Faculty Endowment for Student Scholarships Application and Information

Faculty Senate Office Contacts

Kathy Garcia, Senate Analyst
kathy.garcia@csus.edu
(916) 278-6847


If you have accessed this Web page, you have received an invitation to apply for a Faculty Endowment for Student Scholarships (FESS) Award.  Only students who have received a written invitation to apply for a scholarship will be eligible for consideration.

AWARD

The awards shall recognize academic achievement and promise of continued academic success, service and contributions to the student’s major department, college, the university and/or the community at-large, and articulation of future educational goals.  Award recipients shall be selected by the Faculty Endowment for Student Scholarships Committee and recognition of award recipients shall be made at a Faculty Senate meeting.  The decision of the Faculty Endowment for Student Scholarships Committee is final.

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS

Undergraduate Students

1.    Must have completed at least one year at Sacramento State and at least 60 units in their academic career, including 30 units of coursework at Sac State.

2.    Undergraduate students must be enrolled at least half-time (6 units) during the semester of application and have at least one semester remaining at Sac State as an undergraduate. (If you are graduating in December and awaiting acceptance and/or have been accepted into a post-baccalaureate or credential program, you are not eligible for an undergraduate scholarship.)

3.    Undergraduate students must have a minimum overall and Sac State GPA of 3.5, and be in the top 10% of GPAs in the student’s major. Finalists’ continued eligibility through the fall semester will be verified prior to the granting of awards. Your Fall 2013 grades will be verified before receiving the award in Spring 2014.

4.    Previous recipients of an undergraduate award are not eligible for a second award in this category.

5.    Undergraduate students enrolled through the College of Continuing Education must be in a degree program to be eligible for this scholarship.

Post-baccalaureate Students MA or equivalent

1.    Post-baccalaureate students must have completed at least one semester and at least 12 units at Sac State as a post-baccalaureate student by the end of the current fall semester.
           
2.    Post-baccalaureate students must be enrolled at least half-time (4 units) during the semester of application and have at least one semester remaining at Sac State.

3.    Post baccalaureate-students must have an overall and Sac State Post-baccalaureate GPA of at least 3.5 and be in the top 5% of GPAs in the student’s major.  Finalists’ continued eligibility through the fall semester will be verified prior to the granting of awards. Your Fall 2013 grades will be verified before receiving the award in Spring 2014.

4.    Previous recipients of the Post-baccalaureate award shall not be eligible for a second award in this category (previous recipients in the undergraduate category may be eligible for a Post-baccalaureate award.)

5.    Undergraduate students enrolled though the College of Continuing Education must be in a degree program to be eligible for this scholarship.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE AND DEADLINE

Deadline: Friday, November 15, 2013, 11:59 pm

Required Materials

1.    FESS Scholarship Application:
A completed Faculty Endowment for Student Scholarships Award Application.

       •  Log into SacCT (https://sacct.csus.edu/) and find the course titled “Faculty Endowment for Student
           Scholarships Award.”  The SacCT page contains the application file and a link to upload your completed
           application. The scholarship application is also available by clicking this link:FESS Scholarship Application

2.    Resume:
A one-page resume.

3.    Personal Statement: 
A “Personal Statement” in which the student describes his/her academic accomplishments, evidence of service and contributions to the student’s major department, college, university and/or the community at-large, and his/her future educational goals.  The “Personal Statement” must not exceed 500 words.
 
4.    Letters of Reference

Required:
A letter from a Sacramento State faculty member in which the faculty member provides an evaluation of the student’s academic achievement and promise of academic success as well as the student’s service and contribution to the department, college, university and/or the community at-large.

Optional:
A letter from another faculty member (from Sac State or another educational institution), a supervisor, or another person who may provide evidence of the student’s service and contribution to the community.

Note that applicants should take special care to request letters of support from faculty members and other individuals most qualified to speak knowledgeably and compellingly about their academic achievements, service activities, and/or educational goals.

Letters of reference are to be addressed to the “Faculty Endowment for Student Scholarships Committee”.

NOTE:  INCOMPLETE APPLICATIONS WILL NOT BE REVIEWED.

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS

How To Submit Application Packet

Step 1:    PDF File: 
The required documents, in the order listed below, are to be scanned as
“one” (1) PDF file and named as follows:  FESS-[last name] [first name]

       1)    FESS Scholarship Application
       2)    Resume
       3)    Personal Statement
       4)    Letter of Reference – Required
       5)    Letter of Reference - Optional

Step 2:    Upload “One” (1)  PDF file: 
The SacCT page contains the link to upload your application packet file (one (1) PDF file). Upload file to the course titled: “Faculty Endowment for Student Scholarships Awards”.

       To Submit your Application follow these steps:

       1.    Log into SacCT (https://sacct.csus.edu/) and find the course titled
              "Faculty Endowment for Student Scholarships Award".
       2.    Open the application submission area by clicking on the link labeled Application
              Instructions and Upload (Click Here to Enter)
       3.    The Upload page will display
       4.    Scroll down to the Assignment Materials section
       5.    Locate the Attach File option below the Submission text editor box
       6.    Click Browse My Computer to locate and attach your PDF file (one (1) (application packet)
       7.    Click Submit button to complete application submission.

QUESTIONS
Contact Kathy Garcia, Faculty Senate Office, kathy.garcia@csus.edu or (916) 278-6847. Financial Aid will not answer questions regarding the Faculty Endowment for Student Scholarships Awards.

AWARD NOTIFICATION PROCESS
All applicants will be notified of the results via e-mail by the end of January 2014.  Award recipients must email their acceptance of the award to Kathy Garcia (kathy.garcia@csus.edu).  

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