Scholarships

 

About the Alumni Association Scholarships

The Alumni Association scholarship program helps students pursue their goals of higher education at Sacramento State. Initially funded by donations from life members of the Alumni Association, these scholarships are now broadly supported by those that value the education they received while attending Sacramento State. These awards range in size from $500 to $3,000 for the academic year.

Applications for the 2019-20 academic year.

Our next round of scholarship awards will be for the 2019-20 academic year. The online applications are now being accepted with a deadline of Friday, March 15, 2019. Please thoroughly read all of the instructions below to ensure that the appropriate information is submitted. All 2019-20 scholarship applications must be completed and submitted online with all requested materials. Please make sure your contact information is current and will be through June 2019. If you need any assistance or accomodations with the application process, please contact the Scholarship Office. (916-278-6179 or scholarshipFAQs@csus.edu)

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How to Apply

Apply Online      (In the 'Search By Key Word' box, enter scholarship name.)

 

Scholarships awarded by the Alumni Association are as follows:

  • Alumni Association Life Member Scholarship
      • Freshman: High school seniors only—must enroll full-time at 12+units/semester; 3.7 GPA or better
      • Continuing Undergraduate: Transfer or current Sacramento State students—must carry 12+units/semester; 3.4 GPA or better
      • Graduate: Incoming or current Sacramento State graduate students—must carry 6+ units/semester; 3.7 GPA or better
  • Les and Anita Harper Scholarship
      • Freshman: High school seniors only—must enroll full-time at 12+units/semester; 3.7 GPA or better
      • Continuing Undergraduate: Transfer or current Sacramento State students—must carry 12+units/semester; 3.4 GPA or better
  • Penny and Terry Kastanis Teacher Education Scholarship3.4-3.7 GPA or better
      • Current Sacramento State students enrolled in the single-subject or multiple-subject teacher credential program.
  • Visual and Performing Arts Scholarship—3.4-3.7 GPA or better based on class standing
      • Sacramento State students must be majoring in one of the visual and/or performing arts. See instruction sheet for full details.
  • Margot Shinnamon Bach Communications Scholarship—3.4-3.7 GPA or better based on class standing
      • Sacramento State students must be majoring in English or a communication studies concentration.
  • ECS Continuing Undergraduate Scholarship—3.4 GPA or better
      • Current Sacramento State students in the College of Engineering and Computer Science.
  • Construction Management Undergraduate Scholarship—3.4 GPA or better
      • Current Sacramento State students in the Construction Management Program.
  • HPPA Scholarship3.4-3.7 GPA or better based on class standing
      • Current Sacramento State students preparing for careers in public policy or related areas.
  • World Languages & Cultures Scholarship—3.4-3.7 GPA or better based on class standing
      • Sacramento State students must have a declared major or minor in the World Languages and Literature department.
  • Latino Alumni Chapter Scholarship—3.4 GPA or better
      • Current Sac State students participating in CAMP, EOP or related programs.

All applications must be submitted online.

Applications must be submitted online by the deadlineFriday, March 15, 2019 by 11:59 p.m. NO EXCEPTIONS

 

2019-20 Application Timeline

  • December 2018-March 15, 2019: Application posted and submissions accepted
  • March 15, 2019: Application deadline
  • March-April 2019: Alumni Association Scholarship Committee reviews applications
  • May 2019: Scholarship recipients are notified
  • August 2019: Reception hosted for scholarship recipients and their families at the Harper Alumni Center, Sacramento State

For questions, please contact Renee Siden at (916) 278-4723 or renee.siden@csus.edu.  

About our Scholarships

About our ScholarshipsFreshman, Continuing Undergraduate and Graduate Scholarships

Each year about twelve $3,000 scholarships are awarded within three categories: freshmen, continuing undergraduate and graduate. Each application is evaluated by the Sacramento State Alumni Association Scholarship Committee on the basis of;

  1. demonstrated academic success; 
  2. demonstrated leadership and participation and service in school and the community; and
  3. hardships and/or obstacles, financial or otherwise, that the applicant has overcome

Leslie and Anita Harper Alumni Scholarship Endowment 

In December 2010, Leslie and Anita Harper established the first endowed scholarship as part of the Alumni Scholarship Program. Passionate about education, their intention is to support Sacramento State students that have strong academic backgrounds, demonstrated leadership and service, as well as financial need. Leslie graduated from Sacramento State in 1955 with a degree in business administration. 

Visual and Performing Arts Foundation Scholarships 

The Visual and Performing Arts Foundation of Sacramento funds scholarships to incoming and continuing students who are majoring in the visual or performing arts at Sacramento State. The following scholarships will be awarded on a rotating schedule: 

  1. Dorothy Augusta Memorial Music Scholarship—music majors
  2. Colonel J.L.S. Hopkins Scholarship—performing arts or communication studies majors 
  3. Earl Payne Memorial Scholarship—visual arts and/or photography majors 
  4. Doug Peckham Scholarship—theatre arts and film majors

Margot Shinnamon Bach Scholarship 

Established by alumna and former Sacramento State Alumni Association President, Margot Shinnamon Bach, this award recognizes a student with dedicated commitment to the pursuit of an English or communication studies degree.

Engineering and Computer Science Alumni Chapter Scholarship

This scholarship was established in 2010-11 by the Engineering and Computer Science Alumni Chapter to recognize the value of their education and experiences gained at Sacramento State. This scholarship was created out of the chapter's desire to assist superior engineering students attending our University. 

Henry Steven Giron Memorial Scholarship 

The Henry Steven Giron Memorial Scholarship was established in memory of Henry Giron, who was a member of the graduating class of 2011 and participated in many campus activities. This scholarship recognizes a student that is involved with campus student clubs, organizations or government.