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  • Scholarships « San Francisco State University
    9 00am 4 30pm Phone 415 338 7000 Scholarship Questions Call to make an appointment to see Mabel Chan Shree Rangaraj Dennis Santos or Nancy Jodaitis TDD 415 338 4321 Fax 415 338 0949 Email faschol sfsu edu Mail San Francisco State University Office of Student Financial Aid 1600 Holloway Avenue San Francisco CA 94132 4011 Comments Last Update May 12 2014 Sixty Plus turns 30 May 25 2005 Sixty Plus at SFSU an organization that supports the lifelong pursuit of learning and personal growth for people over 60 celebrated its 30th anniversary this month More than 260 guests attended the luncheon held on May 16 at the Irish Cultural Center 30 years is a milestone this event marks a lasting relationship between Sixty Plus and the University said Margaret Grant vice president of the club s Joint Executive Board To broaden this partnership Sixty Plus awarded a 2 000 scholarship to Tiffany Brooks a sophomore majoring in criminal justice This is the first Sixty Plus scholarship given to a student outside of the gerontology program SFSU President Robert A Corrigan who could not attend the event because of out of town business sent his praise and appreciation to Sixty Plus As impressive as this group s three decades long record of continued strength fellowship and activity is the evolution of this organization You have sought out opportunities to partner with the University and in doing so you are helping both the University and Sixty Plus itself said Corrigan in his speech read by Chief of Staff Don Scoble Corrigan also said he hopes to continue working with Sixty Plus and applauded the organization s generous contributions to the University which included grants and scholarships worth 4 600 to the Gerontology Program and co sponsorship of classes with the Osher

    Original URL path: http://www.sfsu.edu/~finaid/scholarships/winnersixtyplus05.htm (2016-02-13)
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  • Scholarships « San Francisco State University
    art with Bay Area children For the first time SFSU is offering annual fellowship awards of 3 000 to promising graduate students continuing their studies Shterenberg creator of San Francisco s Star Mountain Art education program for children and Michael Trujillo a graduate student in the Department of Kinesiology are the first two SF State students to receive the award Too many academic departments felt they were losing excellent candidates because they were unable to offer any monetary award says Linda Wanek a member of the University s Graduate Council and associate professor and director of the SFSU UCSF graduate program in physical therapy Without aid graduate students cannot afford to pursue their education in a city with one of the highest costs of living in the U S An executive board of the University s Graduate Council made up of graduate school faculty and alumni selected Shterenberg and Trujillo as the award s first recipients for being outstanding examples of the quality of graduate student who comes to study at SFSU Wanek says Both students are receiving 1 500 each semester totaling 3 000 each for the year The funding is provided by University donors It supports both my studio work and my work with children says Shterenberg The recognition that is an essential part of this award also reinforces my passion about creative art and its social importance for young people And it inspires me to continue with my pursuits Shterenberg moved to the United States from the Ukraine at age 15 Two years later she completed a summer high school arts program at Pratt Institute She went on to study at the Parsons School of Design and was an artist in residence in low income New York City schools before opening Star Mountain Art in San Francisco

    Original URL path: http://www.sfsu.edu/~finaid/scholarships/winnergraduatefellowship05.htm (2016-02-13)
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  • Scholarships « San Francisco State University
    San Francisco State University Office of Student Financial Aid 1600 Holloway Avenue San Francisco CA 94132 4011 Comments Last Update May 12 2014 Osher Foundation gives 1 million for scholarships January 7 2005 The Bernard Osher Foundation recently donated 1 million to SFSU to augment funding for the Presidential Scholars program which awards four year scholarships to the University s top incoming freshmen every year This gift is in recognition of the significant role that San Francisco State University has played in providing a great education to students from California and elsewhere said Stephen M Dobbs executive vice president of the Bernard Osher Foundation The scholarship assistance is directed toward students of high academic achievement and promise The Osher Foundation has donated to several SFSU programs including a previous million dollar gift to the Presidential Scholars program in the mid 1990s and several grants of 100 000 each for the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute a College of Extended Learning program for people age 50 and up On behalf of the entire San Francisco State University community I want to express my gratitude for the Osher Foundation s continued generosity SFSU President Robert A Corrigan said This latest gift will further enable us to provide aid and support to some of the best brightest and most enthusiastic undergraduates in California A Presidential Scholarship is the University s most distinguished academic award for first time freshmen The total value of each scholarship is about 17 000 over four years Students in the program receive support for up to eight semesters of full tuition fees aid for housing and textbooks and priority course registration They take two general education courses together as a freshman cohort and attend special seminars and cultural events to develop academic skills and expand their intellectual experiences Admission to

