Student Wins Hearst/CSU Trustees Award


Student Wins Hearst/CSU Trustees Award
Brittany Caitlin Camp

Cal Poly Pomona student Brittany Caitlin Camp has been awarded the 2008-09 William R. Hearst/CSU Trustees' Award for Outstanding Achievement.  Camp, a first-generation college student, is pursuing a degree in mathematics with an emphasis in secondary education.

Given to one student on each of the 23 CSU campuses, the awards provide $3,000 scholarships 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.

Camp has been on the Cal Poly Pomona Dean's List every quarter and is a member of the National Dean's List. During her time away from school, she interns at South Coast Air Quality Management District and volunteers for the Make-a-Wish Foundation, as well as various breast cancer awareness foundations to honor her mother, a breast cancer survivor. Camp expects to graduate in 2010.

The William Randolph Hearst Foundation originally established an endowed scholarship fund in 1984 to honor William Randolph Hearst, founder of the Hearst newspaper chain. In 1999, the William Randolph Hearst Foundation partnered with the CSU Board of Trustees to supplement the endowment with contributions from CSU Trustees and private donors. Since its inception in 1974, the award has honored 158 students.