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Sixteen Graduate Students Receive CSU Equity Fellowships

April 13, 2010

The California State University has awarded 2009-10 Graduate Equity Fellowships of up to $2,500 per year to 16 Cal State Fullerton graduate students.

The fellowship program was established to increase the diversity of students completing graduate degree programs in the CSU, and to encourage continuation toward doctoral programs and consideration of university faculty careers. The fellowships are awarded to economically disadvantaged students who have had success in overcoming educational disadvantages.

Campus winners are:
Bahareh Ajdari of Yorba Linda, physics
Helena Aryafar of Yucaipa, biology
Bita Bakhtjou of Mission Viejo, business administration-marketing
S. Kate Bayhan of Fullerton, nursing
Andrew Fredell of Fullerton, biology
Daniel Grijalva of Laguna Beach, anthropology
Heather Gruber of La Mirada, environmental studies
Letitia Dongmei Hu of San Gabriel, taxation
Jomar Isip of Bellflower, English
Amy Kwon of Los Angeles, communicative disorders
Melissa Lamoureux of Glendora, counseling
Megan Ozima of Anaheim, English
Adriana Ruvalcaba of Placentia, American studies
Joy Shannon of Long Beach, American studies
Brent Stoffer of Placentia, biology
Sophia Tsin-Ting Yu of Walnut, music

For more information about the Graduate Equity Fellowships and other scholarships for graduate students, go to or contact the Office of Graduate Studies at 657-278-2618.


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