Thursday, September 10, 2015

CSUMB's Jason Rodriguez gets outstanding achievement award

An aspiring physician and medical researcher from CSUMB has been chosen for a California State University Trustees’ Award for Outstanding Achievement.

Jason Rodriguez, a senior biology major from the San Fernando Valley, was honored on Sept. 8 at the CSU board meeting in Long Beach, along with winners from each of the other 22 campuses.

The Trustees’ Awards are the highest recognition of student achievement in the California State University system and are accompanied by a scholarship. Rodriguez received $6,000. Awardees must demonstrate superior academic performance, personal accomplishments, community service and financial need.

“These trustees’ scholars are leaders on their campus, in the community and among their peers,” CSU Chancellor Timothy White said in a statement. “Their stories of drive, commitment and perseverance – often overcoming great odds – serve as testaments to the indomitable spirit of CSU students.”

Approximately 460,000 students attend the 23 campuses of the CSU system. Only one student from each campus is honored with the Trustees’ Award. The program began three decades ago with scholarships endowed by the William Randolph Hearst Foundation. Since then, the generosity of current and emeritus CSU trustees and many other supporters has allowed the program to expand. CSU Trustees’ Scholars are nominated by their campus presidents. More information is available here.

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