Essay competition and virtual event

The 2020 Senior Scholarship Showcase is a virtual event with a challenge — high school seniors with a 3.7+ GPA are invited to register and have the chance to compete in a writing competition with a chance to win a CSU scholarship award. The essay topic will be sent to registered students on Monday, August 24, and essay submissions will be accepted through September 1.

One-year scholarships ranging from $1,000 – $3,000 will be awarded to students selected from the writing competition. Winners will be announced during a main event webinar, which includes an informational presentation and announcement of winners, on Saturday, September 12, from 10:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. (Mountain time).

The event also includes optional virtual breakout session webinars and mock lectures led by CSU faculty and staff during the week of September 8-11. View a list of select breakout session recordings below.

  • Connect with CSU students, faculty and staff
  • Participate in virtual breakout sessions and simulated classes
  • Compete in an essay competition with an opportunity to earn a CSU scholarship of up to $3,000

Webinars will be hosted by different offices and departments and may feature different virtual platforms. Some virtual sessions may be held via Zoom or the Office of Admissions’ webinar platform.

  • Pre-registration is required for each session. Upon registration, students/families will receive a unique access link via email which can be used to access the webinar at its specified start time.
  • Webinars hosted on the Admissions platform feature one-way video broadcasts from the host/presenter. You will be able to interact and ask questions using a chat function on the webinar platform.
  • Sessions held via Zoom will be indicated on the access link landing page and may include additional instructions.

Tech Tips

We love technology, but technology doesn’t always love us. In this unprecedented virtual age, we’re constantly learning and improving our ability to connect with you. Some helpful tips for our webinar platform include:

  • Ensure that you have a stable Internet connection prior to launching the webinar.
  • Whenever possible, access the webinar using a laptop, desktop, or tablet. Mobile compatibility is not available on all devices.
  • It is recommended that you access the webinar using a Google Chrome browser. Safari and Explore browsers are not currently supported.

Questions? Please contact our Admissions Event Team at