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Lorena Checa Award

Lorena Checa is an EOP Alumni of California State University San Marcos whose academic journey details one of perseverance, academic excellence and inspiration. The Lorena Checa award was established in 2016 to honor a graduating EOP student whose own academic journey is indicative of similar traits.

Fall 2021, Spring 2022, and Summer 2022 graduating EOP Students are eligible to apply. The recipient of the Lorena Checa award will be recognized and monetarily awarded $500.


The application period has now concluded for the Class of 2021. The next application period will be in the Spring of 2022 for the Class of 2022. Students who apply for graduation by the CSUSM Graduation deadlines will be invited to participate.