2017-2018 Scholarships

2017-2018 (old)

09/2017 The Gates Scholarship-The Gates Scholarship has changed, but is available to seniors this year.  Deadline is Sept 14th.  https://www.thegatesscholarship.org/scholarship

     BASIC ELIGIBILITY:  A high school senior, From at least one of the following ethnicities: African-American, American Indian/Alaska Native*, Asian & Pacific Islander American, and/or Hispanic American, Pell-eligible, a US citizen, national or permanent resident, a minimum cumulative weighted GPA of 3.3 on a 4.0 scale. Additionally, a student must plan to enroll full-time, in a four-year degree program, at a US accredited, not-for-profit, private or public college or university.
     IDEAL CANDIDATE: An outstanding academic record in high school (in the top 10% of his/her graduating class); Demonstrated leadership ability (e.g., as shown through participation in community service, extracurricular, or other activities); Exceptional personal success skills (e.g., emotional maturity, motivation, perseverance, etc.)
09/2017 Fly-in programs-  I am sharing this great link for fly-in programs that specifically target first gen and underrepresented students.  Deadlines are fast approaching!  
Some great campuses such as Emory University,  George Washington, Rice, and many more are on the list. 
09/2017 UK Program- Monday 18 September 2017 Where: Westridge School

2/23/2018    Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Merit Award Inc    

For PUSD, 4 year college bound, African-American students with GPA of 3.0 or above on a 4.0 scale. Essay, 2 letters of recommendations required.      Go to www.dstpasadena.com under the Education Tab of the Chapter Programs page and download the application form, complete the form electronically, print it, and gain the necessary signatures. turn in to Dr. Gonzalez or Mail/deliver the entire application packet to: Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. Pasadena Alumnae Chapter P.O. Box 38 Altadena, CA 91003-0038  Questions contact Mrs. Jones (626)568-8056


2/23/2018    Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Pyramid Award Inc         

For PUSD, 2 year college bound, African-American students with GPA of 2.0 or higher. Essay, 2 letters of recommendations required.   Go to www.dstpasadena.com under the Education Tab of the Chapter Programs page and download the application form, complete the form electronically, print it, and gain the necessary signatures. turn in to Dr. Gonzalez or Mail/deliver the entire application packet to: Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. Pasadena Alumnae Chapter P.O. Box 38 Altadena, CA 91003-0038  Questions contact Mrs. Jones (626)568-8056


2/26/2018    Alpha Kappa Alpha                                                 

For college-bound African American high school seniors residing or attending school in the Pasadena, Altadena or San Gabriel Valley area.
1. S.T.E.A.M: This category is reserved for young women interested in pursuing a career in science, technology, engineering, art or math. Two awards are available. Required minimum 2.7 GPA.
2. Social Justice/Economic Development: This category is reserved for young women pursuing a career that will impact social, economic and/or human rights change. Required minimum 2.7 GPA.
3. Most Improved G.P.A.: This category is reserved for young women who have experienced a significant improvement in their GPA from freshman to senior years. Required minimum 2.3 GPA.
4. Young African American Male: This category is reserved for young men who are using education to achieve their life goals. Required minimum 2.7 GPA.
5. Special Needs: This category is for young men or women with a documented learning disability who intend to enroll in a Bachelor’s degree program, two year community college, vocational school or technical training program.         

The application is available at www.aka-elo.org, click on “Scholarship.” All directions below must be followed or the application will be disqualified. All interested applicants need to TYPE, complete and submit the following:
1. An official un-opened copy of your transcript;
2. A TYPED and completed Personal Information Sheet (Page 3), including a wallet-sized 2”x2” photo. This page can be completed and printed from the website www.aka-elo.org, click on “Scholarship”;
3. A TYPED Personal Essay (maximum two pages) addressing the questions in your Scholarship Award category (See questions on Page 4);
4. A TYPED Activities Record detailing your extracurricular activities, community involvement and volunteer experiences (Page 5); and
5. TWO Letters of Recommendation (Page 5), one from your school counselor and one from a teacher, advisor or coach who can attest to your qualifications in the area for which you are applying.



3/2/2018      Pasadena-Altadena Chapter of the Links-The Links Isaac McClelland Memorial Scholarship

For African-American students. 3.0+ GPA               Complete and submit to Dr. Gonzalez



3/2/2018      Pasadena-Altadena Chapter of the Links JPL Dr. Claudia Alexander Memorial Scholarship      

For African-American students. 2.7+ GPA and STEM college major fields only            Complete and submit to Dr. Gonzalez



3/10/2018    ECLIPSE Scholarship                                                

For African-American students, minimum 2.0 GPA            Mail application (with recommendation & proof of acceptance) to: ECLIPSE, INC. Attn: Ms. Lynn Wirt 20889 E. Apache Way  Walnut, CA 91789 OR complete online application at ECLIPSE-INC.ORG and mail the essay and recommendation


3/10/2018 Gamma  Zeta Boule Foundation/ Alpha Kappa Alpha Career STEAM Symposium

Saturday, March 10, 2018 from 8 – 1 pm at Pasadena City College. Creveling Lounge, Park in lot on Hill Ave and Colorado. Breakfast and lunch will be served.  STEAM conference will feature Genomic cures, Robo Heros Robotics, Virtual Reality and Cyber Security     RSVP recommended but not required to https://career-steamposium-2018.eventbrite.com


