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California State University-Sacramento

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California State University, Sacramento (Sacramento State, Sac State, informally CSUS), founded in 1947 as Sacramento State College, is the only public comprehensive university in the city of Sacramento, California, and is the tenth oldest campus in the California State University. With a student body of 29,000, it is one of the largest universities in California. Sac State has an alumni base of 215,000 and awards 7,000 degrees annually. The university offers 151 different Bachelor's degrees, 69 Master's degrees, 28 types of teaching credentials, and 7 Doctoral degrees including Ed.D, DPT, Ph.D, and J.D. programs in conjunction with UCSB and UOP. Sac State offers the second most amount of Doctorates in the CSU. The university also has extensions in Singapore, offering a unique IMBA (International Master's in Business Administration). Sac State is the first and only of the 23 CSUs to have an international program, and is the only California university to establish itself in Singapore.

The campus is consistently one of the top three destinations amongst all universities in the state for California Community College students, welcoming over 4,000 new transfers each academic year.

Sacramento State is designated as a "Center of Academic Excellence" by the Department of Homeland Security and the National Security Agency (NSA). Each year the university sponsors multiple faculty and student Fulbright Scholars, both abroad and in-residence. Sac State is also member of the American Association of State Colleges and Universities and the Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities. The university has over 30 research centers & institutes. Sac State contributes close to $1 billion annually, on average, to the Sacramento Region.

The Center for California Studies' Capital Fellows Program is ranked one of the top 10 internships in the nation. With nearly 2,000 students, its School of Nursing is the second largest in the CSU, graduating nearly 800 skilled nurses annually achieving 100% pass rate on the NCLEX. The school's Division of Criminal Justice one of the largest programs in all of North America enrolling nearly 1,800 students in the department. Sac State also has the largest Co-Op program in the State of California, offering various paid or credit-earned internship opportunities for students. The University is an American Heart Association designated training campus, boasting their own ambulance and a specialized curriculum for nursing and Pre-Med students. The campus houses the United States Geological Survey Water Division.

Sacramento State's main campus sits on over 300 acres, covered with over 3,500 trees from building to building and over 1,200 resting in the unique University Arboretum (formerly the Goethe Arboretum). The University is the site of two National Register of Historic Places, the Julia Morgan House and the Pony Express. The Arbor Day Foundation officially declared the university "Tree Campus USA" in 2012. The university has been distinguished as a U.S. President's National & Community Service Honor Roll member in 2013.

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  • Public, Four or more years
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  • $16,632.00 avg tuition

6000 J St
Sacramento, CA 95819-2694
(916) 278-6011

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Scholarships for Students in California

Name Amount Deadline
Marcia A. Boden Scholarship Varies Varies
Alice Glancy Bonds Scholarship Varies Varies
Betty Burmeister Scholarship Varies Varies
Carlsson Family Assistance Scholarship Varies Varies
Carol Channing and Harry Kullijian Endowment for Art Education Scholarship Varies Varies
Professor Norman and Evelyn Castellan Scholarship Varies Varies
Hazel Cramer Scholarship Varies Varies
James B. Creel Humanitarian Award Varies Varies
James B. Creel Humanitarian Award Varies Varies
Daughters of Union Veterans of the Civil War 1861-1865, Annual Living Memorial Scholarship Varies Varies
Wayne P. Donahue Memorial Scholarship Varies Varies
Duccini/Pasquini/Traversa Scholarship Varies Varies
Mary J. Foley Residence Hall Scholarship Varies Varies
Franklin Stillwell Scholarship Varies Varies
Judith Ann Hakari Nursing Scholarship Varies Varies
Alejandro Garcia Excellence in Social Work Scholarship Varies Varies
Dr. Gordon Glabe and Dr. Stanley Hughart Memorial Scholarship Varies Varies
Helen I. Harder Memorial Scholarship Varies Varies
Paul G. Hastings Memorial Scholarship Varies Varies
Helen Knesek Scholarship Varies Varies
Juan Hernandez Scholarship Varies Varies
Ryan Huhn Memorial Scholarship Varies Varies
Jo Anne Marquardt (JAM) Hope, Empower, Love, and Peace (HELP) Scholarship Varies Varies
William D. James Scholarship Varies Varies
Kerry Kendley Scholarship Varies Varies
Vera Koehler Clinical Nursing Scholarship Varies Varies
Patricia Lee Memorial Scholarship Varies Varies
Lt. Peter Lenhart Siller Memorial Scholarship Varies Varies
Lillian Stillwell Scholarship $500 Varies
Dr. Margaret E. McKoane Scholarship Varies Varies
Dr. Margaret E. McKoane Finanical Aid Scholarship (Re-Entry) Varies Varies
Marion Muddox Scholarship Varies Varies
Geraldine T. Olson Nursing Scholarship Varies Varies
Osher Re-Entry Scholarship Varies Varies
Stan Pretzer Public Service Scholarship Varies Varies
Reita E. Bell Scholarship Varies Varies
Renaissance Society Scholarship $2,500 Varies
Clara Rodriguez Scholarship Varies Varies
Eugene and Dena Salmon Scholarship Varies Varies
Dale M. Schoettler Scholarship Varies Varies
Susan Blad Seldin Scholarship Varies Varies
Small Grants/High Hopes Scholarship Varies Varies
Single Parent Scholarship - CSUS Varies Varies
SSGT Benton Memorial Scholarship Varies Varies
Anna Steffen Nursing Alumni Scholarship Varies Varies
Bertha Stokely Scholarship Varies Varies
John and Lillian Swacina Scholarship Varies Varies
H.K. Tschudin Scholarship Varies Varies
University of California, Davis Medical Center Volunteer Services Scholarship Varies Varies
Stephen and Charlotte Walker Re-Entry Scholarship Varies Varies
Dr. Guy A. West Scholarship Varies Varies
James William Whitsell Scholarship Varies Varies
HRSA Scholarship for Disadvantaged Students Varies Varies