Encouraging young leaders from 14 pre-selected California Colleges and Universities to undertake a high-impact project in public service or social change in their junior or senior year.

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The Donald A. Strauss Scholarship Foundation

5001 Birch Street, Newport Beach, CA 92660

Phone: 949.955.1930  

Email: admin@straussfoundation.org


Copyright 2017 Strauss Foundation. All rights reserved.

Sarah Averback
Former Scholar Reflection


Bergen Carloss

Scripps College

Project Title:  Think Big Theater: An Enrichment Program for L A Homeless Youth

Vardhaan Ambati

Stanford University

Project Title:  Teens Teaching Teens Biotechnology Program

Anika Kumar

University of California Berkeley

Project Title: Forget Me Not

Janet Song

University of California, Irvine

Project Title: Promoting Digital Equity in Oakland: Wash & Learn & Youth Participatory Action Research

Ahmad Amer Elhaija

University of California Los Angeles

Project Title: International Collegiate Health Initiative: Maywood & Bell Community Clinic

Elizabeth Sanchez

University of California Merced

Project Title: Connect 4 Parents

Raymond Ezzat

University of California Riverside

Project Title: Project 79: Long-term Career Advancement for Refugee Men in Riverside

Samuel Shing

University of California San Diego

Project Title: Striking a New Chord: Music in the Making

Varun Govil

University of California San Diego

Project Title: Verde Lux

Lauren Roberts

University of California Santa Barbara

Project Title: Thriving Not Just Surviving

Alyssa Marie Tamboura

University of California Santa Cruz

Project Title: Walls to Bridges: Fostering Family Communication During & After Incarceration

Jonathan Wai Lone Ho

University of California Davis

Project Title: Knights Landing Community Garden

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