President's Scholars

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  Sept. 19, 2007

Sean Kearns
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Margie Low
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Cal State L.A. welcomes 9 new President'’s Scholars

Los Angeles, CA – Nine top high school graduates—from Alhambra to West Covina—will begin their freshman year this fall quarter at California State University, Los Angeles with the distinguished title of “President’s Scholar.”

Each President’s Scholar will receive $5,000 per year for four years of full-time enrollment at Cal State L.A., as a result of his or her outstanding academic achievements, extracurricular activities and leadership in high school. The award covers registration fees, books and other academic and living expenses.

The nine scholars were selected based on recommendations by their high school principals. They all have a grade-point average of at least 3.75 and an SAT I score of at least 1200.

This scholarship program is funded by Cal State L.A.’s Annual Fund and the President’s Associates.

Honored as the ninth class of President’s Scholars are the following:

Katherine Bailey
Major: Undecided
Alverno High School
Monrovia resident

Brittany Bishop
Major: Urban Learning (Special Education Teaching Credential Option)
Whittier High School
Whittier resident

Feon Cheng
Major: Nutritional Science
Wilson High School
Hacienda Heights resident

Ashley Chine
Major: African American Studies
Bravo Medical Magnet High School
Inglewood resident

Vivian Chu
Major: Business Administration
Temple City High School
Temple City resident

Rina Hernandez
Major: Anthropology
Mayfair High School
Paramount resident

Helene Mendez
Major: Nursing
West Covina High School
West Covina resident

Justin Park
Major: Psychology
Eagle Rock High School
Eagle Rock resident

Lorraine Tsui
Major: Business Administration
Alhambra High School
Alhambra resident

Working for California since 1947: The 175-acre hilltop campus of California State University, Los Angeles is at the heart of a major metropolitan city, just five miles from Los Angeles’ civic and cultural center. More than 20,000 students and 200,000 alumni—with a wide variety of interests, ages and backgrounds—reflect the city’s dynamic mix of populations. Six colleges offer nationally recognized science, arts, business, criminal justice, engineering, nursing, education and humanities programs, among others, led by an award-winning faculty. Cal State L.A. is home to the critically-acclaimed Luckman Jazz Orchestra and to a unique university center for gifted students as young as 12. Among programs that provide exciting enrichment opportunities to students and community include an NEH- and Rockefeller-supported humanities center; a NASA-funded center for space research; and a growing forensic science program, to be housed in the Hertzberg-Davis Forensic Science Center.

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