College of Science - CSU Leader in Science

The CSU Leader in Science Scholarship recognizes exceptional student leadership and achievement in the College of Science. This scholarship is endowed by a Biotechnology alumnus who devoted their undergraduate career to serving their community and is thus awarded to students who also seek to improve the lives of others through their extracurricular activities/advocacy.

Award period: 2022-2023

This annual scholarship will be awarded to one student based on the following merits and criteria:

  • Open to Undergraduate students
  • Open to any major in the College of Science
  • Must have CPP GPA of 2.8 or above. Incoming freshmen admitted Fall 2021 must have high school GPA 2.8 or above. Incoming transfer students admitted Fall 2021 must have transfer GPA of 2.8 or above.
  • Must demonstrate academic and co-curricular excellence at CPP (previous and/or current leadership roles)
  • Must submit 2 Letters of recommendations (at least 1 should speak of your community involvement)
  • Must submit current CV or resume
  • Non-CA residents and undocumented students may apply.
  • Must answer short essay addressing a non-academic topic such as:
      - An adversity you overcame
      - Traveling, living, or future adventures you hope to have
      - Your favorite hobbies/stories and their significance
      - One thing you would change if you could go back in time
      - If you could plan a meal with any four people, past or present, who would they be and how would the meal unfold?

Should you have any questions, please contact Dr. Michael Page, Associate Dean at mfpage@cpp.edu in the College of Science.

To begin the application process, please complete your general application first then proceed to search this scholarship in the ’Opportunities’>>’Recommended’ Tab and click on APPLY

Award
2,500
Scopes
College of Science
Deadline
02/28/2022
Supplemental Questions
  1. Must answer short essay addressing a non-academic topic such as:
    - An adversity you overcame
    - Traveling, living, or future adventures you hope to have
    - Your favorite hobbies/stories and their significance
    - One thing you would change if you could go back in time
    - If you could plan a meal with any four people, past or present, who would they be and how would the meal unfold?

  2. Please upload current CV/Resume: Please include evidence of academic and co-curricular excellence at CPP (previous and/or current leadership roles).
  3. Submit two Letters of Recommendation: Letters of recommendations should come from people who can speak about your character. They can be from a boss, mentor, or any CPP faculty/lecturer. Recommendations from family members are means for immediate disqualification. Friends and peers can write a letter only if they are/were a mentor. Letters are heavily considered because they can showcase a student’s ability to think critically, distinguish between applicants with similar accomplishments or characteristics, emphasize academic strengths/interests, personal qualities, and your potential to succeed. A strong positive letter also demonstrates the applicant’s ability to interact with others.
    • Please list name and email address of first recommendation request.
    • Please list name and email address of second recommendation request.