3/16/2018    Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc. Ray Bartlett Academic & Civic Excellence Suite of Scholarships-Minimum 2.9 GPA, 1 letter of recommendation, 300-450 word essay       Complete application online at www.etapilambda.org , print and mail to: 530 South Lake Ave. #576 Pasadena, CA 91101 Questions contact educationdirector@etapilambda.org


3/16/2018    California Credit Union Student Scholarship     

For students who are motivated academically and contributing to their communities. Submission of essay and letter of recommendation required. Online application.        Go to www.ccu.com under the Educators tab, click on "School Employees", then "Scholarships and Grants", then "$1000 Scholarship" and click the link "Greater Los Angeles Scholarship Application"


3/16/2018      PAAASE-Pasadena Alliance of African American School Educators-Eddie Newman Scholarship               

For African American students, minimum 2.0 GPA                Complete and submit to Dr. Gonzalez


4/1/2018      COPA Scholarships

For female students of Latino descent. Due April 1st, 2018. Complete and turn in to Dr. Gonzalez by morning of April 1


4/10/2018     Pasadena NAACP- For African American students with a minimum GPA of 2.5 and 10 community service hours. Must include essay with a minimum of 250 words and photo of student. Deadline is April 10th at 5pm. Complete and submit to Dr. Gonzalez or send to: Pasadena NAACP-595 Lincoln Ave, Suite 103, Pasadena CA 91103


4/14/2018    PFAR Charitable Foundation Scholarship           

Short essay and letter of recommendation required           Complete and submit to Dr. Gonzalez  or  send to: Pasadena-Foothill Assoc. of Realtors Attn: Scholarship Dept.  1070 E. Green St., Suite 100 Pasadena, CA 91106 For hand delivery, enter through 1060 E. Green St.

 4/15/2018      Black Employees Association (BEA) Scholarship

Must have participation in community service or school activities. Minimum GPA of 2.5. Complete and submit by April 15th to Metropolitan Water District of Southern California  P.O.Box 54153 Los Angeles, CA 90054 Subject: B.E.A. Scholarship, 2018

4/15/2018    John Muir Class of 1965 Scholarship                   

Available to Muir seniors who have demonstrated academic excellence or progress & school involvement Complete and submit to Dr. Gonzalez


4/16/2018     Jack and Jill Pasadena Scholarship- For African-American seniors planning on attending a two-year or four-year trade school, college or university in the fall of 2018. Must have a minimum 2.5 GPA and 15 community service hours in 2017-2018. Students must complete application by April 16th. Complete application and submit to jackandjillscholarships@gmail.com.


4/17/2018     Chuck Bradford Scholarship- For students who have a 2.5 or above and are attending a full time college or university in 2018. Students have demonstrated leadership abilities at Muir. Must be completed and mailed or turned into Dr. Gonzalez by April 17th.


4/17/2018     Robert Gould Memorial Scholarship Application- Available to seniors who have a minimum GPA of 3.0 and are planning on attending a four-year university in the fall of 2018. Applications due to Dr. G by April 17th.



4/15/2018 John Muir Class of 1965 Scholarship -still accepting application

4/16/2018 Johnson Family Scholarship- -still accepting application

4/17/2018 Robert Gould Memorial Scholarship -still accepting application

4/17/2018 UC Davis - Elizabeth Rothwell Scholarship-still accepting application

4/20/2018 COPA Scholarship

4/20/2018    The Leon Conerly Scholarship

To be eligible a student must have displayed satisfactory citizenship in school and an emphasis on community volunteer service. You must be a high school graduate and transferring to a two or four year college with a grade point average of 2.5 or above. Complete and submit to Dr. Gonzalez by April 20, 2018 


4/20/2018 PEN scholarship

4/20/2018 Pasadena Latino Coalition Scholarship

4/20/2018 Noble Scholarship

4/20/2018 San Gabriel Valley Chapter of NOBLE Community Service Scholarship Award

4/20/2018 The Helping Hands Nurses of Southern California

4/20/18 Gerald Freeny Excellence in Service Scholarship

4/20/18 Georgia Holloway Community Service Scholarship

4/20/18 Rodney D. Wallace Community Scholarship Award

4/27/2018    John Muir Alumni of the Spirit Class of 1970 Scholarship                                                      

For students who embrace the "spirit" of John Muir HS; 300-500 word essay or video required         Complete and submit to Dr. Gonzalez

 4/30/2018 LA credit union scholarship

5/1/2018      Association of Pasadena School Administrators High School Student Scholarship            

For student pursuing a service related field such as teaching, social work, etc.                    Complete and submit to Dr. Gonzalez or APSA High School Representative


4/30/2018 John Muir Class of 1977 Scholarship

5/1/2018 John A Venable Award

5/1/2018 Mildred Turner Scholarship


5/1/2018              Pasadena Police 3 scholarships:

PPOA Dependent Scholarship-for a dependent of a current or retired PPOA member, or a former member currently employed as a police officer.

PPOA Community Scholarship-for a student from PUSD who intends to pursue a criminal justice or other law-enforcement related degree at a two-year or four-year college.

Lloyd Kirby Memorial Scholarships-A PUSD senior who intends to complete a two or four-year degree in criminal justice or any law-enforcement related field, a dependent of any current or retired Pasadena Police Officer, or a participant in the Pasadena Police Department’s Cadet or Explorer programs5/1/2018 Pasadena Police 3 scholarships:


5/11/2018 Pasadena Water and Power Scholarship

5/31/2018 Dr. Shahram Salemy scholarship.

6/1 AJ Wang Scholarship