Pasadena Community Foundation Funds

College Women’s Club of Pasadena Scholarship Foundation

Ten of the 14 College Women’s Club Scholarship recipients pictured at the Spring Awards Ceremony, May 1, 2022

Founded in 1921, the College Women’s Club of Pasadena is truly an historic organization. The Club’s Scholarship Foundation allocates financial aid to approximately 12 full-time students each year who need financial help completing their college or graduate education. Over its lifetime, CWCPSF has granted out $1,210,000 to 608 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 nearly $2 million.

In May 2022, College Women’s Club of Pasadena awarded $55,500 to the following 14 women for the 2022-23 school year:

Graduate Fellowships:

Aida Ohadi – Art Center College of Design
Abigail Young – Fuller Theological Seminary


Ariel Bensen – California State University, Los Angeles (CSULA) School of Nursing
Trinity Chung – PCC
Tracy Hong – CSULA School of Nursing
Tram Huynh – East Los Angeles College (ELAC)
Abigail Jiang – Caltech
Gyooyeon Kim – ArtCenter College of Design
Alexandra Noel – CSULA School of Nursing
Esmerelda Martinez – CSULA School of Nursing
Felicia Melo – CSULA School of Nursing
Frances Ann Nogoy – Glendale Community College
Sarin Teker – Glendale Community College
Elvira Valencia – ELAC

College Women’s Club of Pasadena Scholarship Foundation

Scholarship/Fellowship Guidelines

Next application cycle for the 2023-24 school year opens in late Fall 2022.

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, School of Nursing , and School of Criminal Justice & Criminalistics), East Los Angeles College, 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. US citizens and permanent residents, as well as DACA recipients, are eligible to apply.

A GPA of 3.0 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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