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Student Honored with Top CSU Award

The award is presented annually to one student from each of the CSU system's 23 campuses.

A Cal Poly public health senior with a concentration in culture and society in health who plans to become a medical doctor has received a 2022 California State University Trustees’ Scholar Award for Outstanding Achievement.

The Outstanding Achievement Awards are presented annually to one student from each of the CSU system’s 23 campuses. Like her counterparts throughout the state, Nathalie Zamora of Monterey Park, Calif., was selected for superior academic performance, personal accomplishments, community service and financial need.

The 21-year-old will receive a $7,000 scholarship as one of the state’s William Randolph Hearst Scholars. She and the other awardees were publicly recognized during the CSU Board of Trustees meeting in Long Beach on Tuesday, Sept. 13.

“It is a great honor to be even nominated, as well as humbling. I could not be here without my support systems here at Cal Poly and back home in L.A.,” Zamora said. “The work I do at Cal Poly has allowed me to uplift myself by uplifting my community; the effort I put in stems from their encouragement. My community and my support system have created a safe space for me to grow and learn."

“These 23 remarkable scholars wonderfully exemplify the ideals of the California State University,” said CSU Interim Chancellor Jolene Koester. “Their inspirational stories are connected by a common thread of intelligence, perseverance, resilience and the transformative power of higher education. Our communities, state and nation — indeed, our world — will long reap the benefits of their academic, professional and personal achievement.”