- Students pursuing a major or minor within the Ethnic Studies Department in the College of Liberal Arts
- Demonstrate financial need as established by the Office of Student Financial Services of CSU
- Have a minimum cumulative 2.5 GPA
- Demonstrate a strong interest and understanding of diversity and cultures including experiences with diverse populations and submit an essay addressing this understanding by submitting an essay which addresses: 1) your interest in and understanding of diversity and cultures; 2) your understanding of the experiences of diverse/marginalized populations; and 3) the ways in which you work toward addressing social justice among a diverse population.
Faculty, staff, alumni and friends recognize the importance of scholarships in encouraging students to aim for excellence. The generous gifts from individual members of these various groups allow us to provide financial support for students who have demonstrated superior achievements or skills, thereby encouraging their continued efforts and the overall atmosphere of vigorous research and creativity.