The very top high school students in San Bernardino County will be saluted at Cal State San Bernardino at a dinner in their honor on Thursday, Nov. 15, at 5 p.m. at the university’s Coussoulis Arena.
CSUSB President Tomás D. Morales and San Bernardino County Superintendent of Schools Gary Thomas will be joined by the university’s administrators, faculty and staff, as well as principals, counselors and teachers from throughout San Bernardino County in recognizing the county’s high school students who rank in the top 1 percent of their class.
Sponsored by Schools First Federal Credit Union, the 13th annual President’s Academic Excellence Scholarship dinner is also an invitation to those students to attend Cal State San Bernardino in fall 2013.
As a “top 1 percent student,” each qualifies for the increasingly popular President’s Academic Excellence Scholarship for up to $25,000 over four years if the student continues full-time and maintains a minimum 3.5 grade point average.
Again this fall, CSUSB welcomed more than 30 new college freshmen who accepted the President’s Academic Excellence Scholarship. More than 300 students have accepted the prestigious scholarship since the program began in 2002.
Studies show that college students are more likely to settle in the area where they go to school, and university officials are hopeful that the region’s best and brightest students will attend CSUSB and eventually aspire to be the Inland Empire’s future social, cultural, political and business leaders.
Since the program began in 2002, virtually all PAES recipients have either graduated (some in three years) or are still pursuing a CSUSB degree. As they advance through college and eventually graduate, most of the PAES scholars will become part of a highly educated workforce.
For more information on Cal State San Bernardino, contact the university’s Office of Public Affairs at (909) 537-5007.