Raul Henderson Spirit Scholarship

The 2018 Raul Henderson Scholarship was awarded to 1-graduate and 3-undergraduates.

38 Students applied for the 2018 Raul Henderson Scholarship.
8 - Graduate
30 - Undergraduate

The scholarship committee, consisting of 3 members, was given a rubric criteria to look at when evaluating the applications. Each application was read by all 3 of the committee members. The top applications, in each category were then selected for the award.

The winners are:


Sarah Madira - Biochemistry
Marc Cusion - Public Health
Jonathan Aguilar - Nursing


Irene Hernandez - Masters in Psychology

During his tenue at Cal State LA, Raul Henderson (1939-1999) was an advisor for student organizations, the ASI General Election, and the Cal State LA Homecoming Committee. Additionally, he served as the Commencement Organization Coordinator, assisted with numerous University events, and was a fixture on campus-wide planning committees.

Mr. Henderson was an active member of the Cal State LA community and an invaluable mentor to both students and staff. By assisting with the development of strategies and goals, he drove people to embrace their worth and to reach their full potential. His strong convictions inspired and he encouraged many a student to think about all the new possibilities higher education and campus involvement provided. To commemorate his tireless work, and in celebration of the many years Henderson devoted to the Cal State LA community, the Raul Henderson Spirit Scholarship was created.

This year, four (4) $1,000 scholarships will be awarded. Three undergraduate students and one graduate student, who best exemplify Mr. Henderson's vision, spirit, and devoted energy to educationally meaningful activities, will be chosen to receive this honor. The applicants will be judged on scholastic achievement, Cal State LA contributions, community involvement, and a written essay.

Applicant Criteria

  • Current Cal State LA student (undergraduate/graduate)
  • Cal State LA Grade Point Average (GPA) Minimum - 3.0 (undergraduate) | 3.5 (graduate)
  • At least part-time student status in Spring Semester 2018.
  • Scholarship recipients must maintain all the above listed criteria in the semester they are awarded.

We are pleased to share this wonderful opportunity and invite students to submit their application before the February 8 deadline.

For more information, please contact:
Marcus A. Rodriguez
Director of Government Affairs & Leadership Programs
Associated Students, Incorporated | California State University, Los Angeles
(323) 343-4785 - direct line | | www.calstatela.edu/asi