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Paul DeRuosi Memorial Community Service Scholarship

Deadline to Apply: January 31, 2020


Each year, the Paul DeRuosi Memorial Community Service Scholarship will provide a single $1,000 scholarship to an eligible student who exemplifies the commitment to service that Paul championed during his distinguished 31-year career at California State University, Fresno.


Nominations may come from any person, including self-nominations.

Nominations must clearly and concisely address the nomination criteria and questions. One nomination per student will be accepted. A selection committee will review nominations and determine the award recipient

Download the Paul DeRuosi selection criteria and nomination form.

Breaking Records 

We are so pleased to report that this past academic year (2018-19), 18,932 students, faculty, and staff members provided 1,401,010 hours of service to the community which is equal to an estimated economic value of over $42.7 Million. 

The services provided range from short-term activities like blood-drives with the Central California Blood Center and Kids Day benefiting Valley Children's Hospital to an average of 156 service-learning courses and long-term teaching internships with local school districts.

Fresno State's commitment to service contributed to the 2018 Washington Monthly, ranking the university as number 24 of the top 30 universities in the nation. In fact, Fresno State was ranked second in the percentage of work study allocated to community service placements.

To learn more about how you can contribute to Fresno State's annual service goal, contact the Richter Center at 559.278.7079