Pasadena Community Foundation Funds

College Women’s Club of Pasadena Scholarship Foundation

2019-2020 College Women’s Club of Pasadena Scholarship Recipients

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 $1,118,500 to 596 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). PCF manages the endowment and Club members raise funds and select scholarship recipients. This partnership ensures the perpetuity of the Club’s outreach and mission. The endowment currently stands at more the $1.5 million.

In 2019, College Women’s Club of Pasadena awarded $41,000 to these 12 women for the 2019-20 school year:


Denette Boyd-King, Karissa Burnett, Bethany Ferguson, and Jennifer Vaughn – Fuller Theological Seminary Graduate School of Psychology


Maya Friedman and Topacio Guzman – Art Center College of Design

Michelle Garabetian and Melanie Kasparian – Glendale Community College

Molly Kauffman, Sarah Lassof, and Kristine White – Occidental College

Selina Pacheco – Pasadena City College


College Women’s Club of Pasadena Scholarship Foundation

Scholarship/Fellowship Guidelines

Next application cycle for the 2020-21 school year opens in late Fall 2019.

This program is open to 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 be 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.