Steve Warren

Steve Warren

Steve was born June 28, 1944 in Kilgore, Texas and later moved to California with his family. In 1961 Steve entered Imperial Valley College and three years later transferred to CSULB where he received a bachelor’s degree in history. His first teaching assignment was Apollo Junior High School followed by Walker Junior High, and then Brookhurst Junior High, all in Anaheim, CA. While teaching at Apollo, Steve returned to CSULB in the evenings to pursue a master’s degree in educational administration which he earned in 1978.

Steve chose the classroom for his life’s work instead of administration because he felt that the classroom allowed him to have the greatest impact on students.

Steve was honored by his peers at Brookhurst as the “Teacher of the Year.” After his death on May 21, 1983, the plaza at Brookhurst Junior High was dedicated in his memory and named Warren’s Square.

The College of Education (CED) expresses gratitude to all scholarship donors who continue to enhance the quality of education students experience at CSULB.


Steve Warren was a California State University, Long Beach graduate who impacted the lives of young people though his dedication to teaching. His family and others who loved, honored and respected him and his commitment to education and thus created the Steve Warren Educational Scholarship as a living and perpetual tribute. The endowed fund provides scholarships for CSULB students who are preparing for a teaching career and share the same devotion to education as Steve Warren did.

The Steve Warren Endowed Scholarship