Campus: CSU Northridge -- March 28, 2003
CSUN Professor Creates Scholarship for South Asian
Students Interested in Engineering, Computer Science
Cal State Northridge professor emeritus Nirmal Mishra has established
a scholarship for students from South Asia interested in studying engineering
and computer science.
Mishra has donated and pledged more than $20,000 to the university to
create an endowment to support the scholarship.
"Professor Mishra is someone who believes strongly in giving back
to society what he feels has been bestowed upon him," said S.T.
Mau, dean of CSUN's College of Engineering and Computer Science. "By
establishing this endowment, he is leaving a lasting legacy at CSUN
as a caring faculty member who has made a difference and will continue
to do so."
Mishra, who taught electrical and computer engineering at the university
for more than 20 years, said the scholarship endowment was the least
he could do. He said he would not have gotten his education without
"I am from India, and I got a scholarship so I could finish my
education here," he said. "I know what it means to international
students who come here to study to get a scholarship."
Mishra said during his time at the university, he would regularly get
calls from international students, particularly from South Asian countries
like India and Pakistan, asking how they could study at Northridge.
"I wanted to help them as much as I could," he said. "The
fund I created is actually a very small token. I hope it will grow as
my former students and colleagues who teach at Northridge learn about
For more information or to contribute to the endowment, call Tammy I.
Glenn, director of development for the college, at (818) 677-6078 or
e-mail her at email@example.com.
Cal State Northridge's College of Engineering and Computer Science is
home to several nationally recognized programs where students gain valuable
hands-on experience working alongside faculty members and industry professionals
on cutting-edge research.
Contact: Carmen Ramos Chandler, (818) 677-2130, firstname.lastname@example.org