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Accounting Scholarship (AL)

Established to benefit a student who has completed Accounting 1 and Business Law 1 with a grade of "A." Two $250 scholarships will be awarded.


Ageton-Pittenger Perpetual Scholarship

The Ageton-Pittenger Perpetual Scholarship was established in honor of Dr. Aura-Lee Ageton Pitttenger, longtime LAVC Economics professor and department chair.  Dr. Pittenger, with the support of her husband, James Hobbs Pittenger, was instrumental in building a robust scholarship program at LAVC enlisting involvement from academia, industry and the community. This scholarship specifically recognizes academic achievement. Up to 6 $1500 scholarships will be awarded.




Anatomy Scholarship

This scholarship is offered by the LAVC Biology Department and will benefit a student who has completed Anatomy 1 at LAVC. One $300 scholarship will be awarded.


Anna & Tom Pangonis Memorial Scholarship

Created in the memory of Anna & Tom Pangonis, parents of Dr. Mary Ellen Pangonis, this award is given to a student studying business. One $2000 scholarships will be awarded.


Associated Student Union Scholarship 1

The applicant must be currently enrolled at Los Angeles Valley College and must have a GPA between 2.5 and 3.4. The student must be enrolled in at least 6 units for the Spring Semester and have paid their ASO fee. Four $250 scholarships will be awarded.


Associated Student Union Scholarship 2

The applicant must be currently enrolled at Los Angeles Valley College and have a GPA of 3.5 or greater. The student must be enrolled in 12 units in the Spring Semester and also be a paid member of ASU. There will be two $500 scholarships awarded.
 


Bernard Osher Scholarship

Established by the Bernard Osher Foundation and the Foundation for California Community Colleges, this scholarship will benefit students who are recipients of the College Promise. Osher Scholars will be able to recieve $500 for one semester or a total of $1000 for two semesters.


Bill Cloon Memorial Scholarship in Kinesiology

This scholarship was established in memory of Bill Cloon, who had a career in law enforcement, and who also volunteered throughout his life as a coach and mentor in athletics.  It is in this spirit that this scholarship will be awarded to a student studying Kinesiology and wanting to continue in sports, either as a professional coach in any sport, or as volunteer, at any level, including children, teens or adults. Female applicants are encouraged to apply. One $250 scholarship will be awarded.
 


Biology 3 Scholarship

This scholarship is offered by the LAVC Biology Department and will benefit students who have a received a minimum grade of "A" in Biology 3. Two $300 scholarships will be awarded.


Biology Majors Scholarship

Funded by the LAVC Biology Department, this scholarship will benefit a student who has completed Biology 6 or Biology 7. Two $300 scholarships will be awarded.


Bruce Grossman Memorial in Music

This scholarship is supported by Grossman Endowment and was established in memory of Bruce Grossman, an alumnus of LAVC who studied Commercial Music. This scholarship will benefit a LAVC student who is majoring in Music. Preference will be given to those studying Commercial Music. One $300 scholarship will be awarded.


Business Administration Scholarship

Established by members of the LAVC Business Department who are studying Business Administration at Valley College. Two $250 scholarships will be awarded.


Carmen Salazar Scholarship in Spanish

Retired LAVC Foreign Language Department Chair Carmen Salazar established this scholarship to benefit a student studying Spanish. One $350 scholarship will be awarded.


Carol Caldwell Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship was established in memory of former LAVC faculty Carol Caldwell. One $250 scholarship will be awarded.


Chemistry & Physics Department Scholarship

This scholarship is given by the Chemistry & Physics Department to honor outstanding students who are studying in this area. Two $250 scholarships will be awarded.


Church of the Chimes Women's Association

The Congregational Church of Chimes Women's Association established this scholarship to encourage students, especially women, to pursue careers in STEM.  This scholarship will benefit students who are in their second year at Valley College (or completed at least 24 semester units). Three $1000 scholarships will be awarded.


Cilo Hidalgo, Jr. Valley Pride Scholarship

Despite being wheelchair bound, Cilo Hidalgo, Jr. was cheerful, friendly, and especially enthusiastic about Valley College Athletics! This scholarship will be awarded to a Valley College student who demonstrates a contagious spirit and pride for Valley College. One $300 scholarship will be awarded.


