Hispanic Excellence Scholarship Fund

Logos of the HESF sponsors

A compilation photo of 2016 HESF meetings and activities.


TACOS & TEQUILA 2016 Flyer

Sunday, July 31, 2016, 4-7pm.

Sol Y Luna Mexican Cuisine

11420 Ming Ave.


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Music Door Prizes & More

"Ticket includes tequila tasting and tacos"

Tickets: $40 each; 2 for $75; 4 for $125

To be a sponsor contact: Dr. Thomas martinez, CSUB (661) 549-5923; or, Tmartinez@csub.edu

Tickets are limited, for tickets contact: Yvonne Armendariz, event coordinator (661) 378-0966; or, hesf.csub@gmail.com

Also available from HESF board members;

2016 HESF Board President: Ed Herrera (661) 703-4757

Scholarship Awards Program33rd Annual CSUB-HESF Scholarship Awards Program

Saturday, October 1, 2016
CSUB Dore Theater

2016 Save the Date Flyer

This year CSUB-HESF plans to recognize 40 academically excellent students with awards totaling $100,000. Since 1984, HESF has built a "tradition of excellence at CSUB" having supported nearly 1,700 outstanding students from our community with scholarships totaling $3 million. 

2016 Keynote Speaker: Rick Najera

Comedian, Speaker, Screenwriter, Actor, Director, Author -- nationally acclaimed speaker, award-winning screenwriter-performer-director and author with credits in film, television, theatre, Broadway and new media. He is a writer and guest star on hulu’s Emmy-nominated original series, East Los High.

Also, Mariachi Sol Juvenil, BCSD Migrant Program

2016 Sponsor Information

Click here for information on our upcoming awards program and on how you can become a sponsor and support outstanding students.

Photo of the official 2015 HESF Student Group

"A special thanks to our 2015 major sponsors!"

History of the HESFHistory of the HESF

Over 30 years of supporting educational excellence -- building local leaders.

Scholarship SponsorBecome a HESF Family or Memorial Scholarship Sponsor

Build your legacy of supporting outstanding students.

Scholarship Application2016-2017 HESF Scholarship Application

Application Deadline Date: May 2, 2016


Mr. Edward J. Herrera, Insurance
2016 HESF Board President

Ms. Yvonne Armendariz
Kern Community College District

Ms. Adriana Barba
Bakersfield Police Department

Mr. Reynaldo Cuesta
CSU Bakersfield

Ms. Sylvia Lozano-Cuesta
Community representative

Dr. Thomas R. Martínez
CSUB Professor -HESF Coordinator

Ms. Mari Perez-Dowling
Vascular and Leg Center

Xochitl Tejera-Rodarte
Tolman & Wiker Insurance Services

Ms. Esther Torres
Community Representative

Ms. Angelica Valenzuela
State Farm Insurance

Ms. Lourdes Vargas Nilon
CSUB University Advancement

Ms. Danielle Wade
Ms. Nancy Solis-Vargas
Bright House Networks

Ms. Felicia Patiño
Kern High School District

Friends of HESF

Ms. Stella M. Chavez
CSU, Bakersfield - Retired

Ms. Sarita Galicia Arredondo
Bakersfield City School District

Ms. Madeline Feliciano
Office of Hector DeJesus, MD

Ms. Blanca Cavazos
KC Superintendent of Schools

Mr. José A. Guerrero
Attorney at Law

Mrs. María R. Hernández

Mr. Emilio Huerta
Attorney at Law

Mr. Joaquin Patiño
Shafter High School – Retired

Mr. David A. Torres
Attorney at Law

Founding Members

Dr. Tomas Arciniega
CSU President Emeritus

Dr. Homer Montalvo
CSU Bakersfield Retired