Community Leaders Association

2014 CLA Scholarship Recipients

Ten California Lutheran University students have received scholarships from the University's Community Leaders Association.

Incoming freshmen awardees are Cosette Compton of Ferndale, WA, Samantha DiMaggio of Canyon Country, CA and Danise Kluss of Newbury Park, CA. Continuing students are Ryan A. Fleming of Moorpark, CA, Lauren L. Petta of Castaic, CA, Elise Schumacher of Puyallup, WA, Grace Stepien of Rancho Santa Margarita, CA, Megan Elizabeth Tiu of West Hills, CA, Juliana Jones of Aliso Viejo, CA and Lauren Marie Witman of Simi Valley, CA.

Lauren Petta is currently a senior at CLU and will be graduating with a B.S. in Biological Science this December. A few years ago she became a certified medical assistant and basic phlebotomy technician. Since that time, she has been volunteering each week at The Westminster Free Clinic, which offers basic, non-invasive healthcare to the uninsured throughout the Conejo Valley. In addition, she is a biology departmental assistant tutoring in human anatomy and physiology. She is also president of CLU’s Phi Tau Chapter of Beta Beta Beta, a national biological honor society.
She recently submitted graduate school applications and is hoping to be admitted into a physician assistant program.


2012 scholarship recipients Erin Morningred and Emily Werman with Vice President of the CLA John Short III.

View past recipients: 2013 | 2012

The proceeds of charitable events such as Hats and High Tea and the Annual Golf Tournament are sponsored by the CLU Community Leaders Association to support the University's academic progams and its students. Over the years, the support of the Community Leaders Association has resulted in the donation of nearly $2 million toward enhancements in equipment and technology. In addition to providing funding for the academic departments at California Lutheran University, the Association also awards scholarships each year to students who excel academically and show committment to community service.

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