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The North County Women in Networking Organization (NCWIN) believes in giving back to the local community
and is offering scholarships for the CSUSM 2022 Spring Semester

Scholarships can range from $1,000 to $2,500

Applications need to be submitted online by:

Friday, September 17th, 2021

Scholarship finalists will be notified by Oct/Nov
In-person interviews will be scheduled in Nov/Dec
  Scholarship awardees will be required to attend and speak
at a Scholarship Luncheon on January 12th, 2022.


  • Must be a female student attending CSUSM who will be a full time junior, senior, or graduate student in the 2020-2021 academic year. 
  • Must have a minimum 2.80 GPA
  • Must not be affiliated with NCWIN or its members.
  • A 2020-2021 FAFSA must be on file with the Financial Aid and Scholarship Office and applicants must have financial need, as determined by the Financial Aid/Scholarship Office.



Submit an essay with your impression/interpretation of the following quote (3 to 5 paragraphs):

"The most common way people give up their power is by thinking they don't have any.”  

Alice Walker


Please answer the following 3 questions:

A: How do you envision your major as contributing to your life goals? (1-2 paragraphs)
B: If selected for this scholarship, how would this money help you and how would you use it? (1 paragraph)
C: Tell us about a situation in your life where you may have faced your greatest challenge and how you moved beyond it…(2-3 paragraphs)


An unofficial CSUSM academic transcript is required, along with a screenshot of your current fall semester class load (if not shown in your CSUSM transcript). NEW transfer students: Transcript(s) must include last year's classes taken as a college student at your previous school if not already noted on your unofficial CSUSM transcript.

Name file containing essay and questionnaire: lastname_firstname_application.

Name file containing transcript(s): lastname_firstname_transcript.

Acceptable file types: Microsoft Word or PDF format (.docx, .doc, .pdf). Please submit your file as one of these accepted formats when prompted to avoid having your submission disqualified. Please label each page with your name, phone and email address. Incomplete applications will also be disqualified.

Online Applicant, Education and Supplemental Information as prompted below. Please note this form does not allow you to save your information to be completed at a later time.

Please send any issues regarding submitting your application to scholarship@northcountywomen.com


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