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.
In 2022, PEF distributed over $113,000 in scholarships to graduating seniors on behalf of our partners. 7 of our scholarships either expanded or were entirely new, which increased our scholarship awards by over $34,000 from 2021.
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 Phyllis Fash at email@example.com
- Angela Parris Rose City Scholarship
- LIFT Scholarship – Latinas Inspired for Tomorrow
- Hopes & Dreams Scholarship
- Norm Schmidt Scholarship for Visual Arts
- Johnson Family Legacy Scholarships
- Blair High School Joyce Davis Scholarship
- Wark Scholarship
- Muir High School Class of ’65
- Carson Scholarship Fund at Blair High School
- Sheryl Orange Scholarship
- Robert Gould Memorial Scholarship at Muir High School
Scott Scholarship Fund for Blair High School
Featured Scholarships & Winners
The Pasadena Unified School District (PUSD) is cultivating its own homegrown crop of teachers, fueled by a new Educational Careers Pathway and fortified by college scholarships. The first nine graduates of the recently created Educational Careers Pathway at John Muir High School Early College Magnet are now scholarship recipients, thanks…
2022 was a great year for scholarships! We were able to award over $113,000 to PUSD students. The following are the fantastic recipients from each school: Blair High School Blair Class of ’70 Scholarships Axel Romero Sonia Darakjian Blair Health Academy Scholarships Kasandra Valenzuela Ashley Mills Carson Scholarships James Codey…
Pasadena Unified School District counselor Karen Favor has been at Blair High School almost since she started working for the district in 1983. She’s been a involved in all aspects of the school, not just as a counselor, but also serving as a member of the suicide prevention team, among…
by Brianna Chu Marshall parent Katrina Ortega is no stranger to creating a scholarship with the Pasadena Educational Foundation. Last year, she and her husband Martin established the Hopes and Dreams Scholarship, letting African American students in the Pasadena Unified School District community know that their aspirations were supported. Now,…
We are thrilled to have been able to give over $80,000 in scholarships during the 2020-2021 school year. The following are the fantastic recipients from each school: Blair High School Carson Scholarships James Codey Award for Musical Accomplishment: Cassadey Dembowski Wooden Wisdom for Life: Zachary Loeza Rich Boccia Vision Award:…
In its third year, the Manwani Family Scholarship is a scholarship specifically for Marshall Fundamental graduates, created by Marshall alumnus Bhart Manwani. Mr. Manwani and his older brother attended Don Benito Fundamental School and then Marshall Fundamental School after they moved to the United States from Nigeria with their father.…