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 Services' home page, click on the BulldogLink Student log-in graphic on right side, log-in, click on Find Jobs and select BulldogJobs, and under the Position Type pull-down menu, select Community Service Scholarship Program (CSSP) and click on Search.
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 you already are receiving a “full package” and have no unmet/remaining need, you may not be able to participate in this program. Career Services 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, you should discuss your financial aid package with the Financial Aid Office, Joyal Administration 296, 559.278.2182, to verify that you have eligibility to earn the scholarship on top of your financial aid package.
If hired, please call Career Services, 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.