The Community Service Scholarship Program (CSSP) began in the summer of 1990 when the Radin Foundation, led by Marjorie and H. Marc Radin, provided funds to financially assist California State University, Fresno students who were placed with nonprofit agencies throughout the Fresno area. Due to the Radin’s generosity, the Program continues today.

Assignments in the CSSP are structured to relate to a student’s academic major. In order to provide enough time for a “real world” experience, each student performs an assignment of 150 hours with his or her agency. Upon completion of their assignments, students earn 3 units of academic credit and a $1,500 scholarship.

To review current positions in this Program, students should go online to HireFresnoState (formerly BulldogLink), register if they have not done so yet, or log-in, and search under "Community Service Scholarship Program ."

FINANCIAL AID APPLICANTS AND RECIPIENTS PLEASE NOTE: Although this program provides a number of excellent benefits, receipt of a scholarship is based on eligibility. If a student is already receiving a “full package,” he/she may not be able to participate in this program. Career Development Center Counselors and staff are not qualified to make any financial aid determinations. Therefore, before contacting the agencies in this program to set up an interview, students should discuss their financial aid package with the Financial Aid Office, Joyal Administration 296, 559.278.2182, to verify that they have eligibility to earn the scholarship on top of their financial aid package.

If selected, students should call Career Development Center, Thomas 103, 559.278.2381 to make an appointment with Aleta Wolfe, Career Experience Counselor, to complete necessary paperwork and discuss requirements for the CSSP.