Assistance League of Flintridge gives back to the community by providing scholarships to local students
Mary Ellen Hillgren Scholarship
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.
Applications are available now!
The deadline for submission is Friday, April 6, 2018. The awards ceremony will be held in May at LCHS. 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 of La Crescenta and Montrose.
CAP Scholarships will be granted to students who will be attending a two-year college or an accredited occupational program in the fall of 2018. To qualify for the scholarship, applicants must reside in the cities of La Cañada Flintridge (91011 zip code), La Crescenta (91214 zip code) or Montrose (91020 zip code). Applicants must have graduated from high school by June 2018 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 will be available online here after April 1, 2018 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, Village Christian 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 5, 2018, along with a one-page personal essay, verification of grades, résumé, and two sealed letters 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.
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 .