Pasadena Community Foundation Funds

The Cheryl Buntich Scholarship Fund

The Cheryl Buntich Scholarship Fund is available to 8th grade students graduating from St. Bede’s School who are applying to St. Francis High School or Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy. One boy and one girl are chosen based on both academic merit and financial need.

The St. Bede Community supported the Buntich Family during Cheryl’s battle with cancer and other health complications, which often kept her bed ridden. Families cooked dinners, arranged rides and play dates for the Buntich’s three children, but most of all, just showed up to help while Cheryl was sick. Cheryl died on March 26th, 2013, and the continued loyalty and friendship of those they knew, but also of those whom they didn’t, inspired the scholarship fund. The Buntich Family wanted to repay the compassion and kindness shown to them by providing an opportunity for a dedicated, hardworking student to further their Catholic education as either a SF Golden Knight or to join the TOLOGS (To Our Lady Of Great Success) up on the hill.

Cheryl Buntich was a woman of quiet, but determined strength, as well as being gracious and considerate. These traits were evident to those who loved and knew her well, but just as obvious to those she encountered only briefly. It is our hope the students who receive this scholarship demonstrate the same values of integrity, character, and kindness.