CSN Foundation

Scholarships Awarded Through Financial Aid

CSN’s Financial Aid Office selects scholarships annually in late April of each year. Students meeting scholarship criteria are automatically considered. Recipients must meet Financial Aid Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) PACE and GPA standards and complete necessary steps before April 30.


Scholarships are awarded based on declared major, completed credits, enrollment, GPA, and need or non-need. Recipients are notified via email and must complete specific requirements by the specified deadline provided to accept the scholarship.

To increase your chances of consideration, complete the following by April 30:

  • Be in an active eligible DCS (degree or certificate seeking) program. (Cert, AAS, or BACH)
  • Be enrolled in required courses towards the declared degree program.
  • Complete the FAFSA to determine need and submit necessary documents for verification and indicated on the “To Do” list indicated on the Student Center. (Students who do not complete the FAFSA will automatically be considered for non-need scholarships.)

Selection process and awarding:

  • Scholarships are awarded based on the highest earned credits,
  • Enrollment in the current semester
  • Cumulative GPA.
  • Students closest to graduation requirements
  • Some scholarships have additional criteria such as zip code or specific degree.

Scholarship notification and acceptance process:

Once the student is offered a scholarship through a communication sent to their email and can also be viewed in their My CSN – Completed communications section. Students must accept the scholarship offer within the 14-day deadline by completing the following requirements:

1. Thank-you letter acknowledging the donor’s gift must be sent to CSN Foundation
2. Completed (accepted) Scholarship Disclosure pop-up located in My CSN

After receipt of completed scholarship disclosure and thank you letter, the Financial Aid Office will accept your scholarship offer on your behalf.

Plan Ahead

Some scholarships have additional requirements, such as letters of recommendation. Be sure to give yourself enough time to gather necessary materials.

Keep an eye on deadline dates

The deadline to apply to CSN Foundation Scholarships was Thursday, February 15, 2024. For other scholarships, set calendar notices and reminders to help you stay on track.


Repurpose or reuse your essays

Writing a strong essay can help you stand out among applicants. Essays can often be reused on multiple scholarship applications with slight tweaks, saving you a lot of time.

Fill out your FAFSA

Make sure that your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is completed. You can fill that out by visiting: https://studentaid.gov