CSU Richard K. Leffingwell Scholarship
This CSU Scholarship was established in the name of retired U.S. Army Officer, Richard Leffingwell, who graduated from CSU Northridge and joined the CSU Chancellor’s Office as a member of the trustees’ audit staff. Then he directed the CSU’s self-supporting financing activities, and later became the Director of Financing and Treasury. Richard worked with trustees, campuses, and the municipal financing community to establish viable systems for financing non-state projects at the 23 CSU campuses before retiring in 2004. This scholarship reflects his admiration for the university’s commitment to provide opportunities to foster the next generation of students who wish to be instrumental in serving the public.
Have a course of study within the fields of business, economics or other disciplines that will serve the applicant in achieving goals relating to nonprofit or public service.
Have demonstrated an interest in and aspire to a career in nonprofit or public service.
Demonstrate a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.75 on a 4.0 scale and be in good academic standing.
Demonstrate financial need as determined by the campus Financial Aid office.
Be currently enrolled as a full-time equivalent upper division or graduate student at a California State University campus and must remain a full-time equivalent student during the scholarship period.
Include in the personal statement 1) motivations and goals for a career in nonprofit or public service, 2) experience or involvement to date in nonprofit or public service activities, and 3) how they envision their course of study and anticipated career facilitating their goals with nonprofit or public service communities.
All students meeting the above requirements are encouraged to apply. A student who is a military veteran, meets the criteria, and is otherwise equal to others in qualifications, will receive favorable consideration.