CSU Names 2008-09 Hearst/CSU Trustees' Award Recipients

(September 15, 2008) - The California State University (CSU) has selected 23 students to receive the 2008/09 William R. Hearst/CSU Trustees’ Award for Outstanding Achievement. The winners, one from each campus in the system, will be honored by the Trustees on Sept. 16 at the CSU Office of the Chancellor in Long Beach, California.

The award provides $3,000 scholarships to students who have demonstrated financial need, experienced personal hardships and have attributes of merit including superior academic performance, exemplary community service, and significant personal achievements.

The William Randolph Hearst Foundation originally established an endowed scholarship fund in 1984 to honor William Randolph Hearst, founder of the Hearst newspaper chain. In 1999, the William Randolph Hearst Foundation partnered with the CSU Board of Trustees to supplement the endowment with contributions from CSU Trustees and private donors.

Dr. Ali C. Razi, Trustee Emeritus of the CSU Board of Trustees, later endowed a scholarship fund to recognize the top scoring Hearst/Trustees’ award recipients.  There are two Trustee Ali C. Razi Scholarships for $10,000 and $6,000.

In a like fashion, Murray L. Galinson, Trustee Emeritus and former Chair of the CSU Board of Trustees, endowed a scholarship fund to recognize a Hearst Scholar who best exemplifies extraordinary public service to his or her home or university community.  The Trustee Murray L. Galinson Scholar receives a $6,000 scholarship.

Since its inception in 1974, the award has honored 158 students. Learn more about our scholars’ amazing stories of hardship and achievement.


The California State University is the largest system of senior higher education in the country, with 23 campuses, approximately 450,000 students and 46,000 faculty and staff. Since the system was created in 1961, it has awarded nearly 2.5 million degrees, about 90,000 annually. Its mission is to provide high-quality, affordable education to meet the ever-changing needs of the people of California. With its commitment to excellence, diversity and innovation, the CSU is the university system that is working for California. See www.calstate.edu

Last Update: September 16, 2008
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The 2008/09 Award Recipients:

Razi and Galinson Award Recipients:

  • Chico State - Marycarmen Rosales (Recipient of the Trustee Murray L. Galinson Scholar Award.)
  • Cal State Fullerton - Hector Ramos (Recipient of the Trustee Ali C. Razi Scholar Award.)
  • Cal State San Bernardino - Gina Hanson (Recipient of the Trustee Ali C. Razi Scholar Award.)
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