This program was established by the Cal State Fullerton Alumni Association. Scholarship funds are raised through the generous support of CSUF alumni and proceeds raised at alumni programs and events. Money must be used for the upcoming academic year and funds may not be transferred to another school or program. Recipients may not receive more than $5,000 in total scholarship money per year. Students must have been enrolled at Cal State Fullerton as a full-time student for two consecutive semesters. Graduate students may be first year students if they are CSUF alumni. Students must be attending CSUF for the 2018-2019 academic year. Up to two scholarships will be awarded in May. Recipients will be invited and encouraged to attend signature alumni events for the 2018-2019 year.

  • Amount: $1,000
  • Scholarships given: 18 (across all colleges)
  • 2017 Scholarships Recipients

  • Breanna JanssenBreanna Janssen
  • Brenda ReyesBrenda Reyes
  • Eduardo RamirezEduardo Ramirez
  • Hannah ChoiHannah Choi
  • Hieu LeHieu Le
  • James DabbahJames Dabbah
  • James RodriguezJames Rodriguez
  • Jensine Ponciano-CruzJensine Ponciano-Cruz
  • Jose RamirezJose Ramirez
  • Joshua CurrentonJoshua Currenton
  • Joshua SantiagoJoshua Santiago
  • Kira JamisonKira Jamison
  • Matthew SmithMatthew Smith
  • Melanie Espino-CancheMelanie Espino-Canche
  • Melissa RouseMelissa Rouse
  • Nicholas BockelmanNicholas Bockelman
  • Rachel GriffinRachel Griffin
  • Vanessa AragonVanessa Aragon


  • Required: 3.0 GPA
  • Required: One letter of reference
  • The Association will take into consideration the following four areas when reviewing applications:
    • Academic Achievement - which may be displayed through awards, honors, research, publications, dean’s list or other means of merit
    • Involvement with the university - can be reflected through active participation in organizations, leadership roles, serving on university committees/boards and/or being in student government
    • Involvement in the community - In looking at the applicant’s community involvement, the Alumni Association takes into account their service in volunteering as well as employment
    • Expressed financial need - Expressed financial need can be shared through how the applicant wishes to invest the scholarship in order to reach their educational goals

Application Timeline

Applications are due by March 9, 2018 via the online campus portal (see below). Finalists will be asked to participate in an interview with members of the Alumni Association Board of Directors on April 7, 2018. Scholarship recipients will be notified within two weeks of the interview date.

Application Process

  1. Complete the university scholarship application: Log on to the campus portal and click on the scholarship button
  2. Make sure to upload your Titan Pride record and submit at least one letter of reference
  3. Finalists will be selected for interviews with members of the Alumni Association Board of Directors

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
  • Family Day/Concert Under the Stars in September
  • Vision and Visionaries Banquet in February

This year's scholarship process was different because we were given the wonderful opportunity to award more scholarships. We had lots more applicants as a result. After going through the applications and then having thoughtful interviews with our finalists, the committee has found some of the best and most deserving Titans who'll champion our university even after graduation.

 - Jordan Poblete, 2016 CSUF Alumni Association Scholarship Committee Chair