CSU Howard C. Christiansen Scholarship

The Howard C. Christiansen Trust established an endowed scholarship in 2016 for students pursuing a bachelors or graduate degree in the study of engineering. Scholarship nominees for the CSU Trustees’ Award will be reviewed first. If there are not enough applicants nominated who are in an engineering field, then the scholarship may be awarded to a second pool of engineering applicants outside the CSU Trustees’ Award.

Four (4) $6,000 scholarship will be awarded for the 2020-2021 academic year. 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 campus Financial Aid Office.
  • 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 Howard C. Christiansen Scholarship CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD APPLICATION (file size 280KB). 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

CSU Systemwide Scholarships
Supplemental Questions
  1. Please upload your completed CSU Howard C. Christiansen Scholarship Application.