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California State University, Sacramento

Posted: May 12, 2000

CSUS Student Earns Major Award

A full-ride to the law school of his choosing is in the cards for California State University, Sacramento student Daniel Cacho. The Oak Park resident recently landed one of the prestigious - and lucrative - Frank H. Buck scholarships.

The scholarships, named for former U.S. Senator Frank Buck, provide students tuition, books, room, board and some travel expenses for any program they can get admitted to. Cacho, who's getting all A's as a criminal justice major, plans to apply to several prestigious law schools.

He wants to become an attorney specializing in immigration law. "My parents immigrated from Mexico and I feel they were taken advantage of," Cacho says. "I want to be able to make up for that, to make a difference." But Cacho also has his eye on criminal litigation. "I like to watch Johnnie Cochran work," he says.

A bit of an overachiever, Cacho came out of high school sporting, not a 4.0, but a 4.13 GPA. For his Buck application, he turned in 12 letters of recommendation, instead of the required three. He won't receive his bachelor's degree from CSUS until December, and his law degree a few years after that, he's already contemplating a post-law school doctorate degree in public administration.

Frank H. Buck Scholars are chosen from the counties Buck served while in Congress: Sacramento, Contra Costa, Napa, San Joaquin, Solano and Yolo. Awards are based on such criteria as character, enterprise and personal initiative. Financial need and academic achievement are also considered. More information is available by calling (916) 278-6156.


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