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Memorial Scholarship Fund

The LAASP Memorial Scholarship Fund awards several LAUSD High School Seniors $500 Scholarships to attend the college of their choice.  Every dollar you donate is given directly to these award winners.  Your donation helps them achieve their goal of working in the field of Education. Several past recipients are now teaching in LAUSD. 

 

2014-15 LAASP Memorial Scholarship Winners 

  1. Sergio is a student a South East Senior High School. He has an extensive resume of extracurricular activities that shows his self-less concern for others, especially as a Peer Counselor in the college office at his school.  His personal statement moved us, as Sergio spoke of the struggles his immigrant family has endured and how he kept his focus on the prize of education.  Because of the support of school counselors he wants to pursue this career. As a participant in the United Way Leadership Program he is learning to be an advocate for his community.  Sergio mother told him, “If I have faith in myself, I can accomplish anything in life.” Sergio works part time to help support his family and maintains a 3.5 grade point average! He plans to attend UC Merced in the fall. 
  2. Tyler - The Assistant Principal at Harbor Teacher Preparation Academy describes Tyler as a self-motivated, intelligent and caring student who has contributed to our campus in many positive ways.  Tyler is the President of the Black Student Union and has received numerous awards and accolades.  He excels despite personal challenges with a 3.0 g.p.a. He is a first generation college student and comes from a single parent home that is proud and supportive of his efforts.  The English teacher shared that, “he is a voracious reader and every time she sees him he has his nose in a new novel!” Tyler described how he has wanted to be a teacher since 8th grade when with the guidance of his history teacher he taught a history lesson.  Well that sealed the deal for him.  He states, “Unlike my classmates, I possess a charisma and knowledge that will prove to be useful in the classroom. I want to use my unique traits to make learning stimulating and engaging. I deserve this award because I am very passionate about education.”  These are the type of Teachers America needs. Tyler will attend CSU, Long Beach to become a World History Teacher.
  3. Wendy attends the International Studies Learning Center in South Gate.  She is the Student Body President, a runner and a swimmer. Her academic resume is broad and long.  Her experience is rich with a variety of college support and preparatory programs.  Her Counselor wrote that Wendy has excelled since early childhood as an identified Gifted and Talented student. She has taken Honors, AP and College courses, is ranked number 2 in her class with a 4.14 g.p.a.  Her AP Bio teacher wrote that what you will not find in her transcripts is her blossoming leadership.  This year she facilitated a school wide college application assistance day where she helped student’s complete applications on line.  In Wendy’s personal statement she wrote that her parents always stressed the idea that “education is power.”  Wendy is interested in careers in education such as; School Psychology, Teaching or School Counselor. Proudly she states that, “as a minority and first generation college student, I am changing the statistics for the better and contradicting negative stereo-types associated with Latinas.”  Wendy will be attending her school of choice in the fall, UC Berkeley.

There are three major criteria for student applicants.  They are as follows:

A.    Plan to enter the educational field.

B.    Demonstrate academic excellence or a potential for academic excellence.

C.    Demonstrate financial need to enroll in a post-secondary institution.

One application will be accepted per school.  School personnel screen and select the candidate who will be considered by the scholarship committee.  Please see the application below.  Please also consider donating to the fund to increase the number of scholarships offered.

For additional information, contact Bibliana Bovery, Memorial Scholarship Chair.

Donations: To make a donation, complete the mandatory fields below and designate the LAASP Memorial Scholarship fund.  

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