Scholarship Program General Information

Scholarship Program General Information
The Santa Monica College Foundation’s Scholarship Program offers privately funded scholarships ranging
from $250 to $2000. Both continuing students and those transferring after the Spring 2011 semester can
apply for scholarships, provided they meet the general qualifications and complete the scholarship
application process by the deadline. While most scholarships do not have a citizenship requirement, some
do require recipients to be a U.S. citizen or Federal Aid eligible non-citizen.
SMC Foundation Scholarships are administered through the SMC Scholarship Office, which is located on the
main SMC campus—at 1738 Pearl Street. The Scholarship Office’s phone number is (310) 434-4290.
Basic Scholarship Application Instructions:
1. Complete the 2010-2011 SMC Scholarship Application.
2. Type a one page personal statement.
Address your academic goals and career aspirations. Indicate your achievements, your
participation in SMC clubs and other leadership experiences, and your involvement in other
extracurricular experiences.
3. Obtain two letters of recommendation.
At least one must be from a teacher. The second may be from a guidance counselor,
community or religious leader, club advisor, immediate supervisor, or another teacher.
4. Complete an electronic 2010-2011 Free Application for Student Financial Aid (FAFSA)—to be
considered for scholarships which factor in a student’s “financial need.”
Students can go to www.fafsa.ed.gov to complete a FAFSA Application. You will also be
applying for Federal and State aid, including grants and a fee waiver. (International students
and AB540-qualified students are not eligible to apply for Federal Aid and can complete the
Financial Information section on the Scholarship Application, instead of the FAFSA.)
Additional Scholarship Application Requirements
Some scholarships may require an essay, writing example, or portfolio. (See list of scholarships.)
2010-2011 Deadline and Scholarship Awarding Process
The deadline for submission of all scholarship materials is February 1, 2011. Applications will then be
assessed and sent to committees. Committees will review the applications, interview applicants, and
select scholarship winners. Winners will be notified by May 27, 2011.
General Qualifications:
 Students need to declare a major through the SMC Admissions Office.
 Students need to complete 12 SMC units and have an overall 2.5 GPA by the end of the Winter 2011
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term. At least 6 units of these units must be from regular (non-distance education) classes.
Students need to be enrolled in at least 6 units for the Spring 2011 term—to be considered for a
scholarship. Continuing students, who are awarded a scholarship, must be enrolled in at least 6
units in the Summer or Fall 2011 term—to receive a scholarship check.
Students must not have a Discipline Hold on their records.
Students must not have earned a BA/BS degree.
Scholarship Ceremony and Scholarship Check Disbursement:
 The 2010-2011 SMC Scholarship Ceremony will be held on Saturday, June 11, 2011.
 All students awarded a scholarship will be required to attend the Scholarship Ceremony.
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Scholarship checks will be disbursed at the beginning of the Fall 2011 term, after enrollment
is verified.
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Guidance for Writing Letters of Recommendation
When writing a letter of recommendation for a student, please provide your
assessment of the applicant’s achievements and potential for success.
This recommendation must be on letterhead stationary from your agency/
organization/school. Please include your contact number for possible verification
purposes.
While there are no required topics for a letter of recommendation, the Scholarship
Office has compiled the following commonly addressed points:
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The student’s performance in your class
The student’s academic or career goals and your
impression of her/his ability to accomplish these goals
 Any obstacle that the student has overcome
 Observations of leadership skills
 Observations of contributions to the community
When completed, please send your recommendation to the Scholarship Office or
return it to the student in time to meet the February 1, 2011 deadline.
Scholarship Office Mailing Address and Phone Number:
Santa Monica College
ATTN: Scholarship Office
1900 Pico Boulevard
Santa Monica, CA 90405
(310) 434-4290
Note to Scholarship Applicants:
While recommendation letters may be sent directly to the Scholarship Office, it is the
student’s responsibility to make sure that the recommendation letters and the
scholarship application are received by the deadline.
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OFFICE USE ONLY
ELIG _____________________
Santa Monica College
GPA ______________________
Scholarship Application 2010-2011
FIN ______________________
MAJOR ___________________
ETH ______________________
Deadline for all application materials
and supporting recommendations:
FEBRUARY 1, 2011
GEN ______________________
LATINO CTR/ADELANTE
COLLEGIAN CTR
LEADERSHIP/SMC CLUB ONLY
SCHOLARS PROGRAM
PLEASE USE BLACK INK / OR TYPE
Name __________________________________________________ SMC ID # ______________________
Last
First
MI
Address ________________________________________________ (______) _______________________
Number and Street
Apt.
Phone
____________________________________________ __________________________________
City
State
____________--_______--__________
Zip Code
Female
Email
Male
Social Security Number
_______________________________
Date of Birth
Citizenship Status:
U.S. Citizen
Resident Alien
F-1 Student Visa
Temporary Resident Alien
Refugee/ Asylee
Other
Enrollment Status after Spring 2011 Semester (Check one)
Continuing at SMC (in Summer and/or Fall 2011)
Vocational Certificate Completed
Transferring to 4-year College
Graduated with AA degree (non-transfer)
Check ANY box that applies to you:
I am a single parent. I support _______ child/children.
I am a student returning to education. I have been out of school for ________ years.
I am a disabled student who has registered with SMC Center for Students with Disabilities.
I am an elected official of the SMC Associated Student Government.
I have submitted a 2010-11 FAFSA Application to the Department of Education.
Race or ethnic group: (will be used for statistical purposes)
Asian
Black/African-American Other
Caucasian/White Pacific Islander
Hispanic/Latino _________________________
(Country of Birth/ Latin Heritage)
Filipino
Native American
Pacific Islander
Other Ethnic
Other ______________
Major at Santa Monica College: Please choose only one.
Anthropology
Architecture
Art
Biological Science
Business
Communications
Computer Science
Cosmetology
Dance
Earth Science/Urban Studies
Education/Teaching
Engineering
English
Entertainment Technology
Fashion Design
Graphic Design
History
Interior Design
Journalism
Liberal Arts
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Mathematics
Modern Language
Music
Nursing
Photography
Physical Education/Athletics
Physical Science
Political Science
Psychology/Behavioral Science
Respiratory Therapy
Sociology/Philosophy
Theater Arts
Vocational/Trades/Pre-Dental/Medical
SMC CLUB MEMBERSHIP & AS LEADERSHIP ACTIVITIES
List Current ASB # and Club and/or Associated Students Leadership Positions.
ASB#_______________ Club/AS Leadership Positions: ______________________________________________
COMMUNITY SERVICE AND EXTRACURRICULAR ACTIVITIES
List your involvement in community service or extra-curricular activities.
___________________________________________________________________________________________
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FINANCIAL INFORMATION
Information from students who have completed a 2010-11 FAFSA must match the income and family information
provided below. Students unable to verify income will not be considered for need based scholarships.
SECTION A
1) Were you born before January 1,1987?
2) Are you married?
3) Do you have children (or other dependents) that you support?
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YES NO
YES NO
YES NO
If you answered “no” to all of these questions, provide both parental and student income information below. Also
indicate the total number in your parent’s family. Indicate yourself, your parents, and those supported by your
parents.
Number in parent’s family:
If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, provide only student income information below. Also indicate the
total number in your family. Include yourself, your spouse (if married), and your children (or other dependents.)
