A Word From Our Scholars:

Scholarship Recipients

Ivan J. Antonio Aquino

California State University Los Angeles

Major: History and Math 


"I wanted to give thanks to the GI Forum of Santa Maria, Mr. and Mrs. Galvan. I am currently finishing my last semester at CSULA and will begin my Masters in Teaching and Credential in History. With the scholarship money I received, I was able to cover housing expenses and purchase books for the semester. Thank you again.” 


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

 Minor: Spanish 

 Certificate: Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) 


"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 plan to graduate this upcoming spring 2019. After completing my undergrad, I will obtain my Master in Teaching along with my credential in ELD."



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Where to Find Us:

American GI Forum Education Foundation of

Santa Maria



117 West Bunny Avenue

Santa Maria, CA  93458



Mailing Address:

702 E. El Camino St.

Santa Maria, CA  93454

 Phone:  805-478-6230

What's New

2024 Scholarship Application is now available!


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