Dale Michael Spina Memorial in Journalism

This scholarship was established to honor the memory of alumnus Dale Spina who was known for his lasting positive influence onto others. One $300 scholarship will be awarded.


Dena Lee Lovett Scholarship

The family of Evan Lovett established this scholarship in memory of his mother Dena Lee Lovett. Ms. Lovett was a proud registered nurse for 40 years and attributed her passion for the field due in part to her experience at Valley College. This scholarship will be awarded to a student who is studying nursing. One $250 scholarship will be awarded.


Diane & Robert Pritchard Scholarship

This scholarship was established by Diane & Robert Pritchard to benefit a student who has taken courses in History, Humanities, Law, or Political Science. Two $1000 and four $500 scholarships will be awarded.


Dr. Jamie Mintz Memorial Scholarship in Psychology

The family and friends of Dr. Jamie Susan Mintz established this scholarship in her memory. Dr. Mintz was a psychotherapist whose therapeutic vision can be summarized in her own words:  “In every moment, we have the opportunity to make choices. Psychotherapy is often a gift we give ourselves". One $500 scholarship will be awarded.


Dr. Kevin Rivera Scholarship for Umoja Black Scholars

Dr. Kevin Rivera awards this scholarship to benefit an African American student who is part of the Umoja Black Scholars at LAVC. One $250 scholarship will be awarded.


Earleen DeVivo Memorial Scholarship

The family and friends of Earleen DeVivo established this scholarship in her memory. Professor DeVivo was a member of the LAVC faculty and taught Psychology. This scholarship will be awarded to an outstanding academic student majoring in Psychology. One $250 scholarship will be awarded.


East San Fernando Valley Medical Auxiliary

The East San Fernando Valley Medical Auxiliary (now disolved) established an endowment and this scholarship to benefit students studying nursing at Valley College. Two $250 scholarships will be awarded.


Elaine & Elgin Baylor Scholarship

The Elaine and Elgin Baylor Scholarship was established to support the study and understanding of the African American experience. Special consideration will be given to students who have taken a course in African American studies at LAVC. One $500 scholarship will be awarded.


Emergency Services Scholarship

Sharon Johnston established this scholarship to benefit students who are interested in pursuing a career in law enforcement, fire fighting, or as an emergency medical technician. Women are encouraged to apply. Two $500 scholarship will be awarded.


Eric F. Reiner Memorial Scholarship

The Reiner Memorial Scholarship is offered through the generosity of Helen Worthen, mother of Eric Reiner, who was a Los Angeles paramedic killed in the line of duty. One $500 scholarship will be awarded.


Erik G. Sorto Courage Scholarship

Erik Sorto is a quadraplegic ex-gang member, who is dedicating the remainder of his life to anti-gang programs. This scholarship will benefit a disabled student who can exemplify courage. United States Veterans are encouraged to apply. One $250 scholarship will be awarded.


Faculty Association TAP Scholarship

The LAVC Academic Senate supports this scholarship to beneift TAP students (LAVC Transfer Alliance Program). Two $500 scholarships will be awarded.


Foster Care Counts Scholarship

The Foster Care Counts scholarship was established to benefit current and former foster youth attending Los Angeles Valley College. Two $500 scholarships will be awarded.


Founders' Circle Scholarship

The founding members of the LAVC Foundation established an endowment and this scholarship. One $250 scholarship will be awarded.


General Nursing Scholarship

Various donors contribute annual to support Nursing students. Eight $250 scholarships will be awarded.


George Hale Memorial Scholarship

George Hale is a past member of the LAVC faculty in the Biology Department who was well-regarded by his peers. This scholarship is made possible through the Hale Endowment fund and the friends and family of Mr. Hale. It will benefit a student who is majoring in Biology. Eight $250 scholarships will be awarded.


Ginsburg Family Scholarship

The family and friends of Art Ginsburg, an alumnus, established this scholarship in his memory. One $500 scholarship will be awarded.


Glen Paget Math Teacher Scholarship

LAVC Math Instructor Glen Paget established this scholarship to benefit a LAVC Student who is majoring in Mathematics with a serious intention to become a Mathematics teacher. One $500 scholarship will be awarded.


