Pasadena Community Foundation Funds

College Women’s Club of Pasadena Scholarship Foundation

Selina Pacheco (right) with mother Celia Pacheco at the 2019 College Women’s Club Scholarship Award Luncheon in 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 $1,163,500 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 2020, College Women’s Club of Pasadena awarded $45,000 to these 11 women for the 2020-21 school year:


Cameron Harvey – ArtCenter College of Design
Jordan Lara and Kimberly Tejada – Fuller Theological Seminary Graduate School of Psychology


Sune Aghakian –  Glendale Community College
Jacqueline Cao – Occidental College
Nicole Funes – East Los Angeles College/Syracuse University
Bella Kirakosyan – Glendale Community College
Arlene Liberto – California State University Los Angeles (College of Education)
Cindy Oregon Salazar – California State University Los Angeles (College of Education)
Selina Pacheco – Pasadena City College/UC Berkeley
Stephanie Zaragoza – California State University Los Angeles (College of Education)

College Women’s Club of Pasadena Scholarship Foundation

Scholarship/Fellowship Guidelines

Next application cycle for the 2021-22 school year opens in late Fall 2020.

This program is open to full-time women students at the following schools:

Art Center College of Design, California Institute of Technology, California State University Los Angeles (College of Education), 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.

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