Number in student’s family:
Student 2009 Income Information
Total wages in 2009
$
$
Total untaxed income in 2009
$
Other support received in 2009
Parent 2009 Income Information
$
Total Wages in 2009
$
Total untaxed income in 2009
$
Other support received in 2009
EMPLOYMENT INFORMATION
If you are currently working, provide name, address, and phone number of your employer’s business. In addition,
please provide your supervisor’s information.
___________________________________________________________________________________________
Business Name
Address
Phone Number
___________________________________________________________________________________________
Supervisor’s Name
Title
How many hours do your work each week? ________________________________________________________
When did you begin working? ___________________________________________________________________
Briefly explain your job duties and responsibilities: ___________________________________________________
STUDENT CERTIFICATION
I affirm that all information on this application is true. I understand that if I am awarded a scholarship, information
about me will be released for publicity purposes. I also authorize the release of income information submitted to
Financial Aid or Scholarships to scholarship committee members evaluating the “financial need” of scholarship
candidates I also understand that scholarship awards may be rescinded if it is determined that false or misleading
information has been submitted to the SMC Scholarship Office.
__________________________________________________
Signature
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GENERAL SCHOLARSHIPS
2010-2011
Awards from non-campus based groups or individuals are marked with an asterisk (*)
Key to Scholarship Codes
C = Continuing:
T = Transferring:
G = Graduating:
R = Recruitment:
Awards for students returning to SMC for the Fall 2011 semester.
Awards for students leaving SMC to attend a 4 year institution for Fall 2011 semester.
Awards for students graduating from SMC at the end of the Spring 2011 semester.
Awards for high school students matriculating to SMC .
Santa Monica College Foundation
3.0 GPA
C
3.0 GPA
C/T
3.0 GPA
C/T
3.0 GPA
C/T
3.0 GPA
C/T
3.0 GPA
C
Betty Bryant Memorial
Financial need.
2.5 GPA
C/T
Michael Briere Memorial Scholarship
2.5 GPA
C/T
2.5 GPA
C/T
2.5 GPA
C/T
3.0 GPA
C/T
3.0 GPA
C/T
Continuing SMC student; financial need;
well-defined educational goals.
SMC Foundation President’s Circle Award
U.S. citizen or eligible non-citizen; financial need.
Alpha Gamma Sigma Honor Society: Terry Green Award
AGS Honor Society membership; currently
enrolled in 10+ units; AGS faculty sponsor recommendation.
Alpha Gamma Sigma Honor Society: John Quevedo Award
AGS Honor Society membership; currently enrolled in
10+ units; AGS faculty sponsor recommendation.
Aubrey E. Austin, Jr. Memorial
Leadership activities.
Baha'i Spiritual Assembly of Santa Monica
Financial need; community involvement through service
and/or volunteer work; minority student; student dedicated
to promoting world peace preferred.
Financial need; full or part-time. Open to all majors.
Anthony Budzyn Memorial
U.S. citizen; financial need; well-defined educational goals.
California School Employees Association: SMC #36
U.S. citizen; must be employed; California resident.
Florence Cardine Memorial
Financial need; community service work.
James & Lucille Cayton Award
Leadership activities.
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Willard Lyman Cummings, Jr. Award
3.5 GPA
C/T
3.5 GPA
T
3.0 GPA
C
2.5 GPA
C/T
3.5 GPA
C
3.5 GPA
T
2.5 GPA
C/T
2.5 GPA
C/T
2.5 GPA
C/T
3.0 GPA
C
2.5 GPA
C/T
2.5 GPA
C/T
2.5 GPA
C/T
2.5 GPA
C/T
3.0 GPA
T
Financial need; scholastic achievement.
Bill Dreifus Memorial
U. S. citizenship; business majors; faculty
recommendation; enrolled in 12 units.
Sheldon M. Hayden Memorial
Financial need; completed 24 units at SMC; age max 22 years.
Lloyd Handel Memorial
Working student; Library Committee recommendation.
Ralph Kiewit Sr. Memorial
Leadership & community service involvement.
Jay H. Feldhorn Memorial
U.S. citizen; financial need; working part-time preferred;
involved in extra-curricular activities.
Stephen P. Jeffries Memorial
Financial need.
Mike Jeffs Paddle Tennis Award
Financial need.
Gerald M. Jennings Memorial
ASG membership; financial need; vocational goals.
Jean Litsey O'Brien Memorial
Financial need.
Faith & Jerome Pearlman Scholarship Fund
U.S. citizenship; financial need.
David B. Phillips Award
Financial need; leadership in ASG activities.
Alfred & Sylvia Quinn Memorial
Demonstrated participation in SMC activities; government,
and/or community service; completion of 24 units.
Fred Segal Santa Monica Award
Financial need; community service activities.
Pearl & Sam Weissman Memorial
Financial need; students under age 25 only;
community service activities.
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Associated Student Government: ASG Leadership
2.5 GPA
C/T
2.5 GPA
C/T
2.5 GPA
C/T
3.5 GPA
C
3.2 GPA
C/T
3.2 GPA
C
3.0 GPA
C/T
3.0 GPA
C/T
2.5 GPA
C
2.5 GPA
C
ASG membership; completed 40 units; currently enrolled
in 8+ units; letter verifying leadership & community service.
Del & Elmer Wade Memorial
Financial need; minority student preferred; community service
activities; enrolled in 10 units if a working student.
Santa Monica College Patrons Association
Financial need; well defined vocational and educational goals.
Hilding A. Tegner & Carl E. Tegner Memorial
Requires U.S. citizenship and/or employer recommendation;
well-defined educational and career goals.
Non-Traditional Student Scholarship
Working student 35-40 hours per week; currently enrolled in
6 units and have successfully completed 12 transferable units.
*The Ebell Scholarship Fund
U.S. citizenship; registered voter; complete 12 units each semester;
student must be already attending an accredited college or
University in Los Angeles County; must be at least a college freshman
to apply. Applications available through the Scholarship Office.
Deadline to apply will be March 31st annually.
Edwin A. Young Memorial
Scholastic achievement.
Joseph Drown Foundation
Financial need; recommended by the Scholars Program Director.
The Osher Scholars Endowment Fund
Enrolled towards a degree; Board of Governors Fee Waiver
(BOG eligible); must have completed 24 units of degreeapplicable study prior to disbursement; must maintain 6 units;
students enrolled in less than full-time-will be pro-rated.
The David Simon Scholarship for Osher Scholars
Enrolled towards a degree; Board of Governors Fee Waiver
(BOG eligible); must have completed 24 units of degreeapplicable study prior to disbursement; must maintain 6 units;
students enrolled in less than full-time-will be pro-rated.
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Community Service Club Awards
SMC Foundation is grateful to the local service organizations that also support students with annual awards.
We are pleased to have them join us each year as part of the scholarships awards ceremony and celebration.
*Kiwanis: Achievement
3.5 GPA
C
3.0 GPA
C
3.5 GPA
C
3.5 GPA
C
3.5 GPA
C
3.5 GPA
C
3.5 GPA
C
3.5 GPA
C
3.5 GPA
C
3.5 GPA
C
3.5 GPA
C
3.0 GPA
C/T
Outstanding leadership & community service.
*Kiwanis: Ray Carriere
U.S. citizen; financial need; outstanding leadership preferred.
*Kiwanis: Patrick Croghan Memorial
U.S. citizen; financial need; outstanding leadership and
community service; well defined educational goals;
Business majors preferred.
