Some of the students are the first in their families to get a college education. Others set out on a path laid out during late-night discussions with their parents or through the determination of loved ones who believed that education would open doors to a world of possibilities.
The cheers may be deafening later this week as more than 11,500 students are expected to graduate from CSUN. Each student has a personal story of hard work, perseverance and success. Below are examples of just some of these unique stories.
Alumni Association scholarships are made possible through the generosity of alumni and friends who believe in investing in the futures of students. Support comes from revenue generated by membership in the Alumni Association and through personal donations by alumni who believe in giving back to their alma mater that gave so much to them. Scholarships range from $150 to $2,000 each and are awarded annually at the beginning of each semester. The Alumni Association currently provides multiple scholarships to CSUN students in four categories.