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    California State University Channel Islands
   
 
  Dec 17, 2017
 
 
    
2015-2016 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Financial Aid & Scholarships



Sage Hall, Enrollment Center, Room 1020
805-437-8530
Fax: 805-437-3636
financial.aid@csuci.edu
http://www.csuci.edu/financialaid 

The Financial Aid & Scholarships office assists students in obtaining financial aid resources to meet their educational costs. Students interested in applying for federal financial aid must complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) online at www.fafsa.ed.gov or a Dream Act Application at dream.csac.ca.gov.  A variety of financial aid resources are available to students, including grants, loans, federal work study, and scholarships. Students must complete and submit a FAFSA to be considered for federal and state grants and loans. Dream Act students interested in applying for state grants and private scholarships must submit a Dream Act Application. Please refer to the Financial Aid website. 

Federal & State Grants

Federal or state funds that do not have to be repaid:

  • Federal Pell Grants are awarded to eligible undergraduate students with financial need who are working on a first bachelor’s degree or students pursuing an initial teaching credential.
  • Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grants (FSEOG) are awarded to undergraduate students who have exceptional financial need. Due to limited funding students must file by the priority deadline of each year to be considered and funds are subject to availability.
  • Cal Grants are state-funded grants awarded to California residents by the California Student Aid Commission (CSAC). Cal Grant awards pay the state fee portion of in-state resident fees.
  • State University Grant (SUG) is a state-funded program that provides grants to assist students with state university fees. SUG is awarded to undergraduate students who are California residents and have financial aid eligibility. If you receive other grants designated to pay University fees, such as the Cal Grant, your SUG will be replaced by those grants. Due to limited funding students must file by the priority deadline of each year to be considered and must meet SUG eligibility requirements.
  • Middle Class Scholarship (MCS) is a new program beginning in the 2014-15 academic year that provides undergraduate students with family incomes up to $150,000 a scholarship to attend the California State University (CSU). The MSC may be up to 40% of the mandatory system wide tuition and fees. 
  • Please note: Students who are eligible under AB540 (AB130 & AB131 Dream Act) guidelines may qualify for Cal Grant and/or other state-funded or privately funded awards. AB540 eligible students must submit a Dream Act Application each year by the priority filing deadline to be considered. 

Federal Direct Loans

Direct Subsidized and Unsubsidized loans are federal student loans for eligible students to help cover the cost of higher education at a four-year college or university, community college, or trade, career, or technical school. The U.S. Department of Education offers eligible students at participating schools Direct Subsidized and Direct Unsubsidized Loans.

Direct Loan - A federal student loan, made through the William D. Ford Direct Loan Program, for which eligible students and parents borrow directly from the U.S. Department of Education at participating schools. Direct Subsidized Loans, Direct Unsubsidized Loans, Direct PLUS Loans and Direct Consolidation Loans are different types of Direct Loans.

PLUS Loans are federal loans that graduate or professional degree students and parents of dependent undergraduate students can use to help pay educational expenses. The U.S. Department of Education makes Direct PLUS Loans to eligible borrowers through schools participating in the Direct Loan Program.

Direct Plus Loan - A loan made by the U.S. Department of Education to graduate or professional students and parents of dependent undergraduate students for which the borrower is fully responsible for paying the interest regardless of the loan status.

Scholarships

The University, in participation with the community, has an endowment, as well as annual donations, that provide scholarships based on academic excellence, financial need and community service. This annual scholarship opportunity takes place each spring and applications are open to both new and continuing students. Students may complete a scholarship application, which is found on the Financial Aid website.

Scholarships for 2014-2015

President’s Scholars Program

Established by a generous gift from the Pierre Claeyssens family, this program provides scholarships to entering freshman students who demonstrate outstanding academic achievement. Applicants must be residents of California and have a 3.75 high school GPA and a minimum score of 1200 on the SAT exam or 26 on the ACT exam. This scholarship is renewable for up to four years.

Airborne Technologies Scholarship

Awarded to students from Ventura County who are studying business. A 3.0 minimum GPA is required and financial need may be considered.

American Association of University Women Camarillo Branch Scholarship

Awarded to upper division transfer students that are single parents. Minimum GPA of 3.0 required. Financial need is considered.

Art Fund Scholarship

Awarded to art students with a Senior standing. Students must have a minimum GPA of 3.25 and proof of financial need. Applicants will need to provide a portfolio or DVD and an artist statement explaining their work.