*Kiwanis: John Drescher Memorial
U.S. citizen; financial need; well defined educational goals;
Math, Engineering, Business majors preferred; community
services or school activities.
*Kiwanis: Virgil Kingsley
Outstanding leadership & community service.
*Kiwanis: Madeline Petrie
U.S. citizen; scholastic achievement.
Kiwanis: Carl E. Tegner
U.S. citizen; financial need; well-defined educational goals; Business
students preferred.
*Kiwanis: Ralph Harding
U.S. citizen; financial need; outstanding community service; Education
major preferred. Pre-med student with military service acceptable.
*Kiwanis: James & Zira Wood Memorial
U.S. citizen; financial need; well-defined educational goals. History
students preferred.
*Kiwanis: Dr. Cyril Gail
Financial need; well-defined educational goals. Pre-dentistry major
preferred.
*Kiwanis: Colin Petrie
Financial need; well-defined educational goals. Math or Engineering
major preferred.
Rotary Ann Briesch-English
U.S. citizenship; financial need; academic achievement
in Science or Business; Engineering/Computer Science majors.
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*The Archie M. Morrison: Rotary Club Achievement
3.0 GPA
C/T
3.5 GPA
T
3.0 GPA
C/T
Completed 30 units at SMC; outstanding leadership & community
service. Students will be expected to attend a luncheon to receive
the award.
*Rotary Club of Santa Monica: Nick Holt
U.S. citizen; extra-curricular activities; employer recommendation.
Students will be expected to attend a luncheon to receive the award.
*Rotary Club of Santa Monica: Vocational Award
Faculty recommendations; outstanding vocational student.
Students will be expected to attend a luncheon to receive the award.
Awards to Assist International Students
Associated Student International
3.0 GPA
C/T
2.5 GPA
C
2.5 GPA
C/T
2.5 GPA
C/T
Financial need; F-1 student visa; school related SMC extracurricular
activities. All majors considered.
Dream Scholarship Fund
Financial need; AB 540 status; must show proof.
Herman & Minna Swartz Memorial
Financial need; international student who has attended either
Santa Monica High School, Cross Roads or St. Monica High School.
Professor Jim Apostolos Endowed Scholarship Fund
Financial need; volunteerism in Greek-American cultural
causes given special consideration.
Awards To Assist African-American Students
Bernard E. Johnson, Jr. Memorial
2.5 GPA
C
2.5 GPA
C/T
3.0 GPA
C/T
Financial need; African American males; Business, Accounting,
or Computer Science major career goal.
Black Collegians Program Scholarship
Academic achievement; participation in and contribution to the
Black Collegians Program (including the Black Collegians Club);
and submit a one page essay describing your educational and
career goals; the steps you have taken to achieve these goals;
your participation in the Black Collegians Program (including the
Black Collegians Club if applicable) and any special circumstances
that you would like the Black Collegians Program Scholarship
Committee to consider.
Sydney Goldfarb Outstanding Student Award
Involved in leadership activities.
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Martin Luther King, Jr.: Westside Coalition
3.0 GPA
C/T
2.5 GPA
C/T
Students must submit a poem or prose on a designated
announced topic and have a grasp of Dr. King's philosophy;
leadership and community service; attend annual
ceremony/celebration in January. Return application
to the SMC Scholarship office before deadline listed on
MLK application.
Prof. Esperanza Bolivar-Owen Scholarships
In Honor of King And Gandhi
Financial need. For African-American & African students enrolled in
12+ units if not working; 9+ units if working. Faculty recommendation
and, if working, employer recommendation. Completion of 15 hours of
community service for a charity.
Awards To Assist Disabled Students
John Dubay & Solomon Whitlow Memorial
2.5 GPA
C/T
2.5 GPA
C/T
2.5 GPA
C
2.0 GPA
C/T
Currently enrolled in 6+ units.
David Hendler
Progress toward educational goals and achievement.
Pilot Club: Jordan-King
Progress toward educational goals and achievement.
Sandra & Francisco Franco Jr. Award
Learning disabled student, any major; full time or
Part time students.
Awards To Assist Latino Students
(*Applicants must be enrolled in a minimum of 6 semester units during Spring 2011 and Fall 2010)
Latino Center/Adelante Program Award
2.5 GPA
C/T
2.5 GPA
C/T
2.8 GPA
C/T
3.0 GPA
T
Members of the program; academic achievement; financial need;
extent of involvement in the program.
Prof. Esperanza Bolivar-Owen Scholarships for Hispanics
Financial need; for Hispanic students enrolled in 12+ units if not
working; 9+ units if working. Faculty recommendation and, if working,
employer recommendation. Completion of 15 hours of community
service for a charity.
Miguel & Virginia Gonzalez Memorial
Hispanic males & females entering a health care profession.
Forrest L. Freed Marquez Memorial
Major in education; community service; financial need.
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Juan Franco & Serratos Memorial
3.2 GPA
C
2.5 GPA
T
2.5 GPA
C/T
Financial need; Mexican-American.
Jim & Jane Urmston
Latino students.
LULAC 2010-Darrell D. Marks Scholarship
Latino students; community service; taking courses leading
to a trade or paraprofessional job; financial need; several awards given annually.
Dr. Margaret Quinones-Perez & Dr. Monte E. Perez Award
2.0 GPA
C/T
3.0 GPA
C
2.5 GPA
C
3.0 GPA
C/T
3.0 GPA
C
Maggie Le Duc:Women In Transition Award
Financial need; completed 24 SMC units; woman
between 25 - 65 years old returning to education.
2.7 GPA
C/T
The Clara Cohen AAUW: SM Bay Area Branch
Local Scholarship Fund
3.0 GPA
C
3.0 GPA
C
Latino students; any major; full-time or part time students.
Awards To Assist Women
AAUW: SM Bay Area Branch Local Scholarship Fund
Female, financial need; graduate of Westside High School;
U.S. citizenship; volunteerism.
A.W.A.R.E. SMC
Financial need; currently enrolled in 6+ units; woman returning to
education.
Crawford’s Coronettes Memorial
U.S. citizen; high moral standards; active in extra-curricular
activities; leadership in community service; evidence of leadership;
P.E., Recreation or Dance Dept recommendation, i.e., Art, Education and
Music majors; no more than “3” years between entrance to college from
high school, or a “3” year break between college semester to semester.
*Mabel Wilson Richards Fund
SMC students only; financial need; woman of high moral
character and good citizenship; U.S. citizen, or if under 21
and not a citizen parent must be either a U.S. citizen or
permanent resident. Resident of Los Angeles area cities listed
on application; return application to the SMC Scholarship Office.
Deadline to apply, October 19th annually.
Female graduate of Westside High School; U.S. citizenship;
financial need. Education major.
The Phyllis McKenna AAUW: SM Bay Area Branch
Local Scholarship Fund
Female graduate of Westside High School; U.S. citizenship;
financial need. Nursing major.
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Scholarships by Department Major
Academy for Entertainment & Technology
Mary Pickford Foundation
3.0 GPA
C
3.0 GPA
C
2.5 GPA
C/T
3.0 GPA
C/T
2.5 GPA
C/T
3.0 GPA
T
2.5 GPA
C/T
2.5 GPA
C/T
3.5 GPA
C/T
2.5 GPA
C/T
Enrolled at the Academy of Entertainment & Technology;
completed a minimum of 9 units; demonstrated commitment to
the program; financial need.
