Hiram and Trudi deFries Scholarship
Tamar follows a long line of CSU graduates: Tamar’s father, Hiram deFries, played football for CSU and graduated in 1963 with a business degree; her grandfather graduated in 1932 with a degree in mechanical engineering; Ray Clapper, her uncle, graduated in 1969 in economics; Phillip Dougherty, her uncle, graduated with a Bachelor’s in natural science in 1962, and a Master’s in chemistry in 1966.
Tamar’s establishment of the Hiram and Trudi deFries Scholarship is borne out of her great love for CSU, and for the work of the Ethnic Studies department. This scholarship will, in perpetuity, assist students engaging in community work or advocacy in the area of Socioeconomic Development, especially for those students hailing from Hawaiian Home Lands established under the Hawaiian Homes Commission Act of 1921 or Federal Indian Reservations in the continental United States.
- Full-time ndergraduate or graduate Ethnic Studies major/minor
- Good academic standing
- Demonstrates prior or intented community work or advocacy in the area of Socioeconomic Development
- Preference shall be given to students who can demonstrate Hawaiian Home Lands residents or students with a Federal Indian Reservation residency
The Colorado State University Scholarship application is available online from December 1 until March 1 of each academic year. To access the application:
- Log into RAMweb using your eID
- Look under Financial Information in the right hand column
- Select “CSUSA” and fill in the form