Christina Teslich (English ’13) Wins Zachary Cruz Memorial Scholarship

The Zachary Cruz Memorial Foundation has announced that Christina Teslich (English ’13) will be one of five UC Berkeley undergraduates to receive its 2012-13 scholarships. Teslich, who will receive the student-parent award, competed with students across the university, and she was chosen alongside students from disciplines as diverse as economics, landscape architecture, and conservation resource studies.

The foundation, which is dedicated to raising awareness for pedestrian safety in the San Francisco Bay Area and beyond, awards the scholarships yearly, to reward excellence in public education, and to support the University’s commitment to access, equity, and inclusion. This is the second year in which the scholarships have been awarded.

In a statement quoted on the foundation’s website, Teslich says that she plans to use her award to pay graduate school application fees, as well as to further her professional goal of teaching high school English in the Bay Area.

Posted by Jeffrey Blevins