The Stiefel/Dockweiler Fund
Enrolled at the Academy of Entertainment & Technology;
completed a minimum of 9 units; financial need.
Architecture
Frank Louis Hendler
U.S. citizen and financial need.
The Wilson Brothers Builders
Completed 9+ units in Architecture; department recommendation;
and planning a career in architecture.
Art
Lucille Brown-Greene Memorial
Fine Art major; portfolio required.
Fine Arts Transfer Scholarship
Financial need; transfer student 30 units completed at
SMC with proof of acceptance to 4 year institution or art
school; current Associated Students member; portfolio
submission with one piece of student’s artwork selected and
retained by SMC Associated Students for permanent
art collection.
Gerome De Rollin Painting
Fine Art major; portfolio required.
Outstanding Potter (Supplies)
Upon department invitation submit your work to be juried during
the last month of spring semester. Must be enrolled in 6+ units
including Ceramics 52b and planning to enroll in Ceramics 52c
the following semester.
Mario G. Semere
Financial need; Art History major.
Lois A. Stolaroff Memorial
Financial need; portfolio required.
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Benjamin Raj Sugar Memorial
2.5 GPA
C/T
3.0 GPA
C
3.0 GPA
C/T
3.5 GPA
C/T
3.0 GPA
C/T
3.5 GPA
C
3.0 GPA
C/T
3.0 GPA
C/T
3.0 GPA
C/T
2.5 GPA
C/T
3.0 GPA
C/T
Fine Arts major; portfolio required-electronic or paper photograph
of three pieces of artwork; financial need.
The Stiefel/Dockweiler Fund
Financial need; faculty recommendation; Graphics or Fine Art majors;
part-time or full-time students; portfolio required.
Business
Margaret Floyd Baird Memorial
Financial need. Business dept; faculty recommendation.
Margaret M. Blenkhorn Memorial
Women enrolled in Business courses.
Donald & Edna Brunson Memorial
Business major.
Eagle Bugg Youth Achievement
African American; proven leadership abilities; and involved in SMC
student activities. Transferring students are eligible and/or clubs.
Bill T. Lanahan Memorial
U.S. citizenship; financial need; self-supporting; must have
completed at least half of the transfer requirements to a
four-year institution.
Ruth A. Clark Memorial
Women enrolled in Business or Accounting major.
Mark G. & Florence M. Simpson Memorial
Financial need ; Business or Engineering major.
Marketing Research Award
U.S. citizenship; completed business courses for Marketing
and/or consumer research courses; faculty recommendation.
Computer Science
See Math/Engineering/Computer Technology
English
Edna Ackerman Memorial
Financial need; minority student preferred; completion of 9 units
in English with a 3.0, including English 1 plus two literature courses.
Attach a graded essay from English 1.
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Theo Boll & Norma Nyquist Memorial
3.0 GPA
C/T
2.5 GPA
C/T
2.8 GPA
C/T
3.0 GPA
C/T
2.5 GPA
C/T
2.5 GPA
C/T
3.0 GPA
C/T
3.5 GPA
C/T
2.5 GPA
C/T
3.0 GPA
C
3.0 GPA
G
3.0 GPA
C/T
3.0 GPA
C/T
3.5 GPA
C
Financial need.
Anthony Boxer Memorial
Prefer a writing student; English major.
Greg Fagen Memorial
English or Journalism major. Include sample of writing.
Shirley Sharp English Scholarship
Financial need; English major.
Graphic Arts
Dag Design
Talent and achievement in the commercial art field; faculty
recommendation; portfolio is required.
Armando Amaro Memorial
Latino students; Graphic Arts major preferred.
Health Occupations
Nursing
James E. Bowers Memorial
U.S. citizen; financial need; nursing; community service involvement.
Mr. & Mrs. Richard Frank Memorial
Pre-nursing courses; two recommendations from pre-nursing faculty;
SMC Nursing Program student with outstanding potential.
Iris Hendler Memorial
Financial need.
Eva Mae Kasper Memorial
Faculty recommendation; SMC Nursing Program student.
Ilona Jo Katz: Nursing Memorial
Faculty recommendation; SMC Nursing Program graduate.
Shirley Leventhal Memorial
Pre-nursing courses; faulty recommendation; SMC Nursing Program
student with outstanding potential.
Mrs. Caryl Marmor: Outstanding Graduating Nurse
Nursing department recommendation; currently enrolled in SMC
Nursing Program; outstanding clinical performance; RN completion.
Dr. Leonard Marmor Potential Nurse Scholarship
Outstanding potential; must be admitted to the SMC Nursing Program
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Sharron Reed Memorial
2.5 GPA
C/G
3.0 GPA
C/T
2.5 GPA
C/T
2.5 GPA
C/T
2.5 GPA
G
2.5 GPA
C/T
3.0 GPA
C
2.5 GPA
C/T
3.0 GPA
C/T
2.5 GPA
C/T
2.5 GPA
C/T
Faculty recommendation; SMC Nursing Program student.
Edmund & Emma Slama Memorial
Nursing courses; SMC Nursing Department recommendation.
Robyn Sorokin Memorial
Department recommendation and currently enrolled in SMC
Nursing Program.
Valerie Jeanne Svec
Nursing department recommendation and currently enrolled in SMC
Nursing Program.
Elena Terwilliger Memorial
Outstanding contribution to the SMC Nursing Program.
Trueno Andrew Vellos
Latino student.
Respiratory Therapy
Edmund & Emma Slama Memorial
Department recommendation; Respiratory Therapy courses.
Journalism
Charlie Donaldson Award
Faculty recommendation.
Robert McClure & J.D. Funk Memorial
Faculty recommendation.
Florence J. Vlach Memorial
Financial need; Journalism majors.
Dorothy Wood Journalism Scholarship
Faculty recommendation; student must be a Corsair
Newspaper participant.
Math/Engineering/Computer Science
Pete Barrett Memorial
3.0 GPA
C
3.0 GPA
T
Computer Science & Communication majors; financial need.
Lawrence Flaws Memorial
Math/Computer Science major or career goal.
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F. Don Miller Memorial
3.5 GPA
C/T
2.5 GPA
C/T
3.0 GPA
C
3.0 GPA
C/T
2.5 GPA
C/T
2.5 GPA
C/T
3.0 GPA
T
2.5 GPA
C/T
2.5 GPA
C/T
2.5 GPA
C/T
3.0 GPA
C/T
2.5 GPA
C/T
2.5 GPA
C/T
2.5 GPA
C/T
Math/Computer Science major or career goal; financial need.
Roland Waco Memorial
Math/Computer Science career goal.
W. Felix Werner
Financial need; Mathematics, Computer Science majors.
Frieda T. & Frank S. Weilding Memorial
Financial need; Engineering major.
Music
Marilyn Ross-Alamshah
Financial need; Music faculty recommendation.
Frank Beal Memorial
Music major.
E.B. Brockett Memorial
Music faculty recommendation.
Emily Winestock Memorial
Music major; Voice major preferred; faculty
recommendation; financial need.
Gordon T. Durfee & E. R. Coulson Memorial
Service to SMC Music Program; achievement in music
and academics; and planning a career in music education.
Pearl M. Follmer Memorial
Music faculty recommendation.
