AHWAHNEE – Brandon Healey of Ahwahnee has been named a 2017 President’s Scholar as part of the incoming freshman class at California State University, Long Beach (CSULB) and as such has received a scholarship.
“The President’s Scholars program continues to be one of the best of its kind in the nation,” said CSULB President Jane Close Conoley.
“The students selected and their families should be proud that their hard work has paid off and know that at Cal State Long Beach they will receive a great education no matter what their selected major may be. We are happy to welcome Brandon into the Beach family.”
Healey, a member of the class of 2017 at Yosemite High School in Oakhurst, is the son of Stephanie and Joseph Healey. He is planning to major in mechanical engineering at CSULB.
“Being at CSULB will give me a greater sense of independence, whereas other college campuses that are closer would not,” said Healey. “I also like the honors program at the school, which offers a very well designed path for engineers of all kinds.”
While in high school, Healey was class valedictorian, and captured first place in essay at state Academic Decathlon competition and third in math.
As part of his volunteerism, he participated in the Big Brothers Big Sisters Mentoring Program of Central California.
About The President’s Scholars Program
The President’s Scholars Program was created in 1995 in an effort to bring the top students from California high schools to the Long Beach campus. It is recognized as the premier program of its kind in the state and has served more than 1,100 students. President’s Scholarships are the most prestigious merit-based scholarships awarded by CSULB and have helped make The Beach is a university of choice for students throughout and beyond California.
About California State University, Long Beach
California State University, Long Beach is a teaching-intensive, research-driven university committed to providing highly-valued undergraduate and graduate degrees critical for success in the globally-minded 21st century.