CSU Wilson C. Riles Education Scholarship
This CSU Scholarship was established in the name of Wilson C. Riles who began his career in 1940 as a teacher and administrator in Arizona public schools and later became the first elected African American state superintendent of schools in the United States.
The scholarship program was established in 2003 to recognize Superintendent Riles’ deep commitment to education through support of students enrolled in California State University teacher credential programs, with preference given to first generation college students. The scholarships rotate among all 23 campuses on an alphabetical basis.
Recipients must be currently enrolled in a teacher credential program at one of the CSU campuses. Eligible campuses are rotated alphabetical each year.
The minimum enrollment requirement is 6.0 units.
The minimum grade point average is 3.0.