William T. & Gertrude V. Powell Memorial
Financial need; Music faculty recommendation.
Esther Landon Memorial
Music major.
Mark G. Markeson Memorial
Financial need; talent, prefer guitar or voice.
Performing Arts
Ann Donaldson Memorial
Talent demonstrated through dance program studies. Planning a
career in dance.
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David Simon Scholarship
2.5 GPA
C
2.5 GPA
C/T
3.0 GPA
C/T
3.0 GPA
C/T
Performing Arts; dance, actor, or vocalist (female).
Gene N. Owen Theater Guild
Talent, achievement and contribution in theater arts; faculty
recommendation.
Lorri Kline & Bob Ramirez Award
Performing arts; faculty recommendation.
The Ola Hudson Scholarship for Modern Dance Choreography
Financial need.
Photography
Dennis Pierce Memorial
2.5 GPA
C/T
2.5 GPA
C/T
Potential for success; leadership; and community service; portfolio
presentation to be ranked by department members. Top ranking
applicants will be interviewed.
Jacob Rubel
Completion of 7+ vocational or trade units; Photography or
Vocational Trade majors.
Physical Education
Athletic Department
2.5 GPA
C/T
2.5 GPA
C/T
2.5 GPA
C/T
2.5 GPA
C/T
2.5 GPA
T
Outstanding athlete recommended by the SMC Athletic department.
Medora & Kit Colberg Memorial
Outstanding athlete recommended by the SMC Athletic department.
James D’Angelo
Athletic potential upon transferring; SMC Athletic department
recommendation.
Davy Fortson Memorial
Financial need; basketball player; SMC Athletic department
recommendation.
John Joseph Scholarship Fund
Proven leadership and achievement skills and 2 years of SMC
competition with swimming or diving; candidates must receive
coaches recommendation, perfer male and female as recipients
of the award; and plan to transfer at the end of the academic year.
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Recreation
Masonic Lodge No. 307: Kidd Family & C. Lee Smith
2.5 GPA
C/T
3.0 GPA
T
3.0 GPA
T
3.0 GPA
T
2.5 GPA
C/T
3.0 GPA
C
2.5 GPA
C/T
3.5 GPA
C/T
3.0 GPA
C/T
2.5 GPA
C/T
3.0 GPA
C/T
2.5 GPA
C/T
Financial need; scholastic achievement; SMC faculty recommendation;
Recreation or Physical Education major.
Science
Physical, Biological & Earth
Penny & Richard Adamson Memorial
Financial need; completion of 9 units in Biology; majoring & planning
to work in Life Sciences or related field.
Merle Arnold Physical Science Award
Academic achievement in Chemistry, Physics, or Engineering.
Dr. Harry L. & May P. Bauer Memorial
Completion of 20 units in science, including 10 units in Biological
Sciences; majoring or planning a career in Life Science or related field
including medical & dental.
J. Stanley Brode Memorial
Financial need; Physics or Science major.
Dot Gelvin Memorial
Science major; financial need; community service.
Richard Austin Roche Memorial
Financial need; Physics or Science major.
Bruce Hass Memorial
Academic achievement in Geology or Chemistry; Earth Science
major or related field.
Harvey Kirk
Biology or Ecology major preferred; academic achievement in
Life Science.
Harry Markowitz
Science major.
George M. & Veronica Pride Memorial
U.S. citizen; financial need; completed at least 9 units in Biology;
and planning a career and majoring in Life Science or a related field.
Santa Monica Gemological Society
Geology faculty recommendation; Geology major or related field.
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Crystal Ann Griffiths Memorial
3.5 GPA
C/T
3.0 GPA
C/T
2.5 GPA
C/T
3.0 GPA
T
3.0 GPA
C/T
Anthropology students; students returning to education.
Geography, Earth Science,
Environmental & Urban Studies Award
Geography faculty recommendation; working students who intend
to study Geography, Earth Science, environmental studies or a
related field. Demonstrated commitment to improving the quality
of our communities and planet. Applicants must also demonstrate
how this scholarship will help them spend less time at work and more
time with their studies so that they can achieve their academic goals.
Professor Jim Apostolos Endowed Scholarship Fund
Financial need; Volunteerism in Greek American cultural causes
given special consideration.
Social & Behavioral
Kyle Esgate Memorial
Planning a career in Behavioral Science; Psychology major.
Ron Hadian Memorial
Social Science faculty recommendation; completed 6 Political Science
units, including Political Science 1 & 2; Political Science major preferred.
Warner History Essay Contest
3.2 GPA
C/T
2.5 GPA
C/T
A completion of 6 units of Social Science courses (qualifying non-social
science units) in History, Philosophy 3, 4, 51 & 52; and Political
Science 51 & 52. Historical essay, 5 to 8 pages on a designated
announced topic. Finalists may be asked to discuss their papers.
Contact the Social Science department for additional information.
Dr. Anne K. Peters Memorial
Prefer student returning to education; leadership or community
involvement; financial need and/or minority; references to proven
or potential leadership; currently enrolled in 6+ units completed in
Social Science courses.
Jim Prikett Memorial
3.0 GPA
Social Science department recommendation.
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C/T
Teaching & Education
Ben A. & Helen T. Barnard Scholarship
3.5 GPA
T
3.0 GPA
C/T
3.0 GPA
C/T
3.0 GPA
T
2.5 GPA
C/T
2.5 GPA
C/T
2.5 GPA
C/T
3.0 GPA
C/T
3.0 GPA
C/T
3.0 GPA
C/T
2.5 GPA
C
2.5 GPA
C/T
3.0 GPA
C/T
2.5 GPA
T
Completion of 30 units; Social Studies major; planning to work
as a teacher.
Donald Blemker Memorial
Financial need; prefer a student planning a career in Educational
Counseling.
Santa Monica Bay Division: California Retired Teachers Assoc.
Financial need; preference to second year continuing students;
Teaching/Education major.
Ann Carroll Award
Financial need; demonstrate an interest in teaching Math or Science,
at any level.
Art Chesluk Scholarship Fund
Financial need; community service; working part-time; minority student;
faculty recommendation.
Stewart Ferguson
Financial need; preparing for elementary school or child development
position.
Izeyl & Robert Goodrich Memorial
U.S. citizen; female; teaching social science preferred.
Enid Lang Memorial
Financial need; preparing for a career as an educator.
Michael Frederick Reukema
Completion of 45 units and preparing for a career as an educator.
Mildred & Edward Rylands
Teaching/Education major.
Harold Salter Memorial
Education/Early Childhood major; financial need.
C.R. Watts
Financial need; first generation college student.
Sylvia M. Jordan Memorial
Awarded to an individual planning a career in an elementary or
secondary school position.
Fanette Wallace Memorial
Financial need; involvement with leadership and volunteer work;
teach elementary school position.
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Youth Empowerment Scholarship (Y.E.S.)
3.0 GPA
T
3.0 GPA
C/T
2.5 GPA
C/T
2.5 GPA
C/T
2.5 GPA
C/T
2.5 GPA
C/T
3.0 GPA
C/T
2.5 GPA
C/T
Students planning to pursue a career teaching or mentoring
young people. Education, Psychology or Sociology major preferred.
Vocational & Trades Awards
Morton Anderson, Perry R. Davis & Jacob Rubel
Completion of 7+ units in vocational, trade, or technology courses.
Beverly Moore Tourism, Hospitality & Leisure Studies
Financial need; Tourism major.
