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 is Friday, April 12, 2019.  The awards ceremony will be held in May at LCHS.  For more information, contact or 818-790-1328.

2019 MEH Scholarship Recipient, Henry Vaughn
with MEH Scholarship Chairman, Mary Mieding

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 2019. To qualify for the scholarship, applicants must attend a school in La Canada Flintridge and the surrounding area.  Applicants must have graduated from high school by June 2019 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 Assistance League of Flintridge no later than Friday, May 3, 2019, 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 or 818-790-1328

2018 CAP Scholarship Recipients
Olivia Cade, Talin Bakalyan, Brandon Buck, Francesca Garcia

2019 MEH Scholarship Recipient, Adena DiPaolo
with Chairman Mary Mieding and Committee Members Jean Silliman, Cynthia Ringel and Molly Brockmeyer

Program Scholarships

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 .