Pasadena Community Foundation Funds

College Women’s Club of Pasadena Scholarship Foundation

Members of the College Women's Club of Pasadena
Members of the College Women’s Club of Pasadena

Founded in 1921, the College Women’s Club of Pasadena is truly a historic organization. The Club’s Scholarship Foundation allocates financial aid to approximately 10 full-time students each year who need financial help completing their college or graduate education. Over its lifetime, CWCPSF has granted out $1,078,000 to 586 women. The Club has 80 current members who raise funds though events, a boutique and donations.

In 2016, the Club made the decision to transfer the scholarship foundation’s $1.2 million endowment to the Pasadena Community Foundation (PCF). Going forward, PCF will manage the endowment and the Club members will continue to raise funds and select scholarship recipients. This partnership will ensure the perpetuity of the Club’s outreach and mission. The endowment currently stands at more the $1.5 million.

In 2018, $40,500 was awarded to these 10 women for the 2018-19 school year:


Lauren Ahlquist, Angela DuPont, and Kimberly Griswold Tejada, Fuller Theological Seminary


Michelle Kim and Miranda Lapour, Art Center College of Design

Maitreyl Ashok, Caltech

Kristine Shahverdyan, Glendale Community College

Elena Daniel, Lena Etoka, Darla Howell and Betsy Li, Occidental College

College Women’s Club of Pasadena Scholarship Foundation

Scholarship/Fellowship Guidelines

Next application cycle for the 2019-20 school year opens in late Fall 2018.

This Program is only for Full-Time Women Students at the Following Schools:

Art Center College of Design, California Institute of Technology, East Los Angeles College, Fuller Theological Seminary (Schools of Psychology & Sociology), Glendale Community College, Occidental College, Pacific Oaks College & Pasadena City College.

Minimum Requirements:

Women Undergraduates must by Sophomores or beyond, enrolled full-time, taking 12 or more units and moving to Junior or Senior status. Women Graduate students must fulfill their school’s full-time requirements.

A GPA of 3.2 or above and United States citizenship are required.

For application forms and information, please contact the school’s financial aid department.