Over 100 of the best and brightest prospective CSU students gathered at the Jones Convocation Center on Tuesday evening to participate in the 2013 "Salute to Scholars" reception.
The evening began with a rousing rendition of the National Anthem by the Morgan Park High School Male Chorus as well as a tribute to life and legacy of Nelson Mandela.
Prospective students were welcomed by CSU President Dr. Wayne D. Watson and treated to inspirational speeches by leaders in the Chicago Fire Department, educators and several Chicago State University Deans.
The event culminated with several high achieving students receiving notice that they are eligible for significant scholarship assistance through the CSU Merit Scholarship Program, which is funded by resources from the Illinois General Assembly. Each student was awarded a Certificate of Participation for their scholarly achievement and several young men and women committed to enrolling in CSU in 2014.
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