|Jason Darr is the inaugural
recipient of the Robert Palmer Guardian Scholar Scholarship
December 18, 2006 :: No. 100
Furthering the spirit of overcoming adversity
and making a difference, Anaheim resident Jason Darr is the
inaugural recipient of the Robert Palmer Guardian Scholar
Scholarship at Cal State Fullerton.
Established by Guardian Scholars program founder and Titan
alumnus Ronald V. Davis, the award is named for Robert L.
Palmer, vice president for student affairs at Cal State Fullerton,
and is presented to a Guardian Scholar entering a graduate
program at CSUF in one of the helping professions.
Recipients receive $10,000 per school year for two years.
Darr, who earned a bachelor’s degree in human services
this year at CSUF, is now pursuing a master’s degree
The first of its kind in the nation, the Guardian Scholars
program encourages and supports promising and motivated young
people who are exiting the foster care system and striving
to earn a college degree.
During his undergraduate years, Darr was active in various
student leadership roles on campus and in the community and
has been involved with California Youth Connection, a statewide
advocacy group focused on helping pass legislation for foster
youth. As a peer mentor at Orangewood Children’s Foundation,
Darr facilitated workshops for the Independent Living Program
and is currently a state board member for Court Appointed
Special Advocate (CASA) — for whom he has spoken at
Photo: High-resolution photos of Jason
Darr are available at www.fullerton.edu/newsphotos
||Gail Matsunaga, Public Affairs, 657-278-4851 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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