About the Scholarship

First in the Family Humanist Scholarship is sponsored by California State University. The foundation is a non-profit organization that was started in 1959 to encourage and support the educational mission of California State Fullerton. Scholarships awarded by Auxiliary Services Corporation (“ASC”) are not restricted to any particular major or field of study. 


How can students apply for this grant?

  • The students applying for this scholarship must have been completed their Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) application to receive this award.

  • Applicants must provide with a two to three paragraph essay (between 400-700 words) on the following topic: Humanism is based on the belief that every human being should be treated equally regardless of race, gender, sexual orientation, class, and disability status.

  • A letter of recommendation from an advisor/professor that includes your participation in school and community-based organizations.

  • Applicants must attach with a separate page listing your participation in school and community-based organizations.

  • A current official transcript must be provided by the students while applying for this grant.

How much does the First in the Family Humanist Scholarship provide 

  • This scholarship provides a $1,000 scholarship to non-graduating CSUF students, and the awards are non-renewable.

  • The total number of awards offered by this scholarship is limited to one candidate each year.


Deadline information

The applications are to be submitted by the end of June 10, 2020. Students are informed to submit their scholarship application and other requirements are to be submitted before the due date. Applications and other information are available online on the California State University Prudential Foundation website.


Eligibility Criteria

  • The applicant should be the first to get an education in the family.

  • The applicant may be raised in foster care, homeless, LGBTQ or secular youth.

  • The applicant's details may be undocumented.