Katie Friesen Memorial Scholarship

Katie was a junior at FPU and was tragically killed in an automobile accident in October 2009. Katie was an outstanding student and a deeply committed Christian. She was very well-liked on campus and had a contagious smile recognizable to people who didn't even know her. She had unique passions and a zest for life. Part athlete, part fashionista and lover of baubles, bangles and boots, the serious side of Katie was that of her faith and her goal to become a science teacher. She was a young lady who was making a difference at Fresno Pacific, in her church, and in her community. Her passing significantly impacted the entire FPU community and her presence will be greatly missed.


  • Preference given to students entering the 5th year single-subject teaching credential program who have exhibited academic ability in previous studies (min. 3.5 GPA);
  • Financial need will be secondary criteria;
  • Evidence of a Christian commitment to the Lordship of Christ in their life;
  • Personal character reflects the moral and ethical standards of Fresno Pacific University.

Letter of Recommendation Requirement

This scholarship does not require a letter of recommendation.