Glenn R. Milner Perpetual Scholarship in Economics

The Glenn R. Milner Perpetual Scholarship in Economics was established in recognition of Mr. Milner’s longtime contribution to the LAVC scholarship program championed by his Economics Department colleague, Dr. Aura-Lee Ageton Pittenger. The Milner Scholarship focuses on students of Business and Economics. Three $1000 scholarships can be awarded.


Graduate/Post Graduate Award

These awards will benefit returning students who have already received a Bachelor's or post graduate degree. This award was established to respond to difficult economic times where individuals are looking to make a career change by pursuing different academic avenues. Two $250 scholarships will be awarded.


Hafif TAP Scholarship

Herbert Hafif Endowment provides this scholarship to benefit TAP students. One $500 scholarship will be awarded.


Hawkinson Memorial Scholarship

Awarded to a deserving mathematics student, this scholarship is made possible through the William A. Hawkinson Endowment. One $300 scholarship will be awarded.


I Wish Scholarship

In an effort to raise awareness and promote inclusiveness amongst the AB 540 community, the I Wish scholarship was established to provide financial assistance to LAVC Dreamers. Four $250 scholarships will be awarded.


Jackie Harless-Chang Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship is presented to a Computer Applications Office Technology student in honor of Professor Jackie Harless-Chang for her dedication to the Computer Applications Office Technology Discipline, Los Angeles Valley College, and the thousands of students she instructed. During her tenure from 1985-2010, she encouraged students to strive for educational excellence in meeting their goals. Her dedication to education is unsurpassed. Two $250 scholarships will be awarded.


Joanne Waddell Scholarship

LAVC Faculty Joanne Waddell along with her family and friends support this award to benefit a LAVC student studying Kinesiology. Two $500 scholarships will be awarded.

*** Change name of scholarship in 2021-2 to FERN WADDELL



Jose Luis Vargas Memorial Foster Youth Scholarship

The Jose Luis Vargas Memorial Foster Youth Scholarship was established to support current and former foster youth attending LAVC. Three $250 scholarships will be awarded.


Judy Shifrin Memorial Scholarship

Funded by Louise Kroot-Haukka, this scholarship benefits a student studying various areas in the arts. One $250 scholarship will be awarded.


Karen Timberlake Scholarship

Emeritus Chemistry Professor Karen Timberlake established this scholarship to benefit those students in pre-nursing and have completed Chemistry 51. Four $250 scholarships will be awarded.


Kirsten C. Feldman Memorial

Kirsten Feldman was an alumnae of Valley College and this scholarship was established by her family in her memory. Kirsten received her Associates Degree in Anthropology. This scholarship will be awarded to students studying social science with a preference to those majoring in anthropology. Two $1500 scholarships will be awarded.


LAVC Alumni Association Scholarship

Established by LAVC Alumni & Friends Association to benefit a LAVC student. Two $250 scholarships will be awarded.


LAVC Foundation Scholarship 1

An annual scholarship provided by the LAVC Foundation. Five $1000 scholarships will be awarded and twelve $250 scholarships will be awarded.


LAVC Foundation Scholarship 2

An annual scholarship funded by the LAVC Foundation. Fourteen $500 scholarships will be awarded.


LAVC Foundation TAP Scholarship

An annual scholarship provided by the LAVC Foundaiton to benefit TAP Students. Two $250 scholarships will be awarded.


Leon Marzillier Math Scholarship

Leon Marzillier worked in the LACCD for 36 years. He was a professor of math at Valley College. During his tenure he served as department chair, the LAVC Academic Senate President, the District Academic Senate President, and the Union president. He is an immigrant and part of the first generation of his family to attend college. He worked to promote diversity and student success. One $300 scholarship will be awarded.


Lois Bergquist Memorial Scholarship in Health Science

Dr. Lois Bergquist was a professor of microbiology at LAVC. She was very much respected by her colleagues as well as students at Valley College. Lois cared especially about the students and this scholarship will be awarded to a nursing or respiratory therapy student, or to a transfer ready student with the intent to study microbiology or medicine. Two $250 scholarships will be awarded.


Margaret Wolk Scholarship for Child Development

Margaret Wolk worked for many years a teacher and director in pre-schools. Child Development has always been important to her. Her four children honor her by establishing this scholarship that will benefit a Child Development major. One $250 scholarship will be awarded.


