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Scholarship Recipients

  • 2012 – Brent Polite

    2012 – Brent Polite

    A lot has happened since receiving the scholarship. I graduated at the top of my class in May 2013 with a Bachelor’s in Information Systems (Business) and a minor in Communication. I currently work at Hewlett Packard in Roseville (about 20 minutes from Sacramento) as a project lead and am responsible for driving HP internal projects/programs, establishing and managing stakeholder and partner relationships, identifying and developing innovative solutions, and driving process improvements within the organization. Transitioning into a career has been incredibly exciting!

    I wanted to say thank you for helping me out along the way with the Brian Schultz Memorial Scholarship. I didn’t have the good fortune to rely on my parents to help put me through college: I had to do it on my own. But I know if my parents were still alive (especially my mother who passed away when I was 14 [she was only 52] from breast cancer) they would be thrilled with my accomplishments.

    Thank you so very much for helping me through some of my life’s biggest challenges. You played a major part in getting me to where I am now, and where I will go in the future.

  • 2011 and 2012 – Pedro Guardado

    2011 and 2012 – Pedro Guardado

    I have done very well since receiving the Brian Schultz Memorial Scholarship. I still have doctor’s visits for checkups every two months to make sure I am in good health. After this spring semester, I will be done with my fourth year at SDSU and have one more to go: I will not only complete my bachelor’s degree in financial services, but I will also receive my certificate in translating and interpreting Spanish. I attend school full time and work part time as a teller at U.S. Bank. I feel fortunate to have found a job that goes hand in hand with my major, especially given the economy, and I plan to move up in the company as I continue and complete my education at SDSU. One thing I know for sure is that if it wasn’t for the experience and the knowledge that I have gained at SDSU, I would not have been hired for, much less succeed at, my position at the bank. The Brian Schultz Memorial Scholarship, along with other scholarships, has been an instrumental part of my success here at SDSU: I truly believe that without the Foundation I would not be where I am today.

  • 2010 – Sarah Wooster

    2010 – Sarah Wooster

    Since being awarded the Brian Schultz Memorial Foundation scholarship in 2010, I have been flourishing in the San Diego State University community. I am majoring in political science and will graduate in May 2014. I became a member of the Gamma Phi Beta sorority and participate in many of the fundraisers they hold. I also invested much of my time in volunteer work around the area including with the Boys and Girls Club and at beach cleanups. I work on campus at the restaurant near the dorms and have been there since my freshman year. I enjoy going to all of the SDSU athletic events including football, baseball, and of course basketball. If not for the Brian Schultz Memorial Foundation scholarship, many of these things would not have happened for me. I am so grateful to have received this scholarship: thank you!

  • 2009 – Allison Briggs

  • 2008 – Jason Perkins

    2008 – Jason Perkins

    I finished my studies at SDSU and have been cancer-free for 5 years, 10 months, 25 days (yes, I keep track that closely). Every July 6, my full-remission anniversary, I bring flowers to Nancy Warwick who was my boss when I was diagnosed. She personally upped my insurance and paid the difference herself for the extra coverage, so I thank her for saving my life. In the essay I wrote that earned me the scholarship, I mentioned all the guys (roommates, best friends, etc.) that helped me get through my cancer. I still see them regularly. I remember all of Brian’s friends speaking at the event and my girlfriend who was with me and I agreed it was like watching older versions of all the guys we know.

    My only regrets are that I haven’t learned to play golf and I haven’t been able to donate back to the foundation. My friend has taught me to swing a driver, and I hope to someday give back to the group that gave me support for my education. Thank you!

  • 2004 – Tracy Almquist

    2004 – Tracy Almquist

    I graduated from San Diego State in May 2008 with my Marketing degree. While at SDSU I was very involved on campus including being an SDSU Ambassador, a member of Kappa Delta sorority, on the Panhellenic Advisory Board, involved in the American Marketing Association, and a brother in Delta Sigma Pi business fraternity. I was in the 2007 Homecoming Court and voted the 2008 Greek Woman of the Year. I loved attending SDSU and everything that came with it! I lived and worked on campus all four years so leaving and going into the real world was a bit of a shock for me.

    I am still living in San Diego and working in marketing. When I graduated, I accepted a role as a Marketing Support Specialist for Jack Henry & Associates, a leading technology provider for financial institutions. I’ve had the opportunity to travel all over the United States and meet a lot of great people in my time at JHA. I am still with the company, but in a slightly different role supervising the marketing for our payments solutions. I have been here since leaving SDSU and am excited to see what the future holds for me both personally and professionally.

    Thank you for helping make this possible!

  • 2002 – Maryann Hough

    2002 – Maryann Hough

    After graduating in December 2003 from SDSU with a Bachelor’s degree in Business Management, I began working full-time for the Navy as a civilian contract specialist throughout San Diego Naval locations. In 2012 I moved to my current position as the Supervisory Contracting Officer for the Naval Facilities Engineering Command at Naval Air Station Whidbey Island, Washington. I am enjoying the challenge and getting used to weather away from San Diego! I’ve been fortunate with my health, remaining leukemia-free since entering remission in 2000, and try to stay healthy by hiking, camping and backpacking whenever and wherever I can. I’m always thankful for the next sunrise, especially when I run into someone that shares their cancer/leukemia story with me. I’m glad to see the Brian Schultz Foundation continuing its efforts to remember a friend and support education. I’ve always been grateful for the scholarship support in helping me through my SDSU journey. I hope that I can someday give back a fraction of what I’ve been given in support. Thank You!