[Sign Up Now] to Receive Our FREE Daily SCVTV-SCVNews Digest by E-Mail

SCVNews.com | CSUN Scholarship for Families Falling into Income Gap | 02-15-2013
Inside
Weather
Santa Clarita CA
Clear
Clear
70°F
 
Calendar
Today in
S.C.V. History
August 30
2009 - L.A. County Fire Capt. Ted Hall, 47, and Firefighter Specialist Arnie Quinones, 34, are killed in the line of duty on Day 4 of the Station Fire [story]


With a generous pledge of more than $2.7 million, the Sheila Gold Foundation established a transformative scholarship program at California State University, Northridge. Starting with 30 scholarships this academic year, the new Sheila Gold Foundation Scholarship program will eventually support up to 120 students per year each with $7,000 scholarships. The next deadline to apply for the scholarship is March 4, 2013.

The scholarship program is designed to aid middle-income families — those who have too much income to received federal financial aid but who still struggle to meet the costs of a college education. To receive the scholarship, students must have a family income of between $70,000 and $150,000. Additionally, students must work at least 9.99 hours per week while being fully enrolled in school. Only freshmen can apply for the scholarship, but as long as they continue to meet the academic and employment requirements, the scholarship is renewable for up to four years.

Sheila Gold Foundation Scholarship recipient Juliana Tongco plans to major in health administration.

Sheila Gold Foundation Scholarship recipient Juliana Tongco plans to major in health administration.

Juliana Tongco, a freshman majoring in health administration, was among the first group of scholarship recipients and experienced the scholarship’s impact firsthand. “Soon after registering for my first classes last summer, I quickly realized that my family was caught in the unhappy medium of being considered too ‘rich’ to receive financial aid, while in reality, too ‘poor’ to pay for college,” said Tongco. Before receiving the scholarship, Tongco was contemplating transferring to a community college for part of her undergraduate work, but thanks to the scholarship she is now able to complete all her courses at CSUN.

Matt Dingler, who was among the inaugural Sheila Gold Foundation Scholarship recipients, will be able to afford pilot training thanks to the scholarship.

Fellow scholarship recipient Matt Dingler plans to attend flight training school and become a pilot after finishing his undergraduate degree at CSUN. “My goal of becoming a pilot is closer than ever,” he said. “I have the opportunity now with the Sheila Gold Foundation Scholarship to graduate college without huge student loans, so any money I can save for the next four years will be used after college to enter a flight training school.”

While balancing school and work can be a challenge, the Sheila Gold Scholarship recipients have found that working during their studies makes them more efficient and well-rounded. Nicole Gonzales Gozum, a freshman majoring in environmental and occupational health,  in the CSUN Financial Aid office.

Nicole Gonzales Gozum is using her scholarship to pursue a degree in environmental and occupational health.

“Working in the Financial Aid Office while attending my classes before or after my shift has made my day fuller,” Nicole said. “I feel more accomplished, and I feel like I get more work done. I cannot thank the staff enough for the opportunity that they have given me.”

Comment On This Story
COMMENT POLICY: We welcome comments from individuals and businesses. All comments are moderated. Comments are subject to rejection if they are vulgar, combative, or in poor taste.
REAL NAMES ONLY: All posters must use their real individual or business name. This applies equally to Twitter account holders who use a nickname.

2 Comments

  1. Debra says:

    My daughter missed the March deadline! Are there any other similar scholarships she can try for?? I am a middle income earner, sole support mom to 4 children, and there seems to be NO HELP! My daughter has a 3.75 high school gpa, works as a lifeguard and volunteers at church children’s ministry. PLEASE give us some guidance/suggestions!! Thanks,

  2. scvtv says:

    Thanks for your inquiry – our only real contact with CSUN is with the media office => carmen.chandler@csun.edu

HIGHER EDUCATION LINKS
Related Content
LOCAL COLLEGE HEADLINES
Sunday, Aug 30, 2015
The Hollywood Reporter recently released a list of “The 25 Best Drama Schools for a Master of Fine Arts,” and CalArts has taken a spot on the list.
Wednesday, Aug 26, 2015
California State University, Northridge was awarded a $60,000 grant earlier this month from the Hollywood Foreign Press Association to support students working on their senior film projects. The association also gave $5,000 toward a $25,000 endowed scholarship fund at CSUN to support students in the department’s film option.
Wednesday, Aug 26, 2015
Find out how four siblings did not let others define their limits, how a heroic sheriff's deputy made a life-saving decision and how a courageous instructor quietly inspires after a recent bone marrow transplant.
Tuesday, Aug 25, 2015
Imagine breast cancer as cells hidden in an invisible house — a house whose blueprints researchers have been hunting for decades. Now imagine suddenly discovering a key support wall for this house, a support wall that could change the future for breast cancer treatment.
Monday, Aug 24, 2015
California State University, Northridge’s annual President’s Picnic is expected to feed more than 6,500 students this year on Thursday, Aug. 27.
Friend Activity

