FA&S- CSU Foundation - Glenn and Dorothy Dumke Fellowship

The Glenn and Dorothy Dumke Fellowship was established in memory of Dr. Glenn S. Dumke, Chancellor of the California State University from 1962 to 1982.

Chancellor Dumke was born in Green Bay, Wisconsin in 1917. He received his B.A. and M.A. degrees at Occidental College and his Ph.D. at UCLA. He also held honorary degrees from nine other distinguished universities across the country. In 1940, Dr. Dumke began his 42-year career in higher education as an instructor of history at Occidental College. He went on to become a professor of history and dean of the faculty at Occidental College before becoming president of San Francisco State College in 1957. While serving as president, Dr. Dumke was one of the principal architects of the Master Plan for Higher Education in California, which became the blueprint for the State’s higher education system. Under Dr. Dumke’s leadership, the university system made great progress in the breadth and quality of academic programs. Quoting a former CSU chancellor, “He organized 16 separate academic programs into a single system that became a model across the nation… it happened because Dr. Dumke was a visionary leader.”

The purpose of this fellowship is to encourage student scholars to engage in graduate work in fields such as public policy, American history, economics, archival management and government. Preference will be given to projects that involve research about the State of California. The selected scholar is expected to pursue research projects within special CSU library/archival collections.

Award Period: 2021-2022

Criteria:

  • Must be in good standing and have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale
  • Must be a CSU graduate student in the areas of public policy, American history, economics, library science, archival management, or government during the academic year
  • Must use the award to pursue research projects within the Dumke Collection or other collections housed within the CSU archives at CSU Dominguez Hills, the Center for California Studies at CSU Sacramento, or other special collections within the CSU system. Information about the CSU Special Collections can be found here and here
  • At least 1 letter from a CSU Faculty member is needed
  • Upload a personal statement detailing:
    1. The applicant’s interest in American history and/or California history; politics and economics of California; or similar areas of California studies
    2. Any prior work in the areas listed above and how it relates to the State of California
    3. The anticipated focus of the research project and a clearly defined plan of study
  • Provide a copy of transcripts (copies of department records are acceptable)
  • Upload complete Applicant Information form

This scholarship opportunity involves a nomination process. The Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships will forward application packets for nominees to the CSU Foundation. The CSU Foundation will make the final determination regarding chosen recipients. Congratulatory or regret emails will be forwarded to applicants via CPP email once the review and scoring process is completed.

For questions about this opportunity, email scholarships@cpp.edu

To begin the application process, please complete your general application first, then proceed to search this scholarship in the “Opportunities >> Ours” tab and click on APPLY.

Award
$1,400
Scopes
CSU Foundation, Office of Financial Aid & Scholarships
Deadline
05/14/2021
Supplemental Questions
  1. Upload a copy of your unofficial college transcripts.
  2. Please provide a personal statement that addresses the following:
    1) Interest in American History and/ or California history; politics and economics of California; or similar areas of California Studies.
    2) Any prior work in the areas of American History and/or California history; politics and economics of California, or similar areas of California studies and how it relates to the State of California.
    3) Include your anticipated focus of the research project and a clearly defined plan of study.
  3. Enter the name and email address of a CSU faculty member who can provide a letter of recommendation on your behalf
  4. Complete the fillable Applicant Information Form (instructions listed below)