Bobbie Adams Memorial
Financial need; active in the EOPS or Black Collegians Program;
Cosmetology major.
Prof. Esperanza Bolivar-Owen Scholarships
In Honor of Ulysses King
Financial need; vocational students enrolled in 12+ units if not
working; 9+ units if working; faculty recommendation and if working,
employer recommendation; completion of 15 hours of community
service for a charity.
Peter Perkins Award
Faculty recommendation; Vocational Trades or technology student.
Edmund & Emma Slama Memorial
Financial need; Vocational Trades major.
Glenn B. Young Memorial
Financial need; Aircraft related trades preferred.
High School Recruitment Awards
These awards are for graduating high school students only. They have been created to encourage
highly motivated students with severe financial need to start their college education at Santa
Monica College. Counseling and placement are also provided. It is hoped we will attract and
retain underrepresented minority students with these awards. All incoming high school students
must be enrolled at SMC in the fall and spring semester and complete 12 SMC units each
semester; and follow the guidelines and polices set by the College and the SMC Foundation
Office.
AAUW: SM Bay Area Branch Local Scholarship Fund
3.0 GPA
R
2.5 GPA
R
Female, U.S. citizenship, transferring to SMC as full-time student,
financial need. Contact your high school counselor.
Associated Students High School Award
High school students must the enrolled in a minimum of 12 units
For the fall and spring semesters at SMC; recipients must
complete 20 hours of community service (on campus or off
campus) by the beginning of the spring semester.
Contact your high school counselor.
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California Community Foundation: Wilma & Clyde Stieb Memorial
2.5 GPA
R
Financial need; pursuing education or training beyond high school;
must attend (2) SMC fall semesters; financial need; primary
caregivers preferred. Contact your high school counselor.
Kermit and Elinore Greene Endowment
3.0 GPA
R
3.0 GPA
R
2.5 GPA
R
2.5 GPA
R
2.0 GPA
R
3.5 GPA
R
2.5 GPA
R
Financial need; incoming high school; preference to1st generation
college students.
Sydney Goldfarb High School Award
Involved in leadership activities. Contact your high school counselor.
Catherine (Kay) Louthan Scholarship
Financial need; student in GED Program;
Contact your high school counselor.
Susan Bay Nimoy & Leonard Nimoy Award
Financial need; minority student; graduate of Hamilton or Jefferson
High School; SMC faculty or high school recommendation preferred.
Planned 2-year curriculum, resulting in an AA degree.
LULAC 2010-Darrell D. Marks Scholarship
Latino students attending Westside high schools;
community service; several awards given annually; students
entering college, taking courses leading to a trade or financial
need; paraprofessional job. Contact your high school counselor.
Hilding A. Tegner & Carl E. Tegner Memorial
Academic achievement; interviews will be in the spring at
Santa Monica High School prior to graduation. Contact your
high school counselor.
Nancy & Joseph Owens Opportunity Fund
Financial need; African American. Contact your high school
counselor.
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Scholarships & Financial Aid
Library References
Title
Location
Call Number
Beckham’s Guide to Scholarships for Black
And Minority Students
Reference
LB2337.2 .B43 2005
Big Book of Minority Opportunities
Reference
HD5724 .D56 1997
College Blue Book: Scholarships, Fellowships,
Grants and Loans v.5
Reference
LA226 .C685 2010
College Board Getting Financial Aid
Reference
LB2342.C622 2010
College Board Scholarship Handbook
Reference
LB2338 .C597 2010
College Money Handbook
Stacks
LB2337.2 .C65 2009
College Student’s Guide to Merit & Other
No-need Funding
Reference
LB2337.2. C656 2005-07
Directory of Financial Aids for Women.
Reference
LB2338 .D564 2009-2011
Financial Aid for African Americans
Reference
LB2338.F5643 2009-2011
Financial Aid for Asian Americans
Reference
LB2338.F5644 2009-2011
Financial Aid for the Disabled and
Their Families
Reference
LB2337.2.F58 2008-2010
Financial Aid for Hispanic Americans
Reference
LB2338.F5645 2009-2011
Financial Aid for Native Americans
Reference
LB2338.F5646 2009-2011
Financial Aid for Veterans, Military Personnel
and Their Dependents
Reference
UB403.F47 2008-2010
Foundation Directory
Reference
AS911.A2 F65 2009
Hispanic Scholarship Directory
Reference
LB2338.H57 2000
Peterson's Scholarship Almanac
Reference
LB2338 .P44 2005
Peterson’s Scholarships & Loans for Adult Students
Reference
LB2337.2 P466 2000X
Peterson's Scholarships, Grants & Prizes
Reference
LB2337.4 .P475 2010
Scholarship Book
Reference
LB2337.2.C37 2004
Scholarships
Reference
LB2338.S347 2006
Peterson’s How to Get Money for College
Reference
LB2337.2 .H8471 P4851 2010
For more titles look in LIBRARY CATALOG under the following headings: Scholarships or Student Aid.
Website & e-mail Information
SMC Website:www.smc.edu-link-to-Financial Aid-Scholarships
e-mail: [email protected]
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Q:
A:
What are the basic requirements to apply for a scholarship?
12 units completed at SMC; at least a 2.5 GPA making satisfactory progress.
Q:
A:
How much is awarded?
When you fill out one application, you will be considered for all the scholarships
for which you are qualified. Award amounts vary.
Q:
A:
May I be awarded more than one scholarship?
You may win an SMC award as well as non-campus based award(s). Non-campus
based awards are marked with an asterisk (*) in the brochure. Most students are
awarded 1-2 scholarships. We also encourage you to investigate awards offered
by companies, foundations and organizations that do not use our application.
There are more than 75+ books in the SMC Library reference section to explore.
Q:
A:
What if I haven’t declared a major?
There are approximately 135 scholarships available to all majors and another
150+ for specific majors, so you must declare a major. You will be considered
for all awards listed under your major, in addition to other awards with specific criteria.
Q:
A:
What are the basic amount/s of awards?
Awards range from $250 - $2000.
Q:
A:
When do I get my award?
Awards for SMC continuing students are usually disbursed by check in the fall semester.
Some awards may be disbursed to continuing students who attend summer classes.
Transfer students receive check/s after they have submitted a thank you letter(s).
Vocational and graduated student awards are disbursed upon verified completion
of a program. Outside organizations usually present awards at a special event.
Q:
A:
How will I know if I have won?
You will receive notification by mail in late May, and receive an
invitation to the annual awards ceremony usually held the first weekend in June.
Q:
A:
Do I need to attend the Annual Awards Ceremony?
Yes. All winners are required to attend the Ceremony. If you do not attend,
you may forfeit your scholarship(s). If you are unable to attend due to unusual
circumstances, please inform the office by mail/e-mail or fax as soon as possible.
Q:
A:
What is the institutional GPA to maintain outside based (private) scholarships?
Students must maintain the GPA 2.5 or better and follow agency instructions.
Q:
A:
How do I find out about private scholarships?
We can provide you with additional information concerning private organizations.
In addition, please check out our website: www.smc.edu under Financial Aidclick Scholarship. Embedded in our web pages are other sites to explore, or e-mail
to, [email protected]
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A SIMPLE STEP-BY-STEP
GUIDE TO WRITING ESSAYS
Step 1.
Find your focus before you write.
Step 2.
