President's Scholars | Spotlight

Introducing this year’s President’s Scholars

Seven incoming freshmen awarded $20K four-year scholarships to attend Cal State L.A.


These high school graduates—distinguished as the University’s “2010 President’s Scholars”—have 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
Major: Art
Eagle Rock High School

Adan Cabrales
Major: Engineering
Warren High School

Monica Chow
Major: Business Management
Stern Math and Science School

Aaron Chua
Major: History
Temple City High School

Ricardo Moreno
Major: Mathematics
Calif. Academy of Math & Science

Jonathan Tran
Major: Pre-Nursing
San Gabriel High School

Lillian Tsui
Major: Art
Alhambra High School

Gestures of appreciation

A few of the thank you letters (along with an artwork) from the scholars:

By Adan Cabrales

By Marie Eleanore Cabal

By Jonathan Tran

Picture of 12th class of President’s 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 President’s Scholars: Marie Eleanore Cabal, Adan Cabrales, Monica Chow, Aaron Chua, Ricardo Moreno, Jonathan Tran and Lillian Tsui.

As President’ 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. (That’s a total of $20,000.)

“Ever since I was young,” said Tsui, “I 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 President’s Scholar scholarship, my dreams are coming true.”

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 program—which assists with registration fees, books and other academic and living expenses—is funded by donors to Cal State L.A.’s Annual Fund and the President’s 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, “I like Cal State L.A. because it’s 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.”

“I’m really happy because I’m going to a university that is so close to home,” said Chow. “I’m looking forward to making new friends. I love to volunteer, so I’m also looking forward to getting involved with a lot of things.”

And, Moreno shared: “I heard Cal State L.A. is a fun campus, a place where it’s 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.”

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