3. You must submit a current copy of your transcript and DPR (if undergraduate student)
along with your application. Verify that your student records are complete before
submission of your application. This includes checking your DPR to make sure that all
of your transfer work has been evaluated and recorded. If your records are
incomplete, it is your responsibility to request any missing information from your
previous institution and see that it is either affixed to your scholarship application
or that your DPR has been updated. Incomplete records of applications may
jeopardize your chances of receiving a scholarship.
4. All applications and essays must be typed. Handwritten essays will not be accepted. Do
not underestimate the importance of your essay, and pay particular attention to grammar
as well as content. Your essay will determine your overall qualification to receive a
All undergraduate scholarship recipients must carry a minimum of 12 units throughout the Fall
and Spring semesters of the 2009-2010 academic year. Graduate scholarship recipients must
carry a minimum of 6 units during each term of the same academic year. Scholarship recipients
who do not carry the required minimum number of units or who change to a major outside of the
College of Engineering and Computer Science will forfeit their awards.
COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING AND COMPUTER SCIENCE
California State University, Northridge
2009 - 2010 Scholarship Application
A. PERSONAL DATA - Please type/print neatly
Name CSUN ID#
City State Zip
Campus Address and Phone (if different from above):
Email address Home phone:
Work Phone: Soc Security No.
Some of our scholarships require US citizenship or permanent residency or are designated for
students who have emigrated from certain geographical areas in the world. To be eligible for
these scholarships you need to provide the following information.
Citizenship: _____ U.S. ____ Foreign _____ Permanent Resident
Come From Geographic Area: ( List country or geographic area such as “Southeast Asia” )
Class year as of FALL 2009 :
Senior________ Junior________ Sophomore________ Freshman________ Graduate________
Number of units enrolled in Spring 2009: ______
Expected Date of Graduation: __________________
B. FINANCIAL AID - Please indicate all scholarships, grants or financial aid, including loans,
that you have received through any source:
Source of Funds Amount Dates
Have you submitted a Free Application for Federal Student Aid ( FAFSA)? _______
(A few scholarships are awarded on the basis of financial need. Your eligibility for these
scholarships will be determined by the submission of a FAFSA and your scholarship application
C. EMPLOYMENT - Please indicate your employment record throughout your collegiate career:
Company Name Location Job Title Date
D. RECOMMENDATIONS - Please list the names and campus addresses of the two professors
who will provide a recommendation on your behalf:
The two recommendations must be submitted (on the required form) directly to the Scholarship
Committee by February 27, 2009.
E. WRITTEN SECTION - THIS IS THE MOST IMPORTANT PART OF YOUR
APPLICATION. On a separate sheet of paper, please type a brief explanation of why you
should be selected for a scholarship. You should include a statement of your educational and
career goals, a description of your extra-curricular activities such as employment and volunteer
work, an outline of your previous academic experience, a description of work skills and
experience, plus a description of any special needs or financial circumstances. Be specific in
these areas and be sure to include all pertinent material. The quality and content of your essay
will determine your overall eligibility to receive a scholarship.
F. INFORMATION RELEASE AND APPLICATION VERIFICATION - The information I
have provided on this application is true and complete to the best of my knowledge. I hereby
authorize the Dean of the College of Engineering and Computer Science to provide the
Scholarship Committee with any information requested regarding my academic progress or
financial circumstances. I authorize the Scholarship Committee to release my completed
application packet to those companies and organizations sponsoring scholarships. I understand
that I must be enrolled in 12 units (6 units if graduate student) during both the Fall 2009 and
Spring 2010 semesters.
Applicant’s Signature Date
APPLICATIONS ARE DUE IN JD 1501 BY Friday, February 27, 2009
2009-2010 COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING AND COMPUTER SCIENCE
Scholarship Recommendation Form
(Please copy as needed)
Major / Intended Career:
Recommending Professor/Supervisor's Name:
Dear Professor/Supervisor: You have been asked to recommend the above-named individual for a 2009-
2010 College of Engineering and Computer Science scholarship. As this information will be held in
confidence between you and the Student Affairs Committee, we ask that you fill out the following
information openly and honestly. If for some reason, you do not feel qualified to discuss a certain area of
this individual's work, aptitude or personality, please indicate so in the space provided. This will in no way
jeopardize the student's overall chances of receiving the award. Please forward the completed form to the
Scholarship Committee in JD 1501 (Mail Drop 8295) by February 27, 2009.
1. Please use the space provided to rate the student in the areas below.
("E" Excellent; "VG" Very Good; "A" Average; "BA" Below Average; "P" Poor; "UA" Unable to Assess)
Intellectual Ability Oral Communication Maturity
Academic Initiative Intellectual Curiosity Creativity
Leadership Ability to Work with Others Mentoring Ability
2. Answer the following questions
When did you first meet this student?
Under what circumstances (class, student
Has the relationship continued and in what
3. Overall, how would you rate this individual's qualifications to receive an undergraduate scholarship
from the College of Engineering and Computer Science?
In the top 2% In the top 10%
In the top 25% _______ In the top 50% ________
Recommender's Signature Title Date
Scholarship Application Checklist
Application filled out legibly
Recommender #1: __________________________________
Recommender #2: __________________________________
Current Transcript Attached
Current DPR Attached (undergraduate applicant)
Complete Application Packet submitted to JD 1501 by February 27, 2009