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  • Scholarships « San Francisco State University
    Hours Monday Friday 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 Faythe Tobias 2013 2014 Bengier University Scholarship Winner One of my biggest achievements was getting accepted into the San Francisco State University School of Nursing s Bachelors of Science program I am currently entering my third semester of the five semester program The program requires students to purchase many supplies on top of paying for tuition and textbooks My mother recently lost her job which has led to me taking on full financial responsibility for my education and these supplies This scholarship will help me continue on my journey of getting my Bachelors of Science in Nursing My ultimate goal is to attain a Masters in Nursing degree in order to become a clinical nurse specialist My passion for nursing came in high school when my Uncle Willie passed away from cancer The nurses were

    Original URL path: http://www.sfsu.edu/~finaid/scholarships/bengierwinnertobias1314.html (2016-02-13)
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    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 Major gifts announced at Alumni Hall of Fame dinner March 18 2013 Three gifts totaling more than 1 5 million were announced Friday at the Alumni Hall of Fame dinner which concluded a week of activities celebrating the investiture of President Leslie E Wong More than 350 alumni and friends of the University gathered at the Julia Morgan Ballroom in the landmark Merchants Exchange building in downtown San Francisco for a gala dinner honoring four new inductees From left President Wong honoree Judy Marcus Phyllis Wong and alum George Marcus at the Alumni Hall of Fame dinner Photo credit Lisa Sze John Gumas chair of the San Francisco State University Foundation announced donations from friends and alumni in honor of President Wong including a transformative gift from long time friend of the University Laurie Pitman and two gifts from alumnus Pam Fong 100 000 to the Wong Endowed Scholarship and 25 000 to the Department of Biology A successful entrepreneur Pitman who dedicated the generous gift to President Wong and his wife Phyllis is a long time supporter of the Department of History having co funded the Jamie and Phyllis Pasker Endowed Chair in History among other programs on campus Oscar nominee and inductee Lisa Cholodenko speaks during the Alumni Hall of Fame dinner Photo credit Lisa Sze Robert J Nava vice president of University Advancement noted the tradition for alumni and friends to make significant donations to demonstrate their belief in an institution and its new leadership and to encourage others to make similar commitments President Wong leads by example said Nava referencing the endowed student scholarship that he

    Original URL path: http://www.sfsu.edu/~finaid/scholarships/donormajorgifts13.htm (2016-02-13)
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  • Scholarships « San Francisco State University
    return after a significant break The funding will establish a re entry student scholarship endowment that will award 2 000 scholarships to at least 25 outstanding undergraduate students each year Hundreds of SF State undergraduates are re entry students SF State is one of only 28 higher education institutions to be endowed by the Osher Foundation for this purpose The Foundation provided SF State grants of 50 000 for each of the past two years SF State was awarded the endowment after successfully administering the scholarship program during that time In addition to the endowment the Osher Foundation has provided a 50 000 grant to support 26 scholarships during the 2008 2009 academic year Recipients of Osher re entry scholarships are students who are at least 25 years of age and seeking their first baccalaureate degree A total of 172 SF State students competed for the aid this year We are honored by the Osher Foundation s support and grateful for their generosity said Jo Volkert associate vice president of enrollment management Each year SF State admits hundreds of re entry students These scholarships will help some of our most determined and deserving students The significant number of re entry students at SF State is reflected in the average age of its undergraduate student body At 23 the average undergraduate is considerably older than those at other institutions This year s re entry scholarship recipients range from 26 to 50 years of age Some of these students are returning to school after serving in the armed forces while others left college to raise families or care for ailing friends and relatives Several recipients are immigrants from Russia Mexico and African Asian and Caribbean countries Native of Nigeria Debra Omoruyi is a nursing student who works in nursing homes and hospitals

    Original URL path: http://www.sfsu.edu/~finaid/scholarships/donorosher08.htm (2016-02-13)
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  • Scholarships « San Francisco State University
    State University Office of Student Financial Aid 1600 Holloway Avenue San Francisco CA 94132 4011 Comments Last Update May 12 2014 Drummer awarded first John Handy scholarship June 20 2008 Michael Spencer has traveled the world as a musician and become a fixture in the Bay Area jazz scene during his 20 year music career playing with many accomplished musicians But when the drummer auditioned for John Handy and a handful of SF State jazz faculty for a scholarship in Handy s name Spencer felt his palms start to sweat before rolling through a series of swing blues and Latin rhythms John Handy It felt funny that I was auditioning in front of people I have played with Spencer said It was kind of strange at this point in my life but I got real nervous A few weeks later the 38 year old Spencer learned he would receive the first John Handy Scholarship for Jazz Studies named after Handy an SF State alum and one of the most innovative saxophonists in post World War II jazz The scholarship started by Handy and his wife Del helps students coming to SF State who plan to pursue a career in music We wanted to help people who are interested in and dedicated to doing something worthwhile with music in their careers Handy said After he stopped touring Spencer worked in the Berkeley Unified School District for six years teaching drumming and math enrichment programs at Malcolm X Elementary while continuing to play gigs in the Bay Area Despite his experience Spencer said he still has plenty to learn I m a seasoned musician but I can learn a lot more he said There s a lot of theory I have to tackle and I m not the greatest music reader but

