CSU Trustees' Award For Outstanding Achievement

The William Randolph Hearst Foundation established an endowed scholarship fund in 1984 to honor William Randolph Hearst, founder of the Hearst newspaper chain. In 1999, the William Randolph Hearst Foundation partnered with the CSU Board of Trustees to create the CSU Trustees’ Award for Outstanding Achievement. Contributions from CSU Trustees and private donors increase the value and number of available awards. Special named scholarships will be awarded by the selection committee based on criteria such as studying in the STEM or education fields, veterans, and exemplary community service.

The awards recognize students who have overcome adversity, demonstrated financial need, and have attributes of merit including superior academic performance, significant personal achievements, and exemplary community service. The recipient who receives the highest score by the CSU Foundation scholarship selection committee is designated the Trustee Emeritus Ali C. Razi Scholar and will receive a $15,000 scholarship. Also distributed will be the Reed Scholarship ($10,000), the Hampton Scholarship ($9,000), and the Galinson Scholarship ($8,000).

Applicants must:

  • Demonstrate superior academic performance with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale and be in good academic standing.
  • Demonstrate financial need as determined by the Office of Financial Aid & Scholarships.
  • Be currently enrolled as a full-time equivalent undergraduate or graduate student in any major field at Fresno State and remain a full-time equivalent student at Fresno State during the 2020/2021 academic year.

Application Requirements
In addition to completing the general scholarship application on this site, you must also download and complete the application for the CSU Trustees’ Award for Outstanding Achievement. CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD APPLICATION (PDF size 288KB).

Please read all the instructions to make sure you understand the requirements for this scholarship. All required documents must be scanned and uploaded as one file before the deadline. The uploaded file must be formatted as a PDF (not a JPEG, TIFF, or ZIP file of compressed documents) and the file size cannot be larger than 10 MB. Please retain all submitted paperwork for this scholarship. If nominated, the original documentation may be requested for the selection committee to review.

Please Note
This scholarship opportunity has a financial aid prerequisite requirement. Applicants must have submitted the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), or the California Dream Application, and have a calculated financial need analysis done by Fresno State prior to the scholarship deadline.


Please direct all questions to the Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships.
Phone: (559) 278-2182

Up to $15,000
CSU Systemwide Scholarships
Supplemental Questions
  1. Please upload your completed CSU Trustees' Award for Outstanding Achievement Application.