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Associated Students Awards $81,500 in Scholarships

This is an image of the A.S. House, headquarters of Associated Students.

Associated Students awarded scholarships to 47 students as part of its expanded scholarships program.

By Sarah Kyo, Public Affairs Assistant

Prompted by the economic downturn, Associated Students has awarded $81,500 in scholarships to 47 students.

Individual scholarships ranged from $1,000 to $2,000 and were awarded based on merits or financial need. The A.S. Environmental Champion Award, A.S. First Generation Student Scholarship Award, A.S. Legacy Award and A.S. Social Action Advocacy Award were additions to the recently expanded scholarship program.

Cheryl Vargas, executive director of Associated Students, said close to 200 students applied for the awards.

A.S. wanted to address the increasing need of students to fund their education,” said Cheryl Vargas, executive director of Associated Students. “We also ensured that some of the categories would be open to all students where proof of U.S. citizenship was not a requirement, nor was the FAFSA filing.”

Vargas said a scholarship endowment fund made these awards possible, and individuals can make charitable donations to the fund.

Below is the complete list of scholarship awardees: 

A.S. Environmental Champion Award:

Cathy Kim Bui

Anna My Le

Cindy Moreno

A.S. First Generation Student Scholarship Award:

Cynthia Garduno

Stephanie Nichole Hughes

Claudia Carina Mendivil

Tatiana Rocio Padilla

Melissa Rios

A.S. Legacy Award:

Amber Hedges

Tiffany Low

Maria Makarian

Kristine Marie Miller

A.S. Social Action Advocacy Award:

Jennifer Breede

Bayo Cedric Fagbamila

Jacqueline Fountain

Justin Ronald Hunter

Theresa Danielle Sweet

S.T. Saffold Leadership Award

Desiree Ansari

Kaitlin Badeaux

Hannah Rose Becker

Rick Becker

Jennifer N. Cummings

Quoc Dang

Jagdeep Singh Deol

Lauren Alison Doyle

Marisa Beth Gomez

Amanda Reina Gonzales

Jessica E. Hernandez

Shanice Danielle Howard

Tyshehanna K. Johnson

Anthony Wayne Korsund

Travis Matthew Lopez

Katie Louey

Kimberly Edith Martinez

Ailea Grace Merriam-Pigg

Eilbret Mirzapour

Nathaniel Montgomery

Marco Henry Negrete

Anna Quezon

Roberto Renteria

Deanna Nicole Rivas

Gabriel Rodriguez Jr.

Jessica Tokiwa Savage

Michelle Gar-Mun Siu

Courtney Mary Vella

Meggyn Watkins

Lauren Michelle Wickman