Student Wins CSU Hearst Scholarship - Humboldt State Now

Student Wins CSU Hearst Scholarship

Humboldt State University junior Sarah Cole has received a $3,000 Hearst/CSU Trustees Award for Outstanding Achievement for 2006-2007.

Ms. Cole is majoring in international studies with a minor in German, and is the first member of her family to attend college. She was California’s Youth Ambassador to Germany and plans to join the Peace Corps or AmeriCorps. Humboldt State is a leader in Peace Corps volunteer work.

The Hearst/CSU Trustees Award is provided to students who have demonstrated financial need, experienced personal hardships, and have “attributes of merit including superior academic performance, exemplary community service, and significant personal achievements.” Ms. Cole works several jobs to finance her education. After a bout with skin cancer, she in turn undertook volunteer work to help children afflicted with the disease.

The William Randolph Hearst Foundation created an endowed scholarship in 1984 in honor of William Randolph Hearst, the newspaper magnate. In 1999, the foundation partnered with the CSU Board of Trustees to supplement the endowment with contributions from trustees and private donors.

For more information, contact Paul Browning at 562/951-4064 or pbrowning@calstate.edu .