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The Pasadena Tournament of Rose Foundation is accepting applications for its Rose Scholars scholarship program

The Rose Scholars Scholarship Program presented by Citizens Business Bank is now open! The program will award $20,000 inRose Scholars scholarships (eight $2,500 scholarships) to eight graduating seniors from the Pasadena Unified School District (PUSD). 
Rose Scholars Application Link:
The application period is from January 24, 2024 to March 4, 2024 (closes at 11:59 pm). To be considered for a scholarship, students must be graduating seniors (as of May or June 2024) from a PUSD high school. Applicants are invited to submit a creative piece that reflects their future dreams, goals, and aspirations. 
For the scholarship application submission, we are requesting the following from students: 

1. A creative piece that reflects your future goals and plans. 

Creative Piece example: painting, sculpture, poem, song, interpretive dance, or direct a mini-documentary.

2. A video recommendation. 

There is no minimum GPA requirement. Instead, please obtain a video recommendation from one teacher, coach, counselor or community organization leader. The video should be 1-2 minutes long, filmed horizontally and in .mp4 format.

3. A one-page reflection describing your thoughts and feelings about the creative piece.

4. A video reflection. 

The video should be 1-2 minutes long, filmed horizontally and in .mp4 format. 

The recording should go in-depth, describing your work, story, and inspiration for the piece and answering the question: Why do you want to be a Rose Scholar?

5. Capture still images (only if applicable to your creative piece). 

Still images should be clear and high-resolution images of your creative piece (if applicable, i.e. a sculpture).

There is no minimum GPA requirement for Rose Scholars presented by Citizens Business Bank. For the students who receive a scholarship, they will be required to submit a copy of the acceptance letter from the school they plan on attending. Students will be required to submit this document AFTER they are notified of the award.

All required material (creative piece, one-page reflection, video reflection, still images, video recommendation) should be submitted via the application link (below). Students should label their materials with their name, student ID and school. 

All materials are due no later than March 4, 2024 at 11:59pm PST.

More information about the scholarship requirements is included in the application guidelines below. Please direct any additional questions to

Final English Information and Scholarship Guidelines

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