CSU scholars recieve Black Student Success Scholarship

Six students throughout the California State University system are now the recipients of the Black Student Success Scholarship program.

The first-ever scholarship endowment includes the names of Armand Jovaughn Egere from Cal State University Dominguez Hills and Chloe Thomas from Cal State University Long Beach.

Asad Franklin of Sonoma State, Aliyshah Shamburger of Cal State University San Bernardino, Tajuddin Henry of San Diego State, and Olympia Joy Pereira of San Francisco State are the other recipients. The students were formally honored at the second biennial CSU Juneteenth Symposium on June 14.

The Black Student Success Scholarship is sponsored by the CSU Foundation. Scholars were selected for demonstrating leadership in increasing equitable access to higher education and undertaking community service that promotes anti-racism work and culture change to elevate Black excellence.

Each scholar will receive a $5,000 award for the 2024-25 academic year.

“It is my great honor to award the inaugural Black Student Success Scholarship to six extraordinary students who have demonstrated their passion for supporting the Black community in service beyond the classroom,” said CSU Chancellor Mildred García.

“These scholars represent the highest ideals and brightest future of our university system and embody our commitment to creating a culture and community throughout the CSU where all students, faculty and staff have equitable representation, holistic support and an authentic sense of belonging.”

The CSU is privileged to serve as the largest and most diverse public four-year university in the country and remains committed to becoming a national leader in Black student outreach, recruitment, enrollment, persistence, success and graduation.

The inaugural Black Student Success Scholarship represents another key milestone of the CSU’s continued growth in advancing Black student success and elevating Black excellence across the 23-university system.

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(From left to right) CSU Black Student Success scholars from the CSU Juneteenth Symposium that took place in Sacramento on June 13 and 14. Tajuddin Henry, San Diego State, Chloe Thomas, Cal State Long Beach, Olympia Joy Pereira, San Francisco State, Asad Franklin, Sonoma State, and Armand Jovaughn Egere, CSU Dominguez Hills. (Not pictured: Aliyshah Shamburger, Cal State San Bernardino)

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