Corporate Scholars

Introducing The Information Systems & Decision Sciences Corporate Scholars Program


Business organizations interested in attracting the best and brightest of our students are invited to participate in our newly established Corporate Scholars Program. The sponsoring organization will provide each selected student a yearly scholarship of between $1,000 and $3,000 as well as a promise of part-time employment during the academic year and full-time employment during the summer. Students designated as Corporate Scholars would also receive internship credit from CSUF for one of the semesters they are working at the sponsoring organization.

Students may apply to become a Corporate Scholar during their junior year. To be eligible to become a corporate scholar in the Management Information Systems field, students must have selected IS as their business concentration and completed both ISDS 309 and ISDS 310 with a grade of A. To become a corporate scholar in the Management Science field, students must select Management Science as their concentration and complete ISDS 361A and ISDS 361B with a grade of A. Recommendations for students to become corporate scholar(s) will be made by a committee of the faculty in the Information Systems & Decision Sciences Department. Because the scholarship involves working at the sponsoring corporation, the selection of the finalist shall be made by the sponsoring corporation.

A student accepted as a corporate scholar would be offered a minimum of ten hours a week during the academic year at the designated business and full-time employment during the summer. If a student fails to perform satisfactorily in their work position the sponsoring corporation has the right to terminate the scholarship. Students may apply for renewal of their Corporate Scholarship for additional years that they are enrolled as students at CSUF, but such funding shall be at the discretion of the sponsoring organization. Renewal is contingent upon the student maintaining a minimum GPA of 3.0.

Advantages to the Sponsoring Organization

By becoming a Corporate Sponsor you are helping to educate the best and brightest at CSUF. Additionally, you are being given the opportunity to have an individual with excellent academic skills work at your organization on a part-time basis. We have found that for many of our students, part-time employment while in school has led to full-time employment upon graduation. Your Corporate Sponsorship should therefore give you a "leg up" in recruiting the scholarship recipient.

Advantage to the Student Recipient

By becoming a corporate scholar, students are assured paid employment while at school and during the summer. Additionally, you will earn seniority with the organization should you decide to move to full-time status upon graduation. Perhaps most importantly, you will have the opportunity to list this recognition on your resume and can point with pride to your accomplishments while being a corporate scholar.

About the Department of Information Systems & Decision Sciences

The Department of Information Systems & Decision Sciences is one of six academic departments within the College of Business and Economics at Cal State University, Fullerton. The School is the third largest AACSB accredited business school in the United States and the department is the second largest department in the school in terms of student enrollment. Faculty in the department are world experts in their fields and have published numerous journal articles and texts in the fields of management information systems, statistics, and management science.

For Additional Information

To become a Corporate Sponsor or for more information about this program, please contact Dr. Barry Alan Pasternack, Chair of the Department of Information Systems & Decision Sciences by phone at (657) 278-2221, by fax at (657) 278-5940, or by e-mail at

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