Marguerite Marriott Memorial

The Marriott Family established this scholarship in memory of their mother who was a nurse. This will benefit a student in the Nursing Program. One $250 scholarship will be awarded.


Marian E. Craig Memorial Scholarship

To honor the memory of Foundation Board member Marian Craig, this scholarship will benefit an LAVC student. One $250 scholarship will be awarded.


Marie & Dominick Savarine Scholarship

Established by Dr. Barbara Firestone to honor her parents. One $500 scholarship will be awarded.


Math Department Scholarship

Awarded to deserving mathematics students, scholarships made possible through the Math Department Scholarship Fund. The Mathematics Department awards at least 5 scholarships in the amount ranging from $250 to $500.


Max L. Heyman Perpetual Scholarship

Dr. Max L. Heyman, Jr. taught History at Los Angeles Valley College (1956-1988) and was very prominent through all those years in academic and student activities. This scholarship is awarded to a transfer-ready History major who has distinguished himself or herself in History at Valley College and who meets the criteria. One $1000 scholarship will be awarded.


Michael Thomas Memorial Scholarship

Funded by the Michael Thomas Endowment to benefit a student who has completed Biology 6 or Biology 7. One $250 scholarship will be awarded.


Mike's Roofing & Building Services Scholarship

Mike Quiroga established this scholarship to benefit a Valley College Student. One $250 scholarship will be awarded.


Monte Toole Memorial Scholarship in Engineering or Machine Shop

Alumnus Monte Toole and his family established this scholarship through the Toole Endowment. It will be awarded to students who have taken or are currently taking courses in engineering or machine shop at L.A. Valley College. It is the hope that this scholarship will ultimately assist students pursuing a career in engineering or a technical vocational career. Four $250 scholarship can be awarded.


Morton Wolk Engineering Scholarship

Morton Wolk worked as an aircraft engineer and project manager for 38 years with McDonnel Douglas Corporation, mostly in Long Beach. This scholarship was established by his family and friends and will benefit a student with a focus on Engineering, Math, or Technology. One $250 scholarship will be awarded.


Moxie Scholarship

Moxie is 1) energy, pep; 2) courage, determination; 3) know-how, expertise. It's also a trademark for a soft drink. This scholarship is given to a student with moxie of the second definition! The student must be a non-traditional or returning student (someone who did not come to college directly from high school or who has interrupted his or her college education), who has overcome challenges to pursue his or her education. One $250 scholarship will be awarded.


National Notary Foundation Scholarship in Journalism

The National Notary Foundation is devoted to educational and charitable programs by promoting academic and personal achievement. Its support comes from the National Notary Association, which has a membership of 4.5 million. This scholarship was established to benefit a student studying Journalism. Two $500 scholarships will be awarded.


Oberstein Family Scholarship

Alumni Bob and Jo-Carole Oberstein along with their children all attended Los Angeles Valley College. This scholarship will awarded to a student who is a United States Military Veteran, and who can best demonstrate how this scholarship can benefit him/her. One $500 scholarship will be awarded.


Oliver Watters Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship honors former LAVC professor Oliver Watters. It will benefit a student who has taken History, Humanities, Law, and Political Science. One $500 scholarship will be awarded.


Phyllis Nalepa Scholarship

Established by the family of Phyllis Nalepa, this scholarship will benefit a student who has been struggling with his/her academics as well as circumstances in life. One $250 scholarship will be awarded.


Powder/Lash Scholarship in Business

James and Nancy Powder established this scholarship to honor their parents. The applicant must express an intent to earn a Certificate of Achievement or an Associates Degree in any of the disciplines offered by the Business Department. Eight $750 scholarships will be awarded.


Rainbow Pride

The Rainbow Pride scholarship was established to benefit LGBTQIA students and specifically for members who are members of LAVC's Gay-Straight Alliance (GSA) Club.  One student will be awarded $250.


Rickey Gelb Scholarship for Entrepreneurship

LAVC alumnus Rickey Gelb established this scholarship to encourage students to follow in his footsteps of pursuing their entrepreneurial dreams. This scholarship will be awarded to a student who can best describe how this scholarship will contribute to his/her academic and career goals. The student must also demonstrate how his/her vision of enterprise will become successful and contribute to our communities. One $1000 scholarship will be awarded.


