CASA Alumni Scholarships
Helping Students Achieve Their Dreams
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Martin Del Campo, AIA, a UC Berkeley / CED professor, mentor to CASA members and San Francisco Architect for 50 years. This award is given to Masters students.
Bob Esparza, one of the original founders of CASA in 1971 who became a leader and guiding force behind the student organization in it's early days. This award is given to undergraduate students.
Antonia Escobar, the maternal grandmother of Mr. Higueras, an immigrant from El Salvador. This award recognizes women studying at CED in honor of the strong and inspirational women throughout Charles' life - his grandmother, mother and wife.
ThirdWave Tech Prize, this award consists of technology (hardware/software) to provide low income students the tools they need to compete and succeed at CED.

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Empowerment through education
The cost of higher education has grown exponentially and attending the University of California is no exception. It has resulted in considerable debt burden for too many students, but none so acute as for students from historically disadvantaged communities. Today the challenge has deepened, often resulting in an uneven playing field, financial hardship and crushing student debt.
With high school dropout rates in California at alarming levels for students of color, admittance into the College of Environmental Design (CED) is a significant achievement. CED is one of the top ranked multi-disciplinary design schools in the world. Unlike other Cal donations websites, this one supports students that are likely to come from families of modest means, inner city schools, or the agricultural fields of California.
The CASA Alumni Scholarship program has joined with Latinos in Architecture (LIA), the Center for Architecture Design, and the San Francisco Chapter AIA to create a 501(c)3 mechanism for tax deductible contributions. It is the ambition of the program to offer substantial awards to help defray the high costs of attending Cal. Students who exhibit excellence in their academic work, commitment to the larger community, professional promise, and promote CASA's mission are recognized with scholarships.
We hope you can help exceptional students from our communities realize their dreams by sending your generous tax-deductible contributions to:
The Center for Architecture + Design
Attn: CASA Alumni Scholarship
130 Sutter St
San Francisco, CA 94105
Make checks payable to:
Center for Architecture + Design
Check subject line: CASA Alumni Scholarship
Donations to the CASA Alumni Scholarship are tax-deductible as allowed by law, per the following:
Tax Exempt Number: 20-2434734.
2017 Recipients
Itzel TorresBA Urban Studies 2018ThirdWave Tech3,300
Leslie ValenciaMA City Planning, Affordable Housing 2017M Del Campo2,000
Albert OrozcoMA Arch 2017M Del Campo2,000
Anarosa RobledoBA Urban Studies 2018Antonia Escobar2,000
Alejandra AguilarL. Arch. & Environ. Planning 2017Bob Esparza1,200
AKaren GonzálezPublic Health 2017Bob Esparza1,200
Victor Rivas ValenciaBA Architecture 2017Bob Esparza900
Guillermo AlcauterBA Architecture 2017Bob Esparza600
Adrián García HernandezBA Sustainable Environ. Design / Forestry 2018Bob Esparza600
Jailene Montano BerberBA Urban Studies 2018Merit Prize300
Carlos A Ramírez EsquivelBA Architecture 2017Merit Prize150
Elizabeth RomoBA Architecture Sustainable Design 2018Merit Prize150
Kevin AvilesBA Architecture 2018Merit Prize150
Abraham AldaracaBA Architecture 2017Merit Prize150
2017 Generous Donors
ThirdWave, Roy Hernandez3,500Platinum
Irving Gonzales2,500Platinum
Chuck Higueras2,000Platinum
Antonio Pizano1,000Platinum
Field Paoli Inc1,000Platinum
Oswaldo Lopez500Gold
Jang Architecture500Gold
Maritza Delgadillo250Silver
Jennifer Wolch250Silver
Michael Dear250Silver
Ronald, Gloria & Abo200Silver
Diana Marquez100Silver
Carlos Villagran100Silver
Sara Ishikawa100Silver
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