The application period for Fall 2018 is now open!


The Peter E. Jones Scholarship was established to benefit a CSU non-veteran adult learner in need.

Peter E. Jones (1920 - 1996) was born in Terre Haute, Indiana. After completing high school, Peter was accepted to Stanford's pre-med program, and moved to California. After the attacks on Pearl Harbor, Peter dropped out of his senior year and joined the Marines, flying dive-bombers and torpedo planes in the Pacific Theater. When the war ended, he returned to Stanford, and successfully earned his M.D. He established a family practice in Hollister, California. Peter was always willing to see less fortunate patients, sometimes accepting payment in produce, or working for free for his customers. This scholarship is established in his name so that students in financial need can meet their goals; so that they might go on to help someone else.


To qualify, applicants must meet the following requirements:

  • Be a full- or part-time undergraduate enrolled in any college or major at CSU
  • Demonstrate financial need as established by the CSU Office of Financial Aid
  • Provide a recommendation letter
  • Be in good academic standing
  • Demonstrate formal or informal service to community/fellow man
  • Be a non-veteran adult learner

To apply, complete the form below and upload a copy of your CSU financial aid summary (which shows your student budget and financial aid awards) for the 2018-2019 academic year. In addition, please upload a copy of your unofficial transcript, and a single Word or PDF document answering the questions below.

Late submissions and/or incomplete applications will not be considered.

The deadline for submitting your application is September 7th, 2018 at 11:59pm.



Please answer the following questions in a single Microsoft Word or PDF document and attach to this application on the following page. Answers must be a minimum of 200 words and no longer than 500 words.

1. Describe your journey to higher education. Share any challenges you have faced and how you have overcome them.
2. Once your education is complete, how do you plan to contribute to your community?
3. What are your career goals?

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