the nohemi gonzalez scholarship

in memoriam

CSULB student Nohemi Gonzalez, victim of the November 13th, 2015 terrorist attacks in Paris.
A young American woman and a bright student of the Department of Design at the University of Long Beach, Nohemi Gonzalez was among the dozens victims slained by terrorists in Paris on November 13th, 2015. No word can describe the loss of a child, a spouse, a brother or a sister, a mother or a father. Nohemi had come to spend a semester at the Strate School of Design in Paris. Friends and colleagues said "she could barely believe her good fortune to be in the glittering French capital — her first time living in Europe — and had been giddily crisscrossing the city, from the Eiffel Tower to the Cathedral of Notre-Dame."* We hope the Nohemi Gonzalez Sholarship at the Palais Bourbon in Paris will contribute to help future CSULB students achieve their professional objectives. 

message from Congressman Alan Lowenthal (D-CA47) 

I am so grateful to The French American Fund and the California State University, Long Beach (CSULB) for honoring Nohemi Gonzalez with this scholarship. At just 23, Nohemi was taken from the world too far early. As a young CSULB student, she sought to expand her study and understanding of the world around her by studying at the Strate School of Design in Paris. This scholarship will give future CSULB students seeking to study art and design to have the opportunity to study in Paris, following the example that Nohemi sought and strived for herself. 

[In November 2016 as France and the world were commemorating the 2015 attacks that claimed so many innocent lives, Congressman Lowenthal addressed this video message to our audience in Paris.]

Message from CSULB Dean 

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California State University Long Beach

"California State University Long Beach is a diverse, student-centered, globally-engaged public university committed to providing highly-valued undergraduate and graduate educational opportunities through superior teaching, research, creative activity and service for the people of California and the world. The University envisions changing lives by expanding educational opportunities, championing creativity, and preparing leaders for a changing world. CSULB is committed to being an outstanding teaching-intensive, research-driven university that emphasizes student engagement, scholarly and creative achievement, civic participation, and global perspectives." 

CSULB video presentation 

The French American Fund

Students from around the world should be able to live their lives and to pursue their dreams in a secure and safe world. Violence, intolerance and terrorism have no place in our open societies. The Nohemi Gonzalez Scholarship will be a constant reminder that we strive to live in a world sharing values of tolerance, mutual respect and understanding. 

Eva Allouche, Founder.