Latest Additions to SCVNews.com
For most people in the Santa Clarita and Antelope valleys, Saturday was like most August days - hot, dry, uneventful. But for the communities of Acton and Agua Dulce, it was a day of joy and celebration … the culmination of more than a decade of work, support and hope that finally materialized in the official dedication of the new Vasquez High School campus. For me, a proud 2006 graduate of Vasquez High School and K-12 attendee of the Acton-Agua Dulce Unified School District, this day was combination of nostalgia and the surreal experience of setting foot on something we never thought would happen.
Vasquez High School: The Dream Comes True
The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department has issued a missing-person alert for Kristin Ghilardi, a 29-year-old woman last seen in Canyon Country.
Sheriff Issues Alert for Missing Church Volunteer
The Hollywood Reporter recently released a list of “The 25 Best Drama Schools for a Master of Fine Arts,” and CalArts has taken a spot on the list.
CalArts Among Top Schools for Master’s Degree in Acting
I can scarcely believe we all get to wake up with Cemex not being an issue on our horizon. Santa Clarita will still be the best, cleanest, safest city in which to live and work. It will remain that way without the Cemex blight that was almost upon us.
Ding, Dong, Cemex is Dead
2009 - L.A. County Fire Capt. Ted Hall, 47, and Firefighter Specialist Arnie Quinones, 34, are killed in the line of duty on Day 4 of the Station Fire [story]
SCVi Charter School is kicking off a new series of documentary film presentations about pending shifts and meeting challenges in education — focusing on new approaches to helping children prepare to succeed as adults in a technologically oriented global economy.
SCVi Hosts Film Series to Explore Education Principles (Video)
Get out and explore the Santa Clarita Valley's back country with the local Community Hiking Club.
Call of the Wild: SCV Community Hiking Club Sched. (Sept. 2015)
The 8th annual Soroptimist International of Greater Santa Clarita Valley Wine Affair returns to Town Center Drive. Shops, wine vendors and restaurants will join together and host a delicious selection of wines and appetizers with live entertainment as guests stroll from venue to venue.
Oct. 18: Save the Date for Soroptimist Wine Affair
Dozens of Santa Clarita residents and veterans came to the Santa Clarita Rotary Garden Saturday morning to honor many of the Santa Clarita Valley’s fallen military service members.
Rotarians, Elks Honor SCV’s Korea, Vietnam War Dead
The Alash Ensemble brings the beautiful and exotic sounds of their Inner Asian homeland to launch the 2015-16 season of the California Institute of the Arts Wild Beast Concert Series on Saturday, Sept. 19.
Sept. 19: CalArts Wild Beast Concert Series Opens with Tuvan Throat Singing (Video)
The bill would make it a federal offense, punishable by up to a year in prison or fines, to fly a commercial or private drone over an airport or active wildfire. The legislation is in direct response to several incidents in California where private drones observing wildfires forced firefighting agencies to postpone air response out of fear of collision.
Garamendi Bill Would Restrict Private Drones from Fires, Airports
The city of Santa Clarita and indeed the whole of the Santa Clarita Valley have a reason to celebrate. I just wonder if some of the invoices from the fight the city had to fund can be sent to former Congressman Howard “Take-The-Buck” McKeon. He had all those years to resolve the problem, and now, less than a year after he was replaced by Steve Knight, Cemex is going away.
Thank You, Buck (Not)
Santa Clarita Valley high school football scores for August 28, 2015.
SCV High School Football Scores For August 28, 2015
1916 - Actor George Montgomery, 1991 Newhall Walk of Western Stars honoree, born in Montana [story]
The Bureau of Land Management hand-delivered a formal document to a representative of the Cemex Corp. on Friday, terminating Cemex’s two 10-year contracts to mine in Soledad Canyon. The termination document cited non-performance by Cemex.
FEDS CANCEL CEMEX SOLEDAD MINING CONTRACT
Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s deputies are searching for two suspects in an armed robbery in Saugus that netted six pot plants and the victim's medical marijuana card.
Pot Plants, Medical Card Stolen in Saugus
AMG & Associates Inc., an award-winning construction company headquartered in Santa Clarita — most recently named to the 2015 Inc. 5000 — begins work on three new construction projects that will benefit communities across California.
SCV-Based Construction Firm At Work Across California
The federal Bureau of Land Management hand-delivered a formal document to Cemex officials on Friday which terminated two 10-year contracts to mine in Soledad Canyon. A suspect who allegedly shot a man in Canyon Country on Friday morning is still at large. The cause of the Warm Fire which burned about 300 acres in Castaic has been determined as arson.
SCV NewsBreak for Friday August 28, 2015
Certain streets in Santa Clarita will be affected for the week of August 31, 2015, for the Santa Clarita Annual Slurry Seal & Overlay Project. During this time, please make sure to read all posted parking signs as dates are subject to change.
Santa Clarita Road Repaving Sched., Week of Aug. 31
From Wednesday, Sept. 2, to Friday, Sept. 4, Chuck Pontius Commuter Trail will be subject to closures from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. for slurry seal resurfacing.
Sept. 2-4: Chuck Pontius Trail Set to Be Resurfaced
Discover little known facts about the ship, her crew, her builders, and her tragic demise when local author Bill Blowers explains the “story” behind his novel, "Dangerous Betrayal – the Vendetta That Sank Titanic," and signs books at the SCV Senior Center.
Sept. 10: Meet Local Author of New Titanic Book
Sierra Vista Junior High School home economics teacher Doris Fossen has been chosen by the American Association of Family & Consumer Sciences as its Teacher of the Year for the State of California.
National Home Economics Assn. Honors Sierra Vista Teacher
A man was transported to the hospital Friday morning after crashing into a power pole near the New Apostolic Church on Bouquet Canyon Road.
Pickup Truck Takes Out Power Pole on Bouquet
The Warm Fire in Castaic that burned about 300 acres was the result of arson, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department’s investigators.
Fire at Abandoned Rehab Facility Was Deliberately Set, Officials Say