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 academic achievement, 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 is Monday, April 11, 2022.  The awards ceremony is typically held in May at LCHS and this year, will be dependent on COVID-19 protocols.  For more information, contact or 818-790-1328.

CAP Scholarships

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 2022. 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 2022 and 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 6, 2022, 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, this year, dependent on COVID-19 protocols at the time. 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 or 818-790-1328

2020 MEH Scholarship Recipient, Delaney Choi

2020 MEH Scholarship Recipient, Elana Sverdlik

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