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Albert Graves Wishon II Scholarship

Albert Graves Wishon II Scholarship

Albert Graves Wishon II was my uncle and died about 1919 at age nine. To introduce Albert (which was the name his mother called him), I need to introduce more of the family. His namesake grandfather, Albert Graves Wishon (usually called A.G.), and grandmother,...

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Ana G. Tapia Memorial Scholarship

The Ana Tapia Memorial Scholarship Fund was established in 2015 to honor the life of Ana Tapia. Ana was a first year graduate student in the Master of Public Health Program at Fresno State. She died Friday, Nov. 7, 2014 in a car accident on Highway 99 in Fresno. Ana...

California State University, Fresno Women's Association

California State University, Fresno Women's Association

Originally known as Faculty Wives, our Association has a documented history going back to the 1920’s. As the times changed, we became California State University Fresno Women’s Association. Our 90 year old Association has a record of longevity that is perhaps...

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Captain LeLand Timothy Haun, U.S.A.F. Scholarship

Captain Haun was born in Fresno, CA on April 25, 1963. He died on June 25, 1996 at the age of 33, during the terrorist bombing of the Khobar Towers military billet in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia. At the time, he was serving as a U.S. Air Force Navigator flying in a C130...

C. Ray Steele Jr. and Mary Lou Steele Family Scholarship

C. Ray Steele Jr. and Mary Lou Steele Family Scholarship

The Steele family has had a connection with Fowler since the 1930s. Mary Lou’s parents immigrated to the area from Tennessee and Texas during the Great Depression. Ray’s father, a transplant from Oklahoma, and his mother, the daughter of German emigrants, moved from...

David Gardner Memorial Scholarship

David Gardner Memorial Scholarship

When David Gardner passed away in 2010, his family created the David Gardner Memorial Scholarship. He was a proud Fresno State graduate, and avid Bulldog fan. He loved teaching and coaching students at Orosi High. Encouraging Orosi High graduates to continue their...

Frances R. Hallberg Memorial Scholarship

Frances R. Hallberg Memorial Scholarship

Frances and Wallace were both natives of Minnesota and moved to California when Wallace graduated from the University of the Pacific in 1939. They settled in Fresno in 1941 and raised two children. The family moved to Clovis in the late 1950’s. Frances taught...

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Hans L. Beck and Anna Beck Scholarship

The Hans L. Beck and Anna Beck Scholarship at Fresno State, was named in honor of Hans Larsen Beck and his wife, Anna Marie Nielsen Beck, and established in 2008. Mr. Beck was born near Kolding, Denmark, in 1883. He came to Fresno at age 14 and worked on family...

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Husband-Boeing Honors Scholarship

The Husband-Boeing Honors Scholarship was established in 2007 by the Boeing Company to honor United States Air Force Colonel Rick Husband, a Fresno State engineering alumnus. Colonel Husband was the commander of the STS-107 (Columbia) space shuttle, which...

Louise Sorrenti Petrosino Scholarship

Louise Sorrenti Petrosino Scholarship

Louise, daughter of Rocco (Robert) and Janet Sorrenti, was born on January 12, 1934 in Clovis, California. Louise attended Clovis Grammar School and graduated from Clovis High School and Fresno State College, where she earned her degree in Home Economics and received...

Manu Bajaj Memorial Scholarship

Manu Bajaj Memorial Scholarship

“A day may come when you may lose everything, your family, your job, your wealth…but you will never lose your education. No one can take that away from you. That can get you back to the top”, my father, Manu Bajaj, used to tell me. Dad completed his Chartered...

Mr. Murphy

Mr. Murphy - The Bulldog Memorial Scholarship

Mr. Murphy was adopted from the Fresno SPCA and came into the life of David Vartanian, a 2008 Fresno State Craig School graduate at just the right time. He brought hope, joy, encouragement, happiness, laughter, tears, and most of all love to everyone who met him....

Osher Scholarship Program for California Community College Transfer Students

Osher Scholarship Program for California Community College Transfer Students

The Bernard Osher Foundation awarded Fresno State with $500,000 to establish a scholarship endowment benefiting students transferring to Fresno State from a California community college. Each year in perpetuity the endowment is expected to fund 10, $2,500...

Rabia Y. Simjee Memorial Scholarship

Rabia Y. Simjee Memorial Scholarship

Dear Rabia Y. Simjee Memorial Scholar: This is the background on my mother, Rabia Y. Simjee, whose legacy is the reason for the scholarship you are being awarded. Rabia was born in Surat, India, in April 1934. The oldest of four children, she understood the value of...

Smittcamp Family Honors College - President's Honors Scholarship

Smittcamp Family Honors College - President's Honors Scholarship

The Smittcamp Family Honors College is named in honor of Earl and Muriel Smittcamp and their family, whose initial donation of $1 million provided the foundation for the Honors College in 1997. “Education and hard work set in place the best foundation for career...

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Verna Mae Brooks Scholarship

Verna Mae (and the full name is important – she detested being called just Verna) was born in Chicago, Illinois, on February 1, 1928, but her parents moved to Davenport, Iowa, shortly thereafter, and she lived there until we moved to California in 1955. She died in...