In 1999 the Tamara Bursell Scholarship was established to assist students attending HSU. Tami was born July, 1949 and attended high school in Napa, and was a graduate of HSU in the mid 1970’s. She later attended Chico State University where she earned her secondary teaching credential. Tami died on October 2, 1993. The bulk of her estate was given to HSU to fund a scholarship. Amounts and numbers of scholarships are estimates, dependent on funding.