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Women in Film Presents
Scholarship Award to CSULA Student
Los Angeles, CA ÂCalifornia State University, Los AngelesÂ student Gricelda Godinez (South Gate resident) was recently awarded a prestigious Women in Film School Scholarship for her academic achievement and internship involvement.
Gricelda Godinez, a senior in the Television, Film, and Media Studies program, enjoys the theoretical and critical studies aspects of her major. Her goal is to become a producer for a network or production company after she earns her bachelorÂs degree. This past April, she worked as a curating intern for the inaugural Luckman U.S. Latino Film/Video Festival-Reel Rasquache on the CSULA campus.
ÂI am very honored and proud to have received this special award. This award gives me the desire and ambition to do even better and to strive for success,Â says Godinez.
John Ramirez, CSULA professor of media studies and co-director of the film festival, notes: ÂGricelda is a most deserving person for this scholarship. She is an excellent student, insightful and original in her perspectives on media history and culture. In fact, the shape and quality of the U.S. Latino film festival owe much to GriceldaÂs creativity and vision.Â
WIF is dedicated to providing scholarships to female students based on their academic standing, artistic talents and commitment to a film-based curriculum with special consideration for financial need, regardless of age, ethnicity or religious affiliation. WIF recognizes the need to develop pathways and opportunities for current and future generations and is committed to fostering academic achievement.
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Cal State L.A. has been a leader in providing quality higher education. Today, the campus comprises a faculty of internationally recognized scholars and artists, and more than 21,000 students with a wide variety of interests, ages and backgrounds that reflect the cityÂs dynamic mix of populations. Cal State L.A. is one of 23 campuses in the CSU system.