PEF scholarships recognize the talents and financial needs of our students.
By supporting our general scholarship fund, you allow us to direct our support to wherever students need it most.
You can also choose to support one of our specific scholarship funds:
Dr. Brian O. McDonald Scholarship
Dr. Brian O. McDonald served the Pasadena Unified School District for twelve years, first as Chief Academic Officer and then as Superintendent from 2014 through 2023. In recognition of his dedication to providing every student in PUSD the education they needed to succeed, this scholarship is awarded annually to a graduating senior from the Center for Independent Studies.
Johnson Family Legacy Scholarships
The JFLS Fund was established by the family of Edward and Barbara Johnson as a simple act of “paying it forward”. Scholarships are given to future and current John Muir Early College Magnet graduates in memory of Edward & Barbara (community service); Jennifer Townsend (education), Brothers Johnson (current student athlete) and in the spirit of Business and Entrepreneurship.
Patricia Kavanagh Memorial Scholarship
Ms. Patricia LeSomptier Kavanagh, or Ms. Kavy, or Queen Kavy, was a loved and respected English teacher at Marshall Fundamental. To many of her students, she represented much more – she was a mother, a sister, a mentor, a friend, an inspiration, and a lifesaver. She was the most kind, generous, and loving individual who believed in the goodness of ALL. As she gave selflessly to others, the Patricia Kavanagh Memorial Scholarship Fund at Marshall Fundamental will continue her legacy of generosity and love. Graduating seniors will be able to apply to the scholarship through an essay contest held in the spring.