    Original URL path: http://www.sfsu.edu/~finaid/scholarships/donorosher05.htm (2016-02-13)
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  • Scholarships « San Francisco State University
    will create the University s first ever scholarship for international students The Diana T Y Chung Memorial Scholarship created with a 25 000 donation from her husband Henry Chung will award up to two exceptional international students per year with 1 000 Diana Chung died April 10 2003 at age 84 My wife believed very strongly in the values of higher education to better one s life career and community said Henry Chung who was married to Diana for 57 years With this scholarship we hope to help students from other countries earn college degrees and then utilize their knowledge and skills to the benefit of their families home country and the United States The Chungs are credited for introducing the spicy cuisine of their native Hunan China province to taste buds in San Francisco They opened their first Hunan Restaurant in 1974 in Chinatown earning rave reviews with Diana Chung as its manager There are now four locations of the restaurant in the city all still owned by the family A physical education teacher and avid athlete in China before she moved to the United States in 1948 Diana Chung was also a longtime supporter of educational causes She helped finance the rebuilding of a school in her hometown of Changsha in recent years Diana and Henry Chung sponsored scholars and students from China to attend SFSU and helped establish an orientation and training program for them The Chungs also donated to various SFSU endeavors including the Office of International Programs University Fund University Scholarship Fund and Center for Biomedical Laboratory Science In her spare time Chung enjoyed traveling spending time with her family Chinese painting and occasional gambling She visited every major continent and enjoyed sightseeing and learning about foreign cultures and foods but Reno and Las Vegas

    Original URL path: http://www.sfsu.edu/~finaid/scholarships/donorchung04.htm (2016-02-13)
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  • Scholarships « San Francisco State University
    and money at SFSU by taking classes and contributing to the college careers of their fellow Gators by donating 25 000 to the University Scholarship Program for the second consecutive year The money will be awarded to 25 sophomores and juniors each of whom will receive 1 000 to cover colleges costs The Bengiers both in their 40s established the undergraduate scholarships in 2003 in response to the economic recession in California Their generous donations continued this year as the state s budget crisis impacts college students especially those in the California State University system This year with the budget crisis a lot of educational fees went up so we felt it was important to make the scholarship money available again in 2004 said Cynthia Bengier a former vice president of Wells Fargo Bank We want to motivate people who have made a big commitment to their education to stay in school Husband Gary Bengier echoed Cynthia s point We think there s a crisis in the CSU The system has been given the choice to either raise tuition or cut entire programs this is really a time for alumni to step forward and contribute Gary and Cynthia Bengier live in San Francisco s Sea Cliff neighborhood One of the ways they keep busy during retirement is by taking classes at SFSU Gary Bengier former chief financial officer and senior vice president of eBay is enrolled in physics and astronomy and Cynthia Bengier who graduated from SFSU in 1978 with a marketing degree is back on campus and taking a class on Greek mythology They are also avid travelers who recently returned from Europe and plan to travel to Russia to explore the Baltic After last year s scholarships were handed out the Bengiers received thank you notes from recipients

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  • Scholarships « San Francisco State University
    an appointment to see Mabel Chan Shree Rangaraj Dennis Santos or Nancy Jodaitis TDD 415 338 4321 Fax 415 338 0949 Email faschol sfsu edu Mail San Francisco State University Office of Student Financial Aid 1600 Holloway Avenue San Francisco CA 94132 4011 Comments Last Update May 12 2014 Science students honored with scholarships March 3 2004 When Sputnik I the world s first artificial satellite was launched in 1957 it started more than the now legendary space race between the U S and U S S R It prompted four Los Angeles women to bolster science education and create the Achievement Rewards for College Scientists ARCS Foundation which decades later continues to support science students at universities such as SF State The highly selective ARCS scholarships are awarded at only 45 colleges and universities in the U S and only seven in Northern California SFSU has participated in the scholarship program since 1991 receiving about a half dozen awards annually This year seven master s students in the College of Science and Engineering COSE were honored with Northern California ARCS Foundation scholarships of 5 000 each at an awards luncheon held Feb 6 in San Francisco The scholarship recipients who were recommended to ARCS by COSE faculty based on strong academic records and needs represent the departments of mathematics physics and astronomy chemistry and biochemistry and biology They are David Ai of Foster City mathematics who is conducting research in the invariant theory subfield of computational commutative algebra Karen Aiken of San Francisco physics and astronomy who is hunting for very distant quasars the star like sources of radio wave emissions that reveal the existence of black holes Jennifer Carah of San Francisco biology who is pursuing research in plant ecology rarity conservation and restoration Leslie Lazarotti of San

