Titan of Resilience

“I owe all of my success at CSUF to Abrego Future Scholars. It gave me a sense of belonging and helped shape me into the individual I am today. The group is like my family.”

Growing up, Kimberly Cruz was mocked by classmates for her interest in academics and going to college.

Undeterred, she enrolled at Cal State Fullerton and applied for the Abrego Future Scholars program, which provides scholarships, academic resources and mentorship for first-generation, underrepresented students.

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Having such support helped the communications major persist when she struggled with finding her place on campus, addressing her anxiety and depression, and overcoming the financial, academic and social challenges of the pandemic.

Today, Kimberly is a proud Titan graduate, and one step closer to achieving her dream of becoming a TV news anchor.

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CSUF’s Abrego Future Scholars program provides underrepresented students with resources for succeeding in higher education.

Help empower student success by supporting the Abrego Future Scholars program.

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For more information about this investment opportunity and how your contribution will be used, contact:

Katie McGill
Executive Director of Development
kmcgill@fullerton.edu
657-278-8231