What our scholars say about us:

Scholarship Recipients

Ivan J. Antonio Aquino

California State University Los Angeles

Major: History and Math 


Lizbeth Piñon Sosa

San Jose State University 

Major: Justice Studies

Emphasis: Criminology


"It has been a pleasure to be a recipient of the GI Forum Scholarship. This scholarship has helped me greatly in furthering my education and transferring to San Jose State. I was able to pay for my books as well as rent. Without this opportunity I would not have been able to afford my textbooks nor be able to pursue my goal. I will soon finish my first year at San Jose State as a Justice studies major with an emphasis in criminology. I look forward to continuing my education and being closer to reaching my goal of becoming a Crime Scene Investigator. I truly appreciate the opportunity I was given due to the generosity of the donors."





Guadalupe Espinoza-Romero 

California State University Fullerton

 Major: Linguistics and Spanish 

 Minor: Teaching English as a Second Language 


"I would like to thank the GI Forum for supporting me in my education. This scholarship facilitated my move from Santa Maria to Fullerton. I would like to especially thank Helen and Willie Glavan for their support. I am currently completing my 3rd semester at CSUF, and I plan to graduate spring of 2019. After completing my undergrad, I plan to enroll in a single subject teaching credential program and hopefully come back to teach at Santa Maria High School." 





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Where to Find Us:

American GI Forum EducationFoundation of Santa Maria 


Address: 702 E. El Camino St., Santa Maria, CA  93454


Phone:  805-478-6230

What's New

2018 Scholarship 

Application is now available!