    Original URL path: http://www.sfsu.edu/~finaid/scholarships/winnerjohnhandy08.htm (2016-02-13)
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  • Scholarships « San Francisco State University
    minister Paul Louie has donated 100 000 to establish a new scholarship fund to help educationally disadvantaged students at San Francisco State University The Louie Loy and Leong Shee Memorial Scholarship honors the memory of Louie s father and mother who emigrated from China in 1882 and 1909 and demonstrated resourcefulness perseverance and skill despite misfortune and anti Chinese discrimination A member of the Los Angeles Human Rights commission for 16 years Louie said that he wants the gift to help the kind of poor and disenfranchised people he met through his work I remember well how much difference a helping hand could mean to someone who was already working hard he said I also recall the days before equal opportunity programs existed and the struggles to establish them The scholarship will be awarded and administered through San Francisco State s Educational Opportunity Program which provides academic and financial assistance to low income and educationally disadvantaged students Recipients can use the funding for student fees housing and living expenses The students who will benefit from the Louie Loy and Leong Shee Memorial Scholarship have a burning desire to get a college diploma but have struggled economically all their lives said Penny Saffold SF State vice president and dean of students Some are foster youth who don t even have the benefit of parental psychological support to help get them through Support like this is crucial Many of the students eligible for the scholarship are like Louie one of the first in their family to pursue a college education At a campus ceremony to present the gift Louie who holds a master s degree from Harvard University s Divinity School recalled the sacrifices his parents made for his education Generations always stand on the shoulders of the ones who come before

    Original URL path: http://www.sfsu.edu/~finaid/scholarships/donorlouie07.htm (2016-02-13)
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  • Scholarships « San Francisco State University
    recently received 296 000 the largest individual gift in the school s 50 year history The gift from the estate of William Ray Tobias Jr and Jacquelyn Hawkins Tobias will create an endowed scholarship fund for both undergraduate and graduate nursing students who have an interest in either oncology or cardiovascular nursing Neither Mr nor Mrs Tobias had any previous relationship with the University but both were acutely aware of the nursing shortage and believed in the importance of providing direct support to outstanding nursing students Mrs Tobias died of complications from cancer in 2003 Mr Tobias struggled with cardiovascular problems during his later years In 2005 he also passed away from cancer Ray spent the last three and a half months of his life in the hospital and had a lot of interaction with the nursing staff said his close friend Donald Wunsch a retired attorney and executor of the estate In conversation with the practical nurses he often heard how much they would like to advance to a degree in nursing and a much better salary as a registered nurse They just didn t have the money As a result the bulk of the estate was awarded to hospitals where Tobias and his wife had been treated and the nursing programs at San Francisco State University and University of California San Francisco It s wonderful what he s done Wunsch said It benefits not only the nursing students but the patients they will care for in the future Associate Professor Andrea Boyle interim director of the School of Nursing said The entire School of Nursing is deeply appreciative of this gift Mr and Mrs Tobias generosity and vision will enable us to offer financial support to our students for generations to come We have many talented students in

    Original URL path: http://www.sfsu.edu/~finaid/scholarships/donornursing06.htm (2016-02-13)
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  • Scholarships « San Francisco State University
    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 Gift of 1 million for scholarships computer lab December 12 2006 SF State s College of Extended Learning has received a 1 million gift from Youth for Service a San Francisco based nonprofit organization that offered youth job training vocational education and community resources for more than four decades The gift will create a scholarship endowment and computer laboratory at the new Downtown Campus This generous gift furthers Youth for Service s longtime commitment to provide alternative educational pathways for disadvantaged youth to achieve success said Gail Whitaker dean of the College of Extended Learning In addition the gift allows San Francisco State to continue our efforts toward developing the University s state of the art Institute for Next Generation Internet which uses emerging computer technology to improve education employment opportunities and economic development in the Bay Area Scholarships will be awarded to students working toward certificates in digital media and music recording industry in the College of Extended Learning Each scholarship will be up to 2 000 per semester It is expected that about 12 scholarships per year will be awarded beginning in spring 2007 or later Youth for Service founded in 1957 has ceased its operations and sold its property on 14th Street in the Mission District due to seismic safety issues The organization s endowment at SF State will carry on its mission of providing educational and job training opportunities for disadvantaged youth said Thomas R LeRoux chair of the Youth for Service board of directors

    Original URL path: http://www.sfsu.edu/~finaid/scholarships/donoryouthforservice06.htm (2016-02-13)
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  • Scholarships « San Francisco State University
    Aid 1600 Holloway Avenue San Francisco CA 94132 4011 Comments Last Update May 12 2014 Eight students receive ARCS awards August 23 2006 Eight SF State science and math graduate students expect to achieve more in the lab and classroom this year thanks to the Northern California chapter of the Achievement Rewards for College Scientists ARCS Foundation Inc Four biology majors two physics majors a chemistry major and a mathematics major will receive 7 500 each at a luncheon in October Criteria for the awards include a GPA of more than 3 5 financial need and excellence and initiative in the classroom as well as in research I am extremely grateful to receive this award wrote biology major Jennifer Jacobs from the bamboo and rain forests in southeastern Peru where she is conducting field research With some of the money she saved on this year s tuition and expenses she was able to employ a Peruvian field assistant Jacobs is comparing communities of ground dwelling beetles in contrasting environments and plans a career in tropical biology and conservation research The other biology students who received ARCS awards are Julia Barfield Tara Cornelisse and Elizabeth Moore Barfield is studying the effects of environmental stress on the endangered giant kangaroo rat Cornelisse is researching the status of the tiger beetle in San Francisco Bay Area habitat Moore s research involves changes in physiology of intertidal crabs in response to heat and cold stress The ARCS support will allow Kimberly Holmes Seashore a mother of two to pursue her master s degree in math without the time restrictions she d have if she had to hold down a job at the same time Her research efforts are dedicated to improving mathematics education in urban schools A high school math teacher in San Francisco

    Original URL path: http://www.sfsu.edu/~finaid/scholarships/winnerarcs06.htm (2016-02-13)
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