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Inaugural gala gifts reseed the Presidential Scholars initiative

May 23, 2012

President Qayoumi with Cisco employeesDuring a celebratory gala held last month in recognition of the president’s inauguration, the success in reseeding the reinvigorated Presidential Scholars program was an unexpected surprise.

About $400,000 was raised for the program before and during the event, which was held at the Martin Luther King, Jr. Library on April 20.  

President Qayoumi with UeberrothPresidential Scholars is a planned scholarship and mentoring initiative intended to attract the very best high school students to San José State. It will offer students competitive scholarships and a rigorous program with opportunities for leadership, academics and mentorship.

The program is a successor to a previous Presidential Scholars program.

 (Top Photo: Employees from Cisco with President Qayoumi and Najia Karim. Bottom Photo: President Qayoumi and Najia Karim with Peter and Ginny Ueberroth. Peter Ueberroth was the evening's keynote speaker.)


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