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November 2014

In 1988, former CSUF Vice President for Student Affairs Silas Abrego, Rosalina and Raul Davis, Richard Bermudez and Ruben Calderon came together because they saw a need to raise scholarship funds for underrepresented students. This decision led to the first CSUF Hispanic Scholarship Golf Tournament, which raised $24,000 in its first year.

This past year, 26 years after its founding, the CSUF Hispanic Scholarship Golf Tournament raised more than $125,000. Funds from the tournament provide first-generation students with scholarships ranging from $500 to $1,500.

"We are proud that we have a record of graduating Hispanic students at Cal State Fullerton," said Berenecea Johnson Eanes, vice president for student affairs.

"In fact, the University is ranked number one in California and 10th in the nation for awarding degrees to Hispanic students. Through programs such as the CSUF Hispanic Scholarship Golf Tournament, we help ensure that students have the financial assistance to reach their goals of a college degree."

In recognition of his efforts to support the educational goals of Hispanic students in Orange County, Cal State Fullerton announced that they will name the endowment created by the golf tournament after Abrego, and students who benefit from these funds will be known as the Dr. Silas Abrego Scholars.

The 2015 tournament will be held on Friday, April 17. For information about how you can support students through scholarships, please contact Victoria Jagoda, director of development, Scholarships and University Programs, at 657-278-7446.

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