    Original URL path: http://www.sfsu.edu/~finaid/scholarships/winnerarcs04.htm (2016-02-13)
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  • Scholarships « San Francisco State University
    Francisco State for 30 years was a humanist with an intellect so formidable that even today his friends let out a small gasp when they speak of it My dear his knowledge of music absolutely inexhaustible said Raoul Bertrand a professor emeritus of classics and one of Kaufmann s closest friends Music art literature and philosophy Kaufmann did not embrace his passions so much as devour them A Bach lover who once devoted an entire class to the composer s Mass in B Minor Kaufmann set out in middle age to learn to play the harpsichord Well being Ed the first thing he did was build a harpsichord from scratch Bertrand chuckled Kaufmann later applied the same zeal to photography first building his own darkroom then capturing hauntingly beautiful images on his frequent travels abroad He loved all things Italian and spent long stretches of time in the country s sunny climes His knowledge of the Italian Renaissance was encyclopedic and his command of the language so brilliant that he was sometimes taken for an italiano said his nephew David Kaufmann of Colorado Born in suburban Chicago in 1928 to a well to do family of clothing manufacturers Kaufmann had little interest in business but showed an early predilection for the arts Even as a schoolboy he attended the symphony and opera He studied at the University of Chicago taking his Ph D under one of the great modern philosophers Richard McKeon In 1958 Kaufmann moved West to join the faculty at San Francisco State where he taught humanities until his retirement in 1988 Having inherited family money Kaufmann lived the academic life by choice rather than necessity He loved teaching and students flocked to his courses notwithstanding his rigorous academic regimen Long since retired Kaufmann was preparing for a

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    dance theater and film A total of six film awards were made with SFSU capturing one third of the category s prizes The grants range from 5 000 to 15 000 and go toward filmmaking costs The Foundation was established in 1982 by H S H Prince Rainier III of Monaco as a tribute to his wife Grace a former American actress who in her lifetime helped many aspiring artists pursue their career goals John Lightfoot a third year graduate student won the Cary Grant Award and a graduate film scholarship An independent filmmaker based in Berkeley Lightfoot submitted two work samples A Rare and Desolate Beauty and The Minneapolis Wrestling Club as well as a proposal for his thesis film Obituary All three submissions are documentaries In A Rare and Desolate Beauty Lightfoot cuts and splices new material with existing footage from a 100 year span to create a film about a former mining town in Montana In The Minneapolis Wrestling Club Lightfoot explores the early days of professional wrestling in the Midwest the film had a three month run of screenings at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts Obituary is a biography told in the form of an obituary about an inventor who designed an early automatic weapon John s proposal Obituary is active on many levels aesthetic intellectual emotional and historical He takes his nonfiction films beyond merely the subject matter and uses the language of cinema to evoke a richer experience for audiences said Greta Snider assistant professor of cinema Lightfoot credits Snider and cinema Professor Pat Ferrero for their support Although Lightfoot has had six years of experience producing directing and editing documentaries for PBS he believes that his experience at SFSU has provided him with excellent learning opportunities I wanted to go back to school in some ways to unlearn what I already knew So school has been great in letting me try new things and explore other ways of making creative nonfiction films Besides teaching video and documentary production at UC Berkeley s Art Studio Lightfoot is shooting a documentary on Bay Area blues musician James McCracklin Natalija Vekic a San Francisco native received an undergraduate film scholarship worth 6 900 from the foundation Vekic submitted The Girl with the Pearl Suspended Diggins and a screenplay Lost and Found Vekic s The Girl with the Pearl Suspended is the second film in her trilogy of stop motion fairy tales based on the themes of love myth and magic The film has screened at festivals throughout the country and received an award for Best Art Direction from the Humboldt International Short Film Festival Diggins is a Super 8 film collaboration with Christian Bruno featured on the Super Super 8 World Tour The screenplay Lost and Found is a narrative about a little girl named Lolly who finds a lost letter and attempts to return it to the rightful owner Natalija s work is beautiful and whimsical Her stories on film are lyrical and entrancing

    Original URL path: http://www.sfsu.edu/~finaid/scholarships/winnerprincessgrace03.htm (2016-02-13)
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