Faculty Endowment for Student Scholarships Awards
for Undergraduate Students

Award Information

Spring 2019 Scholarship

Application Period:
October 17 - November 9, 2018

Application Deadline:
November 9, 2018

References Deadline:
November 9, 2018

Scholarships Notification:
Week of January 14, 2019

Application Questions: 
Kathy Garcia, Faculty Senate Office
(916) 278-6847

Financial Aid Questions:
All applicants who receive financial aid are encouraged to meet with a Financial Aid Adviser to discuss how receipt of an award may impact their eligibility for financial aid.

The Faculty Endowment for Student Scholarships Awards for Undergraduate Students is by invitation only.  Invitations are sent to qualified applicants who have maintained an excellent GPA both overall and in their major discipline and are in the top 10% of GPAs in their major.  The award recognizes academic achievement and the promise of continued academic success as well as service and contributions on campus, off campus or both.  The awards will be in the amount equivalent to the recipient’s registration fees for the spring 2018 semester.  Information regarding the award specifications, application process, award notification, and the awards ceremony is provided below.

Deadline for Applying: November 9, 2018

Award Specification for 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 Sacramento State.
  2. Must be enrolled at least half-time (6 units) during the semester of application (fall 2018) and have at least one semester remaining at Sacramento State as an undergraduate.  (If you are graduating in December 2018 and awaiting acceptance and/or have been accepted into a post-baccalaureate or credential program, you are not eligible for an undergraduate scholarship.)
  3. Must have a minimum overall and Sacramento State GPA of 3.5, and be in the top 10% of GPAs in the student’s major. Finalists’ continued eligibility through fall semester 2018 will be verified prior to the granting of awards.  Your fall 2018 grades will be verified before receiving the award in spring 2019.
  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.


Applications must be submitted using the Sacramento State AcademicWorks. Enter all information as requested.  If the required information is not provided, the application will not be considered.

Step One: In the Student Center, select the Financial Aid Link located on the right hand side of your Student Center and click on “Apply for Scholarships”.

Step Two: Log-in and complete the General Application

Step Three: Select the Opportunity: Faculty Endowment for Student Scholarships for Undergraduate Students

Step Four: Complete the five (5) specific questions. Please note the information below regarding question #4 Personal Statement and question #5 Required Reference.

Question 4 - Personal Statement: Provide a statement describing your academic accomplishments, evidence of service and contributions to your major department, college, university and/or the community at-large, and your future educational goals. Statements must be single spaced and limited to 500 words.

Questions 5 - Reference: A reference is required. Be sure to have the name and email address of the person a reference is being requested from before you begin this step. Please advise your references that they will receive an email with a link to a questionnaire and that the deadline for submitting references is Friday, November 9, 2018.

  • A reference 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.

Step Six: Click on the submit button.  If you do not complete this step, your application will not be submitted.

Award Notification: The results of the Committee's deliberations will be announced the week of January 14, 2019.  Those receiving an award will be notified first.  Those receiving regrets will be notified later in the week.

  • Please note that you should pay all applicable registration fees for spring 2019 on time.  If you are chosen to receive an award, you will be reimbursed.
  • All questions regarding Financial Aid must be directed to the Sacramento State Financial Aid and Scholarship Office.

Award Ceremony:  An award ceremony will be held at a special meeting of the Faculty Senate on Thursday, February 21, 2019 at 3:30 pm in the Foothill Suite, University Union.  Please “save the date” so that if you are selected, you will be available to receive this honor in person!