Hispanic Excellence Scholarship Fund

Logos of the HESF sponsors

A compilation photo of 2016 HESF meetings and activities.

2018-2019 HESF Scholarship Application

Application Deadline Date: May 31, 2018

Scholarship Awards Program34th Annual CSUB-HESF Scholarship Awards Program

Planning underway for a Saturday in October 7, 2017
CSUB Dore Theater

Save the Date Flyer 2017

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. 

Sponsor Reception: 6:30 p.m.

Awards & Program: 7pm

2017 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 HESF

History of the HESF

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

Scholarship Sponsor

Become a HESF Family or Memorial Scholarship Sponsor

Build your legacy of supporting outstanding students.



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

Ms. Yvonne Armendariz
Bakersfield College

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. Nancy Solis-Vargas
Cintas Corporation

Ms. Danielle Wade
Bright House Networks

Ms. Felisa Patiño-Longoria
Kern High School District

Friends of HESF

Ms. Stella M. Chavez
CSU, Bakersfield - Retired

Ms. Sarita Galicia Arredondo
Bakersfield City School District

Ms. Madeline Bermudez-Feliciano
Office of Hector De Jesus, 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