July 11, 2002
Several SFSU students have been awarded competitive, merit-based scholarships by the CSU system.
Of the 11 first-ever Wang Family Scholarships, which provide students with $4,000 scholarships for study in China and Taiwan, five went to SFSU students.
Richard L. Augustine, Nolan A. Hebert, Eric M. Lam and Xingyu Liu won scholarships to study at Peking University this year. Dominic Yu won a scholarship to study at National Taiwan University.
Peggy Washington, a junior psychology major, was named a Schoettler Scholar which comes with a $5,000 scholarship. The award, which was generously established by the estate of Dale M. Schoettler, goes to legally blind students who have at least a 2.8 GPA. Schoettler, a longtime Bay Area resident, was himself visually impaired.
Meredith Eliassen, a library assistant and graduate student in history, recently won the CSU Glen and Dorothy Dumke Scholarship. The award provides support for graduate students to conduct research in archives and special collections at CSU campuses. Eliassen did research on a historic quilt created by Helen Pardee, the wife of California governor George Pardee, who helped the Bay Area recover and rebuild after the 1906 earthquake. Eliassen drew upon materials from SFSU's special collections as well as material from archives at San Jose State and other Bay Area collections.
Many of these students found out about scholarship opportunities through the new Office of Academic Honors and Scholarships. Current and prospective students are encouraged to check out the office's Web site.
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