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 with participating nonprofit agencies, schools or government organizations in the four county service area (Fresno, Kings, Madera, or Tulare) served by Fresno State. In order to provide enough time for a “real world” experience, each student performs assignments of 75 or 150 hours with his or her service site. Upon completion of their assignments, students earn 1 or 3 units of academic credit and a $750 or $1,500 scholarship.

How to Participate:

If you are interested in reviewing current positions in this Program, go online to Career Development Center's home page, click on the HireFresnoState Student log-in link, log-in, scroll over the Job Search tab and click on Advanced Search, under Job Search Categories click on Position Type and select Community Service Scholarship Program under Search Categories, lastly click on results.

Although this program provides a number of excellent benefits, receipt of a scholarship is based on eligibility. If you have no Remaining Need, you may not be able to participate in the program. (To see if you have Remaining Need, log into your My Fresno State account; go to Student Center; select My Finances; click on View Financial Aid; select Aid Year at top of list; click on Financial Aid Summary; and look at Remaining Need amount. This must be at least $1500 or higher to earn the scholarship. If not, you might be able to increase your Remaining Need by reducing or declining one or more loan offer/s.)

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