The Dorothy Mary (Wark) and Joseph Anton Schaertle Memorial Scholarship

  • This endowment was established by David Q. Wark as a perpetual memorial to his sister Dorothy Mary (Wark) and her husband Joseph Anton Schaertle.

    Dorothy was born in St. Louis, Missouri in 1910.  Her family moved to Pasadena in June 1921 and both Dorothy and her brother were educated in the Pasadena public schools.  Dorothy passed away in April 1995.  Dorothy’s husband, Joseph Schaerti, was born in Montana in 1902.  At the age of 25 he moved to theLos Angeles area where he met Dorothy.  Dorothy and Joseph were married in 1932 and continued to live inSouthern California until Joseph’s death in June 1982.

    The purpose of this scholarship is to recognize a graduating senior who has demonstrated honesty, involvement, academics, responsibility, and dedication to future schooling.

    Year      Awarded To     
    2002 Richard Abbott
    2003 Cameron Mitchell
    2004 Leslie Greer
    Jonte Hall
    2005 Diana Lo
    2006 Elvia Vargas
    2007 Victoria Manuel
    2008 Elaina Present
    2009 Sierra Senzaki
    Sinead Collazo     
    2010 Marlene Belmar
    2011 April Nishinaka
    2012 Samuel BBatisla-Ong
    2013 Hannah Habel
    Megan Habel
    2014 Carmen Robles Cid

    Erick Garcia

    Amelia Monsour 

    Tosten Pearson


    Ashly Castillo Gonzalez

    Michelle Cortez Peralta

    Noah Krongsburg