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Women and Philanthropy Give Scholarships

Bellinder in action

Scholarship recipients are (l-r) Kathrine Son, Kathleen Alcione, Khanh Le, Courtney Colborn, Stacey Ramsay, Russell Hanson, Vicki Storberg, Ellisa Hall and Sarah Davison.

For the eighth consecutive year, the Women and Philanthropy program at CSULB has awarded scholarships to re-entry students.

The recipients (and majors) are Khanh Le (computer science), who received the Long Beach Soroptimist Scholarship; Kathleen Alcione (English), who received the Dr. Katherine White Memorial Scholarship; Courtney Colborn (geography); Sarah Davison (consumer affairs); Ellisa Hall (criminal justice); Russell Hanson (mechanical engineering); Stacey Ramsay (double major in business management and operations); Kathrine Son (business); and Vicki Storberg (recreation and leisure studies).

To qualify for a scholarship, individuals must be an undergraduate, 25 years of age or older, presently enrolled in six or more units, have an overall grade point average of 3.0, and demonstrate financial need.

“We are very happy to support these nine individuals in their efforts to continue their education,” said Barbara Holden, program director. “It’s a very diverse group not only because of the individuals, but also through the areas of the university academic community they represent.”

Women and Philanthropy was formed in 1998 to give public recognition for the generous gifts of women throughout the history of CSULB and the first awards were given in 1999. 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.

Maureen Price, who received her bachelor’s degree from CSULB, is the current chair. To date, 56 scholarships totaling $76,000 have been awarded, providing assistance to returning students who would otherwise find it difficult to complete their education.

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