Retirees Association Scholarship
The Retirees Association has established a scholarship and began awarding two $1500 scholarships per year in 2013. The purpose of this scholarship is to help children of current faculty and staff attain their degree. Establishing this scholarship relates to one the of the purposes of the Retirees Association, "To provide support for the University and its students, faculty and staff." Other considerations were our interest in increasing awareness of the Association on campus and our lengthy experience in supporting the Faculty Endowment Scholarship, sponsored by the Faculty Senate.
The scholarship is administered through the campus Financial Aid Office. Students may apply for the $1500 Retirees Association Scholarship by submitting the following The Institutional Scholarship Application by the MARCH 17 DEADLINE.
THE 2017 APPLICATION IS NOW AVAILABLE ONLINE AT https://csus.academicworks.com/
Scholarship recipients will be selected by the University's Institutional Scholarship Committee in the spring semester; awards will be distributed during the following academic year.
To be considered for this scholarship applicants must meet these requirements:
- Be the child of a currently employed CSUS employee working at least half time
- Be a full time CSUS student enrolled in a minimum of 12 units when applying for and receiving the scholarship
- Have completed a minimum of 12 units at CSUS
- Have a CSUS GPA of 2.75 or above
- Be an undergraduate (freshman, sophomore, junior, or senior)
- Financial need is not required
- Undergraduate students in ALL majors are eligible
- Students may only receive this scholarship once
Our fourth-year recipients are Loren Dobson and Molly Redfield.
Loren Dobson Molly Redfield
Loren is a senior majoring in Biological Sciences with a concentration in Cell and Molecular Biology. He serves as a tutor in his major department and in two Student Affairs programs. He grew up around telescopes; his father, John Dobson, is the founder of the San Francisco Sidewalk Astronomers. Loren hopes to complete a doctorate in neuroscience and become a college professor like his mother, Ruth Ballard, who recently retired from the Sacramento State Biological Sciences Depoartment. Loren's wife Karibel is a veterinarian.
Molly is also a senior and is majoring in both Music Education and Performance (Jazz and Classical Bass). She is busy as a private cello instructor and as a performer. She has won a number of music awards including at the Reno Jazz Festival. After graduation she plans to complete a masters and doctorate while continuing to perform and teach. Her father, Clay Redfield, is a professor in the School of Music and directs the Sacramento State Marching Band.
In the third year of the Association's scholarship there were 28 applicants for our two $1500 scholarships. The recipients were Kindra Davis and Holly Siino.
Kindra Davis Holly Siino
Kindra is a junior, majoring in Biological Sciences with a concentration in Biomedical Sciences. She has worked as a student assistant in her major department and in the 2015/16 year is working as a peer health educator in Student Health and Counseling Services. She plans to become either a dentist or dental hygienist. She said, "I absolutely love learning and always try to take advantage of any opportunity to gain new knowledge." Her father, Randy Davis, is a Mail Clerk in the Mail Services Center.
Holly is junior, majoring in Child Development. She has worked as a student assistant in the Center for College and Career Readiness and as a tutor for students taking Italian in the department of Foreign Languages. She plans to work towards a teaching credential and then a masters degree. She commented, "Education is my passion and I am looking forward to giving back to the community as a teacher." Her Father, Greg Siino, is the Director of Data Services and Business Intelligence in Information Resources and Technology.
Teresa Morton David Wagner with Patti and Dave Morton
Our 2014 recipients were Teresa Morton and Kyle Swartz.
Teresa is a junior psychology major. She attendedd Folsom Lake and American River Colleges before transferring to Sacramento State. She is engaged, likes to travel, and is passionate about her major. Teresa's mother, Patti Morton is a Lecturer in the Division of Nursing.
Kyle Swartz is a senior majoring in Kinesiology. He enjoys learning sign language, movies, and exercising. He plans to be a high school physical education teacher and coach football. Kyle's mother, Suzanne Swartz, is a Contract Management Specialist in Procurement and Contract Services.
Casey McAtee Sara Wilson Jerri McAtee Marty Wilson
Our inaugural scholarship recipients were enthusiastically welcomed at the Fall Dinner; more photos may be seen at the Photos link, "2013 Fall Dinner."
Casey was not able to attend because she is studying in Leeds, England during the fall semester. Her mother, Jerri McAtee, Administrative Coordinator in the Department of Physical Therapy, did attend. Casey is a junior, majoring in Speech Pathology. She plans to complete her masters and work as a speech therapist in an area school district.
Sara attended with her boyfriend, Michael, and her mother, Marty Wilson, Associate Professor in the College of Business. Sara is also a junior and is majoring in History and minoring in Government. She plans complete a PhD in History and teach at the college level.