If you did not know already there is a Mario Suarez Memorial Scholarship given out each year at Cal Poly Pomona University in Pomona. This scholarship was the first Memorial Scholarship set up for a past faculty member at Cal Poly. Each year in May the Latino Faculty and Staff Association awards several scholarships including this one. The Association collects and screens all aspiring applicants for the scholarship.

The Mario Suarez Memorial Scholarship is given each year to a deserving applicant whose academic endeavors are centered on writing and the humanities. We believe this scholarship will be given to someone who will follow in the footsteps of my dad and prolong his legacy as a premier writer.

We have also set up this scholarship with the University of Arizona that sends a small percentage of the book sales of Chicano Sketches, his book, each year.  This year the scholarship will be awarded at Cal Poly, Pomona on May 9, 2014.

We are reaching out to you to make a tax deductible donation to this worthy cause. Any donation should be made out to the Mario Suarez Memorial Scholarship and sent to Cal Poly Pomona in care of the Latino Faculty and Staff at  LFFSA c/o  3801 W. Temple Avenue, Bldg. 35,  Pomona, California 91768. The tax number is 95-4255659.  Or you can buy the book at

-Francisco A. Suarez-

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