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September 25, 2006
DH 06 RH76
Contact: Russ Hudson,
Media Relations Coordinator
CSUDH Hosts Dollars for Scholars Walk for Education
Carson, CA-California State University, Dominguez Hills will host the fourth annual California
Dollars for Scholars Walk for Education on October 14. The Walk for Education is designed to increase
awareness of the importance of a college education and to raise scholarship dollars to help more
California students afford a higher education.
The U.S. Census has determined that a college degree will help the average American worker to earn
$25,000 more a year. That comes to about $1 million more during their working life than a person with
a high school diploma but no college degree.
It is difficult for some students to afford a higher education. Dollars for Scholars and its partners
help with that. Dollars for Scholars is a national network of community-based, volunteer-led scholarship
groups that provide academic support and postsecondary scholarships for local students. There are more than
1,200 Dollars for Scholars chapters, including groups throughout California whose volunteers awarded nearly
$1.7 million in scholarships last year. Partnering with Dominguez Hills for this walk are the nonprofit
charitable Sallie Mae Foundation and Northrop Grumman of El Segundo.
“Dollars for Scholars helps communities and schools raise scholarship funds by providing a proven vehicle that
organizes, grows, and maximizes the benefits of either a new or existing scholarship program,” explains Ann
Worley, executive director of California Dollars for Scholars.
“One of the major benefits for our chapters is access to the Dollars for Scholars Collegiate Partner program,”
she continues. “There are more than 500 Collegiate Partner colleges and universities throughout the nation that
recognize the efforts of Dollars for Scholars’ community volunteers by maximizing the benefits of their scholarships.
Many of those schools will even match all or part of Dollars for Scholars scholarships.”
Los Angeles and Orange County Collegiate Partner schools include Cal State Dominguez Hills, Cal State Northridge,
Cal State Long Beach, USC, UCLA, Mount St. Mary’s College, Loyola Marymount University, Occidental College,
Azusa Pacific University, California Institute of the Arts, California Lutheran University, Cal Poly Pomona,
Marymount College, Chapman University, Concordia University, UC Irvine, Pepperdine University, Saddleback College,
Santa Ana College, Santiago Canyon College, University of LaVerne, and Whittier College.
Registration for the October 14 walk is at 9 a.m. The walk starts at 10 a.m. No preregistration is needed and there
is no fee to walk, but a minimum $25 donation is required for a walk T-shirt. The walk will be on the north side
of the campus, accessed from the Tamcliff Avenue-Toro Center Drive entrance from East Victoria Street.
The university is at 1000 East Victoria Street, on the east side of Avalon Boulevard between the 91 and 405 freeways.
For more information about the walk, go to http://www.walkforeducation.org or call Dollars for Scholars at (800)335-4504.
California State University, Dominguez Hills
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