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Women in Philanthropy Give Undergraduate
Research and Creative Activity Scholarships

Scholarship Recipients

The nine students who received the most Undergraduate Research and Creative Activity scholarship support are (l-r) Ariel Amberden, Brice Hunt, Connie Cajavilca, Thomas Neubauer, Megumi Yamamoto, Ismar Enriquez, Monica Viramontes, Devin Doud and Christine Bradford.

For the second consecutive year, the Women and Philanthropy program at CSULB provided scholarships for students involved in Undergraduate Research and Creative Activity.

This year, nine students received $19,876 in financial support. The recipients (and majors) are Ariel Amberden (physics), Christine Bradford and Connie Cajavilca (biochemistry), Devin Doud and Brice Hunt (biology), Ismar Enriquez and Monica Viramontes (interior architecture design), Thomas Neubauer (chemistry) and Megumi Yamamoto (physics/math).

“Our Women and Philanthropy members decided to offer this new scholarship because of the importance the university places on a research or creative activity experience for undergraduate students,” said Barbara Holden, program director. “This scholarship covers the expenses they incur in their project. Students can request up to $4,000, must develop a budget and conduct the project under faculty supervision.”

Women and Philanthropy was formed in 1998 to give public recognition for the generous gifts of women throughout the history of CSULB. Made up of alumnae, faculty, and friends of the university, members make financial contributions to the university to support scholarships, and volunteer their time on campus in areas corresponding to their individual interests. Rita Lamkin, who received her bachelor's degree from CSULB, is the current chair.

To date, 56 scholarships totaling $74,000 has been awarded since 1999 to reentry students, providing assistance to returning students who would otherwise find it difficult to complete their education.

Through its first two years, the new Undergraduate Research and Creative Activity Scholarship, a total of $39,876 has been awarded to 19 students

For additional information regarding the scholarships or membership in Women and Philanthropy, call Holden at 562/985-4126.