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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 (CLOSED)

Scholarship Awards Program35th Annual CSUB-HESF Scholarship Awards Program

Saturday, September 22, 2018
CSUB Dore Theater

Download the 2018 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 1,800 outstanding students from our community with scholarships totaling $3.1 million. 

Sponsor Reception: 6:00 pm

Awards & Program: 6:30 pm

Download the 2018 Sponsor Information Form

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
United Way of Kern County

Xochitl Tejera-Rodarte
Tolman & Wiker Insurance Services

Ms. Angelica Valenzuela
State Farm Insurance

Ms. Lourdes Vargas Nilon
CSUB University Advancement

Ms. Nancy Solis-Vargas

Ms. Danielle Wade

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
Taft Union High School District

Mr. José A. Guerrero
Attorney at Law

Mrs. María R. Hernández
Community Representative

Mr. Emilio Huerta
Attorney at Law

Mr. Joaquin Patiño
Shafter High School – Retired

Mr. David A. Torres
Attorney at Law

Ms. Esther Torres
Community Representative

Founding Members

Dr. Tomas Arciniega
CSU President Emeritus

Dr. Homer Montalvo
CSU Bakersfield Retired