Donald R. Ryan Associated Students Endowment

Opportunity name: Donald R. Ryan Associated Students Endowment
Minimum qualifications: To provide scholarships for first-time frosh, transfer, and graduate students with at least a high school equivalent, transfer or demonstration in all undergraduate work of at least a cumulative GPA of 3.50. Applicants who have demonstrated participation in leadership activities (such as Academic Senate, student government, university committees or auxiliary boards) will be given preference, with financial need a secondary consideration. Students receiving the scholarship are encouraged to continue to participate in leadership activities while at SJSU.
College and Department: Campus wide
Number of awards and award amount: $2000
Application dates: Application available January – May 1 to be awarded for following academic year
Major: Open to all majors
Class level: First time frosh, transfer, and graduate students
Enrollment requirement: At least half-time enrollment
Financial need: yes, as a secondary consideration
GPA requirement: >=3.5

Preference given to:

  1. Leadership in student government (as compared to other types of leadership)
  2. Highest reviewer scores*
  3. Highest GPAs
  4. Expected Family Contribution (as determined by FAFSA): $0 – $10000
  5. Participation in extracurricular activities
  6. Enrollment level: Full-time (12+ units for undergrad; 8+ units for graduate) # Cumulative GPA: > 3.5

*Applications are reviewed by a committee and scored based on answers provided by the applicant. Each answer is reviewed for:
• relevance to the question
• spelling, grammar, and college level writing
• creativity

Scholarship winners will be notified by email no later than September 1.

Supplemental Questions
  1. Describe your participation in student leadership activities. Include your definition of leadership and how it has impacted your academic career.