CSUF Alumni Association Student Scholarship

This student scholarship program was established by the Cal State Fullerton Alumni Association. Scholarship funds are raised through the generous support of our CSUF alumni and the proceeds raised through alumni programming. Scholarship funds awarded must be used in the upcoming academic year and may not be transferred to another school or program.

  • Number of Scholarships: 10
  • Amount per Scholarship: $2,500 

Titans Give: Alumni Association Scholarship

Help fund this scholarship and support the next generation of CSUF Alumni this Wednesday, March 6, 2024! At Cal State Fullerton, we are reminded daily of the passionate and innovative students that call our alma mater home. Your support of the CSUF Alumni Association Scholarship will impact lives of students who stand out in areas of academic achievement, Titan Pride, community involvement and financial need.

2 Challenges available to unlock an additional $5,800! When 90 donors make a gift of any size to the Alumni Association Scholarship a $2,900 challenge gift will be unlocked. Additionally, the first $2,900 donated to this fund will be matched dollar for dollar.

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This award is open to all incoming and continuing full-time undergraduate and graduate students who will be attending CSUF for the 2024-2025 academic year.

Undergraduate recipients must carry at least 12 units per semester; graduate recipients must carry at least 9 units each semester. Recipients will be invited and encouraged to attend signature alumni events for the 2024-2025 year.


Applications will be evaluated based on the following criteria:

  • Academic Achievement.
  • Expressed Financial Need.
  • Titan Pride.
  • Community Involvement.
  • Meet the minimum requirement of a 2.5 GPA.
  • Include one (1) letter of reference.
  • Must answer the question, “How will a CSUF education contribute to your goals?” within the scholarship application.

Application Process

  1. Complete the university scholarship application: Log on to the campus portalOpens in new window and click on the scholarship button.
    • Double check that you answered the question, “How will a CSUF education contribute to your goals?” within the application.
    • Make sure that at least one letter of reference is attached.
  2. Deadline to apply: March 15, 2024 .
  3. From the completed eligible applications, 24 students will be selected for interviews with members of the Alumni Association Board of Directors in April 2024 .

Scholarship Expectations

Those selected as Alumni Association scholars are invited to participate in various events throughout the year. It is highly recommended that you attend as many of them as possible as they provide unique opportunities to connect with alumni. These may include:

  • Spring Alumni Association Board meeting in May.
  • Appreciation Night in August.
  • Vision and Visionaries Banquet in February.
A good head and good heart are always a formidable combination. But when you add to that a literate tongue or pen, then you have something very special. That has always been the mission of Cal State Fullerton. The scholarship program provides the opportunity for great minds to flex and strengthen their academic muscle. It was a privilege to be a part of the process.

  – Vanessa Acuña, 2019 CSUF Alumni Association Scholarship Committee Chair

2023-2024 Alumni Association Scholars

Min Aung

College of Communications

Heather Brown-Hom

College of Education

Emily Camacho

College of Humanities and Social Sciences

Rebeca De La Cruz

College of Communications

Emily Laguna

College of Health and Human Development

Junely Merwin

College of Education

Barbod Rastegar

College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics

Jessie Rodriguez Mercado

College of the Arts

Songkram Sahachaisere

College of Business and Economics

Ugochinyere Umekwe-Odudu

College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics