CSUSM Student Receives Prestigious Hearst/CSU Trustees Award


RoseAngelica Vogel

RoseAngelica Vogel

The award provides $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.  Vogel meets or exceeds those requirements in every case, including a remarkable 3.51 cumulative GPA.

Vogel came to the United States at the age of 17.  Despite struggling with a learning disability, she completed course work at Miramar Community College prior to enrolling at CSUSM in the fall of 2008.  She balances her studying and homework with working part-time as a student assistant and taking care of her two children, four-year-old Kyle and eleven-year-old Aric-Anatolio, who also has autism.

"This award couldn't have come at a better time.  It will allow me to focus on my studies and concentrate on maintaining my good grades so that I may graduate," said Vogel.

She also finds time to participate in community service through the High Hopes Center in Temecula. "This community center serves disabled adult members of our community and helps them to learn to socialize with their peers and their families in a fun and safe atmosphere. It is a very rewarding experience and something I enjoy," Vogel reflected.

Next fall she hopes to enroll in CSUSM's nursing program to become a nurse practitioner.  "I envision providing services in a neighborhood clinic where my bilingual skills will be beneficial," she said.

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.

RoseAngelica Vogel, a senior majoring in human development at Cal State San Marcos, was named one of 23 California State University (CSU) students to receive the 2009/10 William R. Hearst/CSU Trustees' Award for Outstanding Achievement.

The award provides $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.