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Courtney Elizabeth Smyth Memorial Scholarship Nominations


The Courtney Elizabeth Smyth Memorial Scholarship was established in 2000 to honor the memory of Courtney Elizabeth Smyth, a Cal Poly student whose short life was marked by a spirit of resilience in the face of adversity. Each year since its inception, the university has been able to acknowledge a truly unusual student who has overcome personal tragedy or hardship, suggesting an inner strength and a commitment to maintain academic progress. The awardees have collectively formed a legacy of perseverance that is both humbling and inspiring. The scholarship amount is $6,600.

Send letters of nomination to Joy Pedersen,, Dean of Students Office, Building 52, Room E7 by Friday, June 12. Letters should include the name of the nominee, a description of the nominee’s personal strengths and potential for success and insight into the character of the nominee and his/her ability to excel under personal adversity.


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