Christina Lynn Velasco Memorial Scholarship

Christina led a very special and happy life. With family and friends, she enjoyed films, theater, concerts, dancing and listening to music. She liked to go to the best restaurants, and was fortunate to be able to travel everywhere. Her favorite place though, was still Disneyland. Christina loved to swim, water ski, snow ski, play tennis and basketball. She was a 49er faithful and her last visit home was Sunday, September 22 to go see the Niners play the Rams. She had a wonderful education, and the experience of going away to college at San Diego State University and living on her own. We were proud when officials came from San Diego State University to personally present us with Christina’s mortar board and tassel that she would have worn at graduation and a plaque honoring her work as a Business Major. Although the University has faced this kind of situation before, this was the first time a decision was made to honor all such students. Christina possessed beauty, intelligence, a sense of humor and most of all kindness. We often talked about the happy life she was enjoying…and of all her wonderful friends whose friendships she valued. We are proud of our daughter and the young woman she grew up to be. Loving to her family, thoughtful to everyone and always laughing and smiling. We always believed in making the most of every moment we had together, and because of her smile and all our wonderful memories with Christina, we will go on believing.

If you do not meet all of these requirements in a given term, you may lose your scholarship eligibility and your scholarship may be canceled.


  • Recipients must be upper division undergraduates.
  • Recipients will be pursuing a program of study in Fowler College of Business.
  • Recipients must have a minimum overall cumulative GPA of 3.00 out of 4.00, or the arithmetic equivalent.
  • Recipient must be enrolled full-time.

To be determined by the scholarship committee.
Supplemental Questions
  1. Submit an essay of up to 500 words that includes short answers to the following:
    • Briefly explain your educational and professional goals.
    • Describe how you first became interested in your major and how you will personally contribute to your chosen field.
    • Identify a person who has had a significant influence on you and describe that influence.