Matthew Barnett, a freshman political science major at CSULB, is the recipient of the Dorothy de Araujo Memorial Scholarship, named after the university staff emerita and alumna who died in the tragedy of Sept. 11, 2001. The $500 scholarship, awarded by the Staff Emeriti Association, is open to CSULB students whose parents or grandparents are staff employees or staff retirees of CSULB and its auxiliaries. Barnett is the grandson of Melinda Smith, an employee in Facilities Management.
A graduate of Millikan High School, Barnett has served for two years as a chairperson for the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life in Long Beach, is scholarship chair for the Delta Chi fraternity and is running for Associated Students’ Senator-at-Large.
“I am proud to have been chosen to receive this scholarship,” Barnett said. “I pledge to continue working hard to be the best student possible on the CSULB campus.”