Campus: CSU Channel Islands -- March 3, 2004
Student Scholarship Program Initiated at California
State University Channel Islands
California State University Channel Islands announces its first annual
scholarship program. The program will offer $1,000 scholarships to incoming
freshman, returning, and transfer students, beginning in the fall 2004
The funding for the scholarships has been collected through the fundraising
efforts of the CSUCI Foundation. Awards will be based on both financial
need and merit, including extracurricular activities and leadership
abilities. Applications will be reviewed by the University Scholarship
Committee, a collection of CSUCI faculty, staff, and Foundation Board
members, appointed by President Rush.
"These are exceptional students, many of whom have continued to
pursue their educational goals in the face of significant economic and
personal challenges," said Mark Lisagor, CSUCI Foundation Board
Chair. "The Foundation Board is especially pleased to be able to
support their efforts by providing these funds."
To apply for a scholarship, students will be asked to complete a scholarship
application form, a personal essay, and submit two letters of recommendation.
Scholarship awards will only be made to current students and to those
who have completed the admission process at CSUCI and have completed
the 2004-2005 Free Application for Federal Aid (FAFSA). Students must
have a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or better in college or
high school work to be eligible.
"We are very excited to be able to provide these scholarship opportunities
to the students at CSUCI," comments Nick Pencoff, Director of Financial
Aid. "The scholarship program has been made possible by many dedicated
and generous members of the community who have devoted their time and
resources to make this possible. The students will benefit greatly from
their devotion to the University."
For more information, contact Nick Pencoff, Director of Financial Aid,
at (805) 437-8530.
Media Contact: Peggy Hinz 805-437-8415