Introducing this yearÂs PresidentÂs Scholars
Seven incoming freshmen awarded $20K four-year scholarships to attend Cal State L.A.
These high school graduatesÂdistinguished as the UniversityÂs Â2010 PresidentÂs ScholarsÂÂhave been admitted to Cal State L.A. with a grade-point average of at least 3.75 and an SAT I score of at least 1200:
Marie Eleanore Cabal
Eagle Rock High School
Warren High School
Major: Business Management
Stern Math and Science School
Temple City High School
Calif. Academy of Math & Science
San Gabriel High School
Alhambra High School
Gestures of appreciation
A few of the thank you letters (along with an artwork) from the scholars:
Pictured: (standing, l-r) Ricardo Moreno, Aaron Chua, Adan Cabrales, (seated,
l-r) Marie Eleanore Cabal, Lillian Tsui, Monica Chow and Jonathan Tran.
Cal State L.A. welcomes the 12th class of PresidentÂs Scholars: Marie Eleanore Cabal, Adan Cabrales, Monica Chow, Aaron Chua, Ricardo Moreno, Jonathan Tran and Lillian Tsui.
As PresidentÂ Scholars, the incoming freshmen will each receive $5,000 per year renewable with academic achievement for four years of full-time enrollment at Cal State L.A. (ThatÂs a total of $20,000.)
ÂEver since I was young,Â said Tsui, ÂI have always dreamed of achieving an excellent college education to help the people that I love and care about. Now that I am honored to be named as a recipient of the PresidentÂs Scholar scholarship, my dreams are coming true.Â
The students were selected as scholars based on recommendations by their high school principals and as a result of their outstanding academic achievement, extracurricular activities and leadership in high school.
The scholarship programÂwhich assists with registration fees, books and other academic and living expensesÂis funded by donors to Cal State L.A.Âs Annual Fund and the PresidentÂs Associates.
The seven scholars are all eager to begin their college careers this fall, pursuing their academic goals and discovering the vast opportunities at Cal State L.A.
According to Chua, ÂI like Cal State L.A. because itÂs not as large as some of other campuses, which makes it easier to get around. This campus also has an excellent teaching program, which is perfect since history is my major and I am planning to go into the field of education.Â
ÂIÂm really happy because IÂm going to a university that is so close to home,Â said Chow. ÂIÂm looking forward to making new friends. I love to volunteer, so IÂm also looking forward to getting involved with a lot of things.Â
And, Moreno shared: ÂI heard Cal State L.A. is a fun campus, a place where itÂs really easy to meet good friends. I look forward to the independence of college... My parents were really happy when they found out I got the scholarship.Â
Find out more at the following links:
- PresidentÂs Scholars at Cal State L.A. (application):
- CSULA PresidentÂs Associates:
- CSULA Annual Fund:
- Division of Student Affairs at Cal State L.A.:
- Pasadena Star-News article (Aug. 31, 2010):
- San Gabriel Valley Tribune article (Sept. 2, 2010):