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The Pasadena Educational Foundation recognizes the achievements, accomplishments, talents, and financial need of our students through our College Scholarships Program. PEF encourages businesses and community members to establish college scholarship awards through us.

PEF has distributed over $50,000 in the past few years in scholarships to graduating seniors on behalf of those entities. Scholarships can be specific to a field of study such as STEM or art, needs-based, or for academic achievements.

Additionally, PEF supports and distributes stipends for high school students summer internships.

Did you know that you can create a scholarship fund at PEF to help graduating PUSD seniors attend college?

You can determine just how much you want PEF to be involved.  We can simply write checks to the students you select for the awards, or we can help you develop the criteria for awarding the scholarships, contact high school teachers, counselors, and principals for nominations, and identify the worthiest students.

You can even hand the scholarships to the students yourself at the annual awards ceremonies held at high school in May.

Interested in creating a scholarship fund or contributing to an existing one? Contact us at aparris@pasedfoundation.org

Scholarships Include

  • Norm Schmidt Scholarship for Visual Arts
  • Blair High School Joyce Davis Scholarship
  • Wark Scholarship
  • Edison STEM
  • Muir High School Class of ’65
  • Carson Scholarship Fund at Blair High School
  • Robert Gould Memorial Scholarship at Muir High School
  • Scott Scholarship Fund for Blair High School
  • C.O.P.A.
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Featured Scholarship:

Edison STEM Scholars

Three Edison STEM Scholars were named at John Muir High School in 2017. Thank you to Edison International for providing $5,000 in scholarships through the Pasadena Educational Foundation to three PUSD graduating seniors at John Muir High School.  Students were selected by their teachers, the Counselor, and the Principal to become Edison STEM Scholars. All three completed the school’s rigorous coursework in the Engineering and Environmental Science Academy and will continue on this pathway with the assistance of this award.

Help Create a Bright Future

College Scholarships are just one of the many ways the Pasadena Educational Foundation helps to create a vibrant and enriching educational experience for all public school children in Pasadena, Altadena, and Sierra Madre.