SCHOLARSHIPS, FELLOWSHIPS and GRANTS

It is an honor to offer opportunities for financial support to our current students and to our graduates who are working towards licensure or pursuing a doctoral degree. These scholarships, fellowships, and grants are a direct result of the heart and generosity of our CBB community. 
Xaime Aceves Equihua, 2022 Scholarship Recipient (Click to enlarge)
Xaime Aceves Equihua, 2022 Scholarship Recipient (Click to enlarge)

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Dawn Freeman, 2022 Scholarship Recipient (Click to enlarge)
Dawn Freeman, 2022 Scholarship Recipient (Click to enlarge)

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KarmaNia Smart, 2021 Scholarship Recipient (Click to enlarge)
KarmaNia Smart, 2021 Scholarship Recipient (Click to enlarge)

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Xaime Aceves Equihua, 2022 Scholarship Recipient (Click to enlarge)
Xaime Aceves Equihua, 2022 Scholarship Recipient (Click to enlarge)

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CBB for Life Scholarship & Fellowship

CBB for Life's mission is to support the long-term sustainability and success of the San Diego State University Community-Based Block (CBB) program.  Inherent in that mission is the support of CBB students and alumni, and the social justice and mental health initiatives they carry out.

Applications accepted August 1-30

Dr. Larry Emerson Memorial Scholarship

Dr. Larry Emerson was a graduate of the Community-Based Block Multicultural Counseling and Social Justice Education Program (Class of 1999) and a 2003 graduate of the SDSU/Claremont Joint Doctoral Program in Education (’03).  He walked a path of light and service throughout his life.  His life’s work cannot be confined in this brief narrative, but his gentle spirit touched all those that he crossed paths with. Larry was dedicated to the Navajo Nation and all of the lands’ Native people.  As a shaman he spread the power of education and ritual everywhere he went (see more of his legacy here: Tsédaak’aan Learning Community).  This scholarship has been established to honor his legacy and his work with the Native people he loved and represented.

Applications accepted August 1-30

Amanda Higgins Memorial Scholarship, Fellowship & Research Grant

Amanda Higgins was a brilliant young African American woman who had a strong commitment to the mental health, academic achievement, and well-being of young people. She had an intimate understanding of mental health challenges and the failure of the Western medical system to really help women of African descent heal and prosper in this society. Posthumously, she was awarded her MA in Higher Education and Student Affairs from the University of Connecticut. The Amanda Higgins Memorial Scholarship and Fellowship and the Amanda Higgins Fund Research Grant were established in her memory and focuses on the well-being of girls and women of African descent, with special focus on mental health and academic counseling.

Applications accepted August 1-30; Grant applications will open August 2023

CBB for Life Resiliency Grant

CBB for Life's mission is to support the long-term sustainability and success of the San Diego State University Community-Based Block (CBB) program. Inherent in that mission is the support of CBB students and alumni, and the social justice and mental health initiatives they carry out. CBB for Life established the Resiliency Grant to assist students with unexpected or emergency short-term expenses.

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