Wilson Riles Education Scholarship
Working his way through public instruction, Wilson C. Riles began his career in 1940 as a teacher and administrator in Arizona public schools, and later became the first elected African American state superintendent of schools in the United States. The scholarship program was established in 2003 to recognize Superintendent Riles deep commitment to education through support of students enrolled in California State University teacher credential programs, with preference given to first generation college students. The scholarships rotate among all 23 campuses on an alphabetical basis. Awarded to a student in the Teacher Credential Program. Must maintain a 3.0 GPA. Amounts and numbers of scholarships are estimates, dependent on funding.