The proceeds of charitable events such as Hats and High Tea and the Annual Golf Tournament are organized by the Community Leaders Association to support the Cal Lutheran'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 Cal Lutheran, a committee also awards scholarships each year to students who excel academically and show committment to community service.

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2018-19 Scholarship Recipients

Clayton Schrader '20
  • Hometown: Austin, TX
  • Major: Business Administration
Student Bio

Clayton Schrader, a junior from Austin, Texas, is a Business Administration major with an emphasis in Finance. He has consistently made the Dean’s list and has a 3rd degree black belt. He is president and founder of both the Pre Law Society and the Finance club at Cal Lutheran. Last semester, he studied abroad through the Semester At Sea program in which he visited 11 countries throughout Asia, Africa, and Europe. Through this program he participated with the Elephant Conservation Project in Myanmar, volunteered at City of Refuge Ministries in Ghana, and made friends from around the world. After graduating, he plans to attend Cal Lutheran’s MBA program and continue on to law school.

Monica Kane
Monica Kane '19
  • Hometown: Simi Valley, CA
  • Major: Mathematics
Student Bio

My name is Monica Kane and I am going to be a senior at Cal Lutheran this year. I am from Simi Valley, CA, and my major is mathematics. Some of my other academic interests include learning German and being a part of CLU Choir. On campus, I am a member of Catholic Community, PRIDE, and Math Club. I also enjoy tutoring in the Math Lab at CLU, working in the library, and being a lector at my church. Although I am not yet sure about my plans for after college, I am looking forward to staying committed to service, helping other people, and sharing God’s endless love for them. I am very grateful to the Community Leaders Association, and I look forward to seeing what the future will bring.

Raquel Gunkel
Raquel Gunkel '22
  • Major: English/Secondary Education
Student Bio

My name is Raquel Gunkel and I am an incoming freshman at California Lutheran University majoring in English and Secondary Education while playing soccer. Throughout my high school career I have lead many events but, I will only talk about two. Relay For Life is an event that raises money for people who are currently battling cancer. I have participated in his event since I was in first grade and have lead a team of fifteen peers for four years. During my time at Cal Lutheran I plan on continuing to be a leader for this event that helps many families. I also ran an event called “Trick or Treat Street” where local elementary school students have a safe place to dress up for Halloween, play games, and get candy. Seeing the smiling faces on all 400 children makes the long preparation more than worth it. I’m a strong believer that if you give people a way to give back, they will. Therefore, my dream is to take my passions and give others the opportunities they never knew they needed.  

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Eleanor Barker
  • Hometown: Thousand Oaks, CA
  • Major: 
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Raquel Gunkel
 Alejandro Guzman
  • Hometown: Napa, CA
  • Major:
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Allison Dickson
  • Hometown: Riverside, CA
  • Major: 
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Oliver Lee
  • Hometown: Santa Monica, CA
  • Major: 
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Syndey Tresvant
Sydney Tresvant '21
  • Hometown: Las Vegas, NV
  • Major: Criminal Justice
  • Minor: Theatre Arts
Student Bio

Sydney Tresvant is an incoming freshman from Las Vegas, Nevada. In high school, Sydney was President of Black Student Union, Vice President of Theatre, a DECA member, a member of the Las Vegas Jest Serendipity Improv Comedy Club, as well as an active member of Inspire Nevada. Sydney currently has a 4.8 GPA and graduated as her high school valedictorian. She has volunteered for homeless shelters and food pantries across her town, and is dedicated to fighting for social justice. In the fall, Sydney plans to study criminal justice with a minor in theatre arts.

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