Assistance League of Flintridge gives back to the community by providing scholarships to local students
Mary Ellen Hillgren Scholarships
4 Year School
Every year, Assistance League of Flintridge awards scholarships to La Cañada High School seniors who will be attending a four-year college or university in the fall. A committee of ALF members reviews the applications and selects the recipients, based on excellence in academics, character, extra-curricular activities and community service. The names of the recipients are engraved on a perpetual plaque that is displayed in the trophy case at the high school.
The Mary Ellen Hillgren Memorial Scholarship, administered by Assistance League of Flintridge, was established in 1995 in memory of and tribute to a prominent and dedicated member of the La Cañada Flintridge community. Mrs. Hillgren believed in the public education system and she wished to encourage the accomplishments of students whenever possible. Mrs. Hillgren was President of Assistance League of Flintridge and served twice as President of National Assistance League.
The deadline for submission has been extended to Friday, May 15, 2020. The awards ceremony is typically held in May at LCHS, notwithstanding any delays due to coronavirus, COVID-19. For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 818-790-1328.
2 Year School
Since 2001, the Cañada Auxiliary of Professionals has offered scholarships to further the education of La Cañada Flintridge students and has recently extended the reach of the scholarships to those living in the adjacent cities and attending the schools in the local area.
CAP Scholarships will be granted to students who will be attending a two-year college or an accredited occupational program in the fall of 2020. To qualify for the scholarship, applicants must attend a school in La Cañada Flintridge and the surrounding area. Applicants must have graduated from high school by June 2020 and must have maintained a grade point average of 2.5 or better. The recipients will be selected on the basis of merit with consideration given to career goals, achievements, community service and/or school involvement, and character.
Applications are available online below or may be obtained from counselors and/or scholarship staff at La Cañada High School, Crescenta Valley High School, St. Francis High School, Hillside Learning Center, Sacred Heart Academy, Verdugo Hills High School, Glendale Community College, and Pasadena City College, or from Assistance League of Flintridge. Applications must be returned to the Assistance League of Flintridge office at 4607 Oakwood Avenue, La Cañada Flintridge, CA 91011, no later than Friday, May 8, 2020, along with a one-page personal essay, verification of grades, résumé, and one sealed letter of recommendation. Incomplete applications will not be considered.
Applications will be reviewed in May and awards will be presented at school awards ceremonies. The selected candidates and family will be invited to attend the September CAP meeting to be introduced to the organization’s membership. For further information, contact us at email@example.com or 818-790-1328
2019 CAP Scholarship Recipients Armen Garabekyan & Sophia James with Family Members & Scholarship Chair, Hui Su
2019 CAP Scholarship Recipient, Sophia James with Scholarship Chair, Hui Su
2019 CAP Scholarship Recipient, Arsen Garabekyan with Scholarship Chair, Hui Su
2019 CAP Scholarship Recipient, Natalie Deravanessian
2019 CAP Scholarship Recipient, Talia Beginian
2019 MEH Scholarship Recipient, Adena DiPaolo with Chairman Mary Mieding and Committee Members Jean Silliman, Cynthia Ringel and Molly Brockmeyer
2019 MEH Scholarship Recipient, Henry Vaughn with MEH Scholarship Chairman, Mary Mieding
Scholarships for ALF Instrumental Music and ALF Summer School are also available to La Cañada Flintridge students in need. Contact the Principal of the school your student is currently attending for more information or call 818-790-2211 or firstname.lastname@example.org .