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California State University Fullerton
Department of Child and Adolescent Studies

Awards and Scholarships

List of Awards and Applications

2019 Applications are due Wednesday, March 27th

 

The CAS department provides several annual departmental awards. Applications for the awards become available in late Feb/early March on the website. Recipients are required to attend the CAS Celebration of Achievement where they will be presented with their award. See award descriptions for eligibility. (Majors ONLY!)

 

Outstanding Lower Division Child and Adolescent Studies Student

This award recognizes the outstanding freshman or sophomore level major in Child and Adolescent Studies (59 or fewer units) who exemplifies the highest standards of scholarship, service to the community and/or university, and commitment to education. Minimum of a 3.60 overall GPA required to apply for award. ($250 stipend)

  Outstanding Lower Division Application

            Outstanding Lower Division Recommendation Form

 

Outstanding Junior Child and Adolescent Studies Student

This award recognizes the outstanding junior level major in Child and Adolescent Studies (60-89 units) who exemplifies the highest standards of scholarship, service to the community and /or university, and commitment to education. Minimum of a 3.60 overall GPA required to apply for award. ($250 stipend)

Outstanding Junior Child and Adolescent Studies Application

  Recommendation Form

 

The James Gilmore Outstanding Senior Child and Adolescent Studies Student

This award recognizes the outstanding senior level major in Child and Adolescent Studies (90 or more units) who exemplifies the highest standards of scholarship, service to the community and /or university, and commitment to education.  Minimum of a 3.60 overall GPA required to apply for award. ($250 stipend)

        The James Gilmore Outstanding Senior Application

Recommendation Form

 

Dedication to Children, Adolescents and/or Families

This award recognizes a Child and Adolescent Development major who has demonstrated dedication to improving the lives of children, adolescents and /or families by her/his actions in accordance with knowledge derived through scientific research. The award may be for either volunteer efforts or dedication above the required level in paid employment. ($250 stipend)

              Dedication to Children, Adolescents and/or Families Application

Recommendation Form

Dedication to Children, Adolescents and/or Families in International Contexts

The Dedication to Children, Adolescents, and/or Families in International Contexts award recognizes a Child and Adolescent Development major’s individual dedication to service, scholarship, and/or professional development in international settings, with a focus on children, adolescents, and/or families. The award may be for either volunteer activities or dedication above the required level in an international practicum course or study abroad experience. ($250 stipend)

                Dedicaton to Children, Adolescent and/or Families in International Contexts Application

Recommendation Form

The Georgia Rosen/CASSA Service to Department and University Award

Volunteers make important contributions towards maintaining and enhancing the effectiveness of the learning environment at the University.  This award recognizes a Child and Adolescent Development major who has made significant contributions to the Department of Child and Adolescent Studies and/or Cal State Fullerton through unpaid endeavors. ($250 stipend)

The Georgia Rossen/CASSA Service to Department and University Application

Recommendation Form

The Judith V. Ramirez Early Childhood Education Award

This award recognizes a Child and Adolescent Development major who has demonstrated special dedication and commitment to improving the quality of services for children ages birth to 5. Minimum of a 2.50 overall and 2.80 major GPA required to apply for award. Funds for this award are provided by the Titan Shops Textbook Requisition Rewards Program. ($250 stipend).

The Judith V. Ramirez Early Childhood Education Application

Recommendation Form

The Robert B. McLaren Award in Children’s Moral Development

This award distinguishes a Child and Adolescent Development major who made contributions in scholarship or practice related to the moral education or character development of children and/or adolescents.  This is demonstrated through (1) a relevant scholarly and creative work and/or (2) the implementation of a special program that fosters moral education or character development among children or youth in a child-care setting, organized youth group, religious institution, or school. Minimum of a 3.0 overall and 3.20 major GPA required to apply for award. ($250 stipend)

                   The Robert B. McLaren Award in Children's Moral Development Application

Recommendation Form

The Althea B. McLaren Award for the Arts in Child Development

This award recognizes a Child and Adolescent Development major’s creative implementation of art instruction and/or production in working with children and youth. Minimum of a 3.0 overall GPA required to apply for award. ($250 stipend)

                 The Althea B. McLaren Award for the Arts in Child Development Application

Recommendation Form

The Kimberly Perkins Award for Dedication to Academic Excellence

This award recognizes dedication to academic excellence and continued commitment to personal and professional development in challenging circumstances.  Child and Adolescent Development majors are nominated by faculty or other CAS classmates with awareness of the persistence and dedication a student has shown to his or her personal and academic development despite circumstances that might stand in the way of accomplishment. ($1500 stipend)

            The Kimberly Perkins Award for Dedication to Academic Excellence Application

 

 

 

CSUF Scholarship Opportunities

More scholarships may be available through the financial aid office.

Financial Aid

Financial Aid Office: UH-146, (657) 278-3125

 

 

Testimonial

Melissa Rivera

My name is Melissa Rivera. I was the 2010 recipient of the Kimberly Perkins Scholarship award.  I am honored and humbled to be among the students who have received the Kimberly Perkins Scholarship award.  The scholarship means so much to me because it enabled me to continue my journey to become a teacher. For many years I took one or two classes a semester because that was all I could afford.  The year previous to winning the award I was working three jobs.  Unfortunately, I was laid off from two jobs and my savings began to dwindle. As the semester continued, I was unsure if I would have the money to cover the upcoming tuition.  Winning the scholarship helped me pay my tuition allowing me to continue my studies.  I am very grateful for the ability to complete my bachelor’s degree in May and then continue on to the teacher credential program in the Fall.  As I continue to journey toward my goal of becoming a teacher, I will remember Kimberly’s inspiring story.  I want to take the opportunity to, once again, recognize the great generosity of Kimberly’s parents, Rick and Nanci, and many of their friends and family who supported students like me through the Kimberly Perkins Scholarship fund. I would also like to take this opportunity to encourage others to contribute to the fund, so we may continue to honor Kimberly’s memory by supporting students’ dedication to academic excellence.

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