Community Scholars for Black Lives Fellowship Program
Left to right: Jon Gustin 26’, Avya Pandhi 26’, Devon Goosby 26’, Angela Abalo 26’, Davian Gonzalez 26’; Photo: Obinna Anyanwu
Cal Lutheran created this program in 2020 to empower students to develop projects designed to strengthen the Black community. With the Amgen Foundation as its major funder, the program was inspired by the challenge from North Central University in Minnesota to establish memorial scholarships in George Floyd’s name.
Fall 2023 will represent the fourth cohort of students who engage in work that embodies
progress toward a just society. The program features scholarship, mentorship and community
partnerships. Note: This scholarship is contingent on California Lutheran University receiving grant funding
from AMGEN Foundation.