NEWS FROM CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY, BAKERSFIELD
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 11, 2000
CONTACT: Mike Stepanovich, 661/664-2456 or firstname.lastname@example.org and
Patricia Wright, 661/664-2138 or email@example.com
SCHOLARSHIP APPLICANTS ARE SOUGHT AT CSUB
Applications are being accepted until Feb. 29 for scholarships awarded by the Hispanic Excellence Scholarship Fund at California State University, Bakersfield. The program currently provides 60 annual $1,000 scholarships. Since the beginning of the scholarship program, some $642,000 has been awarded to more than 450 CSUB students.
The program is aimed at assisting academically eligible, financially needy students with leadership potential from high schools in CSUB's service area of Kern, Kings, Inyo, and Mono counties. All applicants, new and continuing recipients, must submit a short autobiography explaining the educational disadvantages he or she has faced in pursuing higher education.
Applicants must complete an application packet, including an autobiographical essay, academic transcripts, and three forms of recommendation. They must have earned a minimum 3.0 grade point average and plan to enroll as a full-time student at CSUB in fall 2000.
Application packets must be submitted to Homer Montalvo, associate vice president, admissions and records, California State University, Bakersfield, 9001 Stockdale Highway, Bakersfield 93311-1099.
For more information about the HESF scholarship program, call 661/664-2160.