Public Affairs

CSU Scholars to be Honored by Trustees for Achievement and Perseverance

September 17, 2009
By Erik Fallis

The California State University has selected 23 students to receive the 2009/10 William R. Hearst/CSU Trustees’ Award for Outstanding Achievement. The winners, one from each campus in the system, will be honored by the Trustees on Sept. 22 at the CSU Office of the Chancellor in Long Beach, California.

2009-10 CSU Hearts Scholars
CSU will honor 23 students from across
the sytem with a prestigious William R.
Hearst/CSU Trustees’ Award.

The award is among the highest forms of recognition for student achievement in the CSU. Scholars demonstrate superior academic achievements, community service, financial need and the ability to overcome adversity. Many of the students have prevailed in the face of disability, language and cultural barriers, intense personal loss, substance abuse, homelessness, and abusive or absentee guardians.

"I take great pride in the fact that these extraordinary people have chosen to attend and excel at a CSU campus," said Ali C. Razi, CSU trustee emeritus. "It is a testament to their strength, and to the CSU mission, that these scholars will soon be our graduates."

The Hearst/Trustees' recipients each receive a $3000 scholarship. Four students have been identified for additional distinction. This year, there are two students receiving Trustee Ali C. Razi Scholarships for $10,000. There are also two Trustee Murray L. Galinson Scholarships for $6,000. Press Release.

Read personal stories about these exceptional scholars on the Hearst/CSU Trustees Award site.