Write a short statement summarizing your response to the question what
makes you unique?
Step 3.
Choose a technique and write your first draft.
Step 4.
Compare your draft to your summary statement. Did you convey what you
intended? Can you explain how every paragraph and every sentence relates
to your summary? Invite a second opinion.
Step 5.
Read your draft and answer the following questions: Are you bored? Does
your essay sound enthusiastic or does it sound forced? What stands out
because it sounds good to you? Put an “x” next to it and revise it.
Step 6.
Read your essay aloud to a friend.
Step 7.
Read you first sentence. Does it grab your reader? Rewrite the sentence if it
doesn’t succeed in hooking your reader’s interest.
Step 8.
Reread the first sentence of each paragraph. Does each one relate to the
previous idea and continue to increase your reader’s interest? If not, revise it.
Step 9.
Underline every “I”. Eliminate its overuse, particularly at the beginning of
sentences.
Step 10.
Eliminate phrases that sound noncommittal.
Step 11.
Examine your use of the active and passive voice. Revise your draft if you rely
too heavily on the passive voice.
Step 12.
Look for variety in the style and length of your sentences and your
paragraphs. If you don’t find it, revise your essay to achieve it.
Step 13.
Consider your conclusion. Does it add substance to your essay or merely
restate what has already been written? If your ending is weak or boring,
revise it to leave your reader with a good impression of you and your work.
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Example: Thank You Letter
This is ONLY a sample format for writing an appropriate letter to scholarship donors
or organizations that provides educational funding.
Please use your own words!
Date
Scholarship Donor/Organization
Dear Scholarship Donor/Organization,
It is with great honor and gratitude that I write in appreciation of your generous gift in
support of my education. As a student of, XYZ College, it has sometimes been a struggle to pay for
the many educational expenses that can occur, and so for me, your assistance represents much more
than a monetary gift.
This gift also shows me that there are truly caring individuals in society who believe in my
aspirations and willing to assist me in reaching them. Again, thank you for your kind helping hand.
Sincerely,
Your Name
Your Address
Your Telephone Number
Your e-mail address (optional)
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NOTES PAGE!
(Scholarship Workshop - dates and times: see list below)
(dates & room subject to change, please contact office)
Location: Business Building
Room B-111- 11:00 a.m. –12 p.m.
“2010”
October, 12, 14, 26
November, 9, 11, 18
December, 7, 9, 14, 16
“2011”
January 11, 2011
SCHOLARSHIP CALENDAR
October 2010
October - January
February 1, 2011
Mid-May, 2011
June 11, 2011
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Scholarship Booklets and Application Available
Workshops
Scholarship Application & Personal Statement Deadline
Winners Notified by Mail
Scholarship Ceremony-Location TBA
√ Scholarship goal met
Just Rewards!!
* *****
Crowd gone wild for students!
Celebration!
great to win!
Scholarship Scholar!
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SMC HAS AMAZING DONORS!
*Contact the Scholarship Office if you want/know more information about these awards.
Al & Sylvia Quinn Memorial: Dr. Al Quinn was an SMC graduate, Vice President of the college and Dean of Students.
Alpha Gamma Sigma Honor Society (AGS): Terry Green Award: Terry Green is currently an SMC Math professor,
and Advisor to AGS.
American Association of University Women (AAUW): AAUW was founded in 1881 by women with college and university
degrees - they support higher education.
Ann Carroll Award: Established by SMC Math professor, Ann Carroll.
Anthony Boxer Memorial: Established in 1991 in honor of an Instructional Assistant in the English department.
Art Chesluk Award: Established by Art Chesluk for students who are education/teaching majors.
Aubrey E. Austin, Jr. Memorial: Aubrey Austin was the former chairman of the Santa Monica Bank and played a key role in
the development of Marina Del Rey.
Baha’I Spiritual Assembly of Santa Monica: Baha’u’llah, founder of the Baha’i Faith. This organization promotes world
peace.
Ben A. & Helen T. Barnard Scholarship: Ben Barnard was an SMC Political Science professor and Mayor of Santa Monica.
His wife, Helen, was a much loved elementary school teacher.
Bernard E. Johnson Jr. Memorial: Bernard Johnson was a Computer Information Systems and Accounting professor at SMC.
He was very active in the Academic Senate and other academic affairs.
Beverly Moore Tourism, Hospitality & Leisure Studies: Beverly Moore is the founding director of the Santa Monica
Convention and Visitors Bureau.
Bill Dreifus Memorial: Mrs. Shirl Dreifus established this award in honor of the Alpha Gamma Sigma students.
Bill T. Lanahan Memorial: Established by Keith & Debbie Jones, for SMC Business students who possess leadership skills.
California School Employees Association: SMC Chapter 36: Award established by SMC CSEA members, to assist working
students.
Charlie Donaldson Award: Charlie Donaldson was an SMC Journalism professor and Academic Senate President.
Crawfords Coronettes Memorial: Kay Crawford was Director of Emeritus College and established the Coronettes of SMC, a
women’s drill team.
Crystal Ann Griffiths Memorial: Established in 1996 for a young woman who showed inspirational spirit, while facing
tremendous challenges.
Cummings Buick Award: Willard Cummings was the President of a Buick dealership in Santa Monica - the business was
started by his father.
Donald & Edna Brunson Memorial: Mr. Brunson was a civic activist and leader of Santa Monica’s first black boy scout troop.
Donald Blemker Memorial: Established in 1981 by Frances Blemker in honor of her husband who was a counselor at SMC.
Dr. Dot Gelvin Memorial: Established in 2004 by Dr. Bruce Gelvin, Professor Emeritus of Anthropology at California State
University Northridge, in honor of his wife who was an educator/administrator at SMC.
Dr. Harry L. & May P. Bauer Memorial: Established by May Bauer in memory of Dr. Harry L. Bauer.
Edmund & Emma Slama Memorial: Vocational awards established by educator Florence Cardine.
Edna Ackerman Memorial: Established for a former English department member by her sister, Page Ackerman.
Enid Lang Memorial: Enid Lang was a Physical Education professor.
Fanette Wallace Memorial: Established by her daughter Ann Carroll, an SMC Math professor.
Florence Cardine Memorial: Florence Cardine was a Santa Monica resident, educator, and advocate for vocational programs.
Gerald M. Jennings Memorial: Gerald Jennings was the President of the Everest & Jennings Corporation - one of the largest
wheel chair manufacturers in the world.
Gerome De Rollin Painting: Gerome De Rollin was a former chair of the SMC Art Department. Initially funded by his
daughter.
Greg Fagen Memorial: Established in 1986 by Margaret Fagen, in honor of her husband.
Harold Salter Memorial: Established by SMC Dean of Student Services, Judy Penchansky, in honor of her father.
Harry Markowitz: A long-time businessman in the City of Santa Monica.
Herman & Mina Swartz Memorial: Established by Matthew Millen.
Hilding A. Tegner and Carl E Tegner: Carl Tegner was one of the founders and Chairman of Century Federal Savings and
Loan.
Ilona Jo Katz: Nursing Memorial: Ilona Katz was President of the Santa Monica College Board of Trustees.
Izeyl & Robert Goodrich Memorial: Established by SMC staff member, Marilyn Goodrich, in honor of her parents.
James D’ Angelo Memorial: Jim D’Angelo worked more than 25 years at SMC as a coach, dean, Physical Education professor
and athletic trainer.