Barbara Brooks Scholarship

Awarded to an art student major with a minimum GPA of 2.5.

Bernard and Barbara Bobitch Scholarship in the Health Sciences

Awarded to students in biology, chemistry or related fields that enable them to prepare for careers in a health profession. Students must be legal citizens of the U.S. with a minimum GPA of 3.0 from high school or a community college.

Business & Technology Partnership Scholarship

Awarded to students who are business, science, or math majors with a minimum 3.0 GPA. This will be given to students who are community college transfers.

California Strawberry Festival Corporation Scholarship Fund

Awarded to students who are Ventura County residents and whose parent(s) have been employed by the local strawberry industry for at least one season. Students must have a 3.0 minimum GPA and demonstrate financial need. It is renewable for up to four years for freshman and two years for transfer or graduate students.

Carolyn and Harry Lundgren Angel Endowed Scholarship

Awarded to students studying math or science with a focus on a health-related career. Minimum GPA of 3.0 is required and financial need may be considered.

Citizens for Youth in Ventura County Endowed Scholarship Fund

Awarded to a Ventura County high school graduate with a minimum GPA of 2.0 from high school or a community college. Voluntary school or community service and financial need will be considered. It is renewable for up to four years for a freshman, two years for a community college transferee or two years for a graduate student.

City of Camarillo Endowed Scholarship

Awarded to a student from Camarillo. A minimum GPA of 3.0 is required. Financial need may be considered.

Delta Kappa Gamma Annual Scholarship

Awarded to a student earning a teaching credential with a minimum GPA of 3.0.

Dorothy L. Huston Endowed Nursing & Related Professionals Scholarship

Awarded to students studying nursing. Minimum GPA of 3.0 is required. Scholarship is renewable for up to four years for freshmen or two years for transfer students.

Dr. and Mrs. John Peter Pearson Nursing Scholarship

Awarded to a Junior standing Nursing student in Ventura County with a minimum GPA of 3.0. Scholarship is renewable for up to two years. Not available in the Santa Barbara program.

Edward and Eileen Gaiser Scholarship

Applicants must be residents of California and have a 3.75 high school GPA and a minimum score of 1200 on the SAT exam or 26 on the ACT exam. This scholarship is renewable for up to four years.

Eugene D. and Nancy S. Sweetland Fellowship

Awarded to a continuing student for study abroad. Applicants must indicate where they want to study and why and they must be willing to share their experience using their own unique style when they return.

Geri and Fred Gretan Nursing Scholarship

Awarded to a student accepted into the nursing program with a minimum GPA of 2.5.

Harry O. & Vivian K. Bostwick Endowed Scholarship

Awarded to students with a 3.0 minimum GPA.

James C. Basile Endowed Scholarship

Awarded to students who graduated from public or private high schools within the boundaries of the cities of Simi Valley or Moorpark.  Preference will be given to students who have had a parent pass away or become disabled while actively engaged in law enforcement service or while actively engaged in public service as a fire fighter.  Financial need and academic potential will be considered.  Minimum GPA is 3.0.

Jensen-Frazeur Memorial Nursing Scholarship

Awarded to a student with a minimum GPA of 2.5 who is accepted into the nursing program.

John and Linda Dullam Scholarship

Applicants must be residents of California and have a 3.75 high school GPA and a minimum score of 1200 on the SAT exam or 26 on the ACT exam. This scholarship is renewable for up to four years.

Judith Frisch Scholarship

Awarded to a student with a minimum GPA of 3.0 who is the first in his/her family to attend college.

Lois and Bill Allmen Memorial Scholarship Established by the Oxnard Gem and Mineral Society

Awarded to a student with a minimum GPA of 3.0 studying in the earth sciences.

Margaret E. Garlock Nursing Scholarship

Awarded to students from the communities of Oxnard, Camarillo, Port Hueneme, Ventura and the surrounding communities that have been accepted into the CSU Channel Islands Nursing Program.  Minimum GPA 2.5

Mildred Hartung & Beatrice Nuñez International Scholarship

Awarded to a student with a minimum GPA of 3.0 who has been accepted into a study abroad program lasting one academic year. Based on financial need.

Oxnard Ambassadors Endowed Scholarship:

Awarded to business students who are Oxnard residents. A minimum GPA of 3.0 if required. Individual initiative in community service or academic achievement and financial need are all considered. Scholarship is renewable for up to four years for freshman and two years for transfer students.

