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University Legacy Scholarship

THE 2018-19 UNIVERSITY LEGACY SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION

A merit-based scholarship recognizing academic performance and leadership

The University Legacy Scholarship at the Cal State San Bernardino, Palm Desert Campus provides an opportunity for outstanding graduating high school seniors attending high schools in the Coachella Valley to compete for an academic scholarship to attend the CSUSB Palm Desert Campus. The University Legacy Scholarship is $7,000 per year (currently the cost of tuition and standard fees) for four academic years, leading to a baccalaureate degree.

A scholarship application must be completed online and is due no later than 5 p.m. on Saturday, March 2, 2019.  In addition to the application, a cover letter, unofficial copy of the high school transcript (including class ranking and SAT/ACT score/s), and two letters of recommendation must be supplied to complete the application process. Please have all of these documents ready to attach to this online application.

To be considered for this award, applicants must apply and be admitted to the CSUSB. In addition, applicants must complete the FAFSA.

Incomplete applications cannot be considered.

Additional information about the Legacy Academic Scholarship application process may be directed to Associate Dean, Michael Salvador, at salvador@csusb.edu

Scholarship Selection Criteria

Scholarship recipients must demonstrate a genuine enthusiasm for and commitment to their undergraduate degree at CSUSB PDC.  The scholarship selection committee will evaluate applicants on three measures:

  1. Academic and scholarship performance measured by cumulative GPA (3.5 minimum on the 4.0 scale, sophomore to junior years), class rank, and SAT/ACT test scores at the 75th percentile (1150/25).
  2. Leadership potential demonstrated by previous leadership experiences and community service.
  3. Financial need based upon the FAFSA.

Scholarship Renewal Criteria

  1. Maintenance of a minimum 3.5 GPA in all classes taken at the CSUSB and CSUSB PDC;
  2. Enrollment as a full-time student each quarter (minimum of 12 quarter units per quarter) or completion of 36 quarter units during the academic year;
  3. Demonstrated leadership on the CSUSB PDC;
  4. Commitment to community service by engaging in an average of 20 hours of community service per quarter either on- or off-campus; and
  5. Continuing as a student “in good standing” at the end of each quarter.
University Legacy Scholarship
PROVIDE US YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION:
Cover Letter

Attach a cover letter that addresses the following:

  1. How the CSUSB Palm Desert Campus will meet the applicant’s academic goals;
  2. A description of the applicant’s personal and professional goals;
  3. How this scholarship will make a difference in achieving the applicant’s educational and personal endeavors; and
  4. How the applicant expects to contribute to the university community.
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Applicant History

Attach a one-page description about the applicant’s history of:

  1. Leadership activities,
  2. Social and community service, and
  3. Clubs and organizational involvements.
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Transcript with SAT/ACT

Attach a copy of the applicant’s high school transcript (9th through 11th grades) that includes the 12th grade courses in which the applicant is enrolled, as well as SAT/ACT scores and class ranking. If this information is not available, provide documentation of all requested information.

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Letters of Recommendation

Attach two (2) letters of recommendation:

  1. One letter of recommendation must be from a teacher/instructor from the applicant’s high school; and
  2. One letter of recommendation from another community leader familiar with the applicant, e.g., club advisor, coaches, employer.
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Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The Federal School Code for CSUSB is #001142. Applicants applying for financial aid for the 2018-19 academic
year must complete and submit the 2018-19 FAFSA before March 2, 2019. For the FAFSA, students will report parental and personal income and tax information for the 2017 calendar year.

Certify that you have completed the FAFSA:

Electronic filers must assure that all supporting documentation is attached to the online application before completing the final submission. Incomplete applications will not be considered.