James & Lucille Cayton Award: Jim Cayton was president of a Santa Monica based Louverdrape company.
James E. Bowers Memorial: James Bowers was the Director of the SMC Bookstore.
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Jay H. Feldhorn Memorial: Established by Jay’s brother, Bill Feldhorn.
Jean Litsey O’Brien Memorial: Jean Litsey was an SMC graduate.
Jim & Jane Urmston Award: Jim Urmston is an SMC Art professor.
John Joseph Scholarship Fund: John Joseph (aka JJ) was a SMC Athletic Director.
Joseph F. & Hazel A. De Guise Burtiz: Established in 1997 by Robert S. Buritz, in honor of his parents.
Juan M. Franco & Serratos Memorial: Established by Juan Franco, who was an Employment Development worker.
Kiwanis Colin Petrie: Colin Petrie was an SMC Mathematics professor.
Kiwanis Dr. Cyril Gail: Dr. Gail was an outstanding Santa Monica dentist.
Kiwanis James Wood Memorial: James Wood was an SMC professor.
Kiwanis Virgil Kingsley: Virgil Kingsley was the owner of Kingsley & Gates Mortuary.
Kyle Esgate Memorial: Kyle Esgate was an SMC Social Science professor.
Lucille Brown-Greene Memorial: Named after a former SMC and Santa Monica High School Art professor.
Established by Nan Ohman.
LULAC 2010-Darell D. Marks Scholarship: Established by the League of United Latin American Citizens.
Mario G. Semere Award: Mario Semere is an SMC Art History professor.
Margaret M. Blenkhorn Memorial: Margaret Blenkhorn was President of the Santa Monica Board of Education.
Mary Pickford Foundation Award: Established in 1999 for the benefit of students of Performing Arts and Technology.
Masonic Lodge No. 307: Kidd Family & C. Lee Smith: Established by Santa Monica-Palisades Lodge and
SMC Recreation professor, Jo Kidd.
Mike Jeffs Paddle Tennis: Established by Bill Brothers, who enjoyed recreation and leisure activities.
Morton Anderson, Perry R. Davis & Jacob Rubel: Morton Anderson started the transit system in Santa Monica.
Pearl & Sam Weissman Memorial: Established by Martin, nephew to Pearl and Sam, and his wife, Sherrie Weisman.
Pearl M. Follmer Memorial: Pearl Follmer was an SMC Music professor.
Pete Barrett Memorial: Pete Barrett was owner of Barrett’s Appliances.
Prof. E. Bolivar-Owen: E. Bolivar-Owen is an SMC Modern Language professor who established several of these awards
in 1989.
Robert McClure and J.D. Funk Memorial: Robert McClure and J.D. Funk founded and owned the Santa Monica Evening
Outlook and the Santa Monica Daily newspaper.
Robyn Sorokin Memorial: Established in 1985, and was first granted to a Santa Monica High School graduate.
Roland Waco Memorial: Roland Waco was a Mathematics professor at SMC.
Rotary Club of Santa Monica Nick Holt: Nick Holt was a Rotarian and Vice President of Santa Monica Bank (now U.S. Bank).
Ruth A. Clark Memorial: Established in 1998 by Dr. Robert Williams for a female in Business or Accounting.
Santa Monica Bay Division CRTA: Established in 1988 to encourage students to become professional educators.
Santa Monica Gems Award: Established in 1975 by a group of Santa Monica women. Later revised in 1976 by former Santa
Monica Mayor, SMC Executive Director and community leader, Nat Trives.
Stewart Ferguson Memorial: Award was established to honor a McKinley Elementary School principal.
Susan Bay Nimoy & Leonard Nimoy: Established in 1993 by the Nimoy family for high school students.
Sydney Goldfarb Memorial: Sydney Goldfarb was from New York. He moved to Los Angeles in 1936 and owned a wholesale
souvenir business for 23 years. He was a world traveler and avid art collector.
Sylvia M. Jordan Memorial: Established by Julian Jordan to bring success to students and vitality to the community.
The Archie M. Morrison Rotary Club Achievement: Archie Morrison was Vice President of SMC and a District Governor of
Rotary International.
The Sheldon M. Hayden Memorial Scholarship: Established by SMC’s Continental and Corvette clubs.
Sheldon Hayden was an inspirational teacher and sponsor of their clubs.
Theo Boll & Norma Nyquist Memorial: Established by SMC English Department Chair, Nina Theiss.
Valerie Jeanne Svec Memorial: Established in 1985 by Mauriel Svec.
W. Felix Werner: Felix Werner was an SMC Mathematics professor and a founding member of the Santa Monica College
Foundation.
Warner History Essay Contest: Seth and Clive Warner were SMC History professors.
Willie & Raymond Acevedo Memorial: Established in memory of Raymond Acevedo, former SMC Counselor, and his wife
Willowdean who gave incredible service to SMC students.
Wilson Brothers Builders: Established by Robert Wilson and overseen by his brother, John after his death in 1995.
Y.E.S. (Youth Empowerment Scholarship): Established by SMC English professor, Julie Uslan and her husband, Kenneth.
Additional support from the Anita and Julius L. Zelman Foundation - this award honors students pursuing a career in teaching
or education.
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The Santa Monica College Foundation advances the mission and goals of Santa Monica College by attracting
contributions from individuals, businesses and foundations in support of the excellent education the College
provides. We appreciate your participation in the Scholarship Program and welcome your involvement in
other campus programs as well. For further information about making a contribution, please contact the
Santa Monica College Foundation at (310) 434-4215.
Santa Monica College Foundation Board
Officers
Dr. Merle Arnold, Chair Emeritus
Paul W. Hosch
Debra Berman, Coldwell Banker
JoAnn McLin Ortiz, Ed.D.
President
Vice President/Treasurer
Secretary
Executive Director
Directors
Susan J. Barrett
Samuel R. Biggs, President, Biggs & Co.
Nancy Cattell, Esq.
Anita L. De Frantz, President, LA84 Foundation
Pat Train Gage, SMC Faculty
Patrick S. McCabe, President Exec. Dir., New Roads
Judy S. Neveau, SMC Community Relations
Carol Ouchi
Dr. Ava T. Shamban, MD
Andrew Spiegel, Director, Entertainment Sales
La Tisha Starbuck, VP, St. John’s Health Center
Frank Stiefel, Executive VP, Radical Media
Sven B. Svendsen, DMJMH & N
Joan Tamkin
Dr. Chui L. Tsang, President
Dr. William F. Werner Jr, DDS
Foundation Office
JoAnn McLin Ortiz, Ed.D., Executive Director
Charles A. Potts Jr., Associate Director/C.F.O.
Barbara K. Ige, Ph.D., Alumni Coordinator
Jody Price, Associate Director, External Relations
Donna Savory, Administrative Assistant
Ciza Tahan, Executive Assistant
Santa Monica College Board of Trustees
Judge David Finkel (Ret,), Chair
Dr. Andrew Walzer, Vice-Chair
Dr. Susan Aminoff
Dr. Nancy Greenstein
Lousie Jaffe
Dr. Margaret Quinones-Perez
Rob Rader
Michael Song, Student Trustee
Superintendent/President
Dr. Chui L. Tsang
Scholarship Office
Steve Myrow, Associate Dean, Financial Aid and Scholarships
Marcia Fierro, M.A., Scholarship Program
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