Rickey Gelb Scholarship for U.S. Veterans

LAVC alumnus Rickey Gelb established this scholarship to support United States military veterans who attend LAVC. One $1000 scholarship will be awarded.


Robin Adler Scholarship for Theater Arts

This scholarship was established in honor of David Adler's mother, Robin Adler, who supported him unconditionally and who was always his biggest fan in sports, theater arts and in life. One $300 scholarship will be awarded.


Rose C. Engel Scholarship

Offered through the Rose Engel Endowment, this scholarship benefits those students studying Early Childhood Education. One $250 scholarship will be awarded.


Second, Third, Fourth Chance Scholarship

This scholarship will benefit a student who had been previously incarcerated or imprisoned and who has displayed improving his/her life's circumstances through education. One $250 scholarship will be awarded.


Sharon J. Udkoff Scholarship in Business

After several years, Sharon Udkoff returned to LAVC to pursue her degree in Accounting. As an alumna, she established this scholarship to benefit returning students studying Business. One $250 scholarship will be awarded.


Sheila, Dave, and Sherry Gold Foundation

The Gold Foundation established this scholarship to benefit LAVC students. Two $500 scholarships will be awarded.


Sheldon H. Kressler Memorial in Teaching, Theater or Spanish

Sheldon H. Kressler, a graduate of UCLA, was a Spanish/ESL teacher at Madison Junior High School in Van Nuys for 30 years. He was devoted to his students and believed that learning could be an exciting and fun experience.  He also loved acting and volunteered at the theaters.  During Shelly's time teaching, the Briggs Initiative (Prop 6) sought to ban "homosexuals" from teaching or working in schools in California in the late 1970's.  The measure failed, but nontheless Shelly spent his time "in the closet" and only "came out" to very few people later in his life.

This scholarship is in honor of Sheldon Kressler and will benefit any student who plans to be a teacher, or a student who is majoring in Spanish or Theater and who meets all of the scholarship criteria.

One $300 scholarship will be awarded.


SoCal Gas Scholarship for Environmental Change

In partnership with SoCal Gas, LAVC Foundation will award 5 scholarships to college students who are enrolled in at least 6 units at LAVC for Spring 2021.  The scholarship aims to promote student awareness and familiarity with the role that renewable energy will play in decreasing emission in California.  The scholarship encourages underrepresented voices to strategically address California’s emission problem and provide solutions utilizing all-natural resources available such as solar power, hydrogen, wind, etc.  Five students will be awarded various amounts.




Stewart Marsh Memorial in Business

Created in the memory of Dr. Stewart Marsh, a former administrator at Valley College, these awards are given to students studying business. Two $250 scholarships will be awarded.


Stewart Marsh Memorial in Economics

Created in the memory of Dr. Stewart Marsh, a former administrator at Valley College, these awards are given to students majoring in economics. Two $250 scholarships will be awarded.


The Freshman Scholarship

Offered by the LAVC Foundation, these scholarships will benefit first year students at Valley College. Two $250 scholarships will be awarded.


The Henry Shockley Scholarship

This scholarship was established in memory of Henry Shockley to benefit a student who has taken courses in History, Humanities, Law, or Political Science. One $1000 scholarship will be awarded.


The Melissa Gordon Moonshots (MGM) Scholarship

In honor of LAVC alum Melissa Gordon, whose time at LAVC not only emboldened and inspired her to try for Stanford University, but also equipped her to thrive once she got there. One $250 scholarship will be awarded.


Tyree Wieder Scholarship

The family, friends and colleagues of former Valley College President Dr. Tyree Wieder established this scholarship in her honor. This scholarship is designed to benefit African American students who have shown an interest in African American culture by taking courses in the subject or holding membership in the Black Student Union or participated in Umoja Black Scholars. One $1000 scholarship will be awarded.


Van Nuys Women's Club

The Van Nuys Women's Club (now dissolved) established an endowment and this scholarship to benefit students in the Nursing Program. Eight $250 scholarships will be awarded.


Vincent & John Scholarship

The Jacobsmeyer family honors the memory of grandfathers Vincent Jacobsmeyer and John Prather by establishing this scholarship to benefit a deserving Valley College student. One $250 scholarship will be awarded.


VTM TAP Scholarship

VTM established this scholarship to benefit a TAP student. Two $250 scholarships will be awarded.