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2018 Scholarship Recipients

For 2018, the Foundation received a record amount of applications from all affiliates, and awarded twelve scholarships: eight $1,500 scholarships and four $1,000 awards for Best Essays. View the entire press release.


Scholarship Recipients

Joshua Dietz

Buhach Colony High School, Atwater, CA

Sponsoring Member and Affiliate: Erick Dietz, CSUEU Chapter 308 Stanislaus

Kaytlin Greenlaw

Huntington Beach High School, Huntington Beach, CA

Sponsoring Member and Affiliate: Judith Traver, California State Retirees, Chapter 34

Cory Heads

Village Glen West High School, Ingelwood, CA

Sponsoring Member and Affiliate: Karen Heads, SEIU Local 1000, DLC 723

April Rice

Glendora High School, Duarte, CA

Sponsoring Member and Affiliate: Robert Rice, CSUEU Chapter 319 Cal Poly Pomona

Reshma Sanikommu

CSU Los Angeles, CA

Sponsoring Member and Affiliate: Madhu Vatti, CSUEU Chapter 322 Monterey Bay

Amanda Silva

Santa Maria High School, Santa Maria, CA

Sponsoring Member and Affiliate: Cynthia Silva, SEIU Local 1000, DLC 726

Samantha Smith

Lassen High School, Janesville, CA

Sponsoring Member and Affiliate: Liane Smith, ACSS Chapter 502

Kennedy Stitt-Riley

King-Drew Magnet High School, Los Angeles, CA

Sponsoring Member and Affiliate: Phyllis Stitt, SEIU Local 1000, DLC 702


Best Essay Recipients

Krystal Rhaburn

Attending Cal Lutheran University, Thousand Oaks, CA

Sponsoring Member and Affiliate: Lodiawick Henderson, California State Retirees, Chapter 9

Lauryn Bynum

Riverside Poly High School, Oakland, CA

Sponsoring Member and Affiliate: Tina Bynum, ACSS, Chapter 514

Zaylin Jackson

Santa Monica High School, Santa Monica, CA

Sponsoring Member and Affiliate: Zana Wilkins Jackson, California State Retirees, Chapter 6

Nason Tarver

Christian Brothers High School, Elk Grove, CA

Sponsoring Member and Affiliate: Arreka Tarver, SEIU Local 1000, DLC 789

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Contact the Foundation

CSEA Foundation
1108 O Street
Sacramento, CA 95814

President: Joan KennedyCSUEU

Vice-President:  Dionne Faulk, SEIU Local 1000
Secretary: Cyndi Olvera, CSUEU 

Board Members: Jennifer O'Neal-Watts, CSUEU; Frank Ruffino, ACSS and Chair of CSEA.

Our Mission

Mission: The mission of the CSEA Foundation, Inc. is to promote charitable, philanthropic, benevolent and fundraising services and activities that will be used for educational, literary, hardship grants and scholarships for the public good.

Values: The Foundation is committed to valuing the philanthropist in everyone by delivering excellent charitable services, fostering collaboration and innovation, and respecting and nurturing CSEA’s distinctive sense of community.

More about our Mission, Values and Vision ...


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