Financial support: New and Returning Scholarships for College of Business Students
Each year the College of Business Development office works hard to secure scholarship support for business students from alumni, donors, and industry partners. For the 2019-2020 school year, Ella Gomez, Director of Development, and Sarah Len, Development Coordinator, renewed support for the John W.H. Hinrichs Scholarship and Port of Long Beach Scholarship, in addition to establishing a new scholarship, the MBA Advisory Board Scholarship.
The John W.H. Hinrichs Scholarship was first established in 2014 with College of Business industry partner, Farmers & Merchants Bank (F&M). F&M, a bank that has served the Long Beach Community since 1907, created this scholarship to honor its Chief Financial Officer and CSULB alum, John W.H. Hinrichs for his 50 years of service. The Hinrichs scholarship supports Finance and Accountancy students in the College of Business who are service-oriented individuals. The College of Business is proud to continue its partnership with F&M for another year. This academic year, the John W.H. Hinrichs Scholarship was renewed for a total of $10,000.
The Port of Long Beach has been a pillar of support to the CSULB and Long Beach communities for many years. As the second-busiest container seaport in the United States, the Port handles trade valued at more than $194 billion annually and supports 2.6 million trade-related jobs across the nation, with more than 575,000 in Southern California. In 2007, the Port’s commitment to education and community outreach led to the establishment of The Port of Long Beach scholarship within the College of Business, which benefits International Business majors. This year, the POLB continues its support of COB with a contribution of $10,000 to support student scholarships.
The MBA Advisory Board Scholarship is a new scholarship within the College of Business. It aims to support students in one of four MBA graduate programs offered. This $3,000 scholarship was established through the generous contributions from MBA Advisory Board members. The MBA Advisory Board serves the College of Business by connecting students to industry partners, serving as mentors to students, and providing curriculum guidance to ensure MBA students graduate with the practical skills needed to succeed in the business industry
To learn more about becoming a scholarship donor, contact Elizabeth (Ella) Gomez (562) 985-2264 or Sarah Len (562) 985-4830.