Poe Family Endowed Scholarship

Awarded to students studying in the sciences. A minimum GPA of 3.0 is required. Financial need may be considered.

Scott Family Endowed Scholarship

Awarded to students who demonstrate initiative in the community. Financial need is considered.  Minimum 3.0 GPA

General Scholarships

The CI Foundation provides funds for general scholarships for qualified students. Minimum GPA is 3.0.

Please contact the Financial Aid office for further information on the above scholarships. Scholarship information is also available on the CI website. Visit www.csuci.edu and see the scholarships page under Financial Aid.

Additional scholarships are available through the Ventura County Community Foundation. Please visit www.vccf.org for a list of Ventura County scholarships or contact them directly at (805) 988-0196.

Abou-Samra Family Scholarship

Nursing student, must demonstrate financial need.

Barbara Meister Teaching Scholarship

Awarded to a student planning to pursue a teaching career.  Minimum 3.0 GPA.

Barbara Stirzel Camarillo Women’s Club Scholarship

Awarded to a Camarillo resident who is a U.S. Citizen.  Must be a full time student.

Dennis and Joan Gaiser Scholarship

Applicants must be residents of California and have a 3.75 high school GPA and a minimum score of 1200 on the SAT exam or 26 on the ACT exam. This scholarship is renewable for up to four years.

East Ventura County Employer Advisory Council Scholarship

Must be working in the Human Resources field, have completed the CI scholarship application, and write a 500 word essay on “why do I believe I am a world-class HR professional.”  Applicant must be a member or employee of a member of the East Ventura County Employer Advisory Council (EVCEAC) to be eligible for this scholarship.

Erbie Daw TECA Student Scholarship Fund

Student from Pacifica High School that has completed the TECA program and been accepted to CI.  Renewable for up to four years.  Student must maintain at least a 3.0 GPA.  Fund is specifically to support students with AB540 status and award should begin with 10 to 11 year.

Gordon Ross Medical Foundation Scholarship

Awarded to a student accepted into the nursing program at CI.  2.5 minimum GPA

Hammer Family Trust Scholarship

Awarded to a student pursing an engineering, math or teaching career.  Minimum GPA 3.0

Jack and Jeanne Cramer Scholarship

First time freshman or sophomore residing in California.  Must demonstrate financial need and have a minimum GPA of 3.0.

John L. Notter Scholarship

Awarded to students with demonstrated financial need, minimum 3.0 GPA, and taking nine semester units or more.  California residents and AB540 students encouraged to apply.  Preference will be given to students who are employees and/or children of employees who work at the Westlake Village Inn.

Julie Kissel Divekar Memorial Scholarship

Nursing student, must demonstrate financial need.

Margaret & Lee Wrinkle Endowed Scholarship

Awarded to a student accepted into the nursing program at CI.  2.5 minimum GPA

Marie Wesely Nursing Scholarship

Awarded to a student accepted into the nursing program at CI.  2.5 minimum GPA

Nursing Scholarship in Honor of Anna Mae “Tillie” Newton

Awarded to a student accepted into the nursing program at CI.  2.5 minimum GPA with financial need.

Smalstyte Memorial Scholarship

Awarded to a student accepted into the nursing program at CI.  2.5 minimum GPA with demonstrated financial need.  Preference will be given to students from/descended from Lithuania, Latvia, and Estonia (in that order).

The M Family Scholarship

Awarded to a student with 3.0 minimum GPA.  Must maintain classification as a full-time student, demonstrate financial need, and be the first in their family to attend college.

The OSHER Scholarship Endowment for California Community College Transfer Students

Awarded to students transferring or having transferred from a CA Community College with at least 60 semester or 90 quarter units entering CI at the Junior level or above.  Must demonstrate financial need.  Preference given to newly admitted students to CI.  Recipients may be full or part-time students.

The Stephen R. Lefevre Scholarship

Awarded to a student majoring in political science entering their junior year at CI.  Minimum 3.0 GPA.

Tiplady Burgess Endowed Scholarship for Educational Opportunity Program Students

Awarded to EOP students with minimum 3.0 GPA and demonstrated financial need.

Tiplady Burgess Endowed Scholarship for Nursing

Awarded to students accepted into the nursing program at CI.  Minimum 3.0 GPA with demonstrated financial need.

West Coast Ear, Nose & Throat Nursing Endowment

Awarded to students accepted into the nursing program at CI.  Minimum 3.0 GPA with demonstrated financial need.